Category: News

Court Rules in Favour of Mirjam van Reisen

(bellaafrica.com, Reinhardt Jacobsen, Feb 10, 2016) A Court in Amsterdam struck down Meseret Bahlbi lawsuit against Mirjam van Reisen, Dutch professor and human rights advocate. The judge found that she was not guilty of libel and slander and that the youth party of the Eritrean government…

Israel’s Unwanted African Migrants

 (BBC NEWS, Kathy Harcombe, 3 February 2016) For nearly a year Israel has been offering African migrants cash and the chance to go and live in what is supposed to be a safe haven in a third country – but the BBC has spoken to two…

Eritrean activist reflects on Malta’s dark hour in 2002

(Times of Malta, Philip Leone-Ganado, November 13, 2015) Elsa Chyrum had never visited Malta before this week, but still, the country holds deeply unhappy memories. In 2002, the Eritrean human rights activist was one of the protagonists in one of Malta’s darkest moments: when 220 Eritrean refugees were…

Don’t give money to Eritrea, activist tells EU

(news24, Nov 11, 2015) Valletta – Eritrea, the African country that supplies the most asylum seekers to Europe, does not deserve any financial aid from the international community, an exiled human rights campaigner said on Wednesday. “Eritrea has become one of the most paranoid, repressive and…

People Smuggler: World’s Most Wanted

Sky News’ Alex Crawford goes on the hunt for the world’s most wanted people smuggler. She travels through some of the most inhospitable and dangerous places on Earth, as Sky News follows the key human trafficking routes through Libya and onto the Mediterranean Sea. Crowford meets the…