The stance and robust solidarity of the people and Government of Eritrea on the cause of the people of South Sudan is an indelible historical fact that is embossed on granite. In the event, it does not require third-party testimony or validation; nor can it be misconstrued for sinister purposes. Eritrea’s unfaltering historical stance was never adulterated by whimsical considerations in response to fluid or changing developments and realities.
Furthermore, the people and Government of Eritrea went beyond mere recognition and endorsement to earnestly cultivate strategic ties with South Sudan and to extend their modest contributions when the people of South Sudan chose independence in exercising their right to self-determination, and, as they embarked on the challenging, nation-building, process to create a sovereign State that fulfills their aspirations. Again, Eritrea’s unequivocal stance in regard to the new realities was not influenced by, and occurred irrespective of, the factors and protagonists that impinged on the unfolding developments.
ByPeter W. Dunn, My submission to Department of Finance (IGA-AIG@fin.gc.ca)
"..Thus, the Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper took necessary actions to protect Canadians of Eritrean national origin from the tax collecting efforts of Eritrea. With the proposed legislation, however, the government refuses to protect Canadians of United States origin, and therefore, will be in violation of article 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Not only so, but the proposed legislation would violate several rights of Canadians."
Asmara, 06 March 2014 – President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with Mr. Peter Beshir Bande, Foreign Minister of South Sudan, and Envoy of President Salva Kirr Miyardit. The official came here with a special message from the South Sudan leader.
In his message, President Salva Kirr said that the people of South Sudan attach great value to the existing ties between the two countries based on mutual cooperation in struggle, and asserted readiness to enhance such relations. He further commended the Eritrean government’s support to the people and Government of South Sudan during the current crisis in the country.
President Isaias assured President Salva Kirr through the envoy of the
Email leaked to meskerem:
Ethiopia, through Bayto, invites Eritrean intellectuals, media outlets and "prominent" politicians to a seminar. "Please find the attached official invitation letter with all the required details"
Will Russia go to war to win Ukraine's Crimea?
A senior representative of the Russian Defense Ministry shared his views with Pravda.Ru about possible developments in the Crimea and Russia's reaction to such events.
"Will Russia deploy troops in the Crimea, if required?"
"Russian troops are already located in the Crimea. This is a contingent that is located there under an interstate agreement about a military base. The strength of the contingent can not be increased in violation of the agreement."
It is time to test, in Canadian Courts, the unfair and unconstitutional action taken by the Canadian government...the Swedish Parliament has taken the lead...
established a precedence.
"I must firmly state that neither I nor my family has ever been forced to pay any 2% tax to the Eritrean consulate or government. As enshrined in Canadian law, I have the right to have dual citizenship and exercise my dual citizenship rights. As a dual citizen of Canada and Eritrea, I willingly pay 2% rehabilitation contribution as part of my obligation to help rebuild my country of origin, I must emphasize that nobody forces me to make this contribution."
Worst case-scenario is that ‘you've got Uganda fighting Sudan inside South Sudan, with Eritrea fighting Ethiopia inside South Sudan.’
Middle East Online
By Hannah McNeish – JUBA
From power struggle to regional conflict?
As ongoing fighting in South Sudan shatters any pretence of a ceasefire between government troops and rebels, analysts fear the conflict could engulf the region, as former foes fight old wars in a new country.
There are tensions between South Sudan's northern neighbour and old enemy Sudan and its new ally Uganda, while chief mediator Ethiopia is likely alarmed by allegations that its arch-enemy Eritrea is funnelling weapons from ally Khartoum to South Sudan's rebels.
One Western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the worst case-scenario currently being discussed is that "you've got Uganda fighting Sudan inside South Sudan, with Eritrea fighting Ethiopia inside South Sudan and a complete law and order vacuum."
Deporting Eritreans in Israel to Ethiopia would condemn them to a life of misery, squalor and human trafficking. Harrowing insights from a camp in northern Ethiopia.
A typically forlorn scene in the Mai-Aini refugee camp.
March 7, 2014, Israel (Haaretz) – Sixteen kilograms of wheat, a kilogram and a half of lentils, 950 grams of cooking oil, one handful of salt, one handful of sugar.
No, this is not a recipe for a cheap meal. It is the monthly nutritional allowance for an Eritrean family living in a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia. Add to their allotment one bar of soap per month for hygiene and to wash clothes, and two pairs of new underwear for each member of the family every six months. That’s all that they will receive while in the camp.
For these families – nearly 70,000 individuals, according to Ethiopian officials – every day is the same as the day before. There is no opportunity for work. There is no variety. Each meal consists mostly of injera, the spongy, mildly sour flatbread that is a local staple.
Asmara, 06 March 2014 – The Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Armed Forces, Maj. General Gebregziabher Andemariam (Wuchu), passed away today at the age of 64. The veteran fighter has been under medical treatment inside the country and abroad.
(London 05-03-2014) Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) strongly condemns the sustained and unprovoked campaign of defamation, bullying and threats by Mr. Amanuel Kahsay, also known as Rasta, against Eritrean human rights defenders in diaspora, including HRCE’s Director. Mr. Kahsay, is an Eritrean ex-Army officer who currently resides in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since he