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As thousands flee regime, Eritrea goes it alone PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Washington Post   
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 20:49

Facing the prospect of U.N. sanctions and increasing 'brain drain,' young nation's authoritarian president chooses defiance

Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, December 14, 2009


ASMARA, ERITREA -- With the threat of U.S.-backed sanctions looming over this isolated Red Sea nation, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki recently summed up his defiant attitude toward the United States, and indeed most things he deems foreign -- a free press, certain religions, electoral democracy, political parties, global warming.

Eritrean Christians Apparently Killed In Massive Detentions PDF Print E-mail
Written by BosNewsLife Africa Service   
Sunday, 06 December 2009 12:53
eritrean christians Fresh reports of persecution of Christians comes at a time when Eritreans have been coping with food and milk shortages with long food lines seen in several parts of the country. Via The New York Times
ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Several churches in Eritrea were without their leaders or other believers Sunday, December 21, as a government-backed campaign of mass arrests reached the capital Asmara amid fears several detainees died of mistreatment,  Christians said.
Move at UN to sanction Eritrea over Somalia links PDF Print E-mail
Written by Reuters   
Friday, 20 November 2009 14:01
security councilUNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A draft U.N. Security Council resolution calls for an arms embargo against Eritrea and travel bans and asset freezes for members of its government and military for aiding Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
The resolution, obtained by Reuters on Thursday, was drafted by temporary Security Council member Uganda and has been circulated to other members of the 15-nation panel, U.N. diplomats said.
The United States and other council members accuse Eritrea of supplying al Shabaab rebels with money and weapons as they fight to topple the fragile U.N.-backed transitional government of Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, the official leader of the virtually lawless Horn of Africa nation.
Eritrea: Africa's version of North Korea? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 23:50

eritrea2In a rare interview, Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki denies helping Islamic militants in Somalia, and says his country doesn't need elections.

General Sebhat Ephrems's Schedule Fuels Speculation in Asmara PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gedab News   
Saturday, 21 November 2009 12:10

sebhat efremOn November 12, General Sebhat Efrem, Eritrea's minister of defense, left Eritrea accompanying a military team that included a cartographer, communication officer (code operator) and an intelligence officer. The destination or the purpose of the visit is unknown: it was not announced in the state-owned media and even senior military officers are unaware. But he has, according to our sources, returned to Eritrea yesterday.

Minding The Iran Weapons Pipline PDF Print E-mail
Written by Strategy Page   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:04



Eritrea has a deserved reputation as an arms depot for various radical and rebel groups around the world. Sri Lanka's government has accused Eritrea of providing arms to the recently defeated LTTE rebels (who fought for over two decades to partition the island nation).Now an Eritrean dissident is accusing Eritrea of supplying rebels in Yemen with weapons and ammo. Sure, it is an accusation, but the charge likely has merit.

Saudi Concern over Yemen instability PDF Print E-mail
Written by Al Jazeera   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 19:41

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