Stories about Eritrea
Africa: African Perspectives Online
African Perspectives is an online platform for Africans on the continent or in the Diaspora – that is People of African Descent – to showcase their very own perspective on a given situation, a cultural event in their region, talk and discuss approaches of investments in their country or how...
Eritrea: Visit Eritrea Blog
Learn about Eritrea from Visit Eritrea blog: “The Visit Eritrea blog is designed to provide readers with a regular update on issues relevant to Eritrea.”
Ethiopia/Eritrea: Netizens Denounce Winds of War as Ethio-Eritrea War 2.0 Looms
Ethiopia and Eritrea fought one of the most gruesome war in the world between May 1998 and June 2000. Following the attack on Eritrea by Ethiopian troops on 17 March, Ethiopians are voicing their opinions online denouncing the winds of war in the renewed conflict between the two countries.
After Kony 2012, “What I Love About Africa” Reclaims Narrative
An online campaign about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has caused enormous controversy in Africa. A counter initiative to highlight positive aspects of the African continent #WhatILoveAboutAfrica is now trending on Twitter.
Italy Condemned for Violations of African Refugee Rights
On February 23, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg came to a historic judgment that Italy had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by intercepting and sending back Eritrean and Somali migrants to Libya. Abdoulaye Bah reports.
Africa: Interview With Africa Desk Officer at the Committee to Protect Journalists
Abdoulaye Bah interviews Mohamed Keita who runs the Africa desk of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report without fear of reprisal.
South Sudan/Eritrea: Eritreans Thriving in Juba
A blogger visiting Juba, Southern Sudan, reports that Eritreans are thriving in the city: “The Eritreans I observed there were cliquish, befriended the SPLM generals, pay bribes generously (so I was told), smuggle in young Eritrean girls and so forth…At one stage I saw over one thousand youngsters at one...
Eritrea: The Plight of Eritrea Refugees in Egypt
Release Eritrea, a charity based in the UK, is concerned about the plight of Eritrean refugees in Egypt: “In recent days, five Eritreans have been shot by the Egyptian border guards on the border with Israel. They managed to cross the border despite their wounds, but later died in Israel...
Eritrea: How we celebrate “Meskel”
A holiday in my country, Eritrea: “I’m from Eritrea which is in the horn of East Africa. We have a religious holiday called “Meskel” which means “cross”. The holiday is about how our ancestors find the holy cross. It is in September.”
Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa censors Mideast protests
Some African leaders do not want citizens to know what is happening in North Africa and Middle East: “As news of Middle Eastern and North African protests swirl around the globe, satellite television and the Internet prove vital sources of information for Africans as governments fearful of an informed citizenry...
Eritrea: Capital Eritrea News site
capitaleritrea news is an online news platform covering the latest from Eritrea. The site is managed by volunteer editors and authors.
Eritrea: Invest in Eritrea blog
Invest in Eritrea is a blog about business and investment activities in Eritrea.
Eritrea: The Tunisian revolution cannot be replicated in Eritrea
Yosief Ghebrehiwet explains why the Tunisian revolution cannot be replicated in Eritrea:”the wholesale eviction of the adult student population from the cities and the overall low development level of the nation make it impossible for the kind of uprising that we are witnessing in Tunisia to be emulated in Eritrea.”
Eritrea: Isaias Afwerki comes out dead last in African Presidents Index!
Asmarino reacts to first annual “African Presidents Index” released by the Nation Media Group: “Obviously our own totalitarian leader Isaias Afworki didn’t disappoint us. Not only did he make it to the “Morgue” category with flying colors, he also ended up dead last within that category…”
Eritrea: Eritrea and the shadow of WikiLeaks
Gabriel Guangul discusses WikiLeaks in the context of Eritrea: “Somewhere along the lines of US embassy cables being laid bare on WikiLeaks, one could imagine the dark clouds behind the façade of Eritrea’s defiant image. In fact, that is exactly what it was all time – a shop window for...
Eritrea: Regional Aggressor or Regional Scapegoat?
Is Eritrea a regional aggressor?: “Eritrea is often labeled by journalists and governments as a regional aggressor (here and here). The most often cited evidence for this designation is that Eritrea has been engaged in conflict with each of its contiguous neighbors as well as an overseas state.”
Eritrea: The Asmara All Stars
Meet the Asmara All Stars (Eritrean Jazz): “Love their sound! They've been getting a lot of publicity from various websites too. See more about the The Asmara All Stars at this Youtube channel. Listen to a playlist of their songs on the Addis Tunes website and read the article below.”
Africa: Journalists Still Struggling for Press Freedom.
Reporters Without Borders published the Press Freedom Index today (10/20/2010). The section of the report on Africa mentions that Eritrea is last for the 4th consecutive year and that amongst the French-speaking African nations, Rwanda, DR of Congo, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar show worrisome signs for press freedom. [fr]
Ethiopia/Eritrea: Languages spoken in Ethiopia/Eritrea
Learn about languages spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea:”Amharic is the dominant and official language of Ethiopia.Whereas Eritrea does not have any official languages but English, Italian, Tigrinya, and Arabic are languages which are commonly used in official communication.”
Ethiopia/Eritrea: Blogging from Hagerawi waa'la (the National Conference)
Daniel Tewelde is blogging the hagerawi waa'la (the National Conference) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: “Yesterday was the grand opening of the hagerawi waa'la (the National Conference), and without exaggeration it was great and inspiring.”
Eritrea: I dream therefore I am
CapitalEritrea writes about art competition in Eritrea titled, “I Dream Therefore I Am.”