June 25, 2016

Eritrea and Republic of South Sudan signed air flight agreement

Eritrea and Republic of South Sudan signed air flight agreement

Asmara, 24 June 2016 – Eritrea and the Republic of South Sudan signed an aviation agreement Today, 24 June. The agreement is aimed at expanding the direct air flight service to and from the two countries.

Mr. Paulos Kahsai, the Director General of the Eritrean Civil Aviation Authority, and Mr. Stephen Rombe, Director of Aviation Safety and Operation in Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of South Sudan signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries.

Mr. Paulos Kahsai pointed out that the air flight agreement is aimed at strengthening the existing strong relations between the two countries.

According to the Eritrean Civil Aviation, the South Sudan Airways “The Golden Wings” is conducting cargo flights to and from Asmara- Juba once per week.

 

June 24, 2016

AU AND NAM MEMBER STATES MUST REJECT THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT ERITREA

AU AND NAM MEMBER STATES MUST REJECT THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT ERITREA

AU AND NAM MEMBER STATES MUST REJECT THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT ERITREA

The 32nd Session of the Human Right Council is discussing a draft resolution against Eritrea on the bases of the unsubstantiated allegations presented to it on 21 June 2016 by the Commission of Inquiry (COI). The draft resolution is tabled by Djibouti and Somalia, in violation of African Union and Non-Aligned Movement Summit decisions. As the result the draft resolution is not cosponsored by the African Group and the NAM members in Geneva. Every NAM and AU member state is obliged to respect NAM’s and AU’s Summit decisions as well as the basic tenets of the UN Charter that clearly “affirms the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political independence of all nations”.

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June 23, 2016

Press Release: Over 200,000 Petitioners Slam Sickening COI-Eritrea Report

Press Release: Over 200,000 Petitioners Slam Sickening COI-Eritrea Report

More than 10,000 Eritreans and their friends from across Europe inundated Geneva on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, to protest against the politically driven agenda of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights and to condemn the COI-Eritrea for its preposterous conclusion that “crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea since 1991.” This finding flies against the reality on the ground in Eritrea and is a total fabrication.Equating Eritrea’s National Service with enslavement not only is disgraceful, but it also adds insult to injury to the millions of men and women of African origin that were and continue to be victimized by the crimes of slavery in the Americas. The protestors also submitted more than 200,000 petitions from 811 countries across the globe to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Read more

June 22, 2016

STATEMENT BY H.E. MR. YEMANE GHEBREAB

STATEMENT BY H.E. MR. YEMANE GHEBREAB

HEAD OF DELEGATION
DURING THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON ERITREA
32ND SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
21 JUNE 2016, GENEVA

 

Mr. President,

Excellencies, Colleagues,

Yesterday, June 20th, was a day of remembrance and rededication in Eritrea and among Eritrean communities abroad. The people of Eritrea paid tribute to over 85,000 of their fellow citizens, men and women, who died fighting for the liberation, and then the defense, of their country and pledged to rededicate themselves to build a nation worthy of their martyrs.

Today, here in Geneva, right outside this building, thousands of Eritrean citizens are holding an all-day peaceful march calling for a fair and just treatment for their country. Many of them are recent arrivals and former national service members and they bring with them a petition to this Human Rights Council signed by160,000 Diaspora Eritreans and 40,000 friends of Eritrea. Read more

June 22, 2016

Martyrs Day Address by President Isaias Afwerki Asmara, 20 June 2016

Martyrs Day Address by President Isaias Afwerki
Asmara, 20 June 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen,

First and foremost: Highest Tribute and Eternal Glory to our Martyrs!

I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to the Eritrean people at home and abroad who have celebrated the Silver Jubilee Independence Anniversary in a spirit of ardent and unparalleled patriotism and imparted additional luster to the festivities, and also through candle vigils and other inspiring activities to pay, once again, glorious tribute to our martyrs.

What gives special meaning to this day – to the Commemoration of Martyrs Day – this year is not only the extensive preparations that Eritreans inside the country and abroad have made in remembrance of the event.  But the open aggression perpetrated last Sunday in our sovereign territory in flagrant violation of international law has imparted additional significance to the commemoration of the Day. Read more

June 22, 2016

Demonstration in Geneva denouncing COI report

Demonstration in Geneva denouncing COI report

Asmara, 21 June 2016 – Eritreans and friends of Eritrea staged a mass demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland Today, June 21, 2016. The mass rally was aimed at protesting against the latest appalling report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea.

According to the coordinating committee of the peaceful demonstration, the participants of the mass rally include Eritreans and friends of Eritrea from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, UK, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain as well as from the US, Canada, Australia and others. The participants from the different countries used private cars, buses and some flow to the venue of the mass rally. (more…)

هيومن رايتس ووتش: مقتل أكثر من 400 في احتجاجات في إثيوبيا
June 17, 2016

هيومن رايتس ووتش: مقتل أكثر من 400 في احتجاجات في إثيوبيا

هيومن رايتس ووتش: مقتل أكثر من 400 في احتجاجات في إثيوبيا

هيومن رايتس ووتش: مقتل أكثر من 400 في احتجاجات في إثيوبيا

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أديس أبابا (رويترز) – قالت منظمة هيومن رايتس ووتش يوم الخميس إن قوات الأمن الإثيوبية قتلت أكثر من 400 شخص ضمن محاولاتها لقمع المظاهرات التي أشاعت الفوضى في منطقة أوروميا منذ نوفمبر تشرين الثاني. وظلت إثيوبيا لوقت طويل واحدة من أفقر بلدان العالم لكنها اتخذت خطوات فعالة خلال السنوات القليلة الماضية لتحويل اقتصادها الزراعي إلى الصناعة غير أن مسألة ملكية الأراضي ما زالت موضوعا شائكا في بلاد يشكل المزارعون الأغلبية العظمى فيها. (more…)


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Eritrea – Alhaditha
June 15, 2016

TPLF Regime launches an attack

TPLF Regime launches an attack – Update

The attack launched by the TPLF regime on the Tsorona Central Front on Sunday, 12 June 2016, has been repulsed with TPLF troops sustaining heavy causalities.

The Government of Eritrea will issue detailed statement on the purpose, scope and implications of the latest act of military aggression by the TPLF regime.  It is nonetheless clear that mounting opposition from popular movements of the Ethiopian people, endemic corruption and associated economic crisis, as well as the desire to stem promising progress in Eritrea are indeed some of the factors prompting the TPLF regime to indulge in reckless military adventures.

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Commemoration of Martyrs Day

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