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Five Eritrean under 20 footballers disappear in Uganda

Five players with Eritrea's under-20 national football squad have absconded in Uganda and have sought asylum, according to multiple reliable sources. The players disappeared from their hotel and did not show up at their training ground, reports say. The team travelled...

Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea in top 10 list of worst countries for press censorship

Eritrea is the world's most censored country while Equatorial guinea is ranked 8, according to a new report by a media watchdog which also cites extreme measures taken by authorities in eight other countries, including North Korea, China and...

Eritrea still force thousands into military despite peace deal

Eritrea is forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, driving many into exile and frustrating hopes that a peace deal with Ethiopia might end conscription, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Teenage students are systematically subject to...

Eritrean man pushes boy 8 and mother in front of train in Germany

A 40-year-old Eritrean man killed an eight-year-old boy on Monday by pushing him in front of an oncoming train at Frankfurt’s main train station in Germany, police said. The man also pushed the boy’s mother but she survived. Police were...

Court rules Eritrean in migrant case was victim of mistaken identity

An Italian court ruled on Friday that an Eritrean man extradited from Sudan in 2016 was the victim of mistaken identity and dismissed allegations that he was a ruthless, human-trafficking kingpin. However, judges ruled that the defendant was nonetheless guilty...

Trafficking kingpin or mistaken identity, court set for verdict

The fate of an alleged human trafficking kingpin who insists he is a victim of mistaken identity hangs in the balance Friday, with a verdict expected in a trial against him in Italy. Eritrean national Medhanie Yehdego Mered is accused...

Eritreans protest gov’t closure of Catholic clinics

Eritreans living in Italy have held a demonstration in Rome against the Eritrean government after it closed all the health centres run by the Catholic Church.One protester, Desbele Mehari, said that the church-run...

Eritrea defends seizure of Catholic clinics

Eritrea has hit out at critics of the recent policy of seizing and shutting all Catholic-run health centres.The UN's special rapporteur on Eritrea, Daniela Kravetz, said the act showed that "the human rights...

Catholic church berates Eritrea government over clinic seizures

Eritrea’s Roman Catholic Church has condemned the government for seizing and shutting all its health centres in the country. In a letter to the ministry of health, the church said patients were ordered to...

Eritrea’s response to African writers come and see

“African Voices”: political cherry picking at its worst!Early this week, a motley network of African writers and journalist wrote an open letter to President Isaias Afwerki expressing concern on what they termed as “continued detention of...
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Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

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U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...