Tag: Eritrea

Sweden: Dawit Isaak was so proud of you, are you?

Sweden: Dawit Isaak was so proud of you, are you?

By Aaron Berhane It was my first time visiting Sweden, the country, my colleague Dawit Isaak used to talk about often with such great excitement b...
The Eritrean Regime Blocks Social Media Networks

The Eritrean Regime Blocks Social Media Networks

The Eritrean government has blocked the internet that can be accessed via mobile phone. Source: African News Eritreans are unable to access soc...
The RSF Press Freedom Index for 2019 ranks Eritrea 178 out of 180 countries

The RSF Press Freedom Index for 2019 ranks Eritrea 178 out of 180 countries

By Aaron Berhane The Eritrean government hasn’t shown any progress in regard to press freedom since it shut down the independent press and arreste...
UN Commission has urged referral to the International Criminal Court

UN Commission has urged referral to the International Criminal Court

“My plea to you, Excellencies, on behalf of the three members of the former Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, Mike Smith, Victor Dan...
Commission of Inquiry believes the Eritrean regime has committed Crimes Against Humanity

Commission of Inquiry believes the Eritrean regime has committed Crimes Against Humanity

The commission calls for the Security Council to refer Eritrea's case to Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for consideration, and recomme...
Sudan and Eritrea crackdown on migrants amid reports of EU incentives

Sudan and Eritrea crackdown on migrants amid reports of EU incentives

Authorities in Sudan have launched a crackdown on Eritrean migrants - arresting those living in the capital, Khartoum, and intercepting hundreds trave...
10 Most Censored Countries

10 Most Censored Countries

By CPJ The 2015 list of 10 Most Censored Countries is part of CPJ's annual publication, Attacks on the Press. Repressive nations threaten jail t...

No more slave labour!

By Aaron Berhane March 6, 2012 Do the shareholders of Nevsun Resources Ltd. know that the company is using slave labour to maximize profits? I bet no...

Oh Canada! The world is watching!

By Aaron Berhane June 2011 “I don’t know what to do,” said Mohmud Sheika, an Eritrean man who is on the brink of deportation. “I know I will end up i...

Sanctioning Syria is good, but what about the Eritrean regime?

By Aaron Berhane May 26, 2011 On May 24, Canada imposed travel and economic sanctions against Syria. According to Canada’s Foreign Minister John Bai...