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UN accuses Eritrea of crimes against humanity

Radio Erena : 08 June 2017


Eritrea - the home country of many of the migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean - has been accused by the UN of human rights violations on a "scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere"

The UN has accused Eritrea of crimes against humanity in a damning report into human rights abuses in the east African nation.

A three-member team of UN-appointed investigators said in a statement the rights violations in the country were occurring on a "scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere", and were forcing 5,000 people a month to escapethe country – despite the army's policy of shooting on sight all those who attempt to flee.


2 Eritreans killed and 86 kidnapped by ISIS in Libya

Radio Erena: 05 June 2015


The Islamic State (Isis) has kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees in Libya, according to a Swedish-Eritrean activist.

Meron Estefanos, human rights activist and co-founder of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees in Stockholm, told IBTimes UK that the Eritrean refugees, including 12 women and children, were abducted two days ago (3 June) as they were travelling to Tripoli.


Gunmen attack, kidnap Eritrean asylum seekers in Sudan: UN

Radio Erena: 05 June 2015


The United Nations says unidentified gunmen have attacked a group of Eritrean asylum seekers in the eastern part of Sudan, kidnapping 14 of them.

On Thursday, the spokesman for UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Nicolas Brass, said based on the information provided by Sudanese authorities, a lorry of the Sudanese Commission of Refugees, which was taking 49 people to the Shagarab refugee camp, was targeted by the gunmen who were on a pickup truck.


EU Ambassadors toured various Eritrean project sites prior to an approval of the pledged 320 Million Euro

Radio Erena; 04 June 2015

Report by Biniam Simon

EU Ambas

Ambassadors of various European Union member-states are reported to have toured the Western Eritrean regions of Anseba and Gash Barka last week.

The Ambassadors visited the development project sites for mining, agriculture, infrastructure and transportation.

According to source from Eritrea, the tours have been coordinated by the Eritrean government in an effort to campaign for the approval of the pledged 320 million Euro development aid, which has been criticized by many human rights advocates.


Eritrean and Qatari representatives held talks

Radio Erena; 04 June 2015


Eritrea’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Qatar – Ali Ibrahim Ahmed, delivered President Isaias Afwerki’s letter to the Kingdom to Qatar’s Minister of Transportation – Jasim Alsulati, confirmed the Gulf Times.

According to the news, in the meeting that took place on Tuesday the 2nd of June, the representatives discussed about the possible relations on transportation sector between their countries.


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