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The First American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years

The Eritrean American Diaspora Mr. Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. 



Somaliland: Waran’ade in Return Visit to Ethiopia

 Interior minister Mohamed Ali Waran'ade is revisiting Addis Ababa for bilateral talks with Ethiopian Government officials.


Somalia: Burundi President Visits AMISOM Security Forces 

 Burundi President, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, today made a historic visit to Somalia - -



US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt

Helicopter transfer approved partly because Egypt has been upholding its peace treaty with Israel.


Identifying al-Qaeda’s dead

It was reported in Tuesday that an estimated 55 Islamists were killed, among whom several key al-Qaeda leaders. 



Virtually No Border Control in Eritrea

Arbi Harnet



Asmara Expo 69: the Lost Age of Industrialization in Eritrea



 Egypt Elections Commission Announces Official Presidential Candidates

Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has submitted 188,930 endorsements while leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has submitted 31,555, PEC said.



Second drone strike against al-Qaeda positions in 48 hours

With the Friends of Yemen set to begin on April 29th in London, Yemeni officials have intensified their campaign against al-Qaeda, ...


5 Gaza rockets land in Israel; light damage caused

Code red siren sounds in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council and Sderot; light damage caused to neighborhood in southern city.


Djibouti hands 267 Eritreans over to UNHCR

“Some of them are military deserters and prisoners of the Djibouti-Eritrea war, which broke out on June 10, 2008,”Tahir told Anadolu Agency.



Yemen’s first constitutional draft to be ready within four months

Dr. Ulfat al-Duba’I, a member of Yemen constitution drafting committee confirmed on Monday that according to projections, 


Somaliland: German to Become Fourth Government Funding Hargeisa Directly

The main constraints engulfing the Government of Somaliland is the availability of gainful employment for youths graduating from local and foreign based leaning institutions.



Libya: Jordanian Ambassador Abducted

Gunmen have kidnapped the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.




Ukraine on the brink as troops take on rebels

Vladimir Putin denounces Kiev for mobilising forces against pro-Russian gunmen in east of country




South Korea ferry: Scores missing as ship sinks

Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea.




It's April, which means Eritrea's refugees are headed north



Ethiopia is ranked as Sub-Saharan Africa's strongest military power


Crisis In The Eritrean Army

Many conscripts, including junior officers, have disappeared inside the country or escaped across the border to Sudan and, to a lesser extent, to Ethiopia.


Kenya: We Will Win the War On Terror - Ole Lenku

Nairobi — Interior Cabinet eradicate terrorist activities in the cSecretary Joseph Ole Lenku has said that the government will ountry 


Somaliland: IC Intent on Enhancing Government’s Anti-Piracy Efforts

The International Community-IC has taken note of the very successfully anti-piracy efforts undertaken by the government and citizens of Somaliland.


Gold for Eritrea and Silver for Samuel Tsegay at the 2014 World Half Marathon Championships

ZERSENAY Tadese,the dominant force in men’s half-arathon running for almost a decade, was finally run out of the medals ....



Eritrea withdraw from Nations Cup qualification

(Reuters) – Eritrea, who have a history of players defecting when on international duty, have withdrawn from the African Nations Cup qualifiers, the Confederation of African Football said on Sunday.



2 Investigates: Family seeks answers about East Bay woman detained overseas

 2 Investigates recently spoke with the daughters of 59-year-old Meheret Tzegai, a woman they say has been detained in her home country of Eritrea...



Ethiopia lashes out at Eritrea, Egypt

An Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman has lashed out at longstanding rival Eritrea, accusing the latter of destabilizing the East Africa region,... 



Lampedusa is an absolute tradgedy for Somali and ritrean

This is the story of Fanus, a survivor and one of thousands of people who flee Eritrea every year in search of asylum - 



10 Modern Humanitarian Disasters The World Is Ignoring

it’s one of the most underreported countries, despite being home to one of the world’sworst dictatorships. Under President Isaias Afewerki, children are recruited to be used as soldiers, thousands are forced into slave labor, and innocent people are routinely abducted.



Deputy Chair ENC4DC meets UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea

Leadership of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change




Elsa Chyrum, Director of Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE), is starting a hunger strike today ...



Lampedusa boat tragedy: a survivor's story

One of them was 18-year-old Fanus, travelling with her best friend Kisanet. Like almost every other passenger, they had left Eritrea, fleeing the military dictatorship and forced conscription. 


Dover-bound migrants filmed sitting on lorry axles

 Migrants have been filmed sitting on the axles of lorries in a desperate attempt to enter theUK from Calais.


Yemen lawmaker slams Qatar for interfering in internal affairs

“We demand the government immediately recall Yemeni ambassador from Doha because of the damage Qatar has caused to our country.”



Ethiopia: Mining Transparency Accepts Ethiopian Application for Candidacy

The international mining transparency body, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), on Tuesday accepted Ethiopia's application for candidacy. 



Barack Obama seeks European support for harder line on Russia sanctions

Russian troops storm one of last Ukrainian bases in Crimea as US president arrives in Netherlands for talks with G7 countries



Malaysia flight MH370:China spots 'suspicious' objects

A Chinese plane hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has spotted "suspicious" objects, ...



Death in the Med - video

... This is a trailer for Zed Nelson's film about the survivors, which airs in April as part of Channel 4's Dispatches series


Italy rescues 600 boat migrants

273 migrants from Eritrea, who were taken aboard the gunboat Sfinge, the navy said in a statement.


Pro-Russians storm Ukraine Sevastopol naval base in Crimea

Pro-Russian activists, some armed, have stormed the HQ of Ukraine's navy in the Crimean city of Sevastopol.


Ethiopia: "No Mediators Between Ethiopia and Egypt On GERD Deliberations," Ambassador Mohamoud Dirir

Ethiopia's Ambassador to Egypt, Ambassador Mohamoud Dirir, has underlined the importance of constructive dialogue as "the only alternative in order to maximize the benefits ...


Israel bombs Syrians on Golan Heights

Israel attacked several Syrian military sites in retaliation for a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops 


Refugee radio voices for a new Eritrea

Dedicated refugees are using radio to encourage a fearful local Eritrean community to work for change.

"In NYC, natives of Eritrea and Ethiopia unite in church"

This past Sunday the 9th of March, evangelical Christians from Ethiopia and Eritrea once again united in worship as a rare show of love between two people whose countries are in war footing back home in Africa.


Missing Malaysia plane: Search begins in two air corridors

Searches have started in two vast air corridors for missing flight MH370, Malaysia's transport minister has said.


Crimea applies to be part of Russian Federation after vote to leave Ukraine 

 The parliament "made a proposal to the Russian Federation to admit the Republic of Crimea as a new subject with the status of a republic", according to a statement on its website.


Peres says Abbas a 'true partner for peace' ahead of PA leader's meeting with Obama 

President expresses confidence that Abbas is the right Palestinian leader to sign a lasting peace deal with Israel; lauds PA president as "a man of principles who opposes violence and terror."



Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

(CNN) -- U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans earlier this month.



Eritrea: Hail storm dumps metre of ice on capital


A freak rain storm has dumped as much as 1m (3ft) of hail on Asmara, capital of Eritrea, in what appears to be the heaviest rainfall ever recorded there. 


Sudan: Protesting Students Shot at and Arrested


National service in Eritrea 

Miserable and useless



Egypt's Sisi in UAE in first visit to Gulf

Army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visits United Arab Emirates in his second official trip abroad since ousting of Morsi.



Ukraine president: Russia 'is refusing crisis talks'

Russia's leaders are refusing all negotiations with their Ukrainian counterparts,...



South Sudan: Quentier - "There Were No Landmines"

The UN launches an investigation on Wednesday into an incident inSouth Sudan...



Confusion clouds search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

(CNN) -- The families of the passengers and crew members on board the Malaysian airliner that disappeared more than four days ago ...


Meet the professional refugees lucky to get the minimum wage in the UK

 Tiegisty Kibrom graduated with distinction in her computer science degree and hoped to open a computer business.



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