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Firing erupts along Eritrea-Ethiopia border as refugees flee

:  Martin Plaut Three hours of shelling are reported to have taken place across the Eritrea-Ethiopian border today (Wednesday). The clash was apparently sparked off when Eritrean troops opened fire on about 40 refugees attempting to flee from Eritrea to Ethiopia. The Ethiopian military retaliated, sparking off the fighting in …

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ACHPR60: State of human rights in the East and Horn of Africa

60th Ordinary Session of the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Niamey, Niger Public Session Item 4: Human Rights Situation in Africa Delivered by Mr. Hassan Shire. Madame Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State Delegates, representatives of NHRIs and NGOs. Madame Chairperson, DefendDefenders would like to congratulate the African Commission on …

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CANADA WELCOMES ERITREAN REFUGEES COMING VIA ISRAEL

By Paul Lungen,  From 2009 to the end of September 2016, 1,856 Eritreans made refugee claims in Canada, but in recent months, a small number of them made those claims after travelling here from Israel. JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Toronto has helped facilitate the immigration of a small number …

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Automatic open door for Eritreans is shut

A Swiss court has ruled that the nation’s policy toward Eritrean refugees needs tightening. The Federal Administrative Court’s decision handed down on Thursday says Switzerland will no longer recognize Eritreans as refugees solely on grounds of having fled their country illegally. The policy automatically granted refugee status to some Eritreans. …

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UAE deploys fast jets to Eritrea

The United Arab Emirates has deployed a combat air group to Eritrea’s Assab airport to support its military operation in southern Yemen, Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery shows. There were nine Dassault Mirage 2000 multirole jet fighters at the airport on 20 October, as well as two Sikorsky UH-60 …

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Cholera Outbreak, In The Area Of Bedda, Eritrea.

Despite a deliberate media blackout by the authorities in Eritrea, news about the outbreak of a cholera epidemic has started coming out in bits and pieces. Confirmed reports from Bedda, in the Dankalia region indicate that five citizens have died and forty-five others in the same village have been infected. …

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