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Red Sea players defect in Dar

By MAJUTO OMARY The Citizen, in Dar es Salaam Posted  Monday, July 11 2011 at 18:48 Thirteen members of Eritrean football club Red Sea’s contingent defected in Dar es Salaam on Monday, hours after the conclusion of the Cecafa Kagame Castle Cup in which the team competed. Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) secretary, Angetile Osiah, said the Eritreans had been […]

Ethiopia warns of action against Eritrea

Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:20pm GMT By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia warned on Saturday it would take “all measures necessary” against Eritrea, in a rare threat of direct action against a neighbour it routinely accuses of supporting rebel groups. Ethiopia and Eritrea have often traded tough rhetoric since a 1998-2000 border war […]

A chance of evacuating Eritrean refugees in Libya

Recent news came to our attention from official bodies which addressed the horrible and inhuman circumstances under which all Eritrean refugees are living in Libya and that about one thousand Eritreans in Tripoli have been registered and their names have been submitted to the Italian Foreign Ministry to be able to evacuate them by naval […]

Eyewitness to Al-Jazeera: Gaddafi’s militias abducted hundreds of Eritreans

Farajat A fugitive eyewitness from the city of Tripoli in the border area between Tunisia and Libya mentioned to Al-Jazeera satellite channel in its daily Harvest Bulletin on March 9 that the militias of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi kidnapped hundreds of Eritreans and were moved by cars to unknown destination. When resisted and refused to go, […]

U.S. ratchets up pressure on Gaddafi

By Karen DeYoung and Colum Lynch Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, February 26, 2011; 12:00 AM Moments after a charter aircraft departed Libya with all remaining U.S. diplomats there Friday, the Obama administration shuttered the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli and moved to freeze assets in this country belonging to leader Moammar Gaddafi, his family and […]

Cruel. Vainglorious. Steeped in blood. And now, surely, after more than four decades of terror and oppression, on his way out?

Robert Fisk on Muammar Gaddafi, tyrant of Tripoli Tuesday, 22 February 2011 So even the old, paranoid, crazed fox of Libya – the pallid, infantile, droop-cheeked dictator from Sirte, owner of his own female praetorian guard, author of the preposterous Green Book, who once announced he would ride to a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Belgrade […]

Libyan Forces Again Fire on Residents at Funerals

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, ANTHONY SHADID and MONA EL-NAGGAR Published: February 20, 2011 CAIRO — Libyan security forces opened fire again Sunday on residents of Benghazi as they attended a funeral procession for the dozens of protesters killed there the day before, and quickly crushed three smaller uprisings in working-class suburbs of the capital, Tripoli. […]

3 Djibouti Opposition Leaders Detained

February 19, 2011 Authorities in Djibouti have detained three top opposition leaders, a day after protesters demanded the departure of President Ismail Omar Guelleh. Djibouti’s chief prosecutor, Djama Souleiman, says Aden Robleh, Mohamed Daoud and Ismail Guedi were taken into custody Saturday. Souleiman told the French news agency (AFP)  the three were detained in connection […]

Postcard From a Free Egypt

Op-Ed Contributor By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: February 11, 2011 CAIRO Circulating through the streets of Cairo Friday night, with families packed into cars honking their horns in celebration and everyone strolling to Tahrir Square, I heard so many celebratory chants, but none more accurate and powerful in its simplicity than this one: “The people […]

A tyrant’s exit. A nation’s joy

Robert Fisk: They sang. They laughed. They cried. Mubarak was no more Saturday, 12 February 2011 Everyone suddenly burst out singing. And laughing, and crying, and shouting and praying, kneeling on the road and kissing the filthy tarmac right in front of me, and dancing and praising God for ridding them of Hosni Mubarak – […]

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