Israeli deportation letter

Israel offers Eritrean refugees an option: deportation or jail

Evidence from the Holot detention centre in Israel shows that Eritrean and Sudanese detainees are being given a choice between deportation to an unnamed “third country” or imprisonment. This information was sent by Israeli human rights activists working with the Hotline for Migrant Workers. They suggest that the unnamed African country is, in fact, Uganda.…

EU Eritrea Cartoon 2009

EU rewarding Eritrean repression – not for the first time

Unfortunately the European Union’s proclivity to back the Eritrean government is apparently undiminished. This cartoon, from 2009, makes clear that it has happened before. Despite President Isaias’s long-standing unwillingness to improve his country’s human rights diplomats are keen to find a way to work with the regime. Back in 2009 a French diplomat described attempts…

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The Draft African Union Report on South Sudan

The controversial African Union Report has been ready for the last five months. The commission of inquiry, chaired by former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, concluded its work in October 2014 – investigating the gross human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed after 15 December 2013, when war erupted between two factions of…

Eritreans lay charges

Eritreans in UK lay charges against Eritrean Ambassador

Members of the Eritrean community living in Britain have filed a criminal complaint against the Eritrean Ambassador. The complaint provided clear evidence that the London embassy is continuing to illegally extract a 2% tax from the Eritrean diaspora living in the UK. This has been outlawed by the United Nations Security Council and the Eritrean…

Nelson Mandela

Mandela and the Communist Party

Another contribution to the debate – this time by James Myburgh Source: Politicsweb 25 February 2015 James Myburgh reviews the late President’s testimony on the matter in light of the current historical debate Introduction The issue of whether Nelson Mandela was ever a member of the South African Communist Party continues to be a matter…