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May 12, 2011  Eritrea: Refugees and Responsibility
    "If refugee flows are a sign of political meltdown, then Eritrea is a level seven nuclear disaster. Figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees indicate that Eritrea, with a population of only about five million, has been among the top ten refugee producing countries in the world for the better part of the decade." - Tricia Redeker Hepner

Nov 15, 2009  Eritrea: No Welcome in Italy
    "We were fortunate to spend two days in a small coastal town of Agrigento where in the central part of the city stands a Catholic church with the figure of a black priest carved in stone perched high above in the church tower. It is a statue of Saint Calogero, an African priest who came to Sicily around the 14th century and is revered as the town's patron saint. But in the 21st century, African refugees who traverse the treacherous waters of the Mediterranean Sea find Calogero's city, indeed the entire country, unwelcoming, even hostile to them. A well-known Italian Bishop is said to have remarked that if the saint-priest were to arrive in Agrigento today, he would find himself in similar circumstances as the refugees who are detained and disdained." - Nunu Kidane and Gerald Lenoir

Nov 15, 2009  Eritrea: Press Freedom Updates
    Eritrea ranks at the very bottom of Reporters without Borders index of press freedom for 2009, released in October (see http://www.rsf.org/en-classement1003-2009.html), accompanied in the bottom five by North Korea, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Burma. In this report, Reporters without Borders lists 28 journalists as imprisoned in the country, more than any other country.

Nov 15, 2009  Eritrea: Perilous Journeys
Nov 15, 2007  Horn of Africa: Mixed Signals on Border Conflict
Nov   6, 2005  Horn of Africa: War Clouds Gathering
May 27, 2004  Eritrea: Human Rights
Jan 27, 2004  Horn of Africa: No War, No Peace

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March 31, 2014  Africa: Accountability for User Fee Damage?
February 26, 2014  Africa: Tracking Toxic Pollution
February 8, 2014  Africa: New Development Goals
January 27, 2014  Africa: Challenging Homophobia
November 18, 2013  Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"
November 12, 2013  Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide

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News (allafrica) Apr 17, 2014
Bright Eritrean Refugee in Sudan Selected to Study in the Netherlands
Schools Distribution and Student Registration On the Rise in Gash-Barka Region - Report
Inhabitants of Areza Sub-Zone Extend Financial and Labor Support to Members of Families of Martyrs
Heavy Rain Fall Causes Property Loss in Areza Sub-Zone
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