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2015-07-02 Mediterranean Crisis - Refugee and Migrant Number Highest On Record
[Ethiopian Herald] The large majority of the 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015 were fleeing from war, conflict or persecution, making the Mediterranean crisis primarily a refugee crisis, a UNHCR report released yesterday concludes.

2015-07-02 UN to Extend the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur and the Commission of Inquiry On Eritrea
[Ethiopia Government] The UN Human Rights Council has drafted a resolution to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur as well as the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea after holding an interactive dialogue on the Commission of Inquiry's report last week.

2015-07-02 Over 167 Students Graduate From Donbosco Technical School
[Shabait] Dekemhare -A total of 167 students graduated from the Dekemhare-based Dombosco Technical School, with certificate. The fields of training comprised repair of vehicles, wood and steel works, electricity and electronics, among others. This year's graduates are the 12th batch from the Technical School.

2015-07-02 Eritrean National Organizations in Three German Cities Hold Discussion On Setting up National Committee
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean national organizations in the German cities of Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden and Fl├Ârsheim am Main have conducted extensive discussion towards setting up a National Committee for reinforcing activities geared to fulfilling national duties.

2015-06-29 Refugees Hold Anti-Eritrean Regime Rallies
[Ethiopian Herald] - Call upon int'l community to react to human rights abuses

2015-06-30 Inhabitants of Hamelmalo Sub-Zone Elect Area Administrators
[Shabait] Hamelmalo -The inhabitants of Hamelmalo semi-urban center and the Administrative areas of Basheri, Berekentya and Kurrbabered in Hamelmalo sub-zone this week elected Area administrators.

2015-06-30 21 Students Graduate From Halai Technical School
[Shabait] Asmara -The Asmara-based Halai Technical School today graduated 21 students with Certificate. They pursued a 2-year course in General Metal Works.

2015-06-30 Ministry Extends Dairy Cattle to Farmers in Central Region
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Agriculture has extended dairy cattle to 70 farmers in Laguen, Lamza and Adi-Hakefa villages in the Central region as part of endeavors to raise milk production.

2015-06-29 Minister Calls for Higher Operational Coordination
[Shabait] Barentu -The Minister of Local Government, Mr. Woldenkiel Abraha, has called for higher operational cooperation and complementarity among institutions so as to ensure progress in the development drive.

2015-06-29 150 Students Graduate From Mai-Habar Technical School
[Shabait] Mai-Habar -A total of 150 students have graduated from Mai-Habar Technical School at the certificate level. The students attended a 2-year practical and theoretical courses in Mechanics, Building, Drafting, Electronics, Plumbing, General Metal and Wood Works, Electricity and Surveying.

2015-06-29 Youth Training Programmes
[Shabait] Hagaz -More than 200 youths in Hagaz and Adi-Tekelezan sub-zones have benefited from vocational training courses. Those in Hagaz town attended courses in first aid as well as fundamentals of electronics.

2015-06-29 President Awards Cyclists With Competence to Participate in Tour De France 2015
[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki received on Thursday this week top Eritrean cyclists who will take part in next month's Tour de France. The Eritrean cyclists are part of the 9-man South-Africa based MTN team which will participate in the prestigious race for the first time.

2015-06-29 Social Service Facilities in Foro Sub-Zone
[Shabait] Foro -Social services in Foro sub-zone have seen marked increases in the past months. The services include education, health, potable water supply and transport, among others. Citizens in the area attested that the services being rendered are contributing in the quality tangible made available are making due contribution in improving their livelihood.

2015-06-29 446 Students Graduate From Denden Commercial School
[Shabait] Asmara -A total of 446 students have graduated on 27 of June from Denden Commercial School in certificate in the domains of Mathematics, Secretarial Science and Book Keeping.

2015-06-29 Families of Martyrs in Aqordet Rehabilitated
[Shabait] Barentu -As part of the ongoing process, the residents of Aqordet sub-zone rehabilitated 16 families of fallen heroes. Each family of the fallen heroes received 10 thousand Nakfa.

2015-06-29 Natnael Berhane Champion of Eritrea 2015
[Shabait] Asmara -Natnael Berhane, member of the MTN, South African Cycling Team, has become the champion of Eritrea 2015 cycling race which covered 190 kilometers.

2015-06-29 Pictorial Exhibition On Eritrean Culture Staged in Vienna City
[Shabait] Asmara -A pictorial exhibition on Eritrean culture and living style is on display in Vienna, capital city of Austria. The contents of the exhibition comprise pictures taken by the renowned Austrian photographer, Peter Jeger, in the course of his visit to Eritrea in February 2014.

2015-06-29 Asmara College of Health Science Graduates 416 Students
[Shabait] Asmara -A total of 416 students, 40% of whom are females, graduated today from Asmara College of Health Science with Degree and Diploma. They pursued studies in patient care, pharmacy, public health and health assistance.

2015-06-26 Diaspora Eritreans to Rally Against Human Rights Abuses
[Al Jazeera] Diaspora Eritreans are set to demonstrate in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

2015-06-26 UN Human Rights Council - Commission of Inquiry On Human Rights in Eritrea - Statement Delivered Under Item 4
[HRW] The Commission of Inquiry's report substantiates what has long been known about the Eritrean government's repression of the Eritrean people. As the commission noted, based on over 500 interviews, the government continues to engage in "systemic, widespread and gross human rights violations." The conclusion that some of the violations may amount to crimes against humanity is deeply worrying, and the Council should support further investigation into these allegations.

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