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2016-06-24 Diaspora Protest Regime Human Rights Abuses
[Al Jazeera] Thousands of Eritreans have rallied in Geneva against alleged human rights abuses committed by their government back home, expressing support for a new UN commission report that accuses the regime of crimes against humanity since 1991.

2016-06-24 Eritrea's Foreign Minister Denies Rights Abuses, Blames Ethiopia for Clashes
[RFI] It is rare for government officials from the country known as "Africa's North Korea" to talk to European media. But Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh spoke to RFI's Anthony Lattier and Brenna Daldorph about recent clashes on Eritrea's border with Ethiopia and journalists and opposition figures who were arrested and disappeared more than 15 years ago.

2016-06-24 Eritreans Residing in Different Countries Commemorate Martyrs Day With Zeal
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritreans residing in different countries commemorated June 20 Martyrs Day with patriotic zeal.

2016-06-23 Over 200,000 Petitioners Slam Sickening COI-Eritrea Report
[Shabait] More than 10,000 Eritreans and their friends from across Europe inundated Geneva on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, to protest against the politically driven agenda of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights and to condemn the COI-Eritrea for its preposterous conclusion that "crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea since 1991." This finding flies against the reality on the ground in Eritrea and is a total fabrication.Equating Eritrea's National Service with enslavement not only is disgraceful,

2016-06-23 Donations to Families of Martyrs
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritreans residing inside the country and abroad have donated around Nakfa 133,000 and 1,500 Swiss Franc among other items.

2016-06-22 Govt Accuses Ethiopia of Planning a Full-scale War
[VOA] The government of Eritrea told the U.N. Human Rights Council that its neighbor Ethiopia is planning to launch a full scale war against its territory.  Eritrean and Ethiopian troops recently clashed along their border. The countries are blaming one another for starting recent hostilities that included heavy border fighting around the Tserona central front, an area located south of the Eritrean capital, Asmara.

2016-06-22 UN Human Rights Council - Interactive Dialogue With the Commission of Inquiry On Eritrea
[HRW] Human Rights Watch notes with deep concern the conclusion of the Commission of Inquiry that many of the abuses committed in Eritrea, primarily those related to indefinite national service; imprisonment without trial; denial of rights to speech, press, assembly, and practice of religion; use of torture, and inhumane conditions of imprisonment, are widespread and systematic.

2016-06-21 Troops Home After Border Clash With Eritrea
[Addis Fortune] A fresh border clash erupted between Ethiopia and Eritrea resulting from what the Ethiopian government described as the Eritrean regime's provocative actions. The clash that took place two weeks ago witnessed deaths and casualties on both sides in a shoot-out at Tsorena, a border area.

2016-06-21 Commemoration of Martyrs Day
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritreans living inside the country and abroad solemnly commemorated 20 June Martyrs Day.

2016-06-22 Women's Empowerment and Development
[Shabait] AUC in Collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea hosted a Seminar: Women's Empowerment and Development: the Eritrean Experience

2016-06-22 Address By President Isaias Afwerki
[Shabait] Martyrs Day

2016-06-22 Artistic Exhibition Depicting 'Martyrs' Day'
[Shabait] Asmara -An artistic exhibition accompanied with a video show depicting the barbaric atrocities and massacre committed by the enemy upon the people of Badme in the mid 1980's was displayed at Harnet Avenue in connection with June 20, Martyrs' Day. The exhibition was officially opened on June 17th by Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports.

2016-06-22 Worn-out Disinformation on Phantom Israeli Bases
[Shabait] The Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen Arabic TV channel falsely claimed, in its "Al-Zehira" one-hour programme broadcast yesterday from 15:00-16:00 hrs, that "Israel has completed the construction of its largest listening post at Emba-Soira, Eritrea" to monitor "maritime movements in the Bab-el Mendeb and eavesdrop on Iran".

2016-06-20 MOLHW Extends Assistance to Families of Martyrs
[Shabait] Asmara -The Director of the Welfare branch in the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare, Mr. Zerai Tekleab underlined that extending care and support to martyrs' families is the priority task of the people and government of Eritrea.

2016-06-20 Eritrea Continues to Get Away With Enslavement
[East African] Last weekend's military engagement along the Eritrean/Ethiopian border has caused alarm. The governments of the two countries continue to trade accusations over whose forces were initially responsible. Both accuse the other of deploying armed resistance groups into their territory.

2016-06-17 Govt Accuse U.S. of Backing to Ethiopia
[Shabait] Eritrea is aware of Washington's instigation not only of the attack against Eritrea that the TPLF launched last Sunday, June 12, 2016 but also in its deployment of weapons along the border for a much expanded offensive. Eritrea will disclose these facts in due time.

2016-06-17 Govt Says UN Statement 'Untenable'
[Shabait] Eritrea is appalled by the statement of UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban-ki Moon, on the TPLF attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Front. The facts of the matter are fully known to the Secretary General. In the circumstances, we find the statement that apportions equal blame to the victim and the aggressor and calls on "both sides to show restraint" untenable.

2016-06-17 Efficient Healthcare Service in Asnada
[Shabait] Massawa -The residents of Asnada, Asmat sub-zone, expressed that the efficient healthcare services being provided is making due contribution in ensuring their health.

2016-06-17 Road Renovation Popular Campaign in Areza Sub-Zone
[Shabait] Mendefera -The residents of Dogmebiet and Behnuna administrative areas in the Areza Sub-zone have renovated a 40 km long dirt road that connects their villages with the Mendefera-Areza main route.

2016-06-17 Sub-Zones Awarded for Their Contribution
[Shabait] Mendefera -In the Southern region, sub-zones and individuals who made due contribution in colorfully celebrating the Silver Jubilee Independence Day anniversary have been awarded.

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