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Is war about to break out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West even notice?

Around the time I was a Washington intern in the spring of 1989, I began hearing that the "next war in the Middle East will be over water." These warnings continued fairly regularly throughout my years in graduate school and the early part of my professional career, but because there were 13 wars (n

SALON - 2018-01-16 09:58:24

Jewish Cemetery in Eritrea Vandalized for First Time, Dozens of Graves Destroyed

A Jewish cemetery in the Eritrean capital of Asmara was vandalized in recent days. In photos received by Haaretz, headstones and graves are toppled and broken. To really understand the Jewish World - subscribe to Haaretz Asmara was once home to a small Jewish community that moved to the country in

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-01-15 18:30:53

Israel Will Hire Civilians to Capture African Migrants and Refugees

Israel will offer a cash reward to civilians who sign up to become "immigration inspectors" with the government unit that oversees the deportation of the country's large asylum and refugee population. The Population and Immigration Authority, the Israeli government's immigration ministry, published

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-14 15:10:33

5 Reasons Why Egypt and Sudan Might Be About to Go to War

Cairo and Khartoum have allied themselves with opposing power blocs, building on inherent tension between the neighboring countries. We're revolutionizing the news industry, but we need your help! Click here to get started. (MEE)- Tension between Egypt and Sudan has increased this week amid military


Ranked Worst for Economic Freedom: North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Congo, Eritrea, Zimbabwe

(YouTube) (CNSNews.com) -- In its 2017 Index of Economic Freedom, the conservative Heritage Foundation ranked 180 countries around the world based upon economic freedom, the ability of citizens in those countries to control their own labor and property. Hong Kong ranked first and at the bottom of t


Israeli consulate in Atlanta, 5 embassies to close next year

(JTA) - Israel is closing its consulate in Atlanta and embassies in six other countries, citing budget cutbacks. Also facing closure are the Israeli embassies in Ireland, Belarus, Eritrea, the Dominican Republic, the consulate in the Indian city of Bengaluru and an embassy in either Latvia or Lithua


North Korea worst for Christian persecution, watchdog group says

WASHINGTON (RNS)-For the 16th year in a row, North Korea tops the list of 50 countries ranked for the worst persecution of Christians in the world, according to the Christian watchdog organization Open Doors USA. A close second is Afghanistan, which jumped up one place since last year's ranking. Wit


Online campaign asks pilots to refuse flights taking migrants out of Israel

Activists called for Israeli pilots to not participate in flights which extradite asylum seekers, in an online campaign responding to Israel's decision to deport tens of thousands of migrants from Sudan and Eritrea to Rwanda in March. In a statement posted online by the NGO Zizim Community Action as


Dozens of migrants arrested in east Libya and face deportation

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europe. The migrants were reported to authorities by an imam at a mosque on the coast to


Norwegian accelerator Pangea seeking African startups for Kenya programme

Pangea Accelerator, an Oslo-based investment platform and accelerator programme, has opened applications to its recently launched accelerator in Nairobi, Kenya. Applications to the Pangea Accelerator Programme opened last week Friday (5 January) and will close on 19 February. A total of 40 startups


The Countries Where It's Most Dangerous to Be a Christian

One in every 12 Christians in the world lives in an area, or in a culture, in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden or punished, according to the latest report on global persecution by Open Doors USA. For the past 26 years, the organization has published the Open Doors World Watch List, a global


Nevsun Reports 2017 Production Results

VANCOUVER, Jan. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU) (NYSE American: NSU) ("Nevsun" or the "Company") is pleased to report its 2017 fourth quarter and full year production results (100% basis) for the Bisha Mine in Eritrea for the year ending December 31, 2017. Bisha Full Year 2017 Oper


Israel is paying its citizens to help deport asylum seekers

Asylum seekers who are being held take part in a day of protest at the of Holot detention center where hundreds of migrants are being held on February 17, 2014 in the southern Negev desert of Israel. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping war and government repre


Egypt, Eritrea leaders meet as Nile tensions rise

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's president and his Eritrean counterpart met in Cairo on Monday amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream Nile dam. Egypt fears the soon-to-be completed dam in Ethiopia could cut into its share of the river, wh


UN Refugee Agency Calls on Israel to Stop Deportation Campaign Targeting Asylum Seekers

UNHCR says it interviewed 80 asylum seekers who suffered the plight of unsafe deportation, noting it is willing to help Israel 'find alternative solutions' Asylum seekers at the Holot detention facility in southern Israel, December 2016. Eliyahu Hershkovitz The United Nations refugee agency relea


UN urges Israel to find solutions for African migrants

GENEVA - Israel should stop plans to send tens of thousands of migrants back to Africa forcibly, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, suggesting some could be resettled in Europe or other countries. Israel said last Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally


A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

The political protests that destabilised Ethiopia's two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia's ruling People's Revolutionary Democratic Front. The protests were triggered by years of accumulated frustration among ethnic groups, particularly the Oromos and Amharas, w


World View: Number of Asylum Seekers, Led by Albanians, Hits Record High in France

Migrants set up temporary shelter tents near the Canal Saint-Martin, Jaures and Stalingrad metro stations in northern Paris (Yeni Safak) France registered over 100,000 migrant asylum requests in 2017, the highest number in over four decades, up 17 percent from the previous year, though officials sa


UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

Geneva (AFP) - The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to scrap a new programme forcing thousands of African migrants out of the country, condemning it as incoherent and unsafe. The programme is targeting an estimated 38,000 people, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan. Israel has offered them $3,50


Pakistan placed on 'watch list' for religious freedom violations

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Department of State released its annual list of countries guilty of religious freedom violations, naming 10 nations as Countries of Particular Concern and placing Pakistan on a special watch list. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson re-designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North K