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Ethiopians and Eritreans Among 38 Busted in Italy for Trafficking Migrants, Human Organs, and Drugs

Police in Italy have busted 38 suspected members of an international trafficking ring that deals in smuggling arms, drugs, human organs, and migrants from Africa to Europe. The suspects, who were arrested on Monday in three Italian cities (Rome, Palermo, Read more ›

Eritreans, Ethiopian and Sudanese Among 28 Illegal Immigrants Arrested Hiding in Refrigerated Truck in Britain

Officials in Britain have arrested 28 illegal African immigrants who were found hiding in the back of a refrigerated lorry. Police reportedly discovered the truck at a lorry park located in Portsmouth, Hampshire this week. Officials reportedly stopped the articulated Read more ›

Massive Brawl Breaks out Between Pro- and Anti-Government Supporters During Eritrean Independence Celebrations in Israel

Violence erupted in Tel Aviv this weekend as thousands of Eritrean migrants gathered to celebrate the east African country’s 25th independence anniversary. The massive brawl at the event organized by the Eritrean Embassy to Israel on Friday occurred between pro- Read more ›

Ethiopian Prime Minister Accuses Eritrea of Supporting Armed Groups Seeking Secession of Oromia

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Wednesday accused Eritrea of supporting armed groups seeking the secession of Oromia, the largest region in the country. According to the BBC, Hailemariam blamed the destabilization of Oromia on “destructive forces” that have launched Read more ›

Human Trafficking Rings Affiliated With Eritrean Diplomats Control Mass Migration Into Europe: IGAD Report

A new report commissioned by the governments of Ethiopia and Sudan has revealed that sophisticated international criminal syndicates involved in human trafficking and smuggling have been controlling the mass migrations of people to Europe from the Horn of African via Read more ›

Ethiopia Warns Saudi Arabia and UAE of Consequences if Eritrea Attacks

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that there will be consequences if their military operation around Eritrea’s coast leads to the latter advancing plans to destabilize Ethiopia. A United Nations (UN) Read more ›

Swedish Court Sentences Eritrean Asylum Seeker to Life in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Mother and Son after Receiving Deportation Letter

A Swedish District Court sentenced a 36-year-old Eritrean man to life in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of killing a mother and her son with kitchen knives at a mall earlier this year after his asylum application was Read more ›

11 Somalis, 10 Ethiopians Arrested in Egypt for Illegal Migration

Egyptian authorities have arrested 11 Somalis and ten Ethiopians for entering the country illegally. Egypt is believed to be a transit point for illegal immigrants heading to Europe via the Mediterranean. According to the Cairo Post, the East African migrants Read more ›

Eritrea Condemns Murder of Refugee in Israel, Demands Arrest of Attackers

The Eritrean government has criticized Israel for the death of an Eritrean man in the hands of an angry mob at a bus station in Bir-al-Saba this past weekend. The deceased, 29-year-old Haftom Zarhum, was seeking asylum in Israel where Read more ›

Haftom Zarhum: 29-Year-Old Eritrean Refugee Mistaken for Terrorist in Israeli Attack Dies After Being Shot and Beaten by Mob [VIDEO]

A 29-year-old Eritrean man seeking asylum in Israel has died after being fatally misidentified as a terrorist on Sunday. The innocent by-stander was shot by a security officer and beaten by an angry mob following a bloody attack at an Read more ›

Djbouti: Connecting Africa to the World

By K.O. Peppeh IDGCONNECT ( Djibouti City)- Djibouti is one of the least prominent nations in Africa today, but this relatively small country nonetheless continues to play a gigantic role in the development of the continent’s ICT capacity. Strategically situated by Read more ›

Ethiopia becomes the largest refugee host in Africa

The Star (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday. Speaking during a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards Read more ›

Djibouti sets free Eritrean prisoners

The Government of Djibouti has released over 200 Eritrean citizens who have been in detention in the country for reportedly close to five years. Reports indicate that the group have been released into the custody of the United Nations refugee Read more ›

Eritrea: Ortac Resources announces discovery of gold deposits in Ber Gebey

Ortac Resources has confirmed the presence of gold deposits in Ber Gebey after a silica-barito rock sample recovered from the area tested for gold values of up to 23.95 grams per tonne on its surface. Reports indicate that other rock Read more ›

IAAF World-Half Marathon Championships Round-up

Kenyan athletes produced a dominant display at the 22nd edition of the IAAF World-Half Marathon Championships  in Denmark. The event saw the Kenyan team grapple with their Ethiopian and Eritrean rivals for team and individual honours. In the end, it Read more ›

Khartoum postpones UN Refugee Program

The Sudanese government has announced the suspension of a United Nations program aimed at providing training and other forms of assistance to thousands of refugees and local residents in eastern Sudan. The Sudanese Media Center issued a statement announcing that the Read more ›

Eritrean Authorities deny links with South Sudanese Rebels

Eritrean officials have disclosed that the embattled country has no ties with the rebels behind the insurgency in South Sudan – headed by Riek Machar – contrary to the claims of numerous critics. A statement from the office of President Read more ›

Nile Tributary Nations’ Dispute over Renaissance Dam Persist

Africa’s largest hydropower project – the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – is reportedly under threat, as Egypt and Ethiopia are yet to transverse a deadlock in negotiations over the Nile’s flow, reports indicate. The construction of the dam, taking place Read more ›

Ethiopia Commemorates Victims of Lampedusa Disaster

The government of Ethiopia has honored the victims of the boat tragedy, which occurred close to the Italian Lampedusa island in October. Last week, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives decided the national flag would fly half-mast in commemoration of Read more ›