“The individuals left campus ahead of the rest of the team,” said Julie Brown, University of Oregon spokeswoman.
The Ethiopian region is under intense political upheaval, and athletes seeking asylum from unstable areas have historically used athletic tournaments to leave their country. Asked whether that was the case for the Ethiopians, Brown said she did not know why they left and could not confirm they were seeking asylum. Continue reading Four Ethiopian Track Team Members Abscond in USA→
More than half the survivors of the Lampedusa shipwreck have fled Italy for northern Europe- a day after being transferred to the mainland.
The 89 migrants, including one woman, all from Eritrea, had been provided with accommodation in Rome, where they could stay for six months after their horrific ordeal. But just 24 hours after they arrived in the Italian capital, they all vanished without a trace, according to the city’s social services department. Continue reading Lampedusa Tragedy Survivors Flee Italy→
Sitting in front of my TV watching the Lampedusa, human tragedy was unbearable. For Eritrea it’s a great lose. In the history of Eritrea, be it during the war for liberation or during the war of aggression, loss of this magnitude in a fraction of a day has never happened. Continue reading Looking for Refuge Not a New Phenomenon→