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British Report Confirms Eritreans can Return Home Without Fear of Persecution

A new British government report have laid the controversial issue of migrant returnees to rest after its fact-finding mission to the country concludes that Eritreans can return home without any fear of persecution.

By TesfaNews,

The British government has published a new 285-page report that challenges the existing narrative of most Eritrean migrants, the UN and pro-migrant NGOs that their home country Eritrea mistreats them when they return.

Past British as well as Danish reports had contradicted the general narrative on the issue, but both reports were called into question. Continue reading British Report Confirms Eritreans can Return Home Without Fear of Persecution

Eritrea, Smart Phones and Trafficking

Organized trafficking of Eritreans and the resultant pull factors that eclipse normative and cyclical economic push factors that prevail in every country. But why focusing on Eritrea?

By Marilena Dolce,

In the past few years, as we all know, the network has enveloped the world. Data referring to the internet in 2015 indicate that 3 billion people, 41% of the world’s population actively uses the net – with 2.1 billion of these, i.e. 29% participating in a social media and 3.6 billion, that is 51% owning a cellphone.

And in Africa the cell phone has become a sign of new consumerism, resolving practical issues. In Senegal, for instance, fishermen use cellphones to know in real time where it is convenient to download the catch, whereas in Kenya the Safaricom M-Pesa service allows immediate money transfers. Continue reading Eritrea, Smart Phones and Trafficking

Is the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea Reliable?

A bird’s eye view into the Commission’s report shows reasons why the report and its entire mechanism are fundamentally flawed, one-sided, full of inaccuracies that lacks reliable and verifiable accounts. Let’s help analyze the flaws and fallacies in the report based on the authors own words and statements.

By Yacob Zecharias,

MUCH has been said about the recent UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) report on Eritrea. The legitimacy and other issues have been eloquently raised by others more versed in these matters than I.

However, on reading the report’s methodology and sections of the report, it became quite evident that the report was staggering on very shaky ground. ,I therefore, felt a more thorough examination of the methods or lack of methods, as the case may be, employed by the Commission was warranted. Continue reading Is the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea Reliable?

British Report Discredits Eritrean Refugee Claim

IMMORAL. There are already 350,000 refugees in Uganda and 72,000 in Rwanda. But, why should Rwanda or Uganda compete to accept 45,000 more? For Humanity? Money? Weapons exchange? Shouldn’t Israel, as a modern and democratic country, be left alone to deal with its own refugees? Why shouldn’t Israel confirm or adopt the UK Home Office report and start repatriating them back to Eritrea in a dignified way than packaging them as commodities to exchange with some corrupt African leaders?

By Gil Ronen,

A REPORT issued in late March by the British Home Office determines that defectors from the Eritrean army do not, in fact, face life-threatening danger in Eritrea, and therefore do not deserve refugee status in other countries. Britain has issued new guidelines for dealing with the Eritreans who have flooded that country.

The British report is largely based on a report issued in Denmark in November, which has come under fire from “human rights” groups and the UNHCR.  Continue reading British Report Discredits Eritrean Refugee Claim

UK Home Office Changed Policy on Eritrean Asylum Seekers

The new UK policy on Eritrean asylum-seekers is based entirely on the most up-to-date information available from inside Eritrea – notably the Danish Report

By TesfaNews,

The UK Home Office has issued a new and ‘up-to-date’ guidelines that policy makers should adhere on handling claims made by Eritrean asylum seekers in the country.

The two crucial documents that was released last month, namely “Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: National (incl. Military) Service” and “Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: Illegal Exit” are results of the official visit made by a UK delegation on December 2014 to Eritrea.

The Home Office guidelines specifically acknowledges that the Danish Immigration Service’s report are, by far, the most “up-to-date information” about Eritrea, as opposed to the greatly recycled and decade old controversial reports made by some right groups and civic organisations  Continue reading UK Home Office Changed Policy on Eritrean Asylum Seekers

Eritrea: A View from Copenhagen

Is history repeating itself? Let’s hope that what is currently cooking at the UK “hearing” in the name of Human Rights on Eritrea will not be a repeat of the shabby work of the 1940s that was dressed up as a consultation with the Eritrean people on the future of their country, and presented to the UN General Assembly.

By Astier M. Almedom,

IN COPENHAGEN, media debates on what is and isn’t true about Eritrea have spilled over into 2015. The conversation is internal, almost always conducted in Danish. It reveals both genuine ignorance, some degree of arrogance, and deliberate spinning of facts and figures – a reminder of the celebrated Danish writer’s, Hans Christian Andersen’s story about the hypothetical “Gentleman Weavers” who were awarded the title by a fictitious Emperor who decided “the show must go on” despite the fact that his new clothes were never there, and he was exposed in public. (Interested readers may want to look up the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, by HC Andersen.) Continue reading Eritrea: A View from Copenhagen