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Netherlands Expels Eritrea’s Chargé d’Affaires

The cabinet acknowledges that no judge has as yet recorded proof of wrongful or punishable offenses by the Eritrean embassy office in The Hague. The decision is political.

Put up or shut up. Eritrea challenged the Swiss government to prove “a single case” with veracious evidence if any of the Embassy staff members has ever intimidated, threatened or in any form harassed an Eritrean citizen to make him/her coercively pay the voluntary 2% tax. It couldn’t. The gov’t knows its deceptive allegations has no legal legs to stand.


The Dutch government has told the highest representative of Eritrea in the Netherlands to leave the country, minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra said on Wednesday.

Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy has been declared persona non grata, Zijlstra wrote in a letter to parliament, as the government saw mounting evidence [not corroborated by the Dutch police] of Eritrea continuing to force tax payments from people who fled the country. Continue reading Netherlands Expels Eritrea’s Chargé d’Affaires

Harper Government Meets with Representatives of Eritrean-Canadian Communities

Matters affecting Eritreans should be discussed and settled by engaging and consulting representatives of Eritrean-Canadian communities


The Executive Committee for the Coalition of Eritrean-Canadain Communities and Organizations (CECCO) recently met with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Harper government to discuss events and issues affecting Eritrean-Canadians.

CECCO would like to thank both the Harper government and DFAIT for their cooperation and for their willingness to engage the Eritrean-Canadian communities.

CECCO called on the Canadian government to approach issues in the Horn of Africa within the context of its historical role in working for peace. Continue reading Harper Government Meets with Representatives of Eritrean-Canadian Communities