When people mention Eritrean opposition groups, for most Eritreans and neutral observers, the Ethiopian regime quickly comes to mind. Yet, even with the support of TPLF, Eritrean opposition groups remain highly fragmented along regional, ethnic, religious, and ideological parameters. Because of their numerous divisions and alarming ties with Addis Ababa, they have failed to gain any real support from Eritreans.
Despite their differences, one area the opposition has thrived in is the internet. The Digital Age has provided them an opportunity to stay visible, even as their followers in the real world continue to dwindle. One group that has seized this opportunity is the Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC). Continue reading Eritrean “Opposition” Turn to Violence Seeking Attention→
On 25th February 2013, the 10-year long and well-coordinated vilification and defamation campaign against Swedish-Eritrean citizens culminated in a late night firebombing of three Eritrean Community Centers in the heart of Stockholm. This heinous crime followed by the conspicuous media silence, and alarming inaction by the Swedish authorities is prompting us to visit your office and voice our concerns. Continue reading Violence, Racism and Xenophobia Against Peaceful Swedish-Eritrean Community→
The outrageous coordinated fire bombs carried on three separate Eritrean community centres in Stockholm has entered its full week yesterday and so far no arrest or prime suspect has been named by the police.
What is more telling is the Swedish Media and especially the Expressen paper who does not miss a chance to inform its readers about any small incident that occurs in the Swedish-Eritrean community finds itself tongue-tied on the biggest issue that has occurred in the communities in Stockholm that affects the lives of thousands of Swedish Eritreans living in Stockholm. Continue reading Swedish Tabloid ‘Expressen’ Did it Again→
After the coordinated terrorist attacks on three Eritrean community centers in Stockholm, some politicians in the country have started to downplay the heinous terrorist act directed at the 20,000 strong Swedish-Eritrean community.
Although no one has claimed responsibility, the police are doing investigation on the matter though they started to believe that it is the work of an arson.
Sveriges radio yesterday reported by quoting TT news agency that most members of the Eritrean community believes such a crime is the work of some Swedish Eritreans who are critical of the Eritrean government. One person who asked to remain anonymous confirms that “there was definitely a political motive behind it.” Continue reading MP Defend Terror on Eritrean Civic Centers→