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Eritrea: Federal Complaint Filed Against Lawyer for Lobbying Work

David Matas is a human rights lawyer who regularly speaks to the press on behalf of Eritrean refugees in Canada with out the blessing of any of the Eritrean Canadian Communities. A self-proclaimed activist?
David Matas is a human rights lawyer who regularly speaks to the press on behalf of Eritrean refugees in Canada with out their blessing. A self-proclaimed activist?

TESFANEWS has learned that a human rights lawyer retained by the Hidmonna Eritrean-Canadian Human Rights Group Inc. is being investigated for allegedly failing to register as a lobbyist after a complaint was filed under Canada’s federal Lobbying Act.

Earlier this month, The Winnipeg Free Press reported that David Matas met privately with Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to press him on issues related to Eritrea. Mr. Matas’s alleged lobbying activities also include lobbying the federal government to shut down the Eritrean consulate in Toronto.

Lobbyists are required by law to be registered if they undertake to communicate with, or arrange a meeting with, a federal public office holder on behalf of a client. Continue reading Eritrea: Federal Complaint Filed Against Lawyer for Lobbying Work

Guests from Africa at the Dinner Table

According to the White House, the Summit will focus on the advancement of trade and investment in Africa, and America’s commitment to Africa’s security and its democratic development. But that can be achieved only through meaningful partnership and inclusion and not with exclusion.

By Samuel Mahaffy (PhD),

IN many communities in Africa, it is a tradition to welcome a visiting guest with a meal.  Sharing a meal is a way of building and affirming relationship.

The U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit, hosted by the White House this week, affords the United States the opportunity to welcome 51 Heads of State and senior leaders from Africa. This unprecedented event should be an opening for the United States to change course in its engagement with the nations on the African continent.  Continue reading Guests from Africa at the Dinner Table

Feeling Enriched in Eritrea (Interview)

Eritrean intellectuals from Europe and North America are providing voluntary graduate and post-graduate lectures in the homeland. Shanet Zeru is one of them from UK who currently teaching Anthropology at the Adi-Keih College of Arts and Social Sciences

By Seble Ephrem,

AT a time when many Eritreans are choosing to leave Eritrea for ‘greener pasturesShanet Zeru is one of many other young people who has decided to return from the land of ‘milk and honey’. Here follows excerpt of the exclusive interview she made with Seble Ephrem in Asmara two weeks ago.  Continue reading Feeling Enriched in Eritrea (Interview)

Norway to Restrict Eritreans from Visiting Ethiopia and Sudan

Norwey didn’t get it yet. Why Eritreans want to return back to Eritrea once securing protection?

By Norway Today,

THE Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has grown tired of the Eritreans who have been granted protection in Norway, often visit their home country Eritrea. Now adds the restrictions on travel opportunities.

Immigration told the newspaper Vårt Land that there is extensive travel where Eritreans living in Norway visiting the homeland through Eritrea’s neighboring countries Sudan and Ethiopia.  Continue reading Norway to Restrict Eritreans from Visiting Ethiopia and Sudan

Hundreds Dead, Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Italy

The Italian coastguard brings survivors of Thursday’s tragedy to the harbour in Lampedusa

By Reuters,

More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, one of the worst disasters of Europe’s chronic immigration crisis.  Continue reading Hundreds Dead, Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Italy