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Egypt Mosque Attack Killed More than 235

The gun and bomb assault in Sinai is the deadliest terrorist atrocity in the country’s modern history.

“The murder of civilians in Egypt during a mosque service is an act of striking cruelty. This is yet another proof that human morality is absolutely alien to terrorists” – Russia.

BY INDEPENDENT

The death toll in a militant attack on a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai region has risen to 235, Egyptian state television reported, quoting the public prosecutor.

It was more deadly than the October 2015 bombing of a Russian Metrojet flight, which claimed 224 lives.
Militants targeted members of Egypt’s security forces attending Friday prayers at the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, near Arish city. Continue reading Egypt Mosque Attack Killed More than 235

Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt On Its Economic Growth

Pervasive repression, denial of fundamental freedoms and rampant unemployment has led to frustration, alienation and disillusionment among most Ethiopian youth. The only way to escape from such curse is by migrating to certain dream lands. But why the Ethiopian exodus didn’t get half the attention given to Eritrea by the mainstream media, right groups and the UNHCR?

By Chalachew Tadesse,

The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

Commenting on the killings to Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), Ethiopian government spokesperson Redwan Hussien urged potential migrants not to risk their lives by using dangerous exit routes.

Hussein’s call sparked anger among hundreds of Ethiopian youths and relatives of the deceased, who took to the streets in the capital Addis Ababa this week before the demonstration was disbanded by the police, local media reported.  Continue reading Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt On Its Economic Growth

UNHCR Eritrea Representative Warned of Expulsion

The summoning of UNHCR representation in Asmara for a stern warning signifies a deterioration in relation that might eventually lead to expulsion

By TesfaNews,

THE Eritrean Foreign Ministry summoned UNHCR representative in the country for stern admonition following its routine dissemination of speculative, politically driven reports on Eritrea that are at variance with the true fats.

Asmara routinely accuses the UNHCR for becoming the main catalyst in bolstering illegal migration of the youth from the country.  Continue reading UNHCR Eritrea Representative Warned of Expulsion

Grief-Stricken Ethiopians Take Their Anger to the Streets Over ISIS Killings (VIDEO)

By TesfaNews,

THE women are wailing and crying, the youth chanting. Thousands of angry Ethiopians filled the streets of Addis Ababa to vent their rage and grief over the gruesome killing of dozens of Ethiopian Christian asylum seekers in Libya by the savage Islamic extremist group ISIS.

The protesters depart from the homes of the two victims located in Kirkos neighborhood and continued all the way to Meskel Square. Attempts to extend the demonstration up to the Parliament was resisted by the presence of Federal Police.  Continue reading Grief-Stricken Ethiopians Take Their Anger to the Streets Over ISIS Killings (VIDEO)

Ethiopia’s Anti-Extremist Policies Could Put It in Militants’ Crosshairs

Ethiopia could be dragged into the battle against ISIS. Government said lawmakers will meet and consider possible response to the crime. Yes, Egypt bombed Libya after ISIL commit similar crimes but Ethiopia is not Egypt and fighting ISIS is not Ethiopia’s business. Thread carefully!

By Siobhan O’Grady,

THE United States for years has praised Ethiopia’s fight against terrorism in East Africa, but that hard-line approach to extreme Islamism may have contributed to the bloody execution of dozens of Ethiopian Christians who were targeted by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya.

Addis Ababa has been long consumed with a bigger threat on their borders — against the militant group al-Shabab in neighboring Somalia. The slaughter of two groups of Christians, in Libya likely seeking work or passage to Europe, newly confronts Ethiopia with the world’s fastest-spreading insurgency.  Continue reading Ethiopia’s Anti-Extremist Policies Could Put It in Militants’ Crosshairs