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The Traffic Racket: The Activist Syndicate and the EU

The role of diaspora based Eritrean 'Activists' in the Trafficking of Eritreans and their shadowy links with journalists
The role of diaspora based Eritrean ‘Activists’ in the Trafficking of Eritreans and their shadowy links with journalists and state officials vis-à-vis Eritrean migration and the resultant consequences for Europe, Eritrea and the migrants.

By Red Sea Fisher,

IN PART one of our series on the “The Traffic Racket,” we spoke about the dubious roles of Eritrean “activists” Mussie Zerai, Meron Estefanos, and Elsa Chyrum. We spoke about the role of misinformed journalists and sometimes outright biased activist-journalists like Dan Connell, who have been promoting the work of the activists to bring about regime change in Eritrea. Do these ties go deeper?

Part two looks into the shadowy links between these activists, journalists, and state officials vis-à-vis Eritrean migration, in a loose syndicate, and looks at the consequences for Europe, Eritrea, and the migrants. Continue reading The Traffic Racket: The Activist Syndicate and the EU

‘Make Migrants Work for Free’: Italian Minister

Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Italian municipalities need to enforce a directive for migrants to work without pay.

By The Local,

ASYLUM seekers in Italy may have to work for free, Italy’s interior minister told local mayors on Thursday, reminding them of a controversial decree issued several months ago.

“We must ask the municipalities to apply our directive and make migrants work for free… Rather than leave them with nothing to do, they should make them work,” Angelino Alfano said, according to the Italian media. Continue reading ‘Make Migrants Work for Free’: Italian Minister