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Eritrean Refugee Arrested Over the Murder of Khalid Idris Bahray in Germany

The accused has alledgedly confessed while in custody and given his motive as a fight over household concerns that turned violent
A 26-year-old Eritrean man has allegedly confessed while in custody and given his motive for killing Khaled Idris Bahray as a fight over household concerns that turned violent

By Reuters,

AN ASYLUM seeker from Eritrea was arrested on Thursday and faces charges of killing a 20-year-old compatriot in Dresden, an eastern German city that has become a center of protests against Islam and refugees.

State prosecutor Jan Hille told Reuters that the man had admitted attacking the victim during a dispute over the room they were sharing in a refugee shelter. Continue reading Eritrean Refugee Arrested Over the Murder of Khalid Idris Bahray in Germany

Khartoum Expelled Two Top UN Officials

Sudan finds it unacceptable for a UN officials to make statements that are offensive to the people and dignity of the state. As a result, it kicked them out of the country in less than 24 hours. On the contrary, another UN office in neighboring Eritrea has been accused of being part of the problem of illegal migration by invariably adopting a preferential, prima facia asylum status for the Eritrean youth. This is, of course, beyond making offensive statements against the people and the state of Eritrea. Can these accusations and alleged criminal acts constitute for the expulsion of the UNHCR country representative in Asmara?

By Aljazeera,

SUDAN is reported to have ordered two senior UN officials to leave, amid tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in the western Darfur region.

A UN spokesperson, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said Ali Zaatari and Yvonne Helle were ordered to leave on Thursday.

Zaatari has been UN resident coordinator at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) while Helle worked as the UNDP’s country director. Continue reading Khartoum Expelled Two Top UN Officials

Legitimacy and Integrity of Professor Gaim Kibreab’s Complaints Compromised

EXPOSED. Email communications made between DIS and Professor Gaim Kibreab shows, the latter is an outright liar and political opportunist.

By TesfaNews,

IT was during summer this year that Denmark experienced a surge in the number of asylum seekers who claim to be from Eritrea. Almost all of them mentioned the fear of being punished for illegal exit from the country or desertion from national service as grounds for asylum. The available data, however, give rise to doubts that there are, in fact, a significant number of Ethiopians among them disguising as Eritreans.

On this basis, the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) sent a fact-finding mission to Ethiopia on August and to Eritrea on October 2014, respectively, to clarify the matter further. Continue reading Legitimacy and Integrity of Professor Gaim Kibreab’s Complaints Compromised

500 Feared Dead in Mediterranean Migrant Shipwreck

What is motivating migrants to make the hazardous crossing to Europe through the Mediterranean while knowing full that they too may end up dead like the hundreds before them. Is it because of the traffickers who are exploiting the political chaos and lack of security that has blighted Libya since 2011 or the good will and humanity of Europeans?

By AFP,

AS many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) described Monday as “the worst shipwreck in years“.

Horrific details of the shipwreck near Malta, told to IOM by survivors, came after dozens of African migrants were reported missing and feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya on Sunday.  Continue reading 500 Feared Dead in Mediterranean Migrant Shipwreck

Kenya: Authorities Concerned Spillover of Internal Conflict in Ethiopia

Abdi Mohammed, one of a number of Garissa residents who chased down a man suspected of being behind the recent killings of Ethiopian nationals, recovers from a gunshot wound at Garissa General Hospital on July 10th.

By Bosire Boniface,

SECURITY authorities in Garissa County say they are concerned that the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the outlawed Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) is spilling over into Kenya with fatal consequences.

ONLF is a rebel group that has been fighting with the Ethiopian government since 1984 for independence of the Ogaden region, a territory contested with Somalia during the Ogaden War in 1977-78 and inhabited by mostly ethnic Somalis.  Continue reading Kenya: Authorities Concerned Spillover of Internal Conflict in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Athlete Flees to South Africa

An Ethiopian athlete absconded during the just ended Gaborone 2014 Africa Youth Games (AYG) and is believed to have fled to South Africa

FREE at last? Ethiopian athlete abscond in Botswana and flee to South Africa

By Lekopanye Mooketsi,

THE Chairperson of the AYG, Regina Sikalesele-Vaka confirmed the incident of the missing Ethiopian athlete. Vaka said the athlete initially absconded on May 27 with one of his mates but they were caught at the border gate as they attempted to cross into South Africa. They were handed back to the their team officials who confiscated their passports.

However, the athlete fled again on May 29 and this time his attempt was successful. Vaka said there have been reports that the athlete was seen in Johannesburg. She added that this is a matter beyond their control and can only be handled by the Ethiopian Embassy. Vaka said if it was not because of the tight security, many athletes from different countries could have fled to neighbouring South Africa.  She said athletes could have utilised Botswana’s close proximity to South Africa to flee to that country. Continue reading Ethiopian Athlete Flees to South Africa