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.
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.
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“.
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.
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→