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Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Switzerland resumes support for cooperation projects in Eritrea

More diplomacy with Eritrea is the way forward.

BY FDFA | PRESS RELEASE

Switzerland will resume its cooperation with Eritrea in a new three-year phase. The allocated CHF 6 million ($6 million) will be used to improve vocational skills development.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) took this decision on the basis of the findings and recommendations of an external evaluation commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at the end of a pilot phase to trial resumption of development cooperation with Eritrea. Continue reading Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Eritrea Blames CIA for 2011 Acts of Subversion

This is an exclusive interview with Eritrea’s Minister of Information

“Our intended goal is that by December this year [2011], the regime of Isaias Afwerki should be shaking and ready to fall, and we are working on the final details now of an ICC Warrant for crimes against humanity for the President.” – Secret Amnesty International Memo (Photo: Getty Images)
BY GUIDO TALARICO | EASTWEST MAGAZINE

A few days ago, the Eritrean Ministry of Information published documents that would prove the involvement of the CIA (the US secret services), Mossad (the Israeli secret services) and some NGOs in a series of activities aimed at boycotting Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Blames CIA for 2011 Acts of Subversion

UNHCR Staff Members Solicited Bribes from Refugees: UN Probe

“If UNHCR in Ethiopia and Sudan worked correctly, no one would want to come to Libya”

Asylum for sale. A UN probe reveals harrowing tales of corruption among resettlement workers for the United Nations refugee agency – UNHCR.

BY SALLY HAYDEN | IRIN NEWS*

An internal UN refugee agency investigation into allegations of corruption in its Sudan resettlement operations has determined that a staff member abused their power by soliciting bribes from refugees. Continue reading UNHCR Staff Members Solicited Bribes from Refugees: UN Probe

UNHCR Appeals to Eritrea Over Somali Refugee Camp Closure

2014 UNHCR Report: ‘Somali refugees in Eritrea have not yet found durable solution due to lack of availability of livelihood opportunities within the camp, lack of interest in voluntary repatriations as well as problems with the in-country case-processing mechanisms by resettlement countries such as Canada, Australia, and USA.’

BY UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is appealing to Eritrea not to close the Umkulu refugee camp after hundreds of refugees left the site in recent weeks, amidst reports that local authorities had asked residents to leave. Continue reading UNHCR Appeals to Eritrea Over Somali Refugee Camp Closure

Uganda ‘Considering’ Relocation of African Migrants from Israel

Uganda’s government has announced that it will accept some 500 “interested” Eritreans and Sudanese refugees from Israel

The Unwanted Africans in Israel. Uganda is ready to receive 500 “rejected” African asylum seekers from Israel who have “expressed willingness” to be sent to Uganda.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Uganda is “positively considering” Israel’s request to take 500 Eritrean or Sudanese migrants rejected by Israel, a senior government official said on Friday, the first official confirmation of an agreement to receive African migrants whose planned deportations have caused widespread protests in Israel. Continue reading Uganda ‘Considering’ Relocation of African Migrants from Israel

African Migrants Given 3 Months to Leave Israel or Face Jail

Israeli government calls on migrants from Sudan and Eritrea to ‘leave to their country or a third country’, offering $3,500 to those who depart by April, and prison to those who refuse

The Israeli government has ordered thousands of African migrants from Sudan and Eritrea to leave the country within three months or face prison.

BY TESFANEWS *

The Israeli government has ordered thousands of African refugees and migrants to leave the country within three months or face prison. The Population and Immigration Authority called this week on those from Sudan and Eritrea to leave “to their country or to a third country”, meaning Rwanda or Uganda. Continue reading African Migrants Given 3 Months to Leave Israel or Face Jail