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Eritrea Embassy Statement on USCIRF’s 2019 Religious Freedom Report

USCIRF released its annual 2019 Report on Eritrea, once again based on dubious sources.
Re: USCIRF’s 2019 Report on Religious Freedom

BY EMBASSY OF ERITREA

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released, on 29 April 2019, its Annual Report. It has routinely placed Eritrea on its infamous list of “Countries of Particular Concern.” Continue reading Eritrea Embassy Statement on USCIRF’s 2019 Religious Freedom Report

Eritrea: The Politics of Religion

Any activity that aims to foment turmoil and terrorism in the name of religion – whether in its Christian or Islamic variant; fundamentalist or “moderate” facade, shall not be tolerated.

Downtown Asmara where one finds the peaceful co-exist of different religions, for hundreds of years, while respecting their differences.

BY SHABAIT | EDITORIAL

The scourge of terrorism perpetrated under the mantle of religion; the upheavals, huge loss of life and destruction of property that it entails are not, indeed, new in the annals of the political history of mankind. But it has assumed new dimensions in this century.

As such, it is breeding instability in various parts of our world; posing as it does a serious threat to international peace and security and causing increasing consternation among powerful and weak nations alike.

The phenomenon accordingly warrants a profound appraisal and serious approach that is commensurate to its gravity.

The purpose of this brief editorial is not to delve into a comprehensive analysis of the subject matter but to highlight some of its relevant features in a concise and skeletal form. Continue reading Eritrea: The Politics of Religion

World Council of Churches Delegates in Eritrea

The World Council of Churches is a worldwide inter-church organization founded in 1948.

BY SHABAIT

Eight senior member delegation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) is on a working visit to Eritrea.

During a meeting the senior delegation held with the leaders of the Eritrean Churches, the General Secretary of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Synod, Abune Lukas, indicated that the harmony and respect between religions has been for long the main characteristic of the Eritrean people and that this meeting will be a good opportunity for sharing experience with the World Council of Churches. Continue reading World Council of Churches Delegates in Eritrea

USCIRF 2016 Report Recommends Eritrea be Designated as a CPC

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), on its 2016 Annual Report, recommends Eritrea to remain designated as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) for religious freedom violations.

By TesfaNews,

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its 2016 Annual Report on religious freedom violations in over 30 countries and its Eritrea report was hardly flattering.

The report reveals that the Eritrean government continues to repress religious freedom for unregistered, and in some cases registered, religious communities, particularly Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading USCIRF 2016 Report Recommends Eritrea be Designated as a CPC

Human Right as a Weapon of Destabilization

Unpatriotic Eritreans and hired stooges that profess themselves as experts are after their personal benefits and satisfactions, all in the name of Human Rights. The Human right violations echoed in the UN Human Right Commission are, therefore, self serving narratives collected from such self serving entities with no substance.

By Berhane Woldu,

THE United Nations has different branches that govern nations; the Security Council is the power house of the organization with primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security. The Council has 15 members; 5 permanent members with great Power unanimity; they are China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States.

These Five Great powers can declare war, impose economic sanctions, negate admission of new members, appoint Secretary-General, and elect judges to the International Court of justice and exercise trusteeship function of the United Nations. The 5 permanent members are the Imperial Monarch of the United Nations; democracy in its abstract form.  Continue reading Human Right as a Weapon of Destabilization

Ethiopian Muslims Stage Anti Government Protest

Ethiopian Muslim Protests – the other alternative means to take Ethiopians to the very gates of a post-TPLF rule

By AFP,

HUNDREDS of Muslims protesters demonstrated in Ethiopia Friday, demanding the release of 17 of their leaders jailed under terrorism charges last year.

“What the government is doing doesn’t solve the problem, rather it will worsen the situation,” said protestor Mohammad Seman, speaking at the demonstration following busy Friday prayers at a popular Addis Ababa mosque.

The leaders were arrested last August, following months of protests by Muslims accusing the government of interfering in religious affairs. They are currently on trial for intending to “carry out acts of terrorism.”  Continue reading Ethiopian Muslims Stage Anti Government Protest