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Eritrea Ratifies ‘Worst Forms of Child Labour’ Convention

Eritrea has now ratified all 8 ILO fundamental Conventions

Eritrea is the 185th Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182.

BY ILO

On 3 June 2019, the Government of Eritrea deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the “Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)” , marking the ILO’s first centenary . Continue reading Eritrea Ratifies ‘Worst Forms of Child Labour’ Convention

Swedish Mining Engineer: “The Operations in Bisha Were Far From Slavery”

Swedish mining Engineer who worked at the Bisha mine in Eritrea between April 2010 and July 2014 has said he didn’t see any signs of “slavery”. (Photo: Clas Lindström)

BY MARTIN SCHIBBYE | BLANKSPOT *

Mining Engineer Clas Lindström worked for Bisha Mining in Eritrea during the same period that three workers claim they had to work in the mine against their will. He remembers an unusual plant, but did not see any signs of slavery. Continue reading Swedish Mining Engineer: “The Operations in Bisha Were Far From Slavery”

Be Careful What You Wish For: COI’s Unintended Consequences

UN inquiry finds the “Eritrean government” has committed crimes against humanity and other inhumane acts such as torture, rape and murder since 1991. Legally speaking, the accusations are so expansive that anyone who was or is part of the “government” should be held to account for the crime.

By Aghade,

On June 8, 2016, the three-member Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COI) released its second and final report that suggested Eritrea, essentially, is not and never was a legitimate nation. This conclusion is a full-frontal assault on the nation of Eritrea and its people, to say the least.

We know a number subversive Eritrean groups, closely tied with the US and Ethiopian governments, have contributed to the report, which includes certain former top Eritrean disgruntled officials who now lead “opposition groups” based in Europe. We have seen their meeting schedules and photos, heard their testimonies, and noticed a great deal of similarities as it relates to their talking points. Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For: COI’s Unintended Consequences

Over 200,000 Petitioners Slam Sickening COI-Eritrea Report

By Eritrean Global Action for Justice,

More than 10,000 Eritreans and their friends from across Europe inundated Geneva on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, to protest against the politically driven agenda of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights and to condemn the COI-Eritrea for its preposterous conclusion that “crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea since 1991.” Continue reading Over 200,000 Petitioners Slam Sickening COI-Eritrea Report

Matt McClearn of the Canadian Business Magazine Fired

The case of Matthew McClearn of the Canadian Business Magazine. An eye for a Chin?

By TesfaNews,

A REUTERS reporter and former employee of the Canadian Business Magazine (CBM) today disclosed that the company fired Matthew McClearn, who recently been under heavy criticism for attacking a country and people he knows nothing about with his outlandish article he wrote for CBM .

When Arshy Mann read McClearn’s irresponsible and childish story on the CBM, he felt sorry that the one time reputable magazine is not helping itself to come up with genuine works. He said on his twitter page,  “Here’s the kind of work CBM is losing out on.”  Continue reading Matt McClearn of the Canadian Business Magazine Fired

Eritrea: The Fight Against Human Trafficking

It’s all about time before all the culpable parties brought to justice

By RAY J. A.,

Running rampant in the backstreet brothels of Southeast Asia, occurring in abundance across (in)famous red-light districts throughout continental Europe, readily existing within the Americas, and especially prevalent across Africa, human trafficking constitutes a truly global issue.

Not only is the human trafficking phenomenon a direct assault on human dignity, it is now categorized as a violation of human rights and is illegal in many countries.  Continue reading Eritrea: The Fight Against Human Trafficking