Arhe Hamednaca is an Eritrea born Swedish parliamentarian who belongs to the Social Democratic party (S) since 2010 and he is listed as the fifth name on the Candidate list in Stockholm for the coming general election.
It is with deep remorse and regret that the Eritrean community in Sweden learnt of the shocking and unjustified announcement that the Swedish government declared Tekle Menghistu, first secretary at the Eritrean diplomatic mission in Stockholm persona non grata and subsequently deported him.
The Swedish Foreign Office admits the authenticity of the event but refrains from either commenting or justifying the decision, as has been government policy to never publicize specifics about diplomatic deportations.
Eritrea, a sovereign state in the so-called Horn of Africa became independent from neighboring Ethiopia in 1993. The country has a population of around 6 million. The Eritrean diaspora is estimated to reach a million of which close to 30,000 are believed to be currently living in Sweden. Continue reading Vociferous Enemy of Swedish – Eritrean Community→
AS the September 14 election exposes deep divisions in Sweden and opinion polls suggests the centre-left opposition extends a lead ahead of election, the center-right government took an unprecedented step to scapegoat Eritrea in the hope to win some badly needed votes. It had given the first secretary at the Eritrean embassy two days to leave the country.
On Sunday night February 24 three Eritrean community centers in Stockholm, Sweden were firebombed and burnt to the ground following a vicious attack on the Swedish Eritrean population by a program broadcast by Stockholm television station SVT.