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ድመ ንኹሉ ደላይ መሰረታዊ ለውጢ! by ENSF-HIDRI 16 ሚያዝያ 2015 

 

ዲ.ማ.መ.ኤ ማእከል ዝገበረ 40 ዓመታት ናይ ቃልሲ ዕድመ እወ ንናጽነት ኤርትራ ብምባል መሪር ቃልሲ ሓሊፉ’ዩ፣ ድሕሪ ናጽነት ኤርትራ እንተኾነ’ውን ምእንቲ ፍትሕን ማዕርነትን ኮታስ ብሓፈሽኡ ዲሞክራስያዊት ኤርትራ ንምህናጽ ተቓሊሱ ዘቃልስ መሪሕ ግደ ሒዙ ዘሎ  ማሕበር እዩ ምባል ሓቂ እዩ። ዲ.ማ.መ.ኤ ሃገረ ጀርመን፡ ብምትሕብባር ጨናፍር ተ.ሓ.ኤ.ሰ.ባ. ኤውሮጳ፡ ሰሜን ኤመሪካን፡ ማእከላይ ምብራቕን ………………..ዕድመ-ንኹሉ-ደላይ-ለውጢ-112

Petitioning United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres and 2 others EU keep your promise: prevent another Lampedusa

Just after the Lampedusa tragedy, the European officials promised that desperate people would no longer die at sea in their quest for a more secure life.
The result was an admirable search and rescue operation by the Italian navy called Mare Nostrum (“Our Sea” – the Latin term for the Mediterranean), which – according to the Italian defence ministry – has rescued 150,000 migrants and brought them to a European Union shore where they can apply for asylum.

In October, Italy said it would close a sea rescue mission. Now, Mare Nostrum is being replaced a more limited rescue mission called Triton, overseen by EU border control agency Frontex.
The unscrupulous people smugglers, who base their dirty business on the misery of these refugees, have not emerged because of existing rescue operations provided by the EU or its member states. Rather, their proliferation is due to the systematic sealing of the European Union. It is now impossible for refugees to legally enter Europe. They are forced by the EU to take ever more dangerous routes across the Mediterranean. The advance of the ISIS worsens their situation as they’re bringing together hundreds of refugees on the Libyan coast, ready to be sent out into the fray.

Therefore, please act quickly and prevent another lampedusa!!

LETTER TO
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DG Migration and Home Affairs
EU keep your promise: prevent another LampedusaJust after the Lampedusa tragedy, the European officials promised that desperate people would no longer die at sea in their quest for a more secure life.

The result was an admirable search and rescue operation by the Italian navy called Mare Nostrum (“Our Sea” – the Latin term for the Mediterranean), which – according to the Italian defence ministry – has rescued 150,000 migrants and brought them to a European Union shore where they can apply for asylum.

In October, Italy said it would close a sea rescue mission. Now, Mare Nostrum is being replaced a more limited rescue mission called Triton, overseen by EU border control agency Frontex.

The unscrupulous people smugglers, who base their dirty business on the misery of these refugees, have not emerged because of existing rescue operations provided by the EU or its member states. Rather, their proliferation is due to the systematic sealing of the European Union. It is now impossible for refugees to legally enter Europe. They are forced by the EU to take ever more dangerous routes across the Mediterranean. The advance of the ISIS worsens their situation as they’re bringing together hundreds of refugees on the Libyan coast, ready to be sent out into the fray.

Therefore, please act quickly and prevent another lampedusa!!

ISIL claims massacre of Ethiopian Christians in Libya Video released online shows one group of captives being shot and another group being beheaded on a beach. 19 Apr 2015 15:28 GMT | ISIL, Middle East, Libya, Ethiopia

Video released online shows a group of about 12 men being beheaded, and another group of 16 men shot to death [AP]

Video released online shows a group of about 12 men being beheaded, and another group of 16 men shot to death [AP]

A new video from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) purportedly shows the group killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

The 29-minute video released online on Sunday shows two groups of dark-skinned captives. It says one group is held by an ISIL affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in the south.

A masked fighter delivers a long statement before the video switches between footage of the captives in the south being shot to death and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach.

The footage released online shows one group of about 12 men being beheaded by armed men on a beach and another group of at least 16 being shot in the head in a desert area.

It was not immediately clear who the captives were.

Redwan Hussein, an Ethiopian government spokesman, told Reuters that he could not immediately confirm the nationalities of the victims.

In a separate interview with AFP news agency, Hussein condemned the killing “whether they are Ethiopians or not.”

Ethiopia’s embassy in Egypt was working to verify if those killed were indeed Ethiopians, he added.

The video bore the official logo of the ISIL media arm Al-Furqan and resembled previous videos released by the group.

A text on the screen identifies the men as “followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church”.

Ethiopia condemns Libya killings, not sure if its citizens Source: Reuters – Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:00 GMT

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ADDIS ABABA, April 19 (Reuters) – Ethiopia said on Sunday it had not been able to verify that about 30 people shown in a video being shot and beheaded by Islamic State in Libya were Ethiopian Christians, but said it condemned the “atrocious act.”

“We have seen the video but our embassy in Cairo has not been able to confirm that the victims are Ethiopian nationals,” government spokesman Redwan Hussein told Reuters. “Nonetheless, the Ethiopian government condemns the atrocious act.”

He said Ethiopia, which does not have an embassy in Libya, would help repatriate Ethiopians if they wanted to leave Libya. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Jon Boyle)

ISIL video purports to show killing of Ethiopian Christians

The latest video released by the Islamic State mirrors a video the group released in February. In both cases, Christians are beheaded. VP

ISIL video purports to show killing of Ethiopian Christians Jane Onyanga-Omara, USA TODAY8:44 a.m. EDT April 19, 2015

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A video purporting to show the killing of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic State-affiliated militants in Libya has been released online.

The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, one by an affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other by the Fazzan Province, an affiliate in the south.

A masked fighter wielding a pistol says Christians must convert to Islam or pay a special tax prescribed by the Quran, before the captives in the south are shown being shot dead and the captives in the east are beheaded on a beach.

In January, militants loyal to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, claimed responsibility for an attack on the Corinthia hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli that left 10 people including an American and four other foreigners dead.

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Extremist groups, including some that have pledged allegiance to ISIL, have risen in the country since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

In February, Egypt began airstrikes against ISIL targets in Libya hours after militants released a video purporting to show the mass beheading of Egyptian Christian hostages.

ISIL controls vast swaths of Syria and neighboring Iraq. The extremists were recently driven out of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit by Iraqi forces and allied Shiite militias, helped by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

The battle for Tikrit was seen as a key step toward driving the militants out of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city.

Contributing: Associated Press

SA xenophobia: Africa reacts Posted On : April 18th, 2015 | Updated On : April 18th, 2015

 

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The upsurge in xenophobic violence in South Africa that started in the port city of Durban a few weeks ago has angered African countries, many of whose citizens have been targeted.

Foreign-owned shops have also been attacked and looted in Johannesburg, which experienced the worst of similar violence in 2008.

African nations feel particularly affronted by the attacks, given the support the continent gave to South Africa during its long fight against white-minority rule. Here are some reactions:

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Zambia: Music blackout and boycott

Zambia’s biggest private radio station Q FM has announced on its Facebook pagethat it has “indefinitely blacked out the playing of South African music in protest against xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals taking place in that country”.

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The radio station now features a special protest logo on its Facebook page

“We need to send a clear message to South Africans that violence on fellow Africans negates African unity which the forefathers of the continent fought for,” the station said.

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Protesters in Zambia were encouraged to wear black using the hashtag #blackfriday

Earlier, a small group of Zambian protesters went to the South African High Commission in Lusaka to complain about the xenophobia, reports the BBC’s Meluse Kapatamoyo.

Malumbo Siwale in Zambia tweeted using the hashtag #blackfriday, which has been trending on twitter in Zambia: “Not buying or using South African products today, fight #xenophobia by pressuring the #SA govt to act #blackfriday”.

#Xenophobic SA: Reaction on Twitter

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Mozambique: Mine and gas workers evacuated

A road block has been set up near the Ressano Garcia border post with South Africa by a group of people who are stopping vehicles with South African number plates from entering the country and reportedly stoning some of them.

Mozambican workers at mining and gas companies have also protested about the violence, downing tools on Thursday demanding that South African employees leave – and that their jobs should be taken by those fleeing the violence in South Africa, says the BBC’s Jose Tembe.

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South Africa’s largest oil producer Sasol is repatriating 340 South Africans from Mozambique

South African petrochemicals firm Sasol and Brazilian mining giant Vale have since evacuated some of its foreign workers.

The government has asked people not to retaliate against South Africans and urged Mozambican not to go to South Africa – some make the trip from the capital, Maputo, to go shopping at the weekend – so the situation does not escalate. An anti-xenophobia march in Maputo is also planned for Saturday.

A Mozambican youth group has posted this suggestion on its Facebook page: “In view of the xenophobic disgrace coming from South Africa, the Youth Parliament advocates that electricity and gas supplies to South Africa be suspended until [South Africa’s President] Jacob Zuma comes to Mozambique to redeem himself.”

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Malawi: Goods boycott call

There have been calls for people to stop buying South African goods and services, spearheaded by John Kapito, executive director of the Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA).

“We’re urging Malawians to boycott all South African shops and goods,” he told the BBC.

“We’re giving them one week to close their shops. On Friday next week we will physically close all South African shops like Shoprite and Game, if they don’t close on their own. If they don’t want us in their country, we don’t want their goods here too.”

Billy Mayaya, an activist in the capital, Lilongwe, has said that there are street demonstration planned next Tuesday, where protesters will deliver a petition to the South African High Commission – two days after the government plans to begin the repatriation of some of its citizens from South Africa.

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Zimbabwe: Protest and artist boycott calls

A demonstration in Harare
The protesters sang the South Africa national anthem Nkosi Sikelela’ iAfrica (God Bless Africa)
A demonstration in Harare
Riot police dispersed the protesters

Riot police in the capital, Harare, dispersed a crowd of protesters outside the South African embassy after they tried to force open the gates.

They were singing the South African national anthem Nkosi Sikelela’ iAfrica (God Bless Africa) and the deputy ambassador eventually came out to receive their petition.

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Hashtags about xenophobia are trending – and the BBC’s Brian Hungwe in Harare says there are some messages going around on WhatsApp encouraging people to boycott South African acts at the upcoming Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa), which runs from 28 April to 2 May – but no artists have cancelled.

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Chronicle reports that repatriation documents for 1,000 Zimbabweans in Durban have been arranged and the evacuation will begin on Sunday.

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Nigeria: MPs debate action

Lawmakers in the lower house passed a motion on Thursday to recall the Nigerian ambassador to South Africa for consultations over the attacks. But an amendment calling for Nigeria to sever diplomatic ties with South Africa was defeated.

The MPs also debated whether to use existing legislation to put pressure on South African businesses in Nigeria if the attacks continued.

 

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