Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Accountability  1/6/2015

Michael Kourabas | Monday January 5th, 2015 | Leave a Comment

455141840_c857f90606_zCanadian multinationals beware: Your home and native land may now be the forum of choice for plaintiffs seeking to bring international human rights lawsuits.

In November, Canadian mining firm, Nevsun Resources, was sued in a Vancouver court by three Eritrean refugees alleging that Nevsun “aided, abetted, contributed to and became an accomplice to the use of forced labor, crimes against humanity and other human rights abuses” at an Eritrean mine.  The Nevsun case is just the most recent human rights suit to appear in Canadian court, where the alleged harm was committed by a Canadian corporation operating abroad.

The allegations

The Eritrean plaintiffs are former employees of the Bisha Mining Share Co. (BMSC), a project jointly-operated by Vancouver-based Nevsun and the Eritrean state-owned Segen Construction.  Prior to their employment at BMSC, the plaintiffs were conscripted into the Eritrean army as part of Eritrea’s much-criticized national service program.  In 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) linked the Eritrean service program, which requires all able-bodied Eritrean men and most women to either join the military or work for state-owned companies, to the mass exploitation of workers in Eritrea’s burgeoning mining sector.

At BMSC, the plaintiffs claim they were made to work grueling hours under deplorable conditions, for insufficient compensation, and without proper medical care, shelter or food.  The conscripted Eritreans were forcibly confined to the mine — separate from the foreign workers — and under persistent watch by security personnel.  If they left the mine site without authorization, plaintiffs claim conscripts were subjected to severe punishment.

According to the complaint, forced labor is so widespread and inhumane at BMSC that it constitutes a crime against humanity.

Nevsun responded to the suit by claiming the allegations were unfounded and that the Bisha mine has consistently adhered to “international standards of governance, workplace conditions, and health and safety.”  Nevsun further claims that, since 2009, it has had in place procedures to ensure that forced labor does not exist at the Bisha mine.  As the author of the aforementioned HRW report pointed out to The Guardian, “It will be hard to take [Nevsun’s assurances] very seriously if the company reacts to this lawsuit by insisting that the problem never existed to begin with.”  In fact, the 2013 HRW report called out the company by name, warning that “Nevsun’s experiences show that by developing projects in Eritrea, mining firms are walking into a potential minefield of human rights problems.”

Mining in a pariah state

Human Rights Watch characterizes Eritrea as a “pariah state” operating a “uniquely abusive program of indefinite forced labor.”  Though the country’s national service program was initially meant to last just 18 months, it has devolved into a program of perpetual imprisonment, with conscripts now fated to work for the state indefinitely and under the constant threat of violence.  In recent years, the conscript program has been used to supply labor for a growing number of international mining projects that are seeking to exploit the country’s heretofore largely unexplored mineral resources.

Nevsun, like most international mining companies seeking to operate in Eritrea, was forced to partner with a state-owned entity, Segen Construction, which purportedly stymied Nevsun’s attempts to investigate allegations of forced labor (which came as a result of the 2013 HRW report).

Last week, the U.K. parliament offered its own critique of the Eritrean government’s labor policies, passing an “early day motion” signed by 41 MPs and calling on Eritrea to allow an investigatory visit from the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.  The motion cited Eritrea’s practices of “arbitrary arrest and detention and compulsory military service,” which have contributed to an “exodus of Eritreans, now reaching 5,000 a month,” fleeing the country for Europe.  The MPs also called attention to the “collusion” between the Eritrean government and “international mining companies from the U.K., Canada and Australia,” which have leveraged the government’s forced labor program to their benefit.

A growing trend in Canada

The Nevsun litigation follows a series of other high-profile human rights cases filed in Canada by foreign plaintiffs against international mining companies.  The first cases of the type were brought in Ontario in 2010 against Toronto-based mining firm Hudbay Minerals.  In three related lawsuits against Hudbay, members of the indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ population in El Estor, Guatemala, allege that Hudbay and its wholly-owned subsidiaries were complicit in murder, shooting and gang-rape committed by security forces operating at Hudbay’s open-pit nickel mine in eastern Guatemala.  In July 2013, an Ontario judge ruled that the case could proceed to trial in Canadian court.

More recently, in June 2014, seven Guatemalan men sued Tahoe Resources, another Vancouver-based mining company, for shooting injuries suffered when Tahoe security personnel fired at them at close range.

Commentators have suggested that the 2013 Hudbay ruling could help plaintiffs in the Tahoe and Nevsun cases, and potentially open the door to other cases against Canadian companies accused of committing human rights abuses overseas.

This is particularly important because the door appears to be closing to foreign plaintiffs elsewhere in the world.

According to the Business & Human Rights Resource Center, the majority of the 108 legal cases profiled by the Center relate to extraterritorial claims arising in countries with weak, corrupt or nonexistent judicial systems.  Yet, in many companies’ home countries — that is, the countries in which they are based — surviving jurisdictional challenges to extraterritorial claims can be near impossible.

In the United States, where the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Shell drastically limited the jurisdictional scope of the Alien Tort Statute and the viability of claims concerning human rights abuses allegedly committed abroad, this is especially true.  The vast majority of appellate and district courts to consider extraterritorial claims in the wake of Kiobel have sided with corporate defendants, leading Bloomberg to declare last month: “U.S. corporations [are] winning [the] fight over human rights lawsuits.”

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Kenya’s President Visits Home of Eritrean Widow Lwam to Offer His Condolence


Kenya’s President visits home of Lwam Getachew and the Odinga’s | January 5, 2015

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has offered his condolences to Fidel Odinga’s widow, Eritrean Lwam Getachew, and his family during a visit to the Odinga residence.

Kenyatta also met with Raila and Ida Odinga, the parents of Fidel, expressing his sympathies and condolences.

Lwam Getachew’s late husband Fidel Odinga, son of former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga was found dead in his Nairobi home on Sunday morning.


Kenyatta said that Fidel Odniga’s death is not only a big loss to his family but also to the nation, which he served with commitment and dedication.

“The passing of Fidel has robbed Kenya of a promising young man whose contribution to nation building will be missed by all.”, Kenyatta said.

There’s been minor civil unrest in Nairobi after the son of opposition leader Raila Odinga was found dead in his home.

Police say the death of 41-year-old Fidel Odinga is being treated as unexplained.

He had been drinking with friends on Saturday night and was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning.

Police say they’re investigating his final movements.

A forensic pathologist has been called in and a post-mortem will be conducted to establish the cause of death.

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UNHCR Sudan, IOM Sudan, and the Government of Republic of the Sudan፡ protect Eritrean refugees in a severe state of danger!

On Wednesday evening 24th of December 2014 at least 21 Eritreans from the Shegarab-1 refugee camp in the eastern state of Kassala have drowned and at least 8 of them have died trying to cross the Atbara River in Sudan.  Although the cause of the accident is under investigation, according to eye-witnesses they were drowned in an attempt to escape from armed tribe men that follows them to abduct and held them for ransom. While being held in captivity, the people could be subjected to torture, sexual violence or other types of abuse and could be killed or will die as a result of mistreatment.

Today 25th December 2014 as many people from the Shegarab-1 refugee camp went to the place of accident to search for the bodies of the dead that has not been found, the armed tribe men come again and took an identified people by force to unknown location. The Eritreans in return took 3 tribe men and hold them as a house arrest in the Shegarab-1 refugee camp although they later handed them to Sudanese officials. In the siege that follows many people get arrested, houses have been burned and there are reports of people wounded or dead.

This situation is not new as it happened countless times. Therefore we call the urgent attention of UNHCR Sudan, IOM Sudan, and the Government of Republic of the Sudan to bring a swift solution to the degrading security of Shegarab-1 refugee camp and provide a permanent solution by creating legal channels for the refugees’ freedom of movement, provide saftey measures and other necessary steps.


ጀጋኑ ኣሃዱታት ደሞክራስያዊ ግንባራት ሓድነት ኤርትራን ደሞክራስያዊ ውድብ ዓፋር ቀይሕ ባሕርን ኣብ ልዕሊ ጸላኢ ዕወት ወተሃደራዊ መጥቃዕቲ ፈጺሞም  12/24/2014

ጀጋኑ ኣሃዱታት ደሞክራስያዊ ግንባራት ሓድነት ኤርትራን ደሞክራስያዊ ውድብ ዓፋር ቀይሕ ባሕርን

ኣብ ልዕሊ ጸላኢ ዕወት ወተሃደራዊ መጥቃዕቲ ፈጺሞም

ጀጋኑ ኣሃዱታት ደሞክራስያዊ ግንባር ሓድነት ኤርትራን ደሞክራስያዊ ውድብ ዓፋር ቀይሕ ባሕርን ብ22 ታሕሳስ 2014 ኣብ ሰዓታት ወጋሕታ፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ ናይ ጸላኢ ኣሃዱ ሰለያ ሓባራዊ መጥቃዕቲ ከም ዝፈነው፡ ዜና ዕወት ወተሃደራዊ መጥቃዕቲ ብዝብል ብስም ክልቲኡ ውድባት ዝተዘርገሐ ዜና ኣረጋጊጹ።

እቲ መጥቃዕቲ፡ ኣብ ማይ ጊኒ ፍሉይ ስሙ ማይ ምራኻት ኣብ ዝተባህለ፡ ኣብ መንጎ ቤት ገብሪኤል ማይ ኣልባን ዝርከብ ቦታ ነቚጡ፡ ህዝቢ ኣብ ልዕሊ ዘበሳብስ ዝነበረ ኣሃዱ ስለያ ጸላኢ ዝተፈጸመ ኮይኑ፡ በቲ በርቃዊ መጥቃዕቲ 8 ኣባላት ኣሃዱ ስለያ ጸላኢ ክሞቱ እንከለው 6 ካልኦት ከም ዝቖሰሉን፡ ነቲ መጥቃዕቲ ዝፈጸሙ ጀጋኑ ኣሃዱታት፡ ኣብኡ ዝጸንሐ ንብረትን ዕጥቅን መንዚዖም ብሰላም ናብ ባህሪያዊ ቦትኦም ከም ዝተመልሱን እቲ ብ22 ታሕሳስ 2014 ዝወጸ ዜና ሓቢሩ።

እዚ ሓባራዊ መጥቅዕቲ ብመሰረት ኣቐዲሙ ብኤርትራዊ ደሞክራስያዊ ኪዳን ተታሒዙ ዝጸንሐ ሓባራዊ ወተሃደራዊ ስትራተጂ ዝተፈጸመ ምኳኑ ዝገለጸ እቲ ዜና፡ ኣብ ጽባሕ ዕውት ህጹጽ ኣኼባ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ንደሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ ዝተፈጸመ ብምዃኑ ድማ፡ ድርብ ዓወት ንደሞክራስያዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራዩ ኢሉ።

ህጹጽ ኣኼባ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ንደሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ፡

ብሕድሕድ ምቅብባልን ውሁድ ናይ ቃልሲ መንፈስን ተዛዚሙ።

ንኹሉ ዕንቅፋታት ሰጊርና ካልኣይ ሃገራዊ ጉባኤ ንደሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ ከነዐውት ኢና!” ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝብል መሪሕ ጭርሖ፡ ካብ 15 ክሳብ 20 ታሕሳስ 2014 ክካየድ ዝቐነየ፡ ህጹጽ ኣኼባ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ንደሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ፡ ካብ ናይ ቅድሚ ሎሚ ብዝተፈልየ፡ ብሕድሕድ ምቅብባልን ሓላፍነት ዝመልኦ ውሁድ ናይ ቃልስን ለውጥን መንፈስ ብዕውት ኣገባብ ከም ዝተዛዘመ፡ ብ20 ታሕሳስ 2014 ዝወጸ ደምዳሚ መግለጺ ናይቲ ህጹጽ ኣኼባ ኣረጋጊጹ።

ህጹጽ ኣኼባ፡ ካልኣይ ሃገራዊ ጉባኤ ኣቐዲሙ ብዝተታሕዘሉ ግዜ መሰረት ከይሰላሰል፡ ዝዓንቀፍዎ ምኽንያታት፡ ብሓላፍነትን ግሉጽነት ገምጊሙ፡ ነቲ ምስ ኩሉ ድኽመታቱ ዝተረኽበ መኽሰባት ብምዕቃብ፡ ካብቲ ኣብ መስርሕ ዘጋጠመ ሕጽረታት ትምህርቲ ብምውሳድ፡ ንጉዕዞ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ንደሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ፡ ንቕድሚት ክስጉም 2

ዘኽእልዎ መደባት ሓንጺጹ፡ ነዚ ሓላፍነት ዝስከም ሓድሽ መሪሕነታዊ ኣካላት ከም ዝመዘዘን ኣረዲኡ።

ኩሎም ደለይቲ ደሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ ዝኾኑ ክፍልታት ሕብረተሰብና፡ ኣብ ጎኒ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ተሰሊፎም፡ ጸረገባቲ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ኣብ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ቃልሲ፡ ብዝተወደበ መልክዕ እጃሞም ከበርክቱ ጸዊዑ። ህጹጽ ኣኼባ፡ ንጉዳይ ዋሕዚ ስደትን ኣብ ጉዕዞ ዘጋጥም ዘሎ ሓደጋታት ኣመልኪቱ ኣብ ዝተመያየጠሉ፡ ኩሉ እዚ ጉዳይ ዝምልከቶም ኣህጉራውያን ትካላትን ኣካላትን ብሓፈሻ፡ ብፍላይ ድማ ብብዝሒ ኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት ይዓርፉለን ናይ ዘለው ሃገራት፡ ማለት ሕብረት ኤውሮጳ፡ ምሉእ ሕጋው ሰብኣዊ መሰል ስደተኛታት ብምኽባር ሓላፍነታዊ ተራኦም ክጻወቱ ከም ዝጸወዐን ደምዳሚ መግለጺ ህጹጽ ኣኼባ ወሲኹ ገሊጹ።

ኤርትራውያን ዝርከብዎም ኣፍሪቃውያን ስደተኛታት ካብ ፈረንሳ ናብ ዓዲ እንግሊዝ ከይሰግሩ ንምዕጋት ብመንግስቲ እንግሊዝ ዝተጀመረ ናይ መንደቕ ሓጹሩ፡ ከይስራሕ ተቓውሞ ገጢምዎ

ኤርትራውያን ዝርከብዎ ኣፍሪቃውያን ስደተኛታት ናብ እንግሊዝ ከይሰግሩ ንምዕጋት ዝዕላምኡ፡ ፈረንሳን እንግሊዝን ኣብ ዘራኸብ ወደብ ካለ ዝተጀመረ ናይ መንደቕ ሓጹር፡ ኣብቲ ወደብ ብዝርከቡ ስደተኛታት፣ ንመሰል ስደተኛታት ዝጣበቑ ሰብኣዊ ማሕበራት፣ ተደናገጽቲ ፈረንሳውያንን ዝተሳተፍዎ ሰፊሕ ተቓውሞ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ከም ዝገጠሞ ካብቲ ቦታ ዝተቓለሐ ዜና ኣረዲኡ።

ፈረንሳዊ ከንቲባ ውደብ ካለ ናታሻ ቡሸር፡ ብምኽንያትቲ ብ18 ታሕሳስ 20114 ዝተኻየደ ናይ ተቓውሞ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ኣመልኪቱ ኣብ ዘስመዖ መደረ፡ ነቲ ብመንግስቲ እንግሊዝ ዝተወጠነ ኣስታት ሰለስተ ኪ/ሜ መከላኸሊ ሓጹር ኣመልኪቱ ኣብ ዝሃቦ መግለጺ፡ ብሪጣንያ እንተደልያ ኣብ መሬታ ሓጹር ትግበር፡ ኣብ መሬት ፈረንሳ ክትግብር ግን ኣይነፍቅድን ክብል ገሊጹ።

ይኹን ደኣምበር፡ መንግስታት ፈረንሳን ብሪጣንያን ሕጂውን ኣብ ምግታእ ዋሕዚ ስደተኛታት ክሰማማዓ ስለዘየከኣላ እንግሊዝ ነቲ ውጥን ንምትግባር ብቀጻሊ ትደፍኣሉ ከምዘላ፡ መንግስቲ ፈረንሳ ግን ነቶም ሰደተኛታት ካብ ቀቢድ በረድን ቀዝሕን ንምልክልኻል ግዝያዊ መዕቆቢ ይሃንጸሎም ከምዘሎን ክፍለጥ ተኻኢሉ ኣሎ።

ኣብ ደንማርክ ዝርከቡ ኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት ንሕና ናይ ፖለቲካ ስደተኛታት ደኣምበር ናይ ኢኮኖሚ ስደተኛታት ኣይኮናን ክብሉ፡ መንግስቲ ደንማርክ ንዘርእዮ ዘሎ ኣሉታዊ ትንዕታ ብሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ተቓዊሞም።

3 ክፍሊ ኤሜግሬሽን ደንማርክ ኣብ ሃገሩ ብዛዕባ ዘለው ኮነ ናብ ኤውሮጳ ዝኣትው ዘለው ኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት መንቀሊ፡ ኣብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ከይደ ዝበጻሕክዎ ገምጋም ብዝብል፡ ኤርትራውያን ናይ ቁጠባ ደኣምበር ናይ ፖለቲካ ስደተኛታት ኣይኮኑን ስለዚ ናብ ሃገሮም ክምለሱ ኣለዎ ክብል ንዘቕረቦ ጸብጻብ ብምቅዋም፡ ልዕሊ 500 ዝኾኑ ስደተኛታት ብ19 ታሕሳስ 2014 ንማዕከናት ዜና ዓለም ዝሰሓበ፡ ንተግባራት ደንማርክ ድማ ብኣሉታ ዘንቀፈ ሰማላማዊ ሰልፊ ጌሮም።

እቲ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ እንኮላይ ነቲ ውሳኔ ዝቃወሙ ተደናገጽቲ ደንማርካውያን ዝተሳተፍዎ ኮይኑ፡ እቲ ውሳነ ብብዙሓት ወገናት፡ ዝንቡዕ፣ ኣብ ኤርትራዊ ባይታ ዘሎ ሓቂ ፈልዩ ምርኣይ ዝተሳእኖ፣ ዕላምኡ ዝሰሓተ ብዝብል ኮነን ከም ዝገጠሞን ዝተፈላለዩ ምንጭታት ሓቢሮም።

,,,, 24-12-2014



Eritrean rebels kill 7 intelligence agents

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 22, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Two Eritrean rebel groups on Monday said they have killed 7 Eritrean intelligence agents in an attack they jointly carried out on a military camp in the southern part of the country.

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Eritrea, which borders Sudan and Ethiopia, has been dubbed the North Korea of Africa (HRW)

The rebel groups – the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) and the Democratic Front for Eritrean Unity (DFEU) – said the coordinated attack was carried out in the early hours of Monday at a military barrack of an intelligence unit based at Adi-Kala zone of Maigini locality.

“The joint fighters carried out the attacks at 5 am Monday morning…at least 7 Eritrean military intelligence officers were killed and more than 15 others wounded,” RSADO leader Ibrahim Haron, told Sudan Tribune.

After the attack remaining Eritrean soldiers who he said were members of the 53rd sub-division went in disarray.

“A number of weapons and military intelligence were also seized,” he said, adding the fighters have safely returned to their base.

There was no immediate comment from the government in Asmara and the attack claims could not independently be verified.

Asmara has in the past repeatedly denied such reports of attacks.

Haron said the latest ambush was in retaliation to killings by Eritrean government against innocent citizens particularly against ethnic Afar minorities.

The two rebel groups further vowed to intensify joint attacks in the year 2015 and called on all other opposition forces to join the armed struggle to overthrow president Isaias Afwerki’s regime.

RSADO and DFEU are members a larger opposition coalition known as Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA).

Based in neighboring Ethiopia, EDA is an umbrella of 12 Eritrean opposition political organisations.


The Eritrean government has recently announced that nation is preparing to issue new citizenship identification cards for what the red sea nation says was to improve national security.

Eritrean government alleges thousands of African migrants most Ethiopians are using forged identification cards pretending to be Eritreans in order to secure Asylum in western countries.

Eritrean authorities say the new digitalised identification cards aim to stop such forging however rebels say the move was politically motivated.

“The government is issuing new ID cards only to its supporters. The plan is to deny issuing the new ID cards to those citizens suspected to be opponents or opposition supporters and there by subject them to prosecution by falsely accusing them as illegal aliens or spies,” said Haron.

He added the new plan was also designed to systematically force citizens to exile and turn the nation in to a home of only pro-government citizens.


The Eritrean rebel groups have also called on South Boulder Mines Ltd., an Australian mining company to stop its operation inside the country.

The mines company is currently undergoing a feasibility study over 400 sq. km at Colluli area in the Danakil Depression, South East part of the Red Sea nation.

Colluli potash deposit is estimated to have more than one billion tones of potassium Sulfate deposits that would enable production of potash fertilizers.

Up on completion, the project has a potential to produce up to $ 500 million worth of potash annually.

Haron however argues the “dictatorial regime’ will use the revenue of export to further oppress its citizens and to finance terrorist entities.

“Previously the regime has used revenues gained from gold mining to support Al shabab terrorists,” and destabilize regional stability he further said.

According to the rebels the government is also using forced labor at the project.

The reclusive east African nation accused of providing funds and weapons to Al-Qaida allied Islamist insurgents in Somalia.

As a result, the UN Security Council slapped sanctions on Eritrea In 2010.

ዑቕባ ንምሕታት ምስ ሄሊኮፕተሮም ናብ ኤርትራ ዝኣተዉ ሰለስተ ኣባላት ሓይሊ ኣየር ኢትዮጵያ ኣብ ዓሰብ ዝርከብ መዓርፎ ነፈርቲ ከምዝዓለቡ ተረጋጊጹ

Radio Erena: 24 December 2014


ዑቕባ ንምሕታት ምስ ሄሊኮፕተሮም ናብ ኤርትራ ዝኣተዉ ሰለስተ ኣባላት ሓይሊ ኣየር ኢትዮጵያ ብዓርቢ 19 ታሕሳስ ኣብ ሰዓታት ድሕሪ ቀትሪ ኣብ ዓሰብ ዝርከብ መዓርፎ ነፈርቲ ከምዝዓለቡ ምንጭታት ሬድዮ ኤረና ሓቢሮም።

እታ ሄሊኮፕተር ኣብ ዓሰብ ሃንደበታዊ ምዕላብ ድሕሪ ምክያዳ፣ ድሕሪ ዝተወሰነ ሰዓታት ናብ ባጽዕ ዝርከብ መዓርፎ ነፈርቲ ከምዝገዓዘትን፣ ንጽባሕቱ ቀዳም 20 ታሕሳስ ከኣ ኣስመራ ናብ ዝርከብ ሓይሊ ኣየር ኤርትራ ከምዝኣተወት’ውን እቲ ዝበጽሓና ሓበሬታ የመልክት።

እታ ኤም ኣይ 35 ዝዓይነታ፣ 10 ዝተፈላለየ መዋግኢ ኣጽዋር እትዓጥቕ ሄሊኮፕተር፣ ኣብራሪኣን ተሓጋጋዚኡን ሳልሳዮም ድማ ናይ በረራ ቴክኒሻን ከምዝነበርዋ ክፍለጥ እንከሎ፣ ኣብ ዓሰብ ድሕሪ ምእታዎም ብኡ ንብኡ ሰለስቲኦም ዑቕባ ከምዝሓተቱ’ዩ ተሓቢሩ።


እንተኾነ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ብሰኑይ ኣብ ዝሃቦ ሓበሬታ፣ ነታ ካብ ዓርቢ ኣትሒዛ ዝተሰወረቶ ነፋሪት ክደሊ ከምዝጸንሐ ብምጥቃስ፣ ኣብራሪ ናይታ ናይ ውግእ ሄሊኮፕተር ንተሓጋጋዚኡን ናይ በረራ ቴክኒሻንን ኣገዲዱ ሒዝዎም ናብ ኤርትራ ከምዝሰለመ’ዩ ገሊጹ።

ብዓይኒ ሞያ ክርአ እንከሎ ግና ዋና ኣብራሪ ብረት ብዝዓጠቑ ተሓጋጋዚኡ ወይ ድማ ናይ በረራ ቴክኒሻን ክግደድ እንተዘይኮይኑ፣ ባዕሉ ብዝመርሓ ሄሊኮፕተር ምስኡ ንዘለዉ ብረት ዝዓጠቑ ካልኦት ከገድድ ኣጸጋሚ ምዃኑ’ውን ብዛዕባ’ዚ ናይ ሓይሊ ኣየር ሞያ ኣፍልጦ ዘለዎም ክኢላታት የብርሁ።

ኣብዚ ዝሓለፈ ክልተ ዓመታት ሓያሎ ኣብረርቲ ነፈርትን ቴክኒሻናትን ኢትዮጵያ ኤርትራ ናብ እትርከበን ሃገራት ናብ ስደት ከምርሑ እንከለዉ፣ ንብረት ሓይሊ ኣየር ኢትዮጵያ ዝኾና ኤም ኣይ 35 ዝዓይነተን ሄሊኮፕተራት ኣብ ኢድ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ክኣትዋ ድማ እዚኣ ካልኣይቲ’ያ።

እታ ናይ መጀመርያ ኣብ ኢድ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝኣተወት ኣስታት 25 ሚልዮን ዶላር ዝዋግኣ ኤም ኣይ 35 ዝዓይነታ ናይ ውግእ ሄሊክፕተር ኣብ እዋን ኵናት ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ዝተማረኸት ምዃና ይዝከር።

ብዘይካ’ዛ ኣብረርታ ዑቕባ ንምሕታት ብ19 ታሕሳስ ናብ ኤርትራ ሒዞማ ዝኣተዉ ናይ ውግእ ሄሊኮፕተር፣ ኣቐዲመን’ውን ብውሕዱ ክልተ ወትሃደራውያን ነፈርቲ በተመሳሳሊ መንገዲ ናብ ኤርትራ ከምዝኣተዋ’ውን ምንጭታት ሓይሊ ኣየር ኤርትራ የመልክቱ።

ሓይሊ ኣየር ኢትዮጵያ ናይ ነዊሕ ዕድመ ዘለዎን ዘመናውያን ነፍርቲ ዝውንን እኳ እንተኾነት፣ ብዘጋጥማ ቀጻሊ ህድማ ኣብረርትን ቴክኒሻናትን ብኸቢድ ይጽሎ ምህላዉ ዝፍለጥ’ዩ።

ካብ 1998 ክሳብ 2000 ዓመተ ምህረት ምስ ኢትዮጵያ ኵናት ዘካየደትን ክሳብ እዚ እዋን እዚ ድማ ኣብ ምፍጣጥ እትርከብ ኤርትራ’ውን፣ ንሓይሊ ኣየር ኢትዮጵያ ዝገጥም ዓቕምን ነፈርቲ ውግእን ኣብ ምህናጽ እኳ እንተነበረት፣ ድሕሪ 2002 ካብ ዝነበረ ግዜ ንደሓር ግና ምኩራት ኣብረርትን ቴክኒሻትን ክሃድሙ’ዮም ተራእዮም።

ብፍላይ ኣብዘን ዝሓለፋ ሰለስተ ዓመታት ናብ ስዑዲ ዓረብ ሱዳንን ናይ ዝሃደሙ ኣብረርትን ቴክኒሻናትን ቁጽሪ ክሳብ 10 ከምዝበጽሕ’ዩ ዝንገረሉ።

ኤርትራውያን ኣብረርቲ መብዛሕቶም ዑቕባ ንምሕታት ዝመርጽዎ መንገዲ ስዑዲ ዓረብ ክኸውን እንከሎ፣ ኢትዮጵያውያን ኣብረርቲ በንጻሩ ናብ ኤርትራ’ዮም ዝኣትዉ።

ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ኣብ ዞባ ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ እተን ሓይሊ ኣየር ንዝርከቦ ወትሃደራዊ ንዋት ዝገዘፈ ባጀት ዝስልዓ ሃገራት ምዃኑን’ዩ ዝጥቐስ።

ዜና ዕዉት ወተሃደራዊ መጥቃዕቲ ዲሞክራስያዊ ውድብ ዓፋር ቀይሕ ባሕሪ /ዲ.ው.ዓ.ቀ.ባ/

ጀጋኑ ኣሃዱታት ደሞክራስያዊ ግንባር ሓድነት ኤርትራ /ደግሓኤ/ን ዲሞክራስያዊ ውድብ ዓፋር

ቀይሕ ባሕርን /ዲ.ው.ዓ.ቀ.ባ/ ብ22 ታሕሳስ 2014 ኣጋ ወጋሕታ ከባቢ ሰዓት 5፡00 ኣብ ልዕሊ ናይ

ጸላኢ ናይ ስለያ ኣሃዱ ሓባራዊ በርቃዊ መጥቃዕቲ ብምፍናው ብዓወት ተጸንቢሎም ብሰላም ናብ

ቦትኦም ከም ዝተመልሱ ተፈሊጡ። እዚ ኣብ ከባቢ ማይ ጊኒ ፍሉይ ሽሙ ማይ ምራኻት ኣብ

ዝተባህለ ቦታ ኣብ መንጎ ቤት ገብርኤልን ማይ ኣልባን ንኡስ ዞባ ዓዲ ዃላ ነቂጡ ዝነበረ ናይ ስለያ

ኣሃዱ ህግደፍ እዚ ብተደጋጋሚ ኣብቲ ከባቢ ዝነብር ህዝቢ እናበሳበሰን እናኣሰረን ንሓደጋ

ኣሳጢሕዎም ዝጸንሐ ምዃኑ ካብቲ ከባቢ ዝመጸና ሓበሬታ ይገልጽ።

እዚ ኣካል ናይ ክፍለ ሰራዊት 53 ዝኾነ ሓደ ካብቶም ዕሉላት ጸረ ህዝቢ ዝኾኑ ናይ ስለያ ኣሃዱታት

ኣብ ልዕሊኡ ዝተኻየደ ሃንደበታዊ መጥቃዕቲ እዚ ካብ ሰዓት 5፡00 ክሳብ 7፡30 ወጋሕታ ዝጸንሐ

ኮይኑ ኣብቲ በዞም ምዑታት ጀጋኑ ኣሃዱታትና ኣብ ዝተኻየደ ሓባራዊ መጥቃዕቲ’ዚ ብመሰረት እቲ

ተታሒዙ ዝነበረ ሓባራዊ ወተሃደራዊ እስትራተጂ ኤርትራዊ ዲሞክራስያዊ ኪዳን ዝተፈጸመ ኮይኑ

ብሽነኽ ጸላኢ 8 ምውታትን 6 ቁስላትን ኮይኖም ኣብኡ ዝጸንሐ ብርክት ዝበለ ዝተፈላለየ ንብረትን

ዕጥቅን ተመንዚዑ ጀጋኑ ኣሃዱታትና ድማ ድሕሪ እቲ ስርሒት ብሰላም ናብ ቦትኦም ተመሊሶም


እዚ በርቃዊ መጥቃዕቲ እዚ ብድሕር’ቲ ከቢድ ቅልውላው ኣጋጢምዎ ዝነበረ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ

ንዲሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ ህጹጽ ኣኼባ ኣካይዱ ብዓወት ዝተጠናቐቐሉን ዝሰዓበ ብምዃኑ ድርብ ዓወት

ንዲሞክራስያዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ እዩ።

ዲሞክራስያዊ ውድብ ዓፋር ቀይሕ ባሕሪ /ዲ.ው.ዓ.ቀ.ባ/

ደሞክራስያዊ ግንባር ሓድነት ኤርትራ /ደግሓኤ/

22 ታሕሳስ

ኣብ ኣመሪካ ብዘይሕጋዊ ምስግጋር ደቂ ሰብ ተኸሲሱ ዝጸንሐ ናይ ብሪጣንያ ዜግነት ዘለዎ ኤርትርዊ ሰለስተ ዓመት ክእሰር ተፈሪዱ።  12/22/2014

እቲ ሃብቶም መርሓይ ዝተባህለ ወዲ 47 ዓመት ኤርትራዊ ምስ ካልኦት ደላሎን ዘይሕጋውያን ኣሰጋገርቲ ሰባትን ብምትሕብባር ንሓያሎ ኤርትራውያንን ኢትዮጵያውያንን ብመንገዲ ሃገራት ላቲን፡ ናብ ሕቡራት መንግስታት ኣመሪካ ብዘይሕጋዊ መንገዲ ከምዘእተወዩ ተኸሲሱ።

እቲ ኣብ ዱባይን ካልኦት ሃገራትን እናተንቐሳቐሰ ኣብ ዘይሕጋዊ ምስግጋር ደቂ ሰብ ክነጥፍ ዝጸንሐ ኤርትራዊ፡ ኣብ ነሓሰ 2013 ኣብ ሞሮኮ ድሕሪ ምትሓዙ ንኣስታት ሸሞንተ ወርሒ ኣብ ሞሮኮ ኣብ ቀይዲዩ ጸኒሑ።

ኣብ ሚያዝያ 2014 ኣብ ኣመሪካ ናብ ዝርከብ ቤት ማእሰርቲ ድሕሪ ምስግጋሩ ከኣ ኣብ መስከረም 2014 ፈጺምዎ ብዝተባህለ ገበናት ስለዝተኣመነ፣ ኣብዚ ሳልስቲዚ ንሰለስተ ዓመታት ክእሰር ቤት ፍርዲ ኣመሪካ በይንሉ ኣሎ።

ሃብቶም መርሓይ ኣብ 2009 ከምኡ ድማ 2010 ኣብ ዘካይዶ ዝነበረ ንጥፈታት ዘይሕጋዊ ምስግጋር ደቂ ሰብ፣ ካብ ነፍሲ ወከፍ ሰብ 14 ሽሕ ዶላር ይቕበል ምንባሩ ከምዝተኣመነ ክፍሊ ፍትሒ ኣመሪካ ብሰሉስ 16 ታሕሳስ ኣብ ዝዘርግሖ ጋዜጣዊ መግለጺ ኣፍሊጡ ይብል ብ18 ታሕሳስ 2014 ኣብ መስከረም ኔት ዝወጸ ዜና።

ፖሊስ ጀርመን 7 ብምስግጋር ዘይሕጋዊ ንግዲ ደቂሰባት ዝተጠርጠሩ ኤርትራውያን ኣሲሮም።

ፖሊስ ጀርመን ኣብ ዘይሕጋዊ ንግዲ ደቂሰባት ተዋፊሮም ኔሮም ዝበሎም 7 ኤርትራውያን ካብ ዝተፈላለያ ከተማታት እታ ሃገር ኣብ ትሕቲ ቀይዲ ከም ዘእተወ ዲ ፒ ኤይ ዝተባህላ ትካል ኣፍሊጡ።

ፖሊስ ኢጣልያን ጀርመን ብሓባር ኣብ ዘካየድዎ ስርሒት፡ ሓደ ሰፊሕ ሽፋን ዝነበሮ ምትእሳሳር ዘይሕጋዊ ንግዲ ዝጸንሖ መርበብ ከም ዝበስዕዎ፡ እቶም ኣብ ቀይዲ ዝወዓሉ ኣብ ዞባ ራይንማይን ከምኡውን ኣብ ዶርትሙንድን ሃምበርግን ከም ዝተታሕዙ፡ ሓንቲ ካብዞም ኣብ ገበናዊ ተግባራት ክነጥፉ ዝጸንሑ ጓል ኣነስተይቲ ምዃናን ክፍለጥ ተኻኢሉ ኣሎ።

እዞም ኣብ ቀይዲ ዝኣተው ጥርጡራት ኣብ ክሊ ዕድመ 19-38 ከም ዝርከቡ፡ ካብ ኢጣልያ ናብ ጀርመን ከሰጋግሩ ኣዝዩ ብዙሕ ገንዘብ ከም ዘኽፍሉ ዝገለጸ እቲ ትካል፡ መርበብ ሸፋቱ ኣብ ዓዲ ጥልያን ኮነ ኣብ ጀርመን ይበታተኽ ከም ዘሎ፡ እቶም ዝተታሕዙ ድማ ብሕጋዊ መንገዲ ናይ ኢዶም ክረኽቡ ኣብ ትጽቢት ከም ዘለውን ፖሊሲ ከተማ ፍራንክፈርት ሓቢሩ።

41 ኣባላት ባይቶ ዓባይ ብሪጣንያ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ከቢድ ምግሃስ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ደው ክብል ጸዊዖም

41 ኣባላት ባይቶ ዓባይ ብሪጣንያ፣ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝፍጽሞ ዘሎ ከቢድ ምግሃስ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ደው ከብል ጸዊዖም። እቶም ኣባላት ባይቶ፣ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ዘይፍትሓውን ሃነደበታውን ምእሳር ዜጋታትን ግዱድ ወተሃደራዊ ዕስክርናን፣ ንዓያዪ ዓቕሚ ሰብ እታ ሃገር

ናብ ስደት ክውሕዝ ኣገዲድዎ ምህላዉ ኣብ ዘቕረብዎ ጥርዓን ኣመልኪቶም ክትብል ረድዮ ኤረና ብ19 ታሕሳስ 2014 ኣቃሊሓ።

እዚ ዝፈጠሮ ዋሕዚ ናብ ስደት ንብዙሓት ኤርትራውያን ግዳይ ሞትን ካልእ ሓደጋታትን ጌርዎም ምህላዉ ናይ ላምፔዱሳ ሓደጋ ከም ኣብነት ዝጠቐሰ እቲ ዜና፡ ኩባንያታት ዕደና ብሪጣንያ፣ ኣውስትራልያ፣ ካናዳን ካልኦትን ምስ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ብሓባራ ኣብ ዝገብርኦ ዘለዋ ወፍሪ ንሓያሎ ብስም ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ዝተታሕዙ ዜጋታት እታ ሃገር፡ ምስ ባርነት ክጽብጸብ ኣብ ዝኽእል ናይ ጉልበት ስራሕ ይዋፍራ ምህላወንውን ተወሳኺ ምግሃስ ሰብኣዊ መሰልዩ ክብሉ ወቒሶም።

እቶም ካብ ሰልፊ ዕዮ፣ ሰልፊ ዓቃባዊ፣ ሰልፊ ሶሻል ደሞክራት፣ ሰልፊ ሊበራል ደሞክራት፣ ሃገራዊ ሰልፊ ስኮቲሽን ካልኦትን ዝወከሉ 41 ኣባላት ባይቶ ኣብ መደምደምታ፡ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ፣ ነዚ ኣብ ልዕሊ ዜጋታቱ ዝፍጽሞ ዘሎ ከቢድ ምግሃስ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ደው ከብልን ንኩነታት ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ክትምርምር ብውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ንዝተመዘዘ ፍልይቲ ልእኽትን ንኮሚሽን ሰብኣዊ መሰላትን ናብ ኤርትራ ኣትዮም ገምጋሞም ክህቡ ክፈቕድን ተማሕጺኖም ክትብል ኣረዲኣ።

,,,, 22-12-2014

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting Associated Press By CARA ANNA 32 minutes ago

Associated Press  

North Korea Refusing to Take Part in U.N. Security Council Meeting After Sony Hack
North Korea Refusing to Take Part in U.N. Security Council Meeting After Sony Hack
North Korea Refusing to Take Part in U.N. Security Council Meeting After Sony Hack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country’s bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.

International pressure has built this year on Pyongyang after a sprawling U.N.-backed inquiry of alleged crimes against humanity and warned that young leader Kim Jong Un could be held accountable. And attention has focused on the North in recent days, as the Obama administration on Friday blamed it for the devastating hacking attack on Sony over the film “The Interview,” which portrays Kim’s assassination.

Now the 15-member Security Council is being urged to refer North Korea’s human rights situation to the International Criminal Court, seen as a court of last resort for atrocities. It’s the boldest effort yet to confront Pyongyang over an issue it has openly disdained in the past.

Instead of a showdown, North Korea says it will not attend Monday’s meeting. It accuses the United States and its allies of using the human rights issue as a weapon to overthrow the leadership of the impoverished but nuclear-armed nation. It also calls the dozens of people who fled the North and aided the commission of inquiry “human scum.”

If the council takes any action, “maybe we will take necessary measures,” diplomat Kim Song told The Associated Press on Friday. He did not give details.

North Korea already sent a sharp warning last month, threatening further nuclear tests after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee voted to move the issue toward the Security Council, which can take binding actions on matters of international peace and security.

The council has had North Korea’s nuclear program on its agenda for years, but Monday’s meeting opens the door to wider discussion of abuses alleged in the recent inquiry, including starvation and a harsh political prison camp system of up to 120,000 inmates. Pyongyang rejects the inquiry’s findings but never allowed it into the country.

Two-thirds of the Security Council this month formally requested that North Korea’s human rights situation be placed on the agenda for ongoing debate, saying rights violations “threaten to have a destabilizing impact” on the region.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Monday that he was closely following the Security Council’s actions.

“Human rights should be given the highest priority” in any country,” said Ban, who is South Korean.

The council is not expected to take action on Monday. China and its veto power as a permanent council member could block any action against its traditional but troublesome ally, but the mere threat of damage to Kim Jong Un’s image has outraged the North Korean government.

Such fury is thought to be behind the Sony hacking. North Korea has denied the attack but has suggested it was a “righteous deed” carried out by sympathizers.

Sony last week cancelled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” setting off alarm among some diplomats and entertainment figures who warned of setting a precedent for backing down in the face of future threats. The hacking is expected to be discussed in Monday’s meeting.

Thirteen Eritrean Children Gunned Down December 22, 2014 Written by: Gedab News

13 eritreans murdered by government troops
Gedab News has received reliable information that 13 children who were escaping from Eritrea were gunned down and thrown in ditches somewhere between Ghindae, Eritrea, and Port Sudan, Sudan.

13 eritreans murdered by government troops

The specific location of their murder is not known.

The 13 children were part of a group of 16 children who had arranged with an Eritrean trafficker to smuggle them out using the “Ghindae-Port Sudan route” out of Eritrea four months ago. Escapees do not report such incidents immediately for fear of retribution.

The Ghindae Route is one of several used by Eritreans to escape from Eritrea.

According to UNHCR, the number of Eritreans seeking asylum in Europe has tripled in 2014 over the previous year. The agency added that the number of Eritreans seeking refuge in Ethiopia in October 2014 was 5,000, a significant increase over the previous year, with unaccompanied minors also increasing, and that the number of Eritreans seeking refuge in Sudan has been about 1,000 per month.

Highlighting the dire straits the country is in, the parents of the 13 children who were murdered are mostly government officials.

One of them is a colonel in Sawa (name withheld) whose wife, a veteran of the EPLF, is in Toronto visiting her daughter. Of the thirteen children, 3 of them were their daughters, sisters aged 14, 18 and 19.

The news has roiled the city of Toronto, Canada, and Eritreans who heard the news are in a state of shock.

Our source says, “It is tragic! Father and mother, both ‘Tegadelti’ [veterans of Eritrea’s war of independence], attempted to smuggle their three children out of a country they spent a lifetime to liberate, and all three were brutally murdered.”

The fate of 3 of the 16 children is unknown. Presumably, they are the ones that confirmed the death of the 13 Eritreans they were traveling with.

It is likely that the families of the 13 children, all in Eritrea, have been notified of the death of their children and the city will once again be engulfed by grief.

We will provide you with additional information as it becomes available.
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