From Somalian anarchy to Eritrean and Sudanese tyranny and civil strife, the Horn of Africa has long been a turbulent region. A notable exception has been the nation of Ethiopia. Read the rest of this entry
Eritrean Minister of Information Ali Abdu sought political asylum in Canada.
Eritrean Minister of Information Ali Abdu sought political asylum in Canada an Eritrean opposition website, assenna.com Reported.
Although his official post has been Minister of Information, Ali Abdu has been actively involved in leading PFDJ’s foreign intelligence activities,.. Read the rest of this entry
October 27, 2012 — At least 72 Ethiopian migrants are reported to have drowned yesterday while attempting to cross from Bossaso, Somalia to Yemen, authorities there reported. Read the rest of this entry
by Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme
The latest report from the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has stirred tensions between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Eritrea has seized on a selective reading of the report to call for the lifting of UN imposed sanctions, a call already rebuffed by the Monitoring Group’s Coordinator. The diplomatic fallout is likely to continue as Ethiopia and its allies push for continued (or tightened) sanctions on Eritrea.
It is a sensitive time in the Horn of Africa. Tensions are rising along the region’s main political and security fault-line between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Ethiopia’s government has taken an increasingly bellicose tone towards its former province, perhaps signaling an increased willingness to push more actively for regime change in Eritrea. This would have major but uncertain security consequences across the region. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Police and the Immigration Directorate (UDI) will use 93 million extra to get sent out asylum seekers who are difficult to return.
POSITIVE: Minister Paul Lønseth (AP) in the Ministry of Justice. PHOTO: KNUT ERIK KNUDSEN / VG
AP follows Asylum debate Over 4,500 asylum seekers with final rejection is today the Norwegian reception. To reduce this figure suggests the Immigration Directorate (UDI) and the police to allocate additional resources to send out 800 of the most difficult returnable asylum seekers over the next two years, writes Our Land.
Police believe that half of them must be forcibly returned. The proposal is a contribution to the budget for 2013.
Secretary of State Paul Lønseth (AP) in the Ministry of Justice is in favor of the proposal from the UDI and the police. He stressed that it is important to have an effective return policy where both positive and negative decisions have consequences Read the rest of this entry
March 26, 2012
Emelonye joins a UN from a International Development Law Organisation, IDLO, Rome, an intergovernmental organization that promotes legal, regulatory and institutional remodel in transitory and building countries; where he served as a Head of Institutional and Justice Reform Programmes. Read the rest of this entry
ANALYSIS,The relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea has never been easy, and their torturous recent history and Ethiopia’s unswerving belief that Eritrea should not exist as an independent country make it difficult for either side to be civil.
Think of them as two siblings whose very closeness exaggerates their animosity – but remember that this family feud has already killed tens of thousands, and Ethiopia’s recent cross-border adventures are raising fears of more violence to come. Read the rest of this entry