When President Isaias Afwerki said it was #GameOver for the TPLF regime last year, his prescient analysis had both literal and figurative dimensions. Indeed, the “Black Swan” event in the Horn of Africa sent shock waves that brought with it far reaching consequences. Continue reading Eritrea: Tail Wagging at the UN→
“Eritrea is a passion, which my political mentor born in Asmara passed down to me”, you wrote this in a recent post on Facebook…
Without a doubt. I would add that I was elected in the world of emigration.
The vote of citizens living abroad, strongly wished for by former minister Mirko Tremaglia, was meant to be a recognition for expatriates, people he felt close to him. He was born in Asmara, talked about the beauty of this city and pride of its people. A bond he felt strongly and which he passed down to me. Continue reading EritreaLive Interviews Italian Senator Aldo Di Biagio→
A statement from the Italian Foreign Ministry confirms that Stefano Moscatelli has been appointed as the new Italian ambassador to Eritrea.
According to the statement, his appointment has already received both the Council of Ministers approval and the Eritrean government’s consent.
Stefano Moscatelli was born in Rome in 1962. After earning a degree in Political Science at the University of Rome, he joined the Foreign Service in 1991 and started his professional career at the Foreign Ministry at the Directorate General for Political Affairs.
Focused on providing perspective, this current piece will shift some attention to the changing geopolitical context to answer questions as to why the now-defunct, politicized, pro migration policies existed in the first place; how new, responsive policies towards Eritrea will inevitably change the situation in Eritrea.
Witnessing the aimless stroll of frizzy-haired youth down palm-lined boulevards during siesta may have given Asmara’s 2015 visitors the false impression of a nation at peace. Despite the tranquility, let us be clear about one thing: Eritrea is at war. Let us not relegate it to a border “dispute” or the oft confusing “no-peace-no-war” situation, politicized descriptions forwarded by newspapers and governments. Continue reading 2015 in Review: Eritrea – Escaping ‘Isolation’→
A leading Swedish politician says the country is facing a refugee catastrophe, which will lead to the “country collapsing.” The bold claims were made by Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who adds the EU needs to do more to take the strain off Stockholm.
The northern European country expects to accommodate around 190,000 by the turn of the year, but this is putting a strain on the country both economically and socially. Wallstrom says that Stockholm needs more help and intends to put pressure on European Union member states to take a greater share of the burden the continent is facing from the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Africa. Continue reading Sweden ‘Facing Collapse’ Due to Mass Influx of Refugees: FM Margot Wallstrom→
An Eritrean Delegation led by Ambassador Araya Desta, Permanent Representative to the AU and UN-ECA took part in the Second Regional Conference on the AU-HoA Initiative on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants, held on 13 and 14 September 2015 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
It has been many years since human trafficking has, as an organized international crime, morphed into big business. In recent times, this organized crime has assumed dimensions and tentacles that transcend its “normal” facade of Mafia enterprise. And these days, it is disconcerting to see the architects of this scheme unleash intensive propaganda and misinformation campaigns and appear to be shedding crocodile tears to cover up their crime. Their duplicitous attempt to impugn the people and Government of Eritrea, whom they targeted as their main prey, is not new or surprising. But it underscored their bankruptcy. Continue reading Eritrea Renews Call for Inquiry into the Trafficking of Its Citizens→