Tag Archives: Sweden

Sweden Striker Alexander Isak Subjected to Racist Abuse in Romania

Romania fans abuse Swedish striker Alexander Isak with racist attacks at a match with Sweden
After being a victim of derogatory comments, the Eritrean-Swedish attacker labelled the incident as ‘incredibly sad’

BY SPORT CENTER

Swedish Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak was subjected to racist abuse as Sweden booked their spot at Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win over Romania on Friday.

Isak, 20, came off the bench during the win in Bucharest, with the game halted shortly after his 78th-minute introduction because of comments in the Swede’s direction. Continue reading Sweden Striker Alexander Isak Subjected to Racist Abuse in Romania

Dawit Isaak’s Freedom Cannot Simply Left to Politicians: Martin Schibbye

The debate in Sweden has long been revolved around whether the “quiet diplomacy” works, or if Sweden should use harder words. Journalist Martin Schibbye, who recently visited Eritrea and soon travel there again, is of the opinion that the issue of Dawit Isaak’s freedom is too important to be left to politicians alone. (Photo: Magnus Bergström)

BY MARTIN SCHIBBYE *

Today, Dawit Isaak imprisoned for 16 years and the debate has raged since he was arrested on the best strategy to get him free.

I was in Eritrea last year with a special journalist’s visa to Asmara and was able to notice a greater openness towards journalists and got answers to the questions I asked.

A few years ago, questions about Dawit Isaak were rejected with aggression. Now I notice that he is alive and that he was treated well, but that the question whether a solution was an internal Eritrean affair. Continue reading Dawit Isaak’s Freedom Cannot Simply Left to Politicians: Martin Schibbye

Manchester City Enter Race for Chelsea FC and Real Madrid Target Alexander Isak

With clubs like Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain eyeing his services, it will not be long before Isak becomes a household name in football.

The 17-year-old Isak, who has 13 goals in 29 appearances this year, is also being followed closely by Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain who have all contacted his club AIK. (Photo: BILDBYRÅN)

By Siddhantc,

Premier League giants Manchester City are said to be closely monitoring the progress of the highly-rated striker, who has been on the radar of Chelsea and Real Madrid.

AIK’s teenage sensation Alexander Isak has attracted the attention of a host of European elites this season with his goal-scoring exploits for the Swedish club. The 17-year-old has scored an impressive 13 goals in 29 appearance this campaign, earning him the label of “the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic“. Continue reading Manchester City Enter Race for Chelsea FC and Real Madrid Target Alexander Isak

Sweden ‘Facing Collapse’ Due to Mass Influx of Refugees: FM Margot Wallstrom

BACKFIRE. Sweden’s welcoming policy and generous benefits system attracts more migrants to the country leading to the present mass influx of refugees

By RT.com,

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

The Open and Shameful Swedish Media Bias Against Eritrea

The exquisite art of war unleashed against Eritrea by the Swedish media today has a mismatch of monumental proportions. It’s characterized by a systematic trend of instilling hate on Eritrea by creating barriers, distortions, lies and myths about Eritrea. FAIL.

By Alem Fisshatzion,

THERE is no doubt in my mind that it would be easier for a leopard to change its spots than for the Swedish media to change its bias stance against Eritrea. It is no secret that media in Sweden is in general a very bias within its own echelons, and very much so, depending on its party colors.

In a debate article in Aftonbladet on 8th July 2005, one Lars Nord, a researcher on mass media at the faculty for democracy at Mittuniversitetet wrote: “The mass media are not bias”, but quickly goes on to add: “but the winner has a higher news value than the looser”.  Continue reading The Open and Shameful Swedish Media Bias Against Eritrea

Sweden: TPLF Ambassador Pelted with Rotten Eggs

Ethiopia’s ambassador to Sweden, Woinshet Tadesse

By Abraha Belai,

ANGRY Ethiopian activists on Sunday pelted the car of Ethiopia’s ambassador to Sweden, Mrs. Woinshet Tadesse, with rotten eggs and fish as she was about to walk into a meeting hall.

Swedish Police called for reinforcements as tempers flared with the activists calling the diplomat a “banda“, which means an enemy hireling or a mercenary.

Extremely harsh and brutal government repression in Ethiopia for decades is draining the patience of the Ethiopian people as seen in the video.  Continue reading Sweden: TPLF Ambassador Pelted with Rotten Eggs

Social Democratic Party Candidate Arhe Hamednaca Should be Brought Under Scrutiny

Arhe Hamednaca (S) is a sexual offender, a forger and an out right liar. He single handedly abused and compromised Dawit Isaak’s chances of freedom by hijacking the case to capitalize his political ambition within the Social Democratic Party and to avenge his 1980s political agenda against the current Eritrean government. He is totally an embarrassment to his party in general and to the Swedish people in particular.

By Activists for Democracy,

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.

Arhe have been elected and had worked with youth activities at Fryshuset and acts as a spokesperson for issues related to minority integration and women’s equality and domestic abuse issues. He is a face of diversity in the Social Domecratic party.  Continue reading Social Democratic Party Candidate Arhe Hamednaca Should be Brought Under Scrutiny

Vociferous Enemy of Swedish – Eritrean Community

Eritrea born Swedish Parliamentarian Arhe Hamednaca put the life of many Swedish-Eritreans into danger, including that of Dawit Isaak, with his endless lies and baseless accusations against Eritrea and the Eritrean community in Sweden just to achieve his personal and political ambition. Time to reap what he sow?

By Alem Fisshatzion,

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