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Israel has closed a desert detention centre for migrants as part of a controversial plan for the mass expulsion of thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese who entered the country illegally, officials said Thursday.Read More
The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans.Read More
London (AFP) The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans. The BBC World Service programmes will be broadcast from Monday to Friday in the Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya languages and will be aired on shortwave radio and streamed on Facebook. “There will be a strong focus on culture, health and original journalism from the region,” the British broadcaster said. It will also offer beginner, intermediate and advanced English language lessons once a week to speakersRead More
Eritrea's highest representative has been expelled from The Netherlands, Dutch officials announced Wednesday in an ongoing diplomatic spat over the secretive African country's practice of collecting so-called "diaspora tax" from expatriates.Read More
The Hague (AFP) Eritrea’s highest representative has been expelled from The Netherlands, Dutch officials announced Wednesday in an ongoing diplomatic spat over the secretive African country’s practice of collecting so-called “diaspora tax” from expatriates. “In light of the continuous intimidation and force used in the collection of diaspora tax and its resulting social and political unrest, the cabinet is forced to give the Eritrean government a powerful signal,” Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra said. Therefore the Eritrean charge d’affaires Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy “has been declared persona non grata and hisRead More
Sudan has shut its eastern border with Eritrea, state media reported Saturday, days after Khartoum declared an emergency in the neighbouring state of Kasala.Read More
Israel on Wednesday began implementing a plan to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the country by April, threatening to arrest those who stay.Read More
Israel on Wednesday began implementing a plan to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the country by April, threatening to arrest those who stay.Read More
Israel plans to force tens of thousands of African migrants to leave over the next three months by threatening to arrest those who stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.Read More
Jerusalem (AFP) Israel on Wednesday began implementing a plan to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the country by April, threatening to arrest those who stay. “This plan will get under way today,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting. Under the programme, some 38,000 migrants who entered Israel illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, will have until the end of March to leave. Each will receive a plane ticket and $3,500 (2,900 euros) to do so. After the deadline, this amount willRead More