L’Eritrea, Isaias Afewerki “il Kim Jong-un africano” e la diaspora dei bambini – Progetto Melting Pot Europa

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Because As A Strong Woman Your Well Being Is Never Your Priority

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Moscow2 0726 Shining teeth in Moscow 2006 

Being queer is empowering me to step away from hyper sexualised gender narratives.  Narratives that normalise or problematise hyper sexual relationship between the men and women. When I am neither a man or woman I can look at myself like a Person demand to be treated like a Person.  After the feminist republik,  the accountability summit and naming myself queer I began to see my personal situation in a whole different light. 

Hitherto I’ve been focusing on my unfair dismissal from Oxfam. I neglected to pursue that Oxfam might be liable in tortious negligence or under personal injury law or even human rights law. Like a deer caught in headlights I stared straight ahead. The first time I learnt that I may have had a personal injury claim was in July 2013 and I was told at the time it was two weeks away from…

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Eritrea’s silence on the Ethiopian peace offer

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By Makeda Saba

As far as I can tell so far no official reply. I think that their ploy will be not to reply at all.
Let everybody  buzz around the issue and possibly allow some to expose themselves.
They may then request that the Ethiopian Parliament confirm the Ethiopian pull out from Bademe. This would be, in my view, be mischief.
However, the PFDJ may choose to mix things up by pointing out that it was the Ethiopian Parliament that declared war on Eritrea and it is the Ethiopian Parliament that must end it.
This conveniently overlooks the fact that it was the then Ethiopian Prime Minister Melles Zenawi that signed the Algiers Agreement.
There are  several points to this:
🐒delay telling Eritrean how much land we have lost
🐒 delay discussing the compensation issue – even if in the end not much will be paid
🐒 delays the release of political…

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The Eritrea-Sudan border standoff: did Isaias whisper treason?

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In January this year Sudanese troops were sent to man the country’s border with Eritrea.

The border was sealed: trade between the neighbouring states ceased.

This has caused real hardship for many on both sides of the border – but particularly in Eritrea, which relies on imports from Sudan.

So what is behind these dramatic events?

Sudan Vice PresThe origins of the dispute can be traced back to a visit to Eritrea by the Sudanese First Vice – President and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih in December last year.

The official Sudanese statement said the two sides had “discussed progress of the bilateral relations between two countries and issues of mutual concern.”

But Sudanese sources suggest the discussions were far more dramatic. Sudan has been drifting away from its traditional alliance with Egypt, and closer to Ethiopia.

Khartoum has sided with Addis Ababa rather than Cairo over Ethiopia’s Grand…

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Eritrea protest update: defiance and calls for unity

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I have received this from a contact working through the ‘Freedom Friday’ network.

Martin


Activists from yesterday’s protest are sending a call for national unity against PFDJ actions against religious schools.

In an impassioned appeal for unity across all faiths the activists stated:

“Unsurprisingly the regime is attempting to taint this as a religious move aimed at asserting Moslem dominance in the country.

However neither the actions of the government in closing religious schools not the actions yesterday were about one religious group.

There were Christians protestors on the streets yesterday and some are actually in prison alongside their Moslem brothers.

Yesterday at the mosque we made it clear that our issues are issues of freedom and liberty and not confined to religion or one religious group.

In fact what must be clear is that the schools shut include the Catholic school in at the Cathedral as well as the…

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A seismic break in German political consensus – why one should not underestimate the rise of a right-wing party

The trend is extremely concerning

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Maybe one day our grandchildren will ask us: what did you do when a Nazi party returned to the German parliament? A modified question of this version was asked by my generation to their grandparents and parents: what did you do when ‘Auschwitz’ happened, ‘Auschwitz’ having become the metaphor for the barbarity of the ‘Third Reich’, including not only the extermination of the Jewish and other populations but also the extermination war in the East and much else.

AfD election poster: ‘Stop islamisation – vote AfD’ Photo: Stefan Boness, http://www.iponphoto.com

Hopefully it will not get that far, and the ‘Nazi-party’ will disappear again before future grandchildren are born, but the result of the recent German general election, where it came third in the overall popular vote, even if not unexpected, still came as a seismic shock to many. Those who ever went to an rally by the Alternative für Deutschland

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The International Criminal Court or the African Union: Who can Ensure Justice for African Victims?

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I spent several years of my professional career working on human rights and justice first as the Founder and Chairperson of Juris-Club, then as Commissioner at the National Commission of Human Rights following my election by the Parliament of Togo, then as Outreach Liaison for Africa at the Global Coalition for the International Criminal Court in New York among others … The conflict between the African Union and the ICC therefore interests me in several respects but especially as African and a human rights lawyer; therefore I would like to share here some personal reflections on the different episodes of the serial “ICC versus the African Union”.

The International Criminal Court: The Basics

The creation of the International Criminal Court is an important step in mankind’s efforts to make our world more just. The court was established by an international law treaty “The Rome…

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