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Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdruckung













Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdrückung
Editors: Katja Buck, Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: EMW - Evangelisches Missionswerk in Deutschland

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Decentralised Rural Energy to Meet Energy Needs of Rural Communities and Farmers: Simple, Accessible, Affordable and Sustainable
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Hivos

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Women's Leadership in Peace Building
Conflict, Community and Care
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Africa World Press

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The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond
Authors: Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos & Conny Rijken
Publisher: Wolf legal publishers
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Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy gave the floor to Eritrean exiled

Geneva Summit 2Exiled since 2001, Daniel Mekonnen has received threats from the Eritrean government. He testified among other human rights activists and victims at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, against the “North Korea of Africa”.

Read more: Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy gave the floor to Eritrean exiled

Study exposes close ties between Eritrean regime and human trafficking in horn of Africa

10423684293 de5e4d1101 zA new study sheds light on the relationship between transnational human trafficking groups and Eritrean government officials. It concludes that Eritrean asylum seekers should not be seen as “economic migrants” and supports a recent UN report damning human right violations by the Eritrean government.

Read more: Study exposes close ties between Eritrean regime and human trafficking in horn of Africa

Swiss parliamentarian visit to Eritrea ‘entirely orchestrated’ by regime

21317568470 d17e99f8c2 zA recent trip to Eritrea by four Swiss parliamentarians has been criticised for being “entirely orchestrated by the Eritrean regime”. Human rights advocates see it as an attempt to apply international pressure on the UN committee currently investigating crimes against humanity. The following week, six EU ambassadors also made the trip and held a meeting with President Afwerki.

Read more: Swiss parliamentarian visit to Eritrea ‘entirely orchestrated’ by regime

Dutch court rules in favour of Mirjam van Reisen

Mirjam van reisen 400x250A Court in Amsterdam struck down Meseret Bahlbi lawsuit against Mirjam van Reisen. The judge found that she was not guilty of libel and slander and that the youth party of the Eritrean regime can be seen as a means of collecting intelligence abroad. The decision comes as a huge relief not only for the Dutch professor, but also for the Eritrean diaspora across Europe.

Read more: Dutch court rules in favour of Mirjam van Reisen

New Obama Law will ‘Light Up Africa’

imageIt took two years, but US President Barack Obama’s ambitious law to bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa by 2020 was passed by the US Congress. The law aims to build on the Power Africa initiative Obama promoted during a trip to Kenya in July 2015.

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