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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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15 years in jail, still no freedom for Eritrean politicians and journalists

This week marks the 15th year since Eritrean authorities arrested a group ministers, members of parliament and independent journalists. They have not been charged or tried, their whereabouts and state of health are unknown. 

Read more: 15 years in jail, still no freedom for Eritrean politicians and journalists

Eritrean delegation holds talks with German officials

Last week Eritrean Ministers and Presidential advisor Yemane Gebreab met with German officials. The Eritrean government claimed that the delegation held talks with the German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development on what was said to be based on “mutual relations and economic cooperation.”

Read more: Eritrean delegation holds talks with German officials

Norwegian politician wants action against Eritrea's 2% diaspora tax

T2567005377_6b23261b70_bhe Financial Newspaper in Norway posted an article on 2% tax that members of the Eritrean diaspora pay to Eritrea. Member of the Norwegian Parliament Bård Vegar Solhjell says that the tax cannot continue. He expects the Norwegian government to take action. The news comes after the Parliament in the Netherlands passed a motion to push for investigation of the tax in the Netherlands and other EU member states.

Read more: Norwegian politician wants action against Eritrea's 2% diaspora tax

Number of migrants decreases, but death toll rises in the Mediterranean Sea

(Photo by Rodrigo Avellaneda/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)According to the International Organization on Migration (IOM), over 290.000 arrivals have been counted in 2016, as opposed to over 350.000 during the same period in 2015. However, despite the declining number of arrivals, deaths on route to Europe have gone up. 3,168 people are dead or missing as of 31 August 2016, compared to around 2,800 that were recorded in 2015 around this time. 

Read more: Number of migrants decreases, but death toll rises in the Mediterranean Sea

Dutch Minister wants to stop taxation by Eritrean embassy

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Koenders, has expressed worries about the double taxation of Eritreans in the Netherlands. Koenders stated this during a conversation with the Eritrean Minister Osman Saleh on Tuesday 23 August. The Dutch Minister is troubled by the intimidation and threats that are reportedly linked with the taxation.

Read more: Dutch Minister wants to stop taxation by Eritrean embassy

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