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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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Eritrea faces serious economic problems, possibly indicating sustainable decline

New headquarters for the Housing and Commerce Bank of Eritrea in Asmara, EritreaDespite growing foreign investments in Eritrea's industrial sector, decreasing remittances, slavery-like working conditions, a huge brain drain, and a misguided currency reform endanger wealth production and allocation in the state formerly seeking economic self-reliance.

Read more: Eritrea faces serious economic problems, possibly indicating sustainable decline

Court cases and Twitter trolls meant to scare off Eritrea-critics

Amnesty International LogoThe Dutch Amnesty International website recently published an article from news magazine 'wordt vervolgd' on intimidation and the use of legal action being taken by supporters of the Eritrean regime towards critics in the Netherlands. The critics that are targeted state that this has not discouraged them from publishing. On the contrary, they say that they have become even more determined. 

Read more: Court cases and Twitter trolls meant to scare off Eritrea-critics

Dutch Parliament adopts motions on Eritrea

Parliamentarians petitionOn 5 July the Dutch Parliament adopted positions expressing concern about the actions of the Eritrean regimes activities in the Netherlands. These followed the debate on Eritrea and the influence of the Eritrean regime in the Netherlands. A total of eleven motions were adopted, while one was rejected. The adoptions confirm the strong stance of the Dutch Parliament on the situation in Eritrea.

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Eritrea Under Pressure Because of a Landmark UN Report

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. Credit: eritrea.be(From IDN-InDepthNews) The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a ground-breaking resolution following the presentation of the report by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in Eritrea. The Eritrean government has rejected the Commission’s findings.

Read more: Eritrea Under Pressure Because of a Landmark UN Report

Dutch Parliament united for strong action against Eritrean regime

Parliamentarians holding petitionOn Thursday 30 June, the Dutch Parliament debated on the influence of Eritrea in the Netherlands. In addition, the human rights situation in Eritrea in relation to European Union development aid and crimes against humanity were discussed. At the start of the debate, Eritreans refugees and members of the diaspora offered a petition to Dutch politicians which has currently been signed over 15.000 times. Three Ministers present in the debate made strong commitments on behalf of the Dutch government.

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