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Global Assault On Our Basic Freedoms Signposts A Dangerous Return To The Past

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 04.04.2017 | World
Danny Sriskandarajah

Ask yourself these four questions. Can I criticize my head of state on Twitter? Can I join a human rights group to campaign for change? Can I take par...

Inside 'Africa's Little Rome,' An Eerie City Where Time Stands Still

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.09.2016 | Arts

“How do you photograph something that you are not allowed to see?” photographer Eli Durst asked in an interview with The Huffington Post. This was...

Artists In Motion Takes Viewers On A Journey Of Displacement

Christian Fuchs | Posted 09.16.2016 | Arts
Christian Fuchs

The artists, ranging from 13 to 45 years of age, relieve stresses of trauma and losing loved ones through artistic expression. They also say it inspires conversations among their community about their own personal experiences, grievances and hopes.

How Israel Can Help Resolve The Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On July 7, 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held a historic bilateral meeting in Addi...

How The EU Is Trying To Stop Africans Boarding Boats To Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.09.2016 | World

The European Union this week outlined its latest policy plans to stem the flow of migrants and refugees taking deadly sea voyages to Europe. Europe wi...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Have Been Enslaved In This African Dictatorship

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.08.2016 | World

A U.N. human rights inquiry on Wednesday released a chilling report on the plight of Eritreans trapped inside the repressive African nation, as record...

How We're Fighting Conflict and Fragility Where Poverty is Deepest

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

View from cave, Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen bel...

Eritrea - Farming in a fragile land

Ray Jordan | Posted 03.17.2017 | Impact
Ray Jordan

In downtown Asmara there are boys sitting on church steps, studiously pouring through the text on the well-thumbed pages of bibles that are printed on...

Eritrean Refugees in the Western Press: Solidarity or Colonialism?

Kerry Martin | Posted 03.05.2017 | World
Kerry Martin

In his cutting 2005 satire How To Write About Africa, Kenyan author and journalist Binyavanga Wainaina derided the Western media's simplification and condescension of the continent. Ten years later, our widened media landscape still barely makes room for Africans to speak for themselves.

'We Are Facing a Disaster': Berlinale Winner Gianfranco Rosi Talks Fuocoammare

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.25.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Can a film change the world? If we believe in the power of one, that ability each human being carries around to make the environment around them better by simply adjusting their behavior, then films have the potential to change the world.

Fleeing Into The Unknown: A Journey From Eritrea To England

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.18.2016 | World

Every month, thousands of Eritreans attempt to flee repression, torture and indefinite forced conscriptions by embarking on a dangerous journey to Eur...

This Tiny African Nation Plays A Huge Role In The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.07.2017 | World

The historic tide of people braving the journey to Europe in the past year has refocused the world’s attention on wars most of the refugees are flee...

This Moving Comic Book Takes You Inside An Unseen Humanitarian Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.19.2016 | World

Benjamin Dix makes a unique form of comic book. He and his U.K.-based organization PositiveNegatives take the harrowing stories told by ordinary peopl...

Eritrea and Yemen Highlight Variance in Refugee Motivations and Solutions

Kerry Martin | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
Kerry Martin

On opposite sides of the Red Sea, Yemen spirals deeper into civil war and chaos, while Eritrea accepts foreign cash and commodities for its support in...

The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region

Yohannes Woldemariam | Posted 11.11.2016 | World
Yohannes Woldemariam

In an ideal scenario, the brotherly people of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia, whose fates are intertwined by geography and history, need cooperation and trade between and within themselves based on mutual respect for basic human rights and due regard for the health of the environment.

Israeli Politicians Set the Stage For Murder of Eritrean Asylum Seeker

Yohannes Woldemariam | Posted 10.23.2016 | World
Yohannes Woldemariam

Israeli racism towards African asylum seekers and the Bete Israel community (Ethiopian Jews) is blatant. In the hierarchy of dehumanization, African asylum seekers find themselves in the most wretched conditions in Israel.

A Testimony to Failed Autocracies: Eritrean Soccer Team Defects

James Dorsey | Posted 10.15.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Eritrea's national team has for all practical purposes defected after 10 of its players this week refused to return home following a World Cup qualifier in Botswana.

The Last Emperor -- The Fall of Haile Selassie

ADST | Posted 10.14.2016 | World

Few could be more considered more central to the modern history of Africa's longest independent nation, Ethiopia, than Emperor Haile Selassie. Regent from 1916-1930, he became emperor of Ethiopia on November 2, 1930 and ruled for nearly 45 years.

Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

Finding Shelter

Nancy Farese | Posted 08.20.2016 | Impact
Nancy Farese

The refugee story is both as big as the world, with nation-state boundaries being drawn by international powers dividing families, and as small as the individual child, orphaned by violence and brought to safety by another child or relative.

Young Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Paint Grim Realities

Christian Fuchs | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

More than 130,000 Eritrean refugees have crossed the border to Ethiopia escape human rights abuses. Eritrean youth flee forced indefinite military conscription as well as torture at the hands of an oppressive government.

Religious Persecution On the Rise: Minorities Under Threat in the Middle East

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Doug Bandow

With religious liberty under siege around the world, people of goodwill should stand for the rights of believers everywhere. Unpopular minority faiths are like the proverbial canary in the mine: When they die, further violations of human life and dignity inevitably are coming.

Top 5 Countries That Should Be on Obama's Itinerary

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Committee to Protect Journalists

In the past two days Ethiopia released six journalists from prison, an unprecedented development in one of Africa's most repressive countries for the media. The releases happened in advance of President Obama's trip to Ethiopia later this month.

A Public Challenge: Find Humanity in the Inhumane

John Prendergast | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
John Prendergast

By sharing heroes' stories, we honor them, and through them, promote faith in the power of good. When defiant, selfless individuals ignore their own safety and overcome their fears, they enable others to survive and thrive.

The Hermit in the Horn of Africa

Daniel Raphael | Posted 06.26.2016 | World
Daniel Raphael

Northeast Africa is known as one of the more volatile regions in the world. The 'failed' states of South Sudan and Somalia are relatively well known and acknowledged for their instability, yet there are a variety of other actors in the region that are rarely heard from.