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Next Year in Jerusalem

Mark Hetfield | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Mark Hetfield

Maybe next year in Jerusalem, the government will start treating the African asylum seekers as human beings, as working taxpayers, as asylum seekers, as free people, and not as infiltrators. Let's pray for that at the seder table.

Jesuit Refugee Service accompanies refugees in Ethiopia

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) August 28, 2014 -- The UN refugee agency reported this month that Ethiopia is now the largest host country of refugees in Africa, s...

The Global Crisis Of Child Labor, In 1 Map

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

In much of the world, childhood means being forced to go to work. There are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world, according to...

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

Close the Torture Houses in North Sinai and Egypt

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Suzette Standring

Every day Meron Estafamos answers her phone with an aching heart. From torture houses in Egypt, Eritrean hostages plead for ransom on a captor's cell phone. Help me.

Egypt Cracks Down on Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was said in jest but a professor of politics at Egypt's Nile University warned journalists and anyone taking pictures not to do so after an escalat...

Education Provides Refugees Hope for a Better Future

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2013 -- "Education is a key in combating the evil of hatred, violence and war. I'm ever more convinced of that," says ...

Needs of Eritrean Refugees Demand Attention

Curt Goering | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Curt Goering

Decades of instability in Eritrea have led to the current situation. Many refugees have experienced horrific treatment, first at the hands of their government, then on the long, dangerous journey to escape. Up to 3,000 flee to Sudan or Ethiopia each month.

Dozens Dead In Shipwreck Off The Coast Of Sicilian Island

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

ROME -- ROME (AP) — It was the third ship of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa packed to the brim with migrants seeking ...

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Eritrea Holding At Least 10,000 Political Prisoners In 'Unimaginable' Conditions

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

Eritrea's hardline regime has jailed at least 10,000 political prisoners, many in "unimaginably atrocious conditions", rights group Amnesty Internatio...

Eritrean Troops Lay Siege To Ministry

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

* Soldiers demand release of political prisoners * State TV and radio go off air for hours after siege * Exiled oppositi...

Silently Shouting: Strengthening the Voice of the African Diaspora

Kumera Genet | Posted 03.01.2013 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

It would be amazing for the Diaspora to show leadership in breaking down some of these ethnic and religious barriers that are present in contemporary African politics.

How The Internet Is Restricted Across The World

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Envoys in Dubai signed a new U.N. telecommunications treaty Friday that a U.S.-led delegation says endorses great...

Four Journalists Die In Prison

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Media

* Eritrea often accused of human rights abuses * Horn of Africa country lacks independent media * Eleven senior official...

Arsonists Target African Migrant Home

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, July 12 (Reuters) - Unidentified arsonists set fire on Thursday to the Jerusalem home of Eritrean migrants, injuring three in what Israel...

Human Trafficking a Growing Global Scourge

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime
Andrew Lam

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal business in the world, according to the State Department. It ranks only second to drug trafficking in profitability, bringing in an estimated $32 billion annually.

The Ten Most Censored Countries In The World

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Danny O'Brien/CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator One big reason for the Internet's success is its role as a universal standard, interoperable across...

European Tourists Shot Dead In Ethiopia

AP | LUC VAN KEMENADE | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Gunmen in Ethiopia's arid north attacked a group of European tourists traveling in one of the world's lowest and hottest...

Gunmen Kill 5 Tourists In Ethiopia

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Gunmen have killed five foreign tourists in Ethiopia's remote northern Afar region, a...

Coptic Christian Asylum Seekers Celebrate Christmas In Bethlehem

Zachary A. Bennett | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Zachary A. Bennett

Even though being denied entrance after their long journey, the Coptic Christians from Eritrea and Ethiopia sang louder, kept smiling and celebrated near to one of the holiest place in their religion.

One African Nation Won't Acknowledge Drought; People Suffer In Silence

AP | By LUC VAN KEMENADE | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact

MAI-AINI, Ethiopia -- Alem Teke watched her crops in Eritrea shrivel and die from drought. She braved landmines and escaped being raped by soldiers to...

Violent Volcanic Eruption Photographed From Space

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.28.2011 | Technology

On June 12, a series of earthquakes struck the region in East Africa where Eritrea's Nabro Volcano is located. Since then, the volcano has been erupti...

Another Volcano Threatens Air Traffic

Posted 08.13.2011 | World

Ash from a volcano erupting in the Eastern African country of Eritrea that threatens air traffic in the region has also forced Secretary of State Hill...

Europe's Boogey Man: Nomadic Migration Part 3

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Thousands of panicked Libyans are heading across the Mediterranean. But what happens once these desperate visitors are released in places like Malta in the midst of anti-immigrant fervor?