Yamamoto heads to Djibouti after rare Eritrea visit

Yamamoto heads to Djibouti after rare Eritrea visit

Senior United States official for African Affairs Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto, the country’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, is making a rare visit to the politically isolated Eritrea Monday before moving on to Djibouti and Ethiopia. In Asmara, Yamamoto is meeting with U.S. embassy staff as well as the wider diplomatic…

U.S. hearing focuses on Eritrean human rights in driving migration

U.S. hearing focuses on Eritrean human rights in driving migration

Representatives from the United Nations and international NGOs participated in a hearing on Eritrea’s record Wednesday as the United States Congress and its Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission focused on the drivers behind high rates of Eritrean migration. “Migrants from the small east African nation of Eritrea make-up a disproportionate…

Eritrea: Dawit Isaak chosen for 2017 World Press Freedom Prize

A journalist who was arrested in Eritrea in 2001, and whose case has been championed for years by human rights organizations and international governments, will receive the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Dawit Isaak, a dual citizen of Eritrea and Sweden, was a co-founder of the first independent…