Dossier February 2016

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church arrived in this land with St Justin de Jacobis, (affectionately known as Abune Yacob by the local people). A native of Naples (Italy) and member of the Congregation of the Mission of St. Vincent de Paul, he reached Eritrea and northern Ethiopia in 1839. This was fifty years before the Italians established…

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The Political Situation

Most of the Eritrean People never regretted their independence from Ethiopia, and  their thereby becoming a sovereign country among the other nations. They also appreciated the heroes who brought about national freedom. At this moment in time most of the Eritrean people are fed up and would like this government to go. The fighters with…

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The Socio-Economic Situation

The first years after the independence there was regular economic growth, but with the outbreak of the border war with Ethiopia (1998-2000) the Socio-Economic Situation in Eritrea went into disarray. Since then the situation has deteriorated a lot. Due to the unlimited period of military service for most of the men, the continuous exodus of…

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Eritrea. A desolate country

Eritrea is a small country in Eastern Africa situated along the Dead Sea coast. Its unique strategic location has for centuries made it a meeting place for Arab and African cultures as well as that of the Christian and Muslim religions. Even though the country is very small in size – 121,144 square kilometers –…

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10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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