5 minutes read June 9, 2015 The only safe thing to talk about in Eritrea is Football Having lived all my life in Eritrea, I left the country in January 2012. Some European countries have recently claimed the situation in Eritrea has improved in order to justify….. Read More 4 minutes read February 11, 2015 The hierarchy of refugee stories Three hundred refugees and migrants are now missing and feared dead after trying to cross the Mediterranean over the weekend from Libya to Italy on rubber dinghies. According to the….. Read More 10 minutes read September 18, 2013 “They beg to be called refugees, but Israel calls them infiltrators” Since February 2011, Meron Estefanos has acted as an interpreter, negotiator and kind of lifeline for Eritrean refugees held hostage in the Sinai desert. Meron’s story recently appeared on This….. Read More 3 minutes read July 15, 2013 The Promised Land Last Thursday we blogged about Israel’s intention to deport African asylum seekers back to unnamed African countries in exchange for “benefit packages”–basically weapons. Now comes the news that last night Israel repatriated–for….. Read More 2 minutes read July 11, 2013 Israel to African nations: take our asylum seekers and we will give you arms In the last few days more details have come to light about Israel’s operation to deport African asylum seekers back to the continent, to whichever country wants to take them….. Read More 5 minutes read June 25, 2012 African Asylum Seekers in Israel Guest Post by Anonymous* If you follow current headlines, you may have noticed a seemingly new conflict arising in the Middle East. Recent migratory trends in Israel have led to….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 3, 2011 'Eritrea, My Country' Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.