Israel May Be Trafficking Former Eritrean Slaves
This story originally appeared on March 15, 2016. In Uganda’s capital Kampala, a sign in Eritrean script points the way to a back alley. There’s a small hotel here with only a few rooms, most of them empty. In room number eight an old man sits on a worn-out... Read more
Ibrahim Was a Slave on the Eritrea Border When He Saw His Chance
“It really is beautiful,” Ibrahim says as he takes a sip of his tea. He’s talking about his homeland of Eritrea. We’re sitting together at a small Ethiopian Café in Burien, Washington near the Seattle-Tacoma airport. Ibrahim is a 22-year-old refugee with dark curly hair and intense eyes. He’s... Read more
In Eritrea, War Is Peace and Freedom Is Slavery
The tiny East African country of Eritrea is one of most secretive regimes on the planet. The former Italian colony gained independence from its neighbor Ethiopia in 1993. What should have turned into a lasting peace instead became a nightmarish state of perpetual war. Thanks to a land dispute... Read more

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