Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere is US based Eritrean writer/journalist who is the executive director of PEN Eritrea in exile. Among others his articles - that mainly deal with Eritrea’s gross human rights abuses and lack of freedom of expression - have appeared on The Guardian, The Independent and Index on Censorship Magazine. 

Eritrea

Eritreans have peace, now they want freedom

On this year's Independence Day, Eritreans are dreaming of a post-Afwerki Eritrea.

Eritreans have peace, now they want freedom

Eritrea

The lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems

Having gotten rid of international sanctions, the Eritrean regime is unlikely to change its repressive ways at home.

The lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems

Isaias Afwerki

The peace deal with Ethiopia has not changed Afwerki's Eritrea

If anything, it has actually strengthened his regime.

The peace deal with Ethiopia has not changed Afwerki's Eritrea

Eritrea

Eritreans are happy about peace and wary of Isaias' promises

Despite officially welcoming Ethiopia's peace efforts, the Eritrean regime is keeping its people in the dark.

Eritreans are happy about peace and wary of Isaias' promises

Eritrea

Eritrea and Ethiopia: 'The beginning of a beautiful friendship'

Despite all the difficulties, Eritreans and Ethiopians are hopeful that lasting peace will be concluded soon.

Eritrea and Ethiopia: 'The beginning of a beautiful friendship'

Eritrea

How Ethiopia's peace offer caught Eritrea's regime by surprise

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki cannot afford to ignore Ethiopia's peace offer.

How Ethiopia's peace offer caught Eritrea's regime by surprise

Eritrea

Democracy according to Eritrea's Afwerki, then and now

On the 27th anniversary of Eritrea's independence, Isaias Afwerki should remember what he once said about democracy.

Democracy according to Eritrea's Afwerki, then and now

Eritrea

The Eritrean diaspora is mourning

The alleged death in detention of veteran freedom fighter Durue deeply saddened, but also angered the Eritreans abroad.

The Eritrean diaspora is mourning

Africa

How a rare protest scared the Eritrean regime

Teachers, parents and students protested a government decision on their school. What ensued was a regime overreaction.

How a rare protest scared the Eritrean regime

Press Freedom

Remembering the day the Eritrean press died

Eritrea's transformation into a police state started with a ban on independent media 16 years ago today.

Remembering the day the Eritrean press died

Asylum Seekers

Being stateless in America

"I'm not from here, I'm not from there; I don't belong anywhere."

Being stateless in America

Eritrea

Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy

A pastiche of daily encounters illuminating the disfigured Dadaist reality of present-day Eritrea.

Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy