Magazine has three-hour conversation with Medhanie Yehdego Mered, ‘most wanted’ people smuggler, who heard of his own arrest while already in prisonOne of the world’s most-wanted people smugglers was in jail in the United Arab Emirates when Italian prosecutors travelled to Sudan and arrested an innocent refugee in his place, the New Yorker has reported.Prosecutors in Palermo announced the capture and extradition of Medhanie Yehdego Mered in June 2016, describing it as “the arrest of the year”. The suspect was extradited to Italy with the help of the British Foreign Office and the UK’s National Crime Agency, which had participated in the operation. Continue reading...
Sebastien Roblin Security, The Su-35 may be the best jet-age dogfighter ever made. The Su-35 may be the best jet-age dogfighter ever made and a capable missile delivery platform—but whether that will suffice for an air-superiority fighter in the era of stealth technology remains to be seen. The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fighter into production. Distinguished by its unrivaled maneuverability, most of the Su-35’s electronics and weapons capabilities have caught up with those of Western equivalents, like the F-15 Eagle. But while it may be a deadly adversary to F-15s, Eurofighters and Rafales, the big question mark remains how effectively it can contend with fifth-generation stealth fighters such as the F-22 and F-35. History The Su-35 is an evolution of the Su-27 Flanker, a late Cold War design intended to match the F-15 in concept: a heavy twin-engine multirole fighter combining excellent speed and weapons loadout with dogfighting agility. An Su-27 stunned the audience of the Paris Air Show in 1989 when it demonstrated Pugachev’s Cobra, a maneuver in which the fighter rears its nose up to 120-degree vertical—but continues to soar forward along the plane’s original attitude. Widely exported, the Flanker has yet to clash with Western fighters, but did see air-to-air combat in Ethiopian service during a border war with Eritrea, scoring four kills against MiG-29s for no loss. It has also been employed on ground attack missions. The development history of the Su-35 is a bit complicated. An upgraded Flanker with canards (additional small wings on the forward fuselage) called the Su-35 first appeared way back in 1989, but is not the same plane as the current model; only fifteen were produced. Another upgraded Flanker, the two-seat Su-30, has been produced in significant quantities, and its variants exported to nearly a dozen countries. The current model in question, without canards, is properly called the Su-35S and is the most advanced type of the Flanker family. It began development in 2003 under the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO), a subcontractor of Sukhoi. The first prototypes rolled out in 2007 and production began in 2009. Airframe and Engines Read full article
China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China’s top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as the Asian giant’s military role overseas grows.
In our weekly look at travel through three Instagram images, Samantha Runkel finds eye-catching architecture in Asmara Continue reading...
Dissent is brutally crushed in Eritrea’s militarised one-party state. But Radio Erena, broadcast from Paris by refugees, has become a symbolic lifeline to those back home who dare to listenTen years ago, Biniam Simon, a journalist at Eri-TV, Eritrea’s state television channel, was informed by his government overlords that he would, after all, be allowed to travel to Japan to attend a seminar on video production. This, to put it mildly, was surprising. Those who leave Eritrea, a single party state with one of the worst human rights records in the world, usually do so only by clandestine and extremely risky means. But if Simon was astonished, he was also realistic. “They only allowed me to go because they thought there was no way to escape from Japan,” he says. “Japan had agreed I would be returned to Eritrea.” Knowing this, he didn’t allow himself even to toy with the idea of defection. He made no plans. He dreamed no dreams. He hoped only to enjoy a few peaceful days outside the prison of his homeland.You have to understand: no information is available there at all, about the outside world or internally Continue reading...
12 июля в польском Кракове завершилась 41-я сессия Комитета Всемирного наследия ЮНЕСКО.
Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger
The humanitarian situation in Eritrea – which is quite isolated and off the media radars – is “on a positive trajectory” but international donors need to give malnourishment and food insecurity continued attention, a senior United Nations relief official today said.
Mr. John Ging, Director of the Operational Division at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), briefs on his recent trip to Eritrea.
В Эритрее почти половина всех детей в возрасте до пяти лет отстает в физическом развитии и имеет разнообразные проблемы со здоровьем из-за недостатка питания. И это, несмотря на уже достигнутый прогресс в рамках оказания гуманитарной помощи самым обездоленным жителям этой страны.
Daily Briefing: Yemen, South Sudan, Abyei, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Syria, Water, UNESCO, Cameroon, Press Conferences Tomorrow, Honour Roll. Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: -AT SECURITY COUNCIL, SENIOR U.N. OFFICIALS STRESS NEED FOR SOLUTION TO YEMEN CONFLICT -HUNDREDS OF ORPHANS TRAPPED BETWEEN WARRING SIDES IN SOUTH SUDAN’S TORIT – U.N. ENVOY -U.N. ABYEI MISSION SPEAKS OUT AGAINST DEADLY ATTACKS -CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: U.N. MISSION REPORTS TENSE SITUATION FOLLOWING CLASHES IN HAUT-MBOMOU -DOZENS OF POTENTIAL MASS GRAVES DISCOVERED IN D.R. CONGO’S KASAI PROVINCE, U.N. MISSION REPORTS -WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME WARNS THAT EVEN AFTER MOSUL BATTLE ENDS, THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES STILL NEED ASSISTANCE -WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME GAINS INCREASED ACCESS TO SYRIA’S BESIEGED RAQQA -NEW U.N. REPORT FINDS THAT 3 IN 10 PEOPLE CAN’T ACCESS SAFE WATER -WORLD HERITAGE LIST ADDS 21 NEW SITES, INCLUDING FIRST EVER IN ANGOLA AND ERITREA -U.N. CONTINUES TO CLOSELY MONITOR SITUATIONS IN NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST CAMEROON -TUVALU BECOMES 112TH MEMBER STATE TO PAY U.N. FULL DUES Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=12+July+2017
28 беженцев из Сирии прибыли в Литву по программе Евросоюза, сообщили в департаменте миграции страны.
Это будет первая зарубежная военно-морская база Китая. Пекин характеризирует ее как логистический объект.
Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including an old royal capital in Angola, the Eritrean capital of Asmara and a desert area in South Africa that was inhabited during the Stone Age.
‘Little Rome’ is world’s first modernist city to be designated in its entirety
The country’s authoritarian government pushed for recognition of a city that was once a colonial playground for Italian architects of the 1930s.
PATRICK POOLE: Mass Arrests of Christians in Eritrea as Patriarch Marks 10 Years in Detention.
The newly listed Eritrean capital features outstanding examples of experimental building design from the early 20th century Standing as a startling collection of futuristic Italian architecture from the 1930s, perched on a desert mountaintop high above the Red Sea, the Eritrean capital of Asmara has been listed as a Unesco world heritage site.Announced as one of a series of new “inscriptions”, which are expected to include German caves with ice-age art and the English Lake District, Asmara is the first modernist city in the world to be listed in its entirety. Continue reading...
Eritrean officials on Saturday claimed “victory” after the U.N. cultural agency unanimously decided to put the African nation’s capital city of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage list — the result of years of lobbying by one of the world’s most reclusive governments.