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May 11, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - An Eritrean opposition group on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of bombing ethnic Afar fishermen on Eritrean territorial waters in the Danakalia region this week.
The group, Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) alleged that at least one was killed and seven others were wounded during recent air strikes by the UAE planes taking off from the Eritrea's port city of Assab in the Danakalia region.
RSADO is strongly outraged by the series of deliberate deadly aerial attacks on a Red Sea Afar civilian fishing Boat inside Eritrean territorial water by UAE Forces stationed in Assab-Dankalia Region in Eritrea," the group said
In addition to sharing a common nomadic tradition that places a high value on livestock and virtues of bravery and individualism, a strong adherence to the Islamic faith, and an oral tradition that holds singers and poets in high esteem, the country's two dominant ethnic groups - the Afars and the Issas - have maintained strong social networks that form the basis of everyday life, especially within the rural areas.
8) Decisions and debate among the Afars, unlike among the more egalitarian Issas, are more the reserve of recognized leaders and the heads of clans.
Toward this end, the first independence cabinet included seven Afars and six Issas, whereas the 1982 cabinet included six Afars and five Issas.
The group accused Isaias Afewerki regime in Asmara of deliberately leasing Afar lands to the Saudi coalition forces in order to systematically remove the Afars from their traditional lands in the name of development.
October 15, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) -- An Eritrean opposition group on Friday alleged that scores of Ethnic Afar Eritrean civilians in small vessels have been Killed by Saudi-led coalition off the Coast of Yemen.
Ibrahim said President Afeworki's denial over the food crises is a system the government is deliberately using to block aid to the region and punish the Afars by starving them to death.
January 28, 2016 (MANDA/ ETHIOPIA) -- An Eritrean rebel group known as the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) claimed on Thursday that killed six government intelligence agents in an early morning strike on forces loyal to president Isaias Afeworki.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 13, 2014 (SEMERA, ETHIOPIA) -- An Eritrean opposition group, Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) on Tuesday vow to step up military attacks to topple the current repressive rule in the East African nation.
Afars inhabit one of the least hospitable terrains on earth and are renowned for their prowess in battle.
A number of politicians agree that Eritrean minorities, the Afars and the Kunamas are considered by the Eritrean government as threats to the existence of its one party system.
Eritrean Afars are the worst affected people by the recent conflict along the Djbouti border " Spokes person for Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO), Yasin Mohamed told Sudan tribune "Hundreds of Eritrean Afars are forced out of their home by the conflict and a big number of their live stokes are killed" He added (ST)
January 13, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Eritrean Afar nationals have held their first Diaspora Conference in Sweden calling on the international community to intervene to end worsening atrocities committed by the regime in Asmara.