Two Eritrea players vanish from camp

December 1, 2013 2:54 PM

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Two Eritrea players vanish from camp

“The CECAFA senior challenge cup central organizing committee sitting at Nyayo Stadium has this Sunday morning been briefed of the mysterious disappearance of two Eritrean players from their camp here in Nairobi,” read part of the statement released by Cecafa.

The matter has since been handed to the relevant security agencies in Kenya that will handle the issues help from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

This is the fifth year in a row such incidents happening with players from the same country. A dozen Eritrean players disappeared from their residential hotel in Kampala last year.

According diplomatic sources in Asmara, negotiations of LUFTHANSA Airline with the Eritrean Government is at a stand still. LUFTHANSA Air has extended it flight suspension until Dec 5, 2013 pending its negotiations with the Eritrean government. The diplomat was not able to elaborate on the nature of disagreement between the German airline and the Eritrean government .

"The arrival in Rome of the first survivors of the shipwreck of Lampedusa, forty days after the tragedy that saw them as protagonists at the centre of the Mediterranean, it is good news that confirms the commitment taken at the time by mayor Ignazio Marino and councillor Ignazio Marino Rita Cutini; but by itself it is not sufficient to fulfill the duty of solidarity and acceptance that the entire national community must observe as regard those - and there are thousands - that flee wars and famine hoping to find in Europe better living conditions for themselves and their loved ones". This was declared by president of the Community of Sant'Egidio Marco Impagliazzo commenting on the arrival at Fiumicino of a first contingent of refugees.

Three Eritrean military officers have asked for political asylum in Saudi Arabia after Saudi air force jets forced their aircraft to land in the southern part of the kingdom, the local news website Sabq reported on Tuesday.

Sabq quoted Yassin bin Ahmed al-Qassem, a spokesman for the Jazan Emirate, as saying that F-15 planes were deployed when the Eritrean aircraft entered Saudi airspace without permission.

"The aircraft forced to land in the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz airport was carrying three Eritrean officers seeking political asylum," Sabq quoted Yassin as saying.

Three Eritrean military officers have asked for political asylum in Saudi Arabia after Saudi air force jets forced their aircraft to land in the southern part of the kingdom, the local news website Sabq reported on Tuesday.Sabq quoted Yassin bin Ahmed al-Qassem, a spokesman for the Jazan Emirate, as saying that F-15 planes were deployed when the Eritrean aircraft entered Saudi airspace without permission.

"The aircraft forced to land in the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz airport was carrying three Eritrean officers seeking political asylum," Sabq quoted Yassin as saying.

The Eritraen aircraft were military but used to carry equipment and not fighters, Yassin added.

Source: asmarino.com

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