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  • Obama selects Biden to be veep running mate By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writers Aug 23, 2008  WASHINGTON – Barack Obama named Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his vice presidential running mate early Saturday, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues. Obama announced…

  • PFP Receives Inaugural “Make A Difference Award” From Philanthropic Educational Toy Company Learning is an Art NORFOLK, VA (08/22/2008; 0854)(readMedia)– Physicians for Peace has been awarded the inaugural “Make A Difference Award” by Learning is an Art. The award recognizes charitable organizations for their “dedication to creating sustainable change in the lives of individuals in…

  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Asmara Fri Aug 22, 2008    ASMARA (Reuters Life!) – Not many travelers end up in Asmara, one of Africa’s least-known and most beautiful cities. But if you ever have 48 hours to spend in the Eritrean capital, here are some tips on how to make the best of a…

  • Refugee Program Halted As DNA Tests Show Fraud Thousands in Africa Lied about Families To Gain U.S. Entry By MIRIAM JORDAN WALL STREET  JOURNAL August 20, 2008; Page A3 The State Department has suspended a humanitarian program to reunite thousands of African refugees with relatives in the U.S. after unprecedented DNA testing by the government revealed widespread…

  • Nokia Customising Phones to use Geez text Cellular-News, Aug 20, 2008 “Ethiopian Semitic (also known as Ethiopian, Ethiosemitic, Ethiopic) is a language group which together with Old South Arabian forms the Western branch of the South Semitic languages. Today, the name Ethiopian Semitic languages can be considered a misnomer as the North languages are also found…

  •   Victim was drug dealer Wed, August 20, 2008       Shot man known to cops By NADIA MOHARIB, SUN MEDIA – The Calgary Sun    Police say a man gunned down in broad daylight in the Beltline this week was a known drug trafficker. While they have not determined a motive behind the…

  • Human Rights Watch is a US State Department vehicle, not a genuine human rights organization By Tony Logan NOT MY TRIBE – 8/20/2008  The broadening conflict between the US and Russia has brought to the fore the role of the Human Rights Watch in promoting US State Department and Pentagon propaganda. They do this by…

  • Warsay-Yikealo Development Campaign: Stabilizing the Market Simon Mesfun, Aug 19, 2008  It is understandable that meeting the challenge of the recent problems of food shortage is one of the priorities of developing countries. In Eritrea, the government is working to stabilize the market and especially ensuring food security as its primary objective through the Warsay-Yikealo…

  • Eritrean Youths from the Diaspora express their love for orphaned children Efrem Habtetsion, Aug 19, 2008 Being a visitor to the Asmara Orphanage, most of the kids hold close to you and ask for a hug, a pen or a notebook or for love. You see two young visitors whom they knew the names of…

  • Part I      Part II: Dahlak Islands Tour

  • Example Ethiopian leaders must learn from Saturday 16 August 2008   By Ibrahim Ibrahim August 16, 2008 — On Thursday August 16, 2008 Nigeria officially handed over to its neighborly country Cameroon the once disputed Bakassi peninsula. This very important step that brings peace and friendly neighborhood to the region received a great admiration and…

  • Eritrean president turns down calls to return to IGAD August 16, 2008 (ASMARA) — The Eritrean president turned down calls to rejoin the east African organisation of IGAD asking to reorganise it first in order to enable it to achieve its goals. Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki Isaias Afwerki held talks on Friday with the Sudanese…

  • US proposes changes in H-2B visa programme   Washington, Aug 16 (PTI) The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a series of proposed rule changes that will streamline procedures for hiring workers, including from India, under the H-2B visa programme. The USCIS has also called for not issuing the H-2B visas to citizens…

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  •       Festival Eritrea: TOP 10 Songs of 2008 Raimoc Awards

  • Festival Eritrea 2008 Aug 12, 2008        

  • Eritrean Cultural Bonanza Ended Meron Abraha, Aug 12, 2008   Celebrations marking this year’s Eritrean National Festival culminated in a fervent closing ceremony Sunday August 10, 2008 at the Expo Hall here in the Capital. During the ceremony, where ministers, regional administrators, government officials and invited guests were present, regions and individuals who won in…

  • Ethiopia to Admit Higher Numbers of Hungry ADDIS ABABA, Aug 8 (OneWorld) – Ethiopian officials have said that the country will increase its appeal to the international community for a third time this year, criticizing donors for failing to commit resources to a hunger crisis precipitated by drought and rising food prices. “It is the…

  • Ethiopia: Pain amid Plenty Wednesday Aug, 2008 By ALEX PERRY / KUYERA DEATH IN THE FIELDS: June rains turned the land near the village of Sedguge green, but too late. An uncle bears the body of a 6-month-old who died of malnutrition Photograph for TIME by Thomas Dworzak / Magnum   Paleontologists hunting fossils of…

  • Aug, 2008 Meles Zenawi Q and A Hunger is a political issue in Ethiopia. Famine helped bring down the regime of Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1974 and the 1984-5 famine, in which one million people died, fatally undermined the Derg regime of Haile Miriam Mengistu, who was eventually overthrown in 1991. Prime Minister Meles…

  • Expo: Entertainment Is Guaranteed Meron Abraha, Aug 7, 2008   Monday was the first day I went to the Expo grounds since the opening of the festival on Saturday. It was in the morning and after having explored most of the exhibition pavilions, me and my three colleagues went to the zonal village, where replicas…

  • Flocking to Festival Eritrea 2008: What’s New? Meron Abraha, Aug 7, 2008   It was about this exact time last year when I came across Mr. Fen-Sun Wang, a Chinese tourist from the city of Haikou in Hainan province, China in an evening at the Expo grounds.That day being his fourth one probably made him…

  • August 6, 2008

  • Ethiopia Received $1.5 Billion in Aid Last Year, ENA Reports By Jason McLure Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia received 14.8 billion birr ($1.5 billion) in loans and grants last year, the Ethiopian News Agency said, citing Getachew Admassu, a spokesman for the finance ministry. The Horn of Africa country received about $600 million in loans…

  • African drought linked with Indian Ocean WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A study co-funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has linked less eastern and southern African rainfall with a warming Indian Ocean.   NASA said rainfall in eastern Africa during the rainy season from March through May has declined about 15 percent since…

  • Proud parents visit Barbara’s charity school By Alan O’Keeffe Tuesday August 05 2008 A proud and poignant first visit to Africa by an elderly Irish couple will result in more children getting a chance to escape poverty. Bill and Margaret Gill will make the long journey to Eritrea to visit a school built in memory…

  •     World Holds Breath as Eritrea, Djibouti Eye War Written by Daniel Ooko Published Monday, August 04, 2008   (Dudi Saad/TML Photos) [Nairobi] The Horn of Africa nations Eritrea and Djibouti overlook one of the world’s most important waterways and the international community fears a potential war between the two could impact on supertankers…

  • Mega venture on the Red Sea   Santanu Sanyal  Aug 4, 2008 Recently in Djibouti If everything proceeds as planned, a 30-km long rail-cum-road-pipeline bridge network across the Red Sea will be ready in the next 12 to 15 years, connecting Djibouti in East Africa with Yemen in West Asia and will be the first physical…

  • August 3, 2008

  • UN to investigate Djibouti, Eritrea political crisis New York, US – A UN mission is set to visit the border region between Djibouti and Eritrea, to investigate recent violence and also assess the “fractious political climate”.UN associate spokesperson, Yves Sokorobi, told the Pan African News Agency (PANA) Saturday in New York, that “UN Secretary-General Ban…

  • Mercury News interview: Tom Campbell’s journey: from D.C. to Berkeley to Africa By Pete Carey Mercury News Article Launched: 08/03/2008 Tom Campbell’s résumé is longer than most, and reveals a restless intellectual energy that is somewhat rare in a politician. He recently stepped down as dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley,…

  • August 2, 2008

  • Festival Eritrea 2008 opens with Cultural Show Meron Abraha , Aug 2, 2008   A cultural show marking the opening of the Festival Eritrea 2008 was staged at the Cinema Odeon Friday evening August 1, 2008.After a minute of remembrance of martyrs, the show started with a symphony by the Zara Band and Sibrit National…