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  • Ban dispatches UN team to assess Djibouti-Eritrea border situation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 31 July 2008 – A fact-finding mission dispatched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in the Horn of Africa to assess the political, security and humanitarian situation along the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, in light of the recent tensions there.   Eritrean…

  • ‘Zura N’Hagerka’: An Inspiring Tour Efrem Habtetsion, Jul 31, 2008    Many Eritrean youths from Sweden, Germany, Italy, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Holland and England participated in a national tour, Zura N’Hagerka’, following the Eri-Youth Festival 2008 that was conducted in Sawa from 18 to 21 July. The tour included visiting major development sites,…

  • Ethiopian Peoples Patriotic Front (EPPF) and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) inflicted heavy losses on Woyane troops, killing and wounding 251. Somalia chaos continues with 20 NGO workers killed and 10 kidnapped. Eri-Youth Festival in Sawa and 21st round military graduation ceremony – exhibition of Arts, IT technology, cultural and traditional shows. Also, awards of merit…

  • BBC Thursday, 31 July 2008   The UN has already withdrawn most of its peacekeepers from Eritrea Eritrea says the UN’s decision to end the peace mission on its border with Ethiopia will not make war likely. Tens of thousands of people died in a two-year border war that ended in 2000. A government spokesman…

  • UN ends Eritrea-Ethiopia peacekeeping mission By JOHN HEILPRIN – July 30, 2008 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to end an 8-year-long peacekeeping mission between Eritrea and Ethiopia despite continuing tensions, a move that the United Nations’ chief has warned could lead to a new war. Council members voted unanimously to…

  • Bridge of the Horns The Peninsula/By RABIN GUPTA  7/30/2008    DJIBOUTI • The $200bn Al Noor Cities, a project which will comprise one city in Yemen and another in Djibouti was launched on Monday at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel. The project will be completed over a 15 year-time-frame and the first five years will…

  • UN mulls African peace missions The UN has already withdrawn most of its peacekeepers from Eritrea The UN Security Council is to consider a draft resolution from Belgium to end the UN mission monitoring the disputed border between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The mandate for the UN’s 1,700-strong peacekeeping force ends on Thursday. Observers fear that…

  • Barack Obama has rounded off his international tour with a final stop in London. But will his globetrotting win him any votes back home? Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri and Cath Turner report from London, UK and Virginia, USA.

  • Eritrea’s stand on Aid vis-à-vis promises of G8 Taezaz Ghebreslasie, Jul 29, 2008     Last week, in Japan, leaders of Group of Eight (G8) met with seven other leaders of major economies, including the developing nations of China, India and Indonesia to discuss issues like putting in to practice the promised aid to Africa,…

  • Combating communicable diseases Abdu Osman, Jul 29, 2008      Although, health problems are more widespread in poor countries than in the rich, the major part of annual global health expenditure of more than US$3 trillion is made by the rich nations. Ironically, while governments of poor nations spend less in health service, their citizens, threatened…

  • July 28, 2008 The United Nations African Mission in Darfur has been touted as the largest peacekeeping operation the UN has ever undertaken. But six months after forming, the joint force is suffering from a shortage of troops and a lack of equipment. Furthermore, authorities are threatening to expel them if the International Criminal Court…

  • Woyanne general warns his army ready to fight Eritrea July 27th, 2008 EthiopianReview EthiopianReview EDITOR’S NOTE: If and when Woyanne starts another war with Eritrea, it will be the end for the Meles criminal family, because the people of Ethiopia will either stay neutral or stand with Eritrea.   (APA) — The Ethiopian Woyanne army is…

  • Asmara Art Gallery Exhibition by Robel Tesfai and a new book by Michael Adonai   CLICK for Previous Giday Kinatin Fithin Movie

  • Man Utd hero’s new goal: educating Africa’s children The ‘baby-faced assassin’ is using his cash to build schools Jonathan Northcroft The Sunday Times July 27, 2008 AFTER all the nightclubs, champagne and massive wages of top football stars, one player is about to do a remarkable body swerve towards philanthropy. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former…

  • July 25, 2008 Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, says he’s a peacemaker, and told Darfuris this during a visit to the region. His promises of roads and schools for the war-torn state, were welcomed with applause by the people of Darfur.

  • 25 years after Live Aid celebrities unite again for Ethiopia By Ros Wynne-Jones 25/07/2008 Almost 25 years after Live Aid, celebrities united again yesterday to call for urgent help for hunger-stricken Ethiopia. Scenes straight from Michael Buerk’s 1984 famine reports are once again visible in the drylands of East Africa. These pictures by Nick Danziger…

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  • Starve corrupt regimes of aid By Dun Laoghaire Irish Independent July 24 2008 With his latest article (Irish Independent, July 22), Kevin Myers has softened some of his stronger positions from last week and started to make some very good points. While it’s true that Mr Myers still doesn’t grasp the humanitarian imperative that obliges…

  • Lost in the Horn Stephen Marks July 25, 2008 Human security should come first in seeking conflict resolution in the Horn of Africa. Favour should be shown to partners that protect their people – whether they are state or non-state actors – and not just to those who claim to protect western interests. And all…

  • Ethiopian People Patriotic Front (EPPF) military communiqué reported that 500 Woyanne troops were killed or wounded. Also, ARS freedom fighters continue their attacks and put 186 Woyane and TFG troops out of action. Woyanes continue to detonate mines and blame their actions on the ONLF. ARS Central committee has voted Sheik Dahir Aweys as the…

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  • Congress Challenges AFRICOM Beth Tuckey | July 23, 2008 Foreign Policy In Focus Congress is finally taking up its constitutionally mandated duties of oversight and responsible budgeting – at least on U.S.-Africa policy. From humanitarian relief for northern Uganda to the Jubilee Act on debt relief, Congress is making some very important steps forward on…

  • Eritrea Calls Plan to Indict Sudanese President an `Insult’  July 22, 2008 (ASMARA) — The Eritrean government has rejected accusations by the prosecutor of the international Criminal Court (ICC) against Sudanese president, Omer al-Bashir describing it as an “insult”.  On Monday July 14, The ICC’s prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked pre-trial judges to issue arrest warrants…

  • The TPLF army continue killing civilians in Afar region, Ethiopia July 22nd, 2008 EthiopianReview PRESS RELEASE (Afar Human Right Organization) — The TPLF army continues its terror and intimidation on the Afar civilian. One of the latest victims was a 16 years old school boy Ibrahim Mohamed Suula. July 13, 2008 the army shot dead…

  • UN seeks urgent cash for Ethiopia food aid Mon 21 Jul 2008, 14:47 GMT  LONDON (Reuters) – The U.N. food agency urgently needs $222 million to avert a major food crisis in Ethiopia, where millions are struggling to cope with drought and high prices, it said on Monday. The Ethiopian government and aid agencies estimate…

  • July 21, 2008 Supporters of the Sudanese president voice their opposition to the International Criminal Court’s indictment of Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president. If a warrant is issued, the president will be liable to arrest if he visits any of the 106 states that signed the treaty establishing the court. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports…

  • Man mistaken for bomber was terrified police would shoot him · Suspect goes public after similar arrest at gunpoint · Inquiry report says officers acted reasonably The Guardian Monday July 21, 2008   A man who was wrongly suspected by police of being a wanted suicide bomber has told of his terrifying ordeal after officers…

  • Surge in violence pushes Ethiopia, Somalia to crisis point Peter Goodspeed, National Post  Published: Friday, July 18, 2008 Killings, kidnappings and the threat of famine are turning the Horn of Africa into the most dangerous and deadly spot on earth. Already plagued by drought, food shortages and massive malnutrition, Ethiopia and Somalia are now facing a…

  • July 19, 2008 Somalia has the worst humanitarian disaster in Africa. By the end of this year, 3.5 million people will be tottaly dependent on n food aid. Adding to the problems, Somalia is one of the world’s most dangerous countries. Now the Dutch Navy, which has been escorting shipments, is ending its role. The…

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  • Still no sign of girl Jul 18 2008 by Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner POLICE have renewed their efforts to find a missing teenage girl. There have been no sightings of 14-year-old Terhas Hago, who vanished while heading to a local shop from her Ridgeway, Dalton, home on Monday. Terhas, who is from Eritrea and…

  • Special Report: Zenawi dons the ‘Ethiopian cloak’ only during the Millennium and Flag Day charade, while sucking the nation dry off its wealth the rest of the time. Meles’ right hand, Sebhat Nega, has authorized a cross border transfer of over 200 containers of foodstuffs to be sold to Sudan and Djibouti – stealing food…

  •   By Jack Kimball ASMARA, July 17 (Reuters) – You can hear the ping of metal striking metal and the gentle buzz of wood being cut before you even enter Medebr market in the Eritrean capital. Inside, a cacophony of hammering and sawing assails the ears while bright blue flashes from welding guns strike the…