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  • Interview with President Issaias Afewerki on the occasion of the 30th of Eritrean Youth Anniversary Part I   Part II   Part III   Part IV Click here for Final Part 5 interview video

  •   Invited foreign nationals arrive here to participate in 3rd National Youth Festival By MOI Asmara, 15 July 2008 – Invited foreign nationals from different countries have arrived in Eritrea to participate in the 3rd National Youth Festival, according to the preparatory committee. So far, participants from a number of countries, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Japan…

  • July 15, 2008 A magazine cover of Barack Obama and his wife has caused controversy in the United States.

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  •     14 July 2008 Ethiopia:  Singer Teddy Afro is still imprisoned after he appeared in court again on 4 July 2008. “This is a political trial, where the authorities are framing a popular singer,” writes Tsigue Shiferaw By Tsigue Shiferaw – Freemuse’s reporter in Addis Ababa  On Friday 4 July 4th, the Ethiopian singer…

  • July 14, 2008 A prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is expected to seek to charge Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, with genocide and crimes against humanity. But many ask, if al-Bashir can be charged…

  • British government’s support to Ethiopia Continues July 2008 Dear members and non-members, You may have seen DFID’s Press Release (http://www.dfid.gov.uk/news/files/pressreleases/aid-ethiopia-20m.asp) made public yesterday regarding the release of additional £20 million in aid to Ethiopia.  On 9 June 2008, DFID announced a £10 million emergency response to the Ethiopian government’s humanitarian appeal, in addition to the…

  • July 13, 2008 For many migrants, their journeys end well before they are able to leave Africa. They get caught and deported, ending up in transit countries like Mauritania, Mali and Niger.

  • July 12, 2008 Leaders from Europe, Africa and the Middle East will meet in Paris this weekend to launch the Mediterranean Union. The new body aims to strengthen ties between Europe and its southern neighbours. Many of those migrating to North Africa and Europe come from West and Central Africa. Their pursuit of a better…

  • July 12, 2008 While thousands of African risk their lives crossing to Europe every year, many from other parts of the continent stay on in North Africa because they’ve simply run out of money.

  • July 12, 2008 Human adornment is the driving force behind the global demand for gold. However, for the people of Western Ghana, life only gets harder as the soil under their feet gives up its cherished metal.

  • Mail & Guardian: Jul 11, 2008 Suleikha Mohamed Adan, a 30-year-old widow and mother of five, was living a difficult nomadic life in the harsh Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia when government soldiers came to her house and arrested her. Her husband and father were killed last year by government forces, who accused them of…

  • Alliance for the Reliberation of Somalia (ARS) conducted a successful 2nd congress meeting in Asmara, conferring 95% of Somalia under their control. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) conducted an attack on Woyane troops, killing and wounding 131. In retaliation for their losses, the Woyane soldiers killed civilians in the region. ARS officials accused Woyane…

  • ‘Africa’s peoples are outstripping their resources, and causing catastrophic ecological degradation,’ writes Kevin Myers. A sick child waits in line to be screened at Giara Clinic, Southern Ethiopia Africa is giving nothing to anyone — apart from AIDS By Kevin Myers Thursday July 10 2008 No. It will not do. Even as we see African…

  • July 09, 2008 People & Power follows a former child soldier, known only as Madeleine, from the Democratic Republic of Congo as she undertakes an advocacy mission at the UN for the Commission on the Status of…

  • Cutting aid may be solution: West must show Africa’s leaders that tolerating bully like Mugabe will make enemies, not friends By PETER WORTHINGTON, TORONTO SUN (Wed, July 9, 2008) Two major issues at the G8 summit in Japan that ends today were to oust the “illegitimate” regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe bounced, and to…

  • Ethiopia worried about Djibouti port tariff plan Wed 9 Jul 2008 ADDIS ABABA, July 9 (Reuters) – Land-locked Ethiopia sent its top trade official to Djibouti on Wednesday after the Red Sea state said it would introduce a new tariff on port services. An Ethiopian government source said Trade and Industry Minister Girma Birru was…

  • Eritrea/Ethiopia: Refugee voices – no longer stateless, but still in limbo Source: Refugees International (RI) Date: 08 Jul 2008 A centuries-long history of unity and separation continues to vex Ethiopia and Eritrea. Between May 1998 and June 2000, the two countries engaged in a border war in which tens of thousands of combatants were killed…

  •   With Spies and Cellphones, Ethiopian Terror Touches Minnesota McGill Report, Douglas McGill, Posted: Jul 07, 2008 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The four men sitting at a downtown coffee shop here recently told me a story that sounded too far-fetched to be true. Could a humanitarian crisis following the pattern of Darfur, Sudan actually be unfolding…

  • Tension grows along Sudan-Ethiopia border July 8, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – A row has erupted between the Khartoum and Addis Ababa following the defection of an Ethiopian official to Sudan. The governor of Asosa town in Western Ethiopia Ahmed Khalifa fled to the capital city of Damazin in the Blue Nile state for unknown reasons, according…

  • July 07, 2008 On Monday, the European Union unanimously agreed sweeping new French-drafted guidelines for controlling immigration, and are on track to sign the pact in October. It is thought that there are around six million illegal immigrants on the continent and Nicolas Sarkozy’s government has said it wants action as soon as possible. But…

  • July 07, 2008 A ceasefire agreement is due to take effect in Somalia between the interim government and the militant groups who are fighting them. However, not everyone has signed the deal. Among those not ready to put down their weapons are the al-Shabaab fighters, the Muslim youth movement. They have control of large parts…

  • By The Associated Press – July 7, 2008 Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan are among “special interest” countries identified by the U.S. government as sponsors or supporters of terrorism. Since 2003, the number of East Africans caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally has gone up — from 22 in 2003 to 125 in 2007….

  • Eritrean nationals, who returned home from Egypt, described the horrific nature of their journey. Many had high hopes of a better opportunity on the other side of the border, but the journey was a hard learned lesson to those who survived it. Several lost their lives on the Sahara desert, on their way to Egypt,…

  •   Pacific NW Cover Story Settled in Seattle, Eritreans hang onto a heritage that sustains them Seattle’s Eritrean community is small compared to other immigrant groups in Seattle, with a little more than 5,200 people in King County. But it is one of the highest concentrations of Eritreans in the country. By Manuel Valdes  Sunday,…

  •   Yenabi Mezghebe from Eritrea. Photographs by Martin Kuria Photography – Miss East Africa UK 2008: Yenabi Mezghebe from Eritrea A lot of blood was shed in the process to achieving my people’s freedom and I will always be proud of my heritage.Asked her 3 Questions: Tell us about your country. Tell us about an…

  • The Colombian military has released a dramatic video of the mission to release Ingrid Betancourt, the French-Colombian politician, and 14 others from Farc rebels. US denies ransom payout for hostage release: ambassador July 5, 2008 BOGOTA (AFP) — The United States government paid nothing for the release this week of 15 hostages held by leftist…

  • 05 Jul 2008   Ethiopian soldiers in Somalia  The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) fighters have forced a group of recently-arrived Ethiopian soldiers into a retreat from Somalia.  A PressTv correspondent reported that the fighters slaughtered 33 of the soldiers and destroyed three of their military vehicles after the troops crossed the common border to…

  • Arts exhibition depicting history and charm of Asmara’s Art Deco staged in Torino July 4,  2008    An arts exhibition depicting the history and charm of Asmara’s Art Deco has been staged in the Italian city of Torino. The exhibition organized Mr. Naigzi Gebremedhin, an Eritrean who is expert, in collaboration with German friends of Eritrea includes…

  • Editor’s Note: A recent article at a Tigrayan website stated that, Meles Zenawi asked Egypt to deport Eritrean refugees to Ethiopia. Our advice to Meles is first to feed his own people, and to stop serving Bush for a handout. First group of nationals who returned from Egypt headed for home to join their respective families  …

  • “In Eritrea, Cinema Theaters are very crowded for local films” interview with Rahel Tewelde about “The Beautiful Ones” by Olivier Barlet publié le 25/06/2008       Rahel Tewelde, we are in Cannes, at the film festival. Is that a first experience for you? It is my first experience. What do you feel? I’m delighted,…

  • Eritrea Travel: KTN Dispatches to the Red Sea Eritrea: Asmara Africa’s Beautiful Modernist City (BBC)

  • DLA Piper Pleads Ethiopia’s Case Against Human Rights Sanctions Daphne Eviatar The American Lawyer July 3, 2008 As reported last week in The Hill and also by an overseas blogger at an E.U. hearing in Brussels, DLA Piper is lobbying on behalf of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and his Ethiopian government on Capitol Hill. For…

  • Uncovering Djibouti Amanuel Biedemariam July 3, 2008 Most people were shocked and in disbelief how fast the Djibouti case developed. Obviously, it was well planned, coordinated and synchronized by the conflict machine of the State Department led by Dr. Janday Frazer. It appeared like a tsunami; engulfed the Horn in no time taking every Eritrean…

  • ONLF kill or wound 159 Woyanes; EPPF kill 50. Woyane instigated ethnic violence in Angerna and Dedesa region of Ethiopia, killed 400 people, women and children included. Plus recent interview with 3 Ethiopian MPs that defected to the UK.