Africa East Africa World 

Eritrea accuses CIA of attempting to overthrow the govt

Eritrea’s government has said that it’s investigations uncovered evidence of a US plot to overthrow the government in Asmara in 2011. A statement released by the ministry of information said it has got hold of “confidential documents” used by the conspirators. In the statement Eritrea also accused Israel of helping to demonise Eritrea globally. It claimed Israel’s spy agency, Mossad was engaged in spreading false information that suggested that Eritrea was collaborating with terrorist organisations based in the Middle East. The Eritrea government said there is enough evidence to show…

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Eritrea summons German ambassador over DW coverage

Eritrea’s foreign ministry has summoned Germany’s ambassador to the country accusing Germany’s international broadcaster of “unbridled smear campaigns”. The country’s Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel said “German Government funded Deutsche Welle persists in its unbridled smear campaigns against Eritrea. Latest in these despicable series are half-baked and strident website pieces on the peace process and the National Service by its senior editors of the English/Amharic Services.” The foreign ministry has said in this meeting with the German ambassador the government would seek “clarification/rectification” over Deutsche Welle’s coverage of happenings in Eritrea.…

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Africa East Africa World 

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has been named the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Nobel for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation” within the East African sub-region. Ahmed was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Friday. The prize, worth $900,000 will be awarded to him in Oslo in December. Ahmed’s Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea in 2018. That ended a 20-year military stalemate after years of border war between 1998-2000. The Ethiopian Prime…

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Eritrean shot at because of skin colour in Germany

An Eritrean man was shot in the stomach by a gunman in Germany in a xenophobic attack, according to police. Frankfurt prosecutors say the African was left wounded in the attack after the gunman deliberately targeted him. Prosecutor Alexander Badle has said that the victim of the attack was targeted at “completely at random and purely because of the colour (of) skin.” “We have no evidence in our current investigation that there were contacts with the right-wing or far-right scene,” Badle added in trying to delink the attack from racist…

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Eritrea North Africa Opinions 

Preventing Cultural Genocide with the Mother Tongue Policy in Eritrea

by Thomas C. Mountain “Many of the languages that remain are threatened because the children of these ethnic groups are not literate in their mother tongue.” The small east African nation of Eritrea has implemented the Mother Tongue policy nationwide to prevent cultural genocide within its nine different ethnic groups. This is done by educating all children in tribal environments in their mother tongue until literacy at grade 5. By making sure that the ethnic minorities learn to read and write in their mother tongue the Eritrean Government is making…

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eritrea women fighters Opinions 

Eritrea; The African Cuba

by Thomas C. Mountain This article was originally published on telesurtv.net. “Both countries have been maliciously accused of supporting terrorism and seen their peoples life’s made hard due to the embargoes.” Eritrea is the African Cuba with the similarities between the two small, revolutionary, socialist countries almost too many to list. To start with, Cuba is the only country in Latin America to come to power by the armed struggle just as Eritrea is the only country in Africa to come to power at the barrel of a gun.

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Unrest in Ethiopia’s Gondar City Africa 

African Commission must act on Ethiopia, Eritrea and Gambia

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL The African Commission must act to curtail rapidly escalating human rights crises in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Gambia, Amnesty International said today at the start of the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission. “The crackdown on protestors which has claimed hundreds of lives in Ethiopia is a live example of how failure to effectively address a sustained and consistent pattern of human rights violations can degenerate into a crisis,” said Netsanet Belay, Africa Director for Research and Advocacy at Amnesty International.

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REVEALED: Pastor TB Joshua’s Uncanny Influence In Tanzania

Joshua and KikweteWithin hours of Pastor T.B. Joshua touching down in Tanzania on Tuesday November 3rd 2015, he had met the three most important political figures in the country – John Magufuli, the President-Elect, Jakaya Kikwete, the outgoing President and Edward Lowassa, the former Prime Minister and opposition leader.

However, a government source has revealed that the Nigerian Pastor’s uncanny influence in the East African nation did not just begin during the recently held elections.

“Our new President, John Magufuli, visited T.B. Joshua in Nigeria long before he even nursed a presidential ambition,” explained Eng. Ngimbwa, chairperson of the Tanzanian Contractors Registration Board.

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President Obama’s Visit And Africa’s Second Uhuru

[Open Letter To President Obama] Dear Mr. President, Your trip to Africa this week presents a legacy-defining opportunity. President George W. Bush is remembered for the billions of dollars he made available to fight HIV/Aids; a program which has continued under your administration. Bill Clinton, while decried for allowing genocide in Rwanda, is also hailed for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the preferential trade deal that allows some duty free exports from participating African countries to the U.S.; this program was also recently renewed by Congress under your administration. Mr. President,…

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Mauritius: A woman president for all citizens

Professor Ameenah Gurib FakimI think that the great strength that women bring when they move into senior levels of politics is not that they’re more nurturing, caring, maternal figures, but that they will bring a certain level of different perspective, a different way of thinking, and that is just really valuable for all of us.”— Nicholas Kristof, journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

 

Professor Ameenah Gurib Fakim will remain in the history of Mauritius as the first woman President of the Republic who has broken many gender stereotypes. She has shown that women can make it with hard work and perseverance. She is the only President of the Republic who does not come from any political background and is getting the highest function of the state on her own merit. All the male presidents we have had since 1992 starting with Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo followed by Cassam Uteem, Karl Offman, Sir Anerood Jugnauth and Kailash Purryag were members of political parties. By holding the highest and most prestigious position of the Republic of Mauritius she is lighting the torch and showing to the world that African and Mauritian women can make it to the top.

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