– – Rockets from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region hit the capital of neighbouring Eritrea on Saturday, diplomats said, the latest indication that Ethiopia’s internal conflict is spreading beyond its borders. The strikes in Eritrea came the same day the ruling party in Tigray, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), claimed rocket attacks on two airports in a separate region of Ethiopia. The attacks exacerbated concerns that a conflict Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has vowed would be quick and contained could instead snowball and destabilise the broader Horn of Africa…Read More
– – New Zealand now has its first African member of parliament and it happens to be a former Eritrean refugee. Ibrahim Omer achieved this feat in the country’s just ended election in which the Labour Party had its biggest victory in 50 years. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party won enough seats to allow Mr Ibrahim to be in parliament. Ibrahim first fled Eritrea in 2003 into a refugee camp in neighbouring Sudan. He spent years in those UN-run refugee camps working as an interpreter, until he was detained on…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Within 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.Read More