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UNHCR Refutes Allegation of Refugees Being ‘Forcefully Returned’ to Eritrea

Spokesperson for UNHCR Ethiopia said media allegations about the abduction and forced return of Eritrean refugees to Eritrea is “not confirmed” by the testimonies of refugee representatives.

BY FBC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has refuted media’s allegations about the abduction and forced return of Eritrean refugees sheltered in refugee camps in Tigray regional state of Ethiopia. Continue reading UNHCR Refutes Allegation of Refugees Being ‘Forcefully Returned’ to Eritrea

Defense Minister Lemma Megerssa Turns His Back on PM Abiy

This can only be described as a major blow to Abiy Ahmed’s vision of abolishing the ruling EPRDF coalition in favor of a singular national party, and his “Medemer” philosophy. But how severe is the blow?

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Lemma Megersa, the Defense Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP). announced that he supports neither the premier’s plan to merge the ruling EPRDF coalition into a new singular ‘Prosperity Party’, nor his much touted philosophy to unit Ethiopia called “Medemer”, directly translated as “to add.” Continue reading Defense Minister Lemma Megerssa Turns His Back on PM Abiy

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Agrees to Form Single ‘Prosperity Party’

Despite TPLF’s attempt to obstruct the process, three of the four EPRDF coalition have approved the merger into a single national party – The Prosperity Party. The TPLF has now two options: to join this new singular party and be part of the gov’t or risk being kicked out in the cold.

BY REUTERS

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition on Thursday approved the merger of three of its four ethnic-based parties into a single national party ahead of the 2020 elections, part of the prime minister’s efforts to unite the country, but one of the parties [TPLF] boycotted the meeting and vote. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Agrees to Form Single ‘Prosperity Party’

Eritrean Engineering Students Create a Low Cost, Low Power Computer

EdTech Lab at the Eritrea Institute of Technology grows

Five Engineering students from the Eritrean Institute of Technology (EIT) created a computer using a 3D printer and EdTech Lab’s Raspberry Pi. The EdTech Lab is a concept conceived as part of ICT4EEDU, the Finnish-Eritrean Cooperation Project. This project is designed and managed by ICT & Tele-Education Center of Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT) in partnership with University of Eastern Finland (UEF).

BY ANDRES MORENO

It was more than two years ago that we prepare the plan for the project, and now I get to see where we are and reflect where we need to go. Two years ago there was not edTech lab at the Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT). I was afraid of pushing it too much. Just because we have one in Joensuu, it does not mean that it would work here. The Eritrean context is so different to the Finnish one, so many things could go wrong unexpectedly. Continue reading Eritrean Engineering Students Create a Low Cost, Low Power Computer

UN Agencies Supporting Eritrea on Sustainable Development Path

OCHA Operations Director John Ging said helping Eritrea to confront food insecurity and infant mortality challenges is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.

BY UN MULTIMEDIA

Helping Eritrea to confront challenges such as food insecurity and infant mortality is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.

The Horn of Africa country ranks at number 179 out of 188 nations on the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Index, which measures indicators such as life expectancy and education levels. Continue reading UN Agencies Supporting Eritrea on Sustainable Development Path

Qatar crisis: Fallout in the Horn of Africa?

What could be the impact of the Qatar Crisis on Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea?

BY MESSENGER AFRICA

A diplomatic and economic crisis broke out this week between Qatar and a group of other Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, which want Qatar to end its support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, among other demands. What could be the impact on Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea – countries that have strong ties with one or more of these Mideast powers? Continue reading Qatar crisis: Fallout in the Horn of Africa?

Ethiopia: Top TPLF Official Warns Ruling Party Survival at Stake

Abay Tsehaye: We’ll be doomed and Ethiopia will go up in flames …

BY ESAT NEWS

A senior official with the ruling EPRDF says the undemocratic culture entrenched in the legislature and executive branches is threatening the survival of the party and that of the government.

According to an audio of a meeting obtained by ESAT, Abay Tsehaye, one of the founders of the minority TPLF ruling party and an advisor to the Prime Minister, said the deep rooted undemocratic and inefficient ways of doing business in the executive and the legislature is so rampant, the country could one day “go up in flames.” Continue reading Ethiopia: Top TPLF Official Warns Ruling Party Survival at Stake