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Up to 700 African Migrants Feared Dead Near Libya

Last week, 400 migrants were presumed dead in the sinking of another ship near the Libyan coast.

A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy ever.

By Reuters,

UP to 700 African migrants were feared dead on Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya overnight, the Times of Malta reported.

Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, 120 miles south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, the newspaper’s website reported.

The emergency was declared at about midnight. The boat is believed to have capsized when migrants moved to one side of the vessel when a merchant ship approachedContinue reading Up to 700 African Migrants Feared Dead Near Libya

መልሲ፡ “ዘምሰናዮ ጓይላ ሓሪፍ” ካብ ምባል . . .

“ኣብዝኾነ ይኹን ቦታ ኣብዝካየድ በዓላት፡ ምዝንጋዕ፡ ዕላላት፡ ጸወታን ምንቅስቓሳትን ክንሳተፍ እንከሎና፡ ብሕልፊ ንዓናን ብኤርትራዊ ሽም ዝግበር እንተኾይኑ፡ ሕቶ ዘየድልዮ መጽናዕቲ ክነካይድ ይግባእ። እቲ ሕቶ ግን ብጭብጢ ዝተረጋገጸ መልሲ ክንረኽበሉ ክንፍትን ኣለና።”

ዳንኤል ኢ. ተወልደ

ብቐዳምነት ንሰብ መርበብ “ተስፋ” ከመስግን ይፈቱ። ቀጺለ ሚያዚያ 16, 2015 ዝወጸ ጽሑፍ ንተቐማጦ ከተማ ቶሮንቶ ዝምልከት፡ እቶም ኣስማቶም ተጠቒሶም ዘለው፡ ሰባት ናይ ገዛእ ርእሶም መልሲ ክህብሉ ይኽእሉ’ኳ እንተኾነ፡ ከም ተቐማጣይ እዛ ከተማን፡ ከም ኤርትራዊ መጠን ከኣ ናይ ገዛእ ርእሰይ መልሲ ክህበሉ ኣፍቅዱለይ።

እዚ ዘቕርቦ ዘለኹ ርእይቶ ንዝኾነ ይኩን ውልቀ ሰብ ይኹን ማሕበር ዝውክልን ዘማእከልን ኣይኮነን። ኣብዚ ጽሑፍ ቀሪቡ ዘሎ ሓላፍነቱ ኣነ ተሰካማይ ምዃነይ ይሕብር።

ጸሓፋይ ኣቶ ስሎሞን ኣብዘቕረቦ ምሉእ ትሕዝቶ ተወኪሰ እኳ እንተጻሓፍኩ፡ ቀንዲ ትሕዝቶ ጽሑፈይ ግን ኣብ ዳንኤል ነቢያት ዘተኮረ ኮይኑ እግረ መንገደይ’ውን ንሰብ መርበብ ተስፋ ኣገዳሲ መልእኽቲ ንምትሕልላፍ ኢዩ።  Continue reading መልሲ፡ “ዘምሰናዮ ጓይላ ሓሪፍ” ካብ ምባል . . .

US Official Praises Ethiopian ‘Democracy,’ Rest of World Begs to Differ

IT MATTERS. The general public in Ethiopia and others wants to know whether Wendy Sherman’s denial of “autocracy” in Ethiopia was a gaffe or State Department’s official policy

By Mohammed Ademo (for AlJazeera),

DURING a press briefing in Addis Ababa on April 16, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman praised Ethiopia as a democracy, suggesting it had made great strides toward an open and inclusive electoral process.

With Ethiopia preparing to hold parliamentary elections on May 24, the timing of Sherman’s remarks was unfortunate. “Ethiopia is a democracy that is moving forward in an election that we expect to be free, fair and credible and open and inclusive in ways that Ethiopia has moved forward in strengthening its democracy,” Sherman said. “Every time there is an election it gets better and better.Continue reading US Official Praises Ethiopian ‘Democracy,’ Rest of World Begs to Differ

US Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections

Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman refer Ethiopia as democracy and the upcoming elections as free, fair and credible. No wonder the EU decides not to send observers

By Freedom House,

IN RESPONSE to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy and the country’s upcoming elections free, fair, and credible, Freedom House issued the following statement:

“Under Secretary Sherman’s comments today were woefully ignorant and counter-productive,” said Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president of Freedom House.

“Ethiopia remains one of the most undemocratic countries in Africa. By calling these elections credible, Sherman has tacitly endorsed the Ethiopian government’s complete disregard for the democratic rights of its citizens. This will only bolster the government’s confidence to continue its crackdown on dissenting voices.” Continue reading US Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections

Ethiopia: TPLF Lies about Nile Agreement

After trying for four years to unilaterally build the biggest and largest concrete dam in Africa, the Ethiopian government ends up out of cash, out of time and out of luck. Only option left was to succumb to Egypt’s terms and finish the dam or abandon it altogether

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

THE recent “Agreement on Declaration of Principles between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP),” is yet another example on how the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is selling Ethiopia while in-the-process of formulating the Greater (Abay) Independent Tigray.

The TPLF has been selling the Hidesa/Renaissance Dam as if it is an existential issue and, that it is “Ethiopia’s right to develop.” To that end, the TPLF turned the issue to a political-campaign designed to rally the Ethiopian people, sold shares to ensure funding (albeit unsuccessfully) and tried to paint Egypt as villain-determined to stop Ethiopian progress by any means. Continue reading Ethiopia: TPLF Lies about Nile Agreement

Yemene Ghebreab’s Presentation at Europe’s Kreisky Forum (AUDIO)

A presentation on “Eritrea’s political situation and its policy in the Horn of Africa” by Mr. Yemene Ghebreab at the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue on April 8, 2015

By TESFANEWS

Yemane Ghebreab, Presidential Adviser and Head of Political Affairs for the ruling PFDJ, gave an extensive presentation at the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue on the topic of Eritrea’s political situation and its policy in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Yemene Ghebreab’s Presentation at Europe’s Kreisky Forum (AUDIO)