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How the World Bank and the IMF Destroy Africa

Debt is an efficient tool for IMF and World Bank sharks. It ensures access to other peoples’ raw materials and infrastructure on the cheapest possible terms.
Debt is an efficient tool for IMF and World Bank sharks. It ensures access to other peoples’ raw materials and infrastructure on the cheapest possible terms. Through their ideology of neoliberalism, they immediately start to impose economic restructuring and Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs) that forces countries to spend less on things like health, education and development to ensure DEBT REPAYMENT. In effect, other development priorities will be shelved and poverty start to creep into the nations.

By Africa W,

THE World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were set up during the end of the World War II to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations an almost free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains. Continue reading How the World Bank and the IMF Destroy Africa

Eritrea Takes Part in the 2nd Turkey – Africa Summit

Mr. Biniam Berhe representing Eritrea at ambassadorial level at the 2nd Turkey-Africa Summit

By Shabait,

ERITREA has participated in the second Turkey-Africa Cooperation Summit that was convened in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea on November 21.

State leaders and representatives from 30 African countries, as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey took part, it was assessed that all-round ties between Turkey and African states is on the rise.

As regards diplomatic relations, reports indicated that Turkey has Embassies in 39 African countries, 27 of which were opened in the wake of the first Turkey – Africa Summit in Istanbul in 2008. It is also known that 32 African nations have Embassies in Turkey. Continue reading Eritrea Takes Part in the 2nd Turkey – Africa Summit

Turkey-Africa: Solidarity and Partnership

(Exclusive). Celebrating the 91th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey and the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Turkish Embassy in Asmara

By H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey),

On August 19, 2011, under the shining sun of Africa, the plane carrying Prime Minister Erdoğan, his family and a large delegation composed of the different segments of Turkish State and society landed in Mogadishu. This was one of the first international flights destined for Somalia after a very long interval.

This flight turned the course of events in Somalia which had been in turmoil for so long with chronic instability and prolonged social strife creating, in turn, serious humanitarian crisis, coinciding with severe drought and famine.  Continue reading Turkey-Africa: Solidarity and Partnership

Eritrean Currency Stronger than South African Rand?

Out of the 9 African countries with stronger currencies than the South African Rand, the Eritrean Nakfa is one which is traded as 1 Nakfa at R1.01

By Nick Paul,

THE Rand has had a lot of flack for its devaluation over the past couple of years. As I already wrote about a few countries with a weaker note and now let’s take a look at African countries who’s currencies are stronger than ours.  Continue reading Eritrean Currency Stronger than South African Rand?

Homeopathic Vs. Ebola; Criminal Ignorance In the Medical Industry

Is it possible to treat Ebola with Homeopathy? What is to be lost in trying homeopathic medicines for treating Ebola?

By Thomas C Mountain,

AS THE deadly virus named Ebola continues to rage in west Africa there maybe homeopathic medicines that prevent and cure this disease but due to what would best  be described as the criminal ignorance dominating the medical “industry” it is highly unlikely that we will ever know if this is possible.

As far as “modern” medicine is concerned homeopathic medicines are little more than voodoo. Yet when it comes to treating the Dengue Fever virus, the largest, fastest growing infectious disease in the world until now,  which “modern” medicine can neither prevent or cure, there is a homeopathic medicine that is complete effective and safe. Continue reading Homeopathic Vs. Ebola; Criminal Ignorance In the Medical Industry

Asmara Tour Through a Russian Tourist Lens

  • The Eritreans fought Ethiopia for a long time to gain their independence
  • And gained it
  • Ethiopia now no longer has access to the sea. And the famous Russian poet Pushkin’s ancestral homeland is now Eritrea.
  • A beautiful country
  • With beautiful insurance and inspection slips on windshields
  • With beautiful license plates (in three sizes: compact, regular horizontal, and miniature horizontal)
  • With beautiful payphones
  • With beautiful post boxes
  • Bikes are never chained here. There’s no theft in Eritrea. If you forget your camera at a café, someone will take it to the police
  • An Eritrean klutz at the factory
  • Smoking is bad for you
  • Use condoms
  • Use a mosquito net while you sleep
  • Bundle up your children to protect them from mosquitos
  • Weigh your children regularly
  • There’s a custom of posting obituaries in heavily trafficked places (just like in Bulgaria, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or Kosovo)
  • A variety of stop signs from different eras have survived here
  • A “children” sign
  • All buses are decorated with vertical metal bars on the back. These are customarily used to attach cargo and water canisters
  • Due to fuel shortages, there are practically no cars on the roads. Herds of wild baboons roam the highways in their place

By Tema.ru (Travel),

ERITREA is a remarkable country. All sorts of horror stories are written about it everywhere. There’s hunger there, there’s fascism there, there’s communism there, the people there are not allowed to leave their country, photography is forbidden there, it’s doomsday there. The country ranks 178th out of 178 in terms of freedom of speech.

In reality, it’s the most pleasant, charming, friendly and open country to be found in East Africa. You can photograph to your heart’s content. Drink wine. There’s espresso on every corner.  Continue reading Asmara Tour Through a Russian Tourist Lens