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African Union Turned into Handmaiden for Pax Americana

The aftermath of AU’s betrayal to Africa, particularly to Eritrea and Somalia is there for all to see.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

Professor Ali A. Mazrui, Director of the Institute of Global Cultural  Studies and Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities State  University of New York, in his 2003 article “Between Pax Americana and Pax Africana“, wrote about the effects of the September 11 attacks on Africa and US policy in Africa . Professor Mazrui, in concluding his article asked the following:

“…will American resources help to strengthen Pax Africana, or will American power simply turn it into a handmaiden of Pax Americana ? How can we avoid the Americanization of Pax Africana ?…”

Hence the title and subject for today’s lengthy piece… Continue reading African Union Turned into Handmaiden for Pax Americana

No Famine in Eritrea – A Fact Not Yet Sitting Well With Some Quarters

What is the secret behind the reasons why the people of Eritrea are not in need of food aid at a time when 12 million plus horn of Africa people was affected by drought and famine of the worst proportion.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

It seems the western media and its handlers are having a hard time swallowing another fact about Eritrea – they cannot fathom that there is NO famine in Eritrea, whilst its neighbors, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are all experiencing drought and famine.  Continue reading No Famine in Eritrea – A Fact Not Yet Sitting Well With Some Quarters

Johnnie Carson’s Reprehensible Hypocrisy: Opinion

Mr. Carson, Have you seen Eritrea once for your sake? No!

By Filmon Tesfay,

On July 19, 2011, in a briefing at the State department meant to bring attention to the drought and famine conditions afflicting over 11 million people in the horn of Africa, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson reprehensibly stated “there are many more in need in Eritrea, where a repressive regime is refusing to provide data on the humanitarian needs of its people”.

That statement is not only inflammatory and entirely self-serving but completely politically motivated. Continue reading Johnnie Carson’s Reprehensible Hypocrisy: Opinion

ERITREA: Johnnie Carson’s shoddy Diplomacy Further Sours US Relations

Incompetent or?

Sophia Tesfamariam

The 11 November 2009 Wikileaked “Cable 09CAIRO2129, A/S CARSON AND EGIS CHIEF SOLIMAN’S OCTOBER 27” shows how Johnnie Carson, US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and his incompetent team at the Bureau of African Affairs lack of adequate knowledge of the region and its people, have distorted the reasoning and analysis on Somalia and prevented the Obama Administration from crafting a coherent policy for the Horn region.   Continue reading ERITREA: Johnnie Carson’s shoddy Diplomacy Further Sours US Relations