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Ethiopia Should be Ashamed of its Eritrea Allegation

“Like a broken gramophone, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry resuscitates the worn-out lie of Eritrean support to Al-Shebaab at every juncture.” – Yemane G. Meskel

For the Honorable FM Tedros Adhanom, Eritrea is to blame even for a volcanic eruption in Chile . Diplomat my foot!
For the Honorable FM Tedros Adhanom, Eritrea is to blame even for a volcanic activity in Chile. Get him a Life!

By Ibrahim A. Ibrahim,

It has been the nature of Ethiopia to link Eritrea in any event that hearts the people and countries of the region. This inhuman savage act against civilian atrocity that took place in Nairobi is disgusting and unspeakable from one of the high ranking officials in Ethiopia to bring such an accusation at this time when the Kenyans are mourning their losses.

If the Ethiopian foreign minister thinks this is the right time to play a political ploy against Eritrea at this sad time it is magnifying how much short sighted the regime is. I think this is the time that countries in the whole region should have come together hand in hand to prevent such heinous act of terror not to happen again in any country. Continue reading Ethiopia Should be Ashamed of its Eritrea Allegation

One-on-one with Somalia’s Embattled President

Donors have pledged 1.8bn euros ($2.4bn; £1.5bn) at a conference in Brussels to help Somalia end more than two decades of conflict.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

By Tristan McConnell,

This was the year Somalia was meant to ditch its reputation as the world’s leading failed state, marking the end of a political transition period aimed at establishing civilian rule.

But despite international backing for the government against Al Qaeda-affiliated militants, and the presence of nearly 18,000 African Union peacekeeping troops (AMISOM), serious progress has been elusive.  Continue reading One-on-one with Somalia’s Embattled President

Ethiopia and Kenya help Dismember Somalia

A new deal has recognised Jubaland, a strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, as yet another quasi-independent entity in the region.

Under the dubious deal, Jubaland will operate as a self-governing entity for six months with a new name – Juba Administration

By Martin Plaut,

After nine days of late night meetings and plenty of arm-twisting, the fragile government of Somalia was finally forced to accept that a further slice of its territory had slipped beyond its control. The deal, signed in Addis Ababa, recognised Jubaland as yet another quasi-independent entity. This strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, it is the illegitimate heir of both of these countries.

Jubaland is of critical importance to the whole of southern Somalia. Trade through the port and airport of Kismaayo is a lifeline for the region. Continue reading Ethiopia and Kenya help Dismember Somalia

Kenya Is In Trouble, Serious Trouble (Audio)

Several days of violence over the killing of a radical Muslim cleric shows the simmering symptoms to an independence movement by Muslims in Mombasa.

By Thomas C Mountain,

Faced with a combination of body blows ranging from spiking prices for maize, import dependent Kenya’s staple food, IMF mandated food subsidy cuts, a foolhardy USA instigated invasion of Somalia, election triggered ethnic warfare and a simmering independence movement by the Muslims in the Mombasa coastal region Kenya is in trouble, serious trouble.

Hunger speculators lead by financial terrorists such as Goldman Sachs are using the drought in the USA, the worlds largest producer of maize/corn to drive prices to what are predicted to be record levels, more than doubling by early 2013 forcing Kenya’s imported maize dependent population’s malnutrition rate into meltdown status.  Continue reading Kenya Is In Trouble, Serious Trouble (Audio)