Banked on political and economic wars between Eritrea/Ethiopia and Sudan/South-South, Kenya launched the Lamu port mega project in 2012 with pomp and fanfare. Eight years later, the political crisis in those countries ends, yet the project is behind schedule and still suffering from both monetary and political constraints.
MARTIN MWITA | THE STAR
Lamu Port could fail to attract Ethiopia and South Sudan markets who might opt for the Djibouti and Eritrea ports, according to the Shippers Council of East Africa (SCEA).
The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project pegs its sustainability on the two countries.
According to the shippers council, the end of political and economic wars between Ethiopia and Eritrea following the July 2018 peace has created a conducive environment for trade.
Continue reading Kenya Fears Eritrea, Djibouti Threat to Lamu Port, Lapsset Corridor
Rendered obsolete? Growing Chinese debt, construction delays, a looming land saga, Ethiopia and Uganda’s decision to diversify their port options through Eritrea and Tanzania respectively, etc… put the US$29 billion Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport corridor project (LAPSSET) into a greater uncertainty.
KALUME KAZUNGU | DAILY NATION
The Eritrea and Ethiopia peace agreement signed in July will not have any negative impact on the implementation and operationalization of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor project. Continue reading Ethiopia, Eritrea Rapprochement Not a Threat to LAPSSET: Kenya Gov’t
Ethiopians poised to get 15 years of propaganda out of The “Damn Dam”
, Mentesnot Zewde Berhane
The foreign minister of Ethiopia, Dr Tewodros Adehanom, noted at the gathering of dignitaries and foreign affair officials in Addis Ababa that the selling of bonds to the Ethiopian diaspora for the Abay aka GERD project was a complete failure, which is directly related to the lack of democratic rule and the ever increasing repression of the Ethiopian people not as portrayed of foreign policy failure, furthermore.
Ethiopia is blessed with numerous rivers, lakes and natural resources which any organized government to the people, by the people, for the people can capitalize to realize mega projects.
Continue reading The Ethiopian Renaissance or Nuisance Dam?
To get Eritrea's full support and participation in regional efforts for peace and stability, it’s important to honor its full membership participation in the regional grouping. If not, do not ask!
At a time when international diplomatic negotiations at the level of AU, UN, UK and US officially failed to resolve the deadlock over the oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan, Kenya, after assuming the current IGAD chairmanship, quietly starts a new but dubious mediator role by waving the IGAD flag.
In the face of previous high-profile diplomatic failures, IGAD needs the support of all its member states to succeed, including Eritrea, a founding member and key regional player.
Continue reading Kenya to Lobby Eritrea over Sudan – S.Sudan Oil Dispute