I have always had a fascination with Africa – the fact that my first cousins Fr. Brendan Deenihan and the late Fr. Tony Geoghegan served as missionaries in South Africa and Zambia gave me an ongoing interest into in this geographically, socially and economically diverse continent. Continue reading Jimmy Deenihan: From the Dáil to Eritrea→
In October Germany is always celebrating the country’s reunification. This year it is the 27th anniversary. Most people are unaware that a unique anniversary is approaching: On August 13, 1961, the GDR began erecting the wall and on November 9, 1989, – exactly 10,315 days later – the wall came down. And soon the Wall will have been down as long as it was up.
Is it really possible? Yes, it is. A German paper did the calculations and determined that on February 5th, 2018, Berlin will have lived free of the Wall for as many days as it was forced to bear it.
Since 2014, the Italian government no longer cooperates with Eritrea, its former favorite colony. At the time, Lapo Pistelli, former Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, with the new wave of Eritrean immigrants on the Italian coasts, had been visiting Asmara to activate cooperation with Eritrea of mutual interest. Unfortunately, with the change of the Italian top ministers and with the exit of Pistelli from the scene, everything has been blocked, forgotten. Continue reading The Only Italian Government that Refuses to Support its Former Colony – Eritrea→
President Isaias Afwerki today received the credentials of 14 Ambassadors.
The Ambassadors are Mr. David Ward of UK, Mr. Stefano Pontesilli of Italy, Dr. Andreas Zimmer of Germany, Mr. Christian Manahl of the European Union, Mr. Mohammed R.H. Dukali of Libya, Mr. Paul Malok of South Sudan, Mr. Fabio Massimo Cantarelli of Malta, Mr. Shabib Jovaijari of Iran, Mr. Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui of Pakistan, Mr. Juan Gonzalez Barba of Spain, Mr. Ivan Zivikovik of Serbia, Mr. Dominique Rossetti of Canada, Mr. Morten Von Hanno Aasland of Norway and Dr. Batilda Salha Buriani of Tanzania. Continue reading President Isaias Afwerki Receives Credentials of 25 Ambassadors→