The participation of African member states at international gatherings has so far created no meaningful interest for the continent. Why?
BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | (Edited by Metkel Sewra)
The United Nations is concluding its international meeting season, hosting the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that began on September 12th. Year in and year out, UN member states and organizations flock to New York to discuss pressing international issues under a changing yearly theme. This year’s theme was “Placing the human being at heart of efforts for peace and a decent life for all in a sustainable planet”. Continue reading The Fate of Africans at International Meetings – Useful for the Continent to Attend?→
Already for more than a decade, Eritrea has carried itself as a proud nation. Among others, against TPLF fabrications it has stood on its feet and under sanctions. International aid and trade could not mediate its opening up to international investors.
A two-day conference of Eritrea’s Eritrean Ambassadors, Diplomatic Envoys and Heads of Consular Missions has been launched today at the Expo Hall here in the capital.
During the opening session, President Afwerki addressed that conducting active and effective diplomatic activity towards ensuring national interest and security vis-à-vis the dynamic changes being witnessed in world politics and making due assessment of the impact of the mounting opposition of peoples around the world to the policy of domination and exploitation is imperative. Continue reading Eritrea Mapped out New Strategic Plan to Carry Out Effective Diplomatic Work→
A former advisor to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenai and ex-member of the central committee of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) Bitew Belay has acted, according to our sources, as an intermediary between the two TPLF factions, the Mekelle group and the Addis Ababa group.
Belay was sacked and indicted for corruption in 2001 during the purge against Seye Abraha and TPLF dissidents. He has now moved into the world of business.
Like many other former TPLF leaders, he fears that internal dissent in the party could lead to diluting its hold on Ethiopian politics and administration. Because of its internal divisions, the Mekelle group led by the president of the TPLF and the Tigray Regional State, Abay Woldu, had to make concessions to the Addis Ababa faction headed by Debretsion Gebremichael, the current Deputy Prime Minister. Continue reading Ethiopia: TPLF Factions Make Up ahead of Election→