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The Fate of Africans at International Meetings – Useful for the Continent to Attend?

The participation of African member states at international gatherings has so far created no meaningful interest for the continent. Why?

Is it because the representatives play a passive role of observers rather than an active and leading role? Is it from the lack of creating a united front benefiting all 54 countries? or what? (Photo: AFP)

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?

Eritrea and Ethiopia: The Abyss and the Seemingly Glowing Star

“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.” – Dante Alighieri

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin,

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.

Eritrean leaders claim from time to time that has been the only avenue for them to preserve their country as a sovereign nation. And yet, Eritrea has hardly managed to clarify what that sovereignty is based on, i.e., whether it is in the typical African sense a sovereignty without real independence. Continue reading Eritrea and Ethiopia: The Abyss and the Seemingly Glowing Star

ፖለቲካን ስፖርትን ብምንታይ ይዛመዱ?

“ዝዀነ ይኹን ብዛዕባ ኤርትራ [ጽቡቕ] ክሰምዕ ከሎኹ ኢሳያስ’ዩ ቍልጭ ኢሉ ኣብ ቅድመይ ዝርኣየኒ። . . . እዚ ሰብኣይዚ ክሳብ ዘሎ ብዛዕባ ኤርትራ ወዮ ግዳ የሎን ድኣምበር ጽቡቕ እንተዝህሉ እውን እወ ጽቡቕ’ዩ ኢሉ ዝቕበል ሓንጎል የብለይን።” – ደለይቲ ሕሰም (ተቛመርቲ) ኤርትራ። መንግስቲ ስለዝጸላእካስ ነቲ ህዝቢ እውን ክትጸልኦ ማለት ድዩ?
ቀለታ ኪዳነ

ነኳ ሓቂ ይሓይሽ ስፖርት መባልዕተይ ኣይኰነትን። ዕድመ ትቕጽልያ ስለዝበሉኒ ግን ሎሚ ኣብ እርጋነይ ከይፈተኹ ክላለያ ጀሚረ ኣሎኹ። ይኹን እምበር ዝዀነ ይኹን እእመኖ ኣይእመኖ ብዛዕባ ሃገረይን ህዝበይን ጽቡቕ ክሰምዕ ከሎኹ ኣሕጐስ። ሕማቕ ክሰምዕ ከሎኹ ከኣ እሓዝን። በዚ ሎሚ ቕነ ኣብ ውድድር ስፖርት ማለት ዳንኤል ተኽለሃይማኖትን፡ መርሃዊ ቅዱስን አብ ቅድድም ብሽክለታ፡ ኣብ ኦሎምፒክ 2015 ኣብ በይጂን ቻይና ብኤርትራውያን መንእስያት ኣብ ዓውዲ ስፖርት ዓለም ዝተረኽበ ዓወት መጀመርያ ነቶም ትዓወትቲ ደቅና ዳንኤል ተኽለሃይማኖትን፡ መርሃዊ ግርማይ ገብረስላሰን ኣማኒኤል መለስን እንቋዕ ኣዓወተኩም እናበልኩ ቀጺለ ከኣ ነቶም ኵሎም ብዛዕባ ሃገርናን ህዝብናን ጽቡቕ ክርእዩን ክሰምዑን ከለዉ ዝሕጐሱ ንዅሎም እንቋዕ ኣሓጐሰኩም እብሎም። Continue reading ፖለቲካን ስፖርትን ብምንታይ ይዛመዱ?

መድረኽ ቁ.11 ፡ ስደት ዶስ መገሻ ዕርበት?

መድረኽ ቁ.11 ፥ ፍሉይ ቆላሕታ ኣብ ኣደማድማ መድረኽ

ተስፋልደት ባህልቢ

ወቐሳን ርእይቶን ንኹለ፤ ሻራ ዘይብለ፡ ከም መምርሒ ዝእምነታ ዓምዲ መድረኽ፡ ብዝተፈላለየ ስክፍታታት፡ ክሳብ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ሓጺር እዋን ትኽርድድ፡ ኣብ ኤእዋኑ ክትቀላቐል ጸኒሓ እያ። ገለ ካብቲ ስክፍታታት ድማ፡ እቲ ኣብ ከባቢ ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፡ ጸጥታዊ ኩነታት መመሊሱ እናገደደ ኣብ ዝኸደሉ እዋን ፡ ብፍላይ ድማ እቲ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ፡ ኣብዚ ሓጺር እዋን፡ /ምናልባሽ/ ኣብ ቀዳማይ ክፍላ ናይ 2015 ዓም፤ ናይ ክብ ወይ ግብ ተረኽቦ ክኽሰት ከም ዝኽእል ተኽእል ከምዘሎ ይግመት። ከምኡ እንተ ደኣ ተኸሲቱ፡ ቀጥታዊ ሳዕቤናት ኣብ ልዕሊ ሃገርናን ህዝባን: ከየስዕብ ከይክእል መታን፡ ኩላትና ሃገራውያን፡ ካብ ናይ ሓድሕድ ምትህልላኽ ኣቋሪጽና፡ ኣብ ተጠንቀቕ ክንሓድር፡ ቀዲማይ ጠለብ ከም ምዃኑ ምእማን የድሉ።

ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፍወርቂ፡ ኣብ ናይ ዝሓለፈ ቲቪኤረ መግለጺኡ ከም ዝኣምቶ፡ ምዕባለ ሃገረ ኤርትራ ኣብዘን ዝቕጽላ ሒደት ዓመታት እንታይ ክመስል ከም ዝኸውን፡ ሽዑ ክዛረበሉ ስለ ዘይ ከኣለ፡ ወይ ዘይደለየ፡ እቲ ሕቶ ብዘይ መልሲ ደብዚዙ ኣሎ፡ ነቲ ሕቶ ክምልሶ ዝኽእል ጭቡጥ ሓበሬታ፡ ጌና ካብዘን ሰለስተ ፈለማ ኣዋርሕ ናይ 2015 ዓም፡ ብዝዕመሙ ዕማማት ዝርከብ ውጽኢት፡ ከም ምዃኑ ሓቢሩ ኣሎ።  Continue reading መድረኽ ቁ.11 ፡ ስደት ዶስ መገሻ ዕርበት?

Eritrea Mapped out New Strategic Plan to Carry Out Effective Diplomatic Work

“Eritrea’s main diplomatic activities in the years ahead would focus on creating conducive ground for peace, justice, mutual benefit and development” – President Isaias Afwerki

By Shabait,

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

Rumours about the Djibouti President’s Health

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh was first elected as President in 1999 as the handpicked successor to his uncle, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, who had ruled Djibouti since independence in 1977

By ION,

THE flight to Paris of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) for medical reasons on 27 May has fuelled conversation in Djibouti and set the rumour-mongers going.

The social networks became rife with wild speculation. Some even went so far as to claim he was in agony and had had to have a leg amputated. Continue reading Rumours about the Djibouti President’s Health

SOMALIA: Oil Minister Takes Matters in Hand

Power struggles inside the Somalian government resulted in the last minute cancelling of the Somalia Oil & Gas conference, scheduled in London for 9 June.

Power play at the center of Somalia oil and gas conference. Will the quest for oil add fuel to the fire?

By Africa Intelligence,

ACCORDING to sources in Mogadishu, the cancellation of the London conference enabled the Somalian oil minister, Daud Mohamed Omar, to sideline Abdullahi Haider, advisor on oil matters to the presidency and main promoter of the meeting. Continue reading SOMALIA: Oil Minister Takes Matters in Hand

Ethiopia: TPLF Factions Make Up ahead of Election

TPLF – a rotten, decaying and fading regime

By Indian Ocean Newsletter,

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