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Obama’s Failed State Policy in Africa

President Obama's failed foreign policy in Africa
There is a great morale irony in the Obama Administration’s foreign policy in Africa. His choice of double standards by crossing over the strength of American ideals to the weakens of political expediency results in a major Africa policy blunder and disaster.

By Thomas C Mountain,

THE Obama administration must be held responsible for a series of failed or nearly failed states on the African continent. Recently Burundi has been in the news but it could just as easily be Nigeria, Mali or the Central African Republic. Whether the calamities that have befallen these neocolonialist constructions have been intentional or not, the ruination and depredations inflicted on large swaths of Africa amount to what can only be described as a failed state policy.  Continue reading Obama’s Failed State Policy in Africa

ተጋሩ፡ በሉ ከምቲ ልሙድ ሕሶት ሓለፍትኹም ስምዑ

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በሉ ከምቲ ልሙድ፣ ሕሶት ሓለፍትኹም ስምዑ፡ ሕሶት ጥራሕ ዘይኮነስ ንዛ ዓዲ መርዚ ተኺሎምላ ከይኸዱ ዘስግእ ኣመለኻኸተኦም እውን ተዓዘቡ፡ ዋይ ዓደይ!

ሓደ ዝመቸዎም ዝመስሉ ፅጉብ ሓላፊ ክልልና ኣብ መስኮት ቶግ ቲቪ ቀሪቦም ኣብ ትሕቲ መስመር ድኽነት ዘሎ ትግራዋይ 26 ሚእታዊ እዩ ኢሎም፡፡ ቢሮኦም ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ዓመት ኣብ ትሕቲ መስመር ድኽነት ዘሎ ህዝቢ ትግራይ 29 % እዩ ክብል ፀኒሑ ኣብ ቅነ ዲያስፖራ ተጋሩ ድማ ብተደጋጋሚ “18 % ጥራሕ እዩ ኣብ ትሕቲ መስመር ድኽነት ዘሎ ትግራዋይ” ክብል ተሰሚዑ፡፡

ኦከስፎርድ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ኣብ ዘውፀኦ መፅናዕቲ 87 % ትግራዋይ ኣብ ፍፁም ድኽነት ከምዘሎ ሓቢሩ እዩ፡፡ ሓደ ኣብ መቐለ ዩኒቨርሲቲ መምህር ዝነበሩ ደሓር ናይ ሓደ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ፕሬዚዳንት ዝኾኑ ሰብ ድማ ኣብ ትሕቲ መስመር ፍፁም ድኽነት ዘሎ ትግራዋይ 52 % ከምዝኾነ ገሊፆም እንተኾነ ግና እታ ብበጀት ክልል ትግራይ (5 ሚልዮን ብር) ዝተኻየደት መፅናዕቲ መመሓደርቲ ክልልና “ኣይንቕበላን” ኢሎም ቀዳዲዶምዋ፣ ናብ ሕትመት ከይትበቅዕ እውን ተገይራ ተሪፋ፡፡ ብዙሓት እቲ ሹመት መዕበሲ ኣፍ እዩ ዝበሉዎ እውን ንዕኡ ነይሩ፡፡ ዘይሩ ዘይሩ እታ 26 % እትብል ቁፅሪ ካበይ ከምዘምፅኡዋ፣ መን ከምዝሰርሖ፣ ኣየናይ ናይ ምርምር ትካል ከምዘረጋገፆ ዝፈልጡዋ ኣብታ ክንደይ ትኹነልና ኢሎም ዝወሰኑ ኮሚቴ ዘለዉ ጥራሕ እዮም ዝፈልጡዋ፡፡ Continue reading ተጋሩ፡ በሉ ከምቲ ልሙድ ሕሶት ሓለፍትኹም ስምዑ

Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt On Its Economic Growth

Pervasive repression, denial of fundamental freedoms and rampant unemployment has led to frustration, alienation and disillusionment among most Ethiopian youth. The only way to escape from such curse is by migrating to certain dream lands. But why the Ethiopian exodus didn’t get half the attention given to Eritrea by the mainstream media, right groups and the UNHCR?

By Chalachew Tadesse,

The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

Commenting on the killings to Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), Ethiopian government spokesperson Redwan Hussien urged potential migrants not to risk their lives by using dangerous exit routes.

Hussein’s call sparked anger among hundreds of Ethiopian youths and relatives of the deceased, who took to the streets in the capital Addis Ababa this week before the demonstration was disbanded by the police, local media reported.  Continue reading Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt On Its Economic Growth

Ask Eritrean President Why Foreign Aid is Crippling Africa

Eritrea’s Self-reliance program is something virtually unheard of in Africa. It turns down aid in favor of partnership. Although it is one of the most ambitious social and economic experiments currently underway in Africa, the country didn’t get much credit for it. Is it because it is considered as a threat of good example?

By TesfaNews,

ONE wonders after 60 years and more than $1 trillion in post-colonial development-related aid, Africa is not yet free from chronic poverty. Real per-capita income today is lower than it was in the 1970s, and more than 50% of the population live on less than a dollar a day, a figure that has nearly doubled in two decades. But what went wrong and why?

On the other hand, a low-profile nation of Eritrea that literally won its independence from Ethiopia’s colonization in 1993 is doing something virtually unheard of in Africa.  It simply turn down foreign aid in favor of partnership and investment. In the past two decades, it has walked away from millions of dollars in aid, including food from the United Nations, development loans from the World Bank and grants from international charities that meant to build roads and deliver healthcare. Continue reading Ask Eritrean President Why Foreign Aid is Crippling Africa

United Nations CERF Eritrea Funding 2006 – 2014

UNICEF Regional Director for United Nations Development Group-Eastern and Southern Africa, Ms. Leila Pakkala, inaugurating one of the clean portable water projects in rural areas of Eritrea during her recent visit

By UN Eritrea,

ERITREA is building its own development solutions. The goal of the UN System in Eritrea is to provide quality advisory services, share best  practices and support government efforts to build capacity to address development challenges related to basic social services, capacity development, disaster risk management, food security, and gender in the context of the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) 2013 – 2016. Continue reading United Nations CERF Eritrea Funding 2006 – 2014

How the World Bank and the IMF Destroy Africa

Debt is an efficient tool for IMF and World Bank sharks. It ensures access to other peoples’ raw materials and infrastructure on the cheapest possible terms. Through their ideology of neoliberalism, they immediately start to impose economic restructuring and Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs) that forces countries to spend less on things like health, education and development to ensure DEBT REPAYMENT. In effect, other development priorities will be shelved and poverty start to creep into the nations.

By Africa W,

THE World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were set up during the end of the World War II to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations an almost free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains. Continue reading How the World Bank and the IMF Destroy Africa