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The Economist’s Tom Gardner – Savior Complex?

Time to end the misleadingly simplistic, culturally ill-informed, and politically dangerous narratives about Eritrea and the Horn region.

Ulterior political motives aside, the problem with some mainstream media journalists, such as Tom Gardner, is their condescending attitude and misguided belief that they can dissect complex realities and processes in any African country in a couple of days visit. That’s an insult to the people’s intelligence.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM | SHABAIT

Much of western media coverage of the Horn of Africa tends to focus on negative attributes or problems. So when Eritrea and Ethiopia signed the “Peace and Friendship Declaration” on 9 July 2018, followed by the Joint “Declaration on Brotherly Relations and Comprehensive Cooperation” by Eritrea and Somalia on 30 July 2018, and then a visit by President Salva Kiir of South Sudan to Eritrea, there was expectation that the tone would change and the negative views on Eritrea that had persisted for a couple of decades would improve. Continue reading The Economist’s Tom Gardner – Savior Complex?

Clarifications on The Economist’s Recent Article on Eritrea and Ethiopia

The full picture. Ultimately, peace should always be encouraged but it cannot sustain without respect for and observance of international law.

BY DR. FIKREJESUS AMHAZION 

Last week, The Economist featured a brief article on the possibility for rapprochement and peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The article requires several important clarifications, some of which are outlined below. Continue reading Clarifications on The Economist’s Recent Article on Eritrea and Ethiopia

Eritrea, One of the Fastest Growing Economies in 2014

Fastest-Growing Economies in 2014. Eritrea

By Washington Post,

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its projections for economic growth in 2014, including the economies that are expected to grow the most this year. The results are telling – and have implications way beyond these 10 countries. Continue reading Eritrea, One of the Fastest Growing Economies in 2014

Eritrea Third Fastest Growing Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2013: EIU

Eritrea leading S-Saharan Africa Economic Growth for 2013

By TesfaNews,

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), an independent business within The Economist Group, ranked Eritrea the third fastest growing country in Sub Saharan Africa for 2013.

On the other hand, Ghana as the most stable democracy in Africa ranked 7th behind Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Eritrea, Zambia and Rwanda, while Chad, The Gambia, Liberia and Mozambique follow.

The research by The Economist Intelligence Unit also ranked Ghana 14th among the world’s 20 fastest growing countries for 2013.  Continue reading Eritrea Third Fastest Growing Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2013: EIU