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Tension in the Afar Regional State of Ethiopia

The People of Afar condemns the indiscriminate and extra judiciary killings of 12 innocent civilians
The People of Afar condemns the indiscriminate and extra judiciary killings of 12 innocent civilians

By Africa Intelligence,

TENSION is running high between the population of the Afar Regional State and the central government run by the ruling EPRDF following the violent repression of Afar civilians by the federal police. The incident took place in the town of Awash, 160 km from Addis Ababa, on 20 April.

According to some witnesses, there were around twelve victims. Civilians had blocked the road from Addis Ababa to Djibouti for several hours to protest against the frequent bandit raids against their livestock. According to them, corrupt members of the federal police turned a blind eye to these raids.  Continue reading Tension in the Afar Regional State of Ethiopia

The Curse of Having Tigray as a Neighbor

Inflicted with “crab mentality”, the minority regime in Ethiopia and its mercenaries have undermined Eritrea’s development and food security policies. Today, instead of learning from Eritrea, which has managed to develop its war torn economic infrastructures using its own human and material resources, … and built the necessary agricultural infrastructures to ensure food security for its people, the regime, in what has to be the ugliest forms of jealousy, is now [dreaming] to strangulate Eritrea’s economy and prevent it from reaching its potentials.” – Sophia Tesfamariam

The minority regime’s “crab mentality” is an obstacle to regional peace, stability and security. (Photo: Barefoot Tigray militia men also known as ‘ክጠንን’ዬ’ )

By Bereket Kidane,

IN Deuteronomy 27:17, the holy bible tells us “Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary stone.”

To say having Tigray as a neighbor has been nothing but a curse to Eritrea is an understatement. It is enough to make you ask God, “What did we ever do to deserve a neighboring enemy like that?”  Continue reading The Curse of Having Tigray as a Neighbor

Ethiopia: Kilil Tigray – Twisting and Turning

Ethiopia’s trigger happy Tigray region barefoot militias

By Bereket Kidane,

Once again, Weyane (Ethiopia’s ruling junta) was caught with its pants down. It had been trying to confuse people by spreading rumors that the Sudanese were negotiating to reconcile Ethiopia and Eritrea when in fact there was no such thing going on. Nor is anything like that even remotely possible when sovereign Eritrean territories continue to be illegally occupied. It had tried that public relations gimmick once before. Only this time it substituted the Sudanese for the Qataris, both good friends of Eritrea.  Continue reading Ethiopia: Kilil Tigray – Twisting and Turning

Malnutrition, Stunted Growth Prevalent in Tigray – Unicef

Victims of No-Peace-No-War. Despite getting the lion’s share of all humanitarian aid given to Ethiopia, the people of Tigray today caught in an apparently inescapable aid trap making development almost impossible.

Child malnutrition in Tigray, northern Ethiopia is in alarming stage

By Endale Assefa,

More than 41% of children under five experience stunted growth in Tigray and an estimated 11.6 % suffer from acute malnutrition, according to UNICEF-Ethiopia.

In a press release sent to The Daily Monitor, the UN agency said the deplorable situation in the region was revealed during a visit by the Head of European Commission and Tim Clarke, Head of European Commission in Ethiopia to UNICEF – supported child nutrition sites in Tigray- Mekele on May 29, 2007.

UNICEF says the problem of malnutrition was the case with other regions of the country where it said a large scale intervention was needed to save millions of vulnerable children.

“We have just seen a child here who is 18 months old. Her normal weight should be 13 Kilos; but she is only five kilos-highly at risk and we can give her therapeutic feeding in order to give her a chance to survive,” Tim Clark said during the visit. Continue reading Malnutrition, Stunted Growth Prevalent in Tigray – Unicef

Ministry to Launch Six New TV Channels and a number of FM Radio Stations

Ministry of Information has planned to launch 8 TV channels and a number of FM Radio stations in each town

By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean information minister, Mr. Ali Abdu, disclosed that his ministry has plans to introduce six additional new TV channels and a number of FM radio stations in the immediate future.

He made this remarks during his 29th October exclusive interview with a Washington based radio ‘Voice of Eritrea’.

He went on to say that with the existing two TV channels, the total number of TV channels will soon rise to eight. Continue reading Ministry to Launch Six New TV Channels and a number of FM Radio Stations