THE past 12 months have been productive and fruitful for the United Nations in Eritrea. Towards the end of 2013, the UNDG-ESA mission visited Eritrea, kicking of a year of several missions and events.
Key among them include; the visit of the technical mission from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in January 2014, the Joint Annual review of the SPCF in June 2014, the data and statistics mission at the invitation of Government in August 2014, the DPA mission also in August 2014, the DPA led brainstorming on Eritrea facilitated by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) in New York, and lastly the visit of the UNDG focal point for Eritrea and UNICEF Regional Director, Ms. Leila Pakkala together with IOM Regional Director, Mr. Ashraf El Nour. Continue reading UN Eritrea 2014 Overview→
FIRST, I want to reiterate that the time you give us to reply to your questions, is always diametrically opposite and inconsistent with the gravity of accusations against us. This shows that there is no genuine intention on your part to approach our issues in a balanced and honest manner. You made no real effort to include the views of CECCO and our local organization, The Eritrean Community in Winnipeg Inc. Continue reading The Media Challenges and the Eritrean Charisma of Unity→
ETHIOPIA’s premature announcement of food self-sufficiency through its ceremonial Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at a rally in the capital Addis Ababa surprised everyone including its chief protectorate and benefactor the U.S.A.
It is understood that the regime in Ethiopia tirelessly vociferates to project itself as a band of revolutionary democracy on a mission to transform Ethiopia into a utopia. However, the facts on the ground speak the opposite.
Poor rains and lack of expertise to boost local food production are some of the challenges facing Djibouti’s population, says a senior UN official.
“The major gap in Djibouti is the very low capacity of the partners. Partners are missing the technical expertise to develop relevant activities to enhance the agricultural production or to sustain their physical assets,” Imed Khanfir, a programme adviser with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Djibouti, told IRIN.