Ethiopia’s Hailemariam re-elected prime minister


Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was re-elected as prime minister Monday for a second term in widely expected result with the ruling coalition holding all seats in parliament. The 50-year-old Hailemariam has overseen a smooth transition in the vast Horn of Africa nation since he took … more

Ethiopia opens Sub-Saharan Africa’s first tramway


ADDIS ABABA — Sub-Saharan Africa’s first modern tramway opened in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, marking the completion of a massive Chinese-funded infrastructure project hailed as a major step in the country’s economic development. Even before the ribbon was cut, several hundred residents were queueing for a ride on the … more

Mola Asgedom, head of the Ethiopian opposition, Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) based in Eritrea flees to Sudan along with his soldiers after clashes with the Eritrean army.


September 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A well placed Sudanese source revealed today that a dissident Ethiopian general fled to Sudan on Friday evening along with his soldiers after clashes with the Eritrean army. The source who spoke to the Turkey-based Anadolu news agency on condition of anonymity said that General … more

Eritrea warns of Ethiopia war ‘sabre-rattling’


Nairobi (AFP) – Eritrea has accused arch-rival Ethiopia of “sabre-rattling” and of threatening to invade, with the neighbours still in a tense standoff following a 1998-2000 border war. Asmara’s Ministry of Information said in a statement that war-like rhetoric from Ethiopia’s main party in the ruling coalition — the Tigrayan … more

Iran, big powers clinch landmark nuclear deal

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (2nd L), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd L), European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (Centre in red), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (4th R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) meet at a hotel in Vienna July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

(Reuters) – Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations would be lifted in … more

Fetsum: What is to be done now?


Fetsum: What is to be done now? Source of Information: Somalia’s Transitional Government by Stephanie Hanson, and Eben Kaplan Updated: May 12, 2008 When I released the ANSWER as a solution for the Eritrea’s journey to democracy based on Liberia’s experience I felt like few people did not think so … more

UK: Flawed Policy on Eritrean Refugee Claims


Government’s New Position Based on Unreliable Evidence London, July 2, 2015) – The United Kingdom’s Home Office should issue new guidance to staff screening Eritrean refugee claims that reflects the continued real risk of persecution and other abuses there, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Independent … more

መዘኻኸሪ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ጀኔቫ – 26 ሰነ 2015


ዝኸበርካን ዝኸበርክን ሓውን ሓፍትን እቲ ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ካብ ስርሃት ህ.ግ.ዲ.ፍ. ዝወርዶ ዘሎ ግፍዕታት መከራን ብፍላይ ከኣ ነንምግሃስ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ኣመልኪቱ ውድብ ሕቡራት መንግስታት ብፍሉይ ኮሚሽን ተታሒዙ መጽናዕቲ ከካይደሎ ድሕሪ ምጽናሕ ኣብ ዝመጽእ ሰሙን ኣብ ስዊዘርላንድ ጀነቫ ኣብ ዝርከብ መጋባእያ ሕቡራት መንግስታት ከም ዝቐርብ ተፈሊጡ ኣሎ:: ነዚ ጉዳይ እዚ ብትሪ ንምምካቱ … more