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          Eritreans and Ethiopians in Khartoum Rally in Support of Peace Deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritreans and Ethiopians in Khartoum and its environs have jointly expressed support for the joint peace and friendship agreement signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July in Asmara.
          The Power to Change Lies in Their Hands      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Observer] July of this year saw the achievement of a reconciliatory milestone on the African continent. It was the time when two countries of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and Eritrea, reached a peace deal and restored a friendship that had been devastated by decades of war. The decision taken by Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, to give up the Badme land to Eritrea in line with decisions of the UN Boundary Commission is clear indication of a genuine desire by both parties to end the conflict as a forward step to
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Snili o bydlení na stromě, kde by v zelené koruně poslouchali šumění listů. Oslovili architekty z kanceláře Malan Vorster z Kapského Města v JAR, kteří obdivují díla hlavního představitele brutalismu Louise Kahna. Ze spolupráce vznikl dům inspirovaný přírodou se čtyřmi kruhovými moduly.
          Il capo dell’Unep Solheim: dal mondo arrivano molte buone notizie per l’ambiente      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Intervistato da UN News, Erik Solheim,  direttore esecutivo dell’United Natoins Environment Programme (Unep), ha ricordato che «il 2017 è stato il primo anno nella storia dell'umanità nel quale  è stata generata globalmente più elettricità dal sole, rispetto a petrolio, gas e carbone messi insieme». Nonostante la serie di non confortanti studi pubblicati recentemente su clima e biodiversità, Solheim resta ottimista: <Siamo sulla buona strada», ma anche lui avverte: «Abbiamo davvero bisogno di accelerare».

Il direttore esecutivo  dell’Unep ha evidenziato alcune esperienze positive: «L'India meridionale, ad esempio, ha ora il primo aeroporto tutto-solare al mondo« e ha aggiunto che «Alcuni degli Stati meridionali dell'India stanno vivendo lo sviluppo economico più rapido di qualsiasi parte del mondo, basato sull'energia solare».

Non è mancata una stoccata per Donald Trump che ha deciso di tirare fuori gli Usa dall’Accordo di Parigi per non danneggiare la competitività dell’industria americana dei fossili: «Negli Stati Uniti ci sono cinque volte più posti di lavoro nel solare, che nel carbone».

Solheim è ottimista anche per quanto riguarda il rispetto del Sustainable development goal (Sdg) 15 – proteggere la vita sulla terra – e ha ricordato che «la Cina ha recentemente vietato qualsiasi commercio di avorio, Una cosa molto importante perché blocca il mercato a coloro che uccidono gli elefanti in Africa».

Poi il direttore esecutivo dell’Unep ha definito «un enorme, enorme successo» qualcosa che invece è molto controverso e le cui cifre sono contestate da associazioni come Greenpeace: «L'Indonesia ha ridotto la deforestazione nelle sue torbiere di quasi il 90%. La torba è parzialmente decomposta, vegetazione morta, che immagazzina enormi quantità di carbonio e, tra le altre cose, assorbe l'acqua - contribuendo a mitigare le inondazioni - durante la stagione umida e rilascia acqua durante la stagione secca».

Secondo Solheim in Africa il Rwanda e il Botswana «stanno facendo molto, molto bene» per proteggere lla fauna selvatica, ma ha ammesso che «Ancora, non si sta rivelando sufficiente per il pianeta. Dobbiamo fare molto di più. L’Unep lavora con i governi, la società civile e le imprese, per trasformare la natura in un'opportunità di business, a vantaggio di tutti». E anche in questo caso ha fatto l’esempio del Rwanda che tassa per 1.500 dollari a persona i turisti  che vogliono andare a vedere i suoi gorilla di montagna protetti, la cui popolazione è ora in aumento. Solheim riconosce che si tratta di un costo alto, ma fa notare che «Tuttavia,  ha creato una fantastica economia per il Ruanda, per i tassisti, per gli insegnanti delle scuole per i camerieri degli hotel. E la gente intorno al parco nazionale sarà la prima a difendere i gorilla perché il loro sostentamento dipende da essi».

Prendendo spunto dall’Sdg 14, la vita sott'acqua, il capo dell’Unep ha raccontato la commovente storia di una balena morta in Thailandia che aveva ingoiato 80 sacchetti di plastica e ha sottolineato che, di fronte a esempi di distruzione ambientale come questi, persone e governi stanno reagendo: «L'India ha promesso di eliminare gradualmente tutti i sacchetti di plastica monouso entro il 2022; mentre l'Unione europea ha annunciato una nuova strategia per utilizzare la plastica in un modo più sicuro e sostenibile dal punto di vista ambientale. Anche il Parlamento cileno ha intrapreso una forte azione contro la plastica, Il  Kenya, l'Eritrea e il Ruanda hanno promesso tutti di agire di più. Inoltre, delle imprese che in precedenza si erano rifiutate di agire, ora sono diventate forti sostenitrici, come Coca-Cola e Starbucks  negli Stati Uniti,. Ma dietro i Paesi e le imprese c'è il forte movimento di persone che dicono: 'Vogliamo cambiare”».

Per Solheim, la strada da seguire è quella di «collegare il turismo sostenibile con le opportunità economiche, i posti di lavoro, lo sviluppo e l’energia sostenibile. L'unico modo in cui possiamo veramente proteggere il pianeta è quello di fornire allo stesso tempo opportunità alle persone che vivono su questo pianeta».

Il capo dell’Unep ha concluso la sua intervista a UN News enfatizzando l'obiettivo di far diventare la 2020 Beijing Conference per la natura un’iniziativa efficace anche per l’applicazione dell’Accordo di Parigi del 2015 sui cambiamenti climatici, e ha ricordato che «a Pechino saranno prese misure sostanziali per proteggere tutta la fauna della Terra, dagli insetti alle specie più vulnerabili e in pericolo di estinzione come le tigri, i panda, gli orsi polari e i leoni».

L'articolo Il capo dell’Unep Solheim: dal mondo arrivano molte buone notizie per l’ambiente sembra essere il primo su Greenreport: economia ecologica e sviluppo sostenibile.


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Snili o bydlení na stromě, kde by v zelené koruně poslouchali šumění listů. Oslovili architekty z kanceláře Malan Vorster z Kapského Města v JAR, kteří obdivují díla hlavního představitele brutalismu Louise Kahna. Ze spolupráce vznikl dům inspirovaný přírodou se čtyřmi kruhovými moduly.
          Along with Peace, Eritreans Need Repression to End      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Laetitia Bader is a senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch

The post Along with Peace, Eritreans Need Repression to End appeared first on Inter Press Service.


          Comment on The Abiy Phenomenon by Aligaz G      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dear dawit, maybe you are trying too hard because you can actually describe both Izzu and Janhoy in one long runon sentence each (grammar optional because we are Africans) Elect of God PIA is the alcoholic Father of Eritrea who has declared himself Emperor for Life and tolerates zero opposition and talkback because he is allknowing and too busy nationbuilding. Elect of God Haile Sellasie was the abstemious religious Father of Modern Ethiopia another also extremely busy nationbuilder who overstayed his welcome but luckily and fatally couldn't resist dabbling in revolution at the tender age of 84 would otherwise still be ruling to this day. cheers
          Comment on The Abiy Phenomenon by bardavidi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Give him Time. The Good Doctor So far is doing good and heading to the right direction.You can not be everything to every one.There is always opposition no mater how good and well to do you are.The most Important aspect of the change is that Ethiopia is getting Acustomed to Peacefull Transitions from one Leader to the other. That by itself is a Progress most Nations in the Area including Eritrea can only Dream about. The second and best outcome is that the Pressure is being Applied to Isaias and company with a Direct Engagement.rather than Hostility.That he would not know how to deal with. Lets wait and see...... Selah
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Amanuel Hidrat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selam Mez, Now I agree. Thanks
          Comment on The Abiy Phenomenon by saay7      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selamat Semere T: How can you make bold predictions and not have anything in caps? Kidding! Everybody is so touchy. Ok, lets see: <blockquote>1. - The current Ethio-Eritrean "warm" relation was was cooked way, way, way back. It was just marketed and sold to the public during Abiy/Isaias visits to Asmara and Addis to maximize the political capital of both leaders and their team.</blockquote> Agree, and I have said as much many times. In facts, Reuters has a report about that: that it started in 2017 during the reign of Hailemariam Desalegn who says that after the death of Meles Zenawi, EPRDF had agreed that it needs to unconditionally accept Algiers Agreement. Then came the UAE and Saudi Arabia with their dinars, for the purposes of blocking out Qatar, Turkey and China. Bribed Ethiopia big bucks; Eritrea was already bought. <blockquote> 2. - Among the many issues that were discussed and agreed upon (border demarcation, trade, movement of people, opposition forces to both Addis and Asmara, the Woyane role in future Ethiopia, Ethiopia's role in the Red Sea Horn region, Eritrea's role in the region as trusted and loyal ally of Ethiopia.....) I truly believe Western and regional powers as brokers and guarantors (a) a blueprint for peaceful transfer of power in Eritrea (b) political immunity (sovereignty) with an ironclad guarantee (assurance) for Isaias Afewerki, the aging and frail top PFDJ leaders, and to the senior PFDJ cadres was agreed by all.</blockquote> Agreed, for the most part. The immunity was for IA only, and it was given by US via UAE and Qatar. Neither IA nor the rest of the countries give a hoot about the "frail top PFDJ leaders." <blockquote>3. - When Isaias Afewerki showed all the emotions when he was with Dr. Abiy, it was an expression of trust he put on on Abiy (his life, the life of his family, his legacy, the life of his friends and colleagues, and the fate of his country). Because the power, influence, and access to the powerful Ethiopia has can't be underestimated. Because Isaias Afewerki, his family, his legacy, the safety and security of his colleagues and friends, the peace and security of the nation is as good as the honest commitment of Ethiopian leaders.</blockquote> Agreed, but I would put it differently. It was the happiness and marvel of a guy who learned that he just got away with it. He was on the path to ICC just a few months ago, and now serious people are talking about MoIbrahim Award and Nobel Peace Prize. <blockquote> 4. - That as an objective to move foreword, Isaias Afewerki has invested heavily on Ethiopia and Ethiopian leaders (since Ghedli years) in all Ethiopian political denominations. And today, outside the Woyane circle, he has earned a lot of respect from all, especially from the Amara and Oromo political brands.</blockquote> Mixed. I agree that he has always been about Ethiopia, but about Ethiopia of his vision: One Ethiopia. That's why he hated TPLF's vision for Ethiopia and that's why he was so comfortable with Gnbot 7 even when it ocassionally said that to it, "One Ethiopia" means Ethiopia with Eritrea and ports. There was an EPLF veteran, the front's representative to Somalia during Ghedli who was interviewed by Assenna a few years ago (I forget his name; iSem will come up with it.) He says he arranged a meeting for the Sidama Liberation Front to meet with Isaias and when they told him their objective included secession from Ethiopia he was so mad and so incensed by this heresy he shouted at them. Some of my oppo comrades have attributed all sorts of heritage-ancestry explanation for this, but it was an ideology for him: Emama Ethiopia must be unified and it must be a unitary state. (And yes I believe Mesfin Hagos' narration: he wouldn't have minded Eritrea being part of Ethiopia if he could rule it and if it could remain a unitary state, which was heretical to TPLF's vision of Ethiopia as a federal system. <blockquote>5. - Soon, the usual will happen (a) world wide PFDJ conference (congress) will take place (b) laws, constitution, policies...... would be revised (c) new PFDJ blood would assume leadership role (d) the new leadership will grant immunity to all Tegadelti and Non-Tegadelti PFDJ top and senior leaders</blockquote> The Front will forgive itself? Or the leaders of the front will forgive themselves and, in the process, forgive those whom they victimized? I don't see it as in the nature of petty Isaias: there will always be someone who want make the cut. And, no, it won't be "the PFDJ' making the decision; but Isaias Afwerki, personally, going over every file of the thousands (I am going to say tens of thousands but please don't faint) of prisoners. <blockquote> 6. - If there is a good consensus on the PFDJ congress, very young leaders with a long term will be elected/nominated. If there is not much consensus, an older guy will take a leadership role with a shorter term limit to help build higher consensus.</blockquote> There is no such thing as PFDJ consensus. There is an IA wish list, and that's all. And yes, as I said, there will be a PFDJ-II. <blockquote>7. - To reward and to honor Isaias, the Ghedli leaders, and the Ghedli generation, Ethio-Eritrean border will be demarcated with a funfair before PFDJ congress and the new leadership.</blockquote> This is creative, something that a PR mastermind would come up with. I will make a bolder prediction: it will happen with TPLF presence and by then TPLF will have shed its decrepit leadership and the PFDJ will declare that one as its victory too:) <blockquote> 8. - Isaias Afewerki, as an ex president of Eritrea, his safety and security protected, will live in Eritrea antil his time of death.</blockquote> Agree, except it will follow the model of another moralizing dictator, Julius Nyerere, who died in Ireland. Isaias will be in a Saudi hospital. Remember, African tyrants never build anything worthwhile, not even a hospital they have enough faith to die in. <blockquote> 9. - The Eritrean opposition, former Tegadeltis and Non former Tegadeltis alike, should stop criminalizing Isaias and PFDJ and join this political venue to stay relevant.</blockquote> Yeah, Eritrean oppositionist, why are you such party-poopers? We arent you celebrating when there is nothing in it for you? Things your boldness got timid on: * The fate of the exiled Eritrean freedom fighters now in opposition * The fate of Eritrean refugees in Sudan, Ethiopia, Israel * The fate of the non-PFDJ prisoners * The fate of National Service. saay
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Mez      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dear Amanuel H, Sorry for being late on the follow up of my part. I have to admit, you got me on my weak side; When I say pia and co. are evolved and mature, I have really nothing to show something yet--as far as internal politics is concerned. My logic of thought is as follows: 1) after the independance the relationship with a) tplf specially, b) Ethiopia in general were very important factors in shaping various Eritrean policies, 2) Ethiopia was all the time heavily dependant on Asab, and also Massawa for commerce and logistics. And now too is. 3) the 1998/2000 war heavily reshaped the power configuration in Eritrea by creating an internal crisis. It badly damaged pfdj, created the foundation for one man government on Eritrea. 4) if you see the current peace engagement closely, it can't coexist with the policies and practices inside eritrea like underpaid labour, bidding system, court arbitration, labour mobility, fiscal /business practices to mention few. 5) my pivotal point is: most existing internal policies of the government in Asmara are in direct conflict with the intent and spirit of the peace process with Ethiopia. Now a) if the Eritrean government really mean peace, then every one knows he most likely has to follow approximately a similar path to pmaaa; b) if it mean a facade decoration, then we have to be ready for a violent political earthquake down the road--within a year or two. 6) in addition to the above, one may want to account the regional and global factors and trends too. At least China's fdi and the military bases in Djibouti. Thanks
          Comment on The Abiy Phenomenon by Semere Tesfai      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selam saay7 "Don't worry about Ethiopia: it has a pilot, a first officer and a second first officer, and a constitution people use to argue use and abuse of power. Worry about Eritrea which is yet to see a peace dividend from the peace treaty. And I really, really, really want to believe FishMilk, but the last time he had sensational news (prisoners at Adi Abeyto released! Read all about it at a fake facebook page called Eritrea Press!) it ended up being just the usual lies the PFDJ peddles, which lies as easily as it breathes. Saleh: Today I'm going to make a bold prediction; and I'm inviting/challenging you to make a bold rebuttal - which is a whole lot easier to do. And here is my prediction: 1. - The current Ethio-Eritrean "warm" relation was was cooked way, way, way back. It was just marketed and sold to the public during Abiy/Isaias visits to Asmara and Addis to maximize the political capital of both leaders and their team. 2. - Among the many issues that were discussed and agreed upon (border demarcation, trade, movement of people, opposition forces to both Addis and Asmara, the Woyane role in future Ethiopia, Ethiopia's role in the Red Sea Horn region, Eritrea's role in the region as trusted and loyal ally of Ethiopia.....) I truly believe Western and regional powers as brokers and guarantors (a) a blueprint for peaceful transfer of power in Eritrea (b) political immunity (sovereignty) with an ironclad guarantee (assurance) for Isaias Afewerki, the aging and frail top PFDJ leaders, and to the senior PFDJ cadres was agreed by all. 3. - When Isaias Afewerki showed all the emotions when he was with Dr. Abiy, it was an expression of trust he put on on Abiy (his life, the life of his family, his legacy, the life of his friends and colleagues, and the fate of his country). Because the power, influence, and access to the powerful Ethiopia has can't be underestimated. Because Isaias Afewerki, his family, his legacy, the safety and security of his colleagues and friends, the peace and security of the nation is as good as the honest commitment of Ethiopian leaders. 4. - That as an objective to move foreword, Isaias Afewerki has invested heavily on Ethiopia and Ethiopian leaders (since Ghedli years) in all Ethiopian political denominations. And today, outside the Woyane circle, he has earned a lot of respect from all, especially from the Amara and Oromo political brands. 5. - Soon, the usual will happen (a) world wide PFDJ conference (congress) will take place (b) laws, constitution, policies...... would be revised (c) new PFDJ blood would assume leadership role (d) the new leadership will grant immunity to all Tegadelti and Non-Tegadelti PFDJ top and senior leaders 6. - If there is a good consensus on the PFDJ congress, very young leaders with a long term will be elected/nominated. If there is not much consensus, an older guy will take a leadership role with a shorter term limit to help build higher consensus. 7. - To reward and to honor Isaias, the Ghedli leaders, and the Ghedli generation, Ethio-Eritrean border will be demarcated with a funfair before PFDJ congress and the new leadership. 8. - Isaias Afewerki, as an ex president of Eritrea, his safety and security protected, will live in Eritrea antil his time of death. 9. - The Eritrean opposition, former Tegadeltis and Non former Tegadeltis alike, should stop criminalizing Isaias and PFDJ and join this political venue to stay relevant. Semere Tesfai
          Comment on The Abiy Phenomenon by Nitricc      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hey SAAY to bad it wasn't the stick of the oppositions. hahahahah. Do you know why PIA laughs whenever the Eri opoostions are mentioned? it must be the sticks of the oppositions. lol you should let him have it for his shortcomings but you should also give him his props. PIA didn't abandoned the Ethiopian oppositions who were stationed in Eritrea, he made the deal everyone of them to enter in to Ethiopian negotiation table while the Eritrean opposition who were stationed in Ethiopia were asked to leave or cease to oppose the Eritrean government. This alone should tell you everything about the greatness of the man. He is in a complete charge. The truth.
          Toužili po domku ve větvích. Teď mají unikát, který se všemu vymyká      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Snili o bydlení na stromě, kde by v zelené koruně poslouchali šumění listů. Oslovili architekty z kanceláře Malan Vorster z Kapského Města v JAR, kteří obdivují díla hlavního představitele brutalismu Louise Kahna. Ze spolupráce vznikl dům inspirovaný přírodou se čtyřmi kruhovými moduly.
          Toužili po domku ve větvích. Teď mají unikát, který se všemu vymyká      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Snili o bydlení na stromě, kde by v zelené koruně poslouchali šumění listů. Oslovili architekty z kanceláře Malan Vorster z Kapského Města v JAR, kteří obdivují díla hlavního představitele brutalismu Louise Kahna. Ze spolupráce vznikl dům inspirovaný přírodou se čtyřmi kruhovými moduly.
          Toužili po domku ve větvích. Teď mají unikát, který se všemu vymyká      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Snili o bydlení na stromě, kde by v zelené koruně poslouchali šumění listů. Oslovili architekty z kanceláře Malan Vorster z Kapského Města v JAR, kteří obdivují díla hlavního představitele brutalismu Louise Kahna. Ze spolupráce vznikl dům inspirovaný přírodou se čtyřmi kruhovými moduly.
          Dowlada Itobiya & Jabhadda Oromada OLF oo heshiis Ku gaaray Asmara      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dowladda Itoobiya iyo Jabhadda Mucaaradka Oromada iyo OLF ayaa heshiis ku gaaray Asmara ee dalka Eritrea, halkaasoo saldhig u ahaa jabdaha mucaaradka ee ku kacsanaa dowladda Itoobiya halkaas oo saldhig u ahaa jabhadaha mucaaradka ku ah dalka Itoobiya . Jabhadahaas oo mudo dheer ku sugnaa dalkaas ayaa isbedelkii ka dhacay labada dal ee Itoobiya Iyo […]

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          'Cockpits for War' Being Transformed Through the Spirit Of the New Silk Road      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Over the past months, the strategic results of the primarily economic Belt and Road Initiative have begun to demonstrate for the world what Lyndon LaRouche has known for many years — there is no distinction between the economic and the strategic issues facing mankind. If you want peace, LaRouche said, get the tractors rolling.

When Presidents Trump, Xi Jinping, Putin, and Moon — all four — presented development plans to North Korea, backing each other up on the concept of "peace through development" as well as on sanctions, the supposedly impossible proved possible indeed. When India and Pakistan both joined the SCO, working directly with China and Russia on joint development ideas, the "permanent crisis" created by the British at the time of the partition of India became suddenly resolvable. On the Horn of Africa, with China's Belt and Road proposing a development alternative to each of the three nations of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, an intractable conflict has turned into joyful peace and cooperation. In Southwest Asia, a similar solution to the century of war is now possible.

This process is active across Africa. The BRICS Summit in South Africa last month saw Russia, China and India joining hands with all the people of Africa in bringing real development — nuclear power, high-speed rail connectivity, water projects to green the deserts — and thus posing a real solution to terrorism and to poverty.

The problem remains, however, that the media in the U.S. and in Europe have carefully isolated their populations from any knowledge of this world-historic transformation, which is sweeping through Asia, Africa and Ibero-America. In the U.S., the LaRouche movement is mobilizing to resolve this problem. A first step is a call for transforming the negotiations between President Trump and President-elect López Obrador of Mexico, from a revision of NAFTA to the higher-ordered concept of NABRI — the North American Belt and Road Initiative. This must become a step forward in uniting the U.S. and China through the New Silk Road, a process of building advanced industrial nations throughout the Americas and beyond, and fulfilling Trump's commitment to restoring America's former industrial power as a primary source of capital exports for nation-building. This, not coincidentally, is the path to resolving the trade imbalance.

But the British and their assets in the U.S. will stop at nothing to prevent such a new paradigm from taking hold in the U.S. The Council on Foreign Relations, the foremost voice for the Empire within the U.S., has published a report entitled, "Is Made in China 2025 a Threat to Global Trade?" It details the supposedly devious intentions of the Chinese effort to develop their domestic expertise in high-tech manufacturing: through "recruitment of foreign scientists, its theft of U.S. intellectual property, and its targeted acquisitions of U.S. firms," the CFR claims, China intends to "control entire supply chains," and eventually "entire industries could come under control of a rival geopolitical power."

Such hysteria is matched by the emergence this week of "Big Brother" frantically shutting down access to social media for multiple voices which have countered the Russiagate madness, and supported President Trump's denunciation of the "Russia hoax." Alex Jones' Infowars was thrown off Facebook and YouTube — a site which has more than 15 million visits per month— while others were thrown off Twitter.

But the New Paradigm exists — it cannot be stopped, other than by world war. China has arisen, and has joined with Russia and India through the BRICS to offer the nations of the Global South an alternative to the poverty imposed upon them as a legacy of colonialism. They have extended this offer, to join the Belt and Road Initiative, to the United States and Europe, as a win-win alternative to the geopolitics of war, economic decay and cultural decadence infecting the West. The patriotic spirit in the U.S. has been awakened through the phenomenon of Donald Trump, rejecting the warmongers and the post-industrial society advocates within both the Republican and Democratic Parties — what LaRouche long ago denounced as the "two-potty system." LaRouche's Four Laws, implemented through the "four powers" of the U.S., Russia, China and India, provide the way forward. The arc of history has reached a branching point, towards either victory or tragedy. The future is in our hands, each and every one.


          World Dance Party!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Little Brook Park
14043 32nd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Friday, August 17, 2018, 6 – 9pm

Event Description: Do you like to dance? Do you like to eat? Do you like to do both in a fun, communal, and educational setting with neighbors from all sorts of cultural backgrounds? Well look no further!, The Northeast Seattle World Dance Party planning committee proudly presents another fantastic evening of food, dance, and crafts from all over the world. There will be dance instructors from countries such as Peru, India, Eritrea, Ethiopia, China, Benin, and more! There will also be a multicultural potluck, so bring a dish to share! The event is FREE for all ages and will take place at the Little Brook Park in Lake City from 6-9 pm.
Neighborhoods: Broadview/Bitter Lake, Cedar Park/Meadowbrook, Green Lake, Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Haller Lake, Lake City/Olympic Hills/Victory Heights, Laurelhurst/Sand Point, Northgate/Maple Leaf, Ravenna/Bryant/Roosevelt, Wedgwood/View Ridge
Event Types: Arts, Community, Dance, Ethnic/Cultural, Music, Special Events, Youth
Audience: All
Sponsoring Organization: Hunger Intervention Program & Seattle Parks and Recreations
Contact: Alex Peterson
Contact Phone: 202-798-1255
Contact EmailAlex@hungerintervention.org
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
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          Ethiopia: UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #6 – Reporting Period January-June 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan

Highlights

▪ The current number of internally displaced people in Ethiopia has increased to 2.4 million from 1.6 million at the beginning of the year. Seasonal flooding from July to September is expected to affect 2.5 million people.

▪ With UNICEF support, more than 111,000 children under five have received treatment for severe acute malnutrition since January.

▪ UNICEF-supported Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams have provided medical consultations to 231,529 people, including 89,798 under five children.

▪ UNICEF has provided access to safe water to 1.9 million people.

▪ The Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) for Ethiopia, costed at US$1.6 billion, will be revised in August with humanitarian asks expected to increase.

▪ Access to affected communities either due to security concerns or lack of infrastructure have been significant challenges to the provision of humanitarian assistance.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

Conflict-induced internal displacement has led to significant humanitarian needs in the first half of this year. At the start of the year, there were 1.6 million people displaced by conflict and drought, including just over one million conflict IDPs along the Oromia/Somali regional borders. However, renewed conflict along the border of the Oromia and the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) regions has increased the number of IDPs to 2.4 million. Conflict in Moyale in March led to the displacement of over 10,000 people across the border into Kenya. While some have returned to their places of origin, community tensions in Moyale remain high.

The HDRP was launched in March with the expectation that Ethiopia would enter its fourth consecutive year of protracted drought. However, the country has been receiving above average rainfall in most of the country which has led to unexpected flooding and landslides in several regions (SNNP, Somali) and caused extensive damage to homes, livelihoods and infrastructure. In fact, Ethiopia received heavy winds and rain from a first - tropical storm Sagar in May. The flooding is expected to continue through September as the National Meteorological Agency (NMA) has predicted an extended and above normal (Kiremt) season affecting all regions, except Southern Somali region. The NMA currently estimates that 2.5 million people are at risk of being affected, of which 637,000 are likely to be displaced. A national flood contingency planning exercise is underway.

While reported rates of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) have fallen short of last years’ caseload, there have been several reported outbreaks, with an outbreak in Afar yet to be contained. The number of reported cases in Afar has reached 799.

Five woredas have been affected and three are currently reporting active cases. As the Awash river is the source of infection, 16 woredas connected to the Awash river plain are considered high risk. Active AWD outbreaks have also been reported in Tigray and Somali regions.

Following the reported Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia has increased its preparedness levels and is screening travelers at ports of entry. An isolation center has been activated at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa and a treatment unit established at Bole Health Center. A National Task Force led by the Minister of Health is currently reviewing preparedness and response plans. UNICEF Ethiopia has updated its Ebola Contingency Plan.

As of end May, 920,262 refugees were residing in Ethiopia – 48.2 per cent from South Sudan, 27.8 per cent from Somalia, 18.4 per cent from Eritrea, and 4.8 per cent from Sudan. In the first five months of this year, 29, 211 refugees arrived in Ethiopia.


          Eritrea:Eritrea Has Slashed Conscription. Will It Stem the Flow of Refugees?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed an historic agreement to end the 20-year conflict between the two countries. The breakthrough has been widely welcomed given the devastating effects the conflict has had on both countries as well as the region. Reported by allAfrica.com 1 hour ago.
          'Cockpits for War' Being Transformed Through the Spirit Of the New Silk Road      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Over the past months, the strategic results of the primarily economic Belt and Road Initiative have begun to demonstrate for the world what Lyndon LaRouche has known for many years — there is no distinction between the economic and the strategic issues facing mankind. If you want peace, LaRouche said, get the tractors rolling.

When Presidents Trump, Xi Jinping, Putin, and Moon — all four — presented development plans to North Korea, backing each other up on the concept of "peace through development" as well as on sanctions, the supposedly impossible proved possible indeed. When India and Pakistan both joined the SCO, working directly with China and Russia on joint development ideas, the "permanent crisis" created by the British at the time of the partition of India became suddenly resolvable. On the Horn of Africa, with China's Belt and Road proposing a development alternative to each of the three nations of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, an intractable conflict has turned into joyful peace and cooperation. In Southwest Asia, a similar solution to the century of war is now possible.

This process is active across Africa. The BRICS Summit in South Africa last month saw Russia, China and India joining hands with all the people of Africa in bringing real development — nuclear power, high-speed rail connectivity, water projects to green the deserts — and thus posing a real solution to terrorism and to poverty.

The problem remains, however, that the media in the U.S. and in Europe have carefully isolated their populations from any knowledge of this world-historic transformation, which is sweeping through Asia, Africa and Ibero-America. In the U.S., the LaRouche movement is mobilizing to resolve this problem. A first step is a call for transforming the negotiations between President Trump and President-elect López Obrador of Mexico, from a revision of NAFTA to the higher-ordered concept of NABRI — the North American Belt and Road Initiative. This must become a step forward in uniting the U.S. and China through the New Silk Road, a process of building advanced industrial nations throughout the Americas and beyond, and fulfilling Trump's commitment to restoring America's former industrial power as a primary source of capital exports for nation-building. This, not coincidentally, is the path to resolving the trade imbalance.

But the British and their assets in the U.S. will stop at nothing to prevent such a new paradigm from taking hold in the U.S. The Council on Foreign Relations, the foremost voice for the Empire within the U.S., has published a report entitled, "Is Made in China 2025 a Threat to Global Trade?" It details the supposedly devious intentions of the Chinese effort to develop their domestic expertise in high-tech manufacturing: through "recruitment of foreign scientists, its theft of U.S. intellectual property, and its targeted acquisitions of U.S. firms," the CFR claims, China intends to "control entire supply chains," and eventually "entire industries could come under control of a rival geopolitical power."

Such hysteria is matched by the emergence this week of "Big Brother" frantically shutting down access to social media for multiple voices which have countered the Russiagate madness, and supported President Trump's denunciation of the "Russia hoax." Alex Jones' Infowars was thrown off Facebook and YouTube — a site which has more than 15 million visits per month— while others were thrown off Twitter.

But the New Paradigm exists — it cannot be stopped, other than by world war. China has arisen, and has joined with Russia and India through the BRICS to offer the nations of the Global South an alternative to the poverty imposed upon them as a legacy of colonialism. They have extended this offer, to join the Belt and Road Initiative, to the United States and Europe, as a win-win alternative to the geopolitics of war, economic decay and cultural decadence infecting the West. The patriotic spirit in the U.S. has been awakened through the phenomenon of Donald Trump, rejecting the warmongers and the post-industrial society advocates within both the Republican and Democratic Parties — what LaRouche long ago denounced as the "two-potty system." LaRouche's Four Laws, implemented through the "four powers" of the U.S., Russia, China and India, provide the way forward. The arc of history has reached a branching point, towards either victory or tragedy. The future is in our hands, each and every one.


          Eritrea:Eritrea Has Slashed Conscription. Will It Stem the Flow of Refugees?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed an historic agreement to end the 20-year conflict between the two countries. The breakthrough has been widely welcomed given the devastating effects the conflict has had on both countries as well as the region.
          Asylum-Seekers From Africa and Asia Are Making a Death-Defying Journey to the United States      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Abraham, a 25-year-old man from Eritrea, stood on the bridge between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, wearing blue jeans, a gray hoodie emblazoned with the Bat-Signal, and white sneakers. It was a warm evening in early July, and as he bantered with other Eritreans, he appeared ready for a night out. Instead, he and about 10 other […]
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Abraham, a 25-year-old man from Eritrea, stood on the bridge between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, wearing blue jeans, a gray hoodie emblazoned with the Bat-Signal, and white sneakers. It was a warm evening in early July, and as he bantered with other Eritreans, he appeared ready for a night out. Instead, he and about 10 other […]
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Wow, what a contrast. Bermuda or Eritrea? It's like a choice of Heaven or Hell on Earth. Seriously, the human rights record of the regime in Eritrea and how cruelly they treat the Eritrean people is horrific.
          Uganda: East, Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region - Refugees and asylum-seekers by country of asylum | as of 30 June 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania


          Somalia: East, Horn of Africa and Yemen - Displacement of Somalis: Refugees, asylum-seekers and IDPs, as of 30 June 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Yemen


          World: Humanitarian Access Overview (August 2018)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: Assessment Capacities Project
Country: Afghanistan, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

OVERVIEW

This report compares current humanitarian crises based on their level of humanitarian access. Affected populations in more than 40 countries are not getting proper humanitarian assistance due to access constraints. Out of 44 countries included in the report, nearly half of them are currently facing critical humanitarian access constraints, with four countries (Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) being considered as inaccessible. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in eight countries, and 15 face low humanitarian access constraints.

METHODOLOGY

Our methodology groups 9 variables under 3 dimensions:

  1. Access of humanitarian actors to affected population comprised of 4 variables:

• Impediments to entry
• Restriction of movement
• Interference with activities
• Violence against personnel

  1. Access of people in need to humanitarian aid comprised of 2 variables:

• Denial of needs
• Restriction of population’s access to aid

  1. Security and physical constraints comprised of 3 variables:

• Active hostilities
• UXO and mines
• Physical constraints Each indicator is given a score from 0 to 3, and marked with an X when there is an information gap identified.

The overall access score by country is ranked according to the following scale: 0 - No constraints 1 - Accessible with low constraints 2 - Accessible with moderate constraints 3 - Accessible with high constraints 4 - Nearly inaccessible 5 - Inaccessible We are providing analytical narratives for countries scored between level 3 to 5.


          Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Followed by Surgery Versus Surgery Alone for Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus (NEOCRTEC5010): A Phase III Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Clinical Trial.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Followed by Surgery Versus Surgery Alone for Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus (NEOCRTEC5010): A Phase III Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Clinical Trial.

J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug 08;:JCO2018791483

Authors: Yang H, Liu H, Chen Y, Zhu C, Fang W, Yu Z, Mao W, Xiang J, Han Y, Chen Z, Yang H, Wang J, Pang Q, Zheng X, Yang H, Li T, Lordick F, D'Journo XB, Cerfolio RJ, Korst RJ, Novoa NM, Swanson SJ, Brunelli A, Ismail M, Fernando HC, Zhang X, Li Q, Wang G, Chen B, Mao T, Kong M, Guo X, Lin T, Liu M, Fu J, AME Thoracic Surgery Collaborative Group

Abstract
Purpose The efficacy of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) plus surgery for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains controversial. In this trial, we compared the survival and safety of NCRT plus surgery with surgery alone in patients with locally advanced ESCC. Patients and Methods From June 2007 to December 2014, 451 patients with potentially resectable thoracic ESCC, clinically staged as T1-4N1M0/T4N0M0, were randomly allocated to NCRT plus surgery (group CRT; n = 224) and surgery alone (group S; n = 227). In group CRT, patients received vinorelbine 25 mg/m2 intravenously (IV) on days 1 and 8 and cisplatin 75 mg/m2 IV day 1, or 25 mg/m2 IV on days 1 to 4 every 3 weeks for two cycles, with a total concurrent radiation dose of 40.0 Gy administered in 20 fractions of 2.0 Gy on 5 days per week. In both groups, patients underwent McKeown or Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. The primary end point was overall survival. Results The pathologic complete response rate was 43.2% in group CRT. Compared with group S, group CRT had a higher R0 resection rate (98.4% v 91.2%; P = .002), a better median overall survival (100.1 months v 66.5 months; hazard ratio, 0.71; 95% CI, 0.53 to 0.96; P = .025), and a prolonged disease-free survival (100.1 months v 41.7 months; hazard ratio, 0.58; 95% CI, 0.43 to 0.78; P < .001). Leukopenia (48.9%) and neutropenia (45.7%) were the most common grade 3 or 4 adverse events during chemoradiotherapy. Incidences of postoperative complications were similar between groups, with the exception of arrhythmia (group CRT: 13% v group S: 4.0%; P = .001). Peritreatment mortality was 2.2% in group CRT versus 0.4% in group S ( P = .212). Conclusion This trial shows that NCRT plus surgery improves survival over surgery alone among patients with locally advanced ESCC, with acceptable and manageable adverse events.

PMID: 30089078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Die Modeindustrie ist eine der Hauptverantwortlichen an moderner Sklaverei      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Etwa 40 Millionen Menschen auf der Welt leben in moderner Sklaverei, 71 Prozent davon sind Frauen - und die Modeindustrie leistet weltweit den zweitgrößten Beitrag zu dieser Situation. Zu diesen ernüchternden Ergebnissen gelangte die Studie ‘Global Slavery Index’ der Non-Profit-Organisation Walk Free Foundation von 2018. Die Studie basiert auf Daten aus 167 Ländern und persönlichen Interviews mit mehr als 71.000 Menschen in 52 Sprachen.

Der Bericht benannte die fünf wichtigsten Produkte, die in jedem der G20-Länder die Gefahr der modernen Sklaverei begünstigen. Kleider landeten an zweiter Stelle, nach Technologie (Laptops, Computer und Mobiltelefone). Ihnen folgen Agrarprodukte wie Fisch, Kakao und Zuckerrohr.

Dem Bericht zufolge ist moderne Sklaverei eher in repressiven Regimen oder Konfliktregionen zu beobachten. Nordkorea hat die höchste geschätzte Tendenz zur Sklaverei, wobei die meisten Opfer gezwungen sind, für den Staat zu arbeiten. Auf das Land folgen Eritrea, Burundi, die Zentralafrikanische Republik, Afghanistan, Mauretanien, Südsudan, Pakistan, Kambodscha und der Iran.

Obwohl Bürger aus entwickelten Ländern ein geringeres Risiko haben, Opfer von Zwangsarbeit zu werden, überschreiten die Produkte und Erträge aus der modernen Sklaverei in einer globalisierten Welt oft die Landesgrenzen. Zusammen importieren die G20-Staaten jedes Jahr 127,7 Milliarden US-Dollar (108 Milliarden Euro) Bekleidung. Kambodscha, das in der Liste der Länder mit der höchsten geschätzten Tendenz zu moderner Sklaverei auf Platz 9 steht, war laut dem Marktforschungsunternehmen Statista der viertgrößte Anbieter von Bekleidung in der Europäischen Union zwischen 2015 und 2017.

”Indem sie moderne Sklaverei als ein Problem, das "dort drüben" stattfindet ansehen, ignorieren Länder mit hohem BIP ihre Schuld für diese Menschenrechtskrise", sagte die Walk Free Foundation im Bericht und stellte fest, dass nur sieben der zwanzig reichsten Länder formell Gesetze oder Richtlinien erlassen, um Unternehmen davon abzuhalten, Waren und Dienstleistungen, die durch Zwangsarbeit hergestellt werden, zu beschaffen.

Was können Regierungen und die Modeindustrie tun, um moderne Sklaverei zu verhindern?

Also, was tun, um dieses Problem anzugehen? Die Walk Free Foundation erstellte eine Liste für Regierungen und Unternehmen mit einer Reihe von Empfehlungen. Sie betonte, wie wichtig es sei, das Thema aus einer globalen Perspektive zu betrachten. Regierungen mit hohem BIP sollten die Menschenrechte bei der Entscheidungsfindung priorisieren, wenn sie sich mit repressiven Regimen befassen. Sie sollten auch prüfen, wie ihre politischen Entscheidungen zur modernen Sklaverei im In- und Ausland beitragen können. Was Unternehmen anbelangt, drängt die Organisation darauf, das Risiko moderner Sklaverei in ihren Lieferketten zu berücksichtigen und Transparenz für Verbraucher und Investoren zu schaffen.

Foto: Walk Free Foundation via Facebook

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          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Blink      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dear Berhe I call myself one of the fittest but This tour will be the tour of forgiveness, learning and after all fun . Only one problem, Amde will insist on language of communication the good thing for me though I will be a n great advantage once we go to Sahel and most part of Barka . Berhe I am not heavy drinker so you just have to be ready to walk all the way while carrying your belongings.
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Haile S.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Thank you, Berhe, I am not in the top Asmara insiders, but know it well. I left Asmara in 1979 to Addis and I don't know the new developments thereafter. Night clubs were functioning till what we call the ቶግ ቶግ period. Like you as an under-age I remember with friends going and staying on the outside of Copa cubana (near ቃኘው) to hear the music. Best
          Comment on The Abiy Phenomenon by saay7      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selamat Emma: I try to live by the rule of Give BoD: give people the benefit of the doubt. He can be an operative or a victim of operatives. After all, nobody questions the credential of the awesome Radio Erena but it too was swindled by the “400 released from Adi Abeyto” story. Even Reuters was swindled by “the pro government Eritrea Press.” Saay
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Berhe Y      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi Haile S. I actually do not know. I don't know any of the bar / club scene in Asmara, other than the usual places in godena Harnet and surrounding with occasional visit to caravel. But the incident Paulo said happened after the key shiber...I would say around 86 or 87. Berhe
          Ethiopia and Eritrea: blue skies ahead      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Celebrations have been erupting in Ethiopia and Eritrea as their 20-year conflict comes to an end. We board the first flight between Addis Ababa and Asmara since 1998 to capture the mood as friends and families are finally reunited.
          Peace: Ethiopia and Eritrea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A revolution is sweeping the Horn of Africa - not one involving guns and bombs, but rather compromise and peace. For over 20 years Ethiopia and its neighbour Eritrea have been in a state of war and conflict.
          Comment on Eritrea: Immigration and The Undying Quest for Freedom – Alex Ndungu Njeru by ERITREA IMMIGRANTION | Democrasy ,Freedom and Justice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[…] Eritrea: Immigration and The Undying Quest for Freedom – Alex Ndungu Njeru http://www.africanliberty.org/eritrea-immigration-and-the-…/ […]
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by David Samson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selam Haile, Both Kasahun Chokole(Owner of Red Sea press) and Captain Asres had spent their childhood in EdagaArbi.
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Haile S.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ኣንታ Fanti, ዘረባ ዶ ከይዱካ? Contradiction? እህም fino asmarino ሳይንቲስት ኣይከውንን እዩ ዝበለካ መን'ዩ? ጳውሎስ ፈተሪኖ ኣውቶቡስ እንዳ ሓረጎት ስለዝነበረ ንኹሉ ይፈልጥ:-) :-) :-) ።
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Peace!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi Saay, I haven’t read it, can’t wait :) Peace!
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Fanti Ghana      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selamat Dr. Paulos, You are killing me! What a pleasure you must be in real life. Our top scientist is also our top Asmarino; what a contradiction. In appreciation of your unparalleled intellect with equal measure about the universe and about shuga-shugi, I promise to look the other way for the next 90 days!
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by saay7      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Peace! Funny! Back when I used to like the guy (IA), he had a long interview with Hwyet magazine about his childhood (he disclosed nothing but there was an iconic pic of him and his fam on the cover of the magazine) where he ridiculed this whole idea that to be an Asmarino is to know the names of all the bars and clubs. Agree with him on that. And it inspired me to write an article called “Yosief and Yosuf” (published at Asmarino in 2000) where I listed all the traits that make an Asmarino an Asmarino:) And, no, it wasn’t flattering, but said lovingly. I was going to say I will publish this weekend on my blog but it will be re-prioritized and bumped so why promise :) saay
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by David Samson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selam Berhe, SAAY can't be "Real Asmarino" because he is not from Keftegna 7-9.
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Berhe Y      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi Peace, I never considered my self asmarino, as I have missed out a lot of the asmarino stuff one is suppose to do. I think my definition of asmarino is someone who know the city intimately and he immersed in the city life style, including the exaggerations of everything. Years ago saay had written an starical article, which by the way, my friend iSem have memorized every word, as he does with many. Berhe
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by Peace!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi David, Haha...It depends, but most likely Ideal or Nyala. Rothman, Winston, More was for elites like Capri.... Peace!
          Comment on Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed by David Samson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Selam Peace, Which Cigarette? Ideal, Nyala, Rothmans or Winston.
          World: Record number of forcibly displaced people lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: Pew Research Center
Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World

By Phillip Connor and Jens Manuel Krogstad

The total number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict reached a new high of 18.4 million in 2017, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees data.

The world’s displaced population has increased dramatically since 2012, reaching its highest levels since World War II. The Middle East drove much of the increase between 2012 and 2015 due to conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, but in 2017, the vast majority of growth has come from displaced populations living in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2015, the region’s displaced population has jumped by 42%, with most of this increase taking place in 2017 alone. By comparison, the number of displaced people living in the Middle East-North Africa region fell 8% between 2015 and 2017, though it remains the world’s largest total overall.

Due to these trends, the geography of the world’s displaced population has started to shift: Some 30% of forcibly displaced people globally lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017, up from 23% in 2015. Meanwhile, the Middle East-North Africa share dropped from 41% of the world’s total in 2015 to 35% in 2017.

Most of the increase in sub-Saharan Africa has come from a wave of internally displaced persons – those forced from their communities due to conflict and who remain within their home country. In sub-Saharan Africa, this population grew to 12.5 million in 2017, a 40% increase from the previous year, when the population was 8.9 million.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has the largest internally displaced population within sub-Saharan Africa, due to the country’s many conflicts. In 2017, its internally displaced population reached 4.4 million, almost double the 2.2 million reported the year before. Meanwhile, in Ethiopia, border disputes between ethnic groups helped push the country’s internally displaced population from near zero in 2016 to more than a million people in 2017.

The number of displaced people who have left their home country due to conflict or persecution and received international protection – otherwise known as refugees – has grown more modestly within sub-Saharan Africa. The region’s number of refugees reached 5.4 million in 2017, up 16% over 2016 but short of the record 6.5 million refugees reported in 1994 during the Rwandan genocide.

Uganda hosted the highest number of sub-Saharan refugees (nearly 1.4 million) in 2017, mostly from South Sudan. Nearly 900,000 refugees lived in Ethiopia, with nearly half from South Sudan, and many of the rest from Somalia and Eritrea. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had more than 500,000 refugees from various neighboring countries, including Rwanda, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Sub-Saharan African countries hosted a relatively small number of asylum seekers – people who have left their home country and asked for protection. There were about 500,000 asylum seekers living in the region in 2017, with the vast majority coming from other sub-Saharan African countries.

Another way to view displacement is to look at the home countries for all displaced people, whether forcibly displaced within their home country or living in other countries. Nearly four-in-five displaced persons (79%) living in sub-Saharan Africa came from just five nations in 2017: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Central African Republic. (Many refugees from these origin countries also belong to long-term refugee populations – communities that have had 25,000 or more refugees for five or more years.)

With more than a billion people living in sub-Saharan Africa, the number of displaced people in the region made up just 1.8% of the region’s population in 2017. Nonetheless, this share has increased in recent years and is at its highest level since records on displaced persons began in 1993. In 2017, only the Middle East-North Africa region had a higher share of its population living as internally displaced persons, refugees or asylum seekers (3.8%).

Note: See details on our regional grouping of countries (PDF).

Phillip Connor is a senior researcher focusing on demography and migration studies at Pew Research Center.

Jens Manuel Krogstad is a senior writer/editor focusing on Hispanics, immigration and demographics at Pew Research Center.


          Unique & Fabulous Eritrean Festival UK 2018 [Video]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




Thousands of people had the opportunity to celebrate & participate!

By Eritrea Embassy Media

This year the Eritrean Festival UK 2018 unlike its previous 16 years of festivities had more to offer and did much with extreme zeal. This year's festival was a double celebration with Peace Agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia, showcased Eritrea's Socio - Economic, Cultural & Traditional values.

The British Eritrean Festival UK core values being to promote Harmony, Consolidation of Eritrean Unity, Strengthening Eritrea's Cultural & Identity, promoting a higher mobilisation and organization development of Eritrea, African capacity & ingenuity in addition to recreational activities.

The Festival opening ceremony was presided by a distinguished Guest of Honour H.E Estifanos Habtemariam Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland, Mr. Nitin Parekh, deputy major of Harrow, representative of various organisation, community elders & religious leaders.

The colourful Festival in London at Harrow Leisure Centre, a magnificent arena, that would house the bus-loads that came from Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Coventry and Newcastle.




          In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Eritrea's President, Isaias Afwerki receives a key from Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed during the Inauguration ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri 


In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand

By Maggie Fick, Alexander Cornwell | Reuters

But the rapprochement was, in fact, the culmination of a year of back-channel talks, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

One of the drivers behind that process was the United States, which has been a major player in the Horn of Africa for decades.

More surprising was the role played by a much smaller nation: the United Arab Emirates.

The oil-rich Gulf state has gained increasing influence in the region in recent years, according to UAE and Ethiopian officials and diplomats.

Driven in part by a desire to tap Ethiopia’s growing economy and in part by a fear that rivals such as Iran and Qatar could gain a foothold in the Horn of Africa, the UAE has pushed into the region for more than a decade.

Its newfound assertiveness underscores the shifts underway in the continent, where China now challenges the historic power of western nations and where Russia, Brazil and the UAE and its Gulf States are growing in prominence.

Publicly, the UAE downplays its influence. Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem al-Hashimy, told an event in Washington last month that her country had “played a humble role in trying to bring these two countries together”.

But two diplomats in the Gulf told Reuters that the UAE has privately taken credit for the peace agreement.

The Ethiopian prime minister’s chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, acknowledged meetings with UAE officials, but said the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were responsible for ending the war.

Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane Ghebremeskel, was not available for interview when Reuters visited the country’s capital, Asmara, last month.

OPPORTUNITY

The UAE has enjoyed virtually unchallenged influence in Eritrea for at least a decade.

Eritrea is the most diplomatically isolated state in Africa. The United Nations imposed sanctions including an arms embargo in 2009, accusing the government of supporting Islamist militants in neighboring Somalia - a charge it denies.

But Abu Dhabi has a military base there which it uses to help prosecute the war in Yemen, located just across the Red Sea.

Earlier this year, Hashimy, the UAE minister, met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, in Ethiopia.

When Abiy took office in April, Abu Dhabi ramped up that effort. The timing was fortuitious: the UAE’s relationship with Somalia, another nation in the Horn of Africa, was falling apart and Abu Dhabi was looking for a new partner.

“After years of investing in Somali security forces, the UAE saw its gains swept away by what it perceived to be an axis of Qatari and Turkish influence,” said Elizabeth Dickinson of the International Crisis Group.

A month after taking office, Abiy visited the UAE capital Abu Dhabi to meet Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. The new Ethiopian leader offered to mediate between Abu Dhabi and Somalia, two diplomats in the Gulf said.

Officials from the UAE affiliate of the Red Crescent society, Emirates Red Crescent, later visited Ethiopia to discuss aid projects with Abiy.

Those visits complemented efforts by Washington to move toward a restoration of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The United States has been conducting shuttle diplomacy for more than a year, according to regional diplomats. In 2017, Eritrean officials visited Washington twice and again once this year, leaving messages that the Americans passed to Ethiopian officials.

In late April this year, Donald Yamamoto, then the top U.S. official on Africa, met Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in Asmara – the first visit by a U.S. official of that rank in more than a decade – before meeting Abiy in the Ethiopian capital.

With the promise of financial support from the Gulf and with Washington’s backing, Abiy made his move.

“Neither Ethiopia nor Eritrea benefit from a stalemate,” he said on June 6, a day after his ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), announced it would implement a peace deal with Eritrea dating back to 2000.

“We need to expend all our efforts towards peace and reconciliation and extricate ourselves from petty conflicts and divisions and focus on eliminating poverty.”

Nine days later, Sheikh Mohammed visited Addis Ababa with officials including Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the head of the state-owned oil company.


The prince announced a $3 billion support package, made up of a $1 billion deposit in Ethiopia’s central bank and a pledge of $2 billion in investments.

Ethiopian officials said the deposit, plus an offer from Saudi Arabia of a year’s supply of fuel with payment delayed for 12 months, helped ease a foreign exchange crisis that had caused shortages of medicine and a slowdown in manufacturing.

“[The UAE’s] good relationship with both parties helped with re-establishing the relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea and we see that as a positive thing,” Saad Ali Shire, Foreign Minister in the semi-autonomous state of Somaliland told Reuters.

DECISION

It’s been a long time coming.

Ethiopia and Eritrea are linked by blood and history. An Eritrean secessionist movement helped overthrow a military regime in Addis Ababa in 1991 and the new Ethiopian government then gave Eritrea its independence.

For a few years the two countries co-existed peacefully. Landlocked Ethiopia depended on Eritrea’s main port, which sits on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

But in 1998, the two went to war after a border dispute. Two years of brutal fighting left at least 80,000 dead. A shaky ceasefire followed.

Things finally began to change after the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2012. Members of his ruling coalition began quietly discussing how to approach Isaias Afwerki in Eritrea.

“It became clear to us that normalization was not only beneficial to Ethiopia but for the entire region,” said Hailemariam, who succeeded Meles before resigning in February.

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition agreed in principle during Hailemariam’s tenure to accept the peace deal and withdraw Ethiopian troops from a border town awarded to Eritrea in 2002, he said. His story was confirmed by other senior politicians and diplomats in Ethiopia.

But it was the appointment of Abiy that really encouraged Eritrea, Ethiopian officials, politicians and diplomats in the region say.

Preaching forgiveness and an end to the Ethiopian state’s preoccupation with security, Abiy cuts a very different figure from his two predecessors.

“The PM made it clear he will work to ensure lasting peace and ... he proved himself through real gestures like releasing political prisoners,” said his chief of staff Arega.

Abiy was able to act because his party had seen off the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, long the dominant force within the ruling coalition and traditionally opposed to Eritrea.

When Isaias, the Eritrean leader, accepted the olive branch, he praised Abiy and welcomed the TPLF’s weakening grip on power.

When Abiy and Isaias embraced last month, some in Africa likened the moment to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

A few weeks later the two leaders traveled to Abu Dhabi. A photo from that meeting shows the two men holding hands with the crown prince as he led them up a palace staircase.



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By Eritrean Media

Eritrean nationals residing in the city of Toronto, Canada concluded their 18th annual Eritrea Festival under the theme "Vision Through Toil ".

The annual festival, held from August 4 to August 6 was attended by the heads of Eritrean communities and organizations, religious leaders, friends of Eritrea and the participation of thousands Eritreans from eastern Canada. Mr. Ahmed Iman, The head of Consular Affairs to Canada officially opened the Festival on August 4th 2018.

Mr. Ahmed Iman, Head of Consular Affairs at Consulate General of the State of Eritrea in Toronto Canada, conducted a seminar for the Eritrean community, where he updated the attendees of the situation in Eritrea and the region including the role of Eritrean diasporas towards the national development. He stressed the need to redouble their efforts in contributing towards Eritrea's development especially given the positive developments occurring in the region.

On Sunday August 5th, the festival attendees gathered at Sheraton Hotel where they were entertained throughout the night by the Peace band led by Essayas Debessai. It was an incredible night packed with the young and old. Mr. Temesgen Tirfe, Chairman of ENHOC made remarks around the impressive turnout and thanked all the hard working people who made it possible. He also added that as they are celebrating the festival in this time of a promising prospect of peace and regional cooperation, and stability that the Eritrean community festivals have a significant contribution in solidifying unity and also conveying a societal values to our young generation.

Festival Eritrea is a dynamic experience filled with cultural shows, soccer tournaments and other sports activities that add color to the festivities. Furthermore, an award ceremony was staged at the closing ceremony by Mr. Ahmed Iman and the chairman of ENHOC Mr. Tirfe. The event concluded with a moment of silent remembering our fallen heroes and heroine following by national anthem successfully and with patriotism manner.

The Festival was highlighted by Cultural and artistic performances by Eritrean artists in Canada along with the led Star** Essayas Debessai from Eritrea.























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