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A Conversation with Deborah Sanguineti

BY KEMEY.NET Today, Q&A shares a bit of the story of Ms. Deborah Sanguineti, executive director and curator of the U.S. collection of Nenne Sanguineti Poggi’s artwork. Ms. Sanguineti Poggi was a very prolific painter and she had numerous exhibitions and received many awards during her time in Eritrea. The conversation with Sanguineti was originally…

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Ethiopia Police Cracks Down on Illegal Forex Trade

BY SAMUEL GETACHEW | THE REPORTER The Addis Ababa Federal Police has raided the foreign exchange black market shutting down all suspected stores located around Gandhi Hospital and Ethiopia Hotel. The stores, believed to do the illegal business,have been shut since late last week and are now guarded by the police to prevent from evidence…

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Ethiopia Ready to Launch ‘Massive Offensive’ Against Al-Shabab

The military campaign is in response to an ambush on Ethiopian troops and last week’s Nairobi hotel attack BY ASSOCIATED PRESS The Ethiopian National Defense Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a “massive offensive” in response. The statement…

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German Bundestag Calls for More Support to Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Process

BY TESFANEWS* The German Parliament (Bundestag) voted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in favor of support for the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The vote was a decision recommendation based on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Coalition Party: Promoting political opening The coalition factions in their motion call on the federal government to help Ethiopia…

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The Great Game in the Horn of Africa

BY MEHARI TADDELE MARU | TRT WORLD The Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition of strategic interest by great powers in Africa. In addition to internal political upheavals, the competition is precipitated by a struggle for influence in the region by the US and…

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Ethiopia, Eritrea to Open Four Commercial Border Checkpoints

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS Ethiopia and Eritrea would soon open four commercial checkpoints to monitor and regulate cross border trade between the two countries, according to the Ethiopian Customs Commission. The Commission has also prepared a commercial transit protocol, which has been referred to the relevant body at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,…

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Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia

Ethiopia’s political system today has strong parallels with that of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. FROM FOREIGN POLICY Within a few shorts months, Ethiopia has witnessed a dramatic transformation. The new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, signed a peace agreement with Eritrea after years of simmering tensions. He has also granted pardons and amnesties to thousands of individuals…

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World Class Potash Project In Eritrea Moves Closer To Development

BY TIM TREADGOLD | FORBES It’s not easy for most investors to get excited about potash, a fertiliser — and less so about Eritrea, a north African country which spent years on a United Nations sanctions list. But times do change and there is a small company poised to benefit from growing global fertiliser demand…

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My Return to Eritrea, the Place of My Birth, After 52 years: Dr. Paul Mahaffy

BY PAUL MAHAFFY (PH.D.) I was born in Asmara, Eritrea, the child of parents from the United States and spent most of my first 16 years of life in Senafe before returning with my family to the United States where I finished my education. I am now a planetary scientist and have spent more than…

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Ethiopia Army Conducts Air Strikes Against OLF in Western Oromia

BY AFRICA NEWS The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) on Sunday morning (January 13) started an aerial operation targeting areas in western Oromia believed to be he held by ex-rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front, OLF. The Addis Standard portal cited an unnamed military source as confirming the air strikes in Qellem Wellega and surrounding areas.…

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