By Michael Crowe –  Addis Ababa. “In July we return here in Addis Ababa to sign the contract”, with these words Antonello Cammisecra, CEO of Enel Green Power (EGP), the Italian company world leader in the renewable energy sector, commented on the meeting held with the Ethiopian authorities in order to define the “financial closing” relating to the tender for the development, construction and operation of a 100 MW power plant to be built in Metehara, a town located 200 km east of the capital. What Cammisecra did not sayRead More

Posted On March 20, 2019By guidoIn SLIDER-

La Scala and Aramco, an italian farce

  By Guido Talarico The unworthy political quarrels in Milan in recent days have perhaps definitively compromised the entry of Aramco, the Saudi oil company among the largest in the world, in the Teatro della Scala. A farce that has caused three consequences: 1) the loss of 15 million sponsorships; 2) the probable cancellation of a well-paid collaboration for the creation of an opera school in Riyadh; 3) the probable laying of a tombstone on future cultural and commercial collaborations between Saudi Arabia and Italy. Collaborations on which our embassyRead More
By Ismail Omar Ahmed Regrettably in the past several decades Somalia was turned into an experimental lab where foreign imported ideas were implemented. The country was forced to adapt a dysfunctional federal system that has created more bureaucracy, increased political disunity and less efficiency in the government system. The political disunity has resulted in loopholes that threatens the rule of the law and the execution of the government’s day-to-day activities. The spoilers inside and outside of the country use leaders of federal member states or MP’s to derail the FederalRead More

Posted On December 26, 2018By guidoIn SLIDER-

The press should apologize to Eritrea

by Guido Talarico (IQDMedias) – The international press should apologize to Eritrea. It should do so because for decades it was the instrument of negative propaganda by the United States (and supported by Europe) for the sole purpose of making the Ethiopian ally happy. Propaganda with hegemonic purposes failed only for the resistance qualities of the Eritrean people. In fact, with distorted use of the media over the years, Eritrea has been isolated, painted as a rogue state, and consequently making sanctions imposed by the International Commission for Human Rights.Read More
ENEL GREEN POWER AND NAREVA SIGN ALL FINANCING AGREEMENTS TO START CONSTRUCTION OF 180 MW MIDELT WIND FARM IN MOROCCO   The Midelt wind farm is part of the 850 MW Projet Éolien Intégré                                                                                                                                               Rome and Rabat, November 5th, 2018 – The Moroccan utility ONEE (Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable), the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (“MASEN”) and Midelt Wind Farm SA, a vehicle company owned by ONEE itself and by a consortium formed by Enel Green Power (“EGP”) and the Moroccan leading independent power producerRead More

Posted On November 23, 2018By guidoIn SLIDER-

Enel plans to increase “green” power

Italy’s Enel Group plans to increase the installed capacity of its power plants operating on the basis of renewable energy sources (RES) to 48.4 GW by 2021, which is 23% up compared to the end of 2018. This is according to the Group’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan which was presented to the financial markets and media on Tuesday by CEO Francesco Starace (Photo). By 2021, production of “green” electricity should grow by 32% to 132 GW/h up from about 100 GW/h expected in 2018. The capacity of the Group’s wind powerRead More
IEA RIAB Special Session Africa’s renewable energy transition: What does it take? 24 October 2018 – Farnesina Palace, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Rome, Italy The IEA Renewable Industry Advisory Board, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has the pleasure of gathering members and observers for a special one-day workshop focusing on necessary strategies and measures to accelerate renewable energy (RE) deployment in the African continent. Energy issues, among which the development of RE, are an increasingly pressing priority in national and global policies. Given itsRead More
The General Assembly today elected 18 States to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe. By secret ballot, the Assembly elected Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Czechia, Denmark, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Italy, Philippines, Somalia, Togo and Uruguay.  All 18 members will serve three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2019. The 18 outgoing members are Belgium, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Panama, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.  In accordanceRead More

Posted On June 21, 2018By guidoIn SLIDER-

Eritrea and Ethiopia toward peace

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”. Speaking at a Martyrs’ Day event in the capital, Asmara, the 72-year-old Isaias said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and “chart out a plan”. It was the first response from Eritrea, one of Africa’s most closed and authoritarian states, to Abiy’s surprisingRead More