Reuters recently published an article in order to define the sources about Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge. According to the current situation, largely illustrated by Reuters, much of princes, army officials and businessmen, including cabinet ministers and billionaires, have been detained in the graft inquiry at least partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Sourcers familiar with the matter said that Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them toRead More

Posted On November 18, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn Egypt, News

Egyptian MP to Ethiopia: All Options Are on The Table

NOHA EL TAWIL wrote for EGYPT TODAY: Hisham Magdy, member of the parliament’s African Affairs Committee, announced on Thursday that he is putting forward a motion to inquire about the measures taken by the government regarding the Renaissance Dam crisis to preserve Egypt’s water shares. All options are on the table. We will never dispose of any drop of our water shares, as this is considered our right to live. The prolongation of negotiations by Ethiopia over 16 sessions and the Sudanese non-cooperation are alarming. It is possible that weRead More

Posted On November 13, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn Ethiopia, News

Ethiopia Bans Protest Rallies Across the Country

The Ethiopian government on Friday announced a ban on protest rallies across the country, the state-owned ENA reports. The move according to the authorities is part of a national security plan aimed at consolidating peace and stability in the country. The defense minister, Siraj Fagessa, in a press brie ng after a national security council discussion said the ban was a consensus decision by the council with the aim of preventing deaths and destruction of properties across the country. The minister, however, admitted that parts of the country were becoming volatileRead More

Posted On November 2, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn Eritrea, News

Eritrea: The Politics of Religion and terrorism

The scourge of terrorism perpetrated under the mantle of religion; the upheavals, huge loss of life and destruction of property that it entails are not, indeed, new in the annals of the political history of mankind. But it has assumed new dimensions in this century. As such, it is breeding instability in various parts of our world; posing as it does a serious threat to international peace and security and causing increasing consternation among powerful and weak nations alike. The phenomenon accordingly warrants a profound appraisal and serious approach thatRead More

Posted On October 26, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn News, World

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch to Resign TesfaNews

The last two weeks witnessed the resignation of Speaker of Ethiopian parliament, Aba Dula Gemeda, and theadvisor to the Prime minister, Bereket Simon. Now Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church told his aides and loyal within the churchadministration that he is resigning starting next week, according to a report by Wazema radio which cited seemingly well-placed sources within the church. He is expected to present his resignation letter next week at the Holy Synod meeting. Why Abune Mathias is resigning According to the source cited above, the patriarch did notRead More

Posted On October 17, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn News, World

Miami Beach and Asmara: Sister Cities

In 2017, Eritrean Americans in the USA have conducted several successful events. One of them was, The Asmara World Heritage Exhibition that opened up on September 27, 2017 at the Art Deco Museum in Miami Beach. The event was very successful. The museum is a beach front facility with capacity for 200 people at the popular South Beach section of the city. The event produced a proclamation that established sister ship between the city of Miami Beach and Asmara. The proclamation was presented and read by Miami Beach CityCommissioner KristenRead More

Posted On October 16, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn Ethiopia, News

Joint Letter to U.S. Congress: Vote on H.Res 128

The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House H-232 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan, We are writing to underscore the importance of House Resolution (H.Res.) 128 and the need to bring it to a vote as soon as possible. The resolution, which calls for respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia, has strong bipartisan support with 71 co-sponsors. It passed the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously on July 27, 2017 and was scheduled for a vote on October 2nd. However, on Thursday, September 28, theRead More

Posted On October 14, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn Ethiopia, News

Abadula Gemeda: A Force to be Reckoned With?

Speaker of the Ethiopian parliament, Abadula Gemeda, who submitted his resignation last week has presided on Thursday over a regular session of the House of People’s Representatives. Gemeda’s announcement of resignation last week sparked speculations and debate whether the one-time defense minister and president of the Oromia region has real power to shake the Tigrayan dominated regime. Some analysts say his resignation was a sign that there is a crisis within the ruling EPRDF coalition whose memberethnic parties, at least the OPDO, would no more wish to continue under theRead More

Posted On October 14, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn News

Success Story of Two Young Female Doctors

Two young Eritrean doctors, Dr. Askalu and Dr. Jemila, are an exemplary friends who met in Sawa. Coming from different places of Eritrea, once they met to attend their 12th grade and do National Service in Sawa, they established a strong friendship. After they had left Sawa, they studied in the Eritrean Institute of Technology for a year. Then they joined the Orotta School of Medicine in 2007. Here is excerpts of their interview with Mena’Esey magazine. Q: Had you ever been asked the question: “What would you like to be whenRead More

Posted On October 12, 2017By Camilla SpezialiIn News

Protests Flare Up Again in Oromia, Scores Killed

At least eight people were killed and more than 30 wounded during fresh protests that hit several cities and towns across the Oromia regional state today, according to Addisu Arega Kitessa, head of the Oromia government communication affairs bureau. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Addisu Arega said that five people were killed by during a protest rally in Shashemene town, 250 km south east of Addis Abeba, in west Arsi zone of the Oromia regional state. He also said that three more people were killed in BookeetiRead More