Eritrea

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BY ULRICH COPPEL | WESTFALISCHE NACHRICHTEN* Sixty years of war, permanent mobilization and widespread isolation by some Western countries paralyzed the country of Eritrea. But since the peace agreement with Ethiopia in the summer of 2018, there are high hopes. On the sidelines of a private visit to Münster, Germany, our colleague Ulrich Coppel spoke… The post Interview with FM Osman Saleh: Limiting National Service appeared first on TesfaNews.

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BY BRONWYN BRUTON | FOREIGN POLICY Abiy Ahmed took up the reins of government in Ethiopia at a time of profound strife, and through a serious of deft political gestures, including the release of thousands of political prisoners and overturning highly repressive restrictions on civil society and political groups, he probably averted a civil war.… The post Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize Tilt Ethiopia’s Election? appeared first on TesfaNews.

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BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | SHABAIT “Since I started eating fish regularly, my health has improved, even my blood pressure has gone down!” says Ghenet, who lives in Kakebda village, Dubarwa sub-zone. Ghenet is one of the farmers’ communities that have been introduced to inland freshwater fisheries and fish consumption in June 2018. “I was not… The post Promoting Inland Fisheries and Fish Consumption in Rural Eritrea appeared first on TesfaNews.

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BY UNICEF A gentle wind rustled across the otherwise azure sky over Asmara International Airport as a solitary Boeing 727 dipped low on the horizon and then gently touched down. With a net capacity of 20,000 kgs, this chartered Boeing 727 was carrying the most precious cargo to land in Asmara in a while: almost… The post UNICEF Charter Delivers Life-saving vaccines to Eritrea appeared first on TesfaNews.

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BY SHABAIT The Government of Eritrea enacted the law on National Service in 1992, in the immediate aftermath of the country’s independence after a tortuous, three-decades-long, war of national liberation. The original law was further amended in 1995 and enacted as Proclamation 82/1995. The overarching reasons for launching the National Service Programme were profound and… The post National Service in Eritrea: Synopsis of Underlying Rationale and Past Trajectory appeared first on TesfaNews.

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BY DANIEL WEDI KORBARIA | L’ANTI DIPLOMATICO * The Nobel Prize was supposed to arrive in the Horn of Africa as early as four years ago when Kristian Berg Harpiken, director of the Oslo International Peace Research Institute, had the bad idea of nominating Don Mussie Zerai for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Yes, for… The post The Nobel Prize to PM Abiy and the Confusion of Italian Journalists appeared first on TesfaNews.

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BY BEREKET KIDANE The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prestigious peace prize for 2019 to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and cited his efforts to resolve the 20-year Ethio-Eritrea border conflict. However, in a departure from past precedents, the committee left out the other main protagonist and Prime Minister Abiy’s partner in peace, President… The post The Nobel Peace Committee Continues International Slights Against Eritrea appeared first on TesfaNews.