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Africa, Ethiopia

GERD construction, third anniversary


On 2nd April, Ethiopians all over the world celebrated the third anniversary of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), launched in 2011 by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The $4.7bn project, mostly funded by Ethiopians at home and abroad, is being built in Western Ethiopia near the Sudan...

Africa, kenya

Anger aganist Kenya atrocities


PRESS RELEASE 14/04/2014 The Somali Civil Society Organizations, and the Somali people are deeply dismayed by the abject atrocities of unprecedented magnitude committed against our brothers and sisters in Kenya by the Kenyan Security in the name of anti-terrorism. This is in no doubt a profound violation...

Africa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s first female ‘Deputy PM

HE Aster Mammo

  H.E. Aster Mammo has been appointed Minister of the Civil Service and Good Governance Reform Cluster Coordinator with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, making her the first woman to hold such a position in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Parliament approved her appointment on 8th April, after she was...

Opinions, Somaliland

Being a Somalilander Part 3

18 may12

Somaliland is totally different from Somalia, and that Somaliland has a lot of things that Somaliland doesn’t have: 1. Stability 2. Peace 3. Fair Free elections and the citizens vote not the government to select the parliament, president, city council. 4. Thriving Economy 5. Return of the diaspora...

Africa, News

The Long Shadow of Rwanda on (Central) Africa


By Alemayehu G Mariam Déjà vu 1994 Rwanda in 2014 Central African Republic Last week, the people of Rwanda began a solemn week of official mourning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. On April 6, 1994, Hutu extremist leaders in government, their political supporters and...

News, Somalia

Brandeis withdraws invitation: A degree too hot

Ayan Hirsi

Ayaan Hirsi Ali had been invited to receive an honorary degree. Somalia-born feminist author Ayaan Hirsi Ali has every right to criticize Islam, the faith into which she was born. But this right should not be confused with an entitlement to receive an honorary degree. Brandeis University, a nonsectarian...