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Meles Zenawi’s death may cause a succession battle

Business Week | By William Davison Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s death may cause a succession battle that could test the stability of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and a key ally in the U.S.’s war against al-Qaeda.   The 57-year-old premier died Aug. 20 from an infection after recuperating at a hospital in an undisclosed location from an unspecified... 

On Eritrea, UN document confirms Matt Bryden is gone – Inner City Press

By Matthew Russell Lee | Inner City Press UNITED NATIONS, August 21 — The UN has received detailed complaints about its experts, Matt Bryden on Eritrea and Steve Hege on the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.   Bryden, a UN document this month confirms, is no longer on the committee. Nor is the UN's "expert" in Ertirea finances, Ghassan Schbley of the United States. Click... 

Eritrea Seeks to Facilitate Talks Between Sudan and SPLM-N Rebels

  Sudan Tribune Khartoum — Eritrean government has launched an initiative to bridge gaps between the Sudanese government and Sudan people's Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) in order to end the South Kordofan and Blue Nile conflict, a news report said. According to Al-Sudani newspaper, Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki proposed to facilitate a negotiated settlement to the conflict... 

Cyclist Daniel Teklehaimanot is a stage racer in the making

    By Sean Lee, 17 Aug 2012 Sean Lee is a Roar Expert   The rain was falling in sheets, sometimes solidifying to hail, and snow had fallen further up in the hills. The ground had turned to slush because of sleet and the roads were perilously slippery. Daniel Teklehaimanot had been ordered to the front of the peloton by his team director and was working hard. For 20 kilometres... 

Where Will the U.S. Strike Next in Africa – Eritrea?

Wed, 08/08/2012 – 02:31 — Glen Ford   A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford The U.S. is stalking Africa like an imperial predator. Eritrea is on the short list of who’s going to be attacked next. Eritrea, says the U.S., creates instability. However, “it is not little Eritrea that is destabilizing the Horn of Africa, but the United States, which has made the... 

A 15-year-old Eritrean Jailed For Restaurant Looting (London Riots)

A judge has jailed 16 men who took part in a violent rampage on the worst night of last summer's riots in London.       By Tadhg Enright, Sky News Correspondent Sixteen men and boys have been jailed for up to nine years for their part in one of the worst nights of violence during last summer's riots in London. They were sentenced a year to the day since they joined a 50-strong... 

Nevsun Eritrea posts 12% profit rise; raises output forecast to 300,000 gold ounces for the year

Vancouver-based Nevsun expects to produce 280,000 to 300,000 gold ounces for the year as it mines higher grades of ore at its flagship Bisha mine in Eritrea.   (REUTERS)  -  Canadian miner Nevsun Resources Ltd's quarterly profit rose 12 percent as it realized higher prices for gold sold, and the company raised its gold production forecast for the year. Nevsun's second-quarter... 

Olympics-Men’s athletics 1500m first round results

Eritrean Teklit Teweldebrhan takes 13th Place at the Olympics-Men's athletics 1500m first round.  LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Nicholas Willis won Heat 3 of the Olympic men's athletics 1500m first round on Friday. Results Table Heat 3 1. Nicholas Willis (New Zealand) 3 minutes 40.92 seconds Q 2. Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco) 3:41.08 Q ... 

Sunridge Gold encounters 1.0 g/t gold, 0.8% copper over 56 metres at Adi Rassi, Eritrea

9:35 am by Joyanta Acharjee Adi Rassi is a new large copper-gold discovery that has the potential to become Sunridge's fifth deposit. Sunridge Gold Corp. (CVE:SGC)(OTCQX:SGCNF) Wednesday reported final assays results for the 2012 exploration diamond drill program at the Adi Rassi copper-gold prospect, part of the Asmara Project in Eritrea.  The company said that the results continued... 

30,000 Ethiopians Enter Kenya to Escape Ethnic Clash

    VOA | Mohammed Yusuf July 30, 2012 NAIROBI — The Kenyan Red Cross says more than 30,000 refugees have entered the country from Ethiopia in the past few days to escape fighting in their own country, though the ethnic battles now seem to have been contained and the exodus has turned to a trickle.  The Kenyan Red Cross says the fighting was triggered by a dispute over land between... 


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