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‘It is our right’: Eritrea vows to continue taxing citizens in Canada despite warning from Ottawa

Stewart Bell | National Post | Sep 21, 2012 6:15 PM ET   TORONTO — The diplomat who represents one of Africa’s most authoritarian regimes said Friday his government would continue collecting what some call an “extortion tax” in Canada even though the Department of Foreign Affairs has demanded that it stop. “We have to tax our people, it is our right,”... 

Meb Keflezighi Visits The White House

Published Sep. 18, 2012           He got to shake the hand of one of his heroes.  Even though he didn’t win an Olympic medal in London, American distance-running legend Meb Keflezighi ended up at the White House recently to meet President Obama. “I kind of fell into it by accident,” Keflezighi said with a broad smile. “And now look at me.” The... 

Video: Glen Ford Speaks at the Eritrean Festival about US Intervention and Militarization of Africa

Glen Ford, Executive Director of Black Agenda Report, gave a talk at the Eritrean Festival in Oakland, CA on 11 August 2012. The panel was on "US Intervention, Conflicts & Prospects for Peace in the Horn of Africa".   Read More →

Why sale of Zara project in Eritrea is good for South Boulder Mines

MENAFN – ProactiveInvestors – Australia – 05/09/2012 The completion of the Zara project sale also bodes well for other companies doing business in Eritrea like South Boulder developing its Colluli potash project. Colluli is the world’s shallowest evaporate potash deposit so it is naturally highly sought after and will compare favourably to any deposit either at... 

South Boulder Mines Eritrea shares on the rise

Friday, August 24, 2012 by Bevis Yeo South Boulder Mines’ (ASX: STB) shares have risen 12.64% today to an intra day high of A$1.025 on volume of more than 550,000 shares. The company has made progress towards increasing the high grade resource inventory and improving project economics of its Colluli Potash Project in Eritrea. Recent drilling has returned results including 4.26 metres... 

Ethiopian Tyrant Should Not Be Lionized – Forbes

By Thor Halvorssen and Alex Gladstein With the dust beginning to settle on yesterday’s death of Meles Zenawi—ruler of Ethiopia since 1991—Western leaders have been quick to lavish praise on his legacy. A darling of the national security and international development industries, Zenawi was applauded for cooperating with the U.S. government on counter-terrorism and... 

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... 


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