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Source: Trustlaw // Emma Batha
Rehana Omer photographed in London, September 2012. TRUSTLAW/Claudine Boeglin
By Emma Batha
LONDON (TrustLaw) – Several million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) every year. Here Rehana Omer, an Eritrean woman who lives in London, describes how FGM left her in agonising pain for 20 years and...
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,”...
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.”
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".
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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 worldâ€™s shallowest evaporate potash deposit so it is naturally highly sought after and will compare favourably to any deposit either at...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...