A diplomatic and economic crisis broke out this week between Qatar and a group of other Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, which want Qatar to end its support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, among other demands. What could be the impact on Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea – countries that have strong ties with one or more of these Mideast powers? Continue reading Qatar crisis: Fallout in the Horn of Africa?
BY ESAT NEWS
A senior official with the ruling EPRDF says the undemocratic culture entrenched in the legislature and executive branches is threatening the survival of the party and that of the government.
According to an audio of a meeting obtained by ESAT, Abay Tsehaye, one of the founders of the minority TPLF ruling party and an advisor to the Prime Minister, said the deep rooted undemocratic and inefficient ways of doing business in the executive and the legislature is so rampant, the country could one day “go up in flames.” Continue reading Ethiopia: Top TPLF Official Warns Ruling Party Survival at Stake
By Salaa Media,
Former South African Ambassador to Eritrea, Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay conducted a radio interview with the South African Channel Islam International about his experience and reflections as the third South African accredited ambassador to Eritrea that lasted from 2012 – 2016. Continue reading Eritrea – South Africa Relation Developed in Leaps and Bounds: Amb. Iqbal Jhazbhay
By Deutsche Welle (DW),
Eritrea, a country in East Africa, hopes to attract tourists in the future. The potential is huge – given Eritrea’s long Red Sea coast, and of course, the unique colonial architecture of the capital Asmara, which could soon be declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Continue reading Eritrea’s Capital Asmara Hopes for Tourists
By Oliver Ramme | Deutschlandfunk Radio,
Yemane Gebreab is an important figure in Eritrean politics. He is the personal adviser to President Isaias Afewerki. Some see him as a gray eminence, others consider him as the second most powerful man in the state of Eritrea. Our reporter met him – listen here the entire conversation. Continue reading Conversation with Eritrea’s 2nd Most Important Man
This week, The Taylor Report, a weekly radio talk show from Toronto, has an in-depth conversation with independent journalist Thomas C. Mountain. They discuss, among other things, about the current situation in Eritrea, the Commission of Inquiry report, the June 12 Ethiopia border attack, and climate change, grounding the discussion in a historical framework that informs an understanding of the regional political dynamics that comes with it.
Mountain also examine the coordinated media attack by the so called human right mobs against Eritrea, as well as the internal political situation of Ethiopia.
Mountain provides his analysis as someone living in Eritrea and who is familiar not only with the politics of the country, but the daily lives of its citizens. Continue reading The Taylor Report with Thomas C. Mountain