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US Embassy: Eritrea Becomes ‘Part of the Solution’ for Humanitarian Aid for the Region

Louis Mazel witness WFP Humanitarian aid in Massawa Port
The U.S. Chief of Mission in Asmara lauds Eritrea for being “part of the solution” for the troubled Horn of Africa region by helping facilitate humanitarian relief for the people of South Sudan.

By Louis Mazel, U.S. Chief of Mission in Asmara,

In June, I was able to witness the movement of a pilot shipment of 1,100 tons of Canadian-donated sorghum that was transported through Eritrea’s Port of Massawa by the World Food Program (WFP) for delivery to South Sudan.

This pilot shipment sourced from India, arrived in Massawa and was quickly unloaded from containers and transferred to Eritrean trucks for onward shipment to Kosti, South of Khartoum, a distance of 1,153 kilometres. There the trucks were offloaded for final shipment to South Sudan. Continue reading US Embassy: Eritrea Becomes ‘Part of the Solution’ for Humanitarian Aid for the Region

Ethiopia: “Double Digit” Economic Growth – Reality Check

Ethiopia’s annual harvest of shame. How the current starvation of 15 million Ethiopians unravel the deception of Ethiopia’s “double digit” economic miracle. Famine doesn’t give a hoot to the regime’s cooked rosy statistics nor does to its western media propagandists.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

The minority regime in Ethiopia and its handlers have tried to hoodwink the Ethiopian people and the international community by misrepresenting facts about the country and its economy. With the western media in tow, Ethiopia’s leaders reported “double digit” economic growth in Ethiopia and labeled it “one of Africa’s top performing economies”. Continue reading Ethiopia: “Double Digit” Economic Growth – Reality Check

Turkey in Africa – A Humanitarian Approach

H.E. Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

By H.E. Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu,

Souleiman is a Darfuri young man who had to leave for Khartoum from Darfur in 2004. Sheltering in the outskirts of the capital, he did not have the chance to receive proper schooling. Lacking therefore a vocational skill, he was unemployed for most of the time.

However, in spring 2013, he came to know that there was a vocational training center, established by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and run in collaboration with the Governorate of Khartoum. He attended a climatization course for six months. Upon completing the training program, he started working at one of the largest air-conditioning firms in the city. He now makes a living for himself and supports his extended family. He is one of over fifteen hundred young men who received vocational training at the TİKA center. Continue reading Turkey in Africa – A Humanitarian Approach

South Sudan Faces ‘One of Worst Famines Ever’: Kiir

President Salva Kiir said the growing hunger crisis was “man-made” and appealed to his rival, the rebel leader Riek Machar, to do all he could to end the fighting.

By BBC News,

SOUTH South Sudan’s president has warned his country faces “one of worst famines ever” unless the current conflict is ended, in an interview with the BBC.

Salva Kiir also accused his sacked deputy, Riek Machar, of stoking ethnic tension and violating a ceasefire.

Last week, Mr Kiir postponed presidential elections due next year to give government and rebel forces more time to achieve reconciliation.

Some one million people have fled their homes since fighting broke out.  Continue reading South Sudan Faces ‘One of Worst Famines Ever’: Kiir