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President Isaias Fought for the Existence of a United Ethiopia: Dr. Kassa Kebede

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By TesfaNews,

Ambassador Dr. Kassa Kebede could not be a stranger for many Ethiopians but for Eritreans, only few recall him when he was part of the faction of government officials who advised Mengistu Hailemariam in the negotiations with the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in London.

The abortive London conference of mid 1991 was intended to broker an end to the disastrous war and save Ethiopia from possible disintegration. As a Minister and a civilian high-ranking diplomat, Dr. Kassa Kebede was instrumental in urging Mengistu to compromise with the Eritreans and the Tigray Liberation Fronts for the sake of saving Ethiopia from disintegration during those numerous closed door negotiations and backdoor meetings in London. Continue reading President Isaias Fought for the Existence of a United Ethiopia: Dr. Kassa Kebede

SOMALIA: Oil Minister Takes Matters in Hand

Power struggles inside the Somalian government resulted in the last minute cancelling of the Somalia Oil & Gas conference, scheduled in London for 9 June.

Power play at the center of Somalia oil and gas conference. Will the quest for oil add fuel to the fire?

By Africa Intelligence,

ACCORDING to sources in Mogadishu, the cancellation of the London conference enabled the Somalian oil minister, Daud Mohamed Omar, to sideline Abdullahi Haider, advisor on oil matters to the presidency and main promoter of the meeting. Continue reading SOMALIA: Oil Minister Takes Matters in Hand