Tag Archives: Partnership

Jimmy Deenihan: From the Dáil to Eritrea

Now that he has retired from politics, Jimmy Deenihan is in Eritrea in his new role as an ambassador for the Irish charity Vita.

Jimmy Deenihan is now in Eritrea where he is playing a key role as a Vita project Ambassador, a charity helping to deliver clean water and vital farming solutions to communities struggling against the effects of desertification.

BY THE KERRYMAN | INDEPENDENT

I have always had a fascination with Africa – the fact that my first cousins Fr. Brendan Deenihan and the late Fr. Tony Geoghegan served as missionaries in South Africa and Zambia gave me an ongoing interest into in this geographically, socially and economically diverse continent. Continue reading Jimmy Deenihan: From the Dáil to Eritrea

(Op-Ed): ‘We Need a Paradigm Shift on Cooperation’- German Ambassador to Eritrea

We need a paradigm shift – away from the outdated concept of donor and recipient countries and towards a new type of cooperation with Africa guided by common interests and commitment.

Germany’s Ambassador to Eritrea , Andreas Zimmer, on the significance of Germany’s Reunification Day

BY AMBASSADOR ANDREAS ZIMMER | SHABAIT

In October Germany is always celebrating the country’s reunification. This year it is the 27th anniversary. Most people are unaware that a unique anniversary is approaching: On August 13, 1961, the GDR began erecting the wall and on November 9, 1989, – exactly 10,315 days later – the wall came down. And soon the Wall will have been down as long as it was up.

Is it really possible? Yes, it is. A German paper did the calculations and determined that on February 5th, 2018, Berlin will have lived free of the Wall for as many days as it was forced to bear it.

After 27 years of German Unity the new Germany is still in the making. Eritrea has a similar experience: 26 years of independence is a short time period, many things have to be built up. Continue reading (Op-Ed): ‘We Need a Paradigm Shift on Cooperation’- German Ambassador to Eritrea

The Only Italian Government that Refuses to Support its Former Colony – Eritrea

“Italy lacks the capacity to appreciate that Eritrea is not at this time demanding reparations for the years of suffering the people endured. – @SebleEphrem”

It took two hands to clap. Currently, Eritrea is working with European countries including Germany but not with Italy. The Italian government no longer cooperates with Eritrea for reasons Eritrean authorities do not know. Simply put, in Italy there are no awareness how much Eritrea can be important to Italy. Till that awareness becomes apparent, Eritrea should forgot about Italy altogether.

BY ALBERTO ALPOZZI*

Since 2014, the Italian government no longer cooperates with Eritrea, its former favorite colony. At the time, Lapo Pistelli, former Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, with the new wave of Eritrean immigrants on the Italian coasts, had been visiting Asmara to activate cooperation with Eritrea of mutual interest. Unfortunately, with the change of the Italian top ministers and with the exit of Pistelli from the scene, everything has been blocked, forgotten. Continue reading The Only Italian Government that Refuses to Support its Former Colony – Eritrea

Eritrea and United Nations Launch Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework 2017 – 2021

The Government of the State of Eritrea and the United Nations launched the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) for 2017 – 2021.

By Shabait,

The Government of the State of Eritrea and the United Nations launched the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) for 2017 to 2021 in Eritrea’s Capital, Asmara.

At the same time the UN in Eritrea and partners commemorated the 71st anniversary of the United Nations.

The event was held at the National Confederation of Eritrean Worker’s Union and attended by Government officials, senior officials from the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, UN staff, development partners and the media. Continue reading Eritrea and United Nations Launch Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework 2017 – 2021

President Isaias Afwerki Receives Credentials of 25 Ambassadors

“Slowly, but surely, the diplomatic tide is turning in Eritrea’s favor” – Yeman Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs for PFDJ

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki today received the credentials of 14 Ambassadors.

The Ambassadors are Mr. David Ward of UK, Mr. Stefano Pontesilli of Italy, Dr. Andreas Zimmer of Germany, Mr. Christian Manahl of the European Union, Mr. Mohammed R.H. Dukali of Libya, Mr. Paul Malok of South Sudan, Mr. Fabio Massimo Cantarelli of Malta, Mr. Shabib Jovaijari of Iran, Mr. Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui of Pakistan, Mr. Juan Gonzalez Barba of Spain, Mr. Ivan Zivikovik of Serbia, Mr. Dominique Rossetti of Canada, Mr. Morten Von Hanno Aasland of Norway and Dr. Batilda Salha Buriani of Tanzania. Continue reading President Isaias Afwerki Receives Credentials of 25 Ambassadors

Eritrean President Arrives in Egypt for 2-Day Visit

Eritrean delegation led by President Isaias Afwerki is in Cairo for a 2-day strategic visit

By TesfaNews,

ERITREAN President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in Cairo today afternoon to begin his two-day visit to Egypt at the invitation of President Abdulfatah Al-Sisi.

On arrival at Cairo International Airport, the president was welcomed by the Egyptian Prime Minister, Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab.  Continue reading Eritrean President Arrives in Egypt for 2-Day Visit

Obama’s US Africa Leaders Summit, Dead on Arrival

Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries and almost all of them present, the nation that received the most attention at last week’s US-Africa Summit in Washington was China. That’s because the U.S. is trying to catch up with and surpass the Asian superpower. To catch up with China, that invests twice as much as the U.S. in Africa, the Obama administration must pivot from its traditional role of providing foreign aid to Africa—with strings attached—to one of an investor/partner.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

ACCORDING to the Wall Street Journal, “China’s annual trade with Africa is about $200 billion, about twice the volume of U.S.-Africa trade.” China has been investing on Africa’s infrastructures, building schools, hospitals, manufacturing-facilities, establishing markets, selling goods while unconditionally buying material and natural resources from Africa for some time now. China is truly the equal opportunity investor in Africa spending/dumping the US dollar in a fashion unseen in Africa ever. When African roads connect, the bridges and rail system will have China’s footprints.  Continue reading Obama’s US Africa Leaders Summit, Dead on Arrival

What’s the Value of American Values in Africa?

“We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks; we did some things that were contrary to our values. When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line. And that needs to be understood and accepted.” – President Obama at a press conference a couple of days ago.

By Alemayehu G Mariam,

PRESIDENT Obama offered [the above] comments to blunt Congressional criticism following an inspector general’s report which concluded that the CIA improperly scanned the computers of Senate staffers looking into allegations of enhanced interrogation techniques by that agency. He cautioned Americans “not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job that those folks had.” In the same breath, he instructed, “The character of our country has to be measured in part, not by what we do when things are easy, but what we do when things are hard.”  Continue reading What’s the Value of American Values in Africa?