Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Saudi Arabia and the GCC are Expanding To Eritrea. Geopolitical Implications for Ethiopia

This is a fact and I am just hoping Dr Berhanu Nega and all other Ethiopians never be used for this plot, Eritrean government and its advocates are the enemy of Ethiopia I am hoping Ethiopians and Ethiopians government watches this move closely

By Andrew Korybko
Global Research, November 18, 2015
Katehon 16 November 2015

Recent media reports indicate that Saudi Arabia and the UAE have contracted Eritrea’s government for assistance in the War on Yemen, using the East African state as a transit and logistics base for their operations, as well as 400 of its troops for cannon fodder in Aden.

Add to it the Qatari soldiers that have already been present on the ground for a few years to “mediate” the border dispute with Djibouti, and the most important members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have unexpectedly converged in what many might think to be among one of the most unlikeliest of places. While it may have been difficult to foresee this happening, in hindsight it actually makes quite a lot of sense, and contrary to the conventional assessment that this is about Yemen, the argument can be made that it’s also just as much about Ethiopia as well. Unbeknownst to many, Qatar is the “ox driving the cart” in this case, and whether they like it or not, the rest of the GCC states will be reluctantly forced to follow its destabilizing lead if Doha decides to throw Ethiopia into chaos.

The research expands on the briefing first laid out by South Front and should be seen as a continuation of their original work. It begins by setting the context for what’s been going on along the Horn of Africa lately and how the GCC’s military advances fit into the larger context of recent history. The piece then investigates the levers of influence for how Qatar could destabilize Ethiopia as well as its radical ideological motivations for doing so. Finally, the article concludes with a scenario study of how Qatar could engineer an Unconventional War to bring down Africa’s next up-and-coming power.

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Ethiopian Airlines to operate all-female flight crew for the first time!

Ethiopian Airlines will be operating an all-female flight crew for the first time in its history on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

The flight operating from Addis Ababa to Bangkok will be a historic flight aimed at empowering women on the eve of the fastest growing Airline in Africa’s 70th Anniversary.

On Thursday, women will operate the flight fully on-ground and in the sky from flight deck crew members and Cabin Operations to Airport Operations; Flight Dispatcher; Load Controller; Ramp Operations; Baggage Handling; Flight Planning; Cargo Handling; On-board logistics; Aviation Safety and Security; Ticket Offices; Catering; Air Traffic Controllers and Global Call Center. Ethiopian senior female executives are expected to grace the event on-board the flight.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region

Some Eritrean failed to understand the fundamental issue in their country. Instead of see the issue internally they see the issue externally. they believed they are perfect without blemish, some of them believe and treat their leader like deity So they blamed for all their trouble and tribulations on other countries including USA. From the beginning Eritrea did not have that much resource and it was clear for some sensible Eritreans and it was not going to be an easy ride to be an independent country. They depended on TPLF and exploited Ethiopia but that did not work for long; the TPLF people cut their throat. They let them go! they could not be able to access Ethiopian market and Eritrea nothing to offer to her people and people leaving … why they blame other country for their own deeds? that is the mystery these people cannot answer*****enjoy this Mumbo Jumbo

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn claims Al-Shabab is diminishing with Ethiopian support to the Somali government. He also told BBC Africa editor, Mary Harper, that "Ethiopians are satisfied with the system of government in the country."

During the interview, PM Desalegn painted a very rosy picture of the situation in Ethiopia and its dealings with the region. The regime seems to be on a charm offensive with the Western media. According to Mary Harper, PM Desalegn requested for the interview, which was conducted impromptu. After listening to the interview, I wished Ms. Harper had scrutinized the PM a bit more on Eritrea and Somalia as she did with his domestic human rights violations. For example, the PM was never confronted on the important issue of the boundary demarcation with Eritrea. He freely pontificated on the issue of refugees without being challenged about the role of the Ethiopian regime in refugee production.

One can easily make a case that in fact Ethiopia is destabilizing the region through its interventions in Somalia and its insidious refusal to implement the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Ethiopia has chosen to blackmail Eritrea with impunity through a "no war, no peace" strategy assisted by successive U.S. administrations. As a result, Eritrean survival as a state is increasingly threatened, exacerbating the acute issue of refugee flows.

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Don't give money to Eritrea, activist tells EU

Valletta - Eritrea, the African country that supplies the most asylum seekers to Europe, does not deserve any financial aid from the international community, an exiled human rights campaigner said on Wednesday.

"Eritrea has become one of the most paranoid, repressive and secretive countries in the world," Elizabeth Chyrum, director of Human Rights Concern - Eritrea, said before a meeting of European and African leaders in Valletta.

Commenting on reports that the European Union was considering giving €200m to Eritrea to stem migration flows from the impoverished nation, Chyrum pleaded for the bloc to reconsider.

"We can only express our bewilderment at the decision to provide assistance to the Eritrean government," she said, calling for the money to be spent instead on Eritrean refugees in Europe and other African countries.

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France's Hollande: Eritrea 'Becoming Empty' as Residents Leave

Somebody needs to forward this news to Sophia Habtemariam who bombarded the Eritrean people with her senseless articles, always blaming others and covering her reckless stupid idiotic dictator her boss

French President Francois Hollande says Africa needs more international development aid in order to curb the flow of migrants from African countries.

Speaking at a meeting of more than 60 leaders from both Africa and the European Union, Hollande said that unless the EU delivers in terms of aid, the migration crisis that has sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to Europe this year will continue.

Hollande noted that a lot of the migrants are from Eritrea and Sudan. He said that in the case of Eritrea "maximum pressure" has to be applied to the country's leaders to mend a serious situation. "Nobody is talking about it. It is a country that is becoming empty of its own population with unscrupulous leaders who let their people go."

The EU summit Wednesday and Thursday in Valletta, Malta, is focusing on addressing the reasons why people are leaving their home countries, better organizing legal migration channels, boosting protections for migrants, battling smugglers and improving cooperation with African nations on returning people who do not qualify for asylum.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn 'open to criticism'

Even though the Ethiopian government is so weak,no social base inside the country and also they afraid and do not trust the Ethiopian people but the Eritrean Ambassador pathetic denial that does not help Eritrea or Eritrean people, but it is laughable and cruel joke against the people of Eritrea

Ethiopia's prime minister has told the BBC he is not afraid of criticism from journalists, despite the country's reputation for stifling free speech.

"Free media is very essential for the democratic process and... development," Hailemariam Desalegn said.

He insisted some bloggers and reporters arrested last year were not real journalists and had terror links.

Charges of terrorism have been dropped against all of the so-called Zone 9 bloggers.

Five were freed in July after more than a year in jail ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit; the other four were acquitted of terrorism charges by a court last month.

The Zone 9 website had carried pieces critical of the government.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Warships In Asseb: The agony Of Irrelevance

The Eritrean despot act and live like an old prostitute these days and the despot will sleep with anyone to get a cash, Iran, Israel, Saudi, Emirati and etc. and he renting and selling Eritrean’s land for higher bidder, what a shame?

By awate team

The claim that the United Arab Emirates has a military base in the Eritrean port of Asseb started out as a single, uncorroborated news report early this past summer and is ending the year being a major news story picked by many news agencies and UN investigators to the point that it is now an established fact. But is it? And, if it is not, why is the Government of Eritrea adamantly refusing to deny it and, in fact, having its satellite news sources fan the rumor?

The genesis of the story, the alleged United Arab Emirates military presence in the Eritrean port of Assab, is traced to May 9, 2015. That’s when a report appeared in the Turkish Anadolu Agency stating that “high-level delegations from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – both members of the anti-Houthi coalition – visited Eritrea and toured a number of islands and ports close to Yemen, according to Eritrean sources.”

Quoting analysts, the report indicated “the Eritrean move to join the Saudi-led offensive [against Yemen] will help Asmara win support against its regional rivals Ethiopia and Djibouti, who have been quick to support the anti-Houthi onslaught.” And that, “joining the anti-Houthi campaign will also help Eritrea ease tension with the United States and remove sanctions imposed on the country by the UN Security Council in 2009.”

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

UN Report: UAE, Saudi Using Eritrean Land, Sea, Airspace and, Possibly, Eritrean Troops in Yemen Battle

Eritrean Slave despot leaking Arabs "boot"

Nov. 2, 2015 – The United Arab Emirates has leased a key Eritrean port for 30 years and along with its Gulf ally, Saudi Arabia, has established a military presence in Eritrea in return for monetary compensation and fuel supplies.

United Nations investigators have also received reports that 400 Eritrean troops are embedded with UAE forces battling Houthi rebels in Yemen. If confirmed, this would violate UN Security Council sanctions imposed against Eritrea.

The information is contained in the latest report of the UN Group of Experts monitoring sanctions against Somalia and Eritrea. They state that the military arrangement between the Gulf coalition and Eritrea was likely established in March or April this year.

The report says the Gulf alliance’s arrangement with Eritrea, which is located across the Red Sea from Yemen and at its narrowest point is just 29 kilometers from Yemen, came about after Djibouti rebuffed an approach by Saudi and UAE to use its soil in their military campaign against Houthi expansion in Yemen.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

‘Very significant number’ of Eritreans joining exodus to Europe – UN Assembly told

The man who claims as the father of FREE ERITREA become one of the worst notorious dictator ever exist in African content, the dictator successful change the name of that small desperate country as the north Korea of Africa! the 80th and 90th bravado claiming as a Singapore of Africa become the north Korea of Africa, it is laughable!

29 October 2015 – “A very significant number” of Eritreans are fleeing a country “that is not in a situation of conflict or unrest” to seek a life free from fear, the head of a UN-appointed commission of inquiry on human rights in the east African nation told the UN General Assembly today.

“That so many people feel the need to flee their birth place in order to live a decent life free from fear is an extraordinary indictment of the government that has controlled Eritrea since independence more than 20 years ago,” Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, told the Third Committee of the General Assembly.

Mr. Smith listed factors forcing the “alarming exodus.”

“No elections since 1993. No independent press since 2001. Ongoing restrictions of all freedoms: movement, expression, religion, association. Arbitrary arrests with no fair trials or no trials at all. Forced labour; torture,” he said.

He also noted that the report of his Inquiry, presented to the UN Human Rights Council in June of this year, “goes a long way to explaining why the number of Eritreans fleeing the country towards Europe has grown steadily since 2001 and has accelerated with a growth of more than 150 per cent between 2013 and 2014.”

“The international community, in the form of the Human Rights Council, has responded to the dramatic nature of these findings by reiterating its deep concern at the ongoing reports of grave violations of human rights,” Mr. Smith said.

He went on to say that the Council, “in an unprecedented move” for a county not at war has decided to extend the mandate of the commission for another year to investigate “systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in Eritrea with a view ensuring full accountability including where these violations may amount to crimes against humanity.”

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Ethiopia outperforms Sub-Saharan countries in World Bank Report!!

Ethiopia has a better regulatory environment that promotes the ease of doing business compared to other Sub-Saharan Africa countries, a new World Bank report says.

According to the report - Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency - Ethiopia performed well on the indicators related to dealing with construction permits and enforcing contracts.

The report showed that Ethiopia was among the best performers in the region on enforcing Contracts, with a global ranking of 84 and is placed seventh in the region.

This is due, in part, to past efforts to ease the process of contract enforcement which has resulted in considerable time gains.

For example, over a decade ago, it took an entrepreneur in Addis Ababa 690 daysto resolve a commercial dispute. Today it takes only 530 days.

In the area of dealing with construction permits, Ethiopia ranks 73 worldwide.

The time to build a warehouse in Ethiopia is 129 days –compared to 152 dayson average in the high-income Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) economies.

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