July 30, 2019

Workshop on New Era in Horn of Africa and...

Workshop on New Era in Horn of Africa and implication for China-Africa relation

Asmara, 30 July 2019- The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China organized a workshop today, 30 July on the new era of peace and cooperation in the Horn of Africa and its implications for China-Africa relations.

Speaking at opening event, Mr. Yang Zigang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Eritrea, said that China always insists a “four-uphold” approach in pursuing cooperation with Africa; uphold sincerity, friendship, equality and common interest and that the new era unfolding in the region will create favorable situation. Read more

May 3, 2019

Africa World Heritage Day observed

Africa World Heritage Day observed

Africa World Heritage Day was observed on 2 May here in the capital, Asmara, under the theme “Heritage and Innovation”.At the event in which government officials, representatives of UN offices in Eritrea took part, the D. G. of Public Works Development in the Central region, Architect Tesfa’alem Woldemicael indicated that the UNESCO General Assembly dedicated May 5 to the observance of the Africa World Heritage Day and that has significant meaning.

Indicating that Eritrea possesses cultural and natural heritage that have international significance, Architect Tesfa’alem said that Eritrea has signed in the three International Conventions for the development and preservation of  cultural and natural heritage, namely preservation of Cultural Heritage during conflicts 1954, World Heritage Accord 1972 and Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003. Read more

December 13, 2018

‘Discover Eritrea’ Intra-African Trade...

‘Discover Eritrea’ Intra-African Trade Fair 2018

Cairo, 11th December 208 | The Intra-African Trade Fair Afreximbank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), is convening the Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2018) which was opened today 11th December 2018 by Prime Minister of Egypt Dr. Mostafa Madbouly at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre in Cairo. The Intra-African Trade Fair is the first of its kind in Africa, consisting of a 7-day trade show that provides a platform for sharing trade, investment and market information and enabling buyers and sellers, investors and countries to meet. support of trade.

Eritrean delegation led by Mr. Hagos Ghebrhiwet, Head of Economic Affairs, H.E. Fassil Ghebreslassie, Eritrean Ambassador to the Republic of Egypt, General Manager of Housing & Commerce Bank of Eritrea Mr. Berhane Ghebrhiwet are taking part at the Intra-African Trade Fair IATF 2018.

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May 31, 2015

“Africa Day” celebrated

“Africa Day” celebrated

“Africa Day” celebrated

“Africa Day” has been celebrated on 30 May at Asmara Palace Hotel in the presence of Ministers, senior Government and Front officials, Ambassadors and representatives of international organizations. In a speech he delivered at the occasion, Mr. Osman Saleh, Eritrean Foreign Minister, said that Africa has witnessed immense changes and transformation which include decolonization from imperial powers and the quest for emancipation of its people through enormous struggle and sacrifice, and that should have paved way for the desired objective. Read more

May 27, 2015

Obama’s “Failed State” Policy in Africa

Obama’s “Failed State” Policy in Africa

Obama’s “Failed State” Policy in Africaby Thomas C. Mountain | The Obama regime must be held responsible for a series of failed or nearly failed states on the African continent. Recently Burundi has been in the news but it could just as easily be Nigeria, Mali or the Central African Republic. Whether the calamities that have befallen these neocolonialist constructions have been intentional or not, the ruination and depredations inflicted on large swaths of Africa amount to what can only be described as a failed state policy.

While Libya, and before that Somalia, are overt examples of the western implementation of the failed state policy in Africa an honest appraisal of what has happened in South Sudan can only add it to this list. It has been almost a year and a half since the civil war broke out there and not one western “expert” has tried to explain where the so called “rebels” led by Reik Machar are getting the funds needed to pay for the salaries of their fighters let alone the fuel, ammunition and other expenses maintaining such a large conflagration requires.

Of course, the only winner so far has been the USA which has succeed in protecting its national interests by once again having the Chinese expelled from the only African oil fields they control.
Many of the other neocolonialist entities created by the western colonialists upon their retreat from direct rule in Africa have done so little for their people that in reality they could be described as failed states.

What else can you call a country where the population lives in such abject poverty that a major part of the society lacks such basic human rights as clean drinking water, adequate food and shelter let alone education or health care.
The entire country of Liberia lacks electricity and running water. Kenya, often touted as  one of Africa’s success stories, provides electricity to only 26% of its people and running water to even fewer.

If one compares the lives of the people of Cuba, who have suffered under onerous sanctions by the USA since their liberation to the lives of almost all Africans the differences are stark, and appalling.
“Crisis Management” is what Pax Americana has implemented in Africa for decades past, as in create a crisis and then manage the ensuing chaos to better loot and plunder more of Africa’s wealth.

The failed state policy comes into play when the pressure the USA applies directly, or through its proxies, can cause prosperous, let alone already failing societies to begin to disintegrate filling our screens with ever more scenes of death and destruction.
When it comes to the number and magnitude of the crimes committed in Africa under Obama one looks back on the much less dangerous days of the idiots of the Bush Jr. regime. The list of failed, or nearly so, states in Africa under the rule of “Barry O’Bomber”, BHO’s nickname during his formative teenage years, has taken a great leap forward.

A nightmare scenario is another Clinton seems next to succeed to the throne and the thought of the rabidly vindictive Hillary wreaking havoc in Africa as Commander in Chief does not make for a pleasant nights sleep.

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Thomas C. Mountain has been living and writing from Eritrea since 2006. He can be reached at thomascmountain at g_ mail_ dot _com

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