Ethiopia: Tigray the Looming Genocide

Founder and President of Genocide Watch, Dr. Gregory Stanton

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

On a recent interview with ESAT, the Founder and President of Genocide Watch, Dr. Gregory Stanton stressed that Ethiopia is high on the list of countries of Genocide Watch. The reasons Dr. Stanton outlined are alarming; however true, yet, an opportunity for Ethiopians and other peace loving people in the world to try to stop it from taking place. This is not the first time Dr. Stanton raised alarm publicly. However, this time, Dr. Stanton detailed the reasons why; as well as how and, what could trigger genocide in Ethiopia and specifically Tigray. Continue reading

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Ethiopia: Tigray the Looming Genocide

Founder and President of Genocide Watch, Dr. Gregory Stanton

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

On a recent interview with ESAT, the Founder and President of Genocide Watch, Dr. Gregory Stanton stressed that Ethiopia is high on the list of countries of Genocide Watch. The reasons Dr. Stanton outlined are alarming; however true, yet, an opportunity for Ethiopians and other peace loving people in the world to try to stop it from taking place. This is not the first time Dr. Stanton raised alarm publicly. However, this time, Dr. Stanton detailed the reasons why; as well as how and, what could trigger genocide in Ethiopia and specifically Tigray. Continue reading

Ethiopia: Tigray the Looming Genocide

Founder and President of Genocide Watch, Dr. Gregory Stanton

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

On a recent interview with ESAT, the Founder and President of Genocide Watch, Dr. Gregory Stanton stressed that Ethiopia is high on the list of countries of Genocide Watch. The reasons Dr. Stanton outlined are alarming; however true, yet, an opportunity for Ethiopians and other peace loving people in the world to try to stop it from taking place. This is not the first time Dr. Stanton raised alarm publicly. However, this time, Dr. Stanton detailed the reasons why; as well as how and, what could trigger genocide in Ethiopia and specifically Tigray. Continue reading

Eritrea and its Riders: The Next Big Thing?

Eritrean riders expected to repeat their dominance in this year’s African Cycling Continental Championship that will be held right in Eritrea from 8th to 13th of November 2011

By Pierre Carrey,

On 30 January, a historic moment in world cycling occurred at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo race in Gabon. During the last stage of the traditionally gentle season opening event, an mature rider from sub-Saharan Africa defeated an experienced professional. It was perhaps even an inaugural entry in road cycling’s annals. Just after the last corner, Eritrean riders Natnael Berhane launched an inextinguishable sprint that Quick step’s fast finishers Jerome Pineau couldn’t match.

While his arrival, 10 years his junior, was being carried by the crowed in the streets of Libreville, Pineau was gracious in defeat. “Either we play the game by coming here and taking the risk to be beaten or we stay at home….” He said. “I am even very happy to be defeated by an Eritrean rider. That’s a nice symbolContinue reading

Eritrea and its Riders: The Next Big Thing?

Eritrean riders expected to repeat their dominance in this year’s African Cycling Continental Championship that will be held right in Eritrea from 8th to 13th of November 2011

By Pierre Carrey,

On 30 January, a historic moment in world cycling occurred at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo race in Gabon. During the last stage of the traditionally gentle season opening event, an mature rider from sub-Saharan Africa defeated an experienced professional. It was perhaps even an inaugural entry in road cycling’s annals. Just after the last corner, Eritrean riders Natnael Berhane launched an inextinguishable sprint that Quick step’s fast finishers Jerome Pineau couldn’t match.

While his arrival, 10 years his junior, was being carried by the crowed in the streets of Libreville, Pineau was gracious in defeat. “Either we play the game by coming here and taking the risk to be beaten or we stay at home….” He said. “I am even very happy to be defeated by an Eritrean rider. That’s a nice symbolContinue reading

Eritrea and its Riders: The Next Big Thing?

Eritrean riders expected to repeat their dominance in this year’s African Cycling Continental Championship that will be held right in Eritrea from 8th to 13th of November 2011

By Pierre Carrey,

On 30 January, a historic moment in world cycling occurred at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo race in Gabon. During the last stage of the traditionally gentle season opening event, an mature rider from sub-Saharan Africa defeated an experienced professional. It was perhaps even an inaugural entry in road cycling’s annals. Just after the last corner, Eritrean riders Natnael Berhane launched an inextinguishable sprint that Quick step’s fast finishers Jerome Pineau couldn’t match.

While his arrival, 10 years his junior, was being carried by the crowed in the streets of Libreville, Pineau was gracious in defeat. “Either we play the game by coming here and taking the risk to be beaten or we stay at home….” He said. “I am even very happy to be defeated by an Eritrean rider. That’s a nice symbolContinue reading

Eritrea Achieved Tremendous Success in Health, Education and Food Security – All without Donor Aid: New African Magazine

A recent study likened the “management” style of President Isaias Afwerki to that of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. The only difference is Afwerki has not sought personal gains from office.

By New African Magazine
November 2011 Issue,

Once dubbed the “hope of Africa” by Western newspapers, Eritrea has since been lambasted as a rough state led by an authoritarian regime, paranoid about its larger neighbor, Ethiopia, with whom it fought a ruinous border war. A key ally of the US once upon a time, relationship soured in the early 2000s, as they did with the AU, the UN, other nations, and international organizations. Human rights groups often rank Eritrea as one of the worst performers.

But, though it has gone unreported, Eritrea is a country that may meet most of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. It has achieved considerable success in health and education, based on principles of self-reliance and social justice. As pictures of the recent famine in the Horn of Africa are broadcast across the world, Eritrea is missing from the narrative because in a short space of time it has made strides in developing a strong agricultural sector and a resilient economy. And it has done all this without donor aid or outside help. New African spoke to the Eritrean president, Isaias Afwerki, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York. Continue reading