Russia’s Special Envoy to Africa Held Talks with Eritrean President

Eritrea and Russia holds similar views on all matters of importance raised today: Special Envoy Mikhail Margelov

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea today received and held talks with the special envoy of President Dimitry Medviedev of the Russian Federation headed by Mr. Mikhail Margelov.

During the meeting, President Isaias commended the initiatives taken by the Russian Federation to send its special envoy to Africa for constructive engagement and said that the uni-polar balance of force created in the wake of the end of the Cold War has entailed negative consequences in ensuring international peace and economic growth. The President further added that the erroneous policies pursued by the US in the Horn region of Africa in particular have spawned regional instability as well as the obstruction of justice and the rule of law. Continue reading

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Russia's Special Envoy to Africa Held Talks with Eritrean President

Eritrea and Russia holds similar views on all matters of importance raised today: Special Envoy Mikhail Margelov

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea today received and held talks with the special envoy of President Dimitry Medviedev of the Russian Federation headed by Mr. Mikhail Margelov.

During the meeting, President Isaias commended the initiatives taken by the Russian Federation to send its special envoy to Africa for constructive engagement and said that the uni-polar balance of force created in the wake of the end of the Cold War has entailed negative consequences in ensuring international peace and economic growth. The President further added that the erroneous policies pursued by the US in the Horn region of Africa in particular have spawned regional instability as well as the obstruction of justice and the rule of law. Continue reading

The tale of “Eritrean Weapons Caught in the Hands of Terrorists”

Another reason to reject the integrity and impartiality of the UN Monitoring report

By Shabait,

One of the many baseless and false accusations fabricated to accuse Eritrea was that “weapons originating from Eritrea were found in with Somali warlords.” And the serial numbers of the weapons supposedly found in the hands of the warlords were presented to the monitoring group as evidence. “We have asked and confirmed that Russia previously sold the weapons to Eritrea,” the group had said.

At first, any naive party could be convinced by these facts. Even the Russians were forced to refer back to their documents, and, obviously, verified that the serial numbers in fact corresponded with their records. Continue reading

Two Ethiopian Air Force Planes Collide, SU27 Pilot Killed

Ethiopia lost one SU27 pilot and three others in comma during a training crash. (Photo - cockpit of an SF260 plane)

By TesfaNews,

Two SF260 Ethiopian Air Force training planes collided and crushed near Dire Dawa, Eastern Ethiopia, during a takeoff and landing training sessions resulting to the death of one SU27 fighter jet pilot and seriously injuring the remaining three pilots.

The Reporter newspaper today reported that the accident that occurred last week resulted when the wing of the first plane that was training a pilot on how to land and takeoff instantly clipped the cockpit of the other trainer’s plane who happens to be on the taxiway preparing to take off. The wing smashed the trainers head and killed him instantly. Continue reading

Russia Vying for Africa’s Mineral Resources

Africa is a prospective region for Russian mining companies - Mikhail Margelov

By TesfaNews,

Russia’s envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov, has said that Russian companies are interested in the development of natural resources deposits in Africa.

Understanding his country’s dependence on oil and gas exports, and realizing how unreliable this dependence is from the standpoint of national security, Russia is now eying mining to be its main source of financing its effort to modernize and upgrade the economy in the next 10 years and beyond. Continue reading