June 20: Remembering Eritrea’s Courageous Heroes

Lofty Sovereign Dignity – Fruit of Supreme Martyrdom

By Dawit Ghebremedhin,

Our calendar holds 12 Months that hold great memories that change us in multiple ways. Each month has a special meaning towards everybody and shares a value that we have encountered. These months share essences that have a potent power towards human beings. Each one represents something special that is mystical and beyond what we see in the surface.  Continue reading

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Save Dafur’s Missing Millions: The Israeli Connection

“The Save Darfur Coalition was actually begun exclusively as an initiative of the American Jewish community” – The Jerusalem Post 

‘Save Darfur’ funds Israeli settlements

By Thomas C. Mountain,

The so called “Save Darfur Coalition” raised tens of millions of dollars, some say a hundred million or more to help the people of Darfur yet an investigation by this writer can find no evidence of any of this money reaching Darfur refugees on the ground in Sudan.

I first wrote about Dafur back in 2003 and since then have interviewed over a dozen veteran aid workers from Darfur with more than 50 years on the ground there between them and first off;

1) Not a single one agrees that genocide was committed in Darfur. The consensus is that somewhere between 20-30,000 people died in the Darfur conflict and that most deaths took place in 2004 and early 2005 Continue reading

Passionate Global Independence Day Celebrations

This Year’s Independence Day Celebration was like rewarding a Vote of Confidence to the Government of Eritrea

Every Eritrean citizen knows and understands how the country became a reality ... and that's why they celebrated it with zeal and passion

By Kidane Eyob,

Eritreans round the globe including those in remote villages deep inside Eritrea have been celebrating the anniversary of their independence with passion and excitement, somehow uniquely and surprisingly with more energy and vigour than that of 2011 when they celebrated Eritrea’s 20th year independence.

These celebrations have been passionate and genuine and it is evident that they want to convey a loud and clear message to the whole wide world that wherever they are, Eritreans support their people and theirgovernment. Continue reading

UN Starves a Million Somalis on 10 Cents A Day

A million dollar a day for the War but only 10 cents a day to feed the victims of that war.

For UN and US, such a catastrophe is nothing but business as usual

By Thomas C. Mountain,

The UN announced its budget for feeding the over one million Somali refugees under its care for the next year and have allocated less than 10 cents a day to do so.

Anthony Lake, once nominated to head the CIA, now UNICEF supremo, held a press conference in April 2012 to declare a budget of $35 million for the next year to feed the Somali refugees in its care, over one million and growing by the dayContinue reading

Happy 21st Independence Day Eritrea!

Eritreans pledged to determine the fate of their country through resilience and hard work

By Dawit Ghebremedhin,

Independence Day for the dear land, mother Eritrea, is a special day for Eritreans.

It is a great joy to see its celebrations grow. This day speaks so much to us; it has a powerful affect on us it has a strong voice. This day is also full of emotions that speak for themselves. This day is like a living thing for us Eritreans. It feeds on our joy, proud determination, and greatness we develop on this very day.  Continue reading

Eritrea Celebrates its 21st Independence Anniversary

“It is gratifying and a cause of pride to note that our freedom and independence has been gaining increased momentum from year to year thanks to the enormous price paid by the 90 thousand patriots”, – President Isaias Afwerki

Independence Day for the dear land, mother Eritrea, is a special day for Eritreans

By Ibrahim A. Ibrahim,

The African continent can benefit from all the accomplishments this new country Eritrea has done within its life span of only 21 years.

Eritrea, despite the obstacles faced, with its consistent and undivided attention to achieve what is right for its citizens, it is able to show tangible progress in the sectors of health, education, infrastructure, agriculture and communication. Continue reading

The Looting of Nigeria: BIG OIL’s $140 Billion A Year and Counting

Two recent audits of the oil industry show billions of dollars in irregularities despite years of government promises to clean it up. It is now a hot issue that may come to define Goodluck Jonathan's presidency

By Thomas C Mountain,

As western oil companies loot some $140 Billion a year of Nigeria’s black gold two thirds of the country’s 100 million people live on less than $2 a day.

Nigeria’s “official” oil production figures show about 3 million barrels a day being pumped from their oil fields into the holds of western tankers though for decades now informed observers have estimated up to one third of all Nigerian oil is actually “stolen”, secretly loaded onto oil tankers after bribes are paid to corrupt government officials. Continue reading