Eritrea on Track Achieving Six out of Eight Millennium Development Goals

A UN representative has said relying on foreign aid to achieve the Millennium Development Goals did a disservice to Africa, and has called on African governments to find alternative funding sources and clean up their act

By Madote.com,

Eritrea is on pace to achieve six of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015, according to the London-based think tank, Africa Research Institute[1] and the United Nations Development Programme.[2]

The six MDGs Eritrea is on track in achieving are from MDG 2-to-7 that are Universal Primary Education, Gender Equality and Empowering Women, Reducing Child Mortality, Improvement of Maternal Health, Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Disease and Ensuring Environmental Sustainability.  Continue reading

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How Bad is Eritrea?

“Eritrea has become a threat – ‘a threat of a good example, ‘a beacon of hope in a continent that filled with misery and despair, and where Africans, despite their abundant resources, have been relegated to live on handouts from the generous west” – Sophia Tesfamariam

Corruption and greed along with economic programs prescribed by self-serving external forces have forced most Africans to live on handouts

By Merhawi,

Two decades ago, as Eritrea’s decades long war for independence was nearing its close, Thomas Keneally, the noted Australian novelist wrote about Eritrea, “you are a threat of a good example!” Have Eritrea’s efforts reversed so sharply?

Everyone has heard of Eritrea’s neighbors – Sudan and Ethiopia. Sudan is now as fractured as the former Yugoslavia, worse still war looms between the recently divorced North and South over territory and oil. Ethiopia, by who Eritrea was occupied for thirty years, is still struggling to feed its population, and worse yet our generous aid has paid for its military adventures in Somalia and ethnic cleansing on its eastern frontier. Continue reading

Ethiopia: Over 8.3 Billion Dollars Secretly Taken out of the Country in the Last 18 Years (UNDP)

The stolen $8.3B can greatly reduce famine and hunger from the country

NewsDire.com,

Over 8.3 Billion Dollars left Ethiopia in an illicit manner in the past 18 years since 1990, an amount comprising an average 3.6% of its GDP, a damning and first of its kind study, conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), revealed last week.

Ethiopia is one of the top 10 out of the 45 least developed countries (LDCs).

This is part of the One Trillion Dollars that is believed to have left LDCs over the years covered by the study, an amount estimated to be 10 times larger than what these countries receive from rich countries in the form of official development assistance (ODA). Continue reading

Ethiopia: Over 8.3 Billion Dollars Secretly Taken out of the Country in the Last 18 Years (UNDP)

The stolen $8.3B can greatly reduce famine and hunger from the country

NewsDire.com,

Over 8.3 Billion Dollars left Ethiopia in an illicit manner in the past 18 years since 1990, an amount comprising an average 3.6% of its GDP, a damning and first of its kind study, conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), revealed last week.

Ethiopia is one of the top 10 out of the 45 least developed countries (LDCs).

This is part of the One Trillion Dollars that is believed to have left LDCs over the years covered by the study, an amount estimated to be 10 times larger than what these countries receive from rich countries in the form of official development assistance (ODA). Continue reading

Ethiopia: Over 8.3 Billion Dollars Secretly Taken out of the Country in the Last 18 Years (UNDP)

The stolen $8.3B can greatly reduce famine and hunger from the country

NewsDire.com,

Over 8.3 Billion Dollars left Ethiopia in an illicit manner in the past 18 years since 1990, an amount comprising an average 3.6% of its GDP, a damning and first of its kind study, conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), revealed last week.

Ethiopia is one of the top 10 out of the 45 least developed countries (LDCs).

This is part of the One Trillion Dollars that is believed to have left LDCs over the years covered by the study, an amount estimated to be 10 times larger than what these countries receive from rich countries in the form of official development assistance (ODA). Continue reading