#Ethiopia #TigrayGenocide #ExcuseForRegimeChangeWar

While France steps up neocolonial aggressionin its former North and West African colonies, the U.S. has set its sights on the elected government of Ethiopia in the geostrategic Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s growing ties with China and Russia and the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation Between Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea so threaten U.S. global hegemony … Continue reading “#Ethiopia #TigrayGenocide #ExcuseForRegimeChangeWar”

Neocolonialism haunts Horn of Africa

Ethiopian troops vanquish US-backed Tigray rebels (File photo) Chinese foreign ministers have traditionally marked the new year by visiting the African continent. Wang Yi’s 2022 African tour begins with Eritrea against the backdrop of the US strategy in the Horn of Africa to gain control of the strategically vital Red Sea that connects Indian Ocean … Continue reading “Neocolonialism haunts Horn of Africa”

Ethiopia: Historic Battle for the Mother of Africa

The outrage felt by Ethiopians at the Western-backed terrorist attack on their country is spreading across the Horn of Africa and parts of the continent more widely. A great movement of solidarity is emerging as Ethiopia’s neighbors, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya join hands, standing together against terror, imperial interference and mainstream media lies and misinformation. … Continue reading “Ethiopia: Historic Battle for the Mother of Africa”

‘Every option is on the table’: US prepping for Libya-style intervention in Ethiopia

This story originally appeared in MintPress News on Dec. 10, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA⁠—Amid a bloody civil conflict and increasing great-power competition between the United States and China, there are a number of alarming signs that Ethiopia will become the next … Continue reading “‘Every option is on the table’: US prepping for Libya-style intervention in Ethiopia”

Record number of journalists jailed in 2021, as China and Myanmar top the chart – CPJ

The number of journalists jailed around the world hit a new record in 2021, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday, with China and Myanmar having put a quarter of the 293 detained media workers behind bars.  In its annual report, the CPJ listed 50 journalists imprisoned in China, 26 in Myanmar, 25 in Egypt, … Continue reading “Record number of journalists jailed in 2021, as China and Myanmar top the chart – CPJ”

North Korea Doubts America’s Rules-Based International Order: And Pyongyang Gets It Right!

Normally one shouldn’t seek wisdom from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. After all, Freedom House gives the DPRK just three points out of 100, earning the label of “not free.” (Actually, “not even friggin’ close to free” would be more accurate!) However, stunningly, Eritrea and Turkmenistan come in lower, with just two points each. … Continue reading “North Korea Doubts America’s Rules-Based International Order: And Pyongyang Gets It Right!”

Conflit éthiopien : les faiblesses de l’explication ethnique

Les combats actuellement en cours en Éthiopie ont poussé le risque d’implosion du pays à un niveau très élevé. Cette guerre a démarré en novembre 2020 au Tigray (ትግራይ [Tǝgray]), une province du nord du pays où vivent quelque 7 millions de Tigréens, soit environ 6 % de la population totale. S’y ajoute un autre conflit, dans … Continue reading “Conflit éthiopien : les faiblesses de l’explication ethnique”

Aux portes de Paris, les exilé·e·s crèvent de froid

À l’entrée de la capitale et de la Seine-Saint-Denis, aux portes du Pré-Saint-Gervais, de Pantin et de la Villette, un drame humain est en train de se produire dans l’indifférence institutionnelle la plus totale. Manifestation dimanche 28 novembre à 14h30 pour les éxilé.e.s des tunnels En cette fin de mois de novembre, alors que les températures … Continue reading “Aux portes de Paris, les exilé·e·s crèvent de froid”

The Egyptian Hands in the Ethiopian Crisis

A man holds a candle during a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 3, 2021. EDUARDO SOTERAS/ AFPKhaled Mahmoud The recent warning issued by the commander of the United States Africa Command “AFRICOM” was not unreasonable at all since the continuation … Continue reading “The Egyptian Hands in the Ethiopian Crisis”

La Corne de l’Afrique, un volcan politique

Le département d’État de Biden vient de nommer le diplomate de carrière Jeffrey Feltman au poste d’envoyé spécial pour la Corne de l’Afrique. Compte tenu de la poudrière géopolitique de la région et de l’histoire sombre de Feltman, notamment au Liban et lors des tristement célèbres interventions de la CIA au printemps arabe après 2009, … Continue reading “La Corne de l’Afrique, un volcan politique”

Après la Somalie, le Soudan du Sud et le Soudan, le chaos s’étend à l’Éthiopie et bientôt à l’Érythrée

L’ambassadeur américain, Jeffrey Feltman, supervise l’extension de la doctrine Cebrowski à la Corne de l’Afrique. Après avoir mis le feu au Soudan, il s’en prend à l’Éthiopie et sanctionne l’Érythrée. Les Tigréens (un peuple éthiopien) servent sans s’en rendre compte la stratégie de Washington à la fois contre ces États et contre l’Union africaine. La … Continue reading “Après la Somalie, le Soudan du Sud et le Soudan, le chaos s’étend à l’Éthiopie et bientôt à l’Érythrée”

Neuf groupes rebelles annoncent une alliance contre Addis-Abeba

Neuf groupes rebelles éthiopiens, dont ceux de la région du Tigré (Nord), ont annoncé hier la création d’une alliance contre le gouvernement du Premier ministre, Abiy Ahmed, rapporte l’AFP citant un communiqué de ces groupes. Ce «Front uni des forces fédéralistes et confédéralistes éthiopiennes» réunit le Front de libération du peuple du Tigré (TPLF), l’Armée … Continue reading “Neuf groupes rebelles annoncent une alliance contre Addis-Abeba”

La Corne de l’Afrique dans l’orbite de la guerre au Yémen

Zone de contact avec la péninsule Arabique, la Corne de l’Afrique est une région stratégique : ports, puits de pétrole, trafics de marchandises, d’armes et de populations. Occidentaux, Asiatiques, multinationales, pétromonarchies et puissances locales — Éthiopie et Érythrée en tête — s’y livrent une (…) / Égypte, Érythrée, Éthiopie, Somalie, Armée, Conflit, Géopolitique, Mer, Politique, … Continue reading “La Corne de l’Afrique dans l’orbite de la guerre au Yémen”

Covid-19 : face au risque d’une 5ème vague, quelle est la situation en Europe ?

L’Europe connaît une nouvelle vague de Covid-19. Au Royaume-Uni comme dans les pays de l’Est, le nombre de cas a fortement augmenté et fait craindre une 5ème vague de l’épidémie. crédit photo : NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP La crise sanitaire en Europe connaît un rebond qui inquiète particulièrement. Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), … Continue reading “Covid-19 : face au risque d’une 5ème vague, quelle est la situation en Europe ?”

Corne de l’Afrique : rivalités régionales et convoitises des grandes puissances

/ Arabie saoudite, Érythrée, Éthiopie, Kenya, Somalie, Soudan, Armée, Conflit, Géopolitique, Violence, Ouganda, Yémen, Djibouti, Afrique de l’Est, Frontières, Soudan du Sud – Afrique / Arabie saoudite, Érythrée, Éthiopie, Kenya, Somalie, Soudan, Armée, Conflit, Géopolitique, Violence, Ouganda, Yémen, Djibouti, Afrique de l’Est, Frontières, Soudan du Sud – Afrique

Migrants, refugees in Greece produce face masks to help in fight against Coronavirus pandemic

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Migration has been a hot button issue in Greece ever since the 2015 refugee crisis. The Mediterranean country was among the hardest hit by waves of migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, alongside Italy. READ ALSO: NIGERIA INCREASES COVID-19 TEST CENTRES TO 10 AS CONFIRMED CASES REACH 305 Currently, … Continue reading “Migrants, refugees in Greece produce face masks to help in fight against Coronavirus pandemic”

The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa

London, March 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa from a $10 million loan approved by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10 million grant that CERF contributed to FAO in January to fight the outbreak which … Continue reading “UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa”

Nobel Oblige

Men prize the thing ungain’d more than it is. – Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida It’s hard not to feel sympathy for him.  It is so coveted, yet so elusive. And all his efforts to get it seem to be thwarted by events beyond his control.  As he observed at a rally in Toledo in January of … Continue reading “Nobel Oblige”

Ethiopie : la police arrête un réseau de trafiquants d’êtres humains

La police éthiopienne a annoncé hier, vendredi qu’elle avait arrêté un trafiquant d’êtres humains en fuite et cinq de ses acolytes. L’homme, recherché depuis longtemps par les forces de sécurité s’appelle Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam, il serait été impliqué dans la traite de migrants en Érythrée, Éthiopie, Somalie et au Soudan. L’enquête de la police fédérale … Continue reading “Ethiopie : la police arrête un réseau de trafiquants d’êtres humains”

Port-Soudan. « Nous attendons toujours le changement »

Près d’un an après la chute d’Omar Al-Bachir, le Soudan cherche sa voie et les révolutionnaires qui l’ont renversé s’interrogent sur l’avenir. Paroles d’habitants à Port-Soudan, la porte d’entrée maritime du pays longtemps délaissée par l’ancien régime. Le jeune homme est de dos, assis sur une chaise en plastique marron, face à la mer. Peut-être … Continue reading “Port-Soudan. « Nous attendons toujours le changement »”

Covid-19: The “Cures” Will Be Worse Than the Disease

It’s spreading. It’s mutating. It’s going viral. Am I talking about coronavirus? No! I’m talking about theories about coronavirus. It’s a natural virus. / No, it’s a manmade bioweapon! It’s less deadly than the regular flu. / It’s worse than the Spanish Flu! / It’s flying bat AIDS!! The numbers are being underreported. / The numbers are being inflated! It was patented in 2015! / No, … Continue reading “Covid-19: The “Cures” Will Be Worse Than the Disease”

Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge … Continue reading “Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa”

Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face

Photograph Source: Raimond Spekking – CC BY-SA 4.0 At Obock, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen. Over the past two years, more migrants from Africa have used the “Eastern Route” rather than go across the Mediterranean Sea; according … Continue reading “Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face”

99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)

Urgh! Ma, do I have to write about impeachment again? Cant I just take the trash down to the curb instead? Yeah, that’s right, dearest motherfuckers, its another goddamn impeachment piece, because apparently the thing about purgatory is that it’s never fucking over. Just when you think you’re about get paroled to the sweet hereafter, … Continue reading “99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)”

US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo begins first official visit to Africa

London, Feb. 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department said Wednesday, putting a focus on a continent rarely prioritized by the Trump administration. The State Department said that Pompeo will travel to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia from February 15 to 19, meeting the … Continue reading “US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo begins first official visit to Africa”

US says there’s hope of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria

London, Feb. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama shakes hands with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Department of … Continue reading “US says there’s hope of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria”

US optimistic of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria-Pompeo

London, Feb. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said he sought more information on President … Continue reading “US optimistic of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria-Pompeo”

ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans

The Trump administration has expanded its contested travel ban to six additional countries — most of which are African nations. Under the new restrictions, nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan will no longer be able to obtain visas to live and work in the U.S., while Sudan and Tanzania will no longer be able … Continue reading “ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans”

Trump bans Nigeria, Tanzanian citizens, three others from US residency visa

London, Feb. 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Trump administration announced Friday it will restrict the ability of immigrants to travel to the United States from six countries, including Nigeria. The government will curb the ability of citizens of Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania to get certain immigration visas, according to officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department, but … Continue reading “Trump bans Nigeria, Tanzanian citizens, three others from US residency visa”

Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion

London, Jan. 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Authorities in East Africa said they are on track to tackle the locust invasion in the region with the aid of satellite imageries. Parts of East Africa is experiencing massive invasion from a swarm of desert locusts, the most dangerous of its species. Sources say that it is the worst outbreak … Continue reading “Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion”

“The New Colossus”: In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia

President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more … Continue reading ““The New Colossus”: In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia”

France to deploy additional 220 troops to fight Africa’s Sahel jihadists

London, Jan. 14, 2020 (AltAfrica)-France and nations from Africa’s Sahel region have agreed to step up military co-operation to fight jihadist insurgency in Sahel Under the agreement, France will send an additional 220 troops to supplement the 4,500 already in the region The nations agreed to a joint command structure – Coalition for the Sahel … Continue reading “France to deploy additional 220 troops to fight Africa’s Sahel jihadists”

France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees

London, Jan. 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-France and Sweden have pledged to take in hundreds from the group of African refugees brought to Rwanda after they were trapped in Libya for years, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. READ ALSO: RWANDA BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST LOCALLY MADE MOSQUITO NETS After it was announced earlier this … Continue reading “France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees”

France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees from Rwanda

London, Jan. 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-France and Sweden have pledged to take in hundreds from the group of African refugees brought to Rwanda after they were trapped in Libya for years, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. READ ALSO: RWANDA BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST LOCALLY MADE MOSQUITO NETS After it was announced earlier this … Continue reading “France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees from Rwanda”

I deserve Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopian PM-Donald Trump

London, Jan. 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-US President Donald Trump seems to think that the Nobel Peace Prize won by the Ethiopian PM, Ahmed Aby should have been given to him, but instead went to a wrong person Why, what did he say? “I’m going to tell you about the Nobel Peace Prize, I’ll tell you about … Continue reading “I deserve Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopian PM-Donald Trump”

Girl, 10, dies after falling from asylum center’s window

A 10-year-old girl from Eritrea died in a hospital in Maastricht on Thursday after she fell from a window of the asylum center in Heerlen on Saturday, a spokesperson for the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA confirmed to De Gelderlander. The girl fell from a first floor window, and very unluckily … Continue reading “Girl, 10, dies after falling from asylum center’s window”

Le Silure : programmation du mois de janvier

Le Silure nouveau est arrivé ! Il n’y a pas eu de programme ces derniers mois car le Silure dormait au fond du Rhône. Qu’à cela ne tienne, le programme de janvier met les bouchées doubles… Un mot encore pour dire que comme annoncé précédemment, le catalogue de la bibliothèque infokiosque est désormais accessible en … Continue reading “Le Silure : programmation du mois de janvier”

Changing the Narrative: IOM showcases the entrepreneurship skills of African migrants, refugees in host communities

London, Dec. 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)- One of the most debated issue in recent times is the economic impact of migrants and refugees on destination countries, particularly on host communities For those on the side of the argument there is no victor or vanquish and there are both winners and losers. They are of the opinion … Continue reading “Changing the Narrative: IOM showcases the entrepreneurship skills of African migrants, refugees in host communities”

The Looming U.S. Water Crisis

Dalles Dam. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. According to the World Economic Forum, the global water crisis is the fourth major threat of our civilization. In fact, studies warn that two-thirds of the global population could be living in water-stressed countries by 2025 — just a few short years away. When we think about water scarcity, … Continue reading “The Looming U.S. Water Crisis”

Migrants en Libye, les oubliés de l’exil

Venus le plus souvent d’Érythrée, les migrants sont détenus dans des conditions lamentables, et souvent les victimes de milices qui les torturent et les rançonnent. Les Nations unies et l’Union européenne préfèrent détourner le regard. Témoignages. L’odeur d’excréments s’accentue à mesure que nous approchons de l’entrepôt qui constitue le bâtiment principal du centre de détention … Continue reading “Migrants en Libye, les oubliés de l’exil”

9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States opens in Kenya

London, Dec. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The 9th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States  (ACP Group), opens on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit will look into ways of reducing, preventing and overcoming terrorism and insecurity to enhance development while also taking into consideration socioeconomic … Continue reading “9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States opens in Kenya”

Egypt sets up fish, animal farms in 4 African countries

London, Nov. 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)- Egypt has established three fish farms and an animal farm in four African countries, that’s according to Head of the Project of African Farms, affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture, Maher Maghraby The fish farms are located in Algeria, Malawi and Zimbabwe, while an animal production farm is in Uganda … Continue reading “Egypt sets up fish, animal farms in 4 African countries”

5 ans après l’incendie des Tattes – Manifestation pour une vie digne

Contre le mépris des autorités envers les morts et les violences des politiques migratoires. Non au déni de justice. Non au déni d’humanité. Soyons nombreu.x.ses le 16 novembre 2019 à 15 h à la place de la Navigation. Dans la nuit du 16 novembre 2014, Fikre Seghid, requérant d’asile érythréen de 28 ans, perd la … Continue reading “5 ans après l’incendie des Tattes – Manifestation pour une vie digne”

When Tim Sebastian of Deutsche Welle got personal with Former Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn

London, Nov. 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn got more than he bargained for in a recent interview with Deutsche Welle, DW . Former Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn on DW Conflict Zone DW Image)Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview where every week , host, Tim Sebastian is face to face with … Continue reading “When Tim Sebastian of Deutsche Welle got personal with Former Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn”

L’Europe du Sud-Est dans les relations internationales au tournant du XXe siècle 3/4

Par Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ – Le 6 mai 2019 – Source Oriental Review Après l’unification de l’Italie de 1859 à 1866, 1 l’administration italienne donna le feu vert à la politique étrangère de création d’une plus grande Italie relativement semblable à l’Empire romain. 2 Le projet d’un « nouvel Empire romain » reposait sur l’idée d’un contrôle … Continue reading “L’Europe du Sud-Est dans les relations internationales au tournant du XXe siècle 3/4”

Hollow Promises of a Better Life: Modern Day Slavery

Despite the fact that slavery has long been abolished it continues to blight our world, destroying the lives of tens of millions of people. The Global Slavery Index (GSI) 2018 estimates there to be 40.3 million slaves in the world; however, given the difficulty of collecting data, the areas that are not included – organ … Continue reading “Hollow Promises of a Better Life: Modern Day Slavery”