May 112012

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:03Written by EPDP Executive CommitteeThursday, 10 May 2012 07:00

On May 5th, 2012 EPDP Executive Committee (EC) held its third regular meeting. The Chairman, Hamid Drar, presented his report on the party progress, the situation in the opposition and our people.  Members of the EC also presented their reports for the last quarter on the activities and progress on their departments.

The meeting evaluated and discussed all reports thoroughly and in depth. Furthermore, the meeting assessed the everyday worsening life of our people, the flow of our youth to neighboring countries, and the inhumane treatment they are enduring from the human traffickers. Continue reading »

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May 112012
ADDIS ABABA, May 10 (Reuters) – On the outskirts of Addis Ababa, a muezzin leads a solemn sermon at a mosque before thousands of worshippers stamp their feet to protest against what they say is the Ethiopian government’s interference in religious affairs.
Protests are uncommon in tightly-controlled Ethiopia, and the unrest has caused concern in the predominantly Christian nation that takes pride in centuries of coexistence.

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May 112012

There is a risk of strong tension throughout the country as worshipers leave the mosques on 11 May. There could be demonstrations, comparable with the one in Addis Ababa on 4 May which gathered a crowd of several thousand. This movement is protesting against the government’s Ahbashism campaign that uses Lebanese Muslim clerics to fight against Ethiopian preachers considered too close to Wahhabism (ION 1329). However, these reactions were fuelled by the brutal repression, resulting in deaths, of other demonstrations last week in the town of Assasa.  Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:04 pm
May 112012

ኢሳት ዜና:-ኢህአዴግ መንግሥት በሙስሊሙ ማህበረሰብ በተፈጠረበት ጫና ሃይማኖቱን በበላይነት ሲመራ የነበረውንና በመንግሥት የሚደገፈውን መጅሊስ እንዲፈርስ ባለፈው ሃሙስ ውሳኔ ማሳለፉን ምንጮች አስታወቁ፡፡

ዛሬ በአዲስ አበባ ማዘጋጃ ቤት በመጅሊስ የተጠሩ የአዲስ አበባ እና አካባቢዋ ሙስሊም ማህበረሰቦች ከፌዴራል ጉዳዮች ጽ/ቤት ተወካዮች ጋር የተወያዩ ሲሆን ከሰኔ መጀመሪያ እስከ ሐምሌ 2004 ዓ.ም ባለው ጊዜ ውስጥ አዲስ መጅሊስ በምርጫ ይቋቋማል በሚል በመንግሥት ቃል ተገብቷል። ይሁን እንጅ የሙስሊሙ ማህበረሰብ ጥያቄ አለመመለሱን የሙስሊሙ ማህበረሰብ ጊዜያዊ ኮሚቴ አባላት ለማህበረሰቡ ገልጸዋል፡፡ Continue reading »

 Posted by at 6:17 am
May 112012
In recent weeks, the White House has announced a stepped-up drone campaign in Yemen [Al Jazeera]

Washington, DC – In Washington, it’s a case of a good-news story gone very wrong: An intelligence success perhaps partly undone by political opportunism and indiscipline, amid signs that American policy in Yemen is set to repeat errors seen elsewhere. And in both cases, it is the political leadership in the US capital which is to blame.

It all started so well. According to media reports – many, many such reports – US and Saudi intelligence succeeded in infiltrating the terrorist apparatus of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (ubiquitously referred to as AQAP) with a would-be suicide operative who, reportedly provided with the latest incendiary design of AQAP’s senior bomb-maker, promptly turned the highly sophisticated explosive device over to Saudi authorities, rather than detonating it, as planned, on an international flight. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 6:11 am
May 112012

በየመስጊዱ ሕዝበ ሙስሊሙ የዓርብ ፀሎትን በሰላም እንዳይፀልይ በማወክ በግልጽና በህቡዕ የሚንቀሳቀሱ አካላት በሃይማኖት ሽፋን ሰላም ከማደፍረስ የማይቆጠቡ ከሆነ፣ እጁን አጣጥፎ እንደማይመለከት መንግሥት አስገነዘበ፡፡

የፌዴራል ጉዳዮች ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር ሽፈራው ተክለ ማርያም የመሥርያ ቤታቸውን የዘጠኝ ወራት ዕቅድ አፈጻጸም ሪፖርት ትናንት ለተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ባቀረቡበት ወቅት እንደገለጹት፣ በግልጽና በህቡዕ በመንቀሳቀስ የአገሪቱን ሰላምና ልማት የሚያውኩትን ፀረ ሰላም ኃይሎች መታገስ ሰላም ወዳዱን ሕዝብ ለአደጋ ማጋለጥ ነው፡፡ Continue reading »

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May 112012

Asmara, 10 May, 2012 – A meeting of regional Administrators was conducted today at State House here in the capital.

The meeting first heard briefings by President Isaias Afwerki and experts engaged in charting infrastructure projects regarding priorities in infrastructure projects and development prospects, as well as their relative advantages both at the national and regional level.

Moreover, the meeting held discussion on work accomplishment over the past six months in each Administrative region and developmentprograms envisaged for this year’s rainy season. A detailed outline was presented at the meeting as regards the land set for cultivation during the rainy season, the desired farm crops both in scope and quality, the required tractors and machinery aimed at boosting agricultural output, particularly ensuring food security. In addition, the meeting assessed the existing state of affairs concerning rainfall. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 5:53 am
May 112012

It is election time in many parts of Africa. Advocates will disappear or suddenly die mysteriously or are just murdered.  A recent example is the West African nation of Mali. 

An election was scheduled and the incumbent was favored to win.  A faction didn’t like the odds and hired the military to engineer a coup.  Now this peaceful, democratic nation is in turmoil.  Tranquility shifted to chaos in several weeks. Continue reading »

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