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They don’t give a dam about development Print E-mail
 
Nathalie Rothschild

They don’t give a dam about development

Recently, a group of international NGOs has been leading a campaing to stop the building of the Gibe III hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia. They say the dam will disrupt the local ecosystem and the traditional lifestyles of ‘indigenous people’. So why are these groups, normally so vocal about geographical displacement, not up in arms about the tragedy that has unfolded in Ethiopia over the past few weeks? At least 19 people have died and 25,000 have been displaced because of floods.

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Energy and Security Issues in the Red Sea Print E-mail

Energy and Security Issues in the Red Sea Transforming as the Age of Gas Begins in Earnest

Now, unlike a year or two ago, Eritrea recognizes that it can no longer give Ethiopia a pretext to go to war, because it would lose that conflict. On the other hand, Ethiopia’s need for the recovery of its Red Sea access may well have been forced by the combined efforts which recently resulted in, effectively, the loss of access through the Republic of Somaliland, which has succumbed, with broad Eritrean, Iranian, and other aid, to pan-Somalist, Islamist governance. So Ethiopia must bow to whatever demands Djibouti may make on it, in order to use the port of Djibouti, or else Addis Ababa must find a way to take back its territory in the south-eastern, Afar, area of what is the modern Eritrean state.

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Shame on You Senators Feingold and Leahy Print E-mail

Shame on You Senators Feingold and Leahy [Draft Bill S. 3757]

By Tecola W. Hagos

September 5, 2010


Both Senators Leahy and Feingold, shame on you for your dishonesty and misleading “findings.”  What have you gained from such outrageous statements simply blaming the victim of concerted campaign by the historic enemies of Ethiopia ? You cannot claim ignorance for you have access to intelligence reports compiled by very many agencies. How much money does Saudi Arabia, along with Egypt, Iraq, the Gulf Emirates, et cetera expend financing and arming and instigating hostilities against Ethiopia? We all know Eritrea is a poor country. Where do you think all this weapon that the Eritrean Government is distributing is coming from? Senators Feingold and Leahy do not claim you are doing all these for the benefit of Ethiopians? You are promoting the goals of Ethiopia ’s historic enemies to destroy Ethiopia for some convoluted mind bending reasons of your own. You do not, simply put, make sense!

http://www.tecolahagos.com/Shame_Feingold_Leahy.htm

 
Energy and Security Issues in the Red Sea Transforming as the Age of Gas Begins in Earnest Print E-mail

Now, unlike a year or two ago, Eritrea recognizes that it can no longer give Ethiopia a pretext to go to war, because it would lose that conflict. On the other hand, Ethiopia’s need for the recovery of its Red Sea access may well have been forced by the combined efforts which recently resulted in, effectively, the loss of access through the Republic of Somaliland, which has succumbed, with broad Eritrean, Iranian, and other aid, to pan-Somalist, Islamist governance. So Ethiopia must bow to whatever demands Djibouti may make on it, in order to use the port of Djibouti, or else Addis Ababa must find a way to take back its territory in the south-eastern, Afar, area of what is the modern Eritrean state.

http://oilprice.com/Geo-Politics/Africa/Energy-and-Security-Issues-in-the-Red-Sea-Transforming-as-the-Age-of-Gas-Begins-in-Earnest.html

 
ERITREANS VOW TO LAUNCH ETHNIC BASED MOVEMENT Print E-mail

"Eritrean nations and nationalities have decided to collectively take an arms struggle in a united form to secure the abandoned rights of self determination up to secession" Mohamed Mear, Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization(RSADO) foreign affairs head told Sudan Tribune. "Eritrean nations and nationalities have decided to collectively take an arms struggle in a united form to secure the abandoned rights of self determination up to secession" Mohamed Mear, Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization(RSADO) foreign affairs head told Sudan Tribune.

http://asmarino.com/news/720-exiled-eritreans-vow-to-launch-ethnic-based-movement

 
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