Sarkozy gives Guelleh his benediction

01/30/2010, Indian Ocean Newsletter
French President Nicolas Sarkozy finally took up the two-year old invitation from his Djibouti counterpart President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) to visit his country. The visit was indeed lightning, at 11 pm on 19 January when the aircraft taking Sarkozy to Paris on his way back from Mayotte and Reunion Island stopped for fuel. The Djibouti President came away a happy man from this nocturnal meeting. Continue reading


The Islamist threat is back in Kenya

  A decade after the terrorist attacks on Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenya and its US ally have once again come up against the threat from Islamist extremists. Continue reading

Ethiopia commits genocide and Eritrea gets sanctioned

By Thomas C. Mountain
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Jan 20, 2010, 00:27

ASMARA, Eritrea — The UN inSecurity Council has done it again in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia has been committing genocide in the Ethiopian Ogaden and in response the UN Security Council, in a closed door meeting, passed sanctions against . . . Eritrea? Continue reading

Religious Violence in Nigerian City Spread

Gilbert da Costa | Abuja 20 January 2010
A local market destroyed in recent violence at Jos, Nigeria, 12 Jan 2010
Photo: AP

A local market destroyed in recent violence at Jos, Nigeria, 12 Jan 2010

Residents of Nigeria’s city of Jos say attacks are continuing for a fourth day in parts of the state previously unaffected despite the imposition of a 24-hour curfew and the deployment of soldiers. Continue reading

Portraying Unrealistic Image through Exaggerated Expectations Is Not The Eritrean Government’s Political Culture: President Isaias

Asmara, 21 October 2009- In an interview he conducted with Reuters News Agency here today, President Isaias Afwerki underscored that it is not in the Eritrean government’s political culture to portray unrealistic image through exaggerated expectations. “Hence, we don’t want to give invented promises regarding gold and other mining ventures,” he elaborated.
In the interview focusing on diverse domestic, regional and international issues, the President pointed out that had the endowment of abundant natural resources and the income derived thereof been the crucial factor, the world would not have witnessed the prevailing dire poverty in the resource-rich African countries. He further stressed that the decisive factor is the effective and efficient utilization of available Continue reading

Eritrea Mine Analyst Tour,Visit to Bisha Project , Additional Eritrean Government Support

Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU-TSX/AMEX) is pleased to report on the successful conclusion of an analyst tour to the Bisha Project from September 27-30.  The visit was attended by a number of representatives from leading Canadian and UK institutions. The visit was well received by analysts, the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Eritrean National Mining Corporation (Enamco). The property tour and country visit was a coordinated effort by Nevsun Resources, Sunridge Gold Corporation and Canadian Gold Hunter (formerly Sanu Resources). The visitors included representatives from Canaccord Capital, Geologic Resource Partners, Griffiths McBurney Partners, Kin Communications and Ocean Equities. Continue reading

Zambaiti- Eritrea P.L.C ( ZaEr): Pioneering Excellence in the Textile and Garment Industry


By Mansour Nouredin, Sep 28, 2009, 2:34pm


ZaEr, short for Zambaiti- Eritrea Plc, is a garment and textile industry in Eritrea. Famous for its export oriented products, the company basic objective is to produce world class garment and textile products. In an interview he conducted with, Mr. Stefano Bonnazi, General Manager of ZaEr said “in its quest of manufacturing export-oriented high quality products, the company has begun to manufacture Giorgio Armani, Nara Camicie and other world-class designs and put on sale to the world market through Cotonificio Honegger S.p.A, a subsidiary of Zambaiti Copertificio,” based in Albino, Italy.
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