On Oct. 3, 2013, hundreds of migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea. Less than a quarter mile from the Italian island of Lampedusa, their rickety, overcrowded boat began to sink. They set a blanket on fire to call for help, but flames engulfed the ship. The passengers crowded to one side, and the vessel capsized.... Read more »
In April 2014, nine Ethiopian journalists were arrested and jailed under the broad interpretation of anti-terrorism laws. They were accused of working with opposition groups to overthrow the government. Yet no evidence of any wrongdoing has been produced.
Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers have become part of an international migration crisis. What do we know about these stateless wanderers? Why do the flee, and what happens when they cross the Mediterranean in search of a new home?
Some of Paul Mahaffy’s fondest childhood memories are of doing something that would make most parents today cringe. Living in the Red Sea nation of Eritrea, he would climb a mountain near the town of Senafe.
Africa Talks has always been about providing thoughtful analysis on issues affecting Africa and its global diaspora. Now, we want to help African journalists tell their own stories with a first-of-its-kind e-learning platform.
In a first-of-its-kind agreement, the United States and five countries from the East African Community trading bloc pledged to lower barriers and improve standards in order to allow African countries to export more products, including food, to U.S. consumers. The U.S.-EAC Cooperation Agreement was signed Thursday by representatives from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda... Read more »
The man who served as Ethiopia’s first president after the fall of the Marxist Dergue regime, Dr. Negaso Gidada Solan now bemoans the fact that the high democratic ideals he fought for are now ignored. “You can have a very beautiful constitution,” Dr. Negaso said during a lecture at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)... Read more »
FOR VOLUNTEERS, BUILDING HOMES ABROAD IS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE A catchphrase among volunteers is “think globally, act locally.” Habitat for Humanity believes it has found a way to do exactly that. Through a program based on the Christian tenet of tithing, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County sets aside money each time it builds a house... Read more »
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