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Eritrea: the Cunama – Getting out

The Cunama, also known as the Baza, are a small ethnic group considered the most ancient of Eritrea’s inhabitants. They now number around 120,000 in Eritrea (roughly 2% of the total population), 15,000 in Sudan, and 5,000 in Ethiopia. The life of the Cunama, from birth to old age – and even after death, is…

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Eritrea – Under Siege

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  “Operation Forto” is the name given to the incident that happened on January 21st    this year, which shook the regime of Isayas Afeworki to its core. Foreign media spoke of a “failed coup”. However, the government downplayed Operation Forto, as “a coup which never existed”.  Our correspondent reports.Residents in the capital Asmara were unaware…

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Eritrea – Master of deceit

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Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad)’s meetings are usually run on consensus and participants have no reasons to fight over issues. Not so during the meeting held in Addis Ababa in early July. Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki chaired the summit which was devoted mostly to drought, security and development in the Horn of Africa. When discussing…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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