A Look Back on Eritrea’s Historic 1993 Referendum

Two years after winning a de facto independence and effectively end of the armed struggle for independence, the Eritrean people held a historic, internationally supervised referendum on April 23-25, 1993 to determine its political future. Today, we are commemorating its 25th Anniversary. BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (Ph.D.) This week represents the 25th anniversary of the Eritrean […]

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OCSA Calls on International Community to Help Ogaden Self-Determination

By Ahmed Abdi, THE Ogaden Community in South Africa (OCSA) has called on the International Community to hold UN-Sponsored self-determination referendum for the people of Occupied-Ogaden region, which the people have been seeking since British handed over to Ethiopia in 1954. In a statement issued following its 11th meeting last last week, its leaders thanked the government of […]

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Scotland Referendum: Important Lesson for African War Mongers

By Bruh Tesfa, NEWS are circulating around that Scotland is holding a referendum to decide whether or not to secede from United Kingdom. While respecting the people’s wish on how to run their land, British Prime Minister Cameron is reportedly offering some attractive incentives for Scotland to remain part of United Kingdom, the details of which has […]

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Egypt’s Army Chief Sisi Cleared to Run for President

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi cleared to stand as candidate in presidential elections, hours after promotion to military’s highest rank By The Guardian, Egypt’s military council has cleared army leader Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for the presidency. Sisi has been discussed as a potential head of state ever since he ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, […]

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New Egyptian Constitution will Protect the Nile

By TesfaNews, More than 40 percent of Egypt’s 53 million registered voters today voted with an “overwhelming majority” to approve their new constitution. An official announcement released today suggests the two-day constitutional referendum concluded with the backing of 98.1% of the voters. The passing of the new constitution by an overwhelming majority and higher voters […]

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Egypt’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Sudanese President Heading to Asmara

By Shabait, President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks at Denden Hall with Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza, Special Envoy of Egypt’s Acting President, Mr. Adly Mansour, and Vice Foreign Minister of the country. In the course of the meeting, Presidet Isaias expressed the Eritrean government’s conviction that Egyptian people would overcome the current challenge, […]

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South Sudanese vote 98.83% for independence

Reuters South Sudan voted overwhelmingly to declare independence in final results of a referendum announced on Monday, opening the door to Africa’s newest state and a fresh period of uncertainty for the fractured region. Hundreds of south Sudanese danced, screamed and waved flags as the announcement was broadcast on a line of TV sets in […]

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