Life in arid areas can be a blessing, not a misfortune: this is the message that Eritrea seeks to spread during Expo Milano 2015. Its contribution will be to illustrate the sustainability of its traditional agriculture. It outlines the potential of its natural resources as a food reserve for rural communities, explains how to deal with the challenges of water scarcity, introduces the traditional Eritrean cuisine (which, in many cases, has excellent nutritional value), and highlights the potential of cooperative approaches.
May 24, 2015 is Eritreans’ twenty-fourth Independence Day. Days of full excitement the weeks which proceed Independence Day, are historic. Educational institutions from elementary to higher education have been holding different activities earmarking the Independence Day celebrations including sports competitions, general knowledge competitions as well as cultural shows. The Eritrean Sport Federation inclusive of the six regions is holding competitive activities in all sports activities. Different ministries, local administrations and institutions are giving symposiums and dinner parties to their employees. Carnivals, musical shows, bazaars, and art shows are some of the highlights of the festivities. Street dancing and musical shows have been staged for two days at main street of Asmara. The Independence festivity embraced concerts by national artists, a German Musical symphony and a musical cultural group from South Africa in the Art Deco cinemas of Cinema Roma, Cinema Asmara and street Carnivals at the World known for its edifice and art deco beauty Liberty Avenue.
Prior to the publication of Piketty’s book, Piketty and Saez used Internal Revebue Service data to track US income inequality from 1913 to 2010. These data show that the rise in inequality, as measured by the share of income going to the top 1 percent of “tax units” (not exactly comparable to families or households), in much greater in the United States than in any other rich capitalist country, although the United Kingdom is not far behind.
Not since the Great Depression of the 1930s has it been so apparent that the core capitalist economics are experiencing secular stagnation, characterized by slow growth, rising unemployment and underemployment, and idle productive capacity. Consequently, mainstream economics is finally beginning to recognize the economic stagnation tendency that has long been a focus in these pages, although it has yet to develop a coherent analysis of the phenomenon.
Winds of change are subtle, but chilly at times. How, when, where and why they start is only best reflected in history books. In hindsight, history glorifies and points to the exact sources and direction of the change.
Has Africa ever been free and working for itself? Does it realize that it remains only under illusory yokes of "dependence" that colonialists put it under? Does it have the courage to fore-go with a much needed painful struggle against the burdens of its unfulfilled prophecies?
A deliberate campaign spearheaded by certain, self-proclaimed, Horn of Africa scholars and activists has been launched in the past few weeks aimed at misconstruing Eritrea-European Union (EU) relations.This brief account attempts to shed light on the solid, 22-years old, Eritrea-EU ties of development cooperation which is firmly anchored on mutual respect and collaboration in sectors that are agreed upon by both sides.
The Director of the Eritrean Center for Strategic Studies Dr. Ahmed Hassan Dahli gave an interview in connection with the 13th anniversary of the ruling by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC). The second and final part of the interview’s summary follows: