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Slowly but surely Somalia is on its way to enjoy a stable government

Emnet  Assefa




The 46th extra ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) council of Ministers meeting, on Wednesday Jan. 3rd discussed and accepted a grand stabilization plan presented to the summit by the Government of the Republic of Somalia on stabilization of Somalia.

After an uneasy silence for three weeks, the AU prepares to get more troops inside Mali 

 Emnet Assefa


After what came as inexplicable silence by the African Union following the all widely anticipated French military attack against Islamist rebels in Mali some three weeks ago, the Peace and Security Department of the AU announced yesterday that it will hold a pledging conference for peace keeping process in Mali.

Ambassador Dina Mufti, Spokesperson at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Shimelis Kemal, state minister at the government communication affairs bureau, said they can’t confirm the rumors yet, and our calls to Ambassador Girma Asmerom, Eritrea’s Ambassador to the AU hasn’t been returned.



Reports are emerging from Asmara, Eritrea, that some 200 army mutineers have taken control of the country’s ministry of information building in central Asmara.

Amidst confusing reports what is clear that the state TV, Eri-TV, is off air.  Eritrea’s ruling party People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), website http://www.shabait.com is also inaccessible.