Written by VOA /East Africa
Ethiopian young girls waiting to travel to Yemen in Bossaso, the commercial city of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland and the launching pad of the people trying to cross the Gulf of Aden to Yemen. (File Photo)Photo: AP
The International Organization for Migration says it is concerned and fearful about the fate of thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded in deplorable conditions for many months in northern Yemen. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from IOM headquarters in Geneva the organization says it has run out of funds to repatriate the migrants.
For more than one year, the International Organization for Migration has been providing critical humanitarian assistance to thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen who want to return home.
The agency so far, has managed to repatriate more than 6,000 migrants. Thousands more are waiting to return, but the International Organization for Migration says, except for a lucky few, it cannot help them because it has run out of money. Read more →
Written by Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court found two Swedish journalists guilty on Wednesday of helping and promoting the outlawed Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel group, and entering the Horn of Africa nation illegally.Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July after they entered Ethiopia’s Ogaden province from Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region with a team of ONLF fighters.Sentencing is due next week and the prosecution asked for a combined sentence of 18 years 6 months for both charges.Sileshi Ketsela, one of the defence lawyers, said they would now discuss with their clients about whether to appeal.Addis Ababa has blacklisted the ONLF as a terrorist group, and its recently-adopted anti-terrorism legislation outlaws promotion of the insurgents’ activities. Read more →
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Monday December 19 2011 – News Release
Mr. Andrew Smith reports
TIGRAY ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF THE 795 SQUARE KILOMETREHARVEST NORTH PROPERTIES IN ETHIOPIA
Tigray Resources Inc. has entered into a non-binding agreementwith respect to a three-year option to acquire up to an 80% interest in theHarvest North properties from an arm’s length party. The Harvest Northproperties cover 795 square kilometres immediately adjacent north and west ofTigray’s existing Harvest project in Ethiopia.Tigray’s President and CEO Andrew Lee Smith said, “We areencouraged by the first set of drill results at our Harvest project in Ethiopia,which were released on December 12 and included a highlight hole of 73.8 metresof 3.8% copper, 1.3 grams per tonne gold and 14 grams per tonne silver. Theacquisition of Harvest North takes our land position to more than 1,100 squarekilometres and establishes Tigray as the dominant land holder in this promisingnew region.” Read more →