Eager to change
To mount to the pinnacle
To bring grace and harmony?
Executives at DP World argue that Africa needs many more ports—especially in the Horn, where conflict has stifled trade. Ethiopia, populous and fast-growing, lost its coastline when Eritrea broke away in 1991. Its 105m people rely on Djibouti for 95% of their trade. Farther inland, countries such as South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda struggle to reach markets. DP World thinks the region from Sudan to Somalia needs 10-12 ports. It has just half that. “The whole Horn of Africa is short of ports. It’s stifling,” says one executive.
Wow Ethiopian `Supremacists’ living in USA as African American!
Eritreans have lived under a virtual state of emergency since then.
Severxal governmeznt ministers, military generals and prominent officials demanded the constitution’s implementatizon, following the signing of an earlier peace agreement with Ethiopia, in 2000.
The government ignored their demand and, instead, detained 11 of them. They include three former foreign ministers – Mahmoud Ahmed Sherifo, Petros Solomon and Haile Woldetensae. They have never been charged or convicted and their whereabouts remain unknown.
I won’t tell you where the place is, the dark mesh of the woods
meeting the unmarked strip of light—
ghost-ridden crossroads, leafmold paradise:
I know already who wants to buy it, sell it, make it disappear.
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
ሰውኣትና ዘኪረ ንውሽጢ ነቢዐ
ትካለይ ፈሪሱ ዳግም ተወቒዐ።
ልምዓትና ይቐፅል ንትከሎም ፈልስና
ኢድንኢድ ንታሓዝ ነጥፍእ ፀላእትና
በትሪ ሓፂን ንኹን ዋርድያ ሃገርና
ሎሚ’ውን ይደገም ቅያ ወለድና።
You Gave” Lyrics
Lord I want to be
pleasing to You
In everything I do
And I want to love you more
More than yesterday
More than words can say
‘Cause you gave your life
You lived and died for me
You paid the price
You sacrificed for me