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Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once both...
  Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once...
  Background: Eritrea was in a state of war when Kees traveled to it in 1999. The Eritrean–Ethiopian War took place from May 1998 to June 2000. The war resulted in an Ethiopian military victory.  Side A:  Cornelis “Kees” Hulsman  and Martin are discussing the demographics of Eritrea.  According to...
The relations between the two Churches, Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian, began to emerge during the early fourteenth century, in the era of Saint Athanasius. The first Bishop of Ethiopia that was consecrated was called Frumentius, an Egyptian sailor. He founded a division in Ethiopia at the end of...
Background: Metropolitan Bīshūy is known to be quite the controversial and outspoken figure in regards to other Christian denominations besides the Coptic Orthodox Church. In 2007, the metropolitan had reportedly made a statement in regards to the Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians in Egypt,...
Background: In an FPA press conference, ʿAlī ʿUthmān Ṭaha, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan (1995-1998) elaborates on the achievements of the government since the 1989 coup. He gives an opening statement and then answers to questions related to the country's relations with other countries...
Background: Eritrean official Eskain Menkerior explains Eritrea’s policy towards NGOs and Eritrea’s opposition to religious-sectarian political organisations. Another official from the Eritrean Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare explains the role of the ministry in reducing unemployment,...
Background: Eritrean officials give insights to their government’s social and educational development programmes and an assessment on current social statistics. Turning to the Eritrean-Ethiopian War, he talks from an Eritrean point of view about the course of the war, the role of the OAU, EU and UN...
Background: The recording contains interviews with three Eritreans who had been deported from Ethiopia. Their personal stories provide an insight to the Ethiopian deportation program and methods in this period. Side A:  The deportees tell their stories: Rosa Berhane (17): she was deported from the...
Background: This is an interview with two of the three or four last remaining Jews of Eritrea. They are speaking about the history of the Jewish community in Eritrea after the Second World War, Jewish life in Eritrea, Israel, and their own thoughts on emigrating. Side A:  One of the two remaining...
Background: Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs Haile Woldense provides an Eritrean view on the Eritrean-Ethiopian war and his administration’s efforts to prevent it. Side A:   The Eritrean Foreign Minister, Haile Woldense, talks in a press conference about the Eritrean-Ethiopian War. He states...
Background: Former Prime Minister Ṣādiq al-Mahdī shares his views on political tolerance and freedom in Sudan, stressing the equality between Christians and Muslims in terms of freedom and political tolerance. At that time, the Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (otherwise known as Carlos...
International Women Day (IWD) is celebrated yearly on 8 March and is a day when women around the world are commended for acts and determinations that often changed the course of history, for fighting obsolete customs in order to improve women place in society, and for offering sacrifices for the...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
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