Tadias Addis with Seifu Fantahun talks to Helen Tadesse who soon starts a new TV show called Golden
Tadias Addis with Seifu Fantahun
Tadias Addis with Seifu Fantahun talks to Helen Tadesse who soon starts a new TV show called Golden Lady.
Development Minister visits drought affected area in Somali region
Perhaps a strategy to help curb the chronic issues of African migration to Europe, playing catch up to China’s ever increasing role in the continent, or replacing the soon to be diminishing role of the United States in the midst of the America-first mantra of Donald J. Trump, Europe’s most power nation, Germany, is making an impression in Africa via its ‘Marshall Plan with Africa’.
To make the new reality known, Germany’s Minister of Development: Gerd Muller visited a refugee camp in the Somali Regional State on Monday and he announced an additional donations of 100 million euros the following day in Addis Ababa, bringing the total donation of Germany for the effort to combat drought in the East African region to 300 million euros in total.
“We live in one world, we are part of Africa,” the minister said. “It is our national interest to help Africa and increase our support”.
This was to help reinstate the role of German aid in helping reduce the impact of a historic drought in the country, the region as well as build a new German brand within the continent. For the Minister, this was his third visit to Ethiopia after being appointed to his current position in 2013.
The delegation he led included German celebrities, activists and bureaucrats from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development – the architect of the new deal with Africa.
The Somali region, located in the far-east of Ethiopia, is close to Djibouti and Somalia. It is an area occupied mostly by ethnic Somalis, practicing pastoralist way of life. The region has had a number of capital cities in the past including Gode and Kebri Dehar; and since 1994 Jigjiga.