Consul General Semere Ghbremarian O. Micael, the only accredited diplomat from Eritrea, has been expelled from Canada for soliciting army funds from Eritrean-Canadians. The Horn of Africa nation has condemned the expulsion, calling Cananda “a bully against a small and proud nation and its people.”
For years, Israel's array of African communities had little interaction, divided by religious, linguistic and cultural differences. That is changing. They are facing a common situation in Israel — relegated to bottom rungs, partly because of discrimination over their skin color. That has brought some members of a wide range of communities together, including Jewish Ethiopians, nomadic Muslim Arabs and migrants from Eritrea and Sudan.
A severe drought in the Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti—is affecting almost nine million people, causing widespread hunger in the region while stripping local farmers of their livelihood, the United Nations’ World Food Program announced Wednesday.