Monthly Archives: "February 2017"

Congress man Smith-authored legislation to protect civilians introduced Washington, Feb 15, 2017 Joined by victims of torture at the hands of the Ethiopian government, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06), came together this afternoon to bring to light the actions of the oppressive government of President Mulatu Teshome. “For too long the government of Ethiopia has used violence, including the shooting of peaceful protestors, to snuff out any opposition,” said Smith, Chairman of the House Panel on Africa. “Simple conversations with the Ethiopian Government have proven toRead More
February 1, 2017   Lava lake inside Ethiopia’s Etra Ale volcano reaches searing temperatures exceeding 1,100 degrees Celsius New fissures opened up about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the summit caldera, spilling large amounts of lava At least one of the lava lakes has experienced large changes in the level of its lava   By Annabel Fenwick Elliott and Mark Prigg For It is known as the ‘smoking mountain’ and the ‘gateway to hell’. Erta Ale, a shield volcano near the Ethiopian and Eritrean border, is famous for its long-lived lava lake thatRead More