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AFRICANGLOBE - The recent recovery of two ancient Chinese coins dated respectively 1080 and 1040 AD from Harla, the great ancient town near Dire Dawa poses an interesting question.How come coins from inner oriental China ever got there, about a thousand years ago?
AFRICANGLOBE - For over two decades the Ogaden region, in eastern Ethiopia, has been devastated by a grueling insurgency.Trapped in a time warp, it has been forgotten and underdeveloped. But in the last few years, thanks to the increased security here, a five-star hotel, eco-tourism ventures and even a large abattoir are being built by the former diaspora community.