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Over 2000 citizens Crowd Eritrean Embassy In Addis Ababa

Lately, crowds of frustrated Eritreans have been crowding the Eritrean embassy hoping it will facilitate their return to Eritrea. A stranded Eritrean said, “…the embassy is treating our debacle as a commercial opportunity and plans to exploit us.”

The Eritreans had travelled to Ethiopia for different reasons. Some went there to meet their relatives who cannot travel to Eritrea because they are dissenters. Others have traveled to Addis Ababa for medication because medical services in Eritrea are poor.

A contact told Gedab News, “I came to Addis Ababa to visit my old mother who lives in in Ethiopia with my relative who cannot travel to Eritrea because he is considered an enemy of the Eritrean ruling party.” The Eritrean government keeps lists of  banned names at all entry points to Eritrea.

The stranded people traveled to Ethiopia just prior to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic; they were stranded there after air travel stopped. And since then they have been going through dire financial situations; some of them became homeless.

Recently the embassy announced it will start the process for their return to Asmara and asked those who wish to return home to register at the embassy. Last week over 2000 people turned up in the embassy hoping their ordeal will end. However, the embassy gave them detailed forms to fill up and informed them each traveler must pay $300 dollars to cover the cost of travel ticket in a chartered Ethiopian Airlines flight. In addition, once they arrive in Asmara, they must stay quarantined in a hotel for a week or ten days—and must make advance payment or provide guarantees. Most of the people left the embassy in frustration because they “cannot afford the travel and hotel costs for the expected quarantine period.”

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the price of a return Asmara-Addis Ababa ticket costed about EB 9,400 (about US$340); some travelers said they were willing to buy a one-way ticket for half the pre-Covid price. However, the embassy told them, the price of air travel has increased because now airplanes carry fewer passengers to abide by the international travel policies and adhere to social distancing guidelines. A stranded Eritrean said, “there was no sympathy or financing proposal by the embassy, they told us their decision in a manner that looked like a normal commercial transaction.”

Several Eritrean embassies in many countries are treating the repatriation of stranded citizens similarly.

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  • Brhan
  • sara

    selam all,—- comment on topic.
    specially those who are reading (in Ethiopia) this article or news from awate…
    as you know before the peace treaty with Ethiopia some of you who are in Ethiopia went through Sudan. now i read here you want to return back to eritrea …. if you want to return to Eritrea ,you can travel through west ethiopia by road to sudan and arrive at the western border of eritrea and you can easily go in to your country. according some who made it to the border of sudan and eritrea from ethiopia the traveling date takes two days by road to reach eritrean border and the cost is appx 2000 br . additionally you have to be prepared to spend few day in quarantine in the border town of eritrea .
    i

    • Abi

      Sariti shikorina
      On point! On time! On budget!

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት

    ወዲ ዓከር በሊዖም
    ላምባ ዝፈስዉ
    ዘይተገብረ ጌርና ኢሎም
    ዝሕስዉ
    ባብ-ገነት ዓጽዮም
    ናይ ገሃነም ዘርሕዉ
    ሳላሳ ዓመት ብዘይ ፍረ ከምዘለዉ
    ……….’ንዳ ፈለጡ
    ……….ብግምጥልሽ ይዛረቡ
    ደቂ ገርሂ-ልባ ከዕሽዉ

    ቅዳሕ ናብ ቤት-ጽሕፈት ዓዲ-ሃሎ

  • Brhan

    Hello awate forumers
    What do you think about November 03, 2020? I am speaking about the US elections and its effect on Eritrea?
    Will things wil be different if Joe Biden wins? As you know Trump’s favourites from the third world are the dictators.

    • Abi

      Brhan
      I wish all public speakers were like you.
      Captivating! Everyone is enlightened! That is what I think.
      Thank you.

      • Brhan

        Salam Alikum Abi,
        Look Trump’s friends;
        1. Putin 2.Kim Jong-Un3. MBS 4. MBZ 5. Cici
        #3 & #4 are IA’s buddies and there can a domino effect if Joe Biden wins?

        • Abi

          ዋእሌኩም ሰላም ብርሃን
          ባይደን ቢያሸንፍ ያለምንም ጥርጥር ይጨልምባቸዋል::
          ስራ ሊበዛብህ ነው:)

          • Brhan

            Abi,
            Sew Sew Yasegenew Sra naw other wise ..
            Also the domino effect can reach PMAA?

          • Abi

            Brhan
            “ሰውን ሰው ያደረገው እቁብ ነው” ሲባል አልሰማህም?
            Don’t worry about PMAA. He will do better with Biden at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On top of that Madam Rice at Foggy Bottom will make everything beautiful for Ethiopia. Tremendous!

          • Brhan

            Abi
            I won’t be worried if PMAA revises his use of power to silence Ethiopians who are opposing his policies. It crystal clear that he is heading to be a full time tyrant, like IA.
            The democrtic party of the US , if they win in this upcoming election they for sure will clean the mess created by tryant loving current president where his foreign policy gave a deaf ear and a blind eye to the issue of human rights, democracy and rule of law in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

          • Abi

            Brhan
            You must be residing in a pitch black darkness if you believe the US policy makers ( democrat or republican) worry about Human right ጅኒ ቁልቋል in Africa , Asia or Latin America.
            Let us be serious sometimes.

          • Brhan

            Abi,
            If you forget the work of MBS and MBZ to bring PMAA and IA to a table, I love to remind you. You know that MBS and MBZ coordinated the work with Trump’s blessing.
            You can be partially right : that Trump and with him MBS, MBZ do not care about the human right issue of Eritrea, and of course , Ethiopia. But the democrats won’t follow Trump foreign policy: it is the worst policy in the history of USA’s foreign policy. And for the week end to kick your Gini, I say, Mejen …Mejen..

          • Abi

            Brhan
            Susan “Right” is still laughing at the መቶ በመቶ ምርጫ. Last time I checked she was a democrat.
            መጀን ያራዳ ልጅ እነ ድንጋይ ኳሱ
            ከመቼው ተኝተው ከመቼው ተነሱ!
            ይልሃል ያገሬ ተጫዋች::

          • Brhan

            Abi,
            الفات مات ይባላል ባረብኛ ..ላለፈው ክርምት ቤት ኣይሰራም… I am talking about the future but you are taling about the past. I thought you do not like history?

          • Abi

            Brhan
            Looks like history repeats itself.
            ጉዳዩ ስለሚደጋገም ታሪክ ለመሆን እድል የለውም:: ትናንትም ዛሬም ነገም አንድ ነው:: የትናንቷ ሱዛን ዛሬ ሱዚ ነገ ደግሞ ሱዛና ትሆናለች እንጂ ተግባሯ ግን አንድ ነው::
            ከታሪክ ተማር:)

    • Consolation

      Selam Brhan,

      There are some very pertinent saying that you need to be aware of:

      Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
      There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip

      ኣስመራ ምእታው: ኰንካ ምስ ወያነ
      ዝነበረ ተስፋ: ቅሂሙ ካብ ማህመነ
      ባይደን ምስተመርጸ: ክኾነካ መድሕነ
      ኣፍካ መሊእካ: ካብ ነገርካና ከምትምነ
      ዘሀውኽ የብልካን፥ ተጸበ ሓሙሽተ ቕነ
      ወይ ባይደን ስዒሩ፥ ክኽንጠጥ እቲ ድነ
      ወይ ትራምፕ ስዒሩ፥ ክቕጽል እቲ ሕኒነ።

      • Brhan

        Merhaba Consolation
        I am amazed. Can’t you speak up your mind, one day? Why does it has to be from PF(DJ) cadre books instruction. I encourged you many times that at awate.come , you can freely express yourself. Believe me!
        ከምዛ ዝተመልአት ሰዓት
        ጭር ትብል ወሪዱካ መዓት
        ኣይምላእን ዘይትብል ኮንካ ቆራጽ
        ሓሳባትካ ብናጻ ክትገልጽ
        ኣይኮንኩን ሮቦት
        በሎም ይሃልወካ ሓሞት
        ካብ ናቶም ዘረባ ትድግም ከም ጸሎት
        ዓሻ ሓደ ደርፉ ክብሉ ኣይሰማዕካን ዲኻ?
        መስኪናይ በእምሮ ድኻ

        • Consolation

          Selam Brhan

          ወዮ ናታ ከምዝበሃል ንሓማታ
          እቶም ንወያነ ዝነበሩ ከደምታ
          ዕስራ ዓመት ዝላሕልሑ ሸቀልታ
          ኩሉ ይመስሎም ከምኦም ወስላታ።

          • Brhan

            Consolation
            فاقد الشئ لا يعطي
            Zeyblu Ayhbin
            You are just like that!

          • Consolation

            Selam Berhan,

            Now that we have come to this, I will give you my take. The presentation of Biden by the Democratic Party as a candidate for the presidency of the USA is the biggest joke in history. Here is a man who has lost a great deal of his mental acuity, who forgets where he is, or what office he is running for, or cannot tell between his wife and sister, running for the most demanding job in the world. My prediction is that he will lose and lose big. The Democrats will try to steal the election by stuffing ballot boxes or other dirty tricks. That will lead to further pluralization and civil war in the US. Not that I am going to shed any tears over that. But whatever happens, Biden will not win. So if you are praying that he will win and somehow the old Obama days of anti-Eritrean policies at the the State department will come back, my advice is don’t hold your breath. That ain’t happening. In any case, the burial of the TPLF thugs will be performed before January 2021.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Consolation,

            Biden is 77 and Isayas Afeworki is 74, not that much a difference. So do you think IA at 74 is fit to run the country.

            Can you say his interview about Massawa, you where is Massawa related to his old age,

            Or do you think Isayas is going to rule until he is 100.
            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            Are you serious?
            የፈረንጅ 77 የአበሻ 50 ነው::
            ፈረንጅ አርጅቶ ነው የሚወለደው::
            እንደሚበሏቸው ዶሮዎች የገረጀፉ ናቸው::

          • Hashela

            Aby

            “የፈረንጅ 77 የአበሻ 50 ነው::”
            you are so self-centered!!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            አበሻ እንደ ጠጅ እያደር ነው የሚጠነክረው::
            አበሻ ወይራ ነው ሲባል አልሰማህም? ወይራ ቀስ ብሎ ነው የሚያድገው::

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            Is that the reason we have about 20 years difference in life expectancy.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            እድሜ ቢንዘላዘል ምን ፋይዳ አለው?
            ይህ nursing home + assisted living ውስጥ ህይወቱን በኬሚካልና በማሽን ( feeding tube) የሚያረዝመው እየኖረ ይመስልሃል:: እንደ ህፃን ሽንት ጨርቁ እየተቀየረለት የሚኖረውን ኑሮ ትለዋለህ?
            ያገሬ ሰው ሲረግም ” እድሜህ ረዝሞ በአርህ ለመጫወት ያብቃህ” ይላል::

            With basic medical care , አበሻ can definitely narrow the gap in life expectancy. If we reduce child mortality rate, and cover basic medical care specially in rural areas, life expectancy will jump to over 75.
            My wife’s Great uncle is 82 years old and still actively farming in Eritrea. I talked to him over the holiday. That guy is made of still. He goes to church every Sunday which is about 5 KM round trip. No, he is not driving:) when was the last time you walked 5km? May be never. You jump on your bicycle.

          • Haile S.

            Selam Abi and Berhe,

            Your discussion is getting interesting. Therefore, Abi, are you for physician-assisted euthanasia (dying)? I am for.

            I would even add this to the preconditions that Dongolo listed as “Amongst characteristics the Eritrean opposition should embrace” 🙂 🙂

          • Hashela

            ከመይ ሓዲርካ Haile

            This is an interesting and sensitive topics. I live in a city where disproportionately large number of people reach age of > 93 with all the fragility and age related dementia and other sickness in full display. This is a decision that should be made by oneself and in full control of his/her mental capacity. For me, before I lose my mind and/or I can’t change my underwear and drain the resource of my family, the chose is clear and notarized.

          • Haile S.

            Thank you Hashela and Abi,
            I agree completely!

          • Abi

            መምህር
            መተንፈስና መኖር ለየቅል ናቸዉ::

          • Haile S.

            ጀታው
            እውነትም! ኣማርኛዎ ሲጥም!
            እስቲ ወደ ትግርኛ መተርጎሙ ልሞክር

            ምንባርን ምትንፋስን ሓሓምሓሙ (ዝተፈላለየ እዩ)!

          • Hashela

            Haile

            Thank you for the meaningful translation.
            It is unfortunate that Abi communicates his deeply rich wisdom in a dying language with a very limited reach 🙂

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Thanks for the laugh. Good one!
            My earth shattering wisdom is considered “limited edition” for close friends only. Comments are serial numbered . Try to collect them. They worth a whole lot in the future.
            ራሥ አቢ እንዳሉት…

          • Abi

            መምህር
            የቐንየለይ!

          • Consolation

            Selam Abi,

            There is a philosphical question that goes: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” So if you make these delicious Amharic phrases, and there is no one to appreciate them, are they still delicious?

            ኣማርኛው ብያምር: እንደማር ቢጥም
            ማይገባኝ ከሆነ: ከሌለ የሚተረጕም
            ችላ ብየ ኣልፈዋለሁ: ጥዑም ኣልልም

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Hashela,

            You are absolutely right about the sensitivity and unpreparedness of our compatriots. However, we have to open our eyes and lay out what needs to be done.
            In the U.S there are important and necessary documents that need to be prepared and completed in the state you live in prior to emergency or incapacity shows up. You don’t have to be old to do this.

            One of the documents where you dispose off your possessions upon your death is what they call “Will”. Hopefully prepared by an Attorney, in that will one can leave a set of instructions as to when to pull the plug. Otherwise it is conceivable that one can be kept alive by the use of machines and chemicals for a long period of time, draining all the assets and resources. It is kind of paying for your own torture, in my opinion.
            Leaving this instructions is critical for the medical professionals and the family to avoid the unintended consequences.
            I hope there is someone among us who is in the legal profession to identify generally the ABC of this important action.

            Mr. K.H

          • Berhe Y

            Hi KM and Hashela,

            Is this a US thing?

            Where I live money medical cost / money is not the issue but ethics.

            Berhe

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Berhe,

            Hospitals and Doctors are very attentive to what lawyers might come up with if something goes wrong, so they do everything they can to keep you alive.
            The ethics might not be different, cost and expense is quite high for an extended stay at a hospital. The system is quite complex when you add insurance companies and Medicare/Medicaid.

            Mr. K.H

          • Berhe Y

            Hi K.H.,

            I think the US is probably unique case in what’s called “developed” world. In most countries where there is universal health care, the lawyers do not have much things to say or do, so it becomes the decision of the family and advise people of doctors.

            For example, where I live, over 80 percent of death related to Corona has happened in nursing home. Nursing homes are not covered by the universal health care, where few outbreaks have occurred. They are run by private companies, and it really exposed the so called “private care for profit” is nothing but a gimmick.

            There is big discussion right now abd in some places investigation with the public outraged “how can we let this happen”.

            It’s unfortunate but I can see this will turn into a huge election issue abd I will not be surprised if it gets nationalized and become part of the universal care.

            So when I think of the US, I can imagine the challenges where care is privatized across.

            But looking from outside, it’s really mind boggling why the arguments against universal care does not resonate across.

            Berhe

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Berhe Y,

            Looking from inside it is even more mind boggling. I think there is an entrenched industry of insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, trial lawyers, hospital chains etc, who are protecting their stream of revenues from being diverted. They seem to have uncontested power

            I never like the concept of socialism in general, however, when it comes to medical services needs of a population, I think the basic structure should be socialist in nature. Nobody volunteers to be ill. Everyone avoids to the extent possible not to consume medical services. It is not like free or low cost food or clothing.
            So the Government should tax everyone for it and distributes to all who are sick at the most possible low cost.
            If rich people want a deluxe medical services, like private rooms and such, let them get it by paying whatever that market would bear.
            Anyway, that is my personal view in a nutshell.

            Mr. K.H

          • Berhe Y

            Hi K.H.

            I agree fully and its exactly the same in most developed countries.

            I wonder if race has something to do with it. Why would I pay for someone else attitude comes to play I think.

            Michael Moore made a documentary movie called Sicko a while ago, comparing with most other countries.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            መምህር
            Definitely!!!!!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi and Hashela.

            I agree but not always true and depends from country to country.

            Your example is probably more applicable to America, if we are referring to most western society.

            Would you say compared to the Scandinavian countries or Japan our people have better life style?

            Back home due to lots of factors, such as active life style ( lots of walking, balanced diet ( mostly driven by lack of resources) and not processed, and good family support, social circle, less stress, no smoking, less or moderate alcohol etc., will contribute to having long and healthy life.

            But life throws unexpected health sometimes, could be hereditary or abnormality that can create scenario hard to avoid if there is no proper Medical care.

            Walk 5km? You must live in dc area, where you have to drive every block.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            Nothing is always true. We are talking on relative terms.
            Japanese people are robots. I watched a documentary ( dying for company) where the government pays for dating. The people are so busy at work they don’t have free time for dates and other things. unpaid overtime ( 25 hr per week) is normal. They also drink like elephants. The highest suicide cases in the developed world. People don’t have children. The country is aging very fast with no children being born.
            I don’t know anything about the Scandinavian countries except they are cold and dark.

          • Consolation

            Berhe,

            Isaias will be around until the TPLF is totally defeated, Eritrea regains its sovereign lands and the border is demarcated. After that, he will retire in glory. Your problem is that you are terrified of this scenario because you know very well it will immortalize Isaiah even among his enemies. You and people like have been stabbing Eritrea, in some cases as collaborators of our worst enemies, and it is despite your efforts that we are emerging triumphant. Had what you wished and striven to achieve succeeded, Eritrea would have been defeated, and today there would have been no Eritrea to speak about. All your efforts then and now is to stab your people to the benefit of our enemies. That is how you will be evaluated and dealt with.

            Now, Biden’s problem is not his age. Pelosi, Sanders and even Elizabeth Warren are older than him. Biden’s problem is that he is losing his mental agility. He is suffering Alzheimers.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Consolation,

            So by your time table before Jan2021 as per your earlier post.

            If all the opposition are against Eritrea and her people, how do you explain the 98% vote for independence and in support of Eritrea being a sovereign nation?

            What happened to the back stabbing then?

            Berhe

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Berhe
            Our problem is weyane 🙂
            According to this stooge with hgdf template [he can’t divert from that btw], our problem will be solved when weyane is defeated.
            “Isaias will be around until the TPLF is totally defeated, Eritrea regains its sovereign lands and the border is demarcated. After that, he will retire in glory.”

            Wait a minute, didn’t Isayas said it was Game Over, 2 yrs ago?
            What’s up with that?
            As usual a bizzaro world of hgdf!

          • Consolation

            MM,

            First things first. Before we discuss Eritrea, let’s settle your claim to have taken a course in quantum mechanics. I say you lied. Prove me wrong.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Consol:
            Are you going to ask to show you my Diploma as that sole-cell friend of yours again?

            If it makes you happy though, yes I did took quantum mechanics and ከይሓየኽኩ ኣዝሊለያ!

          • Consolation

            MM,

            No I am not asking for diploma because if that is all you have then you have admitted that you lied when you said you took a QM course. If you don’t know how you can convince me it is because you lied.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Consol,
            You didn’t know that you get a diploma when you grad?
            Maybe you are thinking of Ethiopian 2 yrs course diploma?

          • Berhe Y

            Hi MM,

            Give them some break. They know it but they are in denial, fighting with themselves everyday they look up their face in the mirror.

            It’s hope against hope that, if for some miracle Abiy manages to confront TPLF military then they can claim, they were always for Eritrea but had no choice, but stick with him.

            They went to resurrect their god IA. He was like Ab may ziAtewet Anchiwa for 20 years thanks to Abiy he got some life. Weyane are in meqeke because of the blood and sweat of young Oromo and other Ethiopians who paid heavy price.

            Isayas has absolutely nothing to do with it.

            Berhe

          • Consolation

            Berhe,

            I live in a city where what you call the opposition is less that 10% of the residents. Just because you cry too much doesn’t mean there is a lot of you.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Consol:
            ቀደም መስለክን ውሕጅ ወስደክን።
            ናብ ኦክላንድ ገጽካ ተዛወር
            It is > 10000:1 ratio

          • Consolation

            MM,

            You are a liar. It is a week-end, so there is no problem showing videos. Show a video of a meeting in Okland.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Consol:
            Since hgdf is the SME of lying, you think everyone lies.
            Have you seen the meetings of ECCC in Oakland lately?
            It is <60 people 🙂
            If you want to confirm, please don't be shy to ask Alaazar Abraham
            Make sure not to record your call though 🙂

          • Consolation

            MM,

            I know that Tigrayas have no qualms to lie. From now on I treat you like dirt. In fact, I am blocking all your posts to invisible. You are not worth dealing with.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6HAtqwXTx0

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Consol,
            I now believe I did my job!
            It is about time to talk to hgdf riffraffs with their own degraded language.
            One down! Next?

          • Consolation

            Berhino,

            You don’t have to wait long. But don’t assume that if Isaias retires it means Shaebia will retire. I will give you a hint, the Chinese Communist Party is still around. Shaebia will be around for a long time to achieve the lofty goals for which our people sacrificed so much.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Consolation,

            You making progress, very fast I must say. I knew it deep down you know what he is doing to his own people is wrong.

            First the opposition were against Eritrea and Eritrean people. When asked how to explain the 98%, no answer.

            But instead now you drop down from Eritrean people to shaebia.

            Who said all opposition are against shaebia?

            Do you consider, Mesfin Hagos, Berhane Abrehe, ambassador andebrehan against Isayas Afeworki or against shaebia?

            BTW, didn’t communist China abandoned Moeisim?

            Do you have guarantee shaebia will continue Isayasism?

            BTW, I promise you that I will buy first class ticket to attend the burial of TPLF right beside you. To make sure they really are underground and witness.

            Berhe

          • Consolation

            Berhe,

            Make sure you have a clean record, that you are not tainted with the crime treason. There is no detergent that can cleanse that sort of dirt.

          • Eri.Star

            Sovereignty of ERITREA. He allowed TPLF to attack Jebha who held badme. And to hold it. Only when they had a fallout mid 90’s, He brought it up. Don’t use this as an excuse. Their dream of Tigrinya straddling the fence of two nation to hold on to control, didnt work out.

          • Brhan

            Consolation

            1. I am talking about foreign policy.

            2. I am also taking about geo-politics: The Trump MBS and MBZ adventure and if it holds after Trump is gone. And its domino effect in the region as the two are assisting the dictators of the region, including Eritrea financially.

            3. You can hate TPLF. I accept that. But I can’t accept your ignorance. TPLF is not the gov’t of Ethiopia. Why are you exaggerating the power of this front? Are the rest of Ethiopians, are not brave according to your view, including Abi Ahmed Ali?

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት

    መኸተ
    ዕብየት ኤረትራ ዝዓገተ
    ንደገፍቲ ህግደፍ ዘከላበተ
    ኣብ ድኽነት ክሽምሞም
    ዝተማህዘ
    ኣብ ውሽጢ ዓዲ ዘሎ
    ምስ ኣድከየ
    ናብ ዲይስፖራ
    ዓይኑ ጠመተ

    ጋንታ ህግደፍ ጋንታ ጒሒላ
    ንዜጋታት ከተጽንት ምሒላ
    ካብ ቀደሙ
    ንሱ ‘ኳ’ዩ ኔሩ ናታ ማሕላ
    ኣበይ ‘ሞ
    ዝቋሕማም ህዝቢ ኣስተውዒሉላ

  • Brhan

    Hello Awate
    Based on the regime record in bringing back its citizens stranded elsewhere, I see these Eritreans not to make any hope that they will get help from the regime. There are Eritreans, who are stranded in Libya and the regime hardly took action to help them.
    The irony is that Ethiopia , who is hosting these Eritreans is not able to bring its citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia.
    May Allah/God help the citizens of these two countries.

  • hawkeye

    Selam all.

    PFDJ is so money hungry. They have millions and billions in their bank accounts from looting the nation and now they want even more. How do they expect poor Eritreans to pay when they do not allow them to work in a private sector? They expect them to beg their families in the diaspora their entire lives?

    PFDJ and their families are extremely corrupt – no matter which country they reside. Look at Sebhat Efrem’s nephew who is a politician in Italy. He just got arrested for conspiring with the mafia!

    When PFDJ is gone, we should lobby those countries that have their bank accounts to freeze them and return the money back to Eritrea. Make sure their children will have to earn an honest living all by themselves.

    • Saleh Johar

      Hawkeye,
      Do you know if this guy lived in Holland?