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Eritrea’s Minister of Information, Ali Abdu, in Melbourne

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

In a trip shrouded by secrecy, Ali Abdu, Eritrea’s Minister of Information, made a surprise visit to Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday November 5th.  He was received by a handful of regime loyalists. Since his arrival, his movements have been controlled and he has not appeared in public and there has …

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The Eritrean National Congress: A Metaphor Of Hope

In association with the Eritrean national congress to be held in Addis on November 21, 2011, there is a question which I seem to be unable to repress: can this time the Eritrean people count on the good will of the leaders of the opposition groups, or their will is …

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The Ethiopian Roar And The Weary Eyes of Eritrean Mothers (P. 1)

When Ethiopia roars from the South the threat is real. We Eritreans don’t take Ethiopian threat lightly. Generation after generation, we Eritreans have been on the receiving end of Ethiopia’s Tuta, Zeraf, Geday, Yematreba Fiel Zetegn Tweldalech….adventure. And we have deep scars to prove it. We have layers of tears …

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Urgent Press Release: Girifna Movement (Sudan)

Urgent Press Release: Girifna movement Kassala University Students in Need of Urgent Medical Assistance Following Clash with Regime Khartoum—(October 23, 2011) On October 20, and for the third consecutive day, students in Kassala University protested the academic, economic and political situation in the country. They were met with excessive violence …

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Addis Ababa Meeting: Expectations And Complexes

The participants of the Addis Ababa meeting did raise the issue of Ethiopian military intervention in Eritrea. Some raised it as a worrying issue should Ethiopia take such an action. Some asked if Ethiopiahas such a plan at all. Some called for Ethiopiato take such an action and remove the …

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Ethiopian intervention: A Scapegoat For Power Struggle

In  any social struggle, getting support from neighboring countries is natural. If we take  our case, without the support of the Sudanese people and government it would have been difficult to achieve independence, if not impossible. Similarly with the support of the Ethiopian people  we were able to struggle against …

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Comparing Two Commissions

It was in the old days when the hand picked members of the constitutional commission of Eritrea were busy touring the nation teaching and explaining the need and importance of a constitution. The constitution’s final draft was obvious for any critical observer—it wouldn’t divert an inch from what the EPLF …

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The Ghion Hotel Metting: A Refugee’s Perspective

The legacy of past generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. K. Marx Saliha must have been dozing when the accident happened. When she came to her senses she could see an overturned Toyota pick-up land cruiser and human bodies strewn all around it. A baby …

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Eritreans Hold A Successful Demonstration In Giessen, Germany

By: Justice For Eritrea The Demonstration was a success. We are thankful to the organizers. You can see from the pictures and videos on facebook (e.g. http://facebook.com/justiceforeritrea) that there were many people. The demonstration was held because the rumor went around that the dictator of Eritrea himself would attend a …

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The Addis Ababa Meeting In Perspective

Among many other issues discussed during the Sept 5-10 Addis Ababa meeting, I, as a participant, will try to share my short analysis on identifying and solving Eritrea’s main problems. I will first discuss on why Ethiopia’s government invited the meeting. Some would argue that Eritrean problems are only Eritrean …

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Eritrea At A Crossroads: The People And A Disgraced Regime

If Eritrea is to have a better future, the regime that has been actively dimming that future has to go. I love Aklilu Zere’s writings but this article (http://www.ehrea.org/birth.php) from 2003 in particular, still rings in my head. It paints a clear picture of how Isaias and his murderous ways …

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Eritrean Activists to Protest Isaias Afwerki in New York

By EYSC September 21, 2011 – Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC), a world-wide network of pro-democracy Eritreans, today announced that it will join several advocacy groups to denounce Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki during his New York visit to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Plans are underway for protest …

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“It Is Like Dying Ten Times Daily”

The news spread fast. In a dictatorial regime, where almost anything is out of reach for ordinary citizens, the cheapest commodity is rumor, gossip and chit chats commonly known to Eritreans as bado seleste (03) The following is a conversation in Libya: “Abdelaziz was found! And they found  Munir jebrani.” “Munir …

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On Semere Tesfay: Giving Up Justice In pursuit Of Security

Recently Semere Tesfay posted an article titled, Challenging The Rhetoric  & hypocrisy of violent regime change,  at Awate.com. As I understood it, in essence the article argues that we should give up the pursuit of justice for the sake of security, peace and harmony in Eritrea. Many would find the …

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Exposing Despotism And Affronting The Masses

Greetings to you all brothers and sisters and especially Muslim Eritreans in this Holy month of Ramadan and the soon coming Eid Al Fitr Holidays. Before I go to the main subject of this article, I want to shed some light, or clarify it—for lack of better word—certain issues and …

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