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  • Kim Hanna

    Selam Awatistas,

    I just read an article on BBC with pictures about an Ethiopian father meeting his twin daughters in Asmara.
    They had these pictures including one when the dad and his teen age daughter at a better time. It was moving. The pain and agony he endured can be read in his face and eyes. (if you see the picture please linger on his face and eyes)
    The moment of tears of joy spoke about their miserable journey. It was painful to see and read the article.

    I am not a true convert of PMAA’s preaching but when I see a tiny glimpse of the promise, I get hopeful, wishful and emotional, at least for the likes of the man and his two daughters.
    That is to see the day of their happiness and tears of joy, not for anything else but for just being together.

    Mr. K.H

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Hi All,

    Dr. Abie Ahmed has announced himself in the Ethiopian media the release of all political prisoners, accountability of all who where torturing prisoners, freedom of press and participation of all Ethiopians in political life. This important event was broadcast by all media channels in the world, in all languages.

    Addis visit has changed nothing in Isaias. Already, he has begun to spread rumors through hidden means, such as face book, for domestic consumption and duping Eritreans. If Isaias is a peace man he should come out of his hide and declare to the world that he has changed.

    To release fifty or hundred and announce it in face book holds his true criminal nature; he is still intact. In fact, this dubious practices is stark open message to those who want to understand his ture reality. I think, it is dangerous to sleep with a serpent; Isaias is a serpent who bites anyone who comes near him.

    I wonder about the gullible who expect change on the hands of a notorious criminal.

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. More good news! Bus service has now started between Mekele>Asmara and Addis Ababa>Assab.

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. News of Eritrea’s military already pulling back from some contested border areas is encouraging.

  • FishMilk

    Hi Abi. Hope you and your family are back in Asmara and. enjoying! I hope soon to visit the beautiful city of Bahir Dar!

    • Abi

      Hi Fishmilk
      Yeah, First Lady and some of her friends are planning a trip. A friend of mine who went to the Former Asmara University is heading to Asmara. He is planning to make it for ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ( sorry I forgot you don’t read Geez)
      I hope you enjoy your time at Bahir Dar. Kuriftu is a nice place.

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. Incredible! HUGE is the news that GoE will start to release prisoners while you all are simply too busy tossing mud at each other to notice! SAD and SHAMEFUL!

    • Nitricc

      Hey Fish-M; they never gave a flying hoot about the people who are in a prison; it was just fake to get to the man they hate. They will never be happy what ever PIA do, never. I believe PIA will the necessary and needed change but don’t expect those people to be happy or supportive. Their agenda is the people and it never been about the people.

      • iSem

        Greeting;
        There is miracle in awate.com, and it is beyond the rising of Jesus Christ
        A protozoan , to be specific an amoeba has spoken, with the faculity of language it has attained humanity and formerly It now he said this;
        “I believe PIA will [do] the necessary and needed change..”
        Bye

      • FishMilk

        Hi Nitricc. It is really incredible that the agenda of some here is to overthrow the PIA/PFDJ regime ‘at all costs’ even at the risk of state sovereignty. And you are right, it is now clear, that they did not give a hoot about people,in prison. Really sad!

        • Nitricc

          Hey FM; why do you think for the last 20 years, no one followed the so-called oppositions? Like I have said, they don’t care about the people, just get PIA and that is all it matters. Now they are pissed to no end, PIA going to do the right thing because the danger for the country is lifted and the so-called oppositions don’t want for PIA to do the right things. They had dreamed for the Weyane to dislodged PIA and they had dreamed PIA to be hanged by the Weyane but that is not what happened and they are having a treble time. PIA to Bole; TPLF to Mekelle. Bad time for our wanna be opposition.

    • David Samson

      Hi FishMilk,
      The more you are trying to put in a spin, the more he left us with so many unanswered questions. Please do not put in yourself in awkward position. How are we supposed to celebrate the death of innocents people in prison?

      • FishMilk

        Hi David Samson. I will take good news any way that I can get it. The release of prisoners is definitely good news and hopefully a sign of good things to come.

        • David Samson

          Hi FishMilk,
          Okay! It is good news for you, but there are many who will not share your joy as they have “Nothing to be joyfully”. So, keep the good news to your self. I personally do not have the urge to join you.

          • Nitricc

            David? I am guessing it supposed be Dawit, right? did you do that just to show how you moved up from Africa? It shows not only you are one confused creature but ill mannered individual. There is good in anything, if you look closely that is DAVID!!

          • David Samson

            Hi Nitricc,

            How are these words relevant to my thread? Where did you get them?
            Africa and ill mannered?
            In what ways my manners are ill?

    • iSem

      FM:
      Are u serious: release who, where will it find prisoners, there are prisoners in Eriitrea; Or admitting that there are prisoners is part of the deal with UN/COI to lift sanction?

    • Ismail AA

      Selam FishMilk,
      Whoever your source might be, I hope you did not forget to ask him/her about the remains of those who died in prison. Information to the families would be crucially important. As you might know, some of them have been waiting for decades.

  • FishMilk

    Dear Government of Eritrea: Thank you for starting the release of political prisoners!
    Blue skies
    Smiling at me
    Nothing but blue skies
    Do I see…

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. Government of Eritrea today announced release of all prisoners from Adi Abeyto prison which lies about 4 kms outside of Asmara. Ethiopian Airlines completed 2 rotations to Asmara today, former PM Hailemariam Desalegn and wife, were pax on one flight.

    • saay7

      Hey FishMilk:

      Which Eritrean press?

      saay

      • FishMilk

        Hi saay7. The latest in regards to prisoner release can be found by going to’ EP Eritrean Press’ on Facebook. I have called Asmara GoE to confirm the same. There is more news coming on Eritrean Press in regards to additional prisoners being released.

        • saay7

          Selamat FishMilk:

          So, the Gov of Eritrea has an official website, a TV station, 2 radio stations, print media in 4 languages, and a twitter account.

          But it’s choosing to deliver this news via a Facebook account, administered by two guys who are not government officials.

          Why do you think that is?

          saay

          • iSem

            HI Sal:
            How come this news is shocking you. or are you faking it:-). IA has released prisoners before: Bitweded, twice. We will be happy if what FM is “zero Twoing” is true. But all of these are prisoners of hadera and personal prisoners of the generals and what FM does not understand is what are they going to tell them: sorry go home? We saw the Raido Wogahta documentary, how are they going to fix that issue. And also what will happen to radio Wogahta now?
            There is no way out for PFDJ from the screw up of the last 27 years. They cannot hide behind their dams and gardens, either they have to go full, even if that means linking the prisons to the border, then they have to show that by releasing all prisoners, journalists, also producing the mass killing and those buried in unmarked graves. IA also has an other choice he can throw all the criminals he ordered under the bus and release a every one and put the blood on the hands of his enforces and helpers: chaning partners. That will be gratifying, very gratifying
            FM, how low do u hold the ppl here and Eritreans, answer the dam question that Sal asked you. why is not Asmelash announcing this good news, because they know they cannot get away with i. u are released go home, how about if they ask why did you waste my 5 years. Short of true reconciliation the electricity that Hope is salivating about and the lies Gheteb is peddling, the opportunism that MS is seeking, the lucrative business dawit is drooling over will lurch the country to a mess

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Semere A.,

            Don’t you think that releasing political prisoners quietly will contribute more to social cohesion and national stability and avoid a potential civil war? This may not be the theoretically best solution, but it is the least worse in terms of the common good.

          • iSem

            Hi Simon:
            Well, if political prisoner are release in whatever form is good, they will not suffer and they will see their love ones, they wil sleep in their beds, hug their kids. That is the obvious
            But there is the issue of accountability, compnetaionm reconciliation, forgviness. Releasing prisoners quitely is IA’s MO and doing so, it will not create social cohesion, jsut like releasing Bitweded did not because he was not allowed to tell his message, when he did he was arrested. The woods are deep and so the solutions must be eq

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. Release of some prisoners is better than the release of no prisoners, for it installs hope and expectations amongst Eritrea’s populace. The border issue, which has long been used by PIA/PFDJ to justify its actions or lack of actions, has almost dissipated, and a substantial percentage of Eritreans, who have in the past maintained regime neutrality, will no longer accept status quo. What can one expect to achieve by blaming PIA/PFDJ for not acknowledging prisoners or under-reporting their numbers? People inside of Eritrea are not moved by those in the diaspora playing the blame game but rather by witnessing GoE tangible actions. All those that I have spoken to in Eritrea to include GoE members, the diplomatic corps and private individuals all seem genuinely happy with the Ethio-Eri peace agreement and are convinced and expect that positive actions to rapidly be rolled out by the GoE, and if they are not, they do not expect citizens to remain placid.

          • saay7

            Hey FishMilk:

            You are doing that thing where you claim that only you have people in Eritrea you speak to 🙂

            You are aware you do that all the time, right? You remind me of all the Hillary Clinton votes who were 100% sure she was going to win because everybody they knew was voting for her.

            Let’s see how your day began. Today you were telling us the “Eritrean press today announced the release of all prisoners of Adi Abeyto…” you also told us Hailemariam Desalegn was on the maiden flight to Eritrea (that would be the same former PM who expressed his willingness to fly to Eritrea to meet with PIA in 2012 when were in your “never, ever before Ethiopia packs out and leaves phase” now abandoned.)

            When I asked what Eritrean press, you said Eritrea Press is actually a Facebook page. Maintained by two random guys with no government position.

            Now you are ending your day with oh well some is better than none and I called home. Because apparently you are the only one with a calling card. And diplomats are happy: so that is just an open and shut case because we know what a skeptical bunch they are.

            saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. At least amongst my Eritrean friends, ET Eritrean Press is well known and has a substantial following. I understand if you wish to have a negative take, or guardedly interpret, what I see as good news coming out of Eritrea. If you wish to discredit my sounding board of those who I communicate with inside of Eritrea, please go ahead. However, my take on your sounding board amongst posters here, is that it is clearly skewed towards unionists, TPLF sympathizers, former ELF and those that simply hate everything and anything associated with PIA/PFDJ.

          • saay7

            FishMilk:

            Ah, there’s that trick again: make a litany of marginalization labels (you forgot Jihadists and Fifth columnist btw), and then add the word “hate” which, in contrast, makes you objective, informed, connected, and of pure motive.

            You may want to drop “unionist” from your list of horrors because, breaking news, you guys have claimed it at the highest level of your food chain.

            saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. Please kindly do not wrongly associate me with any religious connotations. I have never attacked or supported any religion in my comments but rather have always advocated Eritrea as a truly secular state. Unionists being amongst my list of horrors? Hardly! I am simply saying that there are a number of posters here that are unionists.

          • saay7

            FishMilk:

            Dude, your prez is a unionist.

            saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. Well..Your President Trump is definitely not a unionist. If you wish to bend the word ‘unionist’ as it relates to PIA, please by all means go ahead, for it changes absolutely nothing in terms of the reality associated with Eritrea’s sovereignty. Though, it will certainly make you popular amongst your sounding board members here.

          • saay7

            FishMilk:

            How will it have any effect on my “sounding board” if they watched the same video I watched where your prez said “from now on anybody who says Eritreans and Ethiopians are two people is someone who doesn’t know history”?

            He has submitted his application and my unionist friends are reviewing it.

            saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. So, that is the way that you want to play it out? Your opposition strategy on will be to simply complain incessantly and take anything and everything coming out of Eritrea as negative unless the PIA/PFDJ is overthrown? Continue to blame everything in the kitchen sink, past and present on PIA/PFDJ ? While I admit that there is nothing to be gained from blind optimism, we at all costs must have an optimistic mindset grounded in rationality in order to move forward.

          • saay7

            FishMilk:

            INCLUDING the kitchen sink, of course 🙂

            The problem with you one-party-forever types is you are not familiar with what opposition does and that’s why you are constantly giving it advice. The job of the opposition is to pressure the ruling regime to change; to point out the things it’s doing wrong. It’s not under any obligation to praise it when it’s doing things right. Or claiming and refusing to show the evidence.

            Now, if you are still following me, I am not even an opposition. An opposition is also very much interested in assuming power or at least in brokering power. None of that interests me. What interests me are human beings like prisoners, prison guards and the psychology of people who never raised a voice about the unjustly imprisoned demanding of those who did to cheer loud and thank the prison guard for releasing some of them. Without apology, restitution, for a life wasted.

            saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. Nah, I meant BUT and not INCLUDING; but your version is also OK. So you are casting me as a ‘one-party-forever-type’ ? Even if PIA/PFDJ starts behaving California-Obama style, get the idea that you guys won’t even notice.

          • saay7

            FishMilk:

            Yeah I probably won’t notice because I don’t know what California-Obama style is. Is it like Gangham style, a dance craze? You are trying too hard, buddy, and stretching yourself a bit. Let’s use terms that make sense.

            saay

          • Senai

            SAAY,

            I love the way you form your arguments. “as an Eritrean it would be nice to have the worst government in the world be replaced because whatever it is, at worst, will be the second worst gov in the world.”

            Beautifully done. To bad it’s wasted on gov’t supporters, a group of illogical individuals who don’t even when they have been defeated in an argument.

            -Senai

          • saay7

            Senai:

            Thanks and welcome (back?) to awate. In the 1980s, a conservative journal had a famous line: everyone who is not a declared conservative or a liberal, is a liberal. In these pages, everyone who doesn’t focus on the crimes of PFDJ and appears to be neutral is likely a PFDJ sympatico. And you can tell quickly because when they run out of arguments the PFDJ adjectives will come out.

            In the case of FishMilk he just started pounding exclamation points.

            saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. By the way, why do you assume that EP Eritrean Press is not GoE controlled?

  • David Samson

    Hi Alex,
    You often travel to Eritrea? Is it for summer vacation? Do you also use the GOE’s exchange rate, or the black market? I bet you, it is the later, and you still love your country.
    On your next trip, please stay there for a while and live like the locals do: Drink water from the tank, buy all your food staples from “Ritawi Dukan” and get your rates from the government you love.

  • iSem

    Hope:
    The sanction do not hurt the erirean people, PFDJ does. PFDJ uses the funds to repress, Eri ppl say what you will about them ,but they are hardworking, the leave to Jezan, Sudan to toil and moil to better their lives.
    You are up and own, at your best you are on the north pole and worst in south pole and most of the time stuck in between and the medical community has a name for ur plight. But too bad for your Dr. Fitsum is in prison
    I enjoy ur post not because I admire them but you have become a case study for me

    • Hope

      Selam Semere Andom:
      Good for u iSem!
      Make sure you prepare your Case Study Paper for the upcoming Bekhuri Eri-Ethiopian Medical Association Conference -TBA-to be announced soon!

      Hope it will be nominated as one of the best and its kind papers .

      Will do the same Case Study Paper about iSem and his Obssession with demonizing our Gheddit in general and our GALLANT EPLF in particular as a Special Case Study for OCD and the latest Rx Recommendations and Australian Style of Psychotherapy!
      R u one of the Volunteer Awate Moderators here and blocking and deleting my comments?

  • Hope

    Hello All:

    Can you believe the following is posted by and at the Hardcore PFDJ ‘s UN-official Mouth Piece,the TN. COM?

    [cutting and pasting from other sources is not allowed. Wait for the weekend and post links. You can always put information in your own words//moderator]

  • AMAN

    Ezi Dimtsi Hafash Ethiopia eyu.
    .
    Dimtsi Hafash Ethiopia kulu Gize
    N’Guho…..kab saat 7 ksab 8,
    M’shet……kab saat 6 ksab 7
    .
    B’ 49 KHtz
    Hatsir Maebel ( HM ) we D’ma
    1157 MHtz Maekelay Maebel (MM)
    .
    B quanqa Tigrigna kab Hara Meryet
    Yifno / Yimehalaef.

  • Hope

    Addendum:
    Read as:
    “Attempted to Block the EU Funds for Eritrea….,”

  • Saleh Johar

    Selam Hope,

    I agree the statuesque should not continue, you have been articulating that consistently.

    I nominate you to be the leader of the “NEW OPPOSITION” and I will follow you–I am sure everyone in this forum agrees with me. Certainly you know how to get us back to 1997. If you need assistants, I have a list of people I can suggest, just ask. But don’t forget an important thing: the godfather of the opposition you lead should be Isaias Afwerki. This a deal you shouldn’t reject.

  • Abraham H.

    Dear Awatistas, I just watched the Eri Tv video that shows when DIA returned back to Asmara. Not unexpectedly, DIA doesn’t even have the time to greet his yes men and women. The way he greets them is so shameful, he just runs his hand through the raw of his ‘ministers’, not even caring whether he is shaking their hands. That is what these people are reduced to, and with them they have taken down the dignity of the entire Eritrean people. May be you need to look at the video, if you don’t get what I’m saying.
    እቲ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ከም ሓደ ንጉስ ዝተገብረሉ ኣቀባብላን፣ ኣኽብሮትን፣ መሊሱ ከሻድኖ ኢዩ

  • Kim Hanna

    Selam Abi,

    I know you as someone who articulated that Ethiopia gained its independence from Eritrea in early or late 90s. I have been rather sensitive for the past month and half about the shifting alliances and changes in Awatistas.
    “Gehteb in so many WORDS is excited about the well being of Ethiopia and Hayat uses choice words of negativity for Ethiopia’s PM.

    Your last 2 sentences struck me as being unlike the Abi I knew. So, what exactly do you mean by them. It also helps to know your view of what would be a good solution for the two people to live in peace.

    Mr. K.H

    • Abi

      Hi Mr Kim
      I was responding in a rather peaceful and gentlemanly way to the ” juvenile ” comment by Lady Hayat.
      When someone goes extra miles to discredit the PM, all you have to do is show he is the deal maker or breaker for both people.

      What is the best situation for both people?
      A tall WALL!!!!
      I don’t buy this “one people” BS.

  • Acria

    Selam Hope,
    “Eritrean Nationals shall not be issued a visa on Arrival. They must obtain an entry visa prior to their departure to Ethiopia.” That is the current message from the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, DC. Your cousin was born in the U.S.? Obviously, he doesn’t need a visa. If he was born in Eritrea and Eritrea was mentioned in his passport as a birth place, then that is news. So, please clarify!

    • Hope

      Selam Akria:
      That was what I thought but my Nephew’s story was and is correct.
      He is Ashera/KEREN-Eritrea born original Eritrean ,who grew up in the USA.
      He got his entry visa at Bole Intl Airport and he just came back two wks ago without a single incident of any hassle.

      Moreover,tons of Eri-Americans with US Passports -born either in Eritrea or Ethiopia travel every day and left and right to Ethiopia including during the TPLF Era but not sure if the Eri Americans born in Eritrea get their visas from an Ethiopian Embassy or Consulate in the USA.
      Am sure lots of Eri Awatistas have traveled to Ethiopia and they can answer your questions!

  • Acria

    Selam Habte,
    Theoretically, yes. You have to consider who will be the main beneficiary? Not the locals. Not Eritreans! May be PFDJ and other rich individuals ( from Ethiopia and Gulf States). If there is no democracy and if there is no accountability, the poor Eritreans will remain poor. Don’t forget the local problems that will ensue as a result of development: displacement, pollution, and others. Have we ever benefited from the controversial Bisha Mining? You have to thread carefully not to disenfranchise the local culture! You have to preserve it at any cost!

  • Acria

    Selam @george,
    I am all for integration if it will bring peace, democracy, and economic prosperity. I would rather have a halcyon ‘Ertra Kelel’ rather than what we have had since independence.

  • Abi

    Hope Nefse
    You are a typical definition of የመሸበት ነጋዴ።
    Last time you negotiated for 25% cheaper port fee. Today you looking for any takers for free.
    I say NO! Come back with a better deal like free hotels…
    Just spice up the whole deal.

    • Hope

      Abi:
      Keep talking to yourself.
      I was talking to Acria to calm hm down about his frustration on this FREE PORT thing that it is not for free.

  • saay7

    Abi:

    When your PM was giving his rules of addition at the Faithful Revival I was sure he was going to go for exponents but then he probably figured his audience is still in grade 4.

    “Any number to the power of zero is 1.”
    Loud reaction
    እደግመዋለሁ
    “Any number to the power of zero is 1.”

    ok fine next time can you add an audio engineer so we can hear you better. Or maybe 🎤 that you didn’t buy on sale? Issu made his first speech in Amharic (ever) and the mic was terrible. Most likely the work of Weyane.

    saay

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Ahlen Abu Salah,

      Quote:

      “the mic was terrible. Most likely the work of Weyane.” Isaias mic.

      You remind me “The Animal Farm” by George Orwell and his very important character in his novel “Snowball”. If rain floods the farm, it is by Snowball. Everything bad is attributed to Snowball.

    • Eyob Medhane

      Sal,

      On the mike issue, it is because you were watching ETV. Fana was impressively good..

      • saay7

        Eyob:

        Ah, so. It was EriTV which was taking the feed from ETV. State to state relationship. So what I am hearing you say is Weyane can sabotage ETV but not Fana 🙂

        When I go to Fana, I see Addis TV, Tigray TV I guess there is one for every hzb hzboch and bhere sewoch. Next up: add EriTV right? Has Kana given up Turkish serials dubbed in Amharic yet? That’s the one Eris are addicted to, making them bilingual in a language banned in their country.

        saay

        • Eyob Medhane

          Sal,
          One thing I am excited about is that the variety of Ethiopian TV stations now can beam to Eritrea. Bisrate Wongel TV (pente TV) was having a soft criticism of Eritrean government about jailed protestants yesterday. During Hawasa visit STV (Southern TV) had an impressive young presenter was analyzing geo politics in a manner devoid of fanning Isayas. If this trend continues, ETV will fall out of favor among Eritreans soon..

          • saay7

            Eyob:

            Don’t you have to be in favor to be out of favor? People watch ETV because they don’t even know the other TV stations exist 🙂

            On the transformative power of Ethiopia, as a result of TV, business, movement, it’s one of those things I would LIKE to believe but don’t yet. You know there are a lot of Chinese Americans who live in the West, practice life as people with freedom then visit or move to China and act like YPFDJ.

            I don’t see meaningful change coming until IA is removed from power or at least absolute power. It became even less likely with your PM fanboying him.

            saay

    • Abi

      Hi Saaytanic
      I don’t know why you think everyone attending was an Eritrean? Please be fair for your compatriots:)

      • saay7

        Ras Abi;)

        Nah nah nah, this is all on you buddy. First came መደመር (addition) and now your peeps have come up with ይደገም (encore!) to explain basic algebra to them. So we now have to hear every inane utterance twice.

        But there is someone to blame: TPLF and its inferior education system 😉

        saay

        • Abi

          Hi Saaytanic
          Well, someone who is savvy with media related experience might be exited with the possibility of securing a position at ETV and follow his beloved Abiye wherever he teaches the 3Rs .
          Apply in person;)

          • saay7

            Abi:
            Rocking, Rolling, rioting?

            saay

  • Hayat Adem

    Ras Abi,
    Djibouti is now furious about what your jevunile PM is doing. Ethiopia asking UN to lift sanction without any consideration for the unsettled issue of EriDjibouti is very naive and irresponsible. And Pfdj now trying to force the Eri refugees in Ethiopia to sign the B4 reform, as new reports indicate, is a cruel joke that sends a chill to the back. IA can attend to any shower of love and medemer but he is consistently real to his true character.

    • Desbele

      Hi Hayat,

      What is the B4 reform?

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Desbele,

        If she means B4 form, it might be repatriation form.

      • David Samson

        Selam Desbele,
        It is “NayTaasa woreket”

    • Blink

      Dear Hayat
      Martin plaut Twitted about the the refugee and B4 but it is all false. The embassy even didn’t have any contact with Eritreans yet . The guy is not an expert but a lying factory. I think he is working for the last month salary,

    • Mitiku Melesse

      Hayat, dont worry will add Djibouti also. Djibouti doesnt want tplf to add the port price in the name of Djibouti for Tigray development bank. All our people including our neighbors decided no more this tplf’s malicious way of making corrupt business. It is over.

    • Acria

      Selam Hayat,

      Djibouti just opened world class free duty ( A port or an area of a port in which imported goods can be held or processed free of customs duties before reexport) at Doraleh. This port is connected with the 752 kilometer-Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway. It will take time for the Assab port to be modernized to handle the kind of capacity that Ethiopia needs to import and export its goods. There is no modern highway or railway that will connect Assab to the rest of Ethiopia. In this regard, Djibouti has nothing to worry about in the meantime. In the future, if Ethiopia will get a better deal out of Assab, then they may have to worry about their lost revenue.

      The Ethiopian message to the UN to lift the sanctions is very admirable. When you talk about peace, you have to take chances and you should go in wholeheartedly. I think Eritrea should show and initiative and take this opportunity through Ethiopia to make peace with Djibouti. Peace is not easy. You have to consider every issue that will damage the peace process. This is PMAA grand Horn Africa peace plan!

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Hi all,

    It is sad to hold a country hostage for about two decades at the end of the day to accept terms put by the Ethiopians. In Algers both parties accepted the ruling and signed it. Later Ethiopia requested negotiation before demarcation on the ground. Isaias demanded for demarcation before sitting for negotiation.

    Dr. Abie Ahmed acceptance of border demarcation is not different than the signature of PMMZ. The only difference is Isaias submission to the Ethiopian terms after sixteen years. Dr. Abie Ahmed, Isaias and their sponsors played it in a tricky way. Isaias has bestowed Eritrean leadership to Dr. Abie Ahmed, opened his embassy in Addis Ababa, gifted Eritrean ports to Ethiopia and entered into business deals while Ethiopian soldiers are still in Badme.

    They were happy and dealt intimately because their trick on the people of Eritrea has worked.

    • Mitiku Melesse

      Hi Hameed. And this you think very wrong.

      What PMAA and PIA are tilling us that we shouldnt go to Algirs in the first place. We shouldnt allow that crooked tplf leader in the first place to have a devilish agreement with the Eritrean government. They wanted to start afresh. From start. As if we are in the beginning of 1991. Hello Eritrea my name is Ethiopia. Hello Ethiopia my name is Eritrea.

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. The Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa has been reopened ceremoniously! I wish Girma Asmerom was around to see this!

  • FishMilk

    Hi All..I know at least two of the staff that were before working with the Ethiopian Airlines office in Asmara that could still work there. One is still with ET at DC and the other is in Asmara.

  • Ismail AA

    Selam all,

    I would like to appreciate the brothers who responded to my request for help yesterday. Al-Arabi, Haile, Mitiku, Tedla and of course Ras Abi in his own familiar way. Up to now, the suggestions did not work for me. Telda, I am using edge with windows 10. May be changing to Chrome would help. Thank you all.

    • Fanti Ghana

      Selamat Ustaz Ismail AA,

      The social network, notification, recommendation “popups” are not an external object that can be removed by blocking popups or changing browsers. They can only be removed by AT. They are part and parcel of the website so to speak.

      Temporary solution is to get a bigger screen or increase your resolution as high as you can to make room for the main content. Permanent solution is to have AT remove them.

      Although these notifications are programmed to float to the edges of the screen, when the screen reaches its minimum size those objects have no place to go but to float on top of the main content.

      Awate website is responsive website, meaning it is programmed to accommodate mobile phones, iPads, and other weird sized screens, which means the pages have minimum and maximum size specifications.

      I feel your frustration, but don’t waste your time and lose your familiar settings by changing a browser.

      • Ismail AA

        Selam Fanti jan,

        The word “jan” is used by the Persians when they have someone dear to their heart as life. Thank you for the tips. I have also asked before the Team (moderators actually) if they could do something at least keep the two annoying share bars at some corner on the display screen. There was response, which I took to mean that the operation involve technical problem. Reiterating call for help was the hope some gadgets savvy would jump to help.

        • Abraham H.

          Dear Ismail AA, as Fanti said if you make the text on your screen bigger, the bar on the right with awate forum, jebena, etc, will go to the bottom of the page. You can make the text bigger by pressing the ctrl and + buttons together, once until you get the size of text you need. To make the text smaller, you press ctrl and – together once until you get the desired size of text. The left annoying bar with various social media links can be hidden by pressing the tiny black arrow at its bottom. Doing so will hide the bar, but will leave a much smaller icon. I hope this will help.

          • Selam Abraham,

            Thanks, that worked. I was having the same irritation as Ayya IsmailAA.

            tSAtSE

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. Glad to see that the black market rate in Ethiopia is finally going down and that Government is taking hard action in regards to black market outlets such as those behind the Ethiopia Hotel. Just wish that both Ethiopia and Eritrea would allow for open FOREX and international banks to operate.

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. History will no doubt later reflect that both MZ/TPLF and PIA were political failures for not being able to avert the useless 1998-2000 war which resulted in the unnecessary loss of thousands of lives on both sides. Occurrences following the 1998-2000 war, are subject to endless debate and while it is clear, at least to me, that MZ/TPLF’s refusal to unconditionally accept the EEBC final and binding decision, unnecessarily served to continue hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea, others have a contrary view. We now have a peace agreement between the two nations, and although future challenges no doubt remain, as we continue our attempts to normalize relations, with genuine good will, I believe that these can be overcome. Ethiopians have already rose to challenge the TPLF’s monopoly on political and economic power and now is the time for Eritreans to challenge PIA/PFDJs monopoly on political and economic power. Foremost and without hesitation, Eritrean prisoners should now be afforded due process. Following the process of physical withdrawal, military demobilization and the end to unlimited national service should take place. Thereafter, government reforms to ensure accountability and protection of basic right of liberties of citizens will need to be pursued. At the same time, the plight of Eritrean refugees and economic migrants abroad, will need to be addressed. Eritrea will need the assistance of the international community to support demobilization, refugee repatriation process and infrastructural rebuild; towards which some donors such as the US are already making budgetary allotments.

    • Ismail AA

      Dear FishMilk,

      Glade to be following the widening horizon of priorities that change, whatever it may be, should generate. My considered reservation about the unbridled optimism that the current events would lead to the changes you hope for notwithstanding, I am glad to read you stating that repatriation of refugees is also priority, something I had missed in your previous inputs.

      We have to remember the Eritreans suffering neglect and miseries in camps in Sudan are the oldest registered refugee after the Palestinians. Their miseries should have ended during the first 1-4 years after the end of the conditions that had forced them to flee their abodes and properties. Any post PFDJ government or even changed PFDJ government would not enjoy credibility and respect if it would not take the plight of refugees seriously. By the way, the Eritrean people’s ordeal includes dead refugees; families are awaiting their repatriation to give them proper dignity of burial in their home soil. They comprise the remains of the 400 Lampedusa tragedy, and many follds more.

  • saay7

    Okie, dokie, Hope:

    Following on the great leadership example of President Isaias Afwerki, I have delegated AMAN the Clutterer (who often just writes monologues) as my spokesperson to speak on my behalf regarding your present and future clutters you direct to me. Take it away AMAN.

    That was close, Abi.

    saay

    • AMAN

      Greetings
      .
      It is not clear but there is accusation…
      .
      Is it ” why did you oppose or
      why didn’t you support dictatorship in Eritrea ? “

    • iSem

      hi Sal:
      SGJ sternly, passionately, deliberatly and literally “threatened”cuz Gheteb that this is not a language clasls, so I hope Saleh is dozing off ( No it is not dozing off, go to ESL cass, it is dozzeing off) 🙂 when I say to your that your spokesperson speaks on your half:) this like the discussion we have when we teased Yodita and Hayat and Pappi that habtey nattey is redundant:-)
      I am the spokesperson of myself and am only, merely, solely speaking on my behalfly