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  • Mitiku Melesse

    Hei, @george, and our leaders are with our peoples with this tremendous peace deal. I thought you forgot to add. And the eri-refugees in Tigra would come home with pleasure. Sad thing the tigray children miss the free scholarship to the west in the name of eri-refugges.

  • Mitiku Melesse

    Hei, Hope.
    If he is sarcastic and most of awates forum who disappointed by the peace process too are sarcastic with out their knowledge. The two peoples are happy.

  • iSem

    hope:
    When it come to the Eritrean dream, there are two kinds of people: those who have integrity and those who are devoid of it.
    Question for your Hope:
    Do u know what is negotiated?
    Do u believe Eritrea belongs to he people or IA?
    I believe that the deal has not been sealed but the ceremony is undergoing and whatever you are protecting is gone sir, you will be second class citizen, if like dawit that is ok with u then fine, but do not white wash what IA is doing whimsically
    I said it before and I repeat it for you cus ideas are not penetrating your “ebenay” forhead. This change will funnel money into IA coffers to fortify Ela-Elo to disappear your bretherene, if that is fine with you, it is ur call. It will also appease as it will feed the simpltons in Eritrea who are worried about their injera. I believe that if Eritreans are allow they can creat their injera and even combine Hydrogen and Oxygen so they do not have to travel to where water is
    Now I have decleare you dead and bereka fihom adkka

  • iSem

    Hi AT
    Is this succumbing to hurt feeling of readers who cannot handle truth of the editorial. This the second time I have seen AT succumb to requests of those who cannot handle the truth. AT a couple years ago also removed a cartoon by a French outlet entitled along the lines: African migrants visit their relatives inside the belly of a fish. This sounded harsh but was truth at time when African were drowning in the Eurpean seas, sometimes entire families

  • Kbrom

    Dear all,

    I believe it is better to see the bigger picture instead of relying on the day to day events and incidents which sometimes can mislead and not represent the bigger picture and the trajectory.

    I believe the bigger picture could be summarised as follows.

    1) Change, in fact, drastic change will take place in Eritrea soon.
    2) An ‘honoured exist’ for PIA is secured. People are wondering why is PIA excited, I believe it is for two reasons 1) his long time dream of Ethio -Eritrean alignment has come true 2) he is out from the isolation and prison of conscience that he has put himself in; today not only he got friends but he got powerful allies and friends.
    3) The upcoming changes and promotions would mainly have new faces. New and middle aged people from EDF and security are being hand picked by PIA. Follow the 14 people who are coming to Eritrean’s Festival in Washington soon and have your assessment.
    4) Ethiopian and Eritrean policies and governance would be so aligned ( to use the modest word that describe it)
    5) Eritrean people do not have clue about the fast changes but they have become as fast as the changes in their daily discussions ( I am talking about those who are inside Eritrea) All their hope is being rested on Abiy, perceived or real. PMAA so is popular in Eritrea and seen as a saviour. One of the reasons being that Eritreans do not see any would be leader that can easily come to power after PIA.
    6) All events has been proposed, imposed, scheduled and outlined by many stakeholders, the European Union is the least involved stakeholder in this matter
    7) All Ministers except very few, all Generals do not know what is going on, and are not happy on how are things being done
    8) This new political landscape will create new categories in Eritrean politics, departing from the traditional categories of opposition and supporter; now the line of division would be based on who are the supporters of confederation with Ethiopia vis a vis the opposers of the new arrangement with Ethiopia, the necessity of demarcation being part of it.

    • saay7

      Selamat Kbrom:

      You would say we shouldn’t focus on the day-to-day but on the big picture even on days that the big picture is revealed without any preview? Even on days that the nation gets a whiplash, for the change in direction? Even on days when our Alpha Male turns to a pussycat in Ethiopia and the same pitbull in Eritrea?

      One of these days, I believe someone is going to prevail over General Mesfin Hagos. And he is going to tell us what he knows about the offer after the London talks of 1990-1991: what was offered, who accepted, and who said hell no!

      Anyway, I have said enough on this subject. Let’s go back to Sawa and the graduating class who were told ዕጥቅኹም ሸጥ ኣብሉ:: Why are they shetting their Etki if all is well on the Southern border? Or is that code for get ready for some more manual labor?

      saay

    • Haile S.

      Selamat Kbrom,
      These days you have become “Le Canard Dechaine” or ‘the unleashed Duck’ 🙂 :-). It is a compliment, of course you have hinted, I am refering to the famous french investigative newspaper “Le Canard Enchaine” translated ‘the chained duck’. Canard or Duck is a french slang for newspaper. The newspaper has revealed a lot of secrets, scandals etc in french politics in the last >50 years.

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selamat Haile S.,

        ንክብሮም ኣንበሳስ “ሓማሲት ደርሆ” ክትብሎ? ዔብ ዔብ ዔብ!

        እዚኣስ ኣይኮነንዶ ፈረንሳይ ኣብረሀት ዮሴፍ ጸዊዕካውን ኣይትዕረን፤
        ቀልጥፍ ድኣ ናይጣዕሳ ወረቐት ኣዳልው፤፤

        • Haile S.

          Selam Fanti,
          ኣንታ ፋንቲ፡ ጥረን ፈረስን ከተባእስ? በል ጽባሕ የራኽበና። ናይ ሎሚ’ቅነ ወረ ድቃስ እንዳከልኣና እምበር ስዓት ድቃሰይ’ሲ ኣኺሉ’ዩ።
          ጥዑም ለይቲ።

        • Abrehet Yosief

          Selam Degiat Fanti Ghana
          Dont you know I have no respect for the lion? ድርሆ ጥረ በሊዓ ስድራ ትዕንግል ጀግና ምዃና ረሲዕካዮ ዲኻ።
          By the way ቁሊሕ ኢለ ሲኢነካ during Raya University inauguration.

          • Haile S.

            Selam Abrehet,
            Didn’t you see Degiat Fanti lined up in Bole tarmac? Check at 1.24.47 of the 3.31h ሙሉ ኣቀባበል youtube። ደጊያት ፋንቲ ባርኖሶም ጋዕ ኣቢሎም ንኢሳያስ ብሰላምታ ኢዱ ሒዞም ዳርጋ ኣይለቀካን እንዳበሉ።

  • Saba

    Thank you AT for being professional and removing the article.
    While AT is processing the defining event, here is a summary of the day:-
    1) One people two countries.
    2) Massawa & Aseb are always Eritrean but open for business
    3) Opposition game over!
    4) Welcome Opposition2.0! May be Millennials?
    5) It seems like there will be shake up between PFDJers & the opposition. Some PFDJers might switch to the opposition and vice versa.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam All,

    Lemma can’t believe the on going events and Asked to the PM, if it is real

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DahlaKib

    • Mitiku Melesse

      Hei.
      Lema Megersa is one of the brainchildren of the new revolution who composed the new revolution one of its kind like the finest music in the world and uprooted the ethic poisonous thorn racist tplf from all over Ethiopia and its borders. This revolution of his avoided the blood shade tplf planed for us if we dont obey the racist rule of tplf. He wouldn’t be surprised. He is happy but not surprised.

      Before they released their supper duper composition they gave us the hint by singing ‘how come they dont say Ethiopia’ and followed by ‘either you come or shall i?’– and followed the song came a surprise but emotional visit of oromo delegation to Amhara region. And for any one who has ears all what we have seen and witnessed now has been said on these two ethnic groups abused by tplf. ‘either you or shall i” extended to our eritreans broths and sisters. Becasue the poisonous thorn planted by tplf has crossed the border too. So dont underestimate Ethiopians at least now.

  • iSem

    Selam
    I dedicate the following song to a former independence fighter, briefly a former freedom fighter(justice seeker) and recently turned back to independence fighter to guarantee and strengthen our independence
    Warning: Sal is advised not to listen, there is lots of geography lesson
    Khadija Adem sings:
    your green homeland awaits you so you can walk with pride and amble freely in her streets. Those of you who because of repression have abandoned the green pastures of your home. It is sure that you will return
    I long you you all.
    Those of you who are scattered all over, it is must that you will return to your green, fertile homeland to walk and stroll and amble in its streets freely.
    All of us let us ask how is our homeland. To leave in peace, to destroy your enemy do not think your exile your land, get ready
    Get ready to liberate your homeland, to destroy your enemy.
    Young and old all need to wake up
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI7zye0MAXw

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam George,

    Just after I read your comment few minutes ago, I did send the Rxs the could help to control your anxiety. Because the “one people and one country” project will go full swing on the ground in the coming days, weeks, and months. Here is how it will implemented;

    (a) the borders will be open not only for goods and services, but also for free flow of people in and out without visa requirements.

    (b) the Ethiopian and Eritrean workforce will have the mobility to work without restrictions anywhere based on the deal of agreement “one people one country”.

    (c) the Eritrean youth who are on the endless national service will finally let them free under forthcoming military pact with Ethiopia to defend “one people one country”.

    (d) From Issayas’s visit to the Industrial Park, a new deal will struck to allow for certain number of Eritrean youth to work in the Industries of Ethiopia as part of enactments of “one people and one country.”

    (e) The new Addis deal will come with new enforcement mechanisms to expedite the economic integration in order to create a favorable situation for political integration in two to three years.

    George, in the event you see any mood swinging in your interaction as a result of becoming “one people and one country”, I am always ready to jump and rescue my brother with the things available in my hands.

  • Berhe Y

    They also need to import, probably live stock, leather and mining I suppose.

    But I think Oromo is the primary region that export as far as I can guess.

    But they would be ideal for industrialization once GERD becomes operational, all works to their advantage.

  • Guest

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    • Guest

      Selamat

      Am I the only person who finds the above statement deeply disturbing and worrying? In other words, Am I reading to much out of the statement?

      • saay7

        Guest:

        No you are not. It’s an imprecise translation from Tigrinya but it’s still bad and revisionism of history as told since the 1940s. They know they are revising history because they say “from now on….”

        saay

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Guest,

        If you are not from the Nihna Nisu, of course it is disturbing that takes us back to square one.

  • Kbrom

    Dear all

    1)The problem that should arise between an institutional government and a country of spontaneity and at whims of one man is coming to surface.

    The Ethiopian Civil Aviation sent an official letter to the Eritrean CiVil Aviation which have the following questions:

    As we are starting our Ethiopian Airlines flight to Asmara next week we want to know

    a) the visa arrangements for our crew and passengers
    b) we heard in Eritrea people are not allowed to withdraw more than 5000 Nakfa we want our crew and passengers to have unlimited access to their money, if they have or want to transfer
    c) we heard movement (25KM+) outside Eritrea is not allowed to foreigners, we want unrestricted movement to our crew and clients
    d) we are opening office in Eritrea, so we want to know if we can sell ticket to Eritreans without exit visa

    Of course The Eritrean Civil Aviation Authority did not have an answer, and asked their Minister which of course did not have an answer. Two days later an instruction was given to the Civil Aviation through Col Tesfaldet from the office of the president.

    The Eritrean Civil Aviation Authority phoned to Ethiopian Civil Aviation and verbally told them that the visa will be granted upon arrival to Asmara, the rest we can talk later.

    The Ethiopian Civil Aviation replied No! the instruction that we have is, visa is not needed at all, moreover we need an official reply to all our points in our official letter.

    Then the Eritrean Civil Aviation sent a letter which agreed on all the three points but did not mention question number 4.

    2)PMMA summoned Dr Debretsion from Mekelle ( in a way which looks that was not planned) and arranged a one to one meeting between Dr Debretsion and PIA for one hour.

    3)It looks like that days are gone when we had a charismatic leader. Decades ago he was reasonable, always on the top, graceful and intelligent leader. Then he lost his sense, morality and degenerated. Having being deteriorating continuously, recently we been worried about PIA’s insanity. Now it is becoming very clear that we should worry about his insanity, senility and disgracefulness. Where is Eritrea heading?

    4)Ethiopian protocol and heavy weight status looks like is being diminishing, in many ways, many acts and events are looking like immature and childish.

    • FishMilk

      Hi Kibrom. I know for a fact that part of what you have said is false. Despair should not force one into creative storytelling. It doesn’t even look genuine. You guys are now simply starting to look like silly sore losers. You were really never in the game for which you now have obviously lost. You placed all your bets on a TPLF horse which became permanently crippled, cannot finish the race, and will now be taken to a glue factory.

    • saay7

      Selam Kbrom:

      I am surprised that Eritrea’s Civil Aviation didn’t follow the lead of the country’s president and tell the Ethiopian Civil Aviation “we are now subservient to you: why don’t you tell us what it should be.”

      saay

      • Mitiku Melesse

        Hei, or be happy that one more air line is ready to serve Eritrea.

    • Mitiku Melesse

      Hei. Are you saying that your president would continue as charismatic as he was if he oppose all your four points above? I dont understand realy.

  • Kim Hanna

    Selam @george,

    You should not worry and you should never listen to your uncle again, one nobody said.

    Another nobody said:
    Eritrea got and declared its independence in 1991.

    The world accepted an independent Eritrea in 1993.

    Ethiopia from North to South East to West declared Eritrea independent in 2018.

    Mr K.H

  • Paulos

    Selam My Good People,

    Hope good comes out of this that benefits both people.

    P.S. Will be away for a while. Stay all well and strong.

    • FishMilk

      Hi Paulos. No problem in your need to take some time off. Obviously, YG parrot heads, unionists, and Eritrean TPLF sympathizers will be in a state of mourning for the foreseeable future given recent events.

    • iSem

      Paulo:
      thanks for telling us so we would not worry about your absence
      c, dopo

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Hi All,

    Today, the citizens of Addis Abeba went out to the streets by thousands to show their support to their leader Dr Abie Ahamed, the reformist and bearer of peace. Dr. Abie Ahmed deserves such warm kind of backup because he has given them hope. Not only hope but taken courageous steps to move with Ethiopia to brighter future. I think Isaias has nothing to be credited with, nothing is expected from a bankrupted guy. This was clearly displayed by his failing to speak about the occasion in Asmara or in Addis Ababah. On the other hand Dr. Abie Ahmed, the owner of the grand project and vision, was fluent and full of self-confidence while he was addressing his people and his guests. Isaias attitude today matches exactly the Arabic say: A deaf at a marriage ceremony.

    As far as the people of Eritrea are absent from the scene any deal signed with Isaias will not bring peace to Ethiopia or the region. If Dr. Abie Ahmed wanted a tangible peace in the region a lot of homework is required from him. I hope he will not repeat same mistakes of Omer Al-Bashier.

    • saay7

      Hameed Ahlen:

      At Sawa, addressing graduates, Isaias had a written prepared speech. Good, bad or indifferent, at least he prepared for it. And then he read it.

      In contrast, in all his speeches since Abiy appeared, he has been making impromptu, unprepared speeches. He has a couple of days to go but so far he has been acting like a contestant who won at a game show. Extremely embarrassing.

      All this shock-and-awe will have to, at some point, pause to allow the people to reflect on it.

      saay

      • @george

        Dear saay

        Like I told you before I have a feeling one day, there will be street named after you in Eritrea, for pretending to be against PIA. Absolutely I mean absolutely wrong about the whole situation. Ethiopia is in a lot of trouble. You need to see what is happening in the ground right now. In the last few weeks hundreds of people have died I’m talking about hundreds. Hundreds of thousands displaced. We are in a stronger position. Actually much more stronger than any time before, on the other hand they are and a weaker weaker position. As always you missed the point just about every time I don’t even know why that’s why I told you you are the best opposition which is to say no opposition.

        • saay7

          @george:

          This has nothing to do with what we were discussing but if it makes you feel better about the anxiety you are feeling, go for it.

          What exactly am I wrong about, humor me.

          saay

      • Kim Hanna

        Selam saay,

        A similar feeling of long ago: Reflection.

        Late 70s or 80s Fidel Castro visited Addis. There was a military parade.
        Castro and Mengistu were sitting in the Royal chairs.
        Mengistu was giddy and appear to be eagerly talking to Castro. Castro sat at the front end of his chair with a fully stretched crossed legs, with a look of boredom on his face.
        That was the picture, Time or Newsweek used for their stories.

        I never liked Mengistu, in fact I loath him, but I was ashamed and embarrassed that he was treated and acted that way. After all, no matter what he was still the head of my Ethiopia, I felt.

        Mr. K.H

        • saay7

          Mr KH:

          At least Fidel Castro was not placing a ring in the wedding finger of Mengistu, was he?

          That’s what Abiy did with his giddy friend Isaias.

          saay

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam saay,

            Ha..ha, you know how it is in South Ethiopia. There are a lot of unfamiliar customs and tradition. A lady from the receptionist group was making a heart felt gift.
            They were dressing them up and having PIA eat with his hand. It is all innocent symbolic acceptance of of each other. Remember, PMAA was eating that fruit at a street vendor site. I didn’t take that as disrespect.

            From what I am reading you, I never saw you more worried, not even during the war. It will all settle down to two countries treating each other like friends and not enemies. It will never be one sided, this is not the unity of the 40s. Both countries know what is possible and what is not and it takes two tango.

            Mr. K.H

          • saay7

            Mr KH:

            Remember in the 1940s we had organized groups with competing interests. We had a parliament. We had a media.

            So no sir. It’s worse now.

            saay

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Saay,

            PM Abiy had placed a ring in the wedding finger of Issayas. Bingo brother.

        • ‘Gheteb

          Hi Mr Kim Hanna,

          You said:
          “… I never liked Mengistu, in fact I loath him,…”.

          The problem with what you wrote is that you are trying to tell us that you didn’t like Mengistu only, but actually you hated or detested him.

          To capture that animus, you used the word “LOATH” which is hugely erroneous because it means “UNWILLING” or “RELUCTANT” and not “to detest” or “hate”, the correct word of which is ‘LOATHE” and not “LOATH”.

          I ain’t that captious with such issues, but I love to do it to people of your ilk so as to let them taste their own medicine.

          You have incessantly tried to poke fun at my notes by throwing your taunts and pretending to be merely facetious, but in reality you are deeply bothered by what I pen in my notes.

          My unsolicited advice to you is that sometimes you have to settle and accept the fact that may be what I pen here is beyond your ken.

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam ‘Gheteb,

            You are right. I didn’t think you read me, so I will be careful, not just for me but for my ilk.
            Do you have to do it in such loud capital letters too.

            Mr. K.H

      • ALI-S

        Hey SAAY,

        Whenever I see the name I can’t skip but leave a comment so please take us the fans lightly.

        Why do I get the impression that many of your lords seem to have access to a little more than what is available to us the commons.

        I mean there must be a reason why someone who knows what most Eritreans know tends to treat what all international news organizations are describing as a major breakthrough in the region as if you guys were visiting Mongolians.

        I really want to be passionate about the opposition thing so please help boost my energy to visualize about: who cares if the president had his shoes on when the peace deal was signed? I want to concentrate of the shoes and crossed legs but the peace thing keeps distracting.

        Merci!

        • saay7

          Selamat Ali:

          Why is nobody making any sense today? Is it leave your senses and write day?

          Who are my lords? And whose fan are you? And what about the Mongolians?

          Abu ulwa, who is not for peace? But do you agree with everything that’s going on between Eritrea and Ethiopia now? Never mind that: do you even understand it? If so, could you please explain it to me: a head of state who tells another “I have given him all the power; he is now the leader”? How about “from now on anyone who says Eritreans and Ethiopians are two people of two nations is wrong”? I mean all of this is compressible to you? Why is he all ፎኾስኮስ in Ethiopia and the Grim Reaper at Sawa, a day earlier?

          saay

          • ALI-S

            Selam SAAY,

            Skip my no-sense into on the above. You may leave: “I am you fan part”.

            ፎኾስኮስ – was also my first impression during the Asmara visit. I was worried Kubur President was going to throw himself and kiss the Ethiopian prime minister’s boots. Very embarrassing it looked. On the other hand you start to examine Aby’s reaction and it was probably a degree less embarrassing for a leader of a country like Ethiopia. But I gave it a second thought.

            Let’s be honest – who wouldn’t get emotional – especially the guy on top of it all and the one who more than anybody else understands the gravity of what is happening! The Weyane knew how desperate the President (and Eritrea as a nation) was for such a breakthrough. If Aby did not pop from heaven for his rescue, and if Ethiopians held a little longer a disaster would have happened.

            I think it is contingent upon all of us to close our eyes, push them to the limit and do our best so that things do not revert back to the old days.

          • saay7

            Hala Ali:

            I wouldn’t mind the Fokoskos if it was a result of what you said in which case it would have been consistent. But look at the bipolar nature of it, evident in his address of the Sawa kids where the Grim Reaper said all the fokoskos will not change your lives.

            Saay

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam ALI-S,

            Is this my old FRIEND Ali Salim, oh my God, you are beginning to make sense to me. ‘Sementegnaw shee zemen” the end of the world……is around the corner.
            The realignment and the shifting of the universe is quite unsettling. I think I should just read and keep quite. I don’t know who is going to jump up and shock me to death next, I am not ready for that.

            Mr. K.H

          • ‘Gheteb

            Hi Mr. K,H,

            Don’t you get it? Your attempt of trying to be flippant is SO hideously unbecoming!

            You say: ” I think I should just read and keep quite”.

            I concur! You should definitely be QUIET and not QUITE. There!

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam ‘Gheteb,

            Xxxxx111100001111yyyyy

            Mr. K.H

          • ALI-S

            Hey KH,

            That was actually always my position. Nothing has changed.

            But as you go you learn more. There is no change that can come and no opposition than can find a serious audience unless public emergencies resulting from the Ethio-Eritrean tension are taken care of. The same is true for Ethiopia.

            From the point of view of positive (objective) thinking what we have learned in the past 20 years is that Eritrea is nothing but a critical attachment (a province) of Ethiopia. Given the power structure in Eritrea, you cannot think of one without the other.

            The only feasible power triangle for the region produces the options: Amhara + Tigray – Eritrea; Eritrea + Tigray – Amhara; or Amhara + Eritrea – Tigray. I leave the minus ( – ) signs for your interpretation but it is to indicate the size of resistance to Tedemer.

            The subject you are referring to has nothing to do with this. For lowlanders it will always be the same but in the incidence of peace we will know who to direct our pleas to and very importantly peace will clear the opposition arena to those who have something worth fighting for.

            Since the minus sign this time is with Tigray, I love them but I don’t see them as useful partners for the Eri opposition on the road ahead. They had 20 years to create a monster and they failed to create a mouse. They spent so much and left no foot prints on the Eritrean opposition.

            I do understand that a PFDJ that threw lowlanders under the bus when it was desperate for every support, will most definitely drive the bus over them, now that it sees a light and is almost out of the tunnel.

          • Mr. K. H

            knock knock

            tSAtSE

    • ‘Gheteb

      HI Hameed,

      You are saying:

      ” As far as the people of Eritrea are absent from the scene any deal signed with Isaias will not bring peace to Ethiopia or the region”.

      You are hyperbolically claiming that “the people of Eritrea are absent from the scene ….”, but I think you should specify who you are referring to when you say “the people of Eritrea”.

      Do you mean by “the people of Eritrea”, YOU or YOUR group or The Denizens of Planet ILLOGIC?

      If you are seriously trying to gain an apercu in the rapidly unfolding Ethio-Eritrean Peace Deal, it doesn’t hurt to take a gander at the linked video below where the residents of the City of Mendefera, Southern Zone, Eritrea are saying about the Peace Deal.

      https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1018229587489247233

      • Mitiku Melesse

        Hei, Gheteb, if this forum represents all Eritreans then you people have real problem who ever comes to lead Eritrea.

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Hi Gheteb,

        Why do you worry yourself about The Citizens of Planet IL-LOGIC? It is better follow closely events divulging quickly. Don’t you hear what Isaias has openly declared in Addis? It is here under for your reference.

        “From now on anyone who says Eritreans and Ethiopians are two people of two nations is wrong”. “I have given him all the power; he is now the leader”?

        Such statements and results should shift you immediately from the old byword to the new one: Nihna Nisom, Nisom Nihna.

        I would like to remind you humbly, NOW YOUR LEADER IS DR. ABIE AHMED, PERIOD.

        Inform any person in your logic planet about the announcement of Isaias, then ask him about your present leader. Definitely, he will reply to you that your present leader is Dr. Abie Ahamed. From law prospect what Isaias has declared in Addis is dangerous to Eritrea and her people.

    • Mitiku Melesse

      Hei,Hameed.
      You saw also in Asmara that the people are more than ok with the peace process when our pm comes to Eritrea. I hope you dont mean Isayas brings all eritreans to addis and awasa:)

  • Berhe Y

    Hi @george,

    Here is what I hope we can agree. First it’s to the benefit of Tigray people. So distance wise Massawa – Adigrat was less than 4 hours or little more. Now Djibouti – Adigrat is like 12 hrs.

    On top of that, all the trade in between.

    Berhe

  • Amde

    Now Inc.

    The Awassa thing was a sight to behold. Honestly I think they were just having fun.

    Amde

  • saay7

    @george:

    What a shock. You were falling out of line for the briefest of minutes and then you fell right in line? How surprising, said nobody.

    saay

  • Paulos

    Selam Now,

    If that is a transfer of power per se, can we as Opposition appeal to Dr. Abiye our voices to be heard?

  • ‘Gheteb

    When Literalism Is All The Rage In The Anti-PFDJ Camp

    Greetings!!

    Acting, literally, more Catholic than the Pope, and as if they were the rightful TRIBUNES of Eritrea and the Eritrean people, the denizens of Planet ILLOGIC — The Anti-PFDJ Camp — are up in arms, grandstanding and pontificating sanctimoniously, that the “devil DIA” has sold Eritrea.

    All of this was IMPUTED to the following statements made by His Excellency President Isaias Afwerki during the state luncheon. Here is what he said, verbatim:

    ” ….. እዚ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ መስርሕ ክኣ ሸቶታቱ ክወቅዕ ኣብዝብጻሕ ክንበጽሕ ከምዝጉየ ክንጎዩ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያን ክልተ ህዝቢ እዩ ኢሉ ዝዛረብ ድሕሪ ሕጂ ነቲ ሓቂ ደይፈልጥ ጥራይ እዩ፡ ክልቴና ከም ሓደ ህዝቢ ከመይ ጌርና ከምንጓዓዝ ምፍላጥ የድልየና።”

    Anyone with a smattering of the nuances of the Eritrean language Tigrigna, let alone one who is conversant in that language, would tell you that it is about a PROCESS whose GOAL
    is the achievement of durable and sustainable peace, full normalization of relations between the two countries, economic, trade and much, much more.

    To achieve those goals, the president is saying that we are going to go on this journey as ONE people, meaning that we are united in reaching those targets. This is the same as saying we have ONE heart as we are all aiming at achieving the goals of this developing rapprochement.

    I don’t think it was meant to appeal to any ethnic group of Ethiopia nor its intention was to spite anyone else. The only thing that PIA is appealing to is the commonalties between the Ethiopian and Eritrean people and the need that they should rally around the specified goals of the FIVE Pillars of the Peace and Friendship Agreement that was signed in Asmara last week.

    • Selam Gheteb,

      In the next life time I prey as now to reincarnate as a the devil. I see you have reincarnated as an angle. Mayy digamett nayy abatt nebsikha “Qeshi tSeAAzega” Hagizatica beleni.

      tSAtSE

  • saay7

    Selamat Now Inc:

    He is unfit to lead because all the symptoms indicate he does not have his full mental capacities.

    saay

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. Congratulations to Ethiopia and Eritrea on this very special day! Thanks to Ethiopia for the very warm welcome! Ethiopians you are most welcomed to Eritrea! The doors of my home are open to you! All my friends that I have talked to in Asmara and Addis Ababa today are overwhelmed with joy!

  • saay7

    Abi:

    All of you Ethios talking about Massawa are talking about the city from your memories of it during Derg and HSI and have absolutely no idea of PFDJs capacity to suck the life out of everything: the port is a deserted town with no sign of life. But I guess all that matters to you is the the Ethiopian flag (preferrably the old one) is planted somewhere in the sand.

    saay

    • wechegud

      Selam Ato SAAY,
      It is quite a feat for you to admit Derg and HSI kept Massawa alive while Eritreans sucked the life out of it. መቆየት ደግ ነው we may yet live to see more admissions. All this begs the question – Was the 50 year of hell worth it?

      • saay7

        Wechegud:

        Not Eritreans. But PFDJ. They are an equal opportunity life suckers: they sucked it out of Asmara, Massawa, Assab.

        But unlike your Derg and HSI, they haven’t dropped bombs on civilians, or torched their huts by the thousands. Not yet anyway.

        saay

    • FishMilk

      Hi saay7. When was the last time you visited Eritrean ports? Massawa and Assab will completely change over the coming weeks, much as they did following liberation, back in 1991. Within a few months they will again be storming with life. The UN will start to use the ports for humanitarian cargo very quickly. Thing is July and August are very hot and not the best months to be vacationing on the Red Sea.p

      • saay7

        Fishmilk:

        Will…free zone…airport… will soon..ብዝቐልጠፈ ናህሪ ማርሻ ቐይርና…. have been hearing that song every year for the last 20 years. You can’t expect life from the angel of death. Well you can, but you would be misguided. Again.

        We are having a vote of confidence on the man (at least in these pages.) And I am voting my lack of confidence.

        saay

        • FishMilk

          Hi saay7. I take it that you are not so familiar with port operations. The amount of Ethiopian bound humanitarian cargo alone (not including commercial cargo) will serve to revitalize port communities. And, humanitarian cargo will be moving soon. You might have been hearing the same song for 20years, but a new song will be playing in the coming months not years.

          • saay7

            Fishmilk:

            Whatever you say, Fish.

            saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. What I have been saying over the past months has been accurate in terms of what would happen and who the major players would be. In regards to Eritrean ports being revitalized in the short term, you will not have to wait long to see.

          • saay7

            FishMilk:

            Good for you. That you are already thinking about what will happen based on a deal you haven’t seen on, of all days, today when Isaias Afwerki surrendered Eritrea’s sovereignty (Abiy to represent all of Eritrea’s foreign policy) and history (we are not peoples of two countries) shows me that you are even more clueless than I thought. The first duty of every patriot, in my view, is pull the handbrake on this recklsness.

            Saay

          • FishMilk

            Hi saay7. Well, what I do know is that a UN mission has been despatched to Eritrea to arrange for Massawa and Assab to receive Ethiopian bound Humanitarian cargo. Eritrea’s sovereignty? Please state clearly what you believe PIA has surrendered. Funny, Eritreans here who have been sympathizing with the TPLF for the past couple of decades in their ‘at all costs’ attempts to overthrow PIA/PFDJ regime, do not seem to have been overly concerned with Eritrea’s sovereignty.

          • saay7

            FishMilk:

            I am not going to do your due diligence for you. Listen to what Isaias said in his address at Hawassa and read what he said at the dinner in his honor (available at the government’s website, shabait.com)

            saay

          • Abi

            Hi Saay
            I’m already bored of everything. It looks so scripted and childish and boring. I’m seriously bored of the whole thing. I don’t even care to know what IA said at Awasa.
            I’m watching “curious george ” with my dog.

          • saay7

            Selam Abi:

            You know how you used to say May 24 is not just Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia but Ethiopia’s independence from Eritrea? Our crazy king is saying not so fast: I am giving Eritrea back to you, and I am content to be a province and follow the lead of your Abiye.

            Then he said, not only are Eritrea and Ethiopia one people. They have always been. Effective today. Come on, your Curious GEORGE has nothing on Weird Isaias, and your dog is less slobbering than Isaias’s flock.

            saay

  • MS

    Selam AT

    AT editorial is a desperate last minute attempt to redress their otherwise hasty praising and appeasing of the new PM. It is also a blatant distortion to the speech PM Abiy Ahmed made. I watched that speech live and also as quoted by the AT, there is nothing wrong with it. Let’s say what he is saying:
    “[O]n this occasion, I would like to say to the Eritrean people, maybe politicians, activists, and people who are listened to, when they talk about the relations of the two people, they may be able to mislead you…”
    The operative phrase here is “when they talk about the relations between the two people,” so he is not talking about activists who want to “dismantle” OR ” “uproot” PFDJ. He is not talking about the activists who desecrated the names and legacies of our martyrs and our liberation struggle. He certainly did not talk about the “human right warriors” who politicized genuine concerns for narrow agenda. The PM did not intend to address those who worked tirelessly to invalidate Eritrea’s stride under stringent conditions and those who spearheaded the denial of Eritrea of getting rightful development funds. He did not even condemn those who are stuck in past grudges, who made the unmaking of the EPLF their single mission in life. These are the known themes of our activists, and his speech did not intend to address them. So why such a great is a fuss about helpful and constructive advice from a leader of a country?
    He spoke about those who are trying to damage the relationship between the two peoples by creating hateful climate. What is wrong with that?
    The thing is: the train has left the station. Eritrea’s independence is now even more secure than in 1991 because it is coming with the blessing of the Ethiopian people.
    The language has changed, things have been reframed differently; the configuration and formation of forces in the Horn of Africa and particularly in Ethiopia have been changed for good. Time to catch up.

    No one cares more about Eritreans inside the country more than themselves. In spite of the characterizations spelled out by wounded hearts, Eritreans and Ethiopians have expressed their gratitude for the peaceful rapprochement. I have been in contact with Eritreans of all walks and from different regions of the country, all are saying they feel great that the clouds of war have now vanished. I watched people reflecting on the occasion from Tigray, and they are positive. The only people whose world has turned upside down are the few Wayane lords and Eritreans who banked on them all these years. I think Bereket Mengisteab’s song “Malelit” fits the moment. Please check it out on youtube, I don’t want to hurt the feelings of some here.
    Bottom line: this is indeed a historic moment for the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia. I remember debating with Wayane cadres who were painting Eritreans as hateful. Now, everything is clear. From here on, the relationship of both peoples will be built on mutual respect and true love. Eritrean independence is more guaranteed because it is not perceived as a result of a violent war but as a result of a shared understanding of both peoples that they may have two countries but they are ONE PEOPLE.

    I envision exchanges of tours between the Tigray region and Eritrea. I also expect TPLF, the last stronghold of the hateful few old guards, will be liberated and reformed to reflect the new paradigm shift.

  • MS

    Hello All Ethiopians
    I express my gratitude for the love your people have shown us, and for the great hospitality. These days, we see history in the making. The outpouring of love you saw in Eritrea during your PM visit and the augmented reciprocity we see in Ethiopia to our delegation are genuine. Bring any Holywood scriptwriter, and no one would be able to reflect the true feelings of the people and their expressions. No one could reenact the real emotions of the people. It is amazing. Welcome to your second country, Eritrea. No to war and hateful campaigns.
    Peace to the region.

  • Amde

    Awatistas,

    I understand the general concern that an “Eritrean Deal” is in effect an “Isayyas Deal” due to the nature of the Isayyas regime. But deals are signed by all manner regimes and governments as long as they are recognized by the international community. So, whatever is signed by isayyas, in the eyes of the world that recognizes his government.

    So, other than “he is not legitimate”, what is the reason for the Assab /Massawa freakout? The details are not known yet, so i would like to know what is an “unacceptable” Assab/Massawa deal to you and why?

    The freakout is irrational to me because to me part of “normalization” when a 100mln economy normalizes with a 5mln economy, assuming all things being equal, the volume of usage of the accessible ports is going to be 95% by the 100mln economy. This is just simple math.

    So, what are the concerns really?

    Context: Ethiopia has options now and they continues to get more as time flies.

    Amde

    • iSem

      Hi Gash Amde:
      You just have asked the simplest question since I met you here, maybe in your life:-)
      It is illegitimate because IA is illegitimate leader as you know. And like the war of 1998 that was his whim, while Ethiopia the parliament approved it, also this deal removed the people and all Eritreans from the equation and besides the small appeasement will not lift our people from poverty, will not close the prisoners, it will finance them. It is not good for Eritrea: what is good for IA is not good for Eritrea
      I am sure you know this is cooked to keep Ethiopia from going to flames, so yes the world and especially the Muzungus as Sal calls them and the ones who sold their camels* when the oil flowed recognize it. USA is back to is old ways cuddling with dictators to compete/fight its new nemesis( China). The country Ethiopia is negotiating with the individual IA, the mafia boss and in the short term is good for Ethiopia, but many including your truly believe that the people have again been the pawns. PMAA knows it, IA relishes it, and the Eriterean people will come to regret it

      * If I was them, I will keep my camels and multiply them because they may need them, in few decades

      • iSem

        Hi Amde: this is the reason for the “fearkout” and it is not even by Eritreans
        “The one man regime may be emboldened with all the attention he is getting and increase his repression… “Our fear is instead of opening up Isaias will increase the repression! ”

        Aigaforum

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Sir Amde,

      We are not concerned about the “economic integration” we are concerned about “political integration” that follows to it. As simple as that. It has been in the Meles/Issayas project in the 90s before they turn to each other as nemesis. The blue print was in file. Actually, there is no new deal different in the current one than the deal of the 90s.

      The then Eritrean Ambassador to Ethiopia (name on hold) has said back then that the economic integration between the two countries will slowly lead us to politics integration. We the fate of our nation out of theRritrean people’ s hand for me and people like me is a big concern.

    • Saba

      Dear Amde,
      The “we are one” is re-evoking memories of HSI crossing Mereb. But we are in 2018.
      What is acceptable is if it is exclusively business. If anyone knows the Massawa/Aseb deal, please share.
      The “lions” have observed silently IA in throne for years. We want to move on. After that the Eritrean people will deal with PIA.

    • saay7

      Amde:

      The “freakout” is because nobody, and I mean nobody, except Isaias knows the terms of the deal.

      It would be good for a “government” to get permission and consent of the people before it signs a deal. Failing that, the “government” should tell us what is in the deal, no? Or is that now too much to ask.

      saay

      • SELAM Saay7,

        Are you sure? “Show me how to punch. POW!

        from black panther to marvel’s secret weapon. enjoy STAND on 7/17

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdKf3MneyI

        tSAtSE

      • Amde

        Saay,

        I was hoping somebody would get beyond some version of the “he is illegitimate” argument.

        My question was what KIND of deal would Awatistas find UNACCEPTABLE knowing that normalization between Ethiopia and Eritrea could theoretically mean 95% of Assab+Massawa port volume.

        Maybe Isayyas struck a good deal, but one would need to have a benchmark of good v bad to accept or reject it.

        Amde

        • Abraham H.

          Dear Amde, my personal fear is, for example, DIA signs a deal of rent for 100 years for certain sum of money that he puts into his accounts.

        • iSem

          Hi Amde:
          This deal, the smell of the money has made miracles, not in a sense that it the dead have risen,but in a sense the opportunists have risen (not referring to u) like calling it something that asure our freedom. But we have ( yes we is the royal version) predict that this will happen and now those who have differed the sending of their USA teenage kids to Eri can proceed, not to serve in Sawa but in a cozy place negotiated as a pay back for the moles they have been
          But also the smell of the money have blunted the smartest one here as in asking ” moving beyond the illegitimate question) How can you go beyond something when there is no beyond to go to
          It is that, there is no beyond.
          Good for Ethiopia ( good for them) good for IA (his nature) bad for Eritreans (shame on us)
          Now my turn:
          why does the notion of IA getting emboldened to strengthen his grip ( that is an oxymoron) he cannot strengthen hi atrophied hand, what I mean in his grip as in strengthening his power to transfer to enslave us under his son or even others who are willing to keep his legacy?
          Will you relish the prosperity gained by enslaving Eritreans???

          • Amde

            Selam iSem,

            God knows one can argue most of African leaders can convincingly be called “illegitimate” by their subjects. Same with pretty much all the actual absolute monarchies in the world.

            My belief is yes, this “deal” will strengthen his regime, but I also believe this economic opening will start the process of loosening his grip.

            Amde

        • saay7

          Amde:

          I guess we are saying a deal whose details we don’t know is, by definition, unacceptable. The Eritreans who are giving him the benefit of doubt are those who trust him to make any definition; the Ethiopians who are celebrating can’t imagine any deal which would not be a good deal.

          Saay

          • Amde

            Saay,

            Well, I thought everyone is saying “he gave them assab” and “he gave them massawa”.

            I don’t know what the “giving” entails honestly. May be IA engineered a good deal for Eritrea. It’s fair to suspect a deal he made, but i was hoping for an explanation of what you – Saay for example – consider a bad deal.

            No biggie.

            Amde

          • saay7

            Amde:

            Did he make a good deal with UAE on Asab? We don’t know.

            Imagine Ethiopia made a deal with some country on GERD and Lalibela and it was all hush hush. And the gov making the deal has a history of never telling you anything about the deal. Are you telling me your first instinct is, gee, let me see the details of the deal before I render judgement?

            saay

          • Paulos

            Selam Amde,

            Did you listen to Isaias’ speech in Hawassa? What do you make of it? I am confused. Really. Was he drunk or what?

          • Amde

            Selam Paulos,

            We were watching within a group and we were joking that Abiy has become Afe-Wedi-AfeWerqi.

            Best we can tell is Abiy extemporising in Amharic what Isayyas would have said in Tigrinya. It looked like it was a game between them.. Isayyas listening to hear if Abiy put him in hot water, and Abiy slyly pushing the envelope.

            I dont think anything serious was said other than showing the chemistry between them.

            Amde

          • Paulos

            Amde,

            Hope that is what it is. Thank you Sir!

          • kogne

            Hi saay, we didn.t see any deal yet, they are normalizing their relationship open roads between both countries by land & air transportation .open embassies,we didnt see yet long term deal,they are going to form comitee from both countries to work it out, thats my understanding ,if a am not mistaken

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Amde,

          I don’t honestly believe this is about the deal Irving no deal. Every Eritrean, young and old, opposition and supporter agrees that, Ethiopia should use Eritrean ports for free, according the norms and means that’s is reasonable and acceptable.

          The only thing they ask is in return is, normalization, respect Eritrea boundary, boarders and sovereignity and live in peace.

          To me at this point to talk about this detail is just red hearing and I don’t think it’s based on real concern.

          We have been saying, day and night, having a country, a president and a flag means nothing if the people are not able to live in peace in their own lands. And we mock the PFDJ for demanding Badime or death and let our whole generation perish. Are we doing the same now?

          And no body is going to hand us freedom, democracy what have. We the people of Eritrea have to demand it and get it our selves, including using the good office of the PM if we have to.

          No country in the region reputation on democracy is that much better. SA and UAE, countries we think behind these deal are any better in their democracy and accountability department. And so do a lot of African countries in the region, Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda and others.

          Berhe

        • Fanti Ghana

          Selamat Degafiw Amde,

          Even when supplemented with a forced labor, the combined gain from Bisha Mines and Asseb lease maybe barely enough for mere survival after perhaps some corruption and stockpiling military armament.

          President Isaias is getting old, he has no true friends, the number of young Eritreans has depleted, there is the sanction and the COIE over his head. The closure of Sudanese border was the last straw. He is desperate.

          The questions then are:
          1) What is the highest price limit President Isaias might pay if given a chance to get rid of all these nightmares at once?

          2) What deal would be in Eritrea’s favor under normal circumstances?

          3) What would be considered the worst offer/demand for President Isaias to say no and sacrifice himself?

          4) Would he accept an offer that is perfect for Eritrea/ Eritreans but at a cost of his position or his life?

          • Amde

            Selam Dottore,

            Aha..Beautiful.

            Isn’t it funny? How emotions can get something started but the boring accounting has final say?

            This so explains why Abiy is going out of his way to bolster Isayyas. It suggests Abiy has been deputized by the “International Community” to be responsible for the Asmara file.

            Berhe, I am signing up with you for whatever business you will be starting. Hotels on Massawa beach? Hmmm…?

            ዝገርም እዪ አለ ጉራጌ።

            Amde

          • Tesfu

            Hi Fanti Ghana,
            How on earth, when COIE is over his head and Dr. Abyi is normalizing relation btw two countries? he has not apologized to Ethiopians and Eritreans for crime he committed, not yet.
            I would like you to address this issue if you can.
            thanks

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Tesfu,

            This is a wild guess, but I think the talks during the last Yamamoto visit may have included some reassurance regarding the COIE report. He will get away with a slap on the wrist.

            The Europeans will happily comply with any “suggestion” that they deem will reduce refugee influx.

            The Eritrean people will prioritize peace and recovery more than justice for now, and by the time they exhale and look back at what happened PIA, if still alive, will be in his 80s.

            The legal process to indite him will take another few years, there will be less and less Eritreans interested to see justice, PIA will die quietly with a minimum fanfare.

            Someone else may apologize in his behalf especially if he becomes senile, but he will never apologize to anyone about anything. He is naturally incapable of seeing himself responsible for Eritrea’s ails.

            In fact, quite the opposite. He sees any failure as betrayal of him by the people. It is always someone else failing him on something. The more he fails the harsher he becomes. As far as he is concerned he is the infallible Mao of Horn.

      • @george

        Dear SAAY,

        I am kind of happy to see you have some kind of patriotism. Here is the thing, i hope you give me straight answer. Knowing how Eritrean government handled the mining industry, don’t you have a little faith in them. The other thing is, Ethiopian government just for domestic consumption they’re going to let it out, meaning they’re going to let the people know what the deal is.

        • saay7

          @george:

          None.

          saay

          • Natom Habom

            SELAM
            WE KNOW THERE IS SECURITY DEAL BETWEEN ,MEANS EACH COUNTRY WILL PROTECT THE SECURITY AND STABILITY OF THE OTHER
            NO OPPOSITION WILL BE ALLOWED IN ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA TO DISTABILIZE THE OTHER ,OF COURSE YOU STILL HAVE CHANCE TO PREACH DEMOCRACY ONLINE FARAWAY FROM THE BORDER

          • kogne

            hi every one, I think any deal GOE signed with Ethiopia or other countries ,SAAY ,SGJ and others, they have to be notified first ,if not its not legitimate, any peace agreement with Ethiopia is not going to work without their participation (,scholars) (ZEY HA F R D MU ,GEREMARIAM SHIMU)

    • Selamat Pillar Sire Amde,

      About or less than a year ago you were not satified more like very disatisfied with selling Ethiopia’s electricity through the Sudan because it did not deliver Asseb which was your main concern as it is Today plus Massawa. That was just breaking the ice and warming up the cranes of the ports through numerous personalities who for personal or sacred reasons facilitated that conveniently forgoten ludicrous deal.

      Of course there is not absolutely anything wrong with any deal that delivers Massawa and or Asseb to Ethiopia, Emiretes USA or China. However this deal will be very flawed if it does not include Eritrean Naturalization Citezenship of no more than 90 days from residency to naturalized citezenship. I as an Eritrean persona non grata would feel very robbed if I do not gain tens of millions newly naturalized Eritreans that shall reap all the benefits from the toilings of the fledgling Eritreans that will happily dim and bow out of the stage. All is for the New Eritreans!!!

      So my dear Pillar and fellow Eritrean compatriot sire Amde, here is a treat just for you and the millions you shall arrive with soon:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1KPsMN0NWs

      tSAtSE

      • Amde

        ጻጸ the Great;

        Did I demand such a deal? I don’t recall to be honest.

        Naturalization to Citizenship.. who knows – maybe it does. Personally I am not against it as long as some measure if reciprocity is there. But I doubt very much it is that far. I would be honored to be a fellow denizen of a ጻጸstic republic.

        Amde

        • Pillar Amde,

          You were brokering such a deal but it did not go as you wished. We can say now seemingly… Perhaps Admiral can provide you his recollection of the events. … ….

          Hey I did not have to wait for that greedy bafoon Isayas to tell me we are one people… As for the fellow denizen you have always been a Pillar at Easter Island…

          tSA

    • Kim Hanna

      Selam Amde,

      Don’t you remember some Ethiopians saying Meles is not legitimate to sign deal with Eritrea. I kinda of empathized with them too at the time.

      What you are hearing now is the mirror image reflection of that. Who said we are the same people. You cannot fight against DNA.

      Mr. K.H

  • iSem

    Hi All:

    No you are all wrong, IA will use 10 differed languages in order of the size of the Eritrean ethnic groups to signal that all the languages are all equal and that all groups will share equally the proceeds from the lucrative deal he is negotiating. And he even will speak in the additional, 10th Eritrean language: Amichite.
    He will also be so giddy, smiling ear to ear for the windfall that will help him in the power transfer, he will be amazed at his success of how he kidnapped the Eritrean cause, to create the dynasty and how it took 50 hears in making and still while the Eritrean people’s eyes are open they are minds were so closed and he will marvel at how he was able to pull this off
    This is not the sale, it is the ceremony and mostly likely as BY said the people will marvel at his skills, his mastery of the 10 equally important Eritrean languages and the addition of the 10 ethnic group, some of the people will say,masshallah baraka we have increased and some will say assey assey tebazihna tselotna temelisu

  • Selam,

    Does any body have a cigarete? Yes please, I would like one.

    Well it boils down to Superpositioning and Entanglement. The duality of dried beef, quanTa. Ha ha… the cat is neither dead nor alive. The Observer determines or could we say PRE determines either or LIFE DEATH.

    Hey Denmarkino AAreky Profesor Paulos, surely there is aplication AND by tomorrow maybe even suplications… got to run and have tea with that cat in da hat.

    tSAtSE

  • Saba

    Dear Awatawian,
    The AT editorial board is having the “YG gebremeskel Syndrome” and everything is being late. In the mean time interns please volunteer.
    AT this is your moment to shine.
    I am not worried about the “we are one people”. We are two countries!
    What i am worried is the content of the negotiation about Massawa & Aseb. They are Eritrean! But are they renting them in the market price? Do we have skilled people to negotiate?

    • saay7

      Sabina:

      Uh oh. Why are you being pessimistic? Just trust Baba Isaias to do the right thing. That is the defining quality of The Third Way. I mean besides laziness , when they sit back and give assignment to others. 🙂

      Read Kbrom: he told you the terms.

      Kbrom, could you explain it to The Third Way using their terminologies? Use a lot of Baba Isaias, wedi Afom and be sure to couch it by cursing the Weyane in the first paragraph and last paragraph so they know you are ናይ ብሓቂ ሃገራዊ!

      Saay

      • Saba

        Dear Saay7
        Show some love, even your Baba Isayas is trying:)
        What did Kibrom say?

    • Abraham H.

      Dear Saba, this is not the right time to be worried, simply too late. You should have worried when you were warned by many in this website and forum for decades to stop being mere toys of DIA and stop being nhna nsu.

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Saba

      1. – “I am not worried about the “we are one people”. We are two countries!
      What i am worried is the content of the negotiation about Massawa & Aseb.”

      Saba: first I don’t have any concrete proof, no reliable sources…. just an instinct, just gut feeling…… that’s all. Now let me “put my two cents in”:

      During these Ethio-Eritrean leaders trips to Asmara and Addis, I don’t believe there was/is much to negotiate about, and there are not much issues left to handle. The whole deal was finalized way, way, way back with shuttle diplomacy and behind closed doors. All the commotion, all the media circus, all the the colorful show, all the excitement, all the dancing frenzy…… that we’re witnessing is just a show to sell a finished product. The “content of the negotiation about Massawa & Aseb” is nothing but a small fraction of the whole package. Well, then, what is the big package?

      The big package is Western policy on the Red Sea -Gulf Region. The big policy plan is to CURB Chinese and Russian (Iran, Turkey) power and influence on the Red Sea Gulf region. The big Western powers policy is Eritrea and Ethiopia to open their markets and allow Western global corporations to control Ethio-Eritrean economy and resources – denying access to the Chinese and to the Russians. The big Western powers policy plan is to outsource this gigantic project to Israel, Ethiopia, Eritrea + some progressive Arab Countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE….) to do the Western bidding.

      Now, the biggest pressure that would be put on Eritrea in order to remain a committed team player in this regional arrangement, is not just to allow Ethiopia to use the ports of Massawa Marsa Fatuma and Assab below market price, but also Eritrea will be pressured to:

      A. – Lower its defence forces, its defence budget, and restructure its government
      B. – Eritrean National security protection to be handled mostly by the regional alliance (Israel Ethiopia + the Arab allies) with close coordination with Western powers
      C. Eritrea to allow Ethiopia Naval and Marine Forces unfettered access on the Red Sea and Eritrean shoes.
      D. – Integrate Ethio-Eritrean economy with open borders

      And Eritrea for cooperating with all these and more, it will be rewarded handsomely in developing its economy and with security guarantees.

      Now, say your concern!!

      Semere Tesfai

      • ‘Gheteb

        Selam Ato Semere Tesfay,

        I read with great interest your input “based on your instinct and just gut feeling”. I would like to put forth three intakes that may shed different lights to what you have postulated in your comment.

        First, Bronwyn Bruton is basically saying that the USA is pretty much out in the geostrategic posturing of the Horn Region and The Read Sea Area with the newly evolving Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement.

        ” Washington will also have to contend with a newly invigorated Eritrea, which is poised to take a leadership role on the regional stage. There’s a strong upside to that: Eritrea could be extremely helpful in resolving the conflict in South Sudan, for example, and could help the United States make progress in Somalia.

        But Eritrea is likely to seek progress by pointing out how badly US policy has performed in those countries, and by suggesting entirely new approaches that the United States may or may not find palatable. Eritrea, for example, has always talked about the importance of negotiating with all the actors in the Somali conflict, not just the pro-government actors—including parts of the terrorist group al Shabaab.

        That is the right approach to take, in my view, but something that the United States has fiercely resisted, and may continue to resist now, even in the face of an overwhelming lack of progress in resolving the conflict in Somalia”.

        http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/finally-peace-in-the-horn-of-africa

        Second, in an FP article, Daniel Runde, under the title “Elephants in the Room: Trump Needs to Close the Deal in the Horn of Africa”, pretty much is urging the Trump Administration to get involved.

        https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/12/trump-needs-to-close-the-deal-in-the-horn-of-africa/

        Third, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, has publicly stated that the crown prince of UAE was the one who was heavily involved in the making of the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

        Now, given these three takes, how do you reconcile them with your input which you said were based on “instinct and just gut feeling”?

        • @george

          Dear awsome Gheteb

          How about the fact that abiy said that ethiopia will have a navy?

          • ‘Gheteb

            Dear @George,.

            Yeah, Abiy is planning to have a navy with the goal of protecting Ethiopia’s fleet of merchant ship. I don’t believe that an arrangement is going to be made with Eritrea that is going to INFRINGE on our sovereignty.

            May be some co-ordination with the Eritrean Navy and definitely NOT what Kbrom et al are spouting here that Ethiopia is going to have “unlimited access” to the “Erythreaen Sea”.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam George,

            If Ethiopia had planned to have Navy in other neighbor countries, she will cancel those plans, to place its navy in Asseb and Massawa under the new agreement “one people and nation.”

      • @george

        Dear semere
        My fellow Patriots Eritrean, we have to make sure we Sovereign Nation. I’m sure PIAA will not sell us no way. I have a lot of faith in him. Please pray

  • Peace!

    Hi All,

    The SALE is being completed: victory for Ethiopian people and Eritrean minorities.

    Peace!

    • Abraham H.

      Dear Peace, what? Has DIA sold Eritrea as I predicted before? It would not surprise me if DIA is going to tell Ethiopians in his address tomorrow that from now on, we are one people, one nation, one country. And the nhna nsu would gladly accept him and applaud his decision.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Peace,

      Victory to the Eritrean minorities! How so my dear?

      • Peace!

        Emma,

        The other choice was TPLF sponsored Agazian.

        Peace!

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Peace,

          It is not a choice between the two. We have “an Eritrean choice” that make us “true Eritrean” worth to our 30 years struggle, and we defend it wholeheartedly as we should.

          • Peace!

            Emma,

            That was my understanding too, but the last twenty-five years proved otherwise. If the “Eritrean choice” is silent (complicit) when the 30 years of struggle killed and burried, then it is fair for Eritreans to explore other alternatives. Now, let the PFDJites go back to Sahel and liberate the country.

            Peace!

          • Tzigereda

            Selam Peace,
            I still dont understand the benefit of the eritrean minorities along that of the ethiopians.

          • Peace!

            Hi Tsgereda,

            It is not about benefits rather there are no better realistic alternatives. It is time to salvage what’s left after years of cleansing and demonizing by PFDJ and Opposition camp to some extent.

            Peace!

  • Berhe Y

    Hi Now,

    My guess is the speech will be in Amharic:). And the Eritrean people would not care, in fact they take it as in showing respect.

    Emba, Kindey dAe AmhariNa yKel eyu will be the topic.

    Berhe

    • Selam Berhe,

      I think that he will use amharic only for the introductory part of his speech. If i am not mistaken he knows better arabic than amharic, and amharic is said to be the language he refused to use in a press conference in addis, soon after tplf and eplf entered the city victorious. He did not speak amharic for almost 30 yrs, and of course in the field. If he can remember good amharic and he wants to stir up his audience, i do not know how that will be interpreted by the other side.

  • Saba

    Selam Eritreans and Ethiopians
    This article seems buyers remorse. PMAA was supposed to be anti-Isayas but something went wrong along the way.
    PIA is doing marketing. He is saying “we are one people” and the fine print is “and two countries”. “we are one people and two countries” just like kanada&USA.
    People be optimistic. The next step is constitution, election and release of prisons.
    The next negarit is “what is love?”

    • Paulos

      Saba,

      No no, don’t fool yourself. He didn’t say we are two separate countries. He said we are ONE PEOPLE as in ONE PEOPLE! You don’t have to go far to authenticate what he finally confessed. You just have to see what he has done to Eritrea. Only heaven knows what went through the minds of the grey haired toys when they saw Addis and Hawassa.

      • saay7

        Paulos:

        There is buyers remorse alright. But it’s from Isaias: he wants to redo 1991,when he was invited to preside over the whole Ethiopia not the “splinter” Eritrea.

        Not sure if Abiye knows he is stumping with his future opponent 🙂

        saay

        • Paulos

          Sal,

          As they say, there is nothing more tricky than the future. Of course, can’t say grab a popcorn and make yourself comfortable for as you put it, Abraham Isaias Afwerki can be the rising force vying the throne in Menilik’s Palace.

        • Saba

          Come on Saay, your p at predicting IA is >0.05:)
          He is just playing the KEYBAHRACHIN crowd. That is “reverse revolution” i.e. going from “we are not one people” to “we are one people”. We should have replaced the whole EPLF/TPLF people with civilians 2 years after independence.
          Paulos, i would have believed that if YG the unionist is giving flowers to PIA.

          • saay7

            Saba:

            Whatever you say, Sabina:)

            saay

          • Saba

            Saay7,
            Please NO copy/paste:)
            If not there will be an editorial for you:)

          • saay7

            Saba:

            Sure, Sabina, time to be optimistic.

            The Ethiopians gave Isaias a horse and a camel for a gift.

            And he gave them Massawa and Asab.

            Our future is very bright with that kind of awesome deal maker presiding over us.

            Abi, where are you.

            saay

          • Abi

            Heloooooo Saytanish
            Did you call my name?
            አሰብን በፈረስ ምፅዋን በግመል
            ፍቅር እንዲፀና ሸጦ መገላገል
            Life is goooood!!!

            More popcorn please!
            Guinness! I mean Genius!!!

          • saay7

            Abi

            I guess we know the first EAL flight from Addis is going to be a cargo plane: to transport IA his gifts of a camel and a horse. If you throw in a jackass, he will give you Dahlak too.

            Of course you know what this means. You Ethiopians have taught us that deals mean nothing and we won’t recognize it.

            saay

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Saay,

            You are killing me. Not even in principle? edo’e!

          • Peace!

            Sabina,

            Enough with ወላ ትንፈር ጤል ኢያ. There is nothing wrong with saying: well, we thought it was an economic integration, but turned out a complete SALE otherwise going after poor Saay won’t make you feel better.

            Peace!

  • welde

    Hi Awate,

    This is unbelievably embarrassing, i have never seen this video at all, now i know and understand why Isayas can get along with PMAA. Isayas enjoys the company of fake and dummy people as opposed to the real politicians, because they will obey and accomodate his desires and wishes to the letter.
    No wonder the neoliberals having a ball ; Ethiopia has a dummy for a leader with no mental power capacity to much those vultures waiting in the wing to take control of the jewels of the Ethiopian Economy. No country sells a profit making public company except Ethiopian PMAA. African’s were envious (in a positive way) of the the publicly owned Ethiopian companies ,be it Ethiopian airline, tele , energy etc. What do you think they will say now? Very sad indeed.

    welde

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. Surprised that none of you are rumoring about GoE defections on this trip.

  • FishMilk

    Hi girma. Yeah, I heard that too, and that Elvis Presley facilitated the deal.

  • Selam All,

    <>

    Please, don’t tell me that there is nobody from behind pushing things. Could there be a a regional geopolitical reason for all this? Is it that ethiopia and eritrea are part of the game. China cares for trade, the usa-eu want the red sea waterways open, uae + ksa hope to control iran as does the west. Add to this the refugee issue that is destabilizing europe. What is really happening that they are driving us nuts by doing and saying the unbeleivable?

    • Berhe Y

      Dear Horizon,

      There may be some who pushed for normalization, but that’s unscripted IA speaking from his deep inside.

      I told you before, there is nothing that’s more important to him than the well being if Ethiopia.

      Berhe

      • Selam Berhe Y.,

        But, this is equivalent to saying, he does not care at all about the independence of eritrea. Why then the militarization of eritrea, and all the sacrifices paid by the eritrean people?

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Horizon,

          That’s exactly right. If he cares for the country and the Eritrean people, who wouldn’t need to militarize and empty his country.

          The people do not need to be forced to protect their country, if there is a need to do so.

          Anyway, I hope PMAA, use his influence (he truely is able get to do things unheard of, like putting him in the spot to speak, which you can see his reaction, and in Asmara when he told him, he will be his FM, he didn’t know he would say that) get him to reform inside the country.

          I really believe the PM, is not doing this because it’s to the benefit of Ethiopia and Ethiopian people alone.

          His speech in Eritrea, what he said about the young dying in the desert is what motivates him the most I think.

          And for that alone, I think all the praises.

          Berhe

          • Paulos

            Berhino,

            We need a context here so that what Isaias said was not just a mere rhetoric. Can PM Trudeau say we are one people addressing the UK people or the French people given their past history? Or can he say the same thing to the American people. Absolutely not!

            My contention is that, Isaias not only that grew up in an Ethiopian household through and through, he could never have fought an for independent Eritrea in his heart. It doesn’t really make any sense. Here is the reality, can a person who hails from the Low-Lands say we are one people addressing the Ethiopian people? That is precisely the pink Elephant in the room everyone seems ignoring.

          • Haile S.

            Selam Paulos,
            Allow me an intervention here. I am not understanding you, unless you are deliberately playing the accodion, ክቐርበካ ርሓቐኒ፡ ክርሕቐካ ቅረበኒ. Contex to context, if there was no Atlantic Ocean and this was end of 1800s, I an convinced Trudeau would have that said to UK.

          • Paulos

            Selam Hailat,

            True but again if there was no ocean in between, this conversation wouldn’t have come into effect. Point being, Isaias is saying that for he is absolutely convinced that the border doesn’t make any sense.*

            *Sad to say for he has been ስክርው’ን ህግደፍ for the last 17 years as they parroted no dialogue before demarcation in every መኸተ where the day ended with ሃገርና ኤርትራ ክንዕቅባ ኢና ብደምና።

          • Alex

            Hi Paulos,
            I disagree with you in that there is nothing wrong in saying we are one people but two different countries. Personall, I am thankful for the Ethiopian people for the warm welcome for the Eritrean delegation in Addis and Hawassa

          • Amde

            Hi Berhe,

            “I really believe the PM, is not doing this because it’s to the benefit of Ethiopia and Ethiopian people alone. His speech in Eritrea, what he said about the young dying in the desert is what motivates him the most I think.”

            Me too. Remember we had a discussion about Abiy using the phrase “We don’t receive a country from our forefathers as inheritance, we borrow it frim our children.” He also a number if times said that we do not want to pass on a legacy of hate and conflict to our children.

            Everything he is doing is consistent with those. People might be unhappy Isayyas is finding a way to escape responsibility, but if the chain of pain and destruction is cut for the future, what is a little ego massage. I hope the total package ends up good enough for people to live with – it doesn’t have to be perfect.

            Amde

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Amde,

            I think people to be cautious is normal, but I agree with. We wanted peace to happen for a long time and it nice it’s happening now. I think for most of us, who were and are opposition IA, is because of tre suffering our people are going through.

            If this helps ease that burden, I think it’s a positive step. And it will be up to us to own our destiny and work towards achieving our ideal.

            This move helps us in big way.

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            So he is fulfilling the blue print of Haileselassie “መሬትዋን’ጂ ህዝቡን አንፈልገውም”: that made us to wage a struggle of self-determination for 30 years. እዛ ቡርክታ እምኒ’ላታ ዘስምዕ ምዕባሌታት ንሪኢ አሎና:: ኮይኑ አይስመዓካን በርሀ?

          • Berhe Y

            Dear AH,

            Not at all.

            I think under estimating our people desires for peace was displayed by both people we have seen it already.

            I don’t think it’s the work of anyone but the people.

            There is no reason why our two people can not live side by side in peace.

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            ሰላም በርሀ,

            አነድአ ከምዚ ዝስዕብ ምስ በልካ እንደአለ እዚዶ የስምዕ ኢለ ዝሓተትኩኻ:: እስከ ምልስ ኢልና ነተን ቀላትካ ንርአየን::

            “I said this before, there is nothing that’s more important to him than the well being of Ethiopia.” And add to it you also stated somewhere, that he doesn’t care about Eritrean the people.

            These comments became the key to open my old memory to a statement of the emperor, who tried to dissociate the intimate relationship of the Eritrean people to their land. But if you don’t mean it, I now understand what you mean it. Just to make it clear.

          • wechegud

            Selam Ato Amanuel,
            Please stop spreading your propaganda again. You’ve been doing it for forty years. Please cite where Haileselassie uttered such nonsense or take back your unvarnished lie.

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam aman h
            “When hyena go out , lion got in “that was the song sing by people in addis at the reception ceremony of PIA. I want u, berhe and pathetic p listen to it , it is so interested.
            “Geb cewatta anbassa gaba”

  • Rule of Law

    Greetings
    I have seen this video as soon as it surfaced on youtube in the early days in which Dr. Abiy was sworn as PM but how many of you writers can swear that you never used someone’s intellectual property be it a line or a paragraph not just in the things you scribble for awate consumption even in your professional fields, the essays you wrote in what ever discipline? In the few times a year that I visit this site, I see plagiarized comments regularly. It seems like someone is retaliating this great leader for failing to address the forgotten cause of the Eritrean plight during his visit to Eritrea. Someone failed to realize that fixing Eritrea’s political problems is none of his priorities nor even his business at all. Right now, Ethiopians are rejoicing and celebrating the smooth transfer of power from TPLF to the people and If you have the guts, you can mimic the revolt and bring change otherwise, you can keep on playing victim forever.

  • Amde

    Selam Awatistas

    ዓዋተ.ኮም ከ “አልተደመርንም” ወደ “አንደመርም” የተሸጋገረበት ሁኔታ ነው ያለው ለማለት ያስደፍራል።

    I was cracking up listening to Addis Ababan ladies sing “ይዟት ይዟት በረረ ይዟት በረረ” as the motorcade went by. I thought it funny, but the situation was not clear onwho was bride and who was groom.

    But then, Abiy presents Isayyas with an unexpected Gold Ring at the palace.

    Isayyas says a few words in Tigrinya, then Abiy steps in to say the bride (sorry the guest) was a bit emotional to say much, but would make extensive remarks in Amharic at the main event tomorrow.

    Who would believe this if it wasn’t real life?

    Amde

    • saay7

      Hey Amde:

      Somebody has to hold down the fort and it might as well be Awate.

      Today IA said something that made every PFDJ propeller head write a long apology letter to Dr Bereket Habteselasse:

      “ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያን ኤርትራን ክልተ እዩ ድሕሪ ሕጂ ዝዛረብ እቲ ሓቂ ዘይፈልጥ ጥራሕ እዩ”

      (From now on, anybody who says the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea are two [not one] is someone who doesn’t know the truth)

      Remember how viciously these little, petty, mindless, wound up toys attacked him when he said HISTORICALLY they are one. Let’s see what they say now. But then again, I am asking which way the arms of the toy moves when the toymaster moves the right strings.

      I challenge anyone to find me a single video of Isaias ever using the word “love” before today. In all of YouTube , of all of his videos, since 1974. No question, ተደምረዋል በኣቢ ተማርከዋል

      I also have something to say about this awate article. Since I praised the Teams editorial, I don’t mind criticizing this one:

      * the discussion about Abiys plagiarism is significantly (months and months) late. We discussed it (here! At awate! Extensively!) back in April and May. And it has been significantly overtaken by significant things. It’s like discussing what Obama is said to have done (plagiarize his “just words?” speech) long after he had passed 10 laws. Secondly, the PMs speech about activists is significantly distorted.

      Anyway back to IA. What a miserable man he is to learn love at 73.

      saay

      • Paulos

        ሳል,

        ኣታ ንስኻሲ ሓቆም እንድዮም ስሚ ህግደፍ ክብሉኻ! Yes I remember when the all useless and good for nothing PFDJ including Meshrefet going gung ho on Professor B. Habteselassie for saying essentially we are one people. ናይ’ዚኦም ዘረባ የብሉን፣

    • Berhe Y

      Dear Amde,

      Honestly instead of IA if it was another Eritrean leader, then this would have been different.

      I really feel sorry for the people who died in the war, and I can’t imagine, how their families must feel witnessing this.

      In any case, I hope this translates to the well being of the ERITREAN people (who are still suffering) and Ethiopians.

      Berhe

  • Haile S.

    Selam Awatestaff and all,
    If this good Dr said all these without a teleprompter, means he is not devoid of certain qualities. Definitely not a charlatan, especially considering his achievements in 3 months. I wish IA emptied the prisons after whole chapter plagiate from Delai Lama.

  • Kbrom

    ናብ ክቡር ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ዶክተር ኣቢዩ ኣሕመድ

    ኣብ መስኮት ተለቪዥን እዛ ክስተት ብዝረኣኹስ ውሽጢ ልበይ ንገሮ ንገሮ ዝብል ሕልና መጺኡዎ እሞ፡ እዛ ሻቡ ዝሓንጠጥክዋ ጽሕፍቲ ክልእከልካ ኣፍቅደለይ። ደፊረካ እንተኾይነ ኣቐዲመ ይቕረታ እሓትት።

    ኣብቲ ንክቡር ፕረዚደንት ዝገበርካዮ ናይ ምሳሕ ዕድመ፡ ሓንቲ ኣደ ህያብ ድሕሪ ምሃበን ክነብዓ ምስረኣኻየን ንብዓተን ክትደርዘለንን ሻቡ ዓይንኻ ንብዓት ኪቖጽርን ርእየካ።

    ሓደራኻ ክቡር ዶክተር ኣቢዩ፤ እዛ ተግባር ንኽቡር ፕረዚደንት ክለምዳ ብልቦናኻ ተማሕጸኖ። ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣዴታት ከንብዕ ኢዩ ዝውዕል። ምስ መዓንጣ ዘይቆጸሩ ህጻናት ኢዩ ዝተሃላለኽ። ዝነብዓ ኣዴታት ኢዩ ኪፈጥር ዝውዕል።ኣዴታት ኤርትራ ንብዓተን ኣይሂ ወሪዱ።

    ኣንባብን ምቕሉልን ኢኻ እሞ፡ትኽ ብትኽ ምንጋሩ እንተኣጊሙካ በቲ ህቡብ ደራሲ Daniel Goleman እተደርሰት Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence እትብል መጽሓፍ እንተተበርክተሉ ሓጋዚ ምኾነ።

    በጃኻ! ብህዝብን ብኣምላኽን ክልምነካ፡ ንብዓት ኣዴታት ምፍጣር ዘይኮነስ ንብዓት ኣዴታት ምሕንሳስ መሃሮ። ጅግና ማለት እቲ ኣዴታትን ህጻናትን ኣይሂ ዘንብዕ ዘይኮነስ፡ እቲ ንብዓት ዝሕንስስ ሙኻኑ ብዝጠዓመካ መገዲ ሓብሮ ሓደራ!

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      ክቡር ሓው ክብሮም,

      ቅሉዕ ደብዳቤኻ ናብ ዶክቶር አብይ ዝተላእከ በጽሞና አንቢበዮ:: ትሕዝትኡውን ነቲ ደረቅ ልቡ መራሒ ንህዝብና ዘብክዮን አብ ሓዘን ታኼላን አእትይዎ ዘሎ ለምነልና ዝብል እዩ ብሓጺሩ:: አንታ ክብሮማይ ዝሰምዕ ነይሩ እንተዝኸውን ደአ ክንደይ ዓበይትን ለባትን አቦታትና እኮ ለሚኖሞን አዳዳ ማእሰርትንን ማሕዩርን ኮይኖም እዮም:: እቲ ዝገብሮ ዘሎ ፖለቲካዊ መርገጻትኮ ንስልጣኑ ዝሕሉ አቋዋማት እዮም:: ብልማኖ ዝፍታሕ ናይ ፓለቲካዊ አቋዋማት እንተዝህሉ ከአ አብ ታሪኽ ተወኪስናስ ክሳዕ ሕጂ ከይተማሃርናዮም አይምተረፍናን ነይርና::

      ዶር አብይ ንውሽጣዊ ሰላም ሃገሩ ንምምጻእ ዝአመተ ዝምድና እዩ ላዕልን ታሕትን ዝብል ዘሎ:: ክሳዕ’ቲ ኢሳያስ አብ ውሽጢ ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ጉዳይ ኢዱ ዘየእተወ ከአ ንኢሳያስ ዘፍሮሖ ልማኖታ። ንኤርትራ ዝምልከት ከምዘይ ሓቶ ከረጋግጸልካ እፊቱ::

      እታ ሓንትን መተካእታ ዘየብላ መዋጽኦ ንሽግርና መፍቲሒ: መዓንጣና ሸጥ አቢልና ከምታናይ ቀደምና ምስ ጸላኢ ህዝብና ምውድዳቅ እያ:: አብ መወዳእታ እቲ ዓወት ናብ ውጽዕ ህዝቢ’ዩ ዝድምደም::

  • Selam All,

    Hair-splitting and witch-hunting. Fortunately he seems a greatly read and informed person, whoever the possessor of the first idea may be, although nothing is new under the sun. The knowledge we have today is the accumulation and the refining of centuries and centuries of human knowledge. After all he did not say that he was the first to say what he said, or he was the owner.

    One can see the dilemma. It is coming to, damned if we accept PMAA, and equally damned if not. Anyway, the ball is not in pm Abiy’s field.

    • Kim Hanna

      Selam Horizon,

      Tongue in cheek….oops I will come back to it, if I remeber.

      Did you say….”Hair-splitting and witch-hunting”? How come you utter these words as if you came up with it. Just because you don’t know who said them 1st doesn’t absolve you from plagiarism responsibility.

      You went on to say …”nothing under the sun” Oh! really Horizon. You are not going to tell me you came up with that too. eh?

      I am not really very surprised, in this “sementeghaw shee” era Hayat was the 1st Awatista that was offended by this video. That was her launching pad….oops I said launching pad.

      Horizon, I think, this is the rule. If you use the words King, Ethiopian king that is, and somewhere in your post add bandits without mentioning Johar, you have committed a felony. However, if you say King and say Shifta, you might be sued for misdemeanor. In other words, the moral of the story, just shut up, you activist, you.

      Mr. K.H

  • Kbrom

    Selamat

    ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ስኢነዮ

    ኣብዚ ቅንያት ደስደስ፡ ኣብዚ ዋዕዋዕታን ቋንቋታት ሰላምን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ስኢነዮ። ኣብዚ ድግሳት ኣብዚ መዛሙር ተዓዊትና: ሓርነት ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ስኢነዮ። ምኽንያቱ እቲ እሱር ኣብታ ናይ ቀደሙ ትሕተ መሬትን ጸልማትን ጨፈቃን ኢዩ ዘሎ። እቲ ስኡን ኣብታ ናይ ቀደሙ ድኽነትን ጽምኣትን ኢዩ ዘሎ። እቲ ከይዛረብ ኣፉ ዝተዓብሰ ኣብታ ናይ ቀደሙ ፍርህን ሹቕረራን ኢዩ ዘሎ።

    ኣብዚ ናይ ሙዚቃን ትልሂትን ዳንኬራ ድምጺ ውጹዕ ህዝቢ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ስኢነዮ። እቲ ምንታይሲ እታ ውላዳ ዝሰኣነት ኣደ ኣብታ ናይ ቀደማ ቁዘማ ኢያ ዘላ። እቲ ኣማኒ ከምታ ናይ ቀደሙተሓቢኡ ኢዩ ጸሎቱ ዘዕርግ ዘሎ፡ እታ ህጻን እስርቲ ኣብታ ናይ ቀደማ ጉድጓድ ኢያ ተሓይራ ዘላ። እቲ ኣብ ድፋዓት ዝዓረደ ሰራዊት ኣብታ ናይ ቀደሙ ጉድጓድ ኢዩ ዘሎ። እቲ ባሕርን ዶብን ዝሰግር መንእሰይ ሕጂ ውን ጉዕዝኡ ኣየቋረጸን።

    ኣብዚ ናይ ሻምፓኝን ስእልታትን ቅንያት፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ስኢነዮ፡ ምኽንያቱ እቶም ስንኩላን ኣብኣ ኣብታ ብዚንጎ ዝተሰርሐት ናይ ቃኘው ገዘኦም ኢዮም ዘለዉ፡ እቶም ዕድመ ትምህርቶምን ሕንቃቐኦምን ተመንዚዖም ናብ ኣብያተ ማእሰርቲ ዝተደርበዩ ህጽናት ኣብቲ ጸልማት ኢዮም ዘለዉ።

    ኣብዚ ቅንያቱ ቅንያት ዝኸበርካ ፕረዚደንት፡ ቅንያት ዝኸበርካ ጠቕላይ ሚኒስተር፡ ኮይኑሉ ዘሎ እዋን ክብሪ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ስኢነዮ።ክብሪ ልዕልና ሕጊ ስኢነዮ፡ክብሪ ቅዋም ስኢነዮ፡ ክብሪ ሓርነት ስኢነዮ፡ ክብሪ ተጋድላይ ስኢነዮ። ክብሪ ስንኩል ስኢነዮ፡ ክብሪ ደቅንስትዮ ስኢነዮ፡ ክብሪ መንእሰይ ስኢነዮ፡ ክብሪ ተማሃራይ ስኢነዮ፡ ክብሪ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ስኢነዮ።

    ብዓቢኡ ብዓቢኡ ክብሪን ብጽእናን ስዉእ ስኢነዮ!

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  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Abi,

    Nice conversation I enjoy it.

    KS,

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear awatestaff and all participants,

    I was in doubt too….

    Following this man deep in all the directions, I found out he is fake peace leader. And at times I have said it in my Jebena page from the beginning in different equations that he is fake.

    Because,we have seen no single person who managed to do such development in this world in short time as this Young Ethiopian leader had done…And with his personal circumstances, this was impossible to achieve such massive change,,,,

    I read a lot of books and this didn’t mach any of those advanced actions,,,

    I have seen the above also, but I couldn’t copy past with the time shortage I have,,,,

    KS,,

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. Sorry, but this article is simply poor CNN-National Enquirer genre Saturday morning camel fodder aimed at discrediting PM Abiy and slowing or disrupting the peace process. Sometimes people need to turn off the emotion side of their brain and flip on the logic side.

  • AMAN

    Greetings Awotes.
    .
    Shalom !
    .
    This is a nice article for everyone to reflect the past accordingly.
    I was always asking myself….
    .
    Is Abiy a remake or orginal ?
    .
    And my conscience always tells me he
    is not original
    but echoeing somebody else’s voice.
    .
    but also that doesn’t mean he is lying or he is a**h**le
    How do you see that ? Fair enough ?

  • Jamal Ibrahim

    Brother Saleh, I read those words differently. He was referring specifically to those who propagate hate towards Tigrians. As you already know, this is a direct reference to cappo himself and his loyal lieutenants. He is saying to them make peace with Tigrians and Afars as they are your closest neighbours. I think her reference to refugees who are dying in deserts and seas is indirect inditement to cappo’s policies.

  • Saleh Johar

    Hi Abi,
    Did it cross your mind the editor could have been doing Saturday morning at Bole! Not everybody is on American time 🙂

    • Abi

      Selam Ato Saleh
      Saturday Morning Live from Bole! Just great!
      What is she doing at the editors desk?

      • Saleh Johar

        Abi,
        They call it a virtual desk, Internet, you know!

  • Paulos

    Selam Awate Stuff,

    You may have misconstrued the intent of the young PM’s message when he was pleading with activists including politicians not to twist the truth when a certain ethnic group in Ethiopia have all the love and respect for Eritreans in general as opposed to what it is being disseminated in the social medias.

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi Paulos and {Hayat}

      Paulos, you are one of the most intelligent people here and I always learn something from your comments. Not today 🙂

      I do not think the staff misconstrued anything. I believe an attack on activists, even if they were, say, Vietnamese activists, while addressing Eritrean audience, exposes his attitude towards activists. That doesn’t bode well me as well, and I agree with it. He could have said, “beware of people who might mislead you, but naming activists tells me he doesn’t like them. He might have been trying diplomatic nicety, but it was a diplomatic blunder.

      Hayat: I first read about the plagiarism in your post, and I feel guilty I didn’t pay attention to it–even when you were abused for your views when everyone was seemingly adopting Abiy and seemed to Say Nhna Nsu Nsu Nhna. I apologize for not saying a word of support.

      Cheers

      • Hayat Adem

        Dear H. SGJ,
        You are saying it now abd it came at a good time. Even if you were not, you wouldn’t need to apologize. The Nihna Nsu is not any less dangerous because Ras Abi is saying abd doing it.

        • Abi

          Hi Hayat
          I love you too 😘

          “እኔ ግብረ ዝንጀሮ
          ወሎዬ ግርግር አዳሬ አምባጓሮ
          አንቺ ነፍሰ ጦጣ
          ስትመጪ በድብቅ ስትሄጅ በደፈጣ
          አንድ ላይ እያለን መገናኛ ታጣ። ”

          I don’t remember where I read it.

          • Hayat Adem

            Trust me Abi,
            It is all fake and temporary. Any genuine relationship between Asmara and Addis has to pass through Mekele.

          • Ismail AA

            Dear Hayat,

            You are right. Geography most often not dictates politics. The hurdle is temporal, and embedded in the mentality of the Eritrean dictator who sees TPLF, or any assertive political forces for that matter as impediment to his dreams. His outlook is impacted the balance of demographics that inhabit the Tigrigna speaking chunk of Habeshaland. The tempest that is currently blowing on the skies of the region will soon give way to clement and rainy clouds that would cool tempers though the duration will be contingent on how the TPLF is going to play the cards it still has.

          • Abraham H.

            Dear Hayat, I might also add that an Eritrea that doesn’t have peace within itself, that doesn’t treat its own citizens humanely, cannot have a genuine peace with Ethiopia.

          • FishMilk

            Hi Hayat Adem. The TPLF just doesn’t get it. Should they stall on the peace agreement, it is Tigray that will be isolated and suffer. Heard that TPLF & Associates that have had their property recently ransacked in other regions of Ethiopia, are now spending 24 x 7 drinking in Mekelle’s Kebele 16; North End Bar has become TPLF Deep End Bar.

          • Alex

            Hi Hayat,
            That is already expired as of 1998. Anything we do from now goes through Addis. Do you see the way PIA hugged everybody warmly like lemma megersa except the normal hug with Dr debresion