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The Eritrean Government Admits Its Banking Blunder

In an unusual admission to problems it faces, in yesterday’s edition of Haddas Eritrea, a Tigrinya newspaper it owns, the Eritrean government issued an editorial entitled “Appropriate Correction.” The editorial raises more questions than it answers as it fails to restore the exceeding loss of confidence in the government-owned financial institutions that allows depositors only limited and periodic withdrawal of their own funds.

On December 11, 2017, Awate.com’s Gedab News broke the news about Eritrean depositors losing total control of their funds deposited in the government-owned banks. Subsequently, on December 25, 2017, Gedab News published a news item entitled, Eritrean Economy in Limbo. Against its nature, the government has now responded to the news.

The confusion created by the arrest of hundreds of businesspeople and the closure of their establishments has resulted in a total collapse of many businesses many of whose owners have lost control of their deposits.

The latest decision by the government further suffocated the business community and had serious adverse effects that the government might not have anticipated. Our sources indicate that the chaos in Eritrea is so great that the government was “basically forced to admit its blunder which it never does.”

The decision to freeze deposits and force people to use checks instead of cash has literally crippled the already weak national economy. A man who just returned from a visit to Eritrea said, “It is impractical to force villagers to sell their livestock for checks that they never used before.”

People from the business community feel there were duped into believing that surrendering their Nakfa currency in 2015 entailed that the government would honor its promise to exchange it for equal value and later discovered they do not have free access to their deposits.

Since the government began arresting people and closing their businesses, remittance to Eritrea has literally dropped by almost half its 2015 size, to a sixth of the GDP. The Eritrean economy is heavily dependent on remittances as many migrant workers and the general diaspora, send money to support families and relatives, and to meet certain financial obligations. But since people have lost confidence in the ruling party owned and run financial system of the country, and having lost access to their own bank deposit, not many are willing to deal with the banks. Instead, they are forced to deal in a parallel economy where the cash only and bartered transactions deny the state any tax revenues.

Due to the shortage of local currency in circulation in the market, in some parts of Eritrea people have started using the Sudanese pound and the Saudi Riyal which have become alternative currencies in transactions conducted behind the back of the government.

The Government has admitted to closing 450 businesses for a period ranging from one month to eight months, “based on the violations they committed.” And it explains their offenses as follows:

In the efforts that were exerted so far to establish and strengthen legal transaction as a culture, it is evident that such kind of illegal transactions has become habitual, and a hindrance. Even now, those who withdraw money from their accounts, but never deposit money in return, and who do not want to neither operate legally, or declare the source and amount of their revenues, and refuse to accept checks, and those who do not pay taxes, and who engage in illegal acts like trading in foreign exchange and hard currencies, are not lacking.   

The government claims it has issued 58,000 business licenses nationally, but according to knowledgeable people, the number includes the thousands of roadside stall vendors, bus-stop tea sellers, and one-person shops in the cities and remote villages. Also, many individuals, particularly Diaspora Eritreans own non-active licenses that they either keep expecting good times or could not pursue their business plans due to red tape and are stuck with the license.

It is estimated that a third of the functioning businesses in Eritrea is now closed and according to our source, “the closed businesses are among the largest and more visible institutions, and some of them employed many workers.” But the rest of the alleged 58,000 license, “hardly have enough sales to make a decent living let alone enough revenue that needs to be deposited in a bank.”

The closure of businesses and arresting of people that the security officers began in the capital city Asmara in the past two weeks, has now expanded into all major Eritrean cities. However, the “Special Court” is overwhelmed since it has no directives on how to try and sentence the arrested, “only the presidential office decides on the charges and sentencing.”

Related Background reading:

Eritrean Economy in Limbo – Dec 25, 2017
Eritrean Depositors Lose Control of their funds – Dec 11, 2017
Eritrea’s New Capital and Social Control through Currency –  Nov 11, 2015
Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Two Victimized Farmers – July 18, 2015
Shortage of Nakfa Bills Reported Outside Eritrea – Oct 1, 2014

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Correction: The Government has admitted to closing 420 businesses was corrected to read 450 businesses,

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  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam Hope,

    So, in conclusion, you agree with me that what Kbrom wrote is credible.

    Can we then safely conclude that this case closed?

  • Kbrom

    Hi All,

    What about this?

    The GOE has armed the Police forces with brand new Toyota Hilux starting from new year eve. The people has already nicknamed the Toyota’s Akriya. You asked why? This is the story.

    After the events of 31 October, PIA conducted chains of meeting with the departments of the national security. At that meeting PIA was so furious and accused the forces where on the earth they were until the ‘radicalists reach near our nose’. Then the middle cadres fired back for the first time, with the same tone saying ‘why are we being blamed when the government knows that there is no functional institutions at all, we do not have communication radios and even cars to transport our units’. They gave as an example the incidents of 31st October when they asked ride from the civilians at that day. Indeed witness saw the police stoping civilian cars and asking እዞም 7 ሰባት እባ ናብ እንዳ 5ይ መደበር ፖሊስ ከነብጸሖም ተሓባበረና።

    So today you have new Toyota land cruisers for each Medeberat and AGIP HQ.

    Alex, Hope and Blink, Nitricc I hear you clear and loud saying where is the evidence. Actually you sound better than PIA when you ask for evidence, because PIA loves to say where are the evidenceS with S , can one of you do us a favor by telling PIA he does not need to pluralise it as it is plural by itself. ሄህ! መን እሞ እታ ደወል ኣብ ክሳድ እቲ ድሙ ይስቀላ?

  • Hope

    Thanks Kibrom for answering your own question.
    Her is the difference tho:
    What I hear is a well documented fact and what u hear and saying is a hearsay or exaggerated news/” facts”–bela -below or hoax news or fake New as Trump would say it.
    As long as u deny those well documented evil agenda and dangerous tactics on Eritrea,I care less about your exaggerated facts and hoax news about the PFDJ,which,one way or another , and irrespective of its crimes and chaotic policies,has kept Eritrea this far as a Nation by saving it from the N African and Middle East style Tsunami and from the TPLF style ruled Ethiopia.
    Go and figure it out.
    We are not talking about imaginary Truth and Good stuff and nice wishes and dreams but about ” Between Life and Death” case scenario !

    • Kbrom

      Hi hope

      Either you are not reading my post, or I am not making myself clear. I have never doubted the evil agendas and tactics of external powers against Eritrea.

      Every country has it. Pakistan and India, USA and North Korea, China and Philippines, etc. GOE lost most of the diplomatic and economic wars because of its incapability and arrogance. Imagine if it was the GOE who refused to abide by the EEBC decision, the AU, EU, and UN would have turned all the tables upside down to coerce the GOE. PIA was left friendless because he was biting every passerby like a mad dog. He belittles UN General Secretary, he was disdainful against Obama, he belittled Kenya, he abused AU”s General Secretary, he abused Italy’s prime Minister, he insulted Canada’s Governor General, etc etc. Look at the security council draft resolutions which was tabled by USA against Syria, Russia vetoed the resolution against Syria because Bashar has invested a lot in its diplomacy. Why did not China and Russia veto against the 3, 4 sanctions which I strongly believe is unjust sanctions.It is because the man destroyed all diplomatic channels.

      The difference between you and me is not whether there is an external acts against Eritrea, the difference is that you are supporting those who use that evil external acts as an excuse to perpetuate more evil acts against our own people whilst what I say is there are certain acts that are being lashed out against our own people (that has nothing to do with the external factors) by the PFDJ group not to protect the people from the external threats but to stay in power at any price including by imprisoning, killing and abusing people. I can give you 1001 examples.

      Even sanctions are sometimes blessing in disguise, Germany and Japan are what they are today as a result of the sanction imposed on them after WWII. Your PFDJ is creating a curse from the blessing instead of creating blessing from the curse.

      P.S What and where is your well documented fact? My facts are in videos and audios.

  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam Hope,

    Earlier, you said: “Disclose your reliable source and until then,ur arguments and statistics are ” Too good to be true”!”

    So, the questions are directed to you.

    • Hope

      Simon:
      Thanks for engaging and your feedback.
      My comment was based on what he said that he can bring in ” Reliable Sources” including the names of the culprits and that he is well informed as to why the Capo of the Smuggling is not arrested yet”!

      If my comment sounds as u understood it,may be U should blame on my English”!
      More so,I was trying to challenge him about his deliberate ” shyness” about the well documented facts of evil minded campaign against Eritreas that do not need mentioning “Reliable Sources”–the nonstop campaign like no tomorrow -of defamation,sabotage,threats,isolation,containment ,sanctions ,etc on and against Eritrea so as to wipe out Eritrea from the world map, and for NOT taking into consideration the dangerous impact of such a campaign on Eritrea as a Nation and on Eritreans as a People and on their socio-economic,military,on over all infrastructure and well being of the Nation and its citizens….the Human Rights Abuse and the Scary Exodus,which have been welll designed evil tactics by the same enemies of Eritrea to make Eritrea collapse overnight!

      As Col Goshu Weldie of the Derghi said it,I would fight those enemies with my two hands– like the Hero Martyr Said Salih of the ELF did to the Derghi Army in the plains of Seraye by firing two Machine Guns with two of his hands!

      My point is :
      -There is no way we can have reliable sources unless the culprits themselves TESTIFY
      -We do not need to exaggerate and make up stories like the Western Media Stream Style” about the events in Eritrea in a way that damages the image of Eritrea as a Nation so as to target the PFDJ ignoring the impact of such a Canpaign on the National Security Interest of Eritrea-the whole goal of our enemies,as we r first hand witnesses and Vic tims of the system and its chaotic policies.

      To me,the Kibrom et al style of Campaign sponsored by the same old new enemies of Eritrea is only adding fuel to the fire in/of crippling the Nation in the name fighting the PFDJ.

      • Kbrom

        Hi Hope,

        You said the Kibrom et al style ‘Campaign sponsored by the same old new enemies of EritreaIt is this kind……’ this is why I do not need evidence that you name and shame people without bothering to proof it. Do you know the old ጽንጽዋይ በጊዕን ተኹላን if I hear you saying a lie about me clear and loud how do you expect me to believe you what ever you say. I am not sponsored by any one nor I allow any one to touch my dignity and the dignity of my country, so if I hear you lying about the person I know I would not believe you even when you tell me the truth about some one that I do not know and that is what CREDiBILTY means.

        You are claiming to be a patriot whilst discarding others as: what was what you said ‘against the national well being’. Most of the time those who does little about some thing put it in their names like the owners of it.

        Look at the names of these worst enemies of democracy countries: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Democratic Republic of the Congo:Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: Peoples Front for Democracy and Justice etc…

        Can we call you Democratic and Patriotic Person of Hope (DPPH)

        “But by the grace of God I am what I am.”

        ~1 Corinthians 15:10

        • Hope

          Kibrom:
          Firstly,I never claimed to be a special Patriot as u claimed.
          Secondly,I never down played or denied the atrocities by the PFDJ,but rather,testified about them but no need to brag about it.
          But here is my point:
          U r exaggerating things out of context like the Western Media Stream and the TPLF MoI and MoFA style and the puppet Eritrean Opposition Groups have been doing about Eritrea when U don’t have to.
          As far as Sponsorship is concerned, well,that is the case we know about Most,if not,all the self-appointed Opposition Figures and Groups and if u r not in the club,good for U.
          As much as you are generalizing things, am entitled to doing the same…
          The major difference between you and me is that:
          -You are focusing on your one-sided “Facts” but am considering both facts from both ailes and suggesting solutions by fighting both enemies of Eritrea as they both have contributed to our misery.
          If that is not ” patriotism” to U,it is indeed to me.
          No need to go into personal religions…and beliefs.
          If u r a believer as u claim to be,then do NOT call people Rubbish” as that might sound “Ferisawinet”

      • Simon Kaleab

        Selam Hope,

        I agree with you that there are many activities that are directed against Eritrea by external forces such as the occupation of Eritrean land by Ethiopia [in defiance of the EEBC rulings], and economic sabotages with the aim of regime change. These are done with the connivance, nudge and wink of the UN and most of the world powers.

        However, we cannot deny that the government of Eritrea has been shooting its own feet for a long time and has been suffering from many self-inflicted wounds.

        On the balance of probabilities, on the main, I find what Kbrom wrote to be credible.

  • Thomas

    Hi Hope,

    It fits well if you call yourself “hopeless”. I am sure you like to talk with yourself a lot. I don’t agree with what you said, “Am not going to repeat over and over as am not “insane”!” You repeat yourself like a Parrot and surely, you are INSANE.

  • Kbrom

    Dear Awate

    The year 2018 looks the beginning of success to the government of Eritrea here is another press release that shows progress in Eritrea

    The spokesperson of Eritrean government Mr Yemane Gebremeskel stated that the government led by the wisdom of president Isaias Afwerki is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. He went on to say that despite some noisy movements from some opposition group funded by the Weyane regime, and unlike the claims of small movement by teenagers from Adieya’E School, the government of Eritrea is making great progress in it inclusion policy’ adding that ‘the fact that the current Shingrwa program judges are using SENI and IFAL instead of the old TERIFKA or HALIFKA policy shows the long struggle the Eritrean government has come through to promote the diversity of the Eritrean nationalities’. As the Weyane regime is crumbling due to its luck of inclusion’ Mr Yemane went on to the contrary ኤርትራ ንኹሉ ብድሆታት ሰጊራ ኣብ ናይ ሓድነት ምሕንባብ መድረኽ በጺሓ ኣላ’ switched to Tigrigna for a short period.

    Minister Yemane went on to say that as the President of Eritrea is every happy with the current Shingrwa’s SENI and IFAL inclusive policy, the president called upon all expertise to continue with such a creative idea of social cohesion. Encouraged by such a rare praise from PIA , Mr Yemane stated ‘from the next round, the Judges of Shingrwa will use the Blen word YEWE and WEREN – BRO – CHUN to expand in its inclusive policy.

    Mr Yemane added that since the policy of inclusion is becoming the symbol of unity to the corrupted African governments, the Trump administration is making unwarranted intervention because Eritrea’s inclusive policy is becoming a ‘bad example of good example’ for Africa states which are marked by sectarian and religious conflicts.

    • Haile S.

      Kbrom,
      You are hilariously biting and knowledgeable person, a gift of the new year!

      • Kbrom

        You better it! you better it Haile my brother, it is the English version for ትሕሾ ትሕሾ ሃይለ ሓወይ! You are one of the few people in Awate forum who inspired me, Haile.

        • Haile S.

          Kbrom,
          Again! በይነይ ኣስሒቕካ ተጸሊሉ ከተብለኒ ኢኻ!

          • Thomas

            Selam Kbrom,

            You remind a long time no show up awatista, Haile The Great!! You are one of Greatest people here.

    • Saleh Johar

      Selam Kibrom,
      I agree with the inclusiveness idea. Including Blina would be nice. However, I would be happy if they included “TaAambilu” alongside SENI and IFAL, when someone sings praising the pFDJ or the capo. And WEGAH, when in trying to sing, a boring contestant deafens the ears. What do you think?

      • Kbrom

        Selam Johar

        indeed, and may be Yebu Gare if someone tries to question Capos rein.

        • Hope

          Hello Gadi and Kibrom:
          Are U guying talking in my language?
          TeAmbilu,Yebu Garie/Melalie?
          What?
          Holy cow?
          I thought I was arguing with a Certain well informed TPLF cadre??
          I apologize…

          • Kbrom

            Hello Hope and Gadi

            TPLF cadre? no please, whatever you might think, remember one thing, when it comes to TPLF, even the worst anti PFDJ would stand by PFDJ. Make no mistake. If there is a sovereign issue I will create a pending files folder and put my difference with the government and you to defend my country.

            Re: I apologise? You do not need to apologise; this is the consequence of ጫውጫውታ ጸርፍታት Weyane CIA, instead of talking about ideas. In that area I really feel a twinge of envy for our Sudanese brothers who discuss politics in a very civilised way without naming names. Even a husband and wife and their two kids would support different parties and discuss over lunch their difference.

            Ajeka! is that also Blin

          • Saleh Johar

            Hope and Kibrom,
            I have been in forums since its inception, over twenty years. Sometimes you may be debating and badmouthing a debator who actually have coffee with you every weekend. It is better to assume to you know the people. Even better, if you pretend you know them because once you meet the people behind the names, you would not be able to repeat what you say to them in discussion forums. It’s just human decency that embarrasses you if you cross the line.

            Hope, QWALI, please be less stiff and develop some sense of humor. Also, if possible, stop the empty rhetoric–not everyone who disagrees with you is Weyane. That is just a boring, overused, and tired cliche.

            chAda Kudadi

  • Kbrom

    Dear Hope

    I totally agree, Ato Ghebretsadik is doing this as an exist strategy. History tells us that Ato Ghebretsadik is not an angel who has the characteristics of turning the prisons into a museums, what he is doing is an aerobics of public relations – no ambiguity in that part. The only difference is that Ato Ghebretsadik is brutally punishing the people (ethnic group) that he thinks are ‘them’ whilst what PFDJ is doing is on its own people. For me what counts is what is happening onto our people, I do care about what happens in the region because sooner or later it will affect our country, but as they tell you in the airplane pre departure safety instructions , I will help with the oxygen mask to a child near me only when I put properly my own oxygen mask.

    On different note, what I hope is, to see the government of Eritrea taking some good will gestures, even similar to what is done by what you called the ‘worst performers’. I remember watching a news last year when the brutal ISIS released old men and children from the Yezidis, a Kurdish and Arabic ethno-religious group, from the cities it captured. Mengistu’s regime was allowing the Tegadelti POW to have their day in court and get lawyers. Mengistu was also releasing prisoners on YE ABYOT QEN etc. Lat year, women from North Korea had a joint peace and reconciliation march with their counterpart in South Korea, it was even reported in the north Korean national TV compare this to the Eritrean elders who were thrown to jail because they simply called for reconciliation and mediation in 2001.

    Dear Hope, my simple question to you is this: why can’t PFDJ show the gesture that is performed by the worst creatures in the world (ISIS, Mengstu and Kim Jong-un). Why would the Government of Eritrea imprison people without due process in law, why is PFDJ not showing the compassion to its people that it showed to the Ethiopian prisoners during the EPLF era? What do YOU feel about these events.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Awate

    My email was change as it is stolen..My God!!

    KS,,

  • Peace!

    Hope Hope!!,

    Blaming CIA and Weyane for PFDJ crimes is utterly irresponsible. I don’t know if you hear people say–the only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others. What’s really funny is that the Nikid T’ray PFDJ ship is sinking, and sadly, the captain and crews enjoying singing the blame them song till it hits the bottom rather than seeking help. If you shot yourself in the head, you are responsible regardless whether you feel it or not.

    Peace!

    • Thomas

      Hi Peace,
      I cannot stop wondering what is in Hope’s head that is affected to this extent. This guy never stops dancing even after the music has long stopped playing on:) The CIA, UN, COI, Weyane and good knows many others are stuck in his head and he will never stop the dancing and signing the blame all song. “Bhaki tsemam hede derfu” and the “Blink” and “Hope” are the best examples……….

      • Peace!

        Hi Thomas,

        N Blink hade atheist Jini eu zexawetelue zelo….mebokoria etan teray aythmek negiziu ..Let’s not give up on him.

        Peace!

        • Thomas

          Selam Peace,

          Hahahaha “Let’s not give up on him.” I will try my best.

        • Haile S.

          Peace!
          ኣንታ ሰላም ዘረባ’ዶ ከይዱካ?
          እዞም ኣተይስቲ እንታይ ገበርናካ
          መጽረፍ ጂኒ ጌርካና
          ንሱ እንተዘየጉርዕኩ ዝብለና
          ንሕና ጸሎትን ምጉራዕን ዝመሓልና
          ኣብዚ ይኹን ኣብቲ ዘየለና
          ንዓ ናብ ልብኻ ተመለስ ግደፈና

          • Peace!

            ሰላም ሀይለ,

            ድሐን ልብኻ ዓቢ እታ ቀንዲ መልእኽተይ ንኸምኣ ኣይኮነትን እምበር ሓቅኻ ብዋዛ ዋዛ ዘረባ ሞሊቓ እያ–ንቕጻዕ ጎይታይ!

            Peace!

          • Haile S.

            Selamat Peace!
            You better it! You better it! I am using Kbrom’s expression. He is hilarious. You can’t imagine how much I laughed.
            Peace! ከምዚ ከማይ ሓሜን፡ ትምኒትና፡ ንለኽፎ ኣየስእነና ኢና ንብል። ስለዚ ብዙሕ ኣይትሰከፍ።

      • Hope

        Dude:
        U and ur politics are IRRELEVANT.
        But keep regurgitating us with your old new weyane propaganda.
        We are here—no matter what,it is the Awate’s Home…not that of the sell out Pseudo-Eritreans.
        Capito?
        Zip… if not I will call on U the 5*Gen,His Excellency Messrs.’ Nittric.

        • Thomas

          Hi Hope,
          Hahaha, all you have to call is Nitricc? Nitricc cannot even defend himself as he is very naïve about what is going in Eritrea. He has been reading stuff, but his head cannot process information. I have been there and seen all of it. I thought you could do much better than calling other low-lives like yourself.

  • Hope

    Mr Guest:
    We know all these ..and Um might be one of them too.
    But how do u know that all the money went to the PFDJ Coffers?
    May be on of ur cousins is involved in putting that money to the PFDJ Coffers??
    The max amount my family paid to smuggle out two three people was $6500 .
    FYI,I know people from Vietnam,an allegedly stable nation, paying up to $50K per person to smuggle out their loved ones to the USA…but no body is talking about it.

    • Guest

      Selam all,
      Mr. Hope
      This Quote from Kbrom post fits you well Hope, the hopeless.
      “What a rubbish argument. An insane man who abuses and shows domestic violence every day would say እሞ ጎረቤተይ ኣቶ ገብረጻዲቕ እውን ንሰበይቱን ደቁን ኪቕጥቕጦም እንድዩ ዝውዕል if he is asked to stop what he is doing.”
      So you prefer to talk about Vietnamese issues rather than the Eritrean ones. You have a compulsive urge to answer anything without thinking.
      None of what you said makes sense. You are defending PFDJ, logically you have a vested interest in PFDJ. Otherwise why would a sane person blubbers all these garbage to defend the un-defendable.

  • Kbrom

    Hi Awate

    Good news from Eritrea

    The National Association of Patriotic Eritrean Livestock Butchers (NAPELB) has announced that it has finalized preparations ahead of the holiday season and will start accepting bitcoin and as a form of payment in Asmara’s Kehawta and Adi Abeito Stockyards.

    GIVEN THE STEEP LEARNING CURVE INVOLVED WITH UNDERSTANDING BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN, WE’VE PARTNERED WITH HIMBOL HAWALA SERVICE TO CREATE THE POPULAR BUY-ERITREAN-BEGIE CAMPAIGN THAT ALLOWS ERITREANS RESIDING IN THE DIASPORAS TO DEPOSIT MONEY WITH HIMBOL IN EXCHANGE FOR A RESPONSIBLY AND PATRIOTICALLY-RAISED SHEEP OR A GOAT OF YOUR CHOOSING FOR HOLIDAY GUMPTION

    ብር! እንተበልካስ ሕልሚ!

    • Fanti Ghana

      Selam Kbrom,

      You had me going!
      I was puzzled given the news about small scale day-to-day traders having difficulties dealing with checks as it is.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Selam Fanti Ghana,

        What Is that “ብር! እንተበልካስ ሕልሚ!” ?

        KS,

        • Thomas

          Hi KS,
          Basically, it is like “April the fool”. Imagine when you have the best night dream; and after you wake in the morning to realize what you had was JUST a dream:) If you had a bad dream, you would say “ezisi enqa’e hilmi kone”

      • Beyan

        Selam Fanti Ghana,

        He had me going too, man! As I was reading it, my mind was racing, to think the criminal syndicate wing of the regime is good at smelling for some such online black market for bitcoins, such as “Silk Road” until the end: ብር! እንተበልካስ ሕልሚ! That’s when it dawned on me I was being humored and started to guffaw uncontrollably. Luckily, I was at home, unlike Haile S., who was at work. Lesson learned: So, Kbrom’s entries, until his readers figure him out, ought to start reading in a safe space. The ብር! እንተበልካስ ሕልሚ! really put the needed punctuation to awaken the reader from the nightmarish dream that he took his readers on this dreamlike journey with him.

        • Fanti Ghana

          Selamat Beyan Wedi Abeyti,

          Like poor Haile S, I was at work too. It was the first thing I read before even a quarter down to my coffee, and then, BANG!

          We are blessed with so many greats like yourself among many on this forum; we should be grateful. Mr. Kim Hanna once stated that ‘those who should be here are there, and those who should be there are here,’ and it has stuck in my mind since.

          I have a great admiration for your tireless effort to bring the truth to the front regarding Abona Haji Mussa’s arrest and the aftermath, or should I say, the blessing that followed. I envy your determination and energy.

          Okay, that should make up for all the attempts I made to respond to your endless posts and articles in agreement but didn’t for one reason or another. Deal?

          • Beyan

            Fani ትሕሾ ዳኣ፡ kbret yhaballey ezi Hawway,

            The variations in thinking, be it on the humor side such as you; on the eternal optimism of the commentaries we read such that of yours; and many others who bring the sarcasm; the irony; the arrogance; and the humble ones; the hubris, you name it this august website has it all. The totality of which is a website that brings this phenomenally unique virtual gatherings of the mind, most of whom have good will for the region from which we hail – The Horn of Africa. Kbrom’s addition now seems to be another layer that will serve as an elixir, yet, for one unique voice, which will keep the conversation going.

            Sincerely,
            Beyan

            P.S. It’s hard to write with someone one agrees with. Good to know there are like minds out there who are reading my endless entries. Some of us cannot help ourselves, when we read, we just itch to write -:)

  • Kbrom

    Hi Hope

    What a rubbish argument. An insane man who abuses and shows domestic violence every day would say እሞ ጎረቤተይ ኣቶ ገብረጻዲቕ እውን ንሰበይቱን ደቁን ኪቕጥቕጦም እንድዩ ዝውዕል if he is asked to stop what he is doing. Poor PFDJ ኣብ ከም በዓል ንስኹም ምውዳቑ: even PFDJ was better than this by the standards of PFDJ.

    By the way today ኣቶ ገብረጻዲቕ announced that he will release all political prisoners.Would you ever expect the same from your PFDJ?

  • Haile S.

    Selam Hope,

    My best wishes to you too! Sorry for the late response, I saw your comment just a short while ago.
    I understand what you are trying to say. I agree with you, no one is happy when the image of his country is tarnished and damaged. Please don`t expect any TPLF`s departments to distinguish between PFDJ and Eritrea. Should Eritreans base and direct our democratic fight based on what TPLF say? I don’t think so. What we should concentrate on is the root causes of this blemish and damages the country is continuing to suffer from and more importantly the well being of the country and its citizens. First and foremost the Eritrean leadership shoulders responsibility for a big chunk of all these. It has refused to a rule of law, to constitutional and representative governance and various citizens’ demands as evidenced by the
    massive migration with its consequences and economic hardship they are facing. The Eritrean leadership’s way of responding to these is always “my way or the highway or the prison”. We have seen no, nothing, zero attempts to heed to these demands. What the leadership is losing by refusing such attempts is a genuine support of its citizens. A false support by restricting ourselves saying “what will people say” is not going to help us solve our problems. BTW, if there are hostile western media there, just to be hostile to Eritrea, they bank on these refusals of the leadership.
    One of the reasons why the leadership feel reinforced and confident in its ‘my only way’ of doing things is that its citizens self censorship and restraints. Imagine a situation where a child is severely mistreated by his step mother or step father where the other parent says nothing to preserve family integrity, but the child is impeccably dressed and handled when relatives and guests come to the house to the level of admiring of the step-parent. We should not copy any of these parents when talking of the missteps and handling of our country by the leadership.

  • Kbrom

    Hi Alex,

    Happy new year.

    Sometimes our argument sounds as if we are arguing whether the fire thai is burning brutally our house is ignited by match or lighter, whether the people who fled the burning house jumped or walked, if the fugitive who burnt the house used 1 litre or 5 litre gasoline, whether the people who are still burning in the house should pay in Nakfas or in dollars to scape the danger.

    Ten years ago Wikileaks stated that Gen. Flipos charges 5,000 USD from each person to be transported from Asmara to khartoum by his Toyota Land-cruiser. Remember Wiki leaks is a leaked info and not a proceed information and that these figures are from a report released 10 years ago.

    HRW, AI, UN etc has testimonies from the victims. What is happening is not secret, it is the daily life of the people. But the MAIN point is not whether we are paying 1000, 5000 or even making it without paying a penny. The three main points should be the following 1) people are forced to live their country because there is no basic human rights, justice, freedom 2) as part of the travesties mentioned in #1 they can not leave their country legally hence, they are forced to leave their country illegally paying hefty of money 3) what should we do to save the country and people.

    If a thief broke a house and took 3000 USD instead of the 8000 USD that he was hoping for to find in the house does not make him innocent in the court. If he tries to argue on the court on the basis of the figures that makes him/her ዓይነ ኣውጣ ሌባ!

    May this year be the end of human smuggling and the plight of Eritreans.

  • said

    Greetings,
    Can a new year really be happy with all this injustice going on our country and under our watch? It is a dark reality that should be painfully obvious to any person with mind to seriously contemplate. The New Year won’t be a happy one so long as Eritrean are oppressed and subjected and their rights are denied. and regime ruin thousands of human lives continuous. The year 2018, like many previous years won’t be a happy one so long as many of us choose to turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed by PFDJ against fellow citizens, in destroying precious human lives in Eritrea. Eritrean know better. They will just be very patient, hoping it will go, but continuation of oppression, humiliation and suffering will not stop, if we continue and repeat and operating with the same mindsets nothing will change.
    Like many years after Eritrean independence we had encountered in 2016 and 2017, we ended up with the same situation we are in today and wish full thinking and hallow or typical statement, let’s hope 2018 will be a better year. I don’t know why this statement sounds to me as one full of meaningless, defeat and hopelessness. It is a statement that many Eritrean repeat one year after another, even though they know deep inside them, that it is a fake form of optimism we console ourselves with, but we still hope. so, will be different year, It is a way to seek solace about the fact that most of us are held hostages in the hands of our oppressive IA regime that is suffocating us. 2018 won’t be new or happy while we are being ruled by the same doctorial regime that is seeking to destroy everything meaningful and beautiful on our nation. hoping for a better new year. So, let’s declare it loud and clear: some of us Eritrean are not truly happy! Till IA regime is gone.

  • Peace!

    Hi Hope,

    External factors are not new, but what has changed is that PFDJ turned against its own people, the people who challenged foreign interference and won during Armed struggle. With that, are you making an excuse for PFDJ for being selfish, or for the helpless Eritreans who are languishing in countless prisons and living in refugee camps?

    Peace!

  • Peace!

    Selam All,

    Happy New Year, 2018!
    ዓመተ ሰላም ንህዝብና
    ርግኣትን ቅሳነትን ንሀገርና
    መዋጽእቲ ንኡስራትና
    ኣካቢትን ጠርናፊትን ንኹልና
    ———ትግበረልና———–
    Peace!

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Peace ,

      Why you didn’t post it in Jebena page? Just only, for the sake of understanding..

      KS,,

      • Peace!

        Hi KS,

        My bad! it just didn’t pop up, certainly I need to visit jebenna more often. Will do in the future, sir.

        peace!

        • Kokhob Selam

          Hi Peace,,

          Take it easy, just to remind you– only.. But don’t forget to post in the future..

          KS,,

  • Mez

    Dear Hope,

    If you see the whole dynamics of Eritran political economy, societical attitude, and political conturelines inside and outside–you would see quite a big variation from the text book examples what we were taught and red in the books (be it east or west block of the developed nations).

    At a regional level, for Eritrea, the major Economic Powers (with a considerable social impact) are the GCC countries and Egypt–quite a number of compatriots with a substantial remittance stream are located there. Egypt herself is structurally heavily dependant on 1) tourism (very circumstantial and at times unstable income), and 2) remittance from (around seven million expatriates) GCC. Note: Our Southern Boarder is still by all accounts war zone–hence zero economic activity and social dynamics.

    The foundation of citizens daily life in the GCC countries is the concept of Entitlement–since each household’s income and fiscal-structure is guided by government handout.

    Now if you see what is happening in Asmara, the current government is doing what it is doing because it feels entitled to it; more and more citizens wish and want an economic activity space (shorter military service time, appreciative wage compensation, private business friendly climate, etc). I) the government cannot allow them, because this would virtually destroy the PFDJ as we know it today.
    Ii) the opposition can not offer any thing alternative as of now, or in the new future I am afraid, because their whole mind setup is inherently more of entitlement based; apparently this is the base-line thinking everywhere.

    Conclusion: unless there is some global or regional disorder (with a direct impact on us) happens, there will be no major change in Eritrea for the coming one or two economic GDP doubling cycles.

    Thanks

  • Amanuel

    Hi Hope
    Here we go again Hope leaping to the defence of IA. Your question and comments reminded me the following story.
    Once upon a time there was a boy who murdered his parents. He was taken to court and before sentencing him the Judge asked if he had a metigeting statement. The boy said “YOUR HONOUR I AM AN ORPHAN”.
    Eritrea is in this situation because of IA, PEROID! The solution is to remove him one way or another.

    Wishing a happy New Year to every one.

    • Kbrom

      Hi Hope,

      Thank you for the constructive feedback. With all due respect I observed in your post one major tendency : post truth world approach.

      You stated the parts that you did not like as exaggerated and super exaggerated without giving the reasoning and providing the ‘not exaggerated’ facts. Just to repeat the facts: a) the government of Eritrea printed 20 billion Nakfa b) 40% of the Nakfa was reported unaccounted by November 2015 c) the human trafficking and Rashaida, the Ethiopian sabotage, mainly the failed Eritrean government fiscal and financial policy, among other factors, has great impact, in the utterly failed current situation.

      Every month about 5000 people are smuggled out from Eritrea. To be very correct let’s take Mr Yemane G. Head of Political Affairs admission to the BBC i.e. 3500. it is said that each person pays 5-8,000 USD. Again to have a modest estimation let’s put it 5,000. Now if we do together the math there is a transaction of 14,700,000.00 USD.

      You tend to blame the Colonels by trying to assume that they acted in an isolated environment, No!dear Hope. I can assure you that they were tasked by the government, I can give you the names and why they are not arrested.

      Ethiopian involvement is neither a secret nor unnatural. Economic war is the continuation of the political struggle. if you have time, please read the impact of Pakistan’s sabotage on the india’s shock current move.

      Last but not least, can we please talk about ideas without calling names to the owners of the idea. Why is someone who gives his opinion labelled a hypocrite or treason. Cant we defeat ideas by the power of logic and reasoning? Can’t we think that we can have a person who loves his country can also criticise his government? Can we think that people are entitled to criticise the governments policy?

      Regards

      • Amanuel

        Hi Kbrom
        I think your reply meant to Hope.
        Thanks
        Amanuel

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Dear Kibrom,

        “Can we please talk about ideas without calling name to the owners of the idea” was a plea in these forum for years. Those who do not heed the plea are destructors of the educational conversation that is going on. No matter what they will continue to do so, unless a new rule pertinent to it is enforced by the team. Thank you for the reminder.

        Regards

      • blink

        Dear kibrom
        Just in order for anyone to learn from your numbers. When do you think this 5000 people per month started ? And how can a central bank with full of secrecy print 20 billion and yet could not count it , how do come up with the number 20billion ?
        That 8000 Usd , who is paying this to who ?
        8000x5000x12 this is almost 1/2 billion dollars per year. If this number has to go for 10 years , we are talking at an average the whole Eritrean economy. Now I am not saying there is no cheating or border crossing or any of it but the numbers you continue to post seems like a hard copy from the dark .

        • Kbrom

          Hi blink

          Happy new year and seasons greeting.

          Re: When do you think this 5000 people per month started? People are fleeing the country, is it important to draw the line in the sand and talk about when they started to flee instead of talking WHY they started to flee and most importantly WHAT should be done to stop.

          Re: 20 billion and yet could not count it. Misunderstanding in here, 40% of the notes were accounted after 10 years, meaning it went out of the control of the National bank, for so many reasons.

          Re: 8000 Usd , who is paying this to who. The families of the people who are trying to smuggle out their youth from Eritrea to the network. The receiving ends include office of the PFDJ, Bahti Meskerem, Savana Hotel, Median Hotel, Dubai etc. Now tell me it was difficult to control and follow the smugglers who ask to be paid in Eritrea, for the government who wires every telephone conversation in Eritrea.

          Re 8000x5000x12 etc. I am not interested on the effect and the numbers I am interested on the lifes of our youth. Remember Lampedusa and the 340 Eritreans who perished the (RIP). fFor some people they are number for me they are the entire future of the country. I am not ready to make the maths with the life of people.

          Best regards

          • blink

            Dear kibrom
            I am just trying to get if your number are verifiable and has truth with it. I mean if you have any, say it . Unless any one can make numbers. 20 billion in cash ? Think about it . 5000 people every month paying 8000 USD ? I am just saying

            Happy new year

          • Kbrom

            Hi Blink

            you are putting words in my click(mouth). I did not change the numbers. Eritreans who are paying the money know the price. And we the የድል ኣጥብያ ኣርበኖች know how to argue on the numbers. Ask any one how much are been charged by the Tecle Manjus network for a single person from Asmara to khartoum. By the way you do not need to talk with ‘ደለይቲ ፍትሒ’ just ask those who dance in the festivals and say in the seminars ተጻብኦታት ንምምካት መንእሰያት ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ኪፍጽሙ ይግባእ ኣብ ኣይሰላም ኣይኩናት ስለዘሎና ሰብ ቀበጥበጥ ክብል የብሉን because they are the first one who are getting out their own. In todays Eritrea the norm has become ካብ ክረምቲ ዝጸዓረ ኣብ ቀውዒ ሰፍኢ ዘቐበለ። Sad but true.

            Happy new year

          • blink

            Dear kibrom
            I would prefer your argument without numbers. Every thing you wanted to say can be said with out creating numbers because numbers are really not that nice to mess with and you can only play them on average or probably… like that scenario. What I am 100% sure is sir 5000 people per month can’t pay 8000USD each to reach to any place from any place(from Eritrea to any borders). These who have it can pay 10,000 because money is not an issue but these who can not pay and who gave their ample time in military can’t afford to borrow any cent to cross to any border .

            Still you can’t answer my questions because you don’t have any answers and that is understandable . I don’t want to any other words and especially I wouldn’t take your amharic word.

          • Kbrom

            Hi blink,

            I did not your answer not because I do not have un answer but because I did not want to fail in to your amateurish trap. What I observed for long time in this forum avoiding the national issue at stake by diverting the course of the trail and derailing the sequence of the argument. Why is it important for you what percentage of the people are paying 8000 more than why are people forced to leave their own country. Have you read the story of Abed and Yemane (posted in BBC last week), two war veteran disabled tegadeltis who crossed the Sahara. Can not you ask the simple question ነቶም ህይወቶም ዝኸፈሉላ ስንኩላን ዘይኮነት ኤርትራ ናይ መን ኤርትራ ኢያ? For those people who live in a state of denial the best solution to convince them is to quote the words of those who control their minds, here I will quote YG who stated in his interview with Russia Today that 3-4000 Eritreans flee the country monthly. Remember just days before this interview the denialists were saying no Eritrean is fleeing the country if 3000 people were fleeing by now Eritrea would have been an empty country.
            ‘The greatest weapon in the hand of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed’ Steve Biko

          • blink

            Dear kibrom
            Still you are going every where instead of holding your ground. You run to accusing and so much of the same . I am telling you that you can say whatever on your head but once you give accounting you are expected to details and you failed .

          • Haile S.

            Selam Kbrom,

            Happy new year!

            I don`t see anymore your response to Nitricc. I think it is having an issue with Discus. Anyway, the last few days you brought fresh breathe of information that was covered and clouded even before getting pronounced by the usual questioning that says where is the proof, can you name your sources etc etc. Unless someone lives completely isolated from Eritrean society, examples of how much one spends to arrive in a safe place from Km-0 is not a secret to many of us let alone the amount asked by those hijacked for trafficking purposes. I hope the clarifications you provided to Nitricc dissuade people to rethink on what you are trying to convey. In one of your clarifications you asked “Why do you think we are in a state of desperate search of information, even the basic information that takes place in broad-light…”. It is a pertinent question. I was reading today the latest available Haddas Ertra and one of the titles on the front pages reads “ባጽዕ – ብኲራት ካብ መኣዲ ትምህርቲ ተዘትዪሉ”, These are the kind of information they provide on the principal newspaper of the country. Don’t get me wrong, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT NEWS, BUT was supposed to appear in let’s say a local newspaper named as ድምጺ ምጽዋዕ or ድምጺ ባጽዕ not a national newspaper Hadda Ertra. This shrewd way of placing news is called as per the Amharic proverb ደሮን ስያታልልዋት በመጫኛ ጫኗት or in Tigrigna (my translation) ንደርሆ፡ ንስኺ እኮ ክንዲ ኣድጊ ኢኺ ንኽብልዋ ብመጽዓን ጽዓንዋ)።

      • Paulos

        Selam Kbrom,

        Welcome to the death of Reason! People are determined to hate someone else with passion instead of calling out the man who is screwing them over and over again till he is numb.

        • Hope

          Dottore:
          Be a man and deal with Hope …,regardless of…,
          FYI:
          We are calling out all the bloody enemies of Eritrea with out discrimination.
          Would u be so kind as to why u r so kind to the TPLF ,the Numero UNO enemy of Eritrea and Eritreans,who,in your very own words,has been trying to TRASH and NULLIFY the Eritrean ID for ever?

      • Hope

        Selam Kibrom:
        U do the same.
        Disclose your reliable source and until then,ur arguments and statistics are ” Too good to be true”!
        It should have been suffice to grossly state the corruption by the PFDJ and its cronies and Agents,which we have known since Zemene Ennini.
        Yes,it is indeed beyond HYPOCRISY to ignore the GROSS and REAL dangers posed by our bloody enemies and to conveniently and exclusively and worse,deliberately point finger at the PFDJ only.

        • Simon Kaleab

          Selam Hope,

          Can you give an example of what you consider as a reliable source?

          If an internal source leaks information and becomes exposed, will the source remain alive to see the light of day?

          There are three types of probability: frequency based, theoretical and a degree of belief [some times called balance of probabilities.]

          Do you think, on the balance of probabilities, what Kbrom wrote is credible?

    • Hope

      Happy New Year Aman Ze-London:
      Ajji Be’alat!
      Amelra Zhaddis Ghedukh!
      Thanks for the ” Story”, but NO thanks ,rather tell that to your little kids.

  • sara

    awtistas… selamat…
    happy new year to all of you Eritreans and non Eritreans in this forum…may the year 2018 be a better year than 2017 for Eritrea… and the neighbors … i am optimistic and it looks so….
    first because the gallant people of Eritrea deserve it, second all the indicators on the sky look like it will,
    come raine or shine.

  • Selamat forum,

    Tugushtetey, dugushtetey, gushtetey seleste saE illu mengsti eritra. Ewe, itti tSota abti bota gebeTTa mukuanu kulu kemzignzebo Tugushtetey is part and parcel of the rules of the game.
    Parallelism goes without saying. What can we say about “Math is Power”, per Sinbad in the time of It’s a Different World with Kadeem Hardison and the vibrant cast? Extrapolation, parallelism makes one privy to information available to the select few. Rational being the basis “Need to know.”
    And so I will state for now only this:
    Has any one seen a Tens Millions/Billions Dollar Bill, or Euro, Yen or Dinar?

    This is what they look like for example:
    http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/image/0529/Self-Portrait-with-Bandaged-Ear-and-Pipe.jpg

    And

    https://www.google.com/search?q=van+gogh+starry+night+painting&oq=van+gogh+starry+night+painting&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.34971j0j4&client=ms-android-metropcs-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

    Or

    https://www.google.com/search?q=degas+thinking+man+sculpture&oq=degas+thinking+man+scu&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j33l2.30635j0j9&client=ms-android-metropcs-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=wmDhOTZF_RHpDM:

    Tugushtetey zwtrti or popular gbrnn qaln abb 2018 AAmette Mhret kemtikhewn ane ygmitt.

    Based on AmEritrean GitSAtSE A40 A40 forcasting, I am predicting the “‘gushtetey” will be word of the year in 2018.

    now the philosopher as the doer, perhaps The Professor Denmarkino Paulosay A..AArkey can hear with one ear, gaze at the stars and contemplate ‘gushtetey (d,t, is silent on need to know basis.)

    Looking forward to the Admiral’s return.

    tSAtSE

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Awate Team,

    I just read the ርእሲ ዓንቀጽ of ሓዳስ ኤርትራ titled as “ግቡእ መአረምታ” attached with Gedeb news. I haven’t found any statement which imply that the government of Eritrea admitting to its mistakes in closing the 450 small businesses. If my reading is correct, the
    “ግቡእ መአረምታ” refers to the steps they took, in their views, to punish (close) the businesses they didn’t use checks as transaction mechanism. Can some one say something on my view if I am wrong.

    Regards

    • Haile S.


      Selam Emma,

      The objective of this editorial is as you put it. But by trying to weasel-out of its (government’s) responsibility and blaming and punishing the businesses while saying their number is negligible (compared to the 58000 businesses in the country), it is involuntarily admitting to its blunder. in the second column of the editorial it says “ይኹን’ምበር ምምዕባል ኣሰራርሓ ባንክታት፡ ዘመናዊ ቴክኖሎጂ፡ ሰብኣዊ ዓቕሚን ተሞኩሮን ዝሓትት መስርሕ ብምዃኑ፡ ኣብቲ ዝድለ ደረጃ በጺሑ ክበሃል ኣይከኣልን። ይስርሓሉ ግን ኣሎ። While these listed insufficiencies the editorial enumerated and the government’s own incompetency are the principal causes of the blunder, it has found a scapegoat in the name of 0.8% of businesses. Therefore, I think the title and content of Gedab News reflects the understanding of that editorial.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Hailat,

        Thank you for the explanation. Just to admit the closing of the 450 business in itself after awate.com exposed to their actions, is a new turn in their behavior, as oppose to the persistent denial to any of their actions for decades. Again thank you Hailat.

        Regards

    • Kbrom

      elam bhabera

      Sources say

      ¬ In 1997 Bank of Eritrea printed 20 billion (Nakfa N)
      ¬ Due to the destructive and reckless policies of GOE, the post Badme cold war and the hyperinflation that followed the situation, etc. the exchange rate went down to 55
      ¬ Between 2006 – 2010 PFDJ Economic Affairs (not Bank of Eritrea) printed 11 billion N
      ¬ It was printed in the Sudan – may be for one of these two reasons:
      1) the institution in Munich refused to print Nakfa as a result of the pressure from EU
      2) the GOE did not have the hard currency to pay the costs and opted to print them in Sudan.
      ¬ By 2011, 60% of the 100 notes were reported missing from the market, it is also said that Ethiopia forged millions of the 100 note.
      ¬ By 2011- 2012 mainly due to GOE’s increased involvement in human trafficking and illegal business in the Sudan, 40% of the 11 billion Nakfa reported missing from Eritrea. The state of Kassala and Rashaida are believed to hoard 5 Billion of the 11 billion
      ¬ In July 2015 PIA ordered a new note to be printed (only two people, Hagos G. and Kibreab W. knew until the D Day.)
      ¬ The Rashaida were caught by surprise and did not know what to do with the 4 billion they had with them. They claim that this is a joint venture that they had with the GOE and they should be consulted about the note change.
      ¬ The governor of Kassala visited Asmara in December 2015 to lobby on behalf of the Rashaida, however the president refused to see him. The Rashaida threatened that they will expose all they know to the UN and hand the documents to the international community; later PIA allowed that they get 2 billion from the new notes for the 4 billion they had.
      ¬ The other group that were caught by the note change was the top echelons in the army, who have been involved in the human trafficking. They were doing the business on behalf of the government, their crime was that they robbed the thief.
      ¬ Their issue was also settled, most of them given 25% of what they had with them in the new note, but on one condition that it remains in the bank. The same to their money they were also frozen from their position.
      ¬ in 2016 people, especially business started to hoard their money and banks felt that money is going out but not coming back.
      ¬ In 2017 most of the 100 notes started to disappear from the markets, and the banks were not able to control the circulation and supply, the main victim of the shortage is the army, they did not get their October and November salary.
      ¬ It is said Ethiopia is also forging the 100 notes to disturb the economy in the boarder
      ¬ It is believed that the government will take more restrictive actions including micro managing each ones’ life.
      ¬ Nowadays the task related to business and Nakfa is assigned to the national security and PFDJ and not the ministry of Finance.
      ¬ It is believed that we will witness more currency related crises and more closure of the few remaining business in the near future

      il problema diventa sempre più grande……….

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Kibrom,

        You are a well informed brother. I am a student in economics and business in awate university. I am only a listener on those area of subjects. Thank you for the feedback.

        regards

        • Kbrom

          Selam Amanuel,

          I am just sharing some of the information that came to my attention, Amanuel. I do not have any knowledge in the subject matter, be it in economics or business.

          If I am kibrom Dafla? no I am not, as you said, I follow his interviews; he is expert in the subject matter with first hand information.

          ምስ ሰላምታ

  • Go Goda

    Hi guys, I am new here.
    ኣነ ከምዝመስለኒ፣ ከም ቀዳምነት ባጤራ ክቅየር ከሎ፣ ወላሓደ ለውጢ የብሉን፣፣ ኣብቲ ናይ ባጤራ ምቅያር ዝነበረሎ ግዜ ግን ተዘይተጋግየ፣ ኤውሮጳ ሚልዮናት ኤውሮ ወትሃደራት መንእሰያት ኤርትራ ንስግረዶብ ዝኸዱሉ ዘለዉስ፣ ካብ ፖለቲካዊ፣ ቁጠባዊ ጠንቂ እዩ፣ ኢሎም፣ ነዞም ንኣሽቱ መንእሰያት ደሞዝ ክውስኸሎም ኢሎም ረዲኤት ሂቦሞ፣፣ እቲ ረዲኤት ገንዘብ ብኤውሮ እዩ፣ እሰያስ ድማ ብናቅፋዩ ክህቦም ዘለዎ፣፣ ከም ልክዕ ድማ፣ እተን ዝውሃብወን ደሞዝ 1500 ናቅፋ ኢሎም ይፍርሙለን፣ ኣብ ኢዶም ድማ ካብ ኣብኡ ዘለዉ ወትሃደራት ዝሰማዕኩዎ፣ 600 ናቅፋ ጥራይ እዮም ዝውሃቡ፣፣ እቲ ነጥቢ ሕጂ እንታየ ክብል ደልየ፣ እታ ምቅያር ናቅፋ፣ ምስታ ኤውሮጳ ገንዘብ ዝሃቡዎ ግዜ ብምዃና፣ ገንዘብ ስኢኑ፣ ንህዝቢ ባጤራ ክቅየርዩ ኢሉ ገንዘባቶም ናብ ባንክ ከምዘእትዉዎ ጌሩ፣ ክጥቀመሉ ስለዝደለየ እዩ እብል፣፣

    1# ሸርፊ ካብ ዶላር ኤውሮ ወይ ካልእ ኣብ ኣስመራ ካብ55 ክሳብ 65 ኔሩ ብውሕድ፣ ባጤራ ቅድመ ምቅያሩ፥፣ ወርቂ ኤርትራ ክሽየጥ ምስጀመረን እዚ ሓገዝ ናይ ኤውሮፓ ብሞላይን ምስተዋህበን ግን፣ ናብ 30፣ ካብኡ ድማ ናብ 15 ባጺሑ ኣሎ ሕጂ፣፣ እሰያስ ስእነት ዶላርን ሸርፊ ወጻእን ኔርዎ እዩ፣፣ ስለ ዝነበሮ ድማ፣ እቲ ቀንዲ ናይቲ ናይ ጸሊም ዕዳጋ ሸርፊ ዝነበረ ዓሚል ባዕሉ መንግስቲ እዩ ኔሩ ክትብል የሕስበካ፣፣ መኽንያቱ፣ ሓደ ብስርዓትን ሕግን ዝተሰርሐን ቁጠቡኡ ዱልዱልን ባጠራ ናይ ደገ፣ብዝያዳ ድማ ዶላር እንዳከበረ፣ ናቅፋ ከመሊሱ ከውድቆ ኣይክእልንዩ፣፣ ዶላር ኣብ ዓለም ከቢራ ከላ፣ ኣብ ኤርትራ ብሕስርታ ከላ ዶላር 55 ወይ 60 ተነራ፣ ሕጂ ኣብ ምኽባራ 15 ክትከውን ኣይትኽእልንያ፣፣ እቲ ሓንጎልካ ዝምልሶ መልሲ ድማ እንታዩ፣ እሰያስ ቀንዲ ዓሚል ናይቲ ናይ ጸሊም ዕዳጋ ከምዝነበረሞ፣ ሕጂ ግን፣ ዶላር ናይ ሓገዝ ዝውሃቦ ካብ ኤውሮፓን ፣ ናይ ወርቂ ዝሸጦን ስለ ዘዕለቅለቆ፣ ኣየድልዮን እዩ፣ ስለዚ ድማ፣ ካብቲ ዕዳጋ ኣንሳሒቡ፣፣ እቶም ሕጂ እንኮ ዝጠልብዎ ዘለዉ፣ ንዱባይ ዝመላለሱ ሸቀጥቲ ጥራይ እዮም፣፣

    2#ኣብ ኤርትራ፣ ዳርጋ መላእ መጉዓዝያ፣ እሰያስ ባዕሉ እዩ ሒዝዎ፣ ወላ ገጠራት ዓድታት ከይተረፋ፣ ሓራት ኣውቶቡስ ኣትያተን፣፣እተን ናይ ግሊ ኣውቶቡሳት፣ ብ50 ናቅፋ ክጽዕና ከለዋ፣ እሰያስን ሓራቱን ድማ፣ብ10 ይጽዕን ኣሎ፣ መታን ነተን ናይ ግሊ ደው ከብለን፣፣ ህዝቢ ድማ ናብ ዝሓሰረሉ እዩ ዝኸይድ፣፣ መጉዓዝያ ብጣዕሚ እቶት ዘለዎ ቢዝነስ እዩ፣፣ ክሳብ 1 ሚልዮን ኣብ ዓመት ውን ከተእቱ ዝክኣለሉ እዩ፣ ከም ዓሚል ዝረኸብካሉ ማለትዩ፣፣ ስለዚ፣ ኩሉ እቲ ገንዘብ ኣለዎ ዝብሃል ባዕሉ ሒዝዎ፣፣
    ባኒ ወይ ሃንዛ ሕምባሻ ዝሽየጥ ዝነበረ፣ ሕጂ ዳርጋ የለን፣ እቶም ዝሸጥዎ ዝነበሩ ኩሎም ደው ኢሎም፣ ብጸሊም ዕዳጋ ጥራዩ ዝሽየጥ፣፣ ስለምንታይ ግን፣፣ መኽንያቱ፣ እቶቶም ብጣዕሚ ብዙሕ ስለዝነበረ፣ ንከይግልብጥዎ ሓለፍትታት ኣፍትዮም ወይ ድማ፣ እቲ ዓዲ ክምሓየሽ ስለ ዘይደለዮ ጥራዩ እምበር፣ ፊኖ ወይ ስርናይ መስርሒ ባኒ ተሳኢኑ ኣይኮነን፣፣

    3#ተሰነይ ከተማ ኤርትራ እያ፣፣ ዕዳጋኣን ዕዳጋ ናይ ዝተረፈ መላእ ኤርትራን ግን ናይ 70 ሚእታዊት ፍልልይ ኣለዎ፣፣ ንካብ ሱዳን ዝኣቱ ንብረት ኣይሕጋውንዩ ኢሉ ብኬላ ጌሩ ዘይከርደነ፣ ንካብ ተሰነይ ዝወጽእ ንብረትዩ ኩሉ ከርዲንዎ ዘሎ፣፣ ስለምንታይ ግን፣፣ መኽንያቱ፣ ናብ ተሰነይ ብማንም ክኣቱ ኣፍቂዱ፣ ካብ ተሰነይ ድማ፣ ባዕሉ ንኣስመራ ኣምጺኡ ይዕድሎ ኣሎ፣፣ ኣብ ተሰነይ ሽኮር 20 ናቅፋ ተኮይና፣ ኣብ ኣስመራ ድማ 50 ኣላ፣፣ ነቲ ህዝቢ ጮኲኑ፣ ባዕሉ ክኸስበሉ ስለዝደለየ እዩ እምበር፣ ተሰነይ ሕሱር ዕዳጋ ዝረኽበሉ፣ መላእ ኤርትራ ድማ ዳርጋ 3 ዕጽፊ ዕዳጋ ዝኾነሉ ኣይምኾነን፣፣

    4#ሃገር ኩላ ብሓንሳብ ክትምዕብል ኣለዋ ካብ ገጠር ክሳብ ኣስመራ፣ ኢሉ፣ ኣይ ገጠራት ማዕቢሉ፣ ኣይ ከተማ ተጸጊኑ፣ ሓዲግ ገርዋ ሃገር፣፣ ገዛውቲ ኩሉ ፈሪሱ፣ ገዛ ዝገዝእን ዝሸይጥን 30 ሚእታዊት ናይቲ ዋጋ ዝተሸጦ እቲ ገዛ ክፈል ተባሂሉ፣ ዘይከፈሉ ድማ ሕጂ ኣብ ወርሒ11 2017 ብወትሃደራት ገዝኦም እንዳመጹ ኣሲሮሞም ኣለዉ፣፣ እቲ ዝብልዎም ድማ እንታዩ፣ ክፈሉ፣ ከይከፈልኩም ዕዳኹም ኣይትወጹን ኢኹም፣፣ ኣብ እሱር ቤት ኮይኖም ብኸመዮም ክኸፍልዎ ግን እንድዒ፣፣

    5#ኣስመራ፣ እታ ካቴድራለ ጥራይ ዘይኮነትሲ፣ ኣብቲ ወሰናስን ኣስመራ ክትዛወር ከለኻ፣ ኣብኡ ተሰሪሑ ዘሎ ናይ ግሊ ገዛውቲ፣ ኣብ ኤውሮፓ ወይ ኤመሪካ ከማን ኣይተሰርሐን፣፣ ኣቀዲሙ ስለ ዝተሰርሐ ኣይፈረሰን፣ ግን፣ መብራህቲ ከይኣትዎም ተኸልኪሉ ንሱ ኮይኑ መቅጻዕቶም፣፣ ካብዚ ብግላውያን ተተምንዮም ዝሰርሕዎ ፖላሶታት ሕልፍ ኢልካ ናይ 1 ኪሎመተር ድማ፣ መብራህቲ ዝኣተወን መረብዓት ወይ ሰርቪስ ገዛውቲ ትርኢ፣፣

    6# ካብ 2018፣ ገዛውቲ ይኹን ካልእ ክራይ ተዓቂኑ ክራዩ ክምደበሉዩ ክሓስርዩ ኢሎም ኣለዉ፣፣ ግን ገዛውቲ ዝኸበረሉ ምኽንያት እኮ፣ ገንዘብ ዘለዎ ገዛ ክገዝእ ስለ ዘይክኣለ፣ መሬት ዘለዎ መሬቱ ክሰርሖ ስለዘይክኣለ፣ መብዛሕትኡ ተኻርዩ ፣ ገለ ድማ ኣብ ኮንተይነራት ከም ገዛ ገሩ ይነብር ኣሎ፣፣ ካብ ገጠራት ዝመጹ ድማ ከምኡ ተኻርዮም ይነብሩ፣፣ እቲ ገዛ ምክራይ ዘኽብሮ ዘሎ ግን፣ ህዝቢ ሰሲዑ ዘይኮነ፣ ገዛውቲ ዝስራሕ ስለ ዘየለ ተሳኢኑ፣ ሰብ ዝካረ ድማ ስለዝበዝሐ እዩ፣፣ ነዚ ናይ ክራይ ሰማይ ዝበጽሐ ዋጋ ድማ፣ ገዛውቲ ብምስራሕ እምበር፣ ገዛውቲ ብምፍራስ፣ ንኽስራሕ ብምኽልካል ወይ ድማ ብዓወን ዓቂንካ ክንድዚ ኣካርዮ ኢልካ ምግዳድ ኣይኮነን፣፣

    ሓንቲ ሃገር ክትምዕብል ተኾይና፣ ናጻ ዕዳጋ፣ ናጻ ቢዝነስ፣ ናጻ ወፍሪ እምበር፣ ነዚ ተኣጊድካዮ፣ ድኽነት ሞትዩ፣ ከመይ ጌሩ እቲ ህዝቢ ይኽእሎ ኣሎ ከማን እንድዒ፣፣
    ህዝቢ ኤርትራ፣ ብኣብ ደገ ዘለዉ ቤተሰቡዩ ዳርጋ ዝርዳእ ዝሕገዝ ኔሩ፣ ሕጂ ግን ሸርፊ ሓሲሩ፣ መን ክረድኦዩ ኣምላኽ ይፈልጦ፣፣

    ኣነ ባዕለይ ኣብ ኣስመራ ዘጋጠመኒ ባጤራ ክቅየር ከሎ ኣብኡ ኔረ፣ ብዙሓት ሰባት ሓንጎሎም ስሒቶም ምሳይ ዝተላኸፉ ኔሮም፣፣ መኽንያቱ፣ ወላ ባኒ ወይ ሽኮር ካረሜለ ኣብ ጽርግያ ዘርጊሖም ሸይጦም ዘምጽእዎ ገንዘብ፣ ዘይሕጋዊ ተቆጺሩ፣ ካበይ ኣምጺእኩሞ እንዳተባህሉ ተሓቲቶም ገንዘቦም ይሕረጅ ኔሩ፣፣ ብስግረ ዶብ ናይ ሰባት ዝሃብተሙ ድኻታት ብዙሓትዮም ኣብ ኤርትራ፣ ንሶም ግን ኣይተታሕዙን፣ ምኽንያቱ፣ ገንዘቦም ኣብ መካይን ስለዘውዓልዎ፣ ባጤራ ኣብ ምቅያሩ ኣይተተንከፉን፣፣ እቲ ዝተተንከፈ እቲ ንእለት ድራሩ ዝወፍር ዝነበረ ጥራዩ፣፣ ሓደ ዛንታ ዘገረመኒ እንተልዩ ምስቲ ናይ ተሰነይ ዕዳጋ ዘተኣሳስር፣ ሓደ ዓርክና ኣብ ጽርግያ ዘርጊሑ ዝሸይጥ ኔሩ፣፣ እቲ ንብረት ካብ ዕዳጋ ሓሙስ ገዚኦም ኣብ ጽርግያ ይሸጥዎ፣፣ ዕዳጋ ሓሙስ ዘለዉ ኣብ ጽርግያ ዘርጊሖም ብጅምላ ዝሸጡ ሸቀጥቲ፣ ኩሉ ግዜ ኣብኡዩ ቦትኦም፣መንግስቲ ግን ኣይትንክፎምንዩ ፣፣ መኽንያቱ፣ ካብ ተሰነይ ንብረት ኣምጺኡ ዝገዝእሉ ንሶምዮም፣፣ ነቶም ኣብ ከተማ ከይዶም ዝዝርግሑ ሸቀትቲ ግን፣ ንብረቶም ገፊፉ፣ ተሒዝዎም ድማ ዘለዎም ገንዘብ የሕዲጉ ይኣስሮም እሞ፣ ብፍላይ እተን ንሸቀጥ ዝጥቀሙለን ዓሬባታት፣ ብሙኒችፐ ተሓሪጀን፣ ከመሊሰን ኣብ ዕዳጋ ኣውሪዶም ተመሊሶም ይሸጥወን፣፣ እቲ ዝሓረጅዎ ንብረት ውን ከመሊሶም ኣብ ዕዳጋ ከምዝዝርግሕዎ ፍሉጥዩ ፣፣ እቲ ስርዓት ግን፣ ኢድ የብሉ ተባሂሉ ክእመነሉ በቲ ህዝቢ፣ ርትዓዊ ዋጋ ሪጋ ሕዝካ ትገዝኦ ንብረት ብሕሱር ይሸይት ብኩቦኒ፣፣

    ኣብዝኸድካ ኦፊስ ናይ መንግስቲ ኬድካ፣ ወላ ነይ ፖሊስ ወይ ካልእ፣ እቶም ሰራሕተኛታት እኹል ደሞዝ ስለ ዘይብሎም፣ ኩሉ ብጉቦዩ፣፣ ጉቦ ሂብካ ኩሉ ኣብ ስዓታት ይሰልጠካ፣ ወላ ነዛ መኪና ተተታሒዛትካ ብገለ ምኽንያት ብትራፊክ፣ እቲ ትራፊክ ገንዘብ ሂብካ መኪናኻ ሒዝካ ክትከይድ ከተሳልጥ ትኽእል፣፣ ሕጊ ዘሎ መሲልካ ናብቲ እንዳ ትራፊክ ምስኡ ተኸድካ ጉቦ ከይሐተትካዮ ድማ፣ ኣብኡ ዘለዉ ጉቦ ሂብካ ከተሳልጥ ትኽእል፣ ኣብ ኦፊሶም ከድካ ጉቦ ተዘይሓቲትካዮም ሕጊ ዘሎ መሲልካ ድማ፣ ነዛ ንመኪና ፍጥነት ወሲኽካ ወይ 2 ቢራ ሰቲኻ ተባሂልካ፣መኪናኻ ስለትሕረጅ፣ ብኽንደይ ሊቸንሳ ዘለዎ ናይ ድኳን ወይ ገዛ ጌርካ ስለትወጽእ፣ ብጣዕሚ ኣሽከዓላልዩ፣፣ ከም ስርዓት ውን ዳኛታት ፈረድቲ ኣለዉዎ፣ እንዳኣፈራርሑ፣ ደስ ዝበሎም ገንዘብ፣ ካብ 300 ናቅፋ ክሳብ 2500 ናቅፋ ይብሉኻ፣ ከም ደስ ዝበሎም፣፣ ንምንታይ መኪና ፍጥነት ጌራ ወይ 2 ቢራ ሰቲኻ ጨኒኻዮም ማዕረ ክንድዚ ተይልካ ድማ፣ ሓደጋ ከይትፍጽም ይብሉኻ እቶም ትሕትና ዘለዎም ትራፊክ፣፣ ግን፣ ኣብ ኣስመራ ዘሎ ጽርግያታት ድማ፣ ጎዳጉዲ ዝመልኦ ብምዃኑ፣ መኻይን ወይ ሰብ ዘይኮነስ፣ ጎዳጉዲ ከይትኣቱ የማን ጸጋም እንዳጠዋወኻ ክትዝውር ከለኻ መኪና፣ ካብኡ ንላዕሊ ናብ ሓደጋ ዘቃልዕ የለን፣፣ ብዝኸድካዮ ጉድጓድ፣ ጽቡቅ መንገዲ ይኸይድ ኣለኹ እንዳበልካ፣ ሃንደበት፣ወላ ነታ መኪና ክግልብጥ ዝኽእል ዓቢ ጉድጓድ ትረክብ፣፣ ጽውጽዋይ እዩ፣፣

    ኣብቲ ዓዲ ዘሎ መንእሰይ ከምዝተዓዘብክዎ፣ ኩሉ ሬድዮ ተቃወምትን ተለቪዝን ትግራይን እትዮጵያን እምበር፣ ኤረቲቪ ዝከታተል የለን፣፣ በጀካ እዚ መንግስቲ እዚ ከይጠፍኣልና ኣብዩ ኢሉ ዘማርር እምበር፣ ዘመስግን ኣይሰማዕኩን፣ ብፍላይ ድማ ሕጂ እዚ ናይ ድሕሪ ባጤራ ምቅያሩ፣ ባንክን ቸክን ምዃኑ፣ ኩሉ ኣብ ዓንቀሩዩ በጺሕዎ ዘሎ፣፣ ግን ከ፣ ቢሕም ኢሉ ኣብ ጎደና ወጽዩ ዝስለፍ መንእሰይ የሎን፣ መኽንያቱ፣ ነታ ንነብሱ ስለዝፈርሃላ፣ ኩሉ እቲ ዝወጽእ ዘሎ ውን፣ መንግስቱ ጸሊኡ እዩ ዝወጽእ ዘሎ፣ ወላ ብመልሓሱ ኣይዛረቦ፣ ብውስጡ ግን ይፈልጦ እዩ፣፣ ዕድመ ኣይሃቦ ንድንቁርንኡ፣፣

    ባዕሉ እቲ ሰብኣይ ተዘይከሪቡ፣ ህዝብና ካባይ ጀሚርካ፣ ፈተውቲ ነብስና ኮይንና፣ ካባና ዳርጋ ኣንፈት ተሳኢኑ፣፣ እቲ ዝካየድ ወፍሪ ከመይ ጌርካ ነዚ ሰብኣይ እዚ ተጥፍኦ ሂወቱ እምበር፣ ብሰለማዊ ሰልፊ ኣብ ኣስመራ ዝልወጥ የለን፣፣ ኣብዚ ቀረባ ግዜ ተገሩ፣ ዝመጸ ለውጢ ኣይነበሮን፣ ብወትሃደራት እንዳ ዜና ተታሒዙ፣ ነብሶም ጥራይ ጠፊኦም፣፣ እታ ሓንቲ ናይ መወዳእታ ነገር ተልያ፣ ነዕኡ ምጥፋእ ካብዛ ዓለም ጥራያ፣፣

    ምናልባት ዝተጋገኹዎ ክህሉ ይኽእልዩ፣ ካብ ስምዒት ስለ ዝጸሓፍኩ፣ ግን፣ እታ ዓዲ ጠፊኣ እያ፣፣ ዝመስለኒ ምጽሓፈይ ድማ፣ ዴሞክራሲ እዩ እሞ፣ ንኩነታት ዓድና ከመይ ኣሎ ጽቡቅ ጌሮም ዘይፈልጡ፣ ኣብዚ ቀረባ ግዜ ዘይርኣይዎ ድማ፣ መረዳእታ ይኾኖም ኢለየ፣፣ ብዝኾነ፣ ንኣብ ዩቱብ ኣቲኹም፣ ርዋንዳ ወይ ኪጋሊ ኢልኩም ኣቲኹም፣ ምዕባለ ከመዩ ርእይዎ እሞ፣ ኣስመራ ኮኾብ ኣፍሪቃ ምባል ድማ ኮኾብ ከመይ ማለትዩ ይርድኣኩም ይኸውን፣፣

    የቀንየለይ፣
    ርሑስ ሓድሽ ዓመት

  • Nitricc

    Hi all, here you have it the future of religion. hahahhahah lol. what is wrong with this world and the name of religion never stops and anything goes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFVcldvd_4

    • Haile S.

      Nitricc,
      Come on! This has existed since humanity existed. It is not a religion and not the future of religion. It is a scam conducted by a scammer on very innocent people. Not different than the ጠቢብ chaser/hunter in our country.

      • Simon Kaleab

        Selam Haile S.,

        You said that religion “has existed since humanity existed”, therefore it must be true.

        This is shoddy reasoning, don’t you think?

        • Haile S.

          Selam Simon,
          I don’t think you read my comment attentively. What that scammer did is a scam. And scam exists since humanity exists.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Haile S.,

            So, alternatively, religion is not a scam but truth?

    • blink

      Dear Nitricc
      How can a scam cure disease that comes from living things? As Haile. S said this is a scam that must be destroyed with its owner religion.Religious people has been saying many things and none of their hearsay come to reality. The pastor must go to jail for life.

      • Simon Kaleab

        Selam blink,

        It is only the original scammer that has exclusive patent/trade mark rights. Not the newcomers and improvisers.

        • blink

          Dear Simon
          New or old they are all scammers, when you read all the books, they are all scammers. If you see the people watching the scammers on every praying house , you see all these people are going to be robbed with a very stone aged words of scammers.

          • Kbrom

            Hi Nitricc,

            Thank you for seeking clarification. Yo are one of the people who inspired me to participate in this forum; I really appreciate you for standing firm in what you believe.

            Having said that ንኺድ ዶ ሞ!

            Re: who is your resources. For such a kind of information, naturally the sources are internal, which for obvious reasons is difficult to include him/her in the text. Had we had a constitutional and elected government with the three plus one systemic pillars that do the check and balance (legislative, executive and judiciary + independent media), we would not be in such a hunt of source and evidence). BTW, I noticed that PIA is also so obsessed with the phrase ‘where is the evidence’ whilst he feels absolutely comfortable imprisoning tens of thousands with out the slightest evidence of what he accuses them – including the G-15.

            Nitric, track records and trends say a lot with such kinda of unaccountable governments. Just remember when we said UAE is in Assab in 2016 ’the supporters’ brazenly assaulted us for disseminating information from unknown sources ‘ክቡር ፕረዚደንትና ከምዝበሎ እዛ ምድረ ስዉኣት ኤርትራ ናይ ዝኾነ ይኹን ወገን መዓስከር ኣይትኸውንን ኢያ’ however, soon they realised that both the land and its martyrs were sold together.

            By the way, it was not only the supporters who did not see it coming, even for PIA, the development was so fluid. On 29 March 2016 the president issued a statement which states that Eritrea ‘is not fancy with alliances and he does not support the alliance formed by Saudi Arabia’. Then a blessing in disguise changed the regional political landscape: Djibouti due to the childish bahaviour of its minister for foreign affairs (some times he acts like PFDJ officials) lost UAE.

            PIA was picked by the angry buyer, UAE, hence invited (or to be politically correct summoned) to Riyadh one month after its ‘we are not for sale’ bravado – on 29 April 2016. For your information he was not invited by the palace but by the Saudi intelligence institutions on behalf of UAE through the now Crown Prince Mohammed ( who is also a close and personal friend of the Amir of UAE.

            What did the supporters, who were asking us for evidence, said when the ንዝኾነ ወገን ዘይጸዓድ ሰብኣይ succumbed to the 500 million dollar + 5 years petrol supply in return of port of Assab and sending one battalion to guard president Alhadi’s palace?

            This is what the supporters that I know said: ‘ኣየ ብልሒ ኣደስ ወሊዳ ትምከን: እዚ ስንክሳር ውድብና ገለ እንዲዩ፡ ነዛ ዓለም ኣጸሊልዋ ፡መዓስከር ኣይነፍቅድን እንዳበለ ኢማራት ደበኽ , ንቐጠር ድማ ኩምትር: እንቋዕ ናይዚ መንግስቲ ኮንና, not even knowing that the government is not theirs.

            Yes, track records and trends say a lot Nitricc. The demotion of General Sbhat, the expulsion of Eritrean Higher Education Executive Officer, The appointment of Brigadier General Haile Mehtsun instead, the closure of R&D in Halal College, the recent new engagement with USA (more to come), the demonstration of 31st November by students, even the tragedy of Lampedusa (aka ዘይሕጋውያን ኣፍሪቃውያን ስደተኛታት) are some of the events which the independent sources informed us and not the Government of Eritrea.

            I think the government will continue to stifle the information, as with all autocratic regimes, not surprisingly, desperate people would seek information, clandestine networks will continue to disseminate information and those who believe independent information comes only from the government who is neither independent nor tolerant to independent information will call for sources revelation. I am afraid that would be a vicious circle.

            In Eritrea people think by mistake that what is missing is only freedom of speech, but what is not there is also freedom of listening, freedom of memorising, even freedom of thinking .

            We said there was a bloody war with Djibouti, however, since the supporters do not have the freedom of listing to any sources other than the prescribed ‘ኣዚዩ ዘዕግብ ሰሚናር
            ብዛዕባ ህልው ዞባውን ኣህጉራዊን ጉዳያት ብላዕለዎት ሓለፍቲ መንግስትን ግንባርን’ where they agree on ‘ተጻብኦታት ኣላሽ ኣቢልና ኣብ ናይ ምሕንባብ መድረኽ ኣሎና’, they told us this is a fabrication of Weyane regime and challenged us for the source, however, when we were in a state of tension with his supporters of GOE, the PIA admitted that there was a war WITH Djibouti and that he handed over the POW to Qatar.

            Then what happened? Did you express your anger for not being informed, even in a matter of war and peace that claimed Eritrean lives, did you call to have an elected government with accountability or you created another ’show me your evidence’ saga.

            Yes, what some supporters did is the later, this time a kinda of ‘how do you know there was a war, what our visionary President said was, here are the prisoners of WAR, but did not say there was a war’. The sad fact is that Eritrea has also its POW languishing there in the refugee camps betrayed by the very government who has thrown them into the fire that he was playing with.

            Now it is my turn to ask you dear Nitric, if you may allow me:

            You mentioned ‘independent source’ who is independent for you? what factors should one fulfill to be considered an independent source, why do you think we do not have an independent source in Eritrea?
            What do you know about the propaganda machine called 03 including the proxies who are compensated and contacted via Dark- Web (a parallel closed off internet) to manufacture, false stories and spread customised misinformation using different accounts

            Why do you think we are in a state of desperate search of information, even the basic information that takes place in broad-light, such as the recent closure of more than 300 small businesses owned by the private sector? what do you see the solution?

            Who decides in Eritrea the matters of national security, including but not limited to the following questions:

            Who decides whether Assab should be leased to UAE or not, what is the legislative procedure?

            Can PIA send our youth to the war in Yemen in the name of the so called alliance of islamic countries without the consent of its people and due legislative procedure?

            should we pay our beloved young generation’s blood in another country just because one man feels doing it?

            should the Eritrean people have their say? if yes through which institutions?

            Final thought: a child came to his dad and told him ‘dad I have a class homework which is a bit hard for me to answer: our teacher asked us to define the difference between trust and truth to which he answered as follows: (actually, I know the father who is a Tegadalay) let me put it in Tigrigna not spoil its spirit in the translation: ቢንያም ወደይ ሓቅን እምነትን ቁሩብ ፍልልይ ኣለዎም: ብኣብነት ከረዳእካ ይሓይሽ፡ ሕጂ እንታይ ይመስለካ ቢንያም ወደይ: ወይኒ ኣዴኻ ኢያ፡ እዚ ሓቂ ኢዩ: ትሕዘኒ ዶ ኣሎኻ ቢኒ ወደይ: ኣነ ድማ ኣቦኻ ኢየ – እዚ ኸኣ እምነት ይበሃል በሎ።

            Moral: you can not ask your wife for DNA every time she gives birth:ከምቲ ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍቲ ዝብልዎ እመን እሞ ኪገሃደልካዩ ንትርክ ወደይ?ሓወይ?ሓፍተይ?ጓለይ? ደለኻ ኹን ወዮ መልእኽተይ ጥራይ ብሰላም ይብጻሕካ ንስኻ ድማ ደሓን ሃልው።

    • Amanuel

      Hi Nitricc
      I don’t see big difference between this man’s scum and IA playing people like you.

  • Ismail AA

    Selam all,

    Very happy New Year to every body; and I join those who had alreadu welcomed Kbrom. Kbrom, if you are the Kbrom I know since decades back (student days), you are a bit late to join this forum with you extremely valuable in put. Please keep it up.

    The information your two postings contain is very much enlightening to the justice seekers and devastating exposure of the regime. This information can only be in possession of some one who knows and followed the economic affairs of the regime and its ruinous policies. This is the reason I surmised it could be the Kbrom I know though credit goes to either of them – to Kbrom I know or the one I do not know.

    The information revealed should have been enough to make the so called loyalists stop and take deep breath and soberly ponder on their position. At the end of the day, the regime is also ruining them along with the rest of the population. It is a telling trait of the Malia families to victimize their accomplices and destroy them when realize they end up in a cul-de-sac without no escape route. In regard, the information Kbrom’s post revealed show clear examples: deals with Rashaida predators and the heartless generals who trade in human trafficking. One can understand how vulnerable and pusillanimous the mafia boss is.

  • Kbrom

    Selam bhabera

    Sources say

    ¬ In 1997 Bank of Eritrea printed 20 billion (Nakfa N)
    ¬ Due to the destructive and reckless policies of GOE, the post Badme cold war and the hyperinflation that followed the situation, etc. the exchange rate went down to 55
    ¬ Between 2006 – 2010 PFDJ Economic Affairs (not Bank of Eritrea) printed 11 billion N
    ¬ It was printed in the Sudan – may be for one of these two reasons:
    1) the institution in Munich refused to print Nakfa as a result of the pressure from EU
    2) the GOE did not have the hard currency to pay the costs and opted to print them in Sudan.
    ¬ By 2011, 60% of the 100 notes were reported missing from the market, it is also said that Ethiopia forged millions of the 100 note.
    ¬ By 2011- 2012 mainly due to GOE’s increased involvement in human trafficking and illegal business in the Sudan, 40% of the 11 billion Nakfa reported missing from Eritrea. The state of Kassala and Rashaida are believed to hoard 5 Billion of the 11 billion
    ¬ In July 2015 PIA ordered a new note to be printed (only two people, Hagos G. and Kibreab W. knew until the D Day.)
    ¬ The Rashaida were caught by surprise and did not know what to do with the 4 billion they had with them. They claim that this is a joint venture that they had with the GOE and they should be consulted about the note change.
    ¬ The governor of Kassala visited Asmara in December 2015 to lobby on behalf of the Rashaida, however the president refused to see him. The Rashaida threatened that they will expose all they know to the UN and hand the documents to the international community; later PIA allowed that they get 2 billion from the new notes for the 4 billion they had.
    ¬ The other group that were caught by the note change was the top echelons in the army, who have been involved in the human trafficking. They were doing the business on behalf of the government, their crime was that they robbed the thief.
    ¬ Their issue was also settled, most of them given 25% of what they had with them in the new note, but on one condition that it remains in the bank. The same to their money they were also frozen from their position.
    ¬ in 2016 people, especially business started to hoard their money and banks felt that money is going out but not coming back.
    ¬ In 2017 most of the 100 notes started to disappear from the markets, and the banks were not able to control the circulation and supply, the main victim of the shortage is the army, they did not get their October and November salary.
    ¬ It is said Ethiopia is also forging the 100 notes to disturb the economy in the boarder
    ¬ It is believed that the government will take more restrictive actions including micro managing each ones’ life.
    ¬ Nowadays the task related to business and Nakfa is assigned to the national security and PFDJ and not the ministry of Finance.
    ¬ It is believed that we will witness more currency related crises and more closure of the few remaining business in the near future

    il problema diventa sempre più grande……….

  • chefena

    It is all about the ‘Isaias-Nakfa’ pride.
    In 1997 he declared Nakfa-Birr parity, one-to-one. At that time, he had the backing of the late economics professor (ምዉት ኣይከሰስ!). So, you had Badme. The war is raging on the domestic front until the prophet’s word is delivered: one dollar to 15 Nakfa. It is time to name-and-shame the architects of ሃገራዊ ጥኣፍት. History will definitely remember them for the ruins they are living behind. http://assenna.com/eritrean-economic-crisis-intellectual-dishonesty-and-opportunism-a-response-to-dr-abraham-kidane/.

  • Shabbash Kerenite

    Selamat Awates!
    The whole change of currency wasn’t to fight illegal activities like cross border human trafficking. In fact the regime profits from such multi million business which are part of. Besides that, the facts on the ground shows that the change in currency hasn’t stopped the illegal human trafficking or the fleeing of Eritrean youth at even higher payments. The aim of currency change is simply the last part of injustice they could ever come up with, stealing money of citizens. The consequence to the population, now PFDJ regime has the remote control to what menu of lunch you should eat. The control your business, your pockets. If you want to withdraw money more than the limited one, you have to go through interrogation type interviews with the security agents, if your planned wedding budget is NKF150K, they will outrage and tell gefaHfAH aytibel. They will ask for receipts of wedding expenditure. This makes you wonder if the regime has printed enough cash at first to start with, but after the passage of time. It got more clearer that it was all about looting and robing the country and the people. It is simply like back on the day- the usual shifta . I think some body wants to make Mengistu Hailemariam type of exit settlement.