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Dr. Abiy and the African Union Succeed in Sudan

After months of tense negotiations, leaders of the Sudanese opposition alliance and Sudan’s Transitional Council (TMC) signed the Political Accord today in Khartoum. Talks will continue on the second document known as The Constitutional Declaration.

Both sides expressed their gratitude to the African Union and the Ethiopian mediators for their hard work in helping bring about a successful result to the negations.

In June 7, 2019, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, with the support of the African Union, offered to mediate between the Sudanese forces. The prime minister appointed Ambassador Mahmoud Derir, one of his top diplomats, as a special envoy to represent him.

While the world leaders hailed the initiative, only Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea was not supportive of it. He lambasted the AU and PM Abiy’s initiative and warned, “The Government of Eritrea requests the AU to refrain from internationalising and exacerbating the situation in Sudan.”

Though Isaias has visited Saudi Arabia and Egypt to discuss ways of aborting the initiative, neither the UAE, Saudi Arabia, or Egypt agreed with him or made public comments against it.

A source informed Gedab News that “Isaias is enraged the AU and Ethiopian initiative bore fruit after his attempts to rally the support of Egypt, UAE, and Saudi to undermine the Sudanese negotiations.”

Isaias Afwerki has lost the trust of the Sudanese opposition parties some of whom he trained and hosted for many years in Eritrea until they returned to the Sudan following an agreement in 2006. However, Isaias has been using his influence on the opposition groups in his negotiations with the Sudanese regime over border security, finance, and immigration.

The Eritrean government’s intelligence operative roam freely all over the Sudan.

According to sources, in his last meeting with Lt. General Mohamed Dogolo, Isaias warned him of the security repercussion to Eritrea if he recruits soldiers from Eastern Sudan where hundreds of Eritrean refugees and exiles reside.

Isaias has also told Lt. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the TMC, that, “Eastern Sudan is a security risk to Eritrea and the region should not be militarized.”

Since he signed the much-celebrated agreement with PM Abiy in July 2018, the initial euphoria has cooled down and the relationship between Isaias and PM Abiy has not seen any improvement but deterioration. The successful outcome of the AU and Dr. Abyi’s initiative in the Sudan is expected to widen the gap between the two.

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  • In peace.

    Of course, as I claim on my blog http://www.SeberAngle.wordpress.com and my Twitter account @Seber_Angle, repeatedly- Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea will not endorse and be happy with a peacefull resolution of the situation in Sudan.

    Under a civilian rule, Sudan will apply mechanisms of Democracy that will lead to progress in the Sudan. What that means to people in Eritrea, is that people whose mindset is congested under Tyranny, will sense that in life there is something called freedom and development. This leading to the demise of the ruling entity in Eritrea.

    I also did claim that the border with Ethiopia will not last open, as people will sense freedom and development, and it did not last. Now the border with Sudan is open. If Sudan comes with a civilian rule, it will not last open.

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት ሰብ-ዓዋተ
    Sorry for the long poem. First post but long time reader.

    ዘመነ: ፍቱሓት-ስረ

    እቶም በሃማት: ክመስሉ ከም ዝፈልጡ
    እቶም ዝፈልጡ: ከምዘይፈልጡ ከጽቅጡ
    ሕልና ኦም ደሪኺዎም ከዕለብጡ
    ከይዛረቡ ፈሪሖም

    ተገራጨዊ ሓሳባት
    ኣይ ምዉታታ ኣይ ህልዋት
    እዋይ! ትገብሮ ፍርሓት
    ዶ ዋላስ ጎሪሖም

    ካልእ ደኣ በል

    ኣብ ደሞም ኣትዩ ምልኽባጥ
    ኣክሮባት-ሓሶት ምግልባጥ
    ርኢና ከምዘይሪአና
    ሰሚዕና ከምዘይሰማዕና
    ኣይግድሰናን ብዛዕባ ህዝብና?

    ዝገርም ኳ’ዩ
    ንምዃኑ: እዚ ህዝቢ ናይ መን ህዝቢ’ዩ?

    ዋእ! ኣንቱም ህግደፋውያን????

    ህዝቢ ደኣ ህዝቢ ኤረትራያ
    ዝሰራሒ ቅያ!

    ሰብ ባይቶ: ፍቓድ ይሓትት: ውሑዳት ክጠቅስ
    ካብ ከቢረ: ሳበ: ወልወል-ኢብራሂም ሱልጣን
    ኣብራሃም ተወልደ: በርሀ ጻዕዳ ኣባ-ቐጣን
    ኢብርሂም ዓፋ: ኣማኑኤል ዑቕባይ: ተኽላይ ዓዲ-ካንታ: ካብ ሕሉፋት
    ጀጋኑ መረጸ ኣስመላሽ: ማና ሙሴ: ሳልሕ ጆሃር ጋዲ ካብ ህልዋት
    ኣየ’ወ! ከም በዓል ኣማኑኤል ሕድራት
    ናይ ሃገር ብስራት
    ዝነበሩ-ዘለዉ: ናይ ታሪኽ ኣርካናት

    ኣለና ዝብሉ
    ስለ ህዝቢ ዝጭድሩ-ዝድብሉ
    ንነብሰና ይጥዓመና ከይበሉ
    ካብ መትከሎም: ስድሪውን ትኹን ፍሕት ከይበሉ

    መዋእሎም: ምእንቲ ህዝቢ
    ትጉሃት ከም ንህቢ
    ዕጉሳት
    ብግብሮም ሕጉሳት

    መንነቶም ኣብ ዕዳጋ ከየውረዱ
    ንሃገሮም ንህዝቦም ከይከሓዱ
    ሕልናኦም ኣብ መስመሩ
    ደኺምና ከይበሉ
    ቀደም ብካላሽን ሕጂ ድማ ብብርዒ ክምህሩ
    ንህዝቦም ኣብ ሰላምን ቅሳነትን ከንብሩ
    ዘይረ አ ሓወልቲ ናይ ኤርትራ ዲያብሎስ ክሰብሩ
    ንህዝቦም ይመኽሩ

    እህህህህህህህህም….ዘመነ ግምጥልሽ

    መን ዮም ደኣ ሕጂ ሃገራውያን ኢና ዝብሉ
    ሃገር ዘይናቶም ሃገራውያን ከምስሉ
    መን ኢኻ ንስኻ ተበልካዮም መንየ ክብሉ
    ጠሪሶም ዘይክእሉ

    እወ!
    ኣብ ቃልዕ ወጺኦም ኣነ ‘የ ክብሉ ዘይክእሉ
    ማህደሮም ዓቢጦም ማህደር ዜጋ ዝግንጽሉ
    በዓል ምኩራት ኣምሰሉ

    ደሓን…. ግን!

    መን ‘ዩ ሓታቲ መን ‘ዩ ኸ ተሓታቲ
    ወዲ-ርብዓ ክሓቶ ንበዓል ርስቲ
    ወዲባት ጽሩይ ማይ ከይሰቲ

    ተወልጀ ኮይኑ ፈራዲ-ሓራዲ
    ወዲባት ደኣሞ ከመይ ‘ሉ ክምጉት
    ኣበየናይ ባይቶ ናይ ‘ንዳመን ዓውዲ
    ከይድረር: ተቐሪቡ ኣብ ዘይንቡር መኣዲ
    ከይድቅስ: ኣበይናይ ንእዲ
    ከይስደድ ተዓጺዩ መገዲ

    ተወልጀ: ወድ-ባት ኮይኑ
    ወዲ ሃገር መገላበጢ ስኢኑ
    ኣጥፊኡ መኣዝኑ

    ግን: ግን ‘የ ዘልኩ
    ከመይሎም ‘ዮም ዓዲ ጽቡቕ ኣሎ ዝብሉ
    ሰብ መኣዝኑ ኣጥፊኡ ተመዛቢሉ
    ከመይ ድዩ ነገሩ?
    ኣይሕስቡን ከይብሎም ኣይመስለንን
    ታይ ‘ዩ ጸገሞም?
    ኣይግደሱን?

    እንታይ ደኣሞ ክሓስብ

    ቤተሰቦም: ከምቤተሰብና ኣይበረሱን?
    መረቤቶም ኣይፈረሱን?
    ናእሽቱ ደቆም ኣይፈለሱን?
    እንታይ ክብሎም ስለዝጠፈኣኒ
    ንኣንባባይ ምግዳፍ ይሕሸኒ

    • Kokhob Selam

      Wow..መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ :-

      Nice and excellent… will you come to Jebena Page?

      Take home part of the above poem is ,
      “እንታይ ደኣሞ ክሓስብ

      ቤተሰቦም: ከምቤተሰብና ኣይበረሱን?
      መረቤቶም ኣይፈረሱን?
      ናእሽቱ ደቆም ኣይፈለሱን?
      እንታይ ክብሎም ስለዝጠፈኣኒ
      ንኣንባባይ ምግዳፍ ይሕሸኒ”

      KS,,

    • Haile S.

      ሰላም መሃንድስ፡

      ወይ ግጥሚ ወይ ግጥሚ ወይ ግጥሚ
      ካብ ስእሊ ዘይተርፎ ካብ መልእኽቲ ትልሚ
      ቁም ነገር ፈቲሉ ዝሰኩዕ ናይ ቃላት ኣላሚ

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      ሰላም መሃንድስ ምዕባለ,

      ነቶም ቃልሲ’ዩ ህይወተይ ኢሎም ንቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዝተጸንበርዎ: ሕጀውን ከም ቅድም ኣብዚ ዝግበር “ቃልሲ ንፍትሒ”: ውዱን ቃልሲ ከካይዱ ባህርያዊ እዩ:: እቲ ቃልሲ ሽዑ “ንህዝባዊ መሰል” ነይሩ ሕጂውን እንተኾነ “ንመሰሉን ክብሩን” ዝግበር ቃልሲ ስለዝኾነ: ነዚ መትከላዊ ልዓት ሕጅካ ካብ ምውዳቅ ካልእ መተካእታ የለን:: እምበኣር ነቲ ዘተባብዕ ቃላትካ እንዳ አመስገንኩ: “ንዓኻ አንታ ተቃላሳይ” እዛ ሓጻር ግጥሚ ተቃላሳይ እትብል ኣርእስታ የቃልሓልካ አለኹ’ሞ አይተስተዋሕዶ::

      ተቃላሳይ

      ቀደም ተቃላሳይ
      ሎሚ ተቃላሳይ
      ወትሩ ተቃላሳይ
      ብሕልንኡ ተቀላሳይ

      መትከል መትከለኛ
      አጽኒካ መክት ንትምክሕተኛ
      አትሪርካ ወግድ ንህለኸኛ

      መልህቅ ባህልና ተዛናቢሉ
      ይከኣሎ ኢሉ ጣኦት ተኺሉ
      ንሕና ንንሱ ኣምሉኸት ኮይንሉ

      ቃልስና አንጻር’ዚዩ ክዋደቅ
      ንምልኪ ክስዕር ንፍትሒ ክነድቅ
      ነስተብህል ባህልና ከይፈሓቅ
      ቀስተ-ደመናዊ ሕብረተሰብና ክዕረቅ

      ፍቅሪ ኣሕዋት ናብ ቦትኡ ክምለስ
      ሰላም ክነግስ ናብ ምዕባለ ክንግስግስ
      ባና ተሳፋ ይቀላቀል አሎ
      ኢድ ንኢድ ተተሒዝና ንፍትሒ ንትከሎ

      ብጻይካ
      ኣማኑኤል ሕድራት

  • Paulos

    Selam My Good People,

    Earlier today, I was reading a news-article where Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates claiming that this is the best time to be alive in comparison to the past history of humanity. It certainly is, so much so that I had to forward the link to my older brother who always fights me saying that we have every reason to be grateful everytime I complain about injustice, for instance.

    That said however, often times we found ourselves resigned when human life is relegated to statistics when the lose of one is not too many but becomes a political score in a blame game. Today, in Sidama at least 17 people died of gunshot wounds when they protested to have their region recognised as a semi-autonomous region. The question is, who is to be blamed for the killings? Should the question be a matter of perspective as any other subjective political discourse? Of course, go right ahead and blame it on the Weyanes but the truth of the matter is that nations do not asunder in a day but they start in a day and it seems the beginning.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/ethiopia-17-killed-violence-sidama-autonomy-190720170914800.html

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Selam the good paulosay
      It all depends on what you think the genesis of ethnic conflict in Ethiopia is. If you think ethnic federalism has created ethnonationalism, then blame the current ethnic unrest on Wayane. If not, then blame Minilik who had shape ethiopia out of unwilling socieyies. And if you think PIA is causing it, then blame it on him (joke).

      • Paulos

        Selam MuHamuday,

        Blaming everything and anything including my current sore throat on Isaias has a dopamine effect for it feels great. My worries is that whom am I going to blame it when he expires for as they say, ኣመል ምስመግነዝ 😂!

        In all seriousness though, it would be disingenuous of me if I pretend to have all the answers to all the complex challenges and serious existential threats Ethiopians are facing. My answer is, I am not sure whom to blame. As the nagging ኣመል is getting a kick out of me, all the problems of Eritrea are a walk in the park in comparison to Ethiopia, simply because it takes for the old man to step aside and step aside for good. As I said, it feels great!

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; I watched PMAA driving in Asmara with PIA. It is not that common if at all any that a Pm of another country, a country of 100 million people, driving in neighboring small country whiles he is visiting. I got to believe and am assuming here, PMAA did so to make a statement and to send a message to somebody somewhere; but to whom? To Eritreans, Ethiopians, the TPLF thugs, to the international community? You just don’t do what PMAA did without a real and present intention; what is it? why did he do it?

    • Hi Nitricc,
      Yes indeed, it is unusual. Nevertheless, driving through the streets of asmara, the city he knows, I think, and also safer compared to addis, is easier than driving through the streets of addis. I have in mind the case of president Mubarak and the attempt made on his life in the city. I couldn’t support when i read that he drove the crown prince of the uae through the streets of addis. I think that a specially trained driver is needed in case of emergency, which leaders may face at times. Even then, it takes guts and the youthfulness of the pm of ethiopia to undertake such responsibility.

      I think that they wanted to show that they remain buddies despite the rumors and the relations are not frozen after all, whatever message this may send locally and to the region and beyond. The important point nevertheless is, if there is a deeper meaning to it in practical terms or it is simply a PR stunt. We shall see.

      • Blink

        Dear Horizon
        Wouldn’t you admire the fact that PM Abiy is handling things wisely and bravely. Many people wanted him to start war or turn to weyane prescription of fabricating propaganda in order to implement draconian terrorisim laws and many people in our opposition wanted Abiy even to start funding them for military change in Asmara , especially these old people from our side has no love lost with Abiy because their dream was to drive tanks to asmera no a peaceful resolving things.

        Some Abiy fans from our opposition were hoping a complete different things yet they left with bogus dream .

        The sedama regional status case is all financed by weyane and some lose cannon old opposition and I think Abiy is handling with care that fits the magnitude of the problem .

        • Selam blink,

          In my opinion Abiy spoiled their big plan, the reason he is hated, demeaned and demonized by tplf supporters, especially eritreans. Have this in mind always. Tplf and its cronies want him to fail by all means possible, and with him the reform and ethiopia to become a failed state as long as she is not ruled by tplf and she cannot be used for tplf’s master plan of creating greater tigray or the so called agaziland.

          The support of the people of ethiopia is the main power behind his reform. Therefore, his enemies want to create a rift between him and the people by pushing him into doing something that will turn the people against him. They have left no stone unturned. Nevertheless, fortunately, he is not responding with a reflex reaction to every provocation. He is not trigger happy and doesn’t want to use his power. We will see how long will that be as long as his enemies are going to continue to provoke him.

          I am not sure, but i think that he was in bahr-dar within hours of the regional coup, which shows that he is a brave man and not so weak as many of his enemies think. I am not sure if mz ever set foot in tigray when the war was raging for two years, let alone near the front as any head of state would have done.

          Somali state is no more under the influence of tplf, nor is afar, gumuz and gambella. The southern nations and nationalities are under the focus of tplf, and through them, it will try to destabilize ethiopia. Of course, olf is always there as a potential mercenary forgetful of what tplf did to it in the early 1990s. Nevertheless, i do not think that the enemies of ethiopia will succeed.

      • Nitricc

        Hi Horizon; I do like Abiy’s humble nature and his humility. But I do belive he was sending a message to some one. reading this….. may be that is it.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b6c7826875aca6ce2ec8c618501f6aae83e5dbe1c0351c74e922bff268e50b1.jpg

        • Hi Nitricc,
          Sorry, I can’t understand the language. A sentence or two may help.

  • kazanchis

    Hi everyone!

    Abiy Ahmed is very much a reminiscent of Haile Silassie, isn’t he? He has filled his first year in office with the poor management of the crisis – crisis some of which he inherited and others are his own creation.
    But you have to admit, he hasn’t failed much from exerting effort to build his image to the world and local community. The latter are crumbling in a fastest rate and the former will not last long by itself.
    Man of vision. Chain breaker and a missing piece in the jigsaw for the democratic Ethiopia… He is very much dichotomous to foreign audience and ordinary Ethiopians. He is filling the prisons in silent, his hypocritical selective prosecution and justice to the one and complete failure to ensure rule and order for the likes of OLF is a sums his incompetent administration. His leadership depend on delaying election to stay on power as the legitimacy has run out dry. On the other hand, Haile Silassie was also a giant figure to the outside world and to the oppressed under colonialism. His administration committed countless heinous crimes against Ethiopians, his handling of local crisis and maladministration was his fatal flaw and came back to bite and oust him in 1966 (1974 G.C).

    Cheers!

    • Blink

      Dear kazanichis
      It is obvious you care more about Ethiopian politics than many and especially than me Eritrean and you as Ethiopian but can you ask who built the problem Abiy is dealing with Now ?

      The problem was hatched by your own group Weyane and at this time it is weyane who is expanding the problem ,of course you will deny this.

      • kazanchis

        Hello brother Blink,

        It’s obvious you and me are unfortunately on the opposite side and share no opinion in common. But I’ll respect your views, I’ll never belittle it. TPLF isn’t a collection of angels as Meles once rightly put it. They do have surely a dark side and that’s probably one reason they survived decades in hostile Ethiopian political arena. That brings me to my point that they are the manifestation of Ethiopian political problems, they cannot be the problem itself. If they were the only problem Ethiopia have got, by getting rid off TPLF all the trouble could have been answered by now. Why the Oromo elite hesitant to change TPLF’s constitution which has been considered nothing short of the curse the nation plague into? The ethnic marginalization was the hot political issue in 1960s onwards in Ethiopia, senior Eritreans could testify here. Therefore, in 1991 the issues of self administration and diversity were the linchpin of governmental policy and narrative. If we are accusing TPLF divisive for respecting diversity and embracing differences. Then there are a lot of questions we need to find answers for. But I suspect you’ve a settled point of view about TPLF from PFDJ’s point of view, which might undermine understanding Ethiopian dynamics.
        Melkam kidame!

    • Hope

      Selam Kazanchis:
      I think it is unfair to demonize this Visionary Leader,who has doe hs best to reconcile the fragmented nation and even saving from near-collapse.
      These hiccups are expected in a nation where democracy is nascent and newborn.
      He definitely has been/was too naive and too generous and to trustful and missed the old new animosity among different people and entities with diverse ideologies including out of control and old-styted Chauvinism.
      I blame more those who abused the new system and rapprochement/reconciliation,not to mention the Hanquelti/Distractors/Obstructionists
      .
      As far as the Sidama STATEHOOD MOVEMENT is concerned,I think we have to consider lots of factors:
      1) Who has been behind this agitation?

      2)Is it Legal and Constitutional Request and if so,why could not they do it legally and peacefully?

      3) Wasn’t the rationale behind putting those different ” Nations and Nationalities and diverse tribes under one Umbrella as ‘The Southern Nations and Nationalities” to accomodate all those “Mini” Nations and Nationalities in one Region since they are so inter-mixed and intermingled–,which will be difficult to divide them into pieces as Mini-States?

      4)What is the implication to nation/Ethiopia itself from security point of view?
      Look at Hawassa City,man.
      How can you discriminate the mixed people there?
      Guess who is behind this agitation publicly?
      The TPLF.But why?
      The fact that you knowingly and purposely finger point at Dr Abiy speaks volumes.

      Just Hope’s naive opinion/

      • Selam Hope and blink,

        You hit the nail on the head. This is simply a prelude to what tplf is ready to do in a year, when elections come and there is a problem in carrying it out on time.

        The chaotic situation in the southern region smells tplf a lot. Abiy is their deadly enemy, the person who blew the very foundation of tplf/woyane hegemony in ethiopia, never to revive again. Hence, he is characterized as “below average leader” by tplf/woyane criteria, if this can really hold water. The known knowns are fueling the situation from their hideout. They could be heartbroken, but they have not yet lost their unachievable dream. It is said that hope dies last, and therefore the reason they are hoping against hope.

        The sidama people have been given by the federal government the chance to carry out a referendum within five months, but their activists and other sold outs chose to declare unilaterally their own state as if there is no government and no other people in the region and as if five months preparation time is a decade. Instead of peacefully demonstrating, some of them chose to ransack houses and businesses, and rob people. Some people have lost their lifelong property they worked for. This shows that the aim was to create a chaotic situation so that either the government collapses and the country is ungovernable, or the government resorts to harsh measures so that an anti-government sentiment is created that could shorten its life.

        Unfortunately, some lives have already been lost. This is the sacrifice and much more, if possible, activists, politicians and anti-ethiopian forces wanted the sidama people to pay. so that the dream of the enemies of ethiopia to see a chaotic and disintegrated ethiopia as long as tplf does not rule ethiopia is fulfilled. Their long arm is functioning even from their hideout.

        “ጅብ ቆዳ ኣነጠፉለት፤” thing has happened in ethiopia. Those whom pm Abiy helped to freedom by extracting them out of tplf dungeons and those whom he brought back home from years and decades of exile, proved to be below the circumstances. They are stabbing pm abiy in the back. People like jawar, an addicted tribalist/islamist, and many others, feel loose and they are biting the very person who benefited them. In addition, some shortsighted opportunists have become an instrument for the enemies of ethiopia.

        These diverse Nations and Nationalities were lumped up together by tplf and told to shut up and accept, when tplf formed ethnic federation. Now, after three decades, it has become the spokesperson of the sidama people in order to use them, and it could not wait even five months so that it is carried out to the satisfaction of all.

        The peoples of the region are grossly intermingled and have lived together. Already people from other ethnic groups are intimidated, robbed and scared away. Although the sidama people have the right to regional statehood, the behavior of some people shows what some anti-peace, criminal and opportunistic people have in mind, and how they see statehood, i.e. a region where other ethnic groups are seen as second class citizens.

      • kazanchis

        Hello Hope!

        I appreciate your optimism and I wish I could subscribe to your brand of positivity around Abiy. I have to confess I supported him and I was over the moon upon his appointment a year or so ago. His rhetoric is aimed at positivity and persuading people to have faith in him and his tenure. But, he proved himself deceitful numerous times, he couldn’t walk the talk. He certainly doesn’t practice what he preach. If he was visionary, he would engage in ensuring rule and order. He would have instructed the federal roads blocked for over a year connecting Tigray to the other regions to be opened. He would have held OLF criminals accountable who have engaged in robbing over 22 banks and ransacking businesses in the country such as looting coffee exports, you expect him to respect right to assembly and organize but he has embarrassed himself by denying Iskinder Nega to hold a presser. His vision so far has been nothing but a thin air, not even a single page document released so far that would give insight where he wanna lead the country. Blind support doesn’t help his cause, he needs to be tangible leader. He offers his strategies and visions and based on his objectives we stand in favor or against, transparency is something he promised but look his administration.
        What I have seen from him so far, he’s minion dictator and hypocrite. He is working hard to stifle social media and he has been critical of EPRDF as repressive. He has received an overwhelming support for attacking his own political party, now he’s going to carbon copy the administration he criticized to gain dissent support. He is a text book definition of chaos merchant, his legitimacy has diminished dramatically. Because his glaring inconsistency and incompetency, Ethiopia’s problem is very complicated and we don’t afford the luxury of photo queen at the helm. The sooner he goes, the better. Blaming TPLF today is nonsensical, they have vacated from federal government and the Amhara region is being run by Amhara hardliners and if TPLF influence Ethiopian politics, it would be on ideas and if the other party fails to match them, you can’t really blame.

    • Kaddis

      HI Kazanchis –

      I agree on all of your points except maybe on OLF.

      My view is the fact that OLF is refusing to disarm and reintegrate is not happening in a vacuum ( assuming all the heinous acts are done by OLF reported by a single source, government media is true ) Abiy appointed his arch enemy Kemal Gelchu as Oromia’s security chief before the return of OLF from Eritrea. As you noticed – Abiy is not committed to democratic process/ election. So the political struggle moved from election to deterrence and confrontation. Add Isiaias hands and OLF’s knowledge about him – I wouldn’t leave my gun even for a minute.

      I will read your contributions further later
      Cheers

      • kazanchis

        Hi Kaddis,
        OLF and other depleted militants ushered in without clear plan and strategy. In fact, they were rushed in, to piss off the previous administration and in a mere mockery of national security structure led by Getachew. They were unarmed at first but armed themselves after they came, this is what Abiy himself said. ቁጭ ብለው የሰቀሉትን ቆምው ማውረድ ያቅታል:: That’s what happened to this in inept leadership, he was busy dismantling the security apparatuses and sacking people. Now he left the country on the edge. If he fails to organize election on time, I see no reason for him to stay. He couldn’t provide safety and security of citizens, including his Chief of Staff. The economy is in downward spiral. It is apparent that premiership of FDRE is too big boot to fill.

        Peace!

  • Brhan

    Hello Awate,

    Thank you for the article ,
    I believe that there are unanswered questions to the agreement:
    1) What is the fate of Omar Al- Beshir and other generals
    2) Is there going to be a transitional parliament and what is its composition 50% 50% between the civil and the military or something else?
    3) What about the army which committed the attack against the civilians? Are those responsible for the killing will go to trial?
    The above issues also matter Egypt and Eritrea who are run by two notorious dictators.
    Sissi & Isyas want Omar Al-Beshir and the generals to go to jail, as a punishment for Omar Al-Behsir’s external policy that included had good relations with Qatar and Turkey.
    Eritrea and Egypt would like the generals to control the parliament because the civilians with their diverse political affiliations embrace the ideologies of multi party system, democracy and the rule of law. These ideologies are a threat to the dictators who are working day and night to silence any one who stands up with those ideologies.
    Last but not least both countries won’t give any attention to the killings of the civilians. They have never condemn the killings. They can’t because they are doing the same thing in their countries. They will only see to those who are using power to crash civilian uprising in the context of external relations as the Hamidety’s discourse regarding the uprising always includes a remark to external sides meddling in the Sudan.
    Maa Salama

  • Mahmud Saleh

    Selam All
    I think Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, AU, and the region have triumphed. But the journey is on its first steps, and the Sudanese need to be diligent not to squander it.
    Eritrea has been consistent with its approach:
    – it called upon all Sudanese to talk it out
    – it met with both sides and encouraged them to make compromises
    – it Supported the notion of a transitional government that carries a dual mandate: paving the way to democratic transition and securing the security of the country. Therefore, it was looking for some kind of a government where the civilian and military share portfolios.
    – The final agreement reflects Eritrea’s vision, and I believe Dr. Abiy reversed his initial inclination that echoed western pressures that the MTC handed over powers quickly to the unelected civilian coalition, a coalition that shows signs of fractures and internal squabbles.
    -The final agreement, at least in theory, ensures the security of the country and leaves enough space for the civilian coalition to mature enough to enter election after the transitional period. The proposal is similar to what Mahmuday espoused at the onset of the negotiations…congratulations Mahmuday!!
    – Finally, unlike the speculations that have been flying around, time will tell Eritrea has played a major role behind doors in supporting the Ethiopian and AU envoys to bring the two Sudanese sides closer.For obvious reasons, Eritrea would be expected to be seized with the process more than any other entity. I believe, Eritrea’s role is not limited to the post Al-Basheer events but would not be far-fetched to speculate it was with or behind the uprising right from the beginning.
    – Sometimes, assuming low profile pays off handsomely. The diplomatic core, of course, knows what Eritrea has contributed; the Sudanese know Eritrea’s role. And that is what is important to me.
    Wo deHankum.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Ahlen Mahmuday,

      Self-congratulations is part of PFDJ political culture. Nothing is new. The rest of your argument is a kind of putting a lipstick to a tyrant to disguise the true nature of his government. He opposed the involvement of AU to bring the two sides of the Sudanese political spectrum. In fact he was on the side of the junta. So don’t try to inform the informed as to whether the despot contribute to the current signed agreement. He has no any role in the mediation whatsoever.

      ኢሳያስ ይበኣስን የባእስን እምበር: ኢሳያስ ዕርቂ ክገብርን ከታዕርቅን ኣብ ፓለቲካዊ ህይወቱ ተራእዩ ኣይፈልጥን:: ኢሳያስ ካብ ዕርቂ ክሃድም ጥራይ እዩ ዝፍለጥ:: እንተፈተነውን ካብ መጻብቦ ንመምለጢ ዝጥቀምሉ ሜላ ጥራይ እዩ:: ኣብ ታሪኽ ቃልሱ ዝበገንዘብናዮ እዩ::

      Regards

      • Mahmud Saleh

        Selam Emma
        Why don’t we share the congratulations? Congratulation for figuring that out early on, haha…

    • Paulos

      ሰላም ሙሓሙዳይ,

      ከመይ ኢሉ ሓደ ሰብ ምስ ህዝቡ ሰላም ዘይገበረን ዕርቂ ዘይገበረን ንጎረባብቲ ስለዘታዓረቐ እንኳዕ ሓጎሰካ ክባሃል ይካኣል?

      • Mahmud Saleh

        ሰላም ጳውሎሳይ
        ኣነ ሓቅታት ኢለ ዝኣመንኩሉ ኣቐሚጠ ኣለኹ። እንቋዕ ኣሓጎሰኩም ድማ ንኹሎም እቲ ጉዳይ ዝምልከቶም ወገናት (ዝጎደሎ ወያነ) ይምልከት። ብዛዕባ ባእሲ ግን ብዙሕ ክበሃል ይከኣል…ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ባእሱ ምስ መን እዩ ጠፊእዎ ዝፈልጥ ኣይመስለንን።

        • Paulos

          Selam Muhamuday,

          Clever people like you teach us that foreign policy of any nation can only be effective if it is marooned in the internal strength of the nation whereby the strength is anchored in democratic institutions and open civic societies in tandem with strong economic standing. You can certainly make the argument that Eritrea defies the time tested textbook theory but with all the objective indices, Eritrea doesn’t seem to be an exception to the rule.

          Isaias can pretend but the reality is that he doesn’t and can not have effective foreign policy when he is an errand old man of people who can impact a strong foreign policy based on strong economy which compensates for the lack of democratic institutions and open civic societies.

          • iSem

            Hi Paul:
            I have nothing to add, this is just to let you know that I appreciate the clarity of your stand, not solely in this comment but over the years. You are one of those in this form that have unfettered handle on clarity on what ails our society.
            What MS MS listed: that facts that so much entices him to write, the IA facts that he so much moved him are trivial. And true to what makes PFDJites tick, he did not disappoint the his audience, like Rush Limbaugh, like Trump like Fox news. I mean:-)
            But he is right, the hard work of IA, the meeting he had with the chairman of the TMC are facts, but what can IA tell the chairman, make peace with your people? IA is already planning to assemble his killing squad to operate in Sudan. because that is what IA is, the leader of a killing squad and MS is the spokes person in residence

          • Paulos

            Selam Semerile,

            The thing about Muhamuday and possibly others as well is that, they are not entirely convinced about the comments they make but they do so for a reason only known to them, simply because they are too smart to defend a man who got nothing to show for.

            They tell us that change is on the horizon or they have been telling us since Abiy came to power but the supposed reform is being pitched for a success in foreign policy instead where it couldn’t have been possible without Isaias’ active role. In reality however, that is not flying including the recent walk in the streets of Asmara flanking Abiy and one of the game-over guys with Isaias in the middle in a bid to make believe that Isaias is not insulated at ዓዲ ሓሎ as the ይኣክል movement gains momentum in Asmara as well. The people can not be fooled no more! The guy needs to go!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Sem,

            “Stealing credit is quintessential (of) PFDJ” reminds me something I heard in 1978, about 41 years ago in port Sudan. Almost in all cases the foreign aids of the organizations are shipped together under one bill of laden. What we were doing was, when the consignments are unload from the ships, we transfer them in to a renting warehouse. From there we divide the shipment between the two organizations. Now here is the story: while we were loading their trucks, one of their drivers stole one carton of 24 cans of beans and put it in the drivers seat. I asked him why do you try to steal. He told me this: “ እዚ ስርቂ ኣይበሃልንዩ:: እዚ ውድባዊ ሓልዮት’ዩ ዝበሃል::“ Thetefore Sem, “stealing credits” is መንግስታዊ ሓልዮት እኮ እዩ ዝበሃል::

            Regards

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam Emma
            I would avoid this Jebha/shaebia stuff. But if you want me to tell you the truth, the EPLF would not want to steal credits. Let those who could only thrive by trashing the EPLF look for crumbles of credits. Be humble and move on. I never represent the EPLF or Pfdj, i would appreciate you huys if you would focus on substance and engage me as someone who could have and defend his own positions.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam Paulosay
            Thank you for the courtesy. I pretty much agree with your point that “…[The] foreign policy of any nation can only be effective if it is marooned in the internal strength of the nation whereby the strength is anchored in democratic institutions and open civic societies in tandem with strong economic standing.”
            The difference between you and me is on how each of us has assessed processes that led us to the current situation. You and my bad friend iSem, in the most part, simplify everything to PIA, while I have held the conviction that the matter is more complicated than that. Most of the elements in the opposition bear as much responsibility, if not more, for the deficits you are complaining of. I have long underlined the fact that the current situation is a result of internal and external factors, and it would be disingenuous to simplify it to PFDJ. Eritrea has been treated unjustly to sustain TPLF’s policing role in the region. Eritrea had only two options: either surrender and comply with what was dictated to it by TPLF and its patron, the USA, or wage a desperate fight to maintain its sovereignty. That fight has cost it a lot in economic, social, and political terms. I recognized this point. However, I focused on policy areas where the government should have done better even under those difficult circumstances. Therefore, my dear brother, some people pile all the sins on PFDJ to absolve themselves and their goyta, the TPLF. And some of us try to maintain the Truth-Bound Society’s” fair position (if you remember that expression).
            Meanwhile, my original comment has nothing to do with the quality of government we have, or we should have. It was about regional politics. AT post was to ridicule Eritrea’s role (remember, when someone discusses Eritrea within a regional or international context, such as this article, PIA represents Eritrea, no matter how awful that might taste to you. I simply scribbled what I thought was a fair representation of the process in Sudan.
            A point I might agree on with you is that we just have to press for positive changes in Eritrea, there are many Eritreans who do not agree with the talking points of the so-called opposition, but they are voicing their demands within the recognition that the current situation is so sensitive that instability and chaos should be discouraged. As I see it, things are moving to the positive territory. Peace and stability and economic revival should lead to any meaningful talk of democracy. If the time-discarded mantra of “dismantling PFDJ” was not smart in the past, it is not smart nowadays, especially, when you have the badly wounded TPLF growling threats and actively working to undermine Eritrea’s security. I know you do not want to read this line, but that is the fact as per my observation. There are areas where you and I can agree on, and they are matters related to the rule of law and strengthening the culture of institutional culture. Those areas concern all of us and can be demanded under any circumstances. My contention with the opposition is that there is no opposition in the least stringent sense. All that we can see are fragments of ideas that are spread all over the map, from the far libertarian thoughts that iSem could try ONLY in Canada to the fascist tendencies that try to wreak havoc on Eritrea. Therefore, the change should and will be driven by Eritrea’s domestic realities. And for that, we have to consolidate the peace and call for measures that lead to from PFDJ-run Eritrea to the next level where a smooth transition takes place in which the PFDJ becomes one out of many choices.
            I just want you to remember that my original comment and your short reply to me were limited in scope, and I treated them as such. We were discussing the Sudanese Peace process. But as it is the case, people want to implicate PIA, and by extension Eritrea, in any bad-sounding scenarios. I believe that strategy is not smart. People are capable of reading between the lines, and it has become so monotonous and predictable reporting. Another weakness I observe is that the arguments are full of red herrings. We should not stretch comments out of their comments. The government of Eritrea could be dictatorial but also shrewd in its current diplomatic moves. One quality does not contradict the other.
            Regards.

      • Hope

        Selamat Dottore;
        I believe ,to my best knowledge and recall,NO one else dared to challenge the regime in question,other than Vet Mahmud Salih,using his own and original name and OPENLY thru all available social media.
        His comments are specifically topic-specific,the Sudan Revolution and its current state of affairs.
        Anything wrong with that?
        Can you challenge,counter-argue and /or refute-if at all you can,his comments statement by statement,please?
        He,Tegadalay and Engineer,Artist/Musician Mahmud Salih,the original EPLFite,by no means is condoning the PFDJ Regime,but rather he OPENLY criticized the same Regime you people are accusing him to be party to/of.
        If you are expecting him to condemn and insult the regime the same way me and you are doing,I regret to tell you that ,with all due respect,that is OFFENSIVE.
        Even though me and you agree including the same Mahmuday we are cruising, for not CURSING the regime for NOT making and creating a better,reconciled and peaceful Eritrea,the same DUDE/regime,in fact,has done a great job in bringing up a Peaceful Horn of africa,facts we cannot deny or refute.
        Consult Amb Cohen.

        Plus,the same Dude’s successful effort to get Eritrea out of the cold through his genius and successful diplomatic effort by bringing back the GCC in general and the Saudi Kingdom in particular,besides strengthening Eri-Cairo andand even way stronger Eri-UAE relationship is but commendable.
        of utmost importance,coming out the SOLE WINNER and standing taller and stronger than his old and new enemies and by dismantling the axis of Evil,which did its best to isolate,contain,sabotage and sanction eritrea and Eritreans AGAINST ALL ODDS—IS WHAT NOW?

        The fact that he and Eritrea buried TEN FEET under the ground those same Evil Axis of all kinds-the trio,quartos,quintos,etc.,whatever u may call them, ,who were fully supported by the superpowers to rather bury Eritrea and Eritreans 10 ft under ground is beyond any one’s imagination.
        That is why I am baptized asa PFDJ Apologist for giving him some partial credit he deserves.
        I believe that is why Ustaz Mahmud Salih is trying to acknowledge when he talks about the possible role of Eritrea in the Sudanese Revolution.
        I mean,there are two different topics here:
        -The failure of the [FDJ Regime to do its past due homework to improve Eritrea’s situation
        -Its role in the horn.

        • Blink

          Dear Hope
          They know but they don’t want to admit on his face . The fact is the man is a great man who makes a sound argument when ever he put his pen. Mohamud as many is an asset for Eritreans who wish to live in harmony with each other while his opponents are all inked in to many horrible gossip games , ethnic politics, religious politics as well as many fake views. Can you imagine some of our past decade writers are getting their refined Eritrean history from Dan Connell ( the weyane paid gangster ) , I mean still people like Saay mention Dane cobble as the white man savior of African specialists . Imagine talking referring to Dane Connell book in the middle of talking about Eritreans history. What differentiate MS from such groups is the centrifugal day he keep repeating. I mean remember this so call Paulos said “ Debrestion must take power in central government of Ethiopia as PM with Getachow as intelligence guy again “ can you put such statements in to perspective? It is a mind boggling game these guys play . The disillusionment and dishonesties of such owls is simple eyes on a slow rabbit .

          The most momentary failure of such people is that they think they are opposing PFDJ .Dane Connell for picture time , quick for the photo frame , pls make it big. I wonder if some kind of benefit is in play .

          My question is , why all gang up against him ? They don’t debate him at all , the only corner they try to use is an old and tired buzzing sound that they have been repeating for 20 years

    • Hope

      Selam Mahmuday :
      Welcome back.
      As usual,I hit it well and prob you are correct,for the most part .
      I think the article missed fair points you supplemented with,specially the fact that the Military Council shall rule for the first two yrs( 18 months)!
      As a matter of fact,Eritrea/PIA and his Regime have achieved beyond anyone’s imagination in bringing down the TPLF and Al Beshir to their knees and bringing together the Horn .

      Notably,Al Beshir and his regime , the last lifeline for the TPLF,fell apart when the TPLF is on its death bed…on a Mechanical Ventilator

      The fact that the Eri-Sudanese border is WIDE OPEN now is but beyond a success for Eritrea.

      But Since those golden points are coming from a “ PFDJ Apologist”,not from the “ Justice Seeker”,they are just distracters.

      But as Mokkie said it,facts are facts no matter who says them.

      My only reservation on your well stated points is that you are not focusing on our hot domestic issues, when we are still living in the same status quo two years after a peace deal was struck with Ethiopia.

      That is the major failure of the regime!
      As Dr Paulis eloquently said it,we cannot have or declare SUCCESS when the nation is not reconciled within itself and the Eritreans have not reconciled among themselves, not to mention that Eritrea and Eritreans are yet to enjoy the Ethiopian-Eritrea peace divindend.

      Not only that,more worrisome and disappointing scenarios are developing at home.
      Not Mahmuday’s fault though but arguing for the sake of it and out of desperation .

      • Mahmud Saleh

        Selam Hope
        (Please also check out my reply to Paulosay)
        I have always pushed for reasonable dissension. The difference in my tone is brought by the recognition that we are moving through a very sensitive chapter in our history. We are on the cusp of transition. As you see it the Ethiopian side is not helping us to fully press on our government. My guess is that it will be temporary and we should not squander achievements that so much has paid for. Folks like iSem will cry out moral concepts that they are not sure how they would apply them in Eritrean context. To summarize, I see the current situation as follows:
        – the first stage (the current) is laden with security questions as the situation in Ethiopia remains fluid and TPLF reneges on EEBC and APA. PIA had a point when he said “We should assess the situation thoroughly,” but he could have done some measures to hint the positive direction of his government such as releasing prisoners and giving the public a general political road map (I commented on this on my Independence Edition on my FB).
        -As the security situation becomes clear and the border issue is resolved, I am confident people will coalesce on domestic matters.
        -On regional politics and sovereign issues, we both have almost always agreed, so I will pass it.
        Regards.

        • Hope

          Ahlen Mahmuday:
          Not surprised but well articulated and crystal clear clarification.
          “….the first stage (the current) is laden with security questions as the situation in Ethiopia remains fluid and TPLF reneges on EEBC and APA. PIA had a point when he said “We should assess the situation thoroughly,” but he could have done some measures to hint the positive direction of his government such as releasing prisoners and giving the public a general political road map “.

          – I agree in principle with you here but 27 yrs too much and too long to beber more patient….and keep waiting.

          -The Regime has used such excuses indefinitely for its own secondary gains and goals…Enough is ENOUGH.
          -The fact that the Regime NEVER EVER attempted to show us something positive when we needed it badly confirms my above suspicion and frustration.

          “As the security situation becomes clear and the border issue is resolved, I am confident people will coalesce on domestic matters.”
          I have had the same impression and justification but became skeptical…for obvious reason.
          But I see that still the TPLF has chosen to use the demarcation card by bringing up some excuses.
          But if the PFDJ Regimes pushes the Federal Govt of Ethiopia,am not sure it will be a big issue.

          But then we also heard that IA NEVER mentioned the border issue with DrAbiy as confirmed by the same Dr Abiy.
          IA himself told us that the border issue is non-essential at this point as if he has NOT kept us hostages for 20yrs due to the “border impasse”

          Guess what?

          I would care less about the demarcation issue for now and would agree with you about the border issue and security matters if the Regime were to show us some basic changes in the lives of its citizens:
          -Declare National Reconciliation as proposed by the Catholic Bishops
          -Amnesty
          -Regulated Freedom of Movement
          -Release of most prisoners as a starter
          -Economic Freedom and start restructuring and improving the National Service.
          I don’t see any light at the end of the Dark Tunnel.

          Can you say some thing or reflect about the year after the Ethio-Eritrea peace deal vis-a-vis the Peace Dividend for Eritrea and Eritreans?
          Everything has been frozen and suspended–all the Five Pillars of Agreement.
          Security thing?
          What about the non-security related issues?
          to me,it is just the modus operandi of the Regime to manipulate Eritreans and to prolong its power.

    • saay7

      Selamat MaHmuday:

      This post is so disingenuous at so many layers I wish I could pretend to be surprised or disappointed but the only thing I can say is how so very expected.

      Your argument that because at the international level what Isaias may or may not have done is the same as “Eritrea” is beyond absurd because the international community calling Eritrea’s revolutionaries secessionist didn’t make them so or them calling Weyane the Ethiopian Government didn’t make you call it so. Whatever happens in Eritrea, specially as it relates to international relations is not Eritrea, or the Govt of Eritrea but His One Manness Isaias Afwerki.

      To look at Eritrea’s governance now—a country without a constitution, a parliament, or even a functional cabinet of ministers—and to describe it as anything but a one man State and to describe those who describe it accurately as Isaias obsessed is delusional.

      On “Eritrea”s role regarding Sudan—its condemnation of internalizing it by focusing on AU without mentioning the oversized role of Saudi Arabia, UAE—is, again, disingenuous, just like the “government” you are rationalizing and celebrating. The AU deal called for immediate transfer of power to a civilian govt. the Saudis, the UAE, and their “khedami” Isaias wanted the military (the same military that served Omar Albshir very royally) to stay in power. That’s what ended up happening. So now, Hmeidti (the number 2 guy) will overthrow his Ramadan Mohammed Nur and then divide and conquer the opposition and Sudan will return to military rule. Except these new guys are not “Islamists” and so they will be celebrated by the US, the Saudis, the UAE, and of course Isaias with the increasingly disappointing and evidently lightweight Abiy Ahmed going along.

      Once again, everything Isaias touches turns to ashes.

      But do keep on weaving your fantastic tales MaHmuday.

      saay

      • Mahmud Saleh

        Ahlan SAAY
        Very pleased to see you. My only problem with your argument is the same problem that I have with the rest members of your Ganta. In that, you guys are good at sprinkling red herrings all over my premises and then create your own stream of thought. My comment was limited to Sudan. Let us distill that first. I will then comment on the rest.
        On Sudan:
        1. Eritrea ( you can call it Isais Wedi Afom) has actually been consistent in delivering the message that its problem should not be externalized, it should be solved by the Sudanese. It rejected AU because the organization suspended Sudan. I argued at that time that suspending Sudan was wrong. Sudan needed more cooperation and engagement not suspension. Mind you, the African Union is an organization that protected Omar Al-Bashir from the International Criminal Court. Therefore, it was clear AU was acting to please the western world.
        2. Eritrea continued its engagement with both the TMC and the civilian coalition to encourage them come up with a formula that fits Sudan’s situation. The end result is pretty much what Eritrea was looking for. It is similar with what I proposed long before Eritrea’s role caught your attention. The rest is up to the Sudanese. Despite the fact that Sudan has experiences of regime changes and political activism, the opposition is not in a shape to take responsibility to govern, and therefore, the first phase of the transition is going to be led by the TMC. What is wrong with that?
        3. There is no credibility to your assertion that Eritrea has been doing the bidding of the Saudi’s and the UAE. You keep mischaracterizing Eritrea’s positions as dictated by others. That is simply ridiculous.
        The second part was chew-berbere that condemns Mahmuday, I will skip it. Truth, however, be told, you have been wrong in many levels through the years.

        • saay7

          Selamat MaHmuday:

          More disingenuous stuff full of omissions.

          For example, just a year or two years before the fall of Al Bashir your bitsay Isaias hosted him and in much the same way he and his wife hosted Abiy and his wife, EriTV told us they had reached a deep understanding on bilateral and regional understanding.

          So like your very selected reading of your own writing (because you have been on both sides of every issue you can always claim to have been right) your Bitsay Isu practices politics of expedience so he (and you his fans) can always say yep he was right.

          On this issue, condemning “internationalizing” an issue means condemning all nations who seek to involve themselves in the process not just the usual punching bag AU. That means Saudi Arabia, that means UAE. But a man who actually went out of his way to support Saudi Arabia’s crazy position with Canada can be called a kadami, which simply means a servant of their will. Abiy did not come to Sudan with a draft he wrote; it was an AU document. And when the peace agreement was reached, the Sudanese opposition did not have a word about “Eritrea”: they thanked Ethiopia and AU. So please wait a month at least before you start weaving stories when some will have forgotten.

          I may have been wrong on many things: I have written hundreds of articles, but I haven’t been flipping and flopping like you my friend. And then constantly praising yourself for “yeah I said that before.” Of course you did 🙂

          saay

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam SAAY
            Again, another straw man argument. Stick to the debate, you will have plenty of time for commenting on Mahmud’s flip-flopping. For one, I never agreed with you on almost all topics that discussed Eritrea’s foreign relations. So, I don’t know what flip-flopping you are talking about.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Merhaba Saay,

            When people are not on the side of truth, it is quite natural to see them flip flopping often. Most of the time it is not failure of their judgement. It is once they ride the train of their myth Yehealo, the “human butcher”, they don’t know how to get out of it. Mahmuday know without doubt that Issayas is butcher for anyone on his way. Who doesn’t by the way? unless they have historical attachments to him and his institutions. In any case they will stick with him until his death. It is only then, the currency of the myth Yeakalo will lose its value, and eventually the NNNN lots regain their self-worth and come to the side of the oppressed Eritrean people.

            Regard

      • Paulos

        Selam Sal,

        I wouldn’t say welcome back for I follow you on twitter on daily basis where I enjoy reading your terse sarcasm and wit as you debunk the one man regime left and right. That said, as it happens, I am reading this colossal book [933 Kindle pages and 850 pages in paper book] in volume and content, titled, “These Truths: A History of the United States.” I am almost halfway through and what is so unique about the book is that, it is certainly a political history of the US but the author–Jill Lepore writes with an incredible deftness in prose where the reader mistakes the book for a novel.

        As the title suggests, “These Truths….” get lost with in the tumultuous centuries [Slavery, Expansion to the West, Trail of Tears, Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, The Great Migration, Progressive Era….] where the nation struggles to come to terms or tries to reconcile slavery and liberty including to this day.

        What stands out in the end is that, those who sided with the just cause as in those who stood up for the oppressed and prosecuted won the day. That is not only confined to the threads of US history but every nation leaves the same marks of footsteps. Perhaps, one can call it Hegelian interpretation of history but it is “These Truths….” including the truths you’re fighting for prevail in the end. That is precisely the reason, we should never give up for “These Truths…” are our shields, spears and worth fighting for as well!

        • saay7

          Selamat Paulos:

          Sounds like an interesting book; hope you write a book review on it for awate.

          I have a problem with the expression “truth comes out in the end” and it’s Eritrean variation which is even more colorful. The problem is that sometimes truth never comes out and sometimes, when it does, it’s only after irreparable harm has been inflicted. I am, forever, now working on the video that was sneaked out after interviewing Patriarch Antonios. Now count how many lies were told about him by the Church bishops, by the PFDJ representatives (remember the bold faced lies of the government delegation to HRC) not to mention by their foot soldiers (including photographer Samson Mussie) and consider how many years of the Patriarchs personal life was wasted and how much damage this inflicted on Eritrea and the Tewahdo Church? All because liars who had decades of experiences in lying and getting away with it thought they would get away with this too. In the end, Eritrea will survive Isaias and PFDJ but it will take much longer to rid it of the culture of casual lying and sadism that has taken root.

          A study for a future historian.

          saay

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Saay,

            “The problem is that sometimes truth never comes out and sometimes, when it does, it’s only after irreparable harm has been inflicted”. Very true, my friend. Imagine, how many lives are taken and how many citizen are physically and psychologically wounded before truth prevails and the proponent of lies face public exposure and come to court justice. I can not agree more with your concern.

            regards

  • Haile S.

    ሰላም ሰብ ዓወተ፡

    ኢል-ፕረዚደንተ ስሓቕ ናፊቑ
    ንጠ.ሚ. ሎሚ ከብዕል ጸዊዑ
    ሞዕጉርቱ ወዲእዎ ስዒሙ ጠዊቑ

    ግንባር ፕረዚደንትና ኩላ’ሳዕ ምስትኣስረ
    ንህዝቡ ክርኢ ከሎ ኣዒንቱ ደም ዝሰረረ
    ቁጡዕ ኣውራ-ነብሪ ጽፍሩ ዝገተረ
    ዓንዴል-ብልዑ እምበር፡ ስተዩ ሓሞት ዝመረረ
    ኣነስ ኣይዛረብ ኣፍይን ማዕጾን ኣይከፍተልኩም ዝብል ዝነበረ
    ሎሚ ባህ ኢልዎ ስሓቕ ብስሓቕ ተፈንሸረ
    ጎረቤት ርእዩ፡ ስዋ ሜስ ይቕርብ እቲ ዝጸረረ

    ዓማዊል መሊኣ ቤተ መንግስቱ
    ወጊሑላ ድሕሪ ብዙሕ ወርሓቱ
    ቡን ኣፍላሕቲ ክመጻ በዓል ሰንበቱ
    ብኢደን ክነግፋ ሊፍ ካብ/ምስ ርስሓቱ
    ፈስቲቫል ንፈስቲቫል ኮይና መሬት ንሕና ኽኣ ኣብዚ እኔና ነዘንቱ!

  • Selam All,

    PMAA is in asmara for 2-days state visit. The fact that things seem to have come to a standstill as much as the agreements and corporations are concerned and they are not moving forward over the last few months may be the reason for the ethiopian pm’s visit. Things have reached a stage as if nothing had happened between the two countries. The discussions most probably may be on issues that have stalled, such as cross border trade and reopening the borders, the economy minister may have come with some suggestions and the ceo of the eal as well. Both are with the pm. We will see if something comes out of the visit.

    • Saleh Johar

      Horizon,
      I believe the agreement with Isaias has become a liability to Abiy. He has been doing good things, but that relation with a tyrant will always chop at his credibility and image. Therefore, after what has happened recently regarding the Sudan accord that he successfully led, he has to attend to the liability and see ways of ameliorating the damage. As for Isaias, he has put himself in a very embarrassing situation that the sponsors he trusted (Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE) have become lukewarm and that is why he appealed to Abiy to save him a second time–thus the hastily prepared visit to give a pretentious image of the relationship. Abiy is trying to swim in the sea but he needs to remember a dead-weight called Isaias is tied around his waist. Let’s see where this leads to.

      • Mokie Berhe

        Salam Saleh Johar. Wrong….wrong….wrong. Why don’t you ring in some more ridiculous conspiracy theories. PMAA is now in Asmara for 2 days along with head of ET Airlines and other senior ET officials. Watch for aircraft to be given from ET Airlines to Eritrea. Watch for increased pressure to be exerted on TPLF re Badme. Watch for developments re Massawa. You guys are simply lost.

        • Saleh Johar

          Mikael,
          I thought you said you are there to bravely hold the torch of freedom high! So, I think it means you are back in your base to give a helping hand in the propaganda article onslaught. You should have said so instead of trying to mislead. And you think this house is full of naive people!!.

          • Mokie Berhe

            Salam Saleh Johar. Wrong….wrong…wrong again. I am simply stating facts as they are occurring. Stating facts is hardly propaganda. Stating fact should not automatically be construed as support for the PIA/PFDJ regime. What is wrong with you guys…..you simply don’t get it.

          • Hope

            Selamat Ustaz SGJ:
            Mokie–aka Mikael(Is this an error form your end or Are you “exposing
            his real ID,which is illegal for you to do so( if so)?

            “Mikael” said:

            “”PMAA is now in Asmara for 2 days along with head of ET Airlines and other senior ET officials. Watch for aircraft to be given from ET Airlines to Eritrea. Watch for increased pressure to be exerted on TPLF re Badme. Watch for developments re Massawa. You guys are simply lost”

            Well,let us wait and see..
            I take it as a positive step as we have been in darkness the peace deal being “Hijacked” or frozen..
            .

      • Kaddis

        Selam Gash Saleh –

        Abiy is in Asmara for local reasons too – to pretend absent on the day Sidama region declare statehood and the killing, mass arrest that follows. He did the same when Eng Semegnew was killed, Somali president was arrested and many more operations. Its a bit childish and predictable.

        Yes – Isaias is a liability for the country but for a below average leader like Abiy with no significant political and social base – he needs to rely on mischievous Isiais ( even Sawa is planned in Oromia), neoliberal America, Gulf money messing the horn, the Unitary ginbot 7, the federalist unassuming Oromos thinking he wont turn his back on his blood ( wait few months )

        I still believe the geopolitical tension, US over engagement and tactical alliance with Isaias will not change the nature of the competing blocks that will decide the fate of Ethiopia – it will be between federalist and unitary camps.

        The US – as have been feuling the last 4 years genuine struggle – will make us garage sell everything in the meantime. A broke government with the size of Ethiopia will not be interesting at all.

        Cheers from a rainy Addis

        • Blink

          Dear Kaddis
          It seems addis is becoming more difficult for people like you these days , I don’t expect you will shower abiy with flowers and praises because that would amount to change of habits and a deep rooted experience of HIWUHAT things. The fact must be stated clearly it was weyane work who put Ethiopians in to horror not Abiy .

          It was weyabe affiliates who pumped the region in to endless disputes and yet here you are trying your best to discredit Abiy just like Aboy sibhat nega and his kids do . Grace yourself with the facts and pls lower your expectations of Debrestion coming to the central government to lead Ethiopia .

        • Nitricc

          Hey Keddis; I am afraid you are losing your impartiality. You used to be better than the average Ethiopians on your approach to Ethio-Eritrean politics. First of all, it is not PMAA who is going to change PIA but the other way around. PIA will end UP changing PMAA, 360 degree, BECOUSE that is the only way it will work.
          And PIA is not liability to his country rather the way out, an exit plan. What most Africans don’t see or refused to acknowledge is that Africa is trapped, you may not believe it but Africa is doomed, drastic measures needed to be implemented. There are many ways out but the most and the best is empowering the youth right
          way, through SAWA style. Not only Ethiopia, the whole Africa should implement Sawa style youth training and empowerment. I have always wondered why the Tigrayns never copy sawa while copying everything Eritrean under the sun. Sure and I know, you
          are going to get some resistance and even some will flee the country in avoiding the national service all together but at the end of the day that is the only way out and a sure thing to sustainable nation building. I am very happy the oromo are considering sawa style youth program. And I hope the rest of Ethiopia and Africa at large will follow. Don’t attend to the idea of some bankrupt and stupid Eritreans who will tell you that sawa is a slavery comp. Don’t! they are simply stupid.

          • Kaddis

            Selam Nitiric –

            I agree – Abiy copy a lot – not only Isiaias but many characters. We have seen many original thinkers during the last 27 years so – its really hard to impress us by copying Isiaias.

            I only know Rwanda and Ethiopia tried to control their policy and resource as a developmental state and thats why they made a relative progress without dependence on natural resource. Eritrea didn’t have a policy – just waited to wrongly exploit its strategic location. It looks like the importance is coming; i dont know with what cost …maybe the wasted youth lives. Lets hope Eritrea uses the gulf pivoting to the horn policy to its people’s advantage.

            You will never find me praising Sawa while knowing what Eritreans have been going through to survive the Shabia regime – 64000 scaped just this one year following the rapprochement. We have a new neighbourhood in Addis for the new comers. I probably meet more Eritreans than you on everyday life – so don’t try.

          • Nitricc

            I probably meet more Eritreans than you on everyday life – so don’t try.

            Hi Kaddis; what you meet are the lowest of lowest what Eritrea has to offer and may be you feel at home with them, trust me, I will never try because you won’t get it.

          • Haben

            Hi N,
            You have unashamedly characterized the hundreds of thousands of young Eritreans who fled the dictatorship of PFDJ as the lowest of the low, but for your information these are the backbone of the nation defense force who defended the country with their lives when it was called for. As coward as you are, you were living in your comfort zone and trashing their identity and self worth. I wonder if you consider YPFDJ as the lowest of the low because they left their country as everyone else and choose to beg more coercion in a free countries. Please have sympathy for their plight and try to be empathetic once in your life. Or at least try to be one of the wannabe hagrawi by spending a year in the national service, then you will have the liberty to talk about them.

            XXXXX

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Kaddis,

            Only sick people below average emulate our despot. Sawa was created for modern slavery to kill the can do Eritrean spirit – the industrious and selfless Eritrean mind. Issayas will do everything to destroy the Eritrean history and values that are known for, for generations.

            Second, if the Ethiopians let this evil man somewhat to have a role be it implicitly or explicitly in the Ethiopian politics, God forbid, he will be the precursor for the disintegration of Ethiopia, or you will see an iron grip of dictatorship, not by pastor Abiy, but by someone who is fearless and decisive and who knows how to command to channel directives. Ethiopians must learn the history of this evil man in Asmara to avoid his poisonous mission.

            Regards

          • Kaddis

            gash Aman
            የፈሩት ይደርሳል ነው ነገሩ። Isaias is very well involved and Abiy assume he can handle the big tent approach: bring even warring factions together and play them out.
            We are in a pre red terror moment

          • Nitricc

            Hi Kaddis; let’s be honest, PMAA can’t be any worst that your beloved TPLF thugs. however, it is what it is and the new Oromo era has begun and none of you could do anything.

          • Haben

            Dear Ema,
            IF you ask him to spend in the national service for a year not alone 20 years, he will not dare to go, as he better knows it is a modern slavery. But it is for him to belittle the suffering of his citizens and adorn the dictator as that is the only way he can secure his place in the PFDJ regime.

            Thanks

          • Nitricc

            Hi Haben; you are fooling no one. We know all the stupid digital weyane BS. So, while you are there please ask Aman-H if his children served sawa? even the none active one.

          • Haben

            Dear Nitricc,
            The inherent flow with your argument is that any one who said negative about Eritrea is Weyane or as you recently coined them digital weyane. First, I am an Eritrean, unlike you, who served my country during the Weyane Werar. So Please stop bringing Weyane in every refutation; you looked to me smarter than that. Second, if there is any political entity I hate or blame for our predicament of Eritrea is Weyane, by refusing a comply with EBC decision and and then your god DIA for capitalizing on the stuation to advance his wicked agenda.

            Thanks

          • Haile S.

            Selam ሓበን፡

            ኣብ ኤርትራ ጀግና ዝብሃል ከማኻን ብጾትካን ኢኹም። ንክልተ ጸላእቲ ዝተኻላኸልኩም። ንናይ ደገ መርዛም ጸላኢ ጥራይ ዘይኮነ ንናይ ውሽጣዊ ሰላሕታ ሕማም ተጸሚምኩም ሃገር ስለዘጽናሕኩም። ሳላ ንስኻትኩም ደው ዘበልኩማ፡ እንሆ ኢሳያስ መራሒ ኮይኑ ይኾርዓላን ዲፕሎማሲ የካይደላን ኣሎ። ንስኹም እንተዘይትህልዉ ኤርትራ ኣይምሃለወትን!
            ዕድመን ጥዕናን ይሃብካ፡ ሓበን!

          • Haben

            Dear Haile,
            ክቡር ሰብ ማዕረ ነብሱ የክብረካ። Thanks for the words of wisdom, but here is my take. I do not want to talk about my service to my country as I believe that it is my duty. Every Eritrean, whether inside the country or outside, has contributed to the contribute in one or another form. What makes me sick is, when some group who pretends to be hagerawiyan than others, trashing an entire segment of the population as worthless and opportunistic. I have no clue what they stand for and makes you wonder do they even know Eritrea situation at all.

            Thanks

          • Haile S.

            Selam Haben

            …”group who pretends to be hagerawiyan than others, trashing an entire segment of the population as worthless and opportunistic…”

            That is exactly what IA does. They copy him. መራሒኦም ዝሓንካስ ኩሎም ደፍላጻት። ኤርትራ መራሒ ዝብሃል የብላን። ተመራሒ ዝኾነ መራሒ ግና ኣለዋ። ከምዚኣቶም ዝኣመሰሉ ኣለዉኒ እናበለ እዩ ዝጸናናዕ። ናይ ሞራል ነዳዲ ክውድእ ከሎ፡ ንየማነ ልኢኹ ዓመት ዓመት ንYPFDJ እንዳ ኣከበ ናይ ሞራል በንዚኑ ይመልእ። እቲ ካልእ የማነ ኽኣ፡ ጋዜጣታቱ ወረ ፌስቲቫል፡ ወዲ ፌስቲቫል፡ ወረ ህዝባዊ-ዲፕሎማሲ ኣኼባታት ሰዓብቶም ኣብ ወጻኢ ክጽሕፍ ይውዕል። ስራሕ ህግደፍ እንተ ርኢኻዮ ኣብዘን ተግባራት እዚኤን ዕንክሊል ምባል እዩ።

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Nitrickay,

            While I am fighting against the slavery in my country, how could you wanted me to send my kids to be enslaved by your demigod. I can not commit a mistake against my children nor against any Eritrean children to persuade them to go to sawa. However, I am still waiting you to report at Sawa, because you told us that you will do it. You will be sincere to their project when you did it only.

          • Blink

            Dear Nitricc
            Just don’t get it how on Earth some Eritreans are serving in weyane digital army? I mean their friends and even close family members fall down battling weyane , I mean how on earth can some one stand with a weyane lying habits ? Hating Issias is one thing but dismissing the crime weyane committed over their people is simply beyond comprehension.

            Weyane armies have different complaining habits but all their complaints are full of the old tricks .

          • Haben

            Dear Blink,
            ዎጮ እንተ ገምተልካዮ ዎጮ። Your argument is old and tried argument. If you keep believing every one who voice concern about Eritrea is weyane, you will be left alone in the desert. Have you noticed how the Mekete group is dwindling every day in the diaspora and only handful gullible are marching to their weekly meeting to eat weyane BS story. Many Eritreans who have given the benefit of the doubt to the regime are now abandoning it. Why? because the weyane mantra day in and day out, but it will not ameliorate the suffering of the Eritrean people.

            thanks

        • Saleh Johar

          Hi Kaddis,
          Correct, I haven’t missed the mess in Ethiopia but I would always like to keep away from internal Ethiopian issues as much as I can. My bone with Abiy is his cozy relation with our tormentor, the rest of the issues, I am confident Ethiopians will fight it out and cross this difficult junction of their history.

          My perspective is always centered from Eritrea and I cannot help but see things from that angle. Believe me, if I see an expression of the Eritrean suffering from his, even a tiny gesture, my problem with him will deescalate. And if I get into Ethiopian issue, it will emanate from what I believe it good for Ethiopian. I have said it many times, Eritreans suffer whenever some Ethiopian leaders agree or disagree with the Eritrean rulers. That is one of the reasons for my interest in Ethiopian affairs–of course also from my wish for Ethiopians to have a normal life without bloodshed and chaos.

          On the Sudan issue, it was interesting to see how Abiy and Derir succeeded in bringing the Ethiopian/AU mediation a satisfactory stage despite Isaias’ attempts to hinder it. But when it comes to Aby’s cozy relations with our monster, and the wrong policies that would affect Eritrea. That is two pronged: 1) his Tigrai related tactics/strategy/policy which affects Eritrea, and 2) it’s just not right to victimize and entire people based on ethnic identity.

          The geopolitical situation is more fluid than many realize. It’s not money alone that control political developments (though it could be effective). And the recent developments–Yemen to Libya–is mainly the result of UAE ambition. Sudan was miraculously saved (so far) from that fate. But, would you have though the UAE would pull out of Yemen a few months ago? I didn’t think it would be this easy. Now the Saudi army is replacing them and expanding to the western region of Yemen and the situation is not looking good. The Egyptians say, ‘የዳዕ ስርሩ ፊ ኣድዓፍ ኸልቁ” God puts the key in the hands of his weakest creations. Therefore, you cannot rule out anyone from being the entity that brings the solution.

          • Hope

            Selam Ua Ustazna:
            Glad that you finally but partially answered my decade old questions.
            Disclaimer:
            This is for the sake of debate ONLY,no offense or nothing personal here.
            We both also agree about the Destructive role of the Eritrea’s One-man-system.

            “My bone with Abiy is his cozy relation with our tormentor, the rest of the issues, I am confident Ethiopians will fight it out and cross this difficult junction of their history.”

            Please give Dr AAAA the credit he deserves well by boldly accepting FULLY and UNCONDITIONALLY the Algiers Agreement and EEBC Verdict WITHOUT BUTS AND IFS thereby saving Eritrea and Eritreans from an extra 20yrs off hellish No War No Peace Policy and Sanctions and sabotages and other tactics of war of attrition and threats of Regime change and bravado of “Breaking the Spinal Cord” of Eritrea thereby to make Eritrea collapse and/or die a slow death as declared by none but in the very own and true words of the Wey-Ane and ts blind followers aka Tigreyans.

            Now,it is ONLY NATURAL to react mildly if not condemn and declare same war they have done on Eritrea and Eritreans on those same enemies you conveniently shied from calling them enemies of Eritrea and Eritreans in the name of ‘NOT being Interested in the Ethiopian Affairs,when fact the “Ethiopian Affairs have literally destroyed Eritrea and Eritreans”.

            “My perspective is always centered from Eritrea and I cannot help but see things from that angle. Believe me, if I see an expression of the Eritrean suffering from his, even a tiny gesture, my problem with him will deescalate.”

            So,with all due respect ,Sir,why would not you have “beefs” with those certified enemies of Eritrea and Eritreans but decided to have a beef with an “Angel”,who boldly and bravely crossed and dismantled the redline set up by none but the same enemies of Eritrea and Eritreans?

            ” And if I get into Ethiopian issue, it will emanate from what I believe it good for Ethiopian. I have said it many times, Eritreans suffer whenever some Ethiopian leaders agree or disagree with the Eritrean rulers. That is one of the reasons for my interest in Ethiopian affairs–of course also from my wish for Ethiopians to have a normal life without bloodshed and chaos.”

            A little bit of unintentional contradiction or a coded re-conciliatory style PR gimmick here?
            Either way,the same question will pop up since you said :

            ‘I have said it many times, Eritreans suffer whenever some Ethiopian leaders agree or disagree with the Eritrean rulers. That is one of the reasons for my interest in Ethiopian affairs…”.

            If that was the case,then why have you been so SILENT about the destructive role of the TPLF Janda,who have done a major or more damage than any other Ethiopian Leaders relatively speaking?

            Dr AAA has done his BEST job possible,which no one else has done for Eritrea and Eritreans….
            -bringing Peace for eritrea and Eritreans
            -lifting the deadly sanctions
            -Removing the dark clouds and threats of war of 20 yrs imposed by none but by WeyAne.
            It is up to us Eritreans to move on and do the rest of the job.
            Your beef should be with the the Eritreans,who cannot come up together and create a United and Strong Front of Justice Seekers by using the peaceful opportunity brought up by none but by the same Angel you have created fake enmity and animosity.

          • Saleh Johar

            Hope,
            1) I do not follow the pfdj mood—fight when they want and make peace when they want.
            2) I am obsessed with one major issue: pfdj and it’s capo. And that is my position, try to allow me that margin
            3) I do what I do because I believe in it. It’s not to fall in line or appease some entity or another, to appease someone or another.
            4) the opposition has been in its present situation because of many Eritreans who believe its behavior and positions should not contradict with what the pfdj proscribes.
            5) I do not approve of jingoism—weyane, weyane in every sentence. That is not my terrotiry.

            6) I stand against the pfdj in everything and when I see a positive step it takes, you will see me change. However, it doesn’t know what good deeds are.

            7) I am a stakeholder, an opposition element, not a judge. If I was, you know what my sentence to the pfdj would be. If you understand that you wouldn’t ask me to be impartial towards the pfdj

            8) I have stated my position towards the TPLF and perfect in matters of significance, but I will not lower myself in a populist scream to appease the jingoistic. Luckily, my records are in the open but you need to see it for yourself, it is all publicly accessible.

            9) I do not like wishy-washy positions. Principles are dear to me and I make judgements based on that

            11) I suggest you make your comments shorter and few main topics. By raising twenty topics in one comment you confuse readers who cannot sift through what you are saying.please focus.

            Thank you

          • Hope

            Selamat Ustaz SGJ:
            Thank you got your response but “NO THANK U “to your unconstructive comments.
            Final note:
            Hope’s Final Opinion on these issues :
            -I did NOT ask you for an advice or criticism but asked you to clarify your statements

            -to my best knowledge and recall ,You NEVER EVER said anything minimally negative even “ Leyismula” about the tons of facts and incidents of atrocities,destructions and threats as well as well coordinated conspiracies ,sabotages,sanctions,and destructive policies of the WeyAne against the national security ,economic and military interest of Eritrea due to the direct and indirect interference and policies of the weAyne against Eritrea and Eritreans

            -You travelled to many places but shied away from visiting the Eritrean Refugees in the filthy Tigray Camps and to verify the ID THEFT and abuse of the Eri ID and the Eri Refugees
            -Jingoism?

            Really ?

            With all due respect ,without prejudice and with no offense in my mind ,let me spit up my gut feeling as you have offended and ATTACKED me mercilessly for no reason but for throwing away my naive opinion:

            Your Website has been, until the TPLF was gone ,a Ref point for the TPLF and its mercenary accessories and Media Outlets including aigaforum,TOL ,Walta and the RSADO as noted clearly under their links .

            Even Meron Estifanos,whom we thought has been a PAID WEYANE AGENT,boldly and publicly admitted to the EU that more than 40% of refugees seeking asylum as Eritreans have been Ethiopians /

            She admitted her mistakes and accepted our legit criticism for not addressing the Plight of Eri Refugees in the Tigray Camps!

            Rather,you even wrote Editorials that could or had a negative impact on the National Security Interest of Eritrea,which were used as Ref points by the WeyAne Media.

            Don’t question me but check your archives .

            You,your team and your website have remained the major fronts for petitioning to sanction and sabotage Eritrea and Eritreans economically, politically and militarily(despite you tried to make a cover up statement as if u were against Arms Embargo -superficially)and all in the name of weeding out the PFDJ and bringing change in Eritrea.

            Of utmost importance,the fact that you have become the TOP Lecturer and PREACHER against Dr AAA and his noble causes and approaches and SUCCESS STORIES in declaring Peace with Eritrea and accepting the EEBC VERDICT and the Algiers Agreement UNCONDITIONALLY and without ifs and buts ,SPEAKS VOLUMES!
            That has been EXACTLY what the WeyAne and its mercenaries have been going.

            No judgement or offense here as I canny read your mind but what you have been saying and writing and not what you have not sad or written about,when you should have!
            Apologies in advance if offensive but your approach to Hope has been but negative and
            Ezi Wo Dehanka!
            With best regards!

      • rezenet negassi

        I visit awate.com once a while and i always notice biased speculations from you on PEA…. as decades old activist what value do you gain from down playing PEA role on these relations? I don’t believe you been honest here! and yet you claim to speak the truth ! Please don’t be shy to talk positive about PEA it won’t make you PFDJ.. Thanks

  • Giwa Margaret

    It is a good thing for the African Union and Ethiopian mediators to bring a successful result to negotiatipns. I will advice everyone to be supportive for the unity and afvancement of our peace co-existenence, development snd growth. I will apeal to Afwerki to continue with his good work. With collective efforts,in the suggested initative,there shall successful result relationship.

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Ahlan Awates,

    The two parties, the transitional military council, and opposition alliance, signed by initial characters the political agreement. This signature is not a binding signature for both sides. On Friday 19th of July 2019, they will discuss the constitutional declaration that will govern the transitional period. This document, that will discuss on Friday, is the most important one. If they failed to agree on the constitutional declaration, then they will return to ground zero. Though they might have much difference in the constitutional declaration, they are under the same regional and international camp that pressures them to agree and sign both documents – the political accord, and constitutional declaration. The big question that arises from this expected agreement: Is Sudan going to transfer to a democratic nation? Although it is good to agree, I suspect both parties have the wish to make Sudan a democratic country ruled by the will of her people. Both were cooked out side Sudan and the people were driven to the Military Head Quarters before they kick them out of it.

    Al-Arabi

  • Alex

    What happened to the story by awate 2-3 months ago that there’s is a friction between the two leaders. We seen the visit of FM Osman to Addis a month ago and now today visit of PMAA to Asmara. I was skeptical with that story when it was reported.

    • Amanuel

      Hi Alex
      Well there is clearly disagreement regarding Sudan manifested by the regime in Asmara criticism of The AU and Ethiopian peace initiative. Probably Abiy visit could be to plead with IA to come on board. Additionally, it is not surprising Abiy is accompanied by his Finance Minster and the CEO of Ethiopian Air Lines, considering the amount of $ Eritrea owes them.

      • Hope

        Selam Aman:
        Here u r again at it!
        Not that I care a lot but for the sake of argument:
        1)”Well there is clearly disagreement regarding Sudan manifested by the regime in Asmara criticism of The AU and Ethiopian peace initiative”

        -Constructive and factual criticism of the AU based on historical facts and considering Eritrea’s geo-policcalInterest is not that bad.
        -Please read mahmuday and the facts on the media about the role of IA and his Regime.
        -IA and his Regime succeeded in making the Military Council to be in power for the first 2 yrs of the tRansition period

        2)”Additionally, it is not surprising Abiy is accompanied by his Finance Minster and the CEO of Ethiopian Air Lines, considering the amount of $ Eritrea owes them.”

        Do you know how much Ethiopia and Ethiopians owe Eritrea and Eritreans?
        Let me guess since Guad Abi is NOT around:
        “More than a $ trillion(over the last 60yrs)
        So childish irrespective of your sarcasm to say that Abiy and his Ministers are in Asmera to ask for $6 million.

        • Blink

          Dear Hope
          You know for people like Amanuel, these Eritreans who lost everything they own at the hand of weyane are not interesting and they don’t see them as Eritreans. Amanuel and his goon friends are all in to weyane propaganda. You see them blabbering and even inventing fake news and fake analysis because they have to be in line with Weyane.

          For a fact Issias has enough cards to play in Sudan and the reality is these who don’t know sudan are manufacturing news items to satisfy their own dream.

          Qatar the enemy of the whole region is all but lost , her dollars are all a wasted money in Sudan , Libya , Egypt and soon it will regret the acts of a terrorist hand . The leading financial hub for terrorist organization is Qatar and its dictatorship families. Lost cause of Muslimbrotherhood is all what its all about.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Awate Team,

    Although the signing of the agreement is one step to the long journey for a peaceful settlement to a civilian power arrangement, and should be encouraged, however, there is nothing tangible to celebrate for it. If you give a long transition for a military junta to transfer power to a civilian, it could be hijacked easily and the time frame will be seen as buying time frame for the junta to consolidate their power. My guts tells me, it could not be any different than the consolidation of power of General Sissi of Egypt. I don’t understand how the protesters convinced for that time frame, they will lose their momentum. Anyway, we shall see how it will evolve in the foreseeable future.

    Regards