Is the EU Working to Create Yet Another Berlin Wall in the Horn of Africa?

The European Union is at a critical juncture in the Horn of Africa.

The EU should refrain from hasty decisions that have long-term consequences based entirely on unverified allegations. Engage in good faith. Stop scapegoating Eritrea.

BY HIZBAWI MENGHISTEAB

As recently as February 8, 2021, in a Joint-Statement by High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič, the European Union (EU) expressed its concern on the on-going Law and Order Enforcement Operation in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Continue reading Is the EU Working to Create Yet Another Berlin Wall in the Horn of Africa?

UAE ‘Downsizing’ Eritrea Military Base

The United Arab Emirates is withdrawing at least some of its forces from a base it established in 2015 at Assab airport in Eritrea to support operations in Yemen and the Red Sea, satellite imagery published by the Associated Press on 18 February indicates.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

The United Arab Emirates is dismantling parts of a military base it runs in the East African nation of Eritrea after it pulled back from the grinding war in nearby Yemen, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. Continue reading UAE ‘Downsizing’ Eritrea Military Base

President Isaias Afwerki’s 2021 Interview (Video)

In an exclusive, two-hour, interview that was broadcast live on Eri-TV and Radio Dimtis Hafash at 8;00 pm this evening, President Isaias Afwerki elaborated at length the genesis and current situation of the conflict in Tigray Region in Ethiopia; the simmering border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia, the controversy between key riparian States on the use of the waters of Nile River; and, Eritrea’s ties with its partners in the Gulf and the Red Sea Region. Continue reading President Isaias Afwerki’s 2021 Interview (Video)

TPLF: A Prisoner of its Own Device

“There is no such thing as a cakewalk in war, but if there ever was one, the capture of Mekelle would be it.” – Prof. Al Mariam

After a 27-year rule of oppression, corruption, invasion, and human rights violations, the time has come for the TPLF old guards to bite the bullet and face justice.

BY SENNAY ZEMEN

When the reformist forces led by Dr. Abiy Ahmed took the helm of political power after chucking the TPLF out of its high handed rule and trampling their feet on the heads of their enemy, they set to introduce a number of political, economic and social reforms, which the country had been devoid of for decades. Continue reading TPLF: A Prisoner of its Own Device

Operation Fenkil at its 31st Anniversary

“Today is the 31st Anniversary of “Operation Fenkil”, the epic three-day battle for the liberation of Massawa. As the penultimate battle for the full liberation of the country, Operation Fenkil epitomized EPLF’s military prowess, ingenuity, meticulous standards of planning and coordination.” – Yemane G/Meskel

BY HABTOM TESFAMICHAEL | SHABAIT

The month of February takes a center stage in the heart of every Eritrean as we commemorate “Operation Fenkil”, which resulted in the liberation of the port city of Massawa following a three-day fierce battle, from 8th to 10th of February 1990. Continue reading Operation Fenkil at its 31st Anniversary

Tigray: Story of a Fall Between Tragedy and Falsehood

The truth must be respected.

BY ROBERT CROWE | ASSOCIATED MEDIAS *

Disinformation is the latest dangerous weapon left in the hands of the Tigray elites and their allies who have not accepted the change of government in Ethiopia led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed. The U.S. magazine “The Week” is the latest victim of this barrage of fake news subtly branched out by what remains of the TPLF, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the party of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, and of current WHO Director-General Tedros Adhamon. Continue reading Tigray: Story of a Fall Between Tragedy and Falsehood

Ethiopia to Close Two Refugee Camps in Tigray

One is due to its proximity to the Eritrean border and the other for its inhospitable geographical condition.

Ethiopia plans to close Shimbela and Hitsats refugee camps in the northern state of Tigray, according to the country’s refugee agency.

BY KALKIDAN YIBELTAL | BBC NEWS

Ethiopia plans to close two camps in the northern state of Tigray that have been caught in the fighting between the state’s formers ruling party and the federal government, according to the country’s refugee agency. Continue reading Ethiopia to Close Two Refugee Camps in Tigray

Egypt, Eritrea Foreign Ministers Discuss Egyptian Fishermen’s Release

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry held a telephone conversation with his Eritrean counterpart Osman Saleh to discuss the release of Egyptian fishermen detained in Eritrea.

BY SAMI HEGAZI | DAILY NEWS EGYPT

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, held a telephone meeting with his Eritrean counterpart, Osman Saleh, to discuss the release of Egyptian fishermen detained in Eritrea.

During the conversation, Shoukry confirmed Egypt’s interest in releasing the detained fishermen as soon as possible, in recognition of the relations between the two countries. Continue reading Egypt, Eritrea Foreign Ministers Discuss Egyptian Fishermen’s Release

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