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‘A Battle is More Like an Art than Science’- Gen. Filipos Weldeyohanes

Did Col. Kassa Gerbremariam actually killed himself?

MYSTERY RESOLVED. The last piece of the puzzle that intrigued Col. Mengistu Hailemariam and his Generals for several decades has now got an answer. Here is the story as told by the commander who planned and execute the destruction of the elite army command post led by Col. Kassa Gebremariam and put an end to the Fifth Offensive (ሓሙሻይ ወራር).

BY GEN. FILIPOS WELDEYOHANES *

Fans at a soccer match usually see the mistakes in a game better than the players on the field. Similarly, military units who watch from a distance can see openings to be exploited better than units actually engaged in a battle. This is particularly true for the commanders in charge of the engaged units who follow the progress of a battle from a near distance. In the heat of a battle, these commanders of the battling unit can observe a situation and exploit a condition to change the situation to their advantage. Continue reading ‘A Battle is More Like an Art than Science’- Gen. Filipos Weldeyohanes

Important Dates in Eritrea’s History: April

Never Kneel Down!

BY SIMON WELDEMICHAEL

Eritreans conducted a long, difficult struggle against Ethiopian colonization. During the thirty years-long war of liberation, the people of Eritrea were forced to make a tremendous sacrifice. The losses, in terms of time and opportunity, as well as human and material costs, were significant. Continue reading Important Dates in Eritrea’s History: April

Juba Makes Formal Protest to Khartoum Over Machar’s Presence

South Sudanese ousted vice president, Riek Machar, is increasingly becoming a pariah in the region with Ethiopia declining to give him asylum, while Sudan is restricting his political activities. But after he made a fresh call this week for renewed war against Salva Kiir from Khartoum, Juba made a formal protest to Khartoum for hosting him.

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan made a formal protest to Khartoum for hosting the former First Vice President Riek Machar, a diplomat said on Thursday.

South Sudanese Deputy Head of Mission to Khartoum Kau Nak Maper told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that the Embassy handed a protest letter to the foreign minister over the conditions of Machar’s hosting in Khartoum.

“The protest came on the background of the political activity carried out by Machar, and through which he declared the armed resistance against the government of Juba,” Maper said. Continue reading Juba Makes Formal Protest to Khartoum Over Machar’s Presence

Eritrea: Long Live September 1st

“September 1st, 2015 is the 54th anniversary of the liberation struggle, reminds us of mammoth sacrifices our people made to assert nationhood against all odds” – @hawelti

BY BEREKET KIDANE

September 1st is the anniversary of the first shot fired in the armed struggle for Eritrea’s independence popularly known as “ghedli” in Tigrigna or “Sawra” in Arabic. The pivotal shot was fired by Hamid Idriss Awate and his men on September 1, 1961, at a place called Mount Adal, between Agordat and Tesseney, in Western Eritrea. The day’s events are generally referred to as the first military engagement between Eritrean combatants and the Ethiopian Army. Continue reading Eritrea: Long Live September 1st

“ህ.ግ.ደ.ፍ” ሎሚ ጽባሕ እቲ ዘይንቅነቅ ሃገራዊ ሓይሊ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ እዩ! እቲ ሓቂ ንሱ ምኳኑ ኣሚንኩም እቲ ዕረ ውሓጥዎ

ልዕሊ እቲ ዋና`ዶ ወናኒ ኣሎዩ? ህዝባዊ ግንባር ንባዕሉ ታሪክ ክነሱ መን’ዩ ታሪክ ህዝባዊ ግንባር ዝነግር? ብዋጋ መን? ብዘይ ገበርካዮን ዘይወዓልካዮን ኣርሓ ክትከውን ምድላይ ካብ ነብሰ ምትሓት ኢዩ ዝብገስ።

ተኬኤ ክብሮም (ስዊዘርላንድ) ፡

ኣብ ገለ እዋን፡ ካብ ታሪክ ብኣዝዩ ዘሕፍር ስዕረት ዝተሰናበቱ ወገናት እንታይ ከምዝብሉ ክትሰምዕ ትህንጠ ኢካ። እቲ ምንታይ ንስዕረቶም እንታይ ኢሎም ኮን የመክንይሉ ብዝብል ምክኒያት። ኣብዚ እዋን ብካድረታት ወያነን ሰዓብቶምን ዝጸሓፉ ዘለዉ ጽሑፋትን ብቃላቶም ዝህብዎ ዘለዉ መግለጺታትን፡ ግደፍ ንዓና ንኤርትራውያን ሰብ እቲ ጉዳይ፡  ነቲ ናትና ዝብልዎ ህዝቦም`ውን እንተኮነ ከእምን ዘይክእል ሕልሚ ካብ ምኳን ሓሊፉ ካልእ ፋይዳ የብሉን።

ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ነቶም ኣብ ልዕሊኡን ልዕሊ ሃገሩን እናተበራረዩ ከቢድ ሕሰም መግዛእቲ ዘውረድሉ ገዛእቲ ሓይልታት ካባ ሕፍረት ኣጎልቢቡ ከም ዘባረሮም ዓለም ብዓለማ እትፈልጦ ናይ ትማሊ ተዘክሮ ክነሱ፡ ሎሚ መራሕቲ  ወያነን ጸሓፍቲ ኢትዮጵያን ታሪክ ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ሰውርኡን ንዕኦም ብዘርብሖም መንገዲ ክጠማዝዝዎ ንዕዘብ ኣለና።  ህዝባዊ ግንባር ንባዕሉ ታሪክ ክነሱ መን’ዩ ታሪክ ህዝባዊ ግንባር ዝነግር፣፣ Continue reading “ህ.ግ.ደ.ፍ” ሎሚ ጽባሕ እቲ ዘይንቅነቅ ሃገራዊ ሓይሊ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ እዩ! እቲ ሓቂ ንሱ ምኳኑ ኣሚንኩም እቲ ዕረ ውሓጥዎ

‘Eritrea Crucial for Building Capacity’ – Ethiopian Opposition Leader

“We’ll pull out of Eritrea once we achieve a fighting capacity” – G7 Chairman

By Ethiomedia,

Dr. BERHANU NEGA, Chairman of the opposition Ginbot 7 Movement for Freedom, Justice and Democracy, was in Seattle recently to address Ethiopians on the progress of his group as well as the overall political situation that transpired in Ethiopia.

On the sidelines of the meeting, a local journalist from Ethiomedia met Dr. Berhanu and throw him a few questions. What follows is the excerpt:

Ethiomedia (Q): How is Ginbot 7 following the arrest of Andargachew Tsege?
Continue reading ‘Eritrea Crucial for Building Capacity’ – Ethiopian Opposition Leader