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→
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→
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.
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→
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: