Last week, it was revealed that Eritrea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be summoning the British Ambassador. Although this development was precipitated by the recent highly provocative and questionable comments made by a BBC Tigrinya Language Service program ‘journalist’ in regard to Eritrea, the country’s Ministry of Information noted that the problem was, in fact, much deeper and extended beyond the latest remarks. The recent series of events raises many interesting points of discussion. Here, I will briefly touch upon a few. Continue reading Views and Musings about the BBC→
During a short interview with the BBC World Service, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia made some outlandish statements about Eritrea’s national service and migration among a host of issues that he touched upon poorly. There is nothing that surprises the people of Ethiopia and the region about how inept and embarrassing the regime in Ethiopia is.
The only surprise here is the insistence of the British authorities, EU, US and their institutions that try to present the EPRDF clique as legitimate representatives of the people contrary to facts on the ground. This is in stark contrast to public sentiments, denial to the constant breach of the rule of law and glossing over the crimes against humanity being perpetrated by EPRDF thugs that have terrorized the region for decades. Continue reading Hailemariam Desalegn’s BBC Interview, Fraudulent Accomplice of Tyranny→
A COMPLAINT filed by an Eritrean against one misleading story on Eritrea by a certain BBC reporter have reached into a resolution today.
The complainant, Yafet S., contested that the story in question consists a number of inaccuracies and he considered somehow derogatory towards Eritrea, including the statement that says “A 2011 UN report estimated that about 70% of Eritreans cannot meet their food needs on their own.”