ON MAY 24th, about 450 people attended the joyful celebrations in occasion of the 24th anniversary of Independence in Rome. This year’s theme was “Development Trough Resilience“, the same resilience that has characterized Eritreans including in the Diaspora since the days of the Struggle for Liberation first and the nation-building process later.
For many underdeveloped countries particularly African, Diplomacy means: to be flexible, to acquiesce, compromise, undermine-once-principle and values to accommodate suitors at the expense of long term interests of the nations they claim serve.
Eritrea’s firm and principled stances are therefore aberration to the norm and thorn on the sides of those who benefit from the diplomatic acquiescence or submissiveness of countries that sell their souls in order to remain in power for financial or other gains. Many considered those stances undiplomatic. However, as the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin the cat. Eritrea’s diplomatic approaches prove that there is alternative to the diplomacy that African nations practiced for decades. Continue reading Eritrea’s Diplomatic Victories at 24→
IN the televised speech he made today on the occasion of the country’s 24th Independence Anniversary, President Isaias Afwerki sends a stern warning to certain “deluded and corrupt” government officials to refrain from aspiring to amass wealth through short cuts.
“The malpractices manifested this year by a few deluded and corrupt individuals and government functionaries who sought to amass wealth by any means without toiling and working hard can only lead [them] to a perilous path,” said President Isaias during his speech. Continue reading President Isaias Warns Corrupt Officials→
ERITREA’S Independence came in 1991 when the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front’s (EPLF) army rolled into Asmara, the Eritrean capital, ending the 30-yr armed struggle for independence. Eritrea’s independence was accepted by the US led international community with great reluctance, and for the last 24 years, there have been several attempts to thwart Eritrea’s independence, violate her sovereignty and disrupt Eritrea’s nation building process. In addition to a sustained and concerted effort to distort the unparalleled history of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), now the Peoples Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) and misrepresenting Eritrea’s national identity-Eritreanism has come under relentless attack. Continue reading ERITREA: No Weapon Can Defeat a People Decided to be Free→