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September: A Month of Prolific Victories

Eritrea commemorates today 55th Anniversary of launching of the armed struggle. This occurred when all peaceful and legal efforts went unheeded. – @hawelti


September 1, 2016 is the 55th anniversary since the Eritrean struggle for independence began. When the peaceful political struggle for self-determination of the people of Eritrea from 1940s and 50s fell on deaf ears, September 1, 1961 was the day that opened a significant historical chapter of an armed struggle for self-determination. Continue reading September: A Month of Prolific Victories

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


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

ብሓደ መስከረም 1961 ፡ ሰውራና ኣዊጁ ጸላኢ ክህረም

ንኽብርን ዝኽርን መበል 54 ዓመት ምጅማር ብረታዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ

ግርማይ በርሀ (ሽካጎ)፡

ጅማር ብረታዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ፡ ኣብ መንጎ ገዛእቲ ክንገዝእ ኢና ክብሉን ተገዛእቲ ከኣ ኣይንግዛእን ፡ ኣሜን ኢልና ኣይንሰግድን ፡ እምቢ ብምባል ክቃወሙን ብዝማዕበለ ናይ ክልተ ኣካላት ጎንጺ ዝተጋህደ ተርእዮ እዩ ። ገዛእቲ ሓይልታት ፡ ናይ ሓፋሽ ህዝቢ እምቢይታ ንምዕጋት “እንቢ ያለ ሰው ጥይት ኣጉርሶው” ብምባል ፡ መሰለይ ንዝበለ ህዝቢ ብምቅንጻል እንዳኣግደሉ ንክገዝኡ ክሓልሙ ከሎዉ ፡ እቲ ናይ ሓፋሽ ህዝባዊ ሰራዊት ከኣ “ቦሎ ቦሎ ነቲ ሰላም ዘይደሊ ወራሪ ሰራዊት ቦሎ …” ብምባል ነቲ ቃልሱ ክሳብ ዓወት ክቅጽሎ ወሰነ ።  Continue reading ብሓደ መስከረም 1961 ፡ ሰውራና ኣዊጁ ጸላኢ ክህረም