MEMBERS of the Friends-of-Eritrea club from Germany and Switzerland are currently on a visit to witness development programs and tourism sites in the country.
Background: Forty years back in 1971 the young student Toni Locher went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a member of Swiss delegation to attend young Christian students’ conference. While his stay there he happened to meet some Eritrean youth from the Addis Ababa University (then Haileselasie University) and taxi drivers. In his words “Especially those Eritrean University students had very strong attachment with the Eritrean revolution. They had pamphlets coming from the field. They openly talk about the Eritrean revolution. And that is when I started to become curious to know more”. That is when Toni heard for the first time about the Eritrean revolution for independence. Continue reading Members of the Friends-of-Eritrea Club from Germany and Switzerland Visting the Country→
“A proud nation bids farewell to its beloved sons with a heavy heart. Each of their heroic histories of valor and sacrifice adds to Eritrea’s dignity as a nation, and pride to the people who they sought to serve.” – HIDRI
By Amanuel Biedemariam,
ONE of the most remarkable achievements of Eritrea is that Eritrea stands as the only nation in Africa that gained independence on her own.
Eritrea won independence with grit, cunning-wit, determination, hard-work, blood, sweat and tears. Eritrea won independence by unprecedented-unparalleled human force determined to uproot foreign enslavement. Eritrea won independence by paying dear blood with the sacrifice of the beloved. Eritrea won with the belief that only Eritreans can ascertain complete victory and gain independence. Eritrea won by defeating all foreign forces. Continue reading Wuch, Vaynac, Hanjema, Desu: Heroes that Capture the Eritrean Spirit→
To have a gem in the hands is such a gift but when it perishes it is such a horror. One that isn’t malevolent but more of a melancholy horror. We Eritreans have lost a big gem. One that shines wherever it goes. One that differs from the rest because it is so unique. Now that it has gone away it shows us how valuable that gem really is.
General Wuchu has passed away. To speak by his proper name Gebrezigher Andemariam has passed away. A man raised by shepherds. A man of many words. A man whose continuous fight for prosperity has led to a better world for Eritreans. A man who has left us in a state of shock because he is now gone forever. A man whose feet kept moving to the final destination even when he had to take puny steps. A man who will always be remembered by Eritreans. Continue reading General Wuchu: More than Just a Hero→