Fear and anxiety, realism and optimism, love for Africa and passion in its defence — these were some of the sometimes conflicting emotions that surfaced in the course of the Al-Ahram Weekly interview with Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki. Egypt was an object of that fear and anxiety, which triggered Afewerki’s anger at the forces that were collaborating to destroy his country and his bitterness at the hypocrisy of the international community and the US, in particular. The emotions were mirrored in his face, which reflected at once the sensitivity of the applied artist and the pride and determination of the freedom fighter whose ardent patriotism drove him to leave the school of engineering in order to dedicate himself to the fight for his nation.
Sudan and Eritrea have agreed to open their common borders to facilitate passage between the two countries through ID cards without the need for entry visas.
In addition, the two countries have agreed to facilitate goods and commodities traffic, without restrictions, organize inter trade and remove all border crossing points that hinder movement of citizens of the two countries.
“Meles recognises Eritrea’s independence legally but not emotionally and psychologically”
By Kidane Eyob,
Just like an abusive, obsessive, psychotic and manipulative husband who would never let his ex-wife go free after they have been legally divorced because he does not accept the divorce both emotionally and psychologically, 20 years on, Meles Zenawi does not wish to let Eritrea go free. After ten years, he has given up on his desperate pursuit of ‘’dialogue’’ with the Government of Eritrea (GOE) before the implementation of the Final and Binding Ruling of the EEBC and his newly imported vocabulary seems to be ‘’regime change’’. Continue reading Meles Zenawi and his Obsession with Eritrea→