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ሕሉቕ ኣውዲቑ ነይሓንቕ ፡ ዕሩቕ ከዲኑ ነየማሙቕ ፡ ተጻባእቲ ኤርትራ ኣብ መድረኽ እንክቃልዑ! (3ይ ክፋል)

ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ክፈልጦ ዘለዎ ሓቅታት

ግዱሳት ተጸናጸንቲ እከይ ውዲታት

ብ’ዚ ሳልሳይ ክፋል መቐጸልታ ጽሑፍና ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ክፈልጦ ንዘለዎ ሓቅታት ከምቲ ልሙድ ክንጋልህ ኢና። ኣብ’ዚ ከም ፍሉይ ሕታም ጌርና እነቕርቦ ዘለና ናይ ምቅላዕን ምግላጽን ጽሑፍ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራን መሪሕ ውድቡ ህዝባዊ ግምባር ሓርነት ኤርትራን፡ ካብ ቅድሚ ነጻነት ኣትሒዞም ዝሓልፍዎ ዝነበሩ ኩነት፡ ኣብ’ዚ ሕጂ እዋን’ውን፡ ህዝብን መንግስትን ሃገርን ኤርትራ ዝሰግርዎ ዘለዉ ኩርዃህ፡ እንታይ ይመስል? ጥራይ ዘይኮነ፡ ውዲታቶምን ኩሉ ናይ ጠነግ ምትእስሳራቶምን፡ ብውሽጥን ብግዳምን ንዘለዎም ናይ ገመድ ርክባትን ነዚ ገመድ እዚ ንምብንጣስ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ይሓልፎ ንዘሎ ጽንኩርነትን፡ ኪኖ እቲ ናይ ደቂቕ፡ ዝደቐቐ ጉዳያት ኣመልኪትና፡ ናብ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ከነቅርብ ኢና።

ኣብ ኣቀራርባና ምስ ህልዊ ኩነታት ብምትሕሓዝ’ውን እነቕርቦ ስለ ዘለና፡ ምትሕውዋስ ዝመስል ክስተት ከጋጥም ዝኽእል’ኳ እንተኾነ፡ እቲ ናይ ተጻብኦ ጠነጋት ክሳብ ኩሉ ኣላሽ ኢሉ ዘይተበናጠሰ፡ ምስቲ ዋሕዚ ጽሑፍ ብምትሕሓዝ ነቲ ሓቂ ክትግንዘብዎ ዘነጽር ጽሑፍ ብምዃኑ፡ ምስቲ ዝቕጽል ክፍላት ከተተሓሓዝዎ ከም ዘለኩም ኢና እንመክር። Continue reading ሕሉቕ ኣውዲቑ ነይሓንቕ ፡ ዕሩቕ ከዲኑ ነየማሙቕ ፡ ተጻባእቲ ኤርትራ ኣብ መድረኽ እንክቃልዑ! (3ይ ክፋል)

The Oromo and the War on Terror in the Horn of Africa

 The Oromo are Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, 30 million, and their language is the fourth most spoken in Africa. Yet they are an invisible ethnicity in the eyes of the world.

The Oromo community do not want independence but to be treated as citizens of the state

By Akbar Ahmed and Frankie Martin,

In August 2011, Bekele Gerba, an English teacher at Addis Ababa University and prominent politician, met with a delegation from Amnesty International to discuss the human rights situation in Ethiopia. Gerba, a vocal activist on behalf of his largely Muslim Oromo people, was deputy chairman of the opposition party Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) and a member of the executive committee of Medrek, the country’s main opposition coalition.

To the Ethiopian government, however, Gerba was a terrorist. Four days after the meeting, he was arrested. In November 2012 Gerba was convicted and imprisoned under Ethiopia’s 2009 Anti-Terrorism Proclamation for association with the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), which the government has asserted is linked with al-Qaeda affiliated entities.  Continue reading The Oromo and the War on Terror in the Horn of Africa

State Department Slams Ethiopia on Human Rights

Forget Democracy. In Ethiopia today, there is a Thugocracy: a government of thieves, for thieves, by thieves


The U.S. government on Friday commended activists, citizens  and journalists for their courage in advocating for universal human rights and expressed concern over the heightened crackdown on civil liberties, rebuking several countries for shrinking the space for journalists and activists.

In its 36th annual report of human rights practices around the world, the State Department criticized the increased suppression of freedoms of expression, assembly, association and religion. The report said governments continued to repress or attack the means by which individuals organize and “demand better performance from their rulers” by instituting new impending laws throughout 2012.  Continue reading State Department Slams Ethiopia on Human Rights