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Ethiopia and Eritrea Peace Concord: Reconciling with the Past and the Way Forward

"Ethiopia and Eritrea are two different countries" - Neamin Zeleke
“Ethiopia and Eritrea are two different countries. That fact must be recognized and accepted by Ethiopians. The question is how can we celebrate our shared heritage and unique connection without encroaching on each other’s independence.” – Neamin Zeleke, Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement.


My Eritreans brothers and sisters present here at the Festival,
Distinguished guests and panelists
Honorable organizers of the festival,

Let me first express my appreciation for inviting me to this panel. The invited guest speaker was Andargachew Tsiege, Patriotic Ginbot 7’s Member of the executive committee and head of the secretariat. But he is unable to be here today because of challenges that came up and he had to travel to Eritrea at the invitation of the Eritrean government at the last minute. Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea Peace Concord: Reconciling with the Past and the Way Forward

Ethiopia: Opposition Leader Defends His Group’s Position, Says Would Give Chance for New PM


A leader of an armed opposition movement against the Ethiopian regime says his group would give the time and chance for the newly appointed Prime Minister Abiy to bring about the changes he promised at his inaugural address and hold dialogue among all stakeholders to transform the country for the better. Continue reading Ethiopia: Opposition Leader Defends His Group’s Position, Says Would Give Chance for New PM

Neamin Zeleke: An In-depth Interview with ESAT


Neamin Zeleke, a member of the executive committee and deputy head of political affairs with Patriotic Ginbot 7 gave an in-depth interview to ESAT’s Sisay Agena on the weekly show “yesamintu engida” (Guest of the Week).

Neamin Zeleke shuttles between Washington, DC and Asmara to coordinate the worldwide support by Ethiopians to Patriotic Ginbot 7 in the struggle to free Ethiopia of the TPLF tyranny. The leadership of PG7 has long made Eritrea its base.

The son of a navy commander, Neamin reminiscence on behalf of his dad, Zeleke Bogale, who was credited for being instrumental in modernizing the Red Sea Ports of Assab and Massawa during the imperial era and later as the head of Maritime Transport Authority in the subsequent regime. Continue reading Neamin Zeleke: An In-depth Interview with ESAT

Eritrea Killed 200, Wounded 300 Ethiopian Troops in Border Clash

Eritrea said it quashed the latest Ethiopian attack along the Tsorona front and killed more than 200 troops, entailing heavy losses on Ethiopia. It also said it controlled the position where Ethiopia initially unleashed the attack. (Photo: Tosrona Central Front, Archive)

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea said it killed more than 200 Ethiopian TPLF troops and a further 300 wounded following the regime’s surprise attack on June 12, 2016 along the Tsorona Central Front, Eritrea’s Information Ministry said today in a statement on its website.

The statement also adds, Eritrea quashed the Ethiopian attack and forced the troops to retreat beyond where they initially unleashed the attack.

There was no mention of any prisoners of war but the ministry says these tolls are “conservative estimates”.

In an interview with VOA’s Horn of Africa Service, Ethiopia’s Communications Minister Getachew Reda suggested the figures are inaccurate but stopped short of denying them.

“A retreating army and an army in disarray under normal circumstances does not have a sense of what happened,” he said.

He also said Ethiopia has no interest in disclosing its assessment of damages during the battle.

Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of sparking the fighting and said the purpose and ramifications of this latest attack are not yet clear.

The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry instead accused Eritrea of the attack and said retaliatory, rather they call it “proportional”, measures were taken and seriously weakened the Eritrean army.

News of renewed border attack raised fears that the two countries could be sliding once again toward an all-out war.

Eritrea has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to condemn what it called a military offensive by Ethiopia.

The African Union this week has urged Eritrea and Ethiopia to exercise restraint and avoid any actions that could further endanger regional stability.

The Horn of Africa nations should “refrain from any statement and action likely to aggravate the situation,” African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said late Tuesday in a statement.

“A deal brokered by the African Union that was agreed on by the two nations 16 years ago hasn’t been fully implemented,” Dlamini-Zuma said. The continental body is ready to help Ethiopia and Eritrea “address the challenges at hand and normalize their relations,” she said.

Eritrea Press Release – Update

Picture taken after Eritrea quashed the attack and controlled Ethiopia’s initial position

By Shabait,

The Sunday attack of June 12, 2016, launched through the TPLF regime on the Tsorona Front was quashed on Monday (13 June) morning entailing heavy losses to its troops.

TPLF troops were compelled to retreat to locations beyond from where they initially unleashed the attack.

In this reckless attack whose ultimate aim is difficult to comprehend, more than 200 TPLF troops have been killed and more than 300 wounded. These are conservative estimates.

Why did this callous bloodshed happen? And, for what purpose?

Those who have instigated this reckless act have attempted to provide the TPLF with political, media and diplomatic smoke-screen, both before and after the attack. They have also deceitfully tried to apportion equal blame to the aggressor and the victim. The Government of Eritrea will address these dimensions of the attack in subsequent statements.

Ministry of Information
16 June 2016

Why Ethiopians Stand With Eritrea this Time 

Member of the Patriotic Ginbot 7 Council and Head of Foreign Affairs of the External Leadership, Ato Neamin Zeleke, told the Washington based Netsanet Le Ethiopia radio that the majority of the Ethiopian people wants to live in peace, as a good neighbour with Eritrea and support no war or attack of any kind on Eritrea by the minority ruling TPLF regime.

If push comes to shove, Ato Neamin said, Ethiopians will stand by Eritrea and fight back to free themselves from the clutches of the unpopular Ethiopian regime.

Neamin Zeleke Resigns from ESAT

ESAT’s Managing Director Mr. Neamin Zeleke, announces his resignation effective Jan 1, 2016 to take other responsibilities.

By ESAT News,

Ato Neamin Zeleke today announced that he is resigning from his Managing Director position at the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) effective from January 1, 2016.

Burdens from other commitments and to make room for other responsibilities is the reason for his sudden departure.

ESAT Board of Directors, in the meantime, is looking for a new manager who would oversee the day-to-day activities of ESAT on a full-time basis. Continue reading Neamin Zeleke Resigns from ESAT

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አርበኞች ግንቦት ሰባት የዓለም አቀፍ አመራር የዉጭ ግንኙነት ሃላፊና የንቅናቄዉ ምክር ቤት አባል አቶ ነአምን ዘለቀን በዝግጅቱ ላይ ለአድማጮች በሰጡት መልስ የአገር አድን ጥምረት ንቅናቄ የተፈጠዉ በኢትዮጵያ ስልጣን ለመያዝ ሳይሆን በስልጣን ላይ ያለዉን መንግስት አስወግዶ አገሪቱን ለዴሞክራሲያዊ አስተዳደር ለማመቻቸት ነዉ ብለዋል። በእርሳቸዉ አገላለጽ የድርጅታቸዉ ዋና የትግራይን ሕዝብ በማይወክሉ ባሉዋቸዉ ጥቂት የትግራይ ተወላጆች የተመሰረተ ኢዴሞክራሲያዊና አድሎኛ መንግስት ገርስሶ የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ ለፍትሃዊ ስርዓት ማብቃት ነዉ። አብዛኛዉ የትግራይ ሕዝብ እንደተቀረዉ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ሁሉ የስርዓቱ ሰለባ ነዉ ብለዋል የአርበኞች ግንቦት ሰባት አመራር አባል አቶ ነዓምን ዘለቀ። Continue reading ኣቶ ነአምን ዘለቀ ለቪኦኤ አድማጮች በቀጥታ የሰጡት መልስ