Former US president Barrack Obama called it the “North Korea of Africa”. Others portray it as a terrible dictatorship, a police state, and a regional troublemaker. Its reputation has been further sullied by reports about so many of its citizens, young people mostly, fleeing repression at home. That repression, it is said, is the reason Eritrea’s youth are willing to risk life and limb in crossing the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats. Continue reading Eritrea, the ‘Police State’ Where There are No Cops to be Seen?
By Getahune Bekele,
Wincing in terror and shedding tears of blood, more than 85 million disillusioned Ethiopians are this week solemnly remembering how their beloved nation, nicknamed Africa’s Yugoslavia, was stripped of sovereignty to a degree not seen in Africa or elsewhere since the end of the Second World War.
It happened 25 years ago in May 1991, and after being dismantled, the impoverished East African nation was permanently placed under brutal Tigre regency in the hands of melancholic secessionist Tigre warlords. Continue reading The Treasonous TPLF Warlords and their Bloody Police State