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A Look Back on Eritrea’s Historic 1993 Referendum

The Eritrean people held a historic an internationally supervised referendum on April 23-25, 1993.
Two years after winning a de facto independence and effectively end of the armed struggle for independence, the Eritrean people held a historic, internationally supervised referendum on April 23-25, 1993 to determine its political future. Today, we are commemorating its 25th Anniversary.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PhD)

This week represents the 25th anniversary of the Eritrean referendum for independence. The three-day, internationally sponsored and observed plebiscite took place April 23-25, 1993, offering Eritreans residing in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and in over 40 other countries including Canada, the US, across Europe, and parts of the Middle East, the opportunity to finally – and resoundingly – determine their future and exercise the rights that they had been denied for decades. Continue reading A Look Back on Eritrea’s Historic 1993 Referendum

OCSA Calls on International Community to Help Ogaden Self-Determination

The Ogaden Community in South Africa (OCSA) calling for a UN-sponsored referendum

By Ahmed Abdi,

THE Ogaden Community in South Africa (OCSA) has called on the International Community to hold UN-Sponsored self-determination referendum for the people of Occupied-Ogaden region, which the people have been seeking since British handed over to Ethiopia in 1954.

In a statement issued following its 11th meeting last last week, its leaders thanked the government of Kenya for its efforts to broker ONLF-Ethiopia peace-talks in a bid to find a political solution to the Ogaden-Ethiopia conflict. Continue reading OCSA Calls on International Community to Help Ogaden Self-Determination

Scotland Referendum: Important Lesson for African War Mongers

When Eritreans were denied of their right for self-determination, they waged an armed struggle that lasted for 30 years and finally won their freedom that few thought could be won. With determination they are winning the peace too. In contrast, Scottish people are on the process to determine their right to self-determination with out firing a single bullet. What lessons Africans, especially Ethiopians, can draw from what is taking place in Scotland?

By Bruh Tesfa,

NEWS are circulating around that Scotland is holding a referendum to decide whether or not to secede from United Kingdom. While respecting the people’s wish on how to run their land, British Prime Minister Cameron is reportedly offering some attractive incentives for Scotland to remain part of United Kingdom, the details of which has yet to be revealed.

What does this news have to do with Eritrea, one may ask. And it is a legitimate question which deserves explanation. On this piece an attempt will be made to compare and contrast the referendum that was held by Eritrean people in 1991 to that taking place in Scotland today.  Continue reading Scotland Referendum: Important Lesson for African War Mongers

Egypt’s Army Chief Sisi Cleared to Run for President

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi cleared to stand as candidate in presidential elections, hours after promotion to military’s highest rank

Supporters of Egypt’s army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi push for a run for the presidency

By The Guardian,

Egypt’s military council has cleared army leader Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for the presidency.

Sisi has been discussed as a potential head of state ever since he ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, last July, and replaced him with a judge, Adly Mansour.

The country’s official news agency said Mena reported that an official announcement by Sisi of his candidacy could take place “within hours”. Continue reading Egypt’s Army Chief Sisi Cleared to Run for President

New Egyptian Constitution will Protect the Nile

With Egypt finishing clearing up its mess, its zoom range will focus on its old but existential threat of all times – Ethiopia

By TesfaNews,

More than 40 percent of Egypt’s 53 million registered voters today voted with an “overwhelming majority” to approve their new constitution.

An official announcement released today suggests the two-day constitutional referendum concluded with the backing of 98.1% of the voters.

The passing of the new constitution by an overwhelming majority and higher voters turnout was seen as a strong stamp of approval for the military-installed government over the overthrown but first freely elected government of Mohamed Morsi. Continue reading New Egyptian Constitution will Protect the Nile

Egypt’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Sudanese President Heading to Asmara

Meeting of Egyptian Special Envoy and Deputy Foreign Minister with President Afwerki. President Al-Bashir of Sudan is expected to join them tomorrow.

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks at Denden Hall with Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza, Special Envoy of Egypt’s Acting President, Mr. Adly Mansour, and Vice Foreign Minister of the country.

In the course of the meeting, Presidet Isaias expressed the Eritrean government’s conviction that Egyptian people would overcome the current challenge, and that the country would not only achieve internal stability and prosperity but also play its due role in promoting the stability of the Horn region, as well as the Red Sea and the Nile Littoral States. Continue reading Egypt’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Sudanese President Heading to Asmara