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ERITREA: 9 Ethno-linguistic Groups, 6 Million Citizens, 3 Major Religions, 1 People

When Unity, Diversity, Tolerance, Respect and Coexistence of religions and ethnicity blended to form one kind of People - Eritreans
When Unity, Diversity, Tolerance, Respect and Coexistence of religions and ethnicity blended to form one kind of People – Eritreans

By MYTH2014,

HISTORY has been marred with wars for centuries for all types of reasons, from greed and corruption to ethnic conflicts. Of the most common reasons, however, are religious wars which have shattered nations and drawn new territorial boundaries. With so much conflict, the ability of Eritrean Christians and Muslims to coexist without incident of religious tension for over 1500 years is simply exceptional.

The presence of both Islam and Christianity in Eritrea dates back to the 7th century.  The first traces of Christianity date back to the coastline of Eritrea in the 4th century when a group of ship-wrecked Syrian traders arrived. Christianity then began to spread from the coastline and lowlands to the highlands, where it eventually maintained its greatest base. Continue reading ERITREA: 9 Ethno-linguistic Groups, 6 Million Citizens, 3 Major Religions, 1 People

Muslim Protests in Ethiopia Reach Point of no Return (VIDEO)

With the spate of illnesses that afflicted the TPLF’s senior leadership and the resulting succession crises, uncertainty combined with the mounting protests, the question is no longer if we are in a post-Zenawi era but rather if we are on the very gates of a post-TPLF rule.

Ethiopian Muslim Protesters will lead to the very gates of a post-TPLF rule.

By OPride,

After eight months of staging sporadic protests in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday (19), the Ethiopian Muslim protesters stepped the ante, hitting a crescendo. As hundreds of thousands flocked to Addis Ababa Stadium to celebrate the end of Ramadan, massive protests were reported across the country.

The Eid day protests catapulted the movement into a new and uncharted territory. “Sunday’s Eid prayer proved to be a day of reckoning,” Continue reading Muslim Protests in Ethiopia Reach Point of no Return (VIDEO)