MEMBERS of the Friends-of-Eritrea club from Germany and Switzerland are currently on a visit to witness development programs and tourism sites in the country.
Background: Forty years back in 1971 the young student Toni Locher went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a member of Swiss delegation to attend young Christian students’ conference. While his stay there he happened to meet some Eritrean youth from the Addis Ababa University (then Haileselasie University) and taxi drivers. In his words “Especially those Eritrean University students had very strong attachment with the Eritrean revolution. They had pamphlets coming from the field. They openly talk about the Eritrean revolution. And that is when I started to become curious to know more”. That is when Toni heard for the first time about the Eritrean revolution for independence. Continue reading Members of the Friends-of-Eritrea Club from Germany and Switzerland Visting the Country→
PRESIDENT Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, in his special meeting with President Isaias Afwerki, stressed his country’s keenness in cooperation and continuous coordination with the State of Eritrea in all fields and pointing out that due to the importance of an African dimension to Egypt, his country is returning to its role and responsibilities to Africa.
For more than two decades, we had been witnessing two giant nation building experiments, with two diametrically opposite visions and end results in the Horn of Africa region.
The Eritrean experience which is the pride and glory of the Eritrean people, the people of Africa and all the freedom loving peoples of the world and the Ethiopian experiment which brought humiliation, indignity and shame to the people of Ethiopia, Africa and the people’s yearning to breathe free.
From the get-go the Eritreans believed that for the lofty ideals of the revolution to be realized and be a reality on the ground, the creation of Eritrea as an independent nation was never the only and only final answer. The progressive forces in the region had to join the struggle for social justice and democratic governance. Continue reading Eritrea and Ethiopia: Revolution and Betrayal→
THE African proverb reminds me of the naysayers who insist on pushing their narratives on the State of Eritrea, regardless of the evidence, facts and realities on the ground. Acting like the jealous lover who insists on killing his/her mate so as to not allow others to have her/him, Eritrea’s modern day scalawags and carpetbaggers are burning the midnight oil, not to mention abusing US and European tax payer’s monies, to advance their narratives on the nation, its government and people.
AFTER watching the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, I naively joined the Eritrean opposition seeking a similar outcome in Eritrea. At the time, I thought the opposition was an alternative group that genuinely worked for the betterment of Eritrea and Eritreans. Unfortunately, from my experiences, it is nothing more than a dysfunctional organization that has less to do with bettering the country and people, and more to do about appeasing Ethiopia. Continue reading Why I Left the Eritrean Opposition→
As a regular tuner to NPR, on May 2, 2013 I heard a “report” on Eritrea by a certain Gregory Warner and I found his unsubstantiated report highly offensive and downright stupid. This also shows how low the NPR network has gone down in any integrity scale if it ever had one!
Notwithstanding his unconfirmed and highly exaggerated “Report” that NPR sadly found it to be newsworthy to broadcast Gregory Warner who has no clue of what Eritrea is all about. He clearly was spewing out a regurgitated long discarded stories that certain misguided elements have tried and failed to hoodwink public opinions against Eritrea. Continue reading NPR’s Racist Journalism Against Eritrea→