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Members of the Friends-of-Eritrea Club from Germany and Switzerland Visting the Country

A group of Friends-of-Eritrea from Germany and Switzerland arrived in Eritrea for a visit
A group of Friends-of-Eritrea from Germany and Switzerland arrived for a visit to the country

By Yishak Yared,

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

Egypt is Back to its African Roles and Responsibilities: President Al-Sisi

The strategic meeting between Eritrean and Egyptian Presidents at the Al Etihadia Presidential Palace in Cairo

By Mohammed Hendawy,

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.

This came during a meeting he had with President Isaias Afwerki at Al Etihadia Presidential Palace in the presence of Engineer Ibrahim Mahlab, chairman of the Council of Ministers, and Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Khalid Abdul Aziz, Minister of Youth and Sports, and Ambassador Mahmoud Nile, Egypt’s ambassador to Eritrea.  Continue reading Egypt is Back to its African Roles and Responsibilities: President Al-Sisi

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Revolution and Betrayal

The Eritrean revolution was led by the people to the people and became masters of their own destiny; with independent political and economic policies that pursue own vision of Eritrea.

By Hillal,

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 Modern Day Carpetbaggers and Scalawags

When the monkey sees a nice fruit in the tree that can’t be grasped, then the monkey says the fruit is rotten” – African Proverb

These are the individuals and groups who make up the Eritrean Quislings League (EQL). Since they realized that they have no say in Eritrea’s economic and political life due to their ‘Unionist’ tendencies, they decided to tarnish Eritrea’s image with the hopes of bringing the people and the country to their knees.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

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.

Realizing that they cannot have a say in Eritrea’s economic and political life, have decided that they will instead tarnish its image, with the hopes of bringing the Eritrean people to their knees…  Continue reading The Modern Day Carpetbaggers and Scalawags

Why I Left the Eritrean Opposition

One common characteristic among the so called ‘Eritrean Opposition’ is that they are all gamblers that gamble with everything Eritrea. They literally oppose anything Eritrean and the only time they celebrate is when something bad happens to the country or its citizens. They have less to do with bettering off the country or the people but more to do for Ethiopia to give what it couldn’t achieve in the battle ground.

By Ermias G,

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

NPR’s Racist Journalism Against Eritrea

Desperate minds normally gets the attention of a desperate person. Expecting results from a robot will definitely take their desperation higher

By Berhane Alazar,

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