ON MAY 24, 2015, Eritreans around the world will celebrate the 24th Anniversary of Independence Day.
Eritrea deserves to celebrate. The struggle for Independence came at great cost and sacrifice. There is hardly a family in Eritrea that has not lost a loved one as a martyr for the cause of freedom.
But, the struggle for Eritrean Independence did not end on the day the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) moved into Asmara declaring a free Eritrea. In the ensuing decades Eritrea has needed to be vigilant in the face of great opposition from a consortium of nations seeking to undermine the hard-won freedom of Eritrea. Continue reading Celebrating Eritrea→
An Open Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
To Your Excellency:
THE United Nations sanctions against Eritrea are causing undue harm and hardship to the people of Eritrea. I plead the case to immediately end sanctions against Eritrea that are unjust and counter-productive to the cause of peace in the Horn of Africa.
While United Nations sanctions are ostensibly sanctions against the government of Eritrea they are causing undue suffering and hardship to the great people of Eritrea. In my nonprofit work with a practicing Eritrean physician, it has become evident that the United Nations sanctions against Eritrea are creating a great barrier to access to essential medical supplies and equipment. Continue reading A Passionate and Reasoned Plea to End Sanctions against Eritrea→