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Eritrea at the UN: Rebuilding Towards a Fresh Narrative

Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam from Eritrea is one of the few African female Permanent Representatives at the United Nations. (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

BY ZIPPORAH MUSAU | AFRICA RENEWAL

Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam from Eritrea is one of only a handful of African female Permanent Representatives of their countries to the UN in New York. In Africa Renewal’s series profiling the African women representing their countries at UN Headquarters, she spoke with Zipporah Musau about her priorities, the challenges so far and why she is keen on bringing a fresh narrative of her country to the world. Here are excerpts: Continue reading Eritrea at the UN: Rebuilding Towards a Fresh Narrative

ብደም ሰማእታት እትበርህ ቀንዴል ናጽነት ንዘንት ዕለት ክትበርህ ትነብር !

ኣብ ውሽጢ ሃገርን ወጻእን ዘለኻ ተቐባል ሕድሪ ሰማእታት ዝኾንካ ኤርትራዊ ሎሚ ውን ከም ቀደም ተዳሎ ከይትዕሎ ጽናዕ ከይትምናዕ !

ተስፋማርያም ሓጎስ

ብቲ ካብ ኣፍሪቃ ዝተኻየዱ ሓርነታዊ ቃልስታት እቲ ዝነውሐን ዝመረረን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ንሰላሳ ዓመታት በይኑ ብዘይ ናይ ማንም ደገፍ ዘካየዶ ቃልሲ እዩ ። ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ባህጊ ጥይትን ተዅስን ባህጊ መውጋእትን ስንክልናን መስዋእትን ሃልይዎ ኣይኮነን ብረት ዓጢቑ ንበረኻ ዝወጸ ፣ እታ ፈጣሪ ዝዓደሎ ነጻነቱ ብርእሰ ሓያላን ተመንዚዓ ንኢትዮጵያ ከም ገጸ በረኸት ምስ ተዋህበት እዩ ደሙን ኣዕጽምቱን ከፊሉ ከምጽኣ ንበረኻ ወጺኡ ።

ስርዓት ኢትዮጵያ ብመንግስቲ ኣሜሪካ ንዝተዋህቦ ክቡር ህያብ ብሰላም ክጥቀመሉ ኢልካ ዘይሕሰብ እዩ ። ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ነጻነቱ ብሓይሊ ብረት ከምጽኣ ቃልሱ ጀመረ ። ስርዓት ኢትዮጵያ ዘድልየና ቀይሕ ባሕርን መሬት ኤርትራን እምበር ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣየድልየናን እዩ ብምባል ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ምጥፋእ ስራሕና ኢሎም ተተሓሓዞ ። መንእሰይ ኤርትራ ተመሃራይ ትምህርቱ ሸቃላይ ሽቕለቱ ጓሳ ከብቱ ሓረስታይ ማሕረሱ ገዲፉ ብረት ዓጢቑ ንሰራዊት መግዛእቲ ንምድምሳስ ንበረኻ ወጸ ።

ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ደይከም ካልኦት ሰውራታት በይኑ ብዘይ ናይ ማንም ደገፍ ነቶም ንሃገርና ብውክልና ዝጎበጡን ለኣኽቶምን ዓንገልቶም ርእሰ ሓያላንን እዩ ገጢምዎም ። ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ሰውርኡን ከም ዓሳን ባህርን ተወሃሂዶም ንጸላኢ ብጥይቱ ብብረቱ ሓመድ ድፋጭኡ የስሕንዎ ኔሮም ። ንህዝቢ ኤርትራን ሰውርኡን ዘዕጥቕን ዘስንቕን ዝኾነ ይኹን መንግስቲ ኣይነበረን ። Continue reading ብደም ሰማእታት እትበርህ ቀንዴል ናጽነት ንዘንት ዕለት ክትበርህ ትነብር !

Commission of Inquiry (COI) Findings Need Legitimate Investigation

In the absence of hard and verifiable evidence, all the allegations of COI Eritrea are baseless and politically motivated.

By Mebrak Ghebreweldi,

As a woman, the most shocking part of the report made by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights on Eritrea was the false claim of ‘rape’. By saying this, COI have undermined every woman in Eritrea. The COI have undermined our values, our daughters, our mothers, our sisters and all the Eritrean former female fighters who fought for our equality side by side with men.

COI undermined the power and the resilience of Eritrean women all over the world including those in Sawa. The Commission have made a historical mistake against the Eritrean women and this needs a legitimate investigation.

Our young men, our brothers and our fathers are not rapists. They have never been, they are not now and they will never be. Whilst I cannot say that Eritrea is without a few sick and evil people, it goes against our culture to suggest that this type of crime is widespread.  Continue reading Commission of Inquiry (COI) Findings Need Legitimate Investigation

UNSG Ban Ki-Moon Applaud Eritrea’s Constructive Role in the Region

Eritrea and the UN agreed to expand cooperation

By Shabait,

Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Osman Saleh met with the United Nations Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, on 21 September 2015 in New York.

In this meeting both parties held extensive discussions on international and regional peace and security, migration and human trafficking and other relevant issues of mutual concern.

Minister Osman elaborated Eritrea’s perspective on the issue of regional and international peace and security and reiterated the commitment of the Eritrean government to work with the UN and other concerned countries in addressing the threat of global terrorism and extremism. Continue reading UNSG Ban Ki-Moon Applaud Eritrea’s Constructive Role in the Region

The UN vs. Eritrea

Does the UN repeating its dark history against the people of Eritrea? In 1952, it was through the then UN Commissioner in Eritrea, Dr. Eduardo Anze Matienzo, and today through another commissioner called Mike Smith.

By Thomas C Mountain,

I SPENT Monday, June 22 in Geneva, Switzerland protesting alongside over 5,000 fellow Eritreans in front of the UN “Commission of Inquiry” offices.

We were there because a UN “Commission of Inquiry” had just issued as nasty a lot of lies about Eritrea as one could imagine. But then none of the three Commission members had ever been to Eritrea and two had even called for “regime change” in the country. That’s right, two out of the three commissioners chosen by the leadership of the UN to “investigate” the human rights situation in the country had already called, though indirectly, for the overthrow of the Eritrean government.  Continue reading The UN vs. Eritrea

The UN Continues to Commit Crimes Against Eritrea

GENUINE CONCERN? The UN publish its slanderous hullabaloo without any tangible and verifiable “FACT”, based entirely on information gathered through hearsay and innuendos from a handful of questionable sources. The only item that may be open to interpretations is the issue of “National Service”. As a matter of fact, that fault rests squarely on the UN itself.

By Berhane Alazar ,

KNOWING well the history of the UN’s biased and unprincipled stand against Eritrea, I can’t say that I was surprised by the latest salvo hurled at the people and government of Eritrea by the so called “Commission of Inquiry” on what it terms the “Human rights situations in Eritrea”. No, I didn’t misread the disingenuous “Sympathy” the report purports to expresses on the “Suffering” of our people, as if the authors of that silly report care more about the welfare of the Eritrean people than the Government of Eritrea (GoEr)!  Continue reading The UN Continues to Commit Crimes Against Eritrea

ጕዕዞን መልእኽትን ኣምባሳደራት፡ ርዝነት፡ ብመለክዒ ርሕቀት!

ቃልን ድምጽን ኣብ 175 ከተማታት ዓለም ናይ ዝቕመጡ ኤርትራውያን ደለይቲ ሰላም መልእኽቲ ዝሓዙ ኣምባሳደራት ሰላም መንእሰያት ኤርትራ፡ ካብ ሽወደን ተበጊሶም ንጄኔቭ ሲዊዘርላንድ ንዘሎ 1700 ኪሜ ዝርሕቀቱ መንገዲ ፡ ድሕሪ ናይ ዓሰርተ ኣርባዕተ መዓልታት ናይ ብሽክሌታ ጉዕዞ ትማሊ ተልእኾኦም ብዓወት ዛዚሞም።

ተወልደ ብእምነት

ሚያዝያ 13፡ መበል ዓሰርተ ሰልስተ ዓመቱ ዘቝጸረ ብይን፡ ኮምሽን ዶብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን፡ ውዱብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት፡ ኤውሮጳዊ ሕብረት፡ ሓድነት ኣፍሪቃ፡ ኣመሪካን ካልኦት ኣውሓስትን ናይ ዓይኒ መሰኻኽር ሃገራትን፡ ነቲ ኣብ ከተማ ኣልጀርስ እተበጽሐ ኣህጉራዊ ስምምዓት፡ ብእኡ መሰረት ዝጸደቀ ቀያድን ናይ መዋዳእታን ፍርዲ፡ ተኸታቲለን ኣብ መፈጸምትኡ ከብጽሕኦ ንዝኣተውኦ ዝተመዘዛሉ ሓላፍነት ብምዝንግዐን፡ ክሳብ ሎሚ ላኣላዊ መሬትና ተጎቢጡ፡ እቲ ደጋጋሙ ክዕምጽን ከዳናግርን ዝጸንሐ ድሑር ስርዓት ኣዲስ ኣበባ ከኣ ሕጊ ክረግጽ፡ ከም ድላዩ ፈንጨራዕ ክብል ዕድል ዝህብ ሃጓፍ ረኺቡ ጸኒሑ ኣሎ።

ነቲ ብቕልጽም መኸተ ዘውሓስናዮ መሬት፡ ብሕጊ ረቲዕና ደጊምና ዘረጋገጽናዮን ርስቲ፡ ሕጂ’ውን ገና፡ ብዲፕሎማሲያዊ ቃልሲን ድፊኢትን ኣብ መዓልቦኡ ከነብጽሖ ተቐሲብና። ንፍትሒ ክንጽውዕ፡ ነቲ በለጻዊ ኣተሓሕዛን ኣድልዎን ክንእረም፡ ንዝሓለፉ ዓሰርተ ክልተ ዓመታት ብዘይ ዕርፍቲ ክንሰርሕን ከነተሓሳስብን ጸኒሕና። Continue reading ጕዕዞን መልእኽትን ኣምባሳደራት፡ ርዝነት፡ ብመለክዒ ርሕቀት!

UN Eritrea 2014 Overview

Christine N. Umutoni, UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator in Eritrea

By UN Eritrea,

THE past 12 months have been productive and fruitful for the United Nations in Eritrea. Towards the end of 2013, the UNDG-ESA mission visited Eritrea, kicking of a year of several missions and events.

Key among them include; the visit of the technical mission from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in January 2014, the Joint Annual review of the SPCF in June 2014, the data and statistics mission at the invitation of Government in August 2014, the DPA mission also in August 2014, the DPA led brainstorming on Eritrea facilitated by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) in New York, and lastly the visit of the UNDG focal point for Eritrea and UNICEF Regional Director, Ms. Leila Pakkala together with IOM Regional Director, Mr. Ashraf El Nour. Continue reading UN Eritrea 2014 Overview