by Yishak Yared | When the demise of Nadew Izz, on March 1988, is remembered the famous saying of Maj. General Gebregziabher Andemariam (a.k.a. Wuchu), Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Armed Forces, resonates in every Eritrean mind. “Comrades: we are here to attend the funeral of Nadew Iz”. When Maj. General Gebregziabher Andemariam said this he was received by his army with ululation and applause. They did not seem they were going to war and some of them to pay their lives.
Nadew Command was considered one of the strongest army of the Ethiopian regime believed to defend and push the Eritrean liberation fighters from their strong holds in Nakfa and end the Eritrean struggle for independence. And when Maj. General Gebregziabher talked with such simple terms to tell his troops about the mission they have been heading for and thinking of what kind of an enemy army they were to confront and destroy we could only learn on how he was bold in his commitment and the strong belief he had on his troops to execute the meticulously planned operation. He knew the capacity of his troops and they had strong belief in his leadership. It has been a great and unbelievable combination. Read more
by Amanuel Biedemariam | One of the hallmarks of the Eritrean struggle is the determination to ensure social justice. In Eritrea, one of the most intriguing ways the struggle adopted to changes has been its ability to incorporate those changes by embracing the traditions, cultural, regional, political and religious values of a given society en route to social justice.
Women’s Day is an international observance of the valuable role women play; a day that acknowledges the hardship endured by women throughout the history of mankind; to rejoice the progress women have made; to assess directions and ultimately, to celebrate womanhood. Read more
by Sophia Tesfamariam | Before I present excerpts of his Youtube statement to give my readers a gist of his new “political perspectives”, allow me to share a brief 2007 encounter with the good Ambassador in Cairo, Egypt during a meeting there. When we ran into Ambassador Andeberhan in the lobby of the hotel we were all staying in, my colleague was excited to see him and went to greet him. He then turned to me and said, “You know Sophie right?”, and before he could say anymore, the good Ambassador extorted with, “No, I don’t know her”. He was telling the truth-but only a half-truth-or should I say, a selective truth.
You see, a few years back, he had come to New York with the late Minister Ali Said Abdella and for some reason, I did not make it to New York then. When Minister Ali called me to say hello, he told me that Ambassador Andeberhan had asked for me and that he was so looking forward to meeting me in person. So, yes, we had never met in person, but to deny any knowledge of me was a bit dishonest. Well, for the rest of the weekend, while he hobnobbed with the Ethiopian delegation-we stayed apart … but he also poured his guts out in a conversation with my colleague, as if to exonerate himself… More on that encounter and his tantrums in Cairo later. Read more
Asmara, 06 March 2014 – President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with Mr. Peter Beshir Bande, Foreign Minister of South Sudan, and Envoy of President Salva Kirr Miyardit. The official came here with a special message from the South Sudan leader.
In his message, President Salva Kirr said that the people of South Sudan attach great value to the existing ties between the two countries based on mutual cooperation in struggle, and asserted readiness to enhance such relations. He further commended the Eritrean government’s support to the people and Government of South Sudan during the current crisis in the country. Read more