December 20, 2020

Eritrea: A nation of citizens

Eritrea: A nation of citizens

By Simon Weldemichael | Eritrea joined the community of free nations in 1991 after a long war of liberation. The EPLF, which led the struggle for independence, inherited poor infrastructure and a crippled economy. But it was able to transform itself from a revolutionary movement to a government to govern the war-torn country. As it did in the armed struggle, the EPLF as a government also demonstrated its ability to unite the people around a single purpose.

Besides the wide participation of the people in the struggle, the unity and commitment of the people of Eritrea on national matters was demonstrated in the referendum, with 99.8% votes in favor of independence. The main political concern of the time was not just the declaration of an independent country, but how to turn Eritrea into a viable nation that is harmonious, prosperous, and peaceful. Read more

December 6, 2020

Ona massacre

Ona massacre

By Simon Weldemichael | Many villages suffered devastating losses during the 30- year war of the Eritrean liberation. Following the dictum of their emperor that “it’s Eritrea’s land that we want, not its people”, successive Ethiopian governments committed untold atrocities to exterminate the Eritrean people. The Ona massacre was one of the numerous atrocities committed against Eritrean civilians by the Ethiopian colonial army. Read more

September 26, 2020

ንኣበዓዕላ በዓለ-መስቀል ዝምልከት ሓበሬታ

ንኣበዓዕላ በዓለ-መስቀል ዝምልከት ሓበሬታ

ብምኽንያት ጽባሕ ሰንበት 27 መስከረም 2020 ዝኽበር በዓለ-መስቀል፡ ምስ ዘሎ ቅጥዕታት መኸተ ‘ኮቪድ-19’፡ እቲ ልሙድ ኣብ
ሜዳ ባሕቲ መስከረም ዝካየድ ስነ-ስርዓት ክግበር ስለዘይከኣል፡ ኩሉኹም ህዝበ ክርስትያን ኣብ በቤትኩም ኴንኩም ነቲ ክብረ-
በዓል ብጸሎት ክትዝክሩን ነቲ ብተሳትፎ ቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ ጥራይ ካብ ሰዓት 8፡00 ንግሆ ጀሚሩ ብኤሪ-ቲቪ ብቐጥታ ዝፍኖ ወግዓዊ
ስነ-ስርዓት ክትከታተሉን ነዘኻኽር።

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ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ-ክርስትያን ኤርትራ

The “Interventionist” and “Destabilizer”...

The “Interventionist” and “Destabilizer” Canard

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Last week, the popular website featured an article titled, “US-Ethiopia Relations Take a Wrong Turn”, authored by Johnnie Carson, who served as US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa from 2009 to 2012 during the first Obama administration and is a former US ambassador to Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. The article strongly criticized the Trump administration’s recent decision to suspend and delay development assistance to Ethiopia over the latter’s filling of the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). In the course of criticizing and arguing against the Trump administration’s decision, the author made several claims about Eritrea which merit further discussion. Read more

September 9, 2020

The National Unity and Identity of Eritrea

The National Unity and Identity of Eritrea

by Simon Weldemichael
The people of Eritrea were robbed of a culture and identity of their own under successive periods of colonization. The colonizers worked hard to create division, erode the culture and erase the sense of collective pride. For decades Eritreans lived, struggled and sacrificed lives and limbs together. Nation, as defined by Ernest Renan, is a soul or spiritual principle comprised of a rich legacy of memories, present-day consent, and the desire to live together to perform great deeds in the future. The common heritage, including the protracted resistance and sacrifice of generations, gave a new sense of common fate to Eritreans. More importantly, the thirty years of armed struggle helped Eritreans to enhance unity, pride, culture, and identity. Read more

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