January 22, 2022

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL...

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL MEDIA Part II and Final (Extracts)

  • What explains the West’s hostility toward the tri-lateral friendship and cooperation agreement signed between Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia?

This is mainly because it threatens its “anchor-states” based policies. These policies depend on states that submit to and serve specific interests and agendas. Cooperation among sovereign states threatens this political culture, a culture that requires “Special Envoys” whose core role is to boss countries around.

There is ample historical evidence showing the West’s lack of appetite for any sort of organic engagement that does not serve its interests. Not only does it not approve of regional cooperation, it goes even further by interfering with the work of global integration, the United Nations, planting individuals within it and using it to advance only what serves it. It does the same to continental organizations such as the African Union, ECOWAS, SADC, IGAD, and so on. It is all about control and hegemony. Read more

January 15, 2022

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL...

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL MEDIA
Part I (Abridged)

(The following interview was conducted with President Isaias Afwerki on 8, January 2022, on the occasion of the New Year)

  • Your Excellency, in your interview last year, you elaborated extensively on the regional turmoil instigated by the TPLF and its Enablers that was juxtaposed to the global pandemic of COVID-19. In your message of good wishes for New Year (2022), you stated that the few remnants of the forces of destruction will be eradicated through the process of justice and our region will be tranquil which will lead to prosperity and development.
  • We will start our interview on regional issues. As mentioned above, the war ignited in Tigray region by the TPLF and its Enablers has continued to rage since it was unleashed in November 2020. Indeed, later in recent past, the war expanded to the middle of Ethiopia causing a lot of destruction. In this regard, what can you tell us about the new developments in Ethiopia, and what would be its influence or impact at the regional level?

A. It is important to keep in mind the bigger picture when analyzing important events. We cannot speak of what has transpired since November 4, 2020, in a vacuum. The public euphoria and optimism engendered by the changes that took place in Ethiopia, coupled with the signing of the Peace Agreement is of course natural and understandable. Indeed, compared to the past 18 years, the Peace Agreement constituted a monumental achievement. Nevertheless, it was also natural for us to be cautious due to some concerns even as we remained committed to a constructive engagement. Read more

December 9, 2021

“I always Toil to Show the true Image of my...

“I always Toil to Show the true Image of my Country”, Wedi-Korbaria

by Mussie Efriem

Please introduce yourself to our readers

My name is Daniel Slas; I was born in Asmara in 1971 but I have been living in Italy for nearly 28 years.

I just heard people call you “Wedi Korbarya”

Yea…! You are right, people frequently call me Wedi Korbarya because is a name I use on social media platforms. And while promoting my country’s steadfastness and fighting false narratives online, it became more popular than my first name. Some people in Italy call me Signore Korbarya and some others just call me wedi. Read more

February 21, 2021

ቃለ-መሕትት ፕረዚደንት ኢሳይያስ ኣፈወርቂ

ቃለ-መሕትት ፕረዚደንት ኢሳይያስ ኣፈወርቂ

ቀዳማይ ክፋል፥ ዞባዊ ጉዳያት

 ሙሉእ ቅዳሕ (Full Transcript)

ፕረዚደንት ኢሳይያስ ኣፍወርቂ፡ ብረቡዕ 17 ለካቲት 2021 ብሬድዮን ቴለቪዥንን ኤርትራ ብቐጥታ ዝተመሓላለፈ ቃለ-መሕትት ኣካይዱ ነይሩ። ዝርዝር ትሕዝቶኡ ይስዕብ፦

  • ኣብ መጀመርያ ሰሙን ወርሒ ሕዳር ናይ ዝሓለፈ ዓመት፡ ኣብ ክልል ትግራይ ብጃንዳ ወያነ ዝተወስደ ሰፊሕን ኣዳህላሊን መጥቃዕቲ፡ ወተሃደራዊ ግጭትን ምእላይ ናይቲ ጃንዳን ኣስዒቡ ኣሎ። እዚ ኩነታት እዚ ኣመቱ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ እንታይ ክኸውን ይኽእል? ጽልዋኡ ብደረጃ ዞባና ብፍላይ ከኣ ኣብ መስርሕ ሰላምን ዝምድናን ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ከመይ ይግምገም?

= ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ናይ ዕረያ ወይ ጽገና ተበግሶ ምስ ተወስደ፡ ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ኣቢይ፡ ምስ ኤርትራ ጽቡቕ ዝምድና ምምስራት፡ ‘ፍቕሪ፡ ሰላም፡ ምትሕግጋዝ’ ዝብል ምርጫ ምውሳዱ፡ ከም መቐይሮ ዝሕሰብ እዩ። ኣብ መንጎ ክልቲአን ሃገራት ኣዋጅ ሰላምን ምሕዝነትን ምስተኣወጀ ዝነበረ ህዝባዊ ስምዒት ኩልና ንዝክሮ እዩ። ሰላም ኮይኑ፡ ቀሲንና ክንነብር ኢና፡ ኣብ ልምዓት ከምዝን ከምቲን ክንገብር ኢና ዝብል ተስፋ ፈጢሩ። ኣመት ናይዚ ሃዋህው’ዚ፡ ጸወታታት ጃንዳ ወያነ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ከምዘብቀዐ ዘረጋግጽ እዩ ነይሩ። Read more

February 18, 2021

Highlights of Interview with President Isaias...

Highlights of Interview with President Isaias Afwerki

In an exclusive, two-hour, interview that was broadcast live on Eri-TV and Radio Dimtis Hafash at 8:00 pm this evening, President Isaias Afwerki elaborated at length the genesis and current situation of the conflict in Tigray Region in Ethiopia; the simmering border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia; the controversy between key riparian States on the use of the waters of Nile River; and, Eritrea’s ties with its partners in the Gulf and Red Sea Region.  President Isaias also addressed key domestic issues including Eritrea’s current preventive approach and road map for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic; GOE’s development priorities for 2021;  programmes of expansion of the country’s power generation as well as progress in the implementation of salary increments in the Civil Service. Read more

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