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Feeling a potential threat by Qatar, Asmara mobilises the army


On 14 May, the Eritrean Ministry of Information issued a press release accusing Qatar of financing an Eritrean jihadist group in eastern Sudan with the assent of Omar al-Bashir and the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. Asmara states that this agreement was reached during Abiy Ahmed Ali's official visit to Khartoum from 2 to 3 May (ION 1473). According to our sources in Asmara, since Sudan closed its borders, the Eritrean president Issayas Afeworki has been fearful that Bashir will deploy the many Eritreans who have sought refuge in Sudan against Asmara - there are several hundred thousand Eritrean refugees, some of whom have been there for two generations. The names of several Islamists allegedly financed by Qatar have been circulating for the last two months, and in particular the name of Abu Rachid, a well-known figure in Islamist circles who has reportedly moved from his Turkish base to eastern Sudan. According to information obtained by the Indian Ocean Newsletter in Addis Ababa, Issayas Afeworki has reacted by mobilising his troops to counter any potential threats, calling up reservists and young conscripts. It may be though that he is merely flexing his muscles and has no plans to take military action. Since Abyi Ahmed Ali's election, he has modified his language when referring to the Ethiopian leadership: instead of using the epithet Woyane (a nickname for the Tigray People's Liberation Front - TPLF), he now speaks of the ‘leaders of the Ethiopian federal government'. He is thereby accommodating the Oromoswho, like the new PM in his inauguration speech, are reaching out to Asmara


ህዉተታ ንዘይዉሑስ መዕልቦ

No automatic alt text available.ነዘን ክልተ ኣምራት “ፈደረሽን ን ኮንፈደረሽን” (Confederation vs. Federation) ብኤርትራዉያን ንክመጻ ዝድርኻ ዘለዋ 4 መሰረታዉያን ሮቛሒታት እየን። ንሳተን ድማ፡-

1. ኤርትራ ብክልተ ስልጣኔዊ መንነታት እትታራመስ፡ ናይ ዜጋታት ሃገር (civic-nation state)እያ። እተን ክልተ መንነታት (1) ሓበሻዊ መንነት (2)ኣፍሮ-ዓረባዊ መንነት እየን። ከምኡ ስለዝኾነ ድማ፡ ሓደ ሓደ ተዛረብቲ ቛንቛ ትግርናን ኣመንቲ ክርስትና ዝኾኑ ኤርትራዉያን ዜጋታት፡ ናይ መንነት ቅልዉላዉ ኣብ ዝዓዝረሎም እዋን፡ ነቶም ካልኦት ንኤርትራዊ ሃገርነት፡ መንነት ዝፈጠሩን ዘቆሙን (ቤጃ፡ ናራ፡ ትግሬ፡ ኩናማ፡ ቢሌን፡ ሳሆ፡ ዓፋር) ረሲዖም ምስ ካብኦም ኣብ ሩሑቕ ዘለዉ ሓበሻ (long-distance nationalism) ክዛመዱ ይህቑኑ። ብኣንጻር እዚኦም ድማ ሓደ ሓደ ናይ ካልኦት ኤትኒክ-ጉጂለታትን ኣመንቲ እስልምናን ናይ መንነት ቅልዉላዉ ኣብ ዝዓዝረሎም እዋን፡ ብተመሳሳሊ ነቶም ካልኦት ንኤርትራዊ ሃገርነት፡ መንነት ዝፈጠሩን ዘቆሙን (ትግርና) ረሲዖም ምስ ካብኦም ኣብ ሩሑቕ ዘለዉ ኣዕራብ ክዛመዱ ይህቑኑ። እዚ ድማ ናይ መንነት ጸገም ዘምጾ ብጭቕታ’ዩ።

2. ነቲ ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን “ብዶብ ተሳቢቡ”ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ዘይምቕዳዉ፡ ፖሊሲ ኣይኩናት ኣይሰላም (The "containment policy")ን ናይ ኢትዮጵያዉያን ናይ” ኣፍደገ-ባሕሪ” ይብጻሓና’ዩ ዝብል ጽዕዶታት፡ ዓቕሎም ከምዝኽረጡ ስለዝገብሮም፡ ብኸመይ ነዚ ንቀጻሊ ግርጭታት ዝዕድም ኩነታት መሰረታዊ-ፍታሕ ረኺቡ ክዓርፍ ይኽእል ካብ ዝብል ሓሳባት ብምንቓል፡ መዕለቢኡ ስለዝሕርብቶም፡ ካብ ጭንቐትን ተስፋሙቕራጽን ዝነቀለ፡ ንኤርትራ ወይ ንገዛእ-ርእሶም ሃገሮሙን ህዝቦምን ወጺዖኦም ነባሪ ፍታሕ ከናድዩ ስለዝህቑኑ’ዩ። ዝሳሓትዎ ነገር እንተሃልዩ፡ ኢትዮጳዉያን ዋላ ረብሓካ ወጺዕካ፡ ጠለባቶም ሕድገታት እንዳገበርካ እንተኼድካ ፡ ጠለባቶም እንዳብዙሑ ከምዝኸዱ ኣይተሶቆረሙን ዘሎ።

3. እቶም ዉልቀሰባት ምስ “ዓባይ ኢትዮጵያ” ዘለዎም ጡቡቕ-ዋህማዊን ቅድመ-ሱሩት ምትእስሳራት’ዩ። ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ተወሊድካ፡ ዓቢኻ፡ ተማሂርካ፡ ሰሪሕካ፡ ተመርዒኻን ወሊድካን ተዋሊድካን ...ወ.ዘ.ተ፡ ንኤርትራዊ ሃገርነትን መንነትን ምቕባልን ምሕላቕን ኣዝዩ ከቢድ ጉዳይ እኳ እንተኾነ፡ ገለ ዉልቀ-ሰባት ብነፍሰ-ዉሳኔ ምንጻግን ምርዓምን ይገብርዎ እኳ እንተኾኑ፡ ገለ ዉልቀ-ሰባት ድማ ብኩነታት ዝፈጠርዎም ፖሎቲካዊ ህቦቡላ እንዳተገፍዑ ንሓንሳብ ኤርትራዉያን ንሓንሳብ ኢትዮጵያዉያን ክስምዕኦም ንቡር’ዩ። ብኡ መሰረት ድማ ፖሎቲካዊ ቅመራታቶሙን ዉሳኔታቶሙን ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ መድረኽ ዝተፈላለየ መርገጺታት ክዉንኑ ይርኣዩን ይስሙዑን እዮም።

4. እንኪሒራዊ- ባህርያቶም (psychopathic characteristics) ዘንቅሎ እዩ።

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Is the Prime Minister of Ethiopia playing the "Trump card" on Eritrea? Threaten and blackmail to force dialogue!  Image result for trump card
So, the Ethiopian government calls for continuation of the hated Sanctions against Eritrea then threatens to unleash the Eritrean Jihadists on Eritrea while sending on social media the Woyane Cyber warriors to campaign for peace and wave olive branch; to force dialogue. Blackmail to force dialogue? One thing the Honorable Prime Minister should take into consideration and understand is that Eritrea aint North Korea and our Eritrean President aint that guy with the weird hair-do. I bet the Eritrean President is invoking the Eritrean proverb.....and saying
ክንደይ ዘይረኤና በለት ጡሽ፦

Ethiopia calls for continuation of the hated sanctions

On  May 9, 2018 (State Minister Hirut stressed the lifting of the sanction on the government of Eritrea should seriously assume the practical realities on the ground, while also emphasizing the fact that Eritrea has continued its disruptive role in the region and was not showing any signs of change.

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Ethiopia conspires with Sudan to unleash Eritrean Jihadists....

In the past two weeks during the visit of the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the Sudan, both governments have reportedly agreed “to extend support to what they termed as Eritrea’s armed opposition groups in order to enable them to properly execute their objectives”.

Heavy weights and the emerging nationalists  in the Eritrean opposition rally behind Eritrean government's position
on the border issue...sanctions..


"...the UN sanctions on Eritrea should not have been imposed at all. They were definitely imposed for the wrong reasons. Considerations of justice and fairness, the principles enshrined in the UN Charter and International Customary Law render the UN sanctions against Eritrea singular, unjustified and unwarranted based on the circumstances that led to their imposition..." Ambassador Andeberhan Welde Gergis



1.      The Sanctions on Eritrea

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed sanctions on Eritrea on 23 December 2009 [Resolution 1907 (2009)] on account of (1) the Eritrean government’s refusal to acknowledge and engage to address the border dispute with Djibouti and (2) allegations of the government’s support to Somalia’s Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen.

The sanctions provided for (1) an arms embargo on Eritrea as well as (2) travel ban and (3) asset freeze on targeted individuals. Beyond the imposition of an arms embargo on the country, the list of about a dozen selected individuals (link) on the travel ban and asset freeze contains no name of a known Eritrean government official.

The targeted individuals are listed in an earlier resolution, Resolution 1844 (2008), which imposes sanctions on individuals or entities designated as engaging in or providing support to acts that threaten peace, security and stability in Somalia. None of the targeted individuals is identified as Eritrean. Thus, the UN sanctions on Eritrea essentially comprise an arms embargo.
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Press Statement

In the past two weeks during the visit of the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the Sudan, both governments have reportedly agreed “to extend support to what they termed as Eritrea’s armed opposition groups in order to enable them to properly execute their objectives”.  

To this end, both governments “have agreed to provide these groups with material support inside their respective borders as well as to extend to them requisite facilities for enhancing their free and unhindered, cross-border, movements in the two countries”.  

To ensure the effective coordination of these operations, the Ethiopian side has appointed the Consul in its Embassy in Khartoum, a certain Mr. Burhan, who has also been acting as the principal supervisor of the operations of Qatari funded Jihadist groups.  The Sudan has similarly appointed General Hamid Al-Mustafa, as a counterpart for the Ethiopian appointee, for the coordination task. 

This scheme, launched at a time of intense and pretentious PR campaigns, is in essence, neither new nor surprising.  We hardly need to emphasize its futility.

Ministry of Information

14 May 2018




Heavy weights and the emerging nationalists  in the Eritrean opposition rally behind Eritrean government's position on the border issue.

.... it cannot be emphasized enough that Eritrea is on the right side of the law; and hence it cannot be held directly responsible for the impasse. Semere T. Habtemariam

Will Donald Yamamoto finish what Susan Rice, Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake started?

Semere T. Habtemariam

At the end of April 2018, Donald Yamamoto visited Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia.He is the highest-ranking US diplomat to visit Eritrea in over a decade. Many things have changed in the region, but the one thing that had stayed the same is: the no-war-no-peace stalemate between Eritrea and Ethiopia. With the visible military presence of China in the region, the US finds the normalization of relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia important enough to embark on a new initiative. Yamamoto’s mission was to convey to both governments this new shift in US policy. Reliable sources have confirmed that he had succeeded in obtaining initial support to his initiative. Both governments have agreed in principle while reaffirming their 16-year old positions: demarcate first and then dialogue vs. dialogue first and then demarcate.

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ደምበ ተቓውሞ ኣብ መካነክ ረውሕ?

ስለምንታይ ደምበ ተቓውሞ ኣብ ጋም-ማን ይነብር ኣሎ?

 ሕሙድ ሳልሕ (Mahmud Saleh)
ቀዳማይ ክፋል

ዕላማ ናይ' ሓጻር ጽሕፍቲ ንመራሕቲ ደምበ ተቓውሞ ካብቲ ዘለዉ ምቹእ ስፍራ ክወጹን፡ ኣራኣእያኦምን ኣተሓሳስበኦምን ሜላታቶምን ከነጽሩ ንምትብባዕ እዩ። ደምበ ተቓውሞ ጠገለ ዝሰኣነ ጫካ ካብ ዝኸውን ነዊሕ ኮይኑዎ እዩ። እቲ ንህላዌ ኤርትራ ዝጻረርን ዳግም ናብ ባርነት ክመልሰና ዝደሊ ወገን ይኹን እቲ ህዝቢ ምስ ህዝቢ ከናቑት ዝጽዕር ጻሕታሪ ነገር ኣብቲ ጫካ ሰፊሩ ኣሎ። እቲ ሓድሽ መንነት ክህንድስ ዝመጣላዕ  ሃላሊ ይኹን እቲ ህሉው ብድሆታት ሃገርና ብቅኑዕ ነቢቡ ግቡእ ፍታሕ ከቕርብ ዘጸግሞ ከምቲዓንጾ ዓንጾ ንማዕጾዝበሃል፣ ሕርቃኑን ተስፋ  ምቑራጹን (frustration) ናብ ምንሻው ጀጋኑ ሰማእታትና ዘውርድ ፈኲስ፣ ኮታስ ኩሉ ዝዓይነቱን ዝሕብሩን ፖለቲካዊ ፍጥረት ንደምበ ተቓውሞ ከም ድርዒገይሩ ንፖለቲካዊ ባይታ ኤርትራ ኣራግጽ ወዲእዎ ኣሎ። እቲ ኣዝዩ ዘሰክፍ ድማ፡ እቶም ኣብዚ ናይ ዕግርግርን ናይ ምድንጋርን ምስዳዕን (misinformation and misleading) ዘመተ ተዋፊሮም ዘለዉ ወገናት ካብቶም ኣብ ሓቂ ረጊጾም ንፍታሕ ዝእምትን ዝሕግዝን ክውንነታዊ ርኢቶታትን እማመታትን ክቕርቡ ዝፍትኑ ኣሓትን ኣሕዋትን ዝበዝሑ ምዃኖም እዮም። እዞም ዳሕረዎት፡ ማለት እቶም ብዘይካ ምምሕያሽ ኤርትራ ካልእ ጥሙሓት ዘይብሎም ሃገራውያን በቶም ዋጭዋጭ ዝብሉ ኣዕነውቲ ባእታታት ስለዝተዋሕጡ፡ ኩሉ ግዜ ተቓውሞ ክንቀፍ እንከሎ ንሶም እውን ተለኪሞም ኣናተዘብጡ እዮም።

.....ደምበ ተቓውሞ ካብዚ ዘሕልፎ ዘሎ ዕግርግር ናብ ዝጸፈፈን ዝጸረየን ስሙር ሃገራዊ ሓይሊ ክልወጥ እንተኾይኑ ነዞም ዝስዕቡ ነጥብታት ክካተዓለን ኣለዎ ዝብል ርኢቶ ኣለኒ።
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ብኢዱ’የ ኣኸለ ይበሃል ኣሎ’የ.

እስከ ብዋዛ ክጅምሮ! ኣየ እዚ ትግራዋይ ዓርከይ ዝበሎ!.... ኣንታ “ሓዊ” ኣትዩኩም ኣሎ እንተ በልክዎ’ሲ ደሓን ኣይትሸገር “ሓውና” እዩ ኣካ በለኒ! እዚ ካብ ዕለታት ሓደ መዓልቲ ኣብ (ኣዲስ ኣበባ) ምስ ሓደ ናይ ሕልናይ ሓይሊ ዝኾነ ገዲም ተጋዳላይ ዝገበርናዮ ወግዒ እዩ። እንተኾነ ግን ነዚ ዋዛዊ ዝኾነ ክልተ ትርጉም ዘለዎ መልእኽቱን ሃንደበታዊ ምላሹን ኣድኒቐ እስኪ ጽን ኢልካ ስምዓኒ ነዛ ናይ ሎሚ ኢትዮጵያ ብዓቅመይ ክዛረበላ በልክዎ…..

"ዲሞክራስን ስርዓተ ክብርታቱን" ኣብ ሓደ ቋንቋ፣ ብሄርን ሃይማኖትን ዘለወን ሃገራት እዩ ብጉቡእ ከገልግል ዝኽእል። ኣብ ከም ኢትዮጵያ ዝኣመሰላ ሃገራት ግን “ናይ ምሁራት ሞያ ወይ ናይ ደረፍቲ ዋዜማ" ጥራይ እዩ ክኸውን። ኣብ ዝተዋሳሰበ ስርዓተ ክብርታትን፣ ቋንቋታትን፣ ሃይማኖትን፣ ብሄራትን: ብዲሞክራሲ ዝተማእከለ ሕብረተ ሰብ ምንዳቅ ማለት እወ!.. ከቢድ ብድሆ እዩ። ከመይሲ

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More Independence Day celebrations


Asmara, 17 May 2018- Reports indicate that Eritrean nationals residing in Demam, Saudi Arabia, Cairo, Egypt, Djibouti and South Sudan have colorfully celebrated the 27th Independence Day anniversary under the theme “Vision though Toil”.

At the celebration held in Demam on 11 May, Ms. Weini Gerzgiher, head of the Consular Affairs in Riyadh, said the Independence Day celebrations are indicatives of the respect the Eritrean people have to the fallen heroes and in which they pledge to strengthen unity and participate in the implementation of the national development drives.

The Eritrean nationals residing in Cairo, Egypt, also celebrated the Independence Day anniversary with patriotic zeal.

The First Secretary at the Eritrean Embassy, Mr. Ismail Idris said that the over all achievements so far registered are the result of the strong organization and resilience of the Eritrean people.

Like wise, the Eritrean nationals residing in South Sudan have started the Independence Day celebration on 13 May with football competitions.

The Independence Day celebration has been also conducted in Djibouti on 11 May featuring various activities including pictorial exhibition portraying the culture and tradition of the Eritrean people as well as historical heritage among others.



ERi-TV, Eritrea - Open Mic session with Ms. Susan Namondo Ngongi, UNDP Representative

ERi-TV, Eritrea - Open Mic interview with Ms. Susan Namondo Ngongi (Cameroon) UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Eritrea broadcast on May 11, ..


Sudan receives six FTC2000 military jets from China

A Sudanese army FTC2000 fighter (Photo SAF)

May 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan received six FTC2000 jet trainer and light attack aircraft, which are the export version of China’s JL-9 aircraft, from Guizhou Aircraft Industries Corporation (GAIC).

The defence ministry said on its website on Wednesday that Sudanese army chief of staff Lt Gen Kamal Abdel-Maarouf al-Mahi inaugurated a squadron of the Multi-Task Force (FTC2000) fighters received recently.

The ceremony was attended by several senior Sudanese military including the deputy chief of staff and the chief of staff of the Sudan Air Force and the Chinese military attaché

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ዝኣኽለን ጥሒነን
በኣለማርያም ይብላ!!

ኤርትራ፡ ኢትዮጵያን ሱዳንን ንተቓወምቲ ክሕግዙ ተሰማሚዖም ክትብል ትኸስስ፡ ኢትዮጵያ ነዚ ክሲ ትነጽግ


ቀጨውጨው ዘኸተለ ቃለ ምሓትት
ኣብ ደምበ "ተቓውሞ" ቀጨውጨው ዘኸተለ ቃለ-ምሓትት፥ ምስ ኣቶ ሰመረ ሃብተማርያም፥ ዋና ጸሓፊ መድረኽ Published on May 13, 2018

Published on May 13, 2018

Eritrea EmbassyMedia
Published on May 13, 2018
Embassy Media conducted an interview with Mr. Alamin Mohammed-Seid, Secretary of PFDJ, on the occasion of Eritrea 27th Independence Anniversary.

Mr. Alamin Mohammed Seid, explains the interactions ties of tolerance between the different faiths and its religion harmonies.

Ethiopia seeks economic union with neighbours

ጹቡቕ ድሌታት ኢትዮጵያ ኣብ ልዕሊ ኤርትራ ብተግባር እንታይ እዩ?


 "...ነዚ ክጥሕምሶ ዝጸናሕኩ ሓቕታት ኣሉ-ቐጣን ብምባል፡ ኢትዮጵያ ጽቡቕ ድሌት እንበር እከይ ድሌት ኣብ ልዕሊ ኤርትራ የብላን ቢሉ ኤርትራዊ ከንሱ ኣብ ክንዲ ኢትዮጵያ ልዕሊ ኢትዮጵያዊ ኮይኑዝካታዓ ከምዘይስኣን ይፈልጥ እየ።ከምዚ ከምዘሎ እንዳፈለጥኩ ዝጽሕፎ ከምዘለኹ ኩሉ ሰብ ክፈልጥለይ እደሊ ኣሎኹ። ኣይፋሉን ብኣንጻር እዚ ትብሎ ዘሎኻ እዩ ዝብል ሰብ እንተሃልዩ እኔሄልካ ፈረስ እኔሄልካ ጎልጎል እብሎ።..."
መርዕድ ዘርኡ


ናብ ሻዕብያ ቅርበት ኣለዎ ዝበሃል ፈይስ-ቡከ።


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