How Eritrea shoots itself in the foot diplomatically – again and again


On Monday (24 July), the Chair of the 751/1907 Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan), will deliver his 120-day briefing to Council members in consultations, covering the period from April to July 2017.

The Chair is expected to update Council members on any notifications and exemption requests concerning the arms embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea. The briefing will touch on the 21 April midterm update of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG). In this update, the Group reported that Al-Shabaab remains the most significant threat to peace and security, while an ISIL-affiliated extremist group is increasing in size. The resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia, as well as the charcoal ban, is also likely to be addressed.

On Eritrea, Umarov will probably update Council members on developments pertaining to allegations made last year by Djibouti and another member state of weapons transfers from Eritrea to Al-Shabaab. It appears that these countries have not yet provided the SEMG with evidence to substantiate their claims. The Monitoring Group has reported that Eritrea continues to support other opposition groups in the region.

The Chair may also address the Djibouti-Eritrea conflict. In recent years, the Security Council has asserted in sanctions resolutions on Somalia-Eritrea that the Djibouti-Eritrea conflict constitutes a threat to international peace and security. In addition to reiterating this assertion, the most recent resolution on Somalia-Eritrea sanctions (resolution 2317 of 10 November 2016) encouraged further mediation efforts by Qatar in order to resolve the border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea and the issue of Djiboutian combatants missing in action since the clashes in 2008, The resolution urged Eritrea to share, including with the SEMG, any available detailed information pertaining to the combatants.

The Djibouti-Eritrea dispute has become of increasing concern, following Qatar’s 14 June announcement that it would no longer mediate between the parties and its withdrawal of peacekeeping forces from the border areas. On 16 June, Djibouti accused Eritrea of occupying disputed territory along their mutual border. The AU Commission subsequently announced that it was available to Djibouti and Eritrea to help “normalise their relations and promote good neighbourliness”, and that the Commission, in consultation with the parties, would deploy a fact-finding mission on the border. Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, had been scheduled to travel to Asmara to discuss developments in the region with Eritrean authorities; however, at the request of the Eritrean authorities and due to scheduling conflicts, that visit was postponed, and new dates are to be agreed upon in consultation with the Eritrean government. The SEMG has also requested access to the border area, but has only gained clearance from the Djiboutian side.

The level of engagement with the Eritrean government may also be raised. Following months of attempts to arrange a Chair’s visit to the region that would include a stop in Asmara, it appears that the Eritrean government agreed to have the Chair visit later this month, during a regional mission that would also include stops in Addis Ababa, Djibouti City and Mogadishu. However, after agreement was reached on the itinerary, Eritrea informed the Chair that the proposed dates for the visit to Asmara were not workable, and the visit to the region has been postponed.

This postponement followed considerable discussion in the sanctions committee and with Eritrea, regarding whether the Chair should visit Asmara alone or be accompanied by the Sanctions Coordinator in the Secretariat. The Committee ultimately agreed, prior to the postponement of the visit, that the Chair could travel to Eritrea unaccompanied by the Sanctions Coordinator.

The Council began discussions in April on a review of the sanctions measures on Eritrea, in line with its intentions outlined in resolution 2317 of 10 November 2016. The UK, as penholder, convened Council members twice to take stock of the positions of all members regarding a potential presidential statement that would establish a road map on the way forward on Eritrea sanctions. However, these discussions were put on hold following recent developments between Djibouti and Eritrea, which have underscored the complexities of regional political dynamics.

Fake news published about Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch!!.ዘይተጻረየ ወይ ውን ሓሶት ዜና

ኣቦና ቀሺ ሙስየ ሽሻይ መድሃኒኣለም ቤተክርስትያን ኣብ  ስዊዝ ።ብዛዕባ ኣቦና ፓትርያክ ኣንጦንዮስ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዝወጸ መግለጺ ናይ ሓሶት ዜና ሙካኑ ገሊጾም።ከምቲ  መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝብሎ ኣቦና ፓትርያክ ኣንቶንዮስ ይቅሬታ ሓቲቶም፡ ዝበሎ ናይ ሓሶት ፕሮፖጋንዳ ሕጂ ውን ካቡኡ ዘይፈለ ሓሶት ንፋስ የንፍስ ምህላው ካብቲ ዝመጾም ምንጭታት ገሊጾም። ኣብ መጨረሽታ መላኽቲ ኣቦና ቀሺ ሙስየ ሽሻይ ናይ ኩልና ሓላፍነት ኢኩን ን ኣቦና  ኣብ ጸሎትና ክንዝክሮም ።

They said, the Eritrean Patriarch is free from prison. They have stated that his holiness gave blessing and also take part during the liturgy service, this is absolutely far from the truth.
His Holiness, Patriarch Antonio 3rd Eritrean Canonical patriarch was not returned back to his throne and has not been released from prison. thus, the news published and posted by stating the Patriarch was released is a fake news.
During the last few weeks a meeting was held among the Eritrean Government and some of the X-Bishops. The Eritrean Government and the X-Bishops approached the Patriarch by evil design.
They prepared a written apologies that the government and the X bishops admitted the unlawful removal of his Patriarch 11 year ago and they kindly asked the patriarch to return to his throne.
The Patriarch requested if they could read the letter in public. The bishops immediately agreed with the patriarch request, they confirmed that they will read the letter of apologize inside the church, afterword this information must be published by governmental newspaper, Television and Radio.
On Sunday 16, July 2017 the patriarch taken to Saint Mary church for the first time in 11 years. The Eritrea security forces took his holiness Patriarch Abune Antonios to the Saint Merry church under the biases of dialogue with X- bishops.
As the Patriarch was attending at St Mary he was not allowed to meet or speak with anybody. our father his Holiness Abune Antonios was not allow to give his Blessing for the people. The letter of apology has never been read in public as formerly agreed.
One authorized X-Priest read a Letter which is completely different from their former agreement. The letter is against his Holiness. Our patriarch wanted to speak but the security blocked him. After the political Drama were finished, they took him back to the prison. However the fabricated fake news Published that His Holiness gave a blessings to monks and bishops. And they posted dramatic photos stating that the case of Abune Antonios has settled in peace with consultation with the X-bishops.
We would like everyone not to be mislead by this false news. And we kindly ask the case of His Holiness Abune Antonios must be shown without any government pressure openly at the presence of third party- Egyptian coptic Orthodox Church.
We are asking for everyone to pray for His Holiness for GOD to put his hand over him.
thank you.

Father Mussie Shishay priest in Medhani Alem Orthodox church


Kanton Zug Cham 6330


ጅግና ኣቦናን ኣያናን ተባዕ ተቃላሳይ ሓርበኛ ገድም ተጋዳላይ ጅግና ወልደዳዊት ተመስገን

ሰንበት ሓምሌ 20 1986 ብ ህዝባዊ ግንባር ህግደፍ ኣብ ከሰላ ተቀቲሉ ታሪኹ ነባሪ አዮ…. ክብርን ዝኽርን ንስውአትና ንዘልአለም አብ ልብና እዮም ተጋድሎ ሓርናት ኤርትራ جبهة التحرير الإرترية ERITREAN LIBERATION FRONT… ተጋድሎ ሓርነት ኤርትራ


China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea ቻይና ወተሀደራታ ናብ ጁቡቲን ኤርትራን ከትሰድድ ሙኻና ምንጭታት ሐቢሮም።

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China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China’s top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as the Asian giant’s military role overseas grows.

China also would consider stepping in to mediate the dispute between the East African nations if asked, Kuang Weilin told The Associated Press.

This month, China dispatched members of its army to Djibouti to man its first overseas military base. The move is a key in a wide-ranging expansion of China’s armed forces in step with the country’s growing economic and political footprint.

 Qatar withdrew 450 peacekeeping troops from the contested Dumeriah mountain area in June while caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations. It had mediated the territorial dispute and its peacekeepers had been deployed after a 2010 cease-fire deal.

China hopes the Djibouti-Eritrea border issue will be “solved amicably,” Kuang said.

China is relatively new to peacekeeping but already is the biggest contributor of peacekeepers among the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, with more than 2,500 deployed on U.N. missions as of the end of June.

There currently is no U.N. mission in Djibouti or Eritrea.

Djibouti is already home to the United States’ only permanent military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier, while France, Britain, Japan and other nations also maintain a military presence in the small but strategically located Horn of Africa nation.

China’s base in Djibouti “will only have logistical purposes, not defense capabilities,” Kuang said. China has said the logistics center will support anti-piracy, U.N. peacekeeping and humanitarian relief missions in Africa and western Asia.

By ELIAS MESERET Published July 21, 2017 Associated Press.

ERITREAN NATIONAL SALVATION FRONT – HIDRI (ህግደፍ ዝፈጠሮ ሃገራዊ ጸገም ብኸመይ ይፍታሕ)

ህግደፍ ዝፈጠሮ ሃገራዊ ጸገም ብኸመይ ይፍታሕ

ኣብ ዝዀነ ውግእ ዘለዎ ሃገር ስደት ክስዕብ ባህሪያዊ እዩ ክበሃል ይከኣል እዩ። ውግእ ኣብዘይብላ ሃገር መጠነ ሰፊሕ ዝዀነ ስደት ክርአ ንቡር ኣይኰነን ኣብ ኤርትራ ኣህገርና ግን ይቅጽሎ  ኣሎ። ኤርትራ ሃገርና ብህግደፍ ዝተፈጥረ ጸገም ትሳቐ ከም ዘላ ዓለም ምሉእ ዝምስክሮ ሓቂ እዩ። እቲ ሽግር ከኣ ንልዑላውነት ሃገር ዝቘጽን ህዝቢ ፋሕ ዘብልን ሽግር ኰይኑ ብሰንኪ ፖሊሲ ህግደፍ ዝተፈጥረ ምዃኑ ከኣ ንማንም ብሩህ እዩ። ንህዝብናን ሃገርናን ካብ’ዚ ጸገም’ዚ ንምውጻእ ድማ ንኩሉ ግዱስ ዜጋ ዝምልከት እዩ። ንሃገርን ህዝብን ንምድሓን ዝግበር ምንቅስቓስ ድማ ነውሪ ዝበሃል የልቦን። ኩሉ ኤርትራዊ ዜጋ ኣብ ዘዘለዎ ግብኡ ክገብር ከኣ ንቡር እዩ። በዚ ምኽንያት’ዚ ኣብ ዝተፈላለያ ከተማታት ኤውሮጳ ኤርትራውያን ብዛዕባ ሃገሮም ኣመልኪቶም ንጥፈታት ከካይዱ ቀንዮም ኣለዉ።


እቲ ሓደ ኣብ ሃገረ ጀርመን ኰይኑ ካይዘርዝላውተር ኣብ ዝበሃል ከተማ ነበረ። ድሕሪ ባይትኡ ከኣ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ዓመት ህዝባዊ ዘተ ብዝብል ስያመ ዘተ ተኻይዱ ከም ዝነበረ ዝዝከር እዩ።እዚ ተበግሶ’ዚ ሎሚ ዓመት’ውን ብምቕጻል ካብ ዕለት 13-16/07/2017 ዘተ ንምክያድ መጸዋዕታ ተገይሩ ከም ዝነበረ ይፍላጥ። ዕላምኡ ድማ ህዝቢ ብዛዕባ ሃገሩ ዘተዩ ኣድላይነት ጥርኑፍ ሓይሊ ብምስትብሃል ንምርግጋጹ ዝተፈላለዩ ኣገባባት ብምጥቃም፣ ህዝቢ ከመይ ገይሩ ብሓባር ክሰርሕ ይኽእል ዝብል ሓሳብ ንምርግጋጽ እዩ። ነዚ ዘተ’ዚ ዝተኻፈልዎ ኤርትራውያን ዜጋታት ድማ ነይሮም። ኣገባብ ናይ’ቲ ዘተ ከም’ዚ ዝስዕብ ነይሩ።

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እዚ ሓደ ካብ’ቶም ዓውዲ-ዘተ ዘካይዱ ዝነበሩ ዘርኢ ስእሊ እዩ።

መጀመርያ ብሽማግለ ሓይሊ ዕማም ዝተዳለወ ኣጀንዳታት ነይሮም። ነቶም ቀልጢፎም ኣብ’ቲ ቦታ ዝተረኸቡ ዜጋታት ብምእካብ ክዝረበሉ ኣለዎ ዝበሃል ኣርእስቲ መታን ከይ ተርፍ ሽማግለ ሓይሊ ዕማም ነቲ ዝተረኸበ ተሳታፋይ ተወከሰት።

እዚ ስራሕ’ዚ ንውሕ ዝበለ ግዜ ወሲዱ እዩ። ቀጺሉ ነቲ ተሳታፋይ ኣብ ዝተፈላለዩ ዓውዲ ዘተ ብምምቃል፣ ኩሎም ዓውዲ ዘተ ድማ ብዛዕባ ሓደ ዓይነት ኣጀንዳ ከም ዝመያየጡ ተገይሩ። ውጽኢት ናይ ዝተፈላለያ ዓውዲ-ዘተ ከኣ ንኩለን ይንገር ነበር። ዳርጋ ኩለን ዓውዲ-ዘተ ከኣ ዝፈላለያሉ ነገር ነይሩ ክበሃል ኣይከኣልን። ንኣብነት እቶም ዝተዘተየሎም ዛዕባታት

ሀ. መሰረታዊ ጠንቂ ናይ’ዚ ኩሉ ጸገም ኤርትራ ሃገርናን መፍትሒታቶምን?

ለ. ጸላኢ ሃገርናን ህዝብናን መን’ዩ?

ሐ. ንጸላኢና ንምግጣም ብኸመይ ንወደብ?

መ. ተራ ደቂ-ኣንስትዮ ከመይ ኣሎ?

ሰ. ግጭትን ኣፈታትሕኡን

ረ. ንመጻኢ እዚ መድረኽ ዘተ’ዚ ብኸመይ ይጐዓዝ ወዘተ ዝብሉ ዛዕባታት ይርከብዎም።

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እዚ ድማ ኣብ’ቲ ሓፈሻዊ መግለጺ ዝወሃብ ዝነበረ ተሳተፍቲ ክከታተሉ ከለዉ ዘርኢ ስእሊ እዩ

ብዘይካ ብጉጅለታት መቒልካ ዘተ ምግባር ካልእ እቲ ህዝባኢ ዘተ ዝተጠቕመሉ ኣገባብ ብሓባር ኣስተምህሮ ምሃብ ነይሩ። ንኣብነት ኣቶ የማነ ተኽለገርግስ ኣገዳስነት ህዝባዊ ዘተን ሽግራትናን ኣፈታትሕኡን ብዝብል ኣርእስቲ መግለጺ ሂቡ። ቀጺላ ወይዘሮ ሪም ናስር ብዛዕባ ኣበርክቶን ሽግራትን መፍትሒኡን ደቂኣንስትዮ ኤርትራ ኣብ መስርሕ ተሞክሮ ተቓለስቲ ንፍትሒ ብዝብል ኣርእስቲ መግለጺ ሂባ።

ስዒቡ ንኣህጉራዊ ተበግሶ (Global Initiative …) ወኪሉ ኣቶ ተወልደ ስእለ ዕድል ተዋሂቡ ዝሓሸ መገዲ ኣፈታትሓ ጸገማትና ብዝብል ኣርእስቲ ብዛዕባ ምንቅስቓስ ተበግሶ ዝወስድዎ ዘለዉ ተበግሶታትን ምዕባሌታቱን ነቲ ክዛተ ዝመጽአ ኤርትራዊ ምትእኽኻብ ክገልጸሉ ክኢሉ ኣሎ።

ቀጺሉ ብዶ/ር ዳኒኤል ረዘነ ዝቐረበ ሓፈሻዊ ቴማ ኰይኑ ብዛዕባ ሀ. ኣገዳስነት ዘተን መፍትሒ ጸገማትና ለ. ተሞክሮ ደቡብ ኣፍሪቃ ኣብ ሃገራዊ ዕርቂ ሐ. ማሕበር ክኢላታት ሕጊ ኤርትራውያን (Eritrean Law Society) ተርኡ ኣብ ቃልሲ ንሓርነት መ. ኮምሽን ኣጻራይት ምግሃስ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ኣብ ኤርትራ ተራ ተቓለስቲ ንፍትሕን ንዝመጽእ ክግበር ዘለዎን ኣብ ዝብሉ ርእስታት ሕጽር-ሕጽር ዝበለ መግለጺ ሂቡ። ብተወሳኺ ኣብ’ዚ ዝሓለፈ 17 ዓመታት ክርከቡ ዘይግብኦም ዘጋጠሙ ምፍንጫላት፣ ኣቀልልሳናን ሰማይ ዝዓረገ ትጽቢታትናን፣ ንናይ ሕጂ እዋን ጸገማትና ብናይ ቀደም ኣገባብ ኣቀላልሳ ንኸይድ ከም ዘለናን ዝኣመሰሉ ነጥብታት ኣልዒሉ ኣስተምህሮ ሂቡ።

ሓፈሽኡ ዘተ ጽቡቕ እዩ። ብዘተ ገርካ ምርድዳእን ምቅርራብን ይፍጠር እሞ ብሓባር ምስራሕ ከኣ ይጅመር። ብሓባር ምስ ሰራሕካ ድማ ምትእምማን ይፍጠር፣ ምትእምማን ድማ ብዝያዳ እንዳ ተረረ ከም ዝኸይድ ይከውን። ውጽኢት ናይ ሓባር ቃልሲ ንኹሉ ዘርብሕ ዓወት ይሕፈስ። እዚ ዝተገበረ ዘተ ግን ብዙሕ ሕጽረታት ነይርዎ። ግቡእ ምድላዋት ኣይነበሮን፣ ዝተጸንዑ ወረቓቕቲ ኣይቀረቡን። ክዛተዩ ዝግብኦም ኣካላት ኣብኡ ኣይተረኸቡን። ስለ ምንታይ ኩሉ ኣብ ደምበ ተቛውሞ ዘሎ ክርከብ ዘይተዓደመን ዘይተገልሀ ምስጢር እዩ።

ካልእ ክንቀፍ ዝግብኦ ዝተራእየ ተርእዮ ንተወዲብካ ምቅላስ ሸውሃት ዝቐትል ኣተሓሳስባ ምህላዉ እዩ። ኣብ’ዚ እዋን’ዚ ፖለቲካዊ ውድባትና ኣይነፍዓን ዝብል ነቐፌታታት ኣሎ። ልክዕ ከኣ እዩ። እዚ መሰረት ገርካ ግን ተወዲብካ ምቅላስ ኣየድልን እዩ ብዘስምዕ ቃና ጐስጓስ ክግበረሉ ለባም ኣይኰነን። ኣብ ተወዲብካ ምስራሕ ኩሉ ተቓላሳይ ክኣምን ኣለዎ። ከም’ቲ መእሰሪ ዘይብሉ መኣዶ ከዀስትር ዘይክእል፣ ዘይተወደበ ቃልሲ ድማ ዓወት ከመዝግብ ኣይክእልን እዩ። ኣብ’ቲ ናይ ዘተ መኣድታት ድማ ንውደባ ዘጽልእ ወፈራ ዘካይዱ ነይሮም እዮም። ካልእ ኣብ’ቲ ዘተ ዳርጋ ኩሉ ዝሰማማዓሉ ኣብ ደምበ ተቛውሞ ኰንካ ኣብ ክንዲ ምርድዳእ ንኽሰፍን ዝጸዓር ኣነ ይበለጽ መልክዕ ዘለዎ ምውርዛይ፡ ኣነነት፡ ተጻዋርነት ዘይምህላው፡ ዘይስነ-ምግባራዊ ስራሓት ምምዕባል ካብቶም ንቃልሲ ሓንኰልትን ሃሰይትን ኰይኖም ተረኺቦም ከም ዘለዉ ኣብ’ቲ ናይ ዘተ መኣዲ ተጠቒሶም እዮም።

ኣብ መዛዘሚ እቲ ናይ ህዝባዊ ዘተ ንዝመጽእ ኣወሃሂዳ ብዝማዕበለ ዘተ ክግበር ዘድልዩ ቅድመ ኲነታት እተዳሉ ሓንቲ 5 ቀወምትን 2 ተካእትን ዘለዉዋ ሽማግለ ሓይሊ ዕማም ቈይማ እቲ ናይ ዘተ ስነ-ስርዓት ተወዲኡ ኣሎ።


ኣብ ሃገረ ሆላንድ ኣብ ራይዝቫይክ (Rijswijk) ዝበሃል ከተማ ህግደፍ ኣቐዲሞም ዝተዳለውሉ ፌስታ ነይሩ። እዚ ፈስታ እዚ ነቲ ንሃገርናን ህዝብናን ዘጥፍእ ዘሎ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ገንዘባዊ ዓቕሚ ክእክበሉን ፖለቲካዊ ምልዕዓል ንኽግበረሉ ተባሂሉ ዝተገበረ ምድላው እዩ ነይሩ። ኣብ ሃገርና ናይ ህዝብና ኣድማሳዊ ሰብኣዊ-መሰላት ተነፊጉ፡ ፖለቲካዊ መሰላት ተመንዚዑ፡ ፍትሒ ጠፊኡ ወዘተ ዝብል እምነት ዘለዎ በዓል-ሕልና ኤርትራዊ ድማ ነዚ እከይ ተግባራት ገባቲ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ክጠፍእ እምበር ክድገፍ ኣይግብኦን እዩ ካብ ዝብል መበገሲ ንስራሕ ህግደፍ ንምቊራጽ ኣብ’ቲ ቦታ ብምኻድ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ተገይሩ ውዒሉ።

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ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ራይዝቫይክ (Rijswijk) ብዕለት 15-07-2017 ኣንጻር ህግደፍ ብጉልባብ ፈስቲቫል ሃገራዊ ባህሊ ንፖለቲካ ፕሮፖጋንዳ ህግደፍ ዝግበር ንምፍሻሉን ምትዕንቓፉን ዝኣመተ እዩ ነይሩ። ሰለማዊ ሰልፊ መኣስን ኣበይን ከም ዝግበር ተፈሊጡ ስለ ዝነበረ ሕጋዊ ፍቓድ ናይ መንግስቲ ሆላንድ ዝረኸበ ኰይኑ፣ እቲ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ሰዓት 11 ንጉሆ ተጀሚሩ ክሳብ ሰዓት 6 ተኻይዱ።

ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ወርሒ ኣርባዕተ (04-2017) ኣብ ፊልድሆቨን (Veldhoven) ኣብ ዝተገበረ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ትምህርቲ ዝዀኖም መንግስቲ ሆላንድ ጸጥታ ክሕልዉ ኣዝዩ ብዙሕ ዝዀነ ቊጽሪ ፖሊስ ብኣፍራስን ድሩዓት መካይንን ተሰንዮም ብጽኑዕ ሓለዋ ነቲ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ኣሰንዮሞ። እቲ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ንጭርሖታትን ስእልታትን ቃለ መጠየቕን ብዓቢ ኣቃልቦን ፍናንን ዝተኻየደ እዩ ነይሩ። ሓንሳብ ሓንሳብ’ውን ሕርቃንን ቊጥዐን ካብ ሰልፈኛታት ይርአ ስለ ዝነበረ፣ ሰልፈኛታት ኣብ ነንሕድ-ሕዶም ይመዓዓዱን ይማኸሩን ነይሮ

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ብካልእ ወገን ንህዝብን ሃገርን ዘይኰነ ንናይ ህግደፍ ንፖለቲካዊ ፕሮፖጋንዳዊ ሃልኪ ኢሎም ድዮም ወላ ንኣባላቶም ከይዝኽትሙ ብማለት ኢሎም ዘውረይዎ ነገር ነይሩ። ንሱ ድማ ምስ ኲነታት ማንኪ ዝተተሓሓዘ እዩ። ዝለመድዎ ኣቡኦም ማንኪ ክመጽእ ስለ ዘይከኣለ ኣልኣሚን ዋና ጽሓፊ ህግደፍ ክመጽእ እዩ ዝብል ወረ ተነዘሑ ስለ ዝነበረ፣ ሰልፈኛታት ድማ እዚ ሓቂ ድዩ ወላ ሓሶት ክረጋገጸልና ንደሊ ኣለና ስለ ዝበሉ፣ ኣብ ሓለዋ ጸጥታ ዝነበሩ ፖሊስ ብወገኖም ውሽጢ ኣትዮም ርእዮም ከም ዘየሎ ኣረጋጊጾም እዮም። ክሳብ ክንድዚ እዩ ነይሩ እቲ ኲነታት ናይ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ።

ህዝብን ሃገርን ምድሓን ልዕሊ ኩሉ!

ዜናን ባህልን ቤት ጽሕፈት ግሃድኤ-ሕድሪ


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The “vicedittatore” Eritrean attacked in Rome is the one who ordered my kidnapping in Somalia

On 5 July in Rome at the exit from a restaurant the ambassador of the State of Eritrea,
Petros Fessazion, was attacked by some people, almost certainly his countrymen
are tired of a repressive regime that denies the fundamental human freedoms.
But with the Ambassador Petros, there was probably Yemane Gebrehab, number two of the dictatorship
in power in the former Italian colony, was seriously injured in his cheekbone.

 But Rome hospital where he was admitted is not anyone by that name.
That gave false names to avoid being recognized is very likely, but it obviously
is not. Moreover the presence of Yemane was planned in a number of initiatives in Europe
where the “vice-dictator” did not appear. Massimo Alberizzi writes Petros and Yemane,
which once had condemned him to death and made kidnapping in Somalia.

Cari Yemane and Petros , I wish to express my sincere regret for the events you have seen involved in Rome on 5 July: the policy methods can not and should not include violence. But unfortunately in your small but proud country exasperation against a brutal dictatorship and inhuman is mounted dramatically. Perhaps this incident will make you think about the consequences of your choices and your methods of “governance”.

As you know, I criticized (and critic) hard your diet with the power of ideas, as centuries of Western culture have taught us, and I regret that it is you, dear Yemane, has ordered against me a sentence of death sentence. Also because I do not believe that with your death, or mine, you can solve the problems of Eritrea. In 2017 we can not continue to govern a country (among other things beautiful as yours) with abuse of power and an iron fist.

Put dissidents in jail , you have militarized society, force your kids to a military service, you have gagged the press, prevented democratic development and you’re isolated from the world seeking alliances with the most sinister countries on the international scene: why?


You have built a regime of terror, an inhuman society without a Constitution, based on fear, arrogance of a ruling group – of which you are a part – controlling and canceling students and intellectuals, torture and death. Why all this? What is your goal? Are the leadership of a beautiful and fascinating country that could have been an example to follow, a model for all of Africa. But you also deceived journalists who have helped you win your war. I can no longer visit Eritrea since you made me stop and a few months later I have sentenced to death for my articles criticizing your transformation: from freedom fighters in bloody dictators.

Yes, Yemane, I could go to a judge here in Italy, denounce you and tell you, that man ended up in hospital in Rome, are the one who ordered my kidnapping in Somalia, where they escaped execution only because I knew those they had to be my murderers.

The dictator Isaias Afeworki (left) and his side Yemane Gebreab

I managed to save myself, Somali Islamistshave pardoned me, but you and your friends have reprimanded them because they had let me go. Now you are in Italy with his head smashed, they tell me, and when you get out of that hospital (if you’re still recovering) will return to Eritrea. A massacre back your boys? To prevent him from escaping from the country? The propaganda of your regimen argues emphatically that all is well in Eritrea, everything is perfect. But you, us, we know that is not true.

Where are my friends in Petros Solomon Haile Woldensaye, Mohammed Sharifo, former ministers, or Isaac Dawit, a journalist, to name a few, arrested and put in some red-hot lowlands dell’infuocato jail? And Aster, the wife of Petros? You also deceived her, a freedom fighter, a companion of your weapons.

Petros Solomon during a UN intervention, immediately after the liberation dellì'Eritrea

After the arrest of her husbandand other ministers and leaders, September 18, 2001, she went from the United States where he was studying, she returned to Eritrea in December 2003 with Isaias Afeworki agreement, your president. He had guaranteed that she would not be harmed. Instead just got off the plane the henchmen of the regime arrested her. Her children, the children of Petros (Simon, twins, Zerai and Hanna, and Meaza), they waited in vain for their mother outside the terminal. Who knows what the camp is over Aster. I wonder how do you trick your comrades, your brothers, who, Yemane, during the war of liberation you called Monkey, your nickname with which I had known then.

Aster Yohannes and Petros Solomon at the time of their marriage when they were both leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Eritrea

And now I fear for those who are suspected of having assaulted. If you send them back to Eritrea they will be sentenced to death. Of course, after a good dose of cruel torture, that they may serve as an example for other dissidents. It should prevent them from being extradited to Africa.

And you, dear Ambassador Petros Fessazion , remember when before the release of 1991 were in Italy to represent the Popular Front for the Liberation of Eritrea and all we journalists were defending your fight for freedom? We made a tragic mistake to believe in a leadership that would become a tyranny. Unfortunately, you have learned well the techniques of fascism, who has ruled the painful Fascist. You have become the symbol of all that’s wrong in Africa.

The Italian Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Petros Fessazion

The last time we met – less than a couple of years ago, during a conference in Carrara – I asked you to intercede with the dictator Afeworki because I took off this cumbersome death sentence. I’ve also invited to flee to take refuge in Italy. “I will defend,” I promised. Think: is not an escape treason. It ‘a betrayal remain, denying the principles that inspired your revolution: liberty, equality, progress and brotherhood. An invitation which I renew today, July 14, the day of the storming of the Bastille, the French Revolution party whose principles should inform any politician of this planet: flees, abandons that bloodthirsty regime.

Petros and Yemane, both know so much of what happens in Africa and if you could help to resolve the crisis at least understand them. A country like Somalia is destroyed, thanks to wicked Eritrean political support to Islamic Shebab. Why do you who declared liberal and secular have you allied with the Somali bloodthirsty terrorists?

Yemane, strength; escapes too. Ask for political asylum in Italy, denounced the misdeeds of the regime. You will return to Eritrea in triumph and not as a cowardly murderer, would you use today. Run, run.

Massimo A. Alberizzi