Fetsum:Dialog with Yosief Gebrehiwot on his “The Eritrean Opposition: the Fallacies of Its Democracy Project”


The real scenario: I start direct communication with the dynamic scholar Yosief Gebrehiwet fully acknowledging his superior intellectual capacity without any intention to compete for competition does not exist in my Buddhist mindset. I only believe in decent communication at equal level of correlation, meaning that relationship is the essence of … more

Geoffrey Clarfield: The slaves of Sinai


Geoffrey Clarfield, National Post | April 14, 2014 | Last Updated: Apr 9 4:10 PM ET On Monday, April 14, Jews around the world will invite their family and friends to join them for the feast of Passover, a holiday that celebrates the Biblical story of the Israelites, who were enslaved in Egypt under … more

What We (Don’t) Know About Eritrea’s Economy


Think Africa Press – ARTICLE |  11 APRIL 2014 – 2:26PM | BY JOSTEIN HAUGE Eritrea perfectly illustrates the amount of guesswork involved in economic analysis of Africa. At the start of this week, Nigeria’s GDP figures nearly doubled after the government recalculated economic output. Statisticians rebased their numbers to include changes to the … more



Topic of this week is ‘An Initiative to Rally the Eritrean Lowland Societies  … This initiative is a call to reunite all sectors of this society in order to enable them to properly defend their legitimate rights and interests…’. (in Tigriyna = ሐንቲ ኢኒዝያቲቫ/ሐሳብ ናብ አክከበ/ጠርነፈ አርትራዊ ቆልላ ማሕበር … … more

Fetsum: From the FORUM on NAHDA


Fetsum: From the FORUM on NAHDA My dear readers, the mature discussion in the forum associated with my last article was rich and civilized. I hope this work will collect us stronger and please enjoy it. From the forum Quote of the moment: “The key to real winning is to discover … more

Eritrean Refugees at Risk – By Dan Connell


Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel. By Dan Connell, April 10, 2014 Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled a repressive dictatorship since 2001. Their small northeast African country, which has a population 4-5 million and was once touted as part of an African “renaissance,” … more

ውሳኔ“ፍትሓ ነገስት”። – ትማሊ ዘይፈለጣ ጽባሕ ኣይትራኣዮን ኢያ!! – 6ይ ክፋል።


 ውሳኔ“ፍትሓ ነገስት”።      6ይ ክፋል።             06-04-14። ትማሊ ዘይፈለጣ ጽባሕ ኣይትራኣዮን ኢያ!! ውዕሎ መዓልቲ ውግእ ኣብ ቀዳማይ ክፋል ገሊጸዮ ስለዝኾንኩ ንተክኒካዊ መዳያቱ ኣብዚሐ ኣይክዛረበሉን ኢየ። ብሃታሃታ ዝተጀመረ ጉዕዞ ወጋሕታ ንጀነራላት ፈረንጂ ብዘይተረድኦም ምኽንያት ካብቲ ብሰንሰለት ክተኣሳሰሩ ዝነበረ ኣበጋ ግሳኦም ተበታቲኾም ብኪሎሜተራት ዝኣክል ሃጓፋት ተራእየ። ብተወሳኺ ቅርጺ መሬት፡ መራሕቲ ዝሓዝዎ ካርታን ሓበርቲ ቦታ … more

ምዕራፍ 8፡ ጕዕዞ ናብ ኣካን ቀብር


ምዕራፍ 8፡ ጕዕዞ ናብ ኣካን ቀብር  ንጹሃት ሰባት  ብዘይ ፍትሒ ኣብ ዝእሰሩሉ ግፍዐኛ ስርዓት እቲ ሓቀኛ ቦታ ናይ ቅኑዓት ሃገራውያን ቤትማእሰርቲ’ዩ።                            ሄንሪ ዴቪድ ቶረ ኣብ ካሜራ ዓሰርተ ሓሙሽተ ካብ ዝኣትው ሰሙናት ሓሊፉ ከብቅዕ ዝኾነ ሕቶ ወይ መርመራ ኣይቀረበለይን። መኪና ዝሸጥኩሉ ኣባል ጸጥታ ጥራይ ሓንቲ መዓልቲ መጺኡኒ ነይሩ። ንሱ’ውን ብዘይወግዓዊ … more

National Reconciliation.


Def:   Reconciliation 1. To reestablish a close relationship between. 2. To settle or resolve. 3. To bring (oneself) to accept:      He finally reconciled himself to the change in management. 4. To make compatible or consistent: reconcile my way of thinking with yours.  Reconciliation with whom  & who should be initiating it ?   The … more

Fetsum: Dialogue with Rezen


Fetsum: Dialogue with Rezen As you know, I have been working on two projects simultaneously, the reason I was pumping articles in alternation. The forum has been busy and a little more philosophical as a result of Rezen’s involvement and I welcome this development because it will make us stronger … more

ደምበ ተቓውሞ፡ ጉዕዞ መርከብ ብዘይ ኮምፓስ:


ደምበ ተቓውሞ፡               ጉዕዞ መርከብ ብዘይ ኮምፓስ:                                                                             12 መጋቢት 2014                                     ሃብተማርያም ኣብራሃ                                    ለንደን – ዓዲ እንግሊዝ ‘ምስ ሕሱም ኣይትቑጸር ስንቅኻ፡ ቅድም ተሰከመን ደሓር ከኣ በርኩተን ይብለካ’ ኢዩ ኮይኑና ዘሎ ጉዳይ ኢሰያስ። ንሕና ኤርትራውያን ምስ ሕሱም ስንቅና ዝቋጸርና ህዝቢ ኢና። ሰላም ዝዓበኹም መጓዕዝቲ ዝነኣስኩም መንእሰያት ድማ ተኸተልቲ፡ ኣብ … more

The Role of Eritrean Scholars: the Duty to be Unbiased


By Araya Debessay I believe the Eritrean people expect Eritrean scholars to objectively and critically assess the ills of the nation and offer bold and constructive suggestions for the good of their country and the Eritrean people.  Eritrean scholars should assume this responsibility as their national duty and indeed as … more



WHO IS LETTING ERITREA DOWN? Ezana Sehay 03/05/ 2014 Eritrea is at a critical juncture.  It is facing a fundamental threat:  its unity is under assault, social norms are deteriorating, and the economy is in an extreme derailment. All these as the consequence of Isayas’s pitiful iniquitous 23 year rule … more

Fetsum: The opposition camp in examination II


Fetsum: The opposition camp in examination II In my last article I discussed how brittle the EDA has been in communicating with us the people it claims representing let alone with the international politicians living in the same City called Adiss Ababa. If you are one born and raised in … more

Fetsum: Eritrean opposition forces under examination


Fetsum: Eritrean opposition forces under examination In this topic, I tend to discuss the opposition forces with the very limited information I came across the media. I apologize ahead for my ignorance and please make sure you understand that this is only my subjective input based on a limited knowledge … more

Fetsum: From the FORUM


Fetsum: From the FORUM rezen: “It is my peanut opinion that Eritrea has fundamental parochial problems for seemingly time immemorial: religion, provincialism, and racism. These are the most debilitating cancerous diseases to humanity. It was only under subjugation that the diverse societies in Eritrea seemed to have lived in the deceiving … more

Fetsum: My premature opinion on Assena et al Vs Medrek


Fetsum: My premature opinion on Assena et al Vs Medrek SolomonBerhane: “ምትእኽኻብ መድረክ ግሉጽነት ዝጎደሎን ገላልን ምኻኑ ይኣምን፦መድረኽ ኣገባቡ “ ግሉጽነት ዝጎደሎ’ዩ” ። ኣኼባ በልጅዩም እንታይ ነይሩ ኣጀንድኡ፣ በዓል መን ተሳቲፎም፣ ኣብቲ ኣኼባ እንታይ ወሲኖም፣ መን እንታይ ዓይነት ናይስራሕ ሓላፍነት ተሰኪሙ ኣሎ ዝግለጽ የለን። ምስ ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ዘሎ ዝምድና ናይ ቓልሲ ኣይተነጸረን። ዝተኻየደ ርክባት ኣሎ’ዶ የለን ኣይተገልጸን። ኩሉ ሚስጥራዊ’ዩ። ሓንቲ ነገር ከኣ ኣላ ንሚስጥሮም ዘቓልዓቶም። መን’ዮም መድረኽ እንታይ’ዩ ዕላምኦምቕድሚ ምግላጾም ፈነወ ረድዮ ጀሚሮም። ንሶም ካብ ህዝቢ ተኸዊሎም ረድዮኦም ይፍኖ። ዘገርም’ዩ! ካብዚ ንላዕሊ ጉድለት ግሉጽነት የለን ስለምንታይ ንሓቒ ንቓወም።” Amanule Eyasu: “ሕሉፍ ምስጢራውነትን ዘይግሉጽነትን: ከም ምሁራት፣ ምኩራት ተጋደልትን ዲፕሎማሰኛታትን፣ ኣባላት መድረኽ፣ እቲ ኣብ ግዜ ገድሊ ከም ባህሊ ማዕቢሉ ክሳብ ሎሚ ምብላይ ኣብዩና ዘሎ ሕሉፍ ምስጢራውነትን …፣ ካብዚሕማም’ዚ ከምዘይተገላገሉ ተግባራቶም ይምስክር።“ንኣብነት ብዛዕባ’ቲ ኣብ ብራስለስ (በልጁም) ዘካየዱዎ ኣኼባ፣ ግደፍ ዶ ንህዝቢ፣ ነታ ከም ተሓጋጋዚት ማዕከን ዜና ዝቐርቡዋ ኣሰና ‘ኳ ኣይሓበሩዋን። ጸኒሑ ግን ብወረወረ ልሒኹ።ቅርጽን ዕላማን መድረኽንጹር ኣይኮነን። ኣባላቱ ‘ውን ብወግዒ ኣይፍሉጣትን እዮም። ናይ ርክብ ሰንሰለቶም ብሩህ ኣይኮነን። ኣብ ቅድሚ ህዝቢ ቀሪብካ ብኽፉት ህዝባዊ ሕቶታት ምምላስ ከም ቁሪ ይፈርሑዎ።  ርክባቶም ብሕሹኽሹኽ እዩ ዝፍጸም።” Comment: This is very sad to hear. I cannot understand why a movement that claims to bring democracy would dispatch without a clear vision and strategy. I cannot understand experienced intellectuals and diplomats having no clear vision … more

In defense of Openness


The other day I stumbled upon a post by Mandela Eritrea – a pen name – bearing an eye-catching headline and depicting Woldu Tekle’s photo in the EYSC page.  Check it for yourself; www.erigazette.org The post, as if there is a science discovery in Eritrea, was presented as “Breaking News” to … more

Fetsum: Life slipping away for our opposition leaders: Time is against you to resurrect your legacy


Fetsum: Life slipping away for our opposition leaders: Time is against you to resurrect your legacy ምልካዊ መራሒ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ኢሳይያስ ኣፈወርቂ፣ “ኣብ ኤርትራ ብዙሓዊ ፖለቲካ ዶ ዲሞክራሲ ከነተኣታቱ ኢሉ ዝሓልም ሰብ ኣብ ወርሒ ወይ ካልእ ዓለምዝነበር ክኸውን ኣለዎ ብምባል፣ ንፖለቲካዊ ብዙሕነት ከም ቀደሙ ተጻዋርነት ከምዘይብሉ ዳግም ኣገንዚቡ። “ብዘይ ስልጣን ህይወት ኣይረኣየንን እዩ”” Response: That poor guy is still tripping on something thinking that he decides the fate of the Eritrean people forever standing in line at about 70 for his turn to die. What a self-deception? … more

Fetsum: What is Intellectualism and who is the intellect?


Coming to our collective mission ahead, Barbara Marx Hubbard says in CONCIOUS EVOLUTION that a spiritual philosophy can expand through a network of individuals to cause a balanced universal consciousness for every human being to live happier eventually. Let us form a network of independent minded people under the theme of unconditional … more

The twisted road to Reconcilation & Cooperation

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“To reach Reconciliation, one must start by recognizing the common ground between the parties and working outward; instead of starting with the differences and working inward.  It is from this mindset that Forgiveness and Tolerance are born.”thus we can go further in maintainance of cooperation. Some Terminologies to help us … more