Eritrean National Wufaq Party (ENWP) – Press Release

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Unite, Organize and Rise!   The Eritrean National Wufaq Party (ENWP) calls upon the Eritrean people at home and in the diaspora to take the convening of the National Congress for Democratic Change (NCDC) scheduled to launch on November 21st, 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a valuable opportunity to … more

ሃገራዊ ጉባኤ ንዲሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ ብሰንኪ ጸቕጥን ምጕብዕባዕን 6 ኣባላት ኪዳን ዝኾና ውድባት ንሓደ ወርሒ ከምዝተሰጋገረ ተፈሊጡ።

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እቲ ኣብዚ ሒዝናዮ ዘለና ወርሒ ጥቅምቲ ካብ ዕለት 22 ኣትሒዙ ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ክካየድ ተመዲቡ ዝነበረ ሃገራዊ ጉባኤ ንዲሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ ብሰንኪ ጸቕጥን ምጕብዕባዕን 6 ኣባላት ኪዳን ዝኾና ውድባት ንሓደ ወርሒ ከምዝተሰጋገረ ኣባል ኮምሽን ሃገራዊ ጉባኤ ንዲሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ መንእሰይ በረኸት ካሕሳይ ሎሚ ምስ ኣሰና ኣብ ዝገበሮ ቃለመጠየቕ ሓቢሩ። ንሱ ኣብ መግለጺኡ፡ … more

Reflections on contribution of the opposition leaders in prolonging the suffering of the Eritrean people

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Reflections on the contribution of the opposition leaders in prolonging the suffering of the Eritrean people for the last 20 years – Researched and compiled by Resoum Kidane Click on this link: Opposition leaders prolong the suffering of the Eritrean people … more

Triggering revolt: Impoverished Eritrea financing, arming African militants

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By Stewart Bell With drought, famine, pirates and armed Islamist groups fighting to overthrow the government, Somalia is a country defined by its needs. It needs food. It needs to rebuild its ruined land. And it needs security. What it does not need is more guns. The United Nations imposed … more

Isaias’ Helter-Skelter Foreign Policy – By Seyoum Tesfaye

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“Calls on the Council to urgently consider applying targeted sanctions on relevant Eritrean authorities including visa restrictions for President Afewerki on travelling to the EU;”   (European Parliament resolution on Eritrea case of Dawit Isaak) If you were to read and somehow entertain a certain modicum of self- underestimation, and … more

ISAYAS’s LOOSING GAMBLE – BY EZANA SEHAY

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There is no question the recent sudden visit of The Eritrean President to Uganda have caught people off guard. For supporters of the dictator the visit was hailed as diplomatic victory. That is not surprising since this was the first time in the last few years their leader has made … more

The Shrinking Turf – by Paulos Misgina

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In the past few weeks, many Eritreans who are opposed to President Issias’ regime, unable to figure out if, with his current diplomatic scramble, he was unhooking himself from the noose that is in his neck, have been expressing nervousness and displeasure in various social media networks as well as … more

Learning from Assessments/ Evaluations – By Fesseha Nair

A six day seminar was conducted in Addis on Eritrea, participants were Eritrean political organizations. … more

The Sign of Our Time – By Kebre-ab Isaac W., PhD

  Part – I: Time – Introduction Dear fellow citizens, wherever we are, it is impossible to live a life in isolation. I do not know whether the “I” can be lived without embracing the “we”, our collective sense of identity. … more

The Imprint of Iron Fists Fades Slowly

By CHRYSTIA FREELAND | REUTERS NEW YORK — “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” … more

“We have discovered freedom” – By seyoum Tesfaye

  “People in Tripoli have been attending the last Friday prayers of Ramadan and the last Friday prayers before the month of daylight fasting ends with Eid next week. … more

Keeping the hope of justice alive in Eritrea

  On September 18, 2011 Eritreans across the globe and many friends of Eritrea, will mark 10 years to the day the flickering light of hope for justice and human rights in Eritrea grew considerably dimmer. … more

Afewerki comes to Kampala to mend fences, but still has stake in Somalia

Long accused of aiding and abetting the Al Shabaab insurgency in Somalia, Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki’s three-day visit to Kampala last week was interpreted as an attempt to end his country’s isolation. … more

Museveni stamps Over Issias – by Paulos Misgena

  President Issias has arrived in Kampala for a three-day visit and held talks with his Ugandan counterpart, President Museveni. … more

Last chance for Eritrean leader to redeem himself

By Tabu Butagira & Isaac Imaka Kampala – More than a decade ago, former US President Bill Clinton helped to popularise the buzzword ‘new breed’ of African leaders. … more

Why Eritrea’s Afewerki is coming here – The Observer

Written by Emma Mutaizibwa The Horn of Africa’s belligerent leader, Isaias Afewerki, is set to visit tomorrow as he tries to mend fences and end his country’s isolation. … more

Liberation: The Long Path to Insanity – By Paulos Misgena

  Weeks have now elapsed since the report of the Monitoring Group to the UN Security Council, which virtually left President Issias’ fiasco naked, has become public. … more

The dangers of US endorsing ‘African democracy’ leaders!

  Analyst says that US endorsing of African democracy leaders must be tempered with dose of vigilance … more

Overtired Eritrean Press Statements

  Many articulate opposition writers have been writing the follies and clumsiness of PIA’s diplomatic efforts for the past two decades and thus would be repetitive to add this writer’s opinion on this issue. … more

The bad boy of the Horn of Africa: How Eritrea’s strongman uses Kenya as a terror finance hub

  By CHRISTINE MUNGAI In early July, as Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki headed to Addis Ababa to chair a meeting of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad),  … more

Eritrea: We are not the ‘bad boy’

  By WALTER MENYA Three events in quick succession have forced Eritrea to go on the defensive with its envoy in Nairobi declaring , “we have never been the bad boy”. … more

U.N.: Money raised from Eritrean-Americans helped finance militants in East Africa –

  By Matt O’Brien – Contra Costa Times OAKLAND — Armed rebels in the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa are being partially bankrolled by money from immigrants in the Bay Area, according to a United Nations report. … more

Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea, complete with unhinged president

Eritrea’s not known for much except good coffee and an abiding hatred of Ethiopia. So it caught the world by surprise when the UN accused the tiny country of planning and organising a massive terror attack on Addis Ababa, the capital of the African Union and of the hated Ethiopia. … more

REPORT:THE MONITORING GROUP ON SOMALIA AND ERITREA

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Let us be informed: By Seyoum Tesfaye

  Has the Eritrean Regime complied with Resolution 1907 or not- that is the question.   … more

Let us be informed – by Seyoum Tesfaye

  Brief introduction: The tendency to underestimate the intelligence of its own citizens and that of the rest of the world is the shinning trademarks of the Eritrean regime. … more

Statement Delivered By Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and Chairperson of IGAD, at the UNSC

  As a matter of principle IGAD believes that regime change in any country is the sole responsibility of the people of that country. It is certainly not up to IGAD countries to choose what kind of regime should be in power in Eritrea.   … more

Call to the silent majority – ‘Evil prospers where good people do nothing’

This saying is heard in various circumstances and contexts, and it is worth taking it carefully to note in the context of Eritrea. On the occasion of the anniversary of Eritrean independence we have seen a stark and clear illustration of the polarized world of Eritrea. … more

Concerning the So-Called Citizens’ Protest against Eritrean Sanctions

There has recently been a concerted campaign to rally Erirteans in diaspora in protest against the Security Council sanction imposed on Eritrea.   … more

The documents that will get Dawit free

Here are the documents that will provide Dawit Isaak, a trial. Several organizations and media companies are doing today a new effort to help the imprisoned journalist. … more

wikileaks ERITREAS FLAT DENIAL AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh adamantly and hotly denied Eritrean support for radical Somali Islamists June 17 as we delivered the Presidents letter addressed to Isaias (ref). This is the same line weve heard from numerous other Eritrean officials both in public and private. From a starting position that our information … more

Two-Days London Conference

My Impression:….Lessons to learn: The conference was organised by Eritrean Education and Publication Trust (EEPT) with the support of Centre for Initiative of Change who provided the venue. It was also in memory of the late General Mencorios Haile who was a leading figure in the work of Eritrean Communities … more

AU Summit hears of need to heed lessons from North Africa

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 30 June 2011 -The African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Jean Ping today said the popular uprisings in North Africa should be seen as an opportunity for AU member states to renew their commitment to the AU agenda for democracy and governance and to implement socio economic reforms … more

Like a Leader, Like a Follower – By Paulos Misgena

I just read a poem at alenalki.com- perhaps one of the most colorful websites cyber has ever seen ,thanks to adobe’s Photoshop.  Thank God, the poem is short and is dedicated to the Lion of Nakfa. … more

TV Trial: Preview to Pardon – by Paulos Misgena

After six months of under-table tripartite diplomatic wrangling among Eritrea, UK and Australia over the arrest of the four British citizens (one of them with a dual UK and Australian citizenship) by the former, the Eritrean government has held a TV trial this week, with footage, snipers, night goggles and … more

THE ROLE OF THE ERITREAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

The last 20 years of independence have been the darkest period in the history of the Eritrean people. The economy not only stagnated but sharply declining from time to time. It is not unusual to see people dying because of hunger and malnutrition. … more

TRANSITIONAL DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF ERITREA

The Draft Constitution was duly submitted to the relevant bodies by the chairman of the committee as a legitimate document. It is important to note that the Draft Constitution is a collective work, and the property of the Eritrean Commission for Democratic Change. … more

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After six months of under-table tripartite diplomatic wrangling among Eritrea, UK and Australia over the request of the four British citizens (one of them with a dual UK and Australian citizenship), the Eritrean government has held a TV trial this week, with footage, snipers, night goggles and GPS confiscated from … more

TV Trial Preview to Pardon – by Paulos Misgena

After six months of under-table tripartite diplomatic wrangling among Eritrea, UK and Australia over the request of the four British citizens (one of them with a dual UK and Australian citizenship), the Eritrean government has held a TV trial this … more