We, Eritrean Youth for Change in the Bay Area, are very much disturbed by the interview of President Isayas Afeworki (PIA) conducted with Al Jazeera International on 20 February 2010. The interview was conducted at a time when Eritrea is under UN imposed sanction. The interview was watched by millions of Eritreans and the rest of the world. It was embarrassing to Eritreans and friends of Eritrea when PIA was immobilized by simple and straight forward questions posed by the journalist.

We, Eritrean Youth for Change in the Bay Area, are very much disturbed by the interview of President Isayas Afeworki (PIA) conducted with Al Jazeera International on 20 February 2010. The interview was conducted at a time when Eritrea is under UN imposed sanction. The interview was watched by millions of Eritreans and the rest of the world. It was embarrassing to Eritreans and friends of Eritrea when PIA was immobilized by simple and straight forward questions posed by the journalist.

Michael Abraha                                                                                                  

The international community is on the verge of meting out a collective punishment on the Eritrean political and military leadership. The proposed UN sanctions will be the harshest ever imposed on an African nation in recent memory. The Eritrean government says it is not concerned.

Michael Abraha                                                                                                  

The international community is on the verge of meting out a collective punishment on the Eritrean political and military leadership. The proposed UN sanctions will be the harshest ever imposed on an African nation in recent memory. The Eritrean government says it is not concerned.

Michael Abraha

European and American officials are joining hands with Diaspora Eritrean politicians and activists aimed at ending relentless human rights abuses under a ruthless dictatorship in Eritrea. In a two-day conference beginning tomorrow in Brussels, delegates from the three sides will, among other things, discuss the urgent need to coordinate EU and US policies on Eritrea and the Horn Region.

Michael Abraha

European and American officials are joining hands with Diaspora Eritrean politicians and activists aimed at ending relentless human rights abuses under a ruthless dictatorship in Eritrea. In a two-day conference beginning tomorrow in Brussels, delegates from the three sides will, among other things, discuss the urgent need to coordinate EU and US policies on Eritrea and the Horn Region.

Omar Jabir is one of the most forthright Eritrean critics of the unelected rulers in Asmara. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Omar Jabir has very harsh words against the regime’s refusal to call for emergency food aid although the UN says close to 70 percent of the population is malnourished.

Q & A: Eritrea’s food shortage amid calls for UN sanctions            

Eritrea is in the spotlight again following the killing on September 17 of 17 African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu by Al-Shabab militants who the African Union and the UN allege are supported by Eritrea. AU member states are pressuring the UN to sanction the Eritrean government. In July, an AU summit in Libya unanimously voted to punish Eritrea for “escalating” the Somali crisis.

Q & A: Eritrea’s food shortage amid calls for UN sanctions            

Eritrea is in the spotlight again following the killing on September 17 of 17 African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu by Al-Shabab militants who the African Union and the UN allege are supported by Eritrea. AU member states are pressuring the UN to sanction the Eritrean government. In July, an AU summit in Libya unanimously voted to punish Eritrea for “escalating” the Somali crisis.

ISUIsaias Afewerki led a guerrilla army that helped to overthrow the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991 and win independence for Eritrea, which the Red Sea country secured after a referendum two years later. As Eritrea’s president, he initially pledged to introduce multiparty democracy and free markets. But a border war with Ethiopia from 1998 to 2000 led to a sharp change in course.

 

 

ISUIsaias Afewerki led a guerrilla army that helped to overthrow the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991 and win independence for Eritrea, which the Red Sea country secured after a referendum two years later. As Eritrea’s president, he initially pledged to introduce multiparty democracy and free markets. But a border war with Ethiopia from 1998 to 2000 led to a sharp change in course.

 

 

DrBereketIssa Shivji, Mwalimu Nyerere professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, interviews Bereket Habte Selassie, an observer and participant in African politics for almost five decades. From the first All Africa People’s Conference in 1958, to the ‘doubt’ and ‘desperation’ of the current African reality, Selassie provides a thoughtful perspective on the history Pan-Africanism, as well as advice for the future of the African Union. This interview first appeared in Pan-African journal Chemchemi.

DrBereketIssa Shivji, Mwalimu Nyerere professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, interviews Bereket Habte Selassie, an observer and participant in African politics for almost five decades. From the first All Africa People’s Conference in 1958, to the ‘doubt’ and ‘desperation’ of the current African reality, Selassie provides a thoughtful perspective on the history Pan-Africanism, as well as advice for the future of the African Union. This interview first appeared in Pan-African journal Chemchemi.