Eritrea under Ethiopian Suzerainty1 : Regression and the Reversal of Eritrean Sovereignty in Action – by Dr. Gebre Gebremariam

A cursory revisit to the politico-economy history of the Horn of Africa where Eritrea is found informs us that this strategic region of Africa has served as a theatre of war for a very long period of

A cursory revisit to the politico-economy history of the Horn of Africa where Eritrea is found
informs us that this strategic region of Africa has served as a theatre of war for a very long period
of time and it still features armed conflicts and political and social instability. It is important to
note that instability has been occasioned not only by internal conflicts and by those that flow
across borders but also by the clashes of national interests of big and small, near and far
international power players. The Eritrean people have been victims of this unfriendly geopolitical

dynamics and have had to conduct a long bloody liberation struggle to claim its legitimate self-
determination as sovereign people and country. That is to say, the Eritrean people had to pay

this huge cost to rectify the wrongs that were done on Eritrea by these geopolitical actors in the
1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. As we all know, these actors under the aegis’s of the UN created

a system (the Federal Act) where the legitimate rights of the Eritrean people for self-
determination as sovereign people and country was slowly but surely subverted by the Crown

of Ethiopia. The final act of this subversion occurred when the King of Ethiopia unilaterally
dissolved the Eritrean parliament and consequently annexed Eritrea on 14 November 1962.
What followed was anyone’s knowledge and does not merit presenting it here in this short piece.
Besides, I hope Eritreans will not be forced to do it all over again. But, there is something which
seems very familiar to Eritreans, though. It looks like Eritrea is actually suffering from a
“backtracking syndrome”.

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  • ወዲ ህዝቢ March 4, 2019

    ክቡር ዶክተር
    ሽግርና ጥራይ ዘይኮነስ መፍትሒኡ እውን ሂብካና; ህዝብና ግን እናሰምዔ ጸማም እዩ ኾይኑ እዝኒ ኸምዘይብሉ ; እንታይ እዩ ጸገምና ? እዋይ ከም ዋዛ እዛ ኤረና ኢትዮጵያዊት ትኸውን ኣላ ; እሞ ጨኪኑ እዩ ህዝብና ኢሳያስን መሰልቱን ብዝፈጸምዎ ምድማር በቃ ሃገሩ ብኸንቱ ክድምራ? ኣብ ካናዳ ምንም እኳ ንሕና ኤድመንተናውያን ጸረ ምድማር እንቸኾንና ብዙሕ ህዝቢ ቫንኩቨርን ቶሮንቶን ሳስካችዋንን ምድማር ይመርጽ ኣሎ? እንታይ እዩ እቲ ጸገም ?

    • Asmerom March 4, 2019

      The major TSEGEM/problem is you so-called langa langa opportunist/TEBELETSITI opposition being so disconnected from long suffering Eritreans back home in Eritrea. Wake up & get real.

  • Abi March 4, 2019

    Hello Dear Dr Gebre
    Your propaganda piece lacks honesty. You conveniently forgot to mention Ethiopian involvement in removing the unjustly imposed sanctions on Eritrea..
    You also forgot to mention that Eritrea is back from woyane imposed isolation. Eritrea is now member of IGAD.
    I just mentioned two of the most important facts that you conveniently forgot to mention in your intellectually dishonest article.
    Dr Abiy played his role extremely well in successfully promoting Eritrean interests in the region and in the world at large. A stark contrast to the woyane Ethiopia where the order of the day was to chock Eritrea to death.
    You sound a person suffering from selective memory loss.

    • Lily March 4, 2019

      This page is for Eritreans only so you do not have a voice to make it heard because it is not your concern to talk about Eritrea. Please leave the page and go either to Tigray or Amara or Oromo or the rest of Ethiopian tribes OK. I hope it is as clear as pearl.

      • Abi March 5, 2019

        Lily Shikorina
        Your comment is clear as a day, sweet as a lily and weak as a kitten.

        The article is is more about Ethiopia than Eritrea.
        Try again.

        • Eyobel March 5, 2019

          Abi, don’t be deceived by this Lily ~ Letehariyat or Letesadikan villager who is actually the old boring racist genet original. You nailing on her thick old head,

          • Genet -Original March 7, 2019

            Eyobel KKKKKK
            No idiot!! Lily is Lily who by the way an Eritrean and who noted your identity crisis from a far.
            This is Genet-Original, Your worst nightmare Now, you are calling yourself Eyobel KKKKKKK. Which Eritrean family did you stole it from?
            nice name by the way. But name is not going to change the fact that you are going to be the rotten termite you have been since you were born on the Eritrean soil, after your goddamn family crossed our borders. You retarded homo. Assenna is not in the business of fixing severe identity crisis. Your identity crisis is like a pancreatic cancer you will suffer from it and one day, you drop dead. Profile, profile, profile who is an Eritrean? who is a termite? The large and demented termite is out of the closet and now it is time for his helper to be exposed.

            Eritrea’s resurrection is going to be on the ashes of you all termites.

            ERITREA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Genet -Original March 7, 2019


          anta Agame

    • k.tewolde March 4, 2019

      The Dr’s narrations are hinged along national patriotic lines and he is calling for all those Eritrean steak-holders to come together and claim what is righteously theirs,otherwise the cause of our malaise today is a myriad of political syndromes and its sequel which is manifesting in our catatonic state of mind,sanctions and woyane are opportunistic super infections. Abi,get it right,don’t pick on the Dr.

      • Abi March 4, 2019

        Hello K Tewolde
        What is dishonest about the article is that the author dwelled on some imagery stories while purposely avoiding the facts I mentioned above.
        Dr Abiy removed the noose that had been hanging over your country and the people for a decade.
        Of course, the author missed this glaring fact.

        • Genet -Original March 7, 2019

          Abi ??? what ever boy
          Be respectful. You know, Assenna team are kind and open minded enough to allow you to express yourself. Stop this nonsense. Don’t be a retarded homo. Your name is tekletsadik. You should go to tigraionline. It is so much fun there. tigraionline are scared to death that other Ethiopians are going to attack them. day and night they are all hallucinating. KKKK

          You should go there and help your people. You should drop the identity crisis and head on to where the real crisis is tigraionline. Let the real Eritreans deal with our own crisis. If you insist you stay at Assenna and disrupt our discussion, you will be crashed like the termite you are.

          ERITREA FIRST!!!!!!!

    • Asmara Eritrea March 9, 2019

      Dear Abi,

      What you seem to forget is that the people you call “Woyane” are our brothers and sisters. People with the same language and culture – much closer to Eritreans than any other nationality within the Ethiopian Federation.

      Whilst the Amhara Ethiopians were “wiring” our people with “chicken wires” in Asmara, the Tigriyan’s fought along side Eritreans. Facts are facts – you cannot deny them.

      “Woyane” will always be our blood brothers and sisters. And that is how things should be.

      Eritrea forever, death to dictatorship.

  • Keshi Mars March 4, 2019

    Hello Assenna,

    Thanks Dr. Ghebre, well written and timely. In the same spirit, let us mobilize our people in the diaspora to held demonstrations on the same day all over the world and show to the international community that what is happening in Eritrea right now doesn’t have the Eritrean people’s consent and will definitely create trouble in the future. So, don’t involve and invest in something that doesn’t have the Eritrean people’s interest.

  • ወዲ ህዝቢ March 4, 2019

    ንሕና ኣብ ኤድመንተን ንቕመጥ ኤርትራውያን ብውሑዱ ክልተ ሲሶ 2/3 ጸረ ምድማርን ኤርትራዊ ሃገርነት ንምዕቃብን ኢና; ስቓይ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ህዝብና ይርድኣና እዩ; እኹላት ኤርትራውያን ወጻኢ ስለዘለና እቲ ዝተረፈ ክወጽእ የብሉን, ከምታ ናይ ኦሮሞ ቄሮ ዋላ እንዳተኣስረን እንዳተቐትለን ኣብኣ ኾይኑ ክቃለስ ኣለዎ እምበር ሃገር ድኣ ትድመር እንድያ ዘላ; ወጻኢ ዘሎ ህዝቢ ኽኣ ተገዳስነት ኣጥፊኡ; ኣነ ዘይተረድኣኒ መፍትሒ እንተልዩ ሃየ ኮምፕዩተር ሃየ ድረ=ገጽ ኣሰና ሓደራ ሓግዘኒ ንምርድኡ

  • Sol March 4, 2019

    ወዲ ህዝቢ Asmerom Abi, instead of accusing Dr. Gebre of selectiveness, why don’t you see a psychiatrist to treat you of schizophrenia that you are suffering from. In post,

    • Abi March 5, 2019

      Hello Sol
      A schizophrenic is a person that see things that don’t exist. A person who lives in the imaginary world. A textbook example will be the author of the article. I’m trying my best to help him realize what is actually happening on the ground.

      • Genet -Original March 7, 2019

        The city of AGAME NEED TO BE CLEANED. IT IS TOO DIRTY.. IT IS JUST LIKE Abi. right Abi?

  • ወዲ ህዝቢ March 5, 2019

    ሓው ሶል
    እቲ ናተይ ርእይቶ መሊስካ ኣንብቦ መሊስካ ንዶክተር ኣመስጊኑ ንህዝብና እዩ ዝነቅፍ እቲ ታሕተዋይ ን asmerom መልሲ እዩ; ስኪዞፍረንያ ኣይተንከፈንን ኤርትራና እየ በሃሊ ኣነ

  • Sol March 5, 2019

    ወዲ ህዝቢ ይቅረታ ኣይትሓዘለይ እቲ ሕሙም ነፋሒቶ ንዓመታት ኣብዛ ሕልና ናይ ውጹዕ ህዝቢ ዝኾነት ኣሰና ስሙ እናቀያየረ ንኹሉ ክብርታት ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዘቃልል ንኣሰና መርበብ ናይ ምንቋትን ምጽራፍን ክቅይራ ላሕ ዝብል ዘሎ ተንኮለኛ ልኡኽ ሸፋቱ መሲልካኒ።

  • Eyobel March 5, 2019

    I believe it is commonly said, ‘when you have a friend like you who needs enemy’.
    Similarly here, when poor Eritrea has educated people like this Dr Ghebre then who needs the illiterates?
    Dr Ghebre you are simply a “Mihur denkoro” making no senses at all except boring readers with nonsense crap.
    Abi ~ please ignore some noisy nonsense trying to discourage and put you off from making sensible true comments.
    As long as the moderators and owner of assenna allows you please continue telling the truths, thank u top brother.

    • Danilo March 5, 2019

      Eyobel evil!!!…..thinker, people like you are not welcomed here. Sometimes, nonsense comments and suggestions may satisfy you to ease what ever complexity you have but, you can’t win. You are absolutely looser.

      • Eyobel March 5, 2019

        You must be another illiterate loser from the so called opportunist opposition ANATSU, just making the usual nuisance/irritating rats/ANATSU nonsense noisies.

        • Danilo March 5, 2019

          Not bad to be illiterate than intellectual servant.

          • Eyobel March 5, 2019

            Your Dr Ghebre of ANATSU is NOT teaching you how to become winners, is he? You’ll be ANATSU losers for life, no guts, no vision, no leader, just a bunch of rats making a nuisance noisy.

        • Genet -Original March 7, 2019

          dirty agame city. yeah!

  • ወዲ ህዝቢ March 6, 2019

    ገሊኡ ሰብኮ ማዕጾ እንተዓጸኻዮ ብመስኮት ዝኣቱ ኣሎ; ካብ ናይ ጸጋም ፍሬቻዮ እናርኣዩ ንየማን ዝጥወዩ በላሕቲ የድሕነና እዩ ዝብሃል

    • Ghirmay March 6, 2019

      Magnificent brother, you are truly undisputed champion of the people, thank you bro.
      You must have gone to a top school of excellency and please just more of the same please.

  • ወዲ ህዝቢ March 7, 2019

    ሓው Ghirmay
    ከምዚ ኸማይ ፈታው ሰበረን ኩዕንትን ሙኻንካ የኹርዓኒ መንግስትና ነዚኣ እንተሰሚዑ ግን 2% ናይ ዝሰበረን ዘኾንትዐን ቀረጽ ከይጅምር ምስጢር ድኣ ንሓዞ .