Who dares to disprove our ignorance as we mark its 20th anniversary?

BanaIt is unusual for a people to self-criticize. Leaders too do not take to criticizing their people wholesale. More often than not they reckon in terms of their political capital that can keep them in power. It is a rarity to find leaders who take confidence in their critical, measured opinion of their followers when circumstances demand.

isaiiasAfrica’s seven press freedom predators are Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki, Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Rwandan President Paul Kagamé, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Swaziland’s King Mswati III and Somalia’s Islamist militias (Al-Shabaab and Hizb-Al-Islam)

At this moment in time the idea of partnership between Ethiopians and Eritreans is being debated in the open. It shows that the age of reason is dawn and emotions are being overcome. Recently there was an Ethiopian and Eritrean friendship seminar in San Jose with Professor Tesfazion Medhanie an independent minded scholar and an author of many books and Professor Daniel Kinde. Such debates will have a positive impact on politicians and policy makers of both countries as well as an influence on the peoples of the Horn of Africa.

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At this moment in time the idea of partnership between Ethiopians and Eritreans is being debated in the open. It shows that the age of reason is dawn and emotions are being overcome. Recently there was an Ethiopian and Eritrean friendship seminar in San Jose with Professor Tesfazion Medhanie an independent minded scholar and an author of many books and Professor Daniel Kinde. Such debates will have a positive impact on politicians and policy makers of both countries as well as an influence on the peoples of the Horn of Africa.

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CidriThe 30 years war of Eritrean independence was meant to be a war to end all wars. Unfortunately this is not to be so.   Today Eritrea is back at war this time with itself.  It is a war between those who seek the implementation of the constitution, the rule of law and respect of human rights and those who deny these rights. It is also a war of ideas. In short it is a war between the ideology of repression and the ideology of liberation.

CidriThe 30 years war of Eritrean independence was meant to be a war to end all wars. Unfortunately this is not to be so.   Today Eritrea is back at war this time with itself.  It is a war between those who seek the implementation of the constitution, the rule of law and respect of human rights and those who deny these rights. It is also a war of ideas. In short it is a war between the ideology of repression and the ideology of liberation.