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Does Ethiopia Deserve to Continue Hosting the African Union (AU)?

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Since its inception in 1963, the organization of the African Unity (OAU) and its successor the African Union (AU) has been hosted by Ethiopia. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was its first chairman. Among the major pillars of the African Union’s mission is safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states. Affirming commitments to its objectives, in its Cairo Declaration of Article 2 of resolution 16(1), the OAU pledged the independent African states to respect their inherited colonial borders. Through the Cairo declaration, the OAU asserted that colonial borders be a sacrosanct boundary of African countries. In its effort to promote peace and security throughout the continent, the African Union established the Peace and Security Council in December 2003. The specific goal of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) is “prevention, management, and resolution of conflicts”. In line with the above agreements and objectives of the African Union, we will see if Ethiopia deserves to continue hosting the African Union.

ETHIOPIA IS A THREAT TO REGIONAL PEACE.

Somalia.

Contrary to the objectives of the African Union, Ethiopia has been a source of instability in the Horn of Africa region. Following the 1977–1978 border war with Somalia, Ethiopia worked hard to make Somalia a failed state for three decades. In 2006 when Somalis started to organize themselves under the Union of Islamic Courts and begin to bring normalcy to Somalia Ethiopia invaded Somalia. The invasion of Somalia by Ethiopia created Al-Shabaab. In the pretext of fighting Al-Shabaab Ethiopia is still in Somalia. According to the United Nations monitoring group report, Ethiopia coupled with Yemen are the major source of Arms and logistics to Al-Shabaab. Such evidence indicates Ethiopia wants Somalia to remain a failed state.

Eritrea.

After being colonized by Italy for 50 years (1889-1941) and ten years (1941-1951) under the British Interim Administration, the United Nations forced Eritrea to be federated with Ethiopia in 1952. In 1962, Ethiopia’s emperor Haile Selassie unilaterally dissolved the Federation and annexed Eritrea, triggering a 30-year armed struggle in Eritrea. Eritrea which has a distinct flag, parliament, and national boundaries based on the 1900, 1902, and 1908 colonial agreements between Ethiopia and Italy was turned into an administrative region of Ethiopia. Although the annexation of Eritrea happened two years before the 1964 Cairo declaration, it was a clear indication that Ethiopia had not been committed to peace and security in Africa. After 30 years of war and destruction, the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) completely Liberated Eritrea in 1991. Through the UN and the AU monitored referendum Eritrea became an independent country on May 24, 1993. Again, in violation of the 1964 Cairo declaration, in 1998 Ethiopia claimed the Badme region of Eritrea and conducted a two-year devastating war against Eritrea. In 2002 the Eritrea and Ethiopia boundary commission based on the colonial agreements of 1900, 1902, and 1908 declared Badme was an Eritrean territory. Ethiopia rejected the ruling and occupied Badme and other Eritrean territories for twenty years. As a continuation of the Ethiopian leader’s act of undermining colonial boundaries recently the current Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr. Abiy Ahmed attempted to replace the 1964 Cairo declaration with Ethnic based boundaries. He argued that because the Afar Ethnic group live in both Eritrea and Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Afars should have a say on the Eritrean Red Sea. He continued to say because Somalis live in both Ethiopia and Somalia the Ethiopian Somalis should have a say on the Indian ocean. In violation of the 1964 OAU declaration, he claimed to have a historical right to own a port and corridor to the sea. These statements clearly indicate that Ethiopia is not serious about the 1964 Cairo declaration and the 1982 UN convention or Law of the Sea.

Sudan.

Ethiopia’s continuous border conflict with Sudan in the Alfashaga region also indicates Ethiopia’s lack of commitment to settle international border problems in line with the 1964 Cairo Declaration. When the Tigray war started Sudan reclaimed what it called land that was occupied by Ethiopia. The border problem between Sudan and Ethiopia is a dormant conflict that could erupt at any time.

ETHIOPIA HAS A LONG HISTORY OF VIOLENT REGIME CHANGES AND PERSISTENT CONFLICTS.

Focusing on the history of modern Ethiopia, Emperor Haile Selassie, the first OAU chairman, was overthrown in a violent military coup by a Marxist–Leninist junta, the Derg. On the morning of 23 November 1974, the Derg executed 54 Haile Selassie’s Ministers, and six were killed in a shootout with the executioners. Haile Selassie was assassinated on 27 August 1975 by the then Ethiopian Military Junta. The catastrophic famine of 1983–1985 was what brought the Derg junta government the most international attention. Mengistu’s government is estimated to be responsible for the deaths of 500,000 to 2,000,000 Ethiopians, mostly during the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia and close to 750, 000 people due to the red terror execution of civilians. Consistent with what the Derg military Junta did to Haile Selassie, after waging a war for 17 years, the Tigray Liberation Front (TPLF) toppled the Derg Marxist Leninist Junta in 1991. Although the TPLF is credited with what resembles to an economic change in Ethiopia, the ethnic-based federalism system it established continues to be a time bomb in Ethiopia. Ethnic conflicts in Ethiopia are believed to have killed close to two million and displaced five million Ethiopians. The Oromo and Amhara youth uprising toppled the Tigray liberation front-led government in 1998 and brought the current Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, to power. Although in the beginning, the transition of power seemed peaceful it was followed by a deadly conflict between the Ethiopian Federal Government and the TPLF. The conflict resulted in the death of close to two million people in Tigray, Amhara, and Afar and the widespread destruction of property and infrastructure. Regardless of the ongoing wars in Amhara and Oromo, recently the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr. Abiy Ahmed made a dangerous speech to his parliament that could destabilize the whole Horn of Africa region. Ethiopian leaders continue to have a strong appetite for war, and they do not seem to survive without it.

CONCLUSION.

The saddest part of the story is a leader, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whom Ethiopians and people of the neighboring countries hoped would change the trajectory of war and conflicts in Ethiopia and received a noble prize has become the prime instigator of war in Ethiopia. On top of the ongoing wars in Amhara and Oromo and the dormant deadly conflict in Tigray currently, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is eying an invasion of neighboring countries, especially Eritrea. Therefore, Ethiopia’s continuous disregard for the 1964 Cairo declaration on colonial boundaries and its persistent internal conflicts do not reflect the values of the African Union. In fact, the Ethiopian utter disregard for the African Union’s declarations and agreements is making the African Union weaker and partial. The recent threat of the Prime Minister on neighboring countries should be a warning bell to the African Union. If Ethiopia continues to undermine the African Union’s declarations and agreements, it may be disqualifying itself from continuing to be the host of the African Union. It is time for the AU and its member states to send a strong warning to Ethiopia.

Awet N’Hafash and Eternal Glory to our Martyrs.

 

ኤርትራዊት “ንግስቲ ኣስቴር”

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ግዚኡ ኣብቲ ብ “ቀይሕ ኮኾብ” ዝፍለጥ 6ይ ወራር ‘ዩ ነይሩ። ጸላኢ ንሰውራ ኤርትራ ሓንሳብን ንመጨረሽታን ካብ ገጽ ምድሪ ንምድምሳስ ይሸባሸበሉ ኣብ ዝነበረ፡ ኣብ ለካቲት 1982 እዩ ‘ቲ እዋን። ጸላኢ እቲ ወፍሪ ዕውት ንምግባር ዳርጋ ንክልተ ዓመት መመላእታ ምድላው ጌሩ ኣብ ምጽፋፍ ይሸባሸብ ነበረ።
ኣብዚ እዋን እዚ ጸላኢ ቀመማዊ ጋዝ ካብ ሃገረ ሩስያ ሸሚቱ፡ ኣብቲ ወፍሪ ክጥቀመሉ ምዃኑ ይንገር ስለ ዝነበረ፡ ብሸነኽ ተጋደልቲ ኤርትራ ዓቢ ስጋኣትን ሻቅሎትን የሕዲሩ ነይሩ። እንታይ ዓይነት ቀመማዊ ጋዝ ከም ዝጥቀምን ብኸመይ ክከላኸልዎ ከም ዝኽእሉን ንፍምላጥ ድማ ተጓየዩ።
ዶር. ኣሰፋው ዝርከብዎ ልኡኻት ድማ ናብ ሃገር እንግሊዝ ተላእኹ። ሓለፍትን ክኢላታትን ብምርካብ ድማ ሃገረ ሩስያ እተፍርዮ ቀመማዊ ጋዝን ሃገረ ብሪጣንያ ንምክልኻሉ ሓገዝ ክትገብርሎም ንምሕታት እቲ ዕላማ። ክሰልጦም ግና ኣይከኣለን። ብፈሓም ከኣ መከላኸሊ ማስክ ከዳልዉ ወሰኑ።
ብወገን መሪሕነት ህግሓኤ ከምዚ ምድላዋት እናተገብረ ከሎ፡ ሓንቲ ኤርትራዊት ኣደ ኣብ ውሽጢ መንግስቲ ዓዲ እንግሊዝ፡ ከም ጸሓፊት ማርጋሬታ ታቸር ኮይና ትሰርሕ ነይራ። እዚ ወረ እዚ ምስ ሰምዐት ኣዝያ ሓዘነትን ተሻቀለትን። ድቃስ ዝበሃል ከኣ ካብኣ ሃደመ። ብምንታይ ክትሕግዝ ከም ትኽእል ከኣ ሓሰበት።
ሓደ እዋን ብጉሁይ ልቢ ብድፍረት ናብ ቀዳማይ ምኒስተር ዝነበረ ማርጋሬታ ታቸር ብምእታው፡ ልመናኣ ክትነግር ሓለነት። እናበኸት ድማ ንማርገሬታ ታቸር፡ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ካብ ሃገር ሩስያ ቀመማዊ ጋዝ ከም ዝገዝአን፡ እዚ ከኣ ንጽንተት ኣሕዋታ ክጥቀምሉ ምዃኑን እናነብዐት ነገረታ። ጥፍኣት ህዝባ ክትርኢ ከም ዘይትደልን፡ ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ከኣ ክትገብሮ ትኽእል ነገር እንተለዋ ብትሕትና ሓተተታ።
ማርገሬታ ታቸር ብስምባደ ተቀላጢፋ፡ ኣብቲ ጊዜ ፕረሲደንት ሃገረ ሩስያ ዝነበረ ጎርባቸ ብምድዋል ቀመማዊ ጋዝ ንሃገር ኢትዮጵያ ሸይጦም እንተኾይኖም ሓተተቶ። ጎርባቸ ብወገኑ ርግጸኛ ስለ ዘይነበረ፡ ንዝምልከቶም ሓታቲቱ ክምለሳ ምኻኑ ነገራ። ድሕሪ ምሕታት ከኣ እቲ ወረ ሓቂ ከም ዘይኮነ ነገራ። ማርገሬታ ታቸር ከኣ እቲ መልእኽቲ ነታ ኤርትራዊት “ንግስቲ ኣስቴር” ኣረጋገጸትላ።
መራሕቲ ገድሊ ኤርትራ እዚ ምስ ፈለጡ ከኣ ዓቢ እፎይታ ተሰምዖም። ዋላ’ኳ ንቀመማዊ መከላኸሊ ዝኸውን ማስክ ምድላው እንተዘይኣቋረጹ፡ ካብ ጭንቀት እፎይ እሎም፡ ዝበዝሕ ሓይሎም ኣብ ካልእ ምድላዋት ብምግባር፡ ነቲ ዝዓበይ ወራር ኣብ ምጽብባይ ተጸምዱ።
እዛ ኤርትራዊት ሓፍቲ/ኣደ፡ ንዓይ ደኣ ኣይርከበኒ እምበር እንታይ ገዲሱኒ ኣይበለትን። ብዛዕባ ህዝባን ሃገራን ጾር ተሰሚዕዋ፡ ኣብቲ ነቃዕ ደው ክትብል ብምምራጻ ዓቢ ስራሕ ዓሚማ። ሰውራ ኤርትራ ብዘይ ኣዴታትናን ኣሓትናን ፈጺሙ ስጉምቲ ኣምኸደን። ስለዚ ድማ ኢና ኣዴታትና ኣሓትናን፡ ብቃልሰን ዘረጋገጽኦ፡ ክብርን እፎይታን ማዕርነትን ይግብአን እንብል።
ሕጂ’ውን ኣብቲ ቃልሲ ንፍትሕን ዲሞክራስን ዝግብር ጉዕዞ፥ ኣዴታትና ኣሓትናን ድግዲግ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራውነት ተዓጢቀን ከም ወትሩ እጃመን የበርክታ ኣለዋ እሞ ሞጎስ ይግብአን።

“Don’t Be Provoked” A Golden Advice.

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In a televised address to Ethiopian lawmakers released on October 13, 2023, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lectured his parliament about his country’s right to own a port and its corridor to the sea. The speech shocked many who believed the Horn of Africa Region was transitioning from a state of war, hunger, and destruction to one of peace and stability. Many sensed the dangerous nature of the speech as he claimed land belonging to sovereign neighboring countries. Since then, Ethiopian television, radio, and selected social media agents have been incessantly repeating the words of the Prime Minister. Additionally, Ethiopian government ministers have been posting provocative messages and pictures that undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of neighboring countries.

Parallels to the Ethiopian Federal government’s provocative propaganda activities against neighboring countries, including Eritrea, officials, and the so-called elite of the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, have also been sending shock waves regarding their misguided claims against Eritrea. Regardless of the barrage of unsubstantiated claims and, in some cases, outright insults, the Eritrean government responded with a statement of less than five lines. The important message in the statement was “Don’t be Provoked.” The message indicates that the objective of the Ethiopian Federal Government and the Tigrayan Elites is to provoke Eritreans. The question is, why do they need to provoke Eritreans? Here are some observations.

It is a Diversion tactic. The Ethiopian government is facing internal conflict, financial crunch, and political isolation. To the contrary, Eritrea has remained stable and is scoring diplomatic success. Historically, Ethiopian elites did not want to hear anything positive about Eritrea. Do you remember when the TPLF complained to the German Government because the German Orchestra participated in the 2015 Eritrean Independence celebration held in Asmara? That was a simple but very important incident that showed Ethiopian rulers’ bad intentions towards Eritrea. Ethiopian rulers always see Eritrea as a regional competitor, and they will do anything that will make Eritrea falter. Currently, the Ethiopian Federal Government is trying to show to the outside world that the whole region, including Eritrea, is in a quagmire and Ethiopia is no different. The Ethiopian government does not have any interest in using the Assab port according to international norms. It simply will continue putting claims on the Red Sea and provoking Eritreans until it thinks the right time has come to invade Eritrea. Till then, it is only propaganda. God knows when the right time for the Ethiopian government to invade Eritrea will be and what happens in between.

It is an Effort to Create Unity. Successive Ethiopian governments have been using Eritrea as a scapegoat for their repetitive colossal mistakes. After dismantling the United Nations-forced Federation of Eritrea with Ethiopia on September 11, 1952, Haile Selassie tried to label the Eritrean Liberation Fighters as Muslims opposing Christianity. Similarly, Mengistu Hailemariam called them Arab mercenaries. The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), created and supported by the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), labeled Eritrea as a terrorist state and conspired with its Western handlers to impose successive sanctions on Eritrea. Now, the Abiy Ahmed government, saved from complete demise by the TPLF, fell into that trap and introduced the agenda of owning a port and its corridor to the sea to repair the fractured Ethiopian unity. Fortunately, the attempt to turn Ethiopians against Eritrea failed miserably because Ethiopians have witnessed the good intentions and neighborliness of the Eritrean people towards Ethiopia. To the ordinary Ethiopian, Eritrea and Eritreans are friends in need of Ethiopia, and such a claim has been confirmed by none other than Abiy Ahmed himself not long ago.

It is a Grief Coping Mechanism. Currently, the Tigrayan officials and Elites are in grief mode. Grief has five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. What the Tigrayans expected was completely different from what they had gotten. They planned to return to power in Addis Ababa and overthrow the Eritrean Government in Asmara. When the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front’s (TPLF) ragtag army was severely beaten, defeated, and its commanders traveled to South Africa to sign the Pretoria Surrender Agreement, they were in a denial stage. Then the anger came. They recruited diaspora Tigrayan avengers and started attacking peaceful Eritrean diaspora women and children. The level and intensity of anger were in the open for everyone to see. They made Eritrea responsible for their downfall and were ready to avenge anything that was Eritrean. Now they are in the bargaining and depression stages. The Tigray regional interim government is talking to the Federal government. They are bargaining on money, territories, and the status of the TPLF as a political party. As a sign of depression, many Tigrayan youth are voting with their feet to other parts of Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. Obviously, acceptance of reality will follow. Until then, we will continue to hear constant outbursts against Eritrea and Eritreans.

It is an Attention-Seeking Mechanism. In the time of social media, there are important concepts called viral marketing and buzz marketing. These concepts are effective in attracting customer attention and thereby increasing sales. Accordingly, Ethiopian elites will continue provoking Eritreans as an attention-seeking mechanism. You will never see any meeting in Tigray or Ethiopia at large where the name Eritrea would not be mentioned. When they mention Eritrea, a debate ensues automatically, giving them the attention they need. Again, until they find other catchphrases, they will continue to use ‘Red Sea,’ Tigray Tigrinie, Agazian, Eritrean nationalism, Eritrean occupation of Tigray Territories, etc., non-stop. Repeating their 2002 cardinal mistake, except for a few courageous individuals, they will not mention the Algiers Agreement and the Ethiopia and Eritrea boundary decision. Because in their minds, they are preparing for another round of war against Eritrea. As the TPLF Patriarch Sebhat Naga recently put it, the Pretoria Peace Agreement is a tactic to buy time to prepare for another war. He clearly indicated that the next impending war to overthrow the Abiy Ahmed Government from power would be a lot easier than TPLF’s previous failed attempt because Sebhat Naga thinks Abiy has lost critical support from the Amharas and Eritrea. On another observation, former Ethiopian Defense Minister, Siye Abraha, currently exiled in the United States, gave unsolicited advice to Abiy Ahmed that if he was going to attack Eritrea, he should do it through Badme because attacking through Assab would be considered aggression. Do you remember how the TPLF’s invasion of Eritrea started and ended in 1998? It is confirmation that Siye and his TPLF colleagues used Badme as a pretext to occupy Assab. Fortunately, they were roasted by the Eritrean Army in the Assab Front and forced to sign the Algiers Agreement.

Conclusion

. All Eritreans need to understand that neither the provocative activities of the Ethiopian Federal Government nor the outbursts of the Tigrayans are random. They are carefully choreographed, coordinated, and planned. When a federal government minister utters provocative words against Eritrea, you need to understand that he/she is ordered from above to do that. When a so-called Tigrayan Elite speaks something bad about Eritrea in a meeting, that person is assigned to do that as well. When a media personality or YouTuber throws ugly words about Eritrea, he/she is trying to increase awareness in his/her media and earn YouTube money. So, until they understand that their destructive activities will not lead them anywhere and that working for peaceful neighborhoods is the way to go, Eritreans should not be provoked at all. If we do, we will simply be falling victim to their sinister agendas.

Victory to the Masses and Eternal Glory to Our Martyrs.

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The views and opinions etitled "“Don’t Be Provoked” A Golden Advice.", are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Setit Media. ኣብዚ "“Don’t Be Provoked” A Golden Advice.", ዘርእስቱ ጽሑፍ ተገሊጹ ዘሎ ርእይቶን ሓሳብን ናይቲ ጸሓፊ/ት እምበር መትከላትን መርገጽን ሰቲት ሚዲያ ዘንጸባርቕ ኣይኮነን።

ሓጽር መግለጺ ብኣጋጣሚ ስነስርዓት ቀብሪ ብልቢ እነፍቕሮን እነፈትዎን ወድና ዑመር ዓብደላ

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إن الله وانا اليه راجعون

ብምኽንያት እቲ ብ ዕለት 20 ጥሪ 2024 ኣብ ሮሾን ጽዮን፡ እስራኣኤል፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ ደቅና ዑመር ዓብደላን ሱልጣን ሳልሕን ብዝተፈጸመ ኣስካሕካሒ ግፍዒ፡ መላእ ስድራቤትን መቕርብን ኣብ መርር ሓዘን ንርከብ። ተኻፈልቲ ሓዘና ብሙዃን ዘጸናናዕኩምናን ዝተሓባበርኩምናን፡ ኣብ ዝተፈላለዩ ማሕበራዊ መራኸቢታት ሓዘንኩም ዝገለጽኩምልናን ምሳና ዝተደናገጽኩምን ብልቢ ነመስግን። ሕሰም ኣይትርከቡ ድማ ንብለኩም።

ነቲ ከብድ ማህሰይቲ ወሪዱዎ ኣብ ከብድ ስቓይ ንዝርከብ ወዲና ሱልጣን፡ ምሉእ ምሕረት ክወርደሉ ኣብ ዱዓናን ጸሎትናን ንዘክሮ።

ገበን ዝፈጸሙ ኣካላት፡ ናብ ሕጊ ቐሪቦም ዝግበኦም መቕጻዕቲ ኽወሃቦምን፡ እዚ ኣጋጢሙ ዘሎ ዝሕዝን ፍጻመ ብቤት-ፍርዲ መዕለቢ ክግበረሉን፡ ልዑል እምነት ኣለና ። መስርሕ ጉዳይ ፍርዲ ክሳብ ዝጻፈፍ፡ ኣብ ማሕበራዊ መድያታት ዝወሃቡ ርእቶታት ህዝቢ፡ ነቲ ሕጋዊ መስርሕ ዘይበርዝን ንሓዘንተኛታት ስድራቤት ግዳያት መሊሱ ዘይጎድእን ምንታን ክኸውን፡ ብክብረትኩም ክትተሓባበሩና ነተሓሳስብ።

ብውልቀ-ሰባት ዝተፈጸመ ገበን፡ ዘይተደልየ ኣሉታዊ ማእዝን ንኽሕዝን፡ ነቲ ንዘመናት ትኸባቢሩን ተወሃሂዱን ንዝነብር ሕብረተ-ሰብና ካብ ነነሕድሕዱ ንምርሕሓቕ ዝግበሩ ፈተነታት፡ መግትኢ ክግበረሎም ሓላፍነት ናይ ነፍሲ-ወከፍ ኤርትራዊ ዘጋ ምዃኑ ምሕጽንታና ነቕርብ።

ደግምና፡ ንኹሎም ኣብ ግዜ መርር ሓዘና፡ ኣብ ጎንና ብምዃን ዘጸናናዕኩምና፡ ገንዘባዊ ሓገዛት ዝገበርኩምልና፡ ከምኡ ውን ገበነኛታት ኣብ ቅድሚ ሕጊ ንምቕራብ ዝተሓበበርኩምምና ውልቀ-ሰባትን ማሕበራትን፡ ካብ ልቢ ንመስግን።

ካብ ስድራቤትን መቕርብን ግዳያት
ዑመር ዓብደላን ሱልጣን ሳልሕን።

ዕለት 2/2/2024

Eritrea’s Diplomatic Odyssey: Italia Africa Summit 2024 Caps Off a Year of Global Engagements

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ROME — The grandeur of the Italia Africa Summit unfolded in Rome on Monday, January 29, 2024, as leaders from across Africa gathered to explore collaborative opportunities and discuss Italy’s expansive development plan for the continent. A noteworthy participant in this event is Eritrea, marking the culmination of a remarkable year of diplomatic engagements that began with the country’s pivotal decision to rejoin the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in June.

Eritrea’s involvement in the Italia Africa Summit appears to be part of a carefully orchestrated series of international participations, showcasing the nation’s newfound commitment to global cooperation. This momentum commenced when President Isaias Afwerki visited the People’s Republic of China in May and participated in the Russia Africa Summit in July of the previous year, indicating the nation’s willingness to engage with diverse partners on the global stage. The subsequent attendance at the 15th BRICS Summit in South Africa in August further underscored Eritrea’s desire to align itself with emerging economic powerhouses.

A significant stride in Eritrea’s diplomatic resurgence occurred with the decision to rejoin IGAD in June, after a 16-year hiatus. This move underscored Eritrea’s dedication to regional collaboration and signaled a renewed commitment to addressing shared challenges in the Horn of Africa. The subsequent engagement in the Saudi Africa Summit in November further reinforced Eritrea’s commitment to fostering economic initiatives for regional stability.

Now, with Eritrea’s participation in the Italia Africa Summit, the nation stands at the forefront of yet another international gathering, solidifying its place on the global diplomatic map. The Italia Africa Summit, emphasizing Italy’s development plan named after Enrico Mattei, aligns with Eritrea’s commitment to non-predatory and equal collaboration. Italian officials have outlined pilot projects spanning education, healthcare, water, sanitation, agriculture, and infrastructure, offering Eritrea another platform to contribute positively on critical regional and global issues.

Eritrea’s consistent participation in such high-profile events reflects a strategic and multifaceted approach to international relations. By actively involving Eritrea in forums like the Russia Africa Summit, 15th BRICS Summit, Saudi Africa Summit, and now the Italia Africa Summit, the nation is positioning itself as a proactive and constructive participant in global affairs.

As Eritrea navigates this diplomatic journey, the cumulative impact of its engagements can be seen as a comprehensive strategy to foster economic growth, address regional challenges, and reshape its image on the global stage. The progressive participation in a variety of summits demonstrates Eritrea’s commitment to being an active player in regional and international affairs, signaling a positive evolution in the nation’s diplomatic approach.

In a significant shift, the U.S. Integrated Country Strategy, released on November 17, 2023, reflects a more positive tone towards Eritrea compared to its 2022 counterpart. The document reveals a heightened eagerness of the U.S. government to engage with Eritrea and support its efforts in the region. This change in attitude aligns with the broader international acknowledgment of Eritrea’s diplomatic strides.

The report, serving as a testament to the evolving dynamics of international relations, acknowledges Eritrea’s significance and potential contributions to regional issues. Notably, the U.S. government’s positive tone is observed alongside Eritrea’s decision to rejoin IGAD, showcasing a convergence of efforts for regional stability and collaboration.

In conclusion, the Italia Africa Summit stands as a compelling testament to the culmination of Eritrea’s dynamic and fruitful engagement on the global stage throughout the past year. Eritrea’s active participation in this prestigious summit, strategically woven into a series of significant international events, and underscored by the backdrop of an increasingly positive U.S. attitude, not only underscores the nation’s unwavering commitment to fostering positive collaboration but also positions Eritrea as an emerging developing country whose voice resonates powerfully on the international stage.

Eritrea’s strategic sequence of engagements, ranging from President Isaias Afwerki’s visit to the People’s Republic of China to its involvement in the Russia Africa Summit, 15th BRICS Summit, and the Saudi Africa Summit, all contribute to a narrative of proactive and constructive participation in global affairs. These deliberate steps highlight Eritrea’s commitment to forging meaningful connections, fostering economic growth, and addressing regional challenges in a multifaceted and comprehensive manner.

Crucially, against the backdrop of a more favorable tone in the U.S. Integrated Country Strategy released on November 17, 2023, compared to its 2022 counterpart, Eritrea’s diplomatic strides are increasingly recognized and embraced on the international stage. This positive shift in the U.S. attitude aligns harmoniously with the broader global acknowledgment of Eritrea’s dedication to regional stability and collaboration.

The Italia Africa Summit, with its emphasis on Italy’s Enrico Mattei development plan, serves as a pivotal platform for Eritrea to showcase its commitment to non-predatory and equal collaboration. As Italian officials outline ambitious pilot projects spanning education, healthcare, water, sanitation, agriculture, and infrastructure, Eritrea finds itself not merely as a participant but as an active contributor to critical regional and global issues.

In essence, Eritrea’s presence and active involvement in the Italia Africa Summit encapsulate a narrative of diplomatic evolution, economic promise, and international cooperation. The nation’s strides underscore a positive trajectory that positions Eritrea as an emerging developing country with a distinctive voice and a notable presence on the ever-evolving global diplomatic landscape.

ምክትል ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ኢትዮጵያ መዝነቱ ምልቃቁ ተሓቢሩ

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ምክትል ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ኢትዮጵያ ኣቶ ደመቀ መኮነን፡ ኣብ ሰልፊ ብልጽግና ዝነበሮ መዝነት ምልቓቑ፡ ብሉምበርግ ጸብጽቡ። ብሉምበርግ ብጽሑፍ ካብ ሓደ በዓል ስልጣን መንግስቲ ረኺበ ብዝበሎ ሓበሬታ መሰረት፡ ኣቶ ደመቀ መኮነን ብዓርቢ 26 ጥሪ 2024 ንመዝነት ከምዝለቐቖን፡ ብዋና ዳይረክተር ኣገልግሎት ሃገራዊ ስለያን ጸጥታን ኣቶ ተመስገን ጥሩነህ ክትካእ ምዃኑን ዝገልጽ።

ብተወሳኺ፡ ጋዜጣ ኣዲስ ስታንዳርድ  ደመቀ ካብ ስልጣን ምክትል ቀዳማይ ሚኒስትር ኢትዮጵያን ሚኒስትር ጉዳያት ወጻእን ስልጣኑ እውን ከምዝለቐቐ ኣፍሊጡ።  ኣቶ ደመቀ መኮነን፡ ኣብ 2012 መዝነት ምክትል ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ድሕሪ ምሓዝ፡ ካብ 2020  ኣብ እዋን ውግእ ሓድሕድ ሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ ከም ሚኒስተር ጉዳያት ወጻኢ ኮይኑ ክሰርሕ ጸኒሑ።

ኤርትራ ንነፋሪት መንግስቲ ጀርመን ናይ በረራ ፍቓድ ነጺጋ

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ብክሊ ኣየር ኤርትራ ክትሓልፍ ዝፈተነት ነፋሪት መንግስቲ ጀርመን፡ ግቡእ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ግቡእ ፍቃድ ናይ በረራ ብዘይምርካባ፡ ብክሊ ኣየር ኤርትራ ከይትሓልፍ ከምዝተኸልከለት ማዕከናት ዜና ጸብጽበን።

እታ ናብ ጅቡቲ እትኸይድ ዝነበረት Airbus A321LR ንምንስተር ጉዳያት ወጻኢ ጀርመን ዝጸዓነት ነፋሪት፡ ሓይሊ ኣየር ጀርመን ካብ ኤርትራ ክርኸቦ ዝግባእ ብክሊ ኣየር ኤርትራ ናይ ምሕላፍ ፍቃድ ክረክብ ብዘይምኽኣሉ፡ ኣብ ሰማያት ቀይሕ ባሕሪ ንልዕሊ ሰዓት ክትዝንቢ ከምዝተገደደት ምንጭታት ኣፍሊጦም። እታ ነፋሪት ድሕሪ እቲ ዘጋጣመ ምንጻግ ናይ ምሕላፍ ፍቃድ ናይ መዕረፎ ነፋሪት ጂዳ ክትዓልብ ከምዝተገደደት ውን ይሕበር።

ብተወሳኺ፡  ኣብ ሚኒስትሪ ጉዳያት ወጻኢ ኤርትራ ብዘጋጠመ ምቁራጽ ሓይሊ ኤሌክትሪክ፡ ፍቃድ ናይ በረራ ኣብ ምትዕንቃፍ ገደ ነይርዎ እሎም ከምዝመኻነዩ ውን እቶም ጸብጻባት ይጠቕሱ።

ብሰንኪ’ቲ ብዕጡቃት ሑቲ ዝግበር ዘሎ መጥቓዕቲታት፡ እታ ነፋሪት ብቕልጡፍ መንገዲ ክትቅይር ዝከኣል ዘይምንባሩ ‘ውን እቶም ጸብጻባት ይሕብሩ።

Biniam Girmay Secures a Spot Among New African Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans of 2023

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Rising Cycling Sensation Biniam Girmay Secures a Spot Among New African Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans of 2023

New African Magazine has unveiled its prestigious annual listing of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2023, recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions across various fields. Among the notable figures featured in the list is the talented cyclist Biniam Girmay.

Biniam Girmay, hailing from Eritrea, has emerged as a rising star in the world of sports. Known for his exceptional cycling prowess, Girmay has garnered attention and acclaim for his remarkable achievements on the international stage. As a representative of the sports category in the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2023, Girmay stands alongside other sports personalities who have left an indelible mark in their respective disciplines.

Girmay’s inclusion in the list reflects not only his individual achievements but also the growing influence of African athletes on the global sports scene. His dedication, skill, and determination have not only propelled him to success but have also inspired aspiring athletes across the continent.

The 100 Most Influential Africans of 2023 highlights the diverse accomplishments of individuals from politics, business, science, academia, environmental advocacy, media, creative arts, and sports. This special edition of New African Magazine serves as a comprehensive overview of the remarkable lives and achievements of the selected individuals, providing readers with insights and inspiration.

The list showcases the vibrancy and resilience of Africa, celebrating those who have made significant strides in their respective fields, including the inspiring Biniam Girmay.

Eritrean Foreign Minister Addresses Global South Challenges and Urges Solidarity at Third South Summit in Uganda

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Kampala, Uganda – January 22, 2024: In a statement delivered at the Third South Summit in Kampala, Uganda, Mr. Osman Saleh, the Foreign Minister of the State of Eritrea, congratulated the Republic of Uganda for assuming the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China. He commended Cuba for its exemplary leadership as the outgoing Chair and emphasized the need for genuine cooperation and partnership within the Global South.

Highlighting the interconnected challenges faced by member states, Mr. Saleh underscored the threats posed by unprovoked wars, geopolitical tensions, climate calamities, and public health pandemics. He expressed concern that despite halfway through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, many countries in the Global South, particularly in Africa, continue to face poverty and stagnant socio-economic conditions.

Drawing attention to Eritrea’s own challenges arising from a thirty-year war for independence and subsequent conflicts, Mr. Saleh emphasized the impact of UN Security Council sanctions and unilateral coercive measures on the country’s development. Despite these challenges, he highlighted Eritrea’s resilience in rehabilitating its economy through a development strategy focused on social justice and partnership.

The Foreign Minister called for an end to coercive unilateral measures imposed for political purposes, urging solidarity among member states to terminate such actions. He also advocated for the reform of the international financial architecture to address the needs of developing countries.

Mr. Saleh cautioned against normative pledges that list false hopes, urging realistic and achievable programs of action in future summits. He emphasized the importance of sincere cooperation and solidarity within the Group of 77 and China and the wider UN membership to address global crises and ensure sustainable development.

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Saleh strongly called for an immediate end to the war on the Palestinian civilian population and public institutions. He asserted that the inalienable rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people should be fully respected, emphasizing their right to self-determination and the need for peace in the region.

The statement by Mr. Osman Saleh at the Third South Summit resonates as a call for unity, cooperation, and solidarity to overcome the challenges faced by the Global South and advance towards sustainable development.

ጀርመን፥ ንኲናት ትዳሎ ምህላዋ ተሓቢሩ

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ጀርመን፡  ሩስያ ኣብ ዝመጽእ ዓመት ኣብ ዩክሬን ዝካየድ ዘሎ ኲናት ብምስፋሕ፡ ንመሓዙት ሃገራት ኪዳን ሰሜን ኣትላንቲክ ከተጥቅዕ ትዳሎ ከምዘላ  ዘቃልዕ ምስጥራዊ ሰነድ ኣብ ቢልድ  ዝተባህለት ጋዜጣ ብምዝርግሑ ንኲናት ተዳሎ ምሃልዋ ተሓቢሩ።

እታ ጋዜጣ፡ ነቲ ምስጢራዊ ወተሃደራዊ ሓበሬታ ካብ ሚኒስትሪ ምክልኻል ጀርመን ከም ዝረከበት ብምሕባር፥ እቲ ምስጥራዊ ሰነድ፡ ዕጡቓት ሓይልታት እታ ሃገር ኣብ ምብራቕ ኤውሮጳ ብሩሲያ ክውልዕ ይኽእል ኢዩ ዝተባህለ  መጥቃዕቲ  ይሸባሸቡ ምህላዎም ገሊጻ። እታ ጋዜጣ፡ ኣብ ዝቕጽሉ ኣዋርሕ ብዙሓት ከስግኡ ዝኽእሉ ተርእዮታት ብኸመይ ክረኣዩ ከም ዝኽእሉ ብዝርዝር ኣቕሪባ ኣላ። እቲ ናይ ኲናት ተርእዮ፡ ሩስያ ኣብ ዝመጽእ ለካቲት 2024 ተወሰኽቲ 200 ሽሕ ሓደስቲ ወተሃደራት ናብ ግንባራት ድሕሪ ምኽታታ ክጅምር ምዃኑ ድማ፡ እታ ጋዜጣ ወሲኻ ገሊጻ።

ብምዕራባውያን ንዩክሬን ክግበር ዝጸነሐ ፋይናንሳዊ ደገፍ ብምንካዩ ዝተደፋፍአት ሩስያ፡  ኣብ ዝምጽእ ጽድያ፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ ዩክሬን ሰፊሕ  መጥቃዕቲ  ክትገብር እያ ዝብል ስግኣት ከምዘሎ እዩ ዝሕበር። በዚ መሰረት፡ እቲ ክህሉ ዝኽእል ተርእዮ፡ ሩስያ ኣብ ኢስቶንያ፡ ላቲቭያን ሊትዋንያን ኣብ ዝርከቡ ተወለድቲ ሩስያውያን ብምቅሕሓር፡ “ከቢድ ሳይበር መጥቃዕቲ” ተጠቒማ ክሳብ ወርሒ ሓምለ ኣብ ባልቲክ ኲናት ክትጅምር ከምእትኽእል እዩ ዝግለጽ።

ክሳብ መስከረም፡ ሩስያ ነቶም ግጭታት ከም መመኽነይታ ተጠቒማ “ዛፓድ 2024” ዝተባህለ ሰፊሕ ወተሃደራዊ “ልምምድ” ክተካይድ ከምእትኽእልን፡ እዚ ድማ ኣስታት 50,000 ወተሃደራት ሩስያ ኣብ ምዕራብ እታ ሃገርን ቤላሩስን ክእከቡ ከም ዝኽእሉ እዮም እቲ ምስጢራዊ ሰነዳት ይሕብር።

ብመሰረት እቲ ምስጥራዉ ሰነድ፡ 30 ሽሕ ሰራዊት ጀርመን ንምክልኻል ክወፍሩ ከምዝኾኑ ብምሕባር 70 ሽሕ ዝግመቱ ሰራዊት ሩስያ ድማ ኣብ ኣብ በላሩስ ክተኣኻኸቡ ከምዝኾኑ ይሕብር።

ይኹን’ምበር፡ እቲ ኲናት ኣብ መወዳእታ ብዓወት መን ከምዝዛዘም ኣብቲ ሰነድ ኣይተነጸረን ዘሎ። ሩስያ፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ’ቲ እናኣስፋሕፍሐ ናብ ዶባታ ተጸጊዑ ዘሎኪዳን ሰሜን ኣትላንቲክ በርቃዊ መጥቃዕቲ ክትከፍት ውጥን ከምዘለዋ ብምጥቃስ፡ ብዝተፈላለዩ ወገናት ምዕራብ ስግኣታት ክለዓል ጸኒሑ እዩ። እንተዀነ፡ ፕረዚደንት ሩስያ፡ ሃገሩ ኣንጻር ኔቶ ኲናት ብምውላዕ
እትረኽቦ ጂኦ-ፖለቲካዊ፡ ቁጠባዊ ይኹን ወተሃደራዊ ረብሓታት ከምዘየለ ኣቐዲሙ ገሊጹ ምንባሩ ይዝከር።

 

ቢንያም ግርማይ ድሙቕ ዓወታት ኣመዝጊቡ

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ኣባል ጋንታ ኢንተርማርሸ ዝኾነ ኤርትራዊ ፕሮፈሽናል ተቀዳማምይ፡ ቢንያም ግርማይ፡ ኣብቲ ብስሉስ 16 ጥሪ ኣብ ኣውስትራሊያ ኣብ ዝተኻየደ ቀዳማይ መድረኽ ውድድር፡ መበል 3ይ ብምውጻእ ድቡቕ ዓወት ሓፊሱ።  ኣብዚ 144 ኪሜ ንውሓት ዝነበሮ ኮይኑ፡ ብቅጽበታዊ ውድድር ናይ ዓባይ ጉጂለ ዝተዛዘመ መድረኽ ሳም ወልስፎርድ ካብ ቦራ ሃንስግሮ ቀዳማይ ኮይኑ ተዓዊቱ። ምስ ባሕሬን ቪክቶሪዮስ ትጠርኒፉ ዝወዳደር ፊል ባውሃውስ ድማ መበል 2ይ ደረጃ ሒዙ ውድድሩ ዛዚሙ።

ኣባል ጋንታ ሊድል ትሬክ ናትናኤል ተስፋጼን፡ ኣብቲ ብዕለት 13 ጥሪ ኣብዝዝተኻየደ ውድድር ክላሲክ ናይ ጽርግያ ውድድር 3ይ ደረጃ ሒዙ ዛዚሙ ምንባሩ ይዝከር።