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Al Jazeera Appears to Lend Itself to TPLF Disinformation

What is missing is a media that dares to call a spade a spade and clearly identify the TPLF as the perpetrator, not the victim, of this disaster that it brought itself over Tigray.

Be it Al Jazeera or any other news media, it is clear that they have a responsibility to report the truth, and should try very hard to avoid presenting hearsay and politically tainted false news as facts on the ground.


The signing of the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9th July 2018 in Asmara, the Eritrean capital, brought to an end twenty years of hostility between the two countries. One would think that peace after so long would be welcome by all, but the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) — former ruling party in Ethiopia — made it its life ambition to reverse the new found peace and revert back to the previous state of war. Continue reading Al Jazeera Appears to Lend Itself to TPLF Disinformation

Another False Accusation Against Eritrea

Attempts by Amnesty International to deflect attention from high crimes perpetrated by the TPLF through scapegoating Eritrea of crimes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia was nothing but part of its decade-old subversive “regime change” agenda. (AP Photo)


You know that there is going to be a review of the mandate of the UN’s Special Rapporteur when the internet is flooded with a plethora of hastily put together, regurgitated, debunked claims against Eritrea. Continue reading Another False Accusation Against Eritrea

The Associated Press (AP): The Perjurer of Truth

When it comes to Eritrea, the mainstream media has a wicked sense of humour.

The mainstream media narratives on Eritrea, particularly the Associated Press, are deliberately misguided, often with minimal or no fact-checking.


When it comes to Africa, the role of the western media is to ensure that the continent is gripped in a never-ending cycle of violence by supporting minority groups intent on causing chaos and bloodshed, rather than report factual news. Continue reading The Associated Press (AP): The Perjurer of Truth

Is the EU Working to Create Yet Another Berlin Wall in the Horn of Africa?

The European Union is at a critical juncture in the Horn of Africa.

The EU should refrain from hasty decisions that have long-term consequences based entirely on unverified allegations. Engage in good faith. Stop scapegoating Eritrea.


As recently as February 8, 2021, in a Joint-Statement by High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič, the European Union (EU) expressed its concern on the on-going Law and Order Enforcement Operation in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Continue reading Is the EU Working to Create Yet Another Berlin Wall in the Horn of Africa?

TPLF: A Prisoner of its Own Device

“There is no such thing as a cakewalk in war, but if there ever was one, the capture of Mekelle would be it.” – Prof. Al Mariam

After a 27-year rule of oppression, corruption, invasion, and human rights violations, the time has come for the TPLF old guards to bite the bullet and face justice.


When the reformist forces led by Dr. Abiy Ahmed took the helm of political power after chucking the TPLF out of its high handed rule and trampling their feet on the heads of their enemy, they set to introduce a number of political, economic and social reforms, which the country had been devoid of for decades. Continue reading TPLF: A Prisoner of its Own Device

Operation Fenkil at its 31st Anniversary

“Today is the 31st Anniversary of “Operation Fenkil”, the epic three-day battle for the liberation of Massawa. As the penultimate battle for the full liberation of the country, Operation Fenkil epitomized EPLF’s military prowess, ingenuity, meticulous standards of planning and coordination.” – Yemane G/Meskel


The month of February takes a center stage in the heart of every Eritrean as we commemorate “Operation Fenkil”, which resulted in the liberation of the port city of Massawa following a three-day fierce battle, from 8th to 10th of February 1990. Continue reading Operation Fenkil at its 31st Anniversary