Djibouti Opens New, Modern, Multipurpose Port

The Doraleh Multipurpose Port is now the most advanced port in Africa

Djibouti today opened the USD $590m mega project – the Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) that was equipped with state-of-the-art port equipment.

BY TESFANEWS

Djibouti has formally opened today the country’s latest mega project and one of four new ports designed to cement the tiny Horn of Africa nation’s position as a continental hub – the Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP).

The 690 hectare port facility has been substantially upgraded as part of a Chinese-backed plan to establish Africa’s largest free-trade zone that can handle $7 billion of goods a year.

The USD $590m DMP project was started in 2015, and jointly financed by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) and China Merchant Holding (CMHC).



“The port of Djibouti is a gateway to one of the fastest growing regions of the world with 30,000 ships transiting the port each year,” the statement said.

“Located on two of the three busiest shipping routes in the world, the port provides a strategic platform for maritime activity connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe.”

The port provides a world-class logistics platform for shipping. The new facilities will vastly improve the efficiency and ease of doing business in the Horn of Africa. The project cements Djibouti’s position as a critical junction on the “Maritime Silk Road”.

“With this new world-class infrastructure, Djibouti confirms its position as a major trading hub for the continent. We are proud to show the world our capacity to deliver major infrastructure projects – some of the most technologically advanced on this continent,” said Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman of DPFZA during the opening ceremony.

Tiny Djibouti, with a population of 876,000, has long punched above its weight. It hosts large U.S. and French naval bases; China is also building a naval base. Djibouti also handles roughly 95 percent of the inbound trade for neighbouring Ethiopia, population 99 million.

Doraleh’s bulk terminal can handle 2 million tons of cargo a year, and offers space to store 100,000 tons of fertilizer, 100,000 tons of grain, and warehouses for other goods.

The break bulk terminal can handle 6 million tons of cargo annually, the statement said, and there are 40,000 slots for vehicles at the RO-RO terminal.

Other projects funded by China includes four new ports (for salt and potash exports), a Liquefied Natural Gas facility, an oil terminal, and two brand new airports.

The projects follow the completion of the Chinese funded Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti.

Ethiopia is Djibouti’s only port service customer.

Djibouti mainly handles goods from Asia, representing nearly 60 percent of traffic, the statement said. In 2015, overall traffic to Djibouti increased 20 percent to 5.7 million tonnes.


* The Reuters and AJOT contributed to the story.

  • Djibouti – Doraleh Multipurposes Port

    https://youtu.be/Wwock2JzhwA

    • Erena

      TN, is this article going to be followed by a similar announcement of the overdue Massawa/Assab development project??

      • Balance

        Lol. I think during his usual independence speech, he will inform you the overdue military base from all the Arabs, potash stock prices and how he managed to keep the water from going towards badme. I say that is self reliance worth of 30 years of war and 27 years of dam building. Way to go cousin.

        • Mengis

          The development saved us from begging like tegaru.
          Tigray boy, we Eritreans are aware that the amhara and oromo abandoned you and now you start looking somewhere else cousins ha,

        • Tenben Tigray

          You are wrong, the president of Eritrea give excellent speech regarding his own country. But the saddest part is you are defending Weyane leaders who abandoned the whole Tigray specially Tenben for their personal gain. Consequently, Tigray is suffering greatly

          • Murusade

            Dirty Ethiopia must take its stinking hands off Djibouti.

            Djibouti is one of the federal states of Somalia and Djiboutians recently protested on the streets saying that they want to join Somalia.

            One Somalia.

          • Kooshin Daahir

            Federal States in Somalia with Ports.

            Mogadishu region- one port

            Jubbaland region-one port

            Puntland region- one port

            Somaliland region- one port

            Djibouti region- one port

            The capital city of Somalia is Mogadishu but Djibouti is an important economic city of Somalia.

          • Charlotte Helmsburgen

            I thought Djibouti was an independent country?

            But it is infact one of the federal states of Somalia. Very Interesting.

          • Olhaye

            Charlotte

            SOMALIA(Mogadishu) claims that Djibouti, Somali region of Ethiopia, Northeastern Kenya, and Somaliland, are part of Somalia(Greater Somalia- 5 parts) but this is wishfull thinking of the nationalist president of Somalia, Mr. Farmaajo and other lunatics in Somalia.

            Republique Djibouti is an independent country, Somaliland is de-facto independent, Somali region of Ethiopia is part of Ethiopia and Northeastern part of Kenya while inhabited by Somalis is part of Kenya.

            Eritrea very wisely have kept their troops out of Somalia and judging by Somalia’s rethoric maybe Djibouti should withdraw its troops from Somalia.

    • samson

      Not too sure if we should be happy with this. As soon as peace is back between Ethiopia and us, they will be cautious to go back to using Massawa and Assab especially. With years of neglect and little activity, I can only imagine how long it will take to catch up with Djibouti. Especially the railway line Addis-Djibouti is worrying. Railway is the cheapest, fastest and most efficient way of transport (especially for Ethiopia). Let’s hope that we’ll have peace soon between the two nations that really need each other.

      • Erena

        Weyanay, Save your sympathy. Eritrea does not need Weyanay’s business. Eritrea is building its infrastructure silently. I just thought TN might share it with us. Weyanay? Entay’belikaa?Esti chokkk’bel! Railway? What railway? Oh, the one Chinese one. It’s safering with breakdowns and lack of spare parts before it even started functioning.

      • 2017

        IF YOU ARE TRUE ERITREAN, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LITTLE DJIBOUTI.
        OUR PORTS ARE IN GOOD HANDS,

    • Kaleab B

      What? This’s NOT sustainable, capacity-building development. In fact, this is nothing but another form of colonization. It’s all being financed and built by the Chinese, and of course it will ultimately be operated and maintained by them too. I hope the Eritrean government continues on course with its carefully thought out development programs and partnerships to ensure the inclusion of capacity-building and institution-strengthening. If we do what Djibouti is doing, we’ll end up just like them too; no question there.

      • Balance

        Lol. Ayyye angol, can you please help us understand this “carefully thought out” development programs? Don’t you think 27 years is long enough to sell potassium or build the stupid ports? Iway hizbi Eritrea

        • Kaleab B

          LOL… there is no end to your stupidity and eagerness to demonstrate your ignorance. In any case, the above story was “written” for a 3rd grade drop out like you.

        • Mengis

          How that possible to explain about development to BEGGER

        • Tenben Tigray

          Isn’t that better to talk about Tigray,than running your mouth dry. Think about The situation that Tenben is ?? Tigray is in the worst situation than our neighbors

    • HIDROM

      Deki Halal Meriet, they are telling us Djibouti is open a multipurpose port in Djibouti. What is the joke of the 21st Century?

      Fact No 1:

      We know Djibouti as a country and people are addicted to ‘CHAT” or “Khat” and from 11AM to 4PM Every body, which includes from the President to house wive are gone to chew the addictive`CHAT on section of the day. That is the truth and Djibout is day-time halucintion and day-dreaming during this time. That is the fact and the truth. During this time of the day even the President is gone to chew CHAT.

      FACT 2:
      When this happens, what happens to Ethiopian import/export goods. They are left to decay in the 110 degrees F of Djibouti for over a month,

      FACT 2
      The Etiopian truck drives are allow to enter the port and should have moeney in the form of “dollars”. Do not forget the trucks are to be loaded/unloaded by Djibouti port emplyees. That is the truth.

      Final result, the “donated wheat” which is supposed to feed the hungry Ethiopians have been seen to to roat and dumped in the Red Sea. That is a fact.

      Well, the Ethiopians have asked for it and they are getting it!

  • Happy 26th Independence

    This port plus other projects will cost so much to build and maintain that it will not turn profit for another 20 years. They can argue that it’s a long-term investment which they could be right but in the short term, it will not have multiplier effect on the local populations to the point that it will lift it out of poverty in the next 5 years.

    Assab on the other hand is owned FREE & CLEAR without billions in debt and the possibility of a Chinese asset take over in case of loan defaults. We already saw what happened earlier this year when TPLF sold Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) to outside investors because it was losing money and unprofitable.

    So what happens when Ethiopian Birr gets hit further foreign currency shortages and other bizarre TPLF episodes? What other sell-offs will we see happen?

    • Erena

      Next sell-off would be the highly profitable TPLF-Airline with its cooked account books.

    • cane libero

      Chamaqa maere egreqa zebahal ab afrika ayserehen iyu..megalomania zebahal hemam allewom..debt kab àqmom nelaeli, projects, dahar as a consequence àdi b edan endedan, temberkiqa tenebr, as the majority of tselemti afrikawian. shame

  • B.Adal

    Let us hope these will bring Jabooty enough cash so we won’t hear another Djibouti Hunger News similar to Woyane’s Ethiopia.

    • Dawit

      It is always Great to ???? from you.

      • B.Adal

        Dawitom, Thank you and Happy Independence day.

        • Dawi
          • B.Adal

            Nice Eritrean Independence Coffee Cup,
            … know anyone selling it?

          • Nebelbal

            ~
            “ኣያ” ኮርዒዳ ! (ድቦላ ስለ ዝኣተኹ ኣይትገረም።)

            B.Adal ዋልታ! – – – ኣጋ ክልተ ሳምንቲ “ሓኪልካ” ቀኒኻሉ ዝነበርካ እዋናት፣ – – – “ኢሂ!” ድማ ኢኻ ክትብለኒ ዘለካ! – – – ክሳድይ ክሳብ ትምናዕ፣ ተሻቒለስ ሃሰውሰው እናልኩ ይቋመተካ ከም ዘይነበርኩ! – – – “ሕራይ!” ድማ ትውስኸኒ፤ ከም’ዚ ዘየጸሞኻና ከስ፣ ኣያ ጥረጎም ነብሲ፣ ሃንደበት ደበኽ ትብለና።

            “ኢሂ’ሞ፧” ከይበልካኒ፣ – – – ወወናማቶም ብ”ጨፈራ”፣ welcomeምኦም ከዝንቡልካ እንከለዉስ፣ ኣነ’ውን ከም’ዛ ኣጓኒፋትኒ ዘልካያ፣ “ኣብ ቅድሚ ስራሕ ኣይትጽናሕ!” ኰይናትኒ ኔራስ፣ ከም ብደቂ ኣስመራ ዝምሰል፣ “ተራኺቦም እንከለዉስ፣ ‘ጽባሕ ምስተራኽብና!’ እበሃሃሉ።” ዝበሃለሎም፣ ፈዘዝ መዘዝ ክብል፣ ብዛዕባ ናይ ስራሕካ ምድርራብ ዶ ደንጊጸልካ ኢልካኒ ኢኻ፧ – – – ከም’ዚ ከማይ “ዶላራት ብሶጎርፍኦ” 😃 ኰይኑ ካብ ሃለወስ፣ ማዕለሽ! ጥራሕ ኢለስ ዕብስ

            ከም’ታ ስቱኽ ኢልካ ስውር ዘልካያ’ሞ፣ እታ ክሳደይ ዘጓዕጸጽካኒ 😟 ልዕሊ ክልተ ስምንታት፣ ካልኣይ እንተደጊምካኒ ወይለኻ፣ ክንድ ምራን መጽዓኛ ዝምንውሑ ዓንቀጽ ጺሒፈ፣ ክመዓተካ ምዃነይ፣ “ከወደፊቱ እናስጠነቅቆታለን”።

            ንዮ በሎ ዶላር ሞላር፣ ኣብ’ዛ እና Tesfomና ዓጀው እናልና፣ ን”ቅጥረኛ” ከዳዐ መዳዕ ደኣ ኣደጓድጎና እዚ ብሩኽ ሓወይ።
            ~

  • Wedi Zemoy

    China is changing this tiny state into a real maritime hub. Good for Djibouti. as long as there is a landlocked and hunger stricken, over populated country around, this port will make $$ like a hell.

    Djibouti’s main problem is it doesn’t have its own source of water and food, Khat and skilled man power. Whatever they make from port and related revenues, they must spend it to on those basic necessities to stay alive. Ethiopia is the natural supplier of drinking water, food items and even their daily consumption of the narcotic khat. With out Ethiopian supplies, this tiny republic is a useless village.

    What is the lesson for countries like Eritrea here? I would say Eritrea should give up on developing its Assab port to compete with Djibouti’s Chinese funded port. You can beat your competitor by selling the same product. So turning the Souther tip of the maritime area into a competing military zone with multiple strategic military bases would be an alternative. The UAE military base is now in control of the airbase and built its own port and Eritrea will earn a cool half billion dollar with out breaking sweat. with out even spending a dime on it. That’s the cool part of this strategy. Besides, establishing such foreign military bases would guarantee its military, political and foreign diplomacy levers. We already saw the effect. Enemy camps tremble and western powers considering to use the opportunity as a face saving.

    On the other hand, Eritrea should invest and keep developing its Massawa port to a level best as it will remain its main port of entry for maritime imports and exports. As potash will be soon exported through this port, besides the Bisha copper and zinc, the import and export volumes through this port will be comparable to Djibouti port as it currently serves only one landlocked client, that is Ethiopia.

    Djibouti’s port stat indicates the port was very active during drought and time seasons in Ethiopia. Massawa will be busy with imports and export of minerals and machinery. Assab port and the airbase will be busy by hosting foreign military powers. This part of Eritrea has nothing to worry as it already secures a cool 30-years deal at half a billion $$ per year. Eritrea will make use of its southern part of the port and its maritime area as soon as another interested foreign power available. Egypt may open shop there in very soon. As a landlord, the presence of these bases pose no threat to Eritrea but will keep at bay to its sworn enemies. They already lost sleep because of this checkmate.

    So this new port is good for Djibouti and good for the landlocked Ethiopia too. It’s in fact very good for Eritrea as the green eyed TPLF beggars won’t look at our port backyards every time they feel depressed.

    • Nick

      You are right on the mark. I have long believed that the best strategy for Eritrea for the short term is to make a strong military and security cooperation with countries of significant political, diplomatic and economic influence.
      This offers Eritrea the breathing room to focus on its other agendas besides defense of the country which has the overwhelming portion currently. The best part is that no need to scarifies Eritrean lives to defend it as it deters military conflict before it even starts. Eritrea, due to it’s strategic positioning, will defend itself.
      Great analysis by Wedi Zemoy.

    • jordi

      Agree with alot of this but ‘beggars’ was uncalled for. Nice to see some intelligence and thoughtful comments 🙂

  • Mitiku Melesse

    If the two tigringa people put aside their ‘foolishness’, the ports in Assab, Mitswa, Berbera and Moqadisho added with the djiboutians are not enough to satisfy the development needed on the horn. Peace is the key word here. The rest is our fantasy is the limit.

    • Ebay-Asmara

      Ones land being occupied, in contravention to a court decision and wanting it freed, is not foolishness. What do you want Eritreans to do? Go into a “dialogue” on a final and binding issue, as the weyane want?

      Tnx, but no tnx.

      The Eritrean govt has repeatedly said: respect the court- order and we will resume the neighbourly relationship. Can’t be clearer than that.

      • Phi Lax

        exactly….this Mitiku idiot is more than likely trolling

      • Mitiku Melesse

        Except the governmental relations most of the relations is going in the right direction, i think. Eritreans and Ethiopians can influence peace in the horn. I couldnt say they guarantee but can influence peace comprehensively. The first step is to normalize the over inflated hate between the tigrinya people. Ethiopia and Eritrea both their general direction concerning their view regardless one another. BUT the tigringa people in both sides need to rethink how to work for peace. It is not good to immerse in hate and transfer the hatred to the kids and the new generation.

        The mentioned ports are symbols. Otherwise the potential is beyond what can one imagine. Let’s put aside for a second ‘i am better than you or vsv’. Let’s what peace can bring.

        • Ebay-Asmara

          One gets rid of hate, by getting rid of the source of it. Lobby your govt to vacate Eritrean territories, instead of trying to advise the peace- loving here.

          • Mitiku Melesse

            Let’s leave the governmental affairs to the governments and avoid to propagate hatred. The source of the hate is in my opinion that both of you are tigrinya people who have the majority in the ruling parties of both lands. Look the Afars in Ethiopia and Eritrea they dont hate each other the way the tigrinya people of Eritrea and Ethiopia. Leave the border issue for a second and think of the other reasons which trigger the hate. And then work with it for the benefit of peace.

          • Mengis

            You deeply care for tigrinya, but you go by mitiku. Cut your b.s. moron. The damage the tegaru did to Eritreans is not going to be solved or forgot just with one generation but many generations to come even if we don’t involve government and politics. Fyi Eritrea have so many different language, culture, and religion and we live in peace with harmony so take your b.s. tigrinya bla bla shove it in your *** or sell it to some idiots with low IQ

          • Mitiku Melesse

            I read my comments once more and compared it with you. And I have learnt there is a bid difference between our IQs though i dont believe in IQ. It doenst measure the integrity of a person. People like you we heard them from both sides of tigrinya (the ehtiopians tigres and the eritrean tigrinya) before 1998 and after. And my point is these people are the same before and after 1998. So work for peace. No more insult. It reduces your ability to communicate. So read my comments again and rewrite yours without insult. Peace between the north and the south tigre peoples.

          • One Observer

            You either simply don’t understand the issue or just got it twisted. For the record, The issue is TPLFites’ agenda hell-bent on destroying Eritrea. Period. The issue has got nothing to do with the “two” people — or “ehtiopians tigres and the eritrean tigrinya” as you chose put it. None. Little ready may help and here is a nice resource for you… https://www.dehai.org/conflict/home.htm?events.htm

          • Erena

            Peace in our region could only be achieved if Markse LEMANAYAWIT Tigray abandons its expansionist ambition and vacate from all the land it occupies and stick within the borders of its old Tigray. Eritrea could implement peace tomorrow. Their biggest mistake and contributer to their imminent collapse is, underestimating the power of Sha’awiya!!

          • Mitiku Melesse

            Not if we have more of you from both sides. Dont contradict yourself. I am determined to make peace. I read both Tesfanews and Tigray online and i got the picture. If it is not madness then it is to childish. Focus on the big picture. What was tried in 1998 was the worst mistakes by both Tigrinya parties called EPLF and TPLF. My point is think different. I doesnt kill you.

          • Erena

            Why is so difficult to understand? Let me simplify it for you. If you occupy one of my rooms in my house by force, while you have rented yours out, how do you expect me to make peace with you?

          • Warsa

            “…1998
            was the worst mistakes by both? tigrinya parties called EPLF and TPLF?
            Hahahahahaha, Now wait a minute, we have a huge country without access to the
            sea but with over 80millions of population and we have our Eri with access to
            the sea and around 5millions population, Weyane first killed our people and
            then invaded us, with the complicity of their masters, well prepared long
            before their invasion, shedding crocodile tears they told the whole world
            Eritrea invaded Ethiopia, at the same time they launched a propaganda saying the
            issue is between the beggar Meles and the lion of Nakfa Isayas. And now you
            came here to convince us with this childish argument! Anafra kokah zeyfeltis
            ayhadanayn! Who are you trying to fool with this? Low IQ once Low IQ always! The
            problem with you weyanes and some Ethiopians who never swallowed the
            independence of Eritrea is that you think you are the smartest in the world :-)!!
            What a shame!

          • Mitiku Melesse

            Your brothers in blood, our tigre people on tigrai online they call me Shabia for the same stand i have. And you said nothing new. Think again. What do you contribute for the peace? Can you find anything positive about Ethiopian tigrians? Woyanes did not change their mind since they joined you, long long time ago, and we have witnessed how you people were between 1991-1998. It seamed as if there is no other ethnic groups in both of our lands. And now this. This will tell you the problem is not only here in Ethipia but in you par also. That is my purpose here. What ever Woyane planed before 1991 you wanted to be part of it. That was not a smart idea since both lands are made of many other ethnic groups. And even if that happened due to many difficult situations now you have to focus on the positive thing. That is to bring peace. And this useless over inflated hatred. It is difficult for you to grasp the idea but think of Ethiopa, Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea having military cooperation, think of it. Did you know that Ethiopia and Eritrea signed military agreement around 1993? Just put your hatred for a second. It will help.

          • jordi

            I totally agree with you on that we need peace. Imagine what we could have accomplished if we worked together. It’s silly that they’re also blaming our hostile relations on some dirty little village!

    • Phi Lax

      your logic and comment wreak of fermented donkey meat, thus keep your nonsensical comments confined to the agame-owned forums and comment section ata donkoro

    • Debessaie

      Smart woyane boy, go & be a friend to North Sudan even if it means handing over the most fertile piece of Amhara land. We know & you know it well that your fate is in the almighty hands of Eritrea. Quietly but surely we are working for your demise. We have learnt the hard way that any friendship with woyane is tantamount to suicide. We are not in a mood to destroy ourselves!!!

  • NowarNopeace

    So much bad news for Issu in one week. First Dr. Tedros gets elected as head of WHO and now Djibouti opens Doraleh port. No war, no peace should remain in place for the time being. It has worked well for the last 15+ years so keep it going for at least another 15.

    • 2017

      Skinny boy from hungry tigray let us keep it that way for a while, and we will see how long you will last under state of emergency.

    • PE

      How is the State of Emergency treating you? Are your people still being deported from inside their country? Did the deportation of Tigrays from Kilil Amhara stop yet?

      • Asmerom

        AMHARA AND OROMOS ARE OUR BROTHERS MORE THAN ANY ONE,We have one country , love and respect each other.
        እሞ ከምዚ ገይሮምና ኢልና ናባኻ ገጽና ክንገብር. ..ናይ ማይ ጻምእ ሕቶ ላንባ ብምስታይ ዶ ይምለስ?

        • Eritrawi Assabawi

          Really why then they deported you back to Tigray & still calling you “Tigre” the same you do for innocent Eritreans we are more than HAPPY to see you test your won medicine and we are watching & seeing when they are going to slaughter you

          • Kaleab B

            LOL… this ass-moron is lies just for the heck of it… but knows deep down sh8t is about to hit the fan.

          • Eritrawi Assabawi

            Coming to Eritrean Sites to vomit your Garbage you have No Shame at all go to ‘Tigre Sites” You are Not welcome here GET LOST.

        • Mitiku Melesse

          Can
          you explain how Ethio-tigrians and Eri-tigrynas showed their hate to one
          another from 1976-1998? And the love eplf showed for specially Oromos and
          Amaras in 1991-1995? Based on this facts you want only war not Peace. Your
          wish (you as a single person) is that Amara and Oromo slaughter tigrians and
          you enjoy the result and if you are Lucky you score some victroy and sing for
          another 25 years we the little crashed the big one while you knew that million Ethiopians
          crashed derg together With you. So my Message for People like you. Stop this
          kind of Dangerous path which resulted the horrifying life both Our Peoples
          suffering from. Stop this. Think the peaceful, the honest one which we fail to
          do so so far.

          You
          see many mistakes have been done during 1991-1998 by tplf and eplf. Now if any
          eritrean says woyane this woynae that we understood only one thing. The plan
          tplf and eplf had in 1991-1998 was wrong. Tplf has not changed that plan. It
          only wanted the plan to work only for Tigray and did not want to share With
          Eritreans tigrinya People. I dont want to know the reason. Because that was bad
          plan. Because that plan did not include
          all Ethio-Eri different ethnic Groups.

          My
          Message now is every hater must have time to reflect. What went wrong? Were we
          honest? Did we try some short cuts? Did your feeling of superiority (both tplf
          and eplf) over the victory on derg spoiled for both lands? Is it only tplf
          won derg? Is it only eplf won over derg? Is it both Eri and ethio multitude
          ethic Peoples won over Derg?

          Why
          do we think exploiting Eritrea or Ethiopia is the way for either of us a way of
          success? Why did you not think to
          benefit for both of us for all of us on Our multitude potential?

          My
          last Words, shall we continue like this for ever? All of us are expert how to
          explain that the westerners use Our difference to exploit and wedge wars among us
          and do what ever they want against us or our natural wealth but we do it not
          only easy for them but attractive to be exploited. What the west need is Tigrai
          onlie and Tesfa news, is not it?

          If Ethiopians and Eritreans are smart People then
          must create Peace between the two tigrinya People. To understand the danger we
          are facing just read a couple weeks of articles of Tigray online and Tesfa
          News.

          • Asmerom

            you are trying to appease the barking dogs here .you are asking the wrong guy .the quetion should have been forwarded to them instead of me.we have always been a scape goat for their endless misery.tell me what we should do for them ,we have been receiving and hosting hundrered thousands refuges .we have arranged educational opportunities and they are attending in several universities. We are helping them to go abroad for better life and they are supporting their families.

          • Eritrawi Assabawi

            You are the cos of all our problems with your “SEVER HATRED FOR ERITREANS MORE THAN ANY ETHIOPIAN” Vacate from all our territories,Demarcate the boarder,Compensate all innocent people even thou it is TOO LATE ALMOST 20 YEARS
            WE WILL NEVER EVER FORGET WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR EVER & EVER

          • Mitiku Melesse

            Hi and sorry.

      • Mitiku Melesse

        Can
        you explain how Ethio-tigrians and Eri-tigrynas showed their hate to one
        another from 1976-1998? And the love eplf showed for specially Oromos and
        Amaras in 1991-1995? Based on this facts you want only war not Peace. Your
        wish (you as a single person) is that Amara and Oromo slaughter tigrians and
        you enjoy the result and if you are Lucky you score some victroy and sing for
        another 25 years we the little crashed the big one while you knew that million Ethiopians
        crashed derg together With you. So my Message for People like you. Stop this
        kind of Dangerous path which resulted the horrifying life both Our Peoples
        suffering from. Stop this. Think the peaceful, the honest one which we fail to
        do so so far.

        You
        see many mistakes have been done during 1991-1998 by tplf and eplf. Now if any
        eritrean says woyane this woynae that we understood only one thing. The plan
        tplf and eplf had in 1991-1998 was wrong. Tplf has not changed that plan. It
        only wanted the plan to work only for Tigray and did not want to share With
        Eritreans tigrinya People. I dont want to know the reason. Because that was bad
        plan. Because that plan did not include
        all Ethio-Eri different ethnic Groups.

        My
        Message now is every hater must have time to reflect. What went wrong? Were we
        honest? Did we try some short cuts? Did your feeling of superiority (both tplf
        and eplf) over the victory on derg spoiled for both lands? Is it only tplf
        won derg? Is it only eplf won over derg? Is it both Eri and ethio multitude
        ethic Peoples won over Derg?

        Why
        do we think exploiting Eritrea or Ethiopia is the way for either of us a way of
        success? Why did you not think to
        benefit for both of us for all of us on Our multitude potential?

        My
        last Words, shall we continue like this for ever? All of us are expert how to
        explain that the westerners use Our difference to exploit and wedge wars among us
        and do what ever they want against us or our natural wealth but we do it not
        only easy for them but attractive to be exploited. What the west need is Tigrai
        onlie and Tesfa news, is not it?

        If Ethiopians and Eritreans are smart People then
        must create Peace between the two tigrinya People. To understand the danger we
        are facing just read a couple weeks of articles of Tigray online and Tesfa
        News.

    • Eritrawi Assabawi

      It’s not concerning us eat your cake as we are happy for you paying in billions of dollars to tiny Djibouti because you’re Land Locked Egypt,Saudi Arabia & Uae are giving you nightmare even you cant sleep the situation is going to be changed soon when real Ethiopians are going to slight your trout after deporting you back to your province

      • Balance

        We are so losing sleep UAE gave 19% share from Berbera. It’s been 15 years of the same “soon” EPRDF is done, “soon” tegaru will be chased etc. what you failed to understand, few bad apples doesn’t speak for 75% of people, oromo/Amharu. If we hate each other that much, your lifetime leader would have made his move by now but “soon” isn’t coming. Even the loser gim7 couldn’t say he would launch any attack from Asmera cuz he knows, we will come for him. Instead, he used a carefully crafted statement like, “our war is within Ethiopia”. How pathetic is that. What’s even more sad, I can name few things in a year or so, Ethiopia has accomplished while you wait for this “soon”. We were elected in UN, Adhanom to WHO, took out Kenya to be a regional powerhouse, Gibe3 and nice ride to Djibouti, can go on and on but don’t like to give you a heart burn. All this in the midst of diaspora hooligans and your leader just finished the same old speech of his about “unjust sanctions and badme”. He might have adjusted one coma from the last year speech, good job.

        • 2017

          YOU FORGET TO NAME THE HUNGRY PEOPLE OF KILIL TIGRAY.

        • B.Adal

          Sentiko, Is there nothing else to do in TigrayOnLine?
          How about you try a new game I just created for your Ugumesh 🙂

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/200b325fa2947f626243d0619845fa8a562cac3e66f692256bd383d2d5f32d44.png

          • Phi Lax

            hillarious

        • Mitiku Melesse

          You are not helping Ethiopia’s or Eritrea’s peace here. You write about only all the positive things Ethiopia has done and Tesfanews and its non critical followers write only the negative things only to fuel the hatred. Come up with some thing which contributes the peace. All who loved tplf before 1998 and suddenly they started to love Oromo/Amhara. Before 1998 they told us how they hate Amhara. This shows the hate has no factual base rather it has political motivation. And hating for the sole purpose of politics is dangerous, read about Rwanda. I read both Tesfanews and Tigray online and they follow the same negative news about the two lands in their perspective. This is madness. The madness must be stopped.

          • One Observer

            Mitiku, did you just discover the word ‘peace’? While you are at it, take a look at the following key words: evil and war. Soon you will find that they are all connected. To paraphrase Armitage, “War is terrible, war is horrible, but war is also at times necessary and the only means of stopping evil [TPLF].”

          • Balance

            I stopped being mad at naive outlook like yours long time ago but will do my best to give you an honest opinion without insults. First, if you are Ethiopian, please address the Gov as EPRDF since every Ethiopian from different region paid a heavy price in 98. Most importantly, peace is not some candy at a store you shop for, it has a price but also, it’s give and take. The question for people like you is, what are you willing to give up at the expense of peace? The only thing Ethiopia can do is offer to sit down and talk, shabo refused saying, return badme first. The issue for Ethiopia is, there are over a thousand KM to secure, refugees in camps as well as what will be their interest once this peace is achieved. I’m willing to bet, their people will come our way as usual but what about ours? Those fine details must be worked on but since we don’t have a willing partner to speak with, it’s not as simple as you make it. Not to mention, the people of Tigray are the first affected then Gondar, they need to outline what is their best interest and as Ethiopians, we stand by our people to defend or sit down and talk. For now, no peace no war is the choice we all stand by till the real Eritreans takes over, you should do the same.

          • Mitiku Melesse

            I address the government as tplf government. We can discuss this when you stop insulting people. Still you are insulting. For Ethiopians and Eritreans paying heavy price is not new but enjoying the results is under the question. I am not interested on the governments view. My focus is individual like you and me and the rest. How can we bring peace. How can we avoid hatred? How can we stop spreading hates among other ethnic groups. We had do to come back to 1991 and reconsider what went wrong? I dont want any people get affected be it in Ethiopia or Eritrea. The no peace and no war must be stopped and for that to happen people like you must stop hatred, propaganda, etc. There was no hatred between our tigrinya people from both countries before 1998. And that problem must be solved with people who realy understand what the war brings about or affect this or that group. That is my point for you. Stop hatred. If you can live in peace with the rest of Ethiopians ethnic groups how difficult to do it with tigrinya people. The afar in Ethiopia have no problem to have peace with eri-afars. The somalis in Ethipai has no problem in living with ths somali In somalia. You have to think deeper.

          • Eritrawi Assabawi

            Ethiopians especially “Tigreans” cant sit their feet in Eritrea gain just go to Djibouti,Mombasa Mogadishu is still not safe enough and there’s nothing forcing us to sit with you wake up its 20 years almost we also don’t want anything from you just “VACATE FROM OUR LANDS THEN DEMARCATE BOARDERS” we are all real Eritreans but your “Tigrean First” Then “Ethiopian” and still they call you “Tigre”

        • Eritrawi Assabawi

          Let it be for ever you have done your calculations so stick to it till the end and “YOU WILL NEVER SEE OUR RED SEA FOR EVER & EVER” It is almost 20 years more than enough to make peace but you are continuing the same old idea & believe in order to gain from it but what will Not and Never Ever be repaired is “Tigrean-Eritrean” relations so you & only you are the real enemies.

        • Eritrawi Assabawi

          We are getting the money you are paying for UAE for renting “Jaabuuttii” Port in billions of dollars

    • Truth

      Why would PIA care about Dr. Tedros being elected to the WHO? You’re reaching there.

  • Ethiopian

    ቆንጆ ደስ ዝብል ነገር ፨ገጽና ናብ ሰሜን ኣብ ዝጸንሓሉ ጊዜ ቡዙሕ ተጎዲእና ገጽና ናብ ደቡብ ቡዙሕ ተረቢሕና ብወገነይ በቢግዚኡ ኣብ ዝልጠጥ ዩንቨርስ እቲ ዝፈጠነ ኣብ ከባቢና ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራን ኢ/ያን ተዝኸውን ኣይምጸላእኹን ፨ባድመ እንተደሊኹም መጀመርያ ቅድመ ኹነት ባድመ ምስ ወሰድኩም ኪሊተአን ሃገራት ዝፈሊ መንደቅ ብናትኩም ወጻኢ ክትሃንጹ መረጋገጺ ሃቡና ፤፥ እቲ ምንታይ ዳሕራይ ጽግእ ጽግእ ከይትብሉ

    • PE

      How’s the State of Emergency working out for you? Weren’t your Tigray people deportred from several kilils last year? You Tigray people have become most hated in Eritrea and EThiopia. Better be nice to Sudan.

    • 2017

      AS LONG AS WE DO NOT HAVE TO SEE YOU FOREVER, WE WILL BUILD THE WALL WITH GOLD PLATE BRICK.

      • Ethiopian

        ዓካት ተሪፍና እንታይ ከይንኸውን?

    • Erena

      TN, come out with it. Susas(60) alata!

      • Isn’t that gorgeous? I am expecting something comparable from the Chinese contractors who are developing our Massawa port.

        • Erena

          Now you are talking! I love you! Now I can sleep with my shoes on, as the Asmarino talking goes!

    • merhaba

      Girm Hijji Girm ,Grim hijji girm.Thanks TN .Now is the best.

      • HIDROM

        Hiji Girm Kone…….Hiji Girm…………….Hiji Girm Kone Deki Halal Meriet. Stay on course for we on the Promised Land alread. Hiji Girm Kone

  • Sad

    Of cource they will open new ports. They have a perfect President in Asmara who isolated Eritrea from the region so all the port business can go to Djibouti. The people of Djibout should thank God for giving them President Isaias.

    • forto sawa

      Do you think this is the first and last port? If so, you are right. Everybody else is doomed; but, we are the opinion of let everyone flourish so that you may live a purpose filled life and enjoy what you have achieved. I wish all that benefit from this double happiness and ease of life. Eritrea does not believe in “us” or “them” logic and is not hell-bent on destroying others right to exist. So, my friend, just relax and enjoy the ride. China loves you too….

    • jordi

      I honestly despise Djibouti for this very reason, even though it’s not their fault Just because of stupid Isaias we’re losing billions every year.

      • One Observer

        lil Jordan, It sounds like you have relapsed for the 100th time; and I feel sorry for you. Or, you’ve been a TPLFite all along? If you relapse, say so. If you’re TPLFite, say so then. Either way, you’re worthless lil boy.

      • Erena

        Typical Weyanay. Biting the hand that feeds you. Why would hate Djibutie..?It’s through the port of Djibutie that the handout is coming to your starving millions. Treachery is in your bone marrow! Hence, you can never shake it off!!

        • Sad

          You are the woyanes and you are the Tigrayans pretending to be Eritreans. Real Eritreans would be angry when Djibouti takes Eritrea’s lunches. You the fakes ones on the other hand are celebrating the news of cource.
          And that’s how you know who is real Eritrean and who is fake.

          • Erena

            Exactly my point Wedi sbagadish ‘treachery’! Why do I bother! You obviously can’t read?

  • merhaba

    I think they will benefit from China .So for so great even now start to have a traffic light ( Set on light ) and the China duds start to build a little decent street ,never before the children all night long ,They beg on street no school no life for the people except chewing Chat. if the port is producing what is the reason?

    • Asme.

      Ayte mengistu pre 1991
      Post 1991 mengis .
      btw following the fall of derg regime many people and street names were changed like mengistu to mengis and mengisteab.
      I think you are from mahberekum jida or kartoom job title daily cash collector or cashier ዕቁብ ኣካቢ.
      we have built arail link from djbeouti to addis even to mekelle which can transport goods with in few hours.

  • hawi55

    First and foremost god bless Djibouti. I just wish they would be better neighbors. Good economic development in our region is good for everyone surrounding it. BUT this same thing has happened in sir lanka and now china owns the port there for 99yrs because they couldn’t pay for it. link to one of the articles https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-07/sri-lankans-protest-china-port-deal/8168110