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My Journey to Capitol Hill

Time for deeper conversation about Eritrea. Simplistic narratives that led to sanctions are no longer acceptable.
Time for deeper conversation about Eritrea. Simplistic narratives that led to sanctions are no longer acceptable.

By Samuel Mahaffy (Ph.D),

I journeyed to the U.S Capital yesterday to talk about Eritrea. No one paid me to go. No one asked me to go. I went because my heart told me to speak up for Eritrea. It was not one of the easiest trips I have made. It required going through security checkpoints and navigating subway transit stations. I was grateful to have an audience with a legislative aide to one of the U.S. Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee.

My message was this:

I am saddened that my great country and the U.S. State Department is reticent to join the growing global community that is normalizing relationships with Eritrea. Eritrea has its faults. There are important challenges and changes that it must face. There are doubtless mistakes that have been made and injustices that have been done. Just as there are here and in every nation. The global community supports justice and peaceful resolution of conflicts through dialogue and engagement and not through isolation and self-righteous blaming. Continue reading My Journey to Capitol Hill

TPLF Still Nursing the Bloody Nose It Received From 1998-2000 War

By Bereket Kidane,

NO one blows hot air like TPLF does because it mistakes its master’s power for its own. Weyane may be feeling a bit more desperate these days because not only did its go-for-broke “Greater Tigray” strategy go bust, it is now coming up on its 24th year of minority rule of the Ethiopian State.

That is a long reign for a minority regime no matter how you look at it.  Continue reading TPLF Still Nursing the Bloody Nose It Received From 1998-2000 War

Uganda Jets Bombed S. Sudan Rebel Positions: Machar

After IGAD thrown its full support behind President Salva Kiir, Ex-VP Reik Machar today said,There’s never been a one sided approach to a ceasefire. Unless the mediators don’t really mean to bring an issue to an end. 

Uganda’s unilateral meddling in the affairs of South Sudan is counter productive

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar on Friday claimed a Ugandan-owned jet fighter bombed Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) positions occupied by forces loyal to him.

Machar, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, said a Ugandan MiG-29 bombed their positions around South Sudan’s Jonglei state capital, Bor, which they temporarily captured before it was retaken by forces loyal to president Salva Kiir. Continue reading Uganda Jets Bombed S. Sudan Rebel Positions: Machar

Lost Opportunities for both Eritrea and Ethiopia

Proven time and again: It’s not possible to settle differences unilaterally as war provides no solution but loss in blood, wealth and lost opportunities

By Ibrahim A. Ibrahim,

Undoubtedly both Eritrea and Ethiopia have lost immeasurable opportunity of wealth and progress that they could easily have achieved to uplift the living standards of their citizens. For this loss Ethiopia is grossly to be blamed. Continue reading Lost Opportunities for both Eritrea and Ethiopia

Ethiopia Offers Electricity in Exchange for Dialogue: Minister Osman

No nation, big or small, rich or poor, can get away by militarily occupy a sovereign territory of another nation. NEVER!

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea’s Foreign Minister, H.E. Osman Saleh disclosed that his country politely declined Ethiopia’s latest ploy to seduce Eritrea into negotiation with a 250MW free electric power offer.

In a seminar he conducted last week at the annual festival of Eritrean community members in London, Minister Saleh explained that Ethiopia tried very hard to sell the proposal through Russia, Qatar and Turkey.

Minister Osman, however, clarified that Eritrea’s one and only one Continue reading Ethiopia Offers Electricity in Exchange for Dialogue: Minister Osman