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Dan Connell’s Obsession With Eritrea or Is He on a Mission?

why Dan Connell should care more to Eritreans than his own American people?
The White Man’s Burden. One may ask why Dan Connell should care more to his own people than the Eritreans. Is that out of an obsession or he is somehow on his longstanding, unfinished mission against Eritrea?

By Ben Yonatan,

Since the arrest of members of G-15, Dan has been very critic about the government of Eritrea, only because a few members the G-15 were his informants and/or partners in spying on Eritrea, from day one he stepped his feet in Eritrean soil . Here again, Dan miscuing the facts and writes factitious story about Eritrea from Djibouti tilted “The road ends in Djibouti for some Eritreans.”

Mr. Connell flew thousands of miles to Africa and to write a speculative rubbish narrative that he stated he has been told by desperate refugees that are seeking comfortable shelters in the West, whereas in his very own backyard, there are millions of his own citizens incarcerated, bitten, wrongfully charged and etc. and he is yet to say or write a single article about those. Continue reading Dan Connell’s Obsession With Eritrea or Is He on a Mission?

Ethiopia: ONLF’s 31st Anniversary Celebrated

By Ahmed Abdi,

Thousands of Somalis from occupied-Ogaden, South-Eastern Ethiopia celebrate the Ogaden National Liberation Front or ONLF’s 31st anniversary.

Ogaden Liberation movement (ONLF), which was founded in August 15, 1984 has waged an armed struggle against the Ethiopian imperialism or Tigray People’s Liberation Front, Ethiopia’s current ruling ethnic group since 1994 after TPLF ousted the first Ogadeni legitimate President, Abdullahi Mohammed Sadi to supplant Tigray-controlled political system in the oil-and-gas-rich Ogaden region. Continue reading Ethiopia: ONLF’s 31st Anniversary Celebrated

The Eritrean Narrative is Pure, Earned and Priceless

Our detractors tried everything under the sun to re-write our history including the history of our independence struggle with their own skewed narratives. That can and will never be the narrative because Eritrean narrative is pure, unsaleable and independent. Besides, the Eritrean population today is much more conscious, politically astute and media savvy with the ability to write and rewrite its own narrative and destiny.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

ERITREA possesses a unique narrative cultivated over decades paid-for with dear life of thousands of Eritreans. Eritrea is, in a way, lucky to have gone through a tough struggle that paved ways for narratives that clearly define and distinguish her apart from the rest. These narratives, based on principles, values and hard earned experiences are guiding Eritrea through some tumultuous times that have consumed many nations once-considered invincible.

In a nut shell, Eritrea is a self-reliant, social justice oriented, hardworking conscious nation willing to pay the price to ensure independence. Eritrea is a proven country through and through. Eritrea is a nation that believes on equality. Eritrea possesses values that are selfless and incorruptible. The attitude and personality of the people is glazed with unparalleled humbleness unseen in the saintliest of places. Modesty is pervasive from the president on to the average person. The order in the society is based on respect where elders are given priority; they are revered, treated with utmost dignity and respect. Continue reading The Eritrean Narrative is Pure, Earned and Priceless

Yemen: Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam

What will Saudi Arabia do when – not if – things go wrong in their war with the Shia Houthi tribes?

By Thomas C. Mountain,

STILL stinging from their last military humiliation six years ago at the hands of the Houthi tribal fighters in Yemen, the Saudi Arabian royal family has embarked on what is highly likely to turn into Saudi’s “Vietnam”with their latest attempt at invading Yemen.

In 2009 the Saudi military’s incompetence was exposed when their major offensive against the Houthi’s along the Saudi/Yemen border was routed and in the following Houthi counter offensive a large chunk of Saudi territory was captured by the lightly armed Houthi fighters.  Continue reading Yemen: Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam

Sharing the Resonating Significance of Operation Fenkil With the Ethiopian Resistance

Ethiopian resistance force that now hail Eritrea as their safe haven have one common goal: to replace the TPLF mercenary regime. As the Fenkil Operation uprooted the derg regime and paved the way to the realization of an independent Eritrea, Ethiopian resistance may seize the moment and aspire not only to replace the TPLF regime but also strive to cultivate a truly independent political culture among the large segment of the Ethiopian elite.

By Haile-Ab Luul Tesfai,

THE recent interview by ESAT to President Isaias Afwerki should be commended as a bold journalistic work. It is one of the rare initiatives by Ethiopian media outlets or individuals in their bid to find the truth about Eritrea, its leadership and its stand on key challenges of viability the Ethiopian state has been facing for decades. Such initiatives have to continue in one form or the other since there are many issues that not only ordinary Ethiopians but also the majority of the Ethiopian political elite have an alarmingly wrong information and long held misperceptions on Eritrea; and perceptions cannot be easily erased.  Continue reading Sharing the Resonating Significance of Operation Fenkil With the Ethiopian Resistance

ወያነ፥ 40 ዓመት ዝኽሪ ልደት ዶ? ወይስ መፋነዊ ዕርበት?

40 ዓመታት፡ ንደላይ ሰላምን ፍትሕን ራህዋን ዝጸምኦ ህዝቢ፡ ኣዝዩ ነዊሕ ኢዩ።

ብ ተወልደ ብእምነት፡

እቲ ቅድሚ ኣርብዓ ዓመት እገብር፡ ዝምርሓሉ ንጹር ስነ-ሓሳባውን ፖለቲካውን ፕሮግራም ከይሓዘ፡ መስመሩን ኣንፈት ጕዕዙኡን ከይፈለጠ፡ ደደቢት ኣብ ዝተባህለ በረኻ፡ ወርሒ ለካቲት 1975 ዝተኣኻኸበ ጕጅለ፡ ነታ ወርሒ ከም ናቱ ፍልይቲ ብጽሒት ወሲዱ፡ ዓመት-መጸ፡ “ዝኽሪ ብረታዊ ተጋድሎ” ተባሂላ ክትብዓል ከም ልምዲ ኣተኣታቲውዋ ጸኒሑ።

ኣብ 1975 ፡ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ሓድሽን ቅልጡፍን ምዕባሌታት ዝተኸስተሉ ወቕቲ ኾይኑ፡ ብሰንኪ’ቲ ን14 ዓመታት ዝካየድ ዝነበረ ሓርነታዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራን፡ እቲ ኣብ’ቲ እዋን ዝመጸ ሓያል ደርቅን ተደማሚሩ፡ ኣብ’ታ ሃገር ዘስዓቦ ከቢድ ሕሰም፡ ህዝባዊ ናዕቢ ተወሊዑ ። ዘውዳዊ ስርዓት ሃይለስላሴ ተነንዩ ምስ ወደቐ ኸኣ፡ ነቲ ሃጓፍ ናይ ስልጣን ዝትክእ ዉዱብ ፖለቲካዊ ሰልፊ ስለ ዘይነበረ፡ ብቐሊሉ ናብ ኢድ ወታሃደራት ክትወድቕ ኪኢላ። Continue reading ወያነ፥ 40 ዓመት ዝኽሪ ልደት ዶ? ወይስ መፋነዊ ዕርበት?

What Can be Expected of Any ONLF – Ethiopia Peace Talk?

The Ogaden is Ethiopia’s dark, dirty secret where the regime commits numerous human right violations and killings with impunity

By Ahmed Abdi,

THE Eritrean EPLF and the Ethiopian government agreed to enter into negotiations mediated by former United States president Jimmy Carter in mid-1989 after Colonel Mengistu succeeded in thwarting a coup attempt.

The two sides agreed to hold another round of peace talks in Nairobi , Kenya , on November 20, 1989 after a round of preliminary negotiations that opened on September 7, 1989 at the Carter Presidential Center at Emory University in Atlanta , Georgia .

Those talks failed to produce a peace agreement. Subsequent meetings in Washington chaired by United States assistant secretary of state for African affairs Herman Cohen also accomplished little. Continue reading What Can be Expected of Any ONLF – Ethiopia Peace Talk?

Massawa on the Eve of its Silver Jubilee (VIDEO)

While Massawa is preparing itself to celebrate its Silver Jubilee, we ask, what does the city look 25 years after ‘Operation Fenkel’? What are the significant development projects the government accomplished in the past 25 years in the port city and its environs?

By TesfaNews,

THE Battle of Massawa took place in February 1990 in and around the coastal city of Massawa. The offensive known to us “Fenkel Operation” was conducted in coordination from land and sea by the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF). Port city of Massawa was finally freed. Continue reading Massawa on the Eve of its Silver Jubilee (VIDEO)