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Eritrea’s Resilience: A Corollary of Unremitting External Hostility

A perceptive piece that chronicles British entrenched and biased stance against Eritrea for almost seven decades.

“I conclude that Eritreans will meet these challenges with the same determination and resourcefulness that characterized their long struggle for international recognition as a sovereign nation”. (Pateman, 1998)

BY TESFAY ARADOM (Ph. D.)

Having overcome countless obstacles and foiled relentless regional and international conspiracies for the last eight decades, the Eritrean people and government have situated themselves in a favorable diplomatic, political, financial and military position. Continue reading Eritrea’s Resilience: A Corollary of Unremitting External Hostility

A Look Back on Eritrea’s Historic 1993 Referendum

Two years after winning a de facto independence and effectively end of the armed struggle for independence, the Eritrean people held a historic, internationally supervised referendum on April 23-25, 1993 to determine its political future. Today, we are commemorating its 25th Anniversary.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PhD)

This week represents the 25th anniversary of the Eritrean referendum for independence. The three-day, internationally sponsored and observed plebiscite took place April 23-25, 1993, offering Eritreans residing in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and in over 40 other countries including Canada, the US, across Europe, and parts of the Middle East, the opportunity to finally – and resoundingly – determine their future and exercise the rights that they had been denied for decades. Continue reading A Look Back on Eritrea’s Historic 1993 Referendum

Ethnically Fragmented Ethiopia Teeters on the Brink: Dawit Woldegiorgis

Dawit Woldegiorgis reminisces his troubles and challenges while working as an official of the Derg regime, his knowledge of Eritrea, his relationship and encounter with EPLF and President Isaias Afeworki in the 1980s.

By ESAT News,

Dawit Wolde Giorgis, who currently heads African Security and Strategic Studies as Executive Director discusses the current famine in Ethiopia comparing it to the terrible famine of 1984 when he was the commissioner of Relief and Rehabilitation.

He shades light on the multi-faceted security and stability challenges facing Ethiopia under the minority TPLF regime, how the current economic growth does not add up as Ethiopia is still one of the poorest countries. He pointed out the fact that the country is still at the bottom of the ladder among countries of the world when measured by all indicators. Continue reading Ethnically Fragmented Ethiopia Teeters on the Brink: Dawit Woldegiorgis