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Freedom Comes Neither Free Nor Cheap

A Tribute to the Eritrean Martyrs Day
A Tribute to Eritrean Martyrs. (Photo: G.M.A VisAfric | Ghideon Musa Aron)


The 20th of June is one of the sanctified dates in Eritrea’s annual national holiday calendar. It is a day when we venerate and pay tribute to our martyrs for the most precious gift they gave us – a free and sovereign Red Sea state called Eritrea. Continue reading Freedom Comes Neither Free Nor Cheap

Martyrs Day, A Day that Strengthens the Connective Tissue of the Eritrean People

During the month of May, Eritreans celebrate their hard earned Independence Day. In the month of June, Eritreans commemorate their Martyrs.


One of the most amazing aspects of Eritrea is how its calendar comes to life during the national holidays season. Eritrea’s national holidays cycle is not just a series of individual holidays. The national holidays – Independence Day, Martyrs Day and September 1st Revolution Day – are linked to one another in a way that strengthens the connective tissue of the Eritrean people. Continue reading Martyrs Day, A Day that Strengthens the Connective Tissue of the Eritrean People

Eritrea Honors Her Fallen Heroes Uniquely in Unison

Condolences to the families and friends of the veteran fighters Brig. Gen. Musa Rabea , Ms. Tsegereda Woldegergis, Ustaz Alamin Abdeletif and Tegadalay Habte Abrha.


In two weeks Eritrea lost heroes that represented the struggle towards liberation, men and woman that embodied the essence of the Eritrean way of life in good and tough times. Eritrea lost leaders that ignited the struggle, lived it and in the process amassed credentials that seem super human. These are selfless leaders that placed Eritrea above all by making it their mission, purpose and their sole reason for living. They lived and died for Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Honors Her Fallen Heroes Uniquely in Unison

Heroes of Eritrea

Without their sacrifice, Eritrea and Eritreans would not be standing tall today.

The law of sacrifice says that you cannot get something you want without giving up something in return. Eritrea’s martyrs believed Eritrea’s independence was of a higher value than life itself – their own lives. Facing death, their last words were always, “Awet N’Hafash” – Victory to the People. That’s why nothing in Eritrea can be taken for granted.


Bob Marley once said, “Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others and you will live again”. Eritrea’s martyrs did not live for themselves. They lived for us and for future generations of Eritreans. They gave up their lives so that we can proudly live as a sovereign people in a free nation. That is why they continue to live in us and will always remain vivid in our national memory. Continue reading Heroes of Eritrea

Eritrea: Me Before You

“Let me go before you on the road to martyrdom so you can be spared to finish the job behind me”

This is why we say Eritrea is a gift of our martyrs.


Tegadeltis were famous for laying down their lives for each other in an act of selfless sacrifice on the battlefield.  “Let me go before you on the road to martyrdom so that you can be spared to finish the job behind me” was their mantra.

They competed to be among the first ones to advance toward the enemy’s fortification alone (Hijem) or assault the enemy’s tank so that their fellow tegadeltis can be saved.  They were not concerned with living at all.  Their only concern was victory for the Eritrean people. Often times, the last words uttered by a fallen tegadalay before he took his last breath on the battlefield was, “Awet n Hafash!Continue reading Eritrea: Me Before You

ስርዓት ወያነን ኣሳሰይቶምን ሕጂኸ ናበይ

ሎሚ ኣብ ወጻእ ስለ ዝሰፈርካ ነቲ ከቢድ መስዋቲ ዝተኸፍለሉ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ዕላምኡን ንስለ ሃልክን ጸይቅን ክትብል እንጌራ ልማኖ ከይተርፈካ ከተቋናጽብ ምፍታን ኣይግድን፡፡ ኣብ ውሽጥን ኣብ ወጻእን ዘሎ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኢድን ጓንትን ኮይኑ ንጽባሕ ዘየጣዕስ ታሪኽ ክሰርሕን ንጸላእቱ ብግቡእ ከለልን ይግባእ፡፡

ሕድሩ ዑቕባትንሳኤ:

ታ ኩሉ ጠማቲኣ ዝኾነት ውቅብቲ ኣፍሪቃዊት ኤርትራ ፡ ድሮ ድሕሪ ናጽነት ኤርትራ ብዙሕ ማሕለኻታት እዩ ተጻዊዱላ፡፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዘሕለፎ ናይ ሰላሳ ዓመታት መሪር መስዋእቲ ፡ ሳላ እቶም ኣብ ከርሳ ሰፊሮም ዘለዎ ጀጋኑ ሰማእታት ፡ ካብ መግዛእታዊ ኣርዑት ተገላጊሉ ምስታ ግሎባዊት ዓለምና ክጽንበር ኪኢሉ፡፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ንኹሉ ጸገማት መግዛእቲ በዲሁ ነታ ተወሊዱ ዝዓበየላን ፡ ተማሂሩ ዝማዕበለላን ፡ ሓሪሱ ዘፍረየላን እንኮ ፍትውቲ ሃገሩ ልኡላውነታ ኣረጋጊጹ፡፡ እፎይታ ረኺቡ ሃገሩ ከማዕብል ድማ ኣብ ዳግመ ህንጻ ተጸሚዱ፡፡

እንተኾነ ግን ጸላእትና ማንታ ኣተሓሳስባ ተኾልኪሎም መጺኦም ድሮ ቅድሚ ናጽነት ጀሚሮም ህዝቢ ኤርትራ እታ ዝፈትዋ ክብርቲ ሃገሩ ንከይውንን ወጢኖሞ ዝነበሩ እከይ ተግባራት ክፍጽሙ እዮም ተዓጢቖም፡፡ ድሕሪ ናጽነት እዚ ዘይብሃል እከይ መጻወድያታት ኣዳልዮም ንሓድነት ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ክፈናጭሉን ፡ ታሪኽ ሓርበኛታት ከናሽዉን ፡ ነቲ ክቡርን ዘይድፈርን ብብእዋኑ ከም ብሩር እናተወለዐ ዝምዕብል ዘሎ ባህሊ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ከቋናጽቡን እዮም ተራእዮም፡፡ Continue reading ስርዓት ወያነን ኣሳሰይቶምን ሕጂኸ ናበይ