It is nearly the end of August. The beginning of September will soon be upon us. In Eritrea, that generally means several things. That the rainy and wet keremti (summer) season is almost at its end, ready to give way to the quewi (harvesting) season.
That a vast swathe of the countryside and mountains will soon be covered in sheets of green and dotted by colorful embaba (flowers). That juicy and delicious beles fruit can be found on every street corner. That Meskel and Yohannes, those special festive occasions, are around the corner. Continue reading Bahti Meskerem: More Than Just Another Day→
Double standards have become a regular and widely used feature of international political affairs, and the international system is known for its differing treatment of countries and individuals. There exist no standard, impartial rules for all, and genuine cooperation and partnership have gone astray. Instead, domination, confrontation and exploitation have assumed a central role. Although the international system has passed through multipolar, bipolar and unipolar power arrangements, double standards have remained a constant. Continue reading Eritrea and Double Standards – A Historical Perspective→
September 1st is the anniversary of the first shot fired in the armed struggle for Eritrea’s independence popularly known as “ghedli” in Tigrigna or “Sawra” in Arabic. The pivotal shot was fired by Hamid Idriss Awate and his men on September 1, 1961, at a place called Mount Adal, between Agordat and Tesseney, in Western Eritrea. The day’s events are generally referred to as the first military engagement between Eritrean combatants and the Ethiopian Army. Continue reading Eritrea: Long Live September 1st→
63 years ago, on December 2nd, 1950, the UN adopted Resolution 390(V)A based on lies denying Eritrea its right to independence. It claimed it was passed taking the wishes of Eritreans into consideration. But why all the injustices upon these peace-loving people comes only through the UN?