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Bahti Meskerem: More Than Just Another Day

Bahti Meskerem 2020 is the 59th anniversary of the liberation struggle
September 1st, 2020 is the 59th anniversary of the liberation struggle, reminds us of mammoth sacrifices our people made to assert nationhood against all odds.


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

A Shifting Focus on Sustainable Development as Eritrea Turns 27

As Eritrea manage to reduce its security threats to an insignificant level through dynamic and strategic regional alliances, the focus has now shifted to meeting its sustainable development targets.


A friend of mine who’s always had a tendency to see the glass as half-empty recently came back from his two-week trip to Eritrea and phoned me to catch-up once he got back to the states.  One of the first things he said to me was, “There was no shortage of water or electricity during my stay in Eritrea.  Shaebia’s method is working.”

Other acquaintances and friends who recently visited Eritrea have also expressed similar sentiments to me.  Continue reading A Shifting Focus on Sustainable Development as Eritrea Turns 27

Inside Eritrea: Bras, Biros and Backward Shoes in War Exhibit

By BBC News,

Eritreans are celebrating 25 years of independence, which they gained on 24 May 1991.
The Eritreans – who fought a 30-year war for independence against the far larger and better-equipped Ethiopian army – are in celebratory mood, despite the country being criticised by human rights groups for its lack of democracy, free press and forced conscription. Continue reading Inside Eritrea: Bras, Biros and Backward Shoes in War Exhibit

Eritrea: Existence and Independence

The secret of Eritrea’s existence and independence holds four strong pillars: courage, determination, perseverance and readiness for sacrifice. Eritreans are deservedly celebrating their independent existence.

By Sesin Seyoum,

Number one priority in life is existence and to exist; one has to survive by coping with all the ups, downs, danger and hardship life brings. Existence is above everything as it’s when we exist have being and we can live. Human beings are equipped with wisdom, patience and internal strength to survive as well as continue to exist; but they have to be able to unlock those resources. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years carry with them different kinds of circumstances while humans equally create methods and approaches to help them deal with any eventualities – some successfully and others maybe unsuccessfully. We read situations differently and we can sometimes be swayed by sudden and changing situations. But it’s our internal strength that can help us convert situations to our advantage. Continue reading Eritrea: Existence and Independence

ሰማእታትና ይደሃዩናለዉ ካብ ጻት ንጻት ዓለም ይስማዕ ኣሎ !

ወይለኹም ከዳዓት ወይለኹም ወይጦታት ምስ ጸላኢ ዝወገንኩም ኣንጻር ሓፋሽ ዝዓጠቕኩም መቓብር ስዉኣት ዝፈሓርኩም ሕድሪ ሰማእታት ዝጠለምኩም . . . ወይልኹም!

ተስፋማርያም ሓጎስ

ዝቢ ኤርትራ እታ ብፈጣሪ ዝተዓደለቶ ነጻነቱ ብሓያላን ምስ ተመንዝዐ ብረት ኣልዒሉ ክቡር ደሙ ኣፍሲሱ ከምጻኣ ተገዲዱ ። እወ ዕጥቃዊ ቃልሱ ንምጅማር በረኻ ናብ ገድሊ ወፊሩ ። ገድሊ ብጥሙይ ከብድኻ ብንቑጽ ጎሮርኻ ብዕሩቕ ዝባንካ ህሮርማ ጸሓይን ቀዝሕን እናተበራረዩ ዓጽመ ስጋኻ ዝበልዑኻ ገደል መነባብሮ እተሕልፈሉ እዩ ።

ምስኡ ሽሾ ሰራዊት ምስ ማእለያ ዘይብሉ ካብ ሓያላን መንግስታት ሓጺነ መጺን ዝዓጠቐ ሓደ ተጋዳላይ ንዕስራ ሰራዊት መግዛእቲ እናገጠሙ ክቡር መስዋእቲ እናኸፈሉ ሰውራ ከም ዝዓኩዅ ጌረሞ ። ጀጋኑ ሰማእታትና ርእሰ ሓያላን መንግስታት እናተባራረዩ ኣብ ጎድኒ ኢትዮጵያ ብምዃን ንሰላሳ ዓመታት መመላእታ ተዋጊኦሙና ። ዓሰርተታት ኣሽሓት ብሉጻት ኣሕዋትናን ኣሓትናን ተበጅዮም ቆሲሎም ሰንኪሎም ። ነቲ ዘይወግሕ ዝመስል ድቕድቕ ጸላም ለይቲ ኣውጊሖሞ ። ምድረ ሰማይ ብባሕሪ ሓዊ ዝተፍኣ መራኽብ ውግእ ብኣየር ናፓልን ክላስተር ቦምባትትን ዝኽዕዋ ነፈርቲ ብመሬት ማእለያ ዘይብሎም መዳፍዓትን ሞርታራትን ሚሳይላትን መሬት ሓዊ ተኻዕዩዋ ከውሒ ከይተረፈ ሓዊ እናተቓጸለ ጀጋኑና ወዶም ጓሎም ንስኻ ጽናሕ ኣነ ክስዋእ እናተበሃሃሉ ስለ እዛ ክብርቲ መሬት ዓወት ንሓፋሽ እናበሉ ሓሊፎም ። Continue reading ሰማእታትና ይደሃዩናለዉ ካብ ጻት ንጻት ዓለም ይስማዕ ኣሎ !

Similarities of Two Nations: Story Does but History Does Not Lie

Some parallels based on the history of Eritrea and the United States … a reflection on the relevance of history for building a prosperous nation ….

By Dr. Amdetsion Kidane, DBA

On October 26, I posted an article titled “Sanction on Eritrea Continues: A Baseless Decision.” One of the issues I mentioned in that article is the financial burden the United States of America as a new independent nation had to go through due to Embargo by Britain deploying its mighty navy in the high seas to control movement of essential goods to the new nations. As I mentioned in the article, the move by the only superpower at the time inflicted heavy pressure on the new nation similar to one that Eritrea is currently facing.  Continue reading Similarities of Two Nations: Story Does but History Does Not Lie

Eritrea’s Unshakable Gratitude and Commitment to Martyrs and Veterans

First they ignore us, then they malign us, then they attack us then we win. It is in our proud Eritrean history to accomplish victory even if the odds comes in different forms and venue

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

THE thirty year struggle for the Independence of Eritrea has cemented a legacy and history of valor unseen anywhere.

The history is based on stories of a nation that marched forward regardless of the hurdles and stumbling blocks. These are stories of bravery of people that marched forward burying the martyrs on the spot and en-route to certain victory. These are stories of gallantry by those that marched nonstop while drenched with blood and carrying the wounded to safety. They forged ahead eying the future with one thing in mind, Independence. No matter what happened along the way, Eritrea marched forward and won Independence beating all odds and ensured international recognition. Continue reading Eritrea’s Unshakable Gratitude and Commitment to Martyrs and Veterans

መስዋእቲ፡ ዋጋ ሓርነት

ፍረ ጻማ ናይዚ ኩሉ ዝተኸፍለ መስዋእትነት፡ ንኹሉ ኣብ ርሑቕ ገጠራት ዝነብር ህዝባ እትሓቁፍን እተርውን፡ ኣብ መንጎ ገጠራትን ከተማን ዘሎ ዘይንቡር ፍልልያት ኣጽቢባ ማሕበራዊ ፍትሒ እተንግስ ዝያዳ ተበሃጊት ሃገር ምሕናጽ እዩ። መስዋእቲ ዋጋ ሓርነት ምኳኑ ብኣጋ ኣለልያ ግቡእ ዕዳኣ ትኸፍል ሃገር ድማ ኣላትና።

ዶ/ር በረኸት ፈዳይ (ወዲ ፈዳይ)

ሓደ ሕብረተሰብ ህላዌኡ ዘውሕስ ብዘይካ’ቲ ኣብ ውልቃዊ ሂወቱ ዘርእዮ ህርኩትነት፡ ኩሉ እንተንኡ ወፍዩ ንድሕነት ሃገሩን ህዝቡን ብንቕሓት ከገልግል ድሉው ዝኾነ ዜጋ ምስ ዝህልዋ እዩ። እዚ ክሳብ’ቲ ሂወቱ ከይተረፈ ከበጁ ቁሩብ ዝኾነ ተባዕ ህዝቢ እትውንን ሃገር ኢና ንዛረብ ዘሎን። ኣብ ኤርትራ ነዞም ተባዓት “ጅግና ተጋዳላይ/ተጋዳሊት” ዝብል ስም ኢና ሰሚናዮም።

መስዋእትነት ሓንቲ ሃገር ንዜጋታታ እትሓቶ ናይ መጨረሽታ ጻውዒት እዩ። ኤርትራ ንህላዌኣ ልዕሊ ዓቕሚ ዜጋታታ ዝኾነ ሂወት እያ ሓቲታ። እዛ ብጀጋኑ ዝተኸበት ሃገር መንእሰያታን ዓበይታን፡ ብዘይ ኣፈላላይ ጾታን ሃይማኖትን ኩሎም ንመስዋእቲ ስለዝተቐዳደሙላን ዝተሰየፉላን ድማ ንርእሰ ሓያላን ገጢማ ንሕግታት ወተሃደራዊ ቅድታትን፡ ፖለቲካዊ ትንታኔታትን ዓለምና በርጂና ሓደስቲ ናይ ታሪኽ ምዕራፋት ከፊታ ክንዕወት ዝበቕዐት። ስለዝኾነ ድማ እዩ፡ ክብራ ረዚን፡ ፍሉይነታ ድሙቕ፡ ህዝባ ስሙርን ሕቡንን፡ መርገጻ ድማ ጽኑዕ ኮይኑ ዘሎ።  Continue reading መስዋእቲ፡ ዋጋ ሓርነት