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Eritrea at 26: No Other Country’s Independence Day is more Powerful

An Eritrean identity is like an emblem of heroism
Eritrea’s independence and an Eritrean identity are an emblem of heroism earned through sacrifices with blood, sweat and toil.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

On May 24, that miracle land kicking its leg into the southern Red Sea, burdened with decades of injustice and unremitting hostility from the big powers on its very sovereignty celebrates her 26th year of independence.

In 2017, Eritrea stands alone as an oasis of peace and tranquility in the Horn of Africa and the southern Red Sea — a region plagued by crises, instability, ethnic uprisings and States of Emergencies.

Eritrea continues to be an oasis of peace and harmony largely owing to its national character but also in part because it has ignored the advice of the West.  It continues to put its head down and diligently work on implementing its long-term vision while shunning crippling and dependency-creating Western aid.  Since it achieved independence in 1991, Eritrea has been tested by fire and proved its mettle.  The journey it has taken as a young nation has been one that exhibits the resilience and determination of its people.

Eritrea’s independence was earned through blood, sweat, toil and heroism unknown to mankind.  It took a lot of guts, strength, unity, perseverance and brilliant moments on the battlefield for the Eritrean people to defeat a numerically superior enemy backed by two superpowers and achieve independence.  Therefore, no other country’s independence day is more powerful than Eritrea’s. Continue reading Eritrea at 26: No Other Country’s Independence Day is more Powerful

Celebrating Eritrea at 23

Every Eritrean knows and understands how the country became a reality … and that’s why we celebrated it with zeal and passion

Eritrea @23

By Bereket Kidane,

THIS month will mark Eritrea’s 23rd birthday! Glad to see Eritrean communities around the world have started planning their Independence Day parties. For most countries, the 23rd birthday elicits a shrug of the shoulders. Not in Eritrea’s case.

Taking Eritrea’s remarkable history into account, each birthday is a cause for celebration – and admiration. Its birth in the first place was a miracle and a result of the long and heroic armed struggle waged against all odds.

What makes this year’s Independence Day celebration particularly exciting for the diaspora communities is that May 24 falls on Saturday. Continue reading Celebrating Eritrea at 23