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Eritrea: Terra Veritatis (Land of Truth)

Eritrea and truth
Eritrea and Ethiopia are a land of contrasts when it comes to their commitment to truth. One of the hallmarks of Eritrean society has always been its commitment to truth.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

One of the hallmarks of Eritrean society has always been its commitment to truth. Our forefathers had a saying that perfectly captured their unshakable belief in the power of truth: “betri Haqi tiqetin ember aytisiberin – በትሪ ሓቂ ትቀጥን እምበር ኣይትስበርን.” Translated in English: The truth stick may get thin but it never breaks. In other words, truth always wins out in the end.

The commitment to fairness, dignity, truth and propensity to “tell it as it is” are among the character traits that differentiate Eritrean society from other societies, especially Ethiopia. Continue reading Eritrea: Terra Veritatis (Land of Truth)