(June-20 Series No. 1) The Price of Independence -- መስዋእቲ-ዋጋ ሓርነት

መቐረት ናጽነት ንዓና ንኤርትራውያን ኣዝዩ ክቡር እዩ። ምቁር እዩ። ብዋጋ ዘይትመን ህያብ ስውኣትና እዩ። እቲ ምንታይ ውሑዳት ክንስና፡ ኣብ ታሪኽ ዝኣበስናዮ በደል ዘይብልና ከሎና፡ ሕማቕ ናይ ታሪኽ ኣጋጣሚ ስለዘጋጠመና ግን መግዛእትነት ንምምሓው ልዕሊ ዓቕምና መስዋእትነት ከፊልና። እዚ ትዕድልት’ዚ መሪጽና ዝኣተናዮ ዘይኮነስ፡ ካብ ባርነት ንምግልጋል ሓደ ምዕቡል ወለዶ ክኸፍሎ ዘለዎ ዋጋ ሓርነት ስለዝኾነ ክቡር ዋጋ ክንከፍል ድልዋት ስለዝኾና እዩ።

The Big Lie Behind the Eritrean Exodus Across the Mediterranean

Ethiopia is an ally of the United States. It does much of the United States's military bidding in Africa, and therefore Ethiopia gets diplomatic cover from the United States if the UN and Eritrea gets beat up at the UN. The Obama administration put sanctions against Eritrea back in 2009 by telling the outrageous lie that Eritrea, which is a half-Christian, half-Muslim country with a government that is totally secular, the lie that Eritrea was supporting al-Shabaab, the Muslim fundamentalists in neighboring Somalia.

(EritreaAt24 Series: May 31st) Eritrea’s Diplomatic Victories at 24

For many underdeveloped countries particularly African, Diplomacy means: to be flexible, to acquiesce, compromise, undermine-once-principle and values to accommodate suitors at the expense of long term interests of the nations they claim serve. Eritrea’s firm and principled stances are therefore aberration to the norm and thorn on the sides of those who benefit from the diplomatic acquiescence or submissiveness of countries that sell their souls in order to remain in power for financial or other gains.

(EritreaAt24 Series: May 24th) Happy Birthday Eritrea

Today is May 24; Eritrea's birthday. Today Eritrea is 24 years young. After suffering for a century, shy 6 months, of successive and brutal colonial rules: Italian (1890-1941), British (1941-1952) and Ethiopian (1952-1991) and after 30 years of protracted Armed Struggle for Independence, Eritrea was finally liberated on May 24, 1991 by the Eritrean People's Liberation Army.

(EritreaAt24 Series: May 23rd) ERITREA: a Model of Social Justice in Africa

Eritreans have championed the vision of social justice for their people and with astounding results. All this was done without opening the country to aid. Instead, they have created innovative programs that maximized their few resources, and engaged all Eritrean people in the task of development. In this sense Eritrea is a good model for the rest of us in Africa.