Welcome to Eritrea, the land of
Natalie Brown, U.S. Chief of Mission to Eritrea.
May your tenure bring our two countries closer and enhance respect and
Our honorable legislators and officials are also welcome to Eritrea.
history will remember you for facilitating such a visit that will
pave way for improved relations between our two countries that are close to our
US is unable to reconcile all these ‘friends’ who make war without its
permission, plot against each other and pursue their own interests, neglecting
the US umbrella (or borrowing it without autorisation), notes Gérard Prunier.
Middle East Online Ethiopian army reconnaissance units crossed into the Tsorona
region of Eritrea shortly before dawn on 12[Read More…]
Subcommittee Hearingon Eritrea that concluded with the last conversation between Rep.
Christopher Smith and Ms. Bronwyn Bruton that called for a US delegation to
visit Eritrea and positive response from Mr. Smith.... was the hearing a
formality to allow the "opposition to vent" before an already planned and
a letter to Secretary of StateJohn
5 August – of whichThe
Indian Ocean Newsletterhas
obtained a copy
the Republican Congressman and Chairman of Economic Development Subcommittee,
requested that US authorities do not issue a visa to Djibouti PresidentIsmail
in order to prevent him speaking at theUNGeneral
Assembly in New York from 13 to 20 September. Lou Barletta reproaches IOG not
only because he is close to Sudanese PresidentOmar
but also for being an « authoritarian leader » under the influence of Beijing
who had no qualms about authorising the Chinese to build a military base just
after the visit by John Kerry to Djibouti."
... Read More
for news about the
missing Egypt Air
Commission of inquiry oral update not in UN
General Assembly's provisional agenda..
09/26/2016 Reports coming out of the UN hallways in New York
indicated that the expected oral update by the Commission of Inquiry is not
included in the provisional agenda of the UN General Assembly's meeting on
October 27, 2016. Those who have been working hard to hand over our internal
affairs to the organization that caused our suffering for 30 years apparently
are not happy campers.
In their lamentation, they accuse the US and EU for this exclusion of the
Tonqualeet from updating the assembly. Planned demonstration in New York now
become defunct and irrelevant.
Those of us who have rejected the commission are cautiously optimitistic that
this shameful episode will fade into the sunset. This does not mean that human
rights violation does not exist in the land of the brave but it is for us to
challenge and push for change and constitutional governance. We stand
firm: Eritrean problems Eritrean solutions. No Ethiopia. No UN.
Eritrea - Minister for Foreign Affairs Addresses
General Debate, 71st Session
26 Sep 2016 - Osman Mohammed Saleh, Minister for Foreign Affairs of
Eritrea, addresses the general debate of the 71st Session of the General
Assembly of the UN (New York, 20-26 September 2016).
Response to TesfaNews's
“How do you like that?”
to EU: Give us $500 million to build two industrial parks that gives employment
rights for 30,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia. The rest
of the 70,000 jobs will be reserved to Ethiopians which are also facing their
own unemployment crisis. How do you like that?”TesfaNews
I thank you very much for asking a timely question. I preferred to use your
question as a title in this piece hoping that you will not disagree with me.
Because you asked your readers: whether or not we like the BBC News “Refugee
crisis: Plan to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia” posted on 21st September, 2016?
I will not try to separately treat your question from the Eritrean government’s
policy on migration. To be specific, I will treat it from the Eritrean
government’s statement by Mr. Yemane Ghebreab and his delegation during the High
Level Meeting on Large Movement of Migrants and Refugees held on the 19th of
September 2016 in New York. Whether we like it or not, today and yesterday the
aspects of our people’s predicaments are the result of mistaken economic policy.
Eritrea: What Is That ‘No Forced Returns’ of Migrants?
“If not now when should our youth be
By Teweldeberhan Gebre
the ‘no peace, no war’ situation has been set by the inept regime in Ethiopia
and its sponsors in the State Department, Eritrea has faced major exodus of its
youth. Unfortunately, many have perished in the Sahara Desert and the
Mediterranean Sea in a bid to cross into Europe for better life, and many became
victims of human traffickers in the Sinai Peninsula. It is well known that two
factors play for the massive migration of Eritreans: the push and pull factors.
Some of the push factors that force young Eritreans to flee homeland include
economic hardships, indefinite national service, and human rights violations
such as freedom of movements and lack of occupational choices, etc. There
is no misgiving on the push factors that forced Eritreans to leave their
homeland. The Eritrean government tried to curve illegal migration through
tightening its borders but miserably failed. The government did not try other
means to stop or curve the mass and illegal migrations and deserves criticism
for its fixation of tightened border surveillances for such a long time as if
there were and are other means to try within the Eritrean context.
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One can't blame the US for its new approach
towards Eritrea with China's aggressive encroachment in the area that US
considered its sphere of influence, it was practically kicked out of Djibouti...
Ethiopia on the brink......
A Congressional hearing that
concluded with a call for a US delegation to visit Eritrea just as the EU
delegation, Chinese delegation and others did.
Will we wake up one morning, soon, and see in the news that a Congressional fact
finding mission landed in Asmara?
Rights or Change in Policy Course?
US House Subcommittee’s Hearing on Eritrea
Teweldeberhan Gebre 09/26/2016
two Eritrean panellists did not get the trick and they were tricked to
speak on human rights violation to give the hearing a human right
violation falvour. "
The Hearing Title
Begs an Answer
The US House Subcommittee on Africa
has conducted a hearing on Eritrea’s human rights condition on
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, under the title of “Eritrea: A Neglected
Regional Threat”. The hearing was chaired by Rep. Chris Smith who
himself is the chairperson of the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International
Organizations. The title of the HEARING apparently seems injudicious and
deceitful prompting one to ask a legitimate question: Do they (the US
House Subcommittee) think it means what we (the Eritreans) think it
means? Eritreans were hasty to respond even before the hearing of the
sub-committee was conducted calling it ‘ill-advised’ and an insult to
the Eritrean people.