Eritrean women – Learning from one another
To my daughters.
To Ararat, Abrehet, Birikhti, Tzighereda, Kidisti, And
above all to my beloved grandmother Tiblez, an icon for
To all Eritrean Women.
by Kiki Tzeggai
I often wonder how and why women are always fodder for
critics. And the most shocking part of it is that those
critics are – many times – family members or close
friends. People that were supposed to
assist them, support them, applaud them and cry with
Most of the time, people believe that all the problems
life throws at a woman’s face can be cured with taking a
headache pill or by placing baking soda all around to
absorb the negative energy.
The recent lobbying of theState
State for African Affairs, Herman Cohen, for it to
normalise its relations with Eritrea, has paid off.
The US embassy in Asmara will soonreopenits
Louis Mazel, recently posted a number of short and
unusually positive messages about Eritrea on the
page, in particular about Eritrean cyclists
participating in the Tourde
في هذا الجُزء الاخير سأتناول الوضع السياسي في اثيوبيا في
ظل رئيس الوزراء الحالي، ومدى نفوذه على مراكز القرار،
خاصة المرتبط منها بالمعارضة الإرترية ، ماهي الخطوات
المتوقعة في حال استمرار الصراع بين الاجهزة الامنية حول
ملف المعارضة الإرترية والنظام في إرتريا بشكل عام ؟؟؟
after Haile Gebrselassie madehistoryby
becoming the first runner to win four world titles in the 10,000m, his
near-namesake Ghirmay Ghebreslassie was in the spotlight in the openingcompetitionof
The 19-year-old created his own piece of athleticshistoryby
becoming the youngest ever winner of a road event at theIAAFWorld
Championships and the firstEritreanathlete
to win a gold medal at the championships.
No woman - no cry
The 1976 killing of the notorious
Ethiopian Colonel Beshoou (1976)
Kiki Tzeggai -
The day was later on known as one of the darkest nights of Asmara under
From inside our houses, we could hear the heavy curfew’s silence. No one
was allowed to venture outside. We could hear a voice defying that order
and that silence as thick as a heavy curtain draping itself around our
The drunk person was screaming Bob Marley’s song “no Woman no cry”. He
did repeat those same lyrics not more than 2 times when a loud and
precise sound of a single bullet covered his song and was followed by a
human moaning; like a person hit by a sniper bullet.