Jul 252014

(borkena) Reports by bloggers and news outlets like ESAT suggest that the ruling party in Ethiopia might soon embark on war project against Eritrea.

These unconfirmed reports indicate movement of heavy artillery and troop build up in the north.

Fresh conscription in Ethiopia also fostered speculation that the regime might indeed want war with Eritrea at this point in time. Continue reading »

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Jul 242014


Today, July 24th, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) has been launched in Tokyo, Japan. The theme of the 2014 HDR is Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience. This note on the composite indices of the HDR is based on the explanatory note on Eritrea. Globally the HDR by UNDP presents the Human Development Index (HDI) for 187 countries and UN-recognized territories. It also presents other indices such as the Inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI), the Gender Development Index (GDI), the Gender Inequality Index (GII), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). Accordingly, the HDR values and ranks countries based on their progress in human development index (HDI) which is the composite average measurement of life expectancy at birth, education and living standard. Thus, the HDI is a composite long-term measure of progress in the three-dimensions of human development namely a long and healthy life, education and a decent standard of living. In brief, a long and healthy life is measured by life expectancy at birth, education is measured based on two indicators which are the mean years of schooling among the adult population, which is the average number of years of education received in a life-time by people aged 25 years and older and the expected years of schooling for children of school-entry age, which is the total number of years of schooling a child of school-entry age can expect to receive if prevailing patterns of age-specific enrolment rates stay the same throughout the child’s life, and the third dimension is the living standard measures by Gross National Income (GNI) per capita expressed in constant dollars converted using purchasing power parity (PPP) rates.  Continue reading »

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Jul 232014

 Tessenai: private sources – the death of 20 young men is a tragedy that horrified the city of Tessenai. The 20 young men drowned during attempts to cross illegaly to Sudan by human trafficking who were smuggling gangs,, sources reported that a group of reform human traffickers

Using the new method of smuggling by swimming by tying ropes with each other and dumping them in Gash River and push them to go accross the river. They were unable to cross and all of them drowned.

In another news President Isaias Afwerki made an unannounced visit to the city on Tessenai Monday, following his participation in the Youth Festival, which was held at Camp Sawa. The objectives of President Afewerki’s visit to the city is not known. Continue reading »

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Jul 232014

Confrontation between Major General  Philipos Woldyohanes and General Takhali Manjous and his followers, and perhaps other parties are becoming prevalent. Meanwhile, the people, leaders of the ruling party, composed of civilians, are watching what is going on inside the military and security institutions with great concern.

Major General  Philipos, Chief of Staff, issued strict and binding instructions, as per military regulations, to the members of the Popular Army to return to their regular military units. The military decision which was passed to all military units, including the command of the Popular Army, last Wednesday, stated: “Each one who left his unit and joined the Popular Army will be subject to a military trial.” Continue reading »

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Jul 222014

In total, 12,000 people have applied for asylum in the Netherlands in the first six months of this year, the highest figure since 2001, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

The figure is double that in the first half of 2013, the CBS said. Most – 3,700 – came from Syria, followed by Eritrea (3,500). Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan used to dominate the number of requests for refugee status.

This May, junior justice minister Fred Teeven sounded the alarm about the number of asylum seekers from Eritrea coming to the Netherlands. He said human traffickers were to blame for much of the increase. Continue reading »

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Jul 222014

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This afternoon (21 July), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution condemning the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Netherlands Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans are both expected to attend the meeting. (Australia, a non-permanent Council member, lost 27 of its citizens, and the Netherlands lost 193 citizens, the highest number from one nationality on the downed flight.) Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn was also expected to participate in the meeting. Continue reading »

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Jul 212014

Isaias-Afwerki-Eritrea-pr-006”Young Eritreans are fleeing their country in droves, the economy appears to be in a death spiral, Eritrea’s prisons are overflowing, and the country’s unhinged dictator remains cruel and defiant.”

This is how former US Ambassador Ronald McMullen described the situation in the tiny East African country of Eritrea according to cables leaked through Wikileaks. The “unhinged” dictator McMullen was describing is Isaias Afewerki, the country’s President since its independence in 1993.

Eritrea is among the six African states that were excluded from the first of its kind US-African Leaders Summit to be held from August 4-6 this year. Along with Sudan, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe, Eritrea’s President was not asked to join.

In this AFKInsider exclusive series we will examine “The Uninvited,” a group of countries under African Union, United States and/or United Nations sanction, forbidding them from participating in what will be the most prominent act of US-Africa top-level engagement in history. Continue reading »

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Jul 212014

450 Detainees Released from Hashferay jail and Some  Army camps dismantled. ( Source Adoulis)

Special units following Major Philipos Woldyohanes released today 450 detainees from the ill-reputed Hashferay jail, and more than one camp was dismantled for the Popular Army that was led by General Manjos. It was a step that was described as being the last to terminate the posts of the ousted general. Al-Mountada radio station mentioned in its news bulletin on Saturday that units from the Eritrean Defense Ministry released around 450 soldiers and officers who were detained in Hashferay jail, 18 kilometers away from the town of Haqaz along Karn Agordat road. Other files were being reviewed, the station said. It added that the cases of those involved evasion from long-term military service, explaining that around 5000 soldiers and officers, the most significant of whom is Colonel Amn Idriss Abu Taweela and Colonel Saleh Jreid who was abducted from Sudan almost a year ago. Moreover, a large number of soldiers carried out the order of the Defense Ministry which was signed by Philipos Wold Yohanes who issued it earlier and published by Adoulis requesting them to return to their regular units at the Popular Army camps in Karn, Afaabt, Naqfa, Mehlab and other areas. Continue reading »

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Jul 202014

እዚ መጸዋዕታ እዚ፡ ከም ደንቡ እቲ ሓሳብ ዘቐመጠ ክጽውዕ ስለ ዘሎዎ እምበር ጸዋዕን ተጸዋዕን፣ ዓዳምን
ተዓዳምን ዘይብሉ፡ ውራይ ኩልና ደለይቲ ፍትሒ እዩ። ንሕና ኣብ ስቶክሆልም እንርከብ ሓደ ናይ ልዝብ መኣዲ
ኢና። ከም እኩባት ብዝኾነ ፖለቲካዊ ሰልፊ፣ ሃይማኖት፣ ቀቢላ ወይ ወገን ዘይንቕየድ፡ ንልዝብ ኣብ መንጎ
ኤርትራውያን እንዓዪ ኢና። ከም ውልቂ ዝተፈላለየ ፖለቲካዊ ዝንባለታት እናሃለወና’ውን።
ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ ርክባትና፡ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ነቶም ራሕሪሖምዎ ረመጽ ተሳጊሮም ዝመጹ መንእሰያት ከመይ ገይሩ
ናብ ፈስቲቫላቱ ይኸስቦም፡ ዝብሉ ኣርእስታት ክቀላቐሉና ጸኒሖም እዮም። እቲ መልሲ፡ እዞም መንእሰያት
እዚኣቶም ነቲ ስርዓት ከምዘይድግፉዎ ብንጹር ክበርሃልና ክኢሉ ኣሎ። ካብዚ ብምንቃል ድማ ንፈስቲቫላት
ህግደፍ ብፈስቲቫላት ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ክንብድሆን ክንስዕሮን ኣሎና፡ ኣብ ዝብል ሓባራዊ ዕግበት በጺሕና።
ካብዚ ዕግበት እዚ ብምንቃል ድማ፡ ንቀዳም 2 ነሓሰ 2014 ኣብ ሁስቡ ጎርድ ፈስቲቫል ደለይቲ ፍትሒ
ንምትግባር ኣብ ምቅርራብ ንርከብ። Continue reading »

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Jul 202014

ሓውና ሃይለመለኮት ቢቶው ሓደ ካብቶም ኣዚዮም ተበላሓቲ: ህርኩታት ኣገልገልቲ ናይ ማሕበረኮምና ምንባሩ ኩልና እንዝክሮ ኢዩ፡፡ ቅድሚ ሓደ ዓመት ኣቢሉ፡ ሓውና ሃይለመለኮት ናይ ልይንፎማ ሕማም ከም ዘለዎ ብሓካይም ተነጊርዎ፡፡ ዘድሊ ሕክምና ድሕሪ ምግባር፡ ንዝሓለፈ ዓሰርተው ሓደ ኣዋርሕ፡ ናይ ምሕዋይ ኣንፈት ከርኢ ጸኒሑ፡፡ ሕጂ፡ ሕማሙ ደግሲ ጌርሉ፡ እናበርተዖ ይኸይድ ኣሎ፡፡ በዚ ድማ ሂወቱ ንምድሓን ፍልሰተ ኣንጉዕ (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT)  ከምዘድልዮ ተፈሊጡ ኣሎ፡፡ ሃይለመለኮት መበቆሉ ካብ ኤርትራ ኢዩ፡፡ ስለዚ፡ ናይ ምድሓኑ ዚሓሸ ዕድል፡ ተመሳሳሊ መበቆል ካብ ዘለዎም፡ ናይ ምብራቕ ኣፍሪቓ ተወላዶ፡ ምስ ናቱ ዚመሳሰሉ ወሃብቲ (DONORS) ምስ ዚርከቡ ኢዩ።

ምብራቓዊ ኣፍሪቃ ዚመበቖሎም ወሃብቲ ኣብ መዝገብ ምስፋር፡ ንሓውና ሃይለመለኮት ዘድሕን ዝመሳሰል ምርጫ ናይ ምርካብ ዕድል ኣዚዩ ከዛይዶ’ዩ። ካብኡ ንላዕሊ ድማ፡ ካብ ምብራቓዊ ኣፍሪቃ ዚመበቆሎም፡ ፍልሰተ ኣንጉዕ (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT) ዚጠልብ ሕማም ምስ ዘጋጥም ዝመሳሰል ውሃቢ ናይ ምርካብ ዕድል፡ ንሕጂ ይኹን ንመጻኢ፡ የዕብዮ፡፡ ናይ ሃይለ ሓካይም ብ “ቢ ዘ ማች” (BE THE MATCH) ዚተባህለ ዓለምለኻዊ መዝገብ ናይ ወሃብቲ ኣቢሎም ዚመስሎ ወሃቢ ንምርካብ ይፍትሹ ኣለው። ክሳብ ሕጂ ግን ምስ ናይ ሃይለ ዚመሳሰል ወሃቢ ኣይተረኽበን። ነብሲ ወከፍና፡ ሎሚ፡ ከም ወሃቢ ብምምዝጋብ፡ ንምርካቡ ኣጸጊሙ ዘሎ ፍታሕ ኪኸውን ዓቢ ኣኽእሎ ኣለዎ፡፡ ሂወት ናይ ሓውና ሃይለመለኮት ዘድሕን ሰብ ክንከውን ንኽእል ኢና። Continue reading »

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