Jul 312014
 

1. ኣብ ከባቢና ንዓመታት ዝቐጸለ ፈስቲቫላት እናተሰናደአ ካልእ ፈስቲፋል ምድኳን ንምንታይ ኣድለየ?
2. ንፈስቲቫል ኤርትራ ኣብ ስካንዲናቭያን እናተቓወምካን ኣንጻሩ ሰላምዊ ሰልፍታት እናኣዳሎኻስ ከምይ
ጌርካ ብዛዕባ ፈስቲቫል ምስንዳእ ትጉስጉስ?
3. እዚ ፈስቲቫል እዚ ናይ ተቃወምቲ ድዩ? መን ከ የካይዶ?
ዝብሉ ሕቶታት ክዘንቡና ቀንዮም ኣሎዉ። ካብ መጀመርታኡ እቲ ሓሳብ ከመይን ኣበይን ብከመይን ነቒሉ
ክነብርህ እምበኣር ንቡር እዩ። Continue reading »

 Posted by at 2:58 am
Jul 312014
 

Written by EPDP Editiorial Board Monday, 28 July 2014 21:23
EPDP Editorial
The 2014 Eritrean festival is due to take place from August 8 to 10, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. It is being organized and facilitated under the auspices of the Eritrean Democratic Association, a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP).
Unlike previous festivals, this festival is unique and is anticipated to bring a number of new faces and diverse groups together, and will be a launching pad where different ideas will confluence together in an effort to strengthen and articulate the struggle for democracy in our country.
Second, this festival is different from the previous ones, in that it is being held at a time when our country is at a cross roads not only in search for change and justice, but also in terms of the need for redefining the culture and trajectory of the Eritrean opposition (whether the organized political groups or the civil society organizations, or the Eritrean social media). Continue reading »

 Posted by at 2:25 am
Jul 292014
 

At 12 am this morning (28 July), the Security Council held an urgent meeting to adopt its first formal outcome on the situation in Israel/Palestine—a presidential statement—since the onset of the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza.

The presidential statement adopted this morning calls for full respect of international humanitarian law; expresses strong support for the call by international partners and the Secretary-General for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire into the Eid al-Fitr period and beyond; calls on parties to engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire, based on the Egyptian initiative and welcomes the convening of the international meeting to support the ceasefire held in Paris on 26 July; emphasises that civilian and humanitarian facilities, including those of the UN, must be respected and protected; calls for the full implementation of resolution 1860 (2009); stresses the need for immediate provision of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population; and urges the parties and the international community to achieve a comprehensive peace based on a two state solution. Continue reading »

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Jul 262014
 

07/26/2014
ስራሕ – ንሰርሕ ንህላዌ

ንበልዕ ፣ ንሰቲ ፣ ንዕቆብ ፣ወይ ገዛ ንገብር ንህላዌ ፣

ንምርዖ- ንፈሪ ፣ ምህዞ – ንምህዝ እቶትና ነደንፍዕ ንህላዌ ፣

ንሃገር ንካላኸል ፣ ንእከብ – ንዝቲ ፣ ንህላዌ ፣

ብሃይማኖት ተጠርኒፍና ቤተ – ክርስትያን ፣ ንሃንጽ ፣ ንምህለል ፣ ንጽሊ ፣ ንህላዌ ፣ Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:47 pm
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 »

 Posted by at 12:43 am
Jul 242014
 

http://www.meskerem.net/ProgressorRegressEritrea.pdf

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 »

 Posted by at 5:04 pm
Jul 232014
 

2014-07-22
 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 »

 Posted by at 1:01 am
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 »

 Posted by at 12:33 am
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 »

 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Jul 222014
 

posted on MON 21 JUL 2014 2:18 PM
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 »

 Posted by at 3:08 am