ቃለ-ምልልስ ክልተ ‘ኢትዮጵያውያን’ – ምስ ድምጺ ኣሜሪካ (ኣአንጋዲ በትረ ስልጣን)

ብተወልደብርሃን ገብረ

ጋዜጠኛ ድምጺ ኣሜሪካ (ትግሪኛ) በትረ ስልጣን ንኽልተ ‘ኢትዮጵያውያን’ ብዕለት 24 ሚያዝያ 2017 ቃለ-ምልልስ ኣካይዱ ኔሩ። ‘ኢትዮጵያውያን’ ኣብ ጥቅሲ ምልክት ምእታወይ ይቕሬታ። ምኽንያት ግን ኣሎኒ። ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ (ህወሓት) ኣብ መስርሕ ነጻ ሃገር ትግራይ ይሰርሕ ስለ ዘሎ ኢየ። በትረ ስልጣን ኣብ መእተዊ ቃለ-ምልልሱ – ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ሃይለማሪያም ደሳለኝ ኣብ ዝቀረባ እዋን ምስ ህዝቢ ሑመራ ኣብ ዝተራኸበሉ “መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ምስ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝጸንሖ ፖሊሲ ‘ኣይሰላም ኣይኲናት’ ንምቅያር መጽናዕቱ ወዲኡ ናብ ዝምልከቶ ቤት ምኽሪ ወከልቲ ከቅርብ ኢዩ” ከም ዝበለ ብምዝኽኻር ነዘን ዝስዕባ ክልተ ሕቶታት ሓቲቱ ቃለ-ምልልሱ ጀሚሩ። Continue reading

Martin Flawed’s and Selam Kidane’s Embezzled Report

By Teweldeberhan Gebre

Martin, a born fascist, hides behind a handful diaspora outfits in different names. Martin lacks ethics and professionalism. Recently, Martin and his foster child, Selam Kidane, posted an article “the famine the Eritrean government doesn’t want you to know about” in his blog, https://martinplaut.wordpress.com.   Continue reading

Dutch Authorities Banned YPFDJ Conference: A Zero-Sum Game for Eritreans

By Teweldeberhan Gebre In the last couple of days, Dutch news agencies were busy reporting on the intended and controversial YPFDJ annual conference planned to be held in the Dutch city of Veldhoven. The meeting was banned by Veldhoven’s mayor for fear of public disorder after police reportedly arrested 128 protesters. Continue reading

“ነቲ ድኻ ዝያዳ ምድካይ” – መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ሓምሊ እንክሸይጥ

ብተወልደብርሃን ገብረ

ንህዝቢ ንምብዳል እንተ ዘይኮይኑ ራህዋ ብምግባት ኣይረጋገጽን ኢዩ። ብዙሕ ጊዜ ከም ዝበልኩዎ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ንህዝቢ ኢዱን እግሩን ኣሲሩ ባዕለይ ከርህወልካ’የ ዝብል ፍልስፍና ኣይሰርሐን ክሰርሕ’ውን ኣይኮነን። ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣብ ዝኾነት ትኹን ቃለ-መሕትት ከይተንከፈን ዘይሓልፍ ክልተ ጉዳያት ኣለዋ። ንሳተን ካኣ፡- Continue reading

ኤርትራ፡- በሰላ ምድኻም ንኣሽቱን ስድራ-ቤታውያንን መስራሕቲ ትካላት

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ንዋኒነ ንግድን መሃዝነትን ኤርትራውያን ኣብ ዝምልከት ጉዳይ ብዙሕ ጊዜ ዝደጋገም ብሂል ኣሎ።  ብፍላይ ኣብ ጐረባብቲ ሃገራት ከም ባዓል ኢትዮጵያ፣ ሱዳን፣ ኬንያ፣ ኣንጎላ፣ ኡጋንዳን፣ ወዘተ ብዙሕ ይነጥፉን ኣብ ብዙሕ ትካላዊ ዋኒናት ይዋስኡ ኔሮምን ኣለውን ተባሂሉ ብኹርዓት ክንገርን ክጋዋሕን ንሰምዕን ንዕዘብ ኢና። ብመንጽር ንህዝብና ዝህቦ ጠቕሚ ክምዘን ከሎ ግን ብዙሕ ዘተሓሳስብ ኢዩ። ካብ ኣብ ወጻኢ ኰንካስ ኣብ ሃገርካ ኰንካ ክትነግድን፣ ክትንቃሳቐስን፣ ከተመስርሕን ከምኡውን ኣብ ዋኒነ መሃዝነት (Entrepreneurial Innovation) ክትነጥፍን  ዘሎ ፍልልይ ናይ ሰማይን መሬትን ኢዩ። ንዝኾነ ትካላዊ ምንቅስቓስ ወይ ንጥፈት ናቱ ንድሕሪትን ንቕድሚትን ተመጢጡ ዝተሓሓዝን ዝዋሃሃድን ቁጠባዊ ርክባት ኣሎዎ (backward and forward economic interaction links)። ንኣብነት ሓደ ናይ መገጣጠሚ ትካል ምስ ዝምስረት፣ ነቲ መስርሕ ዘድሊ ቀረባት ዘመስርሓ፣ ዘዳልዋ ከምኡውን ዘቕርባ ትካላት ከድልያ እየን። ነቶም ኣብተን ትካላት ዝዓዩ ሰራሕተኛታት እውን ንመነባብሮ ዘድልዮም ኩሉ ዘቕርባ ኣመስራሕትን ወሃብቲ ኣገልግሎትን ትካላት ክህልዋ እየን። ከምኡ እንዳበለ ድማ ንኩሉ መዳያዊ ቁጠባ ሃገር ብዘህጥር ኣገባብ ይቕጽል። Continue reading

ቅድሚ ፈረስ ዓረብያ፡ መትከላት ገበናዊ ሕጊ ኤርትራ

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መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ገና ኣብ ግብሪ ዘይወዓለ ሲቪላውን ገበናውን ሕግታት ሓቲሙ ካብ ጉንበት 2015 ጀሚሩ ዘርጊሑ ኣሎ። ድሮ እዞም ሕግታት ካብ ዝዝርግሑ ክልተ ዓመት ኣቚጺሮም ኣለዉ። ንምንታይ ተሓቲሞም ኣብ ግብሪ ዘይወዓሉ ንዝብል ሕቶ ክወሃብ ዝጸንሐ መልሲታት፡- Continue reading

Horrifying Story: “Particularly these days migration is not a solution!”

logoBy African Monitors

Interview with Teenager Eritrean refugee girl in Sudan by Africa women monitor. Translated from Tigrigna.

Her name is Shew’hat. She was born and raised in a village nearby the city of Keren. In her tender age, she left the country and faced the ordeals of a typical refugee. The Interview was conducted with Shew’hat concerning the living conditions of Eritrean women refugees in Sudan in general, in Khartoum where she is living in particular.  Continue reading

Mass Migration of Eritreans Is Not Entirely Due to ‘Pull’ Factors

cropped-2121By Teweldeberhan Gebre

Some Eritreans still struggle to distinguish the difference between Eritrea as a State and its poor leadership. Hence, for them criticizing the policies of the administration amounts damaging the image of Eritrea. Of course, the Eritrean regime has, for the last 25 or more years, been disapproving any critique of its misguided economic, social and political policies. For the regime in Eritrea critiquing its policies is an act of treason against the Eritrean State. Equating rational behavior and critique of citizens with treason is not exclusive to the Eritrean leadership but the typical behavior of all authoritarian regimes.  Continue reading

Eritrean Farmers Subjected to Land Lease in the Name of Farm Income Tax Regime

cropped-2121By Teweldeberhan Gebre

Background

On 2 December 2016, the Government of Eritrea (GoE) issued a proclamation, Proclamation No. 178/2016 on farm income and livestock taxation (ግብሪ ካብ ኣታዊ ሕርሻ ገጠርን እንስሳ ዘቤትን), that replaced Proclamation No. 63/1994. The proclamation has entered into force on 1 December 2016. Issuing numerous legal notices, decrees, orders, and proclamations are things national and sub-national authorities can do to manage their affairs when they are in government. Continue reading

Why Is Eritrea Impoverished and Isolated?

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Eritreans have been subjected to systematic poverty and injustice under their government for the last two and half decades. The very government that liberated the country from the Ethiopian invaders and their East-West sponsors is now the real oppressor of its people. It is not only an embarrassment but also a humiliation to the very Eritrean values of hard work and resilience. In Eritrea, poverty is state driven, and state instigated with the ultimate goal and greed to hold onto political power by controlling the people’s economic, social and political lives. Continue reading

Eritrea: Beyond the ‘No Forced Returns’ of Migration Policy?

cropped-2121By Teweldeberhan Gebre

Introduction

Since 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 significant exodus of its youth. Unfortunately, many have lost their life in the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea in a bid to cross into Europe for a better life, and many became victims of human traffickers in the Sinai Peninsula as well. Continue reading

ሕጋዊ ንግዲ እንተ ኣጊድካዮ ዘይሕጋዊ ንግዲ ከተፍቅድ ኣሎካ-ካልእ ዳኣ እንታይ?

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ኢሪ-ቲቪ ኣዘውቲራ ትፍንዎ ዜና ኢዩ። ካብ ቤት-ጽሕፈት ብቊልን እንስሳን ዉጺኢታቶምን ንኡስ-ዞባ ተሰነይ ተወኪሳ ዝረኸበቶ ሓበሬታ እዚ ዝስዕብ ይርከቦ፡- Continue reading

ግብረ-ዋኒን ኣብ ዘይብሉ ቀረጽ ቴምብር ካብ ሰነዳት ክእከብ ይከኣል ዲዩ?

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መእተዊ

ሚኒስትሪ ፋይናንስ ብኣዋጅ ቁ. 180/2017 ዝፍለጥ “ኣዋጅ ኣከፋፍላ ቀረጽ ቴምብር” ኣብ ናይ መጋቢት 15 ሕታም ሓዳስ ኤርትራ ዘርጊሑ ኣሎ። መስከረም ዶት ነት ኩሉ ጊዜ ኣቓልቦና ንምስሓብ ኣፍርይ ኣቢሉ ስለ ዝዘርገሖ ምስጋና ይብጻሓዮ። ምኽንያቱ እንተ ኽንነቅፎ እንተ ክንእዶ መጀመርታ ከነንብቦን ክንርደኦን ስለ ዘሎና። Continue reading

መንዩ ዝዓበደ-ተስፋልደት’ዶ ካለኦት ሸያባት?

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ብዙሕ ክትፈልጥን ክትምሃርን ጽቡቕ እንድዩ ኣቐዲመ በቲ መስከረም ብዛዕባ ሃገርናን ህዝብናን መን እንታይ  ይብል እንታይ ይሓስብ ንጽሓፍትን ዝተፈላለየ ወሃብቲ ርእይቶታትን ብምርኻብ ዝገበሮ ዘሎ ዓቢ ኣበርክቶ ኤመስግኖ። Continue reading

መንዩ ሰብ መንዩ እንስሳ ርእይቶይ ኣብ ጽሑፍ ግርማይ የማነ

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መንዩ ሰብ መንዩ እንስሳ ብዝብል ኣርእስቲ ግርማይ የማነ  ዝተባህለ ሰብ ንዝጽሓፎ ጽሑፍ መስከረም ከም ሓደ ዓቢ ቍምነገር ዘለዎ ኣርእስቲ ገሩ ኣብ ወብሳይቱ ለጢፉዎ ርእየ  ኣዝዩ ገሪሙኒ። መንዩ ሰብ መንዩ እንስሳ ክፈልጥን ክፈላልን ዘይክእል ሰብ እንተልዩ ከኣ  እዚ ዝኽተል ርእይቶይ ክሕግዞ ተስፋ እገብር። Continue reading

ባዕላውን ኣህጉራውን እገዳ ኤርትራ

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መእተዊ

ኤርትራን ህዝባን ብኽልተ ተጋራጨውቲ ሓይልታት ኣብ ትሕቲ ዘይፍትሓውን ዘይሞራላውን እገዳታት ይሳቐዩ ምህላዎም ኩሉ ዝፈልጦ ሓቂ ኢዩ። ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ድሕሪ ነዊሕ ሓርጎጽጎጽ ካብ 2005 ንድሓር ብመንግስቲ ኤርትራ ቁጠባዊ እገዳ ክጻዓኖ እንከሎ ካብ 2009 ንድሓር ድማ ብኣሜርካ/ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ኣብ ልዕሊኡ ወትሃደራዊ እገዳ ተነቢሩሉ ጸኒሑን ኣሎን። ምስ ምንዋሕ ጊዜ እዞም እገዳታት ፈጢሮሞ ዘሎዉ ቁጠባውን ስነ-ኣእምራውን ሃሲያ ብቃላት ክትገልጾም ኣዚዩ ከቢድ ኢዩ። ስለዚ ክልቲኦም እገዳታት ሕጋዊ ይኹን ሞራላዊ ባይታ ስለ ዘይብሎም ብዘይ ዋዓል ሕደር ክላዓሉ ኣሎዎም።   Continue reading

ሂወት ደቂ ሃገር ዘየገደሶ መራሒ፡ ገንዘብን ሃብትን ሃገርን ህዝብን ከገድሶ ኣይንጽበን

president-of-isaiasቅሉዕ መልእኽቲ ንኣቶ ተወልደብርሃን ገብረ

ብቀለታ ኪዳነ

ሃገር  ገንዘባ ጥራሕ ዘይኮነ ህዝባ  እውን ዝስደድ ተሰዲዱ ዝእሰር ትኣሲሩ  ተጸንቂቑ ብዘይካቶም  ነንሓድሕዶም እናትሓላልዉ ንዓኡ ክሕልዉዎ ባዕሉ ኣብ ሰራዊት ሒዙዎም  ዘሎ እቲ  ካልእ ኣብ ሃገር ተሪፉ ዘሎ ኣረጊትን ቆልዓ ሰበይትን ኣዝዩ ውሑድን ኢዩ። ንሱ ከኣ ዶባት ጥሒሱ ክሃድም ዓቕሚ ዘይብሉ ከምኡ’ውን ብሊብያን ስሃራን ገሩ ክስደድ  ንርእሱ ዝመዘናን  ክእለት ዘይብሉን  ጥራሕ ኢዩ። Continue reading

ትፈልጡ’ዶ ሃገርና ቢሊዮናት ዶላራት ኣብ ዓመት ከም ትሕሰም? ካብ መንን ስለምንታይን?

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ሎሚ ቅነ ሓደ ሰብ ኢመይል ሊኡኹለይ ነይሩ። ንሱ – “መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ወፍሪ ኣየተባብዕን ኢዩ ትብል’ሲ እዘን ኣብ ዕደና ዘውፍራ ዘሎዋ’ኸ ኣይሰማዕካን ዲኻ?” ኢሉ ይሓተኒ። መልሲ ስለ ዘይሃብኩዎ “እንታይ ዳኣ ኣጽቂጥካ መልሲ’ባ ሃበኒ?” ክብል ደጊሙ ጽሒፉለይ። ካብ ምስኡ ምሳኹም ክዛተየሉ ስለ ዝመረጽኩ ግና ተጸበየኒ ኢለ መሊሰሉ ይብለኩም። ብሕትኡ ኣይተገረምኩን። ምኽንያቱ ሰይጣን ስርሑ ናብ ጎይታ ምኽሳስ ኢዩ። ደርሆ ፋሕጢራ ትረኽቦ ሕቶ ሒዝካ ምምጻእ ልሙድ ናይ ካድር ስራሕ ምዃኑ ከይረሳዕኩም። Continue reading

ሚኒስተራትና ምምሕዳራ’ውን ባጀታ’ውን ስልጣን የብሎምን፡- መልሲ ንመስከረም

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ሀ) መእተዊ

መጀመርያ ብዛዕባ ፍልልያት መንግስትን ሃገርን (ማለት ደውላ) ከብርህ ባህ ይብለኒ። ምኽንያቱ ንብዙሓት ዜጋታት ካብ ዘጋጊ ነገር ፍልልያት እዞም ሓደ ዝመስሉ ግን ካኣ በበይኖም ቃላት ስለ ዝኾኑ። እቲ ሃገር ወይ ደውላ ዝብል ኣምር (1) ብኣህጉራዊ ዉዑላት ዝፍለጥ መሬታዊ ግዝኣት ወይ ሓድነት (2) ህዝቢ (3) ልኣላውነትን (4) መንግስትን ዝብሉ ቃላትን ኣምራትን ኣለዉዎ። ስለዚ መንግስቲ ዝብል ኣምር ሓደ ክፋል ናይ ሃገር ኮይኑ ትካል ኢዩ። ከም ኣካል ሃገር መንግስቲ መሳርሒ ሓደ ሃገር ኢዩ። ብመንገዲ መንግስቲ ሕግታት፡ ፖሊሲታትን መምርሕታትን ይሕንጸጹን ይትግበሩን። መንግስቲ ዝብል ኣምር ኣብ ዉሽጡ ሰለስተ ኣገደስቲ ኣካላት ኣለዉዎ ማለት፡- Continue reading

ንኽንፈላልዮም’ኮ ሓርበተና – መንዩ መንግስቲ ዞባታት? መንዩ’ኸ ባይቶ ዞባ? – ኩሎም ለበዋታት የሕልፉ- ግን ንመን?

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ብመሰረት ናይ 4 መጋቢት ፈነወ ዜና ኢሪ-ቲቪ ዞባ ባይቶ ደቡብ ኣብ ትሕቲ “ምዕቃብ ባህሪያዊ ጸጋታትና እምነ-ኩርናዕ ምዕባሌና” ዝብል ቴማ መበል 16 ስሩዕ ኣኼቡኡ ብ2 መጋቢት 2017 ኣሰላሲሉ ይባሃል ኣሎ። Continue reading

Eritrea: Land Lease or Farm Income Tax?

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Background

On 2 December 2016, the Government of Eritrea (GoE) issued a proclamation, Proclamation No. 178/2016 on farm income and livestock taxation (ግብሪ ካብ ኣታዊ ሕርሻ ገጠርን እንስሳ ዘቤትን), that replaced Proclamation No. 63/1994. The proclamation has entered into force from 1 December 2016. Issuing numerous legal notices, decrees, orders, and proclamations are things national and subnational authorities can do to manage their affairs when they are in government.

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Eritrea Needs New Tax System

“To boost government tax revenue and smoothly implement the financial sector reform, the GoE needs to introduce a tax system on bank payments, transfers, financial transactions, and bank withdrawals.”

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Introduction

Recently, the Government of Eritrea (GoE) has issued Proclamation No. 178/2016 to collect tax from farm income and livestock. The author of this piece contends the title and the provisions of this new proclamation because (1) contrary to the title of Proclamation No. 178/2016 to ‘collect tax from farm income…’ its provisions under Article 4(1 and 2) introduces ‘land lease tax system’, and (2) not only that but also Article 4(1 and 2) of Proclamation No. 178/2016 violates Article 4(1) of the Land Proclamation No. 58/94 -to reform the system of land tenure, which provides Eritrean citizens usufruct rights over lands with no mentions to leasing (click here to see my contention).

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ፖሊሲታት መንግስቲ ኣብ መሬት፡ ቁጠባን መንበሪ ኣባይትን ኣይሰረሐን-ባይቶ ዞባ ማእከል

2121ብተወልደብርሃን ገብረ

ሀ) መእተዊ

ኣብ ኤርትራ ዋላ’ኳ ብዕድመ ዝኣረጉ ይኹኑ ባይቶ ዞባታት ኣለዉ። ዝኣረጉ ማለተይ ምርጫታት ባይቶ ካብ ዘይግበር ነዊሕ ዓመታት ተቖጺሩ ኣሎ። ክንደየኖት ኢዮም ካብቶም ቅድሚ ነዊሕ ዓመታት ዝተመርጹ ኣባላት ባይቶ ሎሚ ብሂወት ዘለዉ ዝፍለጥ ነገር የሎን። ድምጺ እዞም ባይቶታት ክንደየናይ ተቐባልነት ኣሎዎ ካልእ ሕቶ ኾይኑ ለበዋታትን ምሕጽንታታትን ንዝምልከቶ ካብ ምሕላፍ ግን ዓዲ ዊዒሎም ኣይፈልጡን ኢዮም። ከም ግቡእ ኣብ ዘዞበኦም ዝለዓሉ ሓገግትን ተቖጻጸርትን ኣካላት ኢዮም። ኮይኑ ግን ኣብ ባይታ ክንዮ ሎበዋን ምሕጽንታን ዝኸይድ ስልጣን ይኹን ዓቕሚ (power) የብሎምን። ሰማዒ እንተ ተረኺቡ ዘሕልፍዎ ለባዋን ምሕጽንታን ግን ኣቃሊልካ ዝረኣ ኣይኮነን። ነቲ ዝሕልፍዎ ለበዋን ምሕጽንታን ሪኢኻ ብጉዳይ ህዝብን ናብርኡን ዘተሓሳስቦም ምዃኑ ምግማት ኣየጸግምን ኢዩ። ንሎሚ ባይቶ ዞባ ማእከል “ሓያል ቁጠባ፡ ብልዑል ኣፍራይነት” ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝብል ቴማ ብጥሪ 17 2017 ንዘቃንዖ መበል 16 ስሩዕ ኣኼቡኡ ንጸብጻብ ጋዜጠኛ ዓንዶም ግርማይ ብምዉካስ ኣወንታዊ ጎኑታቱ ከቕርበልኩም መሪጸ ኣለኹ። Continue reading

Notes of “Some Notes on Eritrea’s Economy”: A response to Dr. Fikreyesus

2121Teweldeberhan Gebre

On growth

In his recent article titled “Some Notes on Eritrea’s Economyposted by madote.com, Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion tried to convince his readers that there is a functioning economy in Eritrea. In doing so, he used gross domestic products (GDP) estimates and projections of the Global Economic Prospects of the World Bank Group report issued in January 2017. In his article he compares Eritrea’s real GDP growth estimates for 2016 with the averages of global/world GDP growth rate.  In his own words: Continue reading

ተማሃሮ ስነ-ኪነት ፍሉይ ወተሃደራዊ ስልጣና ወሲዶም ምባል’ሲ ኣይገርምን’ዶ?

2121ብተወልደበርሃን ገብረ

ብ18 የካቲት ተማሃሮ ስነ-ኪነት ሃገርና ካብቶም ቅድሚኦም ዝሓለፉ ዙሪያታት ሳዋ ብፍሉይ ወተሃደራዊ ትምህርቲ ሰልጢኖም ከም ዝተመረቑ ኢሪ-ቲቪ ሓቢራ (ምሉእ ትሕዝቶ እቲ ዜና ንምስማዕ ኣብዚ ጠውቕ)። እዞም ብፉሉይ ወትሃደራዊ ትምህርቲ ሰልጢኖም ዝባሃሉ ዘሎዉ መበል 30 ዙሪያ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ካብ ሸውዓተ (7) ናይ ሞያዊ ትምህርትን ስልጠናን ትካላት ዝመጹ ተማሃሮ ምዃኖም እቲ ዜና ይሕብር። “ብፍሉይ ወተሃደራዊ ትምህርቲ ተመሪቖም እንታይ ማለት’ዩ?” – ንሲቪላዊ ስራሕ ብፉሉይ ሞያ ዘሰልጠንካዮም ደጊምካ ብፉሉይ ወተሃደራዊ ሞያ ምስልጣን ምናልባት’ዶ ንሓዋሩ ወተሃደራት ንምግባሮም ይኸውን? ኣይፈለጥኩን!! Continue reading

ኢትዮጵያውያን በመጎስ ኣስገዶምና ኣብራሃም ዶቦጭ ምክንያት ኤርትራን ሳይከሱ ኣይቀሩም!

2121ተወልደበርሃን ገብረ

“ኣህያው ፈርታ ዱላውን” ይላሉ የኣማራ ሰዎች። ድስኩሩን በዩ-ትዩብ ለመስማት እዚጋ ተጫን። ጉዳዩ ስለ የካቲት 12 1929 የፋሽሽታዊው የጣልያን መንግስት ግፍ በኣዲስ ኣበባ ነው። ኣዎ እውነት ነው። ጣልይኖች ኣሰቃቂ እልቂት በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ፈጽመዋል። ከዛ በፊትም በኣይሮፕላን ጋዝ ተረጭቶባቸው ብዙዎች ኢትዮጵያውያን ወገኖች በጣልያን ወራሪ ሀይል ኣልቀዋል። ነፍሳቸው ይማር። የኣዲስ ኣበባ ጭፍጨፋ ሊዩ የሚያደርገው ግን መነሻው በትውልድ ኤርትራውያን የሆኑ ሞጎስ ኣስገዶምና ኣብራሃም ዶቦጭ በጣሊያን ሽማምንቶች ባርከፈከፉት የቦምብ ጥቃት ለእልቂቱ መነሻ በመሆኑ ብቻ ነው። በኤርትራ ኣንድ ኣባባል ኣለ፡- “ጉይይ ካብ ምውዓል ክሳድ ምሓዝ”። በኣማርኛ ሲተረጎም “ቀኑን ሙሉ ከመሮጥ ዋናውን መንገድ መዝጋት” ተብሎ ሊተረጎም ይችላል። ሞጎስና ኣብራሃም ከዛ ውጭ ያሰቡ ኣይመስለኝም። ምኽንያቱም በወቅቱ ኢትዮጵያ በጣሊያን ቅኝ ግዛት ወድቃለች። ሞጎስና ኣብራሃም የፈጸሙት ጣሊያንን ለማዳከም መሪዎችዋን ማሸበርና መጨረስ የግድ ይሆናል ከሚል ሀሳብ የመነጨ ሊሆን እንደ ምችል ጤናማ ኣእምሮ ያለው ሰው የሚያስበው ይመስለኛል። Continue reading

ኣብ ኤርትራስ ዝሕሸሽ ካኣ ተረኺቡ?

2121ብተወልደበርሃን ገብረ

መእተዊ

መራሒ ሃገረ ኤርትራ ንህዝብን መንእሰያትን ብሓሻሽነት ክኸሰስ ሰሚዕና ኣሎና። ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኮነ መንእሰያቱ ኣብዚ ሎሚ እዋን ብዝበልዕዎ እንዳ ተጸገሙ ብምሕሻሽ ክኽሰሱ ዓገብ ዘብል ኢዩ። ንምዃኑ ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ባዕሉ ክሕሽሽ እንተ ዘየላጊሱ መንእሰያት ክሕሺሹ ኣበይ ኢዩ ሪእዩዎም? Continue reading

መንግስቲ ኤርትራን ሕጋውነቱን-መደብ ሓቅን ብጋህድን ካብ ስደት ቍ. 16

2121ብቀለታ ኪዳነ (ኣወሃሃድን ኣቕራብን)

(ብኦዲዮ ንምስማዕ ኣብዚ ጽቐጥ)

ኣብ ወርሒ ግንቦት 1993 ብመሰረት ካብ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ዝተረከቦ ስልጣን ናይ ምስግጋር ሓላፍነት ክሳብ ናብ ቅዋማዊ መንግስቲ ምስግጋር ዝግበር ነቲ ሽዑ ዝቖመ ግዝያዊ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ  ተጋዳላይ ኢሳያስ ኣፍወርቂ ዋና ጻሓፊ ሕግሓኤ ግዚያዊ ፕረዚደንት ኮይኑ ክመርሖ ኢዩ ተመዚዙ። ነቲ ጉዳይ ምምራጽ ፕረዚደንት ቀዳማይ ዕማሙ ገይሩ ኣብ ኣዳራሽ ሃገራዊ ቤተ መዘክር ኤርትራ ዝተኻየደ ፈላሚ ኣኼባ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ብስቱር ኣብ ዝተኻየደ ምርጫ ከኣ ካብ 104 ድምጽታት 99 ድምጺ ብምርካብዩ ጊዜዊ ፕረዚደንት ሃገረ ኤርትራ ኮይኑ ዝተመርጸ። Continue reading

መንግስቲ ትሕተ-ቅርጽታት ማሕበራዊ ኣገልግሎታት ሃኒጸ ይብል! ሓቂ’ዲዩ?

2121ብተወልደብርሃን ገብረ

ክቡር ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፍወርቂ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ መወዳእታ ወርሒ ጥሪ 2017 ቃለ-መጠይቕ ከም ዝገበረ ዝፍለጥ እዩ። ከም ዝሓለፉ ቃለ-መጠይቓት ሓንሳብ ዳሓን ዝኾነ ትሕተ-ቅርጽታት ኣንጺፍና ኣሎና ። ኣብ ካልእ ጊዜ ካኣ ዋላ ሓንቲ ዝተሰርሐ ነገር የለን ወይ ዝተሰርሔ ዓኒዩ  ዝብሉ ንሓድ ሕዶም ዝገራጨዉ መልእኽትታት ንህዝቢ ከመሓላልፍ ጸኒሑን ኣሎን። ነዚ ናይ ክቡር ፕረዚደንት መልእኽቲ ህዝቢ ይኹን ውልቀ-ሰባት በብመንገዶም ዝተፈላለየ ትጉም ክህብሉ ጸኒሖምን ኣለዉን። ከም ዝባሃል “ኣንባባይ ነዘንብቦ ይኹን ንዝባሃሎ ዝደለየ ትርጉም ናይ ምሃብ መሰል ኣለዎ”። ብወገነይ በዚ ኣባሃሃላ’ዚ ብዝተወሰነ ደረጃ  እሰማማዕ ኢየ። ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ዘመሓላልፎ መልእኽቲ ግን ተራ ድርሰት ዘይኮነስ መልእኽቲ ሓደ መራሕ ሃገር ኢዩ። ዝገራጮ መልእኽቲ ንህዝቢ ምምሕላፍ ናይ ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ተረኽቦ ጥራሕ ኣይኮነን። ኩሎም ፖለቲከኛታት ሃገርና ይኹኑ ካለኦት ሃገራት ዝኽሰስሉ ሕማቅ ባህሪ ኢዩ። ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣብዚ ዝሓለፈ 25 ዓመታት ዝሰራሕናዮ ነገር የለን ወይ “ኣይሰለጠናን” እንተ በለ ኣይተጋገየን። ጌጋ ዝኸውን ዘሎ ንሱ ነዚ ሓቂ’ዚ ከጋልጽ ከሎ  ማዕከናት ዜና ሃገርና ድማ ብተጋላብጦሽ ረሲዕካዮ እምበር ሃገርን ህዝብን ይለምዑ ኣለዉ ብምባል ንህዝቢ ሓቀኛ ዘይኮነ ሓበሬታ ይህባ ብምህላወን ኢዩ። Continue reading

“ክኽእል ኣለዎ” ቃል ክቡር ፕረዚደንት- ብመን ብኸመይ መንገድን መዓስን?

2121ብተወልደበርሃን ገብረ

ቋንቋ ኣገዳስነት ኣለዎ። ሰባት ዝጥቀምሎም ቃላት ግብራውያንን ዘይግብራውያንን ምዃኖምን ዘይምዃኖምን ንምልላይ ኣጸጋሚ ኣይኮነን። “ክግበር ኣለዎ” ወይ “ክኸውን ኣለዎ” ግብራውያን ቃላት ኣይኮኑን። ንተግባሪኦም ካኣ ኣይምልከቱን ኢዮም። ብፍላይ ሓደ ሰብ ንኸተግብር ዝተመዘዘ እንተ ኾይኑ ነዞም ዝተጠቅሱ ሓረጋት ክጥቀም ኣይክእልን ኢዩ። ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ይኹን ካለኦት ሰበ-ስልጣን ኤርትራ ብተደጋጋሚ ዝጥቀምሉ ሓረጋት “ክግበር ኣለዎ” ወይ “ክኸውን ኣለዎ” ዝብሉ ኢዮም። እዘን ሓረጋት ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣዚየን ካብ ዘሰልችዋ ሓረጋት ኢየን። ፈጺመን ክባሃላ ዘይብለን ቃላት ወይ ሓረጋት ግን ኣይኮናን። መዓስ ትብለን ምፍላጥ ግን የድሊ። ዝለዓላሉ ጊዜ እምበኣር ዝምልከቶም ኣካላት ወይ ሰበ-ስልጣን ኣብ ንሓድ ሕዶም ክጥቀምለን ይኽእሉ። እቲ ዝጥቀመለን ብዓል ስልጣን ኣብ መድረኽ ወጺኡ ንህዝቢ ኣብ ዘመሓላልፎ መልእኽቲ ግን ክጥቀመለን ኣይክእልን ኢዩ። ምኽንያቱ “ክግበር ኣለዎ” ወይ “ክኸውን ኣለዎ” ኢሉ ነቲ ባዕሉ ክሰርሖ ወይ ግትግብሮ ዘለዎ ንህዝቢ ክግዕር ግን ብዛዕባ ዝብሎ ዘሎ ኣይፈልጥን ኢዩ ማለት ኢዩ። “ክግበር ኣለዎ” ወይ “ክኸውን ኣለዎ” ኢሉ ሓደ ብዓል ስልጣን ንህዝቢ መደረ ምስ ዘስምዕ እቲ ህዝቢ ዝሓቶ ሕቶ ብመን? ዝብል ኢዩ። ወይ ንስኻ’ዶ ኣይኮንካን እትሰርሖ ወይ ትገብሮ? ዝብል ኢዩ። ስልጣን ሒዝካ ንኣብ ትሕቴኻ ዘሎዉ ሰበ-ስልጣን ኣብ ቤት ጽሕፈትካ ወይ ካልእ ጸዊዕካ “ክግበር ኣለዎ” ወይ “ክኸውን ኣለዎ” ክትብል ይካኣል ይኸውን። ካብዚ ወጻኢ እዘን ሓረጋት ትርጉም የብለንን። Continue reading

ሕንቅል-ሕንቅሊተይ?

2121ብተወልደበርሃን ገብረ

ሓደ መንእሰይ ድብትርና ክመሃር ንጎንደር ከደ። ሕራይ!

እዚ መንእሰይ ን5 ዓመታት ድብትርና ክመሃር ብስድርኡ ተላኢኹ ሓንቲ ማዓልቲ’ውን ትኹን ከይተማሃረ ድሕሪ 5 ዓመታት ንሃገሩ ክምለስ ይውስን። ግርም!

በቲ ወለዱ ዝለኣኽዎ መሰረት ትምህርቱ ብዝግባእ ዘይምክትታሉ ዘተሓሳሰቦ መንእሰይ ዝግባእ ናይ ድብትርና ትምህርቱ ከም ዝተማህረ ከምስል ሓደ ተንኮል መሃዘ። ሃየ! Continue reading

President Isaias’ Ghost Roadmap

2121By Teweldeberhan Gebre

Daniel Berhane has posted an article dated January 31, 2017 under the title “President Isaias Afwerki discloses a road map for Eritrea’s future direction”, lovable for its contradictions. “President Isaias Afwerki has outlined a roadmap for Eritrea, while addressing a question regarding the national constitution and strengthening of People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) in an interview conducted with the Eritrean national media,” says Daniel. “The road map will guide the future direction of the country with broader participation of the Eritrean people-putting the reviews of the past and present situations of the country into consideration,” he added. Soon he contradicts when he says “President Isaias said that the process will require answering questions-where we were, where we are and where we are heading?” Of course, Daniel is not responsible for the contradictions. President Isaias does. Continue reading

መልሲ ንተ.ተ (ተናኻሲ ተመን)

ብኪዳን ክብሮም ዘምህረት

2121ሰላም መስከረም

ብመጀመርያ ንጕዳይ ሃገርናን ንመነባብሮ ህዝብናን ብዝምልከት ብዘይምስልካይ ትገብሩዎ ዘለኹም  ጻዕሪ አመስግን።

ንቃለመጠይቕ ክቡር ፕረሲደንት እሰያስ ምኽንያት ብምግባር ገለ ደቂ ሃገር ንዝሃቡዎ ንቐፈታ ደገፍቲ መንግስቲኸ  እንታይ ትብሉ ኢልኩም ምሕታትኩም ጽቡቕ እዩ። ንጌጋ ደገፍ ኣየድልዮን እዩ። ኤርትራዊ መንግስቲ ይሕመቕ ይጸብቕ ናይ ኵሉ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ መንግስቲ እዩ። Continue reading

“…ናይ ቄሳር ንቄሳር፡ ናይ ኣምላኽ ካኣ ንኣምላኽ ሃቡ”ማቴ. 22፡21 -ቄሳራውያን ኢድኩም ኣርንቡ

2121ተወሳኺ ብኣስመራ ኦንላይን

“ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተ-ክርስቲያን ኣይተኸፋፈለትን ዝተኸፋፈሉ ሰባት ኢዮም” ቀሺ ማርቆስ ደባስ። ብሓቂ ለባም ኣቦ። እቲ ብኣፍልጦ ዘይጎዓዝ ኣማኒ ግን ከም ብሃም ብወረን ሕሹኽሹኽን ዝኸይድ ህዝቢ ኢዩ። እግዚኣብሄር ይብል “ህዝበይ ኣነ ኣምላኽ ምዃነይ ሰኣን ምፍላጦም ይጠፍኡ ኣለዉ። ካህናት ካኣ ኣነ ኣምላኽ ምዃነይ ሰለ ዘይፈለጥኩምኒ ካብ ክህንነትኩም ክስዕረኩም ኢየ። ሕገይ ስለ ዝረሳዕኩም ካኣ ንደቅኹም ከም ካህናት ኣይፈልጦምን ኢየ” ትምቢት ሆሴዕ 4፡6። እዚ መልእኽቲ እግዚኣብሄር ኢዩ። ናይ ሰብ መልእኽቲ ኣይኮነን።

ስለዚ  እምነትኩም ኣብ ኣምላኽ ዘይኮነ ኣብ ቄሳር ወይ ህግደፍ ዝኾንኩም ተኸተልቲ እዚ እምነት ናብ ልብኹም ተመሊስኩም ንእምነትኩም ክትምርምሩን ናብ ኣምላኽኩም ክትምለሱን ንላቦ።  ቃለ-ምሕትት ኣቦና ቀሺ ማርቆስ ደባስ ብቴምቦ ኣፍሪክ ቲቪ ንምስማዕ  ቀዳማይ ክፋልን ካላኣይ ክፋል እንሆ። 

 

ሙሁራዊ ዳህሳስ ቃለ-መጠይቕ ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወቂ-ብርዲዮ ኣሰና-1ይን 2ይን ክፋላት

2121ተወሳኺ ብኣስመራ ኦንላይን

ኣዳላዊ ራዲዮ ኣሰና ኣማኑኤል ኢያሱ ንቃለ-መጠይቕ ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ኣመልኪቱ ን4 ምሁራት ኤርትራውያን ማለት ዶ/ር ገብረመስቀል ሃብተዮናስ፡ ኣቶ ኖኢል መድሃኔ፡ ዶ/ር ተ/ማሪያም ማሓሪን ኣቶ ተ/ኣለም ኣርኣያን ኣዘራሪቡ። ኣብ ጭቡጣት ጉዳይ ሃገርን ህዝብን ተበጊሱ ከምዚ ዓይነት መኣዲ ምድላዉ ኣገዳስን እዋናዉን ኢዩ። ካልእ ዘልዓሎም ሕቶታትን ኣተኣላለያ ክትዕን ዝነኣድ ነይሩ። ብወገን ተንተንቲ ኣዝዩ ዝነኣድ መልስታትን ትንተናታትን ነይሩ። እዚ ክተባባዕን ቀጻልነት ክህልዎን ኣስመራ ኦንላይን ተታባብዕ።

2ይ ክፋል ንምስማዕ ኣብዚ ጠውቕ

1ይ ክፋል ንምስማዕ ኣብዚ ጠውቕ!

መልሲ ንመደናገሪ ኣዙራዊ መልስታት ስርዓት ኤርትራ

2121ብተወልደበርሃን ገብረ

ክቡራት ተኸታተልቲ ኣስመራ ኦንላይን ዕላማ ዌብ ሳይትና ንተኸታተልትና ንኤርትራውያንን ብኤርትራ ዝግደሱን ቅኑዕ ሓበሬታ ምሃብ እምበር ንፖለቲካዊ ሃልኪ ተባሂሉ ከነሕልፎ እንፍትን ፕሮፖጋንዳ ከም ዘይብልና ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። ንኣንበብትን ተኸታተልትን እዚ ዌብ ሳይት ጉጉይ ሓበሬታ ምሃብ ብስነ-ምግባር ኮነ ብረብሓ ህዝብናን ሃገርናን ቅቡል ኣይኮነን። ንህዝብናን ሃገርናን ዝግባእ’ውን ኣይኮነን። ንዝተባህለ ብምጥምዛዝ ንህዝብን ሃገርን ምድንጋር ዝፍነዉ ሓበሬታታት ውሑዳት ከም ዘይኮኑ ኩላትና እንግንዘቦ ሓቂ ኢዩ። እዚ ምድንጋራት’ዚ ብዘይካ ንፖለቲካዊ ሃልኪ ካልእ ዕላማ ዘለዎ ኣይኮነን። Continue reading

መደብ ሓቅን ብጋህድን ካብ ስደት ቍ. 15 -ገምጋም ቃለ-መሕትት ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ

asmarahutኣዳላዊ ተወልደብርሃን ገብረ

ኣወሃሃድን  ኣንባብን ቀለታ ኪዳነ

ክቡራትን ክቡራንን ከመይ ቀኒኹም?

ኣብዚ  ዝሓለፍናዮ  ወርሒ መወዳእታ ማለት ጥሪ 27ተን 28ተን  2017 ፕረሲደንት ኢሳያስ  ንዅነታት ሃገርን ህዝብን ኣመልኪቱ ቃለ መጠይቕ ከም ዝገበረ ዝዝከር ኢዩ። ነዚ ብዝምልከት ርእይቶናን ጸብጻብናን ኣብ ዝሓለፈ መደብ ብጋህዲ ኣብ ስደት ቍ. 14 ከም ዝገለጽናዮ እውን ዘይርሳዕ ኢዩ። Continue reading

Unfolding News from Home

asmarahutBy The Editor

The European Union Delegation in Asmara via its Facebook page announces that the Eritrean Ministry of Energy and Mines (MoEM) and a UK based SolarCentury Ltd. have signed a contract on 20 January 2017 to supply, install and commission a “solar PV generation system intended for the creation of a Mini Grids (2.25 MW)” for Maidma and Areza towns and surrounding villages. This undertaking “is a first step for a bigger project that will improve the livelihoods (increase income and access to social services: MDGs) of rural towns and villages not connected to the national grid,” the Union added. Continue reading

“ዓዲ እገለ ጽሩይ ዝስተ ማይ ተጠቃሚት ኮይና፡ ካብ ጥቕሚ ወጻኢ ኮይኑ ዝጸንሓ ቀረብ ጽሩይ ማይ ክጽገን መተሓሳሰቢ ቀሪቡ”

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ካብ ዜናንታት መራኸቢ ኤርትራ

ወየዳኣ ነቐፌታ ከም ቁሪ ዝፍራሕ ኮይኑ’ምበር “ጽሩይ ዝስተ ማይ ንዓዲ እገለ ኣቲላ ኣብ ዓዲ እገለ ተደጊሙ” ዝብልን ኣብ ኣኼባታት ድማ ብኣንጻሩ “ካብ ጥቅሚ ወጻኢ ዝኾኑ ኣገልግሎት ጽሩይ ዝስተ ማይ ዓድታት ንኽጽገን ክሕሰበሉ” ዝብሉ ዜናታት ኣብ መራኸቢ ብዙሓት ኤርትራ ዝተለምደ ድምጺ ኢዩ። እቲ ዘገረም “ክሕሰበሉ ኣለዎ” ዝብሉ ባዕሎም እቶም ኣማሓደርቲ ዝባሃሉ ኢዮም። ካብ ኣማሓደርቲ ሓሊፉ መን’ዩ ክሓስበሉ ዘለዎ ዘስደምም ጉዳይ ኢዩ። ኣብ ኣዋርሕ ዝግበር ኣኼባ ተጸቢኻ ነዚ ዘየላቡ ጉዳይ መፍትሒ ምጽባይ ክንዮ ብልሹው ምሕደራ እንታይ ምኽንያት ክዋሃቦ ከም ዝኽእል ኣይንፈልጥን። ማይ ኣይኮነን ንዓመታት ወይ ኣዋርሕ ንሳዓታት ወይ ደቓይቕ ምጽባይውን ማዕረ ክንደይ ከቢድ ምኳኑ ኣብ ሕቶ ዝኣቱ ኣይኮነን። Continue reading

Care International, Eritrea: Hungry and Out of reach

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Another Martin Plaut (Flawed) Type Report by CARE Int’l

By Teweldeberhan Gebre

Recently, Care International (CARE) posted a so called report on hunger under the title “Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016”. Care International is a US based ‘humanitarian’ NGO. CARE in this report, ranked “the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises for the year 2016” around the world. In doing so, CARE used the Meltwater Group monitoring data for ranking the countries included in this report according media coverage of their respective ‘least media attention’ on natural disasters or conflicts in 2016.  In their ranking below is their flawed methodology: Continue reading

ቤት ትምህርቲ ሓፈሻዊ ሕክምና ኦሮታ 36 ሓካይም ኣመሪቑ

1-apr-1-adoctorsgraduationBy The Editor

ኣብዚ ዝሓለፈ ሰሙን ቤት ትምህርቲ ሓፈሻዊ ሕክምና ኦሮታ 36 ሓካይም ብሓፈሻዊ ሕክምናዊ ስነ-ፍልጠት ን7ይ ግዚኡ ምምራቑ ብመራኸቢ ብዙሓን ክግለጽ ጸኒሑ ኣሎ። በዚ ኣጋጣሚ ንተመርቕቲ ተማሃሮ፣ ንስድራቤቶምን ቤት ትምህርቲ ሓፈሻዊ ሕክምና ኦሮታን ዮሃና ንብል። Continue reading

ወግዓውነት ቋንቋ ዓረብ ኣብ ኤርትራ

asmarahutብሃብቶም ነጸረ-ኣብ (ወዲ ጎዐይ)

ብመጀመርታ ንኣስመራ-ኦንላይን ብልቢ ከመስግን ይፈቱ፡ ምኽንያቱ ኣነ ክጽሕፍ ዝሕልን ሰብ ኢየ። ይኹን’ምበር ብዘይካ ቋንቋ ትግሪኛ ብኸፊል ካኣ ቋንቋ ትግረ ካልእ ዝመልኮ ቋንቋ የብለይን። ኣስመራ-ኦንላይን ብዘይ ናይ ቋንቋ ገደብ ክንጽሕፍ ስለ ዘፍቀዱ ንተበግሰኦም ምስጋና ይግበኦም እናበልኩ ናብ ኣርእስተይ ክምለስ። Continue reading

Singapore: Innovation in Technical Education

asmarahutCompliment by Teweldeberhan Gebre

In a search for resources for an upcoming article on “Singapore’s Vocational and Technical Education: Lessons for Eritrea”, a thoughtful article by Vivien Stewart smashed my eyes and I decided to share with Asmara-online followers. Hope you enjoy it!

By Vivien Stewart

Singapore has one of the most rapidly developing economies in the world. What gives Singapore its competitive edge? Continue reading

Demographic Dividend, Human Capital and Accelerated Economic Growth: Lessons from Asian countries and its implications for Eritrea

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Part IV-Final

7. Lessons and Policy Implications for Eritrea

Eritrea’s Population Trend

Population Pyramids are used to show the distribution of males and females across 5-years of age groups. To read a pyramid, first look at the legend to see what is being measured. Next, look at the x-axis to identify the units of measurement, and then up the pyramid and across to the y-axis to identify the age group. Eritrea’s population in 1990 was characterized by high birth rate and rapid fall in each upward age group due to high child mortality and short life expectancy at birth. Continue reading

ስታቲስቲካዊ ሓበሬታ ንሕቶታት ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ብመንገዲ መስከረም ዶት ነት ዝተላኣከ

asmarahutBy Asmara-online

መስከረም ዶት ነት ብዝኸፈቶ ዕድል ንፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ሕቶ ዝሓተቱ ብዝሒ ሰባት = 30; ጠቕላላ ዝተሓቱ ሕቶታት= 55 ኔሮም። ብመሰረት እዚ እዞም ሕቶታት ናብ 18 ምስ ዝከፋፈሉ ውጽኢቶም ከምዚ ዝስዕብ ኢዩ፡-

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Notice for our followers/ሓበሬታ ንተኸታተልቲ መርበብ ሓበሬታና

asmarahutBy Asmara-online

At the beginning of December 2016, http://asmara-online.com has been launched by a group of interested Eritreans to give chance for Eritreans to share their experience, knowledge, and researches on Eritrea’s social, economic, political, and environmental issues. The sole objective of the website is to contribute to the development process of Eritrea through knowledge sharing and communications. Continue reading

ኣይትንፍዑ’ምበር ኣይትብዝሑስ መርገም ኣይኰነን!

asmarahutብቀለታ ኪዳነ (ብድምጺ ንምስማዕ ኣብዚ ጠውቕ)

ቅድሚ ሎሚ ብዛዕብኡ ማለት ብዛዕባ መንፍዓት ድዩ ስንፍና ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ገለ ተናኺፍና ምንባርና እናጠቐስና እቲ ንዓና ንኤርትራውያን ሎሚ ኣዝዩ ከቢዱና ዘሎ ፖለቲካዊ ምቅርራብን ምትሕድዳግን እሞ ህዝቢ ኣብ ምድሓንን ምህናጽን ምምዕባልን ሓድነትና ኣብ ምድልዳልን ዘተኰረ ጕድለት ስለዝዀነ እንተደጋገምናዮ እውን ዘኽፍእ ኣይመስለናን። Continue reading

Demographic Dividend, Human Capital and Accelerated Economic Growth: Lessons from Asian countries and its implications for Eritrea

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Part III

6. Accelerated economic growth: East Asian and ‘Asian Tigers’ countries experience

As discussed elsewhere in part II there are two caveats of demographic dividend: first, its benefits are not automatic and second, it is time bounded and occurs once in the history of nations (Mason, 2002, Bloom, et al., 2003). Demographic dividend is greatly responsive to flexible labor markets and prudent macroeconomic policy environment. Continue reading

ጋዜጣ ዳዕሮ – ዳዕሮ ከም ስማ

daaeroindex-1ኣብ ጥሪ 2012 ዓ.ም. ቀዳማይ ሕታማ ንህዝቢ ጆባእ ዝበለት ጋዜጣ ዳዕሮ፡ ሎምዘበን ጥሪ 2017 ሓሙሽተ ዓመታ መሊኣስ ሕጂውን እናሳዕ ደጋጊምካ ከተንብቦ ዘይስልኪ ጽሑፋት ሒዛ ኣብ ሓዱሽ ዓመት ከተፍ ኢላ ኣላ። ትሕዝቶ ፈላሚ ዓመተ 2017 ጋዜጣ ዳዕሮ እዞም ዝስዕቡን ካለኦትን ኢዮም፡- 30 ዓመት ኣብ ምድላይ መንነት/ ብፍጹም ተስፋማርያም – ትዕዝብተይ ብዛዕባ መጽሓፍ ‘ድምጺ ልቢ’/ ብኣማን ተኸስተ – ደብራ፡ ሃዋርያ ድሕነት! “ጽቡቕ ግበር፡ ንመን?/ብፍጹም ተስፋማርያም – ጋሻ-ዓሻ  ቈልዑ ቋንቋ ኣጥፊኦም፡ ወለዲ ግን ወሲኾም!/ ብሓረጉ ቀለታ -ምርኢት ቆልዑ ብገደብ/ብመም. ኣቤል ኣብርሃም – ዕድመን ጥዕናን – ኩቱር ዛሕሊ ዘለዎ ሳዕቤን ብሓረጉ ቀለታ – ርሑስ ቀብሪ’ሎ፡ ተካል መርዓ’ሎ ብኣማንኤል ሳህለ – ስሓቕ/ብሙሴ በርሀ – ደብዳቤታት ፍቑራት/ ኣቢነር ሙሴ – ወግዒ ምስ ሕጊ/ ብኢሰያስ የማነ

ንምሉእ ትሕዝቶ ኣብዚ ጠውቕ

መሃርትን ኣዘናጋዕትን ስለዝኾኑ ንኽትነብዎምን ክትማሃርሎምን ነተባብዓኩም። በዚ ኣጋጣሚ ኣገናዕ ንኣዳለውቲ ጋዜጣ ዳዕሮ!

Ethiopia is Powerful to Justify the Indefinite National Service

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Recently, the presidential advisor, Mr. Yemane Ghebreab, was briefly interviewed by a Deutsche Welle Radio reporter, Linda Staude, from Asmara. In her first-hand account on the life of young Eritreans she has encountered with many people including young workers in the streets of Asmara and the well-known Medeber artifacts. The voices of young Eritreans are clear and that is “leave us to live our lives”. For them life is tough and they are voicing for opening up the labour market to be able to live a decent life. They are saying “no money no freedom no future” as one of the young people in the Medeber Area shouts pointing out that the indefinite nature of the national service is making life difficult. Continue reading

Demographic Dividend, Human Capital and Accelerated Economic Growth: Lessons from Asian countries and its implications for Eritrea

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Part II

2. The population vs. economic growth debates

For over a century and half, two positions were held by demographers and economists. The first is by Thomas Robert Malthus and almost two centuries later by Paul Ehrlich (1968) held that population growth similarly threatens economic growth due to the gap between population growth and limited agricultural resources. The second position maintains that population growth can accelerate economic growth provided new technology was introduced in a situation of demographic pressure (Nelson and Phelps, 1966). Continue reading

ናብ መስከረም ዶት ነት ኣብ ዘሎኻዮ

ካብ ኣዳለውቲ መደብ ሓቅን ብጋህድን

ሕቶስ ምሓተትና መልሲኸ ክርከብ ድዩ?

ካብ መልሲ ዘይርከቦ ሕቶታት ንፕረሲደንት ምቕራብ ብወገንና ብመስከረም መልሲ ክወሃቦም ንጽበዮም ሕቶታት ክንሓትት መሪጽና ኣሎና።”

ፕረዚደንት ኢሰያስ ኣፈወርቂ ኣብ ዝመጽእ ሳምንታት ቃለ-ምሓትት ከካይድ ምዃኑ” ሓዳስ ኤርትራ ኣብ ናይ ሰሉስ 3 ጥሪ 2017 ሕታማ ሓቢራ ኣላ። ዋላ’ኳ ብቐጥታ ናብ ሓዳስ ኤርትራ ወይ ቲቪ-ኤረ ሕቶታት ክቐርብ ዝኽእል እንተኾነ። ክቡር ፕረዚደንት ኢሰያስ ፡ኣብ ወጻኢ ዘለዉ ዜጋታቱ አንታይ ዓይነት ሕቶታት ከም ዘለዎም ንኸፈልጥን ንኽምልስን፡ ዜጋታት፡ ሕቶታቶም ናብ መስከረም ክልኣኹ እሞ ኣብ መስከረም ክንልጥፎ ንዕድም ተባሂሉ ኣሎ። (መስከረም) Continue reading

Demographic Dividend, Human Capital, and Accelerated Economic Growth: Lessons from Asian countries and its implications for Eritrea

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Part I

1. Introduction

Population age-structure changes endure three broad phases:

Firstly, demographic transition sets off with high fertility and mortality rates. In the process of this change infant and child mortality start to decline accelerating population growth as a result of improved child survival which increases the share of children in the total population. Continue reading

Response to comments on “Eritrea needs a new tax system”

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

On December 26 2016, I posted an informative article on the subject of taxation system titled “Eritrea Needs a New Tax System”  also posted in Madote.com. As I decided to respond to some of the comments provided on Madote.com on the subject by fellow Eritreans it is appropriate to thank all those all involved and Madote for the opportunity. I wish I could respond to all the comments and suggestions posted in Madote.com. However, for the sake of time and space while my thanks goes to all those took part in the discussions I will limit my response to two chatters by the name Berhane and Eritrawee.  While Berhane argues taxing bank payments, transfers, financial transactions, and bank withdrawals cannot work in Eritrea, Eritrawee asks on the possibility of reforming the “2% diaspora tax”. Continue reading

France receives “about 500 billion dollars” from Africa annually-IMF

asmarahutBy Asmaraonline

Asmara-online wishes to share with you the following short presentation by Mallence Bart-Williams, a German of Sierra Leonen origin.

As referred by the presented, according to IMF (International Monetary Fund), France receives “about 500 billion dollars” from Africa annually from debt services of its post-colonial period to its former colonies. The presenter also points out that destabilization of wealthier nations in Africa is the tool for exploitation of resources. It tells us, as we go for democratic changes in our countries we need to understand the double standards of Western leaders too.

BUT, domestication of exploitation is not a way forward too! Listen what Eritreans at home have to say without fear of reprisal by the government which only shows their deep deep desperation about their economic circumstances and their anger about the government’s policy is clear. As much as the neon-colonial powers inflict harms on us (Africans) so does our leaders by mishandling of our resources, both human and economic.

“እቲ ተቓወምቲ ዝብል ስም ነዚኣቶም እውን ዘጠቓልል እንተዀይኑ ንሕና ተቓወምቲ ኣይኮናን” -መደብ ሓቅን ብጋህድን ካብ ስደት ቍ. 12

(ብድምጺ ንምስማዕ ኣብዚ ጽቕጥ)

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ኣቐዲምና እዚ ሎሚ ነቕርቦ ዘሎና መደብ ዓመተ 2016 ተወዲኡ ዓመተ 2017 ንኣትወሉ ዘሎና እዋን ብምዃኑ ንዅሎም ኣብ ርሑቕን ቀረባን ዘለዉ ደቂ ሃገር ርሑስ ብዓላት ልደትን ሓድሽ ዓመትን ክገብረልና ከምኡ’ውን ንዅላትና ደቂ ሃገር ፖለቲካዊ ኮነ ሃይማኖታዊ ዝንባሌና ብዘየገድስ እዚ ዝውዳእ ዘሎ ዓመት 2016 ነቲ ኣብ ሃገርናን ህዝብናን ኣብ ምሉእ ዓለም ኣትዩ ዘሎ ጸገማት፡ ፍልልያት፡ ጽልኢ፡ ቅርሕንቲ፡ ስእነት፡ ስደት፡ ጓሂ፡ ሞት፡ ሒዚዎ ክኸይድን እዚ ንኣትዎ ዘሎና 2017 ዓመት ከኣ ዓመት ሰላም፡ ፍቕሪ ፡ሓድነት፡ ምክብባር፡ ምትሕልላይ፡ ከምኡ’ውን  ዓመት ምትሕድዳግን ምርድዳእን ኰይኑ መንግስቲ ኮነ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ  ሓድሽ ልብን መንፈስን ክሰኵዑ እሞ ዅላትና ኣብቲ  ንደልዮን ንረብሓ ኵልና ዝዀነን   ራህዋን ሰላምን ቅሳነትን ክንበጽሕ  ብልቢ ንምነ። Continue reading

Eritrea: Go for Value Chain Economic Modeling

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Introduction

Eritrea can be what it wishes to be. Given the extraordinarily resilient Eritrean people, if there is an added value of political will and commitment, Eritrea can be in the rank of upper middle income country category within the next 10 years. According to the World Bank (WB) countries are classified or categorized into four economic groups: low income, lower middle income, upper middle income and high income countries based on their estimates of gross national income per capita (GNI, atlas method) income brackets. The annual per capita GNI annual income brackets are: less than $1,025, $1,026 to $4,035, $4,036 to $12,735, and $12,736 and above, respectively. Continue reading

Eritrea Needs New Tax System

“To boost government tax revenue and smoothly implement the financial sector reform, the GoE needs to introduce a tax system on bank payments, transfers, financial transactions, and bank withdrawals.”

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Introduction

Recently, the Government of Eritrea (GoE) has issued Proclamation No. 178/2016 to collect tax from farm income and livestock. The author of this piece contends the title and the provisions of this new proclamation because (1) contrary to the title of Proclamation No. 178/2016 to ‘collect tax from farm income…’ its provisions under Article 4(1 and 2) introduces ‘land lease tax system’, and (2) not only that but also Article 4(1 and 2) of Proclamation No. 178/2016 violates Article 4(1) of the Land Proclamation No. 58/94 -to reform the system of land tenure, which provides Eritrean citizens usufruct rights over lands with no mentions to leasing (click here to see my contention). Continue reading

Happy New Year 2017 to Eritreans and Friends of Eritrea

asmarahutBy Asmara-Online

A fresh new year 2017 is once again upon us. Thus, it’s time to take stock of all our past achievements and failures, start afresh, and start strong for change in the best interest of our people and nation. It is in our culture to appraise, first and foremost, our weaknesses and take stock of our strengths so that to address them. As we do so, the year 2017 is yet another chance, as people and government, to do everything to change the economic circumstances of our people. Calendars are tools to plan and execute plans. Change in calendar doesn’t mean anything unless we have aim and purpose to commit ourselves to achieve something within the calendar years. Asmara-Online wishes the year 2017 to be a special year for our people and country.

Happy New Year 2017 and Merry Christmas!

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ኣብ ናይ 24 ታሕሳስ 2016 ፈነው ኢሪ-ቲቪ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ “ገስጋስ 2016ን መጻኢ ኣመቱን” ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝብል ሓተታኡ ንምዕባለታት 2016 ብምዝርዛር ኢዩ  ጀሚሩዎ። ነቶም ፖለቲካዊ መኽሰባት 2016 ዝበሎም ገዲፍካ እቶም ንቑጠባዊ መኽሰባት ዝምልከቱ ኣመዝጊበዮም ዝበሎም ንምጥቃስ፡- Continue reading

First Saudi Then Qatar Bigwigs to Ethiopia in Just Three Days Difference

asmarahutWhat is that inevitable for Eritrea?

By Teweldeberhan Gebre

According to Ahram Online Qatar’s foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani is in Ethiopia to meet “with Ethiopian president, prime minister and foreign minister to discuss the latest regional and international developments”. This is happening in just three days after the high-level delegation led by Ahmed Al-Khateeb, senior advisor to the Saudi royal court and board chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has concluded its official visit to meet Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn in Addis Ababa and the ‘unplanned’ visitation to the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam. Continue reading

Ethiopia Should Withdraw from the Eritrean Territory it is Illegally Occupying

dr-ahmed-hassen-dehliMany things have gone unnoticed about Eritrea but this is a serious one. On the 8th of October 2016 Dr. Ahmed Hassen Dehli, the Director of the Eritrean Center for Strategic Study, has sent a serious message to Ethiopia and the world that Eritrea is going to exercise its right to self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations charter against the occupier, Ethiopia.

By Dr. Ahmed Hassen Dehli

Ethiopia has occupied illegally Eritrean sovereign territory, including Badme, as of April 13, 2002, namely, the date the final and binding decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) was pronounced, in violation of international laws and agreements, as well as the decision of the EEBC. Continue reading

Ms. Bruton: Not Worth of Your Time!

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

A sect by the name ‘awate’ team are in the business of vilification and disparagement campaign against a distinguished woman and her institution, Ms. Bronwyn Bruton and the African center of the Atlantic Council. The sect initially posted their despicable piece of writing under the title Undercover Lobbyist Rethinking Eritrea on the 8th December in which the sect protested for not taking part on the seminar, Rethinking Eritrea, organized and moderated by the African Center of the Atlantic Council’s deputy director, Bronwyn Bruton, on the same day. The sect, out of their voracity to patrol everything about a country for which they have little respect to its people and its sovereign existence, always wants to gleam in every platform at the cost of the great people and nation. Continue reading

Eritrea: Beyond the ‘No Forced Returns’ of Migrants Policy?

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Introduction

Since 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 lost their life 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 as well. 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 the 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 the borders but miserably failed. Other than that, 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 surveillance for such a long time now.   Continue reading

Can Germany’s New ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa Be Successful in Eritrea?

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Introduction

On 11 November 2016, Reuters reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel and her officials, out of concern on the influx of migrants to Europe, have announced a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa through “…pushing for increased public and private investment in Africa.” Following the announcement of the ‘Marshal Plan for Africa’ the news went viral across major news agencies. A ‘Marshall Plan’ also known as the European Recovery Program, named after the then US Secretary of State George Marshall, was an American initiative to rebuild Western European economies devastated as a result of the World War II (WWII). Continue reading

To the plauts and guardistans

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Recently, Martin Flawed (Plaut), pissed off by the European Union’s engagement with the government of Eritrea (GoE), has posted a garbage stuff under the title “Why do EU leaders still think they can engage with Eritrea’s regime?” into the guardistans’ recycling bin. Mr. Flawed must be in his broken bed when he was writing his garbage stuff to end up into the guardistans’ bin. Interestingly, the EU’s engagement with the government and the people of Eritrea is no more an idea. It has already transformed into action by the signing of the €200 million worth long term development assistance through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). Engagement is not the stake now but progress report on the use of the €200 million funds of the long term partnerships. One year has already gone since the Fund’s implementations began. Continue reading

Asmara-Online Hails Eritrea’s National Commission for Higher Educations (NCHE)

asmarahutBy The Editor

Professor Tadesse Mehari, a respected and distinguished academician, and the CEO of the Eritrean National Commission for Higher Educations, provided a presentation on the development of higher education in Eritrea to a group of distinguished citizens in London, the United Kingdom. His presentation was brief and enlightening on what is happening around the higher educations of Eritrea under his leadership. Asmara-Online hails the Professor for his brief and concise presentation to the group of distinguished citizens. Particularly, the Editor’s eyes were caught by the title of the presentation “Schemes and Opportunities for Eritrean Professionals in the Diaspora to Partake in Enrichment of Eritrean Human Resources and National Building”. While the background information on higher education development by the respected Professor was important in its own right, his visions towards the development of higher educations were even more appealing and hard to ignore them. He outlined the policies of the NCHE as: Continue reading

ንስለ ድኻ ሓፋሽ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ንዝጭበጥ ቁጠባዊ ለውጢ ንበገስ

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ትዝ ይብለኒ። ኣብ መወዳእታ 2005 ኢዩ። ኣብ ሓደ ቤት መስተ ምስ ብዙሓት ብጾት ኮፍ ኢልና ከምቲ ልሙድ ኣስመራ ቢራ እንዳ ሰተና ንዕልለሉ ኣብ ዝነበርና ጊዜ ኢዩ። ሓደ ሰብ ንቓለ-ምልልስ ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ኣመልኪቱ ዝበሎ ኢዩ። እዚ ሰብ ኣብ ካልእ ጥርዚ ናይቲ ባር ንበይኑ ኮፍ ኢሉ ዝነበረ ሰብ ኢዩ። ቃለ-ምልልስ ኩቡር ኣቶ ኢሳያስ ኣብ ዝጀመረሉ ሰራሕተኛ እቲ ቤት መስተ ነቲ ሙዚቃ ደው ብምባል ንኤሪ-ቲቪ ዓው ኣበለታ። ብኸምዚ ዝስዕብ ካኣ ተመላለሱ፡- Continue reading

Does Ms. Bronwyn Bruton Need 25 Years Stay in Asmara to Be Qualified Expert in Eritrean Affairs?

asmarahutFor the Infamous Awate Team the Answer Could be Even More Years

By Teweldeberhan Gebre

Introduction

In a reaction to a seminar organized and moderated by Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, a scholar, an author and deputy director of the Atlantic Council for African Center, the awate.com Team has posted an article titled “Undercover Lobbyist Rethinking Eritrea” on 8 December 2016. The article by the team completely lacks ethics and professionalism, and above all disrespectful not only to Ms. Bruton but to its followers too. The team expressed its anger openly but unethically for not being invited to the seminar hosted by the African Center of the Atlantic Council. Surely, the team wouldn’t be as rude as they were provided they were invited into the seminar. Here is why. First, the team out cried that “[t]here is no Eritrean in the list of panelists, unless Dan Connell, a longtime friend of Eritrea is considered one” as if attending in such a seminar is the Team’s universal and undivided right. Secondly, the team’s impolite protest was posted before the seminar was conducted which was also a gesture for seeking attention by the organizers, essentially Ms. Bruton.   Continue reading

Mr. Trump, Put the Ball in Eritrea’s Court

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(from left) Bronwyn Bruton, Seth Kaplan, Anthony Carroll, and Dan Connell

By Rachel Ansley

With the growing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham in Africa and shifting alliances in the region with the Arab Gulf states and Egypt, it is in the best interest of the incoming US administration to reassess engagement with Eritrea, a country which could play a significant strategic role in countering conflict and extremism, an expert on African politics said at the Atlantic Council on December 8. Continue reading

My Overview on Ms. Bruton’s Recent Brief Report on Eritrea

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

A distinguished scholar, author, and Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council African Center, Ms. Bronwyn Bruton has come again with an updated briefing under the title “Eritrea: Coming in from the Cold”. In her brief report Ms. Bruton widely covered the historical accounts of the US-Eritrea relation, recent development in Eritrea, the US interest, and the dividing lines in the US-Eritrea relations. I genuinely greet Ms. Bruton for her usual balanced views on the US-Eritrea. While I fully approve Ms. Bruton’s assessment on the US-Eritrea diplomatic relations’ rifts and her recommendations to repair the diplomatic rifts between the US and Eritrea, with all respect, I disagree on her central message that improved relations between the US and Eritrea will improve the political and economic challenges Eritrea and its people are facing today. Continue reading

Eritrea: Land Lease or Farm Income Tax?

asmarahutBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Background

On 2 December 2016, the Government of Eritrea (GoE) has issued a proclamation, Proclamation No. 178/2016 on farm income and livestock taxation (ግብሪ ካብ ኣታዊ ሕርሻ ገጠርን እንስሳ ዘቤትን), that replaced Proclamation No. 63/1994. The proclamation has entered into force from 1 December 2016. Issuing numerous legal notices, decrees, orders, and proclamations are things national and subnational authorities can do to manage their affairs when they are in government. In the case of Eritrea there is no such mechanism to scrutinize any legal bills issued by the executive branch of government because there is no functional legislative body with a constitutionally vested power to make laws, to alter or completely repeal them. In the absence of a legislative body, legal bills issued by the executive branch of government may be subject to inconsistencies and controversies because of the lack of proper enquiry and scrutiny. Proclamation No. 178/2016 on farm income and livestock taxation is an example of these inconsistencies and controversies although not an exceptional in the Eritrean legal landscape. Continue reading

To What Can We Compare Eritrea’s Opposition?

minister-yemaneBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

Mr. Brian Hayes, a member of the European parliament (MEP) who is also a member of the European Parliament’s Development Committee, has hosted a conference in Brussels on the future development of Eritrea on Monday, 28 November 2016. Eritrea’s Information, Minister Yemane Gebremeskel, was one of the speakers, also joined by Ms. Christine Umutoni (UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Eritrea) and John Weakliam, CEO of VITA (my old friend) from Eritrea. Mr. Hayes initiative to engage and engaging Eritrea must be welcomed and praised. Unfortunately, some of the so called opposition who are less interested to see their people escaping out of the horrible poverty didn’t have doubt to publicly denounce the initiative by Mr. Hayes. Their behaviour reminds me the Biblical saying by the Lord, Jesus Christ, when He said:   Continue reading

H’mmm -President Isaias is in Egypt!

president-of-isaiasBy Teweldeberhan Gebre

H.E President Isaias Afewerki is on his visit to Egypt since 28 November 2016. According reports President Isaias is on diplomatic visit to Cairo at the invitation of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Although the main agenda of his trip is not exactly known, Eritrean media outlets close to his government as well as Egyptian local medias are indicating that the main purpose of the President’s tour to Egypt is to discuss the establishment of a new “command post” in the Eritrean part of the Red Sea. Isaias who is not devoid of Continue reading