ምምሕዳር ሽማግለ ጨንፈር ደቡብ ሰደህኤ ኣብ ህልዊ ኲነታት ሃገርን ህዝብን ኤርትራ ዘቕነዐ ፡ ብዘይዝኾነ ይኹን ፍልልይ ብጉዳይ ሃገሩን ህዝቡን ንዝሻቐል ዘሎ ዘሳትፍ ህዝባዊ ኣኼባ ንዕለት 13,10.2018 ሰዓት 14፡00 ዝጅምር መደብ ሰሪዑ ስለዘሎ ሰዓትኩም ኣኽቢርኩም ክትሳተፍዎ ብኽብሪ ንጽውዕ። እዚ ሓበረታ እዚ ናይ ኩሉ ንምብጻሕ፤ ንኹሉ ዝምልከት እዩሞ ሃየ ኣብ ምዝርግሑ ንተሓባበር።

እድራሻ፡

Heidelbeerstr.5                                                                          70329 Stuttgart-Oebertürkheim

   ብደሓን ምጹ

ኣዳላዊ ሽማግለ ምም/ጨንፈር ደቡብ ሰደህኤ

ምምሕዳር ሽማግለ ጨንፈር ደቡብ ሰደህኤ ኣብ ህልዊ ኲነታት ሃገርን ህዝብን ኤርትራ ዘቕነዐ ፡ ብዘይዝኾነ ይኹን ፍልልይ ብጉዳይ ሃገሩን ህዝቡን ንዝሻቐል ዘሎ ዘሳትፍ ህዝባዊ ኣኼባ ንዕለት 13,10.2018 ሰዓት 14፡00 ዝጅምር መደብ ሰሪዑ ስለዘሎ ሰዓትኩም ኣኽቢርኩም ክትሳተፍዎ ብኽብሪ ንጽውዕ። እዚ ሓበረታ እዚ ናይ ኩሉ ንምብጻሕ፤ ንኹሉ ዝምልከት እዩሞ ሃየ ኣብ ምዝርግሑ ንተሓባበር።

እድራሻ፡

Heidelbeerstr.5                                                                          70329 Stuttgart-Oebertürkheim

   ብደሓን ምጹ

ኣዳላዊ ሽማግለ ምም/ጨንፈር ደቡብ ሰደህኤ

(Joint Eritrean Memorandum)

In a joint memorandum dated 18 September 2018, three Eritrean organizations urged the new UN Human Rights Commissioner, Ms Michele Bachelet, to keep the Eritrean regime "under close scrutiny” and never allow it to escape accountability on the monstrous human rights abuses it perpetrated against its own people during the past quarter of a century.

 

 

Also copied to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and to the African Union Commission chairman, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the memorandum asked the UN system and concerned international and regional humanitarian bodies to do more than simply asking the rogue regime in Asmara to end its military conscription project.

 

The Eritrean message alluded to the case of G-15 prisoners and the tens of thousands of Eritreans prisoners who were joined by ex-Finance Minister Berhane Abrehe on 17 September 2018, and called for the full attention of the UN towards implementing the 2016 findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry and the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council.

Issued by the Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri), the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP), and the Unity of Eritreans for Justice (UEJ), the joint memorandum also referred to the ongoing 'under-the-table-deals' of the unrepresentative Eritrean regime with Ethiopia and other countries and said such deals will not be acceptable to the voiceless Eritrean people.

The joint memorandum emphatically added: "Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin can and should start with peace at home. So far this is not the case in Eritrea".

 

Reproduced below is the full text of the joint Eritrean memo of 18 September 2018.

 

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                              Joint Eritrean Message to the UN Human Rights Chief

 

To: H.E. Ms. Michele Bachelet,

UN HR Commissioner, OHCHR Geneva

 

CC: H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres,

UN Secretary General, New York   

CC: H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman

African Union Commission, Addis Ababa                  

18 September, 2018

Your Excellency Ms. Michele Bachelet,

Please accept from us, Eritreans struggling for democratic change and justice, heartfelt congratulations for your deserved election to lead the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a UN body from which Eritreans expect as much action as they wait for the appropriate action of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to act on the 2016 findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea.

 

 

We appreciate, Madam, your 10 September statement in support of the peace accord between Eritrea and Ethiopia although we also expected you to say more than just reminding the repressive Eritrean regime to act on its indefinite military conscription.

 

What Eritreans still expect from your esteemed office is, Madam High Commissioner, to mobilize the international community towards implementing the decisions of the UN Human Rights Council and the repeated recommendations of the UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur on Eritrea whose periodical updates confirm that nothing is changing in our country. 

 

Dear OHCHR High Commissioner,

We are taking the liberty of confirming to you that arbitrary arrests and all kinds of criminal abuses are continued to this day in Eritrea, and one finds it needless to remind the OHCHR that the Eritrean regime must be kept “under close scrutiny” until all the abuses are stopped. In this regard, we wish to point out that your esteemed office as well as the UN Secretary General’s office are expected per the conclusions of the UN Human Rights Council to “Ensure accountability for those responsible for serious human rights violations in Eritrea.” Eritreans always find it important to underline that our people are expecting the UN system as a whole and all concerned actors like the African Union to see to it that the border ruling between Eritrea and Ethiopia is implemented as agreed two decades ago, and that no ‘under the table deals’ between the unrepresentative regime in Eritrea and Ethiopia will be acceptable to the Eritrean people. Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin can and should start with peace at home. So far this is not the case in Eritrea.

 

Finally, we wish to note that it was on 18 September, 17 years ago to the day, that the repressive regime in Asmara arrested 11 top officials of the regime and attended their number to the tens of thousands of Eritrean political prisoners and prisoners of conscience who languish in incommunicado prisons without a day at court. Ex-Finance Minister Berhane Abrehe, who recently published a book on the sad situation in Eritrea, was reportedly taken to prison yesterday, 17 September 2018.

 

That is why, Madam, that Eritreans expect more from the UN system than just asking the Asmara regime to act on its “indefinite military conscription”.

 

Sincerely Yours,

For: -

The Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP)

United Eritreans for Justice (UEJ)

The Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri)

ኣብቲ ብ18 መስከረም 2018 ናብ ላዕለወይቲ ኮሚሽነር ኮሚሽን ስብኣዊ መሰል ሕቡራት ሃገራት ወ/ሮ ሚቸለ ባቸለት ዝተላእከ ናይ ሰለስተ ኤርትራውያን ውድባት መዘክር፣ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ገዛኢ ጉጅለ ኣብ ትሕቲ ጥንኩር ምቁጽጻር ክተሓዝ ከም ዝግበኦ ጠቒሱ፣ ናይቲ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ርብዒ ክፍለዘበን ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ክፍጽሞ ዝጸነሓ ጭካን ግህሰት ሰብኣዊ መሰል ተሓታቲ ክኸውን ከም ዝግበኦ ኣስፊሩ።

እቲ ናብ ዋና ጸሓፊ ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ኣንቶኖዮ ጉተረዝን ዋና ጸሓፊ ኮሚሽን ሕብረት ኣፍሪቃ ሙሳ ፋኪ ማሃዋት እውን ብቅዳሕ ዝተላእከ መዘክር፥ ኣካላት ሕቡራት ሃገራትን ጉዳይ ሰብኣዊ መሰል ዘገድሰን ዓለም ለኻውን ዞባውን ትካላትን ኣብ ኤርትራ ንዘሎ ገዛኢ ጉጅለ ግዱድ ዕስክርና ንከቋርጽ ካብ ምሕታት ሓሊፈን ካብኡ ንላዕሊ ስጉምቲ ክወስዳ ጸዊዑ።

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ኤርትራዊ ውድባት ኣካላት ሕቡራት ሃገራት ኣብ ኣስመራ ዘሎ ጉጅለ ኣብ “ተሪር ምቁጽጻር ክኣቱ” ይሓታ

እዚ ኤርትራዊ መልእኽቲ ንጉጅለ-15ን ነቶም ብ17 መስከረም 2018 ሚኒስተር ፋይናንስ ኤርትራ ዝነበረ ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብርሀ’ውን ዝተሓወሶም ዓሰርተታት ኣሸሓት ኤርትራውያን እሱራት ግቡእ ቆላሕታ ሂቡ። ካብዚ ብምንቃል ከኣ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ነቲ ብ2016 ብመርማሪት ኣካል ሰብእዊ መሰል ኤርትራ ዝተበጽሐ፣ መደምደምታን ለበዋታትን ግቡእ ኣቓልቦ ክገብረሉ ጸዊዑ።

እዚ ብሃገራዊ ድሕነት ኤርትራ-ሕድሪ (ሃድኤ-ሕድሪ)፣ ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ (ሰዲህኤ)ን ሓድነት ኤርትራውያን ንፍትሒ (ሓኤፍ)ን ዝተላእከ ናይ ሓባር መዘክር፣ ነቲ ኣብ ትሕቲ ሰደቓ ብሕቡእ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ፣ ናይቲ ውክልና ህዝቢ ዘይብሉ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ምሕዝነት ምስ ኢትዮጵያን ካለኦት ሃገራትን ብምስትብሃል፣ ከምዚ ዝኣመሰለ ስምምዕ በቲ ድምጺ ዘየብሉ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ተቐባልነት የብሉን።

እዚ ናይ ሓባር መዘክር ኣትሪሩ ከም ዘስፈሮ፣ ሰላም ቀይሕ ባሕሪ ኮነ ቅርኒ ኣፍሪቃ ብሰላም ኣብ ሃገርካ ክጅምር መተገብኦ። እንተኾነ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ መስርሕ ከምኡ ከምዘይኮነ ኣስፊሩ።

In a joint memorandum dated 18 September 2018, three Eritrean organizations urged the new UN Human Rights Commissioner, Ms Michele Bachelet, to keep the Eritrean regime "under close scrutiny” and never allow it to escape accountability on the monstrous human rights abuses it perpetrated against its own people during the past quarter of a century.

 

Also copied to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and to the African Union Commission chairman, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the memorandum asked the UN system and concerned international and regional humanitarian bodies to do more than simply asking the rogue regime in Asmara to end its military conscription project.

Three Eritrean Organizations Send Memo to UN docx 1

Eritrean organizations urge UN system to keep Asmara regime “under close scrutiny”.

 

The Eritrean message alluded to the case of G-15 prisoners and the tens of thousands of Eritreans prisoners who were joined by ex-Finance Minister Berhane Abrehe on 17 September 2018, and called for the full attention of the UN towards implementing the 2016 findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry and the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council.

Issued by the Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri), the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP), and the Unity of Eritreans for Justice (UEJ), the joint memorandum also referred to the ongoing 'under-the-table-deals' of the unrepresentative Eritrean regime with Ethiopia and other countries and said such deals will not be acceptable to the voiceless Eritrean people.

The joint memorandum emphatically added: "Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin can and should start with peace at home. So far this is not the case in Eritrea".

Reproduced below is the full text of the joint Eritrean memo of 18 September 2018.

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Joint Eritrean Message to the UN Human Rights Chief

 

To: H.E. Ms. Michele Bachelet,

UN HR Commissioner, OHCHR Geneva

CC: H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres,

UN Secretary General, New York  

CC: H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman

African Union Commission, Addis Ababa                  

18 September, 2018

Your Excellency Ms. Michele Bachelet,

 

Please accept from us, Eritreans struggling for democratic change and justice, heartfelt congratulations for your deserved election to lead the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a UN body from which Eritreans expect as much action as they wait for the appropriate action of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to act on the 2016 findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea.

 

We appreciate, Madam, your 10 September statement in support of the peace accord between Eritrea and Ethiopia although we also expected you to say more than just reminding the repressive Eritrean regime to act on its indefinite military conscription.

 

What Eritreans still expect from your esteemed office is, Madam High Commissioner, to mobilize the international community towards implementing the decisions of the UN Human Rights Council and the repeated recommendations of the UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur on Eritrea whose periodical updates confirm that nothing is changing in our country.

 

Dear OHCHR High Commissioner,

We are taking the liberty of confirming to you that arbitrary arrests and all kinds of criminal abuses are continued to this day in Eritrea, and one finds it needless to remind the OHCHR that the Eritrean regime must be kept “under close scrutiny” until all the abuses are stopped. In this regard, we wish to point out that your esteemed office as well as the UN Secretary General’s office are expected per the conclusions of the UN Human Rights Council to “Ensure accountability for those responsible for serious human rights violations in Eritrea.” Eritreans always find it important to underline that our people are expecting the UN system as a whole and all concerned actors like the African Union to see to it that the border ruling between Eritrea and Ethiopia is implemented as agreed two decades ago, and that no ‘under the table deals’ between the unrepresentative regime in Eritrea and Ethiopia will be acceptable to the Eritrean people. Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin can and should start with peace at home. So far this is not the case in Eritrea.

 

Finally, we wish to note that it was on 18 September, 17 years ago to the day, that the repressive regime in Asmara arrested 11 top officials of the regime and attended their number to the tens of thousands of Eritrean political prisoners and prisoners of conscience who languish in incommunicado prisons without a day at court. Ex-Finance Minister Berhane Abrehe, who recently published a book on the sad situation in Eritrea, was reportedly taken to prison yesterday, 17 September 2018.

 

That is why, Madam, that Eritreans expect more from the UN system than just asking the Asmara regime to act on its “indefinite military conscription”.

Sincerely Yours,

For: -

The Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP)

United Eritreans for Justice (UEJ)

The Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri)

UN Human Rights

Eritrea: Peace deal could offer hope for reforms, including three key steps, says UN expert 

GENEVA (18 September 2018) – The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia raises hopes that human rights will be at the centre of Eritrea’s path towards a society respectful of all fundamental rights, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth.

The leaders of the two countries signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship on 9 July 2018. They have reaffirmed it on several occasions since then, raising expectations that the end of the ‘no war, no peace’ stalemate between the countries would impact positively on Eritrea’s internal human rights situation.

The arrest of 11 senior Government officials who had criticised the President’s actions in an open letter, and that of 10 independent journalists, thus silencing analytical discussions and the private press on 18 September 2001, set off a period of sweeping oppression in Eritrea. Reportedly, such repression continues, quashing the aspiration for tangible improvements in its human rights record.

“During the past 17 years, the Government of Eritrea has maintained tight control over the country, stifling any form of public debate and participation. I have received reports that the former Minister of Finance, who recently wrote two books on the current state of affairs in the country, including the rule of law, has been arrested in Asmara during the morning of 17 September 2018. If confirmed, this arrest on the eve of the anniversary of the 2001 clampdown would add to the apprehension that improvements in Eritrea’s external relations are not mirrored inside, especially regarding respect for fundamental rights and freedoms,” said Ms Keetharuth.

“Comprehensive reforms at the domestic level are required on the path towards a free, just and democratic society, with citizens enjoying all their human rights,” the expert stressed, “yet, Government can take immediate action in three concrete areas, where urgent rectification is most needed.”

Firstly, the families of those who have disappeared in Eritrean prisons should be informed about the fate of their loved ones. Furthermore, the large but unknown number of people imprisoned in Eritrea, some for excessively long periods and others arrested more recently, should be brought before the courts of law as a matter of urgency or released unconditionally without delay.

Secondly, the implementation of the Constitution that has been pending since 1997 would be the natural basis on which to build a solid national legal framework and a society governed by the rule of law.

Thirdly, thousands of Eritreans have left the country because of violations committed in the context of national/military service. With the end of the ‘no war, no peace’ context that served as a justification for the indefinite nature of national/military service, the Government could inform those who have been enlisted as conscripts recently that they will not have to serve beyond the 18 months stipulated by Eritrean law. For those in the national/military service for lengthy periods already, the Government should elaborate a demobilisation plan without further delay, especially for long-serving conscripts.

“The achievement of peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia must be duly celebrated. However, Eritrean authorities must urgently embrace and implement bold measures to strengthen protection of and respect for human rights, justice and accountability,” the UN expert concluded.

ENDS 

Source=https://eritreahub.org/__trashed-2

ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብርሀ ብሓይልታት ጸጥታ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ተወሲዱ ከም ዝተኣስረ ዝተፈላለዩ ምንጭታት ኣረጋጊጾም ኣለዉ። እቶም ንጭታት ከም ዝጠቐስዎ ኣቶ ብርሃነ ዝተኣሰረ ኣብ ማእከል ከተማ እንዳተዛወረ ከባቢ ሰዓት ትሻዕተ ናይ ንግሆ ብኣርባዕተ ኣባላት ጸጥታ እዩ ተወሲዱ።

ማእሰርቲ ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብርሀ ኣብ ድሮ እቲ ሚድያ ኤርትራን ተቓወምትን ግዳይ ማእሰርቲ ዝኾንሉ 18 መስከረም 2001 ዝፍጸም ዘሎ ምዃኑ እዩ።.

ናይ ቅድም ሚኒስተር ገንዘብ ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብርሀ ኣብዚ ቀረባ ግዜ ክልተ ክፋል ዘለዎ ንመንግስቲ ኤርትራ ፕረሲደንት ኢሳይያስ ኣፈወርቅን ዝብድህ መጽሓፍ ኣሕቲሙ እዩ። ንሱ ኣብቲ መጽሕፍቱ ንምትእትታው ዲሞክራስያዊ ስርዓትን ኣኼባ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ኤርትራ ክካየድን ጸዊዑ ኣሎ። ብዘይካዚ ኣቶ ብርሃነ ንዲክታተር ኢሳይያስ ኣብ ቅድሚ ህዝቢ ክምክቶ ድልዊ ምዃኑ ጠቒሱ ኣሎ፡.

ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብ ውሽጢ ኤርትራ ኮይኑ ከምዚ ዓይነት ተባዕ ስጉምቲ ምውሳዱ ሰፊሕ ደገፍ ረኺቡ ኣሎ። ከም መርእያ ናይዚ ናይ ቅድም ላዕለዎት ሓለፍቲ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝነበሩ ንተባዕ ስጉምቱ ብምድጋፍ ናይ ሓባር ናይ ደገፍ መግለጺ ኣውጺኦም ኣለዉ። እቶም ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብርሀ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኣብረሀ ኢሳይያስ ስልጣኑ ንከረክብ ብድፍረት ዝበሎ ዝደገፉ ናይ ቅድም ላዕለዎት ሓለፍቲ፣ ነቲ ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣልዕሊልዎ ዘሎ ዛዕባ ካለኦት ወገናት እውን ክድግፍዎ መጸዋዕታ ኣቕሪቦም ኣለዉ። ኣብዚ ቀረባ መዓልታት እተን ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብርሀ ዝደረሰን መጻሕትን ንሱ ዝሃቦ ብምስሊ ዝተሰነየ መልእኽትን ኣብ ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ናብ ህዝቢ ቀሪቡ ነይሩ። እዚ ናይ ቀደም ሚኒስተር ፋይናንስ ኤርትራ ኣብቲ ዝሃቦ ብምስሊ ዝተስነየ መልእኽቲ፣ ኣቶ ኢሳይያስ ነቲ ንክልተ ዓሰርተ ዓመታት ዘይኣከቦ ባይቶ ንክእክቦ ጸዊዑ ኣሎ።

"ኣብ ናይ ሎሚ ሓተታይ፣ ዎ ርድ ኦ ርድ ኦ ኣባይ ሃላ ዲብ ዓድና ብዝብል ኣርእስቲ ንህልዊ ኩነታት ሕዝብናን ሃገርናን ከምኡ ድማ ዞባ ሃገራት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ናይ ሕዝብታት ብርሰት ብውለቀ መላኺ ኢሳያስን ብፓስቶር ኣቢዩ ኣሕመድ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ናይ ሓሶት ሰላምን ፍቅርን ኣብ ትሕቲ ጭርሖ ንደመር"

በታ ኣብ ስ ሳታት ኣብ ምዕራባውን ምስራቃውን መታሕት ኤርትራ ግዜ ሃጸይ ሃይለ ስላሰ ዓድታት ከጥፍ እ ከሎ ዝድረፍ ዝነበረ ንምዝካር ኢዩ ከም ኣርኣስተይ መሪጸያ፣ ሎሚ ልክዕ ልጅ ኢሳያስ ወዲ ኣፎም ይደግሞ ስለዘሎ፣ ዎ ር ድ ኦ ርድ ኦ እናበልኩ መጀመርያ ንምሉእ ሕዝቢ ኤርትራ ንኽልዓል ኢለ ኢየ ኣስፊረያ።

እቲ ሒዞም ዘለዉ ናቶም ዘይኮነስ ካብ ናይ ዘመና ሓያላን ሃገራት ሕቡራት መንግስታት ኣመሪካን፣ሓድነት ኤውሮጳን ዝተኣልመን ዝተሃንደሰን፣ከምኡ ድማ ብመስፍናውያን ስርዓታት ሃገራት ኸሊጅ ዝምወል ዕላማኡ ንሕዝብታት ሃገራት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ ዘይኮነስ፣ ንጥቅሚ እተን መወልቲ ብምሕዝነት ሱዑዲ ዓረብን ኤሚራትን ዝካየድ ዘሎ ናይ ሕዝቢ ምጽናት ውግእ ኣብ የመን ነዚ ገርሂ ልቡ ሕዝብታት ኢትዮጵያን ኤርትራን ናብዚ ውግእዚ ንምእታው ኢዩ፣ ብዛዕባዚ ሓቅነቱ ንምፍላጥ መጽናዕታዊ ጽሑፋት ኣለክስ ደዋል ርኤ( see the studies of Alex De Waal) ኣለክስ ደዋል ብዙሕ ግዜ ኣብ ኣፍሪቃ ውድድር ኣብ መንጎ ቺናን ኣመሪካን ፣ንሃገራት ኣፍሪቃ ኣብ መቃቂልካ ሓዝ ኣብ ዝብል ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ ድማ ከም ስትራተጂካዊ መእተዊ ናብ ውሽጢ ሃገራት ንምእታው በቶም ስሱዓት መራሕቶም ገርካ ንሰብኣውን መረታውን ምንጭታት ሃገራት ኣፍሪቃ ጓሕጊሕካ ንምውራር ኢዩ። ኢስያስ ድማ ኣብ ከምዚ ናይ ሕዝቡ ብርሰት መጀመር ያኡ ኣይኮነን ዝሓቶ ሰብ እውን ክሳብ ሕጂ ኣብዛ ንፈልጣ ኤርትራ ኣይተወልደን ዘሎ፡፤ ክልቲ ኦም መራሕቲ ኢትዮጵያን ኤርትራን ትማሊ ኣብ ኢማራት ናይ ሰላም ሽልማት ሎሚ ድማ ናይ ሰላምን ካልእ ወዕልታት ምስ ምሕዝነት ሱዑድያ ናይ ሰላም ሽልማት ፣ ጸኒሖም ድማ ኣብ ኣመሪካን ኤውሮጳን ናይ ሰላም ሽልማት ክቅበሉ ይጽበዩ ኣለዉ።

እዞም ናይ ሰላም ሽልማት ዝህቡ ዘለዉ መራሕቲ ሃገራት ኽሊጅ ኣብ ውሽጦም ምስ ሕዝቦም ሰላም ዘይብሎም ይመስለኩምዶ ንኣና ኣፍሪቃውያን ሰላም ዝደልዩ፣ እቲ ኣብ የመን ዝካየድ ዘሎ ኩናት ናይ ህዝቢ የመን ኣይኮነን እንታይ ድኣ ብሱ ዑድያን ኤሚራትን ተመዊሉ ናይተን ሃያላን መንግስታት ኣብ መንጎ ኢራንን መሓዙታን ኢዩ፣ እዚ ናይ ብርሰት ውግ እ ከይዱ ከይዱ ኣብ ሃገራት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ መጀመርያ ኣብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ተሳጊሩ ሃይማኖታዊ ብሔራውን መንነታ ዝሕዘ ውግ እ ሓድሓድ ኣብዚ ቀረባ እዋን ክጅመር ምዃኑ ብዙሓት ተመራመርቲ ግርጭታት ዓለም ይገልጹ ኣለዉ፡፤ ድሮ እኳ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ጀሚሩ ኣሎ፣ከይዱ ከይዱ ናይ ሱ ዑድያ ምሕዝነት ኣብ ኣሕላቂ ዝኾነ ሃይማኖታዊ ውግ ኣት ነዚሕዝብታት ከናቊት ምዃኑ................... ኣብ ጭብጥታት ዝተመርኰሰ መቀጸልታ..........ናይዚ ሓታተ ክቕጽሎ ኢየ...................................

ይቅጽል.

Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea

Source: Shabait

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea, hereinafter referred to as the Two Parties;

Considering the close bonds of geography, history, culture and religion between the two countries and their peoples;

Respecting each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity;

Desiring to achieve lasting peace and cement their historical ties to achieve their lofty objectives;

Determined to establish comprehensive cooperation on the basis of complementarity and synergy;

Determined further to contribute actively to regional and global peace and security;

Reaffirming the Joint Declaration on Peace and Friendship that they signed on July 9, 2018 in Asmara;

Reiterating their commitment to the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations;

The Two Parties agree as follows;-

Article One

The state of war between the two countries has ended and a new era of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation has started.

Article Two

The two countries will promote comprehensive cooperation in the political, security, defense, economic, trade, investment, cultural and social fields on the basis of complementarity and synergy.

Article Three

The two countries will develop Joint Investment Projects, including the establishment of Joint Special Economic Zones.

Article Four

The two countries will implement the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission decision.

Article Five

The two countries will promote regional and global peace, security and cooperation.

Article Six

The two countries will combat terrorism as well as trafficking in people, arms and drugs in accordance with international covenants and conventions.

Article Seven

The two countries will establish a High-Level Joint Committee, as well as Sub-committees as required, to guide and oversee the implementation of this Agreement.
This Agreement is made at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this day of September 16, 2018 in two original copies in Amharic, Tigrinya, Arabic and English languages; in case of discrepancy in interpretation, the English version shall prevail.

For                                                                                                                     For

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia                                          The State of Eritrea

Abiy Ahmed Ali                                                                                           Isaias Afwerki
Prime Minister                                                                                             President

Source=https://eritreahub.org/text-of-the-jeddah-peace-agreement-between-eritrea-and-ethiopia

 

Noel Joseph nipote di PetrosAfrica ExPress Special Report
Noel Joseph
London, September 18th 2018

Tuesday 18 September 2018 marks the 17th anniversary since my uncle, Petros Solomon, was taken away along with his colleagues by the Eritrean security apparatus and made to disappear.

No one has ever been officially told their whereabouts, their situation, health or any other news for that matter. Sadly, we have heard that some of them passed away through guards or other officials who left the regime. What makes it painful is that these people spent most of their adult life fighting to bring about the existence of the very country that made them disappear. Soon after their disappearance, the journalists of the independent media followed, then hundreds of other officials who were thought to be sympathetic to their ideals also disappeared. Then others….. in fact we don’t really know how many people have disappeared or are in detention. Estimates indicate it is in the tens of thousands. Those of you reading about it for the first time might wonder why did that happen?

In a nutshell, it comes down to assertion of absolute power by the head of state. It was because they asked for accountability, the rule of law and constitutional governance. The head of state wanted to rule as he pleased and they wanted accountability. This was especially important as Eritrea lost tens of thousands of its young in the 1998 – 2000 so called “border war” with Ethiopia. There were numerous questions that needed answering and they wanted answers as did the Eritrean people. They deserved to know why and how their children died in the senseless war.

A big demonstration against the Eritrean Government was organized in Geneva Aug 31st

In their closed meetings, they agreed to accept the peace proposal presented by the US and Rwanda but the President unilaterally rejected it in the media. This culminated in the needless continuation of the war and loss of countless lives. Their call was simple, they asked the President to convene the long overdue meetings of the Central Committee of the ruling party and the National Assembly. Anticipating increasing criticism of the conduct of the war, the President used the tragedy of 9/11 to make his move against all of them. Then it convened a meeting of the National Assembly in February 2002 to accuse them of numerous falsehoods (in their absence) and that was that. The National Assembly never met after that time. The government has never officially stated their whereabouts.

Petros Solomon

All the countries that were supportive of the Eritrean people were outraged by what had happened and the EU delegation led by the then Italian Ambassador, withdrew from the country in protest. The situation kept deteriorating in the following years. All the young that did not go to college were kept in the army indefinitely under the pretext of the situation which was described as no-war-no-peace.

The hopelessness that was imposed then made Eritrea the highest refugee producing country per capita and keeps haemorrhaging its youth in the thousands every month.  We have all witnessed and are still witnessing on our TV screens the terrible tragedies in the Mediterranean where countless lives are being lost almost daily. Sadly, many Eritreans are among them.

And the Economy of the country is non-existent. Many of those working at different levels of responsibility in the government have also left. For a new country that came to being through huge sacrifices under 30 years ago, this is a tragedy of biblical proportions.

Now peace with Ethiopia seems to have arrived suddenly. This is indeed a welcome news as people of the two countries have not benefitted from the no-war-no-peace impasse that became the norm for the last 20 years. The new leadership in Ethiopia opened a new political chapter for the country and the region. Thousands of political prisoners were released, charges against opposition leaders were dropped and all were invited to return back to their country. There is clearly a peace dividend in Ethiopia. Sadly, no such thing in Eritrea.

Noel Joseph

Source=https://eritreahub.org/september-18-the-day-the-light-was-turned-off-in-eritrea

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