New Policy Towards Eritrea What Would Work?

PM Hailemariam said his government is nearly finished a study on how to deal with the one man government in Eritrea. As you all know ever since the last war ended the two government were following a no war no peace policy to guide their relationships. Despite the no war no peace policy the one man government in Eritrea has been trying to topple the Ethiopian government with a proxy war. However, the Ethiopian government has been trying to lure the Eritrean government to a sit-down discussion to solve all remaining issues between the two governments all to no avail! Many including the government of PM Hailemariam thinks now is the time to update the policy of no war no peace. The question is what the policy would look like? Will the new policy bring lasting change? If there is a lasting solution to the issues of Ethio-Eritrea what should the policy include or be based on? Here are few suggestions but you are welcome to add to the list and argue your case.
1) The new policy should be based on people to people relationship instead of addressing govt to govt relationship. There by hoping the Eritrean people will become the partners for peace in the region.
2) Work diplomatically to remove the one man government using international pressure.
3) Accept with no buts and ifs the Algeria’s Agreement and see if the one man government can become a partner for peace.
4) Help actively Eritrean oppositions groups including military help to remove the government and empower Eritreans to build a democratic Eritrea
5) Remove the one man government by force and ask Eritreans if they really want independence of some kind of federation with Ethiopia.

Have your say and as always make sure your input is taken seriously by the powers be!

210 thoughts on “New Policy Towards Eritrea What Would Work?

  1. In my mind the new policy is long overdue! For any sane person the no war no peace ceased to be useful right after PM Meles died! The no war no peace policy was good for Meles since he had the wit and charm to use it effectively in the international arena!
    I am ecstatic PM Hailemariam is coming up with new policy. This time the policy must be geared towards replacing the Isayas give with a New Democratic govt. I know Eritrea is a sovereign country and Ethiopia has no say in the internal affairs of Eritrea! But hear me out, the Eritreans are in dire need of help! They welcome any help to get their country back. Isayas is a dictator who was almost charged for genocide! Ethiopia is the only country in the horn except Kenya which is stable now but if Isayas has his way the whole horn countries could be mired in turmoil! For the above reasons the new policy should be focused on removing the one man government but if people to people and international pressure can be harnessed together the better if not Ethiopia should sacrifice a little more to get her lasting peace thus removing the one man govt should be taken as an option!

    Wedi Abai
    Thank you!

      • You are becoming a laughing stock now…it is weyane that asked 50 times for talks with Eritrea through various governments and prominent people
        It keep changing its stance from…not accepting the verdict to accepting with condition and then unconditionally and then five points plan…now new plan while Eritrea’s stance has been only one and one-get out of Eritrea!!
        All the bragging and verbal diarrhea from confused weyane sympathizers is nothing but laughable and stupid..
        I have news for you weyenti hailemariam’s new policy is nothing but beg eritrea to stop supporting Ethiopian rebels…and in return Ethiopia will accept the start of demarcation..
        The aiga forum owner and others who have been nagging tplf yo wage war on Eritrea got their answer by the june 2016 eritrean army response to weyanes attempt to attack etitrea…that day weyanes fled with their tail tagged between their legs…and etitrea is waiting for another attempt..
        Issaise knows weyanes more than they know themselves…a war with eitrea will be the end of weyanes as your cannon fodders oromos and amharas will not be cannon fodders no more…
        The G7 and others are wildly anticipating for weyanes to start the war so eritrea will fight their war…so stupid weyanes reward the G7 and others with a full scale war…what dummies u r…
        Weyane u have enough problems in Ethiopia why start a war with eritrea…to speed up your own demise? Eway eshenet!!
        Stop the bullshit snd start the war…make our day..idiots!

      • It is too late weyane Tigray we will host you we already supplying the liberation movements like we used to supply you during the armed struggle

    • We Eritreans do not pay attention to what TPLF says because there a big reliability problem in that culture. The truth is they believe any growth in Eritrea is a threat to their national security. What it means is that if Eritreans compete with them in the Ethiopian market they will not win. So for them it is important for the Eritreans not to have any role even if it is at expense of the Ethiopians losing any benefit they could have received from Eritrea. A good example for this is ports. They pay billions of dollars to get access to the Djibouti port and it is not convenient for them. However, they even prefer borrowing billions of additional loans from china to build a rail road to Djibouti than paying a single cent to Eritrea. Now that will tell you the whole mentality. Their objective is to weaken Eritrea, Economically, politically and militarily so that in the end a weak Eritrea will be easier to control and put it at the mercy of Tigrai. Hence the talk about change in policy or normalization of relations is simply a psychological warfare. Remember previously they used to ask every official in Ethiopia to say he or she is ready to go to Eritrea to negotiate. Wedi Aform killed that talk for once and for all. Now they changed it to “change in policy”. Hence it is important to differentiate the real and the fake. What TPLF is saying about Eritrea is fake. The truth is what they are doing. Action speaks louder than words. So do not listen to what they say, just monitor what they are doing.

      • ….What it means is that if Eritreans compete with them in the Ethiopian market they will not win….YOU GUYS ARE NOT ETHIOPIAN….if you want to compete in an Ethiopian market just like the Ethiopians you should come under the federal Ethiopian flag with your regional state flag…BECOME ETHIOPIAN AS OF YOUR ANCESTORS.

        • Abysinai,

          I am sorry for your limited knowledge. In order to compete in the Ethiopian market you do not need to change your nationality. Arabs, Asians and other Africans are competing in the Ethiopian market. Do you mean all have Ethiopia nationality? If you did not come across the word before they are called investors. I hope this explains what I meant.

    • Eritrean question can only decided by Eritreans. But ,however, it should not be immediately after fall of Isaias. I am sure Eritreans will want some sort of economic and political relationship with Ethiopians.

  2. No war no peace still the best option! The change has to come from the inside. It is impossible to topple PFDJ with war. It has become an institution and and it is people. Those who can change the PFDJ would be those from the very deep inside. Otherwise, it would be an endless war and we would end up creating another unstable country like Somalia. This would be a great trouble particularly for Tigray! We would be better off with crazy Isayas than unpredictable and unstable Eritrea. Meles clearly knows this and still his argument holds true!

    I’m very curious to see the new direction. But compatriots, we got to be careful what we wish for!!! There are many who are praying for this war as the only means to abolish EPRDF! Meles clearly understood that too, back in 1998.

      • I’m an Ethiopian but as any Tigraway I have many friends and relatives who are Eritrean. To be honest I feel Eritrean as a close brothers than any other ethnic group in Ethiopia or elsewhere in east Africa. Therefore, I want to be clear that I do not have any issues with Eritreans. But of course, I would consider myself as a crazy if I blindly like Isayas.
        Think about this. The current Ethiopian army failed to bring peace in Somalia, South Sudan and even couldn’t prevent abduction of our own people by Eritreans and South Sudanese. How on earth do you believe it would triumphantly march to Asmara to topple Isayas? What makes you think the current military is different from that of the Derg era? The TPLF/EPRDF army we know 20 years ago is very different from now.
        If by some miracle, if Isayas can be overthrown, who would be the next person to come?
        Guys, Meles has carefully thought for the next 20 years. Let’s calm down!

        • “To be honest I feel Eritrean as a close brothers than any other ethnic group in Ethiopia or elsewhere in east Africa.”

          I don’t think you are Ethiopian but If indeed you are Ethiopian of Tigrian descent, your kind of identity crises is what has become a curse to peace in the region….how is it possible to be from an ethnic group that advocated for Eritrean indipendece and yet feel more closer to Eritreans than Ethiopians….If so why do you expect the rest of ethiopians to accept your double standard of being Ethiopian but feel closer to Eritreans?…….my friend, no one is disputing Eritreansim or Ethiopianism are just political entities created by post colonialism confussion hence we appriciate the cultural bond there is between Tigrians and Eritreans, but so between Afars of Ethiopia and Afars of Dijibouti? so between Somali of ethiopia and Somali of Somalia, so between Borena of Ethiopia and Boana of kenya? hence there is nothing special about Eritreans as long as they wanted indipendece from Ethiopia and indipendence should nean just that…there is no cherry picking just because they happen to be culturaly related to the rulling class in ethiopia..and bare in mind that NO Ethiopian of any ethnic group including Tigrians would tolerate that kind of favouratism and there will be no peace in the face of such practice….any one who knows the true reason behand the current stand off itself would tell you that favouring indipendent Eritrea over the rest of Ethiopians is tantamount to repeating a deadly mistake that has caused death and distruction between 1998-2000…

        • “To be honest I feel Eritrean as a close brothers than any other ethnic group in Ethiopia or elsewhere in east Africa.” The above statement has blinded your judgement. Over 85% of Tigreans don’t have that feeling. Interestingly enough 99% of Eritreans don’t feel Tigreans are their close brothers or sisters. In fact, almost all Eritreans would like to see the destruction of Tigrai and Tigreans.

          • Hi Zemen
            You wrote “In fact, almost all Eritreans would like to see the destruction of Tigrai and Tigreans.”
            You are totally wrong. The Hegdefawian may think so but do they represent the whole of Eritrea? I have many Eritrean friends who hate the butcher of Aider school more than what you can imagine.
            The Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are in the hundreds of thousands. Their number may soon reach as much as 1/6 of the total number of Eritrean population. Are these refugees also included in your statistics when you say “almost all Eritreans”? By the way, where did you get your statistics?


    • The unstable Somalia is less threatening than the Esayas Eritrea…
      Meles’s logic is temporary and he would have abandoned it himself if he was alive.

    • the party ,the ruling party in Eritrea , if it had existed at all, is exhausted and we are left with its ghost . it is like abandoned village , but still it haunts . that is why people escape ,run away their homes instead of fighting the regime . the Eritrean social fabric seems broken by years depression , and the energy, does not exist now to confront .
      the regime will be crumbled by it self , and this long awaited dilemma, will have solution . the two countries should not and could not go to war . the option of war , unless to eradicate the remaining relics of the regime, will serve nothing.
      but be ware of those people with nostalgia

  3. Dear PM Hailemariam Desalegne,
    Your government failed time and time when it comes to solving the never ending Eritrean belligerence.
    I’m one of the opponents of any type of war. I always believe all venues must be explored and exploited to avoid any loss of life. However, in the Eritrean government case, I don’t have any second guessing other than going all out war to extinguish and remove our sworn enemy for last and for ever. All means have been tried and failed to bring any change of attitude. The Shaibia government has been cancer to peace around the continent as well as overseas.
    I don’t understand what type of study and research the Ethiopian government is undertaking. The problem is simple – Shaibia and the only solution left is war. Ethiopia has no other option than taking the unpleasant choice – declare war and carry it out to the end; no premature declaration of victory like what happened during Operation Sunset.
    If the study is to come up with military tactics and strategies how to conduct the war, I full heartedly support the efforts. Otherwise, the Ethiopian people in general and the people bordering Eritrea don’t want to hear a BS anymore. If the government can’t take a decisive action, please let the people free to go after these Arab mercenaries.

  4. Ethiopia specially the Northern part of Ethiopia needs peace with Eritrea for economic and security reasons. I think the Eritrean people are also aspiring for peace. However, let us not forget President Esayas started the war in 1998 under the cover up of the un-demarketed border with a grand strategy of becoming the economic, political and military power the directly or indirectly controls the whole horn Africa. The main goal of the war was :
    _ To subdue the TPLF/EPRDF to be a puppet government in Ethiopia where Shabia holds the strings and gets unrestricted access to Ethiopia.
    _ If TPLF/EPRDF was to resist submission, Shabia’s plan was to replace it with a puppet new government may be using OLF as a core.
    _ We should not forget the fact that most Eritreans emotionally supported Shabia’s strategy on Ethiopia with arrogance the over inteference of Shabia after 1991(after collapse of Derg), during the war and after the war and still Shabia has a die hard supporters.
    We need also to understand that border demarcation alone will not bring a lasting peace as we already know the nature of Shabia and it’s grand objectives. Hence the Ethiopian government should approach any negotiation with Shabia to bring a comprehensive agreement that includes compensation for the damage Ethiopia suffered during the war, immediate termination of supporting anti Ethiopian forces directly or indirectly. Termination of any conspiracy against Ethiopia with Egypt and avoiding split of villages for the demarcation. I also believe the issue of Assab need to be discussed to guarantee a sustainable peace for both countries. Ethiopia is the only land loked nation on earth with 100m plus population and that is not going to be sustainable.

  5. I don’t have any suggestions but… but …. but…. I always thank God for Eritrea is separated from Ethiopia….. al least we breath fresh air…..They r so….”…,,,,,,,” I don’t know what to called them….

  6. No war again !! This area will not recover easily from war, so give badema as the court declared it final that time the people of eritrea will not have any excuse to shoulder EPLF.

    • ”Give Badime” You are an Eritrean, what else can you say! hmm… this will not happen while the parents of the martyrs are alive. Never!

  7. First, the Ethiopian government needs to make an honest and frank assessment of its military, diplomatic and economic strength if indeed it can surgically remove Shaebia at a minimum cost. None of us have this critical information, thus we may not be able to provide useful information from distance. If removing Shaebia is not advisable at this point, then Ethiopia should declare the Algiers agreement as null and void and restart the boarder negotiation under the auspices of the African Union — African boarder conflicts must be adjudicated by African courts. If Issayas refuses to go to an AU arbitration court, Ethiopia should take the Adoulis-Asseb Coast by military means and reunite the Afar, Kunama and Irob people under their motherland. It may be easier and less costly to take over the Afar, Kunama and Irob regions than the liberating the entire Eritrea at this point.

    • Time to wage full-scale war: there are good reasons. Eritrea is sending, Ginbot7 and Al-Shabab. It is state Terrorist government.
      If TPLF procrastinate on this, they will Finish EPRDF. Soon, they will have inter-regional short range misilled from Arab and Gulf states. Isayas has claim on Bademe triangle. So, soon he will use agents and direct attack, but latter he will use his allies to bit us. It is really time to nub-him out beofre, another local revolution starts. The more, we give him time ther more he uses the opportunity to make surprise invasion. Ther will be no chance for TPLF other than now, as another Rebellion is coming from Oromia and Ogaden. They are training their huge army in hiding inn Somalia and Egypt. OLF and ONLF is coming, you better Finish the Job with Esayas. Goal: Arrest Isayas, take ASSab, and dismantle Shabia. World community is self-centered. Trump does not have to hear Isayas.

  8. I hope and pray Mr. Hailemariam and other members in EPRDF in their new policy of solving the problem with Eritrea will not include the handover of Badem . That is the rumors going right now.

  9. Aiga,


    Thank you for raising this important issue.

    Given the current international context, either your option #1 above or the status quo is preferred. The Ethiopian defense has worked effectively. The influence of the Eritrean government in the political unrest last year has been highly exaggerated and, as such, this does not necessarily warrant a change of policy towards Eritrea. The encroachment of regional powers to Ethiopia’s strategic commercial routes is indeed a grave concern. Ethiopia’s current diplomatic efforts with Gulf countries are welcome. In short, there are different forces at play in the Horn of Africa. Any forceful maneuver to remove the Asmara government from power will be costly and can have wider geopolitical implications.

    Getachew Mequanent

  10. The 3rd choice u put is the only solution to this dilemma! There is no buts and ifs about the Algeria’s, final and binding truce. When ur liar foreign minister said that Badme was awarded to Ethiopia shamelessly, that is the time u skrewed up. Leave the place first and then we can talk.

    • I assure you Ethiopia will never leave from its territory. In fact, there are other places occupied by Eritrea and Ethiopia shall claim.

  11. Dear AIGA,
    The reason I oppose TPLF is the same reason that you are asking an opinion now after 25 years. I strongly believe both TPLF Shabia did not have any good agenda apart from the fierce fight to remove Derg and the anti Amhara rallying theme you both had. I am saying this if TPLF had rational pure tenets and principles, it would have never envisaged in the first place advocating for Eritrean indepedence because that agenda was clearly Egyptian agenda, foreign or alien agenda which did not have anything to do with the people on the ground. The people were just taken for ride by Shabia sensational propaganda. We all know how TPLF was recruiting. Not every Tigreans knew what TPLF’s holy grail was then. People or young people were joining by peer pressure by Laloye Laloye Axum Zaedeye Wesen Wesen Sgem Maekela Hawletie? haha.

    This is to say whole Eritrean indepedence Saga and struggle was not home grown. It was created in Egypt and imported and sold to the people in Eritrea. We now all know gathered about 200 Muslims from Eritrea and gave them scholarship in Cairo at Alhazar University? we all know who trained the first batch of Jebha? we all know who opened the first Jebha radio station? We all know now Issayas was CIA recruit in his early stages and wished to become a man power, not liberator of people. We all know now the war in Ethiopia including Eritrea was fully driven from outside, and sponsored primarily by Egypt, Saudi to weaken Ethiopia and to have long term control of Felege Abay ( Abay River ) and USA was sponsoring the war to weaken Russian presence in Ethiopia. USA channeled its bloody money to Shabia via Saudi Arabia so that Ethiopians will not know and have grudge on USA? Plus whole Europe, North America, Australia, … supported Shabia without knowing anything except following skin color because USA and UK supported the rebellion due to the Russian presence in Ethiopia. All these indicates that the 30 year war was the war evil and selfish people who wanted to destroy Ethiopia for their global or economic interest one day or the other.
    This shows TPLF and Shaia were fighting together and eating together also because of foreign pressure on them to weaken the central government at that time. Neither TPLF nor Shabia had any idea about it. TPLF main agenda was just to overthrow Derg and did not even think how it is going to develop the region Tigrai it claimed to liberate it ? Liberation is not just removing people on power? You have to liberate the people economically, culturally, socially, technologically. TPLF did not think of liberating the people . Its liberation was one thing, just remove some people from power.

    Otherwise, how can one imagine liberating the region Tigrai by separating the people who lived together for millennia and who are related by blood. For example we all know Asmara was not only Eritrean capital, but capital of Tigrai as far as I know. I did not know Mekelle myself, I knew Asmara before Mekelle because you can walk to Asmara than to Mekelle from my area. I would say majority of Tigreans used to spend summer in Asmara, not in Mekelle during derg time. I was in Asmara, I know Asmara was run almost by Tigreans. Big hotels, business, gold and silver shops were owned by Tigreans in Asmara. I hardly knew anyone going to Mekelle to make a living or for temporary job. The reason is simple Asmara was hot business center because of its proximity to Massawa, there was no any other magic. I do not know how Tigreans benefit separated from their cousins and since we know Tigreans used to spend much of their time in Asmara, and in all the small cities such Manedefea, Adi Keyh, … even the local people in Asmara call everyone Agame due to the fact Tigreans go there in large number which made the local to feel better of than their local immigrants. I do not know how TPLF people thought to develop Tigrai ? it is a riddle for me. Even if we assume you do not care about the Tigreans in Eritrea? I do not know how you thought you could fare your subjects by landlocking them and hoarding them like live stocks in waterless and marketless Mekelle. Even Mekelle could only become a hub for commerce only if it is connected to Massawa and Asmara. I have thought about this for 25 years and I could not understand what was the liberation about ? Are not the people in Eritrean our own people? I hardly knew the difference myself and I grew up listening to Tsehaytu Barki and Bereket Mengste up songs. We hardly knew any difference. You guys brought to our people and you divided them. You cause for doing that was colonialsm? how can a normal human being preserve colonialism and make decision based on colonial relic? it was wrong.
    What I wanted to say in general, the so called liberation bloody for nothing. Have you ever been happy reading news Eritreans drowning in mass in the oceans all the time? Have you ever been happy Eritreans becoming organ harvesting crops in Egypt ? Let me tell you, the organ harvest we know is in Egypt, but do you know Ethiopian and Eritrean are organ crops across the world? Organ syndicates work underground across the world and I know an Eritrea who died because she got hospitalized for minor illness but was killed and her organ was stolen when we collected her body. This happened not in Egypt but in another country. Ethiopian, Somalia, Eritreans are organ crops in South Africa. If you get hospitalized it is most likely you will be gone forever because the syndicates unethical medical doctors. A pair of kidney can be sold for 200 000 dollars. It is a business for them.

    Why I am saying all these? I am asking what was the liberation about? whom did you liberate?

    My argument is the whole Eritrean 30 years war was not our war. The whole saga of Eritean indepedence was wrong and airmless and causeless. Eritreans were never treated differently in Ethiopia . There was injustice in Ethiopia and it was all Ethiopian. The Oromos were oppressed, Gurages, Wailayta, Gambela, … everyone was oppressed. There is was no just cause for seeking Eritrean indepedence. Even if we say there was just cause? how ? how does Eritrean benefit being indepedent ? In this age, economy is driven by consumers and huge population has huge consumers and the Eritrean economy would have been better off without Ethiopia than isolated like today. Asmara is deserted today, Massawa is deserted, Zalambesa is deserted , Adigrat is deserted and Mekelle is deserted and Axum is deserted. But if things were like before? Mekelle, Adigrat, Dessie, Adigrat, Axum, Asmara, Massawa would better the hottest commercial center in the world. Why I say this? Well I know well if there was no this Woyane and Shabia misguided colonial relics of indepedence? Massawa is the best beach in Africa. I have seen the beaches in Zanzibar, Beira, Durban, Cape Town, Mombasa, Malindi, i would say Massawa is the best beach in the horn Africa. Why I say this/ well, the beach is always warm and very excellent for Tourism and I would imagine not only Ethiopians from across Ethiopia, but also people from Europe, North America, Asia, … would have flocking to the redsea paradise to enjoy the best beach in the world. In Cape Town, the water is most of the time cold, but still enjoy the swim . I can imagine only Massawa would have been better than Cape Town if it could have been used by developing the infrastructure there. Who is benefiting now? no one? Yefukukure bet Sayzega Yardaral. TPLF told us it will be for camels? Camels do not drink salt water guys? I think it is because TPLF do know sea or oceans? they think Camels can drink from it? Otherwise, I can not imagine how someone can think of making fun of camel drinking sea water?

    The other thing is Shabia and Woyane fight? then conflict between becomes conflict between people or millions of people? This is backwardness.
    My solution is here for you.
    The only viable solution is to reconcile the people based on good faith, brotherhood and for the sake of the next generation. It breaks my heart that two generation of Eritrean youth has vanished because someone in Egypt was not to use Ethiopians to kill each other. Shame on us.

    What to do?

    1. I implore the leaders in Addis to bring this to an end because the people in Tigrai and Eritrea suffering. This does not affect Issayas at all. This is destroying the people on both side and depriving them development and peace. Leaders in Addis Ababa live comfort life without war does not translate the people in the north are faring. I think the leaders in Addis do not care about the people.They care only about their individual peace and development based in Addis and they rather occupied how to develop addis? not Mekelle or Asmara?

    2. Destroy the refugee camps in Tigrai and let the people live as Ethiopians and it is you and Shabia who created this division and even if we know Menelick did? why do you have to recycle wrongs thins done by Menelick?
    3. The Eritrean indepedence is not in the interest of both people and this has been now proved perfect by time. Indepedence has no brought myth or miracle. This is why I believe liberation must not be done by guns, but by head and liberating the mind, not the physical or subjective . The whole 30 year and 17 war was not necessary because a government can be removed without waging such bloody wars if you can take that match time to fight. This is also done across the world . If you kill life in the name of liberation? who is being liberated?

    4. I am not supporting all war. Something less costly has to be figure out. The stupid war is enough and it destroyed our lives and took the lives of our people. Enough war now. But something must be done and there is many way to finish this without killing people with an open all out war.

    And it is impractical to think the region will develop the way it is now. Even if it does, not meaningful development or reliable development will take place. The people have to trade across and that is who money is generated. You do not open a shop where there is no traffick of people. It does not make economic sense.

      • Another stupid comment. How on earth you talk about Menelik while Meles’s grandfather Yohannes who committed the crime in
        a. signing the infamous Adwa treaty with British.
        b. The treaty put him on collision course with the Mahadists in Sudan . This was one of his unforgettable crime against the country by a person who is supposed to rule it. For heaven sake, stop spreading divisive information that would further cause chaos.

        • Miss Dr. please update your history knowledge of your forefathers: Menelik the II who made wuchaleTreaty how he divided Tigray people and their lands and how he sold Eritrea to Italy; Dijibouti to France and the rest of Tigrary to Amhara Mesafintis. Your Dr. is for nothing and don`t try provoke us while our people are suffering still now. Please don`t say unnecessary offensive word, be respected. The battle of Adwa was finished more the participation of the local warriors (heroines and heroes) of the people of Eritrea and Tigray people; Nugus Menelik at last decided to leave the war with Italy. However, his wife Queen Tsitu Bitul advised him to stay by force. Meles Who is the [grandson of Yohannis the IV] did all his best to recover the poor and divided, devastated country. Hope, His Vision will be fulfilled and almost all nations, nationalities of the country are being liberated which had been the main administrative method of the King of Kings Yohannis the IV. For you, Choas means when ever one says the correct history. However, telling Truth will liberate and give any body freedom.

        • during menilik …they were forced but this day they want to leave by them selves… we let them go as they wish this is the mistake if it is.

    • We know clearly who this people are. They are called Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement. Check and their activities. These are again created by our historic enemies such as Egypt and Saudi ‘s government ? . These blood suckers want Islamic caliphate in Eritrea and then in the horn Africa region. Can shaebia save his own people from this or they will join this jihadist movement ??

      • Dear woldegerima / wedi fetan
        There are extremists from both sides. On the one side you have the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement and the on the other side the Eritrean Agazian (Tesfasion and his group) who don’t recognize the existence of Moslems in Eritrea. So let’s be honest
        These are Eritreans and they may fight each other, this may be a blessing to Ethiopia as some may suggest, but religious wars do go beyond borders. So we have to be careful as Ethiopia is also home to different religions and beliefs.
        God/ Allah or whoever is out there BLESS ETHIOPIA, Amen !!!

    • Dear Gezaee Hailemikael!
      Fore sure the excellence of your analysis will benefit the anticipated Ethiopian approach towards solving the issue being discussed. For now I am glad to learn that minds like your are ready to share what they have acquired. Thank you sir.

  12. What ever the solution on the table BADME should not be given to Eritrea. BADME was, is and will be the turning point to Ethiopian Geo-political position in the region and internal affairs as well. Ethiopian people sacrificed a lot both in terms of material and human resources for BADME (taking into consideration that, through BADME, the peoples’ pride and moral restored and Ethiopian territorial integrity and sovereignty defended. It was the scene where all Ethiopian people came together and shown their unity. All other options are a matter of opinions and arguments.

  13. Just two things:

    1. No handing over of any land that never been under Eritrean administration.

    2. Any future Eritrean incursion into sovereign Ethiopian land either by the mad dog regime or from any its sponsored terrorists/foot solders, should be the end of the Eritrean regime once and for all. No ‘temetatagn’ response. enough is enough!

  14. I am strongly opposed to any deal after now . There was never a border and there is no border and there must never be one in the near future and in the long the future. No deal is the best deal for the people. Just take your crap deal away and let the people live life. Stop playing games by signing stupid agreements that does not solve any problem except creates more complication. I remember than naive so called FM SM. If you are infatuated with colonialism, then you do not qualify to solve the problem.
    Making a deal with a such a cruel man who is drowning the very people whom he claim to liberate is just an injustice and a crime .

  15. Dear Aiga.
    Thank you for giving us a chance to be on PM Hailemariam position and try to resolve the problem on the north.
    Tigrai people have been sacrificing to protect Ethiopia from so many centuries back and are still paying.It is simple but hard to do it.
    Remove EPLF and replace by Democratic government who allows Nations and Nationalities of Eritrea to govern them selves like Ethiopia.
    If Kunamas, Afars , Tigrean , Sahos , Rashaidas … are comfortable then there is lasting peace, Let Eritrean people decide what to do, and help them to remove the dictator

  16. 2nd and 4th choices are the best. Continue to isolate him internationally , tighten as well as expand the sanctions and finally assist his own people to topple him.
    Avoid direct confrontations

  17. We understood the notion of “no war no peace” policy Ethiopia is pursuing for two decades failed to bring the desired result. It does not work, and as a result of this we are at war with Eritrea. I am not sure but what I heard from another source is that what the late Melese Zenawi has said is true. According to the source Melese has tried to convince EPRDF members and some military officers to implement The Hague verdict. After his attempt, has failed he warned that our bad decision will help Isayas to stay in power for many years to come. This is what has happened now. This decision was the second mistakes EPRDF has committed. The first and major mistake was to go to The Hague for arbitration. Once you wean the war and get what you want why you seek justice? In the first place, it is Shabia who started the war, and therefore no one forced Ethiopia to sit down with the loser for negotiation.
    Taking into consideration the human and other associated costs; looking the global and regional uncertainties and trends; and above all for the benefits of the two brotherly and sisterly peoples, efforts should be exerted to bring peace no matter who is in power in the state of Eritrea. This include but not limited demarcation of the border. However, in any boundary delimitation and demarcations the two-party discussions and agreements are a pillar for the success of the delimitation and demarcation process (The Hague agreement also include this procedure). If Shabia rejecting this call the last option is to change the previous policy to bring lasting solution using force. However, do we have the last options? I leave this for military personnel to comment.
    W. Yilma

    • You sounds to me that you are yourself mentally in prison because you keep on talking about Meles as if Meles was a good. The man who selfishly refused to share power with Issayas? If Meles a good man, he would have agreed to share power with Shabia when Jimmy Carter advised him to do so. He agreed to give Issaays MInisterial position and Issayas rejected it and Meles pushed the Eritrean indepedence more than Issayas. It is your Meles greed for power that has kept the people in quagmire for 25 years. If believed in democracy then ? he would have done that and compete with Issayas on the ground by accepting true democracy? Using Meles Zenawi as point of reference is just wrong and hanging to a rope. Why did Meles call off the war in the last minute? why did Meles drag Ethiopia to Europe, Alger’s , EEBC? Please forget this Meles Stuff now. If there was justice in Ethiopia, Meles must have thrown away from power right after the war for betraying about 100 000 souls. There is no treason more than that. I call Meles Zenawi Menelick the third. Please use your brain and do not remind what he did. I hate people who do not use their brain and just become camels and follows others blindly without thinking.
      If I was the Ethiopian PM I would work with the Eritrean people and explain to them the cost-benefit analysis the union. The unity only benefit Eritrean and Tigreans because other part of Ethiopia can forgo Eritrea, because Eritrea has no paramount economic effect in the Southern Ethiopia. It will be only Wollo, party Gonder, mainly Tigrai and Eritrea who benefit from the Union. It is just puzzle me people talking Sovereign Eritrea without understanding anything about the pros and cons . I see people still never learn and keep on chewing the same think. I would communicate with strong Eritrean community across the world for genuine reconciliation and healing. Stop your crap colonial mindset. You are colonial mind. It is never in the interest of the both people. Better, prosperous Ethiopia is the best solution for every problem. Some people obsessed with their old idea and wanted to die with it and they see around the effect of their wrong beliefs and decision. People are suffering because of TPLF and Shabia mess. If these two entities right, we would not have all these problem now. Do not keep on recycling your failed policy. Some people are saying keep it as it is and tighten it on Issayas? I did not work and it will not work and destroying the people future by deciding the future of the people on behalf Issayas. Issayas is not equal to the people? Punishing Issayas is not punishing the people? It is not Issayas who is drowning and It is not Issayas whose organ is being harvested? You must separate the people from the individual. You can not kill the people because you do not like their leader? This is a clossal mistake. You must think of a better solution than punishing people. The people need to live in peace and go to school, University and he is keeping the young people in military barrack in the name of protecting Eritrea from Ethiopia? what is he protecting ? What would Ethiopians take if Eritrea is not protected by these bloody endless military services. This is illusion. What are they going to do with independent Eritrea if they have the freedom of mobility? This is self-imprisonment. What is that Ethiopians going to get if he does not protect it? It is just pure myopia and with no regard to the people destiny. Foolish

      • mister G.H. Don’t blah blah………..they fought for 30 years for their freedom…it can;t be reversed y isayas or meles ..had they tried that would be the end of them ..pls don’t distort it. isayas never asked for position instead he tried to watch ethiopia fragmented into pieces near soon. he made contacts and agreement with OLF and ONLF (ogaden) and other alike.higdef’s all time dream is weak Ethiopia that can be easily manipulated ( resource and market only) or fragmented into weaker sovereign nations of the present regional states. that was his dream and is till his end…remember his words of that time ..I GAVE ETHIOPIA AN ASSIGNMENT FOR 100 YEARS.

  18. I agree with wedi Wedom mature and wise narrative .
    2nd and 4th choices are the best. Continue to isolate him internationally , tighten as well as expand the sanctions and finally assist his own people to topple him.
    Avoid direct confrontations if you can.

  19. Selam!! Aiga Forum

    As long as shabiya is on the power the neurolinguistics programming is going to be continue. In other words we will have more and more narrow-minded youths.Just think about the guy name Tesfaye Gebrab what he did fifteen years ago.I hope that ruling party will eliminate shabiya once and for all at this time.

  20. Dear Aiga readers,
    Ethiopia lost an opportune time to deal with Wedi Afom when he abused Ethiopians living in Eritrea and arrogantly invaded Ethiopian territories. The sacrifices Ethiopians made to evict his well entrenched army was immense and our leaders failed us to close the endless provocation and destabilization once for all.
    The song the premier is singing is an old song which we listened many times and it is getting boring.

    In my opinion, acting now to deal with Isaias is not helpful as the regime is dying fast. Invading Eritrea is giving Isaias a life to exploit the situation to garner the dwindling support from Eritrean diaspora. The Eritrean citizens inside the country have no choice as they are hostages of the dying regime but diaspora Eritreans are tired of Isaias lies and reluctant to support his dying regime. So, even though it is frustrating and costing us resources, we have waited enough to see Isais’s ship sinking and let’s not cheer for this mad man to get a lifeline. If Eritreans are suffering enough, it is upto them to fight the evil man instead of fleeing their nation for a better life in the west.
    The premier instead increase resources on intelligence and technology to deter Isais from taking Ethiopia with his sinking ship.



  21. At this point in time, I’m not ready to comment but I want to remind people that the Algiers Agreement is null & void. Therefore, any one commenting must take the ” Null & Void” into consideration. By the way, EPRDF should also start from this premise. If this is not the case, let the drama stop!

    • This is also one good pace ahead to get time for rethinking about the two people but one family of the Rubba Mereb are one blood and no need to create or/ and approve to strengthen any border here what the evil colonizers and their cooperator Menelik II had done. As these people were nothing to these colonizers and the careless Menelik II.We will see what will happen after that. The UN are not helpful Their work is always only paper work.Example, they made sanctions one, two, three sanctions but no better solution. If they again make other more four, five, etc. sanctions, Nothing! They decided this or that part to Ethiopia or to Eritrea but nothing is fairly done. But, our people are still suffering more from other modern colonizers who are again creating us another problem. Look what is going on in Aseb by the UAE for 30 years, the Egyptians, the Saudi, etc. Then, we will see the second step after this!

  22. For the last 138-years the tigrigna speaking people on both sides of the Mereb river have died more than enough and they got nothing from the Amhara rulers except re-cycling of betrayal !. in the Era of Yohannes IV all the 17-years of scarifies were Tigrian lives from both sides of Mereb. During Menelk II, Tigray was devastated with war, Tigrian Civilian and fighters paid the heaviest price of all, what did we get in return from the Amhara rulers- Betrayal! and during Hailessilasie rule, in the second world war of Italian Invasion, the whole Six month of non-stop air and ground bombardment devastated Tigrian Civilians and patriots, and after the last showdown at Mychow, there was no more fighting, the Italians took them three weeks to walk to reach Addis Ababa. What did the Tigrians got in return from the Amhara rulers another Betrayal!, during the Armed struggle, the Tigrigna speakers from both sides of the Mereb sustained a 30 and 17 years of bombardment and massacre, what did we get in return recently? the Gonder killing and explosion of Tigrians! who did the most damage to Tigrians in the last 138 years, the Eritrean rulers or the Amharas??? Absolutely the Amharas rulers has incurred up on us incalculable damage, 1000 times more than the Shaebyans.
    1. The gross crime of selling have Tigray to Italy.
    2. The gross crime of Stealing Tekeze to Ras Deshen( Ambaras) and Kobo to Alewiha.
    3. The Genocide of Millions in 1951/52 and in 1977 through
    4. The 17-years of bombing and killings while in Derg uniform
    5. The incalculable cultural genocide they have committed in that 100-years.
    So if with all these repetitive unimaginable atrocities, we Tigrians are ready to forget and forgive the Amharas, why not to our brothers(former Tigrians) who have been Betrayed by the Amhara rulers with out their consent???
    My Opinion is “no more war with Eritrea!!!”, “no more bleeding of the Tigrigna speaking people!!!”. There should be peace with Eritrea, and if people of sanity on both sides can agree with me, Eritreans should be accepted as Tigrians and Tigrians should be accepted as Eritreans with 100% freedom of movement and freedom of work and residence with out questioning and with out distinction, that is the way to bury the Amhara Legacy. The destiny of the Tigrigna people is intertwined We must heal our wounds and move forward!!!

  23. We might write everything we wish, but when it comes to Eritrean case I don’t see EPRDF taking any lasting solution. it is not in!! I can’t speculate about possible reasons!

  24. Please digest the following ancient chinese wise General philosophy which may apply to the current topic
    “who wishes to fight must first count the cost”
    ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
    “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
    ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

  25. I can’t believe there people still alive that believe war is the solution to everything. Haven’t you look back at history and understand nothing is resolved by the use of force. Starting from 1959 till the last border war has one thing in common: greed and obsession with power. The result destruction of property, lost life’s, and lasting poverty and instability. If all these people think here are assuming removing the regime in Asmara will solve the problem in the horn, you are just dreaming. Or at least try to externalize your domestic Problem and then engulfed in an endless bloody war. No Eritrean, no matter how much they hate their government, wanted a single Ethiopian soldier in their land. So just don’t hit the drum of war. Think rationally. It is the poor people who pay the price; not you who live in the comfort of the west nor the political leaders who seat on the capitals.

  26. What sort of a study is needed about Eritrea? When your PM says that his government is “nearly finished a study on how to deal with the one man government in Eritrea” I am pretty sure that all Eritreans wherever they live have raised their eyebrows and simultaneously rolled up their sleeves to defend their very nation Eritrea which was bestowed upon them through their precious brothers’ and sisters’ sacrifices and suffering. For us Eritrea is not only a country, but an image of those fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate price for sake of our nation to liberate and safeguarding it. Thus, this image would be an eternal one in every Eritrean hearts except a few matricides and weyanes tamed dogs. We know that you have what we call it is a “Red sea syndrome” at the same time what you don’t know is that we Eritrean when it comes to defend our country ( remember the images/martyrs in our hearts) we don’t look what we left back, but we just march to the front line in willy nilly manner. What does mean a one man? No, no, no, you wholly utterly got it WRONG! There is a prover in Tigrgina goes roughly in English like this “don’t look at the shield, look what is beyond the shield” You guys obsessed for more than have a century with Isaias, but you don’t seem to know that the Eritreans are staunchly behind their prominent leader Isaias Afeworki. Thus, please don’t delude yourself and deceive the poor people of Ethiopia.
    Thus, tell and advice your PM very simple and basic truth that is simply to respect without any preconditions or ifs or buts the final and binding verdict ruled out by the Eritrean-Ethiopia Boundary Commission and then leave the two sisterly nations live side by side in peace and harmony. If yesterday was hard to defeat the Eritreans and today is a wishy, wishy day dream and utterly suicidal!!!
    Otherwise and simply, as the late Dr Tekie Festsezion said “in defiance, Eritrea was born; in defiance, it will live forever”
    Dedi Denden

    • Wedi Dendum stated “For us Eritrea is not only a country, but an image of those fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate price for sake of our nation to liberate and safeguarding it.” However, to the rest of the world what Eritreans obtained after all that “struggle” was not independence but slavery. Eritreans are now considered modern day Gypsies migrating in mass daily as you very well know. Eritreans are now about 50% of the refugees fleeing African, that should tell you everything. Given the above it shouldn’t be hard to defeat Eritreans. In addition, Eritreans have always been a colonized and defeated people in the past including being colonized by Ethiopians for centuries. Remember, in 2000, 1 million Eritreans fled to Sudan, when the Ethiopian army marched all the way to Keren–it was Meles who erroneously ordered the army to stop the march. This time there is no stopping!

  27. እዙ ጉዳይ ብሓፈሽዑ ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ሽግር መሲሉ እኳ እንተተርኣየ ብዝበለፀ ተጠቃዒ ዝኾነ ኣብቲ ከባቢ ዝነብር ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያን ኤርትራን እዩ። ዝዳመ ዝቃተል ሓው ንሓው ዝኾነ ሓደ ህዝቢ እዩ። ቅድሚ ሀዚ ብዙሕ ነገር ተፈቲኑ ሰላምን ምርግጋእን ከምፅእ ኣይከኣለን ። ሰዓራይን ተስዓራይን ከተፈልጠ ናይ ፅልኢት ሚዛኑ ብዝሓለወ ጠጠው ክብል ተገይሩ። እዙይ ናይ ህዚቢ ድልየት ኣይነበረን። ናይ ሓድ ሓደ መራሕቲ ኣብ ስልጣን ንምፅናሕ ዝተገብረ ውዲት ምዃኑ ኩሉ ሰብ ዝፈልጦ እዩ ። ብዙሕ ጌጋ ተፈፂሙ እዩ። ከምቱ ዝበሃል እንካብ ጌጋኻ ተምሂርካ ካልኣይ ጌጋ ከይፍፀም ኢኻ ክትፅዕር ዘለካ። ኣብዚኣ መዕለቢ ክግበረላ ዘለዋ ነገር ክልቲኡ ህዝቢም ይደሊ ከም ዝኾነ እዩ። ቅድሚ ሀዚ ኣብ ኤርትራውያን ዝረአ ዝነበረ ትምክሕታዊ ኣረእያ ብመጠኑ እናተቐረፈ ዝኸደ ይመስለኒ ። እታ ማእለያ ዘየብሉ መስዋእቲ ዝተኸፈለላ ነፃነት ብዘይካ ሓንቲ ጨርቂ ኣብ ኣደባባይ ክትውልብለብ ካልእ ፋይዳ ከምዘይ ኣምፀአትሉ እቱ ህዝቢ ይፈልጣ እዩ። ስለዙይ ንሰላም ህንጡው እዩ ክበሃል ይከኣል ። ሰላም ዝመፅእ ከዓ ብኹናት ወይም መራሒ ብምቕያር ጥራይ ኣይኮነን ዘይተሓለለ ልዝብ ብምግባር እውን ሰላም ክፍጠር ይከኣል እዩ ኣቱ ዘላቒ ዝኸውን እውን ንሱ እዩ ። ብሃገራዊን ኣህጉራዊን ገይርካ ናብ ሰላም ክመፅእ ዘይተሓለለ ጻዕሪ ምግባር ቀዳማይ ኣማራፂ ክኸውን ይግብኦ ። ቅድሚ ሀዚ ብብፁእ ኣቡነ ጳውሎስን ካልኦትን ጀሚሮምዎ ዝነበረ ናይ ክልቲኡ ህዝብታት ልዝብ ከም ብሓዱሽ ምጅማር። ካልኣይ ብህዝቢ ተኣማንነት ዘለዎም ዓበይቲ ዓዲ ህዝቢ ዝመረፆም ‘ ገይርካ ልዝብ ምጅማር ። ውፅኢቱ ከዓ ብብእዋኑ ንህዝቢ ምፍላጥ ። ክሻብ ሓዲኡ ዝፍለጥ ንኽልቲኡ ህዝብታት ዘቀሓሕር ናይ ፕሮፖጋንዳን ትንኮላታትን እንካብ ምግባር ምዕቃብ። ቅድመ ኹነት ክፍለጥ ዘለዎ ነገር ግን ናይ እቱ ኣብ ስልጣን ዘሎ መንግስቲ ሓላፍነት ጥራይ ገይርካ ምውሳድ ግጉይ ከምዝኾነ እዩ። ተቕዋምቲ ውድባት ይኹኑ ገለልተኛ ምሁራት ኣብ ፍታሕ ምምፃእ ኢዶም እንተዘይሓዊሶምሉ ተሓፂካ ጭቃ ከይኸውን ስግኣት ኣለኒ።

    • I do not believe in foreign intervention can help. Everyone has his or her interest. I agree on the people to people way of resolving problem. I do not believe in UN, AU stuff. Waste of resources and time. What about creating youth peer group , the youth now are more informed and educated. I come across many Eritreans outside who tell me that was of 30 years was a waste . This young people who open minded and who ask questions and who do not follow blindly like before because now people have information and are more enlightened. My suggestion would be to you liase youth peers across North America and Europe from both communities such organizing events such support, music, get together, tribes, hiking, tennis, computer games, and even set up peer centers and helping them to ask questions and formulate ideas. Otherwise, what is happening is not sustainable to both side. The region is war zone now. No one wanted to invest in Tigrai and Eritrea. Tigreans themselves are investing outside their region because there is no market in the region? Leaders never see seas? How can be Gonder attractive than Tigrai and Tigreans has to be chased ? If the situation with Eritrea was not like it is , people would not migrate to Gonder to make a living because their region would have been hotter in business than Gonder. I really believe the TPLF is the problem we have at home. The leaders are selfish and they only see their comfortable life in addis, they do not give shit about the people in the region they claimed fought for to liberate? All in all, the Ethio-Eritrea has to be solved by the people after now based on good faith and cost-benefit analysis. The people lost all these years in the war, they have been still losing than anyone in the region. The people in Eritrea are held hostage in Eritrea and the people in Tigrai are held hostage in Tigrai denied mobility, trade, … forced only to carry stones, and fighting with degraded land because commerce is taken out and the people forced to live on the land which is already degraded. I believe leaders are just to narrow and visionless and myopic.

    • Selam Abeba Kebede,

      ከማኺ ለባማት የብዘሐልና፤ ኩለን ሓሳባትኪ ዝድግፈን እየን፤ ነተን ዓይጋ ዘቐመጠን ነጥቢታት ንምንትንካፍ ዝኣክል ሃተፍተፍ ክውስኸሉ’ምበር እቱ ቐንዲ ቑምነገር ወዲእኪዮ ኢኺ፤

      1) ንኽልቲኡ መንግስቲ ንጎድኒ ገዲፍካ ክግበር ዝኽእል ናይ ህዝቢ ንህዝቢ ርክብ ተግባራዊ ኣይኮነን፤ ሀዚስ መንዶ ኣይትግበር ኢሉዎ እዩ?
      2) ካብቲ ሀዚ ዝግበር ዘሎ ሓሊፍካ ክግበር ዝኽእል ስጉምቲ የለን፤ “one man government” እዩ’ሞ ኢልካ ነውርዶ ማለት ከኣ ግቡእ ኣይኮነን፤ አቲ ኩነታት ከምዘለዎ ኮይኑ “one man government” ተዘይከውንከ እንታ’ዩ ክምኽነ ነይሩ?
      3) ለውጢ ኣየምፅእን፤ እቲ ጸገም ብዛዕባ ባድመ ጥራሕ ተዝኸውን ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ሓኒቑ ሒዙ ኣብ ፋሕ ጭንግራሕ ኣይመውደቖን፤፤
      4) ዋላኳ ኢትዮጵያ ንሓድነት ኣፍሪቃ አማኺራ ፍሉይ ኩነታት እዩ ንኤርትራውን’ውን ዝጠቅም አዩ ኢላ ኣእሚና እንተጀመረቶ’ውን ሰላም ቀልጢፉ ክመፅእን ህዝቢ ኤርተራ እናተዳመየ ንነዊሕ ጊዘ ከይነብርን እንተተደልዩ ኢዳ ክትሓውሰሉ ኣለዋ ማለት’ዩ፤ እዚይ ማለት ከኣ መንግሰቲ ኤርትራ ስለ ዘይተሰማመዐኒ ክቕይሮ እየ ኢላ ትብገስ ኣላ ማለት’ዩ፤ እዚይ ምስቲ ኢትዮጵያ እትኣምነሉን እትሟገተሉን ፍትሓዊ ኣተሓሳስባታት ዓለም ለኸ ብቀጥታ ዝጻረር እዩ፤፤
      5) ስልጣን ኣሕዲጋ ንመን ክተህቦ? እስካዕ መዓስ’ያኸ ኢትዮጵያ ነቲ ሓዱሽ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ እናሓለወቶ ኣብ ኤርትራ ክትነብር? ብሓይሊ ንመንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኣውሪድካ ሰላምን ራህዋን ብቕልጡፍ ይርከብዶ? ካብ መልሱ ሕቱኡ ይበዝሕ፤፤

      ንህዘቢ ትግራይን ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ዝጠቅም ረብሓ ዘለዎ ለውጢ አዚ ሀዚ ዘሎ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኣብስልጣን እንከሎ ክመጽ’ዩ ኢልካ ዘይሕሰብ እንተኾነ’ውን መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ይውረድ ኣይውረድ ዝብል ናትና ናይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ውሳነ ክኸውን የብሉን ኣይክእልን’ውን፤፤

    • ዝኸበርኪ ኣበባ፡ መን’ዩ ጎብለል ናይ’ዚ ዞባ ንምፍላይ ዝግበር ኲናት’ዩ እናተባህለ፡ ከም ጸወታ ኩዕሶ እግሪ ናይ ዓዲ እንግሊዝ … ብድምጺ ሓፋሽ ኤርትራን ብድምጺ ረድዮ ናይ ትግራይን እናተቓለሐ ዝተኻየደ ኲናት ሰዓራይን ተሰዓራይን’ኮ ኣግሂዱዎ’ዩ። ምናልባት ብእዋኑ እቲ ዝሰዓረ ክሳብ ክንደይ ከም ዝሰዓረ ክግንዘቦ እንተዝኽእል ኔሩ እዚ ሕጂ ክፍተን ዝሕለን ዘሎ ኣማራጺ ሽዑ ምተበገሰ ኔሩ። ካልእ ንምባል ዘይኮነ’ሲ፡ “ንጎብየ ብሕቑኡ እንተገልቢጥካዮ፡ እዝግሄር ፈሪህካ ክሳብ ትምለሶ ባዕሉ ክግልበጥ ኣይክእልን’ዩ። ንሻዕብያ ድማ ከምኣ ጌርናዮም ኢና” ንሕና ተመሊስና ብእግሮም ደው ከምዝብሉ እንተዘይገበርናዮ ኣኺሉዎም’ዩ። ብዝመስል ኣገላልጻ፡ መልክዕ ናይ’ቲ ዓወት ስለዝተገልጸ፡ ዘጠራጥር የብሉን። ከም ምርጫ ግን፡ ድሕሪ ውጽኢት ናይ’ቲ ኲናት፡ ህዝብን መንግስትን ፈላሊኻ ብምርኣይ ምስ ህዝቢ እሂን-ምሂን ምብህሃል እንተዝምረጽ ኔሩ’ሞ፡ ንለውጥን ዕርቅን ባይታ ምእንቲ ከጣጥሕ ካብ ሻዕብያ ሃዲሙ ናብ ኢትዮጵያ ንዝመጽ ህዝቢ፡ ብውሑዱ ከም’ቲ ኣብ ኡጋንዳ … ዘጋጥሞ ዘሎ ናይ ስራሕ መንበርን ፍቓድ እንተዝወሃብ ኔሩ፡ ንኢትዮጵያ ዘኽስር ኣይመስለንን። ንኣይ ከምዝመስለኒ ገዚፍ ክፋል ናይ’ቲ ፍታሕ … ተሰዲዱ ናብ ኢትዮጵያ ዝመጽእ ዘሎ ህዝቢ ልቢ ምስ ምርግጋእ’ዩ ዘሎ። ንመጻኢ ዝኸውን ፍታሕ ካብ ዑናታት ናይ ትማሊ ጥራይ ስለዘይእከብ ደጊም’ውን ሓዲሽ ሜላ ክቕየስ ዝድለ እንተኾይኑ ዘሎ ግን መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ሻዕብያ ዝበሃል ጸላኢ ወይ ድማ መሃላልኽቲ ኣብ ኤርትራ ኣለኒ ዝብለሉ እዋን ከምዝሓለፈ ተገንዚቡ ደሃይ ናይ’ቲ ታቦቱ ከይተረፈ ተሰኪሙ ዝንቀል ዘሎ ህዝቢ ኣንተገበረ ኣብ ታሪኽ ዘመስግኖ’ዩ። ንሓዋሩ ድማ ንለውጥን ዕርቅን ዘርብሕ’ዩ። እዚ ክብል እንከለኹ ግን ፕሮፓጋንዳ ናይ’ቲ ይግበር ኣሎ ዝበሃል ኣቐባብላ ናይ ኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ኣይሰምዐን’ዩ ዝመስል ከምዘይትብልኒ ተስፋ እገብር። ምስ ሰላምታ!

      • Kabb Eritrea Nabb Tigraay Bisidett Ni Zimetsuu Wogenatina Sirahin meteshaan Yiwahaboom, NiQetsali Mihzinetin Fewsi MiQihiharin Qeltifuu Kitefie EEyuu.Dimokrasawian TPLF kabb Af Dergi Zimarekhomin Kedioom Nizimetsuu Wetahderat Dergie TeQebiluu Amhiruuwom, Aselifwoom abb mewedaieta Kabb TPLF Zilaaluu TPLF Koinoom Dergi Abb Hatsir Gisie Kidmses Abyii Idil Fetiru Iyuu. Kabb Eritrea Zimetsuu zelewuu Etti Siraat kabb Dergi Zikhefie Fetsimuu tesfa Sile zisaanu mikhuanu Aynresie.

  28. @Tesfaye
    When push comes to shove, whether Eritreans like it or not, Ethiopia will act but I agree with you war should be the last resort to solve a problem as long as there are other options. But if war is imposed on us (like in 1998), we should have acted and act decisively. Right now, we may be bleeding but as long as its ultimate result is the demise of the evil regime in the north, it is worth bleeding. But we shouldn’t ignore it by taking “proportional” measure. We all know that there are many rich Eritreans in neighubouring countries supporting Isaias’s regime. We need to go after them legally and illegally. We don’t need approval from anyone about these parasites. Our government should also deal harshly with businesses providing support and cover for saboteurs inside the country. Anyone involved in an illegal activities, particularly with Eritrea, should be denied any job be it with private or NGO. Such harsh measures will deter groups from working for Isaias.

  29. Wedi Denden is one of the Eritrean fools who brag about defending Eritrean online but when a call is made by his lunatic boss he will be no where do defend his wacko and maniac drunkard Isaias. If Wedi den den is serious about the nation Eritrea, he should be a patriot rather than a parrot to side with his people fleeing enmass like there is no nation Eritrea. Bragging is not uncommon from the Bandas who are die hard supporters of Isaias. If all options fail to stop Isaias from his adventure (hopefully he will be done soon without a full scale war), Ethiopia isn’t going to listen to Wedi Denden and his likes but act decisively to teach his master and may be put him in trial for his crimes.

  30. My Eritrean friend went to Sudan in January to visit her sister in Sudan. I am not sure if you have herd because it was not in the news, but a couple weeks ago, about 100 Eritreans drowned in the sea. This happening all the time. She went to Sudan to visit her sister. I am telling you really story. She saw the transition human trafficking camps in Sudan where people gather and get shipped . She told me the reason they too much sinking is that it is Eritrean militaries who drive the boats by claiming they know how to do sail and drive them. She told me this is not gong to come to an end. It is a continue process and people will leave Eritrea and will continue to drown. Issayas does not care about it? I am just who is going to care about this if someone does not care? Issayas will continue to live until he dies natural death? but are the people to continue condemned to leave by taking risks of tragic human trafficking ? Are we waiting until all the people vacate Eritrea? Does that benefit us? We do not free the e people and this must have been done long ago if there was any semblance of liberation at all. The people must be liberated ,not punished .


  32. ሓደ ሰብ ኣብ ምሸት ዪስጉም ኔሩ፡ጸልማት ስለ ዝነበረ ናበይ ገጹ ይጉዓዝ ከምዝነበረ ውን ኣይፈልጥን።ኣዚዩ ንኸይጉዳእ ዝጥንቀቐላ ከኣ የማነይቲ እግሩ ኔራ።ነታ ጸጋመቲ ካብዘይ ምሕላይ ዘይኮነስ እታ የማነይቲ ዓይኑ ዕዉር ምምባሩ ጥራሕ እዩ እቲ ምኽንያት።ሕጂ ድማ መራሕቲ ወያነ ኣብ ውሽጢ መሬትኩም ትርግጽዎ ባይታ ምስኣንኩም ጠመተኹም ን ኤርትራ ጌርኩም ክትጉዓዙ ትደልዩ ኣለኹም።ንበዓል ሃይለማሪያም ኣኻኺብኩም ኣንጻር ኤርትራ ወራር ክትፍጽሙ መጽናዕትኹም ክትውድኡ ከለኹም፡መራሕቲ ኤርትራ ናብ ዘጽንዕዎ ኣንፈት ምኻኑ ምፍላጥ ከኣ ከድሌኩም እዩ።እስከ መጽናዕትኹም ዛዚምኩም ተውጽእዎ ትልምታት ክንዕዘብ እሞ ሽዕኡ ብሰፊሒ ክንጽሕፍ።

  33. Hi Guys,

    Here we go again. War is not picnic. you want to be more than who you are. Some of you are up to the adventure. Well, any miscalculation will cost the human life. We have heard Isias is isolated, the one man regime is decaying but I can not see that in Eritrea. What I see now is Woyane is dying. Do not forget you are in state of Emergency because you are the most hated regime.
    Honestly, it is up to you to do what you think you have not done so far to bring down the regime……. be realistic!!!!. As he say…. Survive today to fight tomorrow…. that is exactly what he is doing. He survived yesterday and ready to hit back! That is Shaebia
    Nice day

    • Well in the eyes of Aaron, Wedi Denden and Isaias, Woyane died many times and even today dying. In reality, the nation Eritrea, whome thousands sacrificed to claim an independent nation, is hemorrhageing and dying a slow death. Yes Ethiopia is in a state of emergency which you Isaias supporters and messengers don’t like but it is the right medicine to the illness caused by the virus called lunatic Isaias. If what happened in Amhara and Oromia was in Isaias Eritrea, can you imagine what would Isaias would do. Let’s even not contemplate it for a moment as we know what he did to those who peacefully asked him for a civilized talk about Eritrea’s ills let alone the kind of violence perpetrated by the thugs in those regions. So, my friend Mr. Aron, you don’t need to tell us what war looks like, we know it and tought you a lesson until you plea the west to stop Woyane before it reached Asmara in 1999-2000. We don’t need war as long as your wacko, lunatic and drunken mad dog don’t mess with Ethiopia.

      • Hi again
        I did not said much but what I said is you seem to have the inferiority complex.
        Ethiopia is in state if emergency. Ask why yourself ………..why do the leaders declare marshal law if their system of governance is strong enough to sustain such riots and demonstrations. How many poeople are in prison? I think I will leave the affairs to the Ethiopian people. It should be clear which path your leaders are taking you.
        I do not hate woyane people actually quite the opposite. But I hate the warmongers who compare themselves with Russia and demand for adventure.
        War is not a picnic……. but when it is a question of survival……. no invaders win wars not even the mighty Americans and Russians. I advise you to refer history books. I would like to remind you that the Eritrean army is capable and inflicting sever damage that could the geopolitics. If have not done so far, please ask your cadres what happened in last summer in a simple battle. I believe you may have heard as prices was paid…. the Ethiopian( Woyane) army went to do adventurous picnic in western border but they were swallowed.

        I do not like war but if it is imposed on us we will hit back…… hit back hard.
        We have been under sanctions but we are more than capable for the adventurous who they think they are in par with Russians and out Eritrean army as weak and Eritrean fields as picinic place with roses.
        Very funny people!!!!

        • Why you do not finish Woyane then? what are you waiting for ? Is it not better to finish Woyanes once and for all and free the people from endless barrack life and save them from endless drowning? You are gesticulating empty simulacrum . It is people like you who keeping the people suffering. I do not believe you can sustain Ethiopians invasion although II do not advocate for that. You keep to yourself your empty gesticulation. Why you do not take Badme then? If you have such mighty army ? why you left badme? why do you need the so called binding and final agreement? p;lease stop this sense. People like you are just backward apply their brain. If Issaya’s army is as might as you tell us , then if i was him? i would just finish Woyanes and takeover what I wanted instead of keeping my people flooding in exodus in all direction and drowning all year long and keeping them in an endless military services and completely debilitating the Eritrean young generation. You seem to be insensitive and cruel to the very people whom you claim to love. The people must be first, the land because if the people the land in all direction, the land is a waste . I think is funny is you. I actually do not believe in war at all. But sometimes there is also a need for a war when there is a real threat. The Badme war was such a war although Woyanes just screwed it in the last minute of the war. I am saying now the people have to spared and Shabia has to be removed using other strategies which possible using the Erittrean themselves because you need to be free from hostage and the people must live normal life like everybody .They have to go to school , unity, work and live in peace. Because what happening in Eritrea is against the very people whom you love? The people suffering on both side because there is no leadership in Ethiopia, it is not because Shabia is capable of defeating Ethiopians defense forces or Ethiopians in general. If Shabia had such capabilility.

          • You win war over time. We went through sanctions but we are survived! We are not the warmongers who are seeking to invade! you are the guys who are advocating and demanding your corrupted leaders to invade us. You are on our land and you will never get a peace sitting in Eritrean Land!!!
            Badme is not wolkait
            Badme is Eritrea!!! you can not get away with it….. Never!!! Never kneel down! you are not dealing with Amhara or Orom! You are dealing with Eritreans!! just to remind you if you have forgotten us . It may not be tomorrow or next year! but our identitiy is Tsinat Tsinat!!!!
            remember! we do not beg but we fight and fight! Time will tell my friends
            If are looking for war ….. we are not here to wait you with roses ….. we are here to give a very good fight….. Bidiho!!!!!

            We know war a real war not in films!
            Have a nice day!!!!!!

    • Eritrea is in state of emergency, for the last 26 years, so what is your point here? Do you mean Eritreans do not deserve democracy? Already your Shaebya has done all it can against Ethiopia, now it is for Ethiopia to decide how to deal with you!!! You will add nothing to alter the unfolding situation whether it will be for better or for worst. My understanding is that, you, all those who are downplaying the potential that Ethiopia may overrun Eritrea in a relatively short period are no where to share the flames of War. you are at safe distance in America or Europe, so you are none existing heroes who are playing with people’s life. But this time, you must be warried that, It may not be business as usual, and maybe the Eritrean people might be made to pay heavy price for some thing they have no control over! but I like to see things beyond politics and hope God will spare the poor people on both sides!!!

      • The answer was simple
        You want adventure at the expense of poor people and I said your government is in state of emergency. They are also hated by Ethiopian people
        but if they dare to do the adventure we will deal accordingly. We do not seek permission for our destiny and survival. Our fathers grew up in war for our identity and we will reserve it at any cost.
        You seem to be considerate for democracy in Eritrea and also want invasio
        Very funny people

        • I’ll be honest with you…despite your pathetic attempt to score a point, you stated one fact most Ethiopians know.
          YES it’s the ethnicity closeness of the Tigreans and Eritreans that is saving your singapoor.
          Unfortunately, that binding sentiment is backfiring on the ruling elites in Ethiopia.
          Fortunately for Ethiopians, EPRDF govt’s fate is now intertwined with how they will deal with Arab fag up North.

      • Really,
        that is my point! you attempted to overrun the Eritreans last summer but you were swallowed! Wake up

        For your info! I am in Eritrea right now! I am a teacher at warsay Yikealo!
        I have not heard that run away from war if it is a question of survival!
        I think you are backward and retarded who can not think farther than your nose
        Nice day

        • The only thing u swallowed is what Arabs run in your mouth 🙂
          Whatever happened last summer whichever incident and vague info u r talking about is for you to swallow so you can sleep better at night.
          U don’t have anything here bro…stop humiliating urself and your handlers.

          • Really
            Who is humiliating himself….. you are me. The one who is hated by most Ethiopians or me. The one who doesn’t know when he was swallowed in his doorstep or me. Grow up fool. Yes, I was there last summer. I was participated and I do not need to go to the details

  34. First of all you can’t get the real Ethiopian/Tigrrean comments in this forum, because most of writers are Eritreans pretending as Ethiopians. so you have to discuss public in side the region. if this is not for propaganda peace, if you realy wants peace in Ethiopian and East Africa, you should removed Tigrai and Eritrean governers, why i say this point? am not kid or emotional? No way…….

    Because of the broke hidden agreement in Temben between Isayass/Shaebia and Meles/Woyane- Isayas will never ever come to full stage of peace at all in his life, plus by nature, also most Ethiopians specially urban dwellers doesn’t like to united with Eritreans, all oppositions specially these who affiliated armed groups based in Asmara. because they aware Isayas/Shaebia is the worst enemy for Ethiopia in their blood. that’s why most Ethiopians hate TPLF, and will be more demos in the country too.
    /don’t be ignorance,read carefully/,
    if so.. to remove by force? No, why?
    This issue is not the matter of Shaebia, will be not different if shaebia removed or stay, as most Tigreans are woyane mind the same most Eritreans have Shaebia’s vision against Ethiopia. after Isayas removed will be worst all relations of people to people. Eritreans always mull for retaliation on Ethiopia even when residing in our country, not only from in Side Eritrea or diaspora….. so this one also doesn’t work in my opinion.
    So what?
    the life of Shaebia is the long treatment of EPRDF/TPLF, because it’s open secret, most current TPLF are either half or full Eritreans, include in Tigrai Government, so these few individials wants to handle Eritrea and Tigrai by both/left and right/ hands as the same time…… even for future. this kind of mind can’t make balance politics and administration in the country, so Isayas get chance by those Eritreans in Army, economy, foreign policy and security departments of Ethiopia, so should removed from Ethiopian politics and start discussion with all Ethiopians regarding Eritrea, this is democracy. as i see always if EPRDF leaders says – this is our plan…,that is that we wish…, we don’t do that at all..
    this kind statement from the government is signs of a dictatorship. …
    EPRDF should not decide by him self regarding the country’s big issue……

  35. I have been opposing the “no peace no war” policy for a long time. Ethiopia should have choose peace or war with Eritrea, but noting in between. A nation can’t have a policy as vague as “no peace no war” for a long time as a foreign policy because this kind of policy is not sustainable. I also have been advocating Ethiopia to take very sever punitive military actions against for any actions that Eritrea takes or devise as policy. I have been advocating for this kind of policy because Eritrea has never looked the other way either to change its belligerent actions against Ethiopia or bring an alternative to the table for Ethiopia and Eritrea problem. On the other hand, since Eritrea was beaten badly in Badme, Eritrea never stopped provoking Ethiopia in all possible ways and Eritrea never stopped getting ready militarily to attack Ethiopia. Even though Eritrea lack the capacity to attack Ethiopia militarily the intention and the preparations to do so in the right time has never been taken off the table from Eritrean side. Therefore, as we all know, Eritrea will take actions against Ethiopia at one point; it was just a matter of when and how.
    I also commented a while back when the Ethiopian government is going to take actions against Eritrea. My time frame was when Shabia puts the current Ethiopian government’s power in danger will be the time when the current government might consider military actions against Eritrea just to stay in power. From the get go Ethiopia policy on Eritrea never been about Ethiopia’s sovereignty and about Ethiopia’s interest but power struggle and comradeship. In the Eritrean leader recent interview the power struggle issues become very evident when the Eritrean leader said that even if badme is returned to Eritrea, the Eritrean government will never stop supporting the Ethiopian oppositions stationed in Eritrea. On the other hand there were some diplomatic shuttle to come up with Eritrea and Ethiopia quagmire even though the Ethiopian government never admitted that was the case. Some country from Scandinavian tried to channel between the two nations to narrow the diplomatic gap and find a solution for Badme crisis. Right now the Ethiopian government has no option but to after shabia. But this is going to be very bloody as the Ethiopian government gave shabia to prepare for war there will be some regional international groups in the mix to make this as bloody as it gets to make sure their portion of the pie becomes bigger. If Ethiopia has any capacity, the easiest thing to do is destroy any military and economic significant installations while taking over and occupying Eritrean territory. I am 100% sure the Ethiopian government has 100% percent public support in this issue as witnessed from the State of emergency response from the public. If the government dares to solve Eritrea Ethiopia issues based on Ethiopia’s national interest every soul in the nation is behind the government. This maneuver should not only dared just because of gut but it has to be implement based on the Ethiopian people and armed forces capacity, if that is not good enough give the land and take the punch.

  36. Ammongo Eritran Ethiopian Eti Tseggem Newih gizie ziwesed zelo Mikhniat:
    1. Hizbee Tigriga Hadee Alett kinesuu Bezey Diletuu Bitaliaan, Bi Menelikin Bi Gibtsawianin Ni Khilite Tekhefiluu /Tegemiiuu Bi hadde Kikhoon Alewoo;
    2. Hizbee Afar Iwuun Kemuu abb Kilite Tegemii`uuu hadde Kikhoon Alewoo
    3. Hizbee Kunamaw`wuun Kemuu abb Kilite Tegemii`uu hadde Kikhoon Alewoo Ezoom abb lailaay ziteteQesuu Hizbitat Kifalaleyuu Zeygiboom Hizbitat Iyuum Sileziiu kiteakhakhebuu alewoom NizelaQi Selamm. Nniay President Isaayias Dilet wuun keem zimesleni Ezii Iyuu. Amharuu aytefalaleyuun, Oromoo Aytefalaleyuun, Somalii Aytefalaleyuun, gambelaa Aytefalaleyuun. Naay Semen Ethiopia Hizbitat Gin Konee ilkaa Bi Minelik kifalalee tegeyruu. Englizin Talian Ekua abb Mewedaeta Gegaa migbaroom sile zitereduu Eritrean-Tigrayin Hadee Hizbi iyuu iluuu Kabb Alwahaa Milashee Adee kigebroom alena iloom Process jemiroom Minbaroom Ziflett Guday Iyuu. Neger amhara ginn Nitigraay Minchitchit abiloom Wodi`oomuwoom ni Eritrea domaa Qes iloom mejemeria Bi Federeshin Bi dihriuu QuanQoomin Federeshinoomin Ahdigomom. Silezii Ni Tigrayin Eritrean Hadee Regional Stae of Ethiopia gerka ARticle 39 Tsinuu Metkel Higawi Mengsti Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia Mistoom Kaloot Hizbitat Maare TetQemti Nikhkhonu Migbaar. Naay Menilik Tegbarin Naay Talian HimaQ Tegbarin Wuun Gibue Melsi Yirekib.
    Badimee, Algeris Simimie, W.Z.T. Yidmses Amongoo Kiltee Hizbii ZeQehahir neger Silezikhonee kidefen Alewoo Tatiuu Nenashae silee zeherQ
    Rigitsegna iyee Kabb Tarikhna Zitemaharna Yimesleeni. Tigray-Baarenegash Hadee Hizbi (Aslamayun-kestanaayun TefaQiruu Zinebir Zemenawin hadee Hizbin Iyuu). Bizibeletsee Dima Hade Situum Hizbi Kikhoon Dihri Hadee Migbar Mihgaz Talianin MMenelikin Saabtuun Entay Kemzigeberun Kulu Aslamayun Kesanayun Yifelit Iyuu.
    Kilitiuu Hadee Hizbi Mistegabere Qeltifka Nabb Limaatuun Aduu Qeltifuu Kehewii Taamirawi Mestekir Kigebir Yigbaae.
    Silesii Abb dege zeloo Hizbi Kitehababer Bidiriuu Isayas hiraay Do`bellee Girm Embi iloo Enteteyteyee Ginee Abb Tera Qutsiri 5 zeloo tefetsimuu Entey fetewoo Kilitiuu Hizbi hadde Migbaar. Bi Dihriuu Siraat Menlikism Gubue milash Tewahibuuwo Inebir. Selam Ni khilitiuu Hizbitatin Ethiopiawianin.

    • Stupid Shabia, do not open your filthy mouth. Go to UN and ask them . Ethiopia will not sit with you anymore. We do not need international bla bla. Get out of her Shabia

      • @Agug/Hargets
        Emberr Hargets- Awan Aangug! Felema Anbiboo biwunee.
        Eti tsirfi Abb Gezakha da`a Yitsinah. Zikhone Khoinuu, Bezi Bele Beti Belee Ezi Hizbii gin wala gizie Yiwsed Emberr Entess Bi Mikhniat Geopoletics Entess Bedemm hadebetesebnett Tefelaliyuu Zeyfelalee Silezikhoonee Kabb Lomiuu Jemiruu Bi Antowuu ZeQeraribb Sirah Enteteserhee Girm! Sebb Idmiuu Niushtoo ko Iyuu. Niza Niushtoo idmiuu kaa Bizuhh Mekera Zirieluu Mekhniat kihluu Yebilun. Hadee Bitesebb FirQi Abbzii FirQi Abuu tefelaliuu Zinebir zeloo Hizbii. Menelik bediluuwoo Zinebbrr Zeloo Hizbi. Bizuuh Memaretsitat Alewuu; YiQemetuu; Yitegberuu; Qess BiQess Inabeluu KiQerareb Iyoom. HimaQ Entetezarebkan Entebedelkaan Gin Eti Tsegem tederarabi kalie Tsegem Enafeteree Quslii Tolo iluu Ayahawin. Amlakh Wun Yihgiz!!!!

  37. TPLF Bi khunat Sisensen Hizbuun Nikhehewi, Siraat Qedem ni keymiles Gizien hailin hibuu Ezi Siraat abb Ethiopia Ni khitekil ziwosdoo zeloo akayidaa Ni Hiliwuna Isayiasism Kelela Koynuuwo Ekua Enteneberee (Miintee Etamogogo Eta Anchua Tihlef Koinuwo Kinesuu) Mebzahtoom Eritrawian Gina Ezi kelela Ezi weikee Zifeltuwon zirideomin Aymeslenin. Ni Isayias menawi Siltanuu Koinuwoo Hadush weledotat kaa Kiridiwoo Aykaaluun. Yegidas Hijii Woyanee Sile Zittsegemee Iyuu Nabb Ertraa hagizinuba Entayiba Zibil Zeloo Kibiluu Ifitinuu. Ezi neger Kiridiiwo alewoom. Nitigraay Eritran Strategicc Hageztina Kaabb Amharuu Wetsaii Zikhonuu iyoom. Qendi Tselaati Eritrean-Tigreans at this time are only Egypt and Amharanization. Englizn talianin lomi yelewuun.

  38. Thanks Aiga.

    My wish is that for our leadership to try to isolate Shabia from Eritreans, for the latter are our people and victims of the former.
    Our government should continue to extend its support for Eritreans in whatever possible ways.
    As for the madman and his honchos: more intel infiltration in his little fiefdom… with the occasional surprise ‘reminder’ to let him know he isn’t off the hook.

  39. Dear Aiga,
    Many of your commentators are mentioning the possibility of war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. I say no possibility. Nada. Rather it is highly likely that Ethiopia will hand over Badme to Eritrea and allow demarcation to go on. The new policy will clearly indicate that if Eritrea continues to send armed groups to Ethiopia after demarcation Ethiopia will declare full-fledged war on Eritrea. Hence after Ethiopia withdraws from Badme and allows the UN to demarcate the boarder Ginbot 7 and others need to find peaceful solution to their differences with the Ethiopian government. They will be allowed to live in Eritrea but will not attack Ethiopia from Eritrea. The same will apply to Eritrean opposition armed groups based in Ethiopia. During the armed struggle and later after independence TPLF hosted Eritrea opposition groups such as Sagem and Demhaae. After independence they simply transitioned from armed group to business organization. One thing is clear the Ethiopian government is trying to deny Shaebia a reason for cooperating with Egypt against Ethiopia. With the UAE base in Assab, the dream to take Assab from Eritrea is dead. Moreover, Eritrea is getting stronger. That forces TPLF to search for peace than war.
    The change in policy has nothing to do with the love hate relationship between TPLF and Shaebia. It is something that needs to be done to guarantee the continuity of the systems in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Previously TPLF had the impression that if it was able to alienate and weaken Shaebia, with the help of the Obama administration, it may have had the chance to overthrow Shabea and install a puppet government in Eritrea that could be remotely managed from Tigrai. Now that possibility is becoming impossible. Eritrea has broken the siege that was laid on her and economically is becoming self-reliant. Regardless how strong they hate Shaebia, Eritreans agree one thing. TPLF needs to vacate occupied Eritrean Territories. So whatever happens it is highly likely that Eritreans will support their government. That is why the conflict has been dragging on for so long.
    On the Ethiopian side the political situation is becoming unstable. Moreover, if Egypt thinks its water share is decreasing it might be tempted to attack Ethiopia. If Ethiopia continues to occupy Eritrean territories Eritrea has enough reason to fully cooperate with Egypt. It rumored that Egypt is planning to have a naval base around Massawa. Moreover, given the feeling that Ethiopia occupies Eritrean sovereign territories Eritreans have a reason to support their government no matter what. That means for Eritreans the war becomes not about choice of government but about national sovereignty. Ethiopia tried to negotiate with Eritrea before vacating the territories for almost 15 years. That did not bring any solution and will not in the future. Hence the only solution to this problem is for Ethiopia to withdraw and declare to the Ethiopian and world community that if it faces any attack from Eritrea after demarcation it will enter Eritrea and may also change the regime. By doing that Ethiopia is pulling the carpet from Shaebia. First the Eritrean people will know that if attacked, Ethiopia has the right to respond and second any cooperation with Egypt will be considered declaration of war by Eritrea against Ethiopia. Overall, it is likely that the new policy will be discussed by the Ethiopian people and with the foreign government as a guarantee for the Ethiopian government to get support if Eritrea continues to send armed groups to Ethiopia after demarcation. On the bright side after demarcation the burden is going to be on the Shaebia. It will face the Eritrean people that will raise the questions of democratization, Economic issues and most importantly demobilization. The pressure from the Eritrean people will force Shaebia to get closer to Ethiopia than Egypt. Currently for every questions the answer is Ethiopian occupation of Eritrean Territories. After demarcation that will be gone. Overall if Ethiopia allows demarcation it is more likely that peace will return to Eritrea and Ethiopia not because Isaias likes Ethiopia but because he will not have any choice. If Ethiopia decides not to demarcate the border, then any change in policy will not bring any change in the relationship between the two countries.
    Just a personal opinion,

  40. Eritrea and Ethiopia are one people, some politicians made-up wrong stories for the young to believe and detached Eritrean people from their own brothers and sisters. Not to give Badem, it is enough what happened. Eritrea have to give birth for the 21st century Zerei Deres, who fought in Italia until his last breath for the love and dignity of Ethiopia.By now millions of Eritrean new the truth Ethiopian are part of them. King Menelik didn’t continue to Eritrea because his soldier were badly sick. The information was kept secret. If he was pushing to Eritrea, he may loose all Ethiopia. Eritreans weak-up. We are one in poverty and we will one in progress. There will be not home outside in the future. Ethiopia and Eritrea have to be strong and rich faster together and keep their children and women safe for ever.

  41. Can shibola removed from this forum and look for their meskerem or whatsoever asmarino kkkkkkk these fake creatures. But I think to think and comment out of war sergery these shibola/ shabia is simply waist of time and “hateftef” the forum must be for Ethiopians.

  42. It is for Eritreans, If Ethiopia becomes wick and help less, do you think 6-8 million Eritrean will be standing in the middle of Arabs nations with Christianity?? No pride without 100,000,000 Million Ethiopian most of are Christian. Ethiopia also won’t look the some without Eritrean. Make the best future for the children, women and the men of the future of all Ethiopia. Preach peace, love and honesty in between these people please.

    • I don’t see what are you trying to advocate here!!! U should be aware already of the current situation & the real figures & don’t spit your poison here talking about religion. The time for Christian supremacy is over here in Ethiopia, & soon in Eritrea as well, with the fall of the their dictator coming soon….

  43. Prime Minister of Ethiopia, party members who are against buying fighter jets for Ethiopian air force are the main enemy of the county and the people. If you are one of them you to the enemy. In the 2nd world war our ancestors are killed by airplanes, by this time Ethiopia should have more jets than most African countries, so this history doesn’t repeat. If a war starts you are defenceless by air, you don’t know if countries would be willing to sell you jets. Egypt is already buying jets in doing so they’re telling the world they’re against terrorists, but I think that Egypt doesn’t need 50 jets to do this. I believe that these extra jets are for a war on Ethiopia. We as Ethiopians don’t relax today if someone is preparing to kill as tomorrow. As Prime Minister you should not to sleep before you have the jets and skilled pilots on hand. Ethiopia is in between three violent countries, Somalia, South Sudan, and North Eritrea. The world will allow you to buy the jets because of some Arab nations are keeping some air crafts in Eritrea against the international laws.

  44. Let’s say we over throw the Isayas regime by force, then what? what is the benefit there for us? nothing! Neither Isayas nor the 300 people army of Ginbot 7 are a threat to our national security.

    We don’t even need Eritrea’s port anymore, as far as Tigray is concerned, the light rail road from Mekele to Djibouti will be completed soon and then that will hopefully link to the rest of the Tigrean cities.

    But one thing is true, the Eritrean people are our brothers and sisters and we want to have peace with them and see them prosper. it is true we have wounds that has not healed yet and there is animosity between us but we need to move on…we can’t let the past dictate our future.

    I hope the prime minister is not thinking of removing Isayas by force because this kinds of actions never work. We have seen what happen in Iraq when the U.S over throw the saddam regime leaving the country in to a sectarian conflict.
    Though what the U.S thought after over throwing saddam was for the Iraqi people to welcome them with flowers, that didn’t happen in Iraq and neither will it happen in Eritrea, after we over throw Isayas.

    If Isayas is removed by force, Eritrea will go in to a civil war, either between the moslim and christian or the various tribes such as Afar, Qunama and so on, that is what we should be afraid of, because that will bring huge number of refugees from Eritrea to Ethiopia and will not help making Ethiopia a peaceful nation.

    If there is going to be change in Eritrea, it has to come from with in Eritrea, Period!

  45. KKKKK… WEI GUD….
    You fool tigrayans have some nerves to even entertain a regime change… kkkkk.
    What makes you think you can topple a sovereign government and leave in peace.. your very own Haile Selassie and Mengistu tried it and you know what the outcome was.. If US and EU failed to pacify Iraq and Libya with all their mighty Army and you believe the woyane Ethiopia can do it kkkkkk… After all shaebia created the stupid woyanes… just get the hell out of Eritrean land with no ifs and buts and mind your buissness..

  46. Dear brothers and sisters, most of you may not agree with me but it is natural to have such diversity of opinions in this very highly controversial and important political issue. I fully understand the people who are asking the government has to do something the “no war no peace” policy is not working consequently countries who has strong geopolitical and economic interests are posing treat to the people of Ethiopia and the unity of the country by skilfully manipulating the economic and political bankrupt government of Eritrea to do their dirty job. I GET IT. However have we given serious consideration to what will happen after the demise of this unhinged regime, I personal would say anything can happen in this very strategic part of the world and unfriendly neighbourhood? That is serious political risk we cannot afford to make as it has very detrimental effects in all aspects if we got it wrong. In addition to that there are many actors who are salivating to capitalize any conflict if it may occurred.
    As we know the nature of brutal arrogance government in Asmara from its inception has been struggling to meet international norms in terms of solving differences and governing a country. As a result of this has been at war with all neighbouring country of the region and will be at war for the foreseeable future as long as it has opted to pursues anachronistic hostile policy … And also gets involved in every conflict if it see any benefit from it with no consideration to the safety of the Eritrea and its people, this government has no clear policy of friendship with any governments of the region or beyond except the medieval thought of “the enemy of mine enemy is my friend. How come you conduct a civilize discourse with a government that pursues deception and intrigue as a policy to advance its agenda. I think this is the dilemma the Ethiopian government has faced. Look how the people of Eritrea treated by their own government that supposed look after them instead they are subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment , for this reason the dictatorial regime of Eritrea is neither good to Eritrea nor to the region ,

    First and foremost we need to understand that bademe is not the root causes of the senseless war in which it claimed a high toll in human lives and the destruction of property. The cause was the unrealistic expectation of the Eritrea government to become Singapore by hook or crook, being having big dream inherently was not a problem. Because dreams come true if they are realistic. However, the problem with Eritrea government was to prosper by enslaving and hoodwinking others, that was where they got it wrong.
    The Eritrean people are at breaking point they need our practical support to get back their god given dignity and basic human right and live with their cousins across the Merb River peaceful, the government of Ethiopia has to focused in providing logistical and material support for Eritrean opposition who fight for justice and equality to topple the regime. If the government of Ethiopia give them practical support they have done it in the past and I am sure they will do it now. The regime is in life support and cannot with stand any uprising or discontent like we see in other parts of the world so that give them the support and the training they need the will take of him.
    In case of external forces whether it is a curse or blessing we living in region that is very dynamic and difficult to predict. The only option we have is to minimize the problem that our enemy can exploit by solving our differences in civilized manner and looking the big picture as oppose group and individual interest. Furthermore, by improve the living condition of the people by creating jobs and encourage transparency to reduce corruption
    My opposition to the war is not only due to Geopolitical risks that may involve many countries for different reason, consequently may have unexpected outcome. Moreover, War will not be in the best interest of the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea, Therefore, this issue needs cool heads as it can have negative impact on social economic and geopolitical situation of the country. Friendly reminder for the people who are pushing the government to go for war I advise you to refrain yourself from prompting war, as in case of any eventuality you will not be affected as oppose to the people who are living in the vicinity of the war area. If War break out it will affects all people and alters their livelihood and cause massive destructions to human life and property. I advise you to leave this decision to people who are living in Ethiopia

    God bless you All

  47. You can kill the mad man while he was on stage. I dont support the war between the two brothers people.If the Problem sourced from this evil man please kill him using different methods. may be other good leader Emerge from shabia. I dont think war will benefit the people of Tigray and Eritrea.
    After all the name Eritrea is not given by themselves. the people are tigray and tigre don’t make war between them.
    may be we can form big federal country between Tigray and Eritrea.
    ” ሰብ ናብ ሰቡ ዝብኢ ናብ ……. “

  48. Thank you for opening to the audience to give suggestions on this very important topic because it is related to Ethiopia National security issue.
    We have to remember the Eritrean people are our close relatives, they just happen to be separated from us 62 years because of a historical error of our fore fathers. They were colonized and fought over 50 years for their independent. I am looking this case without any emotion and bias. Here is my suggestion.
    1. I do not like it but our Government signed a deal and must surrender Bademe without any precondition too late on this and this will make Ethiopia more prestige in the eyes of the international community and will give her more legitimacy if apply in the future see # 4 below.
    2. Our government petition based on international low to acquire full access to the port of Assab.
    3. Try to work hard to earn the Eritrean people trust for confederation with Ethiopia
    4. If the above 2&3 does not work Ethiopia must USE FORCE to have access to sea remember Putin of Russia he took back Crimea from Ukraine.
    5. This might seem impossible the Ethiopian people must unite the second big project I believe after the Renaissance Dam is since Assab is under 50 miles away of our boarder use a heavy machineries and with the help of nature create Red Sea to connect with Ethiopia the Chinese can be helpful on this just create a small earthquake like near the Assab basin and this will cause Ethiopia to have a man made access to sea. Anything is possible.
    6. One concern I have is we all Ethiopians must clean our own internal division if we want to achieve big projects and advance to higher level of standard of living. Avoid division among us believe in a democratic way of solving issue.
    7. Hope this is not off the topic but currently the Gulf countries using the Yemen crises they are encircling our beloved country for their own future strategic interest for example UAE military base in Assab, Somaliland. Egypt working in the Horn of Africa to destabilize Ethiopia. Therefore we have to make a strategic military alliance with our brotherly countries especially Israel and Russia to counter balance and maintain our sovereignty right for the future generation.

    • Be honest man, stop deceiving yourself, you think we are stupid we will miss that you are Shabia? you have no brain. Sister or uncle, relatives, whatever, why did you invade Ethiopia ? now you say bla bla bla. The people has to be freed based on ethical basis, stop masking yourself as if you are Ethiopian? Deceit what it has landed you have landed in this quagmire. Stop deceiving yourself by thinking you are deceiving Ethiopians.

      • Hello Gezaee H the wise old Aiga man!
        You guys are very considerate for democracy in Eritrea
        You hate PIA
        You want to invade Eritrea
        what a contardictory ideas!
        If you want to invade be our guest
        If you want to live in peace then get out of Badme! Badme is not wolkait, it is not Gambella, you are not dealiing with Amhara or Oromo…… you are dealing with us (Eritreans)
        This is what we say in Eritrea now…… you may trick me once because of my naivity but if I am tricked twice it is because of my stupidity. No nogotiation with you while you are in our land …… that is exactly what we have being saying nice day Gazae Hagos

  49. The Algeries agiriment is null and field probably this is the time could new policy bcs the main basic agirimnet is dismiss by shabiya or we have to stack with no war no peac for another 30 years until ertrawiyan timikihitejatat is distroy

  50. I think it is a difficult question to answer since I don’t know the situation in Eritrea. I will try to answer in general terms. Ethiopia must prove it’s a peaceful country and wants to solve all problems peacefully and persist in solving the problem through negotiation. Ethiopia more than ever must aggressively inform the world community and work diplomatically to show how Eritrea trying to destabilize Ethiopia and horn of Africa supporting terrorist groups this will give her a moral upper hand. Ethiopia must intensify people to people relation between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Ethiopia must help Eritreans in a systematic way to help them free themselves from evil one man government. If somehow UN seems to understand the grave situation of Eritrea people and horn Africa because of Eritrean government and ready to help the opposing forces in Eritrea, Ethiopia must take the viable alternative under UN law. Ethiopia must give last warning to Eritrean government to stop trying to destabilize Ethiopia through false news and supporting terrorist and inform United Nation that Ethiopia will take action and solicit help from UN. Any action Ethiopia takes must be supported by UN. Otherwise, Ethiopia must not involve in direct wars the stake is high and incalculable.

    • Why Shabian invaded this forum now? All the comments are from Shabia talking about international law, world , agreement , bla bla bla bla. Ethiopia does not need anymore anyone to mediate or go between. Ethiopia must end the so called Eritrean indepedence together with the people there short of bloody war. No alger’s agreement, no UN, no AU, no EEBC, … nothing. Now Ethiopia is the UN, the AU, EEBC, alger’s agreement, no UN deal with Issayas after now . After now the only deal must be with the people and they people must be freed even before any deal . Most of them comments are from the Kotetetam Shabia who dragged into 30 years war serving foreign countries. A sane Ethiopians must never ever sit with Shabia after now.

      The regime in addis must get of its stupid mental prison and thinking or finding ways of freeing the people and driving out the Islamicists stationed in Assab. If the Islamicist are going to stay 30 years in Assab? Ethiopia will be done deal. Leave alone a land occupied by Islamicist, even without occupying they taking over Europe, North America by reproducing like rats. It would be suicidal to the presence of he Islamicists in Assab. Something must be done short of any deal with Shabia except with the people.

      You Kotetam Shabia, you put the people into this Quagmire yoursself. Do not come to tell us here you are all powerful . Your ignorance is bleeding the people on both side and the regime in Addis i has sleeping on their ears and gave your more life by saving you.

      • come and get us then!! we will wait the invading Ethiopian force with roses. Ops, I forgot….. we will organise you singers, too!
        We know war a real war … not in films. We will give a real hard time….. just come to do the adventure!

        Shaebia is very good to wait with roses and We will organise a tour guide for the Goliath
        Very funny creatures!!

  51. The only way out to bring sustainable peace between the two countries is to implement Alegeris protocol and follow normalization and integration of the two countries with economy ! That is the only way out

    • That is an Eritrean delusional dream. It is easier for EPRDF to give Axum to Eritrea than Bademe in 2017. Thus, prepare for war in the next few months!

  52. The no war no peace should never existed if the Ethiopian government had done its job accordingly in the first place. I mean, they should never go to Alger to discuss peace agreements with the crazy man who was already lost the war or defeated. However, I hope the Ethiopian government will not do the same mistake again about the already dead Alger peace agreement ! Let’s make it clear to the Ethiopian and Eritrean people that the Alger peace gentlemen is killed by Isayas lAfeeki long time ago…. And let’s see what Isayas Crazy will do?

  53. Consequences of war


    Freedom from an occupying power
    Removal of a corrupt government and its replacement with something better.


    Death- about 55 million died in WWII alone, and in modern wars most deaths are civilians.
    Injury- many more millions of people are injured than killed and vast majority are civilians.
    Mental illnesses caused by traumatic experiences.
    Kidnapping and training of child soldiers
    Disease and famine
    destruction of relationships, a way of life, the economy and infrastructure.

  54. The current policy/strategy is to help actively Eritrean oppositions groups including military help to remove the government and empower Eritreans to build a democratic Eritrea. If this to go as the policy, Ethiopia needs to think twice the on going military activities and building up by Emirate and Saudis huge ambition of the long journey to inter in to the land of Habesha. Indeed, Land of Habesha is now interred and has been for a while under the two Arab Countries via the offshore of Eritrea. Does Ethiopia has the capacity to do so? I doubted.
    As the matter of the strategy/policy from the Ethiopian point of you, I believe Ethiopia should not allow Eritrea to go with it for sake of peace. It will be a catastrophic mistake that will lead Ethiopia to go in to peaces.

  55. ye tegebe sitefa yaderal yemilew le TPLF radicalists new. ya hulu chigar ena ekek alfo bechigra gize yastegaxhewnan yasadegacgew jegnawn yegnder hizb bilom yamarawn hizb sil yasatuaal bilom betelalakiwoch yasedbutal (somali, afar), alhon sil demo tew engna anbesa nen ymesirak africa jegan bilom siltun nen enam amaram yihn oromo feri woyim hualaker new yilulal. ene sigebagn tplf is a collection of cowards! ezih ena TOL lai yetirechuten zeregnet hizb yiketatelewal, bilom gizew siders yawtawal.
    it is sad to see from the honest and cultural people of tigray this supper arrogant tebabboch, who are doing good for no one. Benesu mkniyat agrachenen tsega matatachen yasaznal. Ahunim gizew alalekem, lib yalew lib yibel ena erasub lefiker enaabro lemenor yazegage.

  56. The Prime minster of Ethiopia. New policy should focus on toppling the brutal regime in Eritrea.
    The new policy of prime minster mast engages in series dialog with 150 000 young Eritreans in Ethiopia and in all over the world Which are most of them were in the army. So, this is only way to eradicate Esayas and his tyranny junta
    If not the Ethiopians and Eritreans are suffering forever.

  57. I don’t think Ethiopian involvement in the Eritrean affairs is a good option. Let them to handl thier internal affairs themselves. The one man is not good for Ethiopian, but he is good for Eritrean! He must stay so long. Thus, I am hoping that our government will rather focus another options.

  58. Peace to you all!
    Thank you Aiga for raising this timely issue. Before writting my opinion I was reading the comments, most of them are sadly drum of war, war ..war. War never be a solution to any conflict. war never bring peace. We had war between this two brotherly people but it didnt bring any lasting peace. War is not a game or a just a picnic, it takes thousands of young peoples lives whether Eritreans or Ethiopians, we are both human biengs. It takes resources. It might seem easy to say let us deal with the one man and destroy him by war. We are talking about war between two countries. It is not a war between two villages. No one can anticipate what the war will bring to both sides at the end. What we know for sure if there a war broke between these two countries, It will take thousands human life. We had already war for years. Did it solve any thing? No. That is why the two leadership had to sit and make a peacfull agreements because that is the only solution for a future meaningful lasting peace. After the decision was given instead of accepting it and implementing it, Instead of compansating and convincing the people who are affected by the war and by the decision. They chose to run from reality by sending a confusing signals with the so called ”5- points to solve the problem” If these two leadership could solve their differences by negotiation they could do it before they went to war. After 16 years we are in the same situation. Isayas is using the ”no war no peace situation” nicely. It is a perfect excuse for him. He hold all the political process because ”we are in no war no peace situation”. The Ethiopian people did not benefit from this ”no war no peace” Specially our Tigrean people benefited nothing. All investers will invest their resourses in central Ethiopia not in north Ethiopia because there is no peace. Even now let us think about the future of these two brotherly people, war does not give them anything than distruction in all forms. Let us ecourage our leaders in both sides to think to solve this issue peacfully. Leaders will pass but these two brotherly people will live side by side forever. Let us think about them. Let us come out of the war mentality. War did not give our region any benefit. We should not encourage and push them to go to war because war will not solve any problem. In my humble opinion implementing the Algiers agreement is the solution. I would encourage the Ethiopian govenment to officially declare that they accept and ready for implementation the Algeries agreements. Both govenments should automatically stop helping opposition groups and stop all propaganda against each other. Ethiopia to be allowed to use the Assab and Massawa ports with out any condition. Treat with dignity and respect. By doing so i can see our region can get a lasting peace and can be the center of investments and progress.

    Ezi wedhankum…..

    Selam Ni kebabina

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  60. Mihzinett Hadee Sidrabet, hadee-Dem Hizbi Tefelali`uu Ayfelalen. Eritreawian Hizbinan Wogenan Iyoom. Bi senki Baedawian Werertin Nigus Showa Menelikin II Keem Germen, Keem Yeemen, etc. Tefelaliyoom Dahr gin Hadee Koinoom. Bizuhatt Tarikh Jeganuu Qedamoot woledina Ezii Hizbi Zi Ni Newih Ametat Aduun Hizbuun Hizuu Nebiruu (Ni lieli 3-5 shihhhh Ametatt). Lommi Ginn Wala kua Zetehawawis Kunetat Tefetiruu Enahalewee Merhtinaa kabb Kiltiuu Gets Temekhakhiroom Abb kindii Zetehawawusuna Limaatinawuun Abb Kindii ZeQaltifulna Gizie Entey TeteQhemnaluu Bikhentuu Yimbeb /YwinCheff Aloo. Menieseyat`wuun Yitefuu Alewuu. Gin Minalbashh Isayias Wun nabb Libuu Yimiless Yikhowun, Mengistii Woyanee Wun Ni Naay Aksum Haweltii nabb Zinebereta Zimelese Kemeeyluu Nizitefuu Ahwatuu Gidaa Kimelis Zeyikhiil? Lebamat Hizbitat Eritreawun Temelesuu Tiimuu Aykitiimekumin Iyuu Aksuum Tarikhkuum Iyuu Bi Abiyiuu Dimaa Hizbi Tigraay Kabb Meretin Bahirin Nilaali Entekhonee Mefeterkuum Entezeykonee khaa Demkumin Hawkuumin iyuu Tetsebirkuum Addikhuum Almi`uu Fah Fahh Ilkuum Kem DeQi Zagraa Tibetatenu Alekhuu. Abona wun Bizi Idmee Ezii kemzi Yiblukhuum Alwuu Nismaayom Eskee,. Kulina Moweti inna hadeekua Ziterif/Zinebir yelen. Niwoledetat Hadee betesebb Tekhefafiluu kinebir Yitref Amlakh Sebbwun Dess Aybiloon. Tselatina Menn Kemzikhonuu Kaabb Tarikhnaa Nizekir. Aslamayinan Kestanainan Tekhebabirnaa Bi Hadee Ninber. Isayiyas wuun Temeless Tarikhkaa Abb Mewedaetta Idmekaa YetsebiQelkaa Tselaatin Bahhin Dessin Aybeloom. Selaam Yewridelna Fetarii. Amen!

  61. A bloody war has been fought and dosens of lives have been lost. What has happened has happened. There will be no point to go to war again. Our people are well aware of the damage already done. Afterall the regiion as a whole has separated from its mother board, then what is BADEME, compared to the whole population? Our nation is big and can be developed to make life better for all its population, even including Eritreans. Eth. government sould make an effort to create awreness of the fact that once lost life and resourse should’t be a reason for staborn atitude on BADEME.
    We miss the life,time, resource etc, for some politics where the poor has no clue. All what we need is peace and as time is the factor, we need to live our time in peace, hop the new strategy will enable us regain, not the physical ports, but the living souls of our brothers.

  62. This shows that the regime in Eritrea is a real threat to the regime in Ethiopia, as if the regime in Ethiopia main agenda is not the dam, fighting poverty or economic development. Aiga proving me wrong,if not what is this all fuss of yours about the Eritrean regime?

  63. All,

    The thread was opened for you to add your valuable ideas/views/ on what the new policy should entail. It was not opened for you to name call each other or to show your manhood. Grow up and exploit the chance by giving your honest and educated idea on what the ethio-eritrea relationship should look like going forward.

    To our Eritrean participants: If Eritrea is doing fine today(kab gonikum rikebwo) what else can we say!

    To our Ethiopian participants: Know that Eritrea is an independent country, 26 years is long enough for it to be a country even if you do not like how it got its independence. Thus, your input should be based on reality and not wishful thinking. Many argue the no war no peace has worked well. They argue the fact that thousands of Eritreans both civilian and army members are rushing towards Ethiopia today is a clear outcome of the no war no peace policy. Therefore they argue, there is no need for war now! What is needed is to work relentlessly on the people to people front. Others argue, Ethiopia should take advantage of the international politics and come up with a policy to hasten the downfall of Isaias. What should PM Hailemaraim govt do? This is a question more to you Ethiopians not Shaibia worshipers. We all know what Shaibia wants. Shaibia is not asking you for your input! Thank You!!

    • Dear Administrative! please understand in deep about the reality on the ground and the meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood of one family for more than 3000 years are divided into two by aggressive men. And, this problem is continuing because of by less knowledge and weakness of our leaders even though there many possibilities to remedy it. But, you are saying about the few 26 years and 30 years of fighting time. The future problem is much and much more terrifying one unless it is amended on time. You will see man. Eritreans will also understand all these problems even though they are suffering because of the dictator president of the country.

      • Really
        Is is because he the father of our nation and we call him dictator
        the more you hate him the more we like him
        When we negotiate we are careful and will be vigilant!!!!!
        We have not forgotten burning of our villages, burning of our mothers and fathers alive in Shieb and every corner of Eritrea.
        We have not forgotten the rape of our sisters and mothers
        we have not forgotten when the burial of our Heros were un earthed
        We have not forgotten the bombardment and turtures of Ethiopian army
        nice day

    • Pls leave ethiopia alone this is not ethiopia’s problem .this is former ethiopia provence problem 1 Eritrea independen country and 2 Tigray act as ethiopia for colonization purpose of nation and nationality of ethiopia

  64. Hi All,

    The damage has already been done to the two countries and it is time to do remedial actions. Time has been wasted. If we need to bring peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea we need to continue from where we stopped. In other words we need to continue with the demarcation direction given by the court in the Hague. I am posting it below for your information. After that things will be easier than we think now. The fact that they have presence in Assab now It is likely that UAE will have an interest in managing Assab. That means one way or the other the port will be open to Ethiopia at a cheaper price than we pay to Djibouti now. We could have even made it cheaper had we been smart and solve the problem Earlier. We could have worked with Eritrea directly than involving UAE which could have been more beneficial to both countries. I do not close the door for such possibility but it seems remote now at least for the short term. After negotiation we can export potash through Assab. That is another plus. Ethiopian Airlines will ferry Eritrean passengers not only between Eritrea and Ethiopia but also from Eritrea to the outside world and vice versa. It is even possible to give share to Eritrea in the Ethiopia airlines. In return Ethiopia will sell Electricity to Eritrea. Above all we will not risk to face any security problem that may emanate from enemy countries and use Eritrea to attack us. Think positive. The European countries lost millions of people during the first and second world war fighting among each other. Now they learned from that and were able to transform themselves into border-less countries. Refusing to abide by a rule of law is a bad sign to future relationship. Whether we are going to have a good relationship with Eritrea in the near future or not it is important we abide by the signature we put in the agreement to solve problems through arbitration. That is step number one to peace. Because we are afraid that we may not establish peace with Eritrea can not be a reason for refusing to demarcate the border. Why do they want not have a good relationship with us if we allow demarcation? Please read for the demarcation directions below.

    The Commission adopted on 13 April 2002 its Decision Regarding Delimitation of the Border
    between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
    The border as so delimited by the Commission needs to be demarcated, to which end the
    Commission adopted on 8 July 2002 certain Demarcation Directions;
    It is a matter of urgency that the demarcation be accomplished expeditiously;
    THE COMMISSION NOW DECIDES, in the exercise of its powers under Article 27 (1) of its
    Rules of Procedure, to issue the following ORDER:
    1. A Field Office of the Commission shall be established at Adigrat.
    2. Work in Adigrat, for the construction and equipping of the premises for the use of the Field
    Office, shall commence as soon as possible so that that office shall begin its work no later
    than 31 July 2002.
    3. The Chief Surveyor or the Assistant Chief Surveyor shall oversee the establishment of the
    Field Office.
    4. The Chief Surveyor shall ensure that the Field Office is staffed so as to be able to carry out
    its tasks as he deems appropriate, which shall, in the first instance, include resumption of the
    surveying of Ground Control Points and the emplacement and survey of secondary datum
    5. The Parties shall co-operate immediately with the Commission and its representatives in
    every aspect of the demarcation process and, to that end, shall provide all necessary
    assistance to the Commission and its representatives. The Parties shall refrain from hindering
    or impeding in any way the Commission or its representatives in the performance of their
    tasks in the fulfilment of the December 2000 Agreement, and in the implementation of the
    Decision of 13 April 2002 and the Demarcation Directions.
    Signed at The Hague, 17 July 2002:
    Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, CBE, QC, President Signed
    Prince Bola Ajibola, SAN, KBE, CFR Prof. W. Michael Reisman Signed
    Judge Stephen Schwebel Sir Arthur Watts, KCMG, QC Signed
    Dr. Hiroshi Murakami, Secretary Bette E. Shifman, Registrar Signed

    • Dear Gebru,
      Don’t waste your time posting the so called Algiers Agreement, because Ethiopia has rejected it for better or worse –Bademe is a non-starter for Ethiopians as Asmara is a non-starter for Eritreans. Thus, the solution is for the two governments to sit down and negotiate for a peaceful agreement. If negotiation is not possible and Eritrea continues to arm and train terrorists, Ethiopia has no option but remove Shaebia. Expect the Ethiopian government to warn Shaebia in the next few days to disarm and remove all Ethiopian oppositions in Eritrea, and if not, Ethiopia would send its army and air force to remove Shaebia.

      • Wollo,

        I have been hearing this for a long long period of time. So you are repeating what i have already heared before. If it was possible to resolve the problem by threat of war it would have been resolved long time ago. Stop repeating words and accept the truth. Egrz wo dehanka.

  65. Insulting and demonising is emanating from a weak person so calling us braggers, hard liners so on and so forth shows your weakness as well as jealousness of the Eritrean social fabric. By nature, we the Eritreans are straight-forward, frank, honest and out spoken whereas the Ethiopians have (here I must stress it that I don’t know the other ethinics groups of Ethiopians that much, but I know the Tigrains very well as even have very close friends and they speak the language I mastered by birth and sharing a common and distinctive culture) very shallow mind. In Eritrean culture be from Tigrgina, Tigre, Bielen, Saho and the rest of 5 ethinc groups, there is no in our characters a systematic game that is stabbing from the back whereas in Ethiopian culture especially the Tigrains, stabbing from the back is a number one tool they utilise to kill or steal. In Tigrignia there is a proverb says ” Hluf Tewekes, Bala Temerkos meaning “refer to history and lean against supportive object”. Therefore, if we just pay a glance at history such as what you have done to Ra’esi Solomon Weldmichael?, what you have to those soldiers who were captured during the Adwa war (by the way the Eritrean gallants were the mastermind of the Adwa’s victory such Awalom and abrahm Deboch to name but a few) with Italian soldiers? what you have done to Eritreans during the Haileslassie time, what you have done to our people during the brutal Derg Era and above all and most painfully the Weyanes betrayed us just to please their handlers and to fulfil their wishful greater Tigrai agenda. In history you will never find that we the Eritrean betrayed against any societies let alone versus our brothers and sisters the Tigrain people or the Ethiopian people in general. Check the real history don’t believe the clap-trap fake news propagated by radio fana and the rest Weyan’s media outlet.
    Some individuals say that our 30 years struggle for independence was in vein and Egyptian initiatives. Well, even I don’t even have a words to convey my feeling. I think this is totally absurding you guys are living in denial and in darkness. The other point you keep talking about is talking people to people of those 2 nations. In my opinion there is no a severe haters between those 2 people, but the pressing and concerning issue we have here is whoever seats on the saddle of governance of Ethiopia tells the Ethiopian people a distorted narrative blended with hegemony attitude towards Eritrea and its people. In contrary, the Government of Eritrean profoundly believes in united Ethiopia even during the army struggle for independence the EPLF was believing in the same principle whereas the TPLF was and is believing in its ill divide and rule policy which has ruined the current Ethiopia forced to live under state of emergency. Look at the Eritreans, for instance, I am from the high land part of Eritrean, but I can go to which ever part of my country I opt to and I can enjoy the Eritrean atmosphere among any ethinc groups of my countrymen and women without any fears whereas, this is an alien to any Ethiopian especially to Tigrains due to the minority regime polarization dangerous political naivety they implement and imposed upon the Ethiopian people from which they have gain nothing (including the Tigrains), but hatred and chaos.
    They said the Eritrean youth are leaving the country. Yes, true they are immigrating, but it is nothing to due with political issues. They leave just to improve their economic hardship which worldwide phenomena episode. In fact, most Eritreans when they went to diaspora they never distanced from their nation and they join the Eritreanism camp and contribute to their nation. And, remember the Western governments give a green light whoever claims to be Eritrean so the main beneficiary of this conspiracy against the brave people of Eritrea so the Ethiopian youth have been immigrated in mass in the name of Eritreans. We know this very well indeed.
    The Woyane need to comply with the international court ruled verdict which is ” final and binding” and vacate our occupied territories and then I don’t even have a shred of a doubt that peace will reign and prosperity will blsoom among Eritrea and Ethiopia.
    War wasn’t and isn’t Eritreans’ option, but we compelled to wage war against colonisers, and defending against invaders and warmongers so we won and still we will over any against ill-will intended to harm our peaceful nation.

    Wedi Denden

  66. I hope the government will take the necessary measure after making sure that the security, economic, social and political benefits of its measure outweigh the costs of practising it. I have no doubt that Isayas’ army is no much to the renouned Ethiopian army. In case Ethiopia decides to unleash its military might some day in the future, it should precede that with a calming and encouraging propaganda directed toward our sisterly and meaningful peace-longing Eritrean people that the measure would be for their good – peaceful coexistence with their sisterly neighbor Ethiopia.

    • trying to invade our country is for the good of us! wake up! Are you living in the modern world

      Isias is the father of our nation. If he is dictator then it is up to us to decide our destiny not the Woyanes……. why? who are you to lecture us what is good and what is bad. I will invade your country and wait me with roses…… very funny to be hones! you are living in darkness
      As to your advice that the Ethiopian army to invade us…… well come and get us. It will be easy march! you have tried so many time and the facts on the ground much much different than the Aiga forum’s dream!

      • @Aron! Interesting! What are you saying man? ‘the more you hate him the more we like him”; so please love hime more and enjoy more with your beloved father of your nation, the dictator and [Hydra] like creature who eats and excerets by its mouth, who kills his comrades
        Eritreans got from their mouths and hands; the Tigreans are loyal, diligent, hones, trust and democrat by nature

  67. Dear Aiga,
    You are demanding for people or Ethiopians what to give you. You are not seeking alternative ideas, you are looking for what you wanted. Your behavior is dictatorial. You acting as despotic, but you do not realize it. Ethiopia belongs to all Ethiopians. You have no special right . You believe Eritrea is an independent country? well that is your belief Sir. We do not buy your prescription or beliefs Sir. We respect your wrong beliefs, and you must respects ours. You have no any mandate to tell us to accept your wrong beliefs. Whether Eritrea has been independent or not for 26 years, there are some of us who believe the whole things was/is wrong. Time has proved us perfect , and time have proved your wrong. But you seem to be hell bent to impose your wrong beliefs on us, and trying to bully us to accept your way of thinking? Who the hell do you think you are? You are not more Ethiopian than me , are you more Ethiopians? why do you think you have special right to tell what people must believe in ? This is why we oppose TPLF. This is why I believe TPLF is a burden, not a liberator to Ethiopian people. But thanks to Chauvinists Amharas who are giving you more lease of life to rule Ethiopia by force forever because they are blindly attacking innocent Tigreans and rallying support for you. If you do not like our comment you can delete them as usual, but we have no obligation to suck your wrong beliefs. I do not recognize Eritrea as a country as you do. This is my right and I will never accept your demand because you are just an ordinary Ethiopians like me and with no special right except TPLF staying on power by gun. You have been asking the same question for two decades. You got nothing right on Eritrea and you keep on us asking. You actually do not need to ask by posting have you say since you already know what you looking for? If you belief and you are here to defend Eritrean independence ? why are you posting have your say here? what is that you waned to hear ? You do not need to post this because you can listen to yourself then? Since you know exactly what you wanted? you do not need an input from Ethiopian. I wonder what you wanted then? You wanted us to tell u give Badme? Those of us who oppose the Eritrean independence is not out of hatred to Eritrean people or anybody. It is our firm belief that the Eritrean independence is not in the interest of both sides. You seems to be caged up in your own microworld and you wish us to think like you? You would not mind to cage us in the same box with you by force? This is why many patriotic Ethiopians hate TPLF. But thanks to Amhara chauvinists, myopic, hateful bunch Amhara elites who are ignorantly empowering TPLF by attacking innocent people and rally unprecedent support for TPLF. But whatever your beliefs is, you have no right to try to muzzle us or force us to follow you like camels. Good luck

  68. Oh this guy is another woyane. He pretends Amhara and telling us that woyane is much more better than Amhara. Some of the woyane thinks our Independence was given to us on silver plate. Our destiny and fate was decided by Ethiopians. Our destiny are used as cards!

    we do not buy all this rubbish in the above note by Gezae H,..,……….
    As we said…. We were tricked once as to our naivety and good will but we will never tricked again! NEVER
    Who ever come will burn the flames of SOWRA!!!!

    Awet N Hafash

  69. I I understand the nature of the issue, how sensitive it is by the response that piled up in the site just in a few days. In my view, Ethiopia should embark only on its own agenda and technical interests. We can’t drag our citizens and our scarce resource to save a long time failed state and a population who is agitated by the identity crisis. EPRDF had failed badly by its leadership in safeguarding the prime interest of Ethiopia, in the area of geopolitical and ties related to Eritrea.
    I really don’t care whether Eritrean as a country has similarity with Tigray or not, you need to open your eye and see what the Eritreans post on their site. As far as a solution that needs to be emphasized by the leadership of Ethiopia unlike Meles should be fighting for the right access, then the Arab will be in limbo.
    We need to secure our own interest, just like that!

  70. Dear Aiga,

    I can tell you that you are a part and a parcel of the Ethio-Eritrea problem. You are not part of solution. This why I do not believe Shabia only is the problem. The problem is not the people. The problem is both Woyane and Shabia twisted mindset. You are both the same for me. I see now difference. Shabia = Woyanes. I hardly understand the difference. For the people to get peace, the two cancers has to go both, not just Shabia, but also Woyanes. Fortunately for Woyanes, they have divided Ethiopia severely and badly to the point of people deporting each other which was never seen or heard in Ethiopian history and the reason are divided by ethnic lines to the point of killing each other and deporting each other is designed to keep Woyanes on power. A Woyane trying to preach us about Eritrean independence is the evidence we have Woyane is not after Ethiopia not even after TIgrai, but may after money or power. I have never come an Ethiopians or Tigreans who shares AIGA’s beliefs. But the people forced to accept wrong beliefs AIGA and their Cos. We even heard Dr. Drebretsion playing down the occupation of Assab by Arabs as nothing? You people mentally sick and with no cure .

    • A referendum took place in Southern Sudan from 9 to 15 January 2011,on whether the region should remain a part of Sudan or become independent.The referendum was one of the consequences of the 2005 Naivasha Agreement between the Khartoum central government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M).

      On 7 February 2011, the referendum commission published the final results, with 98.83% voting in favour of independence. While the ballots were suspended in 10 of the 79 counties for exceeding 100% of the voter turnout, the number of votes were still well over the requirement of 60% turnout, and the majority vote for secession is not in question.

      The predetermined date for the creation of an independent state was 9 July 2011.

      You should have to accept the independent of Eritrea same as South Sudan!!!!! That is it. You can not change it. If you are stone headed, You can!!!!! Good luck. Sleep and dream, then woke up……..:)

  71. Dear
    Wedi Denden

    Don’t you think so it would be good to evaluate our self before we jump to judged others about their morality and behavior How do you reconcile yourself condemning the behavior of others for demonizing and insulting you while you are doing the same thing. where is the moral higher ground for you to accuse others while you showing same behavior.

  72. Do you really expect the prime minister to do something about dictator Isias?. there is saying in my country Eritrea, ZeGeber NeDEu Ayneger. The poor prime minister keep singing the same song over over again. How many times we hear him saying “we will do something to about isias”? Dictator isias knows he will do nothing especially at this time where Ethiopia is in state of emergency. The prime minister’s same saying remind me of the old Eritrean comedy “ArBeA”:)

  73. A bunch of Shabiya desperadoes here remind me some delusional Taiwanese and Portoricans who are in denial of their reality.
    Look how many times the ayatollah of artera is warning America and the West on his annual barf fest?

  74. Dear Aiga

    For the last decade or so Ethiopians have been loud and clear on their opinion of Eritrea. Whatever new policy you can conceive, Ayatolah up North will always find unhappy Idiot who is willing to throw at least a stone. The PM isn’t gonna craft anything that will stop an idiot whose life goal is to dismantle Ethiopia or be on the helm of it.

    At this point BUILDING A WALL is better than what EPRDF will propose.

  75. Eritreans are much closer to Ethiopians than our other neighbors. Since our late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi left Ethiopia a landlocked country, it is wise to make peace with Eritrea as Djibouti and Smollland are entertaining the presence of foriegn troops in their land.
    Diplomacy is the only solution to peace!

  76. Ethiopia is better of without Eritrea. However, it remained cancer for the region. The no war no peace situation is hurting Ethiopia more than Eritrea. Thus I suggest the following:

    1. Removing Isayas and install a friendly government should be taken as an option. However, as Getachew M. noted it should be understood that ‘’Any forceful maneuver to remove the Asmara government from power will be costly and can have wider geopolitical implications.’’ Such action should have easily been done a couple of years ago, before the external forces entered the region (Arabs & Egypt). But it must be done now.
    2. Support the Kunnamas, the Sahos, the Afars and other people to determine their fate.
    3. Declare the Algiers agreement as null and void.
    4. Claim to concede an access to the sea.

  77. TPLF can choose whatever policy it wants to follow. What is clear is that Eritreans are ready for anything. If TPLF wants war that is fine. If TPLF wants peace there is one way to get it. That is by respecting the rule of law. Short of that it is a waste of time. Eritreans have already decided their course of action and it is up to TPLF to choose between war and peace and Eritreans are more than ready to respond to Either of them. There is no buts and if’s. It is respect for the rule of law or no respect for the rule of law. There is nothing in between. What TPLF does not know is the train is moving. Once it is gone you remain stranded. It was easier to solve the problem in 2002 than now. That opportunity was lost because TPLF rejected the EEBC decision. For the last ten years the policy was a regime change. After declaring emergency rule in Ethiopia now what? Some lost souls may think that TPLF is capable of attacking Eritrea. To think that way is akin to a person in intensive care waking up and killing someone by throwing a fist. The hard days for Eritrea are over and whatever TPLF decides is for the sake of TPLF not for Eritrea. So please do not waste your Time by becoming computer Tigers.

  78. If you don’t have the national interest at heart only whatever policy you have you will never solve this chronic sister game must be stopped.any form of normalization of relations will be extremely dangerous to Ethiopia probably the end of its existence if anyone remembers the situation before the Eritrean is obevous there are people who had vasted interest based on ethnicity who advocate normalization of relations.those people don’t give a dam about Ethiopia.they have done it before they will do anything to damage Ethiopia.

    • Eritrea did not request normalization. This will happen if both sides have the interest.
      Eritrea is asking it legal right here. If you can not see that and respect the rule of law you know it is a matter of time something is coming your way. Think rationally and you will help your country and people.

  79. Aiga says “Accept with no buts and ifs the Algeria’s Agreement and see if the one man government can become a partner for peace.” You say what Aiga man? You want the Ethiopian people to accept the Algiers Agreement with out any condition? are you serious man? How can you be a peace partner with a butcher?
    A) The Algiers Agreement was violated by the Afewerki Government: therefore must be rendered null and void.
    B) The Ethiopian Government must not sign a peace agreement with a man who murdered school children and then proceeded to ignite a border war that claimed tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters.
    C) The no-war-no- peace strategy must continue as long as this savage is in power regardless of the consequences this might have on our economy.
    And finally, please keep your mouth shut as you are not an authority on the resolutions of conflicts between nations.

    • You said “Please keep your mouth shut as you are not an authority on the resolutions of conflicts between nations” come on! The prime minister said his government is nearly finished a study on how to deal with the one man government in Eritrea but no body knows what that study is, as none of us has the power to get in to his mind and figure that out but the admin was giving you the most likely 5 possibilities so that we can debate and mind storm with each other and cast our own opinion.

      Remember, we can agree to disagree, that is what democracy is all about.

      Aiga works every day to bring us an up to date information and they deserve our appreciation. We wouldn’t have this information had it not been for Aiga.

      • The suggestions put forward by Aiga must make sense and must be based on the reality on the ground from an Ethiopian point of view for us to debate. Accepting the Algiers Agreement,as it stands, without any conditions is tantamount to capitulating to the demands of a tyrant who murdered our brothers and sisters and is currently engaged in destabilizing our nation. This is a nonstarter Agazy! Our people deserve to live in peace, however signing a peace agreement for the sake of peace to appease a dictator doesn’t hold water and will never bring about long term peace in our region. Besides, Aiga is not the only source of information nowadays.

  80. As if you did not plan to wipe Eritrea out of the map for the last fifteen years now you are telling us you are going to change your policy towards Eritrea. Are you losing your mind? Did you forget the Senna forum, Igad, Suzan Rice———————————? You used every stick available for you to wipe us out of the map. The reason you are talking about changing your policy is because it resulted in state of emergency. Now it is state of Emergency next time it is fleeing to Mekelle. The places you categorized as a drinking place for camels are bringing millions of dollars. The places you named as barren land are now full of gold, copper and Zinc. The places that you called dryland are now full of water. And do not forget this are not in house of cards Ethiopia. Whatever you build is going to burn tomorrow. Someone who does not have a sane mind is always a victim of his or her mentality. As to Badme. It is a matter of time. We will take it by force. Watch out.

  81. I dont know if you don’t understan the main causes of the m main causes of the problem it’s one of real los of confidence among your own people. When it comes to Ertria you are the defenders you forgets on what principles you shaded you’re
    Blood .You know if you why you got all this ups and dawn’s . The most heart’s cames to your own people . It is really shame . I dont have any grag with you gay’s becouse I am one of you!!! Get him out there or it is a matters of time you are out.
    Do note by his garbage finhe him, this is the last of two hundred years head aches .Forget everybody do it for your own people self and dawn’s four own people . No more cray baby !!!

  82. As an Eritrean, I am surprised by the number of internet warrior’s who support renewed war between the two poor populations over an issue that was put to bed legally a while ago. For those who did not pay attention, just to bring you up to speed, the border is demarcated (final and binding) and maps are deposited at the United nations as an official boundary of the two countries. UN has declared that Ethiopia must evacuate and comply by the requirements of the decision.
    As an Eritrean, the way forward is to respect previous agreements and not try to get into more meaningless agreements with a delusional party. We hope that the Ethiopian government comes to its senses (especially given its fragile state of existence) and would swallow it’s pride and take a bold move to eliminate the obstacle it laid down between the two peoples. This will be a positive development fro both parties.

    On the other hand, if it chose to wage another destructive war the consequences will be even greater than the previous one. If this is the case, I think Eritrea, in addition to its battle hardened army, should use its natural resources for defense of the state. Eritrea has made and will make more security and military cooperation with countries of significant capabilities in various arena. Eritrea can lease out a couple of islands out of the 144 for such purpose. Example is Djibouti. I have not heard a single soul ever mention to invade or annex Djibouti to bring it back to Ethiopia. The obvious reason is the military and diplomatic coverage by powerful countries. So Eritrea can use such methods to end the dream of adventurism before it even begins. Eritrea should not lose a single soul no more.

    • Note from Admin to “In defense of Eritrea”: Pls do not use duplicate names. We have removed your latest duplicates. If you can help us keep the forum clean and no need to use different names. Are we not allowing you to air freely? Why use multiple names. This goes to some of you who are also using multiple names!! If you keep doing it we will remove all your comments!

  83. i never think that, the Ethiopian government would not take a war as an option. the golden chance to eliminate the one government Eritrea through war already have passed. the only solution for issue is should develop a new thinking toward the reunification of the people( agazian community) in continuous peace struggle), the government Ethiopia should strongly work to consolidate the relationships of people to people. otherwise, it would be a big ignorance, if war is happen between tigray and eritrea, this would be immediate impact in the survival of the agazian community

    • Since the begining of the problem, ten thousands of Comments have been given regarding to what the final solution of the problem should be. But, no solution is yet found that can heal or recover the peace and relationship between these one blood people. There is will be an appropriate time when the Doctor TIME starts solving all their problem. Hoping that the BEST IS YET TO COME!!!!!!!!!! Problem can teach people, From their problem people can learn, etc.

  84. Why did HMD come up with a new policy on Eritrea? It is called ” wag the dog” …that is to divert attention of of the Ethiopian people from the popular uprising in the country. HMD is cornered by the people as to why the top echelons of EPRDF are granted immunity from the so called ” deep renewal “. His party is afraid of the turn of events once the current decree is lifted. Thus he needed a diversion from the main topic in the country. Democracy, good governance & the rule of law are the primary issues of the Ethiopian people.The majority of Ethiopians are under the age of 35. They do not remember or know Ethiopia & Eritrea as one country. Therefore, the regime in Eritrea is not their primary concern. The primary topic in Ethiopia today is democracy or the lack of it coupled with its side effects of governance, corruption , justice..etc
    HMD’S party wants to diver attention from this issue & raises a new question about Eritrea. I don’t think he wants to go to war when public support/ approval of his government is at its lowest. He wouldn’t want to give up Badme for fear of pouring petrol on the already high public outrage in his country. He cannot put anymore international pressure than existing today,
    by UN, AU, IGAD, US . He did not stop supporting those who oppose the rogue leader. So there is nothing new. Just ” wag the dog”
    And this forum is a very good example- the focus of Ethiopians here has shifted from internal problems to border issues – a home run for HMD.
    There is no denying that the border issue is of paramount importance but there is a greater calling inside our country. For a country to withstand external threats, it has to have internal strength which is in short supply at this moment because of the internal divisions and strife. HMD has to work honestly to bring about a democratic order that unites his compatriots and build the country’s internal strength to win wars, influence international opinion, & be respected by neighbors. Without such a strength, I don’t want any government to wage war or negotiate with Eritrea on my behalf ( as a citizen). Besides, the history tells me that his party fatally mishandled the Eritrean issue at least 5 times within its life time as government; an unfair referendum with its entire conception & processes, leaving the northern front without any defence structure allowing Eritrean forces to ” walk” into Ethiopian territory which set up the stage for a costly war and loss of thousands of lives, and pulling back the victor forces who uprooted the invaders before they could finish the job; and, going to arbitration after securing their own territory ( foolish), the lack of negotiating capacity that resulted in terrible losses for my country
    And here we are in a no war no peace situation thanks to the party leadership!
    Now, when Aiga asks what this government should do on my behalf, my answer is “NOTHING” . I don’t want them to mess it up again. I want to wait if and until
    the party can clean up its ineptitude, broken democracy, bad governance etc.
    Then I hope to have a government that I can trust to negotiate or take action on my behalf. First things first.
    For now, Mr HMD don’t wag the dog. Answer the demands of the people! !

  85. The Algiers agreement allowed Ethiopia for WEFER TEBEGES 25 k.m buffer zone please not more than that [ Berri Shewa is watching from Sahel Nakfa] then Higdef Mendef will beg Ethiopia to came from Adi- Halo to Adigrat to dialogue rather than fight.

  86. I am tired of reading all this kind of useless comments and suggestions. First of all I have question to you aigaforum. Where have you been for the past 15 years not to raise and initiate such kind of discussions. Now this question was raised to pm hailemarya by ordinary farmer but heroic who is living and suffering the situation on the real ground and who is passing through such kind of unpleasant condition. Till then no body ever asked this kind of question to our officials. Now you came and pretends like you the one who Springs this issue? Humm……ezzibb bellkukum aigaforum. But I want to say what I think is. Do we all notice that what the Algiers agreement says ? It says final and binding? What final means? For me final is final. There can’t be another option after you agreed and signed to be binded by. So the Ethiopian government has to respect for what agreed and signed, that means upper handing “Badime ” then resuming discussion. But our leaders doesn’t like this bitter truth because they don’t like to take responsibility for what they fail to do so. But now they realized that the no peace no war policy is fading up and people are raising questions strongly. But I am curious what would be look like the so called new research or study? I suspect that they might attempt to overthrow the Esayas regime by force, because they have been telling us there are millions of young and unemployed people all over the country and they claimed they are trying to create job apportunities for all the youth population. So what could be job apportunity is to take them all in to a military camps, so there will no any shortage to pay the price and most importantly there will no ” Bozzenea ” any more on the streets of Addis and other regional towns. Problem solved period. No more to worry about public uproar, public resistance ,no chaos no more untigovernment demonstrations because all the “Bozzeneas” will engage in the war to overthrow Wedi-Affom like their brothers in the Badime war. The EPRDF leaders have nothing to lose because of this war, their children are living and learning in the Europe and US. And also they can’t be part of the ” Bozzeneas “.
    I am sure they will have a way to get with murder, because we learn that from the ethio-eritrea war. No one was hold accountable for the loss of the life of those innocent and young people at that time. It makes me ungry,because I lost many relatives ,friends. More over no one ever mentioned or honored those martyrs in any occasion since the war was finalized by the Algiers agreement . To conclude my opinion the only solution for this crisis is to accept the verdict and implement on the ground then resuming discussions on other things. Thank you.

  87. Gerager Zeberga /A partial comment that I had posted on this website on Jan.26/2017.
    በዚህ ርእስ ላይ እየተነጋገርን የምንገኘው የዲፕሎማሲውን ምሕዳር ሁለቱም አገራት ምን ያህል ተጠቅመውበታል? ምን ያህል ምሕዳሩን በመጠቀም ሰላማዊ መፍትሄ ለማምጣት ሞክሯል? ተነሳሽነቱን በመውሰድ የዲፕሎማሲውን ምሕዳር በጥንቃቄና በብልጠት ለመጠቀም ዋናውን ሚና መጫወት የነበረበት የትኛው አገር ነው? አንዱ አገር ተነሳሽነቱን ሲወስድ ሌላኛው አገርስ ምን ማድረግ ይጠበቅበት ነበር? ወዘተ… የመሳሰሉ ጉዳዮችን አንስተን ለመወያየት የሚረዳ ይመስለኛል፡፡
    1. በመሰረቱ ኤርትራ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ህውከትና ብጥብጥ እንዲፈጠር ከፍተኛ ጥረት ስታደርግ መቆየቷ አሌ የማይባልና የታወቀ ጉዳይ ነው፡፡ ነገር ግን ኤርትራ በምስራቅ አፍሪካ ካሉት አገራት ከጂቡቲ ቀጥላ ትንሽዋ አገር ናት፡፡ የሕዝቧ ብዛትም ቢሆን ከአምስት ወይም ስድስት ሚልዮን የሚበልጥ አይደለም፡፡ ነገር ግን የኤርትራ መንግስት ከእግሩ መጠን በላይ ጫማ ለማድረግ እንደሚሞክርም ይታወቃል፡፡ ባንጻሩ ደግሞ ኢትዮጵያ ባካባቢው ትልቅ አገር ብቻ ሳትሆን የአፍሪካ ሕብረት መቀመጫና በዓለም ውስጥ ከኒው ዮርክና ከለንደን ቀጥሎ ከፍተኛ የዲፕሎማቲክ ጽ/ቤቶች ያሏት አገር ናት፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ የጎረቤቶቿን አገራት ማለትም የኬንያ፡ የሱዳን፡ የደቡብ ሱዳን፡ የሶማሊያ፡ የኤርትራና የጂቡቲ ሕዝብ ባጠቃላይ ተደምሮ ከኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ በቁጥሩ ያንሳል፡፡ ባሁኑ ወቅት የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ብዛት ወደ 102 ሚልዮን አካባቢ ደርሷል፡፡ ይህም የሚያሳየው ኢትዮጵያን ከኤርትራ ጋር በተለያዩ ንጽጽሮች ማወዳደሩ ተገቢ አይሆንም ለማለት ነው፡፡
    2. እንደሚታወቀው ሁለቱም አገራት በተለያዩ ዘዴዎች ማለትም በፖለቲካው፡ በዲፕሎማሲው፡ በኢኮኖሚው፡ በማሕበራዊው፡ በወታደራዊና በኢንተሊጀንሳዊ ተግባራት ሲጠቃቁ ከርሟል፡፡ በርግጥ አንዱ በሌላኛው ላይ የበለጠ ጉዳት አድርሶበታል በማለት ዝርዝሮችን ማቅረብ ይቻል ይሆናል፡፡ ነገር ግን ላሁኑ ጉዳያችን የሚጠቅም አይደለም፡፡ ጉዳት መድረሱ ብቻ መጥቀሱ በቂ ነው፡፡ ይህ ጉዳት እንዲቀርና ሁለቱም አገራት ወደ መደበኛው የዲፕሎማሲ ግንኙነት ገብተው ሰላማዊ ሁኔታ እንዲፈጥሩ ምን መደረግ አለበት? ወደሚለው ማተኮሩ ነው ሊበጅ የሚችለው፡፡
    3. ከላይ ለመግለጽ እንደተሞከረው ኤርትራ ትንሽ አገር በመሆኗና ኢትዮጵያ ደግሞ በተነጻጻሪ ትልቅ አገር በመሆኗ በሁለቱም አገራት መካከል በሚካሄድ መጠቃቃት በሌሎች ታዛቢ ወይም ተመልካች አገራት ዘንድ የሚታዘንላት አገር ማን ትሆናለች? ተብሎ ቢጠየቅ ኢትዮጵያ ናት የሚል መልስ ከየትም አቅጣጫ ማግኘት እንደሚከብድ የታወቀ ነው፡፡ ለምን ቢባል ኤርትራ አሁንም ትንሽ አገር በመሆኗ ከፍተኛ ጥፋት የተፈጸመው በርሷ መሆኑ ከበድ ያለ ማስረጃ ይቅረብ ብለን ብንገምትም ኤርትራ ናት አጥቂዋ ብሎ የሚቀበል አገር ብዙም አይኖርም፡፡ ‹‹እንዴት ትንሽ አገር ትልቅ አገርን ለመጉዳት ትችላለች?›› የሚል ጥያቄ በማንሳት ነው ኢትዮጵያን አጥቂ አድርጎ ለማስቀመጥ የሚሞክረው፡፡ ለምሳሌ ባውሮፓ በተለይም የስካንዴነቪያን አገራትና የአውሮጳ ሕብረት አባል አገራት በሙሉ (ከጥቂቶቹ በስተቀር)፡ እነጣሊያን፡ እነስሎቬንያ፡ ክሮኤሽያ፡ ሞንተነግሮ፡ መቆደንያ፡ ወዘተ… የመሳሰሉት አገራት የኤርትራ ነባር ደጋፊዎች ሆነው የኖሩና አሁንም ቢሆን ኢትዮጵያን አጥቂ አድርገው ከመፈረጅ የማይመለሱ አገራት ናቸው፡፡ ለምን ቢባል ይህ ሁኔታ በተለይም የስካንዴነቪያን አገራትን ብንወስድ ከትጥቅ ትግሉ ጊዜ ጀምሮ እስከ አሁን ድረስ የዘለቀና አንዳንዶቹም ትናንሽ አገራት በመሆናቸው ኤርትራን አጥቂ አድርገው ለመውሰድ የሚቸገሩ ናቸው፡፡ በአረቡ ዓለምና በሌሎችም አህጉር የሚገኙ ትናንሽ አገራትም ቢሆኑ ከላይ ከተጠቀሰው አቋም የተለየ አቋም ለመያዝ ይከብዳቸዋል፡፡ በነገራችን ላይ ኤርትራ የአረብ ሊግ ታዛቢ አባል አገር መሆኗንም መዘንጋት የለበትም፡፡ ለማንኛውም እዚህ ላይ ደጋፊና ተቃዋሚ አገር በመፈረጅ ለጉዳዩ ውጤታማነት ተገቢነት ይኖረዋል ለማለት ሳይሆን ኢትዮጵያ ትልቅ አገር በመሆኗ ‹‹በኤርትራ ተጠቃች›› የሚለውን አባባል ለምን ተቀባይነት ሊያጣ እንደሚችል ለመጠቋቆም ብቻ ነው፡፡
    4. በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ኢትዮጵያ ትልቅ አገር ስለመሆኗና በዓለም መድረክ ተሰሚነቷ እየተጠናከረ በመምጣቱ ምክንያት በተባበሩት መንግስታት ለፀጥታው ምክር ቤት ተለዋጭ አባልነት ከ190 ተሳታፊ አገራት የ185 ድጋፍ አግኝታ ከጀንዋሪ 01/2017 ጀምሮ ወንበሯን ለመያዝ ችላለች፡፡ ድጋፍ የነፈጉዋት አምስቱ አገራት ኤርትራ፡ ግብጽ፡ ሳዑዲ አረብያ፡ ኳታርና ሰኔጋል ብቻ ነበሩ፡፡ እያንዳንዱ አገር የየራሱ ምክንያት ይኖረዋል፡፡ ስለሆነም ኢትዮጵያ ባሁኑ ጊዜ ከኤርትራ ጋር በትንሹም በትልቁም ጉዳይ እንካ ስላንቲያ እየገባች ለመቀጠል መሞከር ያለባት አይመስለኝም፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ ከኤርትራ ጋር እየተነታረከች መኖሯ አይምርላትም፡ አይበጃትምም፡፡ ለኢትዮጵያም የተባበሩት መንግስታቱ መድረክ ከኃያላኑ አገራትና ከመሰል አባል አገራት ጋር በቀላሉ የሚያገናኛት በመሆኑ መድረኩን ከኤርትራ ጋር ላላት የሻከረ ግንኙነት ለመለወጥ የምትጠቀምበት መሆን ይኖርበታል ባይ ነኝ፡፡ ስለሆነም ለዲፕሎማቲክ ግንኝነቱ ተነሳሽነቱን ወስዳ መንቀሳቀስ የሚኖርባት አገር ኢትዮጵያ ናት፡፡
    5. አንዱና በቅድሚያ ኢትዮጵያ ልትገነዘበው የሚገባው ጉዳይ የኤርትራ መንግስት ባንድ ወቅት በራሱ መንገድ ይወድቃል ብላ ከመጠበቅ ይልቅ አሁን በስልጣን ላይ ካለው የኤርትራ መንግስት ጋር በጉርብትና በሰላም ለመኖር የዲፕሎማሲ ጥረቷን መቀጠል ያለባት ይመስለኛል፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ ከምስራቅ አፍሪካ በይነ መንግስታት ጀምራ ኤርትራ ወደ ክፍለ አህጉሩ ድርጅት እንድትመለስ የራሷንና የአባላቱን ተሳትፎ ተጠቅማ እንቅስቃሴ ብታደርግ በኤርትራ መንግስት ዘንድ ጥሩ የዲፕሎማቲክ እይታ /ዲፕሎማቲክ ጀስቸር/ ተደርጎ ሊወሰድ ይችላል፡፡ ይህንን እርምጃ መውሰድ የኢትዮጵያን ታላቅነት የሚያሳይ እንጂ የኢትዮጵያን ክብርና ሞገስ የሚቀንስ አይሆንም፡፡ ይህ በበይነ መንግስታቱ ደረጃ የሚወሰድ እርምጃ የኤርትራ መንግስትን ባህርይ ሊለውጥ የሚችል ብሎም ደረጃ በደረጃ በተባበሩት መንግስታት ዘንድ የተጣለበትን ማእቀብ ለማንሳት ስለሚረዳው ጠቃሚነቱና ለወደፊቱ ሊከፈት የሚችለውን የጋራ ግንኙነት ወይም በሦስተኛ ወገኖች እገዛ ሊመጣ የሚችልን የዲፕሎማቲክ ግንኙነትን እያጠናከረ ሊሄድ ይችላል፡፡ ተነሳሽነቱ ግን አሁንም በኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ዘንድ መወሰድ ይኖርበታል እላለሁ፡፡
    6. ኢትዮጵያ አሁንም ሌላ ተጨማሪ አዎንታዊ የዲፕሎማቲክ ጀስቸር እርምጃዎችን ለመውሰድ ዝግጁ መሆንዋንና ይህም የሚወሰነው የኤርትራ መንግስት በሚወስደው እርምጃና በሚያሳየው አዎንታዊ ግብረ መልስ እየተመዘነ እንደሚሆን በይፋ መግለጽ መቻል ይኖርበታል እላለሁ፡፡ ለምሳሌ የኤርትራ መንግስትን ለማጥቃት ፍላጎት ወይም እቅድ እንደሌላት፡ ይልቁንም አዎንታዊ ግንኙነቱ እየተሻሻለ የሚሄድ ከሆነ ‹‹ኢትዮጵያ ያለ ምንም ቅድመ ሁኔታ የኤርትራ ወደቦችን ለመጠቀም እንደምትፈልግ፡ የሕዝብ ለሕዝብና የመንግስት ለመንግስት ግንኙነቱን ለማሻሻል እንደምትፈልግ፡ ኢትዮጵያ ለኤርትራ መንግስትም ቢሆን የኤሌክትሪክ ኃይልን ለመሸጥ እንደምትፈልግ ወዘተ…›› የመሳሰሉ እቅዶችን በይፋ መግለጽ ትችላለች፡፡ እንዲህ ዓይነቱ መግለጫ የኤርትራ መንግስት ካንዴም ሁለቴ ሊያስብበትና አዎንታዊ መልስ ሊሰጥበት ይችላል፡፡
    7. በኤርትራ መንግስት በኩል ደግሞ በተግባር ላይ ሊውል የማይችለውን ‹‹የድንበር ኮሚሽን ውሳኔ አሁኑኑ ይተግበርልኝ›› የሚለውን ጥያቄ ለጊዜው ቢተወውና ከላይ በጠቀስኩዋቸው ጉዳዮች ላይ በማተኮር ግንኙነቱን ለማሻሻል ቢንቀሳቀስ ይጠቅማል እላለሁ፡፡ የድንበር ኮሚሽን ውሳኔ በቀጣዩ ጊዜ ሊታይ ይችላል፡፡ አሁን ግን የድንበር ኮሚሽኑ ጉዳይ ላጠቃላይ ግንኙነቱ ደንቃራ ሆኖ እንዲቀጥል የኤርትራ መንግስት መፍቀድ ያለበት አይመስለኝም፡፡
    ውድ አንባቢያን ይህ ከላይ ያቀረብኩት አስተያየት ለመጻፍ የተገደድኩት በጉዳዩ ላይ በርካታ ፀሐፊዎች ከዚህ የተሻለ ሐሳብ ሊኖራቸው እንደሚችልም በመገመት ነው፡፡ ሆኖም ይህ ፅሑፍ እንዳንድ መነጋገሪያ ጉዳይ ሊወሰድ ከቻለ በቂ ነው፡፡ ጉዳዩ ይመለከተናል የምንል ወገኖች በርእሱ አጥብቀንና በዝርዝር ልንነጋገርበት ይገባል ባይ ነኝ፡፡ የሁለቱም አገራት ፍጥጫና ቅራኔ ለቀጣዩ ትውልድ መተላለፍ ያለበት አይመስልኝም፡፡ ችግሩን የፈጠረው ይህ ትውልድ ስለሆነ መፍትሔውንም ማምጣት ያለበት ይህ ትውልድ ነው፡፡ ቀጣዩ ትውልድ ይህ ትውልድ ለፈጠረው ችግር ወራሽ የመሆን ግዴታ የለበትም፡፡

    • Hatwketew, Hatewketew, you have done this at the beginning Sir. You run an illegal referendum when even EU, OAU opposed the whole independence game by saying unity is in the interest of both people. you refused and you separated the people and by recognizing Eritrea as Country ? By ceding all the ports? By giving money and by ceding national assets without any question? None of them did buy love for you. Now you are telling us to do the same thing again? You crazy man. Too much talk about diplomacy. Diplomacy as we know it is today is an art of deceiving or outsmarting each other by smiling even if you are carrying a sword. Thus your theory is Hatewketew. Who cares what Scandinivians, Arabs think about Eritrea? who cares about what others say or believe? you must do what is good for both people and you do not need third party either. If you want third party again? what happened to the Alger’s agreement, EEBC? You seem to be interested recycling this thing forever? You wanted another EEBC, Alger’s agreement and to make the people suffer more? I read your article here, nothing edible in it. The same stuff from the past and you wanted to recycle your old love me business?

  88. Just Like Mengstu, Hailesilassie, Meles past ethiopian leaders this current leader will pass away talking non sense and braggiing about a war, implement the Algiers agreement now.. and start feeding the millions poor hungry Ethiopians, instead of as always bragging about a war just like past Ethiopian leaders that murdered innocent ethiopians in the mountains of Sahel and Badme.

  89. My last give away to TPLF and Shabia is the following:
    Since your rhetoric on Eritrea has 100% failed not only once, but 100 times. You now completely have to listen to the public on both sides. The Eritrean and Ethiopian people have to have a general meeting that encompasses all Ethiiopian and all Eritreans, scholars, non-scholars. They have to discuss the merits and demerits of unity, the cost, benefits analysis of that. The right of both side. It is not only Eritreans who have right as Woyane has been telling us. The Ethiopians right is now violated by TPLF twist. That violation of Ethiopian right has not benefitted Eritrean themselves. Therefore, there is a need for a brand new paradigm . What is the paradigm?

    1. The Eritrean independence has to be annulled and rescinded. This must be done not by war, by force, but by the people themselves based on cost-benefit analysis .
    2. I know many youth died in Eritrea under the independence flag, but what did it bring ? It was waste of precious lives and waste of 30 years precious time or one generation precious souls lost. But the precious lives are still being wasted in a much worse scenario where people drowning and becoming organ harvest crop. I see now use of it except more suffering. But yet, the one good side of it, they removed at derg thought they did not bring the expected dream for Eritreans.
    3. Eritrean officials must be given amnesty and live in peace after paradigm change under the flag of healing reconciliation. Otherwise, they will keep on fighting until Jesus comes again to protect their pride. The amnesty of Eritrean officials must be formulated by law and their amnesty must be 100% guaranteed and allowed to live better life than they live today. They can be also given the opportunity to work as peaceful citizen in their area of expertise. This can be only realized if TPLF accept full democracy.
    4. The Eritrean military can be integrated into the Ethiopian National Army like any other Ethiopians.

    I know this is too hard to do? but there is so called healing and this heals everybody and helps to establish a lasting peace for the people and for the next generation. This will benefit the young people because they will enjoy peace. Ethiopia can be stronger, more stable. I know Shabians did many cruel things? but revenge does not solve problem because it continues as vicious cycle.
    This must pushed by the public on both side. It is win win because everyone benefits. Otherwise, by suppressing and violating Ethiopian rights and favoring Eritrea has not benefited even Eritreans themselves. Things must be done ethically and professionally to bring a last peace.

  90. To all the Tigrawot who have doubt that the Ethiopian Army can’t enter Asmara. The Ethiopian army can enter Asmara may be not in 24 hours but it can enter Asmara nonetheless. However, Dergue was also in all Eritrea.
    As an Eritrean I advice you to try what ever is suitable for you. Even though, I know the only option you have to to go to war.
    By the way you are not going to fool the Eritreans by saying one man government (which is correct) or Shaebia leaders and EPLF fighters as Mr. Ishak Gedim Tegadaly of TPLF put it in his last interview. At leas the people hate TPLF more than EPLF. That is way EPLF is still tolerated by the people.

  91. The year was 1999 and the battle was on the fast speed and the blood of the two side drain and Tigria and Eritrea burn and in that time a Journalist called Mulugeta Lule(Tesgay G.Medhin Araya)on “Tobia write this”People of Ethiopia(Amhara)let those two fight and kill each other and when the dead as a wild animal each other then that you would come to Power.
    Hi people fm Tigria here if you Went to war with Eritrea that it’ll be your last and I swear you ,if you just try to come back this time I’m sure you have no time to repent.You have many enemmies on all horn and Tigria is closer and easy to desstory.


  93. Kir Kirrrrrrrrrr. We Eritreans like to trust people because we believe, as human beings, all people deserve that privilege. However, that does not mean we are fools. We are quick enough to learn from our mistake and correct our course of action. By the way we already did that. When TPLF decides to build a railroad from Djibouti to Tigrai do you think because Djibouti port is closer than Assab and Massawa to Tigrai or else? You fools. TPLF will never ever allow for the Eritrea Ethiopia boarder to be demarcated. I hope that gives you a hint to what the long term TPLF agenda with regard to Eritrea is. Shet Meantans kem Kedem, There is no any other way to bring peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia other than standing shoulder to shoulder with other Ethiopians no matter what.

    Egzi wo dehankum.

  94. Those who kept telling us Eritreans and Tegaru are not brothers are those of you whose grandfathers did all the evil work to divide and rule us. If you want to understand what I mean to say, listen the truth from our very own historian Memhir Gebrekidan Desta through the following link and learn how Minilik conspired with major Salsa of the fascist Italy to divide and rule these once one people.

    We have people at both sides who share blood and bones (in central – the Kebesa with Tigray, Kunama on the west lowlands and Saho/Asawurta/Erob to the east. Ras Alula Abanega wouldn’t fight at Kufit and Dog’ali if it wasn’t for his own people. It is very unfortunate that these two brotherly people went to war because of two crazy people, Isays Afeworki and Gebru Asrat.

    Enemies of these people, who once carried a slogan “drying the sea to kill the fish” are still tactically instigating and singing for the war because all they need is the land and the port, not the people. How evil you are!!!

    Again, let there be “no war and no peace” and allow the Eritreans to bring the change from within, either by reorganizing the PFDJ or however they want. Any war would be a suicide for both the people of Tigray and Eritrea. Calm down and don’t fall into another Minilik trap!!!!

    I’m hoping one day these two people to wake up and understand how important their unity is for their survival, strength and prosperity!

  95. ዘንድሮ የሞከሩት ቢሳካ ኑሮ ይሔኔ ጠፍተናል ፡፡ማባበልህን አቁምና ሻእቢያን አስወግድ ፡፡

    ዋ !

  96. I believe we both have paid unnecessary sacrifice due to a senseless war. So, going again into another war would simply be an idiocy. I don’t want to see a drop of blood again in that region.

    I believe Tegaru (in fact Ethiopians) and Eritreans are brothers/sisters. The hatred we see now towards one another is mainly due to the cruelty of former Ethiopian leaders and current boneheaded Eritrian leader ” Esayiys Afewrki”.

    I think we have to start to work with open minded Eritrean scholars in diaspora, or in Ethiopia for that matter, on how to bring back the real brotherhood between Tegaru and Eritreans. I am referring to people on both sides of the border because of proximity, not ignoring the rest part of the country .

    keep in mind that, this way or the other, if peace prevails between Ethiopia and Eritrea the losers are Shaebiya and Timkihtegnatat ( including Gim7). If this issue is not resolved while the current government in Ethiopia is in power, the problem will persist forever. This would simply mean, a win to timkihtegna and an everlasting cry to the peoples of Tigrai and Eritrea.

    To Tegaru, just get rid of any resentment and try to work very hard and with patience to bring Agaezian brotherhood. We have been kind enough to our Eritrean brothers even if their boneheaded leader bombed Ayder. And let’s do the same till the crazy guy goes for good.

    To Eritrean brothers, please come back to your sense. Keep in mind the hospitality and generosity of Tigray for those who are running away from your dictator. Count how many Eritreans joined universities in Tigrai.

    If you can live in harmony with Europeans, in the US and Canada, you will certainly leave and understand with your cousins …

    Selam Nekulukum

  97. ጀግኖች ቀደምት ታጋዮች ፍቅራቸው በሳሕል በራሃዎችበመቃብር ድረስ ታሪክ ሰርተው አልፈዋል አሁንዳግም መስዋእት መክፈል ለማን ? ኤርትራ እንደሆነች ነፃ አገር ናት

  98. ዝበዝሐ አዚ ኣብ ላዕሊ ኣቅርብክሞ ዘለኹም ምኽርታት ኩሉ ተፈቲኑ አዩ ዘይትፈተንት ተላ ሓንቲ ባድመ ንዋንኣ ምርካብ ጥራሕ አያ። ድሕሪ ሕጂ ኩናት ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵይን ኣይክህሉን አዩ።
    ኣብቲ ከባቢ ብሕጂ ኩናት ምናልባት ተመጸ ኣብ መንጎ ምኒልክን የውሃንስን ጥራሕ አዩ ክኸውን።

    • @ሃብተ!!!
      ባድመ da`a Qedem Qedem abb Addi HaQa Ikoo Atia Entekhoness naayti Zitejmere Kuinat Mikhniatuu Bi ባድመ Kemzeykonee Ikoo President Isaiasin Hiluff PM Melese Zeinawi Ikoo Bizuu tezaribomuluu. Minalbash “Zeysinikhasiaya Emni Qortimeluu = ZeyQuslikasia Ginchar Mileseluu” aynett sebb Ketikhon Yitirtir iyee. Woydimaa Nisikha Etibloo zelekhee mergetsi Isaias iyuu miintee Abb siltanuu Kitsenih. Abzi mongo Ezi gin Hizbi Ertran Tigrayin ikoo tegodiee. Bizuu Melsi Mitezarebkuu abb hashewie gin Fitah sile zeyelee abb mewedaita hanti neger Shukh kibleka : Menelik Entesaaree Eritrea nabb Zineberetoo Nebarr Gezaa Enteyfetewet Tiatuu. Yohannis Entesaaree Demokrasawii Sileezikhonee Eritrea Abbti Kebabi selaam Fetiraa Bidimokrasawi Agebab ZelaQi Fitah Yiwahaboo. Ayfal Lomi ChefleQkukhuum Ebaa Tsibah Zergkukhuum Endabelka Mihngadd Embi KiQitsiluu Iyee Intebelka gin Waie [Tegnia***] ….Timali Badime Tsibahh Khaa Endie Bi Naay [Jigna] Menelik abb ti sibienu`un Wusanun gena Yiflet. HGDEF!!!!

  99. – It is a fact that the people of Tigray and Eritrea are the same people. No one can change this fact.
    – However, many Eritreans do not feel the same way we do in Tigray. Well, let them be.
    – Isayas is what Eritreans love and deserve. I think Isayas staying in power is helping deflate the psychic inflation of this generation of Eritreans,who unlike their ancestors, seem to be proud of being colonized.
    – Ethiopian government policy should be to punish Isayas enough not to meddle in Ethiopian affairs but not destroy his government.

      • Aron,

        “Low life” is someone who is sneaking at somebody’s backyard. What are you doing here at the Ethiopian forum, big boy? Who is a “low life” now? I bet you’ve come to realize!

        As my very own Haben clearly said you better “deflate” quick before you blast!

        Get out of here now and cry on your Asmarino, Dehai, Awate, Assena, etc……Wedi’za Askari!

        BTW – this message is just for you. It doesn’t, by any means, apply to those decent Eritreans who believe in equality and those who perished their precious life for the freedom of their beloved country.

        Don’t mess with Tigray!

  100. It’s better to live with your “neighbors” in peace. If you accept the decision of the arbitrary commission, regardless of which house is going to be split into Eritrea or Tigray, it’s nothing. Because the Eth. negotiators have been represented by foreigners of whom they don’t have knowledge of what the relationship have these two people.
    Intentionally, ignore the access to the sea of Assab etc.
    Therefore, TPLF/EPRDF has worked for Eritrea and beyond that for foreigners who needs a weak and divided Ethiopia.
    Therefore, the problem of Ethiopia and Eritrea is going to continue unless both of them have been removed.
    There’s no problem between the two peoples rather it’s in both regimes.
    I know TPLF has promised to return Badme but Esaias do not accept it unless they officially accept the border decision.
    They put themselves in bottleneck, so, no matter what they said they have a new approach, Shabia has already been betrayed on what they have promised him to do while they were in the struggle.
    They have agreed to allow Shabia to do whatever he wants but betrayed their promise. Therefore, there will never be a trust among them and every side continue working for the demise of the other.

  101. If there is any Eritrean here would like to know what it is like to be betrayed then you need to watch this video (a must watch from your own president’s mouth).

    Egypt helped Eritrea financially and training the EPLF every step of the way but after the referendum was completed and Eritrea was about to get its independence the only nation on the way against the independence was Egypt. That should have been a lesson learned to never trust the Arabs.

    Imagine what they can do when they are in your backyard (Asab) through a proxy nation UAE. The man doesn’t know what he is messing with, he will learn the hard way when they stab him on the back.

    And you Eritreans have the nerve to say Weyane betrayed you? Tigreans paid their beloved life for you to gain your independence.

    We baby sat your government for many years abusing our currency and economy until enough was enough when he crossed the red line and invaded our land Badme.

  102. Zikhone Khoynuu ZelaQi Selaam Ni Hizbitat Ethio-Eritrea. Qetenana Zobanan Maenderi eni Baal Gibtsi, saud-Arebiya, Qatar, woy UAE Kikhonee AynifeQidin. Selaam Zobana Qes Biqess Bi cheweyti ni Zitemenzee Hizbinana Meryetinan kela Gitsuluu SiQ ilkaa Miraay hilinana AyfeQdoon, Eti zigerim Tarikh 3000, 5000 alena, Woy neyruuna inabelka Bizuh Kontu zereba Iyuu Zikhon. Eskiee Kabana nabb Saudi, Qatar, UAE woy wun nabb Gibtsii Getsinaa keematoom NiQelqeloom hanti leeyti aymehderunan. Isaias zerii Yohannis iyuu Zibahal gin Sidruu bizey mikhniat zegedefee seb Yimesil Ni Eritrean Ni Tegaruu Entezifetuu keem kab Nugusawian betesebb Keem woleduu Nizoom Hizbitat Ezioom Mizekeroom Tarikhuu Dimaa Keem Fanus Abb Keren Zitetekhelet Lichi Simuu Entatewelee Minebere neyruu. Hiji`wun ayrefeden hayee President Isaias..

    • please either write in TIgrignea or English, do not write Tigrignea english, can not understand it man what you are talking about.

  103. Tigreans say we to Eritreans we are brother and sisters? Shabians, not Eritreans,say we are just neighbours which means they do not agree they are related to Tigreans. This is a big problem among Shabians. The editor admit that other Eritreans do not deny their ethnicity or roots except the Tigrignea speaking Eritreans. They call themselves Tigrignea to separate themselves from Tigreans or from Tegaru. But TIgrignea is not a language, not ethnicity or tribe. You can not call yourself Tigrignea. It does not make any sense. The other things Shabia love is presenting themselves as victims even if it is them who are the aggressors. This is attitude is what is the cause of the problem. Self-denial or denying your own identity is the worst thing than can happen.
    This will not change soon because attitude takes more than one generation. Keep on presenting yourself as victims and demanding by thinking you deserve babysitting by Ethiopians.

    Again, if lasting solution is to be realized, it is only if everyone believe in equality and democracy and liberate yourself from self-denial and prepare yourself for reconciliation and reunion with your family member in Ethiopia. Anything short of that will not benefit Eritrean and Ethiopians. You will not get an inch of land from Ethiopia after now , may be your lose more since Ethiopians will bounce back to claim many things from you. Although Issayas dream is to dismantle Ethiopia to realize whatever his dream is , that will not happen ever. Ethiopia will continue to thrive. Who be the loser? not even all Ethiopians. The only people who lose are Eritrean and Tegaru because Eritreans are far away from the rest of Ethiopia and has little effect on the rest of Ethiopia.

    Thus losers are the two people and all that loss would be because of Shabia and Woyanes twist mindset . You were not revolutionaries. If you were revolutionaries? you would have used revolutionaries to solve problems than using your narrow egos that has made the region now worse than Israel-Palestenian. This is the worst conflict the world has ever seen. Why would revolutionaries spend 30 and 17 years to create more conflict and hatred, war than ever before? I do not believe you people were fighting for ideas, you were fighting just because your deposed to remove certain group. You might have copied ideas from communism, but you never understood them. Your revolution ended up leaving people drowning, and becoming modern type of slavery called Organ crops. Eritreans and Ethiopians are now the worlds number one source of Organ crop harvest. Your revolution created Organ farming and you made the people Organ crops. This is the fruits of your so called revolution. The people were better of being oppressed and dying in their own country than to be slaughter in a much worse than animals where people slaughter them and take out all their organs one by one and sell them in an underground organ market. This is what your liberation ended up bringing to the people. You tell us Eritreans are migrating for economic reasons? before they were migrating because of the war you waged and now you say they are migrating for economy? Then what the liberation about ? I thought liberation to liberate the people from oppression, poverty, backwardness, diseases, .. etc. But it seems the revolution was to just to separate the people from Ethiopia and isolate them and conscript them to serve an endless military services and to deny them peace, development, education, livelihood, and to strip all their freedoms and to hold them hostages until Jesus second coming. Alas, what can you do . This is why Albert Einstein said,” two things infinite: human stupidity and the universe.”

  104. It always amazes me how Eritreans basically don’t want anything to do with Tigray people. In fact, they go out of their way to make sure that that is clear to Tigrayans. What I don’t understand is, if someone pushes me away, I would say, “OK. I don’t want you either…I don’t want someone that doesn’t want me.” But not Tigray people!!! THE MORE ERITREANS PUSH THEM AWAY, THE MORE TIGRAY PEOPLE WANT TO GET CLOSER TO ERITREANS. I find it weird. There must be some theory that explains it in psychology. Are there any Tigrayan psychologists in this forum? I mean, it is all one-sided. The outreach is entirely one-sided and only comes from Tigray people. It is not reciprocated. I really want to know why because this is a serious issue. You may decide to gloss it over but it is real. I want to know why the feeling is not mutual. Like I said, it is not reciprocated. So why continue to do it? Why?

  105. I want to give you an example to illustrate my point. I was traveling last month to visit my cousin on the West Coast. I was in a city where they have a large Eritrean community center. The Eritean Community Center recently got a huge flat screen/smart tv and were installing it. So we were watching Eritrean music on Youtube but somehow youtube suggested a Tigray music (TPLF) so I clicked on it and its started playing. I can’t tell you how many people were yelling at me shouting me down to get out of the video because it was Tigrayan. “Nai Tigray iyu. Anynidelyon. Atfa’aio.” I mean, they were yelling at me and shouting me down. I told them it is just music calm down and quickly killed the video. But, you see my point. I hear Tigrayans saying, “Oh, we love Tsehaitu Beraki and Abraham Afewereki and so forth.” You would never hear Eritreans say that about Tigrayans. This is true. This is reality. I just mentioned that to illustrate my point.

    • It is because they were victimized by Menelick sold out, and Tigreans did nothing during that slavery. Colonialism was not just only occupying land, but also occupying the brain and brainwashing. They were totally brain-swashed. This mentality is confined to Asmara only. It is not true other Eritreans share about it. The rural have no clue about it. These are the elites who were under the yoke of Italy. They were humiliated and brainwashed , their mindset shaped to think to reject their whoness. There is no any race on our planet that reject itself and deny their identity. It is pychological problem instilled by Italy and compounded with what Menelick did to them. Their hatred for Amhara is because of that. It is not their fault so. Their victims man or sold like objects by Emperor Menelick. He received 5000 guns? That is not something you can forget even to eternity . In short, they were victims of colonialism and then victims of Shabia and Woyanes. Both Shabia and Woyane reinforced that. They did not play a role to heal that. They made it even worse. You will find similar attitude in South Africa. The black there believed they were inferior than whites by God. Because the South African Dutch reform church taught the black that God made cursed and to be slaves of whites. They told them they can do anything except working as slaves for whites because that is what God decided. They had their own bible that teaches that. You can see now the blacks killing other Africans? but they never touch the whites even if they treat them like dogs. About Tigreans being loving to Eritreans? well, it is real, genuine and it is not artificial and it is correct. If your brother reject you for his own, would you reject him? It has be rational. Tigreans have no reason to be behave like that. They do not have it. It is because they do not have that negativity instilled in them. It is the difference between being colonized and not colonized. Both has cause . They Eritreans have cause to do that and the Tigreans have reason to do that but they are different causes.

      Emperor Menelick created that division and hatred. He sow the seed. I wish he did not sign them out to Italy. I wish he did not take any material in exchange for the people and land. It is horrendeous human error to sell your own country men and women for few guns. But we human are subject to make mistakes always. All in all, it is problem from the past passed from generation to one generation. It could have been remedied , but there are no leaders who can remedy that. We have leaders who themselves have colonial mindset such Dr. Gretsion Gebremichael who are hell bent to divide the people based on colonialism. Aiga is also a part of colonial mindset and all those who talk about division are mentally colonized.

    • What an example! Just because few low life parking attendants and cab drivers at West Coast gasped their life frustrations you concluded across the board? What about the hundred thousands of Eritrean youths flocking to Tigray and the thousands attending at our universities and living elsewhere in a much better peace than their “home land”? Grow up folks!

  106. What I want to be strategy with ertrawiyan is NO WAR NO PEACE for another 25 years or if the government in Ethiopia want change the policy it’s better, and now is the time, to null and nullified the algiers agreement

  107. Dear ethiopians I dont want to be polotical correctness tell u the facts…. there will never happend war again between two Brothers…the badme war was because of our stupid leaders in both side and we lost alot off ppl. inshort we tigrigna Speakers are few now we dont Need to lost one life from tigrigna Speakers …who is going to happy the amharas only Forget it .100 years mililik ,haileslase,mengstu Job was to elliminat tigrigna Speakers there is many Facts. if eprdf make mistake the war u will face with tgrayans to Need to taker…for me my blood is the tgrigna Speaker eritreayans, the Name ethiopia or Eritrea given by White ppl i dont care just Name I care my blood only……atum hade hade lelekum tegaru titsihifwo lihaqi tetew belu ayteqatru leamharu amharu tay geyremlkum ab edaga soni mekelle hayleslase chefchifluna ab hawusen hzbna chefchifluna tay enekum ekum leamharu teqatru barya kitkonis ltmneyu meqaterti hzbi tgray leakatmule hawisu ketfeakum eyu hashewti sereqti meqatero bhilfi deqi adwa teagesu nskum ekum hinfishifish tfetrulna lelekum MS ahwatna eritreayawyan koyna kititefeu ekum atum meqaterti deqalu …eska shaebya eka eriteawi eka ktblu ekum esa eya aqimukum enkua esey chenewti tgraway felitikum eyu Kudu emo enderta raya teyiqu lilikiekum kinegrekum eyu besabis

  108. Haile Sillasie said”I do not want the people of Eritrea(imagen who would want too him),but the country”then what?We kicked him out for good.Mengustu came to Power and say”War for us Ethiopian is like sport(mant may thinnk that they live in old Roma time ,at the time a person can fight with a wild animal while the others Watch and benefit it)We kill Dergue and we become free from Ethiopia.
    By 1991-93 we tought Ethiopia under Weyane will get better and we colaborate with them and we help them as ordinary as we have done Before.
    Gebru shouted to all Tegaru and said”that play no major role in how much time it takes and we ignored even how much Tegaru to pay the price so war just hove to put on….what happen next?you know what happen then?and you do not do it the Tigria people sure know.
    Megustu write like this in his first book””we do not want to land and the sea but you Eritrean as family.Sibhat Nega is a person talk free and I like him and said””We just need you not Aseb”
    Our answer is this as Isaias once said”you can not choose your niegbhbors but friends!

  109. …anyone who expects anything positive from Isayas’s Eritrea and PFDJ towards Ethiopia or the Eritrean people is a fool . Effective dialoge is impossible as long as Isayas is in Power . If there has to be a policy shift towards Eritrea it should start with the removal of Isayas ….

  110. ቋንቋ ተበላሸ!!
    አማርኛም እንግሊዝኛም አትለው?? ድብልቅልቅ! ጭምልቅልቅ፤ ዝብርቅርቅ፤ የስልጤኔ የዕ.ለ.ው (G.T.P) ዕድገት መሆኑ ነው???
    ቋንቋችን ለማጥፋት ከባድ ዘመቻ እየተካሔደ ነው ያልው
    ለምንድነው በቋንቋችን (በአማርኛ፣በትግርኛ ወይም በኦሮምኛ) የማንጽፈው፤ የማንናገረው?? ነጮች እንዲያወድስሉን እንድያመጉስልን ነው??? ወይስ ሁሉ ነጮች የበላያችን እኛ ደግሞ ተገዢዎች ባርያዎች መሆኑን ማሳየት ነው?? መልእክቱ ለኛ ነው ወይስ ለነጮች???? በጣም የምታሳፍሩ ህዝቦች። ጥቁር ሁሌም ጥቁር ተንበርካኪ!!!! ቋንቋችን፤ ባህላችን፤ እምነታችን፤ ማንነታችንን ፤ እሰቶቻችን፤ እየጠፉ ናቸው። የሚቀጥሉት 20 ዓመታት ፡ እንደ ብዙ የአፍሪቃ አገሮች፤ (ከንያ፣ታንዛኒያ፡ ናይጀርያ፡ ወዘተ) ብሔራዊ ቋንቋችን እንግሊዝ ይሆናል። ሰዋህሊኛ፤ ሃውሳ፡ እየጠፉ ናቸው። የነዚህ አፍርቃ አገሮች ብሔራዊ ቋንቋቸው እንግሊዝ ሆነዋል። በጣም ያሳዝናል።
    ፋዘር: ማዘር: ብራዘር: ሲስተር፡ ፍረንድ፡ ሃይ፡ ዋው፡ ገርል ፍረንድ፡ ፓሸንት፡ ትራንስፎርም፡ የስ፡ ኦኬ፡ ፋንዳመንታል ቸንጅ፡ ኢንፎርሜሽን: ትራንስፎርም፡ ኢሽዎች፡ ፓርኮች፡ አትሊስት፡ … ወዘተ ካላልን ፋራ፡ ገጠሬ፡ ታጋይ፡ ወዘተ ያስብላል። ወይ ጉድ ወይ ስልጣኔ????????
    የመንግስት ባለስልጣናት፤ ከያንያን፤ ዘጋቢዎች፤ የዩኒቨርሲቲ ምምህራን እና ተማሪዎች፤ በቲቪ መስኮት ና በሬድዮ፡ ሲቀርቡ፡ እንግሊዝኛ ደባልቀው፤ ጨማልቀው፤ ጨፋልቀው፤ ጨማምረው፤ ዘባርቀው፤ ካልተናገሩ ፡ ያልሰለጠኑ: ኋላቀር የሆኑ ነው የሚመስላቸው:: የሚያሳዝኑ!!!
    ከትግርኛ፡ ከኦሮምኛ: ከጉራጉኛ: ከሃዲያ: ወዘተ ከ80 በላይ ቋንቋችን ምርጥ ምርጥ ቃላቶች መምረጥ አይሻልም! ቋንቋችን እንዲሰፋ: በተለይ ብሔራዊ ቋንቋችን::
    የፈረንሳይ: የሩስያ: የቻይና: የጃፓን: የስፔን: የዓረቦች: የጀርመን: የጣልያን: የመክሲኮ: የብራዚል: የአርጀንቲና: የኢራን: የፖርቱጋል: ወዘተ፡ ምሁራን: ተመራማሪዎች: ሊቃውንቶች: ፕሮፈሰሮች: የተክኖሎጂ ፈጣሪዎች: ወዘተ፡ እኮ፡ እንግሊዝ ቋንቋ አይናገሩም: በቃንቃቸው ነው የሚማሩት የሚናገሩት:: ስለዚህ እንግሊዝ ቋንቋ ደባልቀው፡ ጨማልቀው: ጨፋልቀው: ስለማይናገሩ: ምሁራን ሊቃውንት አይደሉም ማለት ነው ወይ?????? ምነው በአገራችን: እንግሊዝ ቃላቶች ደባልቆ፡ ጨማልቆ: ጨፋልቆ፡ መናገር የስልጣኔ፡ የትምህርት መለኪያ ተደርጎ የሚወሰደው!!!! ታድያ የት አለ የሚንኮራራበት “የ3000 አመታት ስልጣኔ: ልዩ ቋንቋ: ና ፊደሎች እና ታሪክ ?????????
    ከጠ/ም አቶ መለስ ዜናዊ እልፈት በኋሏ ብዙዎች የመንግስት መስርያ ቤቶች ስማቸው ወደ እንግሊዝኛ አዘል ስሞች ተለውጠዋል። ለምን ????
    ድሮ የንግድ ና ድርጅቶች ስሞችና ሰሌዳዎች በአማርኛ ና እንግሊዝኛ ነበሩ፤ አሁን አሁን ግን “በአማርኛ፡ ኦሮምኛ፡ ትግርኛ” መሆን መጻፍ ቀርተዋል። እንዲሁም ማስታወቂያዎችም ጭምር።
    የት አሉ የማህበራዊ ጉዳይ: የባህል ና አስጎብኚ ሚኒስትር መስርያ ቤቶች?? ምን እየሰሩ ነው::
    የት አሉ 586 የተወካዮች ምክር ቤት (ህግ አውጪዎች)??? ምን እየሰሩ ነው?????
    እኔ የሚገርመኝ ለምንድ ነው እናንተ የአማራ ብሔር ተወላጆች አማርኛን ለማጥፋት ና ለማዳከም ዋነኛው የዘመቻው መሪዎች ና ተባባሪዎች የምትሆኑ????
    የመንግስት ባለስልጣናት፡ ደጋግመው እንደሚሉ፡ 85% የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ የሚኖረው ገጠር ነው 70% ደግሞ ያልተማረ ህዝብ ነው ይላሉ። በአብዛኛው የገጠር ቤቶች ቲቪ ና ሬድዮ ገብተዋል ይላሉ። ታድያ እንደዚህ ከሆነ በሬድዮ ና ቲቪ መስኮት የምታስተላሉፉት መልእክቶች “ለከተማኛ እና ለተማረው” ህዝብ ብቻ ነው ማለት ነው????

  111. By SaveEthiopia (ሴይቭ ኢትዮጵያ የጻፈው)
    1. Abuse of language in Ethiopia: All Ethiopians, the so called educated in full swing attacking and destroying Ethiopian language. Articles are written English Amharic, English in Tigrignea? it is not a nightmare. I have lived in different counties in the past 25 years. I have never seen any people from any country who abuse their language like Ethiopians. The so called educated can not write one proper Amharic or Tigrignea sentence properly and this includes PMHD and all those around him.
    I do not understand the need of borrowing English words or replacing every Amharic or Tigrignea words with English words such as Design is written in Tigrignea or amahric. Wow, yes, ok, fine, good, smart, international, artist, art, technology, lease, rent, café, club, foot ball, cup, upload, download, share, concept , idea, theory, research, education, restraint, hotel, gym, night club, media, information, web page, page, laundry, transport, agency, idea, food, drink, surprise, wonder, social services, economy, finance, agriculture, farming, …. all these and more are written in Amharic . it is mind boggling why people are assaulting their language? I meet a South African pan Africanist who use Ethiopia as model for Africa. He knows about Ethiopia more than I do. He told me that he is disappointed that Ethiopians do not even know their country. He was so angry when he talked to me. While we wanted Ethiopia to be our model, why the Ethiopians do not even care to know about their country?
    PM HD is the worst mixer of English in his speech or interview. When you talk to the public in Ethiopia? you are talking to 100 million people? right? That means you have to consider every audience as your audience and make sure your language can be heard and understood by the 100 million people . You can not bombard 100 million with alien words mixed with Amharic or Tigrignea. I think this is the Woyane communist ideology? I am serious, it is communists who against anything indigenous and EPRDF seems committed to replace every local words by English words? These are the people who claimed not colonized but mentally more colonized than anyone. I did ask AIGA many times to do editing and remove English words written in Amharic? But AIGA would never listen? Ethiopia is all sad story. The people are rigid, brainwashed, mentally colonized and stagnant and never listen at all. I do not the logic, reason, philosophy of writing or replacing your language by foreign language? Unless something the regime committed to destroy Ethiopian culture, language, because this is a bullshit communist regime that is hell bent to destroy any Ethiopians.
    The other things is real estate houses in addis by importing housing building materials from over seas? These must never be allowed. I can not believe this regime allows housing building material to be imported from outside and wasting money. You must use local resources to build houses. The level of ignorance is too high. The guy who was interviewed was boasting that he imports housing materials from outside Ethiopia? This is so stupid. You can not build house by importing finished materials from outside? how are you going to maintain the house or real estate if your material is from outside? you are not benefitting the country, the people. You are creating market for someone outside Ethiopia. This must be stopped immediately. Before building a house, please invest in housing material production in Ethiopia that can benefit the entire county. Please stop madness and stupidity.

  112. ናብ ኩሎም መራኸብቲ ሓፋሽ ትካላት
    ንእዞም አብ አዝተፈላለዩ መደባታት ተዓዲሞም ንዝቐርቡ አጋይሽኩምን እንተላይ አብ መሳኹት ተለቪዥዮናትን አብ ጋዜጣታት: ንዝቀላቐሉ አሕዋትን ፤ አሐትን አስሚርኩም፤ አምሪርኩም፤ አትሪርኩም፤ አበርቲዓኹም ንገርዎም፣ ግንሕዎም፣ ንቐፍዎም ምእንቲ በቲ ንርዶኦ ብጹሩይ ቓንቓ ትግርኛ መልእኽቶም ከሕልፉ።
    እንግሊዝ ቃላት ወይ ካልኦት ባዕዳዊ ቃላት እንዳሐወስኩም፣ እንዳጨማላለቕኩም፣ እንዳሓናፈጽኩም፤ እንዳሐናገርኩም እንዳጠላለፍኩም ክትዛረቡን ክትጽሕፉን ከለኹም ናይ ፍልጠትኩም፤ ደረጃ ትምህርትኹም ወይ ድማ ናይ ንቅ፟ሓትኩም መዓቀኒ አይኮነን። ብአንጻሩድአስ ናይ ድሕረትኩምን ድንቁርናኩኹምን፤ ተምበርካኽነትን፤ ናይ ባርነትን መግለጺን መዓቀኒ’ምበር፣ ከምኡውን ውልቂ ምትእምማን ዝጎድለልኩምን።
    ስልጡን፤ ሙሁርን፤ ፈላጢን ሰብ መዓቀኒኡ ድማ፤ ባህሉ፤ ቓንቑኡ፤ እምነቱ፤ ሀገሩ፤ ህዝቡ፤ ታሪኹ፤ ምስ ዝዕቅ፟ብን፤ ምስ ዘሰስንን፤ ምስ ዘማዕብልን፤ ምስ ዘኽብርን ፤ ምስ ዝኾርዕን ጥራይ እዪ። ካብዚ ሓሊፍ ግን፡ ዱሑር ዘይስልጡን እዪ ዘብል፡: አውሮፓውያን ብቓንቆኧም ኢዮም ዝጥቀሙ::
    አበይደአ’ሎ እቲ ናይ ነዊሕ ዘመናት ንምካሐሉ ታሪኽን ቓንቓን? መልሲ ካብ እቶም ወልፊ ናይ ቃላት እንግሊዝ ሐዋዊስካ ምዝራብ ዘሎውምን ዘዘውትሩን ሰባት::
    ቓንቓና ገፊሕን፣ ስፊሕን፣ ናይ ጥንትን፣ ሙዕብልን እዪ። እንታሞዪገበር ብሰንኪ እዞም ሙህራትን ፖለቲከኛታትን ዪጠፍእን ዪዳኸምን አሎ። ትግርኛ ምስ ካልኦት ቓንቓታት ብሄራት ሓዊስካ እንተዝምዕብል ነይሩ፣ ሎሚ ናይ አፍሪቃ ቓንቓ ምኾነን አፍሪቃውያን አህዛብ አሕዋትና ድማ ካብ ቓንቓን ባህሊ መግዛእቲ ኤውሮፓውያን ነጻን፤ ሐራ ምወጹ፤ ምተናገፉ፤ ብአፍሪቃዊ ቓንቓ ድማ ምተጠቐሙ ነይሮም።

    • Ethiopian use or mix English because they are primitive and backward. This includes the top of governent officials. This shows they are primitive and they do not even know what it means to add or mix alien words or replace local words by alien words. Only Ethiopians do that? It is pure 100% backwardness. It is disgusting, abhorent. The Jewish used to speak Greek in biblical time because Greek was advanced country then. The British used to prefer or mix Latin because they used to think English was inferior to latin. Shakerespeare thought them English is as good as Latin and Shakespeare made English to be accepted by British people. Here you have mentally colonized Ethiopians replacing every Tigrignea and Amharic by English? for example, Lease, agency, hotel, shop, restaurant, wow, hi, friend, boy friend, girl friend, plus, minus upload, download, love, smart, international, diplomacy, policy, strategy, vampire, zombies, sweet, command post, military, police, soldiers, conference, room, scholar ( for scholarship ), farmer, forum, dance, song, music, carnival, marketing, idol, promotion, advertisement, shareholder, finance, economy, health, nurse, Doctor, lawyer, attorney, advocate, teachers, hair dressing, xmass, … are borrowed or injected into Amharic or Tigrignea for no reason except pure backwardness.

  113. War with Eritrea??? The no war no peace policy is a ploy by the EPRDF and EPLF to stay in power. If the EPRDF (TPLF) want a solution to the country upheaval the answer is:
    1. Abolish the ethnic federalism
    2. Free press
    3. Independent judiciary
    4. Independent election board
    5. Free and fair election
    People are conscious to know what is going on in the country, creating a diversion is not going to resolve the enormous problem the country is facing.

    TPLF needs to wake up and Stop whining about the opposition!!!!

  114. Should you decide on what language should we write?do you Think we should talk about Aaxum who died 2600 yrs ago?
    Eritrea has changed its calender and it means we are eight years Before you,therefore,in technology,we pray at Church on Tigringa not Geez,we race bike with White people and win,we celebrate Easter,christmas and New year with west and we eat sweets.
    Do you want more?
    We Believe in Isaias and Isaias is under God and above all!!

    • European Calendar is derived from Geez Calendar. The Geez Calendar is the same the ancient Egyptian Calendar. The Greeks used the Geez Calendar to develop Greek Calendar. Then the Romans dictator Julius Caesar ordered Greek astronomers to make for him a Calendar in his name in 46 BC. The Julian was finished and made ready in 41 BC the year Julius Caesar died. Julian Calendar became Roman Calendar since that time. Roman did not have Calendar until 40 BC. European did not have Calendar. The Romans introduced their new Calendar to their colonies across the world including Great Britian and it became European Calendar. European developed Julian Calendar and made a new version which the current European Calendar in AD. If you are trying to tell us you are using better Calendar? then you are using the derived Calendar from Geez. You statements shows your mentality of colonialism. Because you use European Calendar, east sweet, pasta, Marcoroni, .. you are trying to tell us you are different? is speaking Tigrignea better than Geez? if you do not know, Geez is an advanced language than Tigrignea scientifically speaking. You can write any scientific things using Geez, but not TIgrignea? Tigrignea without Geez is not full language because most of the aphabets are derived from Geez. Be yourself sir, get to your roots.

  115. Here again, a try from the butcher of Aider school Isayas to destroy our blood vessels, our GERD. Once again he failed miserably. This will not be the end of his ugly try so before his next move, he should be removed. My deepest gratitude to our armed forces who succeeded to foil this attempt from the devil Isayas.

    Ethiopia shall prevail!


    • Eritrea has rejected reports that it was behind a foiled plot to attack Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project (see earlier post ), Bloomberg news reports .

      The Ethiopian government has said it killed 13 members of a rebel group sponsored by Eritrea who were planning to attack the vast infrastructure project.

      “This whole accusation is preposterous and peddled for some sinister reason,” Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel said in a message sent via Twitter, Bloomberg reports.

      The minister added that he had never heard of the rebel group accused of planning the attack.

      The site of the multi-billion dollar dam is located in the Benishangul region, a vast, arid land on the border with Sudan, some 900km north-west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa,

      Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia 25 years ago, and the two countries fought a border war between 1998-2000, in which about 80,000 people are believed to have died.

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      • Nobody expects that DIA and his yes men will admit that Eritrea was behind the foiled attempt. The butcher has lied for the past 25+ years and yet there are those who still consume his lies.PERIOD

  116. All diplomatic policies have to be fulfilled. There is nothing as Menilik treaty because Italy violated it so the issue of Asseb rests in the hands of Afar people. There is no Algeries agreement asEritrean leadership did not come for demarcation as the Arbitrary tribunal is not court that enforces. Unless there is Eritrean system that says sorry for inciting war in 1998 and that places like Badme belong to Ethiopia then no peace. Ethiopia should not invade Eritrea unless the UN wants system change. Ethiopia can follow the international sanctions and as well impose that Masawa and Assab remain grass lands

  117. @Ariam Bereki! I want to remind you please to listen one of the famous songs of our forefathers and grandfathers in the 1940th i.e., Qollo Sigemm Beliaekhayoo Qaharie Hasawi`Berr Woyanee`Doo Yisaarie?” Was the songs of the defeated Tigreans who were fighting against the conspiracy of the traitor and betrayal of king Menelik II who had made had divided Tigray to him and Italy b/c in both sides there was inhumanity, killing, changing their identity into Amharnization, taking their lands aggressively and giving them to Amhara people; After many sufferings when these Qedemay woyanee were fighting and becoming strong enough to win the regime of king Haileslassie this king asked help from the British government to destroy the same Woyanee. The, the British air forces had destroyed many homes of the Tgrayeans and the Woyanee in Maichew by using modern and many fighting bombarding fighting jets starting from Yemen airport. Qedamay woyane were weakened to continue their struggle. However, both people of one Tigray were fighting to both Menelik II legacies and the European colonizers. On the one hand, the Eritreans who were first with Italy and next with British colonizers were fighting for liberation. And, in 195/521 turned back to Ethiopia by the help of UN based on federation system. However the dictatorial King Haileslassie again started betraying and demised that Eritrean federation with Ethiopia. B/c of the unfair governance, the ELF party had started fighting first and next another but second EPLF party started fighting against King Haileslassie Regime. When the dictator King Haileslassie regime was failed and replaced by coup- de-ta by Colonel Mengistu in 1966. Then, the Second Woyanee again started to resume their fighting against the dictatorial Mengistu under the leadership of TPLF party. However, ELF was enemy and was against both TPLF and EPLF. Then, the EPLF and TPLF agreed to destroy ELF and the dictatorial president Mengistu Hailemariam. After this time, since the TPLF and other EPRDF parties were fighting for the freedom and democracies of all Ethiopians` benefit including to the Eritreans, the EPLF of Eritrea was helped to become an independent country without any but`s and or`s. Especially, the TPLF had strong help to EPLF for the independence of Eritreans. However, after independence, the EPLF in the cover of HGDEF party had unknown agenda which is not known by the TPLF and EPRDF parties. Therefore, this HGDEF started border issue and other anti TPLF and EPRDF first directly by making unfair war and now by more proxy wars being carried out by terrorists, rebels, extremists, etc. Now, almost all new born generation of Eritreans (below 35 years old) are made not to know their history and background deliberately. They only know their history is after 1951/52 and no more before. The relationships between EPLF and TPLF is totally forgotten. They do not know at all who is to them Qedamay woyanee and before forefathers and grandfathers, and who is TPLF and what fair did it to them? They are now creating false and fake history because they are made so that they could not get any access to know about the real history of Eritreans and Eritrean lands; who they are, where they came from, etc. Now, in their websites these young and brother Eritreans are posting such this rubbish videos in their pal talk discussions: against the democratic brother TPLF party and its history. “Kindi Ze Kholesk Idey Tenekhesku”…Deninka Yinibaeber Entaay Yigibere… doo belee.

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