Monthly Archives: July, 2013

The UNSC adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group

http://www.whatsinblue.org/2013/07/renewal-of-somalia-and-eritrea-monitoring-group.php#
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2013/sc11075.doc.htm

http://www.innercitypress.com/eritrea1elements072413.html

http://leadership.ng/news/250713/un-extends-mandate-monitoring-group-somalia-eritrea

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United States Government policy regarding the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s decision.

The US Embassy in Asmara released three statements today concerning the Eritrea – Djibouti Agreement, the recently released Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, and a reiteration of US policy regarding the Eritrean Ethiopian Boundary Commission.

Eritrea – Djibouti Agreement

The Embassy of the United States of America welcomes the signing of the June 6, 2010 agreement between President Isaias of Eritrea and President Guelleh of Djibouti allowing the State of Qatar to mediate the border dispute between the two countries. The Embassy views this agreement as an important first step toward achieving renewed peace and stability in the region. It is encouraging that the two countries have shown willingness to resolve this dispute peacefully. The Embassy urges Eritrea and Djibouti to work together for a rapid, peaceful settlement.

Click here to read the text of the Eritrea – Djibouti agreement. (PDF, 818KB)

TIP Report

On June 14, 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The TIP report classifies each country into one of three tiers, largely based on each government’s efforts to combat human trafficking within its borders. Eritrea was rated a Tier 3 country, the lowest possible classification. According to the report, acts of forced labor (a kind of Trafficking in Persons) occurred in Eritrea, particularly in connection with the implementation of the country’s National Service program. National Service conscripts are obliged by Eritrean law to serve for only 18 months, but some are forced to serve in their positions for over 10 years under the threat of inhuman treatment, torture, or punishment of their families, the report states.

Human trafficking exists in the United States, and, for the first time, the United States was ranked in the report. It was classified as Tier 1 because it is meeting the standards for enforcement and victim assistance as required by the Trafficking Victims Prevention Act, a law passed by the U.S. Congress. The United States is making significant efforts to address trafficking, and the Tier 1 rating is not a reprieve from further positive action.

You can read the entire report here. (http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2010/ )

Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission

The Embassy would like to reiterate long-standing United States Government policy regarding the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s decision.

The Algiers Peace Accord, ending the Ethiopian-Eritrean conflict, must be respected without qualification. Both Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to accept unequivocally the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) decision as final and binding. The United States expects each government to uphold its commitment to abide by this agreement. The United State urges both parties to implement the EEBC decision peacefully, fully, and without delay. As the process moves forward, communication directly between the two countries will be imperative.

The United States values its relationships with Eritrea and Ethiopia. We are committed to helping the two nations realize the political freedoms and economic prosperity that their people deserve. Peace is the prerequisite for achieving these goals.
http://eritrea.usembassy.gov/mobile/statements_on_eritrea2.html#toppage

Eritrean Real Clear Politics

Eritrean Real Clear Politics

Voice of Eritrea Halifax Canada

Voice of Eritrea Halifax Canada

ሲቪክ ብመንጸር ሲቪል ማሕበራት ኣምራዊ ፍልልያቱን ሓድነቱን እንታይ እዩ?

ሲቪክ ብመንጸር ሲቪል ማሕበራት ኣምራዊ ፍልልያቱን ሓድነቱን እንታይ እዩ?
ብቀዳምነትሓደ ምንቅስቓስ ብዘካይዶ ጽምዶታት እዩ ዝዉሰን፣ ካብዚ ንቕሎ እዚ ብምንቃል፣ ከነጽሮ ዝደሊ ጉዳይ ኣሎ። ንሱ ድማ ሲቪክ ዲሞክራስያዊ ምንቅስቃስ ሲቪክ ማሕበር (civic society or association) ኣይኮነን እንታይድኣ ሲቪክ ፖሎቲካዊ ምንቅስቃስ እዩ። ኣብ ኤርትራ ድማ ሱርነቀላዊ ለዉጢ ከራጋግጽ ሲቪክ ሃገራዉነት ስነሓሳብ ተኸቲሉ፣ ሲቪክ ዝኾነ ሃገርን ደዉላ ንምስራሕ ይቃለስ። ምንቅስቃስና; ሲቪላዊ ማሕበራት ናጻ ኮይነን ክምስረታን ክዕንብባን ብዘየማትእ ዘነጸረ’ዩ። ኣብ ቅርጻና እዉን እንተኾነ ጋድማዊ ዝምድናታት እዩ ዘሎና። ከምዚ ካልኦት ዉድባት ዝገብርዎ ናጻ ሲቪል ወይ ሲቪክ ማሕበር እየን እንዳተባህል መሳርሒ ናትና ክኾና ኣይነፍቕድን። ምኽንያቱ ብመሰረቱ ዕላማና ናጻ ዝኾነ ፈልስታት ናጻ ሕብረትሰብ ክንሰርሕ ስለንደሊ ክንሕግዘን ናጻ ክኾና እንበር ክንጠልፈን ኣይንደሊን መትከላትና እዉን ኣየፍቅደልና እዩ። ሲቪክ ማሕበር እንተኾይኖም ግን ብመሰረቱ ኣብ ዕላማታት መትከላት ተልእኮታት ራእይታት ጽምዶታትን ፍልልያት ክህሉ ስለዘይግባእ ወይ ንሶም ወይ ንሕና ናብ ፖሎቲካዊ ጽምዳዊ ዘተ ኣቲና ብሓባር ንሰርሓሉ መገድታት ከነናዲ ከምዞሎና ንግምግም።
ኣብ ፖሎቲካዊ ንጥፈታት ኤርትራ ድሕሪ 2001 ህዝቢ ኣብ ወጻኢ ሃገራት ዝነብር፣ ካብ ምልካዊ ስርዓትን ካብ ተቃወምቲ ዉድባት ናይ ለዉጢ ኣንፈት ተስፋ ምስ ስኣነ፣ ካብ ዉጥረትን ጭንቀትን ዝተላዕለ ሓድሽ ዉደባን መልክዕ ቃልስን እዩ ከናዲ ጀሚሩ። ሓድሽ ጣቓታት ብስም ቬርገሳዊ ማሕበራት ድማ ኣብ ከባቢኡ ክምስርት ጀሚሩ። እተን ዝተመስረታ ቬርገሳዊ ማሕበራት ኣብ ኣዋዳድብኣን ድርብ ኣባልነት ዘፍቕድ ስለዝነበረ፣ ኣባላት ፖሎቲካዊ ዉድባት፣ ሰልፍታትን ግንባራትን ክዘርቕወን ኪኢሎም። ዘሪቆም ድማ ንፖሎቲካዊ መዓላታቶም ኣዉዓልወን። ኣብ ክንዲ ናጻ ቬርገሳዊ ማሕበራት ዝኾና ሓፋሽ ዉድባት ናይ ፖሎቲካዊ ዉድባት ኮና። ኣብ መጨረስትኡ ድማ ኣብ ምምስራት ሰፊሕ ሃገራዊ ግንባር ብሽም ሃገራዊ ዋዕላ ንዲሞክራስያዊ ለዉጢ ዝስመ፣ ዋዕልኡ ኣብ ኣዲስ-ኣበባ ኣብ 2010 ዘካየደ ከምትዓዘብቲ ዘይኮነስ፣ ከም ቀንዲ ሰብ ዉራይ ኮይነን ኣብቲ ዋዕላ ድሕሪ ምስታፈን ተጻናጸንቲን ቀንዲ መራሕትን ናይዚ ጽባሕ ኣብ ወርሒ 11/2011 ክካየድ ተሓሲቡ ዘሎ ጉባኤ ኮይነን ኣለዋ። ብዘይእዉጅን ንጹሩን ብልሓት ካብ ቬርገሳዊ ማሕበራት ናብ ፖሎቲካዊ ምንቅስቃሳትን ተዋዳደርቲ ፖሎቲካዊ ስልጣን ተቀይረን ኣለዋ። ኩለን ቬርገሳዊ ማሕበራት ድየን ንዝብል ሕቶ ንምምላሱ 99% ናይ ዝነበራ ቬርገሳዊ ማሕበራት ኣብዚ መልሕቅ ተሸሚመን ከምዘለዋ ክግለጽ ይክኣል።
ብቀንዱ ክፍለጥ ዘለዎ ጉዳይ፣ እዘን ኣብ ደገ ተመስሪተን ዝነጥፋ ዘለዋ ሲቪክ & ሲቪል ማሕበራት መቀጸልታ ወይ መናዊሕ (extention) ናይቲ ኣብቲ ዝተመስረታሉ ሃገር ዘሎ ህዝባዊ ትካላት ድኣ እንበር፣ብቀጥታ ንሕብረተሰብ ኤርትራ ኣብ ዉሽጥ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ብቀጥታ ዝጸልዋን ዝሕግዛን ኣይኮነን።
ቀዳማይ፣-ኣብ ደገ ተመስሪተን ጸኒሔን ኣብ ናጻ ሕብረተሰብ ከመይ ከምዝነጥፋ ተሞኪረን እንተጸኒሔን፣ ጽባሕ ንግሆ ኣብ ምህናጽ ናጻ ሕብረተሰብ ኣብ ምህናጽ ዓቢ ግደ ክጻወታ ስለዝኽእላ ተባሂሉ እዩ ዝታባባዕ።
ካልኣይ፣- ሓደ ሕብረተሰብ ንጭቆና ዝተቃልዔ ዝኸዉን ዘይተወደበ ወይ ህዝባዊ ትካላት ኣብዘይህልወሉ ወቕት እዩ። ከምኡ ስለዝኾነ ድማ ማሓዉራት ፖሎቲካዉን ምጣኔሃብታዊ ምዝመዛ ስርዓት ህ.ግ.ደ.ፍ ካብ ዉሽጥ ሃገር ንዳይስፖራ ዝተዘርግሔ ሰኪዔት ስለዝኾነ፣ ኣብ ዝጥዕም ጊዝየን ቦታን ብሓባርን ብዉድብ ክትገጥሞ ስለዘኽእል እዩ።
ብቀዳምነት እዚ ክልተ ቃላት ሲቪክ & ሲቪል ማሕበራት ክባሃል ኮሎ ናይ ቓላት ጸወታ ኣይኮነን ወይ ድማ ናይ ክልተ ቃላት ፍልልይ ጥራይ ኣይኮነን። ፖሎቲካዊን ጽምዶኣዉን ግብራዉን ፍልልይ ትሕዝቶ ዘለዎ እዩ። ኣዝዩ ዝተሓላለኸን ዝተዋራረሰን ኣምራት ስለዝኾነ ድማ ንምግላጹ ይብርትዕ’ዩ፣ ኮይኑ ግን ብሓጺሩ፣-
ሲቪክ ማሕበር (civic association) ፣ ክባሃል እንኮሎ ከም ናይ ከባብያዊ መንግስት (‘local state’) ይግለጽ እዩ። ዜጋ ኣብቲ ዝነብረሉ ከባቢ ኣብ ፖሎቲካዊ፣ ምጣኔ ሃብታዊ፣ ማሕበራዊ፣ ባህላዊ፣ ጥዕናዉን መዳያቱ ኣብ ሙዉሳን ሙሉእ ተሳትፎ ንክህልዎ ዘግብር ሲቪክ ዉደባን ጽምዶ እዩ። እዚ ዓይነት ጽምዶ ብከባቢ ጀሚሩ ካብ ዝታሓተ ጽፍሒ ንዝላዓለ ጽፍሒ ወይ ናብቲ ዝላዓለ ጽፍሒ መንግስት የንቃዕርር። ምስ መንግስት ዝህልዎ ዝምድና ድማ ትኹላዊ ይኸዉን። መንግስት መምርሒታትን ሓቤሬታን ይህቦ፣ እቲ ሲቪክ ማሕበር ድማ ጠለባቱን ባህግታቱን የቕርብ ብከምዚ ናይ ሽርክነትን ትኹላዊ ዝምድናታ፣ መካንዚምን ጽምዶታት ተጠቂሞም፣ ዜጋታት ብጽፍሕታት ተሳቲፎም ጉዳያቶም ዝዉሱንሉ ባይታ ዝፈጥር ዉደባን ምንቅስቃስን እዩ። ስለዚ ብባህሪኡ ፖሎቲካዊን ሰብኣዉን ጸባያትን ንጥፈታትን ኣለዎ።
ሲቪል ማሕበር (Civil association) ፣ ብዜጋታት ብመንሕራይ ዝካየድ ተግባራዊ ስርሓት( voluntary action) እዩ። መንግስቲ ንከምዚ ዓይነት ሲቪላዊ ዉደባን ጽምዶን ዝህቦ መምርሕን ሓቤሬታን የሎን። ወይ ድማ ትኹላዊ ዝምድናታት የብሉን። እዚ ዓይነት ጽምዶን ዉደባን ቀንዲ ሕላገት ናይ ናጻ ሕብረተሰብ’ዩ። ስለዚ ዜጋታት ኣብ ከባቢኦም ዝርኤ ናይ ሓባራዊ ስጉምቲ ንሓባራዊ ረብሓ (collective actions around shared interests) ንምንጻርን ሲቪክን ሲቪል መሰላቶም ጉቡኣቶም ምስ ሙሉእ ሕብረተሰብኣዊ ናጽነቶም ንምርግጋጽ ዝነጥፍ ናጻን ብመን ሕራይ ግብራዊ ዉደባ እዩ።
እቲ መሰረታዊ ፍልልይ ሲቪክ ዉልቃዊ ድሌትን ሓላፍነትን ናይ ዉልቀ-ዜጋ ኣመልኪቱ፣ኣብ ፖሎቲካ ይኹን ኣብ ኩሉ መዳያት ተሳትፎ ንምርግጋጽ ዝነጥፍ ጽምዶ ክኸዉን እንኮሎ፣ ሲቪል ግን ብዝሰፍሔ ትርጉሙ ንምዕብልናን ሓባራዊ ረብሓ ጉዳይ ህዝቢ ኣመልኪቱ፣ ንከባቢኡ ናብ ናጻ ዝኾነ ሕብረተሰብ ንምቅያርን ናጻ ዝኾነ ንጥፈታት ንምስልሳልን ዝነጥፍ ዉደባን ጽምዶ’ዩ።
ኣብ ዝኾነ ሕብረተሰብ ዝካይድ ቃልስታት ንክልተ መሰረታዊ ዕላማታት ንምርግጋጽ እዩ 1.ብሓባር ብሰላም ንምንባርን፣ 2.ማሕበራዊ ፍትሒ ንምርግጋጽ እየን። ብመንጸር እዘን ጽምዲ ዕላማታት፣ ኣብ ሕብረተሰብኣዊ ንጥፈታት መጺኻ ሲቪክ & ሲቪል ማሕበራት ተዋራራስን ንሓደ ዕላማ ዝነጥፍ ክኸዉን ይኽእል እዩ። ንምፍልላዩ ግን ብዘካይዶ ንጥፈታትን ጽምዶታትን ዝዉሰን’ዩ።
ብመርእድ ዘርኡ

Eritrean Prisoners of War ————- Detained, For how long?

Eritrean Prisoners of War ————- Detained, For how long?

During the Eritrean – Djiboutian border conflict, that took place between 10 – 13 June 2008, there were Prisoners of War (POW) from both sides. The 19 Eritrean POW have been detained in Negad detention center in Djibouti. One of the POWs (see pictured) has developed mental health problems since. He is seriously ill, and does not receive any medical care.

The Eritrean regime does not acknowledge that Djibouti has Eritrean POW, even though they have been there for over five years. Their presence has been repeatedly brought to the notice of the Eritrean government by the Djibouti authorities; and the International ICRC.
Their situation is very worrying, with nothing to do during the day, no education, no employment, nothing to do basically. Just sitting and waiting to be liberated. For how long….?

Human Rights Concern – Eritrea have repeatedly implored the Djiboutian government to release the POW, but they are unwilling to do so. They are keeping them in prison to exchange them with their own POW who have been detained incommunicado in Eritrea.
The sad thing is while the Djiboutian are doing everything to get back their prisoners of war, the Eritrean POW have no government to ask about them.

The Djiboutian government has also detained 250 Eritrean refugees for over four years in Nagad Detention Centre. These are mostly deserters from the enforced military conscription in Eritrea. However, because of the border dispute between Eritrea and Djibouti, and these refugees have military training, they are treated as security risks. They fled from the living hell of Eritrea to end up in another hell in Djibouti.

What can we do to help our brothers?

Let’s organise worldwide demonstration outside the Djiboutian embassies to protest the illegal detention of the Eritrean refugees in Djibouti.

Let’s write to President Ismail Omar Guelleh (The president of the Republic of Djibouti ), and ask him to release our refugees and Prisoners of War.

Human Rights Concern – Eritrea
London, U.K

1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4442862490142&set=a.4442862090132.1073741834.1846761383&type=1&theater
2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4442867210260&set=a.4442866530243.1073741835.1846761383&type=1&theater

ፖሎቲካዊ ስርዓታት ኢትዮጵያ ዋላካ ፖሎቲካዊ ስርርዓት እንተተቓያየሩ ኣታሓሳስባቶም ግን ዛጊት ኣይተቀየረን ዘሎ።

ሓደ ፖሎቲካዊ ስርዓት ናይ ሓደ ሃገር ዝፈጸሞ ገበን ኣብ ካልእ ሃገርን ህዝቢን፣ ብቀንዱ እቲ ዝፈጸሞ ስርዓት ብገበን ዝሕተተሉ እኳ እንተኾነ፣ እቲ ዋጋ ህዝቡ እዩ ዝኸፍሎ።ኣብ ዝሓለፈ 30 ዓመታት ኢትዮጵያዊያኒን ፖሎቲካዊ ስርርዓታቶም፣ ብሓፈሻ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝብና ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህጻናታትና ዘዉረድዎ ግፍዒ፣ ብህደላ….ወ.,ዘ.ተ እዚ ኢልካ ክጽብጸብ ኣይክኣልን እዩ። መግለጺ ክትረኽበሉ እዉን የሸግር እዩ። ከምዚ ዝተገፍዔ ህዝቢ ክካሓስ ዶ ወይስ ዳግም ክባታተን ኣለዎ?