ኩቡራት መላእ ደቂ ሃገረይ ኤርትራ ፡ እዚ ንክንስደድ ዘጋጥም ዘሎ ሓደጋታት መጠኑ እንዳዓረገ ይኸይድ ኣሎ። ጸበባ ሓላፊ ስለዝኾነ ኣብ ዉሽጢ ኤርትራን ደገን እንርከብ ኤርትራዉያን ነዚ ጉዳይ ብሓሳብ ብግብሪን ብነገራዊን ፋይናንሳዊ ሓገዛት ደዉ ከነብሎ እንተንፍትን ከመይ ቁዱስ ተግባር ነይሩ። ኣነ ካህን ኣይኮንኩን ካይግዚዘኩም፡ ኣነ ሸኽ ኣይኮንኩን ካይ ሕርመኩም፡ ተራ ሰብ ዕልመናዊ እየ። እቲ ዘጋጥም ዘሎ ኮንቱ ጃምላዊ ህልቂት ስለዘሳቕየነ በጃኹም፡በጃኹም፡በጃኹም፡በጃኹም፡…ወ.ዘ.ተ ደዉ ነብሎ። ኤርትራ ጥራይ ኣይኮነትን ኣብ መላእ ዓለም ብገባቲ ፖሎቲካዊ ስርዓት ትማሓደር ዘላ፡ ቡዙሓት ሃገራትን ኣህዛብን ኣለዉ። ከምዚ ናትና ዋሕዚ ምብትታንን ስደትን ጥፍኣት ግን ተራእዩ ኣይፈልጥን እዩ። ንኹሉ ጥፍኣትናን ምብትታናን ሓላፍነት ዝስከም ጥራይ እቲ ጠንቂ ኣይኮነን፡ እቲ ምንታይስ ብኣርኣያ ስላሴ ዝተፈጥረት ሂወት ናይ ምክልኻል ቀዳማይ ሓላፍነት ናትና ስለዝኾነት እዩ። ብትሕትና ንኩሉ ስድራቤታት ኤርትራ ይልምን ኣለኹ፡ እዚ ናይ ህልቂት ጉዕዞ ይኣክል ኢልና ደዉ ከነብሎ ይምሕጸነኩም ኣለኹ። ሎሚ ዓለምና ንእሳተጎሞራ ተቀይራ እያ። ተሰዲዱ ዝጥዕሞ ሰብ እዉን ኣይክህሉን እዩ። ከምኡ ካብ ኮነ እቲ እንኮ ምርጫና ብሓቦን ንሒን ነቲ ነዚ ኩነታት እዚ ዝፈጠረ ኩዉንነት ኣብ ምእላይን ነታ መሰረት ሃገር ዝኾነት ስድራቤት ንከይትባታተን ኣብ ምክልኻል ጽምዶታትና ከነተኩር ኣሎና፡
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Eritrea: Ending the Exodus?
Africa Briefing N°100
8 Aug 2014
The large emigration of youths is the clearest sign of extreme domestic discontent with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s government. Social malaise is pervasive. An ever-growing number of young people have fled over the last decade, frustrated by open-ended national service – initiated in 1995 and expanded during the war with Ethiopia (1998-2000). Yet, this flight has resulted in neither reforms nor a viable movement to create an alternative to the current government. Once outside, the ties that bind émigrés to their birthplace are strong and lead them to give financial support to the very system they escaped, through the 2 per cent tax many pay the state as well as remittances sent home to family members.
Asmara’s response to the exodus, though always focused on mitigating its effects so as to ensure regime survival, has evolved in recognition of its uses. After initial, sometimes brutal attempts to obstruct emigration, a symbiotic system has emerged that benefits a range of actors, including the state. The government ostensibly accepts that educated, urbanised youths resistant to the individual sacrifices the state demands are less troublesome and more useful outside the country – particularly when they can continue to be taxed and provide a crucial social safety net for family members who stay home. Meanwhile, those who remain tend to be the more pliant rural peasant and pastoralist population. Yet, the exodus is not limited to urbanised and educated youth; migrants, including an increasing number of minors, now come from a wider cross-section of society.
Official recognition is growing in Eritrea that despite the side-benefits, the level of the exodus is unsustainable, not least for maintaining support from political constituencies at home and in the diaspora. The burden of ever greater numbers arriving in neighbouring countries and further afield – including on Europe’s southern shores, where over-filled boats regularly sink, drowning many migrants – also demands action by affected states. Ending the exodus requires greater engagement with Eritrea – potentially ending a decade of isolation that has been both self-imposed and externally-generated – as well as ameliorating a growing internal crisis.
Crisis Group reporting has previously outlined the regional implications of that growing crisis and recommended that, in order to confront the problems of which the continuing human exodus is a clear sign, Eritrea, with help from international partners, especially the European Union (EU) and UN, should consider:
•re-visiting previous plans and updating options for gradual demobilisation, especially of national servicemen and women;
•re-opening political space gradually by implementing the long-delayed 1997 constitution; and
•allowing for a gradual restructuring of the economy to enhance job prospects for the youth, and following through on offers to the diaspora to encourage direct investment.
To assist in easing the internal crisis, the Ethiopian government and other IGAD members, especially Sudan, should consider:
•adopting a comprehensive strategic approach toward Eritrea aimed at relaxing bilateral relations – including a creative, mediated way to resolve the boundary dispute with Ethiopia that removes any external obstacle to demobilisation in Eritrea – and consequent normalisation of regional relations.
Likewise, the broader international community, led by the EU and Italy (currently EU president), and coordinated on the ground by the EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa, should:
•develop a comprehensive and coordinated policy on Eritrea and support regional efforts to improve Eritrea-Ethiopia relations, including resolution of the boundary dispute.
Nairobi/Brussels, 8 August 2014
Asmara (HAN) August 4, 2014 – Defense and Security News. In Eritrea, military, academic, business and media circles there is breathless excitement about the rise of Russia and the US decline they assume as its inevitable corollary. There is an announcement that Russia’s Defense Ministry will hold drills for reservists in all of the country’s military commands in August-October. Now comes yet another announcement, this time that Russia’s will be holding military exercises this week involving 100 aircraft in the west of the country near the Ukraine border. This kind of activity mean that Russia is saber-rattling or somehow threatening regional security and stability, while is getting ready for war with NATO. Russia also has another announcement, this time that Russia will be holding military exercises in Eritrea Soon this Year – See more at: http://www.geeskaafrika.com/eritrea-will-host-the-next-russian-heavy-military-exercises-on-water/4751/#sthash.M3zJ1TME.dpuf