Eritrea at a crossroads

“Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope”

Press Release: Eritrea at a Crossroads (2014)

Press Release

The History of Eritrea Tells of Heroic Struggle, Constant Betrayal, Abiding Hope 

Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope outlines the making of modern Eritrea in East Africa via the colonial system and its long journey to self-determination. The country’s development is complicated by constant external intervention impacting the evolution of its modern history. Contemporary Eritrea’s is a story of heroic triumph in struggle, of cruel betrayal of the original objectives and ethos of the war of national liberation, and of abysmal failure in independence. The book traces the evolution of the use of force to enforce conformity of thought during and after the war, in violation of the rule of law, basic civil liberties, and human rights.

The book situates Eritrea’s record in nation building, state construction and economic development in the postcolonial African setting. It depicts the fragility, and failure to deliver, of the prototype African state. Further, it portrays the present predicament of the Eritrean people, even as it decries the betrayal of the ideals and promises of freedom, democracy,   justice, dignity, and prosperity for which the war of independence was waged, and the great sacrifices made. Furthermore, it points the way forward.

According to Louis Michel, Member of European Parliament, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid (2004-2009) and Foreign Minister of Belgium (1999- 2004):
“I congratulate Andebrhan Welde Giorgis on his high quality and extremely informative book that has not only the merit to be an update on the political situation in Eritrea, but also asks the pertinent questions on the future of his marvelous country. He does it with tact and success, based on his long experience as freedom fighter, as senior public servant, as ambassador, and his rich experience of Africa.

“Each country in Africa must be able to determine its own future. Freedom, responsibility, control over its destiny, and solidarity, are the key ideas of the new vision for international cooperation that will help ensure the sustainability of the development process. The urgent need to create a democratic government resonates throughout the book. Good governance, respect for human rights, principles of democracy, and rule of law are essential universal values underpinning it. 

“Andebrhan is one of those men, visionaries, and open to dialogue, reform and change. Eritrea at a Crossroads is key to understanding the challenges facing Eritrea and Africa. It is an eye opener on a complex and little understood crisis that is festering in Africa and holding the continent back. The book provides a solid intellectual foundation to understanding the region and will give anyone who wants to build a better future for Africa a great starting point.  I congratulate him on this most valuable book, which finds its place among all the lovers of Africa.”

In the words of Gareth Evans, Chancellor, Australian National University; President, International Crisis Group (2000-09) and Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-96):
“Freedom fighter, scholar, central banker, diplomat, and now unhappy exile, no-one could be better placed than Andebrhan Welde Giorgis to trace Eritrea’s distressing slide from triumph to tragedy. It’s a harrowing story, but the author tells it comprehensively, objectively and lucidly in this excellent study. The future can be rescued, as Andebrhan makes clear, but only if the past is understood, and the present confronted – by decent, concerned Eritreans acting with the moral, political and economic support of the wider international community. May his voice be heard.”

ERITREA AT A CROSSROADS: A NARRATIVE OF TRIUMPH, BETRAYAL AND HOPE (ISBN: 978-1-62857-331-2) can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at  or (the e-version is also available for download from amazon and itunes).

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ሌላ ምስ ኤርትራ ኣብ ቃራና መንገዲ

ኤርትራ ኣብ ቃራና መንገዲ፦ ታሪኽ ዓወት፡ ጥልመትን ተስፋን
ክፋል ሓደን ክፋል ክልተን

ታሪኽ ኤርትራ ጅግንነታዊ ቃልሲ፡ ቀጻሊ ጥልመት፡ ነባሪ ተስፋ ይነግር

ኤርትራ ኣብ ቃራና መንገዲ፦ ታሪኽ ዓወት፡ ጥልመትን ተስፋን (Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope) ንኣመጻጽኣ ናይዛ ኣብ ምብራቕ ኣፍሪቃ ኣብ ትሕቲ መግዛእታዊ ስርዓት ዚተደኰነት ዘመናዊት ኤርትራን እቲ ዚተናውሐ ጕዕዞኣ ንመሰል ርእሰ-ውሳኔን ተዘንቱ። ጕዕዞ ዘመናዊ ታሪኽ ናይታ ሃገር ብስምብራት ቀጻሊ ግዳማዊ ምትእትታው ዚተሓላለኸ'ዩ። ዛንታ ናይ'ዛ ናይ ሎሚ ኤርትራ፡ ብሓደ ወገን፡ ዛንታ ጅግንነታዊ ዓወት ኣብ ቃልሲ፣ በቲ ካልእ ድማ፡ ዛንታ ጨካን ጥልመት ናይቲ መበገሲ ዕላማታትን ሃረርታን ናይቲ ምእንቲ ሃገራዊ ሓርነት ዚተኻየደ ነዊሕ ኲናት፡ ዛንታ ደልሃመታዊ ፍሽለት ኣብ ናጽነት'ዩ። ብተወሳኺ፡ እዛ መጽሓፍ እዚኣ፡ ንኣመዓባብላ ናይቲ ኣብ እዋን ኲናትን ድሕሪኡን ዚሳዕረረ፣ ዕሙት ዶግማዊ ኣተሓሳስባ ንምስግዳድ ዚሓለነ፡ ግዝኣተ-ሕጊ ዚጥሕስ፡ መሰረታዊ ሲቪላዊ ሓርነታትን ሰብኣዊ መሰላትን ዚግህስ፡ ልምዲ ምዝውታር ሓይሊ ትትርኽ።

እዛ መጽሓፍ እዚኣ ንተመኵሮ ኤርትራ ኣብ ህንጸት ሃገር፡ ኣብ ኣወቓቕራ መንግስቲ፡ ኣብ ቍጠባዊ ልምዓት፡ ኣብ ውሽጢ ዓንኬል ናይቲ ድሕሪ ምጽንቃቕ መግዛእቲ ኣብ ኣፍሪቃ ዚተኸስተ ኵነት ኣእትያ ትግምግም። ንህሉው ስቅያት ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣመልኪታ፡ ንጥልመት'ቲ ዕላማታትን መብጽዓታትን ናይቲ ምእንቲ ሓርነት፡ ደሞክራሲ፡ ፍትሒ፡ ክብረትን ራህዋን ዚተኻየደ ኲናት ናጽነትን ዚተኸፍለ ከቢድ መስዋእትን ኣትሪራ ትነቅፍ። ብተወሳኺ፡ ኣንፈት ጕዕዞ መጻኢ ትሕብር።

ብቃላት ሉዊ ሚሸል፡ ኣባል ፓርላማ ኤውሮጳ፡ ኤውሮጳዊ ኮሚሽነር ልምዓትን ሰብኣዊ ሓገዝን (2004-2009)፡ ሚኒስተር ወጻኢ ጕዳያት በልጁም (1999-2004):-

''ንዓንደብርሃን ወልደጊዮርጊስ፡ ስለ'ዛ ብቑዕ መግለጺ ናይ እዋናዊ ፖለቲካዊ ኲነታት ኣብ ኤርትራ እተስንቕ ጥራይ ዘይኰነ፡ እንተላይ ብዛዕባ መጻኢ ናይታ ምጭውቲ ሃገሩ ኣገደስቲ ሕቶታት እተልዕል፡ ዚለዓለ ክብሪ ዚሓዘለ ትሕዝቶ ዘለዋን ኣዝያ ሓባሪትን መጽሓፉ ዮሃና እብሎ። ኣብቲ ነዊሕ ተመኵሮኡ ከም ተጋዳላይ፡ ከም ላዕለዋይ መንግስታዊ ኣገልጋሊ፡ ከም ኣምባሳደርን ኣብቲ ሃብታም ተመኵሮኡ ናይ ኣፍሪቃን ብምምርኳስ፡ ብውሕልነትን ጽፈትን ኢዩ ጽሒፉዋ። 

''ነፍሲ ወከፍ ሃገር ኣብ ኣፍሪቃ ናይ ገዛእ ርእሳ መጻኢ ኪትውስን ኪትክእል ኣለዋ። ሓርነት፡ ሓላፍነት፡ ቍጽጽር ኣብ ልዕሊ መጻኢ ዕድላ፡ ምሕዝነት፣ እዚኣቶም እቶም ወሰንቲ ሓሳባት ናይቲ ቀጻልነት መስርሕ ልምዓት ንምርግጋጽ ዚሕግዝ ሓድሽ ራእይ ንኣህጕራዊ ምትሕግጋዝ ኢዮም። እቲ ህጹጽ ኣድላዪነት ምፍጣር ደሞክራስያዊ መንግስቲ ድማ ኣብ መላእ'ዛ መጽሓፍ ይንጸባረቕ። ብቑዕ ምሕደራ፡ ኣኽብሮት ሰብኣዊ መሰላት፡ መትከላት ደሞክራስን ግዝኣተ-ሕግን ሰረት ናይታ መጽሓፍ ዘንጽፉ ኣገደስቲ ኣድማሳዊ ክብርታት ኢዮም።  

''ዓንደብርሃን ሓደ ካብቶም ንልዝብ፡ ጽገናን ለውጥን ክፉታት ዚዀኑ ሰብ ራእይ ኢዩ። ኤርትራ ኣብ ቃራና መንገዲ ነቲ ንኤርትራን ኣፍሪቃን ዘጋጥመን ዘሎ ብድሆታት ንምርዳእ እትሕግዝ መፍትሕ ኢያ። ነቲ ኣብ ኣፍሪቃ እናበኣሰ ዚኸይድን ነታ ክፍለ-ዓለም ዓትዒቱ ሒዙ ንድሕሪት ዚጐትትን ዘሎ፡ ዚተሓላለኸን ብዛዕብኡ ውሑድ መረዳእታ ዘሎን ቅልውላው ንምልላይ ዓይኒ እትኸፍት'ያ። እዛ መጽሓፍ'ዚኣ፡ ነቲ ዞባ ንምርዳእ ድልዱል ምርምራዊ መሰረት ተንጽፍ፡ ንዚዀነ ንኣፍሪቃ ዚበለጸ መጻኢ ኪሃንጽ ዚደሊ ድማ ዓቢ መበገሲ ነቚጣ ተጣጥሕ። ስለ'ዛ ኣብ ኵሎም ኣፍቀርቲ ኣፍሪቃ ቦታኣ እትሕዝ ኣዝያ ክብርቲ መጽሓፉ ዮሃና እብሎ።''

ብቃላት ጋረት ኤቫንስ፡ ቻንሰለር፡ ሃገራዊ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ኣውስትራልያ፣ ፕረዚደንት፡ ኣህጕራዊ ጕጅለ ቅልውላው (2000-09)፣ ሚኒስተር ወጻኢ ጕዳያት ኣውስትራልያ (1988-96)፡-

''ተጋዳላይ ሓርነት፡ ምሁር፡ ማእከላይ ባንከኛ፡ ዲፕሎማሰኛ፡ ሕጂ ድማ ጕሁይ ስደተኛ፣ ብዛዕባ'ቲ ዘሕዝን ምንቍልቋል ኤርትራ ካብ ዓወት ናብ ትራጀዲ፡ ካብ ዓንደብርሃን ንላዕሊ ኪዝርዝር ዚኽእል ማንም የለን። ኣሻቓሊ ዛንታ ኢዩ፣ ይዅን'ምበር፡ ደራሲ፡ ኣብዚ ንኡድ መጽናዕቲ'ዚ፡ ብምልኣት፡ ብውድዓውነትን ብንጹርን ገሊጹዎ ኣሎ። ዓንደብርሃን ከም ዘነጽሮ፡ እቲ መጻኢ ኪድሕን ይኽእል ኢዩ፣ እዚ ግን፡ ቅኑዓትን ግዱሳትን ኤርትራውያን፡ ምስ ፍናናዊ፡ ፖለቲካውን ቍጠባውን ደገፍ ኣህጕራዊ ኮም፣ ነቲ ዚሓለፈ ኪርድኡ፡ ነቲ ህሉው ኪገጥሙ ምስ ዚኽእሉ ጥራይ ኢዩ። ድምጹ ይሰማዕ።''

(ክፋል ሓደ ISBN፦ 978-1-68235-246-5፡ ክፋል ክልተ ISBN፦ 978-1-68235-354-7) ብወብሳይት ኣሕታሚ ኪትጥለብ ይከኣል ወይ ወይ

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