Commentary – The Case for Lifting the Sanctions on Eritrea

  The Sanctions on Eritrea   The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed sanctions on Eritrea on 23 December 2009 [Resolution 1907 (2009)] on account of (1) the Eritrean government’s refusal to acknowledge and engage to address the border dispute with Djibouti and (2) allegations of the government’s support to Somalia’s Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen.   The sanctions provided for (1)…

15 May 2018

Commentary: Securing the Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Part 1: Published 10 April 2018  (Part 1: PDF version)   The recent assertion of the new prime minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, of his readiness to engage in peace talks to resolve the “no peace, no war” situation and normalise bilateral relations with Eritrea has drawn renewed international attention on the frozen conflict and spurred a flurry of…

03 May 2018

Alemseged Tesfai’s Trilogy of Books

A renowned Eritrean writer has authored three history books in the Tigrinya language. In this review, I refer to the three publications collectively as his trilogy in the sense that the three, though separate, are interrelated. 

27 April 2018

“ፖለቲካ ንየው በሎ፣ ካልእ ጕዳይካ ግበር” – ማዕዳ ዚመስል ምንእኣስ

  ሰላም ንዅሉ ኤርትራዊ፡ ብፍላይ ንመንሰያት። ኣነ ርግጸኛ እየ፡ ከምዚ ንዓይ ዘጋጠመኒ ዘሎ፡ ንዓኩም ከኣ ከምኡ ዓይነት ዚመስል መልእኽትታት፡ ማዕዳ ዚመስል ምንእኣስ ይመጸኩም ይህሉ ይኸውን እዩ። ብዙሕ ግዜ ብዛዕባ ጕዳይ ዓድና ክንዘራረብርሉ ወይ ዘሕምመና ቀንዲ ጕዳይና ኣብ ክንዘረበሉ እንፍትን እዋን፣ “እዚ ፖለቲካ ኢዩ ንየው በሎ፣ ከይትዛረብ ፖለቲካ ካልእ ጕዳይካ ግበር” ይብሉኻ።   የግዳስ፡ ንሳቶም ፖለቲከኛታት ኪዀኑ እግዚኣብሄር ዚፈጠሮም ኰይኑ ኢዩ…

18 Apr 2018

Gender Equality in Eritrea

Independence is a great historic victory achieved through the hard struggle, resolute determination and immense sacrifices of our freedom fighters and the entire Eritrean people. During the protracted armed struggle for liberation, women fighters served alongside their male counterparts, playing an indispensable role in frontline combat and the associated quasi-civilian departments. They made up a third of the Eritrean People’s…

26 March 2018

Israel’s Deportation of Eritreans (Update)

Eri-Platform welcomes the Israeli High Court injunction announced on 15 March 2018, regarding the forced deportations of Eritrean asylum-seekers to third countries, such as Rwanda or Uganda.   In early January 2018, the Israeli government issued a deadline for the end of March 2018 for the nearly 40,000 asylum-seekers, of whom around 27,500 are Eritreans, to leave the country or…

22 March 2018

حالة حقوق الإنسان وحكم القانون في إريتريا

يصادف الأحد الموافق 18سبتمبر 2016  الذكرى السنوية الخامسة عشرة لاعتقال مجموعة من كبار قادة الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير ارتريا وخليفتها الجبهة الشعبية للديمقراطية والعدالة؛ وزراء في الحكومة، أعضاء البرلمان   و كبار ضباط الجيش وأيضا الصحفيين المستقلين.

08 March 2018