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There's an old saying, ሕቡእ ቁስሊ፣ ሕቡእ ፈውሲ, roughly translated: "Hidden Wound, is a Cure Hidden".

In #Eritrea, we've a uniquely chaotic regime wounding every part of the Nation, then hiding those wounds & letting them fester. Inevitably leading to disaster.

Almost every calamity that befalls seems to come out of the dark. It's true origins obscured by an unaccountable regime. Leading to to confusion & catastrophe.

Since #Eritrea|n independence, none has changed our trajectory & cost us as Badme has.

But it's story is much older
October 1974. A period that should be heralded as probably one of the greatest moments in our collective history.

Sickened by infighting & fratricide, over 30,000 #Eritrea|n Citizens march to the Village of Woki-Zager & force EPLF & ELF to sit down for face to face talks.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Lidiya T @KitchaFitFit1 in acknowledgment of her consistent, creative and pragmatic actions that she undertakes to support #Eritrean refugees in #Libya.

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Lidiya is a 21 years old prominent activist & organizer who has been passionately involved with her Eritrean community from a very young age.

Ever since she witnessed the daunting & overwhelming plight of Eritrean refugees in Libya, Lidiya got determined not to sit back & watch.
Instead, she picked up the slack left by the organizations which simply abandoned these refugees, and found a way to provide financial and moral support to these refugees and make meaningful contributions to help ease their suffering.

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Imam Ahmed/Gragn

This is a very short biography of Imam Ahmed bin Ibrahim Algazi /Ahmed Gragn by the well known history professor Lapiso G Delebo.

Enjoy #Ethiopia #Islam #Muslim

What’s his name and why do people call him Gragn?
Who Imam Ahmed really is? Where’s he from? Was he #Ethiopian ?
#Shewa #Harla #Somali #Ottoman #ShowaSultanate #IfatSultanate #WalashmaDynasty #AdalSultanate
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Habtom Yohannes (@Kinzareb) in acknowledgment of his long-standing unwavering advocacy for Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience and his passion to support Eritreans with his expertise in journalism.

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Habtom Yohannes is an Eritrean-Dutch human rights activist, a senior editor with extensive experience within the Dutch media, lecturer, advisor & moderator. He continuously raises the issues of #Eritrea|n prisoners & uses every opportunity/platform to demand that they get justice Image
As a passionate activist, he has been putting the violation of human rights in #Eritrea on the agenda of the Dutch parliament, the European Parliament, the African Union and the United Nations. @Europarl_EN @_AfricanUnion @UN
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to the organizers of
@RemEPOC in acknowledgment of their important initiative to help keep the memories of disappeared Eritreans alive until they get justice.

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Remembering Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience
@RemEPOC is a social media campaign that is dedicated to daily remembering at least one Eritrean Prisoner of Conscience and an accompanying daily narrative of the human rights situation of #Eritrea.

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#Eritrea today is a country where its best daughters & sons, including its sheiks, priests, pastors, ministers, diplomats, civil servants, army leaders, teachers, conscripts, poets, newspaper editors, singers, merchants, veterans and faith communities are illegally disappeared.
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#ERITREA - Chiude la #ScuolaItalianadiAsmara, prezioso polo educativo. (Agenzia Fides) - La scuola italiana di #Asmara ha chiuso i battenti. Nata nel 1903, Che cosa ha portato alla chiusura, pochi giorni prima che in Italia iniziassero le lezioni? [...]Nel 2012 Italia ed Eritrea
hanno sottoscritto un'intesa per la comune gestione dell'istituto (che era di proprietà dello Stato italiano e si configurava come una scuola privata). Questo accordo prevedeva la creazione di una commissione tecnica mista, Asmara ha subito nominato i propri membri,
Roma non l'ha fatto. Questa prima mancanza ha irritato non poco il regime di Asmara. Inoltre negli anni scorsi, sotto gli ultimi tre governi, l’Italia ha approvato una serie di provvedimenti che hanno svuotato l’istituto del personale italiano, creando carenze nell’organico.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Tsedal Yohannes in acknowledgment of her perseverance, commitment and courage to advocate for #Eritrean prisoners of conscience.

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@TsedalYohannes is a passionate and very committed London based #Eritrea|n activist who has been fighting for the release of her sister Aster Yohannes and other Eritrean prisoners of conscience for over a decade. #Yiakl
#Eritrea #SundaySpotlight
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Despite the emotional toll, Tsedal is a very determined woman who is oftentimes seen in the streets of London, Geneva, Brussels and other parts of the world campaigning for the rights of #Eritrea|n prisoners.
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Thread: I watched almost 8 hours of 3 more debates on #TigrayElection2020 #Tigrayvotes. As promised, I will cram my observation of debates 2, 3,and 4.

Debate 2 : Economic policy and investment

Debate 3: Rural & Urban Development

Debate 4: Education & Health policy. 1/n
Assimba: wants social democracy with free markets, emphasized need for peace with neighboring countries [#Eritrea], regions, and the federal government. Cleaning bureaucracy, building better airport & rail were their priorites. They were attacked by TIP & TPLF. 2/n
Sawt: empahsized they too were social democrats. They attacked TPLF for not building Tigray-centric patriotic & nationalist Investors. They also were the ONLY party that want land to be privatized in urbanizing areas while the state keeps on owning rural land. 3/n
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Ahmed Raji in acknowledgment of his consistent work as a citizen journalist and his commitment to highlighting and archiving the stories of disappeared #Eritrean|s.

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Ahmed as a citizen journalist and a strong advocate for #Eritrean prisoners of consciences is a frequent writer at @awate2 and archives disappeared Eritreans stories on his Facebook page - "Eritrea's Disappeared".…
Ahmed started writing at @awate2 in 2003 while still living in Asmara, #Eritrea. In order to protect his identity, the Awate Team gave him the name “Events Monitor”.
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•In this particular case, while the Netherlands and Denmark were defending “equal distance”solution, Germany opposed and offered another solution overcome the dispute via application of equitable principles. >>> Image
>>> The court the justified Germany by issuing changes to the dispersion of the continental shelf. Consequently, the German maritime jurisdiction area has surpassed the Netherlands and Denmark.

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Some #Eritrea|n friends like .@meddaG had asked for my thoughts on #TigrayElection2020. I can not say who has the suppprt given there is no tradition of reliable survey/polling, but I watched the first debate on Tigray's right of self- determination. Here is my take. 1/n
ውናት (Independence party) was so comfortable given the topic is its prime issue. They were confidently on the offensive. They are seeking secession from #Ethiopia and forming an independent republic. They successfully showed that they had thought about the issue in depth. 2/n
ባይቶና (Congress) is seeking for a Confederal arrangement. They are one step below. They think a confederal union with/within #Ethiopia between independent states is more useful than standing alone. Yet, they were on the defensive from ውናት'ስ derision and mockery. 3/n
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight is dedicated to Eritrean activists and campaigners who have actively been addressing the very urgent issue of famine happening in #Eritrea.

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This is an acknowledgment to the organizers of #EritreanHiddenFamine and #SaveDenkalia of their quick action in raising awareness to the famine brought by the Eritrean government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ImageImage
After the government of Eritrea announced a lock down of many parts of the country due to COVID-19, reports of people starving and pleading families in the diaspora for help started surfacing. #EritreanHiddenFamine #SaveDankalia ImageImageImage
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Kiki Tzeggai in acknowledgment of her grit to create an #Eritrean Veterans Day; and her relentless advocacy for justice, through her powerful never flinching pen. #Eritrea
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Kiki Tseggai is an #Eritrean writer, who is known for her perseverance, courage and strong desire to see a vibrant and prosperous Eritrea. She goes by “Fikrey Birhin” on Facebook, in honor of the love of her life - Birhin. Image
Her husband Berhane (Birhin) was imprisoned and murdered by the Ethiopian gov't 41 years ago. Berhin, the love of her life, was tragically taken away from her and her children and to this day, she shares the pain and grief her family and families like hers continue to endure. Image
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New article with @sostapel:
'Cooperation and Conflict at the #HornOfAfrica: A New Regional Bloc between #Ethiopia, #Eritrea & #Somalia and Its Consequences for #EasternAfrica' #HoAC
In: #AfricaSpectrum (@GIGA_Institute; @SAGECQPolitics) #openaccess…
In January 2020, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia proposed to form a new regional bloc, occasionally referred to as the 'Horn of Africa Cooperation' (HoAC). The proposed the HoAC would be the 23rd (!) #RegionalOrganization in #Africa. #regimecomplexity #HornOfAfricaCooperation
Our article assesses which factors have contributed to making this proposal and contemplates potential effects for the complex #security challenges, political tensions among the neighbours, and existing institutional environment at the Horn and the #EasternAfrica.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Semhar Ghebreslasie @semharnay in acknowledgment of her leadership and commitment to fighting injustice in #Eritrea with courage, compassion and resilience.

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Semhar started her activism in 2013/2014 when she was still in Asmara working in an Internet Cafe. Her courage and access to the internet gave her the opportunity to air her frustrations and post about the situation in #Eritrea on Facebook.

#Yiakl #WeAreComingHome #Eritrea
In 2014, when she decided to leave #Eritrea by crossing the border, she was caught at one of the Tesenei checkpoints until she finally managed to escape from the temporary prison by running for 3 hours & eventually making it to #Sudan.

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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Yohannes Tseggay Berhe, the designer & webmaster of, for his pioneer work in creating a platform that accommodates all Eritreans to foster their unity & his strong sense of purpose to serve the Eritrean community ImageImage is an Eritrean hub with rich informative & entertaining content that was founded in 2013 whose aim is "to cultivate peace, harmony & reconciliation among all Eritreans, by involving Eritreans from different walks of society, without discrimination."
Yohannes joined the struggle for independence at a very young age when he was just 16 and was assigned to work at the front lines as a medical team member. During the 6th offensive, he got severely injured and was later assigned to work at Eritrea Relief Association (ERA).
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TIL I learned that @NipseyHussle's maternal grandmother is a #BlackCatholic.

Apparently she said so on TV after he died, noting that she forgave and prays for his murderer. 😶

(H/T @henokeliyahu, who—at the request of Nip's dad's Eritrean Orthodox parish—served at his funeral.)

Pray for him and his family, please. And the entire South LA community.
(Oh, and here's Henok's blog about the funeral!…)

#EasternChristianity #Tewahedo #Eritrea
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to the campaigners & supporters of #EndHighSchoolInSawa in acknowledgment of their concerted efforts to resensitize #Eritrea|ns on the hideous policy of sending students to Sawa military camp to complete their final year of high school. ImageImage
#EndHighSchoolInSawa campaign started in June 2019 by a group of former Sawa high school students and activists in support of ZurFenkil movement at home with the objectives of: Image
- Ending societal numbness towards the immoral & illegal policy.

- Denormalizing conscription of child soldiers, separation of families & mixing of education and military.

- Relatively easily activating resistance by refusing to comply with the destructive policy.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Dr. Mohammed Kheir Omer (@mkheirom) in acknowledgement of his invaluable contribution to the fight for justice and the overall enlightenment campaign by consistently providing historical knowledge and archiving #Eritrea|n history. ImageImage
Dr. @mkheirom grew up in Agordat, Eritrea & joined the Eritrean struggle for independence at a young age. He is an author, activist, bloggers who got his doctorate in Veterinary Science from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. #Eritrea Image
During the Eritrean struggle Dr. @mkheirom was a member of the central committee of the General Union of Eritrean Students (GUES) that was affiliated to the ELF 1977-1979. #Eritrea Image
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1. #Eritrea’n social media engagements in a nutshell. Facts? What facts? #OpinionMattersMost

(A thread)

(With little overgeneralization to establish my argument) no matter where you stand politically, #Eritrea'n social (traditional) media reflect similar inclinations.
2. Lack of news that resulted from media blackout, economic blight, stern political developments, etc. R filled with opinions, often made up.
Repression advocates (supporters) establish their facts from Op-Eds, editorials, communiques, slogans, even perhaps artworks.
3.The state media, where news was manufactured from editorials, serves as a role model.….
Slogans take a substantial proportion of the gov. media & later help in formulating opinions; soon to be passed as facts. #OpinionMatters #Eritrea
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#Libya right now refugees in distress at sea. There are ~100 people who escaped from Zwara on a wodden boat. The majority is from #Eritrea — their latest position was communicate to the Italian MRCC #Rome (34.23 12.02). Families have been calling for help. Image
#Libya right now refugees in distress at sea.
A desperate call from the Central Mediterranean.

~100 people in distress on a wooden boat. They fled Libya in search of safety and protection.
#Libya Yonathan, Samuel, Sami, Munir, Daniel, Fseha & other people from #Eritrea are at serious risk of drowning in #Malta SAR zone.

Their boat is filled up with water, @alarm_phone reported.

#maridive230 offshore vessel chartered by @Shell is very close to their position. Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to @hanibalndaniel in acknowledgment of his unwavering, consistent & passionate advocacy to the Eritrean victims of religious persecution along with his work in journalism & video editing services in the #Eritrea|n Communities in diaspora. ImageImage
Hanibal Daniel studied journalism at Habari Maalum College in Tanzania in the early 1990's and served as the program producer at Radio Selamna (ራድዮ ሰላምና) until around 2010. He also studied IT at a College in Vancouver, WA after his resettlement in the US. #Eritrea
Hanibal's articulate series of posting titled ስቓይ እታ ጎርዞ about the true story of an Eritrean victim of atrocities due to her Christian faith has touched 1000s of readers & consequently earned its translation into English & publication as a book. #Eritrea Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to the organizers of the Eritrean Detainee's Day (EDD) campaign in acknowledgment of their committed efforts to highlight the plights of Eritrean prisoners of conscience& advocate for their release.
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EDD is an annual campaign that is organized by concerned #Eritrean|s from around the World. Within the wider issue of violation of rights, the campaign highlights the issue of detention, forced disappearance and imprisonment in #Eritrea.
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The campaign started 8 years ago to remember those who had been taken from their homes and families for committing no crime but being Eritrean citizens.

#Yiakl #SundaySpotlight #WeAreComingHome #Eritrea
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