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9 facts people tend to forget about the operation in #Tigray:
TPLF had rejected many calls for dialogue w/ the gov't, mocked efforts of #Ethiopia's respected elders & PM @AbiyAhmedAli. But some still think talks w/ the defunct group would be a magic wand to pacify Tigray. (1/9)
#TPLF launched several rockets to cities of the #Amhara Regional State & #Eritrea’s capital city-#Asmara. And yet misguided media narratives pictured both forces as belligerents. (2/9)
The #Ethiopia|n gov't has been busy rebuilding destroyed infrastructures by the #TPLF but the remnants of the group have continued to destroying infrastructures with renewed zeal as a major strategy of their “struggle” for the people of Tigray. (3/9)
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▶️Remembering 48 young men & women massacred at #AdiAbeto in 4 Nov 2004..👇

A thread on #AdiAbetoMassacre..

Remembering is also about few days in #Eritrea|s contemporary history, days that witnessed a barbarity that’s too horrific to imagine - almost beyond human imagination, Image
something that’s too painful to contemplate &, thus, self-serving to deny & forget. And, this is exactly why we must make a deliberate & conscious effort to remember z 4th of Nov 2004!

At z end of z 1998-2000 border war, #Eritrea|s 18-months National Service program mutated Image
into an indefinite mobilization of z population into "military" service, ostensibly in readiness for a potential #Ethiopia'n invasion. In reality, while some conscripts did serve within z army, most were either assigned to work on so-called “national development projects”, or Image
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In Africa there are 54 countries , each one of them with unique architecture and design that represent the cultural identity and history of the people.

54 days , 54 projects one for every African nation .

I’ll start with Morocco I’ll ended in western sahara.

Enjoy Image
Day 1.

Morocco .

This 18th-Century Home renovated in the historical center of Essaouira it is an incredible example of traditional Moroccan architecture .

A traditional house renovated and decorated with a contemporary touch.

Between tradition and modernity. ImageImageImageImage
Designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle the garden was created over the course of forty years, and consists of a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways on different levels and boldly-coloured buildings that blend both Art Deco and Moorish influences.

An hidden beauty ImageImageImageImage
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#Eritrea has been a pariah state for its conflict with all its neighbors and went through more than a decade long sanction that have started in #IGAD #AU & by #UNSC for its role of destabilizing the region; direct involvement in arms and contraband trading; &supporting #Al-Shabab
.@AbiyAhmedAli, nominated and subsequently appointed as PM by the “late” ruling coalition EPRDF, on 2 April 2018; following the four years of street protests, that multiple report had been indicating the involvement of foreign forces, including #Eritrea.
Immediately Abiy initiated rapprochement with #Eritrea. To the surprise of everyone, despite Eritrea’s consistent position of handing over the disputed territories before initiating any normalization for almost 2 decades, agreed to the normalization without any pre-condition.
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#Afroptimistic Sunday: (T)Horn of #Africa Edition

Looking at the #Ethiopia|n War in Tigray & the ensuing carnage--death, dismemberment, displacement--& #Eritrea|s "self-defense" foray, there is not much to be optimistic about, but there could be if we act as Citizens of the Horn
The Horn of #Africa has no citizens, just subjects.

Citizens are free and, collectively, own sovereignty. They hire and fire their leaders.

Subjects are powerless, looking up to The Sovereign, who demands total obedience. Dissent results in disappearance, death, exile.
While this is true of all the nations in the Horn of Africa, this thread is about #Ethiopia and #Eritrea, who have not been able to extricate themselves from wars (declared and undeclared) since at least 1961. It's from the perspective of a member of the #Eritrean opposition....
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Mesfin Hagos (founding member of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (#EPLF) in the 1970s who served as Minister of Defense in the 1990s), the most authoritative voice on #Eritrea|n military affairs, reveals the extent of #Eritrean involvement in the #Ethiopia|n war.

(2/18) In an address to his country’s parliament on November 30, 2020, #Ethiopia’s Prime Minister confirmed #Eritrea|n support to his ongoing war against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (#TPLF), the regional government of the northern regional state of Tigray...
(3/18) ... where they were provided shelter and the space and provisions to recuperate. He flew there with three of his generals to reorganize the troops for a counterattack on #Tigray – from #Eritrea.

What Prime Minister Abiy did not tell his audience was the fact that...
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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 Kebreab Yimesgen @KebreabY in acknowledgment of his compassionate human rights activism, mental health awareness, and helping create meaningful Eritrean community connections.
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In the 1990s, Kebreab served as a student leader at the University of #Asmara Youth Fellowship & later served as the Chair. He graduated with a degree in Physics from UoA, came to the U.S in 2007 & received his MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2011.
Kebreab has a tremendous amount of compassion for his community & always makes himself available to those in need. His gentle demeanor doesn't go unnoticed and he is always supporting and advocating for his community, especially those most vulnerable. Image
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Almost 1 year ago, I wrote on how EU was spending millions in #Eritrea on projects using forced conscription.

A key partner in the project is the Red Sea Trading Corporation, completely owned & operated by the ruling party.

More on @repubblica…
#Europe accused of financing #Eritrean project based on 'forced labour'?

#EU spokesperson was saying that this project is part of a new approach to engaging with #Eritrea, which has the improvement of the lives and rights of Eritreans at its core.

@EU_Commission reply here ⬇️ Image
#EU accused of supporting forced labour in #Eritrea?

I know they've seen my follow up-email, so why EU hasn't reply on

* Role of Red Sea trading
* Mechanisms to assure transparency of EU funds
* Reforms on the national service taking place before the starting of the project
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#Ethiopia-#Eritrea:PM #AbiyAhmed makes unannounced visit to Port #Massawa & #Assab today, ETV & FanaBc said. It follows last night's announcement that an Ethiopian commercial ship was scheduled to dock in in port Massawa after 20 yrs. PM Abiy was welcomed by Pres. Isaias Afwerki.
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed visited port #Assab & the 71km long road which stretches from #Ethiopian border to the port. He is also expected to visit port of Massawa this afternoon

⏩Ethiopian commercial ship will dock today at #Massawa Port from #SaudiArabia…
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed will have two days of official visit to #Eritrea during which he will also travel to the capital #Asmara and "will hold extensive discussions with President Isaias Afwerki to assess and expedite implementation of the agreement of 9 July," @hawelti said.
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