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ጨንፈር ሰዲህኤ ፍራንክፎርትን ከባቢኣን ደምዳሚ ኣኼባ ናይ 2017፡ ብዕለት 10 ታሕሳስ 2017 ኣካይዱ። እቲ ኣኼባ ብኣቦ መንበር ጨንፈር ሓው ታደሰ ኣስመላሽ ሰላምታን ሰናይ ምንዮትን ድሕሪ ምኽፋቱ፡ ነቲ መዓልቲ ኣብ ዝተታሕዙ ኣጀንዳታት ተኣትዩ።

ካብ ዝተሰርዑ  ኣጀንዳታት፡-

1 - እዋናዊ ሰልፋውን ዞናውን ሓበሬታታት፤

2 - ስርዓት ህግደፍ  ዝፍጽሞ ዘሎ ምግሃስ ሃይማኖታዊ ምምሕዳርን ኢድ ኣእታውነትን፤

3 - ግደ መራሕቲ ሃይማኖትን ትካላቱን ኣብ ፍትሕን፡ ሰላምን፡ ማዕርነት ደቂ-ሰባትን ዝብሉ ኔሮም።

ብመሰረት ዝቐረበ ዛዕባታት ኣኼባ፡ እዋናዊ ሓበሬታታት ምልውዋጥ ተኻይዱ። ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብዚ ቅንያት እዚ ኣብ መንጎ መራሕቲ ኣፍሪቃውያን ሃገራትን ሕብረት ኤውሮጳን ክካየድ ዝቐነየ ንጉዳይ ስደተኛታት ዝምልከት ኣኼባታት ድሕሪ ምዝርራብ፡ ንሕና እቶም ቀንዲ ሰብ ጉዳይ ዝኾና ኣብ ስደትን ምብትታንን ንርከብ ኣህዛብ፣ ሽግራትና ኣብ ምፍታሕ ብዝያዳ ተጠርኒፍናን ተቢዕናን ክንቃለስ ኣሎና ክብል ኣኼበኛ ተማሕጺኑ።

እብዚ ዝሓለፈ ወርሒ፡ ኣብ ምሉእ ዓለም ዝነብሩ ኤርትራውያን ደለይቲ ፍትሒ፡ ኣብ ዘዝቕመጡሉ ሃገራት፡ ነቲ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ዝገብሮ ዘሎ ኢድ ምትእትታው ኣብ ሃይማኖታዊ ትካላትን ምእሳር ኣማሕደርቱን ብምቅዋም ጽዑቕ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍታት ከካይዱ ወሪሖምዮም። ኣኼበኛ ድማ ነዚ ጉዳይዚ መበገሲ ብምግባር፡ ንኹሉ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ዝገብሮ ዘሎ ገበናት ናይ ምእሳር መራሕትን ኣመንትን ዝተፈልለያ ሃይማኖታት፡ ምፍራስን ምውራስን ሃይማኖታዊ ትካላትን፡ ክሳብ ንኣገልገልቲ ሃይማኖት ገፊፍካ ናብ ወታሃደራዊ ኣገልግሎት ምውሳድን ብረት ምዕጣቖምን ዘይንቡር ነውራም ተግባራት ብምቅዋም፥ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ድማ ንኩሉ ዓይነት ብዙሕነታቱ ብምክብባር ተጠርኒፉ ንመሰሉ ክቃለስ ከም ዘለዎ ኣማራጺ ዘይብሉ መገዲ ሰላም ምዃኑ ኣኼበኛ ተመልኪቱ። ስርዓት ህግደፍ ዝገብሮ ዘሎ ሃማኖታዊ ፍልልያት ንምግፋሕን ግርጭታት እንዳፈጠርካ ምንቛትን ብስም ሃይማኖት ምትላልን ድማ፡ ህዝቢ ክነቕሓሉን ተጠርኒፉ ክምክቶን ከም ዘለዎ ኣኼበኛ ኣስሚሩሉ።

Frankfurt Barnch Last meeting 10122017

ብመንጽር እቲ ህግደፍ ኣብ ሃይማኖታዊ ትካልትን ምምሕዳሩን ዝኽተሎ ዘሎ ናይ ዓመጽን ግህሰታትን ፖሊሲ፡ ሰዲህኤ ግን፡ ሃይማኖትን መንግስትን ክልተ ዝተፈላለዩ ጉዳያት ምዃኖም ብምርግጋጽ፣ ሰኩልያር ስርዓተ-መንግስቲ ንምህናጽ ኣብ መንጎ ሃይማኖትን መንግስትን ኢድ ምትአትታው  ክህሉ ከም ዘይብሉ ይኣምን። ከም መቐጸልታ ናይዚ ድማ ሰ.ዲ.ህ.ኤ. ሓያልን ኣዎንታዊ አምንቶኡን ኣብ ሃይማኖታዊ ናጽነት የረጋግጽን፣ ሃይማኖት ኣብ ዉልቀን  ሕብረተሰብን ዘለዎ ክብርን ጽልዋን ድማ ይፈልጥን የኽብርን ክብል፡ ሓደ ኣብ ጉዳይ እቲ ሓደ ኢድ ከእቱ ከም ዘይግባእ ኣብ ፕሮግራሙ ኣስፊሩዎ ምህላዉ ዓንቀጽ ብምጥቃስ ተረጋጊጹ።

መንግስቲ ይኹን ገዛእቲ ሓይልታት፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ንዘርእይዎ ዓመጽ፡ መራሕቲ ሃይማኖት ከም ደቂ ሃገር ኩሉ ሃገራዊ ጉዳይ ስለዝምልከቶም ብኣገባቦም ህዝቢ ንኸይብደልን፡ ሰላምን ፍትሕን ንኽነግስን፡ ህዝቢ ክምህሩን ክቃወሙን ሃይማኖታዊ ተልእኾኦም እዩ። ኣብ ተሞክሮ ቃልስና ይኹን ተሞክሮ ናይ ዓለም ቃልስታት እንተረኣናውን ብዙሓት ናይ ሃይማኖት መራሕቲ ኣብ ጎድኒ ህዝቦም ኮይኖም ንፍትሒ ተጣቢቆም እዮም። ኣብ መስርሕ ብረታዊ ተጋድሎ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ክሳብ ብረት ተሰኪሞም ኣብ ዓውደ ኲናት  ምእንቲ መሰል ውጹዕ ህዝቦም ዝተሰዉኡ መነኮሳት ምንባሮም፡ ሕጂውን መራሕትን ኣመንትን ዝተፈላለያ ሃይማኖታት ንፍትሕን መሰልን ህዝቦም እናተጣበቑ ብስርዓት ህግደፍ ዝወርዶም ዘሎ ግፍዒ ማእለያ ከምዘይብሉ ኣኼባ ኣረጋጊጹ ንዘርእይዎ ዘለዉ ተባዕ መከተን ተወፋይነትን ድማ ንኢዱን ኣመስጊኑን።

ድሕርዚ፡ ናይ 2018 ፈላሚ ኣኼባ ዕለትን ሰዓትን ብምሕባር ኣኼባ ብዝኽሪ ስዉኣት ተደምዲሙ።


ምምሕዳር ቤት ጽሕፈት ውደባዊ ጉዳያት ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣብ ዝተፈላለዩ ኩርነዓት ዝርከቡ ወከልቱ ኣብ ዝተሳተፍዎ ብመሪሕነት ናይቲ ቤት ጽሕፈት ሓላፊ ብጻይ ተስፋይ ወልደሚካኤ (ደጊጋ)፡ ብ9 ታሕሳስ 2017 ኣብ ዘካየዶ ኣኼባ፡ ናይ መደባት ኣተገባብራ ሜላታት ተመያይጡ ኣጽዲቑ። ኣብዚ ኣኼባ ብጻይ ተስፋይ መእተዊ ቃል ምስ ኣስመዐ፡  ኣብ ኩሉ ኩርነዓት ዓለም ናይ ዘለዋ ጨንፈራትን ንኡስ ዞባታትን ዞባታትን ሰዲህኤ ምንቅስቓስን ሃለዋትን ብዝምልከት ብወከልቲ  ጸብጻባት ሰሚዑ። ድሕሪ እዚ ኣብዚ ዝቐረበ ጸብጻባት፡ ኣቐዲሙ ብመሪሕነት ሰልፊ ዝጸደቐ ዓመታዊ መደባትን መደብ ምሕዳስ ሰልፍን ተመስሪቱ በብመዳዩ ንኣፈጻጽማ ብዝምልከት ኣቐዲሙ ዝተዳለወ ንድፊ ኣፈጻጽማ ተመያይጡን ኣድላይ ዝበሎ ምትዕርራያት ብምግባርን ኣጽዲቑ።

ኣኼባ ቤት ጽሕፈት ውድባዊ ጉዳያት  ዝያዳ ቆላሕታ ሂቡ ዝተመያየጠሎምን ሜላ ኣተገባብራ ዝሓንጸጸሎምን ዛዕባታት፡ ምምሕዳራዊ፡ ምልመላን ምንቕቓሕን፡ ምድልዳል ስርርዕን ምስፋሕ ኣባልነትን፡ ኣርካይቭን ስነዳን፡  ሰሰን ሰብኣዊ ምንጭን ምስራዕ ቀጻሊ ኣኼባ ኣባላትን ምንጣፍ ኣብ ስረሓት ሓድነት ሓይልታት ተቓውሞን ዝብሉ ይርከብዎም። እዚኣቶም እቶ ቀንዲ ጉዳያት ኮይኖም ኣብ ትሕቲ ነፍሲ ወከፎም ዝሰፈሩ ዝርዝር ሜላታት ኣለዉዎም። እቲ ኣኼባ ሜላታት ምጽዳቕ ጥራይ ዘይኮነ ስረሓት ንምቅልጣፍን ኣድላይነት ተሓታትነት ንምትብባዕን ነፍሲ ወከፍ መደብ ዘተግብሩን ዝከታተሉን ኣባላት መዲቡ።

ኣብዚ ኣኼባ እቲ መደባት ንክዕወት ተሳትፎ ሓፋሽ ኣባላት ሰልፊ መተካእታ ዘየብሉ ምዃኑ ብምርዳእ፡ ኣብ ቀጻሊ ምስ ኩሎም ኣባላት ሰልፊ ቀጻሊ ርክባት ከም ዝግበር መዲቡ ኣሎ። ምስዚ ኣተሓሒዙ ድማ ኣብ ዝተፈላለዩ ከባብታት ተጀሚሩ ዘሎ ምስ ኣብ ከባቢኻ ዝርከቡ ምሓዙት ውድባት ኣብ ኣገደስቲ ኣጋጣምታት ሓቢርካ ምንቅስቓስ ኣተባቢዑ እዚ ኣብ ኩሉ ከባቢ ንክካየድ ክጽዕት ምዃኑ እውን ኣስፊሩ።

African and European civil society activists at a seminar in Geneva on Thursday, 7 December, discussed a report on the appalling situation of African refugees and migrants currently stranded and stressed the urgency of addressing the root causes that forced people out of their home countries. The seminar also strongly advised diaspora African civil societies to closely work with sister agencies in the continent.

 

Panelists included Mr. David Koros,  director of the African Centre Against Torture (ACAT), who  presented the report; Dr. Daniel Rezene of the Eritrean Law Society, who talked on the role of African regional human rights mechanism in the protection of abuses against refugees and migrants, and Mr. Bert Verstappen, senior documentalist. Organized by ACAT, the  seminar was attended by members of African and European non-state actors as well as UN and EU representatives. The EPDP was represented by head of its foreign relations office.

 

The ACAT report indicated that up to 84% of the refugees/migrants in Libya, 80% of them young men, suffered extreme forms of torture in the hands of armed militias, human traffickers and other abusers. It also noted that the situation observed in 34 overcrowded detention centres was bad beyond imagination. The European Union so far spent over two billion Euros with the aim of keeping away the flow to refugees/migrants to Europe.

 

When the organizers made repeated calls for ideas on what can be done to address the problem of migrants and refugees from Africa, Eritreans in the audience agreed that the best solution is to concentrate efforts on ending bad governance in the continent and stop supporting corrupt and repressive regimes in Africa, starting with the worst of them - Eritrea.

 

It was reported that the European Union has so far spent over two billion Euros to curb refugee flow from Africa. It is also to be recalled that the African and EU summit in Abidjan on 29-30 November 2017 agreed to make efforts to repatriate the near-million people stranded in Libya within six weeks. So far, nothing has been mentioned about the Eritrean refugees who may finally end up as people without a government that cares for and about them.

ኣፍሪቃውያንን ኤውሮጳውያንን ሲቪላዊ ማሕበራት ብ7 ታሕሳስ 2017 ብዛዕባቶም ኣብዚ እዋንዚ ኣብ ሊቢያ  ኣብ ዘስካሕክሕ ኩነታት ዝርከቡ ኣፍሪቃውያን ስደተኛታት፡ ኣብ ጀነቫ ተመያይጦም። ኣብዚ ምይይጦም ስደተኛታት ካብ ሃገሮም ክወጹ ዘገድድዎም ዘለዉ ምኽንያታት ዝዕገትሉ ኩነታት ብቅልጡፍ ክጽናዕ ዝኽእለሉ ህጹጽነት ተዘራሪቦም። እቲ ሰሚናር ኣብ ወጻኢ ዝርከቡ ኣፍሪቃዊ ሲቪላዊ ማሕበራት ምስ ኣብ ኩሉ ኩርነዓት ኣፍሪቃ ዝርከቡ መሓዙቶም ንክሰርሑ ምዒዱ።

 

መድረኽ ይመርሑ ካብ ዝነበሩ፡ ኣቶ ዳቪድ ኮሮስ ዲረክተር  ኣፍሪቃዊ ማእከል ኣንጻር ስቓይ ጻብጻብ ኣቕሪቦም። ኤርትራዊ ዶክቶር ዳኒኤል ረዘነ ካብ ኤርትራዊ ማሕበረሰብ ፍትሒ ድማ ብዛዕባ ግደ ኣፍሪቃዊ ዞባዊ መስርሕ ምዕጋት ኣብ ልዕሊ ስደተኛታት ዘጋጥም ግህሰት ሰብኣዊ መሰል ብዝምልከት ቃል ኣስሚዖም። ኣቶ በርት ቨርስታፐን ላዕለዋይ  መዝጋቢ’ውን ካብቶም መድረኽ ዝመርሑ ነይሮም። ኣብዚ ብኣፍሪቃዊ ማእከል ኣንጻር ስቓይ ዝተወደበ ሰሚናር፡ ካብ ኣፍሪቃን ኤውሮጳን ዘይመንግስታዊ ተዋሳእቲ፡ ከምኡ እውን ካብ ሕቡራት ሃገራትን  ኤውሮጳዊ ሕብረትን ተሳቲፎም። ሰዲህኤ ድማ ኣብዚ ሰሚናር ብሓላፊ ቤት ጽሕፈት ኣህጉራዊ ዝምድናታቱ ተወኪሉ።

 

እቲ ብኣፍሪቃዊ ማእከል ኣንጻር ስቓይ ዝቐረበ ጸብጻብ፡ ኣብ ሊቢያ ካብ ዘለዉ ስደተኛታት ካብቶም 84 ሚእታዊት እቶም 80 ሚእታዊት መንእሰያት ደቂ ትባዕትዮ ምዃኖም ጠቒሱ፡ ኣብ ኢድ ዕጡቓት ሚልሻን ዘይሕጋውያን ኣሰጋገርቲ ሰባትን ኣብ ዝለዓለ ደረጃ ስቓይ ከም ዘለዉ ሓቢሩ። ኣተሓሒዙ ከኣ ኣብ 34 ልዕሊ ዓቕሞም ዘዕለቕለቑ መዳጐኒ ማእከላት፡ ካብ እትግምቶ ንላዕሊ ኣብ ዝኸፈአ  ከም ዘለዉ ኣመልኪቱ። ሕብረት ኤውሮጳ ክሳብ ሕጂ ነቲ ናብ ኤውሮጳ ዝግበር ዘይሕጋዊ ጉዕዞ ንምዕጋት ልዕሊ 2 ቢልዮን ኤውሮ ወጻኢ ገይሩ’ሎ።

 

በቶም መራሕቲ ኣኼባ ስደት ካብ ኣፍሪቃ ንምዕጋት እቲ መፍትሒ እንታይ እዩ ምስተባህለ፡ ኤርትራውያን ናይዚ ኣኼባ ተሳተፍቲ፡ እቲ ምሩጽ መፍትሒ፡ ኤርትራ’ውን  እትጥቀሰሉ፡  ኣብ ኣፍሪቃ ዘሎ ዘይጥዑይ ምምሕዳር፡ ምጥፍፋእን ወጽዓን  ኣብ ዝውገደሉ ኣነጺርካ ርኡይ ስጉምቲ ምውሳድ  ምዃኑ ኣቃሊሖም።

 

እቲ ኣብ ኣቡጃ ብ29-30 ሕዳር 2017 ዝተኻየደ ናይ ኣፍሪቃን ኤውሮጳዊ ሕብረትን ርክብ ነቶም ናብ ሚልዮን ዝገማገሙ ኣብ ሊቢያ ተዓጊቶም ዘለዉ ኣፍሪቃውያን ስደተኛታት ኣብ 6 ሳምንታት ነናብ ሃገሮም ንምምላስ ከም ዝተሰማመዐ ዝዝከር እዩ። ኣብዚ ክሳብ ሕጂ ንኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት ዝምልከት ዝተባህለ የለን። ኣብ መወዳእታ ዝግደሰሎም መንግስቲ ኣብ ዘየብሉ እንታይ ከም ዝኾኑ ዝተፈልጠ የለን።

ንምሓዳስ ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዝቖመ ኮሚሽን ብ2 ታሕሳስ 2017 ቀዳማይ ኣኼባኣ ኣካይዱ። ኮሚሽን ኣብዚ ኣኼባኡ ውሽጣዊ ሕጉ ኣጽዲቑ፡ ኣቶ ፍሰሃየ ሓጐስ ኣቦመንበር ኣቶ መድሃኔ ህብትዝጊ ከኣ ጸሓፊ ናይቲ ኮሚሽን ክኾኑ  መሪጹ። ኮሚሽን ኣብዚ ኣኼባኡ ኣብቲ ብማእከላይ ባይቶ ዝተዋህቦ ንምሕዳስ ሰልፊ ዝምልከት ሰነድ መባእታዊ ዳህሳስ ኣካይዱ።

እዚ ንኣፈጻጽማ ስረሓቱ ብዝምልከት ናብ ባይቶ ስሩዕ ጸብጻቡ ከቕርብ ዘቕርብ ኮሚሽን፡ ኣብዚ ዝመጽእ ናይ ክልተ ሰሙን ግዜ 2ይ ኣኼባኡ ከካይድ እዩ። እዚ ኮሚሽን ኣብ ዝተፈላለያ ትሻዕተ ሃገራት ማለት፡ ኣወስትራልያ፡ ኢትዮጵያ፡ ጀርመን፡ ሱዳን፡ ንርወይ፡ ሽወደን፡ ስዊዘርላንድን ሕቡራት መንግስታት ኣሜርካን ብዘለዉ 12 ኣባላት ኣባላት ሰዲህኤ ዝቖመ እዩ።

እዚ ልዕሊ 4 ሰዓታት ዝጸነሐ ናይ 2 ታሕሳስ 2017 ኣኼባ ኮሚሽን ዝያዳ ናብ ኤርትራ፡ ኢትዮጵያን ሱዳንን ብምትኳር ብዛዕባ ጀኦፖለቲካዊ ኩነታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ ሓፈሻዊ ሓበሬታ ተለዋዊጡ። ኣብ ርእሲ’ዚ ኣኼባ ዞባ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ሰዲህኤ ነቲ ኣጋጢሙ ዝነበረ ሃሳዪ ሒቕታ ሰጊሩ፡ ናብቲ ብመሪሕነት ሰልፊ ዝተጸወዐ ፍሉይ ኣኼባኡ ይስጉም ምህላዉ ዝምልከት ዘሕጉስ ሓበሬታ’ውን ሰሚዑ። ኣብቲ ንኣሰራርሓ ናይቲ ኮሚሽ ብዝምልከት ዝተገብረ ምይይጥን ምጽዳቕ መምርሕታቱን፡ ኣባላት ኮሚሽን ኣብዚ ምእንቲ ራህዋን ረብሓን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዲሞክራስያዊ ለውጢ ንምርግጋጽ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ቃልሲ ኣብ ዝኾነ ጽፍሒ ተሰሊፎም ክቃለሱን ኩሉ ዝሕተት ዋጋ ክኸፍሉን ቅሩባት ምዃኖም ኣረጋጊጾም።

ሰነድ ምሕዳስ ሰልፊ ንጥጡሕ ትግባረ ምእንቲ ክበቅዕ በቲ ኮሚሽን ዝያዳ ክመሓየሽን ክምዕብልን እዩ። እዚ ሰነድ ዝተዳለወ፡ ማእከላይ ባይቶ ኣብ መስከረም 2016 ብዝወሰኖ መሰረት እዩ። ናይዚ ሰነድ ንድፊ ቀጺሉ ብወርሒ መጋቢት 2017 ኣብ ኮንፈረንስ ዞባ ኤውሮጳ ምይይጥ ምስተገብረሉ ደሓር ድማ ማእከላይ ባይቶ ሰዲህኤ ኣብ 8ይ ምዱብ ኣኼባኡ ብ10 መስከረም 2017 ዝገምገሞ እዩ።

The newly formed Commission for Party Renewal of the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP) held its first meeting on 2 December 2017 at which it adopted its internal regulations and elected Mr. Fessehaye Hagos as chairman and Mr. Medhanie Habtezghi as secretary of the Commission. The meeting also made an initial review of the general concepts included in the party renewal document that was passed to it by the EPDP Central Council.

The Commission, which is expected to report periodically to  the Central Council on the formalities of the implementation of the Party Renewal document, will hold its second meeting within the next two weeks. It is currently composed of 12 senior EPDP members from nine countries (Australia, Ethiopia, Germany, the Sudan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States of America).

The over four-hour meeting of the Commission on Saturday started by making general review of the geopolitical situation in the Horn of Africa region, naturally focusing focus on Eritrea, Ethiopia and the Sudan. It also heard happy tidings related to the North America zone   which has successfully overcome uncalled for hiccups and is making fast moves towards holding its extraordinary congress as called by the Party leadership.

While discussing and adopting the internal rules, meeting participants reassured their continued resolve  to serve at any level of the Commission and the party in order to help revive our people's interest and commitment make more sacrifices in the still uphill struggle for democratic change in Eritrea. 

The Party Renewal document  is to be further enhanced for smooth implementation by the Commission. It paper was prepared following a decision of the Central Council in September 2016. Draft of the document was discussed at the Europe-Zone conference in March 2017 and reviewed and adopted for further action by the 8th Central Council on 10 September 2017.

During the 30-year liberation war in Eritrea, the Ethiopian occupation army had committed horrific massacres against innocent unarmed civilians all over the country. The two-day Ona and Beskdira massacre of November 30 and December 1, 1970 near Keren, held the highest record of nearly 1,000 civilians killed at one go. The second biggest massacre took place on 5 December 1988 in She'eb, also near Keren, followed by the Hirgigo massacre of 17 April, 1975 in which well over 300 lives perished. The list of massacres in Eritrea is grisly and long, but the now 26-year old 'government' in Independent Eritrea has not so far shown any interest to commemorate the still unaccounted for figures of deaths of so many Eritrean civilians killed by the enemy between 1961 and 1991. When the regime in Asmara talks about martyrs of the liberation struggle, it does not think of the civilian sacrifices.

 

As usual, the Ona-Beskdira Massacre will never get a mention in the Eritrean regime's radio and press these days. But thanks to the social media, they are hot topics of discussion and solemn commemoration these days. Veteran liberation fighters and civilians who eye-witnessed the killings and the burial of so many lives on Monday, November 30, Tuesday, December 1, 1970 have been sharing their sad experiences over the events that befell those two villages a week after the ambush and  assassination by the ELF of General Teshome Ergetu, top commander of Ethiopia's occupation army in Eritrea.

The rich information and eye-witness experiences about the Ona-Beskdira killings  and are being aired over the weekly Blin-language radios: the three-year old Radio Blina and the newly started Radio Jahray. The broadcasts are receiving wide circulation via YouTube recordings. Other social media outlets taking part in the discussions about Ona-Beskdira in particular, and about other general mass killings in the 1970s in that region, are two paltalk rooms called Werena and Gherbesha, also in Blin language. The language and culture website Daberi.org also carried big coverage of the massacres in Tigrigna language, with details recorded by missionaries who were in that region during the early 1970s.Ona Massacre 2

Picture shows the mosque in Beskdira in which the Ethiopians massacred 118 men, women and children after the villagers refused to be separated as Muslims and Christians. The next day, 1 December, was the turn for Ona residents. Ona was a concentration camp for people who were forced to settle in it after their villages were burnt down by the army. Eye-witnesses say well over 700 bodies were buried in mass graves the next day. Some corpses outside the village were left to the hyenas because people were ordered to leave the area soon. After 47 years, no one  knows the exact figure of victims and their names. And no effort is made by independent Eritrea's "government". 

Veteran ELF fighters who participated in the discussions revealed that the liberation organization was very well informed from inside the Ethiopian government itself about the trip to Keren of General Teshome Ergetu who was then killed in an ELF ambush at HabromGaqa near Elebered. ELF forces and fedaeen assigned in the operation to ambush the Ethiopian army were commanded by JimiE Abulkher, with Ghebrehiwet Himbirti as his deputy.

The mass media discussants in the above mentioned radios and paltalk-rooms claimed that General Teshome Ergetu was reportedly swearing to "put an end to the Eritrean rebellion" in one go. It was claimed that only very few survived of the Ethiopian soldiers in General Teshome Ergetu's convoy consisting of 15 large military personnel trucks.

It was as a revenge to the death of the Ethiopian top army general that so many civilians were killed in 1970 at Ona, Beskdira and many other places in the region that year.

Participants in the social media chats on the Ona-Beskdira Massacre regretted that nothing has been done so far by Independent Eritrea - at least in honouring the victims. It is to be recalled also that Ethiopia was not asked even nominal compensations for the massacres it committed against innocent civilians in Eritrea. Others worried about the families and relatives that lost their children who were adopted by foreigners after the Ona-Beskdira killings. Some newly born children were found alive in the ruins of burnt down Ona.

It is to be recalled that, starting in 1986, the ELF-RC commemorated 1 December as its Martyrs' Day. This commemoration continued till December 2009.

During the 30-year liberation war in Eritrea, the Ethiopian occupation army had committed horrific massacres against innocent unarmed civilians all over the country. The two-day Ona and Beskdira massacre of November 30 and December 1, 1970 near Keren, held the highest record of nearly 1,000 civilians killed at one go. The second biggest massacre took place on 5 December 1988 in She'eb, also near Keren, followed by the Hirgigo massacre of 17 April, 1975 in  which well over 300 lives perished. The list of massacres in Eritrea is grisly and long, but the now 26-year old 'government' in Independent Eritrea has not so far shown any interest to commemorate the still unaccounted for figures of deaths of so many Eritrean civilians killed by the enemy between 1961 and 1991. When the regime in Asmara talks about martyrs of the liberation struggle, it does not think of the civilian sacrifices.

As usual, the Ona-Beskdira Massacre will never get a mention in the Eritrean regime's radio and press these days. But thanks to the social media, they are hot topics of discussion and solemn commemoration these days. Veteran liberation fighters and civilians who eye-witnessed the killings and the burial of so many lives on Monday, November 30, Tuesday, December 1, 1970 have been sharing their sad experiences over the events that befell those two villages a week after the ambush and  assassination by the ELF of General Teshome Ergetu, top commander of Ethiopia's occupation army in Eritrea.

The rich information and eye-witness experiences about the Ona-Beskdira killings  and are being aired over the weekly Blin-language radios: the three-year old Radio Blina and the newly started Radio Jahray. The broadcasts are receiving wide circulation via YouTube recordings. Other social media outlets taking part in the discussions about Ona-Beskdira in particular, and about other general mass killings in the 1970s in that region, are two paltalk rooms called Werena and Gherbesha, also in Blin language. The  language and culture website Daberi.org also carried big coverage of the massacres in Tigrigna language, with details recorded by missionaries who were in that region during the early 1970s.

Ona Massacre Discussed in Social Media 2

Picture shows the mosque in Beskdira in which theEthiopians massacred 118 men, women and children after the villagers refused to be separated as Muslims and Christians. The next day, 1 December, was the turn for Ona residents. Ona was a concentration camp for people who were forced to settle in it after their villagesd were burnt down by the army. Eye-witnesses say well over 700 bodies were buried in mass graves the next day. Some corpses outside the village were left to the hyenas because people were ordered to leave the area soon. After 47 years, no one  knows the exact figure of victims and their names. And no effort is made by independent Eritrea's "government".

 

Veteran ELF fighters who participated in the discussions revealed that the liberation organization was very well informed from inside the Ethiopian government itself about the trip to Keren of General Teshome Ergetu who was then killed in an ELF ambush at HabromGaqa near Elebered. ELF fforces and fedaeen assigned in the operation to ambush the Ethiopian army were commanded by JimiE Abulkher, with Ghebrehiwet Himbirti as his deputy.

The mass media discussants in the above mentioned radios and paltalk-rooms claimed that General Teshome Ergetu was reportedly swearing to "put an end the Eritrean rebellion" in one go. It was claimed that only very few survived of the Ethiopian soldiers in General Teshome Ergetu's convoy consisting of 15 large military personnel trucks.

It was as a revenge to the death of the Ethiopian top army general that so many civilians were killed in 1970 at Ona, Beskdira and many other places in the region that year.

Participants in the social media chats on the Ona-Beskdira Massacre regretted that  nothing has been done so far by Independent Eritrea -  at least in honouring the victims. It is to be recalled also that Ethiopia was not asked even nominal compensations for the massacres it committed against innocent civilians in Eritrea. Others worried about the families and relatives that lost their children who were  adopted by foreigners after the Ona-Beskdira killings. Some newly born children were found alive in the ruins of burnt down Ona.

It is to be recalled that, starting in 1986, the ELF-RC commemorated 1 December as its Martyrs' Day. This commemoration continued till December 2009.

ኣቦ-መንበር ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣቶ መንግስተኣብ ኣስመሮም፡ እቲ ኣብ ኣቡጃ ኣይቨሪኮስት ዝካየድ ዘሎ 5ይ ርክብ ሕብረት ኣፍሪቃን ኤውራጳዊ ሕብረትን ንጉዳይ እቲ ብብዝሒ ዝመዛበል ዘሎ ኤርትራዊ መንእሰይ ከም ሓደ ቀዳምነት  ዝወሃቦም ጸገም ኣፍሪቃ፡ብመንጽር ውሳነን ለበዋን መሰል ሰብኣዊ መሰል ሕቡራት ሃገራት ንክምልከቶ መጸዋዕታ ኣቕሪቡ። እቲ ንክልተ መዓልታት ዝጸንሕ ብ29 ሕዳር 2017 ዝተኸፍተ ርክብ “ንቐጻሊ መጻኢ ኣብ ጉዳይ መንእሰያት ምስራሕ” ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝብል ጭረሖ እዩ ዝካየድ።

ኣቦ-መንበር ሰዲህኤ፡ ኣብቲ ናብ ኣቦ-መንበር ኮሚሽን ሕብረት ኣፍሪቃ ኣቶ ሙሳ ፋኪ ማሃማትን ወ/ሮ ፈደሪካ ሞገሪኒ ላዕለወይቲ ወካሊትን ሓላፊት ወጻኢ ጉዳያትን ጸጥታዊ ፖሊስን ሕብረት ኤውሮጳ ዝተላእከን ቅዳሑ ናብ ዝተፈላለዩ ሓለፍቲ ሕብረት ኣፍሪቃን ኤውሮጳዊ ሕብረትን ብ28 ሕዳር 2017 ዝተዘርግሐ መልእኽቱ፡ ንጭረሖ ናይቲ ርክብ ደገፉ ገሊጹ።  ምስዚ ኣተሓሒዙ እቲ ርክብ ምስዚ ጭረሖኡ ኣተሓሒዙ ነቲ ኣብ ሊቢያ ዝረአ ዘሎ ናይ መንእሰያት ናይ ባርነት ዕዳጋ፡ ኣብ እስራኤል ዘሎ ናይ መዳጐኒ ሰባት፡ ኣብ ኣፍሪቃን ደቡብ ኤውሮጳን ዝረአ ዘሎ ኩነታትን ኣብ ግምት ኣእትዩ ክመዝኖ ተስፋኡ ገሊጹ።  ምስዚ ኣተሓሒዙ ኣደዳ እዚ ጸገማት ይኾኑ ካብ ዘለዉ መንእሰያት መብዛሕትኦም ካብ ኤርትራ ዝወጹ ምዃኖም’ውን ኣይሓበአን። እዚ ኩነታት ኣብ መጻኢ ኣህጉር ኣፍሪቃ ናብ ሕማቕ ዘምርሓ ምዃኑ እውን ጠቒሱ።

ካብዚ ሓሊፉ እቲ መልእኽቲ ንዘይሕጋውን ጨቋንን መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኣብዚ እዋንዚ  ብኣፍሪቃን ኤውሮጳን ዝግበረሉ ዘሎ ሓገዝን ኣፍልጦን ዘይምጥኖ ምዃኑ ጠቒሱ። እዚ መልእኽቲ ሰዲህኤ ብተወሳኺ፡ ነቶም ኣብ ኤርትራ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ዝግህሱ ዘለዉ ተሓተቲ ምግባሮም ኣድላይ ምዃኑ ጠቒሱ፡ እዚ ድማ ነቲ ኣብ 2016ን 2017ን ብባይቶ ሰብኣዊ መሰል ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ዝቐረበ ሓሳብ ብህጹጽ ኣብ ግብሪ ንምውዓል  ተጽዕኖ ብምሕያል ዝግለጽ ክኸውን ከም ዝግበኦ ኣመልኪቱ።

እቲ “ኤርትራን ካለኦት ሃገራት ኣፍሪቃን ኣብ ቐጻሊ ዕቤት መንእሰያት ምስራሕ” ኣብ ዝብል ጭረሖ ክሰማምዑ እንከለዉ፡ ኣብዚ እቶም ከልምዑ ዝግበኦም መንእሰያት ቅድም ቀዳድም ኣብ ሃገሮም ረጊኦም ክነብሩ ክኽእሉ ይግበኦም። ቀንዲ ሕመረት መልእኽቲ ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ድማ እዚ እዩ።

እዚ ንክልተ መዓልታት 29-30 ሕዳር 2017 ዝካየድ ርክብ፡ መጻኢ ዝምድና ሕብረት ኣፍሪቃን ኤውሮጳዊ ሕብረትን፡ ኣብቲ ካብ ህዝቢ ኣፍሪቃ 60% ዝኾነ ትሕቲ 25 ዓመት ዝዕድመኡ መንእሰይ ምውፋርን ዝብሉ ዛዕባታት፡ ቆላሕታ ምሃብ ክኸውን እዩ። ኣብ ርእሲ እዚ ዝዝረበሎም ዛዕባታት፡ ሰላምን ጸጥታን፡ ወፍርን ንግድን፡ ምፍጣር ናይ ስራሕ ዕድል፡ ምምዕባል ክእለትን ፍትሓዊ ምምሕዳርን፡ ምኽባር ሰብኣዊ መሰልን ዘጠቓልሉ ክኾኑ እዮም። 

In an urgent message addressed to the 5th Summit of the African and European Unions in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, EPDP Chairman Menghesteab Asmerom asked AU-EU delegation in the Summit to consider the plight of huge numbers of displaced Eritrean youth as a priority problem in Africa and address it properly based on UN Human Rights Commission decisions and recommendations. The two-day AU-EU Summit opening in Abidjan today, 29 November, is convening under the theme of "Investing in the Youth for Sustainable Future".

 

Addressed to African Union Commission Chairman, Mr. Mousa Faki Mahamat, and to Ms. Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative and head for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, with copies to several heads of AU-EU delegations, the EPDP message of 28 November hailed the choice of the theme for the summit. It hoped that the that the summit will measure up to that noble aim by tackling the challenges facing African youth in extremely dire situations like the human slave-trading 'markets' of Libya, the Holot concentration camp of Israel and similar refugee conditions in Africa and southern Europe. Likewise, the message did not fail to stress the fact that the majority of those youth in these unbearable situations come from small Eritrea which leads the entire continent in everything bad.

 

The message highlighted the abuses of the illegitimate and repressive regime in Eritrea and reminded African and European delegations that the ruling clique in Asmara " does not deserve the acceptance and appeasement it is starting to enjoy nowadays from the EU and other quarters".

 

The EPDP message also stressed the importance of bringing to accountability the perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Eritrea and that effective pressure on the Asmara regime will include helping in the "most immediate implementation of the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council adopted in 2016 and 2017."

 

"Eritreans and the rest of Africans would agree that investing in the youth for sustainable future is a great theme, but in order to give some meaning to the theme, those youth must first be helped to remain at home", the EPDP message added. 

 

The two-day AU-EU Summit meeting for 29-30 November is expected to discuss the future of EU-African relations, focusing on investing in youth who constitute 60% of the African population under the age of 25. Other issues to be discussed will include peace and security, investment and trade, job creation, skills development and of course  governance (including democracy, human rights, migration and mobility).