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Fetsum: Eritrean opposition forces under examination

Fetsum: Eritrean opposition forces under examination In this topic, I tend to discuss the opposition forces with the very limited information I came across the media. I apologize ahead for my ignorance and please make sure

Fetsum: Eritrean opposition forces under examination

In this topic, I tend to discuss the opposition forces with the very limited information I came across the media. I apologize ahead for my ignorance and please make sure you understand that this is only my subjective input based on a limited knowledge as good as yours is. The reason for this being the weakness of the opposition forces in the areas of effective communication with the people through the INTERNET if not through direct contact. I feel like I am imagining their existence and substance for we have not seen them around in person to consider them reality, nor could we get enough information about in the Net to confidently discuss them.

The fact remains, however, that while the confused opposition forces keep on worthlessly sitting everywhere, Tesfamichael Kidane statistically argues; “Even now, look at how the well planned work-in-progress of slowly de-populating Eritrea. According to the UNHCR, Eritrea is hemorrhaging of its youth at alarming rate of 1500 per month” and asks; “At this rate, what is going to happen in two or three years time? Who is the dictator preparing an empty Eritrea for?” and concludes;”This is what an enemy does. It is so appalling that we don’t even have a plan to reverse this dangerous trend.”

It is said that we have over 30 groups in the opposition camp out of which 13 of them belong to EDA. The rest should be everywhere, I guess! The extent of distance between the people and the forces does not allow one to figure out anything about them. The atmosphere has been very dull and motionless: they don’t tell out anything worthy about what they do in the name of the people nor has there been any visible action that justifies their value vis-à-vis what they claim they represent. In short, they “represent” us without contacting us and we feel their presence in our imagination.

I don’t think anyone can confidently tell the number and the names of the opposition groups: EDA, however, appears to be a collection of the most influential groups to my understanding, (with a little reservation here to be clarified in the go) although it also suffers from ineffective communication/creativity induced isolation from its people and the universe at large. We have not seen EDA’s leaders in person nor is there adequate information about it in the media. EDA has so far drastically failed to impact the society and to impress international politicians for reasons I can only guess: at least lack of leadership and intellectual capacity. There may be highly educated Eritreans in EDA that I respect for their academic achievements; but they could not intellectually impress the people and the world yet to get attention from international politicians sitting all these years in Ethiopia, the best US ally in the continent, in Addis, the capital city of Africa or the home of African politicians (may be with the most powerful US and European Ambassadors) as well.

Let me start from the EDA (Eritrean Democratic Alliance) and probably move one more step ahead. That is as far as I can go in this subject because of nothing else but ignorance.

“The Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA) is an Eritrean opposition umbrella composing of 13 political Organizations. It uses all the available means of struggle to topple the current Eritrean regime. The names of its member organizations are as follows [and] The EDA Charte also states that the EDA respects the autonomy of the member organizations which occasionally results in dynamic tension among them.”

EDA’s activities in February, 2014: ጋዜጣዊ መግለጺ ማእከላይ መሪሕነት ኤዲኪ


ማእከላይ መሪሕነት ኤርትራዊ ዲሞክራስያዊ ኪዳን ብፖሎቲካዊ ውድባት ክካየድ ዝሓገየ ምምክኻር መድረኽ ብድሕሪ ምውድኡ፡ ብ19 የካቲት 2014 ዝተጸወዐ ህጹጽ ኣኼብኡ ብዓወት ዘዚሙ። ኣጀንዳናይዚ ኣኼባ’ዚ ኣብ ውጽኢትን ውሳኔታትን መድረኽ ምምክኻር ፖሎቲካዊ ውድባት ዘተኮረ’ዩ ነይሩ።“ማእከላይ መሪሕነት ኤርትራዊ ዲሞክራስያዊ ኪዳን ቀሪቡ ንዝነበረ ኣጀንዳታት ብዕምቀት ድሕሪምምይያጥ፡ ኣብ ውድባውን ሃገራውን ዞባውን ኣህጉራውን መዳያት ዘቐረበ ገምጋማት ኣጽዲቑ።”

Question: What were the agendas in detail? What did you discuss and what did you conclude with said   h said success? What are the things you opposed and those you approved?

ኣብዚ ኣኼባ’ዚ ማእከላይ መሪሕነት ዓሚቕን ጠቓምን ልዝብ ብድሕሪ ምክያዱ፡ ብውጽኢት ናይቲ መድረኽ ምስምምዑ ኣረጋጊጹ። ንመላእ ፖሎቲካዊ ውድባት ዝጥርንፍ ሓደ ሓባራዊ ጽላል ክምስርት ኣብስምምዕ ምብጽሑ፡ እዚ ሓይልታት’ዚ ይኹን ህዝብና ዲክታቶርያዊ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ብምውጋድ፡ ፍትሓዊ ትጽቢታቱ ንምርግጋጽ ንዘካይዶ ዘሎ መስርሕ ቃልሲ ተወሳኺ ሓይሊ ምዃኑ ኣሚቱ። ካብዚእምነት’ዚ ብምብጋስ ከኣ፡ ማእከላይ መሪሕነት ኤዲኪ፡ ብመሰረት እቲ ዝተወሰነ መደብ ሓደ ሓባራዊ ፖሎቲካዊ ጽላል ብቅልጡፍ ንምምስራት ዓቕምታቱ ዘይበቕቕ ምዃኑ ኣረጋጊጹ። ኣኼባ ፖሎቲካዊውድባት ኤዲኪ ናብዚ ኣገዳሲ ስምምዕ’ዚ ንምብጻሕ ምስ ካልኦት ኣቦ-መንበራት ውድባት ዘካየድዎ ኣውንታዊ ልዝብን ዝተጻወትዎ ዓቢ እጃምን ናእድኡ ኣቕሪቡ።

Comment: “ብውጽኢት ናይቲ መድረኽ ምስምምዑ ኣረጋጊጹ።” Sorry but I cannot understand this!

“ንመላእ ፖሎቲካዊ ውድባት ዝጥርንፍ ሓደ ሓባራዊ ጽላል ክምስርት ኣብ ስምምዕ ምብጽሑ፡ እዚ ሓይልታት’ዚ ይኹን ህዝብና ዲክታቶርያዊ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ብምውጋድ፡ ፍትሓዊ ትጽቢታቱ ንምርግጋጽንዘካይዶ ዘሎ መስርሕ ቃልሲ ተወሳኺ ሓይሊ ምዃኑ ኣሚቱ”

Question: Is not the EDA ““ንመላእ ፖሎቲካዊ ውድባት ዝጥርንፍ ሓደ ሓባራዊ ጽላል”? What is EDA then if

not this? It sounds like the EDA is remaking itself in this expression. Nothing is clear Sirs and Madams!

EDA “እዚ ኣብ ሃገርናን ወጻኢን ዝኽሰት ዘሎ ዘቤታውን ዞባውን ኣህጉራውን ዝተቐላጠፈ ምዕባለታት’ዚ፡ ንተዓዋትነት ጉብኤ ምውሓስ፡ ኩሎም መሰረታዊ ኣካላት ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ኣብ ሞንጎኣቶም ዘሎ ህልውጸገማቶም ክሰግሩን፡ ኣሰራርሓኦም ከመሓይሹን፡ ምሕዝነታዊ ሓላፍነታዊ ግደኦም ክስከሙን፡ ግድነት ይገብሮ። “

Question: What are you talking about saying ““እዚ ኣብ ሃገርናን ወጻኢን ዝኽሰት ዘሎ ዘቤታውን ዞባውን ኣህጉራውን ዝተቐላጠፈ ምዕባለታት” or what are you implicating through the phrasing? For what we know, the most

effective mass movement (ምዕባለታት) today is that of the Vacarroian movement which cannot be

ignored by any sensible organization without facing serious damage. Can the EDA specifically spell out

its position on the Vacarroian unity movement or it will fool itself bypassing it through

indefinite and generalized statements as such?

You sais “ኣሰራርሓኦም ከመሓይሹን፡ ምሕዝነታዊ ሓላፍነታዊ ግደኦም ክስከሙን፡ ግድነት ይገብሮ”, but can you

specify what you mean by this statement so that we can understand you? Like what and how?

ብ26 ለካቲት 2014 ፖሎቲካዊ ቤት ጽሕፈት ኤርትራዊ ዲሞክራስያዊ ኪዳን ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ ጽፍሕታቱ ንዝነጥፉ ካድራቱ፡ ውጽኢታት ህጹጽ ኣኼባ ማእከላይ መሪሕነት ኤዲኪመብርሂ ሂቡ።….ምስኡ ብምትእስሳር ኤዲኪ ንሰፊሕ ፖሎቲካዊ ሓይልታት ዝሓቁፍ ጽላል ከም ምዃኑ መጠን ንካልኣይ ጉባኤ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ንደሞክራስያዊ ለውጢንምዕዋት ግዲኡ ዓቢ ከም ዝኾነ ብድሕሪ ምርግጋጽ፡ መላእ ኣካላት ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ኩሉ ሓይሉ ኣብ ንጡፍ ዝኾነ ብመልክዕ ክፍልታቱ ወዲቡ፡ ንምዕዋት ዕማም ምስንዳእን ኣብዚዓመት’ዚ ክጋባእ ትጽቢት ዝግበረሉ ካልኣይ ሃገራዊ ጉባኤን ውሕስነት ዓወቱ ንምርግጋጽ ጻውዒቶም ኣቕሪቦም።

Good luck with your efforts but you cannot effectively communicate with the people this way. We have a problem understanding you because of your information censorship, weak, narrow and unconventional style of communication. The least you could do was writing your messages in the standard universal language English but you cannot even do this to reach out your few pages worth of messages. I found these latest EDA activities important to discuss the topic that will progress in time and see you soon.

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  • Zufana March 5, 2014

    Dearest Selum Haftey & Mighty(shukor) Hawey,
    Selum and all honourable ladies, if you are offended by our “beautiful” old pig b.n then on behalf of him i am very sorry.

    Mighty(the great), i appreciate your Ban Ki-moon skills to defuse the situation. You and Selum are what we call in tigrigna
    “kubur seb metene nebsu yekbereka husur seb kaa metene nebsu yehsereka”. You two must be deki kuburat indeed that is you must
    be from a very good parents and background. Thank you all . Kulu kahalif’yu soon and we will laugh about it all ONE DAY SOON.

    • selamawit2 March 6, 2014

      My dear Zufana Haftey,

      thank You very much for the compliment. I will transmit it. 🙂

      „..Halle Berry…“ please allow me to add something to your describtion (usually am astonished, when people talk about the look of women (only), while the proper issues are political ones. But this is an exception.):

      Beauty is beautyful and in the case of Halle Berry it is also (one component of) income maintenance.
      But in your case it´s like icing on the cake: Even if You were physically „not blessed“ at all, You’d stay „top“ without any need to be „good-looking“!

      p.s. people like eyensin can’t offend others, b/c only somebody you considered to be „better“ could offend /dissapoint you by behaving worse. That’s not the case here…

  • MightyEmbasoyra March 6, 2014

    Thank you for the compliment (it fits Selam but I am not sure about me, but hey I will take any positive thing I get). Now that we know one additional info (you are a beauty, actually many of you sisters are as beautiful as western models), you are an intellect as well as a beauty! Well, all I can say is God loves you, a lot!
    Keep it up with the honorable fighting.
    Ato Belay,
    Please be nice to our intellect and beautiful sisters (Zufana, Selamwit2 and the Original Genet)

    • belay nega March 6, 2014

      Dear Mighty,

      “Ato Belay,
      Please be nice to our intellect and beautiful sisters (Zufana, Selamwit2 and the Original Genet)”

      If you are the Mighty I know,you are my best eyewitness on how I address to people.
      As for Genet original,the fact that she is super gentle, I never had any problem.
      My advice to Zufana,
      Respect is two ways traffic,and is earned !!!!!!!

  • belay nega March 6, 2014


    “belay nega, be aware – you are exposing yourself while you talk/write:”

    If that a threat,you are in the wrong address.

  • selamawit2 March 7, 2014

    belay nega,

    to me “aware” means the opposite of “unconscious”.
    but to come to the point: what you said to Zufana was not acceptable!