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Asmarinos walking around Mai Jah Jah neighborhood
Eritrea, The Ides of March

By Marilena Dolce

From a media and political point of view, March has been an eventful month for Eritrea.

The second week ended with the video report by Yalda Hakim for BBC Africa, whose images have shown a realistic image of the country, with its people being proud for positive things, for the goals achieved, for good healthcare.

Comments, however, have outlined a different situation, a country, in which one is habitually silenced.

In Asmara, with the BBC crew no bystander “37 out of 37″ stopped in the central Harnet Avenue wanted to speak, they say, during the report.
This leads to the conclusion that the regime is shutting people up.

This could be the case.

I personally have a different opinion: people did not have trust in the use that would have been made of their words by the BBC, fearing the possible twisting of facts and thoughts.

Eritreans, in fact, speak to everyone, even to “white” journalists.

It happened to me once at a market stall in Taulud, that a group of women let me photograph them, so long as I would not report that food was lacking. They did not want me to say that people in Eritrea died of starvation, because, they explained, it is not true.

If Yalda Hakim had not been from the BBC, no minder would have stopped her meeting at least one Eritrean telling her that the country does not work, spelling out that national service is nothing but “a poisoned doughnut”, the very reason why young people move abroad, sometimes legally, sometimes through the desert.

And here we come to the real point: why do young people move out of the country?

The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights, which gathered in Geneva on 16th March has given some answers.

Its chairman Mark Smith, presenting the results of the inquiry made abroad, not in Eritrea, after hearing 400 asylum seekers, many experts, the representatives of many governmental a non-governmental agencies, said that young people flee for they «have no hope for their future», as they are forced to work underpaid for an indefinite length of time for the national service. They also escape from the lack of freedom of expression, to join a political party, to profess their religion.

The number of Eritreans abandoning their country is little less than that Syrians fleeing from war.

In the country there is no «rule of law» explains Mark Smith.

And worse: the government uses the “no peace no war” situation as an «pretext» to create a «legal limbo» and allow the absence of rights, starting from human rights. «Detention is an ordinary fact of life, experienced by an inordinate number of individuals, men and women, old and young, including children» where they die forgotten by all, sometimes in containers, like those the BBC documentary has shown at the “tanks cemetery”.

In this appalling scenario nothing is lacking, «the guards used to try to have sexual activity with women».

The author of the report has not been to Eritrea, has not spoken to anyone living there, because the government did not allow the Human Rights Commission to inspect the country, as it did not believe in the good faith of the premises.

Without interpreters, obviously super partes, it may have been difficult for the Commission to understand even the language of witnesses, to distinguish Tigrinya from Amharic, to tell whether who is speaking is Eritrean or Ethiopian.

Because, if is true on the one hand that Eritreans seek better fortune abroad, hoping to obtain a stay permit, we must stress that they are not the only ones. Also Ethiopians apply for permits and subsidies, knowing that they may be able to get them more easily by pretending to be Eritreans fleeing from a “giant prison”, quoting Human Rights Watch.

From Africa, which is a country with great potential, people continue to emigrate.

Many young people do not have time to wait for a better future, they are not encouraged by average growth rates, which are higher than those of the BRICS Countries, but hope, instead, to find their “promised land” abroad, where they can live prosperously, without wars and precariousness.

But why do more Eritreans than other Africans want to leave Africa and their own country?

Apart from the motives listed by the Geneva Commission, there are others which have been received last October by the DIS (Danish Immigration Service), when they heard in Eritrea some western witnesses about the internal situation and emigration.

An Embassy said that «99% of all Eritrean asylum seekers in Europe are economic refugees», that is they leave their country because they want to live better, and United Nations agency has stressed that «hardly anyone leaves Eritrea for politics reasons».

But if “asylum seekers” did declare to be migrants looking for a job nobody would let them in, because in order to be admitted they would need a job. So a vicious circle ensues, where asylum seekers in order not to be rejected, and in order not to become a “an illegal immigrant” will declare to have fled on political grounds, as opposed economic grounds, as their country, without wars is considered as a sort of “Africa’s North Korea” by the West.

But why does Eritrea, a country free of corruption, with the capacity to «invest a little and get a lot», as Christine Umutoni, head of the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in Asmara, has declared on more than one occasion, have a painful economy? Why can Eritrea not offer work to young people and let them live as they would like to?

The main reason is that the country has lost the right to peace since 2002.

The Algiers Agreements, which should have ended a formally boundary conflict (1998-2000) and which had established that the contended area around Badme was Eritrean, have been ignored by Ethiopia which, however, has not been imposed by the international community to accept the «final and binding» verdict.

In 2005 the UN, which had beaten about the bush with regards to the behaviour of Ethiopia, took a stand and issued sanctions against Asmara, which had asked the withdrawal of UN soldiers from the buffer zone between Eritrea and Ethiopia, as the agreement was worth nothing by then.

Apart from the boundary dispute, by observing the complex political events, it would seem as though it was not easy for Ethiopia to accept Eritrea’s independence, whose social, political and economic separation might cause Ethiopia to lose its difficult internal, ethnic and political stability.

As opposed to Ethiopia, Eritrea has strengthened a profound national feeling during its thirty years of fight for independence, succeeding in causing different ethnic, religious and language groups, to converge by uniting them against centrifugal forces, which could have shattered the country.

Tolerance toward every religion, in fact, is a central aspect of Eritrean social life.

It is impossible to imagine that a young person flees the country because his Muslim faith is not accepted, it is easier to encounter him at one of his Christian friend’s wedding.

In Eritrea there is no state religion and this fundamental secularity allows everyone to profess their own religion, as long as it does not clash with others.

With regards to international alliances, if from 1993 to 1998 the United States had remained in the background, watching Eritrea with interest, a country which had recently become independent, in 2002 in spite of Ethiopia’s volte-face about the Algiers Agreements, they decided to support Ethiopia and its policy in the Horn of Africa.

This is the reason why, in spite of achieving important Millennium Developments Goals in the fields of healthcare, education, and gender equality, the economy is stagnant, burdened by sanctions imposed in 2009 and in 2011 by the UN with the never proven accusation of helping Al Shabaab, the Somali fundamentalist organisation.

Eritrea, attacked on human rights grounds, has been accused for its national service, which has been recently reduced back to 18 months’ duration.

Many times over have Eritreans explained the motive and two-fold function, military and civilian, of national service.

Surely in 1993 it was a fundamental tool to re-start the country; however, nowadays, it is admitted by many that it absorbs too much time and work, making citizens unhappy, citizens who, on the other hand, have had the chance to study for free and for longer than their fathers and grandfathers. And who are without doubt more free.

Paradoxically, seen from an outside point of view, the young Eritreans who are today leaving their country are the best result of independence. Born after 1991, healthier, taller, better educated, they would like to have wealth and the western way of life in their home country, at least in formality.

But what does the state do? First it prepares those, which you would have once called the “future ruling classes”, then expels them, killing them or sending them to die in the desert or at sea?

I believe that only someone who has never been to Eritrea could think that, in a geographically small and very much united country it may be possible to kill sons and grandsons, leaving them to die in metal containers or underground prisons, without a reaction.

I still remember the taxi driver, who told me, while he was driving me to the “tanks cemetery”, about his daughter, who had entered Sawa that year – he was sorry that she did not want to see neither him or his wife at weekends, because she did not want to feel different from the other girls, whose parents could not visit. So he had found a solution, convincing her that if they brought food not only for her, but also for her friends it would have been a good thing to do. And had finished by saying, smilingly, that his wife spent the week cooking happily.

Back to rights, women’s rights this time, on 20th March in New York, on the occasion of a UN side event during the 59th Session of the Commission on the status of women in Eritrea, the spokesmen have praised the Eritrea’s Achievements on Gender Equality, thanks to the significant presence of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) in the Eritrean society.

It has been said that the direction taken by the country is the right one, because there will be ever more women taking part in its political life.

Eritrea, therefore, in spite of an objective “no peace no war” situation ought to show more often, also to the press, the good results it has achieved in many fields. The press would report in its own way, what it would see or would like to see, regretting that it did not have permission, as in almost any other country in the world, to visit prisons and barracks.

In this way, however, it would be more difficult even for Ethiopian newspapers to make up false news, such as that of 22nd March about air raids against mines or other military targets. News, which has been in truth almost ignored altogether by international newspapers and which was furnished with questions even in the most embedded ones.

The attitude of Ethiopian media was different, who, in Amharic, have talked emphatically about victory against enemy targets.

A media battle hushed by a brief press release by Nevsun, the Canadian company holding 60% of the shares of the mine in Bisha, whereas the remainder are managed by the Eritrean National Mining, an Eritrean State company.

In this press release the company states to have been subject to an «act of vandalism», which has not caused significant damage to people and things, adding that they would increase surveillance and that the site, stopped for another maintenance problem, would resume operations by the end of March.

So the month of March now approaching its end, will take away false news and attacks against a country, which allegedly does not respect rights.

However, at the eleventh hour, precisely on the 31st March a pro-Eritrea cycle race will start from Sweden, which will deliver a letter in Geneva, at the UN headquarters, asking once more that the international community make Ethiopia respect what was decided by the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Committee (EEBC) thirteen years ago. Twenty-five cyclists will ride for 1700 kilometres to assert Eritrea’s right to the recognition of boundaries, a forgotten right, and a huge gap in the report by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights.

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ብመዲካል ቦርድ ኣብ ወጻኢ ክሕከሙ ዝተፈቕደሎም 85 ናይ ወሊድ ጸገም ዘለዎም ሰብ ኪዳን ብምልካዊ ስርዓት ኢሳይያስ ተኣጊዶም ከምዘለዉ ተፈሊጡ። By assenna on April 2, 2015


ኣብ ኣስመራ ‘ኦሮታ ሪፈራል ሆስፒታል’ ዝርከቡ ብ ‘መዲካል ቦርድ’ ኣብ ወጻኢ ክሕከሙ ከምዘለዎም ዝተኣምነሎም ናይ ወሊድ ጸገም ዘለዎም 85 መጻምድትን ሰብ ኪዳንን፣ ንወጻኢ ከይዶም ከይሕከሙ ብሚኒስተር ጥዕና ስርዓት ኢሳይያስ ኣምና ኑርሕሸን ተኣጊዶም ከምዘለዉ ምንጭታት ኣሰና ሓቢሮም።

እቶም ንልዕሊ ሓደ ዓመት ፍቓድ ተኸልኪሎም ዘለዉ ናይ ውላድ ጸገም ዘለዎም ዜጋታት፣ ብሚንስትሪ ምክልኻል ተፈቒዱሎም፣ ብዓቢኡ ድማ ከም ብዓል ዶክተር ዓብዱ፣ ዶክተር ትብለጽ፣ ዶክተር ክብርኣብ፣ ዶክተር ተስፋስላሰ ዝኣመሰሉ ሰብ ሞያ ሓካይም ማህጸንን ወሊድን ጸገሞም ተኣሚኑሉ ክንሱ፣ ሚንስተር ጥዕና ኢሳይያስ ኣምና ኑር ሕሸን ስለዘይኣመነቶም እዮም ሰንፈላል ኮይኖም ግዚኦም ዘባኽኑ ዘለዉ።

ይኹንምበር፣ ናይ ውላድ ድሌትን ሕክምናዊ ኣገልግሎትን መሰረታዊ ሰብኣዊ መሰል ዜጋታት ‘ኳ እንተኾን፣ እቶም ሞያዊ ውሳኒኦም በቲ ስርዓት ዝተነጽገ ላዕለዎት ዶክተራት ‘ውን በቲ ርህራሀ ዘይብሉ ስጉምቲ ናይቲ ምልካዊ ስርዓት ተማእዚዞም ስቕ ኢሎም ስርሖም ይቕጽሉ ኣለዉ።

«زي النهارده».. هيلاسيلاسي إمبراطورًا على إثيوبيا 2 أبريل 1930

ونجحت إثيوبيا في خلق حزب موال لها في إريتريا سنة ١٩٤٦ عُرف باسم حزب الاتحاد مع إثيوبيا كانت قاعدته من المسيحيين وناهض المسلمون هذا الحزب وأسسوا حزب الرابطة الإسلامية الإريترية وحددوا أهدافه بالاستقلال التام وشهدت تلك الفترة صراعات سياسية حادة، نشأت خلالها عدة أحزاب لها ارتباطات خارجية، تبنى بعضها سياسة الاغتيالات مثل حزب الاتحاد مع إثيوبيا.>>>>

‘ z today ‘.. Haile selassie emperor to ethiopia, April 1930, 2
and i have succeeded ethiopia in creating party funds in eritrea year 1946 know on behalf of the union with Ethiopia was his base of christians and muslims against this party over the party aiwefa Islamic terrorist the eritrean they set objectives of independence and witnessed that period political conflicts sharp, established through several parties have connections external, some of the policy assassinations such as the union with ethiopia.>>>>
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'‎«زي النهارده».. هيلاسيلاسي إمبراطورًا على إثيوبيا 2 أبريل 1930
ونجحت إثيوبيا في خلق حزب موال لها في إريتريا سنة ١٩٤٦ عُرف باسم حزب الاتحاد مع إثيوبيا كانت قاعدته من المسيحيين وناهض المسلمون هذا الحزب وأسسوا حزب الرابطة الإسلامية الإريترية وحددوا أهدافه بالاستقلال التام وشهدت تلك الفترة صراعات سياسية حادة، نشأت خلالها عدة أحزاب لها ارتباطات خارجية، تبنى بعضها سياسة الاغتيالات مثل حزب الاتحاد مع إثيوبيا.>>>>‎'

Statement of the democratic alliance the liitto About the situation in the region posted by Awna

يان صادر عن التحالف الديمقراطي الارتري
حول الاوضاع في المنطقة

تشهد منطقة القرن الإفريقي وتحديداً اليمن الشقيق أحداثاً متصارعة وصلت إلى عمليات عاصفة الحزم التي تقود فيها المملكة العربية السعودية تحالفاً للتصدي لمجاميع الحوثيين التي عاثت في اليمن فساداً وسطت على مقاليد السلطة في اليمن دون أي تفويض شرعي بدعم وإسناد من إيران التي تسعى لفرض هيمنتها على بوابة البحر الأحمر الجنوبية والتحكم في مدخل باب المندب الاستراتيجي.

وقد سبق للتحالف الديمقراطي الارتري كمظلة جامعة لقوى المعارضة السياسية ان نبه في وقت مبكر ومناسب كل القوى ذات المصلحة في استقرار المنطقة إلى الدور التخريبي الذي يمارسه النظام الدكتاتوري في ارتريا عبر احتضانه للمليشيات المسلحة وفتح الأراضي الارترية لإقامة معسكرات تدريب بمختلف المستويات وتقديم الدعم اللوجستي لها للقيام بعمليات مسلحة ضد مواطنيها وأرضها ، وكنا على يقين تام بأن هذه الأدوار ستفضي الى خلق فوضى ودمار وتخريب في تلك البلاد وتعرض أمنها واستقرارها للفوضى والاضطراب . وكنا نؤشر منذ فترة أن إيران ولحساباتها الخاصة تبذل الأموال وتضع الخطط لتثبيت منصات تشكل رأس حربها تمكنها من اختراق أسيجة العديد من دول المنطقة منها اليمن والسودان والصومال وجيبوتي ، وقد أفردنا تصريحات سواء عبر التحالف او أعضائه من قيادة الفصائل الارترية وضحت الدور التخريبي والخطير للنظام الارتري في الدعم اللوجستي للحوثيين الذين كانوا ينطلقون من معسكرات معلومة لدينا بدقة وما كانوا يتلقونه من تدريبات عسكرية متطورة على ايدي ضباط إيرانيين ، هذا فضلاً عن ان إيران قد استخدمت المراسي الارترية والشاطئ الارتري لنقل المعدات والمؤن الى الحوثيين عبر تنسيق متكامل وواسع مع عصابات وضباط النظام الدكتاتوري في اسمرا .

إن ما شهده اليمن الشقيق قبل إطلاق عمليات عاصفة الحزم قد وضع الجميع إزاء صورة واضحة المعالم بضرورة اجتثاث الأزمات من جذورها وملاحقتها قبل ان تستفحل ، لتخفيف أية إضرار يمكن ان تلحق بالمدنيين الأبرياء من اية حرب واسعة في المنطقة. ونحن تعتقد ان عاصفة الحزم والموقف السعودي الشجاع قد انطلق في الوقت الحاسم واختار المسار الذي يحقق الأمن والسلام لليمن بعد اجتثاث أذيال العصابات المسلحة من مدنه ، ولكننا كذلك نؤكد وننبه بجدية الى ان النظام الدكتاتوري يمثل رأس الافعي لكثير من العمليات التخريبية وأنه متمرس في أساليب إنعاش ودعم العصابات عبر شبكات أخطبوطية نسقها مع أطراف خارج المنطقة ، ولهذا نتطلع ان تلتفت كل الدول التي يهمها امن المنطقة واستقرارها بجدية للتعاون البناء والواسع مع قوى المعارضة الوطنية الارترية وهي القادرة على مواجهة النظام وضرب معاقل قوته وتعطيل دوره التخريبي داخل البلاد وخارجها.

المكتب السياسي
للتحالف الديمقراطي الارتري

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King Salman goes swiftly to war, but will find it hard to end it

SAUDI ARABIA’S recently enthroned King Salman pulled off a striking diplomatic coup last month when he gathered a ten-country coalition of Sunni states to bomb the upstart Shia rebels in Yemen known as Houthis. Even Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, rivals in regional politics, put aside their differences to confront a perceived Iranian proxy. Egypt sent planes and ships. Countries as far apart as Morocco and Pakistan pledged help, too.

Saudi Arabia is usually shy about speaking loudly and taking part in military action. Its uncharacteristic assertiveness may be a sign of the influence of the new king’s son and defence minister, Muhammad, who is in his 30s. Sunni states no doubt want to draw a line against further encroachment by Iran, which exerts strong influence in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. But Saudi Arabia, which treats the Arabian peninsula as its backyard, is particularly sensitive about trouble in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has long relied on America for its own security. Its army has many weaknesses. “The military has some excellent niche capabilities, but it doesn’t yet reflect the country’s massive defence budget,” says Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a British-based think-tank. During its latest foray into Yemen, in 2009, the Saudi army achieved a draw at best against the Houthis, then confined to their northern stronghold. A leaked American cable called Saudi strikes “imprecise”.

On March 30th an air strike hit a camp for displaced people in northern Yemen, killing at least 29. A day later, a bomb hit a dairy factory near Hodeida, killing 23. The Saudis have not admitted to any mistakes.

Saudi Arabia and its allies have bombed airfields, arms dumps and missile launchers in the hands of the remnant of the Yemeni army loyal to the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has allied himself with the Houthis (see article). Ships are blockading Yemeni ports to stop arms deliveries. But the Houthis still appear to be advancing. “Bombing from the air is unlikely to do much more than inflict pinprick damage,” says Kristian Coates Ulrichsen of Rice University in Texas.

A land intervention is a different matter. The Houthis are renowned as fearsome fighters. And any ground force might also have to contend with al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups that have expanded amid Yemen’s chaos. Who else would offer ground forces? Egypt, which has a large army, still remembers Yemen as its “Vietnam” from the days it fought there in the 1960s. Pakistan is reluctant to be drawn into a war when it is fighting its own militants, the Taliban; it also fears exacerbating its own Shia-Sunni troubles.

Ultimately Yemen will have to be pacified by a political agreement. King Salman seems bent on reinstalling Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the internationally backed president and, it is said, on excluding the Houthis. Saudi imams are said to be under orders to denounce them as “enemies of Islam”. The trouble is that Yemen’s Zaydis represent only about 40% of its population, so the Houthis will be hard to exclude. Mr Hadi, moreover, is discredited among many Yemenis, and has fled the country. As America has discovered in recent years, ending a war is harder than starting it. Saudi Arabia’s enemies would not be sorry to see it bogged down: Iranian comments on social media already talk of Yemen being the “Saudis’ Afghanistan”.

Rebels in Yemen Battle for Control of Strategic Port City By SAEED AL-BATATI and KAREEM FAHIMAPRIL 1, 2015

AL MUKALLA, Yemen — Houthi fighters backed by tanks pushed into the center of Aden on Wednesday and were battling for control of the southern port city, despite a weeklong Saudi military offensive against them.

Witnesses reported fierce street battles and high civilian casualties in the Yemeni city on Wednesday night, including in the Khormakser district along the coast. Local journalists said the Houthis were facing stiff resistance from fighters allied with the exiled president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

A Houthi victory in Aden, Yemen’s second largest city, would be a significant setback for the Saudi-led military coalition, which has declared an open-ended operation intended to restore Mr. Hadi to power. Houthi control of the city would most likely expose it to even greater turmoil, as local fighters opposed to the Houthis continued to resist their presence and as coalition forces intensified their efforts to dislodge the Houthis using airstrikes and naval shelling.

Hundreds of civilians have been killed as Yemen has been consumed by combat over the last few weeks, with clashes stretching from southern provinces around Aden to the border with Saudi Arabia in the north.

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The Geography of Chaos in Yemen

Annotated maps showing the Houthi rebels’ drive south, U.S. airstrikes and historical divisions.



The Saudi-led coalition, which includes the Sunni monarchies on the Persian Gulf and is backed by the United States, began its offensive last week, largely in response to the Houthi push toward Aden. Saudi officials accuse the Houthis, a militia from northern Yemen that also controls Sana, the capital, of acting as a proxy for Iran.

The Houthis acknowledge an alliance with Tehran but insist that they are acting as an independent force. The coalition has threatened to escalate military action, perhaps with ground troops, if the Houthis do not capitulate.

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Aftermath of Yemen Factory Explosion

By Reuters on Publish DateApril 1, 2015.


The Saudi intervention has deepened the turmoil of Yemen’s longstanding civil conflict. Many international aid agencies, fearing for the safety of their workers, have withdrawn. Those that remain say the air and sea blockade has prevented supplies from getting through.

The battle between Mr. Hadi’s loyalists and Houthi-allied fighters has resulted in strikes on hospitals, ambulances and civilian vehicles, according to medical workers. Human rights organizations have accused the Saudi military of bombing indiscriminately and of killing civilians as it tries to hit Houthi positions. Saudi officials have either denied the accusations or accused the Houthis of opening fire from populated areas.

At least 33 people were killed in an explosion overnight in a dairy factory near the coastal city of Al Hudaydah. Factory executives said the explosion was caused by a Saudi airstrike that may have been intended for a Houthi base less than a mile away.

The director of the city health bureau in Al Hudaydah, Abdulrahman Jarallah, said the victims were employees working the night shift at the factory, owned by Yemen Dairy and Juice Industries.

Yemen crisis: Fighting intensifies in Aden posted by 5 hours ago

  • People stand on a tank that was burnt during clashes on a street in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on 29 March 2015.
Rebel forces are reported to have continued their advance into Aden despite Saudi-led coalition airstrikes

Concern is growing over the number of casualties after heavy clashes between local militia fighters and rebel forces.

Witnesses have reported bodies lying in the street after rebel shelling and sniper attacks.

The fierce fighting has continued despite airstrikes on Houthi forces by a Saudi-led coalition.

Houthi rebels allied with troops loyal to the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have reportedly advanced deeper into Aden to try and wrest control of the city from fighters loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

The BBC’s Security Correspondent Frank Gardner says that if reports of rebel tanks entering the centre of the southern port city are confirmed, then the rebels will have consolidated their grip on the most important parts of Yemen.

Civilian deaths

As the fighting continues, there have been increasing concern about the number of casualties.

A spokeswoman for the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) told the BBC that its hospital in Aden had received more than 500 injured people from all sides in the conflict over the last two weeks.

“The major injuries are gunshots and since the bombs we have some people with injuries linked to explosions,” said spokeswoman Marie-Elisabeth Ingres.

A Yemeni man inspects his house damaged by an airstrike allegedly carried out by a Saudi-led coalition against a Houthi rebels' position in the central city of Yarim, Yemen, 1 April 2015.
Aid agencies have expressed concern over civilian casualties

On Wednesday, AFP news agency reported that at least 19 people had been killed, including six civilians, in clashes in the city’s Khor Maksar district.

The UN has also expressed alarm at the rising number of civilian deaths in Yemen.

On Tuesday, the high commissioner for human rights warned that the country seemed to be “on the verge of total collapse”.

Factory blast

President Hadi fled abroad last week after rebels advanced on Aden, where he had taken refuge after the Houthis took full control of the capital Sanaa in January and placed him under house arrest.

A Saudi-led coalition is attempting to help Mr Hadi in his fight against the Houthis by conducting airstrikes against the rebels and their allies.

On Wednesday, at least 35 workers were killed by a blast at a dairy factory in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah.

Aftermath of explosion at diary factory in Hudaydah, Yemen (1 April 2015)
A fire and explosion caused parts of the factory to collapse with workers still inside

There were conflicting reports about the cause of the overnight explosion but witnesses said coalition aircraft hit warehouses belonging to the factory.

The latest violence comes as dozens of Yemenis are reported to have crossed the Gulf of Aden in small boats to get to Somalia and Djibouti to escape fighting and airstrikes on the city of Taez.

The arrival of the Yemeni refugees reverses a decades-old trend in which thousands of Somalis have sought sanctuary in Yemen to escape their own country’s violence.

The Houthis have said their aim is to replace President Hadi’s government, which they accuse of being corrupt. Their leader has refused to surrender to what he called the “unjustified aggression” by the coalition.

UN chief urges protection of civilians in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on all parties involved in military operations in Yemen to ensure the protection of civilians, a media report said on Wednesday.

Ban voiced his deep concern about reports of numerous civilian casualties resulting from ongoing military operations in Yemen, which have left dozens dead and many more injured, among them children, according to a statement issued here by his spokesperson, Xinhua reported.

“The Secretary-General reminds all parties involved in military operations in Yemen of their obligations under international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of civilians. This includes the strict adherence to the principles of proportionality, distinction, and precaution,” the statement said.

Ban also stressed that hospitals and other medical installations have a special protected status under international law.

“The Secretary-General reiterates his firm belief in the necessity to resolve the conflict through peaceful means,” said the statement.

Fighting has been ongoing in Yemen since January 22, when the legitimate government under President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was ousted by Shiite Houthi forces, provoking the recent military campaign by a coalition of 10 countries lead by Saudi Arabia.

The air raids have left 83 people killed and about 350 others injured across the country.


የመን ኣብ መጋርያ – ካልኣይ ክፋል By assenna on March 31, 2015

yemenኣዒንትና ብደም ዝተዓለሱ ሰባት ብቓረዛ ተጸይሮም ክወጽኡን:ኣብ ልዕሊ ዝዓነወ ኣባይቲ ሰባት ዘወን ክብሉን ዘሰክሕ ምርኢት ካብ ዝከታተላ ሰሙን ኮይኑ:: እታ ብፕረዚደንት ኦባማ ኣብ ማእከላይ ምብራቕ ትእምርቲ  ሰላማዊ ምስግጋር ናብ ዲሞክራስያዊ ስርዓት  ዝተባህለላ ሃገረ የመን: ኣብ ከቢድ ወተሃደራውን ፖለቲካውን ወጥሪ ተኣሊኻ: ዓውደ ኩናት ዞባውያን ሓይልታት ኮይና::

100 ነፈርቲ ኩናት ስዑዲ ዓረብ ኣብ ልዕሊ እቶም ሓይሊ ደሊቦም ዝግስግሱ ዘለው ብኢራን ከምዝድገፉ ዝንገረሎም ሑቲ ሽዓ ከቢድ ደብዳብ የካይዳ ኣለዋ::ኣብቲ ድሮ ዞባውን ዓለማውን ጽልዋታት ኣሕዲሩ ዘሎ ኩናት : ስዑዲን ምስርን ኣጋር ሰራዊተን ንምውፋር ዘትየን::መራሕቲ ስዑዲ ንሓይልታት ሑቲ ከየዳኸሙ ከምዘይለቁ ምግላጾምን እቲ መደብ ኣብዚ ቐረባ መዓልታት ክትግብረኦ ትጽቢት ከምዘለዎን  ሚኒስተር ጉዳያት ወጻኢ የመን ርያድ ያሲን ገሊጹ::

ስርሒት ወሳኒ ማዕበል-እቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ሑቲ ዝካየድ ልፍንታዊ መጥቃዕቲ ስዑዲ ዓረብ.ምስሪ:ቐጠር:ክወየት:ባሕረይን:ሕቡራት ኢማራት:ሱዳን:ሞሮኮ:ጆርዳን ኣብ ሻርማልሸኽ ግብጺ ኣብ ዘካየድኦ ኣኼባ ዝተሃንደሰ ኮይኑ :ፓኪስታን እውን ከምእትጽንበሮ ገሊጻ:: ኣሜሪካ ዒላማታት ንምውቃዕ ሓበሬታ ብምምጣው ትሳተፍ ከምዘላ ጸብጻባት የመልክቱ::ነፈርቲ ኩናት ንሰማያት የመን ብሒተን ኣብ ልዕሊ ጸረ ነፈርቲን መኽዘን ኣጽዋርን ሑቲ ከቢድ ዕንወት ከምዘውረዳን:ኣብ መዓስከር ዑቕባት 40 ሰባት ከምዝቐተላን 250 ከምዘቑሰላን ማዕከናት ዜና ሓቢረን::ማዕረ እዚ ወተሃደራዊ መጥቃዕቲ: ኣኼባ ሻርማልሸኽ ሓይልታት ሑቲ ካብ ትካላት መንግስቲ ብህጹጽ ክወጽኡን ኣጽዋሮም ነቶም ”ሕጋውያን ሰበስልጣን” ከረክቡን ጸዊዖም::

መራኽብ ኩናት ምስሪ ንወደብ ዚንጅባር ምስ ዓደን ኣብ ዘራኽባ መስመር ከምዝደብደባ ሓደ በዓል ስልጣን ምንቅስቓስ ደቡብ የመን ሓቢሩ::እቲ መጥቃዕቲ ነቲ ብምብራቕ ናብ ዓደን ዘእቱ ኣገዳሲ መስመር ንምብታኽን  ንግስጋሰ ሑቲ ንምግታእን ዝዓለመ ከምዝኾነ እቲ ምንጪ ጠቒሱ: ነቲ ካብ መትረብ ስወጽ ናብ መጻብቦ ባብ ኤል መንደብ ዝሓልፍ ማያዊ መራኸቢታት ንምሕላው መራኽብ ኩናት ምስሪ ዝሓለፈ ዓርቢ ከምዘንሳፈፋ ሓቢሩ::ሑቲ; ነፋሪት ኩናት ሱዳን ወቒዖም ብምውዳቕ ኣብራሪኣ ከምዝማረኹ ንዝፈነውዎ ሓበሬታ ተኣማኒ ንምግባሩ ብስእሊ ኣሰንዮም ዘርጊሖም::

ሑቲ ሽዓ-እንተደኣ ሓይልታት ልፍንቲ ብኣጋር ኣትየን ካብ ሑቲ ዘጋጥሞም ግብረ መልሲ ከቢድ ከምዝኸውን ወተሃደራውያን ክኢላታት የጠንቅቑ:: ሑቲ ብኩናት ዝላደዩ ደባይ ተዋጋእቲ ኢዮም:: ኣኽራናዊ ቅርጻ መሬት የመን ንረብሓኦም ከምዝውዕልን መቓብር ወረርቲ ከምዝገብርዎን ብምግላጽ:መራሕቲ ሑቲ እቲ እሳት ንስዑድያ ከምዝልብልባ ብርእሰ ቅትለት ዝካየድ መጥቃዕቲ ከምዝፍንው ይፍክሩ ኣለው::

ድሕረ ባይታ- ሑቲ ካብ ፖለቲካዊን:ቁጠባውን መሳርዓት የመን ተገሊሎም ዝጸንሑ ኣብ ሰሜን የመን ዝነብሩ ክፋል ሽዓ ኢዮም::እቲ ን 33 ዓመት ነታ ሃገር ዝመርሐ ፕረዚደንት ዓሊ ዓብደላ ሳልሕ ኣብ 2011 ብህዝባዊ ናዕቢ ምስ ተኣልየ: ቦታኡ ብፕረዚደንት ዓብዱረቦ መንሱር ሃዲ ተተኪኡ:: ዓሊ ዓብደላ ሳልሕ ብብልሽውና ዘቆማጥዖ ቁጠባዊ ትካላትን ወተሃደራዊ መሳርዓትን ሱር ሰዲዱ ብምጽንሑ ፕረዚደንት ሃዲ ብኣጋ ክኣልዮ ዓቕሚ  ብምስኣኑ: ሽዓ ሑቲ ኣንጻር ብልሽውና ብምብጋስ ንዝተነፍገ መሰሎም ኣብ ዝገበርዎ ምንቅስቓስ ብዙሓት ሰዓብቲ ኣጥረዩ::

ኣብ ውሽጢ ሰራዊትን ስለያን ዝነበሮ ጽልዋ ተጠቒሙ ዓሊ ዓብደላ ሳልሕ ብዝገበረሎም ምትሕብባር ድማ ኣብ መስከረም 2014 ሰፊሕን ቅልጡፍን ወተሃደራዊ ገስጋስ ኣካይዶም ንርእሰ ከተማ ሰንዓ ተቖጻጸሩ::ፕረዚደንት ሃዲ ንተግባራት ዓሊ ዓብደላ ሳልሕ  ”ጸላእትና ሕነ ክፈድዩ ብውሽጢ የዳኽሙና ኣለው” ብምባል ገሊጽዎ ምንባሩ ይዝከር::እቲ ብጽድያ ዓረብ ዝተሰምየ ምንቅስቓስ ንለውጢ ድማ ናብ ዘይተደልየ ኣንፈት ማለት ግርጭት ኣብ መንጎ እቶም ብዙሓት ሱናን ውሑዳን ሽዓ ሑቲ ኮነ ::ሽዓ ሑቲ ንፕረሲደንት መንሱር ሃዲ ኣብ ማሕዩር ኣእትዮም: ኣንጻሮም ንዝተኻየደ ናዕቢ ብሓይሊ ንምምካን ኣብ ዝፈተኑሉ ዓሰርተታት ሰባት ተጎዲኦም እቲ ፕረዚደንት ድማ ናብ ደቡብ የመን ሃዲሙ::ዓደን እውን ካብ ሑቲ ከምዘይተድሕኖ ምስ ኣረጋገጸ ድሕሪ ክልተ ዓመት ሰንኮፍ ስልጣን ቅድሚ ሓደ ወርሒ ናብ ርያድ ሃደመ::

ኢራን- ሑቲ ምስ ኢራን ኪዳን ገይሮም ካብታ ሃገር ኣጽዋር :ብመንገዲ ሂዝቡላህ ናይ ሊባኖን ድማ  ወተሃደራዊ ስልጠና ከምዝወሃቦም ስለያ ሃገራት ምዕራብ ይገልጹ:: ንሰንዓ ምስ ተቖጻጸሩ ውድቀት ንእስራኤልን ኣሜሪካን ብምጭራሕ ዘከየድዎ ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ንመርገጺኦም ዘነጽር ኣብ ርእሲ ምንባሩ: ኢራን ንምትእትታው ስዑድያ ብትሪ ምኹናና ጽልዋኣ ከይትንከፍ ስግኣት ከምዝሓደራ ዘረጋግጽዩ::ሓለቓ ስታፍ ሰራዊት ኢራን መጀር ጀነራል ሰይድ ሓሳን ፊሮዛባዲ ንዝምድንኦም ኣብ ምግላጽ”ጸሎት ጥራይ ነብጽሓሎም” ንዝበሎ ኣማኻሪ ኣህጉራዊ ጉዳያት ንላዕለዋይ መራሒ ኣያቶላ ዓሊ ኽመይኒ: ዓሊ ኣኽባር ቫላይቲ ”ከምቲ ኣብ ሊባኖን ሂዝቡላህ ንግብረ ሽበራ ዝደምሰሰ ኣንሳሩ ኣላህ ድማ ኣብ የመን ተመሳሳሊ ግደ ክህልዎ ተስፋ ንገብር”ኢሉ::

ኢራን ኣቐዲማ ኣብ ሶርያ:ዒራቕን ሊባኖንን:ሕጂ ድማ ኣብ ኣፍደገ ገዝአን ንእትገብሮ ምንቅስቓስ ብፍላይ ንስዑድያን ምስርን ከቢድ ፈተነ ኢዩ::እቲ ጸገም ግን ካብዚ ናይ ሱናን ሽዓን: ኢራንን ስዑድያን ዝዓመቖ ኢዩ::

እቲ ኣሜሪካ ዝዓበየ ስግኣት ግብረ ሽበራ እትብሎ ኣልቃዒዳ ኣብ ወሽመጥ ዓረብ ኣብ የመን ሰፊሕ ምንቅስቓስ ኣለዎ::እስላማዊ ሃገር ዒራቕን ሶርያ(ISIS) እውን ነዚ ዕግርግር ክጥቀመሉ ከምዝኽእል ድሮ ኣብ ሰንዓ ኣብ ልዕሊ ክልተ ኣብያተ መሳጊድ ብዝወሰዶ ሂወት 140 ሰባት ዝቐዘፈ መጥቃዕቲ ተራእዩ::ኣብ ደቡብ የመን እውን ካብ ማእከላይ መንግስት ንምፍላይ ዝንቀሳቐስ ውድብ ኣሎ::ኣብቲ ውድብ ገለ ወገን ፈደራላዊ ምምሕዳር ክጠልብ ከሎ ዝተረፈ ወገን ድማ ንምፍላይ ዝቃለስ ኢዩ::

ሓደ ዲፕሎማት ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ነዚ ናይ የመን ኩነታት ብኸምዚ ገሊጽዎ ”ሓድሕድ ውግእ ኣሎ:ዞባዊ ውግእ ምስኡ” ቀጺሉ ንሱ ” ብዙሕ ንመጋርያ ዝተቐረበ ኣጉናድ: እቲ ይነድድ: ይነድድ ንነዊሕ ጊዜ ዝቕጽል መጋርያ” ኢሉ::

ንሓበሬታ- ባብ ኤል መንደብ ካብ ህንዳዊ ውቅያኖስ ናብ ማእከላይ ባሕሪ ዘሰጋግር ዝሓጸረ መስመር ባሕሪ ኢዩ::

ኣብ መዓልቲ ኣስታት 3.8 ሚልዮን በራሚል ነዳዲ ዝጸዓና ብገምጋም 55 መራኽብ በዚ መጻብቦ ይሓልፋ::

ኣብ ዓመት ኣስታት 20ሽሕ መራኽብ የስግር::

ቅድሚ መትረብ ስወጽ ምኽፋቱ ካብ እስያ ናብ ኢውሮፓ ዝግበር ዝነበረ ብደቡብ ኣፍሪቃ ነበረ ::ድሕሪ ምኽፋት መትረብ ስወጽ ብ1869 ግን እቲ ካብ ኤውሮጳ ናብ እስያ ዝግበር ነዊሕ ጉዕዞ ብባብ ኢል መንደብ ብምብታኽ ብፍርቂ ነክዩ::

ንኣብነት ካብ ክወየት ናብ ሊቨርፑል(እንግሊዝ)ብደቡብ ኣፍሪቃ 13,500ማይል ዝነበረ: ብቀይሕ ባሕሪ መጻብቦ ባብኤል መንደብ ናብ 7,000ማይል ተበቲኹ::

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