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(NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by eden » 08 Dec 2018, 13:27

Sooner or later, it's going to. In Ethiopia, power is decentralized which is not necessarily the wishes of the current leaders. In Eritrea, one man calls the shots. People are going to see Arena and OLF and media freely speaking and think about their sad situation.

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Tog Wajale » 08 Dec 2018, 13:47

Now The Dedebit Woorgach Agga*me T.P.L.F. Polite Bureau Chief Grandpa * Abai Tsehaye * Is Begging * Papa Mighty Of The Horn Of Africa H.E. Esias Afewerki *

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Awash » 08 Dec 2018, 16:22

Moron ugum shabo,
Who do you think you're gonna fool except your fellow deqi komarit medlin berad? Wedi komarit
Tigrai Star wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 13:38
eden wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 13:27
Sooner or later, it's going to. In Ethiopia, power is decentralized which is not necessarily the wishes of the current leaders. In Eritrea, one man calls the shots. People are going to see Arena and OLF and media freely speaking and think about their sad situation.
Team Awash has received a reliable information that was leaked from President Debretsion's office about a planned military exercise in Tigrai in preparation for a regime change in Eritrea. I have been saying for the last 9 years that only Tigrai can liberate the Eritrean people. Our 2 million militia in Tigrai are on a stand-by awaiting deployment orders from our commander in chief, Dr Debretsion. Make sure that you have enough popcorn at home to enjoy the fall of the tyrant. :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Awash » 08 Dec 2018, 16:28

Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

LISTEN https://www.npr.org/2018/12/08/67378653 ... in-eritrea
December 8, 20187:54 AM ET
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday

EYDER PERALTA

About a mile from the Eritrean border in Zalambessa, Ethiopia, there's a small building made of corrugated metal.

There's not much inside, except for some sleeping mats and clay pots for coffee. But dozens of Eritreans have made it into a home, while they wait for the Red Cross to take them to refugee camps.

Over the past year, Ethiopia has stunned the world with its democratic reformsand warming relationship with neighboring Eritrea. The two countries have formally ended their 20-year conflict and reopened land crossings to allow people and goods to move freely between them. Now, a big question fills the air in the region: Will the dramatic transformation in Ethiopia spread to Eritrea, which is often referred to as the North Korea of Africa?

Sirak, 17, came to Ethiopia from Eritrea more than a month after the border opened in September. He wants only his first name used because he is afraid Eritrean authorities could seek retribution for his actions or criticism. Now, he spends his time walking around Zalambessa, marveling at the lack of troops on the streets and the frankness of conversations.

He says his family's home in Eritrea was demolished by the government, and police wanted to know why they had built the house without permission.

"The police were coming every day, so everyone was hiding in the bush," he said.

Forced evictions and home demolitions have been a well-documented form of political retribution in Eritrea, whose government has never held an election and has been accused of brutal human rights abuses almost since its independence in 1993.

Asked if he believes things can change in Eritrea, Sirak demurs.

"It's impossible," he says. "It won't change."

Agents of change

Sirak appears meek and fearful compared with today's Ethiopians, who are celebrating their newfound freedoms with swagger. Long under authoritarian rule, now Ethiopians can gather in groups to talk freely. They can criticize their government without fear they'll be arrested.

Many Ethiopians along the border say Eritrea has to change also. They say when Eritreans come to Ethiopia, they will experience a freer society and they will demand the same at home.

"It's not fair to make that comparison," says Salem Solomon, an Eritrean-American journalist who covers the two countries for Voice of America. Ethiopia and Eritrea have completely different political systems, she says.

Salem lived in Eritrea until 2007; she went through military training and worked for the Information Ministry before she came to the United States. In Eritrea, says Salem, the government is omnipresent — the command economy and mandatory military service are just some of the ways it controls people's lives. Salem says the government stays in power by doling out unpredictable punishments. That creates an atmosphere of intense fear.

"Even those who feel like they are so loyal and [are] vocal [about their] support for the government," even they, she says, are not safe.

Awet Weldemichael, who studies Eritrea at Queen's University in Canada, says another reason to be skeptical about any potential uprising is that Eritrea has been "hemorrhaging" youth.

Eritreans have been leaving the country by the thousands since it gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993. Scholars estimate that a third of Eritreans live outside the country. And since the borders with Ethiopia reopened in September, about 10,000 Eritreans have sought asylum in Ethiopia.

"And so in light of that ... the agents of change are not there," says Awet.

If change is to come, he says, it is unlikely to happen the way it did in Ethiopia, forced by years of protests.Instead, if change comes, it will most likely have to be pushed from the top.

Awet does warn, however, that Eritrea is such a closed country, it's hard to make predictions.

"What I can tell you confidently," he says, "is that the current course is unsustainable for Eritrea."

In November, the United Nations lifted sanctions against Eritrea. But that's unlikely to help, because it was mostly a weapons ban. Eritrea remains one of the poorest countries on the continent. Most of its people live below the poverty line, and 80 percent are subsistence farmersin a land susceptible to droughts. Over the years, Awet says, the population has been decimated by migration and by mass incarceration, and many helpful institutions have been destroyed or have ceased to exist.

A better life

In Badme, a border town about 200 miles west of Zalambessa, the border crossing is not yet officially open. Eritrean officials have warned that the road into Ethiopia still contains land mines.

But one Eritrean mother made her way across anyway. She was trying to hitch a ride back to Eritrea, so she sat right on the border, caressing the cheek of her 9-year-old boy.

She's too afraid of the Eritrean government to share her name. Seven months ago, while she was cooking, her son ran away to Ethiopia with a friend.

As soon as it became possible, she packed up her things and came to look for him. She found him at a refugee camp outside Badme.

She says her boy was not the only kid fleeing Eritrea. She has seen many small children leave their homes and families behind.

"They're too young to know anything about the government or democracy," she says. "But what they know is that there is a better life outside of Eritrea."

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Zmeselo » 08 Dec 2018, 17:09

It would anger you terribly if that happens, like the peace between these 2 nations angered you.

Nothing good that happens in Eritrea is good for you, anyway.

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Zmeselo » 08 Dec 2018, 17:19

I'm not the 1 complaining about it everyday you ppedo, but your cousin asswash!

What dumb, people! :roll:

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Zmeselo » 08 Dec 2018, 17:38

Then, it's simple!

DON'T TALK TO ME!

Or do you like talking, to dishonest people?

Besides, if you're such a "man", then why not go and remove Isaias.

Why r u crying like the pünani that you're, here?

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Awash » 08 Dec 2018, 17:48

Of course, you're not complaining because you don't suffer under the Agame fascist/savage rule living in democratic/ free West. What a moron.
Zmeselo wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 17:19
I'm not the 1 complaining about it everyday you ppedo, but your cousin asswash!

What dumb, people! :roll:

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Zmeselo » 08 Dec 2018, 17:56

What? Do you suffer under it? Do you live in Eritrea? Qiqiqiq


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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by gearhead » 08 Dec 2018, 18:03

democracy is full of uncertainties. needs a stable base and needs to grow in time. Ethiopia's avenue is not proven yet; i am pessimistic about the journey. you might even say that i am anti-democracy. people never asked for it. it is the last of their priorities. it is only Jawar that is exclaiming it as a panacea. the only time i even considered it as a system is as a check-and-balance of the elite against each other. you could just as well collect them in jalmeda and having them go into a shooting contest and it will have the same effect of neutralizing their ego.

ethiopian people are much calmer and shrude towards their rullers. your lot is still learning. your moods are mercurial and as such you need stabilizing issayas for a while. what i dont like about issayas is he is archaic in everything. will he ever consider a regional stock market? I doubt it.

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Awash » 08 Dec 2018, 18:09

You selfish wedi40,
All you care about is yourself and your agame tyrant.
Mushmush.
Zmeselo wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 17:56
What? Do you suffer under it? Do you live in Eritrea? Qiqiqiq

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Temt » 08 Dec 2018, 18:14

Zmeselo bro,
Just take a look of what the cursed Agame participants on this site are represented by:



Do you call that life? I know you don't. But that is how they are living, living in this earthly hell that is, and I love every bit of it without bothering to respond to their meaningless ሃበስ ቀደስ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Fed_Up » 08 Dec 2018, 18:21

Awash wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 18:09
You selfish wedi40,
All you care about is yourself and your agame tyrant.
Mushmush.
Zmeselo wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 17:56
What? Do you suffer under it? Do you live in Eritrea? Qiqiqiq
^^^
የአስዋሽ ምስክር የቀን ጂቡ ሌባ የህዝብብአንጡራ ሃብት ዘራፊ አሸባሪው የውሸት አለቃ ወያኔው ጀማይካ ቅቅቅቅቅ :P

የታባቴ ሄጄ ልፈንዳ

በቃ አስዋሽ አጋሜው ሌላ እድል ይስጥህ ሌላ ሞክር እስኪ::

አየ ጽዋ እንዳ አጋመ::

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Awash » 08 Dec 2018, 19:01

Fandiya,
Do you think I read your fara comments? You too only care your narrow selfish deported self and the Agame wedi komarit while the Eritrean people suffer under his Agame junta. What a bunch of stupid creatures. Inssissa.
Fed_Up wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 18:21
Awash wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 18:09
You selfish wedi40,
All you care about is yourself and your agame tyrant.
Mushmush.
Zmeselo wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 17:56
What? Do you suffer under it? Do you live in Eritrea? Qiqiqiq
^^^
የአስዋሽ ምስክር የቀን ጂቡ ሌባ የህዝብብአንጡራ ሃብት ዘራፊ አሸባሪው የውሸት አለቃ ወያኔው ጀማይካ ቅቅቅቅቅ :P

የታባቴ ሄጄ ልፈንዳ

በቃ አስዋሽ አጋሜው ሌላ እድል ይስጥህ ሌላ ሞክር እስኪ::

አየ ጽዋ እንዳ አጋመ::



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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Zmeselo » 08 Dec 2018, 19:17

Protesting, with a Bisha Mine t- shirt on.

Aye nay agame neger. :lol:



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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Fed_Up » 08 Dec 2018, 20:20

Awash wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 19:01
Fandiya,
Do you think I read your fara comments? You too only care your narrow selfish deported self and the Agame wedi komarit while the Eritrean people suffer under his Agame junta. What a bunch of stupid creatures. Inssissa.
Fed_Up wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 18:21
Awash wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 18:09
You selfish wedi40,
All you care about is yourself and your agame tyrant.
Mushmush.
Zmeselo wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 17:56
What? Do you suffer under it? Do you live in Eritrea? Qiqiqiq
^^^
የአስዋሽ ምስክር የቀን ጂቡ ሌባ የህዝብብአንጡራ ሃብት ዘራፊ አሸባሪው የውሸት አለቃ ወያኔው ጀማይካ ቅቅቅቅቅ :P

የታባቴ ሄጄ ልፈንዳ

በቃ አስዋሽ አጋሜው ሌላ እድል ይስጥህ ሌላ ሞክር እስኪ::

አየ ጽዋ እንዳ አጋመ::
I am an Eritrean በለ አስዋሽ አጋሜው ቅቅቅ

የቀን ጂቡ ኣስዋሽ (ቂጥ አጣቢው)

የመይቴክ (Metec) ሌባ እየስበስብክ አታላዝብብን - ስው ጥራ ቢሉ የ Metec ሌባን የቀን ጂብ ጀማይካ ( :lol: @ ጀማይካ- አጭሶ ነው እንዴ ሲቀላቅል ጀማይካ የተባለው) ይዞ ከች:: የሆንክ ወደል አህያ ገማጭ ጅብ :P

አይይይይ እንዳ ነገ አጋመ :roll: መሕፈር ህዝቢ ::

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Re: (NPR) Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Post by Awash » 08 Dec 2018, 20:56

Fandiya,
You love your Agame tyrant more than the Agame tyrant loves himself. While the Agame tyrants cling on to ill gotten power, the people continue to suffer.


https://allafrica.com/stories/201811160837.html

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