Ethiopian News, Current Affairs and Opinion Forum
Senior Member
Posts: 18620
Joined: 30 Jul 2010, 20:43

The Nobel Prize to Abiy and the confusion of Italian journalists

Post by Zmeselo » 12 Oct 2019, 17:23

The Nobel Prize to Abiy and the confusion of Italian journalists


By: Daniel Wedi Korbaria ... i-italiani

(Software translation from italian)

The Nobel Prize should have arrived in the Horn of Africa four years ago, when Kristian Berg Harpiken, director of the Oslo International Peace Research Institute, had the bad idea of ​​nominating Don Mussie Zerai for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.

Yes, for those who say the absurdities of life, a former drug dealer[1] was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize[2] defined by the Italian mainstream media “the angel of the refugees” while he was under investigation by the prosecutor's office of Trapani for
aiding and abetting the clandestine immigration.
Otherwise, in these months, all of us Eritreans have supported Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and seeing him today, being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize has really cheered our hearts. In fact our most sincere wishes and our testimonies of appreciation run in social media, twitter in the first place.

And although we are aware that we cannot applaud with one hand, so our President Isaias Afwerki would have deserved the Nobel Prize jointly with Abiy, we feel nonetheless the same as our honor. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which writes in its announcement, also believes this:
Peace does not derive from the actions of a single party. When Prime Minister Abiy reached out, President Afwerki grabbed it and helped him formalize the peace process between the two countries.
Abiy had the courage to stretch out his hand in peace, and he met the hand of the Eritrean President who warmly held it. On June 20, 2018, the day of commemoration of the Eritrean Martyrs day, President Isaias Afwerki in his speech to the Nation announced that Eritrea welcoms the Ethiopian Prime Minister's initiative. News that had moved and filled our hearts, with joy.

Abiy's predecessor, Desalegn Hailemariam, had also attempted an approach in 2012, declaring to Al Jazeera[3] that he wanted to go to Asmara to negotiate with Isaias Afwerki. His attempt, however, did not go through because the Eritrean government claimed that Ethiopia should first unconditionally respect the EEBC (United Nations Border Commission) verdict which in April 2002 established the disputed territories belonging to Eritrea including the town of Badme, casus belli of that absurd border war between 1998 and 2000 which claimed about 100,000 lives on both sides. Initially Ethiopia had accepted[4] believing that Badme had been assigned to it but when he discovered that instead it was on the Eritrean side about 1.7 km from the border, refused to accept the inviolable verdict and for 16 years occupied the Eritrean territories militarily.

In 2018, unlike Hailemariam Desalegn, the newly elected Abiy Ahmed declared to his Parliament that he would accept the verdict of international arbitration without preconditions thus returning to us Eritreans the coveted hope of reconciliation; after twenty years of no war no peace . And so, like a newborn, peace immediately began to crawl and, slowly, to stand up and walk on two legs until it reached that historic month of June, when it blossomed like a summer flower.

In Asmara and Addis Ababa, the two leaders were greeted by a cheering crowd. The respective embassies were then opened and Ethiopian Airlines began to fly loaded with tourists from both countries, shuttling between the two capitals. Borders were also reopened, to feed even the coming and going of trade on wheels. And, so far so good.

But there's a problem. A serious problem, that threatens peace and that the Italian mainstream media cannot identify.

The Future, the Newspaper, the Press, the Messenger and a dozen other small newspapers; copy and paste without in anyway verifying, wrongly writing even the name of President Isaias, the news published by the press agency Adnkrons:
The embrace with the Eritrean president Isais Afewerki and reciprocal visits in the two capitals, the resumption of diplomatic relations and of the flights between Addis Ababa and Asmara have raised great enthusiasms, even if the dictatorship in Eritrea has then closed again the borders, leaving in half the process.
I rediscover so, that the illness of the so-called "copy & paste" journalists took over and became endemic like typhoid or cholera.

But what did Adnkronos mean with that
the dictatorship in Eritrea then closed the borders, leaving the process half way?
Why does he accuse the Eritrean government, of having broken the peace? What is the point of assigning the Nobel Prize to one of the protagonists, when peace in the Horn of Africa has been broken?

Obviously, nothing's more false. Peace is alive and well, and continues to make its leaps and bounds. Cooperation is growing between the two countries, to make up for lost time. In Eritrea, for example, there is a lot of excitement. New roads are being built that will connect the port of Massaua and Assab with Addis Ababa across the border between Bure and Debay Sima, meanwhile the ports are being modernized to accommodate large commercial ships.

We should make a lectio magistralis, to all these gentlemen who improvise themselves in geopolitics and misinform Italians by copying far-reaching and superficial news in full.

The current situation in Ethiopia is very difficult because 27 years of politics based on divide and rule and American-style federalism have fragmented the Ethiopian society by confining it to "Kilil" (areas), where the integration of other ethnic groups is almost impossible. Unfortunately, almost daily, there are reports of deaths and refugees within the country and all that ethnic hatred cannot be canceled with the magic wand of Abiy and his philosophy of "Medemer", that is of the Union. It will take time to take root and it will not be an immediate process. The Prime Minister himself, has so far suffered several attacks and some members of his government have been assassinated.

But who are the authors of this disorder?

Here, no journalist comes to ask himself:
What happened to the Woyane, that is, the Tigreans of the late Prime Minister Melles Zenawi who, having been in power for 27 years, were dispossessed by Abiy Ahmed?
That they dissolved into nothingness? Of course not. The Woyane have locked themselves up in their Tigray, a region bordering Eritrea, and since they lost power they continue to destabilize this peace and the two countries; as they have always done in the last twenty years.

And, after almost a year and a half since the signing of the peace, they persist in militarily occupying the city of Badmè and the other Eritrean territories and do not intend to return them to their rightful owner; despite the Addis Ababa Government accepting the EEBC verdict. Practically "Tigray kilil" is disobeying its Prime Minister by refusing even to cooperate with the federal government and deliver some characters of the former regime accused of crimes and human rights violations such as the famous torturer Getachew Assefa, former head of TPLF intelligence now hidden in the city of Mekelle, capital of the Tigray.

Abiy is cautious and expects the results of the 2020 elections to decide what to do, as the Woyane are armed to the teeth and any initiative could plunge the country into a civil war. Meanwhile, even the Amharas, as did the qeero- Oromo before the rise of Abiy, block trade by closing roads to trucks headed for Tigray.
Shortly after the borders were reopened, controls and conditions imposed on Ethiopian citizens in transit resumed, arbitrarily and without explanation, on the Eritrean side. And it is only one of the signs of the lack of goodwill of the Eritrean regime.

the Fatto Quotidiano writes without even a shred of analysis, as if the democratic Europe had not accustomed us to such situations when there are security problems. Two weights and two sizes!

It is obvious that Eritrea, in agreement with Ethiopia, had to close the border, first between Zalambesa and Serha in the Tigray and then the one between Humera and Omahajer. And, with good reason. Last year, the Woyane have tried to infiltrate their armed agents into Eritrean territory to carry out attacks. And if that wasn't enough, to create further disorder online- the “Digital Woyane”- was created, a large group of social network activists who use false Eritrean profiles in order to spread fake news on Eritrea daily. This very well-financed organization enjoys the collaboration of a few western journalists abroad, if not an entire editorial staff. The most striking example is the BBC Tigrigna, where Eritrea is demonized in the Tigrigna language.

In unsuspected times, in January 2018, three months after the election of Abiy Ahmed, as if he had already foreseen everything, the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki during an interview on State television ERiTV[6] had said: "Game over, Weyane!", a phrase which became viral throughout the Horn of Africa.

Like it or not, this peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea is unstoppable and irreversible. It Will never be turned back. And no one will be allowed to put a spike in the wheels, as the Eritrean President himself declared in the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa; a speech given to Ethiopians for the first time in Amharic:
We will not allow anyone to ruin and destroy our love and our agreement, to terrorize and attack our harmony, to slow down and hinder our development and progress.
The upcoming elections in Ethiopia will most likely see the victory of Abiy Ahmed and therefore this Nobel Prize is welcome as it will give further legitimacy and strength the Prime Minister to carry forward in the stability of Ethiopia and to all of us that hope of living in a peaceful future and prosperity throughout the Horn of Africa, despite the Woyane.

Daniel Wedi Korbaria, an Eritrean writer, has published numerous articles in Italian then translated into several languages. In April 2018 he published his first novel "Mother Eritrea".

[1] Migranti: ecco gli attivisti eritrei che si occupano dell'accoglienza - Fausto Biloslavo ... i-eritrei/
[2] The Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 ... s-release/
[3] Ethiopia PM willing to talk to Eritrea ... 52231.html
[4] Announcement of the Hague verdict on Bademe

[5] Nobel per la Pace, premio ad Abiy Ahmed è un messaggio ai regimi africani. Eritrea in primis ... s/5510126/
[6] ERi-TV: Local Media Interview With President Isaias Afwerki, January 14, 2018

Posts: 1782
Joined: 19 May 2019, 18:02

Re: The Nobel Prize to Abiy and the confusion of Italian journalists

Post by pastlast » 12 Oct 2019, 19:14

Ministry of Misinformation Yemane twitter so far has not Congratulated PM Abiy for winning the Nobel Peace Award

yet they have a Twitter for the 2018 "History in the Making"

Afterwards, the Twitter that follows is about the South Sudanese Govt Agent visiting PIA

But NO CONGRATULATIONS to PM ABIY...PIA is UPSET that He Didn't Get Any Recognition After Fellating PM Abiy over and over , screaming yelling that "He is Our Leader"..."Anyone who says Eritrea and Ethiopia are two countries, we are One People, does not understand our situation"....Hmmm The LIAR (LUUTIE ) hiding in Adi Halo is Upset !...Well You didn't do schit to Get Peace in the Region, infact you did the Opposite of Peace, you waged Wars in other Countries! And you Waged a War Against Eritrean Democracy/People/Bayto/Press/Human Rights/Civilians...etc!

Senior Member
Posts: 18620
Joined: 30 Jul 2010, 20:43

Re: The Nobel Prize to Abiy and the confusion of Italian journalists

Post by Zmeselo » 12 Oct 2019, 20:12

ERi-TV- ስፖርት፡ Discussion on Eritrea's U20 soccer team participation in CECAFA


This is how much the "y'akil" minions, care about the Eritrean People:

Senior Member
Posts: 18620
Joined: 30 Jul 2010, 20:43

Re: The Nobel Prize to Abiy and the confusion of Italian journalists

Post by Zmeselo » 12 Oct 2019, 23:09

Nobel scandal: Abiy awarded, excluding Afewerki

October 11, 2019

Guido Talarico ... y1ydRNxTzI

(Software translation from italian)

The Nobel Peace Prize of 2019, is awarded only to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia- Abiy Ahmed Ali- for having made peace to the conflict with Eritrea but denied to his counterpart, namely Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki, is a a contradiction that once again bears witness to the lack of courage, lack of autonomy and political weakness of the Norwegian committee.

Excluding Eritrea and Afewerki from the awards, that is to say the country and the president who for 20 years have been victims of Ethiopian attacks, with all the human and social costs that this has caused in the small country of the Horn of Africa, appears as a grotesque choice.

Abiy certainly has extraordinary merits, both for the peace agreement and for the courageous attempts to help his country and the entire area move towards the path of peaceful coexistence and development. But without the outstretched hand that Afewerki responded with the day after his inauguration, Abiy not only could not have made any peace agreement but on the contrary, would have been much more fragile even on the domestic front.

So the Nobel should've been given to both. And there is no justification for it. Moreover there were illustrious precedents, that indicated which was the right path. In 1993 the Nobel Peace Prize went to Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk, jointly. On the one hand the victim & symbol of the South African segregationist system and the other, the representative of the regime that created that aberration called: apartheid. The black victim and the white executioner who shake hands after the first's exit from Roben Island, thanks to the openness of the second. The father of the new South Africa and the son of the old establishment, who go to Oslo to receive the peace prize.

That was a courageous operation, by the Oslo jurors of the time. A clear choice, that helped establish the pacification between whites and blacks in South Africa. The same thing, should've been done now. The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 was supposed to be given to Abiy and Afewerki, jointly. Because, peace is the merit of both.

Without preconceptions, without discrimination. And that's that! Instead, the Oslo jurors made an unjust distinction that follows the narrative wisely constructed by the former Ethiopian regime, governed by the Tigreans, which, with the decisive help of the United States and Europe, has for decades thrown mud and discredited Eritreans. Not by chance, in the motivation the jurors emphasize how
The Nobel Peace Prize also wants to recognize all the others who are working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the regions of East and North East Africa.
In particular, the
close collaboration with Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki
is remembered, which allowed Abiy to
quickly establish the principles of a peace agreement to put an end to the long deadlock of 'no peace no war' between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Miserable words!

An attempt to justify a clearly weak & fearful choice, that indirectly confirms that the jury itself was aware of having made an unfair choice. But this is the West, this is politics. Even when it awards a prize, it thinks first of all, about its own interests and then about the truth of the facts.

Senior Member
Posts: 18620
Joined: 30 Jul 2010, 20:43

Re: The Nobel Prize to Abiy and the confusion of Italian journalists

Post by Zmeselo » 12 Oct 2019, 23:45

Eritrea banking on its oil, gas

1993-05-27 ... 004_6.html

The people of Eritrea, having just voted overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia, embark on independence knowing full well that they have a long way to go before their new state is economically viable.

The provisional government and the Eritrean business community believe agriculture can bridge the gap between the present lack of energy and raw materials and the capital needed for industrial growth. Oil could be the key.

The Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF), which was at the forefront of a struggle that lasted 30 years, has a high reputation for organizational ability to mobilize national human and material resources.

Food security is the first priority. While a large portion of the land is under cultivation, other parts are being used for grazing cattle and sheep. The southwestern region-rich in market-garden produce, citrus and vineyards-is the main area for development. For 18 months the Department of Agriculture has been involved in a major dam-building project to retain rainwater for irrigation.

Now that this work is completed, the administration has turned its attention to the industrial sector.

To revive this shattered and long mismanaged country's industrial base-mainly involving glass, cement, shoemaking and canning-energy is desperately needed. The only long-term solution is the exploitation of Eritrea's gas and oil resources.

Solar energy projects are being studied, but the main source of energy is offshore. There are large oil deposits in the Red Sea and substantial gas reserves in the Danakil Depression.

Mobil, Gulf and Shell began drilling and exploring around the Dahlak Islands, off Massawa, in the mid-1960s. In the early 1980s better prospects were discovered by British Petroleum (BP) and Amoco, and by the end of 1989 BP had signed a contract for exploration in Eritrea.

In the meantime the International Petroleum Corp. joined in the rush and signed an "exploration and sharing" contract for one of the 15 offshore blocks with the Mengistu government of Ethiopia (of which Eritrea was then still a part).

Since Mengistu was overthrown, BP has seen its exploration rights invalidated by the provisional government on the basis that the agreements were made with the regime in Addis Ababa at a time when Eritrea did not have control of its destiny.

The issue is shrouded in mystery and controversy. Industrial observers say BP relinquished its concession voluntarily because it had not identified any oil or gas deposits. Yet early studies had indicated large quantities of oil.

Today only Amoco and International Petroleum still have concessions. Both are waiting for the appointment of a new oil minister. But the ministries are expected to be put in place this June, and only then will the oil companies know the government's intentions.

Speculation is running high, and it is believed the government will auction the concessions. A new formula is expected to be adopted because the government wants to sign contracts specifically linked to investment. Only those willing to participate financially in exploration and production will be granted concessions.

Eritrea badly needs oil exploration know-how. Estimates of observers are hard to come by, but it is being suggested that the country may have more oil and gas than had been originally believed. The provisional government is being very cautious, not wishing to bank on too much.

Eritreans believe that, with the home market in need of substantial supplies for industrial development and regional markets in Sudan and Ethiopia offering immense opportunities, oil could become the country's major export.

The government wants to encourage private enterprise, but new laws being drafted will make sure that everyone involved in the oil industry becomes a partner whose first loyalty is to the state.

The need to involve everyone in national development has been adopted as the foundation of the provisional government's economic theory.


Please wait, video is loading...

Post Reply