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Eritrea at 24: Celebrating Genuine Independence by Focusing on Development Through Resilience

 Independence Day festivities in Asmara



Eritrea at 24: Celebrating Genuine Independence by Focusing on Development Through Resilience 


As Eritrea gears up to celebrate its 24th independence anniversary on May 24, the emerging contrasts between two countries of the Horn of Africa could never be starker. 

On May 24, Eritreans inside the country as well as allover the world will be celebrating the 24th anniversary of their independence.After 30 years of tenacious national liberation struggle, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) totally defeated the Ethiopian army of the Dergue --the largest and strongest army in Black Africa -- and triumphantly entered the capital of Asmara on May 24, 1991. Having concluded the national liberation phase of the struggle successfully, the EPLF held its 3rd congress in the historically symbolic town of Nakfa in 1994, and changed its name to the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) to reflect the next phase of the struggle of the post-independence period, with nation-building and development as the top priorities. Though the past 24 years have not been easy and smooth-sailing, the Eritrean people have scored significant achievements that they ought to be justly proud about. 

Eritrea's independence is not of the neo-colonial type. It is genuine and meaningful. The Eritrean people have proven themselves to be steadfast and resilient against all types of conspiracies and hostilities of Western imperialists, and their African stooges. In short, the Eritrean people have a lot to celebrate, as they have truly become owners and masters of their destiny, and no force on earth can take that sense of genuine independence and sovereignty away from them. The late patriotic Eritrean scholar, Prof Tekie Fessehatzion said it best 15 years ago: "In defiance Eritrea was born; and in defiance Eritrea will forever live free!" 

In sharp contrast, the minority regime in Ethiopia under the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), will also be marking its 24 year sin power. During the past 24 years, it has proven itself to be one of the most corrupt, tyrannical and subservient regimes in Africa. It has been waging genocidal wars against the Ethiopian peoples in all corners of the country, as well as wars of aggression against its neighboring countries. Its ruling elite have been looting and plundering the resources of the country like the barbaric horde they are. Ethiopia has never witnessed such sheer level of repression and brutality in its modern history during the past century as it has under the TPLF. After 24 years in power, the TPLF minority regime is still a"liberation front". Liberate whom from what? On May 24, the regime will be conveniently holding its charade of national elections. It's a foregone conclusion that these fake elections will be once again stolen from the Ethiopian people -- with the blessing of the usual suspects of the West -- to perpetuate the tyranny of a very narrow and frightened minority group over the majority of the Ethiopian peoples. The minority Ethiopian regime has also been illegally occupying sovereign Eritrean territories for the past 17 years, and perpetuating a de facto state of war against Eritrea. 

The contrasts of these two divergent paths between Eritrea and Ethiopia will come into sharp focus on May 24. Eritreans will be celebrating their 24th independence anniversary and commit themselves to"development through resilience", while at the same time exercising maximum restraint not to be dragged into war and be side-tracked from their developmental project. Looking beyond the current historical glitch of the TPLF regime of tyranny and terror, the Eritrean people will also be extending their hand for peace and solidarity to the struggling peoples of Ethiopia towards a common goal of durable peace and good-neighborly cooperation. 

Eternal glory to the martyrs of Eritrea, who through their heroic sacrifice brought about Eritrea's independence! 

Happy 24th Anniversary, Eritrea! 
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Eritrea at 24: Celebrating Genuine Independence by Focusing on Development Through Resilience Reviewed by Admin on 12:49 PM Rating: 5

8 comments:

  1. Simply awesome! Best independence day celebration in the world! Happy 24th Birthday Eritrea!

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  2. Thanks dr. Elias A. for the article well written and linear..i wish resilience and prosperity for Eritrea and i wish also peace for the majority of ethiopians and liberating themselves from the minor regime (weyane) so that we could live in peace..and may allah eradicate this cancer from the horn of africa..

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  3. ARE YOU CALLING THE LESS THAN 6000 PEOPLE ASOCIATED WITH ESAT AND THE ERITREAN GOVERNMENT MAJORITY OF ETHIOPIANS? THE MAJORITY IS WITH THE ETHIOPIAN GOV. PEACE THRU DIALOGUE DIPLOMACY...

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  4. HAPPY CELEBRATIONS ON THE SPECIAL 24TH OCCASSION


    ---THE 24TH OF MAY 2015 ---!!!


    BDEQKHI KBERI, NZELALEM NBERI EREY ADE HAFASH !!!


    NEZA KBRTI ILET KWUN KGEBRU ZHALEFU KULOM YZEKERU


    LETS ALL RENEW OUR PROMISE FOR BETTERMENT OF OURS AND OUR COUNTRY'S FUTURE.


    LET ERITREA SHINE FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE!!!

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  5. I agree with you except on the part where you said this election will be business as usual. I think, woyane will lose this election. The Ethiopian people will join us in celebrating the best independence day ever. Peace, love, and progress to to the horn, without the mafia woyane!

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  6. We tried until we understand that weyane wasn't more than a clerk (in amharic telalaki) of the west..so my point is if we are able to reach an agreement with those who govern weyane (the west powers) will mean automatically "telalaki" will accept any case..if you follow the wave around the world seems that. By the way, how do you think Esat have 6000 people associated? only in face book, they have about 500.000 followers..this will mean they are one of the most followed Satelite Tv in africa..

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  7. ኣሌክ - Alec youMay 10, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    HAPPY BIRTH-DAY!! E R I T R E A!!!....THE 24TH OF MAY 2015!!

    ክብርን፤ ሞጎስን፤ ንስውኣትና!!!... ዓወት ንሓፋሽ!!....

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  8. ኣሌክ - Alec youMay 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    He is blinded-by the love he hve for woyne... he cant see Nada. but soon he will see the down-fall of his belove woyane-tigray. :)

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