Open Letter to the G7 Summit, Cornwall, England 11-13 June 2021
As the gathering of the largest economies, representing 10% of the world population and 40% of
global GDP that has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 over the last 18 months takes place this
weekend, global economic recovery and vaccine rollout to developing countries are likely to be
the main topics for discussion. This is to be welcomed and we wish the G7 success in their
endeavours. However, it is vital that the G7 does not ignore the atrocious war that threatens to
destabilise the Horn of Africa.
In April 2021, the G7 condemned the killing of civilians, sexual and gender-based violence,
indiscriminate bombardments and the displacement of Tigray residents and Eritrean refugees.
The Group added “All parties must exercise utmost restraint, ensure the protection of civilians and
respect human rights and international law”. This was welcome, but the matter cannot rest there.
Now is the time to move from discussions to action.
Without immediate, well targeted sanctions against those who have perpetrated these crimes,
and sanctions to prevent them from continuing these acts, these atrocities are certain to
Since the outbreak of the war in November 2020, world leaders and governments have repeatedly
called for a secession of hostilities and for the warring parties to resolve their differences through
negotiations. Sadly, the war continues unabated with huge losses of civilian lives, appalling and
systematic rape of women and girls, internal and external displacement of large number of the
Tigrayan population and Eritrea refugees. In addition, the world has witnessed egregious looting
including historic and religious objects, the willful destruction of infrastructure worth billions of
dollars and the use of basic necessities such as food and medicine as weapons of war in what can
only be described as genocidal and barbaric. The people of Tigray are now close to starvation,
facing the worst famine since 1984-85.
Eritrean troops, despite calls from the International Community to withdraw immediately from
Ethiopia remain in the country committing heinous crimes with impunity. PM Abiy and
President Isais repeatedly promise that Eritrean forces will leave Ethiopia and indeed PM Abiy’s
spokesperson said at a press conference on 3 June 2021 that they (Eritrean forces) have started to
leave the country. However, there is so far no evidence of them leaving. If anything, more
Eritrean troops have been sent to Ethiopia since the press conference.
We plead with the G7 to spare a moment to contemplate the horrific atrocities being committed in
Tigray, in particular the sextual violation of women as old as 70 and girls as young as 8 by armed
gangs in uniform. These victims could by your granddaughters, daughters, sisters, mothers and
even grandmothers. These are acts of stomach wrenching cruelty which the international
community cannot tolerate by its inaction. In the UK House of Lords debate on the Tigray conflict on 24 November 2020, Viscount Waverly
asked: “Is the world going to stand by yet again, knowing that mayhem is seemingly set to unfold, do
nothing and then have to deal with the added consequences of regional instability and the combination of
Somalia, Sudan and Yemen across the way ripe for Islamist groups or Governments to exploit?”
Tragically, these important and critical questions remain unanswered by the British government
and the wider international community.
We call upon the G7 and the international community to act immediately to halt this barbaric
war. The war in Tigray has all the hallmark of the genocide in Rwanda which occurred while the
world looked the other way. This war could also potentially lead to the fragmentation of Ethiopia
with untold consequences. It must be stopped!
Habte Hagos, Chairman
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It is very crucial and important where the G-7 have to considered. They have to come in to action. Thanks
“Somalia, Sudan and Yemen across the way ripe for Islamist groups or Governments to exploit?”
Habte Hagos, Chairman
አቶ ሃብተ ;
ካብ ኣስላም ንጠንቀቅ ድኹም ዝበልኩም ?
ወይ ጋዶ !!
ናይ ሓደ ኤሪትራዊ መልእኽቲ ኣይመስልን !
I’m terribly sorry for any confusion I might have caused. However, the quote you highlight is NOT from me but part of a quote from Viscount Waverley – a member of the U.K. Upper Chamber, in Parliament.
I was brought up in a mixed Muslim and Christian neighbourhood in Eritrea. We played and ate as one without differences in faith. I’m proud of that foundation and shall treasure it as long as I live.
ኩቡር ኣቶ ሃብተ ;
እሰያስ ንመዳ ካብ ዝወረደሉ እዋን ኣትሒዙ : ንህዝብና ዝፈላሊ : መርዛም መልእኽቲ ክነዝሕ ጸኒሑ : ብሰንኩ ዝሳዓበ ኩነታት መዳን : ሎሚ ዘለናዮ ሕማቅ ናብራ: ቡዙሕ ዘረባ ዘየድሊዮ : ኩሉ ሰብ ዝፈልጦ መሪር ሓቂ እዩ::
ትማሊ : ጌጋ ስለ ዝራኣዩ ዓገብ ንዝበሉ ውሑዳት ጀጋኑ ደቂ ሃገር ደጊፍና እንተ ንኾውን : ሎሚ ዝሓሸ ስርዓት ምሃለወና::
ሃገራዊ ሓድነት : እቲ ቀዳማይ ዕርዲ ናይ ድሕነትና እዩ ::
ስለዚ : ኤርትራን ሓድነት ህዝባን : ናይ ኩላህና ሓላፍነት እዩ :: ንምዝኽኻር ዝኣክል እንተ ዘይኮይኑ:ንስኹም ትስሕቱዎ ዝብል ግምት የብለይን ::
እሰና ተሕልፎ ዘላ : ኣካታዒ ኮይኑ ዘሎ ናይ ፈነወ ፖሊሲ : ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ቀዳምነት ዝህብ ክኾውን እንዳ ተመነኹ : ብትሕትና : መልእኽተይ እብዚ ይዓጹ ::
ዳሓን ኩኑ ::
UOTE: “The war in Tigray has all the hallmark of the genocide in Rwanda which occurred while the world looked the other way” UNQUOTE Habte Hagos, Chairman, 12 June 2021
It is NOT a surprise that ” the world looked the other way” when it comes to Backward Black Africa. Our Dear Africa is only precious, to hungry marauders, for its natural resources. NEVER, NEVER for the interest of the BLACK PEOPLE of AFRICA. NEVER! FULL STOP. TAKE IT or LEAVE IT.!!!!! CAN AFRICA — with its innumerable supremely educated, with doctor of philosophy degree from excellent universities around the Glob — can take care by itself, to itself??? ? Dear Black Africans: Please answer the question to thyself >>> please, please and please.
A good point and your assertion indeed seems to be supported by the US Ambassador to the UN.
The only thing I would add is that we Africans do not help ourselves either. It is too easy to blame others but when we are hell bent on destroying our own people then others are sometimes tempted to look the other way.
I do not believe Isaias is evil because he is black but rather because he is frankly an animal who enjoys making the lives of our people hell. To be fair we let him commit those atrocities on us. Can you imagine a Somali leader committing such a crime on his own people for 30 years? I doubt if he would last a day.
Let’s try to solve our own problems ourselves as our martyrs did to free our country from Amhara oppression.
bravo chairman Habte. We must be stronger our tigray brother by the help from USA europe
It is amazing to watch the slave mentality of our brothers and sisters in the defunct Eritrean opposition and broader African psyche. Irrespective of your views of our government, can’t you, for a nanosecond, think Africans can deal with their challenges and opportunities without the blessing and interference of the white man? The biggest western prostitute in the African continent , TPF criminal enterprise, getting wiped out is a step in the right direction and hopefully soon the bureaucrats in Kenya, Djibouti (Omar Western-poodle Guelleh) and Rwanda (Paul Oreo Kagame) would be next in line to get swept away. Eritrea, aside form its challenges, has lived with dignity that no other African country can claim. Our Somali and Ethiopian brothers are finally waking up and that renaissance will soon spread to Djibouti.
Salim, running out of lobbying money or got kicked out of the lobby? since when did you acquire this anti white attitude? don’t spoil for those who haven’t worked for the last God knows when and chocking on Viagra and having sex with underage girls and spend the rest of the day playing qumar…. all it takes is a couple of precision guided cruise missiles from a deck of a carrier perched somewhere in the Red Sea. ‘our government’!! which one? the one that merged with the ((prosperity party))?
ሰሊም ሓውና ;
ዘየለ ጅግነት እሰያስ ክትገልጽ ክትብል : ንኣፍሪቃውያን ኩሎም : ካብ ሓደ ሃገር ብምልእታ እፍሺሉ ዘሎ መራሒ ህግደፍ ተማሃሩ እልካዮም ::
ካብ ህዝቢ ተኸዊሉ : ከም ሓኽሊ ዱሙ ኣብ በረኻ ዝሰፈረ ሰብ እንታይ ከምህር ይኽእል ?
Selam Wedi Hager, all you have to do is look at key metrics/data not rhetoric:
1) UN agencies aid – WFP, UNICEF, UNDP etc… by country
2) USAID aid by country
3) EU aid by country
We come out clean from all this disease. As our president says, foreign aid is like a pain killer, you take it long enough, you become addicted. Lastly, these various “donating” entities do not do so as a goodwill, they have a nefarious intentions behind their aid. They hand you aid with one hand and stab you in the back with the other.
ሰላም ሰሊም ;
ኤሪትራ ዕዳ ይብላን ድኻ ትብለኒ ደለኻ ?
ካብ ሓገዝ ምቅባል : ህዝቢ ብጥምየት እንተ ምተ ይሓይሽ እኻ ትብል ዘለኻ ::
ህዝቢ እንተ ጠመየ : ምግዝኡ ይቀልል እልኩም እኹም ::
ቀደም እዩ ህዝቢ ኤሪትራ : “ደቅና” እንዳበለ : ኣሽካዕላል እንዳ ተጻወትኩምሉ : ንኹሉ ሸለል ዝብል ዝነበረ :: ሎሚ ግን : ካብ መግዛእቲ ዝኽፍእ ጭካኔ ክም ዘለኩም ፈሊጡ ::
– ገፊዖም : ተጋጌ በል ዝብሉ ::
– ማዕጾ ሰይሮም ገዛ እንዳማቶም ዝወርሱ ::
– ደቂ 80 አደታት ኣቦታት ዝኣስሩ ::
– ትሕቲ ዕድመ ቆልዑት ዘይንሕፉ ::
– መራሕቲ ሃይማኖት ዝዋርዱ ::
– ዓቅሚ ኣዳም ዝይኣኸላ ኣዋልድ ዝደፍሩ ::
– ብምእሳር : ምጭዋይ : ምቅታል ሃገር ዘጽነቱ ::
ንህዝቢ ኤሪትራ : ደም ኣንቢዕኩምዎ ::
ሱቅ ስለ ዝበለ : ዘሸነፍኩምዎ መሲሉኩም : ኣብ ልዕሊ ረሳ ስዉኣት ደቁ :ሸይሸይ ትብሉ ኣለኹም ::
I am not sure where he reads this ‘metrics/data’.. may be ‘Hadaas Eritra’ or hazmat data sheet..? W.H. you laid it down on him concisely in his mothers tongue, and this is the hard core data which defines the essence of the enterprise he belongs to– garbage in garbage out….. because you run a couple of fistula clinics you have a bragging right Salim.. however you are creating thousands of fistulas in Tigray by your barbaric invading perverted troops you molded… the sun is setting on you.
Eritrea is at the bottom of every international development benchmark list.
Haddas Eritra, the dictator’s lies paper is good only to disinform and confuse a naïve but fortunately a dwindling proHigdef public.
In a country where ladies as old as my mother are forced to clean the streets to make a living, extreme poverty is everywhere you look . And yet people like Salim have the audacity to speak about growth and development.
What a shame ..
You recall the meme ‘BTSIFRINA’ W.H. , their nail is all chewed up there is nothing left even to pick a booger from their nose, it is an archaic parasitic clique living on borrowed time making the life of the young hell on earth and people like Salim are desperately trying to photoshop their image back to life, for how long do you lick a plate before you realize there is no food left there anymore?.. young Eritrean man what you waiting for to take over which is rightfully yours and make this gift given to you by those who gallantly fell worthwhile…saying enough is not enough, you need to go in and fumigate the lethargic roaches and paint the house fresco ocean blue surrounded by plenty of olives and rearrange the furniture however you want. It is overtime!!
ኩቡር ዶቶረ ;
“ብጽፍርና” : ካብኣ ታዓቢ ሓሶት የላን ::
ኣብ ስርቅን ኮንትሮባድን ዝቆመ ቁጠባ : ንሙሉእ ህዝቢ ተጸባይ ትካቦ ህግደፍ ገይሩዎ::
ኤሪትራዊ: ድኻ : ለማናይ ኮይኑ ክንብር ደሊዬምዎ:: ንሶም እንተ ዘይቶኺቦምሉ : ክነብር ዘይክእል :: ካብኦም ሪሒቁ ግን : ኣብ ቡዙሓት ሃገራት ኣፍሪቃ : ካልኦት ሃገራት ኣብ ምህናጽ ዓብይ ግደ ኣሎዎ :: ህግደፍ ናይ ብሓቂ ኣዕናዊ ጉጂለ እዩ::
Selam brother Wedi hager
No data or facts will be sufficient to overcome your antipathy towards our government. I pray and hope that at some point, you gather enough emotional capacity to reconcile yourself with facts on the ground. I say this because you and others like you have spent better part of ~40 years spewing hatred towards EPLF/PFDJ ever sicne ELF was rightfully removed from the fields of Eritrea. Ask yourself, how much time do you have left on this earth? Is this how you want to end your life as an immigrant in foreign soil? No power or conspiracy will unseat our government/system, people come and go but the mantle & principles of Hizbawi Ginbar is here to stay for generations thanks in part to the solid pipeline of leaders we have in YPFDJ diaspora and Warsay in the homeland.
Having said all of this, I do sincerely appreciate your balanced , sane approach & eloquence in the way you try to get your point across with out being a “jerk” or engaging in name calling.
Salim, you are one slick filibuster from the school of HGDEF trying to rekindle cyber ‘hadhid quinat’, you runout of tricks and started sifting through the old playbook, everybody is sneezing from the dust you just agitated into the air. Once again the word “our government” translated ‘mengstna’ .. not Hizbna,… l have to give you credit though brother Salim for at least recognizing the gem in Wedi Hagher, it is a step in the right direction….. I never gave up asking for a date to this awfully stubborn pretty girl, finally I broke through, she became my wife. There is hope one day I will knock at my brothers door and he will fling it wide open and invite me in.
HAHA, hey Brother k.tewolde, our politics are diametrically on opposite sides but I like your humor! Maybe you will come to your sense and reconcile with your people and country soon! We SHALL be waiting with open arms 🙂
I appreciate your generosity of open arms Salim however, would you be kind enough first to convince your capo to let go his former comrades who are literally decaying in underground dungeons right there at home?… you still can’t discern the difference between the ‘people and country’ and ‘you’ and your ‘government’, could it be because you skinny dipped in the holly waters of adi halo and anointed by the local exorcist? It is a grim spectacle never seen in the history of our pristine homeland, the lucifer has the women talking in foreign tongues and the men like you worshiping him in all fours and slapping you with the back of his hand because you didn’t bend over the right way. Yes indeed Salim, we are not only diametrically but also polar opposite politically. I am not giving up though.
ኣቶ ሰሊም ;
እበይ ኣላ ህዝባዊ ግንባር : ቀደም ፋሕ ብትን ዘእተኹምላ !! ::
ደቂ እቶም ኣስመራ ዛኣቶው ጀጋኑ ተጋደልቲ :ሕጂ : እቲ ብዕድል : ካብ ባሕርን ምድረበዳን ብህወት ዝተረፈ : ኣብ ስደት “ማኑዋለ” ይሰርሕ ኣሎ ::
ሙሉእ ወለዶ : ዕድል ትምህርቲ : ሓዳር : ሓሊፉዎም : ቀጻልነት ዘርኢ ኤሪትራዊ : ኣብ ሓደጋ ዝኣትወሉ ደረጃ ጥፍኣት በጺሕና ኣለና::
ውግእ ሓድሕድ ብዘይካ ንእሰያስን ካድራቱን: ንኹሎም ደቂ ሃገር : ዓቢ ክሳራ ምንባሩ : ሎሚ ዘይተረዶኦ ሰብ የለን :: እቶም ንዓማ ኣጥፊእናያ ኢሎም ዝሕበኑ ዝነበሩ ዓያሹ : ሎሚ ንሶምውን ተመሳሳሊ ዕጭ ስለ ዝበጸሖም : ዳሃዬም የለን::
ንህዝባዊ ግንባር : እብ ዒራዒሮ ኣሕቂቅኩምዋ ::
ህግደፍ ግን: ከም ስርዓት “ኽመር ሩጅ” : ኣብ ልዕሊ ኣሻሓት ዓስከረናት ኮፍ ኢሉ : ማዓልቲ ጥፍኣቱ ይጽበ ኣሎ::
መብዛሕቲኡ ኣባል ህግደፍ : ልዝብ ስለ ዘይለመደ : ጸርፊ ብማዕዶ ኣብ ምውርዋር እዩ ዓቅሙ:: ኣብ ፈይስቡክ : “ኣስመራ ሽኮር ናፊቀያ” ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝብል ኣርእቲ : ተምላስ ዘምጽእ :ግዕዝይነት ዝመሎኦ ዘረባ ህግደፍ : ኣፊንጭኻ ከይዓጸኻ ክትሓልፎ ኣይካኣልን::
ካብኡ ፍልይ ዝበለ ኣቀራርባ ስለ ዘለካ : እብ ልብኻ ክትምለስ እንዳ ተመነኹ : ብኣኽብሮት ሰላም ይብለካ ::
W.H., Mr. Salim have the audacity to say ‘the solid pipeline of leaders..’ I wonder which pipeline he is referring to, the one that starts in sawa and ends in Selekleka and Wuqro…. you are playing with the lives of the young and your days are numbered before they come knocking at your door for answers. The nation keeps on exsanguinating as far as my memory can take me back in time, tourniquet anybody??!
” .. the solid pipeline of leaders..”
ንእሰያስ “ኢሺ ጎይታይ” ዝብሉ ኣይዋሓዱን : ንሶም እንተኾይኖም : ሰሊም “መራሕትና” ዝብሎም : ኣእሙሮ ይስሕት ዘሎ ይመስል ::
እሰያስ ኮነ ኢሎ : ብዝተራቀቀ መደብ : ዝትክኦ ሰብ ከም ዘይህሉ ንልዕሊ 50 ዓመት ክሰርሕ ጸኒሑ :: ኣብ ዓለም ናይ ማፊያ : capo dei capi ዝባሃል ኣሎ :: ከምኡውን ኣብ ህግደፍ : መራሕቲ ክመስሉ : እዚ ግበሩ እቲ ግበሩ ዝብሉ ንርኢ : መደባት እሰያስ ካብ ምትግባር ዝሓልፍ ስልጣን ዘለዎ ግን ፈጺሙ የለን እንተ በልኩ ምግናን ኣይኮነን :: መራሕ ማፊያ ነቲ ደረቱ ዝሰገረ ሰብ : ኣካርጁዎ ምስ በለ : ኣበይ ኣላ ረሱኡ ክሓትት ዝኽእል የለን :: ሓንሳብ ሓንሳብ : ኣድላይ ኮይኑ ምስ ዝረአ : ኩሎም እንዳ ነበዑ ይቀብሩዎ :: ብልቦም ግን : ተኻርጅና ካብኡ እሎም ከም ዝሕጎሱ ምግማቱ ኣይጽግምን::
ብህወቶም ከለው : ክም ሙውታት ዝቁጸሩ : መን እዩ መራሕቲ ዝብሎም ?
ማዓልቲ ሰማእታት ኤሪትራ
እቶም ኩሎም ምእንቲ ኤሪትራ ህወቶም ዘወፈዩ ደቂ ሃገር : ብዝግቦኦም ክብሪ ዝዝከሩላ ማዓልቲ : ገና ዝበጻሕናያ ኣይመስለኒን ::
እብ ሜዳ ባሕቲ መስከረም : ንክብሮም ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝቆመ ሓወልቲ ታኣኪብና ክንዝክሮም እምነ ::
እቲ ዝዓበየ ሓወልቲ ግን : ንሶም ዝተመነዩዋ :ምዕብልትን ብልጽግትን ኤሪትራ : እታ ሕልሚ ዎሎዶታት ዝኾነት ሃገር : ህያው ከም ትኾውን ምግባር እዩ::
ናይ ኤሪትራ ጸገም : ኣብ ምዕናዋ ተዋፊሩ ዘሎ ህግደፍ ጥራሕ ኣይኮነን :: ንሕና : ብፍላይ እቶም ንድሕነታ ኣብ ክንዲ ንቀዳደም : ህዝቢ ብኣውራጃን ሃይማኖትን ኣብ ምፍልላይ ንውዕል ዘለና ደቂ ሃገር : ማዕረ ክንደይ ንህዝብና ንሃሲ ከም ዘለና : ዝተረዳኣና ኣይመስልን :: ታዓዛቢውን ውሑድ ኣይኮነን :: ሱቅ ናይ ተዓዘብቲ : ዕድል ንኣዕነውቲ ሂቡ ይርከብ :: ኣብ ጉዳይ ሃገር ታዓዛቢ ሙኻን : ኣይግባእን ::
ስውኣትና : ንሶምውን ደቆም : ኣሕዋቶም : ኣሓቶም : ከይዕንቀፉ ዝሻቀሉ : ዝፈትዉዎም ወለዶም : ነይሮምዎም:: ግን ንኹሉ ናብራ ዓለም ኣብ ንጎኒ ደፊኦም : በጃ ህዝቦም : ክብሪ ሃገሮም ንምምላስ ሓሊፎም ::
ማዕልቲ ስውኣት : ምእንቲ : ንሶም ዝትሰውኡሉ ዕላማታት ብትብዓት ሓቢርና ንምስራሕ : ንዖኦም መብጻዓ ንኣትወሉ ዕለት እዩ ::
ዘልኣለማዊ ዝኽርን : ክብርን ንጀጋኑ ሱውኣትና ::
ኤሪትራ ሃገርና ንዘልዓለም ነጻ ትንበር ::
ሞትን ስዕረትን ንኣዕናዊ ጉጂለ ህግደፍ ::
SALlATI KIBUR DEMKUM ZFESESE
GONTSITATNA KULU TEDEMSESE TEDEMSESE
SUWUAAT AHWATNA BEJA HIZBI
GUBU’EKUM FETSIMKUM MOYA A’ABI MOYA A’ABI…
W.H. they remain seared in our memories and replay in our mind vividly every now and then the precious moments we spent with them. Quote.. ‘the day we liberate Asmara, I will go straight home finish the project I started building a wooden model sail ship and gift it to my mom.’ martyr Mengsteab Tekle my hero and mentor, fell in Kur during the infamous ‘hadhid quinat’. >>>> Eritrea still remains the nation of broken dreams.
” ሳላ’ቲ ኩቡር ደምኩም ዝፈሰሰ
ጎንጽታትና ኩሉ ተደምሰሰ : ተደምሰሰ
ሱውኣት ኣሕዋትና : በጃ ህዝቢ
ጉቡእኩም ፈጺምኩም ሞያ ዓቢ ሞያ ዓቢ ”
ተዘክሮታት ተጋ. k. Tewelde