Lampedusa disaster: Why men flee Eritrea

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  1. yohannes says:

    R I P I have no word!!!

    • bendo says:

      R.I.P to the dead.

      The worst thing is Shabia ERI TV reported the news saying 200 illegal immigrant from horn africa died in italy cost city.

      Imagine when the whole world news call them immigrant shabia labelled them illegal immigrant. funny and makes me fell sorry.

      Thanks to shabia Eritrian now become a gypsy of africa.
      Every one is trying to leave the country.

      Even thou it is not new to eritrian to be refugee in every country starting derg regime every one thought after independent it will be the end of it.
      but it getting worst thousands are leaving the country every day even thou they know half of them will die before they reach there destiny.

    • chala says:

      first R.I.P to the dead

      I felt so sad when i see the news in TV.

      those people have mothers, brothers, sisters family who are waiting and wishing they will make it to europe and send them money.

      The country who runs by the best leaders in the world and a leader loved by his people according to Andargachew become an embarrassment to Africa.

  2. Truth says:

    here are Ethiopians suffer beating in libya by Libya police. http://www.zehabesha.com/terror-against-ethiopian-refugees-in-libya/

    • keyo says:

      don’t forget ethiopia is more than 90 million people that is more than 25 times of Eritrean population but you look around in every country and you will be amused to think is there any person left in the country.

      This is not to justify the ethiopian immigrants but the proportion is too much.

      Even the Eritrean Olympic athletes and the national foot ball team didn’t want to go back . This is only happened to ethiopia in the Derg regim.

      For some one to walk on the land mine even thou he knows he will die just to run away from the country called Eritrea is shame

    • Aster says:

      I agree the worst is yet to be seen. According to Eritrean; scholars the people of Eritrea have been enslaved for more than 123 years. In addition, they stated that this is the worst kind of slavery Eritrean people are enduring due to the fact that they are not only killed or raped, but in this contemporary 21 century slavery Eritrean kidneys are also sold. Yet, with all these horrifying things happening to them the majority of Eritreans see Isaias as their GOD. Perhaps, could this mean that King Haile Selassie and Mengistu Haile Mariam mastics were that they treated Eritrean people like humans instead of like dogs and slaves?

    • for u truth says:

      Truth: no Ethiopian would have a pleasure for the pure desperate talented Eritrean young lost life trying to rich Europe.do u know more people dying before even getting the boat. if any one taking a pleasure it must be a sick person. African leader can be so bad 4 the sake of power, but your president Esayase should have done better than slaving the young generation for them to be in this situation. It’s really heart breaking to all African and hard to believe, and please don’t be blind to the current regime. May their soul rest in peace

  3. azeb says:

    I think we didn’t yet see the worst..The funny thing is if you still ask many Eritreans, they would tell you Isayas Afeworki is the best president our world ever saw. It is up to the Eritreans to fight against this unspeakable tragedy, we Ethiopians have only a supportive role.

    • Tes says:

      Azeb!
      Mind your business. Ethiopians (meaning the regimes and their stooges) have never supported Eritreans apart from yawning to get to the Sea.

      • teshome says:

        Tes
        That is a cynical political game exists in the minds of many Eritreans. As long as Eritreans sea port is concerned, I will be urged to remind you the late PM Meles Zenawi saying, let the Eritrean desert camel sip it every day…We don’t care any more about your port. Come rain or shine, ETHIOPIANS in the foreseeable future won’t use Eritreans port. period
        As Kenyans problems are Kenyans, You are right Eritreans problems is Eritreans only. But as a human being our heart is deeply saddened when we hear such traumatic ordeals and at same time we would like to remained you Eritreans still never seen the worst consequences of Isayas dictatorship…
        I am a little be eccentric, as far as Ethiopians interest is concerned we prayed Isayas to rule Eritrea for more 20 years…..

  4. Truth says:

    Some 84,000, or more than 80 per cent, of the arrivals were Ethiopian nationals, while Somali refugees constituted the rest. http://www.unhcr.org/50f5377e11.html

  5. w .yilma says:

    It is very sad to see this kind tragedy that has happened for our brothers and sisters. It is time think twice by those who want to pursue this kind of journey in the future. I know why people from Africa, in particular Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia risk their life to take this kind of desperate measure. It is hard to compare the number of asylum seekers between these countries. Because in comparison with the first two countries, Ethiopia is relatively a better place. However, Eritrea and Somalia are the two unfavorable countries where people, except leaving their country, do not have another options. This is why these refugees are taking a higher risk, even if they new the chance is slim to get safely in their final destinations. Especially Eritrea does not have any social or economic agendas for her entire generation for the last 15 years. Imagine haw miserable that country situation could be.
    This is what our notorious oppositions are hammering us to believe that Isayas, a Pariah could be a choice and reliable friends for us Ethiopians, to help us to bring democracy.
    What is so sad is that even the mouth piece of Isayas and Shabia media out lets talk about this incidence. The cruelty is that while some European countries are expressing their condolence for the victims, their country Eritrea chose silent! A man who do not show any kind of sympathy to his own people (young, adults, men and women) how our oppositions are thinking this man,Isayas could be a reliable allies to bring democracy for our country, a country whom they (Isayas and his cohorts) called an enemy? How do they, Andargachew, Abraham Yayeh and Birhanu hide this reality?
    This is why except for their public relation and to milk the naive hate mongering Diaspora they will never succeed in achieving their goal.
    Last my condolence goes to those who lost their dearly family members in this tragic accident.

    Long Live Ethiopia

  6. Orion says:

    I squarely blame Ethiopians and TPLF/EPRDF for all this shocking, sad and disaster which is happening upon Eritreans…! I am not joking or kidding you….yes, Ethiopia is responsible for all this mess….think about, we gave away a country/a land together with 5 millions Eritreans for “Tera Yesefer Shifta” called Issayas Afeworki. Mr. Issayas is the owner of 117,600 sq km land with 5 million slaves to rule. How ridiculous is that???? If he was democratic and visionary – okay & fine! But, to let go a land for this individual “Yesfer Durrye” is apsurd and insane.

    =====//=====
    Solution….simple, Ethiopia should move in and remove this Shifta for good and reclaim the land and bring back sanity.

  7. Dave says:

    The united American, Europeans nation, the United nation and the tooth less African Union are sole responsible for the death of Eritreans in Meditranian sea but not Ethiopian regime..

    Postby Fed_Up

    The newly embark vibrant self reliant nation in Africa, Eritrea has been the target of the neo colonist nation. Eritrea has working what THE African nations has to do from the begin with to break the slavery chains be it economically, specially and politically. But the chain instead of break the west keep thightening up by the year round for the last 60 years after the so called ” African freedom”. Today Eritrea start doing slightly different way most African nation failed to do. That caused unease situation on the neo colonialist camps. The neo colonialist unleash their all weapon they have to weaken Eritrea from becoming the model for their other puppet African nations. Now Eritrea became the bad example of good behavior in their vocabulary. Therefore, they delivered all they severe punishment they think to weaken the Eritreans government ambitious plan to free the nations once and for all. First they unleashed their dog in that part of the African corner, beggars regime of Ethiopia. Then the two black women Frezzer and Susan Fried Rice to sanction this vibrant nation, Eritrea. The isolation process put in place. Then they start sucking the work force, the defenders of the nation, by manipulate them with false promise and hope pulled them out from their home to the harm place just to make the Eritrean government looks bad in the eyes of the world population. This neocolonial made the border demarcation so slow and placed ‘no war and no peace’ agenda thru their dogs , Ethiopian beggars regime for indefinite. Today their game changed and the newly found methods are the west and their affiliates purposely drawn the Eritreans in high seas just to blame the government of Eritrea.

    The west have the blood of Eritreans in their hands.

    • w .yilma says:

      This is the reality today’s Eritrea. Look there are still people like Dave who believe unbelievable but denied what has happened in front of them. Isayas have many loyalist like Dave who choose slavery than freedom and democracy. Democracy is a universal principles all people should freely enjoyed,including those who choose to be salved for their brutal regime, like Eritrea. If Eritrea under Isayas choose the right path, all these problems we are witnessing, facing Eritreans would have been solved. Unfortunately, their situation will be worsen as long as:
      1. The majority of Eritrean continue to be loyal to their brutal and terrorist “president”
      2. As long as they cooperate with the policy of Isayas against Ethiopia.
      3. As long as they continue talking nonsense (out of jealousy)about Ethiopia while Ethiopia is going stronger in socio-economic, and educational sectors.
      4. As long as they volunteerly herded in the known concentration camp, called Sawa.
      5. As long as they do not have any idea what life means, and not worries about their future.
      6. As long as…. i do not want to mention here.
      Last my advice for some brothers and sisters Eritrean is this: Please change your mind and think as we Ethiopian are thinking positively to your country. We both failed if we are not cooperate with respect and dignity. If Eritrea failed we failed. The same thing is true. However, what is true here is that we have a huge potential to overcome these challenges, but you don’t. Therefore advice your president to come to his mind (if he could) to stop “worried” about us, Ethiopians and concentrate to do his simple home work how he could come out of these mess. The mess he created!

      Hope peace for all

      Long Live Ethiopia

    • yohannes says:

      Tex
      we are talking about young eritreans ,somalis, may be ethiopians
      Are vvictim in this tragedy, no one can do nothings for these young people passed away in this young age. May be you have no brother or sister between them
      All the people of Horn of africa are vdry sad for this event , ethiopians, somalies, sudanis and kenyans .
      You see all those young gus and childrens are our brothers and sisters.
      you are still behind and you don’t about this events, it is true all eritrean problems should be risolved by eritrean themself but ethiopian, sudansi and othe nighbors solidarity is vefy important.
      Lat stop this haterage and s
      enenity between us. After all at the end of time tigrigna speaking eople is emenanty if we go in sthis way.
      Be shure most of them aretigrigna speaking

  8. yohannse Eshet says:

    This is the result of Independent without resources. I do remembered all the factories raw material came from Ethiopia such as Molti brewery and the cotton industries in Asmara, it is not dictatorship in Eriteria people flee from their country, but there is no resource or employment.
    1. Eriteria will not have sustainable economy without access to Ethiopia’s market.
    2. Ethiopia will not have national interest with Eriteria unless Ethiopia has free access to the sea.
    3. If Eriteria produce and export to Ethiopia the advantage or the interest is for Eriteria not for Ethiopia because Ethiopia has huge population or consumers
    4. From my experience Eriterian think that they are better than Ethiopian, but this is a colonizers legacy were told by their masters during Adwa war,they were told by BRATER that Ethiopians troops did not have shoe and such kind of bad legacy they inherited.

  9. Name (required) says:

    When people loss hope inside their country, the only way to keep their hope is feeling from. This type of tragedy will continue until the mafia PFDJ group is in power.

    What the mafia PFDJ group has done to our country and its people is destruction of hope, culture and future.

    The sad party is, we the Eritreans has become worshipers of the drunkard self appointed Esseyas Afowerki, whose aim is just to leave us a country where there is no rule of law and order. Wait the worst yet to come!!!
    May the almighty god have mercy upon our brothers and sisters.

  10. ኤፍሬም says:

    በዚህ አሳዛኝ አደጋ ለመቱት እግዚአብሔር ነብሳቸው ይማር።
    ይህ የመጀመሪያ ግዜ አይደለም ምናልባትም ከአስር ግዜ በላይ ተከስቷል ። እነዚህ ወጣቶች ከዚህ የኢሳይያስ ጨቋኝ የባርነት ስርአት ለማምለጥ ሲሉ በሚያሳዝን ሁኔታ እየሞቱ እያየን ነው። ይህ ሁሉ ሲሆን ግን የኤርትራ መንግስት አንድም ቃል ስለዜጎቹ አልናገርም ። አንዳንድ ኤርትራውያን ግን ያለ ኢሳይያስ ሌላ መሪ በአፍሪካ የለም ይሉናል። ኤርትራ ውስጥ በደርግ ግዜ ከተሰደደው ይልቅ የአሁኑ በእጥፍ ይበልጣል ።እውነት ኤርትራ ነጻነት አግኝታለች? ሌላ ሳልጠቅስ የማልፈው ጉዳይ ቢኖር VOA የትግርኛ አዘጋጅ የሆነው ተወልደ እንደዚህ አሳዛነኝ ዜና ሲገኝ ፕሮግራም ለመስራት አይፈልግም የኤርትራ ባለሥልጣን ለመቅረብ ደፋ ቀና ሲል ግን ሁሌ ይደመጣል ይህ ሰው ዶሞዙ የሚከፍለው ያመሪካ መንግሥት ነው ወይስ የኤርትራ መንግሥት ሰው በራሱ ህዝብ ሲጨክን በጣም ያሳዝናል ሞያውም እየሳተ ነው።

  11. Orion says:

    Isayas Afeworki: The Neighbourhood Bully.

    —————–
    1965: He graduated from the elite Prince Makonnen High School in Asmara.
    —————–
    1966:attended Haile Selassie University in Addis Ababa in the Natural Science Stream…..Gave up his studies and left Addis to join the Eritrean Liberation Front.
    —————–

    1966 – 2013…47 odd years of Bullying! He is still here humiliating and harassing 80 million Ethiopians and 5 million Eritreans…… Shame on us.

  12. Dawit says:

    Oh My God save Eritrea from the devil Isias Afeworki.
    This man is tha cause of all sorw of Eritreans.
    He is commiting systematic genocide to the people of Eritrea.
    But why the international community do not take any action agenst this brutal person.
    We saw they destroy the dictator Gadaffi they say that befor he cause genocide to the people of Bengazi.
    But for this dictator they talk only full of words with out deeds.
    Is not alon this man the cause of all this tragedy agenst the people of Eritrea,but also the international socitey like UN EU US AU and so on.
    Eritrea become a please of horror to the Eritreans slavary of 21 century still the people are calling to save the nation,but not yet.All the international institution know they have full evidence
    about what is going on in Eritrea.May be Eritrea doesn´t have petrolum.

  13. tola kebede says:

    It’s very sad was happing we don’t need see,hear this kind of thing.now i blame the eritirea rigim and his (TIFEZO).

  14. meron says:

    at w.yilma
    I like your comment, but it seems you are trying to undermine Ethiopians migration. For instance out of the 107, 000 and so migrants that hit Yemen in 2012, more than 84% were Ethiopians. This is fact! See UNHCR report for the year.

    I am sure the number of migrants from ethiopia out weigh these from Eritrea. Had it been we are close to the see, i guess all except few woyane loyalties will leave!

    For that matter that is what is woyane looking for—to make Ethiopia devoid ode of youth—the next generation, so that no barrier to implement their secessionist plan. I remember sometimes ago, when woyane cadres worked to the ground and day and night to convince Oromia and Amhara farmers to sell out their oxen, mainly the young one to the arab world as a live animal. It went for many years until the farmers back to their mind (thanks to some observant journalist), but it is too late,as they learnt that when they found themselves embarked on too old oxen that can’t serve the whole year, and there was no young one (weyfen) to help the abat bere.

    Who belie this fact??–fact is fact weather we trust it not!!

    I also can’t see the difference between meles and isayas. If woyane cadres are fine with their meles, i wonder why they have that big problem with isayas. This are devil from one river!! who eat their own citizen! may be Isayas didnot sold out his land as meles did. of course he donot have enough. he also not accumulated billion as meles did, this may also be he have no that big opportunity as our man had. It is true uiasyas can’t access 8,000 ton coffee if not meles and azeb….

    lenegeru genizebun yemibelawen yemiwesenew Fetari new.
    Yesebesebe hulu yebelal malet aydelem.

  15. D says:

    All i have to say is be careful what you wish for. Back in aday, Eritrean used to live a much better life in ethiopia

  16. addis boy says:

    for every action there is equal or opposit reaction !

  17. Gedif says:

    Dear Editors,

    I am deeply saddened by the death of my Eritrean brothers who lost their life at this early age.May their soul rest in peace.One ‘Muartegna’ diaspora online media insists and work hard to include Ethiopians among the dead. Is that a political profit obtained from this tragedy or the usual ‘yemender ento fento’ coming out of the diaspora fools and idiots in the name of journalism.

  18. በለው! says:

    በለው!ሰው ደህና ቤቱን ጥሎ ለተወሰኑ አምባገነኖች ተዋርዶ፣
    ከውብ ሀገር ኢትዮጵያ በጭፈራ ተለይተው ቀሩ ወዲያ ማዶ
    ከዘመድ ወዳጅ በሀዘን ተለያይተው ሰለም ፍለጋ ሠላም ብለው
    እንደሚመለሱ ተሠናብተው በትንሽ ጀልባ ተኮማትረው
    መጨረሻዋን አንጂ መድረሷን መች አውቀው
    ድሃ በተስፋ ቃል ይጠግባል በእምነት ለጌታ እየዘመሩ
    ፈጣሪ ጨከነ ተመረረ መሰል ዝም አላቸው ምንድነው ነገሩ?
    እንግዲህ ሰመጠ ተስፋቸው እግዚኦ ለሥራህ የውሃ ነበልባል
    ይቅር በል ትውልድን የበደሉንንም ይቅር እንበል
    በገዛ መሪዎቻችን ተጠልተን የቁም ሞት ሞተን
    ሀገርና ማንነትን መጥላት የእሩቅ ያላዩትን መመኘት
    እግዚኦ ለምህረትህ ደጉን ቸሩን አሰማን ይቅር ዳግም ቅጣት
    በህይወት ላላችሁ ያበርታችሁ
    ሥጋችሁ በውሃ ላይ ለቀረ ለመከነው ተስፋ ጉጉታችሁ
    ትልቅ ሰቀቀን አቤቱ ፈጣሪ ሆይ!በለን በቃችሁ!
    ነፍስ ይማር!በገነት ይረፍ ነፍሳችሁ።
    አሜን !! ከሀገረ ከናዳ!

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