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ላም በአንድ ጎንዋ አትደልብም!

can’t fatten a cow on one side alone!

…the above is a Tigrigna saying that I have loosely translate into Amharic and English… it is intended to show that mutual benefit is indeed mutual… a win win situation is just that… you don’t get to select who wins more and still carry on calling it mutual…

What happened in Eritrea over the weekend is nothing short of a miracle and an answer to the many prayers of our mothers… who have cried so much as their children perished one after the other…

What happened in Ethiopia after so much struggle by the people fighting valiantly for their rights effected the peace that was announced over the weekend… Now in order to fully benefit from this new era of peace and prosperity as a region… we should work for justice in Eritrea that will complete our newfound mutual cooperation for peace and development…

No justice in Eritrea will mean the continued outflow of refugees and human trafficking in the region… No justice in Eritrea also means no development in Eritrea and so the economic benefit envisioned will not materialise (atleast not fully or in the mutuality it is being welcomed)… although the primary victims of injustice in Eritrea are Eritreans as our recent history (infact current reality actually) demonstrates the entire region and further afield ( including European nations) will continue to be affected by it. It is therefore important that we all work together to root out injustice and secure the kind of future our region deserves. Justice for Eritrea is justice for our region!

Selam Kidane

11-07-2018