Critical review of Professor Tesfatsion Medhanies's discussion paper Eritrea ''kem adebo''

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Thu Nov 22 2012, 14:51:19

Professor Tesfatsion's discussion paper rotates around the word ''Adebo'' and by extension of Eritrea as a nation and its predicaments.  The paper deals with the historical background to the creation of Eritrea and to some extent about the peoples of Eritrea. The paper discusses in detail the Tigray-Tigrigni concept, its inception under the British trusteeship and revival during the present. I have no problem with the description of nature of the Eritrean political entity.  ... Like an inexperienced cooker, who mixes different raw materials in a cooking pot with a hope of producing  a tasty soup, forgetting that right and compatible ingredients are required to produce a tasty one, Pr. Tesfatsion has tried, by mixing irrelevant terms and issues, to create political sensation. ... Since I believe that it lacks objectivity, I have felt obliged to respond and put the record straight by comparing his claims with the facts on the ground. I want to make it clear from the very beginning that this review is not meant to defend Isayas and co. ...

(Photo: Prof. Tesfatsion Medhanie)

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