ERITREA: APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE ... WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sat Nov 24 2012, 20:27:55

... It wouldn't be that far fetched to embark on an 'archaeological journey' or a 'forensic investigation' into the 'fossil' of Eritrea while it is still breathing.  As one of the last nation states to emerge from Africa, it would probably serve as a good example on how nation states were made and corrode in the process - in fast forward but, back in slow motion.

The current crisis - very serious crisis - is an outcome of a cocktail of euphoric relief, total and absolute trust, wilful blindness and dead tiredness on top of groundless and misguided overconfidence.

Forging a nation is one thing and beating it to death is quite another.  Despite all that desperate need to open their eyes to the living, Eritreans still talk about 'martyrs' who shed their blood for the liberation and independence of Eritrea.  In hindsight, it looks and feels like a stream of bloodshed - the only thread that binds Eritrea's unsustainable present ...

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Wastewater - How Poo and Pee Can Work for Us All (analysis)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
22 March 2017

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Embracing used water as a resource rather than a 'waste' is an essential step towards improved ... [read more]

Africa:   The ICC Can't Live With Africa, but It Can't Live Without It Either (analysis)
The Conversation
14 March 2017

On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Whatever comes of it, the reported plan is the ... [read more]

Africa:   Scaling Up Solar (analysis)
AfricaFocus
21 March 2017

Editor's Note Even in the United States, where action on climate change is under threat from aggressive assault by climate deniers in the Trump administration and Congress, renewable energy is ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!