Knocking 2013 into shape...

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Mon Dec 31 2012, 17:10:30

The most hopeful I felt this year (to be honest) was when I thought IA was dead... I thought here finally was an opportunity for Eritreans to chart a way forward away from the strangle hold of a man whose actions, reactions and decisions have become totally irrational. The state of Eritrea is now a perfect reflection of the state of IA mental health.... whilst his resurfacing was a damper of sorts the nation's reaction to his 'death' was a story that must have hit him and his supporters hard... especially as reflected against the death, of the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia, that he refused to even acknowledge in State Media (to date).

...but there were other really hopeful and optimistic moments too (thankfully)... the late afternoon/early evening (I was so jet lagged and events post didn't help either)...I arrived in Washington DC for the EYSC conference in May was an amazing moment of solidarity that demonstrated to me the hours of work behind our laptop screens were actually producing something...

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