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Asmara (HAN) May 24.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Celebrations marking Eritrea’s Silver Jubilee Independence Anniversary were conducted Today with deep enthusiasm at Bahti Meskerem Square in Asmara, the capital.

In a speech he delivered on the occasion, President Isaias Afwerki underscored the paramount significance of continued resolute defiance of external hostility and other anti-Eritrea agendas, in addition to nurturing the spirit of unity, harmony and cohesion. He further underlined the cultivation of displaying continued resilience, patriotism and sacrifice, hard work, productivity in the face of enemy challenge. President Isaias also underlined the need to keep intact the glorious legacies that constitute the hallmark of our national values.

The Chairman of the National Holidays Coordinating Committee, Ambassador Zemede Tekle said that the preparations to colorfully celebrate the Silver Jubilee Independence Day took months and the strong participation on the part of experts, artists, athletes, youth, students and other stakeholders has been witnessed.

The celebration highlighted different cultural and related performances by Eritrean artists from inside the country and abroad as well as shows by cultural and musical participants from 12 African, European, North American and Latin American countries.

The Independence Torch that has been on a nationwide tour in connection with the Silver Jubilee Independence anniversary was part of the colorful celebration.

On arrival at the Bahti Meskerem Square, the torch received warm welcome by thousands of nationals from inside the country and abroad as well as friends of Eritrea who were present at the impressive celebration.(For full text of the President’s speech, click here)



 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Eritrea it is our 25th year of independence, which was secured by the tremendous sacrifice d of our brothers and sisters but unfortunately we don’t have much to celebrate but rather our independence day became a reflection of 25 years decay, tyranny and atrocious crime against our people.
    We liberated our land from an outside colony but we handed it over to a home grown cold blooded, psychotic criminal and his sell out thieves.
    Still on this day
    1- Thousands of our brothers and sisters are denied their freedom and decaying in the dungeons of the psychopath murderer ISAYAS AFEWORKI. Heroes like BITEWEDED ABRHA and G-15 and tegadalti who secured our independence still behind bars……Eritrea shame on us.
    2- Our youngsters are still getting snatched away from their families and leading a life of hopelessness and slavery. Thousands of them are running away from hopelessness, torture, rape, murder to the unknown future.
    3-Unelected tyrant and dictator ISAYAS AFEWORKI is ruling and ruining our Eritrea and disintegrating the fabric of our society.
    4-Our ratified 1997 constitution is not implemented yet. ………Shame on us Eritrea.
    5-Our independent news papers are shut down and our journalists are decaying and dyeing in jail and still we are silent.
    6- Every week the sell out criminals are destroying hundreds of residential properties and still we are silent.
    7-13 of our precious kids gunned down in the middle of our capital city in front of their mothers, sisters, brothers, fathers, cousins and we are still silent.
    Yes we are independent but we are way far from being free, our land is ruled by obnoxious drug addict criminal ISAYAS AFEWORKI with too much disrespect for our people and our land.

  2. It ignning of the end TYRANNY, DICORSHIP, RAPE, TORTURE, DETENTION, DECAY and MURDER by failed so called AFRICAN leaders or thieves and ruthless murderers like ISAYAS AFEWORKI.

    Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal.

    The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990.

    Victims and families of those killed cheered and embraced each other in the courtroom after the verdict was given.

    It was the first time an African Union-backed court had tried a former ruler for human rights abuses.

  3. ISAYAS AFEWORKI you dictator and ruthless killer how about for a change explaining to the world and especially to Eritreans why you betrayed your buncker buddies like jeganu tegadelti,BITEWEDED ABRHA. HAILE DRUE, PETROS SOLOMON, MOHAMED SHERIFO, HAMID HAMID, OQUBE ABRHA, SALEH IDRIS KEKYA, ESTIFANOS SEYOM,BERHANE GEBREZGABIHEAR, ASTEAR FISHASSION, MOHAMED BRHAN BLATA, GERMANO NATI BARAKI GEBRSELASSIE and thousands of your gedli buddies.
    ISAYAS AFEWORKI You proven to us Eritreans besides being a ruthless rebel leader you are a failure and disaster socially, economically and politically in a civilian world and you are too obnoxious and delusional to be taken seriously. It is not by accident they the western media referred you as the Gigalomaniac dictator, unhinged tyrant but I think the perfect fit would be LUCIFER IN FLESH.
    How about explaining
    1-why you let 13 of our Eritreans kids gunned down by your mercenaries in the center of our city(not in a foreign land) in front of their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, cousins, and nieces. How would you feel if someone riddled your kids with bullets and rode over their body. (you are heartless)
    2-why did you incarcerate 13 of our orthodox bishops and where are they?
    3-why did you shut down our independent news papers and throw our journalists into your dungeons?
    4-Fiscal and monitory policy is the back bone of one countries economy and it is a policy need to be handled delicately by professionals in the field and it is a policy needed to be decided by parliament/congress/bayto but definitely not by a delusional clueless maniac single individual so my question is what makes you think you are qualified to change NAKFA by decree?
    5-Four to five thousand of our Eritrean kids are running away from you and your mercenary killers and from hopelessness don’t you have anything to say? By the way it is kind of a good start you and your sellout regime is starting to accept that they are actually Eritrean migrants not (ILLIGAL AFRICAN MIGRANTS).
    6-Why did you incarcerate our orthodox abun, Abune Antonious ? (I hope God will strike you with lightening)
    ISAYAS AFEWORKI as far as I am concerned you are nothing else but a heartless mass murderer and I can bet if you read any book it would be CAPITAL and COMMUNIST MANIFESTO and may be ANIMAL FARM BY GEORGE ORWELL.
    A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
    – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    NO FEAR

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