“…ita kibret natey aikonetin…naitom zigedefkuwom bxotey’ya…nai Suwuat kibret’ya…msai aiwesdan’ye…kabta mesmer indiHir algise dma ane kidimses’ye…ita kibret gn ab bota’a ala…” Those were the words of a gedim Tegadalai as we sat for lunch after a long meeting planning tomorrow’s filming schedule. …implying that this badge of honor, called Eritrea, belongs to every single committed person on the ground, working day in and day out, actively and consciously participating – without malice and without gripe – in the long and complex nation building process. **Note to self, process! …and this badge of honor must be passed on through generations, as is. **Note to all who – for short-term gains – are willing to sell bits and pieces of it to yesterday’s foes! …and this badge of honor can only be claimed if one continues – with patience and sincerity – to march on this long and complex path.
Most of all, the Tegadalai emphasized, this badge of honor belongs to the comrades he left behind, Eritrea’s Martyrs, those young women and men who for freedom – at their prime and with all conviction – have paid the ultimate price: life!! ...because of #Eritrea's Semaetat🕯, we have #Eritrean Harnet 🇪🇷!! How does one even begin to compete with that?
All one can and ought to do – through pledge, hard work, and if necessary, life – is hope to contribute just as much. ...and when President Isaias this morning announced that #Eritrea will be sending a representative to #Ethiopia the crowd present at the #June20 commemoration clapped and ululated, making one thing clear: #peace (held hostage by #TPLF for far too long!!) is our only goal!! ...and if one was to analyze the poise & confidence with which the announcement was made & the cautiously optimistic wording used, one would immediately recognize the quintessential modus operandi that has provided this government/people/front the might needed to out maneuver every political/economic/social booby trap over the past 20 years!!
Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Belgium, elected to Security Council
Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Belgium, will take up their seats from 1 January 2019.
They will fill the seats being vacated by Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Sweden at the end of this year, having each served two-year terms on the 15-member Security Council.
Under the UN Charter, the Security Council has the primary responsibility for international peace and security, with all UN Member States required to comply with Council decisions.
The Council’s ten non-permanent seats, are allocated according to a rotation pattern set by the Assembly in 1963, to ensure fair regional representation on the Council: five from African and Asian and Pacific States; one from Eastern Europe; two from Latin American States; and two from Western European and Other States (WEOG). Belgium and Germany; the Dominican Republic, and South Africa, ran unopposed from their respective regional groups, while Indonesia secured its place following a run-off with the Maldives for the Asia-Pacific Group seat. . .
WANT TO VISIT ETHIOPIA ON THE NEXT @wanderreds ESCAPES?
If you’ve enjoyed all the different photogenic landmarks in my Ethiopian Series, dont miss the chance to join me on my second visit later this Year. Im preparing a tour on Mid- November, to host my second Wanderreds Escapes, this time in Ethiopia.
We’ll explore these underrated spots together, discuss everything travel, and do on site workshops in photography, social media and working with brands!
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J A H R A S T A F A R I M O R N I N G “...Holy Fathers, We have welcomed the title you have given Us,
Defender of the Faith, with great honour. May Almighty God grace
your name. May God welcome your work. We have received this
title given Us by you Holy Fathers, with religious reverence. May your
prayers help Us in Our effort to fulfil the task entrusted to Us.” HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE THE FIRST
EMPRESS MENE ASFAW 👑
The old town of Massawa in #Eritrea. Strolling through town, you can see how gorgeous it used to be, but a lot of it got destroyed during the Eritrean War of Independence from Ethiopia. The Battle of Massawa was very brutal. Ethiopians had napalm bombs from Israel that they used to bomb civilians and the city.
Some of the Massawan coral buildings are still standing, but a gorgeous Turkish bank got bombed and mostly destroyed. There are still people living in the old town.