Wednesday, 29 June 2016

مشاهداتي فى ديار الاسلام الحبشة المسلمة: بعض المقتطفات من الكتاب عن حال واحوال الاسلام والمسلمين فى ارتريا

مشاهداتي فى ديار الاسلام الحبشة المسلمة
 لقد قام السيد: محمد تيسير ظبيان الكيلانى (منشئ جريدة الجزيرة (دمشق – سوريا) برحلة الى الحبشة (جيبوتى، اثيوبيا وارتريا) 
فى عام 1936 م، لقد ابحر من بورسعيد (مصر) الى جيبوتى فى يوم 20 مايو من سنة 1936 م ومنها توجه بالقطار الى اديس ابابا. ولقد زار آل من ديرداوا، هرر، اسمرة (وصل يوم 26 يونيو 1936 م) ، عدوة آكسوم، اغوردات، كرن، مصوع الخ... ولقد أَلّفَ كتاب عن هذه الرحلة، 

بعض المقتطفات من الكتاب عن المعلومات والمشاهدات عن حال واحوال الاسلام والمسلمين فى ارتريا، كما وردت فى الكتاب

http://www.farajat.net/maktabah/AlHabashaAlMuslima.pdf

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Observations on Eritrea and its relations with Tigray, 2003 article


OLD PROBLEMS IN NEW CONFLICTS: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON ERITREA AND ITS RELATIONS WITH TIGRAY, FROM LIBERATION STRUGGLE TO INTER-STATE WAR, a 2003 article by Richard Reid

"There can be few more sensitive or emotive subject-matters in the field of African studies today than the attempt to explore relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia in general, and between Eritrea and Tigray, in northern Ethiopia, in particular..."

"The purpose of this paper is to offer some observations on a relationship (or perhaps several contemporaneous and intertwined relationships) between two regions, two peoples, two political movements-a relationship (or relationships) which has (or have) defined a huge swathe of the Hom of Africa over the last generation, and indeed beyond. The focal point of the paper is Eritrea, its relations with, and perceptions of, Tigray. It is not intended to be exhaustive: truly exhaustive work on this topic could not be contained within a single article. It represents, rather, some thoughts based on a handful of key documents, field interviews and less 'formal' informants (deliberately not high-ranking officials, as their views have been well-aired), and a range of secondary literature much of which, indeed, has been so necessarily contemporary that it can be classed as a kind of alternative body of primary source material, certainly in terms of assessing outside perceptions of the relationship under study. The paper will hopefully serve to push the argument toward a synthesis of understanding..."

http://dro.dur.ac.uk/397/1/397.pdf

Video: "The Italians of Eritrea" an Italian documentary with English subtitles

The Italians of Eritrea: An Italian documentary, with English subtitles, from Giampaolo Montesanto. It retraces the story of Italian colonialism  1880 - 1975 through interviews (2015) with with 9 Italians aged 70 - 91, most of whom arrived there in 1935 and have lived in Eritrea for a long time. In addition to the interviews, it contains hundreds of old historical photos and post cards as well as old colonial maps.

https://vimeo.com/172135606

Thanks to Silvio Nicoolai for sharing

Friday, 24 June 2016

UN Human Rights Council dialogue with the COI on Eritrea: country statements

UN Human Rights Council interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea 21 June, 2016

On 21 June, The Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry to investigate systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in Eritrea. Taking part in the discussion were the European Union, Switzerland, Cuba, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Norway China, also on behalf of Pakistan, Portugal, Belarus, France, Djibouti, Venezuela, United States, Spain, Ghana, Botswana, Somalia, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Kenya, Belgium, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Ireland. Also non-governmental organizations took the floor. Following is a summary of the countries and organizations statements
http://www.ohchr.org/SP/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20153&LangID=E

Sunday, 19 June 2016

A History of the Beja tribes of the Sudan (parts related to Eritrea)


A History of the Beja tribes of the Sudan, (parts related to Eritrea) from a book by A. Paul 1954

تاريخ قبائل البجا في السودان، (مقاطع  ذات الصلة  بإريتريا) من كتاب أ. بول ١٩٥٤

 وفيه إشارة إلى أن ألالمدا، وهم حواالي ٣٦٠٠٠ في اريتريا، كانو قد أسسوا مملكة على الساحل بين مصوع وعقيق، وحتى بعد الإطاحة بها من قبل بيت أسقدي في القرن في ال ١٦



Here you read about the Beja tribes, also referred to as  Ballaw (written as Belo or Balau), their history from 2500 BC to the middle of the 20th century, Beja kingdoms, between Aswan and Massawa, the Hadendowa, the Beni Amer. In it there is a reference that "The Almada, ca 36,000 in Eritrea, appear for a short time at least, to have established a kingdom on the coast between Massawa and Agig, and, even after their overthrow and enserfment by the Beit Asgade´in the early 16th cent, seem to have retained something of their greater past, so that aristocratic castes had no scruples about taking their daughters in marriage."

Do you also know that Hammasein is not only a name of a region but also a name of one of the Beni Amer tribes, Beit Maala Hammasein

http://www.mediafire.com/download/g8e5dq2e9t15o8w/Beja+tribes_%28parts+on+Eritrea%29+A.Paul+1953.pdf

The whole book can be purchased here: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/african-history/history-beja-tribes-sudan

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Thanks to Aida Kidane for sharing the parts

Saturday, 11 June 2016

UN Commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea Reports 2015, 2016



Detailed findings of the commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea, June 6, 2016

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoIEritrea/A_HRC_32_CRP.1_read-only.pdf

Press release in Arabic:
لجنة الأمم المتحدة للتحقيق وجدت جرائم ضد الإنسانية في ارتيريا
http://www.ohchr.org/AR/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20067&LangID=A

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Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea, June 2015:

https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G15/114/50/PDF/G1511450.pdf?OpenElement

The document in Arabic:
 تقرير لجنة التحقيق المعنية بحقوق الانسان في إريتريا
2015
https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G15/114/48/PDF/G1511448.pdf?OpenElement

Saturday, 4 June 2016

إرتريا رحلة في الذاكرة ، بقلم أحمد طاهر بادوري


إرتريا رحلة في الذاكرة ، بقلم أحمد طاهر بادوري

إرتريا رحلة في الذاكرة ، بقلم أحمد طاهر بادوري ، ويتناول  الكاتب،إلتحاقه بالثورة، رحلته الي مصر، 
تجربة الثورة الأرترية من وجهة نظرالجبهة الشعبية، وفيه نقد حاد لتجربة جبهة التحرير الأرترية، تكوين الحزب السري للجبهة الشعبية،
"Eritrea: Journey through the memory" a book, in Arabic by Ahmed Tahir Baduri. He reflects on many issues including his journey to join the ELF, his journey from Eritrea to Egypt, the experience of the Eritrean revolution from the view point of the EPLF, a harsh criticism of the ELF, the formation of the clandestine. 'Eritrean People's Revolutionary Party' ....