Audio: Ali Abdu interview with VOA Tigrinia

Eritrea Information minister Ali Abdu's interview with VOA Tigrinia

ጠንቂ ጭውያ ክሊ ዓፋር ግጉይ ፖሊሲ ኢትዮጵያ`ዩ ትብል ኤርትራ እቲ ፍጻመ ብናጻ ወገን ክምርመር ናብ ባይቶ ጸጥታ ምሕጽንታ ኣቕሪባ

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ነቲ ኤርትራ ዘቕረበቶ ጻውዒት ዛጊት ካብ ባይቶ ጸጥታ ወግዓዊ ምላሽ ኣይተዋህቦን ዘሎ።

ስውራዊ ግንባር ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሓርነት ዓፋር(ARDUF) ምስ ዓበይቲ ዓዲ ዓፋር ተዘራሪቡ ነቶም ወጻእተኛታት ክለቆም ምዃኑ ገሊጹ`ሎ።

ኣብ`ቲ ፍጻመ ኤርትራ ኢድ ከምዘይነበራ ኣርዱፍ ምግላጹ ይዝከር።


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ARDUF – Freedom, Justice & Democracy |  MILITARY COMMUNIQUÉ 

Qafar Uguugumoh Demokrasiyyoh Inkiinoh Fooca (Uguugumo)

Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) –

MCC Ref: 001/2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sidiica-Dara, Mabaya Locality

Zone four of the Afar State


On Monday (16.01.2012) our forces killed 16 Ethiopian soldiers and

wounded a dozen of them in a battle when the Ethiopian forces opened

fire on our patrolling unit near the Arta-Ale Volcano in a place

called Xoxom. It was in this battle that the 5 European nationals were

killed. We regret the death of those innocent civilians. ARDUF would

like to convey its sincere condolence and sympathy to the families and

relatives of dead peaceful tourists. We can similarly confirm that

those German Nationals who were taken together with the Ethiopian

soldiers are safe and good health. We can ensure that their peaceful

release will be granted through peaceful negotiation with concerned

part through the Afar elders in the region. But, we warn both the

Regional Afar authorities as well as the Ethiopian Federal authorities

not to engage in another adventure that can endanger the lives of the


We can also confirm that European Nationals were absolutely killed by

the Ethiopian forces who were accompanying them. TPLF –State -ETV

showing only European Nationals on TV, while they kept their dead

soldiers and injured secret in order to criminalize us first,

illegalize our legitimate political demand second; and to terrorize

Afar people in the region further in the name of fighting terrorism .

We assert that the Government of Eritrea has nothing to do with

incident. The fighting occurred between ARDUF and TPLF led Ethiopian

forces. Both European Nationals and Ethiopian soldiers were killed in

battle with ARDUF. Therefore Ethiopian accusation of Eritrea of arming

and training Afar Rebel (ARDUF) is baseless and unfounded. We are

Ethiopian Afar organization fighting for liberating our people from

political marginalization, economic deprivation, social exclusion,

illiteracy and poverty for the last 29 years. For many decades, in the

region, the Afar people have been suffering immeasurable loss and

untold sufferings both economically, socially, politically and


We, ARDUF, have history of a good record of protecting, respecting and

helping Foreign Nationals and civilians. Previously, ARDUF had

captured foreign Nationals who entered its territories illegally, more

than seven times. The fact is that all those captured by ARDUF were

safely released.

We are principally against killings and torturing of innocent

civilians whatever nationality they are.

We, ARDUF advise foreign nationals, commercial investors and companies

to avoid entering into areas controlled by ARDUF forces without ARDUF

permission. Any person who violates or ignore this advice can endanger

their lives in a any engagements between our forces and the

TPLF-Ethiopian forces.

Military Command Centre (MCC)

Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) UGUUGUMO

Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF)

Contact: [email protected]