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Comment from: c´moi senait [Visitor]
c´moi senait

I do not know what to say,haahahaaa.!
Weyannes sold out our land to shabia and made us landlock. And now the DEAD ethiopa MARIN is selling its GHOST ships to Find the NEW world.hahahha..

11/24/09 @ 03:21
Comment from: Akilo [Visitor]  

The Arab Proverb say ( Countery without port its like House without door )

We need our ports back

11/24/09 @ 03:31
Comment from: [Member]

C’moi senait,…
You will die soon with your envy. The mental institute in paris where you are treated reported that your condition is deteriorating eveyday, you are even seeking assisted suicide. I hope they will take off your life support soon. Very sad ending for an old prostitute. By the way it is better if you stop reading Ethiopian web sites. It will give you more strength.

11/24/09 @ 09:17
Comment from: Derese [Visitor]

No port but maritime institute,what a joke.Ambachew Abreha,another parasite woyane is at the healm of Ethiopian shiping lines.Is it the republic of Tigre land(# 11) or Ethiopia?

11/24/09 @ 10:06
Comment from: Wubet bager [Visitor]
Wubet bager

Teah,the coming election should confirm ethiopian restauration of its port assab so as to vote tose to be committed to retain;or the party in exercise to get down from governance through appologise befor election in which way the public must ammend the constitution to return the lost ports and borders and later to proceed the planned election.if not,we will be locked for ever.Patriots think over it.

11/24/09 @ 13:48
Comment from: Ato [Visitor]

c´moi senait :crazy:
One thing you guys need to remember is that Ethiopia is the only east African country with it’s own Flag ship!
Kenya, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti down to South until you reach South Africa – All of them do not have a single Flag ship. I truly admire Ethiopian Shipping Lines. It is a very profitable & effective company like the Ethiopian Airlines.

Yes I agree that the Zenawi’s EPRDF stand with respect to Sea port is very strange and annoying.

Good job Ethiopian Shipping Lines

11/24/09 @ 15:33
Comment from: visitor [Visitor]

What happen if Djibouti decide to have it’s own shipping line and impose a 50% tarrif on foreign ships? Don’t tell me it wouldn’t happen. As far as Djibouti is concerned we are foreigners. Then what? Move to Berbera?

It’s like Ethiopian Airlines having it’s HQ at Nairobi airport!

11/24/09 @ 17:51
Comment from: Daniel [Visitor]

I have been trying to understand the rational behind the claim of many Ethiopians that the ports in Eritrea belong to Ethiopia. I am trying to understand the historic or legal claim to those ports.

For those of you who are only interested in name calling and insults, please do not reply. For those that have civil and respectful input, please reply as I would like to hear what you have to say.

11/24/09 @ 18:49
Comment from: belew [Visitor]

daniel,there’s no mystry to your question as to the ownership of assab!Sure it belongs to eritriya as far as the UN is also concerned with.BUt the fact remains ethiopia’s future and existance demands it that it have a reliable port(asab).Inorder to achieve that,as much as esayas and meles hate each other’s guts,they have to work out a solution that benifits both countries,and at least for the sake of lasting peace saying bygones be bygones.I see a couple of viable scenarios such as leasing assab for 50 or 100 years,a la djbouti to french.Or perhaps Eritriya might just choose to out right sell asab to ethiopia since it’s of most importance that the two sisterly countries live with each other in a lasting peace.
If none of that pan out, there’s such a thing as annexing assab since perhaps the majority of affar people would rather join ethiopia if asked to chose a side between the two countries.The reason as to why it’s extremely important for ethiopia to secure assab back is because,ethiopia is the only landlocked country in the world with the highest number of population at 80 million and that’s even supposed to reach 150 million in twenty years time.The country Ethiopia even with the support of world powers cannot and will not be able to sustain these many people even with the help of world powers.Therefore ,the benifit of getting assab back by any means necessary outweighs the risk of faceing the UN’s security council rath and the two countries going back to War once more !!

11/24/09 @ 20:28
Comment from: Ato [Visitor]

Just like you - I have been trying, in the first place, to understand the rational behind the existence/creation of the country called Eritrea.
For all this mess,however, King Haileselasie to be blamed for dismantling the Federation…..anyways, that’s a bygone history.

As everyone is respecting your right to be independent with a free country, You similarly, should respect the right for self determination of minorities - i.e. we are not asking Assab directly to come to Ethiopia - We are asking you to respect self determination of the Afar people - It is their God given right:D

11/24/09 @ 21:15
Comment from: EthioMAN [Visitor]

What? Woyane has not sold this one yet? Well, there is still time…

11/24/09 @ 22:31
Comment from: Daniel [Visitor]


Let me see if I understand you correctly:

So because Ethiopia is in need of a port, Eritrea should be forced to lease or sell some its rightful resources? Peace can only last between our two countries if Eritrea gives in to Ethiopia’s demands in regards to the ports?

How does that even sound rational in any way? Would you be wiling to give up some of Ethiopia’s resources to another country even if it is for compensation for the sake of peace?

The question of the Afar people has no validity what so ever. The Afar and the Tigre people are one of the most patriotic Eritreans out there. Any idea that they would turn their back on who they are is insane. Remember, all of Eritrea had DID choose indepenadnce during the UN monitored referendum. That includes the Afar and every other ethnic group in Eritrea. Are they or most Eritreans happy with the current situation in Eritrea? No they are not. But that does not mean that they would rather be anything other than Eritrean.

Wouldn’t it be smarter for Ethiopia to stop selling its fertile lands to foreigners, control its population growth, and make wiser investment within the country instead of wishing for a port that does not belong to it?

Thanks for your reply Belew.

11/25/09 @ 00:03
Comment from: Daniel [Visitor]


The rational behind the creation of the country called Eritrea is simple and if you look at the history of the people in what it now known as Eritrea you can see why. Despite what many Ethiopians believe, we are not Ethiopians. This is not meant as a matter of disrespect, but as a matter of fact.

Of course the Tigrinya ethnic group in Eritrea and the tigray ethnic group in Ethiopia have common ancestors, but that is the extent of the common links between the two countries.

As far as the Afar people, please look at my previous comment. The Afar people have made their choice. First with their guns during the war of independence, then once more during the referendum. They are as much Eritrean as every other ethnic group in the country.

So you are basically telling me that all this talk about Asab has nothing to do with the port, and everything to do with “respecting the self determination of the Afar people”?

We both know that’s BS so why not just either be honest about the issue, or not reply to my question all together?

11/25/09 @ 00:37
Comment from: Tolla [Visitor]

Ethiopian SPACE Shipping Lines Training Institute is more appropriate than Maritime Shipping Lines. The trainees and the ships are going to manuever in the space, not on sea, and dock around Debre-Zeit.

11/25/09 @ 00:46
Comment from: Gigi [Visitor]

It’s good that you are respecting self determination of the Afar people, I agree with you.

But what about the self determination of the Ormoia people, Ogaden people,..etc ?

11/25/09 @ 00:55

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