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October 7, 2009

REFILE-Three mine workers shot dead in Eritrea

Filed under: Events — eritrearealclearpolitics @ 7:00 pm

Wed Oct 7, 2009 8:01am EDT

(Refiles to clarify headline)

* Mineral sector important for economic growth

* Eritrea says isolated deaths won’t destabilise industry

By Jeremy Clarke

ASMARA, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Three Eritreans working for Australian company Chalice Gold Mines Limited (CHN.AX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) have been killed in a shooting incident in the Red Sea state, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

Such violent deaths, uncommon in Eritrea, are likely to raise concerns among foreign investors in an industry many see as a lifeline to its agriculture-based economy, weakened by the global economic downturn and at the mercy of irregular rainfall.

“(The incident) on a public road 110 km south of its Zara Gold Project earlier this week has resulted in the tragic death of one of its Eritrean employees and two of its Eritrean contractors,” a statement said.

“Based on the information available, the incident was an isolated event unrelated to the company and its operations at the Zara Gold Project,” it added.

The Zara project is one of the largest in the country and is believed to hold 1 million ounces of gold. The company is still undertaking a study and does not expect to start production before 2011.

The deaths come only days after another Australian mining company, Gippsland Limited (GIPq.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), was granted three prospecting licences in the country. [ID:nL5109053]

More than a dozen foreign companies are now exploring or about to explore in the Red Sea state, a nation seen on the threshold of a minerals boom that could boost its economy.

Mining officials are adamant the deaths will not destabilise the industry.

“This is very uncommon in Eritrea. It has nothing to do with the project,” said Alem Kibreab, director general of mines for the Energy and Mines Ministry.

“This will not destabilise (the industry) because it is such an isolated incident. It is distressful but it will not have a big impact,” he said.

Eritrea’s mineral potential is largely unexploited, apart from small-scale artisan mining and some minor extraction by Italians during the colonial era. Some bigger miners were scared off by the 1998-2000 border war with Ethiopia.

Eritrea’s most advanced project is Bisha, run by Canada’s Nevsun Resources Ltd (NSU.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), and in which the state holds a 40 percent stake. Its 27 million tonnes of ore are believed to contain 1 million ounces of gold, 700-800 million lb of copper and 1 billion lb of zinc. (Editing by Simon Jessop)

 

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NB:Watch the Sup/Video  what happned on the date  6/7/2009 on Bisha gold mineing field: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT27uzRvDJo&feature=player_embedded

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  1. በዚ ተሩኽቦታት ዝርዕድ ዜጋ እንተሃልዩ፡ ንኤርትራን ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ገጢሞሞ ዘለዉ ብዶሆታት ዘይፈልጥ ሰብ ጥራይ እዩ፡ እዚ ፍጻሜ እዚ ኣብ ክንዲ ዘርዕድ ድማ መሊሱ ስሬኻን ቁልፍኻን ዘዕጥቕ እዩ!

    ወትሃደራዊ ክንፊ ሙጃሂዲን እስላማዊ እስላሕ ኤርትራ ጽዕጹዕ ወትሃደራዊ ስርሒታት ኣብ ዉሽጥ ኤርትራ የናጣጥፍ ኣሎ። ብቃላቱን ብመሰረት ንሱ ኣብ መርበብ ሓቤሬታ ኢንተርነት ኣብ ዩቱብ ዘዉጾ ጽሑፍን ብቪድዮ ዝተቀርጸ ተንቀሳቃሲ ትርኢት እዚ ዝስዕብ እዩ፡-
    تدمير وإحراق 5 شاحنات تابعة لشركة الذهب ببيشا
    تمكنت وحدات قوات المحاهدين يوم 6/7/2009م من تدمير شاحنتين وإحراق ثلاث أخرى تابعة لشركة الذهب في منطقة بيشا كانت محملة بالصخور المستخرجة من المنطقة

    وذلك ضمن سعي المجاهدون على تضييق الخناق على نظام أفورقي الديكتاتوري و استهدافه استثمارته التي يستخدمها كسلاح في وجه الشعب الإرتري الأعزل .

    يذكر أن عمليات المجاهدين قد تصاعدت وتيرتها في الآونة الأخيرة وستتواصل حتى تخلص ارتريا من نظام أوفرقي الديكتاتوري

    ብሓጺሩ ንምትርጋሙ ንዝኣክል ብዕለት 06/07/2009 ኣብ ከባቢ መዐደኒ ቢሻ ብሞጃሂድን ተቃለስት ተጻይ ምልካዊ ስርዓት ኢሰያስ 5 ናይ ኣካዉሕን ሓመድን መጽዓኒ መካይን (Dump trucks) ከምዘዕነዉ ዝገልጽ ኮይኑ። እዚ ከምዚ ዓይነት ወትሃደራዊ ስርሒታት ድማ ክሳብ ምልካዊ ስርዓት ኢሰያስ ካብ ዝባን ህዝብና ዝወርድ ክቕጽል ምኻኑ የተንብህ። ኣብቲ ስርሒት ክንደይ መራሕቲ መካይንን ተሓጋገዝቶም ከምተቐትሉ ግን ኣይሕብርን።
    ብ1 ጥቅምቲ 2009 እዉን ኣብ ልዕሊ ሓንቲ ኣብ ሞንጎ ሓጋዝን ዓደርደ ኣብ ዝርከብ ቀንዲ ጽርግያ ትንቀሳቐስ ዝነበረት ፒክኣፕ መኪና ብዝተተኰሰ ኣርብጂ-7፡
    ሳልሕ እብራሂም ቍርባን እተባህለ ተቐማጢ ኢንጪናቕ ክቕተል እንከሎ፣ ወዱ ድማ፡ ብኸቢድ ቈሲሉ ኣብ ሕክምና ተዓቂቡ ኣሎ።
    ብተመሳሰሊ ስርሒት እዉን ብዕለት 07/10/2009 ናይ ዛራ ፕሮጀክት መዐደኒ ዝኾኑ ኣብ መንገዲ መንጎ ከረንን ዛራን 2 ተካናተርትን 1 ሰራሕተኛ ከምተቀትሉ ዝተፈላለዩ ማዕከናት ዜና ዓለም ኣቛሌሕንኦ ኣለዋ። http://money.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=872621 ሙጃሂዲን እስላሕ እዉን ጎኒ ንጎኒ እቲ ዘካይድዎ ወትሃደራዊ ስርሓት፡ ስነኣእሙራዊ ኩናት ብመራኸቢ ቡዙሓን ንምክያድ ዲግዲግት ተዓጢቆም ተታሒዞሞ ስለዘለዉ ይዝርግሕዎ ይኾኑ ዝብል እሙንቶ ኣሎኒ።
    ከምዚ ዓይነት ወትሃደራዊ ስርሒታት ኣብ ዉሽጥ ኤርትራ ካብ 1993 ጀሚሩ ክካየድ ዝጸንሔ እኳ እንተኾነ ሕጂ ፍልይ ዘብሎ 2 መሰረታዉያን ገጽታታት እየን።
    [1] እቲ ብተናጸል ዝንቃሳቀስ ዝነበረ 2 እስላማዊ ዉድባትን 1 ፈደራልን 1 ተ.ሓ.ኤ ኣብ ሓደ ግንባር ተዳሙን ተጠርኒፉ ስለዘሎ ዝተወደበ ዓቀንን ዓይነትን ስለዝፈጠረ፡ ነቲ ደስኪሉ ዝነበረ ወትሃደራዊ ንጥፈታት ብምዕራባዊ ግንባር ኤርትራ ከምዚባራረር ገይርዎ ምህላዉን ኣብቲ ቦታታት ናይ ቢሻን ዛራን ተጠመትን ለምብኣት ምጣኔሃብታዊ (soft and economic targets) መዓደኒ ፕሮጀክትታት ምንጥጣፉን ኮይኑ፡
    [2] እቲ ብደቡባዉን ምብራቃዉን ሸነኻት ኤርትራ ብ ስርዓት ወያኔ ዝድገፉን ዝተፈጥሩን ናይ ብኤትኒክ ጉጂለታት ምንቕስቃሳት ካብ ምዕራብ ኣትሒዞም ምብራቁን ደቡቡን ዝተቀነተ ሓደ ሰፊሕ ናይ ወትሃደራዊ ደባይ ስርሒት ግንባራት ምህላዉ እዩ። ስለዚ ንኤርትራ ተማሴሖማ ዘለዉ እቲ ዝሰፍሔ ወትሃደራዊ ግንባራትን ምንቕስቃሳትን ብ ሃይሞኖታዉያንን ኤትኒካዉያን ጉጂለታት ምኻኑ እዩ።
    ብወትሃደራዊ ዓይኒን ሚዛንን ንሜዳ ኤርትራ ክትመዝኖ ኣብ እትህቕነሉ እዋናት ድማ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣብ ትሕቲ ሽምቡቆ ብረት ምልካዉያን ሃይሞኖታዉያንን ኤትኒካዉያን ተጸሚዱ ከምዘሎ ንምርኣዩ ቡዙሕ ዘእግም ኣይኮነን።
    ንሓቤሬታ ዝኣክል ድሕሪ ሙቛም ግንባር ተዳሙን ዳርጋ ኣብ መራኸቢ ቡዙሓንን ብናይ ብርዒ ስም ዓሊ ሳልምን ተምሳሉን ዝተጻሕፈን ኣብ ሜዳ ኤርትራ እቲ ወትሃደራዊ ክንፎም ዘካይዶ ዘሎ ወትሃዳራዊ ስርሒታት ማዕረ ንማዕረ እዩ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ።
    እቲ ነዚ ጽሑፈይ እዚ መንቀሊ ዝኾነ እቲ ብሞጃሂድን እስላሕ ተወሲዱ ዘሎ ወትሃደራዊ መጥቃዕቲ እንድዩ፡ እቲ ዝተኻየደ መጥቓዕቲ ብስም “”ምልካዊ ስርዓት ኢሰያስ”” ዝተመኽነየ እኳ እንተኾነ፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ ተቆጺሮም ዝሰርሑ ቬርገሳዉያን ሰራሕተኛታትን ዚጋታትን ዝተወስደ ናይ ዙሑል ደም ቕትለት እዩ። በዚ ኣቀዲሙን ሕጅን ንዝመጽእን ብተመሳሰሊ ዝፍጸም ናይ ዙሑል ደም ቕትለት ተሓተቲ ድማ ነቲ ቕትለታት ዝፍጽሙ ዘለዉ ገበኛታት እዮም። ናይ ግዝየ፡ ቦታን ሕቶ ጥራይ እዩ እምበር ከቢድ ዋጋ ክከፍሉሉ ምኻኖም እዉን ክዝንግዑ ኣይግባእን። እቲ ፍጻሜ ድማ ግብረሽበራዊ ስርሓት እዩ።
    ምጣኔ ሃብታዊ ዓቕሚ እቲ ምልካዊ ስርዓት ህ.ግ.ደ.ፍ ንምዕናዉ እንተኾይኑ እቲ ታርጌቶም፡ ነተን መካይን ዝመርሕወን ዝነበሩ ቬርገሳዉያንን ዘይዕጡቃትን ስለዝኾኑ፡ ነቶም መራሕቲ መካይን ኣዉሪዶም ነተን መካይን ሓዊ ክርኩዕለን ይክኣል ነይሩ እዩ። ግብረሽበራዉያን ግን ዋላ ነቲ ብጥይት ዝተቆልቡ መራሕቲ መካይን እዮም ምስ እታ መኪና “”ኣላህ ዋ ኣክበር”” እንዳበሉ ሓዊ ኣንዲዶሞም። ኩፉእስ ኣብ ክንዲ ዝስተር መሊሹ ይግተር ከምዝብሃል ድማ ጣቛ ተረኺብለይ ብቪድዮ ቀሪጾም ኣብ መላእ መራኸቢ ቡዙሓን ዘርጌሔሞ ኣለዉ። http://islaher.org/details.php?rsnType=1&id=769 ስጡም ኩናኔን ተቃዉሞን ዘድልዮ ጉዳይ እዩ።
    Thursday, 01 October 2009 16:08
    http://www.democrasia.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=709:2009-10-01-16-11-00&catid=28:condolance&Itemid=14

    ምስጋና፤-
    እንፈትዎም ደቅናን አኅዋትናን ተመስገን ተስፋልደትን፤ (ወዲ 13 ዓመት) ሐሬና ተስፋልደትን ጓል 15 ዓመትን ብዕለት 15.09.2009 ኣብ ጉዕዞ መገሻ ካብ ተሰነይ ናብ

    ቶኾንብያ ብናይ ብሕቲ መኪና እናተጓዕዙ፤ አብ ከባቢ ሸሸቢት ምስ በጽሑ፤ ብሓደ ተቓዋማይ ኢየ በሃሊ ውድብ፤ ብዝወረዶም አሬሜናዊ ዝኾነ ቅንጸላ ፤-ካብዛ ዓለም ብሞት ብምፍላዮም ብዝወረደና መሪር ሓዘን ብአካል ብምምጻእ ኾነ ብተሌፎን ተሳተፍቲ ናይ ሓዘና ንዝኾንኹም፤
    ሕሰም አይትርከቡ፤-
    ብምባል ምስጋናና ነቕርብ
    ሥድራ ምዉታት
    ተኽለማርያም ገብረጊዮርጊስ

    ጀርመን።

    ወድሓንኩም!
    መርዕድ ዘርኡ
    08/10/2009

    Comment by eritrearealclearpolitics — October 9, 2009 @ 1:32 pm | Reply


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