Date: Monday, 11 February 2019
History has come to many places, has stayed awhile and, after its departure, has rendered those places famous. In Eritrea’s saga, perhaps no place has taken on greater historic importance than then Semhar (Northern Red-Sea) city of Massawa. There, during three winter days, February 8-11, 1990, the Derg’s fate was decided. When the operation was over, Mengistu’s circle of trust was in disarray, ‘Operation Fenkil’ would forever hold a place in the minds of all Eritreans.