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Our New Culture of Victimhood and Voyeurism

Virgil, Dante, Sartre, Milton and James Joyce all took turns describing hell.  But it took an Eritrean, Mulugeta, to surpass them all.  It is just what we Eritreans do, we are special.  This is what hell is like: “Mulugeta said if he wanted to see his daughters, the traffickers would …

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Appraising Eritrea’s Social Media (Part II)

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Reining our Elephant I want to start this follow-up article by thanking Haile for the following very constructive comments that he posted for the first part: “I know the topic ICT could be daunting, however your piece has come short in practical appraisal of the net effect of social media …

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US Report: Eritrea Among World’s Worst In Human Trafficking

The United States Department of State has issued its annual “Trafficking In Persons” country report where it classifies Eritrea as a “Tier 3” nation, a dubious distinction Eritrea’s had for five consecutive years. The State Department attributes this to the Eritrean government’s “strict exit control procedures and limited issuance of …

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Sobering Times

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

 Outline: 1.    Re-awakening the patriotic front; 2.    Lies; 3.    My Simple Analysis; 4.    A variable we do not need; Dear reader, You may not enjoy this article for it is filled with some angry expressions which seem to be dominating my reasoning these days. Please take no offense! Here we …

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An Interview With Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie

The idea of interviewing Dr. Bereket was triggered by the feedback I received from the many people who have kindly shared their opinions with me. One of my primary goals in writing is to promote a healthy discourse, serve the truth and the cause of justice and hopefully play a …

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Speak Or Hold Your Peace Forever

If you didn’t speak then, please forever hold your peace. A priest officiating a wedding asks those gathered if there is any just cause why the marrying couple may not be joined together; and exhorts them to speak or forever hold their peace. If no one speaks, the priest then …

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Cry Me A River (Nile): Egyptians Embrace Their Inner-African

On June 3, Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi convened Egyptian dignitaries—opposition party leaders, clerics, civil society—to evaluate his report and to discuss Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam and what Egypt’s response should be. The meeting was televised (live, according to a recording by Egypt Radar); apparently, some of those attending the meeting did …

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ነፍሰን ሪሶርስስ፡ ጉልበት ጊላነት ኣብ ዕደና ቢሻ

7/9/2013 ብ 9 ምያዝያ 2012 ዓዋተ ዶት ኮም (ገዳብ ንይውስ) ኣንጻር ነፍሰን ሪሶርስስ ናይ ክሲ ስጉምቲ (class action lawsuits) ከም ዝተወስደ ጸብጺባ።[i] ስዒቡ ዝቐርብ ክሲ ንምድንጋር ገንዘባዊ ሰነዳት (securities) ዝምልከት ክሲ ኮይኑ ኣብ ክንዲ እቶም ኣብ ሞንጎ መጋቢት 28, 2011ን የካቲት 2012 አጠቓሊልካ ዘሎ ናይ ጊዜ ገደብ ብርክታት ነፍሰን (common …

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Clipped Into Co-option

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Outline Admonishing Eritrea; Brief reply to comments regarding my previous posting (Ethiopia, Tesfay Temnewo, Our youth) Clipped into Co-option I know beforehand that this article is going to stir some grumbling within some corners of our communities for two reasons: confrontational denunciations of patrons of the Ethiopian intrusion, and for …

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My Fears and Paulos’ Views On Seyoum Haregot

Two of my worst fears are that one day we will wake up and discover we were ruled by a clinically insane person. Two Eritrean medical doctors who have known Isaias for a long time and have closely observed his behavior have already indicated that he suffers from some sort …

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PFDJ Toronto Mourns Its Tax Collector

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The  moqSel Gibri[i] Collector was dismissed, today members of the Toronto Chapter of the PFDJ gathered to lick their wounds and to counsel each other. They showed brave faces by invoking old PFDJ slogans such as: “the more we are challenged the more defiant we become and the more our …

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