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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ethiopian Ultimatum, Eritrean Incompetence

Since it held a congress in Hawassa in 2011, the Eritrean National Congress for Democratic Change (ENCDC) has been in bed fighting for its life, unable to move a single step towards its goal of democratic change in Eritrea. It is still bogged down in endless and crippling partisan maneuvers. Worse, its Ethiopian ally had…

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Knowing Eritrea And Eritreans

Awate.com has always encouraged Eritreans to venture far from their narrow circle of friends, from the confines of their villages, and try to interact with those who do not share with them several layers of identities. This website believed that knowing each other’s’ fears, concerns, and suspicions, eliminates mutual mistrust, ameliorate suspicions, and helps in…

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Book Review: ELF: Its Struggle for Freedom and Social Justice 1961-1982

Authors: Dirar Mantai, Fessehaye Hagos and Ngusse Tsegai Title: Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF): Its Struggle for Freedom and Social Justice 1961-1982 Language: Tigrinya Publisher: Homib Publishing, homibpublishing@gmail.com Year: May 2016 Pages: 369 Price: $30.00 To some extent, any organization reflects its founder’s comportment, and the Eritrean Liberation Front was no exception. ELF’s inimitable code-switching ability…

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The Chocked Asseb Port

Today’s edition of Negarit consists of an extended part from a June 3, 2011 article, “Unusual: Imagining Asseb Through Djibouti”, and a chapter from an article, “Could we be heading to Assab?”, dated June 21, 2011. My flight from Djibouti to Addis had to do a stopover at Dire Dawa (Dire Daba as the Somalis…

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EASE Accuses The Eritrean Regime Of Displacing Afar People

In a statement issued yesterday March 20, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, the Eritrean Afar State in Exile (EASE) accused the Eritrean government of implementing “systemic policies to displace the Afar Eritreans from resources rich and strategic coast on the red sea”. On March 14th, the Eritrean government television announced it will settle the victims of…

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Nakfa’s Symbolic Value

It is embarrassing to witness, in this day and age, abnormal developments creep into our campaigns for human and democratic rights of Eritreans. The aim of the sectarian and ethnocentric maneuver is to sow discord between groups, loosen our Ghedli-history that binds us together and then destroy the social fabric of our communities. The Agazian…

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Adulisian Narratives: Standing Athwart The Abyssinian Paradigm

The ancient port town of Adulis or Aduli buried in a helluva of sand is not standing. You may not see its ancient monuments displayed in books and magazines. Its artifacts may not be as ubiquitous as some other historical places.  It may not have been thoroughly excavated and studied by archaeologists and historians like other ancient sites in the Horn region. And,…

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GEAN: Memorandum of Understanding

On the initiative of Global Eritrean Advocacy Network (GEAN), and after a series of deliberations, we, the undersigned individuals, civil societies, political organizations, veterans, community and religious leaders subscribe to this memorandum of understanding (MoU) to serve as a basis for: Understanding and articulating the daunting challenges that Eritrea faces, and offering a clear and…

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The New Wave of Muslim Preachers

The last decade or so has been difficult for Muslims in many countries, but Muslims are still suffering the most in their own countries due to bad governance, low literacy rates, and poverty. If many non-Muslims are anxiety stricken by the savage actions of some bloodthirsty fanatic Muslims, it is helpful to remember the victims are…

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Ethiopia Kills 13 Rebels Near Assosa and The Renaissance Dam

Tsadeq Hagos, the Ethiopian State Minister for communication stated that security forces clashed with a the Benshangul rebel organization killing 13 rebels. The clashes happened near Assosa in the Benshangul region, close to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The region around the dam is a secure area where access by land or air is…

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The Eritrean Accord: Harmonized Constitution By Mejlis Ibrahim…

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I: Introduction We thank all our contributing partners who responded to our call for input and provided valuable insights and feedbacks…

GEAN: Memorandum of Understanding

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On the initiative of Global Eritrean Advocacy Network (GEAN), and after a series of deliberations, we, the undersigned individuals, civil…

The New Wave of Muslim Preachers

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The last decade or so has been difficult for Muslims in many countries, but Muslims are still suffering the most in…

Ethiopia Kills 13 Rebels Near Assosa and The…

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Tsadeq Hagos, the Ethiopian State Minister for communication stated that security forces clashed with a the Benshangul rebel organization killing…

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