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Awate.com Campaign Progress Report

Dear colleagues and friends of Awate.com, It is safe to assume that you are here because you are interested in the news, views, and analysis of what is going on in our region. You are one of the 4,000-5,000 people who visit awate.com at least once every three days, or …

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Sudan: Omar Al Bashir’s Regime is Wobbling

Serious popular unrest and demonstrations are rocking Sudan since last week. The unrest that started as a reaction to bread and fuel cost increase is now aiming higher and demanding the removal of the 30-year old ruling party regime. As expected, the unrest did not subside but worsened as more …

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General Sebhat Efrem in Critical but Stable Condition

Last Wednesday before noon, General Sebhat Efrem survived an assassination attempt with serious wounds. The incident happened inside the general’s residence located across Garage Royal on Marsa Teklai Avenue in Asmara. The assailant was apprehended by soldiers standing guard outside the European Union offices located across the street from the …

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Crossed Over and Met Seyoum 

[I wrote this article more than  12 years ago (April 25, 2006). I remembered it when I was talking with a friend two days ago and read it. I am republishing it because I think it is still relevant.] I was always intrigued by the idea of talking to the …

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Isaias Travels Through Ethiopia To Mogadishu Via Nairobi

Gedab News received a leaked copy of a letter detailing Isaias Afwerki’s airplane flight schedule. The letter was sent by the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Kenyan Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure with a copy to the Eritrean Embassy and The Civil Aviation Authority at Jamo Kenyatta International …

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Eritreans in Ethiopia Could Pay a Price, Again

The EPRDF ruling party of Ethiopia, which was dominated by the TPLF and its allies, has been completely decimated except in name. The political chaos started as soon as PM Abiy launched a realignment of the EPRDF member parties and assembled a new coalition sidelining several parties, mainly the TPLF. …

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Eritrean Intelligence Establishes Bases in Ethiopia

Eritreans living in Ethiopia are feeling threatened by the presence of several PFDJ operative in the country. The militarized Ethiopian-Eritrean border was opened last summer after two decades when the Ethiopian prime minister and the president of the Eritrean ruling party reached an agreement. Details of the agreement are still …

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Eritreans Conclude a Two-Day Meeting in Denver, CO

Members of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) concluded a two-day meeting in Denver, Colorado. The weekend meeting was held by the ENCDC North American region. Formed in November 2011 in Hawassa, Ethiopia, ENCDC is the largest Eritrean opposition organization. Over five-hundred people representing political parties and groups, …

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Terrerti And Their MP Aunts

[this is an archive edition of Negarit from August 2, 2004, and again today Nov. 29, 2018, maybe you could see how today is what it felt 15 years ago.] I keep thinking of my aunt because some people call home, talk to their aunties and use them as proof …

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An Intimate Report: Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Dear colleagues and friends of Awate.com, This is our first report for the Year-End Fundraising Campaign that we launched last week. First, we thank the few who reacted to the call immediately, we are grateful to you all. We hope the rest of you will also react and help. At …

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A Prophesy Finally Fulfilled in Eritrea

I was in high school when I learned of the prophecy. I shook my head. I pooh-poohed it. Untenable, I murmured as I sat hearing the prophecy delivered with confidence. But I am not talking about the prophecy of prophet Isaiah, who proclaimed, “a virgin will conceive and beget a …

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Eritrea: Cries of a Nation on the Brink of Evanescence

The last six months have seen a flurry of diplomatic activities involving most of the Horn-of-Africa countries and some member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). These activities which have included a series of mediation efforts, state visits, summit meetings, and bilateral agreements seem to herald a new phase of …

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Year-end Fundraising Campaign: Support awate.com

Support awate.com to keep providing reliable information, news, and a vibrant discussion platform. The last six months have been tumultuous for our region and in the midst of very challenging times, we have been holding down the forte as we stayed on top of providing news, perspectives, analysis, translations, and …

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Mayday, Mayday! Eritrea is sinking!

Dear Eritreans, I am the son of Eritrean bred parents. I was born, raised, and educated in Ethiopia until my college years. During my childhood, I was sent to visit Eritrea for a few months. For all intents and purposes, I did not know Eritrea and its people very well. …

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Hastily Prepared Tripartite Meeting Wrapped Up

Objections by EPRDF bigwigs has delayed the long-planned visit by Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea to the Amara region of Ethiopia, which was announced over a month ago. Isaias visit also triggered criticism by Mohammed Jawar, the director of Oromo Media Network and a popular mobilizer among the Ethiopian youth. On …

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