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Some Senior Eritrean Officials Taking Risky Steps

On June 5, 2018 PM Abiy announced his government’s acceptance of the Algiers Agreement that was signed between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 2000. The Agreement followed a two-year devastating border war in which about 100,000 lives were lost and hundreds of thousands of people from the two countries were displaced …

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Negarit #16: I surrendered! ተጣዒሰ ኢደይ ሂበ ‘ለኹ

ኣያ ኢሳያስ ይቅረ በለለይ ክቡረ ኣቶ ቶማስ ወዲ ጎቦ ክብረት ይሃበልይ ክቡር ኣምባሳዶር ጃዝበሃይ ክብረት ይሃበልይ ክብርቲ ሚስ ብራውኒን ብሩቶን ክብረት ይሃበልይ ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላሊ ሚኒስተርን ናይ ኤርትራ ጠቅላሊ ዲክተትርን ክቡር ዶክተር ዓቢ ኣሕመድ ይቅረ በለለይ ዓወት ናይ ኤርትራ ነጻ ፕረሰ:  51 ሓደሽቲ ናይ ዜና ማዕከናት ስረሐን ጀሚረን ጉዕዞ ንጀነቫ ንብረዚደንቲ ኢሳያስ …

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The Abiy Phenomenon

How volatile human affairs are!   A couple of decades ago, who would have thought the wave of democratization that swept the globe after the collapse of the Soviet Union would suffer such a reversal in such a short time? The world had seemed to be moving inexorably towards freedom and …

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Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Crossing at Um-Hajar Closed

Reports from Eritrea indicated that the border crossing from the Eritrean town of Um-Hajar to the Ethiopian town of Humera has been closed. The road between the two towns run through a bridge over the Settit River which forms a natural border between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Humera and Um-Hajar towns form …

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Pm Abiy and the Rehabilitation of Dictators

Just as Eritreans were reeling from the bizarre remarks Isaias Afeworki made during his visit to Ethiopia on July 14, they were stunned by another man who claims to be a prophet, a healer, and an exorcist ranting about how the Gospel will be victorious, in front of the Asmara …

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UN Sanctions Against Eritrea to Remain in Force

The UN imposed sanctions against Eritrea will remain in place despite the statements by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who said he will work to help lift it. Somalia’s president has also made similar statements during his visit to Asmara on July 28 explaining “the move would help the …

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The Game Is Over!

The speech delivered by the president of Eritrea, Mr. Isaias Afwerki, on Martyrs’ day – June 20, 2018 – was a much anticipated speech. The speech came shortly after the peace overtures made by the new prime minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed. Expectation were abound that the speech of …

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Major Dawit Invites Me to Dr. Abiy’s Addition Class

If there is anything Eritreans and Ethiopians (and beyond) agree upon, it is the fact that PM Abiy has stirred a seemingly calm sea. Undoubtedly he has inspired many people—he even made the stiff Isaias giggle and behave like a teenager. Of course, he has embarked in a grand scheme …

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PM Abiy Ahmed…

Dear readers, we apologize for any inconvenience. But the item was removed from our pages due to many requests from our readers who found it inappropriate. Awatestaff

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Prime Minister Abiy’s Call Triggers Cautious Optimism

In our editorial published a month ago (1), we reiterated our long-standing position on the need for an end to the hostility between Eritrea and Ethiopia. We also hoped Isaias Afwerki would reconsider PM Abiy Ahmed’s proffer for peace rather than take a dismissive position as stated by his spokesperson tweeting …

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