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ኤርትራ: ሃገራዊ ኣፈርክቡ

ብዛዕባ እዚ ኣብ ሃገርና ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ሓዲሽ ኩነታት ዳርጋ ንነብሰወከፍ ኤርትራዊ ተረዲኡዎ ዘሎ ጉዳይ ስለዝኾነ ኣብኡ ኣትየ ብዙሕ ኣይክዛረብን እየ።እቲ ኣታሓሳሳቢ ኮይኑ ዘሎ ጉዳይ እንታይ ይገበር ዝብል ሕቶ’ዩ። እቶም ኣብ ሰደት ዘለና ኽ እንታይ ክንገብር ይግባኣና፣ እንታይ ከ ክንገብር ንኽእል ዝብል እዋናዊ ሕቶ’ዩ። ናይ ደንበ ተቓውሞ ኣብ ስደት ሓደ መለለዪ …

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His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed, PM of Ethiopia

His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dear Dr. Abiy, Your Excellency, so far, you managed to give Ethiopia a powerful jolt of a positive energy while giving an energetic boost to the politics of the region. You admirably kept the momentum and direction of Ethiopian politics …

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Saudi Dissident Journalist Allegedly Murdered in Turkey

On a March 29,2018 editorial we speculated that if the Saudi heir apparent Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS, so baptized by Thomas Friedman), succeeds in disbanding the religious police, curtailing the power of the religious authority, and allowing women to drive, it would be a welcome change. However, we expressed skepticism …

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Eritrean Ethiopian Cross-Border Trade Facing Hiccups

The euphoria of the first few days of cross-border trading between Eritrea and Ethiopia is now facing reality. Impulsive moving of goods between the two countries has now slowed down due to many factors, but mainly due to a shortage of Nakfa currency. The border was opened without any declared …

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A Call to The Moderates of The Horn Of Africa 

[Editor’s note: This editorial was first published on Oct 22, 2003, we thought it might help readers to remember and reflect on how the last 15 affected the lives of Eritreans and their country.]  There is an old Eritreans saying: when the leg is hurt, the eye weeps. A similar proverb exists …

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An Appeal to Dr. Tedros Adhanom: Kassala in Distress

To Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization September 25, 2018 Dear Dr. Adhanom, This is an appeal to you as a director general of the World Health Organization—please consider it a distress call on behalf of our people in Eastern Sudan. The mosquito-borne chikungunya epidemic is …

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Towards a Mature and Meaningful Exchange!

Open exchange of ideas and perspectives is the foundation of a healthy, vibrant and tolerant society. Societies that promote open exchange are more likely to foster common understanding, a better appreciation of other perspectives and welcome creative and critical thinking. The effectiveness of any exchange in a society will depend, …

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ارتريا : نحو الاصلاح السياسي أم  تجراي الكبرى  3/3

  … تناولت في الحلقة الاولى التغييرات الدراماتيكية في اثيوبيا وكيف انها جذرية ومنتوج شعبي قابلت تطلعات الشعب الاثيوبي وقواه السياسية كما مثلت عهد جديد لكافة المعارضة الاثيوبية فقبلت التغيير وعادت الى بلادها للاسهام في المناخ الديمقراطي الذي اوجدته ثورتهم الشبابية وتراكم نضالاتهم ودماء شهدائهم ، عهد انعتاق جديد بزع …

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Berhane Becomes the First Casualty of the Jeddah Agreement

This morning, former minister Berhane Abrehe, who authored two books and publicly challenged Isaias Afwerki,  warning him to avoid signing any national agreements before consulting the Eritrean parliament, was arrested in Asmara. His wife has been in jail for almost a year. The arrest was expected since many observers thought …

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Eritrean Symbols Of Many Colors

[This article originally appeared on November 14, 2001, it is updated for republishing] A Lion dons a crown and holds a banner; on top of both the crown and the banner’s mast is a cross. That was the emblem of “moAa ambesa ze-amnegede yehuda, grmawi qedamawi atzie haile sellasie, ngusse …

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Why Eritreans Must Support Berhane Abrehe

Recently we saw some books published, it’s a humble attempt to add to the efforts of reviving Eritrean literature, and uncovering history. That we consider a promising development. A few weeks ago, Mr. Semere Beyene, the SBS journalist launched a book entitled “Hulfet”, then Mr. Hailesellassie Woldu launched his much-awaited …

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Assab: The Eritrean Nose

Was he right? Paulo Neruda! In his verses (as re-recounted in the movie Il Postino) in respect to an aquatic-terrestrial symbiotic relationship? At least, one (I, for example) would subscribe to the imaginative bliss it engenders in the mind. According to Neruda, with each “Wefari Bahri“, with each washing of …

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ارتريا : نحو الاصلاح السياسي أم تجراي الكبرى (1/3)

امري لله … سأقول رأيي. هذا المقال وما يليه من اجزائه الثلاث ربما يخترق بعض المفاهيم السائدة ويتشابك مع بعض الاراء في الساحة، وتقصد هذه المقالات دفق بعض المعلومات والحقائق الموضوعية لأتخذ منها زادا ابرر به موقفي وحكمي على مسار الاحداث واتجاهاتها في ارتريا. وانشد حوارا يكبح جنوح تصوري نحو …

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Hamid Mahmoud: Another Hero Buried In Exile

The following post contains my personal notes as well as quotes taken from the Arabic obituary that was issued by the Eritrean Liberation Front on the death of one of the prominent leaders of the Eritrean Liberation Army. In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. “Among …

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Finally Vindication!

The last week, since September 1, 2018, has been very difficult for me. It was a roller coaster trip of painful memories that I suppressed to avoid disrupting anything I was doing. Since the first day, I thought of setting up a website with lofty goals. Initially, I thought Eritreans …

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