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What is in Our Name?

The Unionist movement, which was mostly restricted to a highlander/Christian movement, was the creation of Haileselassie. Abune Markos was instrumental in coercing ordained and lay priests to create mass bases for the Unionist movement; Tedla Bairu ushered in the Federal era while Asfeha Woldemikael, with Qeshi Dimetros, engineered Annexation. At various stages of our history…

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Self-Definition And Self-Creation

Outline: 1. A Likely Breakthrough on the Horizon; 2. Rumblings; 3. Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia; 4. Repeating Myself – need for a framework for responsible political lobbying; 5. Theatrics aka Activism; … The pressure of history is enormous, and its judgment is the most burdensome of all. To throw a spanner in the works, a…

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Perils Of Dependency

Outline: 1. Straw Man Argument; 2. Recycling Gedli; 3. Perils of Dependency; 4. Are we a Failed State? 5. Need for a Transitional Plan An article appeared on Asmarino.com whose content did not surprise me considering ‘the Sobering Times’ we went through these days. It appears some latter-day ‘activists’ are deliberately confusing themselves in order…

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Sobering Times

 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 go round the prickly pear…

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Clipped Into Co-option

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 diverting focus on Ethiopia rather…

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The Politics Of Betrayal

Summary: The risk of colluding with Ethiopia to oust the Eritrean Government An illustration of Ethiopian deception Follies of many Eritrean opposition groups Tesfay Temnewo’s lack of credibility Many of us have speculated as to what kind of contributions the ‘Ethiopian intervention’ is bringing to the struggle Eritreans are pursuing against the present dictatorship in…

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Isaias' State Visit To Sudan Without A Photographer

11 Jun 2015 Gedab News Comments (143)

Almost ten days after Isaias Afwerki missed Omar AlBashir's swearing-in ceremony, on June 11, the official Eritrean government website posted…

EXCERPTS FROM THE PENCIL: Sept. 2000 - Sept.…

10 Jun 2015 Awate Team Comments (5)

The following are editorial excerpts from The Pencil covering the first year of awate.com's life, between September 2000 to September…

The Games Of Dictators

08 Jun 2015 Ismail Omer-Ali Comments (118)

In this article, I want to elaborate on the theme I started with in my previous article, "Recognizing The Games…

In Spite Of Security Hurdles Somalia Recovering Fast

07 Jun 2015 awatestaff Comments (14)

A stable Somalia is good for the Horn of Africa, a successful Somalia is excellent. The country that has been…

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