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Eritrea: Ruling Party and Children’s Rights

In a news it released on its website, the Eritrean ruling party (PFDJ) said it concluded a seminar where the topic was children’s rights. The news indicated the two-day seminar was held between 12-13 April 2018 and claimed, “encouraging results have been registered in the country in implementation of Children’s …

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Isaias-Saudi-UAE Alliance: Tails Trying to Wag the World

This is an Eritrean perspective, but probably it reflects the views of all victims alike. And Eritrea is ruled by a ruthless tyrant and complacent neighbors. Now regional countries are conspiring against Eritreans. That is more than a double whammy, it’s quintet interest arrayed against the interest of Eritreans. Isaias …

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Awate Team’s Accolade to Yoel Lino and Fanus

Another effective broadcaster is on the rise. Another voice that doesn’t know fatigue is now gracing the pages of this website. Another voice of hope and defiance will keep echoing within the ranks of all people of goodwill. That voice belongs to Yoel Lino—a fully rounded, culturally literate, and intelligent …

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Djibouti Annuls Dubai Ports Concession Contract

In a press release issued on Thursday, the Djiboutian government said, it “has decided to proceed with the unilateral termination, with immediate effect, of the concession contract awarded to DP World for the operation of the Doreleh Container Terminal (DCT).” In 2006, Dubai Ports World (DPW) signed a 30-year concession …

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Prime Minister Resigns: Ethiopia Moves Towards the Third Republic

In what many observers expected, yesterday the Ethiopian television announced the Ethiopian Prime Minister resigned from his position. Hilemariam was elected by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) as a successor to the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Melles Zenawi, who died in August 2012. Until his election as prime …

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Support Awate.com – Report #2:

The Awate Team is grateful for the positive responses to the “Support Awate.com” fundraising call. We hope the enthusiasm is kept alive until we meet our goal. As of today, we are closer to reaching 50% of our goal and hoping to receive the pledged amounts soon. Until then, we …

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Announcing Awate IGAD Forum

Dear friends, Two days ago, we launched the 2018 fundraising entitled “Support Awate.com” campaign which will continue for some time. The response during the last two days has been encouraging to the extent that it inspired us so much we have decided to announce one of our enhancement plans ahead …

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Dear friends and readers of Awate.com

The political situation in the immediate neighborhood of Eritrea is becoming increasingly risky, and the situations inside Eritrea are calling on all citizens to do their utmost to stop the regime that continues to destroy the fabric of our society.  There have been episodic resistances in that regard, the most …

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Did the Eritrean Regime Embrace Wahabism?

The State of Qatar, until recently one of the main financiers and patron of the Isaias Afwerki regime, is now its enemy, together with Iran and Turkey, the triad that the Eritrean regime alleges they promote the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. The shift began two years ago. In March …

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Eritrean FM Appears Without His Chaperone

The “National Council of Eritrean-Americans” organized a seminar in which Osman Saleh, the Eritrean Foreign Minister, and Yemane Ghebreab, “adviser” of the Eritrean president, were supposed to be the guest speakers. The widely-advertised seminar was planned for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the Double Tree Hotel in Crystal City, VA. …

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Eritrean Economy: Increased Control of Real Estate

A few weeks before the summer of 2017, the Eritrean ruling party increased its control of rental properties that are owned by individuals. In continuation of its “draconian decisions, the government of Eritrea is now setting the rental prices that landlords should charge for their properties.” Until the beginning of …

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Isaias’ Never Ending Border Drama

Since the decision on the delimitation of the Border was delivered by The Eritrean Ethiopian Border Commission on 13 April 2002, Isaias Afwerki has been using the non-demarcation of the border as a pretext to tighten his grip on power. His anxious the resolution of the border conflict would leave …

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We Must Be Able to Look Like The Tigre

“We must be able to look like the Tigre…” Solomon Berhe, chief of the PFDJ chapter in Dallas, Texas. Since May 24, 1991 when Eritrea became independent, the anniversary became more and more polarizing with each passing year. While the supporters of the Eritrean ruling party framed the day as an occasion …

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Archive: Ending Dialogue By Proxy

Seventeen years after it was signed, the Algiers Eritrea-Ethiopia peace accord remained elusive. Fifteen years after the Eritrean Ethiopian Border Commission ruling, the border is not yet demarcated. Five years ago, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died. The professor who was the president of the EEBC, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, died …

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The Death of Mihret Eyob as an Illustration

The Eritrean tragedy is not obscure to anyone who follows current events; there is an international awareness about the thousands of prisoners of conscience in the country. And Eritreans know that the awareness about their plight is a result of a dedicated and resilient struggle by people of goodwill, and …

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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. …

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Apologies And Appeal

Dear Awate friends and supporters, First, our apologies for the service interruption during the weekend. This is the first time since its launching that awate.com has been offline for such a long time; it was very frustrating to us as it is to you. Our apologies again because we failed …

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