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The Ethiopian-Eritrean Intelligence War

It has been fifteen years since the bloody border war between Eritrea and Ethiopia ended in 2000. Since then, though the guns has been silenced, and occasional sporadic and limited clashes continued, thousands of Eritrean youth cross the border heading towards Ethiopian refugee camps from where they continue the arduous journey to Europe and elsewhere.…

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September 1, Happy Double Awate Day

If nations do not have symbols, they create them. National symbols help solidify a common identity and strengthen unity. Every nation does gives attention to symbols, including the ancient Greeks who created “national mythos”. Some nations go as far as creating fictional narratives and heroes as symbols or created symbols and national narratives from mythologies.…

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A Glance To The Past, A Focus On The Future

Eritreans have a myriad of unresolved internal issues to worry about external ones. However, all of the problems and crisis hindering the creation of an effective opposition force to unseat the tyrant is not totally their fault. Frustration has been building among Eritreans who feel like they are adding water to a barrel with a…

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Yemane Gebreab’s Transcribed And Translated Interview

The following is the text of the interview that Hassen Zeytuni of RT television conducted with Yemena Gebreab in the London studios; it was transcribed and translated by the Awate Team. The video clip of the interview can be found Here. Welcome. Eritrea is a state located in the Horn of Africa and these days it’s…

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PFDJ’s Quotable Quotes From Ten Years Ago

The following quotes were first published on September 1, 2005. They were collected between Sept. 2004 and Sept. 2005 EXISTENTIALISM & OTHER UNSOLVED MYSTERIES “Netom Halewa emmo men yu kHlwom? (And who is going to watch over the watchdog?). As you can see, we have reached a stage where those entrusted with patrolling the border…

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Help Keep The Lights On!

Updated July 14, 2014: On June 28, 2015, we issued a public appeal to support under the title, “Help Keep The Lights On!” which is appended below. Today we reporting on the activities of the 17 days, since the appeal was published. As of July 14, 2015, only ten people responded to our appeal (excluding…

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Awate2020 Project survey Results

In March 2015 we carried out a survey to check the public perception of and its performance. The survey was part of an exercise to institutionalize the activities of, in the “Awate2020″ project in preparation for the establishment of “Awate Center” which will be launched soon. The survey was answered by 300 persons. Here…

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Eritreans Declare Initial Victory In Geneva

Freedom and justice loving Eritreans declared initial victory against repression in Geneva; future opposition activities, and confrontation with the regime of Isaias Afwerki, will be measured against the victory of June 26, 2015, which has become the yardstick. The Geneva rally has represented the true face of Eritrea; no such diverse crowd of Eritreans assembled in one place,…

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AlBashir Sticks Out His Tongue At The ICC

AlBashir was not the only one, South Africa also stuck its tongue out at the ICC, so did many African leaders, including dictators who naturally want to see the ICC close shop. On Saturday, AlBashir had arrived in South Africa to attend the African Union summit; the summit concluded on Monday. The moment he arrived,…

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EXCERPTS FROM THE PENCIL: Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2001

The following are editorial excerpts from The Pencil covering the first year of’s life, between September 2000 to September 2001. This archive file was first published on September 1, 2001. Incidentally, we are still trying to restore our archives so that it can be easily accessible, but the task proved to be more difficult…

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Two Heroes, Same Gene, Same Strain

02 Sep 2015 Abdulkader O. Ali Comments (1)

Awate the initiator, Awate the continuation, congratulation! Awate, the man who gave birth to a nation Awate, the website which inspired the…

September 1, Happy Double Awate Day

01 Sep 2015 Awate Team Comments (421)

If nations do not have symbols, they create them. National symbols help solidify a common identity and strengthen unity. Every…

Reintroducing Diversity In Eritrean Politics

30 Aug 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (104)

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, I attended an event hosted by Bologna Forum in Oakland. I had prepared a speech…

Eritrean Democratic Alliance Invited To The EPRDF Congress

28 Aug 2015 Gedab News Comments (109)

August 28, 2015: the tenth conference of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) opened today in Mekele, the…




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