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Eritreans’ “Picnic” To Death

“They will come back. They are going for a picnic. They will come back one day.” – Isaias Afwerki, interview with Reuters, October 21, 2009 As I try to write this article, my heart feels heavy; my hands numb, my blood curdle and my brain oscillate faster than a Hadron collider. I do not know…

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The Era Of Chaos: The Mistake Of The King

(This is the third and final part of a series title : The Era Of Chaos. Links to previous parts are provided at the bottom of this article) The king missed something, he directed his efforts only towards the men. The fundamental mistake of the king was to try to exploit higher consciousness that did not…

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The Era Of Chaos: The Flag

In the previous portion, we read that the British trained and formed a local police force and made sure that the force they should not interfere or get involved in politics. In cities and towns carried guns but batons, on the countryside they carried guns. They were village men with village roots and  the gun…

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The Era Of Chaos: Colonizers And Women

“Ah my friend, ‘its true” cried old Natty Bumppo, slapping his knee. “A man cannot know hisself if he don’t know where he came from.” Jacob Franklin Templeton The following is a narrative of a man born in the era of chaos. It is a long narrative seen through his innocent, childish eyes and is…

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Infestation Of Psycho Spiritual Malaise

“…….I don’t know how it is today, but in the not-too-distant past, there were distinguished people to whom abusing and denigrating victims afforded feeling similar to those of the Marquis de Sade and the marquise de Brinsvilliers. I think that there is something in these sensations that, in these people, make their heart stop in…

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How About Then?

Unmasking a Confidence Trickster: By Franz Kafka     …And my companion subscribed to it in his own name and-with a smile-in mine too, stretched his right arm up along the wall and leaned his cheek upon it, shutting his eyes.    But I did not wait to see the end of that smile, for…

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Educating (Not Amusing) A Sensitive Reader

G. Ande is uncivilized because he stole information that was not freely given to him by me. He might have understood my articles the wrong way (none of my business) but when he went public with his erroneous, vulgar and divisive interpretation (my business) I have no choice but to reply. I would not let…

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Food & Eating Etiquettes In Kebesa

People eat to live or to enjoy food if they are from the lands of abundance, but not in Kebesa. Eritrean highlanders ate to survive. They would do anything to survive and preserve their being because they valued the sanctity of life. They feared and hated death and they abhorred nihilism.    In the lands…

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Stick, Cross, Shawl and Hat

A Good Coptic priest in the highland of Eritrea would not leave his sanctuary, his home or church without carrying a cross in his right hand. Small cross made of wood or brass and always covered by handkerchief. People who noticed his presence will always approach him for blessing and he will stretch his arm…

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The 55th and 16th Anniversary: Happy Awate Day

01 Sep 2016 Awate Team Comments (70)

The image we chose today to commemorate the 55th anniversary of September 1, 1961, as well as awate.com’s 16th birthday,…

Know Your Enemy And Thyself: Act Accordingly

29 Aug 2016 Amanuel Hidrat Comments (98)

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you…

Manal Younus: An Example In The Peach State

25 Aug 2016 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (9)

Emperors, wannabe-emperors, and petty-dictators name significant edifices, avenues, school and the like after their names or the causes they advance.…

A Defenseless Regime With Indefensible Record

22 Aug 2016 Yohannes Zerai Comments (22)

July 1st this year marked the culmination of a four-year, UN-mandated investigation into human rights violations in Eritrea whereupon the…

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