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The ELL: Context And Method

Disclaimer: Say you are telling a friend in Adi-Qontsi about an argument you had with an ugly woman in Siberia, who had long nails. Your next-door neighbor (you never mentioned her name) jumps in and starts explaining. Applying simple logic: (a) your neighbor thinks she is ugly; (b) she has long nails; or (c) she…

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The Document Of The ELL: An Analysis

OFF TOPIC: This year 2015 – my new year and that of family and friends, was clouded by the sudden deaths of at least two great landmarks in the way many of us have come to know and approach Eritrean politics. The first in my case, was the loss of Yassin Mender, who, as far…

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The Eritrean Lowland League: An Introduction

Background : I am not someone who is ruled by some “dictatorial chauvinistic regime” running my mind. I am of the belief, however, that women have ways of getting things into your head if you are a man simply because only the survivalist concerns that they raise (when they are serious and acting feminist) are…

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The Brewing Nightmare

I know we have a few former commies in here. So let us try to appear “ideological” at least in one paragraph. In a way, it is also the abstract, summary or snapshot of the rest. If you are a lazy reader, a serious person or do not have time for too much BS, read…

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Advocates of Civil War

Many readers have suggested that I say what I think I should say the way they want me to say it – flat with no sensations, no room for maneuvers and in black & white. Let us try if I come close to their expectations. Housekeeping: A few points to make sure that we actually…

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The Third Way

We have had very good discussions in the U-Turn articles. The majority were genuine exchanges of views raising very legitimate concerns and contributing real value to our understanding of alternative routes. They have been a great input to how we should proceed especially with the need to force our presence by bulldozing our way through.…

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Creative Destruction

Let me start by first sincerely apologizing to Awate, the website, for referring to it as “extreme opposition website” (thanks SY for calling my attention). For some reason, I believe, some might have interpreted it as saying “extremist” website. Thank you for tolerating our always unintended transgressing. You have done a fantastic job and we…

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THE U-TURN SPIRIT

. Some friends have suggested that we need a clear path and a focus on issues this time and proposed that I make a little introduction as a regular contributor. Also bowing the my good friend SY, here is what I thought any good friend would want to know: I was born to a mother…

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U-TURN

To start by getting this out of the way and for those who may care to know, my real name, if there is anything real about names, is Younis Hossein (for details, I would be glad to have an autobiography ready for you and we can always negotiate the price). I have in the few…

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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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