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The Vision Of Hawassa Isn’t An Echo Of The Past

Eritreans from diverse political background converged from five continents to Addis – a transit to Hawassa, the capital city of the Southern Kelil (federal state) – and yes the designated site of our congress. According to Wikipedia, the Southern federal state has 45 indigenous ethnic groups [nations, nationalities, peoples (ahzab)] living in harmony. The town…

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EGS On The Verge: Seeking Civic Identity & Stature

It was not a surprise that at one point the Eritrean Global Solidarity (EGS) will not survive with its undemocratic organizational structure and dual membership of its base. Leaving the tittle-tattle going inside its political house, EGS leadership resisted for almost four years to transform their quasi-civic organization to a true nature of civic identity…

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Hard Talk Real Fear: ‘Tyranny of Majority’ (Part-III)

It has been almost two decades since I observed the distinguishing characteristics of our diverse socio-cultural groups, and the seemingly incurable fears of “tyranny of the majority” by our minority social-groups. Throughout those years, I was utterly disappointed by the constant effort of evading the discussion of the issue—the  incessant reduction of all reflections of…

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CDRiE’s Squelching Retreat From Engagement

If there is poster organization for the “boycotting behavior” that plagues the opposition camp, it is the ELF-RC, lately known the EPDP. If there are imposing “group of elites” walking on the path of EPDP, but also have the audacity to attack every group of identity, it is a small outfit called CDRiE.  I guess…

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EDA Outsourced Power To The People, EPDP Opted-Out

George Bernard Shaw is quoted as having said “liberty means responsibility, and that is why most men dread of it.” The responsibility of which Shaw spoke requires endurance, vision, and patience. And yes its reward only comes after periods of toil and opposition. When one sees the cause of liberty advanced, or the general welfare…

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Education: Isn’t It The Equalizer Of Justice?

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desire.” Nelson Mandela (a statesman) Listening to a crucial repertory plays in the last three decades about the discrepancy of education, and…

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Occupying the Third Space: Beyond the Binaries of…

19 Aug 2014 Beyan Negash Comments (4)

One cannot help but take the bait when Awate Team smartly presents eclectic viewpoints in that classical battle of the…

Awate Forum Harvest: Emancipation Of Eritrean Women

18 Aug 2014 awatestaff Comments (119)

The following is selected comments made by Awate Forum debaters over the last few days. The topic is regarding the…

Australia: Eritrean Community Network Hosts Dr. Joe Venosa

17 Aug 2014 awatestaff No comments

Eritrean Community Network Australia Presents Joseph L. Venosa Asst. Prof. of African History, University of Salisbury (Salisbury, Maryland, USA) Topic: Eritrea during the critical…

Isaias Afwerki Hijacks Qatar Airways

14 Aug 2014 Gedab News Comments (32)

Qatar, which is mediating the Eritrea-Djibouti border demarcation, appears to have yielded to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s blackmailing by instructing…

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