Home / Amanuel Hidrat (page 2)

Amanuel Hidrat

A Glimmer of Hope: Review Of EYSC’s Conference

In an upscale roar, our youth (EYC-EYSC) made a three-days event that went to history books. The demonstration that called for the end of dictatorship in front the Eritrean embassy, and the two-day messages, debates and the passing of action oriented visions were the signatures of the events. The enthusiasm …

Read More »

Reshaping History: The Role Of Wild Cards

In his book, “Out of the Blue: How to Anticipate Big Future Surprises”, John Paterson defined wildcards as low probability and high impact events that would severely impact human conditions when they occur. Similarly, “The Black Swan Theory” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb also claimed that all consequential events in history …

Read More »

HardTalk: Straying From Their Fathers’ Way (Part-IV)

For over ten years, we have been defending the rights of our minorities by deflecting all kinds of bashing, putting their grievances in prospective, and at times sharing possible solutions to their predicament. We were doing it, even when our Muslim brothers were labeling us based on their taste left …

Read More »

The Predictable Pathway And Its Difficulties

As one who adores sciences more than anything, I never knew my life needs a new political uptake. But now I am getting one. It is a battle I chose to have and it is a storehouse for the ultimate safeguarding of the Eritrean diversities. May be it is an …

Read More »

Don’t Challenge Me: Lessons From The Virtual World

Teaching is one of the hardest jobs out there. Certainly, it is a real challenge to pass on knowledge. You not only ought to know the subject, but must also have the special talent to transfer the knowledge. When I am talking about “knowledge” it is not the knowledge that …

Read More »

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)] …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Hard Talk: Internal Conflict & Unvarnished Truth (Part-II)

As we plunge into another political season, it is essential for me to gather my picks to challenge the group packed with boobs of conspiracy nuts. What I mean by boobs, are people who think on “conspiracy theory” that is neither “a conspiracy” nor a “theory.” Those are elites who …

Read More »

Hard Talk: Internal Conflict & Unvarnished Truth (Part-II)

As we plunge into another political season, it is essential for me to gather my picks to challenge the group packed with boobs of conspiracy nuts. What I mean by boobs, are people who think on “conspiracy theory” that is neither “a conspiracy” nor a “theory.” Those are elites who …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Hard Talk: The Turbulence Of Eritrean Unity (Part-I)

It is a cast loaded with all the discordant seeds, and it is a textbook example of what I always get in my mail box. Anti-Muslim rhetoric is vying for influence within some section of our society, employing all kind of rhetorical tools to elicit nods to the susceptible part …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

National Conference: Fertilizing Wisdom Of Our Two Giants

“Those who came with pure hearts, with malice towards none, with feelings of fellowship and eventual harmony, changed the mood.” Amanuel Sahle on “A Healing Journey.” It is our fears that invest the unconscious with fearsome characteristics of dark underworld inhibited by evil masters. But in reality the unconscious contains …

Read More »

Boycotting The Eritrean Dream: For What Purpose?

Hardly surprising, since the reality of National Conference of Eritreans, for long, has been one of failed expectations and mounting frustrations; the power to make change within the opposition camp is always dashed by walkouts and boycotts. Year in and year out, the issue of national conference is invoked, in …

Read More »

Nature Abhors vacuum: the search of veridical solution (Part IV)

“Heterogeneous in culture, Eritrea flourishes when it accepts and capitalizes on its diversity and disintegrate when it denies and suppresses.” (A view held by this writer)    Introduction   We are fortunate enough that the opposition writers as diversified as they are, indeed vigorously tackling the various issues with courage, …

Read More »

National Conference Revisited: An open letter to PCNC

  Dear compatriots: [This is an open letter from an independent perceptive observer to the preparatory committee of National Conference (PCNC) that will convene on February 15, 2010] You are convening at time our nation and its people are devastated by the rogue regime in Asmara. The whole livelihood of …

Read More »

Nature Abhors Vacuum: Understanding Nature of Competing Values Part-III

“We have got to take back the ideal of justice; we have got to take back the principles of human dignity…we have got to say, look we are all in this together.”  (David Kaczynski)                                                        To foster cross-cultural success in modern Eritrea, both political and civic organizational institutions must promote empathy …

Read More »