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If You Shall Do Wicked Things, Don’t Brag About It

[this archive material was fist published on Dec 12, 2002 @13:47] Arabic saying: إذا ابتليتم فاستتروا  fe’iza abteleytum, fe’estetiru. (If you shall do wicked things, don’t brag about it.) In Alamin Mohammed Said’s The Tale of Internal Division in The Eritrean Revolusion” ( page 84), there is a very unflattering statement about …

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Awate Archives: Why Idris Aba Arre Is Arrested

[The following archived article is being republished for the fourth time]  Seven months after this controversial article was published, Idris Aba Are, a severely handicapped veteran EPLF fighter, was arrested.  The article deals with the author’s observations of the government’s policy regarding “education in mother tongue.”  At the time of his arrest, …

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A Stalemate Breaks Down in The Arabian Gulf

Generally, when there is a national conflict, the people follow. Their salvation can only come from wise friends—but only if the antagonists are willing to listen, and only if their friends are not inflaming their passions. Sadly, the confrontation in the Arabian Gulf is happening in the worst time when …

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UN Blue Helmets Shouted “Boo” In South Sudan

While the world community, as well as the people of the region were celebrating the birth of a new country in the South of Sudan, others were skeptical. Most Arabs, however, screamed, ‘conspiracy to divide the Arab world’! They seem to have forgotten that the Arab-African Sudan lost its Southern …

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The Dardanelles, The Nile, And The Red Sea

In December of 2010, Bouazizi, a frustrated Tunisian street vendor, set himself ablaze and soon died of his injuries. The immolation effectively depleted the tolerance capital of Tunisians and they toppled the 23-year dictatorship of Zen Al Abideen bin Ali. However, not many realized that the Tunisian uprising was the …

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Eritrean Opposition Goal For PFDJ: Death By 1,000 Cuts

The single argument that unites the entire Eritrean opposition is that Eritrea’s ruling party, PFDJ, is not fit to govern because it refuses to be bound by the rule of law.  Twenty-five years after assuming power, the Eritrean regime refuses to be bound by national law–a constitution–and it refuses to …

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Warships In Asseb: The agony Of Irrelevance

The claim that the United Arab Emirates has a military base in the Eritrean port of Asseb started out as a single, uncorroborated news report early this past summer and is ending the year being a major news story picked by many news agencies and UN investigators to the point that …

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Leaked Memo: Eritrea’s Plan To Neutralize Susan Rice

The following memo, written on January 23, 2015 by Mr. Berhane Gebrehiwot, Eritrean Chargé d’affaires to the United States and addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was leaked to asmarino.com, a US-based Eritrean website, which published it on July 2, 2015. The gist of the memo is a report …

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Just A Crack: Saudi Door Opened For Isaias

“Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who is currently visiting Saudi Arabia held talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King […]. The talks dealt with general events in the region and the position of the two countries, in addition to prospects of joint cooperation and enhancing them in all …

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Omer AlBashir Wins “The Sudanese Election”

On Thursday night Sudanese polling stations closed their doors after four days of voting. On Wednesday, the three-day election was extended by one more day due to low voter turnout. According to Sudanese official news, the results will be announced on the 27th of April 2015. However, no one is …

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Power To The Spirit Of Adi Keih

Food. Clothing. Shelter. These are basic economic needs of human beings. Land. Labor. Capital. These are basic factors of production. The Eritrean regime is a bourgeois society! Even if Marxist lingo is outdated, it describes the regime accurately. And Land has always remained at the center of Eritrea’s problems. Everything …

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Congratulating “Stuttering Yemane Gebremeskel”

If he doesn’t change his mind, it seems Isaias Afwerki has finally appointed a minister of information, a position that remained vacant since Ali Abdu, the previous minister, abandoned the PFDJ regime over two years ago. Yemane “Charlie” Gebremeskel was the director of the office of the president, a position …

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Dear Friends of awate.com, PLEASE SHARE THIS APPEAL IN YOUR CIRCLES Your support donation can be facilitated through the following means: 1. Credit and Debit Cards Click the PAYPAL “Support awate.com” icon and it will take you to the support page. All payments are processed through Paypal. Your support will appear …

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HSBC: The Swiss Cave Of Ali Baba

Wikileaks. Snowden. Falciani List. What does the exposure of the leaked Falciani list mean to the common person? Probably nothing much to the major victims of foisted poverty. As for the disciples of Ali Baba, perhaps a little regret for not being more careful, but certainly not shame because they’re …

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Eritrea: Land Proclamation No 58/1994

PART II – 1 PART II — CORRECTED TRANSLATION OF LAND PROCLAMATION PROCLAMATION NO. 58/1994 A PROCLAMATION TO REFORM THE SYSTEM OF LAND TENURE IN ERITREA, TO DETERMINE THE MANNER OF EXPROPRIATING LAND FOR PURPOSES OF DEVELOPMENT AND NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION, AND TO DETERMINE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE LAND …

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Who Will Speak for the Voiceless Eritreans In Sudan?

The December 24 attack on Eritreans at the Shagarab refugee camp in Sudan, when criminal elements of the Rashaida, in collaboration with Sudanese security officials, assaulted, molested, kidnapped Eritreans and torched their huts, is not the first incident and, sadly, won’t be the last incident unless they find a protector. …

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Issues European Foreign Policy Makers Should Consider

Many who would simply explain European policies on Africa as “neo-colonialism” are generally dismissed as paranoid or overly skeptical by those who want to portray themselves as “rational, refined and objective” thinkers. But given the European adventures in dealing with the many crises in Africa, even those who claim rationality …

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