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{እዚ ጽሑፍ ብ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዝነብር ዜጋ ዝተጻሕፈ እዩ ፡ ምእንቲ ድሕንነቱ ስሙ ዓቂብናዮ አለና።} __ ናብ ዝኸበርካ ኢሳያስ ትጋግየኒ ትኸውን ዘይተለልየኒ፡ ግን እቲ ኣባይ ዘስዓብካዮ በሰላ ከምዘይርስዓካ ገይሩኒ። ካብ ንእስነተይ ጀሚረ፡ ዓበይቲ ኣሕዋተይ እናኣኽበርኩ ስለዝዓበኹ፡ ንኽብሮምን ንኽብሪ ባህልና ብምባል፡ ስምካ እናጸዋዕኩ መልእኽተይ በዛ ቅልዕቲ ደብዳበ ክልእከልካ ወሲነ። ትፈልጥ’ዶ? እቶም …

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A Citizen’s Letter to Isaias Afwerki

[The following is a letter penned by a person who lives in Eritrea. His name is withheld for his safety] …… To Isaias Afwerki Eritrea, March 13, 2018 Dear Isaias, You may not recognize me yet, but you are the cause of the scars I harbor and the anger with which …

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ጉዕዞ ባንዴራታት ኤርትራ

(ኣብ ሕዳር 2001 ‘Eritrean Symbols Of Many Colors’ ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝብል ኣርእስቲ ብሳልሕ ቃዲ ጆሃር ብቋንቋ እንግሊዝ ዝተጻሕፈ: ትርጉም – ዮኣ) መእተዊ : ኣንበሳ ኣብ ርእሱ ኣኽሊል ደፊኡ ሰንደቕ ዓቲሩ ኣሎ፣ እታ ኣኽሊልን እታ ዓቲርዋ ዘሎ ዘንጊን ድማ ኣብ ልዕሊአን መስቀል ኣለወን። እዚኣ ኣርማ ናይ “ኣንበሳ-ዘነገደ-ይሁዳ-ግርማዊ-ቀዳማዊ-ሃይለ-ስላሰ-ንጉሰ-ነገስት-ዘኢትዮጵያ” ኢያ ዝነበረት። እዛ ኣርማ …

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Hajji Mussa: Awate.com 2017 Man of The Year

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Eritrean security forces arrested Hajji Mussa Mohamed Nur and scores of others from different parts of Asmara. He is the Board Director of Al-Diaa Islamic school. The school is a private community school established in the 1960s by the late Ustaz Mohammed Bashir Ahmed. …

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One More Nonagenarian Star 

His name is H. H. Abune Makarios, an inspiring and pious church leader. In 2009, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All of Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of St. Mark the Evangelist, assigned H. G. Abune Makarius to serve as bishop (overseer) of …

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EASE: Dankalia Stands With Akhriya

The following is a press release issued by Eritrean Afar State in Exile (EASE), posted by awatestaff. ____________ A CALL FOR UNITY TO STAND AGAINST TYRANNY AND PERSECUTIONS IN ERITREA SCHEDULED FOR | November 11, 2017, Ottawa, Canada The most recent government crackdown on religious freedom began in a threat …

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The Speech: Defining October 31, 2017!

The following is an updated version of the translation of Hajji Musa Mohammed Nur’s address to the meeting at the Al Dia Islamic School that resulted in his arrest and the arrest of many people, and caused the demonstration of October 31, 2017 that started in Akhria and spread to …

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U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Is Roaring

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Salem Solomon on August 04, 2017. Follow the link below to read the full article entitled, “Congressman Calls for US Military Partnership with Eritrea.” “A Republican congressman says he believes it is time for the U.S. to reach out to Eritrea and …

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Qatar: Al Jazeera in the Middle

Though the diplomatic crisis in the Arabian Gulf seemed to be moving fast, it was headed to a predetermined destination: a standstill. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were set to punish Qatar, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council that was born in 1976 and that is now crippled …

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Archives: Reasons To Doubt Reliability of ICG’s Report

Today’s archive material is a Gedab News report from November 8, 2007. Since then, at least once every year, an imminent military confrontation between Eritrea and Ethiopia was expected based of reports and rumors. And since the last war stopped [in 2000], the two countries are still going through a …

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Eritrean Businesses: Between Loyalists and Others

In recent months, the Eritrean government has been carrying out a heightened surveillance on the Eritrean commercial sector, and reports of spies working for the security departments is focused on merchants and traders suspected of transacting in cash, in violation of the government directive that requires them to deal in checks …

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Seventeen Years in Prison without Charge

The person profiled* in this edition is Haj Mohammed Ali Mahmoud, a citizen from the town of Gelluy, commonly pronounced as Geluj, in the Gash Barka area. Haj Mohammed was arrested in the year 2000 in Asmara, and there is no trace of him since he disappeared seventeen years ago. …

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Knowing Eritrea And Eritreans

Awate.com has always encouraged Eritreans to venture far from their narrow circle of friends, from the confines of their villages, and try to interact with those who do not share with them several layers of identities. This website believed that knowing each other’s’ fears, concerns, and suspicions, eliminates mutual mistrust, …

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GEAN: Memorandum of Understanding

On the initiative of Global Eritrean Advocacy Network (GEAN), and after a series of deliberations, we, the undersigned individuals, civil societies, political organizations, veterans, community and religious leaders subscribe to this memorandum of understanding (MoU) to serve as a basis for: Understanding and articulating the daunting challenges that Eritrea faces, …

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