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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 and not in cash. Since…

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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. However, his family and relatives…

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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, ameliorate suspicions, and helps in…

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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, and offering a clear and…

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A New Book: Abyssinian Orthodox Tewahdo Church History By Semere Habtemariam

A New Book by Semere Tesfamicael Habtemariam Reflections on the History of the Abyssinian Orthodox Tewahdo Church Paperback: 312 pages Publisher: The Red Sea Press, Inc.; First edition (February 20, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1569025681 ISBN-13: 978-1569025680 If is often said that, “If you can’t read the book you want, you gotta write it,” and writing it is exactly what…

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Chalachew And The Abyssinian Violin

Today we bring you an unadulterated Abyssinian Masinqo in Amharic, or Chrawata in Tigrinya. It’s a pure countryside art that doesn’t encumber the ears with so much noise of brass instruments that Ethiopian are very fond of. The lyrics are comparable to the traditional impromptu recital of poetry or the trademark poetic and rhetoric art…

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SBS Radio Reads Tedros Abraham’s Article

Since a few months ago, a group of Abyssinian fascists have been spreading hate speech and racial incitement. They have also been calling for ethnic and sectarian cleansing in Eritrea, using the Youtube platform. In relation to that, the Tigrinya unit of the Australian SBS radio read an article by Tedros Abraham, written to address the…

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Two Prominent Eritreans Die In Exile

The Eritrean opposition has suffered another loss today: Dr. Habte Tesfamariam, one of the most prominent leaders of the Eritrean opposition, has died in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Habte had traveled to Germany in March last year when he fell ill. During the last three-days, he had recuperated and was planning to return to his work…

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Mr. Sied Mohammed Ali Awarded the 2016 Hummed Neberai Scholarship

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 30, 2016 Contact: Norai M. Ibrahim, Spokesperson and PR Officer Neberai Foundation, Hummed Neberai Scholarships (HNS) norai@neberai.com Mr. Sied Mohammed Ali Awarded the 2016 Hummed Neberai Scholarship The Neberai Foundation, administrator of the Hummed Neberai Scholarships (HNS), is pleased to announce that Mr. Sied Mohammed Ali of Ala-Bolsoto, Eritrea has won…

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Soulmates: Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Isaias of Eritrea

[Apologies: apparently the video that was linked to here seems to have been pirated. The full version is now not accessible. The clip above is the trailer of the documentary which is available on Netflix.] Many people like to compare countries, that is why you hear Eritrea is the North Korea of Africa. That comparison…

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Archive: Ending Dialogue By Proxy

04 May 2017 Awate Team Comments (13)

Seventeen years after it was signed, the Algiers Eritrea-Ethiopia peace accord remained elusive. Fifteen years after the Eritrean Ethiopian Border…

Sanctions on Eritrea: Will They Or Won't They?

30 Apr 2017 Salyounis Comments (100)

1. It's sanctions season, and the question is "will they or won't they?"  Will the UN Security Council (UNSC) extend…

Seventeen Years in Prison without Charge

26 Apr 2017 awatestaff Comments (441)

The person profiled* in this edition is Haj Mohammed Ali Mahmoud, a citizen from the town of Gelluy, commonly pronounced…

The Death of Mihret Eyob as an Illustration

21 Apr 2017 Awate Team Comments (375)

The Eritrean tragedy is not obscure to anyone who follows current events; there is an international awareness about the thousands…

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