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AI: Twenty Years of Independence but still No Freedom

Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Twenty years of independence but still no freedom details how throughout the past two decades government…

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Theorizing Hamid Idris Awate In A Postmodern World

The recent trend, in the opposition block, on the contestation of Awate’s Eritrean symbolism is epic. The imagery of an afro-nilotic hero on a horse back, with a bandolier diagonally crossing his protruded chest, with a dangling sword in a holder, proudly slinging a simonova rifle , as if, projecting an appeal to our inner…

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A Letter From The Voice Of The Kunama People

The Official Letter, written in the Name of the Voice of the Kunama People, and sent to both;“EDA-KIDAN’s“ and “ENCDC-BAYTO’s“ Leaderships:   The Leaderships and the Leaders of the The Voice of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance, (EDA), Kunama People, Addis-Ababa, (Ethiopia) November 23, 2012   Honourable ladies and gentlemen, in the name and voice of the…

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Have You Seen This On The Mainstream Media?

Here is a clip that shows  the mighty Israeli army terrorizing civilians who have become aliens in their own land. Here is technology at work, tax dollars at work bombing Gaza indiscriminately. This is the story of an elephant complaining of a cub. Indeed CRY FREEDOM! And here is the similarity when Ethiopian forces sung “Embi…

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Eritrean Churches: Mute And Without opinion

“The church must be the guide and the critic of the State and never its tool.” writes Dr Martin Luther King Jr, outraged by the silence of many churches regarding racial injustice of his time. The church, or any religious institution for that matter, should not hope to earn favors or avert scorn from government…

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Zenawi: Memorable Personal Landmarks

Melles Zenawi the Ethiopian Prime Minister was snatched by death on August 20, 2012 at the age of 57; he is survived by three children.  The Ethiopian government has announced that a state funeral ceremony will be held on the 2nd of September. Over the years I have met Melles repeatedly, the last of which was…

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

A popular beer advertisement in my Country goes like this: “My name is Joe and I am Canadian!” Molson, the company that produces the beer “Molson Canadian” has cleverly crafted a commercial that can appeal to many Canadians. This is the sort of nationalism I can drink for, hypothetically speaking of course. I might even…

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Dear Prime Minister Meles

I wish I could discuss the contents of this letter with you in person; unfortunately, that is now impossible because of your untimely death. Dear Prime Minister, in 1991 soon after your triumphant arrival inAddis Ababa, I watched you debate the question ofEritrea’s independence with Professors Endrias Eshete and Mesfin Woldemariam and another academic. I…

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Statement from the Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Statement from the Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Aug 21, 2012) Honorable Peoples and Friends of Ethiopia; The Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, with deep sorrow and grief, regrets to inform the Peoples of Ethiopia that, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has led our country…

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Tewekel On The River Nile: Review The Conventions

Appearing on Al Jazeera’s “Behind The News”, Mohammed Taha Tewekel, an Eritrean regional political analyst, called for reviewing of the 1929 agreements between the United Kingdom and its colonies regarding the River Nile. Furthermore, argued Tewekel, the agreement signed between the Lower Nile countries of  Egypt and Sudan in 1959 is not binding on the…

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Canada: FM John Baird Warns Eritrean Consulate

10 Jul 2014 Gedab News Comments (51)

In a strongly worded statement, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird warned the Eritrean consulate in Canada to stop collecting taxes…

Gissen, Germany, Bans PFDJ Festival

10 Jul 2014 Gedab News Comments (4)

Following the example of the belated decision by the Italian city of Bologna to ban Eritrean government sponsored festivals, Giessen,…

Betrayal And Predicament Of An Eritrean Artist

09 Jul 2014 Beyan Negash Comments (4)

“During the struggle era I was also painting, telling the story of the struggle, the culture of the people…

Italy Still Serenading The Eritrean Dictator

08 Jul 2014 Awate Team Comments (12)

On July 2nd, 2014, Italy's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lapo Pistelli, met President Isaias Afwerki in Asmara, and Ethiopian…

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