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Never Were Never Will Be Bedfellows

The following comment was posted at Awate Forum by Hayat Adem. There were plenty, more dramatic, and more shocking tests that faded away without angering the Eritrean public. The 1997 constitution was never part of the Eritrean value and culture. Shooting kids from the back for the crime of trying to cross the border is…

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Time For Blunt Discussion On Region And Religion

[Note added on Jan. 12, 2015: we discovered today that the article that we translated below (red text) is almost fully plagiarized. We apologize] On November 10, 2014, Saleh Johar wrote an article entitled “Crusaders” Branding Others “Islamists”. Subsequently, the English article was translated into Arabic and posted on several Eritrean websites. On Dec, 13,…

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Melbourne: Woldeyesus Ammar’s Interview With Omar Jabir

A Memorable Conversation with Omar Jabir In Melbourne By Woldeyesus Ammar (August 4, 2005) To my viewpoint,  Omar Jabir Omar, a veteran ELF freedom fighter now in Australia, represents, in one go, a combination of many things in a contemporary Eritrean in exile – contemporary here mainly meaning the generations that bore the brunt of…

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A Constitution or The Constitution?

On the occasion of the new year, Isaias Afwerki was interviewed by the ruling party owned EriTV and as per the promise he gave his supporters six-months ago, he said that he has “assembled people to prepare the constitution, and that the old constitution, though [he] didn’t declare it, is dead.” The issue of governing…

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Isaias’ Trade Off: Military Drill As Crops Perish

On the occasion of the year end, yesterday Isaias Afwerki gave a two-hour interview to the government owned Eri-TV. As usual, he blamed conspirators for wanting to hinder his government’s endeavor in the development of the country. He said, “…for 15 years we didn’t face a military attack only, but also economic, diplomatic, political and defamation,…

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Eyewitness Report: A Glance At The Situation In Eritrea

It has been a while since rationing of essential consumer items started in Eritrea. It has been since power became so scarce that Eritreans visiting home carry big quantities of candles. Tap water is almost nonexistent and the sanitation in Asmara and other towns is worrisome. Even with oil price have been dropping for months,…

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A Painful loss of A Great Fighter: The Death Of Omar Jabir

OBITUARY (Issued by Gulf News in Arabic and translated by Awatestaff.) Every soul will taste death. Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return. “ O reassured soul. Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him]. And enter among My [righteous] servants. And enter My Paradise. A Painful loss for…

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A Break From Politics: Jebena Presents Fairuz

For decades, the Lebanese singer, Fairuz, has remained one of the most known singers in the Middle East. Her romantic and patriotic songs, her soothing voice and dignified performance has earned her the love of many generations. To this day, very few singers have reached Firuz’s stature. Today we present to you one of Fairuz’s…

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Archives: The Eritrean Push Factor In South Africa

Why are Eritreans leaving their country? To most observers the reasons are clear but a few might not understand why many Eritreans do not return to their country once they leave. Today we present two archive posts as reminders of the push factor that has been active for a very long time in Eritrea, most…

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National Salvation: A Citizen’s Approach Citizen’s Initiative for the Salvation of Eritrea

National Salvation: A Citizen’s Approach Citizen’s Initiative for the Salvation of Eritrea  (CISE) Ericitizens@yahoo.com September 25, 2002 Concerned by the deepening crisis that threatens to endanger the very foundation of our nation Eritrea; Disheartened by the culture of polarization that impedes debate, compromise and peaceful resolution to conflicts; Inspired by Eritrea’s indomitable spirit that calls…

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A Crisis of a Ruling Regime or An…

20 Mar 2015 Awate Team Comments (98)

(This document was sent to awate.com by Tesfai Sherif and is being republished for the third time in 14 years.…

The Birth Of Despotism

23 Dec 2003 Aklilu Zere No comments

I believe it was a telltale sign for what was to become an everyday act of terror and cruelty. If…

Power To The Spirit Of Adi Keih

18 Mar 2015 Awate Team Comments (111)

Food. Clothing. Shelter. These are basic economic needs of human beings. Land. Labor. Capital. These are basic factors of production.…

A Covenant of Eritrean Nationalities

14 Jul 2010 awatestaff No comments

Prepared by Herui T. Bairu Introduction In my name and on behalf of the Eritrean Congress Party, I apologize for the humiliation…

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