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From The Teachings Of The Late WelWel

The following was translated by the Awate Team and published as part of the set of launching content of awate.com in September 1, 2000. The late Ato Woldeab Woldemariam was a lifetime teacher, and a great debater. His Commitments to individual freedom, democracy and justice were as unshakable as his …

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A Sample Of The Eritrean Grief

The following was posted as a comment on Awate Forum; it is a profound story that we decided to make it a feature article Tesfabirhan, the author of the article stated, “my story is a drop in an ocean I am just lucky to be able to write about my …

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Eritrea: Gliding With Broken Wings

The following article by the Sudanese journalist, novelist and writer, Rania Mamoun, appeared on the October, 2015 edition of the Qatari Arabic Magazine, Al-Dowha. The magazine is an exceptional informative magazine and we encourage you to visit it. Rania’s article entitled, إريـتـريـا..التَّحليق بأجنحة مكسورة “Eritrea.. Gliding with a broken wing” …

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Jebena Introduces: Iraqi Singer Kazem AlSahir

Jebena weekend repose introduces to you the famous Iraqi singer Kazem Al Sahir through his song, Zidini Ishqen (Give me more passion). Kazem was born in Mosul, Iraq, the city that has been ravaged by ISIS. The late Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani wrote the lyrics for the song that has …

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Ustaz Saleh Hamde: A Patriot Passes Away

“Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return.” That’s a total submission to the will of God and to the authority of death that doesn’t exclude anyone. On Monday morning, July 27, 2015, the much respected Ustaz Saleh Hamde passed away. The deceased has been wrestling …

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Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Two Victimized Farmers

The following was posted on the Awate Forum by Hayat Adem. We are bringing it to the frontpage.(AwateStaff) ________________ I don’t know how to relate with the Greece and European crisis, but I reflected on the Eritrean Nakfa and Ethiopian Birr currencies and the issue of the village of Badume. …

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A Testimony On Eritrea To The U.S. Congress

I wanted to inform you that I was, on behalf of the America Team, invited to testify at a Congressional hearing last Thursday, July 9th, by the US House Foreign Relations Committee, conducted by the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, Congressman Chris Smith …

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Daniel Teklehaimanot: King of the Mountains

On July 9, Eritrean cyclist Daniel Teklehaimanot, was named “King of the Mountains” and awarded the polka dotted jersey, after he accumulated the most points in the three-climbs sessions of Stage 6 of Tour de France’s 191.5 kilometer race. Daniel Teklehaimanot’s achievement is a first at other levels The team he races for, …

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Eritrean Refugees Demonstrate In Tel Aviv

Until a few years ago, Israel was not a common destination for Eritreans, except a few elders who travel to Jerusalem for pilgrimage. Less than a decade ago, as life for Eritreans under the government became more daunting, where young people are subjected to indefinite conscription in the army that turns into long …

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Al Jazeera’s The Stream hosts Ms. Sheila Keetharuth

On June 16, 2015, Al Jazeera’s The Stream hosted her excellency Ms Shiela Keetharuth and three other Eritrean guests to discuss the report that was issued by the UN appointed Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea. The extensive report is damning and it has angered the Eritreans government. The extensive report …

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In Spite Of Security Hurdles Somalia Recovering Fast

A stable Somalia is good for the Horn of Africa, a successful Somalia is excellent. The country that has been marred in civil wars since the overthrow of the late dictator Mohammed Siad Barre in 1991. Since then, millions were internally displaced or left their country as refugees. Somalia went …

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A Documentary: Eritrean Refugees In Ethiopia (Part 2)

Last week Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation aired a two part documentary about the general Eritrean situation. This is PART 2 of it. The documentary is heavy on interview and reports by eyewitness who are now stranded in several refugees camps across Northern Ethiopia. They include, army officers, college professors, housewives, students, …

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A Documentary: Eritrean Refugees In Ethiopia (Part 1)

Last week Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation aired a two part documentary about the general Eritrean situation. This is PART 1 of it. The documentary is heavy on interview and reports by eyewitness who are now stranded in several refugees camps across Northern Ethiopia. They include, army officers, college professors, housewives, students, …

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Eritrean Heart And Mind At Work In Italy

“Here is heart and mind in action! Here is the meaning of Independence as depending on one another! Here is the meaning of organizing, one that is for a purpose and not for mindless beating the koboro [drums] in a land that doesn’t wont you and for a regime that …

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Australia: Beyene Semere of SBS Radio Interviews Saleh Johar

On Wednesday May 6, 2015, Beyene Semere of SBS conducted an interview with the Saleh “Gadi” Johar. Beyene Semere is the director of the Tigrinya service of the SBS. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is an Australian public broadcasting radio services which also has an online and  television network. According to Wikipedia, the stated …

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Egypt To The rescue: Isaias’ Game Interrupted

Isaias Afwerki loves speculation, but he loves rumors about him even more. Between April 28 and 29 Isaias was on a state visit to Saudi Arabia. It was not a rumor, he did arrive in Saudi Arabia because it was reported by the Saudi media, with pictures. But though he …

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Jebena Presents Anis Shoshan: The Artist Of Peace

Overnight, Anis Shoshan, a Tunisian poet became a household name around the world. On April 22, 2015, Hannibal Television aired a program called “Taalu Nehkiyu” (Let’s Talk). Anis was sitting at the studio when he was given the microphone to blast his poem of peace that immediately went viral, and carried …

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