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The Unsung Tragedy of Eritrea’s Children: Past, Present, and Future

Children can help. In a world of diversity and disparity, children are a unifying force capable of bringing people to common ethical grounds. Children’s needs and aspirations cut across all ideologies and cultures. The needs of all children are the same: nutritious food, adequate health care, a decent education, shelter and a secure loving family.…

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Appraising Eritrea’s Social Media ( Part 1)

There now exists a ‘’different’’ Eritrea in the cyberspace, what can be called a ‘’virtual diasporic nation’’ of the free, populated mostly by the young and recent émigrés. This community of activists, working across the transnational space and without fear of retribution, has the potential to inject new vigor and a sense of direction to…

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Eritrea 20th Birthday: Time For Reflection!

“Those languishing in prison, those just out of prison, and the relatively free…” -A ‘’deranged’’ lady’s demographic classification of the Eritrean population into three groups.   (Adi-Keih, 2005) A profoundly dismayed, sad, outraged, and silently suffering society with in Eritrea is in a state of what might be called ‘’cerebral cortex shut down’’, a trance-like self-preserving…

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At The Crossroad (3rd & Final Part)

‘’They are capable of loving only the dead.’’ A. Pushkin The new mantra for the just ended 21st Anniversary of Massawa’s liberation goes: ‘’Fenkel: Apiary of Eritrea’s Independence’’. Sounds cute and clever. Full of meaning. Intelligent. Nationalistic. I am sorry if I am being a spoiler, but frankly, after twenty years of listening to this…

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At The Crossroads (Part II)

A chilly Mediterranean wind is blowing across the stale political landscape of Africa’s Arab north, and it has turned a new page, and a new chapter has just begun. In Tunisia an iron fist that ruled for 23 years was unraveled a few days back by popular unarmed street strikes. Despots in the neighboring countries…

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At The Crossroads (Part 1)

“April 4th, 1984. Last night to the flicks. All war films. One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean. Audience very much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him, first you saw wallowing along in the…

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A Dystonia-like Sickness Inflicts Eritrean Female Conscripts

15 Nov 2014 Gedab News Comments (33)

A strange sickness that plagued the Sawa training camp for a few years has made a comeback. Recently, several cases…

The World Looking At Eritrea And Ethiopia

13 Nov 2014 awatestaff Comments (175)

Editor's Note: Today's sample is possibly a representative view of the rest of the world regarding Eritrea and Ethiopia. Sometimes,…

Sample Views On Ethiopian-Eritrean Relations

12 Nov 2014 awatestaff Comments (69)

The following is a two part digest of some comments in two parts that appeared on the Awate Forum. The…

Eritreans in Tri-State honor Swedish MP Arhe Hamednaca

11 Nov 2014 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (11)

In an unprecedented spirit of fraternity, a group of Eritreans from the Tri-state area, Pennsylvania and Delaware met to honor…

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