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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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Absence Of Class Is Filled By Something Lower

05 Apr 2015 awatestaff Comments (921)

The following was posted on Awate Forum by Burbank, commenter. In following this website's goal of advancing intelligent debates, we…

If You Love Your Country, Reform It

04 Apr 2015 Daniel G. Mikael Comments (14)

Let’s start with the word itself: Reform, a word often misused and misunderstood. The truth is, when it comes to…

NEW: Network of Eritrean Women Into The Second…

03 Apr 2015 awatestaff Comments (11)

After so many years of struggle, Eritrea is still a crude patriarchal society. Little has improved on the rights of…

اطفؤا قناديل الرعب

01 Jan 2014 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (2)

حين أمطرت السماء خيراتها، رائحة البارود من حولنا قابله وابل من دوى القنابل، والرعد ومع البرق ، صورة وأنعكاس ، فنظرات إلى…

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