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Anatomy of a Proverb

I had a relative who won all her arguments, thanks to her toolbox full of proverbs and parables which she used naturally and effectively. I think now, in retrospect, that for her to have won all those arguments, she must have followed techniques whereby each argument is forced to turn itself to an angle which…

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On the Cynics and on the Frustrated

On the Cynics You certainly have observed that now the time has come when the dead old demons are resurrected and its agents, seeing adventurous, optimistic Eritrea, at this time, standing amid its ruins, bewildered and confused, and although she knows perfectly well who the culprits were, she keeps bemusedly asking herself “whose fault is…

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Some Eritrean Wonders Of 2012

The year 2012 was not in short supply of Eritrean wonders, I chose a couple of these wonders and tried to put them under the microscope trying to dissect them and see what they really are. The subjects discussed are not new subjects, they have been thoroughly discussed and researched, but what this article brings…

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A Third Side Of A Coin

Separatist! The Eritrean National struggle was never a separatist struggle as some Eritrean quarters are now philosophizing and before them many Ethiopians who preferred to give up to bitterness and bury their heads in the sand. From the beginning to the end the separatist and the secessionist was Ethiopia, not Eritrea! It was official Ethiopia…

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Of Kings And Bandits: A Literary Review

I see men making a language of music and music out of language; men dreaming of finer lives, and living them. Here is a process of creation more vivid than in any myth, godliness more real than in any creed – Will Durant, A Shameless Worship Of Heroes Life is one, continuous and whole. No…

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A Chieftain In The Pasha’s Camp

  I .  There is no position more embarrassing than that of the historian in relation to his subject of expertise: history. One of the distinguishing features of science from other human endeavors is its ability to predict and anticipate to an ever improving degree of precision, the possibilities, results and outcome of applying of…

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A Sudanese Journalist of Fortune

In my afternoon visits to the Eritrean websites on December 25, 2009, I was surprised to come across a report on Adulis.com about an article written by a Sudanese journalist, Mr. Kamal Hassen Bakheet of the government affiliated Al-Rae Al-Am Arabic Newspaper on the sanctions the Security Council imposed on the Eritrean dictatorial regime. I…

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Christine Umutoni In Eritrea: Another Abuser of UNDP…

26 Dec 2016 Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Comments (113)

The global mission of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is poverty reduction, fighting HIV/AIDS, promoting democratic governance, energy and…

Soulmates: Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Isaias of Eritrea

25 Dec 2016 awatestaff Comments (101)

[Apologies: apparently the video that was linked to here seems to have been pirated. The full version is now not…

Deliverance: A Tale of Colliding passions and the…

22 Dec 2016 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (110)

Book Review Title: Deliverance: A Tale of Colliding passions and the Muse of Forgiveness Author: Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie Genre: Historical Novel Pages: 330 Publisher:…

The Dardanelles, The Nile, And The Red Sea

20 Dec 2016 Awate Team Comments (96)

In December of 2010, Bouazizi, a frustrated Tunisian street vendor, set himself ablaze and soon died of his injuries. The…

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