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A Matter of Perspective: Nationalism

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

I, as a devoted Awate reader,  most times scan the pages of this site in the hope that I will find there something informative and educational, something uplifting and  inspiring, something original and sometimes something controversial where we all can have an input of our dimes worth. True, time constraints …

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Forto 2013: A Matter of Perspective

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

There has recently been a spate of articles about the recent rare phenomena that occurred at Forto Baldisera, the building that houses the Ministry of Information of the current ruling class, the PFDJ. The stories are varied and many and variously categorize the incident as an “attempted coup d’etat”, “A …

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Meles Zenawe : A Matter Of Perspective

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Meles Zenawe is dead. Long live Meles Zenaw! Looking back at his life one can with no exaggeration say that Meles was no ordinary human being. Meles was an institution. With the exception of the great Mandela, Meles had no intellectual equal inAfrica’s leadership pool. He was not only a …

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The Referendum: A Matter Of Perspective

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

I was reading the excellent article by Mr. Mesfin Araya on the trajectory of the Eritrean nationalism when of all the points he raised, a point that had always struck me as odd, the one about the referendum, was the one the least talked about and least analyzed by any …

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The Digital Age. A Matter Of Perspective

The other day I asked my son to get me a ‘smart phone’. One of those Blackberries: i-pads, i-pods, or i–phones. He looked at me quizzically and asked, ‘Why would you want a smart phone?’ I said I want to look hip. I want to look modern. I want to …

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The Diaspora Ethiopians: A Matter Of Perspective

Mengistu H. Mariam as we all vividly remember was one of the most brutal dictators in Africa during one of the most turbulent periods in Ethiopian History. This non-descript small man committed atrocities on his people under which the ‘French Reign of Terror’ will pale by comparison. So I was …

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Fighting for France: A Matter of Perspective

Ghadafi is still in power. It is amazing that he is still in power considering the amount of firepower and the number of forces arrayed against him. I have always wanted Ghadafi to disappear even more than I had wanted Isaise to disappear even though I am and never was …

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The Struggle Ahead: A Matter of Perspective

It is amazing that Ghadafi is still in power. There can only be two explanations for this.  The firs is either his children are still loyal to him—remember when he told the World. ‘My Beable love me, all my Beable they love me”, nobody believed him. Even the hapless Susan …

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Middle East Quagmire: A Matter Of Perspective

Ghadafi has refused to go. He claims he holds no elected Office. That is no news.  Libyans never had elections since independence anyway. So the issue of him resigning is absurd. He is not a head of State.  He is the Head of his own creation, ‘The Jamharia.’ Unlike Isaias, …

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A Matter of Perspective: Ali Salim, the Thorn in Our Side

In the recent past it seems to have become fashionable to write (debate perhaps will be a better word) about the ethnic, religious and cultural divide in Eritrea. I have in the past intermittently touched on this sensitive subject, specially when I become agitated as I always am, at what …

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