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Terrerti And Their MP Aunts

[this is an archive edition of Negarit from August 2, 2004, and again today Nov. 29, 2018, maybe you could see how today is what it felt 15 years ago.] I keep thinking of my aunt because some people call home, talk to their aunties and use them as proof …

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Major Dawit Invites Me to Dr. Abiy’s Addition Class

If there is anything Eritreans and Ethiopians (and beyond) agree upon, it is the fact that PM Abiy has stirred a seemingly calm sea. Undoubtedly he has inspired many people—he even made the stiff Isaias giggle and behave like a teenager. Of course, he has embarked in a grand scheme …

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ድሕሪ በዓላት ቀጨውጨው

ድሕሪ በዓላት ቀጨውጨው ይብለኩምዶ? ኣብ ሃገርና ብየማነ ግብረኣብ ዝምራሕ ሚኒስትሪ ጉዳያት ዓበይቲ ዓርገናት ከምዝተመስረተ ፈሊጥኩምዶ? ረጋቢት ምስሪ ትፈልጥወንዶ?

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ነጋሪት ቪድዮ 5ይ ክፋል: ጽልግልግ መዓልቲ ናጽነት

ርሑስ በዓል መበል  ዕስራን-ገለን ናይ 700,002,017 ካብ ዓመተ ልደት ዓባይና ነጃት እታ ኣልኣሚን ሞታ ዘርዳኣና:: እቲ ባዓል ሎሚ ‘ዩ ግና ጓይላ ንቀዳም ስልዝኾነ ነቶም ንኺድ-ኣይንኺድ ክትብሎ ተጨኒቅኩም ዘለኹም ገለ ርእይቶ ክህበኩም እየ ምእንቲ ቀሲንኩም ኣመት ጓይላኹም ክትገብሩ:: ጽልግልግ ዘይብሉ ምሸት ጓይላ ይግበረልኩም::

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ነጋሪት ቪድዮ 4ይ ክፋል: ዛንታ ሓቅን ሓሶትን

ሓሶት ናብ ሓቂ፥ ሓቂ ድማ ናብ ሓሶት እንተቀየርናዮ እንታይ ጸገም የምጽእ? ኣሰከረን ርኢኹም ሓጠቅ-ሓጠቅ ኢሉኩም ይፈልጥ ዶ? ታሪኽ ካብ መዓስ ይጅምር? ኣደይ ተኸኣ ትፈልጥዋ ዶ? ኣብ ከረን ተወሊዱ ኣብ ከረን ዝዓበየሞ ብለን ዘይክእል ሰብ ማሕቡሰ ዶ ይውሕዶ? ናይ ሎም ዘመን መዓልቲ ናጽነት ካብ ልደተ ዓባይና ነጃት ጀሚሩ ስለዝቁጸር፥ ዝበዓለሉ ዕለት …

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Negarit Episode 2: Yemen Under Fire

Imperial Britain occupied South Yemen for 106 years. In 1918 the Ottoman Empire left North Yemen which. In 1967, after four years of Yemeni rebellion, the British left South Yemen—and many Yemenis who lived in Eritrea and many parts of the world returned and settled in South Yemen, mainly in …

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An Envious Eritrean Congratulating Ethiopia

Americans do not declare something over, “until the fat lady sings”. It’s a colloquial language referring to a fat lady who apparently used to sing before the end of Operas. For the last six-weeks, everybody was waiting for the Ethiopian Parliament to sing and officially declare a prime minister. It …

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Mahmoud Kannoni: Rest In Peace My Great Teacher

A bright educator has passed away. A great teacher who left his marks on our personalities has passed away. Ustaz Mahmoud Mohammed Ali has died. May he rest in peace. Almost sixteen years had passed when I visited Ustaz Mahmoud in his house in Abu Dhabi together with my late …

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Beware Of Warmongers

(Due to the never-ending bickering concerning the Nile River (more accurately, the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), today we decided to republish this archive content from June 17, 2013) If you notice, most fires of war are fueled by those who would not be burned by it. To them, it is just like …

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Abdurahman Younis: My Proud Friend Moves On

A famous commercial tagline goes, “Never let them see you sweat.” And there was a man who never let them see him sweat. A free-spirited man who faced adversity, jail, and deprivation, but never capitulated. How could he? How could he when he was blessed with a free, stubborn soul …

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What Ethiopian-Eritrean “Friendship” ?

(This is a speech delivered on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at a conference organized by the Eritrean Ethiopian Friendship Forum in San Jose, California: “Ethiopia & Eritrea: Healing Past Wounds and Building Strong People-To-People Relationships.” March 27, 2017) One night a man came upon a child who was searching under a street …

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Ahl Al-Kahaf: The Sleepers of Ephesus

Let me begin by wishing success and fruitful discussions for the organizers and attendants of the Sheffield Meeting, planed for tomorrow, Saturday, July 22, at 2pm. The two honorable men in the picture are Shiekh Mohammed Juma Abu Rashid, and Abba Shenoda Haile. The “Eritrean Justice Camp” knows both men …

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Eritrean Prisoners: Judge Mranet as a Sample

The 14th of April is when the Prisoners’ Day is commemorated. It’s a day that Eritreans remember their prisoners to spread awareness of the plight of their loved ones, and they remember so many of them. Some who grew old in the dungeons of the cruel Eritrean regime, others rumored …

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The Chocked Asseb Port

Today’s edition of Negarit consists of an extended part from a June 3, 2011 article, “Unusual: Imagining Asseb Through Djibouti”, and a chapter from an article, “Could we be heading to Assab?”, dated June 21, 2011. My flight from Djibouti to Addis had to do a stopover at Dire Dawa …

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The New Wave of Muslim Preachers

The last decade or so has been difficult for Muslims in many countries, but Muslims are still suffering the most in their own countries due to bad governance, low literacy rates, and poverty. If many non-Muslims are anxiety stricken by the savage actions of some bloodthirsty fanatic Muslims, it is helpful …

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The Village Of Wehni-Ber (Chapter 2)

The following is chapter 2 of the historical novel, “Of Kings And Bandits” ________________________________________________________________ Mokria, a young Ethiopian boy, glanced at the Wehni Mountain whose top was covered in thick fog that made it invisible. He felt the cold bite his skin through the blanket he had slept on, which …

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Eritrean Refugees In Sudan: 50 Years And Counting

This year, 2017, the first wave of Eritrean refugees who fled en-masse to the Sudan, have been living in refugee camps for fifty years, and they’re still counting. Since 1967, the numbers of the first wave of refugees, including the second and third generation refugees born in the camps, has surged …

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The Malignant Cancer of Eritrea

A million years ago, when I first said I do not know of an Eritrean ethnic group known as Tigrinya, quite a few people went bonkers. A thousand years ago, in the 1990s, a few people became touchy-feely whenever Andenet was mentioned, forgetting it was not about people, but a …

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