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Of Guerilla Diplomacy and Granary Courtship

Of Guerrilla Diplomacy and Granary Courtship (ኩሽማን ደርሆ ኣብ ኣፍ ቆፎ) on Eritrean American mask-less diplomacy, with satirical flair (ዋዛ ምስ ቁምነገር)… The “je t’aime, moi non plus” (I love you, me neither) tic-tac exchange between the Eritrean Tweet and the American Facebook (in Eritrea) has of course nothing to …

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A self-contemplation that was circulating for some-time in my head was brought to surface when the curious touche-à-tout Saleh Gadi Johar humorously discussed the origin of the name Eritrea in his Negarit No 123 entitled “Eritrea and Eretria”.1 Where did the name come from? And who coined it? Johar did …

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David and Goliath Not a Myth

As a reaction to what appeared on Negarit yesterday under the title,  “Eritrea, the not-so-tiny-Tiny Country”, Haile S., an active awate forum member made the comments below that we found worthy of more exposure. Haile built on what appeared on Negarit and expounded on it with additional, and new, explanations regarding what ails Eritrea. His …

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ካብ ሳዕሳዕካስ ጾርካ ኣጸቢቅካ ተሓንገጦ

(እዚ ጽሑፍ ካብ ናይ ዓዋተ ናይ ክትዕ ገጽ ዝተቀድሐ እዩ) ትብጻሕ እዛ ደብዳበ ናብ ኩቡር ሓው ማሕሙድ ሳለሕ፡ ምስ ሙሉእ ሰላምታ። ማሕሙድ፡ ኣብ መድረኽ ዓወተ ስለዘይረኸብኩኻ፡ እስኪ ኣበይ ሓኪሉ ኢለ መስከረም ግንጽል እንተበልኩስ፡ ኣሰርካ ኣብኣ ረኺበዮ። ንስኻ ካብ መድረኽ ዓወተ እንተጠፋእካ፡ ኣብ መስከረም ትርከብ፣ ኣቦይ ሃይለ (ኣነ ኣይኮንኩን፡ ናይ ብሓቂ …

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A Glimpse at Gedli Boulevard, From the sidewalk

Exactly a year and a few weeks ago I wrote a draft article to post on Awate in the form of a letter to Tzigereda. It was a kind of encouragement and response to her after she wrote “Gejeret 1975: Life Under Mengistu’s Derg.” Seeing people criticising her on writing …

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