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Ismael Ibrahim Mukhtar

The Game Is Over!

The speech delivered by the president of Eritrea, Mr. Isaias Afwerki, on Martyrs’ day – June 20, 2018 – was a much anticipated speech. The speech came shortly after the peace overtures made by the new prime minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed. Expectation were abound that the speech of …

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A Celebration with a Different Flavour!

Congratulations to all! May the 24th is a day of celebration and great pride for all Eritreans all over the world. The celebration is well deserved and fittingly earned. It came after a lengthy, painful and costly sacrifice by every segment of the Eritrean society. No segment alone can take …

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Book Review: Red Sea Citizens by Dr. Jonathan Miran

BooK:                    Red Sea Citizens Author:                 Jonathan Miran Pages:                    401 Year:                       2009 Publisher:             Indiana University Press Dr. Johnathan Miran is Assistant Professor …

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Bridging the Intellectual Gap

In a book review article authored by Dr. Bereket Habteselasse and published in Awate.com on August 11, 2017, Dr. Bereket concludes his book review with the following appeal: “I also issue a personal appeal to Eritrean scholars, particularly Muslim Eritreans, to write biographies of Ibrahim Sultan Ali, Abdulkadir Kebire, Idris …

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Eritrea’s Democratic Credentials!

During the United Nations deliberations on the future of Eritrea in the 1950s, one particular claim was made consistently to justify the annexation of Eritrea to Ethiopia. This claim was economical in nature and it maintained that Eritrea was a poor country that can’t sustain itself as an independent nation. …

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Eritrea’s 150th Anniversary!

My adopted nation, Canada, recently celebrated its 150th anniversary on July 01, 2017. The celebration was huge, passionate and colorful. Even though Canada wasn’t the place of my birth, I passionately celebrated this anniversary. Canada has offered me its citizenship, education, health care, opportunities and rights that were denied to …

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The Eritrea of “Adey Hana”!

I was born and raised in the city of Asmara. Asmara in those days was a bustling multicultural and multi-faith city. My friends, class mates, neighbors and soccer team players came from different backgrounds. Included among them were Yemenis (Hadarem), Italians, hybrid Italians (Hanfes), Amharas, Greeks, Indians (commonly known as …

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