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The Eritrean Revolution: The Way Forward (P2)

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

This is a continuation of Part I. The Eritrean regime is crumbling fast after sowing so much mistrust among us. Instead of  respecting  our diversity and building on its positive aspects,it has worked hard to deepen and escalate the  ethnic, regional and religious difference. The urgent question we need to address …

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Reflection On The Bishoftu “Youth Dialogue Forum”

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The preparations The first time I heard about the idea of planning to hold a youth conference in Ethiopia and other sectorial conferences was during the seminar of  Eritrean intellectuals, professionals and other interested individuals held in Ethiopia in September 2011. It means the idea precedes the Eritrean National Conference …

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The Road To NCDC: Challenges And Opportunities

These are the main highlights of the presentation I gave in a seminar in Birmingham on 09.07. 2011. The seminar was organized by Eritrean Cultural Forum in Birmingham: Stock assessment: Our basic background: What? -Will always be part of us How we dealt/ deal with it?           -Our experience How does …

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Myth Of PFDJ Demonstration In Oslo And NRK, TV2

Ever since the Eritrean Unity Movement in Norway began to expose the YPFDJ they have been trying hard to improve their image and to attract media attention in Norway. They incited hatred and mobilized for a demonstration against Norwegian media particularly against NRK and few individuals who according to them …

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Eritrea & Egypt: State Vs. Regime Security

A man came to my office at the Paradiso Campus of the University of Asmara, showed me his ID card, placed a revolver on the desk in front of me, and asked to use the phone; he called his headquarters report that he was with me. He then began questioning …

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The Fall Of Gazafi & The Eritrean-Libyan Relations (Part II)

If one were to re-compose an old Eritrean Tigrinya song to describe how many times the Eritrean President has visited Libya in the last decade, one of the verses would read like this: ‘Tezewery nefarit tezewereyeTribolin-Asmaran kuynu mezawereye’ (Fly Airplane, fly, the Asmara Tripoli journey has become an entertainment).   Part …

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The Fall Of Gazafi And The Eritrean-Libyan Relations

“I was the one who created Libya and I will be the one to destroy it.” Qazafi as cited in The Economist1 “Mercenaries, Eritrean mercenaries!” they shouted and attacked Eritreans every here. Word spread by the agents of the regime that Eritreans were behind the failed coup attempt. Eritreans were …

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Two Out: Who Is No. 3?

The Tunisian people have taken to the streets and succeeded in deposing a dictator, and the popular uprising in Egypt has forced the modern pharaoh to make three consecutive concessions within a week. For the first time in 30 years he appointed a vice-president (we do not have one in …

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Addis 2010: NCDC Participation And Issues (II)

After one of the group sessions, a Tigre speaking colleague who attended the conference remarked, “I do not like the Tigrinya word ግና ‘gnna’ (but).  Some Tigrinya speakers express excellent views and suddenly everything they had stated is spoiled after they utter the word ‘gnna.” We had an outspoken Tigrinya …

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Addis 2010: Eritrean-Ethiopian relationship (I)

Haddis Alemayehu’s ‘Fiqir iske meqabir (love to the grave) is a literary masterpiece of Amharic literature about feudal Ethiopia that I enjoyed reading during my school days. Addis 2010 revived my memory about the novel and in a number of ways I somehow tried to relate it to the current …

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