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The Past & Future: The different Views

Can Eritreans live together & share a common future? The immediate response to that question will be: of course they can, yes they should! You will always find that answer in public, but not behind closed doors! You can read that in the political programs of the government & the opposition, in public statements; you…

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The Past & The Future: Important But Not Urgent Questions

The human brain is designed in such a way that is responds to external messages according to their importance and urgency. The ability to understand and analyze those messages depends on how every individual’s  mental capacity is prepared. Education, culture & I.Q Once the brain gets the message, it applies certain criteria to classify those…

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The Past & The Future: Versions Of History

One of the most difficult political hurdles that blocks creating and shaping a common future is the failure to reconcile with the past. Eritreans are not only writing with different alphabets, but also reading different versions of their history – a case in the point is the chapter of the armed struggle? If you ask…

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Past & Future: Is Tigrigna domination A reality Or Myth?

After the Independence of Eritrea, the PFDJ failed to create and build a state for all Eritreans and a perpendicular division within the Eritrean society followed: 1- The state is supported by almost 90% of ethnic Tigrigna. 2- The opposition is supported by almost 90% of Eritrean Moslems (almost the same ratio as it was…

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A Tale of Two Cities London Peace Conference

I was born and grew up in an ex-British colony– Eritrea, the first time I saw a British person was in my village, the Manager of the Agricultural scheme ( S.I.A.). I remember that even the local games we were playing as kids were of British background( cricket& Rugby). Then I migrated to another ex-British…

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London Peace Conference: A Hidden Agenda?

 received an invitation from the preparatory committee (PC) of the peace conference which is planned to convene in London May 21st and 23rd of 2010.   I did not receive a written agenda, but some friends told me that the issue of priority is: Eritrean—Eritrean dialogue. I found that interesting, at least one can exchange…

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Dr Bereket Habteselassie: From The Unknown To The Uncertain

It is now more than 35 years since I first met Dr. Bereket in Baghdad/Iraq. He was very energetic, articulate, physically and mentally active (still he is fortunately – touch wood).  Since then I had been following his contributions, lectures, participations in regional and international forums and seminars.   That makes me—I believe—eligible to talk…

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Sharing Thoughts…

I was supposed to return to my station but the schedule was postponed due to a technical travel emergency. During the long relaxation period I had—physically and mentally—I stayed away from the political climate and spent my time in social and cultural activities—even the Internet was not available to me on a daily basis; but…

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Ramadan Reflections (Part 4 & 5)

What follow are the last two portions (4 & 5) of the five part series that Omar Jabir wrote during the month of Ramadan.  The series appeared on Alnahda1.8.com during the months of August and September, 2009; Awate.com has translated all five parts to English believing it would serve a wider audience. Notes that appear in brackets…

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The Smashed Eritrean Wristwatch

06 Sep 2017 Awate Team Comments (32)

[this was first published in May of 2015 in objection to an attempt by some hacks to revive old partisan rivalry, and…

Eritrea: The Constitution

04 Sep 2017 Ali Salim Comments (271)

Here is a follow-up on “gual mengedi” – the constitution. I will stick to word limit and make it short.…

Eritrea’s 150th Anniversary!

01 Sep 2017 Ismael Ibrahim Mukhtar Comments (140)

My adopted nation, Canada, recently celebrated its 150th anniversary on July 01, 2017. The celebration was huge, passionate and colorful.…

Water: Black Market Economy of Eritrea

29 Aug 2017 Gedab News Comments (16)

Four people were arrested on Monday in Asmara after they were caught selling water to citizens from a water tanker.…

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