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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Arabic In Eritrea : Its History and Its Reality (III)

Arabic language: the Popular Front [PFDJ] confirms that the Arabic language in Eritrea [was] imposed by the English and [it is] the language of Rashayidah.   Is it possible to reach this level of ignorance of history, or it is a determination to be fraudulent and deny rights because of …

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Eritrean Opposition: All Are Secular (II)

And I say that [in the title], because, if anyone reads the Charter of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance, he will discover that all the organizations that signed it, whether Islamists, nationality-based or otherwise, are in fact secular because the Charter confirms the separation of religion from the state, and that …

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