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Eritrea’s Independence: Celebrate Or Commiserate?

Overview: – There are two parts to this article. First, brief description of two battles heroically fought during the Eritrean armed struggle for national liberation. The purpose of doing so is to commemorate those brave Eritreans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for Eritrea’s full sovereignty. Second, how the hard-gained and long-awaited independence and the dream…

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End of Year Message

In my end of year article, I have chosen to remind readers about President Barack Obama’s landmark speeches for the purpose of drawing some important lessons. It is customary that people at the end of each calendar year make New Year’s resolutions to change their bad habits and continue strengthening their successful habits. In…

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Lessons to Learn: Extraordinary Australian Political Developments

Australia is the world’s smallest continent, though it is a big country with an area of about (8,468,300 km2). Compared to its size, the Australian population is small (~22 million)[1]. Accordingly, the Australian National Parliament reflects this small[2] population with the House of Representative or Lower House consisting 150 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) and…

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How And Why I Chose Harmony for’s Column

About two weeks prior to’s 10th anniversary, the Awate Team sent group email to some of its prolific writers who regularly contribute articles and enrich its website. The email recipients’ list also included people like me who currently are not contributing on a regular basis. The email’s main message was, the Awate Team is…

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The 55th and 16th Anniversary: Happy Awate Day

01 Sep 2016 Awate Team Comments (70)

The image we chose today to commemorate the 55th anniversary of September 1, 1961, as well as’s 16th birthday,…

Know Your Enemy And Thyself: Act Accordingly

29 Aug 2016 Amanuel Hidrat Comments (98)

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you…

Manal Younus: An Example In The Peach State

25 Aug 2016 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (9)

Emperors, wannabe-emperors, and petty-dictators name significant edifices, avenues, school and the like after their names or the causes they advance.…

A Defenseless Regime With Indefensible Record

22 Aug 2016 Yohannes Zerai Comments (22)

July 1st this year marked the culmination of a four-year, UN-mandated investigation into human rights violations in Eritrea whereupon the…




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