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Badme: An Eritrean Opposition Deathbed

[Editor’s note: we received a clarification from Semere. Comments are now reactivated. We will explain the issue soon.] There’s no nice way to say this. The anti EPLF/PFDJ opposition that was led by the Ghedli generation for over three decades is laying on its deathbed waiting the inevitable. And there is nothing that could save…

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The Political Chess-Game To Tame The Woyanes

Well, well, well… Why I’m I not surprised? Deki-Ere – it’s happening again. History is in the making. It is a brand new day in Eritrea; and it is a dawn of a new era in Ethiopian politics. In Addis deep from its inner core, the ground is shifting along its geological fault lines. And…

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The Ethiopian Roar And The Weary Eyes of Eritrean Mothers (P. 1)

When Ethiopia roars from the South the threat is real. We Eritreans don’t take Ethiopian threat lightly. Generation after generation, we Eritreans have been on the receiving end of Ethiopia’s Tuta, Zeraf, Geday, Yematreba Fiel Zetegn Tweldalech….adventure. And we have deep scars to prove it. We have layers of tears still fresh. We have dark…

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Challenging The Rhetoric & Hypocrisy Of Violent Regime Change

Today, there are two diametrically opposing schools of thought in the opposition camp: Violent Regime Change vs. Non-Violent Regime Change. Again on the violent regime change camp, there are two completely different arguments with different sets of objectives that are being made to justify why violent regime change is the right course of action. And…

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Regionalism, Identity And Political Organizations In Eritrea

This is a speech that was presented at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville Maryland on June 25, 2011. Panelists presented their speech on an array of topics pertinent to Eritrea’s Path towards Democracy. The main issues that were presented by the panelists were: Diversity Management in Nation Building, Religion and Languages in Eritrean…

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Tigrigna Domination: Myth Vs Reality (perspective II)

Politics is science. Not exact science but still science. In science and mathematics, if you collect a lot of data and analyze your data with meticulous attention to each and every detail, you will see a pattern emerging. If you observe and study the pattern, you can come-up with a working formula that won’t fail…

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UN Extends Arms Embargo On Eritrea

11 Nov 2016 Gedab News Comments (7)

On November 5, 2016, the UN Security Council renewed the arms embargo it slapped Eritrea with since 2009 (resolution 1907). Ten…

“Mistirawit Debdabbe” To Obama

08 Nov 2008 Saleh "Gadi" Johar No comments

Congratulation to all Obama supporters; in the last three days before the election, I was afraid he would be Swift-boated.…

Isaias' “Mistirawit Debdabbe” To Donald Trump

09 Nov 2016 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (12)

Eight years ago, on November 8, 2008, I published Isaias’ congratulatory letter to the then president elect, Obama. Today I…

Tweedledum & Tweedledee: lqqi chflqqi

11 Jun 2007 Saleh "Gadi" Johar No comments

Tweedeldum and Tweedeldee are characters in an old poem by the English poet John Byrom. Over time, the characters were…

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