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Celebrating Dr Saeed Forma

The last time I eulogized my friend Mebrahtu, I didn’t think I will do another one for a while. But

My Uncle Malik Amber

The Siddis-Ahbash in the Gujarat and Maharashtra regions of India are of African ancestry. They were brought to India by

Singers and Poets

About ten years ago there was a popular singer named Tarreqe. He had a unique voice. Until his slow disappearance,

Proclamation No. 1

Last Friday, Abiy Ahmed released a few prisoners of conscience who posed a risk to his control of power. The

Teashop culture

I have a habit of reading the ads on the Starbucks bulletin board as I wait for my coffee. Two

The Story of the #BlueEritrea Flag

Today, I hope the restless would stay calm as I narrate a basic history of the Eritrean flag–the significance of

“Goush the Shepherd Did It”

In a village council, when it was on a consultation break, a restless young man interrupted and said, “It’s Goush

Tug Of War

When a country faces a risk of war and invasion, the best precaution is to strengthen is national unity. But

Eritrea, Ethiopia’s Hostage

Anyone who went through the miseries and cruelties of the successive Ethiopian occupation (Haile Selassie’s and Mengistu’s) followed by the

The Era of PFDJ-Stupidity

This is excerpts from my Negarit 151, a presentation of Carlo Cippola’s book, “The 5 Basic Laws of Human Stupidity.”

The Six-Husbands of Eritrea

In the Tigrinya language we do not have separate words for sebay, as in husband, and sebaay, as in Man.

Eritrea and the Ethiopian Civil war

[9 mnts. reading] Writers or speakers who discuss everything under the sun should not shy away from raising critical topics

Negarit 148: ብሰላም ዕረፍ – Remembering a friend – ارقد في سلام

Eulogy for a departed friend, mourning in my own way and cursing the PFDJ//Saleh

Casualty and Effect

Living in Eritrea, far from the Sea, I only knew canned Sardines. Then I went to Massawa and tried grilled

“The World Is Against Us,” Eritrea’s St Alamin

A few people were mad because I criticized Saint Alamin, the Secretary of the PFDJ. They insisted that I apologize

The Hyena-leg, Egri Zb’ee

When I was a child, there was a man who had a big funnel-shaped wooden leg. His steps made a

“May You Beget A Black Cat”

In 1986 a border conflict erupted between Qatar and Bahrain over the ownership of the Hawar Islands (Fisht AlDibal). Qatari

The General’s Bad Lessons

A longtime ago in the environs of Kulentebai, the late Tesfai Tekhle, the liberation era commander, told a group of

Please Come and Invade Us!

A fringe racist, bigoted, and servile group has been trying hard to undo Eritrea and what its people stand for.

Eritrea: “A Foolish Undertaking”

Over the years I have come across many views; some I learned from, others I were a waste of time,

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