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Remembering September 1

If you think you know the history of Eritrea, here is a pop quiz: when did Eritrea’s armed struggle for liberation really begin? Was it on 9/1/1961 when Awate fired his first shot as many Eritreans believe or late October 1961 when my late uncle joined the revolution? If you answered 9/1/1961, you would be…

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A Short-lived Democracy That Never Was

Two men surveyed the scene in Eritrea from afar. One saw (or thought he saw) a new era of freedom and prosperity and turned to his companion with tears in his eyes and said “how lucky we are to finally witness the birth of a free and democratic Eritrea”   His companion who was peering…

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Elites, Isaias, EPLF, And The Eritrean people

It is always better to look ahead than to look back; better to propose solutions than to lament the past but the future is so inexorably linked to the present, the present so intimately intertwined to our past, that to ignore the past is to guarantee future failure.  As George Santayana once put it “those…

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A Nation ready To Explode!

As I was passing by the brilliant young Eritrean who sells hotdogs near where I work, I noticed that he took off the picture of president Obama that always hang on his stand. When I asked him why he said he was mad at him for breaking many of the promises he voted him for. …

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Reason And Faith: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

Since his debut back in May 25, Amanuel Sahle has enriched Awate.com with several eloquent and highly readable articles.  In its introductory piece, Awate.com said about him that “he spends most of his time reading on and writing about social and philosophical issues”.  What awate.com failed to mention is that he also doubles as a…

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The Eritrean Accord: Harmonized Constitution By Mejlis Ibrahim…

20 Jul 2010 Awate Team No comments

I: Introduction We thank all our contributing partners who responded to our call for input and provided valuable insights and feedbacks…

GEAN: Memorandum of Understanding

10 Mar 2017 awatestaff Comments (180)

On the initiative of Global Eritrean Advocacy Network (GEAN), and after a series of deliberations, we, the undersigned individuals, civil…

The New Wave of Muslim Preachers

08 Mar 2017 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (306)

The last decade or so has been difficult for Muslims in many countries, but Muslims are still suffering the most in…

Ethiopia Kills 13 Rebels Near Assosa and The…

01 Mar 2017 Gedab News Comments (404)

Tsadeq Hagos, the Ethiopian State Minister for communication stated that security forces clashed with a the Benshangul rebel organization killing…

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