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Sanctions on Eritrea: Will They Or Won’t They?

1. It’s sanctions season, and the question is “will they or won’t they?”  Will the UN Security Council (UNSC) extend sanctions on the State of Eritrea or will they lift it?  We will have more information in June when the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea (SEMG) publishes its report and we will know for…

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The Chocked Asseb Port

Today’s edition of Negarit consists of an extended part from a June 3, 2011 article, “Unusual: Imagining Asseb Through Djibouti”, and a chapter from an article, “Could we be heading to Assab?”, dated June 21, 2011. My flight from Djibouti to Addis had to do a stopover at Dire Dawa (Dire Daba as the Somalis…

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Isaias and His Tactics for a Quarter of a Century

A quarter of a century after independence on May 24, 1991, Eritrea still has some growing agonies to overcome. The country that was considered hope and model for the ravaged Africa (Cameron McWhirter, Chicago tribune, may 16, 1993), has now become one of the largest refugee producing countries in the world. Twenty-five years after the…

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SBS Radio Reads Tedros Abraham’s Article

Since a few months ago, a group of Abyssinian fascists have been spreading hate speech and racial incitement. They have also been calling for ethnic and sectarian cleansing in Eritrea, using the Youtube platform. In relation to that, the Tigrinya unit of the Australian SBS radio read an article by Tedros Abraham, written to address the…

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Eritrea: Language and Identity And Globalization

The article, “Abyssinia (Al Habasha): Origins and Language by: Professor JalaLuddin M.Saleh, Ph.D.” posted by Beyan Negash has generated a very good discussion on the origins of Ge’ez in relationship to Arabic. I have posted several clarification comments under the article. My assessment of the article itself comes from a limited world view but it…

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Eritrea: Of Pressure Valves And Self-Inflicted Wounds

Last month, this column offered suggestions to journalists on how to do their job in Eritrea when they are given that “rare” access.  There is a reason why the access the Government of Eritrea grants journalists is inversely proportional to their knowledge and/or skepticism of the actions of the Government of Eritrea over the last 25 years:…

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Announcement By Hummed Neberai Scholarship (HNS)

Hummed Neberai Scholarship (HNS) For Academic Excellence and Development of Leadership Skills The descendants of the late Hajj Hummed Ibrahim Neberai of Keren, Eritrea, would like to announce a scholarship fund that is dedicated to academic excellence and the development of leadership skills among Eritrean youth. The Hummed Neberai Scholarship fund, amounting to US $10,000 per…

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Did Gov of Eritrea Really Dodge UN Accountability?

Since June 8, when the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Human Rights in Eritrea filed a report concluding that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity” have been committed and are still being committed in Eritrea, there have been questions on how the UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) would deal with the report.…

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A Stalemate Breaks Down in The Arabian Gulf

19 Jun 2017 Awate Team Comments (222)

Generally, when there is a national conflict, the people follow. Their salvation can only come from wise friends—but only if…

A Thorny Path: the Life of Woldeab Woldemariam,…

14 Jun 2017 Dawit Mesfin Comments (25)

There were very few actively engaged citizens who withstood the test of time and lived through Eritrea’s past struggles.  One…

Eritrea Might Sever Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

13 Jun 2017 Gedab News Comments (30)

In a press release issued by the Ministry of information yesterday, the Eritrean government supported the cutting of diplomatic ties…

Isaias’ Never Ending Border Drama

07 Jun 2017 Awate Team Comments (553)

Since the decision on the delimitation of the Border was delivered by The Eritrean Ethiopian Border Commission on 13 April…

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