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De-Politicising A Program is Politics: A Case of Radio Blina

Introduction: Between May 7 and 8, 2016, Eritrean Blen Diaspora will gather in Lausanne, Switzerland for a two-day conference organized by Radio Blina. That is probably a milestone on preserving their endangered language and culture that is exposed to constant exodus and political segregation. The event was initially proposed by Radio Blina listeners to extend their helping…

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Eritrean Days And Dates

Someone who goes by the name warrior has put it in a rather vivid way: “Even Jesus’ birthday is a controversy among biblical scholars as they argue viciously that his true birthday is not on December 25.” Luckily, we know exactly on what day the Eritrean war of independence ended. It was May 24, 1991.…

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Jebena: Jerusalem, “The Flower of the Cities”

Recently Kiros Asfaha released a new song which we will feature next week. Kiros took the right path by contributing a different song, breaking the monotonous choice of Eritreans artists to focus on dance-music, guayla, at the expense of contemplative and relaxing music. But that will be next week. Today we will present to you a timeless revolutionary…

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Seminar in Sweden: “Who Are Eritrean Jeberti?”

Sociopolitical, historical, deeply entrenched hegemonic ideologies are socially constructed situations; as such they require equally forceful counter narrative that emanates from a group that had been negatively impacted by such misconstrued reality. The beginning of the latter appeared to be afoot, to which I had the pleasure of being in the audience, virtually speaking, last…

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Like An Addict, Eritrea Needs Family Intervention

The Pope was there. Russia’s Putin was there for the first time in 10 years. China’s Xi Jinping was there for the first time. Cuba’s Raul Castro was there for the first time. The Palestinian flag was there for the first time. In fact, a “record number of world leaders”—150—were there. Eritrea’s president, Isaias Afwerki,…

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Eritrea: Gliding With Broken Wings

The following article by the Sudanese journalist, novelist and writer, Rania Mamoun, appeared on the October, 2015 edition of the Qatari Arabic Magazine, Al-Dowha. The magazine is an exceptional informative magazine and we encourage you to visit it. Rania’s article entitled, إريـتـريـا..التَّحليق بأجنحة مكسورة “Eritrea.. Gliding with a broken wing” is translated by awate.com. On…

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السياسة الإرترية والتنوّع … بين القول والعمل

حضرت في التاسع والعشرين من شهر أغسطس الماضي إجتماعًا بدعوة من منظمي منتدى بولونيا في أوكلاند . وكنت قد أعددت خطابًا باللغة الإنجليزية ، ولكنني قررت أن ألقيه باللغة التغرينية ، بدون التمسك بالترجمة الحرفية لما في الخطاب . لذلك لست متأكدًا ما إذا كانت كلمتي مختصرة أو مسترسلة ، ولكنني على ثقة بأنني غطيت…

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September 1, Happy Double Awate Day

If nations do not have symbols, they create them. National symbols help solidify a common identity and strengthen unity. Every nation does gives attention to symbols, including the ancient Greeks who created “national mythos”. Some nations go as far as creating fictional narratives and heroes as symbols or created symbols and national narratives from mythologies.…

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Commission of Inquiry On Eritrea: Press Conference

On June 24, the UN mandated Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) held a press conference. In his introductory statement, the chairman of the CoIE, Mike Smith, refuted claims by the Government of Eritrea that the commission is politically motivated and has sinister goals. He said, “…we have nothing but admiration for the country of Eritrea…we…

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Woldeab Woldemariam, a Visionary Eritrean Patriot, Biography

22 May 2017 Dawit Mesfin Comments (150)

Now I know why a monument has been erected for Alexander Pushkin, the renowned Russian poet, in the heart of Asmara,…

Eritrean Businesses: Between Loyalists and Others

17 May 2017 awatestaff Comments (19)

In recent months, the Eritrean government has been carrying out a heightened surveillance on the Eritrean commercial sector, and reports of…

Sudanese Destinies of Haile Selassie--the Story of A.…

15 May 2017 Omer Gaafar ElSouri Comments (459)

Introduction by the translator:This article is a detailed story of a book which, in its time, influenced the Eritrean National…

UAE Air Force Kills an Eritrean Fisherman and…

09 May 2017 Awate Team Comments (287)

Fighter planes belonging to the United Arab Emirates air force based in Assab, Eritrea, has killed Idris Redyo, and wounded…

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