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An Initiative to Rally the Eritrean Lowland Societies

Common Principles and Action Plan: Contents: Introduction Historical Background Principles and basis for action Fundamental rights and principles The Strategic joint plan of Action for the Political and Civil Forces Part I:     Vision Part II:     Mission Part III:     Tasks Part IV:     Guiding Values for the Joint …

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Looking Forward into the Future of Eritrea

For those of us who live in the U.S., this is the time of the year in which we see American families gather and enjoy their traditional holidays and generally are at their best as they become more charitable toward those who are less fortunate. Of course, for Eritreans such …

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Awate 7.0: Status Update

Dear Awatistas: First of all, Awatista is a knock-off of Sandanista. We are not lefties, but we are revolutionaries, thus the Awatista. If you consider yourself a revolutionary, someone who wants to change the world for the better, you may not agree with us on anything else, you are an …

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SBS Tigrinya Interview With Saleh “Gadi” Johar

An interview with Saleh “Gadi” Johar, right activist, one of the founders of Awate.com and Author of Miriam was here Saleh Johar discusses about: ·Awate.com, ·His recently published book Miriam was here ·Issue of human trafficking and organ harvesting Listen to Part 1, Part2, and Part3 Part 3 Part 2 …

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Politics of Cynicism or Politics of Hope?

“Do we participate in a Politics of Cynicism or do we participate in a Politics of Hope?” Finding the Trail towards Triumph for the Eritrean Opposition and People “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s …

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The Essence of Isaiasism: Forced Labor

First of all, yes, when awate 7.0 is launched (1/1/14), we will have a blog for Haile the Great (and all our contributors) so that they can post their pieces directly and people don’t have to fish for content in the comments section.  This edition of Nahda started out as …

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Agrigento Memorial Service: Monday 21 October 2013

Information Pack for Agrigento Memorial Service On Monday 21 October at 4 PM in the afternoon there will be a memorial service for the victims of the Lampedusa tragedy in the Italian city of Agrigento. This memorial service is organised by the Italian government for people to pay respect for …

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Isaias: Too Strange to Captain Our Ship of State

Shore but only a kilometer away, Shoes new, untraveled, for a new day, Fire on deck,  60-foot of God’s acre. Black dots, tearless eyes, Slippery arms, sudden goodbyes,  Took wing soaked in water. Tides, tides, tides, tiny dots in tiny crates, Tears now to tide us over.  Your ethics professor …

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A Human Rights Lawyer Vs. A Trained Healer

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The perversion and the Orwellian double speak has reached a new summit. Now some young Eritrean professionals in Diaspora, the supposed trained healers are turning into accessories to the executioners in Eritrea. Presumably those who aspire to become professional healers are there to heal the ill, the frail, and the …

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A Time to Love and a Time to Hate

My favorite book in the bible says: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, …

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The Chronology of Eritrea’s Reform Movement (2000-2001)

On December 5, 2002, the Awate Team published an article entitled “The Chronology of The Reform Movement”, which we introduced with the words “The following is a chronicle of the reform movement…” It covers the period of August 2000–the beginning of the reform movement–to December 2001.  Of course, Eritreans’ call …

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SEMG Breaks Eritreans Omerta Culture

In 2009, after repeatedly warning the Eritrean regime to moderate its behavior, the UN designated Eritrea as threat to regional peace and, using the powers of Chapter VII of the UN Charter, imposed sanctions: total arms embargo on the state until such time that a panel of experts (Monitoring Group) …

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Dictatorship: a Rational Choice –Until It is Not

“Rational choice theory”, proposed by economists to describe market economies, has been adopted in criminology, religion and, of course, political science. Essentially, the theory assumes that, prior to every decision, people make cost-benefit analysis because they are “self-interested, purposeful, maximizing being.”  Of course, what I consider rational you will consider …

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ነፍሰን ሪሶርስስ፡ ጉልበት ጊላነት ኣብ ዕደና ቢሻ

7/9/2013 ብ 9 ምያዝያ 2012 ዓዋተ ዶት ኮም (ገዳብ ንይውስ) ኣንጻር ነፍሰን ሪሶርስስ ናይ ክሲ ስጉምቲ (class action lawsuits) ከም ዝተወስደ ጸብጺባ።[i] ስዒቡ ዝቐርብ ክሲ ንምድንጋር ገንዘባዊ ሰነዳት (securities) ዝምልከት ክሲ ኮይኑ ኣብ ክንዲ እቶም ኣብ ሞንጎ መጋቢት 28, 2011ን የካቲት 2012 አጠቓሊልካ ዘሎ ናይ ጊዜ ገደብ ብርክታት ነፍሰን (common …

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The Politics Of Betrayal

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Summary: The risk of colluding with Ethiopia to oust the Eritrean Government An illustration of Ethiopian deception Follies of many Eritrean opposition groups Tesfay Temnewo’s lack of credibility Many of us have speculated as to what kind of contributions the ‘Ethiopian intervention’ is bringing to the struggle Eritreans are pursuing …

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AI: Twenty Years of Independence but still No Freedom

Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Twenty years of independence but still no freedom details how throughout …

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Djibouti and Isaias Afwerki’s Secret Visit To Qatar

Barring any last-minute changes,  Isaias Afwerki is paying an unpublicized visit to Qatar on Tuesday to meet with its Emir to discuss the stalled Eritrea-Djibouti border agreement. According to our sources, Djibouti’s president, Ismail Omar Guelleh, who was also invited, has indicated that he will not show up unless Qatar …

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Omar Al Beshir Visits Isaias Afwerki

Sudan’s President, Omar Al Bashir, paid a visit to Isaias Afwerki in Asmara today.  Accompanying Al Bashir were Sudan’s Defense Minister and Intelligence Chief.   Isaias Afwerki, as usual, broke with protocol and was not accompanied by his defense minister or chief of intelligence.  The “working visit” lasted a day and …

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The Mask Behind The Grab

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

‘Thank You’ to all the people who take their time to leave a few notes at the end of the articles, mine included. That impresses me most and deserves all the credit for getting us rolling. I couldn’t find it again for proper referencing and I don’t remember the exact …

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