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Purveyors Of Pretence And The Curse Of The Minority

Much like civil war and proxy war prone Lebanon where the bloodiest sectarian wars in the Middle East were once fought (and could blow up anytime); there isn’t a single ethnic group in Eritrea which could claim to have a majority status on its own, even if by the slightest of margins. Neither the Tigrignas…

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Destroying HGDEF

At times one wonders if we should say shame on us or shame on HGDEF. As if it is not degrading enough to be spat on, we seem to lack the resolve – and a simple one at that by the way, to even be able to wipe the spit off our faces. How degrading…

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PFDJ’s Last Line Of Defence

What is left for the teetering HGDEF regime to cling on to? What keeps it going when for all intents and purposes it was stripped bare of almost all the structures that make up a functioning state – if one could ever call a consortium of shefatu (bandits) “a state” in the first place? How…

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Forto 2013 – The Covert Angle

Much has been said about the January 21 event – now better known as the “Forto – 2013” operation, in which the PFDJ regime was shocked to its core, despite its typical and desperate tactics of playing down threats and feigning normalcy. Not only did the event scare the pants out of the cowardly dictator,…

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Time For Some Reflections

“The years roll by” may have become a catch phrase we repeat very often in our nation’s predicament – but literally, the years are indeed rolling by. How fast they come and go is even hardly noticeable these days. Between jobs, schools, holiday events, vacations and family life in general with all its fun memories,…

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What Are Eritrea’s Options – If Any?

An important leader in the horn ofAfricaregion has suddenly died. Now remember, “important” – not necessarily good or bad, but nonetheless, important. Discussing and arguing about his record has already begun in earnest and the irony is, the man is not even buried yet. Zenawi’s record – good or bad may be the subject of…

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PFDJ’s Identity

A young Egyptian school boy starts a recess time conversation with one of his schoolmates which run something like this. After staring at his schoolmate who happened to be a fairly dark-skinned African kid, the boy started his conversation by asking; “huwan’tu endku mama w’baba za’yeena?” (Do you have moms and dads like us?). At…

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The National Assembly And The Road Ahead

2011 will be remembered as the year where the roots of success were sowed in our struggle against HGDEF’s tyranny. The National Congress was a success by all standards and despite the ill wishes and the co-ordinated smear campaigns of the bigots and their sympathizers, it was as detractor-proof as could ever be imagined for…

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The Mogogo Crowd And Their Chauvinist Project

“N’hna nsu  – nsu n’hna”  they will chant yet again, re-affirming their allegiance not only to their dictator, but also and even more importantly, to what the dictator stands for – the completion of a chauvinist project which started forty odd years ago. And mind you, this is not taking place somewhere in Eritrea, where…

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Eritreans in Tri-State honor Swedish MP Arhe Hamednaca

11 Nov 2014 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (11)

In an unprecedented spirit of fraternity, a group of Eritreans from the Tri-state area, Pennsylvania and Delaware met to honor…

"Crusaders" Branding Others, "Islamists"

10 Nov 2014 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (197)

Today's Negarit is about Yosef EFND, coincidentally, there is an Egyptians word that sounds like it, Effendi (افندي); it is…

Belgium: Eritrean Refugees In Limbo

07 Nov 2014 Gedab News Comments (42)

Belgium, considered a relatively good destination for refugees, is now where many refugees are staying in a limbo for extended…

A Sea Of Longing: A Gift To All…

08 Nov 2014 awatestaff Comments (22)

This moving rababa song which is performed by the Sudanese artist Mohammed Jubara, was, "Initially written by the poet and…

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