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The Eritrea’s Enough/Yi’akil Movement – A Way Forward

Since the Enough/Yi’akil campaign was launched about seven months ago, the campaign has garnered support from Eritreans across the world, including from inside Eritrea. The campaign is a grassroots public movement that has no affiliation with established opposition political parties or groups. The campaign is aimed at bringing about peace, …

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The Challenges of Fair Representation in Eritrean Politics

In early 2019, two Eritrean political events took place within a short period of time. The first was a London conference jointly organized by an NGO group, Eritrea Focus, and Institute of Commonwealth Studies. The second was the national congress of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC), held …

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Africa’s Generation 6

In a bid to stay ahead, industrial countries have entered the race to conquering 5G technology. If you are a tech buff, like me, you must have heard, read and/or watched something about the mad competition between countries and companies to master 5G technology and monopolize its market. Some countries …

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Documentary – awate.com: The Journey – ዓዋተ: እቲ ጉዕዞ- عواتي: المسيرة

This is a production of Zantana Productions, a friend of awate.com. It’s a brief history of awate.com–its goals, aspirations, trepidations, and hopes. Please join us in thanking Zantana Productions for the superb job. Note: this production was conceived, initiated, and produced by Zantana Productions. As you know, awate is a labor …

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A Letter from a Martyr!

I am an “Asmarino”, born and raised in Asmara. My father was a senior government bureaucrat. We lived in the affluent neighbourhood of “Tiravolo”. I was enrolled in a private Italian school, “Botego”. My father wanted me to be “ingegnere”. He promised me that as soon as I finish my …

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Independence Day Reflections

Friday, May 24, marked the 28th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia -Eritrea’s proudest and happiest moment when it finally threw off the shackles of colonialism once and for all. The memory evokes in us a sense of liberty and freedom, but as we learned from bitter experience independence does …

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Any Stage Has Its Own Color of Discourse

In quest of a solution to the long-lost nation, it is very sad to observe that Eritreans missed the benefit even from modern management systems. Contemporary managements developed a lot of methods, to the extent of selecting the right person for the right position, by using a scientific criterion. In …

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Ethio-Eritrea Rapprochement: Revival of Expansionist Nationalism

Having for some time dominated national politics in both countries, the publicity-saturated, emotion-laden and fast-paced diplomatic activities which the July 2018 Ethio-Eritrea peace agreement had triggered have now subsided. But the event has yet to spur bold initiatives in such critical areas as implementing the border ruling, institutionalizing the agreement …

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Eritrea and the Oromo Empire

Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and liberal democracies. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important …

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A Hopeful Scenario For Eritrea

SUMMARY Eritrea’s geography is well suited for the production of abundant electricity that is 100% renewable. There is huge potential for wind energy around Assab. Massive solar power production is possible just about anywhere in the mainland and its 200+ islands. Water from the Red Sea can be channeled to …

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“OPEN LETTER”: Eritrea Focus Response

Eritrea Focus response to concerns raised about “Building Democracy in Eritrea” conference. The Eritrea Focus recent conference titled ‘Building Democracy in Eritrea’ aroused responses from various corners, including Awate.com; “The London Conference Stirs Controversy” dated 28 April 2019. The article makes a number of observations about the conference some of …

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Enough Is Enough: What Is Next?

Amanuel Kifle (Doha), the young man from the Washington DC area, has ignited Eritreans everywhere by his powerful, “Yiaakle” (Enough) message that is spreading like wildfire. Even those silent Eritreans who have given up on Eritrea and many of those who have been supporting the regime are now awakened. Much …

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An Open Letter to Ambassador Haile Menkerios

I read your article, “Building Democracy in Eritrea” which appeared on Awate.com, on April 4/28/2019, with great interest. Good to see you enter the melee, and good to see your contribution, though I must say I’m not satisfied with the content of your article. I feel you scribbled it away …

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Building Democracy in Eritrea     

It is long overdue to discuss the need for building democracy in Eritrea, a country which has the notoriety of being perhaps the only country in Africa that does not have a functioning constitution, a legitimate/elected government, or legitimate and functioning governance institutions that ensure accountability. Since gaining independence, Eritrea has …

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Angesom and an Army of Volunteers

Today we would like to appreciate friends of awate.com, particularly Angesom who personally took the initiative and started a fundraiser for awate.com by reaching out to his circle of friends. In less than a month Angesom’s drive collected over $1100! Angesom’s initiative proves that a dozen people taking the same …

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