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Liberation Theology & Intergenerational Discourse on Eritrea

African liberation theology: Intergenerational conversations on Eritrea’s futures. Ghirmai Negash & Awet T. Weldemichael. Trenton, NJ: Red Sea Press, 2018. 135 pp. Analysis by Beyan Negash* Liberation theology & intergenerational discourse on Eritrea** Negash and Woldemichael’s (2018) African liberation theology: Intergenerational conversations on Eritrea’s futures is at once about Eritrea and its …

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Bridging the Intellectual Gap

In a book review article authored by Dr. Bereket Habteselasse and published in Awate.com on August 11, 2017, Dr. Bereket concludes his book review with the following appeal: “I also issue a personal appeal to Eritrean scholars, particularly Muslim Eritreans, to write biographies of Ibrahim Sultan Ali, Abdulkadir Kebire, Idris …

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Saving People, Killing Silence

Introduction: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” This powerful quote is attributable to Martin Luther King Jr. who popularized it during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Digging deeper, however, it can be traced to the abolitionist, Unitarian Minister, Theodore Parker, an …

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Go Love a Bum: When Art and Artist Mislead

You are a survivor A child of promise You are protected like the iris of the eye Time flies, you are at the age of engagement and marriage During the planting season before the rains fall My heart led me, and I came to visit you I stand on your …

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The Hurt Locker: Film Review and Analysis

In an era of the Internet, in the age of sound bites, and in the world of texts that collapse the meaning of words into a single letter or two; where the bombardment of information ceaselessly flows, the ability to analyze, synthesize, and correctly processing information becomes ever more crucially important.  …

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Eritrea’s Democratic Credentials!

During the United Nations deliberations on the future of Eritrea in the 1950s, one particular claim was made consistently to justify the annexation of Eritrea to Ethiopia. This claim was economical in nature and it maintained that Eritrea was a poor country that can’t sustain itself as an independent nation. …

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Akhriya Steps-Forth: From Akhriya to All of Eritrea

ኣኽርያ በገሰው፡ ካብ ኣኽሪያ ናብ ኩሉ ኤሪትሪያ: Unlike the commonly known Las Vegas slogan, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” our motto is and should be the stark opposite of that: What happened in Akhriya did not, could not, and will not stay in Akhriya. This is a call to action and a call to …

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A Notch Up in Eritrea’s Struggle For Liberty and Justice

Circumstances surrounding a student-led public protest that took place in the Eritrean capital, Asmara on October 31, 2017, were lauded by many citizens as a historical event that marks the beginning of an end of one of the modern world’s ugliest tyrannies. Accounts of the protest were extensively reported by …

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The Akhriya Uprising: Lessons Gleaned

To expect convergence when canvassing various Eritrean opposition media outlets during any confrontational events like the Akhriya uprising would be par for the course. What shouldn’t be par for the course is the colluding, inadvertently or not, that aligns us with the supporters the PFDJ (the ruling party) with the …

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Halloween Uprising

  Eritreans as you know are unique especially in their courtesy towards one another and towards others. For example, if a Muslim is taken to jail by a Christian, another Muslim cannot state the fact without digging some Christian name from jail books and reassuring the jailer that it is …

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Enough to the Cruel Man in Asmara

The need of good governance inspires us to say enough to the cruel man in Asmara. It is the historical record of peoples that reflects their suffering and heroism and conveys their experiences to generations. The agony of the peoples of the Third World was the result of the Western …

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The Case of “Business and Human Rights” In Eritrea

Companies have an obligation to conduct due diligence of their Business activity and this article is a case of “Business and Human Rights” in Eritrea. Business has a direct and indirect impact on the lives of people. It is for this reason that the UN Human Rights Council came with …

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One More Nonagenarian Star 

His name is H. H. Abune Makarios, an inspiring and pious church leader. In 2009, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All of Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of St. Mark the Evangelist, assigned H. G. Abune Makarius to serve as bishop (overseer) of …

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EASE: Dankalia Stands With Akhriya

The following is a press release issued by Eritrean Afar State in Exile (EASE), posted by awatestaff. ____________ A CALL FOR UNITY TO STAND AGAINST TYRANNY AND PERSECUTIONS IN ERITREA SCHEDULED FOR | November 11, 2017, Ottawa, Canada The most recent government crackdown on religious freedom began in a threat …

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The Speech: Defining October 31, 2017!

The following is an updated version of the translation of Hajji Musa Mohammed Nur’s address to the meeting at the Al Dia Islamic School that resulted in his arrest and the arrest of many people, and caused the demonstration of October 31, 2017 that started in Akhria and spread to …

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To My Dear Father

It has been about forty years since I saw you last. I am writing this open letter because instead of the usual intent of letters, which tend to be private and intimate; why this open letter, well, because you are Eritrea’s father. Eritrea’s grandfather. Eritrea’s big brother. Open letter because …

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The Bifurcated World of Eritrea’s ‘Caged’ Tyrant

In an era when the world is witnessing unprecedented technological advances, unparalleled prosperity and heightened hopes for enduring global peace, an evil regime in Eritrea continues to destroy a country by ruining its national economy, driving the youthful and educated segments of its population into exile and subjecting the rest …

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The Skin That We Speak: A Book Review

The skin that we speak: Thoughts on language and culture in the classroom. Lisa Delpit & Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (Editors), New York, NY: The New Press, 2002, 229 pages. Reviewed by Beyan Negash Note: This was written as book review several years ago, but I edited it now for awate …

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