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Ambassador Yusuf Mohamed Ismail “Bari Bari”: 1960-2015

A Somali Hero and Champion of Human Rights The tragic death of an extraordinary and valiant diplomat who fought for numerous causes, including the rights of Eritreans and people with albinism. On Friday 27 March, Somalia’s ambassador to Switzerland and the United Nations Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari Bari died along with at least 13 others…

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Australia: Beyene Semere of SBS Radio Interviews Saleh Johar

On Wednesday May 6, 2015, Beyene Semere of SBS conducted an interview with the Saleh “Gadi” Johar. Beyene Semere is the director of the Tigrinya service of the SBS. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is an Australian public broadcasting radio services which also has an online and  television network. According to Wikipedia, the stated purpose of SBS is “to…

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Egypt To The rescue: Isaias’ Game Interrupted

Isaias Afwerki loves speculation, but he loves rumors about him even more. Between April 28 and 29 Isaias was on a state visit to Saudi Arabia. It was not a rumor, he did arrive in Saudi Arabia because it was reported by the Saudi media, with pictures. But though he controls all the media outlets…

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Rallying Eritreans Around One Cause

We are in difficult moments. Hundreds of Eritreans are feared to have perished in the Mediterranean Sea; scores of innocent people were slaughtered in a grizzly fashion intended to terrorize humanity; many more are stranded in hostile lands facing eminent catastrophe at the hands of modern day barbarians.  A sober and composed assessment of the…

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Jebena Presents Anis Shoshan: The Artist Of Peace

Overnight, Anis Shoshan, a Tunisian poet became a household name around the world. On April 22, 2015, Hannibal Television aired a program called “Taalu Nehkiyu” (Let’s Talk). Anis was sitting at the studio when he was given the microphone to blast his poem of peace that immediately went viral, and carried his name beyond Tunisia and…

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The Revolutionary Tesfamariam Woldemariam And SAUA

In memory of a young revolutionary SAUA has nothing to do with SAWA, the military camp that gained notoriety associated with the horrific violation of human right in Eritrea. SAUA is the acronym of the Student Association University of Asmara and Tesfamariam Woldemariam was one the founding members and once its president. This week opposition…

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Absence Of Class Is Filled By Something Lower

The following was posted on Awate Forum by Burbank, commenter. In following this website’s goal of advancing intelligent debates, we hope it will encourage debates on important issues. Awatestaff I was glad to read Daniel’s “If You Love Your Country, Reform It” on a Saturday morning. Unfortunately, it is with regret that I share my…

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Hiatus Is Over: Hamdan Resumes Lying

If you are wondering where this appeared, such languages and lies cannot appear anywhere but in the PFDJ websites and its affiliates. People have the right to have a different view about anything, but they do not have to lie and manufacture facts that can easily be disproved. The article appeared on a website that…

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“Pre-figurative Politics” Of The Eritrean Lowland League

The birth of Eritrean Lowland League (ELL) has its sociopolitical and historical trajectories that necessitated it. Seeing ELL outside that scope is tantamount to chasing wild goose. The preoccupation with the name is an obvious hurdle given the nature of Eritrean politics. Eritrean body politic seems to gravitate toward this tainted world of perfunctory, trivially…

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Australia: Beyene Semere of SBS Radio Interviews Saleh…

08 May 2015 awatestaff Comments (9)

On Wednesday May 6, 2015, Beyene Semere of SBS conducted an interview with the Saleh "Gadi" Johar. Beyene Semere is the…

Egypt To The rescue: Isaias' Game Interrupted

05 May 2015 awatestaff Comments (337)

Isaias Afwerki loves speculation, but he loves rumors about him even more. Between April 28 and 29 Isaias was on a…

Eritrea 2015: Isaias Afwerki & His Musical Chair

04 May 2015 Awate Team Comments (44)

(UPDATED May 4, 2015) The last time Eritrea’s ruling (and sole legal) party had an organizational congress was in February…

Rallying Eritreans Around One Cause

01 May 2015 Mahmud Saleh Comments (180)

We are in difficult moments. Hundreds of Eritreans are feared to have perished in the Mediterranean Sea; scores of innocent…

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