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A Sample Of The Eritrean Grief

The following was posted as a comment on Awate Forum; it is a profound story that we decided to make it a feature article Tesfabirhan, the author of the article stated, “my story is a drop in an ocean I am just lucky to be able to write about my family; there are families with…

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Jebena Introduces: Iraqi Singer Kazem AlSahir

Jebena weekend repose introduces to you the famous Iraqi singer Kazem Al Sahir through his song, Zidini Ishqen (Give me more passion). Kazem was born in Mosul, Iraq, the city that has been ravaged by ISIS. The late Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani wrote the lyrics for the song that has remained on the top of…

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Strapping Youth: How Do You Feel About Our Incarceration?

September 18, 2015 will commemorate the 14th year since the G-15 have disappeared into the Eritrean ether. The last count pegged the number of political prisoners to about 10,000. To remember this dark day, Amanuel Eyasu of Assenna interviewed Michael Araya, a former prison guard whom serendipity chose as one of the witnesses of the…

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Two Heroes, Same Gene, Same Strain

Awate the initiator, Awate the continuation, congratulation! Awate, the man who gave birth to a nation Awate, the website which inspired the population Awate, two heroes, the same gene, the same strain Awate, the Founder shot first from his old “Brein” Awate, on the web roared like a lion once again Awates, stood fast and…

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Charting Healthy Future For Eritrea Today

Everything the regime in Eritrea does blatantly undermines what Eritreans stood for when they embarked on the struggle for independence that took 30 years and over sixty thousand brave souls who paid the ultimate price to accomplish their sovereignty. PFDJ relentlessly aims to destroy the very historical fabric that made Eritrea a country of mosaic…

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Ustaz Saleh Hamde: A Patriot Passes Away

“Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return.” That’s a total submission to the will of God and to the authority of death that doesn’t exclude anyone. On Monday morning, July 27, 2015, the much respected Ustaz Saleh Hamde passed away. The deceased has been wrestling with illness in the last…

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Dogs And Donkeys

[We welcome Yohannes Abraham to the family of writers. We are excited to have a talented writer, in both Tigrinya and English, and we are sure he will have many satisfied readers] After he gobbled up a plateful of processed beef and licked empty a bowl full of milk, he once again realized how lovely his…

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Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Two Victimized Farmers

The following was posted on the Awate Forum by Hayat Adem. We are bringing it to the frontpage.(AwateStaff) ________________ I don’t know how to relate with the Greece and European crisis, but I reflected on the Eritrean Nakfa and Ethiopian Birr currencies and the issue of the village of Badume. Let me tell you why…

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Eritrea VS. Eritrea: One Citizen’s Internal Dialogue

24 Sep 2015 Semere Andom Comments (427)

If there is one fallacy that both PFDJ* and anti-PFDJ Eritreans have in common is their belief that there is…

Eritrea: A Picture and 1001 Words

28 Sep 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (15)

Hopefully the person who sent me the above picture in 2001, would come out and be recognized; unfortunately I don’t…

Mola Asghedom For Governor Of Ethiopia Forum

22 Sep 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (133)

I am sure you heard that Mola Asghedom who was on a ten year visit to Eritrea decided to leave…

The March To War (Archives-2005)

20 Sep 2015 Awate Team Comments (3)

(The following is from the archives, it appeared on November 5, 2005.) "I have to state with much regret that your…




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