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In Civilized Germany The Perpetrators Will Be Tried

Dear all, thank you for your replies to my comments. I have seen another Michael posting here who made some controversial statements about this site being as responsible as the criminals who killed the innocent young man. In order to make it clear that I’m not the same person I …

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Anti Racism Demonstration: Dresden Remembers Khalid

On Saturday January 17, 2015, thousands of Germans and immigrants marched in an anti racism demonstration that was carried out in memory of Khalid in Dresden (Watch the two Videos below). On Monday night January 12, 2015, German anti-immigrant fascist rallies in Dresden resulted in the stabbing of Khalid Idris …

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Never Were Never Will Be Bedfellows

The following comment was posted at Awate Forum by Hayat Adem. There were plenty, more dramatic, and more shocking tests that faded away without angering the Eritrean public. The 1997 constitution was never part of the Eritrean value and culture. Shooting kids from the back for the crime of trying …

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Time For Blunt Discussion On Region And Religion

[Note added on Jan. 12, 2015: we discovered today that the article that we translated below (red text) is almost fully plagiarized. We apologize] On November 10, 2014, Saleh Johar wrote an article entitled “Crusaders” Branding Others “Islamists”. Subsequently, the English article was translated into Arabic and posted on several …

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Melbourne: Woldeyesus Ammar’s Interview With Omar Jabir

A Memorable Conversation with Omar Jabir In Melbourne By Woldeyesus Ammar (August 4, 2005) To my viewpoint,  Omar Jabir Omar, a veteran ELF freedom fighter now in Australia, represents, in one go, a combination of many things in a contemporary Eritrean in exile – contemporary here mainly meaning the generations …

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A Constitution or The Constitution?

On the occasion of the new year, Isaias Afwerki was interviewed by the ruling party owned EriTV and as per the promise he gave his supporters six-months ago, he said that he has “assembled people to prepare the constitution, and that the old constitution, though [he] didn’t declare it, is …

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In The Blink Of An Eye

Verses on ‘Politics’ and on a Year Gone By Some graciously wished out of kindness and solidarity Had I contributed materials more often with regularity And not sparsely as is the case now claiming with sincerity “A situation which is depriving them the joy and felicity” From reading what they …

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Omar Jabir: A Wise Elder Departs

The passing of Omar Jabir is like the disappearance of a bright star from the Eritrean Revolutionary Firmament. As I have had occasion to declare in a posting in Awate a few years ago, Omar represents the soft side of the Eritrean character, a side that owns and uses empathy …

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Eyewitness Report: A Glance At The Situation In Eritrea

It has been a while since rationing of essential consumer items started in Eritrea. It has been since power became so scarce that Eritreans visiting home carry big quantities of candles. Tap water is almost nonexistent and the sanitation in Asmara and other towns is worrisome. Even with oil price …

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A Painful loss of A Great Fighter: The Death Of Omar Jabir

OBITUARY (Issued by Gulf News in Arabic and translated by Awatestaff.) Every soul will taste death. Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return. “ O reassured soul. Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him]. And enter among My [righteous] servants. And enter My …

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My Genes Are Perfect; So Are Yours

Racist remarks against our region remind us that wars have cost us dearly. And we should think like winners; that we are backward because we have been subjected to circumstances of history which predestined us to find ourselves where we are, not because we are genetically condemned to suffer the …

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The World Looking At Eritrea And Ethiopia

Editor’s Note: Today’s sample is possibly a representative view of the rest of the world regarding Eritrea and Ethiopia. Sometimes, looking at yourself from the perspective of others, particularly in this age of interdependence and globalization, helps with proper self-assessment. We hope this will add to the ongoing heated debate between …

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Sample Views On Ethiopian-Eritrean Relations

The following is a two part digest of some comments in two parts that appeared on the Awate Forum. The first part is by Abinet, an Ethiopian debater, while the next part is a comment by Shum, an Eritrean commentator. Abinet says: This has been my stand from day one. …

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A Coup In Eritrea: Reality Check

I would like to thank Amanuel Hidrat for his well researched and educational article. I really appreciate the time and energy he spent to make his articles educational; I can only say he has expanded the subject matter and it’s going to be helpful in understanding articles and arguments which …

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