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Eritrea: Heroes Made of Steel (By FantiGhana)

The following was written by FantiGhana, a commenter at Awate Forum, two months ago. We liked the short story so much we thought of sharing it with you. FantiGhana, thank you for the story and noble feeling.//Awate Team. Between 1979 -1982 I used to work for a Swedish-run clinic called …

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Sunridge in Eritrea: Gold Rush or Gold Rash?

The Eritrean mining sector is wrapped in secrecy similar to all other sectors of the economy. The government has never published financial reports since the independence of Eritrea in 1991. As such, only investors who are willing to operate in shady environment are willing to invest in Eritrea. There is …

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Rest In Peace Memhr Mewael

Another member of the “Steadfast Generation” left us these past days. After a long and debilitating illness, Memhr Mewael Mebrahtu passed away on Tuesday, June 17 2014 at the age of 80 in San Diego, California. Mewael was born in Keren, on September 11, 1933 to his father Deg. Mebrahtu …

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The Flood Of Poverty

A team of Kuwaitis traveled to Eastern Sudan and visited Eritrean refugee camp to offer some aid. They report what they observed about the forgotten and neglected Eritreans, some of who are third-generation refugees. The first batch of refugees reached Sudanese refugee camps in 1967 and since then, their numbers …

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The Selfless Bishops Who Took The Lead

Unable to watch the humiliation of their people idly, four Eritrean Catholic Bishops from Segeneiti, Asmara, Keren and Barentu Eparchys rose up and blew the lid in the face of the notorious dictator – Isaias Afewerki. These four courageous Bishops have had it and without fear or favor, they dispatched …

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Why Do We Write?

“We write to tell the truth. We write to know who we are. We write to find our voices. We write to save the world. We write to save ourselves. We write so that when we look back and see that moment when we were totally clear, completely brilliant, and …

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Fathi Osman and His New Book

Recently Fathi Osman (ፈትሒ – فتحي) published a book entitled, “Eritrea: From A Dream of Independence to the Nightmare of Dictatorship.” The book, written in Arabic, is composed of one hundred twenty-two page; Fathi has plans to translate it into English. How did Eritreans, after they sacrificed so many lives …

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Negarit Reports from Memory Lane: A Fiction

Of Keren and Love Affairs, Negarit Reports from Memory Lane: A Fiction. Over the years I have captivated my readers with my reports after my travels. This report is also from my travels, but of a different kind: my travels to Memory Lane. As the twilight rays of the Kerenite …

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Rule of the Jungle and A Quest to PFDJ mind Set

Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Part II In my first part, did I say, “70 staff members stranded in one office” while I was trying to talk on the food security policies and its hollow propaganda? Did it look shallow analytical approach for my justification? It is so bizarre when I just …

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Tesfay Degiga Eulogizing Ahmed Nasser

Youtube video clip of Tesfay W. Degiga’s Eulogy for Ahmed Nasser in a Memorial Service held in Oakland, California, on April 6, 2014. The 26 minutes clip is in Tigrnya. Semere T Habtemariam translated the speech into English–it is available on Perspective, Semeres’ column here.

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Rule Of The Jungle And A Quest Of PFDJ Mindset

Introduction: Here is an article written on my search for the PFDJ mind set after spending years contemplating on the ideologies followed to rule the juntas. I was always wondering what type of ideology is the current ruling tyranny in Asmara follows in his guidance. In 2008, I remember one …

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UK: A Reaction To The ELL Move

London, April 20, 2014: In a statement issued today, thirty Eritrean issued a statement distancing themselves from a seminar that was held in London on March 29, 2014. The seminar was held by a group identifying themselves as Eritrean Lowlanders League (ELL) that issued a lengthy document calling on Lowlanders …

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BAEDC Hosting Elsa Chyrum…

Bay Area Eritreans for Democratic Change is hosting Elsa Chyrum pf Human Rights Concern – Eritrea on April 19, 2014 at 2 PM in Oakland, California. She will talk about “Global Crisis of Eritrean Refugees and Assylum Seekers.”  

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Al-Nahda Reports From Eritrea: A Satire

My iPod is glued to my ears, my mind multi-tasking and gestating for block buster articles for the next season. I am running on my treadmill, training for my next Marathon , sipping my green tea and thumping through YG’s book titled: “Qualitative and Quantitative Dissection of the Ghedli Romantic …

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Politics of Census

Census is the complete enumeration of a population or groups at a point in time with respect of well-defined characteristics [OECD]. Census was known to originate during the Roman time in order to identify and track adult males fit for military service. A comprehensive well rounded census helps to define …

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A Pioneer Of Education and Struggle In His Nineties

Ustaz Mousa Arahu A young man in his thirties, a lookalike of the Egyptian actor Omar Shareef though a little shorter, vibrant, energetic, full of enthusiasm, very attractive and passionate, with radiation of hope always shining out of his face. Moreover, friendly and easy going; his talks never boring. Though …

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