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The Enigma of The Bologna Conference

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

This article is systematically produced to entertain with different perspectives about Bologna Conference based on content analysis and empirical data done with the intention to develop a ground for healthy political discussion and debate among Eritreans regardless their political thoughts. We should view this article keeping in mind that there …

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PIA interview – Summary Notes

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

 Last week began with what appeared to be a curious finding by some pro-regime of the Eritrean diaspora, in the form of a letter dated September 17, 1945 and addressed to the then US secretary of state James F. Byrnes from the then President of a USA based Sinclair Oil …

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The Political Fate of Eritrea: In The Context of Our Time

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The Eritrean political condition has occupied the major part of the lives of four generations of Eritreans. In the processes, such political condition has consumed countless lives creating untold sufferings; putting on regression for human and technical development. This is neither my pessimistic view nor the wishful thinking of the …

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National Self Belief and Bologna 2013

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Opposition at a Cross Road: The Less Traveled Path of National Self Belief and the Bologna Summit 2013 If you study the stories of some of the most successful entrepreneurs on this globe you will find that the attribute that sets them apart from the rest of us is usually …

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Eritrea Does Not Allow for anyone to Unbound

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

My Sundays begin at dawn, not with reading newspapers, but with listening to one of my favorite National Public Radio (NPR) programs, This American Life. I enjoy listening because it brings stories that one wouldn’t hear anywhere in the mainstream media and one cannot find anything better than this program …

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What is in Our Name?

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The Unionist movement, which was mostly restricted to a highlander/Christian movement, was the creation of Haileselassie. Abune Markos was instrumental in coercing ordained and lay priests to create mass bases for the Unionist movement; Tedla Bairu ushered in the Federal era while Asfeha Woldemikael, with Qeshi Dimetros, engineered Annexation. At …

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If You Are an Eritrean…

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The following was written on July 18, 2013 by “Haile” at awate forum in response to “Asmara”, an archetypal government supporter. It is being posted here because of your requests. It is one of the greatest take downs of the PFDJ talking points. The PFDJ defenders have somehow convinced themselves …

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Eritrea: The Unfinished Revolution

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Eritrea is a small country in the Horn of Africa. No state census has been released since 2003, but its population is estimated to be around six million. Eritrea’s a coastal state that borders Ethiopia to its south, Sudan to its west, Djibouti to it south-east, and the Red Sea …

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Self-Definition And Self-Creation

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Outline: 1. A Likely Breakthrough on the Horizon; 2. Rumblings; 3. Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia; 4. Repeating Myself – need for a framework for responsible political lobbying; 5. Theatrics aka Activism; … The pressure of history is enormous, and its judgment is the most burdensome of all. To throw a …

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Unfiltered Notes: Eritrea’s Second Chance

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

First, a true story for some perspective. From their school days, my brother remembers Jemil as a gentle fellow who stayed out of trouble. Then Jemil’s never-to-be-messed-with line was crossed when a popular Ethiopian general slapped him in a public place in Addis sometime in the mid-1990s. Jemil went out, …

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On the Cynics and on the Frustrated

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

On the Cynics You certainly have observed that now the time has come when the dead old demons are resurrected and its agents, seeing adventurous, optimistic Eritrea, at this time, standing amid its ruins, bewildered and confused, and although she knows perfectly well who the culprits were, she keeps bemusedly …

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Perils Of Dependency

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Outline: 1. Straw Man Argument; 2. Recycling Gedli; 3. Perils of Dependency; 4. Are we a Failed State? 5. Need for a Transitional Plan An article appeared on Asmarino.com whose content did not surprise me considering ‘the Sobering Times’ we went through these days. It appears some latter-day ‘activists’ are …

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Our New Culture of Victimhood and Voyeurism

Virgil, Dante, Sartre, Milton and James Joyce all took turns describing hell.  But it took an Eritrean, Mulugeta, to surpass them all.  It is just what we Eritreans do, we are special.  This is what hell is like: “Mulugeta said if he wanted to see his daughters, the traffickers would …

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Appraising Eritrea’s Social Media (Part II)

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Reining our Elephant I want to start this follow-up article by thanking Haile for the following very constructive comments that he posted for the first part: “I know the topic ICT could be daunting, however your piece has come short in practical appraisal of the net effect of social media …

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Sobering Times

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

 Outline: 1.    Re-awakening the patriotic front; 2.    Lies; 3.    My Simple Analysis; 4.    A variable we do not need; Dear reader, You may not enjoy this article for it is filled with some angry expressions which seem to be dominating my reasoning these days. Please take no offense! Here we …

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