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Forto 2013: A Matter of Perspective

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

There has recently been a spate of articles about the recent rare phenomena that occurred at Forto Baldisera, the building that houses the Ministry of Information of the current ruling class, the PFDJ. The stories are varied and many and variously categorize the incident as an “attempted coup d’etat”, “A …

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Perspective On Forto 2013

Eritreans For Democracy, Justice and Equality (EDJE) There is no doubt that the event of January 21, 2013 in Asmara will remain one of the most important and most controversial in the Eritrean political arena for a long time to come. This is due to its uniqueness, quantitatively by the involvement …

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Isaias Afwerki Deals With His Regime’s Suicide Note

The goal of all authoritarian leaders is to create a state that does not have alternative power centers or breeding grounds for a leader to emerge and to challenge them. In Eritrea, the institutions which incubated emerging leaders were traditional, religious, civil society, and the military. After a 50 year-long …

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Eritrean Women, March 8 And NUEW

March 8, the International Women’s Day is approaching. Invitations for numerous upcoming events have been published in “governmental” and opposition websites. International Women’s Day is celebrated since the mid seventies (in ELF and EPLF areas) and was established as a public holiday after independence of Eritrea. On SHEMONTE MEGABIT (March 8) many …

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Waiting For An Eritrean Spring Or Making It

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Between waiting for the Eritrean spring and making it: An attempt to find a new approach to change in Eritrea Preface: More than two decades after the liberation of Eritrea, it seems that the chances of change in the Eritrean political scene is diminishing, not because there are significant new conditions …

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Some Eritrean Wonders Of 2012

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The year 2012 was not in short supply of Eritrean wonders, I chose a couple of these wonders and tried to put them under the microscope trying to dissect them and see what they really are. The subjects discussed are not new subjects, they have been thoroughly discussed and researched, …

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YG’s Dilemma: A Compass Can Only Draw A Circle

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Yes, Eritrea is in perilous condition. Its economy is stagnant…. Inflation is soaring and people are suffering. The youth, the military, and the population are all fed up, and rightfully so.  The so-called leaders failed and failed miserably. Our political order is non-existent and we blame no one but ourselves. …

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The Political Chess-Game To Tame The Woyanes

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Well, well, well… Why I’m I not surprised? Deki-Ere – it’s happening again. History is in the making. It is a brand new day in Eritrea; and it is a dawn of a new era in Ethiopian politics. In Addis deep from its inner core, the ground is shifting along …

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Theorizing Hamid Idris Awate In A Postmodern World

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The recent trend, in the opposition block, on the contestation of Awate’s Eritrean symbolism is epic. The imagery of an afro-nilotic hero on a horse back, with a bandolier diagonally crossing his protruded chest, with a dangling sword in a holder, proudly slinging a simonova rifle , as if, projecting …

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The Eritrean Revolution: The Way Forward (P2)

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

This is a continuation of Part I. The Eritrean regime is crumbling fast after sowing so much mistrust among us. Instead of  respecting  our diversity and building on its positive aspects,it has worked hard to deepen and escalate the  ethnic, regional and religious difference. The urgent question we need to address …

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Have You Seen This On The Mainstream Media?

Here is a clip that shows  the mighty Israeli army terrorizing civilians who have become aliens in their own land. Here is technology at work, tax dollars at work bombing Gaza indiscriminately. This is the story of an elephant complaining of a cub. Indeed CRY FREEDOM! And here is the similarity …

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A First: Qatari Prime Minister Visits Ethiopia

– The Qatari Prime Minister: “Ethiopia is important to us and we seek to enhance cooperation with it.” – Qatar Affirms its support for the Syrian people – The Ethiopian Prime Minister hails Qatar’s efforts to promote peace in the region Addis Ababa (AlSharq) Nov. 5, 2012, Report by Mohammed …

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Eritrean Churches: Mute And Without opinion

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

“The church must be the guide and the critic of the State and never its tool.” writes Dr Martin Luther King Jr, outraged by the silence of many churches regarding racial injustice of his time. The church, or any religious institution for that matter, should not hope to earn favors …

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Zenawi: Memorable Personal Landmarks

Melles Zenawi the Ethiopian Prime Minister was snatched by death on August 20, 2012 at the age of 57; he is survived by three children.  The Ethiopian government has announced that a state funeral ceremony will be held on the 2nd of September. Over the years I have met Melles repeatedly, …

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

A popular beer advertisement in my Country goes like this: “My name is Joe and I am Canadian!” Molson, the company that produces the beer “Molson Canadian” has cleverly crafted a commercial that can appeal to many Canadians. This is the sort of nationalism I can drink for, hypothetically speaking …

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Dear Prime Minister Meles

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

I wish I could discuss the contents of this letter with you in person; unfortunately, that is now impossible because of your untimely death. Dear Prime Minister, in 1991 soon after your triumphant arrival inAddis Ababa, I watched you debate the question ofEritrea’s independence with Professors Endrias Eshete and Mesfin …

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Meles Zenawe : A Matter Of Perspective

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Meles Zenawe is dead. Long live Meles Zenaw! Looking back at his life one can with no exaggeration say that Meles was no ordinary human being. Meles was an institution. With the exception of the great Mandela, Meles had no intellectual equal inAfrica’s leadership pool. He was not only a …

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Meles Zenawi: A Life Spent Fighting Poverty

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

“Our first enemy is poverty and backwardness.”Meles Zenawi Meles joined the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) as a young student to struggle for the right and equality of his people. He was one of the prominent leaders who contributed to the downfall of the Ethiopian military regime, the DERG. After …

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