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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 revolve around it in the…

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Eritrean Police Lectures Religious Leaders (Select Comments)

On September 20, 2014, The state-owned Eri-TV, the only Television station beaming from Asmara, Eritrea, showed the Commander of the Eritrean Police Force, Col. Mehari Tsegai, giving a lecture to a gathering of “religious leaders.” The reports stated that the “meeting [was] conducted in the Central region’s administration Hall in which over 150 religious leaders…

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Gallantry at Halhal

[The following is chapter 20 from Saleh “Gadi” Johar’s book, “Of Kings and Bandits.” Today it is being presented to commemorate the Battle of Halhal which happened on September 6, 1968. In that battle, Omer Ezaz, one of one of the best known commanders of the struggle fell in that battle together with scores of…

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Exile and Exodus from Eritrea

A Personal Testimony and Reflections on a Brutal National Service and Political Repression The following is an annotated text of a speech made in a public seminar in Hanover, Germany, on June 5; organized by an Amnesty International working group on Eritrea and the roots of human exodus from the country. It is more a…

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AlJazeera: The Tragedy of The Eritrean Refugees In Sudan

[The following is the translation of the Arabic text report by AlJazeera that accompanied the video report. Awate.com bears responsibility for any errors in translation] From the frying pan into the fire: The Tragedy of The Eritrean Refugees In Sudan A Report of the episode by AlJazeera.net They left their country because of war and…

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Awate Forum Harvest: Emancipation Of Eritrean Women

The following is selected comments made by Awate Forum debaters over the last few days. The topic is regarding the role and emancipation of Eritrean women. The comments were slightly edited to make it better focused on the topic. //Awatestaff Semere Andom: Do the overwhelming majority Eritrean women really support the regime that enslaves them?…

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Australia: Eritrean Community Network Hosts Dr. Joe Venosa

Eritrean Community Network Australia Presents Joseph L. Venosa Asst. Prof. of African History, University of Salisbury (Salisbury, Maryland, USA) Topic: Eritrea during the critical period, 1941-1961 Place: Flemington Community Center 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington, VIC 3031 Time: Saturday, August 30th at 6pm. Contact: Ahmed Heyabu From Australia: 0402 520 142 International call: +61 402…

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Archives: The Eritrean Push Factor In South Africa

10 Dec 2014 awatestaff Comments (14)

Why are Eritreans leaving their country? To most observers the reasons are clear but a few might not understand why…

Eritrean Resistance Forces Need An Effective Umbrella

08 Dec 2014 Awate Team Comments (575)

After almost a year-long polarization, the National Council (NC) of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) will convene…

Russia Chooses Sudan Over Eritrea

06 Dec 2014 Gedab News Comments (115)

On December 2, 2014, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Laprov visited Khartoum and on the next day he met Ali…

Minister Nesredin Bekit And More Red Tape On…

04 Dec 2014 Gedab News Comments (77)

Recently, President Isaias Afwerki silently appointed Nesredin Bekit as Minister of Trade and Industry in the Eritrean cabinet. Under the newly appointed…

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