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A Response To Tesfabirhan Regarding Radio Blina

I would first like to appreciate Tesfabirhan Weldegabir, the writer of the article entitled “De-politicizing a program is politics: A case of Radio Blina”. The article was posted on May 4th, 2016 on awate.com. I would like to commend the writer for his efforts to strengthen the opposition cause and for recognizing the current neglect…

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From Mutual Coexistence to Mutual Suspicion

From Mutual Coexistence to Mutual Suspicion: Perceptions, Realities and Confusions of the Eritrean Societies under EPLF/PFDJ Governance There is no question that the Eritrean independence was the result of the disproportionately heavy price and ultimate sacrifices paid by its citizens. So much blood and tears had been shed and so many lives had been sacrificed…

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Europe Targets Eritrea’s Natural Resources

Europe’s recent rapprochement with the government of Eritrea was the outcome of an elaborate politico-diplomatic campaign spearheaded by the EU. In an earlier posting, the writer stipulated that the push by Brussels for normalizing relations was driven by Europe’s political and economic agendas on Eritrea. He further argued that the political agenda is one which…

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I Beg to Differ

There is a common trend in the discourse of Diaspora Eritreans that any activity or activism that operates inclusively amounts to acquiescing to or supporting the status quo in our homeland. I intend to argue that this is a misguided notion. I haven’t written publicly on any topic outside my field of expertise (biology) since…

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Nsu nHna, nHna nsu: We Are One And The Same

Several studies conducted on dictatorships of the last century indicate that there is a method to how dictators stay in power and how they ultimately fall[i]. Dictators stay in power by keeping the balance of what Sergei Guriev and Daniel Treisman call, “the dictatorship equilibrium[ii].” In some of these studies the most common types of…

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Eritrean Victims And An Illusive Justice

On April 14, Eritreans in the UK started a weekend of activities as Commemorating Eritrean prisoners of conscience. Many Eritreans attended the morning and evening sessions of events and Mesfin Hagos was one of the attendants.  Minor chaos ensued when a person publicly accused Mesfin as a perpetrator of the arrests and disappearances of Eritreans…

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It Feels Like Yesterday: It Is All Time’s Fault

In different parts of Eritrea some call it gizie, some call it hmmet, ewan, zemen, and some even call it kunetat. They are all talking about the mighty Time. In Tigrinya lexicon it seems everything is the fault of Time, everyone picks on it. Poor Time! “Time, you have changed on me, I cannot tread…

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An Ordeal Of A Citizen: Victims Of The Eritrean Regime

This testimony of a victim of the Eritrean regime enrages us. It is an assault on our humanity, it enrages even those who are deprived of the virtue of compassion. Still, the Eritrean regime frequently surpasses itself by breaking the record of injustices, and yet one more brutality is exposed, and more appalling injustice screams…

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Eritrea Asks: Are You Sure You Care Enough?

PART I I often feel perplexed by the mismatch I continually feel between our need for change and our efforts to bringing about this much talked about change. On the left side of this indeterminate Eritrean equation, we find a handful of corrupt generals, more than 300 prisons filled to capacity with uncharged prisoners, more…

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Human Rights Council Advances Eritrea Case To Security…

01 Jul 2016 Gedab News Comments (264)

In its June 8 report, the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Human Rights in Eritrea had made recommendations to eight…

Dutch Parliament Targets PFDJ and Company

30 Jun 2016 Gedab News Comments (8)

Two hours ago the Dutch National Parliament tabled a resolution proposal that seems to target the activities of the sole…

Bronwyn Burton And Nevsun's Gift

30 Jun 2016 awatestaff Comments (26)

In replying to the questions of the French journalist and writer, Léonard Vincent, Nevsun resources admitted to offering a monetary…

In Geneva, Eritreans Give Voice To Voiceless Compatriots

26 Jun 2016 Salyounis Comments (135)

Last year in June, after Eritreans held the largest rally in the history of Eritrea's opposition forces, there were questions…

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