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Hollow Existence

‘Fanakowa geriso etetaso, Hakowa Uya lesumala katowana’. (Whatever the case, daybreak will bring things to light) My name is Yona Germano Nati. I was born in Aligidir, in the Gash-Barka region of Eritrea near the Sudan border. To the east lies the town of Tessenei which is only 11 miles away from my place of…

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Refugees: The Eritrean Exodus

General Information: Website: www.TheEritreanExodus.com Production Company: Tailor Made Media Director: Chris Cotter Co-directors: Scott Miller, Joe Acchione Director of Photography: Scott Miller, Joe Acchione Editor: Chris Cotter, Scott Miller, Joe Acchione Finishing Editor: Josh Coyne Written by: Evan R. Schullery & Chris Cotter Music Supervisor: TribeSound Records Original Music by: WaveRadio Synopsis There are plenty…

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A Window To Eritrean Music And Dance

A large portion of Eritreans speak Tigrayet in diverse dialects in the area stretching from the bay of Zula/Afta all the way to the Eritrean-Ethiopian-Sudanese border area of UmHajer and its environs. Tigrayet speakers reside in Samhar, Sahel, Barka and parts of Hamasien, Senhit and Gash regions. There are also some isolated Tigrayet speaking communities…

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2001: A Sample From The “Readers Said” Seciton

A 2001 sample page from the “Readers Said” section, which was similar toLetters To The Editor. As you will see, we used to reply to most of the comments until we discontinued the section in about a year after we launched a discussion forum. The following sample page is from the archive; we thought it…

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Ethiopia And Turkey Looking To The Future

ADDIS ABABA, January 23, 2015: A red carpet has been stretched out at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and other senior officials waited to welcome a special guest. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish President arrived to a warm welcome. This was the first time for me to see him person…

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In Civilized Germany The Perpetrators Will Be Tried

Dear all, thank you for your replies to my comments. I have seen another Michael posting here who made some controversial statements about this site being as responsible as the criminals who killed the innocent young man. In order to make it clear that I’m not the same person I changed my name to Michael1.…

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Anti Racism Demonstration: Dresden Remembers Khalid

On Saturday January 17, 2015, thousands of Germans and immigrants marched in an anti racism demonstration that was carried out in memory of Khalid in Dresden (Watch the two Videos below). On Monday night January 12, 2015, German anti-immigrant fascist rallies in Dresden resulted in the stabbing of Khalid Idris Bahray, a twenty-years old Eritrean…

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Never Were Never Will Be Bedfellows

The following comment was posted at Awate Forum by Hayat Adem. There were plenty, more dramatic, and more shocking tests that faded away without angering the Eritrean public. The 1997 constitution was never part of the Eritrean value and culture. Shooting kids from the back for the crime of trying to cross the border is…

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Time For Blunt Discussion On Region And Religion

[Note added on Jan. 12, 2015: we discovered today that the article that we translated below (red text) is almost fully plagiarized. We apologize] On November 10, 2014, Saleh Johar wrote an article entitled “Crusaders” Branding Others “Islamists”. Subsequently, the English article was translated into Arabic and posted on several Eritrean websites. On Dec, 13,…

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NEW: Network of Eritrean Women Into The Second…

03 Apr 2015 awatestaff Comments (11)

After so many years of struggle, Eritrea is still a crude patriarchal society. Little has improved on the rights of…

اطفؤا قناديل الرعب

01 Jan 2014 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (2)

حين أمطرت السماء خيراتها، رائحة البارود من حولنا، قابله وابل من دوى القنابل، والرعد ومع البرق ، صورة وأنعكاس ، فنظرات إلى…

Put Off The Lanterns of Terror

31 Mar 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (452)

This is a bribe, in a nice way, the legitimate kind of bribe. I thought of offering it in preparation…

AT Presents The PFDJ's Brainwashing Manual (Archives)

30 Mar 2015 Awate Team Comments (7)

PFDJ'S BRAINWASHING MANUAL was first Presented by The Awate Team on Feb. 27, 2001 and again on Nov. 13, 2003,…

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