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Eritrea: Heroes Made of Steel (By FantiGhana)

The following was written by FantiGhana, a commenter at Awate Forum, two months ago. We liked the short story so much we thought of sharing it with you. FantiGhana, thank you for the story and noble feeling.//Awate Team. Between 1979 -1982 I used to work for a Swedish-run clinic called Sudan Council of Churches. Well,…

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Presenting Master Painter Michael Adonai

Recently I had a lengthy conversation with master painter Michael Adonai. What was planned as a brief interview expanded and in the middle of the conversation, I discarded the list of questions that I had prepared and let the flow of conversation lead wherever it may. Below is an abridged version of the lengthy conversation…

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Sunridge in Eritrea: Gold Rush or Gold Rash?

The Eritrean mining sector is wrapped in secrecy similar to all other sectors of the economy. The government has never published financial reports since the independence of Eritrea in 1991. As such, only investors who are willing to operate in shady environment are willing to invest in Eritrea. There is no delineation between the interest…

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Rest In Peace Memhr Mewael

Another member of the “Steadfast Generation” left us these past days. After a long and debilitating illness, Memhr Mewael Mebrahtu passed away on Tuesday, June 17 2014 at the age of 80 in San Diego, California. Mewael was born in Keren, on September 11, 1933 to his father Deg. Mebrahtu Gubsa and his mother Weizero…

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The Flood Of Poverty

A team of Kuwaitis traveled to Eastern Sudan and visited Eritrean refugee camp to offer some aid. They report what they observed about the forgotten and neglected Eritreans, some of who are third-generation refugees. The first batch of refugees reached Sudanese refugee camps in 1967 and since then, their numbers have been increasing, yet always…

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The Selfless Bishops Who Took The Lead

Unable to watch the humiliation of their people idly, four Eritrean Catholic Bishops from Segeneiti, Asmara, Keren and Barentu Eparchys rose up and blew the lid in the face of the notorious dictator – Isaias Afewerki. These four courageous Bishops have had it and without fear or favor, they dispatched their pastoral letter to the…

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Why Do We Write?

“We write to tell the truth. We write to know who we are. We write to find our voices. We write to save the world. We write to save ourselves. We write so that when we look back and see that moment when we were totally clear, completely brilliant, and astoundingly wise, there is proof…

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Fathi Osman and His New Book

Recently Fathi Osman (ፈትሒ – فتحي) published a book entitled, “Eritrea: From A Dream of Independence to the Nightmare of Dictatorship.” The book, written in Arabic, is composed of one hundred twenty-two page; Fathi has plans to translate it into English. How did Eritreans, after they sacrificed so many lives and shed so much blood…

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Negarit Reports from Memory Lane: A Fiction

Of Keren and Love Affairs, Negarit Reports from Memory Lane: A Fiction. Over the years I have captivated my readers with my reports after my travels. This report is also from my travels, but of a different kind: my travels to Memory Lane. As the twilight rays of the Kerenite sun shimmered from the horizon…

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Eritean Fiat Seicento And Ethiopian Volkswagen

20 Aug 2014 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (486)

Fiat Seicento (and Cinquecento) was a cute Italian car whose old version is now antique. Driving schools loved it and…

Occupying the Third Space: Beyond the Binaries of…

19 Aug 2014 Beyan Negash Comments (4)

One cannot help but take the bait when Awate Team smartly presents eclectic viewpoints in that classical battle of the…

Awate Forum Harvest: Emancipation Of Eritrean Women

18 Aug 2014 awatestaff Comments (119)

The following is selected comments made by Awate Forum debaters over the last few days. The topic is regarding the…

Australia: Eritrean Community Network Hosts Dr. Joe Venosa

17 Aug 2014 awatestaff No comments

Eritrean Community Network Australia Presents Joseph L. Venosa Asst. Prof. of African History, University of Salisbury (Salisbury, Maryland, USA) Topic: Eritrea during the critical…

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