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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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Dejen: The Man YG Chose

A piercing Gaze:YG attempted to fuse Kafka’s parables with Dejen’s history with the aim of creating an imaginative political fantasy. But the concepts were altered from their original meaning in a very significant way. In part he discussed the theme of, “A Message from the Emperor” whose core meaning is about messages going to nowhere.…

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Dejen: A Chosen Man

Introduction I long time came to understand YG’s mindset in devaluing the reality of Eritrea and Eritrean historical legacies. His mindset is a result of rejection. This rejection is as a result of personal observation. I once wrote my understanding on YG’s work on awate.com reading as: “YG’s objective as a thinker and smart writer…

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5 Reasons For The Bologna Hurdle

5 Reasons Why Our Cause Could Take A Leap Forward With The Bologna Summit “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Are the famous words of Victor Hugo. In Eritrean opposition politics – it requires a follow up sentence, maybe something like:…if it can withhold the storm. An idea… Most of…

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Betrayal And Predicament Of An Eritrean Artist

“During the struggle era [Pre-Independence] I was also painting, telling the story of the struggle, the culture of the people and scenes of battles, and such works. My concern was to make sure that I reflect my ideas properly to achieve my goal of getting the message of the struggle across.” […] “…In 1997, [six-years…

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An Open Letter To The Israeli Embassy

An Open letter to H.E. Mr. Ron Dermer, Ambassador of Israel to the United States of America Embassy of Israel, Washington D.C. Dear Ambassador Dermer, I am writing on behalf of thousands of Eritreans who are in Israel in conditions that raise serious concerns of human rights and humanitarian issues. They have been corralled and…

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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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A Coup In Eritrea: Reality Check

12 Oct 2014 Mahmud Saleh Comments (33)

I would like to thank Amanuel Hidrat for his well researched and educational article. I really appreciate the time and…

UN Sanctions On Eritrea Will Continue Indefinitely

10 Oct 2014 Gedab News Comments (123)

On May 23, 2014 Gedab News predicted that UN Sanctions against Eritrea will stay in limbo, today it has been…

Democratic Coup In Eritrea: Unrealistic Utopian Project

09 Oct 2014 Amanuel Hidrat Comments (76)

When you undertake a revolution, the difficulty is not to make it go; it is to…

Sheikh Hamid Saleh Turki Passed Away In Khartoum,…

08 Oct 2014 Gedab News Comments (4)

Sheikh Hamid Turki died today (Wednesday) in a Khartoum hospital at the age of 70. He is a veteran of…

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