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Two Out: Who Is No. 3?

The Tunisian people have taken to the streets and succeeded in deposing a dictator, and the popular uprising in Egypt has forced the modern pharaoh to make three consecutive concessions within a week. For the first time in 30 years he appointed a vice-president (we do not have one in …

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Eritreans Must Unite To Overthrow The Dictatorship

As Eritreans, we find ourselves at a cross-road. Our nation is going through a traumatic time; our people are suffering under a tyrannical regime, led by a narcissistic creature. No offense to army sergeants, but as one Sudanese leader put it, Isaias “has the mentality of an army sergeant who …

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At The Crossroads (Part II)

A chilly Mediterranean wind is blowing across the stale political landscape of Africa’s Arab north, and it has turned a new page, and a new chapter has just begun. In Tunisia an iron fist that ruled for 23 years was unraveled a few days back by popular unarmed street strikes. …

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Un Peace Keeping Operations: Between A Rock And A Hard Place

I. Introduction Peace keeping is one of the most important works undertaken by the United Nations Organization, involving enormous financial burden and the use of military forces coming from different countries.  Peacekeeping has become one of the functions for which the United Nations has become well-known, with the blue helmets …

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Expecting Aguagudom: A Play – ACT V

Setting: Misyam, Seraye (Zoba Debub), Eritrea Characters’ Name Sobriquet Party/Affiliation Yemane Baliho   Wedi-Baliho  Selfi- Swa Mohammed Birhan  Imam Wedi-Zemzem          Selfi-Alamel Abdella A Zerom  Wed-Inharish  Selfi-Gebil Amanuel ReDae  Wedi-Tiebe  Selfi-L’fnti Tirhas Kindya      Trishi (Gual G’bitan) Demit Eritrea Mohammed I Abdella        Wed-Sudan  Hizb Aljemahir Zewdi Andemariam            Gual Bashay Gual Bashay ? …

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Tigrigna Domination: Myth Vs Reality (perspective II)

Politics is science. Not exact science but still science. In science and mathematics, if you collect a lot of data and analyze your data with meticulous attention to each and every detail, you will see a pattern emerging. If you observe and study the pattern, you can come-up with a …

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Of Kings And Bandits: Honoring The Author

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, Eritreans in the San Francisco Bay Area organized an event to honor Saleh “Gadi” Johar’s and to celebrate the publishing “Of Kings And Bandits.”  Commencing as scheduled at 5:00 PM, the festival, which had a theme of “A Reflection Of Our True Hstory”, was held …

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At The Crossroads (Part 1)

“April 4th, 1984. Last night to the flicks. All war films. One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean. Audience very much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him, first you …

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Eritrea Under Isaias: Eternal Pain

Are there people who are not scared of death? Readers might wonder about this query and they might simply answer with a resounding “no.” Only those who are mentally handicapped or those who are stressed due to various life challenges could not cope with that question. Naturally, human beings wish …

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Turmoil In EPDP

Less than a year after it was formed, the Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), which was formed on January 1, 2010 by the merger of three political groups, has expelled the members of one of the parties and is undergoing an organizational crisis. The move was triggered by a fissure …

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Michael Fitsumbirhan

We, humans, are the most curious creatures. We want privacy yet we are the most gregarious of animals. We are different yet we are the same. Our interests and behavioral dispositions are as unique as our fingerprints yet there are underlying facts that make us similar…our desire to live and …

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Tragic Tales Of Eritrean Families: Mohammed Said Abdella

One thing that greatly disturbed and puzzled me in my life as a journalist in Eritrea was the case of Eritreans who disappeared; those who went into thin air—guday dehay zeybelom sebat. I am still asking questions and wondering without getting any kind of answer about their dilemma. All the …

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The Eritrean Regime And Licking Banknotes

The subject matter of this article causes a sever sickness of the stomach. It is advisable to prepare a medicine to assist you resist the nausea and headache before you begin reading. This piece intends to deal with an issue that manifests either a deliberate criminal act or unawareness of …

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Eritrea And Its Unusual Embassies: Part 2

Over fifty ambassadors, consuls and embassy workers are roaming the streets of Eritrea, frozen—a term used to describe party members who receive pay but have no responsibilities. The Eritrean regime prefers to have the families of diplomats appointed abroad to stay inside Eritrea as a collateral against diplomats abandoning their …

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The Killers Of Ali Will Never Sleep

“If“Ethiopians in DC demand justice in the brutal murder of Ali Mohammed : WASHINGTON – Hundreds of people gathered in sadness to remember a 27-year-old man who died near the popular DC9 nightclub last Friday. The candlelight vigil quickly turned to anger over the alleged attack of Ali Mohammed. It …

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