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Human Rights in Eritrea – Facts And Fiction

There are contradictions in the ground: PFDJ horrors Versus Claims Of Human Rights Respect Propaganda all-around.    Honestly, I am not a fan of the Regime and do not entertain wasting my time reading or watching its propaganda outlets but it just happened as I was surfing the web I …

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Eritrean Democratic Struggle: The Missing Gaps

In my previous article I attempted to identify the missing gaps in our democratic struggle. From Brussels Conference (BC) we have learnt that the democratic struggle has been hampered not only by missing gaps in our knowledge of democratic struggle but also by not filling them properly. Others may reach …

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The Brussels Conference: A Democratic Right

The coming days a conference will be held in the Belgian capital Brussels on the policies of the United States (US) and European Union (EU) towards The Horn of Africa in general and our country Eritrea in particular. In this article, I will refer to this Brussels Conference 2009 as …

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Cabbages and Kings: Why the Sea is Boiling Hot (V)

After reviewing historical developments which influenced the divergent mindsets in Eritrea, part IV dealt with the lack of a collective mindset at the eve of independence and the attempt by the PLF regime to impose its values on the public and create the “New Eritrean”.  It was concluded that a …

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Cabbages and Kings: Why the Sea is Boiling Hot (V)

In the previous parts I attempted to review the historical background that brought divergent mindsets within the Eritrean polity.  Here we are at the verge of the end of phase one of our independence, and we find ourselves at odds with each other on outlooks and expectations as regards basic …

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Ramadan Reflections (Part 4 & 5)

What follow are the last two portions (4 & 5) of the five part series that Omar Jabir wrote during the month of Ramadan.  The series appeared on Alnahda1.8.com during the months of August and September, 2009; Awate.com has translated all five parts to English believing it would serve a wider audience. …

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Quotes Of The Month

A diplomat willing to serve as Israel’s ambassador to Eritrea is yet to be found!    “They spend their lives living in places like Rome, Paris, Buenos Aires and Beijing. They spend their days shaking hands and smiling, and their evenings drinking wine with influential folk from all walks of …

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Arabic In Eritrea : Its History and Its Reality (III)

Arabic language: the Popular Front [PFDJ] confirms that the Arabic language in Eritrea [was] imposed by the English and [it is] the language of Rashayidah.   Is it possible to reach this level of ignorance of history, or it is a determination to be fraudulent and deny rights because of …

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Governing Eritrea: A Battle Of Two Conflicting Ideas

I abhor violence. But I do not believe on peaceful resistance at any cost, especially if there is no space in which to wage a peaceful resistance. Nor do I believe that we have to be pacifists to follow the principles of nonviolence. We are the people who are denied …

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Eritrean Opposition: All Are Secular (II)

And I say that [in the title], because, if anyone reads the Charter of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance, he will discover that all the organizations that signed it, whether Islamists, nationality-based or otherwise, are in fact secular because the Charter confirms the separation of religion from the state, and that …

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A Forest Without A Tree

The ongoing mind to mind fight has to land somewhere with a fruit. The issue of land, as some writers used to depict, is neither complex nor a tricky.  Land to the legitimate owner, empirically, is a just step that should be fulfilled accordingly. In Eritrea, the one time dignified …

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Freedom of Expression

It is common knowledge that the source of expression is thinking, and therefore any musing on freedom of expression begins with freedom of thought. Bertrand Russell is often quoted for stating: “Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin and even than death… A …

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If Hamid Idris Awate Were Alive!

In this cyber age where information is disseminated at a nneck-breakingspeed to a point – leaving one, sometimes, to feel – as if one’s brain cells were about to get hay wired from the information overload, yet comes another website impetuously galloping, literally and figuratively, (see this new website) in …

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Post-War Survival

This article was contributed on the launching day of awate.com by Beverly Frogge, a friend from the days of Dehai. Years ago, after the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two cities became rubble, as were the lives of those that survived the initial blast that in minutes transformed …

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