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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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Brussels: Excuses worse than the Sin

Competent politicians advocate for diversity and are always among the diverse constituents of their people to win their hearts and minds; they abhor disguise, the attitude of failed politicians. Many articles have been written in the past weeks that hurled stones in all directions and justified the secrecy that led …

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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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Engaging The Brussels Belle

Of course, it is not a journey for requesting the hand of a blue-eyed blonde Brussels belle or visiting Belgians infatuated by convening conferences.  I wish our brother Habtom Yohannes has left us with the information furnished by Gedab News. His “clarification” displayed his attempt to cover the gravity of …

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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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Watchdog Journalism And Vigilant Society

A group of freedom fighters that we thought of as lambs turned out to be as beasts of prey. I am writing this piece in reaction to what our respected sister Selam Kidane published under the title of, “No The Sky Isn’t Falling … But Foxy Loxy Does Exist”. My …

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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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Eritrea: Mismanagement Of Land & Human Resources

The main difference between developed and developing countries is in the way they are managed. Any progress on the national or individual level depends on this field of knowledge—management. Since it held power, the regime has managed Eritrean affairs in the worst manner, and this is due to the system …

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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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