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Qatar: Al Jazeera in the Middle

Though the diplomatic crisis in the Arabian Gulf seemed to be moving fast, it was headed to a predetermined destination: a standstill. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were set to punish Qatar, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council that was born in 1976 and that is now crippled by old age before it…

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Eritrean Businesses: Between Loyalists and Others

In recent months, the Eritrean government has been carrying out a heightened surveillance on the Eritrean commercial sector, and reports of spies working for the security departments is focused on merchants and traders suspected of transacting in cash, in violation of the government directive that requires them to deal in checks and not in cash. Since…

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Apologies And Appeal

Dear Awate friends and supporters, First, our apologies for the service interruption during the weekend. This is the first time since its launching that awate.com has been offline for such a long time; it was very frustrating to us as it is to you. Our apologies again because we failed to prevent such an interruption,…

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Undercover Lobbyist Rethinking Eritrea

The Atlantic Council (AC), an American Think Tank, is hosting a seminar, aptly entitled, “Rethinking Eritrea.” There is no Eritrean in the list of panelists, unless Dan Connell, a longtime friend of Eritrea is considered one. The meeting is scheduled for today, December 8, 2016, in Washington, DC, for the benefit of the deputy director…

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Ahmed Suwera: An Honorable Man Departs

Today, the Khartoum sun didn’t shine on the selfless Ahmed Suwera. He departed this world leaving behind a legacy of a dignified and inspirational life despite old age and neglect. The country for which he spent all his life was not welcoming. It has become a private ranch for a regime of tyranny. Ahmed Suwera…

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Canadian Court To Rule On Nevsun’s Use Of Slave Labor

A Canadian court will decide this week if it can proceed with trying a case filed by three Eritreans against Nevsun Resources, a  mining company that is extracting minerals in partnership with the Eritrean government in the Western part of the country. The court will rule if a Canadian court has jurisdiction or whether, as Nevsun argues,…

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Toronto Forms Friends of awate.com

Press release In an event held on September 24, 2016, “Friends of awate,com” group was formed in Toronto, Canada. Eritrean-Canadians and Eritreans attended the event that included lectures, entertainments and light dinner. In an opening speech, Mr. Abdulwasie Suleiman applauded awate.com’s professionalism and dedication, and emphasized that the website deserves public support to continue contributing towards the national…

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Invitation By Friends Of Awate.com In Toronto

The fundraising event is a caring initiative by dedicated friends of awate.com to form a permanent group in Toronto, Canada to support awate.com. We add our voice to theirs to invite all friends, beneficiaries of the services of awate.com over the years, and all supporters to attend the event. Place: 857 Dovercourt Road, Toronto Time:…

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Did the Eritrean Regime Embrace Wahabism?

01 Nov 2017 Awate Team Comments (104)

The State of Qatar, until recently one of the main financiers and patron of the Isaias Afwerki regime, is now…

Nonagenarian Hajji Musa Arrested in Asmara

27 Oct 2017 Gedab News Comments (100)

Last Friday, the PFDJ government forces arrested Hajji Muasa Mohamed Nur and scores of others from different parts of Asmara.…

The Bifurcated World of Eritrea’s ‘Caged’ Tyrant

23 Oct 2017 Yohannes Zerai Comments (111)

In an era when the world is witnessing unprecedented technological advances, unparalleled prosperity and heightened hopes for enduring global peace,…

The Skin That We Speak: A Book Review

19 Oct 2017 Beyan Negash Comments (8)

The skin that we speak: Thoughts on language and culture in the classroom. Lisa Delpit & Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (Editors),…

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