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Two Pictures of a Man Five Years Apart

The above is a composite image, part of which appeared with an editorial by the Awate Team in 2014 while the second part is a propaganda image widely distributed over the last few days. In Eritrea and in other parts of the world, the PFDJ has been busy celebrating the 25th …

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Last Appeal: 2019 Fundraising Campaign

Dear Friends, Thank you for your support, but here we are making our last appeal for 2019. This time, the campaign, though not consistent, was very long. It has been doing it for seven months and it is time to wrap up this year’s campaign before we get into 2020. Firstly, we …

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(2005 Archives) Eritrea: The Land, The People

The following, with a link to the actual data, was first published in April 28, 2005 Explore Eritrea: The Land, The People ; Linked here: See The 1997 Population Database Dictatorships fear information and they take great measures to hide it, censor it and disfigure it.  They control the media; they arrest or …

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Correcting the Focus of Eritrea Focus

An “Open Letter” by Mr.  Habte Hagos of Focus Eritrea was sent to awate.com to express his disagreement with our Gedab News report titled, “The London Conference Stirs Controversy” regarding the “Building Democracy in Eritrea” conference that was held in London on April 22-24, 2019. The following is Awate Team’s …

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EU, UN, US: 10-15 Million Ethiopians Need Food Assistance

After reeling in from the 2015-2016 catastrophic drought, the worst in 50 years according to USAID [1], that depleted food stocks and left millions on need for food aid, Ethiopia is facing yet another humanitarian crisis that is causing millions to leave their homes. The state-controlled and the highly partisan …

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An Intimate Report: Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Dear colleagues and friends of Awate.com, This is our first report for the Year-End Fundraising Campaign that we launched last week. First, we thank the few who reacted to the call immediately, we are grateful to you all. We hope the rest of you will also react and help. At …

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Archive: awate.com Interview: Meles Zenawi Sizes Up The Region

According to the Eritrean regime, we have been on the verge of collapse, for what...ten years now! And these ten years happen to be, in the eyes of a neutral observer, the golden years of Ethiopia. We have been growing at a double digit rate for seven, eight years now. The country is stable from end to end. Obviously we have our own challenges; we are still a very poor country.

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His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed, PM of Ethiopia

His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dear Dr. Abiy, Your Excellency, so far, you managed to give Ethiopia a powerful jolt of a positive energy while giving an energetic boost to the politics of the region. You admirably kept the momentum and direction of Ethiopian politics …

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An Appeal to Dr. Tedros Adhanom: Kassala in Distress

To Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization September 25, 2018 Dear Dr. Adhanom, This is an appeal to you as a director general of the World Health Organization—please consider it a distress call on behalf of our people in Eastern Sudan. The mosquito-borne chikungunya epidemic is …

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If You Shall Do Wicked Things, Don’t Brag About It

[this archive material was fist published on Dec 12, 2002 @13:47] Arabic saying: إذا ابتليتم فاستتروا  fe’iza abteleytum, fe’estetiru. (If you shall do wicked things, don’t brag about it.) In Alamin Mohammed Said’s The Tale of Internal Division in The Eritrean Revolusion” ( page 84), there is a very unflattering statement about …

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Djibouti Annuls Dubai Ports Concession Contract

In a press release issued on Thursday, the Djiboutian government said, it “has decided to proceed with the unilateral termination, with immediate effect, of the concession contract awarded to DP World for the operation of the Doreleh Container Terminal (DCT).” In 2006, Dubai Ports World (DPW) signed a 30-year concession …

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Announcing Awate IGAD Forum

Dear friends, Two days ago, we launched the 2018 fundraising entitled “Support Awate.com” campaign which will continue for some time. The response during the last two days has been encouraging to the extent that it inspired us so much we have decided to announce one of our enhancement plans ahead …

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Dear friends and readers of Awate.com

The political situation in the immediate neighborhood of Eritrea is becoming increasingly risky, and the situations inside Eritrea are calling on all citizens to do their utmost to stop the regime that continues to destroy the fabric of our society.  There have been episodic resistances in that regard, the most …

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Hajji Mussa: Awate.com 2017 Man of The Year

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Eritrean security forces arrested Hajji Mussa Mohamed Nur and scores of others from different parts of Asmara. He is the Board Director of Al-Diaa Islamic school. The school is a private community school established in the 1960s by the late Ustaz Mohammed Bashir Ahmed. …

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Awate Archives: Why Idris Aba Arre Is Arrested

[The following archived article is being republished for the fourth time]  Seven months after this controversial article was published, Idris Aba Are, a severely handicapped veteran EPLF fighter, was arrested.  The article deals with the author’s observations of the government’s policy regarding “education in mother tongue.”  At the time of his arrest, …

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