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AlBashir Sticks Out His Tongue At The ICC

AlBashir was not the only one, South Africa also stuck its tongue out at the ICC, so did many African leaders, including dictators who naturally want to see the ICC close shop. On Saturday, AlBashir had arrived in South Africa to attend the African Union summit; the summit concluded on Monday. The moment he arrived,…

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Eritrea 2015: Isaias Afwerki & His Musical Chair

(UPDATED May 4, 2015) The last time Eritrea’s ruling (and sole legal) party had an organizational congress was in February 1994, over twenty-one years ago. This is remarkable even by its own low standards: During the full-fledged War of Independence, 10 years passed between its first congress in 1977 and second congress in 1987, and…

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Just A Crack: Saudi Door Opened For Isaias

“Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who is currently visiting Saudi Arabia held talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King […]. The talks dealt with general events in the region and the position of the two countries, in addition to prospects of joint cooperation and enhancing them in all fields.” . “The Custodian of…

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Archives: What Would Isaias Do? Peaceful Or Violent Struggle?

The following was published in June 14, 2007 under the title “What Would Isaias Do?” Since then, the issues that kept the Eritrean opposition busy has remained the: the same debates on topics that prevents Eritreans from focusing on the real task of removing the tyranny ruling Eritrea. Unfortunately, the “new opposition” that was supposed…

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AT Presents The PFDJ’s Brainwashing Manual (Archives)

PFDJ’S BRAINWASHING MANUAL was first Presented by The Awate Team on Feb. 27, 2001 and again on Nov. 13, 2003, It is being presented one more time to help the concerned reflect and see what has changed. [AT March 30, 2015] Early this year, (2001) while the Woyane army was still occupying Eritrean territory and…

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Isaias Wants A Bigger Role In The Yemeni Crisis

As many observers expected, the Yemeni crisis that has been brewing for many years has finally reached its peak. The Arab Spring phenomena that spread to most Arab countries had reached Yemen in 2011. Popular uprising culminated in the overthrow of the Yemeni strongman, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemen remained unstable due to the unrest that…

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Congratulating “Stuttering Yemane Gebremeskel”

If he doesn’t change his mind, it seems Isaias Afwerki has finally appointed a minister of information, a position that remained vacant since Ali Abdu, the previous minister, abandoned the PFDJ regime over two years ago. Yemane “Charlie” Gebremeskel was the director of the office of the president, a position he held for as long…

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Awate 2020: Project Survey

Introducing Awate 2020 Project Project end date: June 10, 2015 Dear all, As you all know, awate.com is in its fifteenth year of uninterrupted service in the struggle for the betterment of Eritrea. Over the years, we have accumulated experience, goodwill, and morale equity. At this juncture of our history, we are determined to steer…

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Dear Friends of awate.com, PLEASE SHARE THIS APPEAL IN YOUR CIRCLES Your support donation can be facilitated through the following means: 1. Credit and Debit Cards Click the PAYPAL “Support awate.com” icon and it will take you to the support page. All payments are processed through Paypal. Your support will appear on your bank statement as…

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ENCDC To Hold Its Congress In Addis Ababa

13 Jul 2016 Awate Team Comments (96)

After it stayed stuck in an impasse for almost four years, the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) said…

Grassroots View: The Discourse of Martyrdom and Sovereignty

07 Jul 2016 Chefena Hailemariam Comments (6)

Introductory note: This article is based on my contribution to a panel discussion on the 14th of May 2016 organized to…

The Genesis Of Eritrea's Slavery Project

05 Jul 2016 Awate Team Comments (131)

This an article from the archives. It was first published by the Awate Team on October 23, 2007. Many developments…

Did Gov of Eritrea Really Dodge UN Accountability?

09 Jul 2016 Salyounis Comments (76)

Since June 8, when the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Human Rights in Eritrea filed a report concluding that "there…

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