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Eritrea 2014: Isaias Afwerki & His Musical Chair

The last time Eritrea’s ruling (and sole legal) party had an organizational congress was in February 1994, over twenty 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 7 years between its…

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Sunridge CEO: 99% Of Eritreans Support Our Operations

It has always been the mission of to work hard to inform its readers on everything the government of Eritrea and its collaborators hide from the people. was established for that reason. We monitor the mining sector seriously simply because of its corrupt nature, undisclosed dealings, the long lasting environmental disaster it brings…

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Dear Friends of, It would be nice to have a deep pocketed sponsor to fund your activities. If we had one we wouldn’t solicit your help publicly. We never sought such a sponsor, NGO or otherwise. Since the day was launched in September 1, 2000 (that is fourteen years ago), we made a…

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Eritrean Catholic Bishops Ask: “Where Is Your Brother?”

In a spiritually embellished letter, four Eritrean Catholic bishops issued a letter addressed to the Eritrean people. In the 38-page letter that the Catholic Bishops from the eparchies of Segeneiti, Asmara, Keren and Barentu wrote, they described the situation in Eritrea and appealed to the faithful to find solutions to the economic crisis, excessive exile,…

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Dejen Ande Hishel: The Prison Breaker

On February 27, 2014, Dejen Ande Hishel, 38, an Eritrean fighter-jet (Mig-29) pilot and trainer, escaped from a maximum-security Eritrean prison in Asmara, where he had been held in captivity without charges, a verdict, or a day in court, for fifteen years. While his whereabouts have not been disclosed, it is safe to say that…

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Eritrean Airlines: An Eritrean Story

If there is one entity that symbolizes Eritrea, it must be Eritrean Airlines. It is its metaphor for something that one has much expectation for but one that repeatedly, continuously and predictably fails because it never learns from its failures. Like a flag, an airline is a symbol: it stands for some kind of autonomous…

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From Moscow With Lies: Yemane Gebreab Interview

Yemane Gebreab, presidential adviser and director of Eritrea’s ruling (and sole legal) party was part of an Eritrean delegation–headed by Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh–that conducted a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister, S. Lavrov. In their joint press conference following the meeting,  the Russian Foreign Minister indicated that he had discussed the relationship between Eritrea…

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Awate Video of the Month: “Breaking News!”

If you are drinking, put it down: if you watch this while drinking, you will spurt it out and make a mess. If you are in a library, don’t watch it: you will laugh so hard that you will be booted out. If you watch videos while driving, don’t watch this one: you will have…

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Awate 7.0 – Preliminary Report

So we were 10 days behind schedule, but awate 7.0 is here.  As we said earlier, the changes are going to come in phases; what we have now is the one dealing with the fundamental changes–more on the way.  The changes which are already in effect: 1. We are using Disqus as our discussion forum. …

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A Dystonia-like Sickness Inflicts Eritrean Female Conscripts

15 Nov 2014 Gedab News Comments (33)

A strange sickness that plagued the Sawa training camp for a few years has made a comeback. Recently, several cases…

The World Looking At Eritrea And Ethiopia

13 Nov 2014 awatestaff Comments (175)

Editor's Note: Today's sample is possibly a representative view of the rest of the world regarding Eritrea and Ethiopia. Sometimes,…

Sample Views On Ethiopian-Eritrean Relations

12 Nov 2014 awatestaff Comments (69)

The following is a two part digest of some comments in two parts that appeared on the Awate Forum. The…

Eritreans in Tri-State honor Swedish MP Arhe Hamednaca

11 Nov 2014 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (11)

In an unprecedented spirit of fraternity, a group of Eritreans from the Tri-state area, Pennsylvania and Delaware met to honor…




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