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HSBC: The Swiss Cave Of Ali Baba

Wikileaks. Snowden. Falciani List. What does the exposure of the leaked Falciani list mean to the common person? Probably nothing much to the major victims of foisted poverty. As for the disciples of Ali Baba, perhaps a little regret for not being more careful, but certainly not shame because they’re …

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Houthi Rule In Yemen: USA Closes Its Embassy In Sana’a

It was a foreseen incident. Forces that chant Death To America finally end up encircling the USA embassy. Yesterday the Houthis did just that. Reports indicated that the American Embassy will shut and the ambassador is reportedly leaving Sanaa. The crisis that has been brewing in Yemen has reached its …

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Isaias’ Trade Off: Military Drill As Crops Perish

On the occasion of the year end, yesterday Isaias Afwerki gave a two-hour interview to the government owned Eri-TV. As usual, he blamed conspirators for wanting to hinder his government’s endeavor in the development of the country. He said, “…for 15 years we didn’t face a military attack only, but also …

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Archives: The Eritrean Push Factor In South Africa

Why are Eritreans leaving their country? To most observers the reasons are clear but a few might not understand why many Eritreans do not return to their country once they leave. Today we present two archive posts as reminders of the push factor that has been active for a very …

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Support Your Website awate.com

This is an appeal that appeared in June of this year; it’s being republished again since last week and will continue to appear on top every week.. Dear Friends of awate.com, It would be nice to have a deep pocketed sponsor to fund your activities. If we had one we …

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Eritrea’s Compulsory “National Service”: 18 and Life

On November 23rd, Tesfa News website reported that the charge d’affairs of the Eritrean embassy to the United States, Mr. Berhane Gebrehiwet, had told a gathering of Eritreans from the United States that Eritrea’s compulsory national service, where Eritreans have been pressed for military and “national development” service for over a decade,  would …

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Nevsun’s Militarized Commerce And Slave Labor In Eritrea

In a response to a Bloomberg News report that QKR Corporation was in talks with Nevsun and close to making a $1-billion bid, on Nov. 20, 2014, Nevsun disclosed that it “recently received from various parties expressions of interest on a potential corporate transaction“. It added, “Nevsun does not intend …

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A Sea Of Longing: A Gift To All Mothers

This moving rababa song which is performed by the Sudanese artist Mohammed Jubara, was, “Initially written by the poet and musician AlSir Osman AlTayeb in a form of a letter to his mother who lived in the North of Sudan, while he lived far away in Khartoum! When his friend …

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Eritrean Embassy In Saudi Arabia: Nightclubs Unincorporated

It is a well-known fact that the Eritrean ruling party monopolizes the entire Eritrean economy, including the smuggling business. Hundreds of containers arrive at Massawa and they are declared transit goods destined for the Sudan. But somehow, the goods find their way to Eritrean retail outlets, mainly distributed from Tessenei, …

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Egypt Seals Main Human Trafficking Route To Israel

In the last two years Israeli made it impossible for refugees and migrants to stay in its territories, and difficult to cross its borders, now Egypt has finally came to its help by securing its borders. Lately Egypt has began to consolidate its control over North Sinai border with Palestinian Gaza …

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A Beautiful African Story From Burkina Faso

Over the last three days, we heard a beautiful African story from Burkina Faso; hopefully Eritrea and Sudan will take a lesson from it. On October 28, 2014, protests erupted in Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, against President Blaise Compaoré who was awaiting a constitutional amendment by the parliament to be able …

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The Ruling Party Of Eritrea And Its Ethiopian Allies

On October 24, a website affiliated with the Eritrean ruling party carried a news item stating that, “The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) Executive Committee today announced the removal of General Kemal Gelchu as its Chairman and purged him from the organization effective immediately.” An allegedly “OLF” official press release supporting …

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The Lampedusa Tragedy: A Chronicle

Tomorrow, Eritreans all over the world will observe a day of remembrance for the victims of Lampedusa, the tragedy that shook their being on October 3, 2013. The tragedy was not the first incident where Eritreans died, but it was the first of its kind considering the fact that 366 …

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Happy Awate Day: September 1, 2014

Today is Awate Day. It is the day on which we remember our hero Hamid Idris Awate who on September 1, 1961 raised his gun with determination, and started the Eritrean revolution that would rid Eritrea of Ethiopian occupation. His dream and that of his colleagues and followers was achieved …

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Awate.com: A Glitch And A Candle

Dear friends of awate.com, (…and readers) Starting from midnight on Tuesday, July 29th, until Thursday afternoon, July 31st, 2014, awate.com was down—a total of 36 hours. The shutdown was unforeseen and sudden and it happened as we were performing regular maintenance tasks; the server wouldn’t reboot. It took a total …

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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, …

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Sunridge CEO: 99% Of Eritreans Support Our Operations

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

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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 …

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