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Awate2020 Project survey Results

In March 2015 we carried out a survey to check the public perception of awate.com and its performance. The survey was part of an exercise to institutionalize the activities of awate.com, in the “Awate2020” project in preparation for the establishment of “Awate Center” which will be launched soon. The survey was …

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Eritrean Refugees Demonstrate In Tel Aviv

Until a few years ago, Israel was not a common destination for Eritreans, except a few elders who travel to Jerusalem for pilgrimage. Less than a decade ago, as life for Eritreans under the government became more daunting, where young people are subjected to indefinite conscription in the army that turns into long …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Support Awate.com To Be Institutionalized

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 …

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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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