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Plagiarism And Quotation Marks

On Dec. 14, 2010, Mr. Goitom Emam, in an article which appeared at harnnet.org, (EPDP’s official website), accused one of our columnists, Amanuel Hidrat, of plagiarism. Amanuel has explained his position in his article of today, Dec. 29, 2010. Some writers have an understanding contrary to our understanding of plagiarism. We have …

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Joining My Awate

As we stated in our introductory article (“New Look, Same Attitude”), our goal is to break down the wall between those who opinionate and those who debate. But it is even more: we want to break down the wall between the thinkers and the activists. We want to create a …

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Different Look, Same Attitude

This website, awate.com,  was launched on September 1, 2000.  The name and its launch date are not a coincidence: it is named after Hamid Idris Awate who, in our opinion, is one of the great founders of Eritrea.  Awate launched Eritrea’s armed struggle for independence—liberty, right for self-dertermination—on September 1, …

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The Eritrea-Djibouti Border Dispute Agreement

The President of the Security Council presents his compliments to the members of the Council and has the honour to transmit herewith, for their information, a copy of a letter dated 7 June 2010 from the Charge d’affaires of the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations addressed to …

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Norwegian Parliament And The Issue of Harassment of Eritrean Norwegians

the original minutes of ‘Question Time’ on issues raised by MP Torbjørn Isaksen, a Parliament (Stortinget) member from the Conservative Party of Norway (Høyre)  and responses by the Justice Minister, Knut Storberget in the Norwegian Parliament on 08.04.2010.    MP Isaksen was interviewed by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) during a demonstration by …

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Amanuel Sahle Joins Awate Writers

Awate.com is pleased to announce that the prolific writer Amanuel Sahle has joined the team of its writers.  His column at awate.com is called Eri-Post and readers can reach him at. Amanuel Sahle was born in Asmara in 1944 and went to school at the Swedish Evangelical School  and Haile …

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Wanted: A Few Good Women

This website prides itself on being the most diverse. More than any other Eritrean website, it reflects the kaleidoscope that is Eritrea.  While other websites were rationalizing the uniformity of their writers with sophisticated sophistry (how many times have you heard of “digital divide”?), we worked hard to make everybody …

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Behind The Remote Controlled Demonstration: India Edition

Editor’s Note: The Eritrean regime has claimed that it has nothing to do with demonstrations which have been organized to protest UN Resolution 1907, the targeted sanctions against the political and military leadership of the self-imposed government. It, and its loyalists and affiliates, have attempted to characterize the demonstrations as …

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Meet Mahmoud Jaber Debrom

Mr. Mahmoud Debrom is an artist who has depicting powerful images of traditional Eritrea.  He is comfortable working with oil paints, water colors, pastel and pencil sketches across various styles including Abstract (Cubism, Realism, Surrealism.)  Awate.com has presented a few of his pieces depicting Eritrean culture; we will share his …

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Louis Michel’s letter to Isaias Afwerki

LOUIS MICHELMEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION                                                                                                              Brussels,                                                                                                         HD/fb —  D(9)662 — A (09) 1636   Dear President,    Over the last years, the European commission has been committed to fostering its cooperation with Eritrea. We consider that the cooperation programme established in the spirit of the Cotonou Agreement …

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September 1: It Is About The Man, Not The Date

Almost every English-language book written about Eritrea over the past four decades– the most recent being  Michela Wrong’s I Didn’t Do It For You—is the history of Eritrea as seen by people who belonged, or were sympathetic, to the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF.)  It is, to put it charitably, …

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Press Release: Eritrean Anti-Tyranny Global Solidarity

On Wednesday, March 29th 2006, the Eritrean Anti-Tyranny Global Solidarity 1, a task force composed of 15 associations, media outlets and human rights advocacy groups, submitted a petition 2 signed by 4,781 Eritreans and friends of Eritrea to the government of the United States. Similar petitions are simultaneously in the process …

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The Chronology of The Reform Movement

(The following is a chronicle of the reform movement that emerged from within the PFDJ as well as academic and scholars sympathetic to the PFDJ.  We think, in this day and age where facts and truth are in short supply, we owe it to our readers to give them a factual …

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