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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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Towards the sixth year

awate.com is five years old. It was on September 1, 2000 that this website was launched with the aim of contributing to the Eritrean struggle for the respect of human rights, democratic governance, reconciliation and justice. Today, as on each September 1 for the last five years ago, we renew …

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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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Introduction to the ‘HOPE’ Column: Semon & Adam

Awate.com proudly introduces Adam Jahar and Semon Gebreyesus to the family of columnists in the website. Through their new column, simply named Semon & Adam, they will regularly contribute views and opinions to our valued readers. These two fine young men are known in across the Eritrean electronic forums for …

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Photo Questioned: Is This Man Awate?

The only photograph of Awate was found in Agordat Police Station after the ELF liberated the Town in 1977. Awate’s photo, together with other “Wanted Outlaws”, retrieved from the Station in Agordat, was handed over to the then Chief of the ELF’s security apparatus, Melaake Tekle. Later, when Melaake was …

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From the Teachings of Woldeab Woldemariam

Translated from Tigrinya By Awate Research Unit – September 1, 2000 Woldeab Woldemariam was a lifetime teacher and a great debater. His Commitments to individual freedom, democracy, and justice were as unshakable as his commitments to the unity of Eritrea and the dignity of its people. Read The following extracts …

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