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Stick, Cross, Shawl and Hat

A Good Coptic priest in the highland of Eritrea would not leave his sanctuary, his home or church without carrying a cross in his right hand. Small cross made of wood or brass and always covered by handkerchief. People who noticed his presence will always approach him for blessing and he will stretch his arm…

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Eshok Mergem: The Thorn of Curse

Rough place. Rough and breathtaking. Humans, animals, plants, rocks, stones, living side by side, influencing one another. Shaping one another. Sometimes smoothly, sometimes roughly. Sometimes softly, sometimes boldly. Sometimes peacefully other times violently.   Baby born soft hardens in no time. Small delicate plant grows to be a tough tree. Tree with trunk so rough…

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Men And Women of Kebessa

Her good mother was so tough, precise and unrelenting, she did not let her slack until she was satisfied that she had totally absorbed her teachings and proved her qualifications. Distortions, variations or alterations were totally rejected. Opinions, excuses or suggestions were also totally unacceptable and punishable. Things had to pass as they were and…

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The Thorn Of Curse: Ishok Mergem

Ali Salim has become an entity. A noisy and powerful entity as such. Like artist in a rush he is painting with his brush, haphazardly mixing up colors and themes as if there is no tomorrow.    What Ali Salim does not understand is rushing and writing never go along.    The burden lies on…

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The Birth Of Despotism

I believe it was a telltale sign for what was to become an everyday act of terror and cruelty. If not a sign then it might have been the birth of brutality. If not a sign or birth, then it must have been the revelation of what was suppressed since adulthood of the one who…

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Hajji Mussa: 2017 Man of The Year

01 Jan 2018 awatestaff Comments (15)

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Eritrean security forces arrested Hajji Mussa Mohamed Nur and scores of others from different…

The Hurt Locker: Film Review and Analysis

31 Dec 2017 Beyan Negash Comments (14)

In an era of the Internet, in the age of sound bites, and in the world of texts that collapse…

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The Eritrean Government Admits Its Banking Blunder

29 Dec 2017 Gedab News Comments (90)

In an unusual admission to problems it faces, in yesterday’s edition of Haddas Eritrea, a Tigrinya newspaper it owns, the…




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