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The Intellectual Leader Osman Saleh Sabbe

All Eritrean martyrs have a story behind them. In addition, we have the disabled, crippled and deformed survivors to remind Eritreans of the hell they went through. Eritreans need them. Yes, they need them around… for they need to be reminded about the sufferings and the price they had to pay for self-determination and freedom. Individual Martyrs are representatives…

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Leaked Memo: Eritrea’s Plan To Neutralize Susan Rice

The following memo, written on January 23, 2015 by Mr. Berhane Gebrehiwot, Eritrean Chargé d’affaires to the United States and addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was leaked to asmarino.com, a US-based Eritrean website, which published it on July 2, 2015. The gist of the memo is a report of his meeting with Ambassador…

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Eritrea: Land Proclamation No 58/1994

PART II – 1 PART II — CORRECTED TRANSLATION OF LAND PROCLAMATION PROCLAMATION NO. 58/1994 A PROCLAMATION TO REFORM THE SYSTEM OF LAND TENURE IN ERITREA, TO DETERMINE THE MANNER OF EXPROPRIATING LAND FOR PURPOSES OF DEVELOPMENT AND NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION, AND TO DETERMINE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE LAND COMMISSION. Preamble Whereas the systems…

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National Salvation: A Citizen’s Approach Citizen’s Initiative for the Salvation of Eritrea

National Salvation: A Citizen’s Approach Citizen’s Initiative for the Salvation of Eritrea  (CISE) Ericitizens@yahoo.com September 25, 2002 Concerned by the deepening crisis that threatens to endanger the very foundation of our nation Eritrea; Disheartened by the culture of polarization that impedes debate, compromise and peaceful resolution to conflicts; Inspired by Eritrea’s indomitable spirit that calls…

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Presenting Master Painter Michael Adonai

Recently I had a lengthy conversation with master painter Michael Adonai. What was planned as a brief interview expanded and in the middle of the conversation, I discarded the list of questions that I had prepared and let the flow of conversation lead wherever it may. Below is an abridged version of the lengthy conversation…

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WiA: Testimony of University of Asmara Students

This article was originally published by awate.com on September 12, 2005. It is awate.com’s translation (from English) of a testimony provided to Elsa Chyrum, an Eritrean human rights activist, executive director of Eritrean Human Rights Concern (EHRC), by a persons who chose to remain anonymous. This is part of a series of testimonies she has…

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AI: Twenty Years of Independence but still No Freedom

Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Twenty years of independence but still no freedom details how throughout the past two decades government…

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A Letter From The Voice Of The Kunama People

The Official Letter, written in the Name of the Voice of the Kunama People, and sent to both;“EDA-KIDAN’s“ and “ENCDC-BAYTO’s“ Leaderships:   The Leaderships and the Leaders of the The Voice of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance, (EDA), Kunama People, Addis-Ababa, (Ethiopia) November 23, 2012   Honourable ladies and gentlemen, in the name and voice of the…

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A Hen Goes To The Dentist: Eritrea’s Ambassador Visits The Knesset

Eritrea’s ambassador to Israel, Tesfamariam Tekeste Debbas, was invited by the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, to testify about the presence of tens of thousands of Eritreans in Israel. The Eritreans, mostly youth, have escaped the dictatorship that the regime the ambassador serves has created in Eritrea: indefinite conscription, labor camps, and massive violations of human rights.…

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Pirates Of The PFDJ

14 Jan 2016 Awate Team Comments (305)

In 1976, when the Derg announced the change of King Haile Selassie's birr in Ethiopia, the general public was reluctant…

PFDJ Festival: Defections In Melbourne, Australia

13 Jan 2016 Gedab News Comments (144)

In a recent cycle of abandoning the Eritrean regime, the singer Aklilu Mebrahtu, and Yosief Amine, a saxophone player, have…

Kiros Yohannes Pays Tribute to Saleh Gadi

11 Jan 2016 Awate Team Comments (13)

I was moved and elated to read Kiros Yohannes poem on Saleh Gadi; it is a fitting tribute. Kiros Yohannes…

On the Wings of Malice and Idiocy

09 Jan 2016 Salyounis Comments (181)

Observing the government of Eritrea and its functionaries, one is always struck which one of their two wings is heavier:…

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