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Awate 2020 Project Launch

The Ad-Hoc Task Force (ATF) for the Awate2020 project* is glad to announce a Paltalk session for Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 8pm Berlin Time, and 2pm, North American West Coast**. We cordially invite all friends and supporters of awate.com to attend the session. The session will be held at the Awate2020 room and we will try to…

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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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Review: Herui Tedla Bairu’s Book

25 Jul 2016 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (35)

Title: Eritrea and Ethiopia: A front row look at issues of conflict and the potential for a peaceful resolution. Author: Herui…

Grassroots view: The Discourse of Martyrdom and Sovereignty…

22 Jul 2016 Chefena Hailemariam Comments (56)

In Part I tried to show two separate narratives or discourses around martyrdom, sovereignty, and nationalism as represented by the…

Neither Free, Nor Fair: Just "Playing The Game"

20 Jul 2016 Awate Team Comments (9)

[We are working behind the scenes reviving the Tigrinya and Arabic sections of awate.com as well as reinstating the missing…

ENCDC To Hold Its Congress In Addis Ababa

13 Jul 2016 Awate Team Comments (96)

After it stayed stuck in an impasse for almost four years, the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) said…

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