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I had ruled out Medrekh as another Keremtawai mae’etot until I heard Qeisi’s interview with Amal Ali. I liked what he said; particularly his emphasis that the legacy of the…

17 Apr 2014 Negarit Saleh "Gadi" Johar (97)

BAEDC Hosting Elsa Chyrum...

Bay Area Eritreans for Democratic Change is hosting Elsa Chyrum pf Human Rights Concern - Eritrea on April 19, 2014 at 2 PM in Oakland, California. She will talk about…

15 Apr 2014 Articles awatestaff (28)

Advocates of Civil War

Many readers have suggested that I say what I think I should say the way they want me to say it - flat with no sensations, no room for maneuvers…

15 Apr 2014 U-Turn Ali Salim (146)

Djibouti: UNHCR fails Eritrean refugees

Over 260 Eritrean refugees have been detained in Neged camp for over a year. Djiboutian authorities claim Neged is a Djiboutian police academy. Most of the refugees are ex-soldiers of the…

14 Apr 2014 Gedab News Gedab News (12)

Al-Nahda Reports From Eritrea: A Satire

My iPod is glued to my ears, my mind multi-tasking and gestating for block buster articles for the next season. I am running on my treadmill, training for my next…

13 Apr 2014 Articles Semere Andom (11)

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Exposing the YPFDJ in Europe: Part 1

Presented by Eritrean Unity Movement, Norway Just as there are some Serbians who still regard Bosnian Serb General, Ratko Mladic , a hero, even though he is accused of atrocities committed during the 1990s Bosnian war, including the massacre of about 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica, there are also some Eritreans who regard the Eritrean dictator…

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IFJ Joins FAJ Press Freedom Day Call for Release of Journalists in Eritrea

“They are being held in undisclosed locations without charges, despite the fact that Eritrean law forbids detention of a prisoner without charges for more than 30 days,” said a joint letter signed by IFJ Jim Boumelha and FAJ President, Omar Faruk Osman. “Prolonged detention without trial is also a violation of international treaties you are party to. Your officials have repeatedly refused to supply any information on the health, whereabouts or legal status of the imprisoned journalists.”…

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April 18 2011 Eritrean Demonstration In San Francisco

The Bay Area Committee for Peaceful Demonstration is holding a rally in San Francisco, CA on Monday, April 18, 2011.   The theme of the demonstration is “Enough Is Enough: Isaias Must Go Now!” “Alena ms hzbna: We Are With Our People”, “We Are The Voice Of The Muzzled Eritreans.” Here are the specifics of the…

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Eritrea: The 2010 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

The United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office released its “Human Rights And Democracy: The 2010 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report in March 2011.   The reports includes a detailed analysis of the status of human rights and democracy in 26 “countries of concern” which, of course, includes Eritrea.  Also included in the 26 countries of concern…

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Is Our Brother Mohammed Nur Abrar Dead Or Alive?

We are asking about our brother: “Where is our brother Mohammed Nur now? Is he alive or dead”? This are unanswered questions! Mohammed Nur disappeared sixteen years ago. I was with him at 2pm on December 5, 1994. At 4:30 pm on that afternoon, Mohammed Nur disappeared. It is 16 years since he was made…

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A Qatari Reporter’s Expose: The Dictator Has No Clothes

(The president’s face was irritated a little, his minister was resentful, and the other officials wrinkled, a moment of silence prevailed that was only disturbed by the voice of the president saying): By God, I do not know about this issue. This issue can be considered forgotten! (Interrupting, I said:) And we remind you of it. Yes, we remind you of it! God willing, after you remind me I will, ah…ah…ah I check, ah, my memory and I will see (he smiles a little) and I see, and tell you what……

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Eritrea Djibouti Mediation Agreement

On June 2nd, awate.com’s Gedab News broke the  news that Eritrea had withdrawn its troops from its contested territory with Djibouti and that a Qatari-brokered agreement between Djibouti and Eritrea would be held in Doha.  The agreement was, indeed, signed on June 6, 2010 and presented to the UN on June 7th.   The UN, which had…

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The Eritrean Covenant: Towards Sustainable Justice And Peace

Mejlis Ibrahim Mukhtar The Eritrean Covenant TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE AND PEACE1  Reviving the Eritrean covenant: We, the authors of this statement, are a diverse group of civic-minded Eritreans who come from all walks of life, from inside Eritrea and the Diaspora and from different ethnic, regional, and political background and persuasions. Individually, like many ordinary…

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Eritrea: The Network Of Prisons

This is a list containing prisons in Eritrea where the government keeps prisoners of conscience. It is certainly not an exhaustive list of all the prisons in the country where thousands are kept without formal charges and without visitation rights. Those who die in those prisons are unceremoniously buried by the prison wardens and the government rarely notifies…

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Where Eritrean Political Prisoners Are Kept

This page includes links to several files which are better opened in Google Earth which you can downlaod from Google. The extension of the 5 files is “kmz”. Save the files in your hard drive for better viweing. Once you install Google Earth, you will be able to see the following: Roads from Sereja’kha to Gahtelaay and from Tzehaf-Laam to Era Ero. The decsription of the locations…

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Tesfay W. Degiga’s Eulogy for Ahmed Nasser

09 Apr 2014 Semere T Habtemariam (7)

Tesfay W. Degiga’s Eulogy for Ahmed Nasser In Memorial Service held in Oakland, California, on April 6, 2014 (Translated from Tigrinya…

Political Dialogue Symposium Needed

08 Apr 2014 Amanuel Hidrat (26)

[This is a speech presented on March 8, 2014 at the Eritrean Global Solidarity (EGS) Symposium, in the metro Washington-DC,…

A Pioneer Of Education and Struggle In His…

07 Apr 2014 Mohammed Abdullah (3)

Ustaz Mousa Arahu A young man in his thirties, a lookalike of the Egyptian actor Omar Shareef though a little shorter,…

The Third Way

05 Apr 2014 Ali Salim (274)

We have had very good discussions in the U-Turn articles. The majority were genuine exchanges of views raising very legitimate…

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