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Strained State Of Eritrean Opposition In Ethiopia

The only Eritrean opposition umbrella has been at a standstill for almost three years. Relentless attempts to move ahead with its preparatory activities to convene its second congress has failed leaving it in a critical situation. The Eritrean National Council For Democratic Change (ENCDC) was established in November 2011 in Hawassa. However, since its formation…

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April 14: Commemorating Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience

On April 14, 2016, Eritreans around the world will commemorate their imprisoned compatriots. Four years ago, a group of Eritrean activists declared April 14 “Prisoners Day”, and they have been commemorating it since then. According to human rights organizations,there are thousands of Eritrean prisoners of conscience languishing in hundreds of prisons in Eritrea. Some have…

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Shots Fired, Stoning in Eritrea’s Capital

Black Sunday On Sunday, April 3, in the Shuq area of Asmara, Eritrean soldiers escorting convoys of conscripts opened fire on young recruits and civilians, killing and injuring an undisclosed number. The conscripts were en-route from training camps in Western Eritrea to Assab where they were, allegedly, to work as laborers in a planned Emirati construction…

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Nairobi Ad-Hoc Contact Organ To Meet In Addis Ababa

The ad-hoc contact organ that was established at the Nairobi Consultative Conference (NCC) will hold a series of meetings with Eritrean opposition parties and organizations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The contact organ’s mandate, according to its secretary, Semere Habtemariam, is “to make the necessary preparations for an all-inclusive meeting of all Eritrean political organizations and…

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The Mirage Of Salary Increase Feared To Cause Unrest

Almost five months after the news was leaked to the public, the promised increase of salary for Eritrean civil servants, including the armed forces, has not materialized yet. News about the planned salary increase was first leaked in November 2015. Two months later Isaias confirmed the news in a New Year television interview. However, after…

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Ethio-Eritrean Border Tension

Tens of Ethiopian civilians allegedly kidnapped a month ago by rebels–operating out of Eritrea and supported by its government–have been released yesterday. An Ethiopian radio station announced the news. Other reports indicated the prisoners were “sent across the border to the Sudan on their way to be returned to Ethiopia.” Earlier today, reported that,…

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ENCDC Congress In May, Armed Clash In Qennito

On February 23, 2016, Haj Abdenur, the chairman of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC)  issued a press release in which he announced the decision to hold the second congress between 26 and 30 of May, 2016. The first congress of the ENCDC was held in Hawassa, Ethiopia, in November 2011. However, the…

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Release Of Hussein Khelifa And Hamdoi Expected Anytime

If the Sudanese authorities keep the promise they gave to different people, Hussein Khelifa, the leader of of the ELF, and Abdelah Hamdoi, a member of the leadership council of the same organization, are expected to be released from prison anytime. One of the sources that communicated with the Sudanese authorities told Gedab News, “They…

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Hussein Khelifa and Abdelah Hamdoi Arrested In Sudan

Last Saturday Sudanese security officers in Kassala arrested Hussein Khelifa who is the president of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) as well as the chairman of the central leadership of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA), and member of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC). Shortly after that the officers also arrested Abdellah Hamdoi,…

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PFDJ Festival: Defections In Melbourne, Australia

In a recent cycle of abandoning the Eritrean regime, the singer Aklilu Mebrahtu, and Yosief Amine, a saxophone player, have defected and asked for political protection in Melbourne, Australia. The fate of the other members of the group is not yet known. The two were among a group of musicians and artists who were participating…

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Eritrea: Of Pressure Valves And Self-Inflicted Wounds

05 Oct 2016 Salyounis Comments (17)

Last month, this column offered suggestions to journalists on how to do their job in Eritrea when they are given that…

A Very Untimely Article

30 Sep 2016 Semere Andom Comments (18)

The American 2016 Election: A white woman on the top, a white man at the bottom. Hilary Clinton is poised to…

Toronto Forms Friends of

28 Sep 2016 awatestaff Comments (39)

Press release In an event held on September 24, 2016, “Friends of awate,com” group was formed in Toronto, Canada. Eritrean-Canadians and Eritreans attended…

Invitation By Friends Of In Toronto

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The fundraising event is a caring initiative by dedicated friends of to form a permanent group in Toronto, Canada…




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