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Eritrea’s Independence: Celebrate Or Commiserate?

Overview: – There are two parts to this article. First, brief description of two battles heroically fought during the Eritrean armed struggle for national liberation. The purpose of doing so is to commemorate those brave Eritreans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for Eritrea’s full sovereignty. Second, how the hard-gained and long-awaited independence and the dream…

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End of Year Message

In my end of year article, I have chosen to remind Awate.com readers about President Barack Obama’s landmark speeches for the purpose of drawing some important lessons. It is customary that people at the end of each calendar year make New Year’s resolutions to change their bad habits and continue strengthening their successful habits. In…

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Lessons to Learn: Extraordinary Australian Political Developments

Australia is the world’s smallest continent, though it is a big country with an area of about (8,468,300 km2). Compared to its size, the Australian population is small (~22 million)[1]. Accordingly, the Australian National Parliament reflects this small[2] population with the House of Representative or Lower House consisting 150 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) and…

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How And Why I Chose Harmony for Awate.com’s Column

About two weeks prior to Awate.com’s 10th anniversary, the Awate Team sent group email to some of its prolific writers who regularly contribute articles and enrich its website. The email recipients’ list also included people like me who currently are not contributing on a regular basis. The email’s main message was, the Awate Team is…

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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…

Grassroots View: The Discourse of Martyrdom and Sovereignty

07 Jul 2016 Chefena Hailemariam Comments (6)

Introductory note: This article is based on my contribution to a panel discussion on the 14th of May 2016 organized to…

The Genesis Of Eritrea's Slavery Project

05 Jul 2016 Awate Team Comments (131)

This an article from the archives. It was first published by the Awate Team on October 23, 2007. Many developments…

Did Gov of Eritrea Really Dodge UN Accountability?

09 Jul 2016 Salyounis Comments (76)

Since June 8, when the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Human Rights in Eritrea filed a report concluding that "there…

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