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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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Forced Labour Pool: International Laws and UN CoI…

22 Jun 2015 Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Comments (21)

Testimony: “...I did the same work for five years as a soldier in Sawa. They brought you to fields to…

Miriam Was Here In Tigrinya Coming Out In…

18 Jun 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (13)

It's with great pleasure that I announce that the Tigrinya translation of my last book "Miriam Was Here" is now…

Sovereignty, International Law and the Commission of Inquiry…

19 Jun 2015 Salyounis Comments (289)

On June 27, 2014, the UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) mandated a Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) to conduct…

Al Jazeera's The Stream hosts Ms. Sheila Keetharuth

17 Jun 2015 awatestaff Comments (221)

On June 16, 2015, Al Jazeera's The Stream hosted her excellency Ms Shiela Keetharuth and three other Eritrean guests to…

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