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WikiLeaks, Rashaida and Egypt

Which is more real? WikiLeaks cables concerning Eritrea and its ruling clique, although amusing, has around it an air of fantasy as seen by an Eritrean eye; what is ‘ honey-glazed-Swa-fermented-grilled-goatmeat’ to Eritreans?  To hungry Eritreans it may even sound as if it is a story jumping to his consciousness out of the leaflets of…

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Nile Politics: Egypt’s Kiss Of Death

Introduction: it is now obvious that the tyrant in Eritrea has entered a stage of confusion and hallucination that every dictator succumbs to at one time or another, when he finds all the roads and options to his project faltering and hitting dead-end closed road. Take, for instance, the interview conducted by the Qatari reporter…

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A Third Side Of A Coin

Separatist! The Eritrean National struggle was never a separatist struggle as some Eritrean quarters are now philosophizing and before them many Ethiopians who preferred to give up to bitterness and bury their heads in the sand. From the beginning to the end the separatist and the secessionist was Ethiopia, not Eritrea! It was official Ethiopia…

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Of Kings And Bandits: A Literary Review

I see men making a language of music and music out of language; men dreaming of finer lives, and living them. Here is a process of creation more vivid than in any myth, godliness more real than in any creed – Will Durant, A Shameless Worship Of Heroes Life is one, continuous and whole. No…

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A Chieftain In The Pasha’s Camp

  I .  There is no position more embarrassing than that of the historian in relation to his subject of expertise: history. One of the distinguishing features of science from other human endeavors is its ability to predict and anticipate to an ever improving degree of precision, the possibilities, results and outcome of applying of…

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A Sudanese Journalist of Fortune

In my afternoon visits to the Eritrean websites on December 25, 2009, I was surprised to come across a report on Adulis.com about an article written by a Sudanese journalist, Mr. Kamal Hassen Bakheet of the government affiliated Al-Rae Al-Am Arabic Newspaper on the sanctions the Security Council imposed on the Eritrean dictatorial regime. I…

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Just Don't Call It A War: People May…

23 Mar 2016 Salyounis Comments (225)

This article originally appeared at awate on June 27, 2008.  It is being republished in light of recent news that…

Isaias Released Prisoners He Never Had!

21 Mar 2016 Awate Team Comments (261)

On Monday, February 29, Djiboutian President Ismail Guelleh stressed that he will not have a talk with Isaias Afwerki of…

Our Lord Hades Is Bitter And Greedy

17 Mar 2016 awatestaff Comments (170)

The following  is brought to you from the Awate Forum where it was posted by "Gogo" a few hours earlier.…

The Mirage Of Salary Increase Feared To Cause…

15 Mar 2016 Gedab News Comments (43)

Almost five months after the news was leaked to the public, the promised increase of salary for Eritrean civil servants,…

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