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NEW: Network of Eritrean Women Into The Second Year

After so many years of struggle, Eritrea is still a crude patriarchal society. Little has improved on the rights of citizens; the status women is even worse. Considering the enormity of the Eritrean struggle for freedom, the achievements on gender issues are marginal. Women started to join the struggle starting …

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An Interview With Dr. Berhan Ahmed

About 7700 miles away from his birthplace in Keren, Eritrea, Dr. Berhan Ahmed is now an established Australian politician and a social activist in Melbourne. The official website of “Voice for The West” introduces him as follows: “Berhan was born in Eritrea, studied agriculture at the University of Alexandria in …

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An Interview With An Eritrean Icon: Ahmed M. Nasser

This interview with Ahmed Nasser was conducted by Saleh Younis. It was published at awate.com on January 29, 2001. We are republishing it on the occasion of Ahmed Nasser’s death on March 26, 2014 ___________ Editor’s Note: Eritrea’s proud history has produced heroes and giants, visionaries and selfless patriots. This …

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Interview With Eritrea’s “Freedom Friday” Organizers

The Eritrean Youth for Change (EYC) and Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC) are calling on Eriteans in Eritrea to “empty the streets” of Asmara this Friday.  This campaign, which was initiated on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), was subsequently named Arbi Harnet (Freedom Friday) asks Eritreans in the Diaspora to …

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Awate Archives: Interview With Abdella Idris

Abdella Idris, perhaps one of the most well-known leaders of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), passed away this week after a long bout of illness.  As we have done with many controversial veteran combatants of our armed struggle, even those with whom we vehemently disagreed–as was the case with the …

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awate.com Interview: Meles Zenawi Sizes Up The Region

According to the Eritrean regime, we have been on the verge of collapse, for what...ten years now! And these ten years happen to be, in the eyes of a neutral observer, the golden years of Ethiopia. We have been growing at a double digit rate for seven, eight years now. The country is stable from end to end. Obviously we have our own challenges; we are still a very poor country.

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A Conversation With MP Arhe Hamednaca

The population of Yiker, a small village close to Elaberet, another small village, could not have expected the news that came out of Sweden last week. Good luck finding Elaberet in the map let alone Yiker. But against all odds, that small village, tucked in the hills behind Elaberet, is …

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Meet Mahmoud Jaber Debrom

Mr. Mahmoud Debrom is an artist who has  depicting powerful images of traditional Eritrea.  He is comfortable working with oil paints, water colors, pastel and pencil sketches across various styles including Abstract (Cubsism, Realism, Surrealism.)  Awate.com has presented a few of his pieces depicting Eritrean culture; we will share his …

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A Chat With Prof. Kjetil Tronvoll

On October 22nd, Professor Kjetil Tronvoll’s report, ‘The Lasting Struggle for Freedom in Eritrea’ was presented by the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights (OCPHR) at a seminar held at Håndverkeren in Oslo, Norway.  The report, which was commissioned by OCPHR, was the result of two years of preparation …

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An Interview With Mr. Seyoum Ogbamichael

An Interview conducted with Seyoum O. Michael by Saleh Younis San Jose, California, June 21, 2001 [published June 29, 2001]  Editor’s Note: His name is Seyoum O. Michael but everyone within ELF knew him as Seyoum Harestai (Seyoum the Farmer.) The “Harestai” monicker is due to the fact that he …

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