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Ahmed Nasser, Fifty Years of Quest

Fifty Years. Fifty years of Struggle. 50 years of wandering.  50 years of endless search.  50 years of yearning. 50 years of loss. 50 years of hope. No doubt, it is heartbreaking to learn one of the established and respected names in Eritrean history, Ahmed Nasser pass away exactly 50 years after he left to…

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Eritrea: Over 10, 000 Prisoners of Conscience

Ours is not a tragedy; tragedy has some ingredients of chivalry and integrity. Ours is a farce directed by us on us; a cheap drama aimed for prurient, sensory gratification, blithely forgetful of a sense of history and destiny. Willfully employing cynical manipulation of facts, devoid of central moral core, devoid of the organic nature…

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Hidomona’s Reply To Meskerem’s Willful Ignorance

[awate.com notes: On August 17, the Winnipig Free Press reported on the efforts of Hidmona Eritrea-Canadians Human Rights Group of Manitoba to call on the Canadian government to comply with its own laws and not allow individuals like Zemehret Yohannes, who is in charge of Eritrean ruling party’s “Research and Documentation” department, and Walta, a…

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Think Of It—Always!

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible…” Mahtama Ghandi (1869-1948) The End of Zenga-Zenga Rule Easily, though respectfully to the other Arab Spring revolutions, Eritreans in the opposition draw lesson…

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Rage! Rage! Rage!

Dear Eritrean Youth, I feel your pain; I feel your pain. Oh, Sunset’s Children! Remember the 80s, waiting for the ‘To’Qae’! Remember when we hoped for the coming of our older brothers and sisters. Remember when we prayed. We saw tomorrow. Remember when we fought our own little battles, in our own way. ‘ELPA’, the…

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The Olive (AwLi’e) Revolution In Eritrea: A Satire

Prelude: The Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was forced to make “concessions” (please! I can’t overemphasize the importance of them quotation marks) to the historic protests currently unfolding in his country. After report of major announcement was coming up from the Egyptian leader, the protesters were eager to hear them. So was I. Here is the…

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N’gdet Abuna-Qudus Claus

….Christmas has come a long way from its Pagan origins. Hmmm! May be not….. Ruhus beAl Lidet ! “…A child will be born to us, a son will be given to us.” Is. 9:6. I have always loved Christmas. That is not what I meant. I have always loved ‘Lidete- kristos.’  Growing up in Edagahamus,…

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If You Love Your Country, Reform It

04 Apr 2015 Daniel G. Mikael Comments (14)

Let’s start with the word itself: Reform, a word often misused and misunderstood. The truth is, when it comes to…

NEW: Network of Eritrean Women Into The Second…

03 Apr 2015 awatestaff Comments (11)

After so many years of struggle, Eritrea is still a crude patriarchal society. Little has improved on the rights of…

اطفؤا قناديل الرعب

01 Jan 2014 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (2)

حين أمطرت السماء خيراتها، رائحة البارود من حولنا، قابله وابل من دوى القنابل، والرعد ومع البرق ، صورة وأنعكاس ، فنظرات إلى…

Put Off The Lanterns of Terror

31 Mar 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (452)

This is a bribe, in a nice way, the legitimate kind of bribe. I thought of offering it in preparation…

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