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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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Minister Nesredin Bekit And More Red Tape On…

04 Dec 2014 Gedab News Comments (77)

Recently, President Isaias Afwerki silently appointed Nesredin Bekit as Minister of Trade and Industry in the Eritrean cabinet. Under the newly appointed…

Eritrea's Compulsory "National Service": 18 and Life

02 Dec 2014 Awate Team Comments (101)

On November 23rd, Tesfa News website reported that the charge d'affairs of the Eritrean embassy to the United States, Mr. Berhane…

Nevsun Settles Two Fraudulent Class Action Lawsuits For…

01 Dec 2014 Gedab News Comments (2)

In June 2014, Gedab News reported that Nevsun, the Canadian mining company operating in Eritrea, approved a multi-million class action…

How To Win Eritrea's "Political Legitimacy" Argument

29 Nov 2014 Salyounis Comments (106)

Since 1991, the debate between Eritrean regime supporters and the opposition has been that of legitimacy. Back in the 1990s,…

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