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Curse god and Die

‘Curse god and die’ has evolved from an imprudent advice of an embittered wife of a patient patriarch to ascent to be the chief foreign policy of Eritrea vis-à-vis the temporal god, the United States of America. Curse this god and say it as loud as you can, ‘Tekormika mot, AsfiHka mot! hade iyu Hilfetu!’ …

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The Fire Next Time

Muslim-Christian, Kebesa-Metahit, as we know is the only single most important issue since Eritreans gathered to mark the destiny of the nation: since 1941 till Now. All other issues, even those considered important like the border issue, the language issue, are child’s play compared to the very foundational nature of Eritrea. There is no Eritrea without…

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“I Want To Be A Sailor…”

  This short essay was written sometime in 2004.     If what we knew were the only guideposts for reality, the innocent knowledge before knowing the ugly truths and other side of the coin would be it. That other side hosts the grotesque, the depressing, the confusing, the deleterious…     “In Middle Ages—‘MaEkelay Zemen’—people…

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The Cruellest Decade: in Ten

The decade 2000-2010 hosted milestone events in Eritrea’s recent past; yet mostly disappointing. Coming on the heels of the optimism, pride and peace of 1990s, the decade 2000s, without question, has been a turbulent time for Eritrea and Eritreans. It is more reminiscent of our bloody past than the neighbourly decade. From ‘Salsay Werar’  in…

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The Kind Citizen and ‘Zemen’

I am launching a column in this venerable website, Awate.com. The column’s name is ‘the kind citizen.’ I choose this name because that is my vision for Eritrea, a nation of kind citizens. Citizens who pride in their histories and identities, who know and exercise their rights and duties (mainly rights in these times) and…

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June in Geneva: The Next Political Battle

09 Jun 2016 Salyounis Comments (192)

Mike Smith, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, previewed his case against members of the…

Eritrean Officials Accused of Crime Against Humanity

08 Jun 2016 Gedab News Comments (55)

In a press conference it held today in Geneva, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (COI) presented its…

Living In The Cracks Of Fringe Politics

06 Jun 2016 Tesfalem Araya Comments (16)

Eritrea is in one dark corner. While the level and pattern of our experiences might be unique to us, the…

The Day of Reckoning

04 Jun 2016 Yohannes Zerai Comments (55)

It will have been a year on June 23rd since the UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (COIE) presented its…

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