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Kibre Neggest: A Myth Elevated to a Biblical Cannon

There is no piece of fiction that shaped the Abyssinian psyche the way Kibre Neggest did. A product of the 13th century, many Abyssinians  accept it as an authentic narration of actual history that equates the birth of Minelik (corrupted Arabic Ibn Al Malik or Hebrew Bin Melech – מֶלֶךְ ) with the birth …

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Negarit 58: A Goatskin Filled With Butter

The following is the script for Negarit 58 (in Tigrinya) which was published on October 28, 2018 –  #ሓርቢጠስሚ – حرب السمن# – #HarbiTesmi —————- In this episode, the topics are 1) Tilahun Gessese’s old song, 2) Harbi Tesmi, a goatsking filled with butter, and 3) The offsprings of Muwaya, the founder of …

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Customary Law : Sharia’a Endabba

In the 19th century, Abyssinian warlords invaded what they called “Hamassen”, present Eritrean highlands, (like they did for many decades before that, with their hordes who eventually settled in Eritrea. Alula legislated the wedi-Arbaa (citizen- after-40 years) laws that enabled the non-native settlers who resided in present Eritrea, to become …

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Religious and Patriotic Martyrdom

Foreigners and warlords build nation states based on selfish interest, though most of the time warlords build nations by accident. Free people established nations based on geography, history, and conquests based on security and viability. In short, states are built on a foundation of values that provide sustainability, confidence, and …

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#Yiakl With Disunity

Ten people lived in a room with a leaking roof. The rain wouldn’t stop, and the floor became wet and slippery. On several places the water accumulated and formed ponds. The small room became uncomfortable. The people used cups and spoons to scoop the water and managed to clear the …

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The Endangered Brown Frog Of Eritrea

“Robbing Paul to pay Peter, is a common saying. Our Dellalas (brokers and careerists) pretend be Paul and Peter in on. The article below was written in Jan 12, 2011; I think it’s till relevant. My apologies to the few (very few) that I respect who made the last pilgrimage …

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Eritreans Are Forced to Be Obsessed with Ethiopia

Your Excellency Prime minister Abiy Ahmed, Happy New Year to you, your family and the people of our region. Last April I was elated by your election to the position of Prime Minister, and for the first few days, I was very optimistic and very impressed with the way you …

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Crossed Over and Met Seyoum 

[I wrote this article more than  12 years ago (April 25, 2006). I remembered it when I was talking with a friend two days ago and read it. I am republishing it because I think it is still relevant.] I was always intrigued by the idea of talking to the …

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Terrerti And Their MP Aunts

[this is an archive edition of Negarit from August 2, 2004, and again today Nov. 29, 2018, maybe you could see how today is what it felt 15 years ago.] I keep thinking of my aunt because some people call home, talk to their aunties and use them as proof …

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