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Critiques And The Politics of Truth: “EASE” Demonstrated Afar’s Grievances

“No theory can develop without encountering a wall, and practice is necessary for piercing this wall” [Gilles Deleuze] Introduction  On December 26 to 27, 2015, the “Global Eritrean Advocacy Network” (GEAN) had convened a conference in Cypress California [Gedab News, Dec. 30, 2015]. In the conference Ahmed Youssouf Mohamed, the chairman of the “Eritrean Afar…

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Tunisian Model: Analogical Reasoning for Eritrea’s Democratic Transition

“We shall patiently bear the trials that fate impose on us. We shall work for others without rest” [Anton Chekhov, from his letter to Vanya,1899]. Introduction Emerging democratic governments in the third world would certainly have to confront a legacy of poverty, illiteracy, militarization, a society with multicultural mistrusts, and underdevelopments, that are caused by…

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Decentralized Unitary Governance: A Poison Model Or A Panacea

Overview The terms “centralization” and “decentralization” as new political phenomenon for governmental structures came into usage in France in 1794 and 1820 respectively. After the French revolution, in the mid 1800, Alexis De Tocqueville wrote an article about “a push towards decentralization” but at the end it becomes the extension of centralization [1]. Tocqueville as…

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Eritrean Politics: A Proto-Version Of Never Land

Theorists and practitioners always have different perspectives. Theorists think about synchronism or simultaneous occurrences and assume reliable approaches. Practitioners on the far side think about copout and worry about collisions. Unfortunately, these two sets of views are not entirely compatible; there are many subtle issues that arise in the process of reconciling them. Therefore, leaders…

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An Axe That Breaks Down: YG’S Diagnostic Fallacy

Franz Kafka was quoted by the crusading noble laureate for literature, Nadine Gordimer, calling literature as “an ax to break up the frozen sea within us.” Writers and authors have the ability to break taboos within a society – against the cult leaders who incite the forbidden desire of others to awaken, and the ambivalent…

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U-Turns Regression: Two Opposition, Two Eritreas

“In truth, there is no pain but comfort, no fear but courage, no chaos but order, no betrayal but trust and no dishonor but the highest of accolades.” (Haile-TG) Prelude Politics has never been a matter of principles. It was and will be a matter of interest. It is not unusual to see political U-turns…

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Political Dialogue Symposium Needed

[This is a speech presented on March 8, 2014 at the Eritrean Global Solidarity (EGS) Symposium, in the metro Washington-DC, on the general theme: Exploring possible scenario for Eritrean transition to democracy] The Current Situation of the Eritrean Political and Civic Struggle: The Need of Symposium for a Political Dialogue Dear Compatriots and Honorable guests,…

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Of Water, Women and Wind: The Three Ws…

19 Jan 2016 Semere Andom Comments (58)

Semere Andom, the child of the Ontario water, wiring from Toronto--fresh is its breeze! The Water Isaias Afwerki told Eritreans that water…

The Shingrwa Of Eritrean Politics

17 Jan 2016 Yohannes Abraham Comments (84)

Just to make things clear first: ‘Shingrwa’ was the American idol of Eritrea, and the word which is borrowed from…

Pirates Of The PFDJ

14 Jan 2016 Awate Team Comments (306)

In 1976, when the Derg announced the change of King Haile Selassie's birr in Ethiopia, the general public was reluctant…

PFDJ Festival: Defections In Melbourne, Australia

13 Jan 2016 Gedab News Comments (144)

In a recent cycle of abandoning the Eritrean regime, the singer Aklilu Mebrahtu, and Yosief Amine, a saxophone player, have…

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