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Stand up Before You Become A Victim Of The Beast  

“Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him (her) last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured.” Winston Churchill The above quotation is from one of the finest political wits, Winston Churchill, which was said to the neutral states…

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A Nation Born Out of A Struggle And Arguments Failed To Unite It’s Diversity

INTRODUCTION: In sociology and political studies, the term diversity describes differences by identifying features that includes ethnic classifications, ideological philosophies, religious beliefs, gender identity etc. And are measured by “diversity indexes” – a proportional ratio of accommodation for purposes of peaceful coexistence. In our contemporary life, diversity to some means “bio-diversity” and the existence of…

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Know Your Enemy And Thyself: Act Accordingly

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle” [Sun Tzu] This is a…

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Constitutional Reform And Reconciliation

Introduction:The major division of thoughts in philosophy is the relationship between “being” and “thinking” and the definition of what the world is consisting of – in primary instance. Materialism claims that, in the first instance – the world is just “a matter in motion” and our mind, awareness, and thoughts are secondary property of matter.…

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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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Ethnic Federalism in Eritrea Is a Recipe for…

29 May 2017 Ahmeddin Osman Comments (208)

Ethnic Federalism in Eritrea is a recipe for disaster. It is a call for putting Tigrinya nationality under one banner,…

We Must Be Able to Look Like The…

30 May 2017 Awate Team Comments (51)

“We must be able to look like the Tigre…” Solomon Berhe, chief of the PFDJ chapter in Dallas, Texas. Since May 24,…

Eritrea’s Flawed Beginning in 1991: How It Contributed…

24 May 2017 Woldeyesus Ammar Comments (273)

(This paper was presented a year ago at a conference in Geneva entitled:  "Eritrea at Silver Jubilee: Stocktaking on the…

Woldeab Woldemariam, a Visionary Eritrean Patriot, Biography

22 May 2017 Dawit Mesfin Comments (150)

Now I know why a monument has been erected for Alexander Pushkin, the renowned Russian poet, in the heart of Asmara,…

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