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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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Contours of change And Equilibrium of its Parts (P-V)

Hard Talk: The contours of change And the Equilibrium of its Parts (Part-V)    [This writer warns not to push the envelope of mistrust to the extent of enmity that will hurt the coexistence of our social groups] Prelude In the words of Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, “anything outstanding and original in the way of creative thought…

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Unity And Trust: The Deferred Gratifications

Prelude Recently, my attention was pulled by a compelling attraction, a subject called “political psychology” – a new branch of political science. It is a field dedicated and aimed to understand the political behavior of politicians and political organizations from psychological perspectives. The theory is applied to many contexts, some among others include policy making,…

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Leadership And The Geopolitics Of The Horn (Part-II)

Our struggle, instead belting with reassuring chorus to the weight, is indeed ram-shackled and directed into all wrong targets as if we are thrown into an elbow-throwing arena of political punditry.  We lacked brotherhood and sisterhood that foster camaraderie and strengthen our labor of conviction. To be specific, I am talking about the labor exerted…

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The Son Of Africa And His Humble Moral Choices

Prime Minister Zenawi has passed away on August 20, 2012, he was 57 and his life’s lamp went out untimely out. Though Judgment is something that one has to face invariably, the Horn of Africa in particular and the continent of Africa in general have lost a pragmatic visionary and a detail-oriented strategic thinker of…

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A Glimmer of Hope: Review Of EYSC’s Conference

In an upscale roar, our youth (EYC-EYSC) made a three-days event that went to history books. The demonstration that called for the end of dictatorship in front the Eritrean embassy, and the two-day messages, debates and the passing of action oriented visions were the signatures of the events. The enthusiasm and the burning spirit can…

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Reshaping History: The Role Of Wild Cards

In his book, “Out of the Blue: How to Anticipate Big Future Surprises”, John Paterson defined wildcards as low probability and high impact events that would severely impact human conditions when they occur. Similarly, “The Black Swan Theory” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb also claimed that all consequential events in history come from unexpected igniter of…

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HardTalk: Straying From Their Fathers’ Way (Part-IV)

For over ten years, we have been defending the rights of our minorities by deflecting all kinds of bashing, putting their grievances in prospective, and at times sharing possible solutions to their predicament. We were doing it, even when our Muslim brothers were labeling us based on their taste left and right for over ten…

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Eritrean Ministry of Information At War With Foreign…

31 Dec 2016 Gedab News Comments (4)

Six days ago, Abdulrahman Al-Rashid, the previous editor of Alsharq Al-Awsat, who now maintains a column in the newspaper stated that…

UN Blue Helmets Shouted "Boo" In South Sudan

28 Dec 2016 Awate Team Comments (362)

While the world community, as well as the people of the region were celebrating the birth of a new country…

Christine Umutoni In Eritrea: Another Abuser of UNDP…

26 Dec 2016 Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Comments (113)

The global mission of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is poverty reduction, fighting HIV/AIDS, promoting democratic governance, energy and…

Soulmates: Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Isaias of Eritrea

25 Dec 2016 awatestaff Comments (101)

[Apologies: apparently the video that was linked to here seems to have been pirated. The full version is now not…

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