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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Predictable Pathway And Its Difficulties

As one who adores sciences more than anything, I never knew my life needs a new political uptake. But now I am getting one. It is a battle I chose to have and it is a storehouse for the ultimate safeguarding of the Eritrean diversities. May be it is an …

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Don’t Challenge Me: Lessons From The Virtual World

Teaching is one of the hardest jobs out there. Certainly, it is a real challenge to pass on knowledge. You not only ought to know the subject, but must also have the special talent to transfer the knowledge. When I am talking about “knowledge” it is not the knowledge that …

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The Vision Of Hawassa Isn’t An Echo Of The Past

Eritreans from diverse political background converged from five continents to Addis – a transit to Hawassa, the capital city of the Southern Kelil (federal state) – and yes the designated site of our congress. According to Wikipedia, the Southern federal state has 45 indigenous ethnic groups [nations, nationalities, peoples (ahzab)] …

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EGS On The Verge: Seeking Civic Identity & Stature

It was not a surprise that at one point the Eritrean Global Solidarity (EGS) will not survive with its undemocratic organizational structure and dual membership of its base. Leaving the tittle-tattle going inside its political house, EGS leadership resisted for almost four years to transform their quasi-civic organization to a …

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Hard Talk Real Fear: ‘Tyranny of Majority’ (Part-III)

It has been almost two decades since I observed the distinguishing characteristics of our diverse socio-cultural groups, and the seemingly incurable fears of “tyranny of the majority” by our minority social-groups. Throughout those years, I was utterly disappointed by the constant effort of evading the discussion of the issue—the  incessant …

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Hard Talk: Internal Conflict & Unvarnished Truth (Part-II)

As we plunge into another political season, it is essential for me to gather my picks to challenge the group packed with boobs of conspiracy nuts. What I mean by boobs, are people who think on “conspiracy theory” that is neither “a conspiracy” nor a “theory.” Those are elites who …

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Hard Talk: Internal Conflict & Unvarnished Truth (Part-II)

As we plunge into another political season, it is essential for me to gather my picks to challenge the group packed with boobs of conspiracy nuts. What I mean by boobs, are people who think on “conspiracy theory” that is neither “a conspiracy” nor a “theory.” Those are elites who …

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CDRiE’s Squelching Retreat From Engagement

If there is poster organization for the “boycotting behavior” that plagues the opposition camp, it is the ELF-RC, lately known the EPDP. If there are imposing “group of elites” walking on the path of EPDP, but also have the audacity to attack every group of identity, it is a small …

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Hard Talk: The Turbulence Of Eritrean Unity (Part-I)

It is a cast loaded with all the discordant seeds, and it is a textbook example of what I always get in my mail box. Anti-Muslim rhetoric is vying for influence within some section of our society, employing all kind of rhetorical tools to elicit nods to the susceptible part …

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Requiem for the Victim

“The totality of beliefs and sentiments common to the average members of a society forms a determinate system with a life of its own and is   termed as the collective or common consciousness.”(Emil Durkheim) All I hear is death, rape, drowning, imprisonment, all bad news day in day out, and …

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Eritrean History: A Transaction Of Bad Politics (Part-III)

“Never trust a government that does not trust its people.” The noble peace prize winner and Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov used to say that. What a befitting reminder it is at this crucial time, to warn our people to never trust an organization that walkout or boycott a popular movement …

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Eritrean History: A Transaction Of Bad Politics (Part-I)

In my debut of “Tebeges” on Sept 14, 2010 as a columnist at awate.com, I have promised my readers that I would tackle four different issues that are relevant to the transaction of our current socio-political query. One of them was “responding to any distorted historical accounts.” As planned, this …

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Coaxing The Variables Of Socio-Political Groups

In medicine a far more promising approach to treating advanced cancer is to coax the immune system to recognize cancer cells as deadly. Similarly in the socio-politics of multi-ethnic society, it is vital to coax the unity of minorities to recognize that “majority supremacy” is deadly to the survival of …

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EDA Outsourced Power To The People, EPDP Opted-Out

George Bernard Shaw is quoted as having said “liberty means responsibility, and that is why most men dread of it.” The responsibility of which Shaw spoke requires endurance, vision, and patience. And yes its reward only comes after periods of toil and opposition. When one sees the cause of liberty …

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Education: Isn’t It The Equalizer Of Justice?

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desire.” Nelson Mandela (a statesman) Listening to a crucial repertory plays in the last three decades about …

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