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The Power Of Infantilism In Eritrea

If you are asking, “why is the Eritrean government having only its second investment conference in 2012, twenty one years after Eritrean independence?” the bad news is that the first conference was also in 2012.   And if you are asking “why is it having two conferences in one year but …

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YG’s Dilemma: A Compass Can Only Draw A Circle

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Yes, Eritrea is in perilous condition. Its economy is stagnant…. Inflation is soaring and people are suffering. The youth, the military, and the population are all fed up, and rightfully so.  The so-called leaders failed and failed miserably. Our political order is non-existent and we blame no one but ourselves. …

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Rectification of Names

It is that time of year when we review the past and make pledges for the future. To take stock, to assess, to evaluate and then to act: to realign, to repurpose and redirect.  Eritrea is not a business and this is not a management course so we owe you …

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The Simple Pleasures Of Holidays

I always liked Christmas season and I associated it with chocolate. When I was a child, every Christmas season, my father would bring us Toblerone chocolates and Pane Tone, courtesy of his Italian business associates in Asmara who distributed those goodies to their agents and distributors; I grew up thinking …

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The Political Chess-Game To Tame The Woyanes

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

Well, well, well… Why I’m I not surprised? Deki-Ere – it’s happening again. History is in the making. It is a brand new day in Eritrea; and it is a dawn of a new era in Ethiopian politics. In Addis deep from its inner core, the ground is shifting along …

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Theorizing Hamid Idris Awate In A Postmodern World

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The recent trend, in the opposition block, on the contestation of Awate’s Eritrean symbolism is epic. The imagery of an afro-nilotic hero on a horse back, with a bandolier diagonally crossing his protruded chest, with a dangling sword in a holder, proudly slinging a simonova rifle , as if, projecting …

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Eritrean Strongman Asks Qatar To Mediate Dispute With Ethiopia

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki has asked Qatar to mediate his long-standing feud with “arch-rival” Ethiopia.   This message was communicated to the new Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalgn, by Qatar, while the Ethiopian prime minister was conducting a state visit. Isaias Afwerki has offered to attend mediation talks without any …

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A Letter From The Voice Of The Kunama People

The Official Letter, written in the Name of the Voice of the Kunama People, and sent to both;“EDA-KIDAN’s“ and “ENCDC-BAYTO’s“ Leaderships:   The Leaderships and the Leaders of the The Voice of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance, (EDA), Kunama People, Addis-Ababa, (Ethiopia) November 23, 2012   Honourable ladies and gentlemen, in the …

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Eritrea’s National Council Suspends Qernelios’ Membership

In its annual meeting in Addis Abeba, Eritrea’s National Council (aka Bayto or Mejlis) has suspended the membership of the Democratic Movement for the Liberation of the Eritrean Kunama (DMLEK) and its chairman, Qernelios Esman. The decision to suspend the membership of DMLEK until the next congress was passed by …

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The Eritrean Revolution: The Way Forward (P2)

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

This is a continuation of Part I. The Eritrean regime is crumbling fast after sowing so much mistrust among us. Instead of  respecting  our diversity and building on its positive aspects,it has worked hard to deepen and escalate the  ethnic, regional and religious difference. The urgent question we need to address …

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Have You Seen This On The Mainstream Media?

Here is a clip that shows  the mighty Israeli army terrorizing civilians who have become aliens in their own land. Here is technology at work, tax dollars at work bombing Gaza indiscriminately. This is the story of an elephant complaining of a cub. Indeed CRY FREEDOM! And here is the similarity …

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Eritrea Requests Turkish Mediation

At the request of Eritrea, the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmed Ogle, is expected to arrive in Asmara soon to help reconcile the Eritrean regime with the Somali government. The minister will be flying in from one of the regional countries after Ethiopia denied him permission to fly directly to Asmara …

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A First: Qatari Prime Minister Visits Ethiopia

– The Qatari Prime Minister: “Ethiopia is important to us and we seek to enhance cooperation with it.” – Qatar Affirms its support for the Syrian people – The Ethiopian Prime Minister hails Qatar’s efforts to promote peace in the region Addis Ababa (AlSharq) Nov. 5, 2012, Report by Mohammed …

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Eritrean Churches: Mute And Without opinion

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

“The church must be the guide and the critic of the State and never its tool.” writes Dr Martin Luther King Jr, outraged by the silence of many churches regarding racial injustice of his time. The church, or any religious institution for that matter, should not hope to earn favors …

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Same March, Different Drummer

The Circular Journey in Search of Eritrea: A “World Distance” that Never Was ( by Yosief Gebrehiwet) is an answer to the question posed by Eritrean Independence: Is It Worth All The Sacrifice? (also by Yosief Ghebrehiwet). The answer, it appears, is an emphatic no. The 50-year long journey for …

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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 …

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