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Ethiopians Still Talking About Talking

Since Abiy Ahmed took office as Ethiopia’s prime minister in 2018, the region is entangled in a civil war. So

Three Envelopes for The Horn of Africa Leaders

A newly appointed corporate manager asked his predecessor to give him the best advice he could. The outgoing manager gave

China Stretches Out Its Hands To The Horn

On Monday, June 20, 2022, a two-day Governance and Development Conference winded up in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Xue

One Kicked Out, Two To Go

In 2018, when Abiy Ahmed made his overly promoted visit to Eritrea and “signed a peace agreement” with Isaias Afwerki,

The Horn of Africa: Unchanging Political Seasons

(Reading Time: 7 minutes) Historically, the African region that contains Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somaliland, and Somalia are considered Horn

Our Condolences to the Alem Meharenna Family

Our deepest condolences to the bereaved Family of Ato Alem Meharenna, particularly to our longtime friend and colleague Tesfalidet Alem

Happy Eid Al Fitr

Happy Eid to all

Jebena: Dialogue with Negarit Audience

Dear readers, I am glad to announce the launching of Jebena, a child of Negarit. Jebena is a traditional coffee

Citizen-hating Vagabonds

Why are the PFDJ and its supporters obsessed with rivalry, destroying, and eliminating TPLF? They waste their emotions and resources

Janjaweed and Fano: Ethiopian-Sudanese Twins

Eritrea, the modern-day Gulag, locked physically and psychologically, where screaming is a whisper. The ears hear but so terrified, they

Awate.com is released from Intensive Care

After operating at a minimum capacity for a while, awate.com is now back--after improving website security and renewed drive.

Three-Legged Stool: Team Lemma, Loses Its Luster

[This Pencil Editorial was first published on March 18, 2019. Today, three years later, we are republishing it hoping it

Teashop culture

I have a habit of reading the ads on the Starbucks bulletin board as I wait for my coffee. Two

“Goush the Shepherd Did It”

In a village council, when it was on a consultation break, a restless young man interrupted and said, “It’s Goush

Awate.com’s Saleh Johar interviews Meles Zenawi (2008)

The following was first published in May 26, 2008. It’s the first ever interview with the late PM Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia

Three Eritrean Opposition Entities Form A Coalition

After a long discussion between the Eritrean opposition organizations, three entities announced the formation of Eritrean National Coalition (ENC). On

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Negarit Special: ሓዘንን ሓጎስን – Joy and Sorrow – احزان وافراح

One morning Jemal and Khalid were strolling around when they saw armed soldiers leave Shishita garrison on speeding trucks. It

المجلس الوطنى الاريتري يساند مبادرة حكومة المنفى

المجلس الوطنى الاريتري للتغيير الديموقراطي ، المعروف أيضًا باسم “بايتو” أو “مجلس” باللغة التيغرينيا والعربية على التوالي  ، هو تحالف

Minelik and Mlelikh

Does God consider those who reject slavery as sinners? However, many offshoot narrations from the original divine books promote slavery

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