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About Semere T Habtemariam

Semere T Habtemariam is an author and a columnist at Awate. He holds a BA in Government and Politics and a MA in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives in Dallas, Texas. His two books are: Reflections-History-Abyssinian-Orthodox-Tewahdo and Hearts-Like-Birds.

Got Dignity?

If you’ve lived in the US as long as I’ve, then, you would remember the old milk commercial. Two simple

An Eulogy Of Naizghi Kflu: A Translation

This morning I read an eulogy of Naizghi Kflu’s published at Meskerem.net in Tigrinya and it moved me so much

The Devil In God’s Land, A Play By Bereket Habte Selassie

The Devil in God’s Land: Paperback, $19.95, 130 pages, 229×152 mm, Mkuki na Nyota Pulblishers, Tanzania, 2011. ISBN 9789987081615, “Have you forgotten

More Reflections On The Eritrean Opposition

Not fit to lead Isaias is mentally unstable and unfit to lead. He is stuck in a cemetery of dead

Some Reflections On The Eritrean Opposition

* No human creation lasts forever; and, surely, the tyrannical regime in Eritrea will come to an end. But it

Walk, Be Brave And Strong

What guides us to be on the right path and how do we know we are on the right path?

Perspective On Fessehaye Woldu’s Perspective

Last Thursday, a panel of 19 eminent people of the Global Commission on Drug Policy issued a report on the

Obama Slays Osama, But Did The Terrorists Flee In Terror?

Abraham Lincoln towers in American history because, among many other accomplishments, he appealed to “the better angels of our nature.”

Not All Is Quite On The Nile Front

        Oh, old Pharaoh Moses asked you, “let my people go.” But, you turned a deaf ear,

Wounded Nation : A Book Review

Rarely does one find a serious and intelligent book that is totally engaging, but the author of a new book,

Not A Whistle Through The Air

“Where are the groups? You ask for it in your imagination. But you must tell me where these groups are.” 

Unity of Purpose

Change always involves trade-offs; and one only hopes that short-term costs will be compensated by long-term benefits. A lot has

Of Kings And Bandits: A Book Review

The book, Of Kings And Bandits, tells the story of a young Eritrean boy, who was forced to choose between

Of Kings And Bandits: A Book Review

The book, Of Kings And Bandits, tells the story of a young Eritrean boy, who was forced to choose between

Stay Engaged, Be Relevant

A friend implores that those of us who write on Eritrean affairs, do so, from a middle-of-the-road perspective. I understand

What do the PFDJ and Procrusle have in common?

Procrusle was a famous robber who lived in the surroundings of ancient Athens, Greece. He gained notoriety by forcing his

Not In Our Name

The argument that talking about societal disparities would divert us from more pressing matters at hand is a bit shallow

The Virtual Worship Of Unity Is A Ruse

The virtual worship of unity has proven to be a ruse of course; the real driving force has always been

The Virtual Worship Of Unity Is A Ruse

The virtual worship of unity has proven to be a ruse of course; the real driving force has always been

Mainstream On Main-Street: Opposition Echo People’s Voices

In our ongoing public discourse, it’s important that we communicate in a clear, simple and- as much as possible- consistent

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