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Eritrean Insiders and Outsiders!

“I and my siblings against my cousin, I and my cousins against a stranger.” An old Arab clannish saying. The above saying doesn’t promote a principled support of what is right and rejecting what’s wrong but reinforces clannish mentality. It is good to support your relatives provided it is to …

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ህሉው ኩነታት ሃገርና ብመንጽር ከባቢናን ዓለምን

I. ሹኩሹካን ስልታዊ ምንስሓብ ስርዓት ኢሳያስን ኣብ ‘ዚ ዘሎናዮ ፈታኒ እዋን፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣብ ክንዲ ህድእ ኢሉ ኣስተውዒሉ ኣብ ‘ቶም ሕመረት ሕሰሙን መከርኡን ዝኾኑ ጉዳያት ኣቶኪሩ ክቃለስ ዝፍትን፡ ነቶም ቀንዲ ሕመረታትን ጠንቅታትን ረሲዑ፡ በቶም እናሻዕ ዝቕልቀሉ ፍጻሜታት እናተገፍዔ፡ መኣዝኑ ስሒቱ ኣብ ‘ቶም ሕሰሙን መከራኡን ዝፈጠርዎም ሳዕቤናት ኣድሂቡ ኮለል ክብልን ኣብ …

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Negarit 125: The Testimony of Massawa

ባጽዕ ትመስክር – The Testimony of Massawa – فلتشهد مصوع Colonizers and occupiers of a country influence its people and impose new ideas and languages. The Italian colonization didn’t only introduce Spaghetti to the people but also tomatoes which has now become an integral part of Eritrean cousin in the …

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Minelik and Mlelikh

Does God consider those who reject slavery as sinners? However, many offshoot narrations from the original divine books promote slavery in different forms. They could have been acceptable practices in ancient times, but they are repulsing by the moral standards of today. As far as religions are concerned, their timeless …

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Eritrea and Eretria

A misfit blaming me in your presence It is a testimony that I am perfect It’s a fact that Italy named our country Eritrea. Colonizers or their agents named other countries, including Aetopia. The Greeks called Africa as Libya—anything below it was Sudan or Aethopia. Some smart guy proposed to …

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A Tribute to My Friend Adhanom

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Adhanom Gebremariam passed away in the USA. His funeral will be held on Saturday February 17, 2021. Adhanom was a veteran of the Eritrean struggle. As a senior commander in the army, Adhanom commanded and fought gallantly in major battles of the struggle era. After …

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ብሰላም ዕረፍ ክቡር ሓርበኛ ጅግና ተጋዳላይ ኣድሓኖም!

ሓርበኛ ተጋዳላይ ኣድሓኖም ገብረማርያም ዕለተ መስዋእቲ፡ ለካቲት 19 2021 ካብ ኣብኡ ባሻይ ገብረማርያም ካሳን ካብ ኣዲኡ ወይዘሮ ውነሽ ርጆን ኣብ ወርሒ መስከረም 1945 ኣብ ኣፈልባ ተወሊዱ። ወላዲቱ ካብቲ ዝነበራ ከቢድ ናይ ሕርሲ ኩነታት፣ ብዘይ ጉድኣት ክትገላገል ብምኽኣላ፣ ልዑል ፈጣሪ ንምምስጋን ወለዱ “ ኣድሓኖም ” ዝብል ረዚን ስም ከምዝሃብዎ ታሪኽ ቤተሰቡ …

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Reasons for the Approaching Political Floods

There are many instances of governments that are overthrown, pushed out, reclaiming their authority or totally dying out. In the Horn of Africa, there were many such change of governments. Some short-lived, others permanently die out. Ethiopia In 1960  the Ethiopian Brigadier-General Mengistu Neway led a coup with his younger brother Germame Neway …

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Abyssinians And Arabs Have Similar Traits

Happy New Year, Aamkum Mubarek, RHuus Haddish Aamet, Bekitet Haddas Senet lideyya, Feliches neues Jahr, Feliz Agno Nuevo, Felice Anno Nuovo, Bonne Annee, Melkam Addis Aamet The following are today’s topics of Negarit 114: 1. The Arab and Abyssinian counting of time is similar, and the origin of Gregorian calendar. …

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News and Information, Life and Property

My generation grew up consuming news. In Teashops, particularly in the morning, radios blasting, news bulletins from BBC Arabic, VoA, Monte Carlo, and many others. Every artisan on the streets had radios on the shopfronts. Each day I walked to school through the textile and grocery shops, tailors, tin artifact …

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What Follows Condemnation?

The dead do not hear. One can whisper, shout, scream, and call a dead person, but you do not get an answer. And like a dead person, the leaders of our region do not listen. I have concluded long ago that they have become prisoners of the social media simply …

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Graduated in Coffee Bean Picking

On Negarit 104 I talked about vowels and consonants and why Tigrinya speakers add a “i” vowel to many words like Oklandi, Taxi, Hollandi, etc. A commentator (HTT) explained the reason: it has to do with the word construction and combinations of vowels and consonants. I found his explanation palatable and …

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