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Negarit 68: Hope of Maidens

The following is the source of Negarit 68 fo my Youtube channel Tesfa Denagil is a very light shower, a shy rain, that comes just before the farmers begin ploughing their fields. Tesfa Denagil is a sign of good rains which means good harvest and prosperity. The cows will be well …

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Music and Hallucinations

This is the source script for Negarit 67 of Jan 8, 2010 1. Tsehaitu Berakhi, Alamin Abdulatif, Abba Shawl and mythology Probably many do not know that Tsehaitu Berakhi became famous in Keren before she hit, the record disc fame. I know Tsehaitu, how could I forget the woman who …

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Gennene Debebe Reincanated in Keren

In the mid-seventies, a young boy attended a concert of a band assembled by General Werqu, the commander of the Ethiopian occupational army that spread from Karrora, to Umhager and Keren. The concert was held at Forto, where the young boy was jailed a few months earlier. Grudgingly returning to …

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Major Dawit Invites Me to Dr. Abiy’s Addition Class

This article first appeared on Jul 16, 2018. It’s being republished with the hope it will evoke a reflection. If there is anything Eritreans and Ethiopians (and beyond) agree upon, it is the fact that PM Abiy has stirred a seemingly calm sea. Undoubtedly he has inspired many people—he even made …

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Kibre Neggest: A Myth Elevated to a Biblical Cannon

There is no piece of fiction that shaped the Abyssinian psyche the way Kibre Neggest did. A product of the 13th century, many Abyssinians  accept it as an authentic narration of actual history that equates the birth of Minelik (corrupted Arabic Ibn Al Malik or Hebrew Bin Melech – מֶלֶךְ ) with the birth …

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Negarit 58: A Goatskin Filled With Butter

The following is the script for Negarit 58 (in Tigrinya) which was published on October 28, 2018 –  #ሓርቢጠስሚ – حرب السمن# – #HarbiTesmi —————- In this episode, the topics are 1) Tilahun Gessese’s old song, 2) Harbi Tesmi, a goatsking filled with butter, and 3) The offsprings of Muwaya, the founder of …

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Customary Law : Sharia’a Endabba

In the 19th century, Abyssinian warlords invaded what they called “Hamassen”, present Eritrean highlands, (like they did for many decades before that, with their hordes who eventually settled in Eritrea. Alula legislated the wedi-Arbaa (citizen- after-40 years) laws that enabled the non-native settlers who resided in present Eritrea, to become …

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Religious and Patriotic Martyrdom

Foreigners and warlords build nation states based on selfish interest, though most of the time warlords build nations by accident. Free people established nations based on geography, history, and conquests based on security and viability. In short, states are built on a foundation of values that provide sustainability, confidence, and …

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