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Negarit 198: Catch22-Nationalists or Patriots?

Your always long for Gondar Will you go to it or it will come to you! (a traditional wailing in

Abiy and Isaias, Radwan in the Middle.

Ser’e is something forbidden by tradition be it mentioning or consuming. For instance, traditional women do not mention the name

Time To Clean Your Own Courtyard

Hopefully, the guns will stop. Hopefully those drunk with lust for blood will sober up. Hopefully, those who have nothing

Machoism Is Vengeans

For centuries, the Horn of Africa region has been plagued by a violent culture of war. And almost all wars

Invaders or Defenders?

Today I will formally introduce the background intro music of Negarit, that you hear in the intro and outro. It

Presence of Ethiopian Forces In Eritrea

Can wars end? What are signs that wars will end? What was the result of past “wars to end wars”?

Season of Migration to the PFDJ

During the last three-Covid-years, the PFDJ was restlessly awaiting the end of the pandemic to relaunch its propaganda onslaught. Now

Drones Created Out of Dirty Residues

In the last episode of Negarit (#181), I asked my audience ‘what do they miss the most in Eritrea?’ I

31 Years Talking to Themselves, never listen

Over the last months, the PFDJ operatives have been complaining that some forces are forcing them to talk back. They

Come out Equipped With Truth

In an opposition member accepts and promotes all the values of the incumbent regime and adopts all its decisions and

Let Sherifo Testify

I am sure you must remember Mahmmed Sherifo. Certainly, you remember the reformers. Were they reformers… or something else! And

And I Waited for the Stale Speech!

It’s good when a culture encourages entertainment; it is bad when it spreads gloom. Entertainment makes you forget your pain.

Between Constitutionalism and “The Constitution”

[Reading time 9 minutes] Carlo was a driving school owner and trainer who was traveling to Keren in a bus

Nom de plume

Before pencils, fountain pens and dry pens were invented, writers used feathers that they dipped in a container of ink

Citizen-hating Vagabonds

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

The Priorities of My Compatriots

Alzheimer’s, or dementia, a disease that causes memory loss, forgetfulness. What happens if a government has Alzheimer’s? God forbid, what

Despising Weavers and Tailors!

Comments reflect the commentators’ character. While some are insightful and they help sharpen one’s views, others are vulgar, uncouth, and

The Primitive Mineliks

A friend told me a joke about someone who frequently climbed up a hill and prayed to win the lottery.

“May You Beget A Black Cat”

In 1986 a border conflict erupted between Qatar and Bahrain over the ownership of the Hawar Islands (Fisht AlDibal). Qatari

The General’s Bad Lessons

A longtime ago in the environs of Kulentebai, the late Tesfai Tekhle, the liberation era commander, told a group of

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