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Did the Eritrean Regime Embrace Wahabism?

The State of Qatar, until recently one of the main financiers and patron of the Isaias Afwerki regime, is now

Eritrean FM Appears Without His Chaperone

The “National Council of Eritrean-Americans” organized a seminar in which Osman Saleh, the Eritrean Foreign Minister, and Yemane Ghebreab, “adviser”

A Stalemate Breaks Down in The Arabian Gulf

Generally, when there is a national conflict, the people follow. Their salvation can only come from wise friends—but only if

Isaias’ Never Ending Border Drama

Since the decision on the delimitation of the Border was delivered by The Eritrean Ethiopian Border Commission on 13 April

We Must Be Able to Look Like The Tigre

“We must be able to look like the Tigre…” Solomon Berhe, chief of the PFDJ chapter in Dallas, Texas. Since

Archive: Ending Dialogue By Proxy

Seventeen years after it was signed, the Algiers Eritrea-Ethiopia peace accord remained elusive. Fifteen years after the Eritrean Ethiopian Border

The Death of Mihret Eyob as an Illustration

The Eritrean tragedy is not obscure to anyone who follows current events; there is an international awareness about the thousands

Ethiopian Ultimatum, Eritrean Incompetence

Since it held a congress in Hawassa in 2011, the Eritrean National Congress for Democratic Change (ENCDC) has been in

UN Blue Helmets Shouted “Boo” In South Sudan

While the world community, as well as the people of the region were celebrating the birth of a new country

The Dardanelles, The Nile, And The Red Sea

In December of 2010, Bouazizi, a frustrated Tunisian street vendor, set himself ablaze and soon died of his injuries. The

Nile Politics: Eritrea, Sudan Ethiopia, Egypt

On  November 28, 2016, Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki traveled to Egypt for a three-day visit and met Egypt’s president, Abdulfatah AlSisi.

Etiyopia Hoy, May You Rejoice!

If not for the Ethiopian-Eritrean border war of 1998, the Eritrean ruling party (PFDJ) would have continued harassing anyone who

Eritrean Opposition Goal For PFDJ: Death By 1,000 Cuts

The single argument that unites the entire Eritrean opposition is that Eritrea’s ruling party, PFDJ, is not fit to govern

Calling For An Eritrean Resolve

A country whose situation is becoming worse by the day. A people who are so exhausted of simply watching as

Strengthening The ENCDC

This editorial was published on April13, 2006 under the title “Strengthening The EDA which we changed to “Strengthening The ENCDC”.

Yemane Gebremeskel Speaks Untruth

Yemane Gebremeskel broke his five-day silence with untruth. It has been five days since Eritrean government forces killed conscripts in

Isaias Released Prisoners He Never Had!

On Monday, February 29, Djiboutian President Ismail Guelleh stressed that he will not have a talk with Isaias Afwerki of

BBC & Its Tiny Circle Of Sources

This edition of The Pencil was published on Sept. 18, 2004. We are republishing it on the occasion of its

The Pretend Tudor Monarch And His Banks

Since late last year when the Eritrean regime imposed tighter controls on the Nakfa currency, the already small Eritrean economy

Pirates Of The PFDJ

In 1976, when the Derg announced the change of King Haile Selassie’s birr in Ethiopia, the general public was reluctant

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