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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

Fattening the Warriors of Ethiopia

This is Negarit 171, Belated Happy easter and Happy Eid message. It addresses the Eritrean inter-religious coexistence that is being

Jebena: Dialogue with Negarit Audience

Dear readers, I am glad to announce the launching of Jebena, a child of Negarit. Jebena is a traditional coffee

Nom de plume

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

Eritrean PFDJ and Crowd Mentality

The following is inspired by Gustav Le Bon’s book, The Crowd—the study of the popular mind. If you are walking

Citizen-hating Vagabonds

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

Death Between Two Choices

The history of WW! And WW2 is scary though what followed the wars might seem normal in comparison. But it

Welcome Without Reservation

Sometimes, either out of respect, or traditional humbleness you sit on the edge of chairs when visiting other peoples’ houses.

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.

Celebrating Dr Saeed Forma

The last time I eulogized my friend Mebrahtu, I didn’t think I will do another one for a while. But

My Uncle Malik Amber

The Siddis-Ahbash in the Gujarat and Maharashtra regions of India are of African ancestry. They were brought to India by

Singers and Poets

About ten years ago there was a popular singer named Tarreqe. He had a unique voice. Until his slow disappearance,

Proclamation No. 1

Last Friday, Abiy Ahmed released a few prisoners of conscience who posed a risk to his control of power. The

Teashop culture

I have a habit of reading the ads on the Starbucks bulletin board as I wait for my coffee. Two

The Story of the #BlueEritrea Flag

Today, I hope the restless would stay calm as I narrate a basic history of the Eritrean flag–the significance of

“Goush the Shepherd Did It”

In a village council, when it was on a consultation break, a restless young man interrupted and said, “It’s Goush

Tug Of War

When a country faces a risk of war and invasion, the best precaution is to strengthen is national unity. But

Eritrea, Ethiopia’s Hostage

Anyone who went through the miseries and cruelties of the successive Ethiopian occupation (Haile Selassie’s and Mengistu’s) followed by the

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