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Singers and Poets

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

Ethiopia Prepares for a Negotiated Settlement

On Sunday, a two-day long pan-Ethiopian meeting concluded in Addis Ababa. The preparatory meeting elected a committee that will draw

The Six-Husbands of Eritrea

In the Tigrinya language we do not have separate words for sebay, as in husband, and sebaay, as in Man.

Awate.com’s Saleh Johar interviews Meles Zenawi (2008)

The following was first published in May 26, 2008. It’s the first ever interview with the late PM Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia

“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

Eritrea: A Conveyer Belt Supplying Mercenaries

Eritrea has been a training ground for Sudanese opposition groups that finally made peace with Khartoum and were absorbed in

Please Come and Invade Us!

A fringe racist, bigoted, and servile group has been trying hard to undo Eritrea and what its people stand for.

Eritrea: “A Foolish Undertaking”

Over the years I have come across many views; some I learned from, others I were a waste of time,

Whispering to the Eritrean Forces

Addey Abeba’s* husband and elder son died in a car accident while the family was returning home from a pilgrimage.

A Message To Tigrayans

A fed-up worker decided to quit his job. He approached his boss who was standing behind a workbench, looked him

Tigray Forces Enter Mekelle City

For a critical media consumer, various media outlets are meant to serve as a way to arrive at the truth

Jailers and Jailed

Freedom of Expression Forum in Oslo About a decade ago I attended the exquisite Freedom of Expression Forum in Oslo,

Negarit 127: the Mountain That Gave Birth to a Mouse

Ramadan Kareem. This is a special month, and it brings memories though most of my childhood I lived under curfew.

Eritrea: A Victim of Modern Necropolitics

“My job is making windows where there were once walls” [Michel Foucault] Introduction In search of an integrative discourse for

Fleshing Out Our Unity Government In Exile

The response to the proposal for A Unity Government In Exile has been extremely positive and encouraging.  As a follow-up,

Eritreans in Ethiopia Fear for Their Safety

Several Eritrean opposition members who live in Ethiopia have been facing harassment and fear since the Ethiopian Civil wars intensified.

Eritrean Refugees at Risk as Connection to Tigray Is Blocked

News coming from Ethiopia indicate that communications to Tigray was blocked since yesterday evening. It’s unclear whether the disconnection is

Do Ethiopian Love Their Country?

It’s safe to say Ethiopians love their country more than their people. In fact, the ever warring political and military

Jawar, Flipos, Isaias, Our Sources

Jawar Mohammed :I have a friend whose views about Jawar so many times I concluded he lacks clarity– I ruled

Negarit 84: ፖለቲካዊ ታኪን – Political Turkey – ديك رومي سياسي

A few years ago, I learned that whistling is a form of communication within a few societies. One such group

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