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The Difference Between Propaganda and Public Relations - Awate.com

When I started to work after leaving Eritrea, I landed at a sales and marketing job. My understanding of sales was clear, but I didn’t understand what marketing meant. My boss at the time, an American veteran of marketing, taught me that a sale is the about taking the product or service to a consumer, …
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To the West or to the East? - Awate.com

News coming from Sudan indicate that high level consultations are still continuing between the the tripartite Sudanese government and the PFDJ, the Eritrean ruling party. According to unconfirmed news, a delegation will fly out of Eritrea to continue discussions on political and intelligence operations. The delegation is expected to include the Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman …
awate.comOct 20

Graduated in Coffee Bean Picking - Awate.com

On Negarit 104 I talked about vowels and consonants and why Tigrinya speakers add a “i” vowel to many words like Oklandi, Taxi, Hollandi, etc. A commentator (HTT) explained the reason: it has to do with the word construction and combinations of vowels and consonants. I found his explanation palatable and that is why I am …
awate.comOct 20

Anger Is Not Allowed - Awate.com

Do you know Justin Rosenstein? He is the engineer who invented the Facebook Like button—if we knew its benefits, we would have used it more often. But I will return to that towards the end. Now let’s move on to languages… I know, there are some people who get urticaria, a skin rush, whenever the …
awate.comOct 13

Eritrea’s Socio-Politics of Slash and Burn - Awate.com

Back in 1990, The New York Times had an opinion piece titled, “The Politics of Slash and Burn”. The gist of the article speaks to the beginning of down spiraling political discourse in the US where Republican candidates were encouraged to use words like ”Sick.” ”Traitors.” ”Bizarre.” ”Self-serving.” ”Shallow.” ”Corrupt.” ”Pathetic.” ”Shame” when describing their opponents. …
awate.comOct 11

"Made In Ethiopia": Review by Semere T Habtermariam - Awate.com

Book Review By Semere Tesfamicael Habtemariam Title: Made In Ethiopia Author: Dr. Mohammed A Nurhussien (MD) Publisher: Red Sea Press Year: 2020 Pages: 300 In his book, “The Constant Outsider,” Thomas M. Cirignano has written that, “Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person …
awate.comOct 07

Negarit 103: ከፊሎም ደዊሉ ነሩ- The sponsor called- وأتصل الكفيل - Awate.com

What a change! Smartly dressed PFDJ official, with a bonus. For the first time he travels alone, and he scores two full points. The second person who comes (used to come) second to Osman Saleh was the previous information minister. The current one, I testify, used to dree sharply. But since he started to carry …
awate.comOct 04

The Lampedusa Tragedy: A Chronicle - Awate.com

[This was first published on October 2, 2014 @14:33] Tomorrow, Eritreans all over the world will observe a day of remembrance for the victims of Lampedusa, the tragedy that shook their being on October 3, 2013. The tragedy was not the first incident where Eritreans died, but it was the first of its kind considering the …
awate.comOct 03

Saudi Memo; Eritreans in Eastern Sudan Victimized - Awate.com

Updated with a copy of the embassy memo Gedab News received an alleged copy of a memo that the Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum sent to Adil Al-Jubair, the Saudi Minister of state at the foreign ministry. The memo implicates the Eritrean government in the unrest in Eastern Sudan and of financing politicians to “confuse the …
awate.comOct 01

Kabuga, Fascists and Jackets - Awate.com

I know when what comes on Negarit hurts them because they go berserk with their insults. The last episode really made them mad—and I couldn’t differentiate between PFDJ cults and the fascist cult. They reacted the same—insults and jingoism, as usual. I know the sickness is inflicted by the 800 years of Kbre Negest indoctrination; …
awate.comSep 29