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Pandemic and Government Induced Oppression in Dankalia - Awate.com

The home of Eritrean Afar people, in the southern tip of Eritrea bordering the Red sea, Djibouti and Ethiopia, is going through calamities where the basic food has become scarce. The region is historically known as Dankalia though almost two-decades ago it was renamed the Southern Red Sea region by the ruling party of Eritrea. …
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Archive: Eritrean Opposition Warns of All-Out Confrontation - Awate.com

On Monday, October 3, 1994, Arab news International published excerpts of an interview it carried out with Abdo Abdulla, the then secretary-general of the Eritrean Liberation Front–Revolutionary Council (ELF-RC). We are publishing it here to remind our readers about the issues in the early years after the independence of Eritrea. _________________ ARAB NEWS INTERNATIONAL MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1994 …
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Eritrea: Enduring the Perils of Betrayal and Conspiracy - Awate.com

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki holds the distinction of being one of the longest-serving rulers in Africa. This record alone puts him in league with such well-known African strongmen as Omar al-Bashir and Idriss Déby. Yet, his capricious nature betrays the inspiration he draws from the likes of Mummar Gaddafi and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo infamous …
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May 26

Negarit 84: ፖለቲካዊ ታኪን - Political Turkey - ديك رومي سياسي - Awate.com

A few years ago, I learned that whistling is a form of communication within a few societies. One such group resides in northern turkey and a few others in the bordering countries. It’s amazing how efficiently (and effectively) they communicate. But I wonder if they communicate with whistles. And that took me to turkey birds. …
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May 23

Negarit 83: መላጸ ኦካም - Occam's Razor - شفرة اُكّام - Awate.com

This is a general transcription of Negarit #83. When they want to divide the people, their slogan is ‘Us and Them.’ When they want to show loyalty to the dictatorship, to alienate others, and confirm their physical and spiritual oneness with the dictator himself, their slogan is “NNNN”- we are him and he is us, …
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May 18

Civil Strife Claims Lives in Eastern Sudan - Awate.com

The latest civil strife in Eastern Sudan has subsided leaving over a dozen people dead and over sixty people wounded. The unrest also cause a considerable damage to properties. The infighting that started on May 18, 2020 is a continuation of at least four such conflicts that erupted in Eastern Sudan cities in the last …
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May 13

Tigray Political Paradox - Preaching Peace and Cultivating Conflict - Awate.com

The Eritrean and Tigrayan peoples shared not only a common struggle against Haile Selassie’s and Mengistu’s oppressions, but also linguistic and cultural similarities that could foster trade intensity, cooperation, hospitality, cross-border movements, and socio-economic integration. Case in point, they mutually supported each other and cooperated with each other during some of the most difficult times …
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May 12

Negarit 82: ሓሰኻ ደምበ - Dung Worm - دودة الروث - Awate.com

Anjal nAnjal Kulu yeddeli Gwaul (ዓንጃል ንዓንጃል ፡ ኩሉ ደላይ ጓል)  Haw alleni ab seUdia Arab Areb zeyyzaaareb (ሓው ኣለኒ ኣብ ስዑዲ ዓረብ ፡ ዓረብ ዘይዛረብ)  “The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.” Martin Luther King, Jr The Eritrean folk singer Wedi Gebru sung, ተኾርሚኻ ሞትየ …
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May 08

መልሲ ንቐሺ ማርቆስ ብኮሎነል ጸጉ ፍስሃየ (2ይ ክፋል) - Awate.com

ብመጀመርታ ኣብ ‘ቲ “ደመኛታት ተዋህዶ” ኢልካ ገሊጽካዮ ዘለኻ ኣርእስቲ ኣትየ ክገልጽ፡ እዚ ኣርእስቲ ‘ዚ ንኲናትን ንሕነ ምፍድዳይን ዝዕድም ኣር እስቲ ኮይኑ ‘የ ረኺበዮ።፡ እቲ ቤተ ክርስትያን ኣብ ምቅትታል ኣትዩ ቀተልትን ተቐተልትን ከም ዘለዉዎ ዘስምዕ፡ ካብ ሓደ መራሕ ሃይማኖት ክወጽእ ዘይትጽበዮን ዘይሓላፍነታውን ጥራሕ ዘይኮነ፡ ንህዝቢ ናብ ናይ ምትፍናን መኣዝን ዘአንፍት፡ ከም ቀሺ ብኣኻ ክምረጽ ዘይነበሮ ኣርእስቲ …
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May 04

Book Review: The Nurnebi File –Espionage and Politics - Awate.com

YeNurnebi Mahder: Silela ena poletica (The Nurnebi File –Espionage and Politics), published by Gebriel and son Publishing Virginia, USA, 2017. Amharic text: by Tesfaye Gebreab. 400 pages plus list of references and index. This a very fascinating book for its imaginative qualities and for putting together some known facts in an imagined world. This is …
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May 04

Weizero Saba: Could You Whisper in Isaias' Ears? - Awate.com

These is a source script for Negarit 81, my YouTube Channel Intro: Weizero Saba Haile’s 50,000 Nacka and what’s expected of her as the wife of the man who is chocking Eritreans. Though news and opinions may be interesting or even entertaining, its foremost value is to equip and embolden the citizen by providing tools …
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May 03

Circle of Love - Awate.com

Introduction :The lockdown of cities and countries to slow down the Corona pandemic, have turned lives upside down and discontinued habits and customs long since acquired and embraced. The small things we used to take for granted are standing no more, and the reality of the universal fragility of the Human condition is once more …
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May 01

Position Paper – Stop All Forms of Violence Against Women - Awate.com

Ending violence against women is everyone’s responsibility. The Network of Eritrean Women (NEW) was founded in 2013 through the initiative of Eritrean women in diaspora. The team is driven by the need to mobilize, sensitize and empower Eritrean women and girls to claim their rights and to fight against all forms of violence. Violence against …
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Apr 29

Negarit 80: ኩንታል ብልቱግ - A Sack of Millet - كيس دخن - Awate.com

In the sixties and early seventies, when youngsters wanted to join the ELF, they were told they have to consume one quintal of millet, beltug, and then they can join. Starting in the mid-seventies, the youth joined in their thousands and overwhelmed the fronts. Assimilating the mostly urbanite new arrivals with the mostly countryside combatants …
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Apr 26

David Copperfield, Isaias, and Dahlan - Awate.com

For more than two weeks, Eritrean activists guessed and speculated about the whereabouts of Isaias Afwerki. The unelected ruler of Eritrea was not seen in public for a long time. But a few days ago, curiosity seemed to have come to an end when Isaias made a four-minute appearance in a recorded video. In the early …
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Apr 23

The Asmara “Lockdown”! - Awate.com

The world today is in a lockdown and under quarantine. Millions across the world are confined to their homes, travel is restricted, streets are deserted, businesses are closed, schools are suspended, supplies are running short and morgues are full of dead bodies. Many have lost their livelihoods, their loved ones and their sense of security. …
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Apr 22

Sudanese Mercenaries To Libya: Air Bridge Over Asmara - Awate.com

In the last few weeks, UAE airplanes transported hundreds of Sudanese mercenaries to Libya through an air bridge over Asmara, the Eritrean capital city. Thousands of Sudanese mercenaries are fighting alongside both the government forces and the forces of General Hafter, the two warring sides in the Libyan conflict Eritrean sources informed Gedab News that “unbranded airplanes …
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Apr 21

መልሲ ንቐሺ ማርቆስ ብኮሎነል ጸጉ ፍስሃየ - Awate.com

ቀሺ ማርቆስ ኣብ ዕለት 23 ከምኡ ‘ውን ኣብ ዕለት 30 ነሓሰ 2019 አብ ድሮ መዓልቲ ጽምብል ምጅማር ብረታዊ ቃልሲ፡  ምስ ኢንጂነር ዑቕባዝጊ ስዩም ቃለ መጠይቕ ኣካይዱ ኣብ ዩ-ትዩብ ቪድዮ ዘርጊሑ ነይሩ። ነታ ቪድዮ ቃለ መሕትት  ዝሰምዕዋ ሰባት ጥብቆ ልኢኾምለይ፡ ብሙሉኣ ተኸታቲለያ። ኣብ መደምደምታ ናይ ‘ቲ ዝተገብረ ቃለመጠይቕ ድማ ካብ ቃል ኢንጂነር ዑቕባዝጊ ስዩም ዝረኸቦ ሓበሬታ …
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Apr 18