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Is This What We Really Want?

[This is an article written by TeKa, and Ethiopian sed that germinated in Eritrea. TeKa shares his life story loaded with some advise to his Ethiopian compatriots–Editor] My name is TeKa, an Ethiopian born and raised, mainly, in Asmara, Eritrea. I am not a writer (you can tell), I am just another concerned Ethiopian who …

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Negarit #30: I won a dancing award – ናይ ሳዕስዒት ሽልማት ተቀቢለ

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Diplomatic Frenzy in Absence of Stakeholders Participation

Since early 2018, the Horn of Africa region has been going through dramatic developments. The shaky security situation could get worse before it gets better if it does. In Ethiopia, though popular uprising has forced changes, there is fear that some of the mobs could be thinking of running the country forever by sidelining the federal …

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Eritrean Ambassador: The USA and Gulf States Want to “Make Egypt Thirsty”

(Archive of September 18, 2017. 13:55 Editor) On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Al Masri Al Youm published an interview it conducted with the Eritrean ruling party ambassador in Cairo. Here we present the English version of the Arabic original, which was translated by the Awatestaff. The Ambassador says, “some Gulf States” but given the context …

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Eritreans Are Forced to Be Obsessed with Ethiopia

Your Excellency Prime minister Abiy Ahmed, Happy New Year to you, your family and the people of our region. Last April I was elated by your election to the position of Prime Minister, and for the first few days, I was very optimistic and very impressed with the way you handled the myriad of Ethiopian …

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Awate.com Campaign Progress Report

Dear colleagues and friends of Awate.com, It is safe to assume that you are here because you are interested in the news, views, and analysis of what is going on in our region. You are one of the 4,000-5,000 people who visit awate.com at least once every three days, or you are one of the …

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Ethio-Eritrean Border: Haphazardly Opened Erratically Closed

A little over three months after it was haphazardly opened, the Ethiopian-Eritrean Border was closed from the Eritrean side which now requires Ethiopians to have entry permits. The decision to close the border was passed to the Eritrean border guards on Christmas Eve. The Eritrean side didn’t explain the change of policy and now requires …

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Sudan: Omar Al Bashir’s Regime is Wobbling

Serious popular unrest and demonstrations are rocking Sudan since last week. The unrest that started as a reaction to bread and fuel cost increase is now aiming higher and demanding the removal of the 30-year old ruling party regime. As expected, the unrest did not subside but worsened as more Sudanese joined it. In addition, …

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General Sebhat Efrem in Critical but Stable Condition

Last Wednesday before noon, General Sebhat Efrem survived an assassination attempt with serious wounds. The incident happened inside the general’s residence located across Garage Royal on Marsa Teklai Avenue in Asmara. The assailant was apprehended by soldiers standing guard outside the European Union offices located across the street from the general’s residence. Cries coming out …

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Crossed Over and Met Seyoum 

[I wrote this article more than  12 years ago (April 25, 2006). I remembered it when I was talking with a friend two days ago and read it. I am republishing it because I think it is still relevant.] I was always intrigued by the idea of talking to the dead. It is even more …

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