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Negarit 57: ጽዊጽዋይ ወለዶይ – My ancestral myth – أسطورة نسبي

This is a script that I used for Negarit 57, my series on youtube recorded on October 9, 2019) Today I will tell you about my ancestry trail for the last 2300 years, and solidarity with the Catholics and Abuna Abraha Francoise, the man who should be canonized as a saint. I just discovered my … The post Negarit 57: ጽዊጽዋይ ወለዶይ – My ancestral myth – أسطورة نسبي appeared first on Awate.com.

Post-DC Voices and Identity Politics (Part II)

Introductory note “Countering dominant and hegemonic narratives is the flip-side of being complicit” (Michel Bamberg 2004). [i] In my part I, I promised that I was going to do rhetorical analysis on DC Yiakil Boito based on (mis)representation its detractors.  Given the gravity the of the subject and its consequences one feels obliged to react … The post Post-DC Voices and Identity Politics (Part II) appeared first on Awate.com.

PM Abiy Has “Innovative Projects” to Deport Asylum-Seekers

President Donald Trump could save millions of dollars by seeking advice from the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed (who discovered an innovative way to deport migrants) instead of wasting money building a costly wall on the border with Mexico. Details are still scanty, but recently Abiy Ahmed suggested ways to help deport Eritrean asylum-seekers in Israel … The post PM Abiy Has “Innovative Projects” to Deport Asylum-Seekers appeared first on Awate.com.

Negarit 56: ሳዋን ግርማይን ዑመርን – Sawa Omar and Girmay -ساوا وجرماي و عمر

Last week two great Eritreans departed. Omar Hassen Omran, was buried in Kessela, Sudan and Girmay Kidane, Wedi Philipo, was buried in Milano, Italy A word to the forces of good, particularly Eritreans “End and Means”, or Grabbing the neck and the process of reaching that goal The tone of my last few videos was … The post Negarit 56: ሳዋን ግርማይን ዑመርን – Sawa Omar and Girmay -ساوا وجرماي و عمر appeared first on Awate.com.

Egypt-Ethiopia: The Nile Water Crisis Resurfaces Again

The embattled Egyptian president AlSisi has resuscitated the Nile water crisis with Ethiopia. The differences over Ethiopia’s Great Renaissance Dam (GERD) that started in 2011, has sometimes bubbled and in other times erupted to the surface. When it did, it was often downplayed by occasional diplomatic niceties or escalated through media forays. But since the summer … The post Egypt-Ethiopia: The Nile Water Crisis Resurfaces Again appeared first on Awate.com.

Negarit 55: ቆለ ፈውሲ ፋሺስት – Voodoo treats fascism – الزار يعالج الفاشية

Most of my stories are included in my book “Of Kings and Bandits” Today’s episode is more of a story aba Zarti, Qole, and my experience with it. Now let me say something to my readers who seem to be offended by my repeated mention of the term fascists”. They think I am insulting when … The post Negarit 55: ቆለ ፈውሲ ፋሺስት – Voodoo treats fascism – الزار يعالج الفاشية appeared first on Awate.com.

Post-DC Voices and Identity Politics (Part I)

Introduction “ይኣክል” or “Enough” is a dynamic grassroots based process around which Eritreans globally are getting organized to make their voices heard and stand up against tyranny. Undoubtedly, the movement is marking visible gains world-wide as the fields of mobilisation get wider with  renewed revolutionary fervour.  But everything has not been rosy as its critics, … The post Post-DC Voices and Identity Politics (Part I) appeared first on Awate.com.

Al Sisi in Trouble: The Second Egyptian #Enough Campaign

Spring is no more, it’s fall season in Egypt; a new phenomenon that is bringing to life the spirit of the 2010 Arab is being led by an Egyptian actor and contractor, Mohammed Ali, who is not a whistleblower–he is blowing a large horn. Egypt is once again leading a social media based campaign to … The post Al Sisi in Trouble: The Second Egyptian #Enough Campaign appeared first on Awate.com.

Abu Dhabi to Khartoum Line Through Asmara

Four days after returning from Abu Dhabi where he met Mohammed Bin Zaid of the UAE,  on Monday, September 9, Isaias Afwerki traveled to Sudan for a two-day visit where he met General Al Burhan and other officials. In a statement issued after the visit, the Sudanese foreign minister said the two countries agreed to … The post Abu Dhabi to Khartoum Line Through Asmara appeared first on Awate.com.

Negarit 54: ፈረሰካ ኣይቱግዳእ ኣባባ – Appealing to the demon – رجاءً ياعفريت

This is written as notes for Episode 54 of NEGARIT, my YouTube channel which is delivered in Tigrinya—it’s not all a transcript by represents the main points discussed.  I hope you enjoy it…. Last week I listened to an interview Semere Beyene of SBS conducted with Amanuel Sahle who explained his previous statements. I think he … The post Negarit 54: ፈረሰካ ኣይቱግዳእ ኣባባ – Appealing to the demon – رجاءً ياعفريت appeared first on Awate.com.