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The Era of PFDJ-Stupidity

Awate - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 23:04

This is excerpts from my Negarit 151, a presentation of Carlo Cippola’s book, “The 5 Basic Laws of Human Stupidity.” It is based on Antonello Zanini’s series of articles about Cippola’s theory on stupidity. In early 2000 I spend hours at Schiphol Airpot in Amesterdam, waiting for my connection flight. I bought Cippo0l’s book from …

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The Six-Husbands of Eritrea

Awate - Tue, 16/11/2021 - 22:14

In the Tigrinya language we do not have separate words for sebay, as in husband, and sebaay, as in Man. Both are sebay. Therefore, the title is not about men but about husbands. Also, we refer to Eritrea in the feminine gender, Eritra t’Ewet, not Ertra y’Ewet, always in the feminine gender. But what triggered …

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National Integrative Council of Eritrea-USA  

Awate - Sun, 14/11/2021 - 22:30

This essay is written to help alleviate the current unifying discourses of Eritreans. My previous, rough draft piece, “GiE-Eritrean Integrative Discourse “ Government in Exile , published @Awate, had  tried to suggest that Salih Younis’s  “GiE” initiative has not only been an Eritrean unifying discourse, but a reference to the other initiatives including reviving one from …

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Hafeez Saaddin Mohamed Badlay: a tribute

Awate - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 21:46

Grief struck the Eritrean community in Melbourne following the sudden death of Hafeez Saaddin Mohamed Badlay, one of its most esteemed members. Hafeez Saaddin passed away on the 4th of November 2021, and his body was laid to rest two days later amid a somber mood and due solidarity with the bereaved family. The burial …

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Eritrea and the Ethiopian Civil war

Awate - Mon, 08/11/2021 - 09:06

[9 mnts. reading] Writers or speakers who discuss everything under the sun should not shy away from raising critical topics for fear of annoying a few. Discussing sensitive issues is what I intend to do in the coming few episodes.   In today’s Negarit 149, which is an introductory episode, allow me present to all …

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Brief Eulogy to Osman Mohammed Ismail

Awate - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 19:23

Yesterday, early morning of the 4th of November 2021, Eritrea and its people have once again lost one of their national liberation armed struggle heroes. Osman Mohamnmed Ismail had passed away in Cairo, Egypt, after fighting illness for months. Osman had joined in 1965 the ranks of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) at quite an …

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“Time Traps History in a Lie”

Awate - Thu, 04/11/2021 - 15:04

[this article was first published in Feb 24, 2021] Dear Awate Nation. I have been AWOL from my Awate for long time. I know I have absconded my responsibility and I apologize. The following is my homecoming gift. This is also in the Memory of my Beloved Comrade Adhanom who chastised me every time we …

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