Eritrea

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Oct 24th, 2014
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By David Smith in Addis Ababa Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community – and the scourge of the human rights lobby With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington,...
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Oct 24th, 2014
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) said on Thursday its chairman, General Kemal Gelchu, has been relieved of his post and removed from the organization because of “poor leadership qualities and dictatorial actions.” “General Kamal Galchu…has lost the moral...
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Oct 24th, 2014
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… and that is why I know that the next chapter in the book on Eritrea is being written as I write the first chapter in my lessons of hope… actually I am not even writing it, it has already been narrated in the voice of every generation of young people who never gave up […]...
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Oct 22nd, 2014
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– by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis Reviewed by Martin Plaut - Eritrea is at peace, yet its people are flooding across its borders. As many are being caught reaching the shores of Europe as come from Syria, escaping from that nation’s civil war. The Eritrean situation can be summed up in two comparative sta...
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Oct 20th, 2014
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by Alatenumo Inc Ever since the Ebola plague reared its head in some parts of West Africa a few months ago, the world has been in panic mode. Almost 9,300 people have been infected with nearly 50% of the victims dying. The medical resources in the affected countries have been stretched to the limit w...
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Oct 13th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam My long time readers by now know that I mint my own words and phrases whenever I find it necessary to convey my ideas and arguments with greater clarity, precision and creativity.  In this commentary I introduce the concept of the “baksheesh state” (beggar state) to examine the ...
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Oct 13th, 2014
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by Ararat Iyob “Waiting for Godot is an absurd play by Samuel Beckett, about two people who wait in vain for someone called Godot. They bicker and squabble, stating, “Nothing to be done”. One does a strange thing, takes off his boot, and then the other for apparently no reason at all. They discuss on...
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Oct 9th, 2014
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It is evident that in post independence Eritrea people were less united but divided along ethnic, religious and regional lines to overlook the primary task of building a nation based on justice and fairness, hence for the ‘hade libi hade hzbi ‘ mantra touted by the ruling group. It is unfortunate tha...
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Oct 7th, 2014
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By Mihret Feleke The news of a shot fired by an Ethiopian embassy staff Solomon Tadesse on peaceful protestors at the embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC and his ultimate deportation has been the talk of local and international medias. What makes it a very strange and illegal act is not he got a gun...
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Oct 7th, 2014
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By Aklog Birara (Dr.) For more than 3,000 years, the Ethiopian people have shown fierce determination in maintaining a unified and independent geopolitical entity and have embraced their country’s fascinating diverse culture and identity that is matched only by a few countries across the globe. Ethio...