Isaias Afewerki

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 20th, 2014
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By Tewelde Stephanos, April 19, 2014     Email: testifanos@gmail.com You probably heard the story of the two shoe salesmen returning from a barefoot nation. One reported there are no opportunities there because people don’t wear shoes. The other saw great opportunities for exactly the same reason ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Apr 12th, 2014
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by Asihel Betsuamlak   I Introduction: After 30 years of armed struggle, Eritrea became an independent and sovereign country.  May 24, 1991 was a day of redemption for the heroic Eritrean people who paid incalculable sacrifices for the achievement of Eritrean national independence and freedom.  Howev...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Apr 3rd, 2014
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By Dr. Tadios Tesfu dedicated to Ahmed M. Nasser, April-1-2014 By now, maybe you are expecting to read an April fool. Not at all, the Eritrean politics and quantum mechanics have common denominator. In both cases, the problems to be treated are very small but the frameworks of their solutions are sop...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 20th, 2014
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WHEN Isaias Afewerki, Eritrea’s president, introduced compulsory military service in 1995, he said it would be good for the emerging nation. Conscription was supposed to create a disciplined, hard-working generation, strengthen the army and instill national pride. Nearly 20 years on, new research rev...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 23rd, 2014
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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki was his usual uncompromising self when interviewed on national television earlier this month. Only “daydreamers” believe in alternatives to the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), said the man who has run this Red Sea state for 2...
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Feb 14th, 2014
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Samsom’s father Mr Haile and his mother Ms Zayd were both fighters during the Eritrean liberation struggle. Samsom was the only child of this young couple. Samson’s father lost his life during the struggle and his mother Zayd became his only parent. After Eritrea won its independence, his mother, now...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2014
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Amanuel Ghebre The National Service Myth in Eritrea National service is of utmost importance to Eritrea, a country that has not only been ravaged by decades of bloody struggle for independence, but, also as a state that was brought into existence by a revolutionary struggle. The vital role of nationa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 16th, 2013
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Paulos M. Natnael In an interview on BBC’s ‘Focus on Africa’ program (Dec.4, 2013), Tesfamichael Girhatu, the Eritrean ambassador to the UK, attempted to sell the idea that Eritrean youth leaving the country in droves were victims of “conspiracy against Eritrea” and not of his government’s overzealou...
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Nov 24th, 2013
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By Zekre Lebona Eritrea, according to a recent report published is among the least friendly places for children to grow [1]; the regime is not the sole responsible party for it, however. In order to verify this assertion, note the epidemic of the state of zombification [2] (that is,sharing the same h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 11th, 2013
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By Yosief Ghebrehiwet Eritreans believe that the war that determined the fate of Eritrea, with independence as the ultimate goal in their mind, was fought in mieda – in the valleys, plains, mountains, sea, villages, towns and cities of the country. But if the war of independence is to be taken as one...