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Feb 19th, 2014
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Yosief Ghebrehiwet The melting down of the nation state Eritrea, as displayed in its institutional, economic, infrastructural, military, political and demographic meltdowns, has now reached its highest level. Even though these meltdowns keep feeding on one another to reach the critical stages they ar...
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Oct 1st, 2013
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By Shiferaw Abebe “The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend” “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is an old saying which actually has been applied in practice in politics and international military alignments from time to time to achieve short term goals. A striking example would be the allianc...
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May 27th, 2013
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By Dawit Solomon,   I do not live in Canada, and have very little knowledge of the country but I have travelled throughout Canada like to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Niagara Falls. As a tourist I found the country ver...
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May 11th, 2013
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Eritrea’s hardline regime has jailed at least 10,000 political prisoners, many in “unimaginably atrocious conditions”, rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday criticising the situation in the Red Sea state. With political opposition banned, independent media qua...
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Apr 15th, 2013
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By: Paul B. Henze PBH: What is your position on separatism? MZ: We are not separatist. We want a united Ethiopia. But we do not want a centralized Shoan-dominated Ethiopia. I just read the speech you gave to the Eritreans here a couple of weeks ago. I support everything you say. I agree with you [&he...
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Apr 13th, 2013
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By Yilma Bekele Animal trainers use a whip with a stiff handle to show who the boss is. A whip is used to gain control and achieve compliance using pain. During slavery in the US whipping was a powerful weapon used by the white master. Whipping to humiliate was the hallmark of the Apartheid regime [&...
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Feb 21st, 2013
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By Jeremy Salt – Ankara In a recent article (‘Viewpoint: Echoes of Spanish civil war in Syria’, BBC News Magazine, October 9, 2012), Fouad Ajami has drawn parallels between the Spanish civil war and the conflict in Syria. He compares the cruelty of the warring sides, which is accurate eno...
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Feb 20th, 2013
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At the demise of communist bloc in the late 80s and early 90s, two socio-political thinkers rose to theorize on the emerging world order and the shape of the age to come. The first was Francis Fukuyama who predicted the end of ideology and the end of history. For Fukuyama, the   history in question i...
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Feb 8th, 2013
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One in every five military prison inmates is of Ethiopian descent. A new Israeli military unit will work on integrating Ethiopian recruits, who account for 50 percent of all army prison inmates. Army Radio reported that Brig.-Gen. Eli Shermeister, who heads the Israel Defense Forces Education and You...
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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Zekre Lebona As soon as I was released, the French Embassy asked me to translate a booklet on the “Political Program of the United National Front of Kampuchea” that I had brought from the bush. Its contents foreshadowed the horror. Already, there was mention of the evacuation of the towns and the est...