“Is the TV on”?

I read in Tesfaye Ghebrab’s “yetiravollo washa” that Ethiopians used to come to Asmara to watch TV. I didn’t know people could travel such a long journey only to watch…

Rahel Asghedom’s Books for Children: A Review

Children are like sponge: continuously absorbing a great deal from their environment. You can also compare children to a blank canvas. However way you put it, the point is how…

Eritrean Female Pen

The participation and contribution of women in arts and literary works is increasing at a fairly speed. We have seen women columnist in the gazette and magazines, authors of books…

Correcting Narratives on Eritrean nationalism

Much of the history writing on Eritrea is characterized by ignorance, falsity, and prejudgment. In the past, Expansionist forces of Ethiopia and Ethiopianist writers have used distorted narratives to justify…

Sawa- a place of readiness and change

Readiness is sought to be identified as one of the principal components of a successful transformational change. Change and readiness are the two sides of the same coin in the…

“… tell if Ansaldo442 is coming.”

When I come across people and get asked where I work, I would say, “I work at the railway station – I have been working there four years now.” “Ah,…

Dark Tourism in Eritrea

World Tourism Day, celebrated each year on 27th of September, is the global observance day dedicated to tourism and its contribution to the overall development efforts of countries across the…

Hiding in Hate Speech

Simon Weldemichael September 2021   The travesty of war in Ethiopia represents a defining political issue today. Alarmed by widespread incidents, often exaggerated and selectively reported, of conflict and displacement,…

A Journey to Assabey Rehaita

Simon Weldemichael July 2021   On May this year, the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students in collaboration with other government bodies have initiated a historical knowledge competition among…

May- A month of Dignity

The year 1991 was a watershed in the history of Eritrea and Ethiopia. The sky was raining to give a refreshing shower of independence and dignity, washing away the filth…