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Eritrea: Returning ‘The Gaze’

The world that long turned a blind eye to the ruthless and illegitimate violation of Eritrean sovereignty now focuses its gaze on this country. The gaze is perhaps worse than the blind eye. The blind eye to the… Read More

Eritrea and Ethiopia: A Response to Herman Cohen

Post by Samuel Mahaffy, PhD. Herman Cohen’s post on Eritrea – Ethiopia (“The Red Sea Is Slipping into Total Arab Control” December 28, 2015 ) deserves a thoughtful response. In the face of deliberate mis-information campaigns against Eritrea,… Read More

“The Mind of the African Strongman” by Herman Cohen

“How do we cope with the human rights atrocities committed by our best friends?” “Such is the dilemma of US policy in Africa” (p. 51). Herman Cohen brings forward a refreshingly honest account of US foreign policy in… Read More

Story Robbers: The Distorters of the Eritrea Narrative

Guest Post by Samuel Mahaffy., PhD. Story robbers are worse than grave robbers. Grave robbers disrespect the remains of those who have passed. Story robbers desecrate the living narrative of a people. Every person, every tribe, every nation… Read More

Celebrating Eritrea

Guest Post by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy. On May 24, 2015, Eritreans around the world will celebrate the 24th Anniversary of Independence Day. Eritrea deserves to celebrate.  The struggle for Independence came at great cost and sacrifice.  There is… Read More