Born and raised in Keren, Eritrea, now a US citizen residing in California, Mr. Saleh “Gadi” Johar is founder and publisher of awate.com. Author of Miriam was Here, Of Kings and Bandits, and Simply Echoes. Saleh is acclaimed for his wealth of experience and knowledge in the history and politics of the Horn of Africa. A prominent public speaker and a researcher specializing on the Horn of Africa, he has given many distinguished lectures and participated in numerous seminars and conferences around the world.
Awate.com was founded by Saleh “Gadi” Johar and is administered by the Awate Team and a group of volunteers who serve as the website’s advisory committee. The mission of awate.com is to provide Eritreans and friends of Eritrea with information that is hidden by the Eritrean regime and its surrogates; to provide a platform for information dissemination and opinion sharing; to inspire Eritreans, to embolden them into taking action, and finally, to lay the groundwork for reconciliation whose pillars are the truth.
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Miriam Was Here
by Saleh Johar
A story about the ordeal of a beleaguered nation whose population have been going through untold sufferings since 1991 when their power was thwarted by the ruling clique of Eritrea led by a callous tyrant. It is a story of oppression, hostage taking, human trafficking and organ harvesting. It describes the agonies that the victims go through: rape, deprivation, torture and killing
Of Kings and Bandits
by Saleh Johar
A story that is never told: that many "child warriors" to whom we are asked to offer sympathies befitting helpless victims and hostages are actually premature adults who have made a conscious decision to stand up against brutality and oppression as is the case of Eritreans fighting the oppression of Haile sellasie who was-his massacres, brutality, and how the people resisted his tyranny.
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