September 22, 2017

At the sideline of the UN General Assembly meeting, Eritrean Foreign Minister, Mr. Osman and Polish Foreign Minister, Mr. Waszczykowski; discussed bilateral relations.

Looking back in history, there were two events where Eritrea and Poland had direct and indirect contac...

September 13, 2017

While in Asmara last year, I was told that one of Mr. Abraha's son is called Toldemedhin (in memory of Mr. Abraha's brother who passed away at a young age).

After I returned to the U.S., it was not hard to locate an African-American named Toldemedhin Elefe.

Once I  fou...

September 2, 2017

In 2016, I interviewed an older member of the Elefe family in Asmara. He told me that Mr. Abraha first returned  to Asmara to visit his family in the early 1940s. He recalled that when he asked Mr. Abraha about his life, Mr. Abraha replied that he decided to remain in...

August 26, 2017

Part I

When do you think the first Eritrean came to the United States? Whenever I pose this question, the answers vary from the late fifties to the early seventies. Well, would you be surprised if I tell you that it was in 1922? And this is not a typo! To be exact, it w...

June 23, 2017


The history of Eritrea (ancient & modern) and its people (inside & the  diaspora) never cease to fascinate and amaze me. Without an exaggeration, I can confidently say that the more I do research on the aforementioned, the more I realize that I know so little. Mind yo...

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