Mealti Sematat: Eritrea’s Memorial Day

By Bereket Kidane, LATER this month, Eritrea will observe ‘Mealti Sematat’ (Memorial Day) for its fallen heroes. Mealti Sematat has become as sacred as the ancient Muslim and Christian religious holidays celebrated in Eritrea. There is a certain sanctity to it. Collective responsibility is a fundamental principle of Eritrean society. In Eritrea, the idea that […]

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