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President Isaias departs for working visit to Somalia and Kenya

President Isaias Afwerki departs today, 13 December for a working visit to Federal Republic of Somalia and Republic of Kenya. Asmara, 13 December 2018- President Isaias Afwerki departs today, 13 December for a working visit to Federal Republic of Somalia a
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President Isaias departs for working visit to Somalia and Kenya

President Isaias Afwerki departs today, 13 December for a working visit to Federal Republic of Somalia and Republic of Kenya. Asmara, 13 December 2018- President Isaias Afwerki departs today, 13 December for a working visit to Federal Republic of Somalia and Republic of Kenya. The historic visit of President Isaias to Somalia is in continuation of the consultative summits between the leaders of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. The first visit of President Isaias to Somalia is also based on the historical ties between the two countries. Upon arrival in Mogadishu, President Isaias was accorded warm welcome by President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed and other senior Somali government officials accompanied with the national anthem of the two countries. The two leaders also held discussion at the National Palace on bilateral relations. President Isaias will proceed from Mogadishu to Nairobi at an invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya. The two leaders will discuss on the role of Kenya in the peace and cooperation prevailing in the Horn of Africa and on strengthening trade and investment between Eritrea and Kenya. Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab and Director of the Office of the President, Mr. Amin Hassan are part of the delegation.

National conference on community led total sanitation concludes

The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at Asmara Palace Hotel concluded adopting directives. Asmara, 13 December 2018- The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at
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National conference on community led total sanitation concludes

The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at Asmara Palace Hotel concluded adopting directives. Asmara, 13 December 2018- The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at Asmara Palace Hotel concluded adopting directives. The directives include strengthening integration between various government institutions and communities in ensuring environmental sanitation, revising sanitation policies in cities and villages, proper follow-up on social service provision institutions and other issues related to sanitation. The participants conducted extensive discussion on the expansion and standard of latrines in villages, challenges in the efforts to ensure environmental sanitation, community participation as well as follow-up on the part of the concerned institutions. Indicating on the importance of the conference in ensuring community led total sanitation in 2022, Ms. Amina Nurhussen, Minister of Health, said that important ideas have been forwarded that could help in realizing the program ahead of time. Prices were also handed over to winners of the general knowledge competition that was conducted between 10 junior high school students in the Central region.

National conference on community led total sanitation

The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at Asmara Palace Hotel concluded adopting directives.   Asmara, 13 December 2018- The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducte
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National conference on community led total sanitation

The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at Asmara Palace Hotel concluded adopting directives.   Asmara, 13 December 2018- The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at Asmara Palace Hotel concluded adopting directives. The directives include strengthening integration between various government institutions and communities in ensuring environmental sanitation, revising sanitation policies in cities and villages, proper follow-up on social service provision institutions and other issues related to sanitation. The participants conducted extensive discussion on the expansion and standard of latrines in villages, challenges in the efforts to ensure environmental sanitation, community participation as well as follow-up on the part of the concerned institutions. Indicating on the importance of the conference in ensuring community led total sanitation in 2022, Ms. Amina Nurhussen, Minister of Health, said that important ideas have been forwarded that could help in realizing the program ahead of time. Prices were also handed over to winners of the general knowledge competition that was conducted between 10 junior high school students in the Central region.

Elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators

Elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators has been conducted in 37 villages clustered in 9 administrative areas in Araeta sub zone, Southern Red Sea region. Assab, 12 December 2018 - Elections of area administrators
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Elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators

Elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators has been conducted in 37 villages clustered in 9 administrative areas in Araeta sub zone, Southern Red Sea region. Assab, 12 December 2018 - Elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators has been conducted in 37 villages clustered in 9 administrative areas in Araeta sub zone, Southern Red Sea region. Speaking to Erina, Mr. Mahmud Abdela, managing director of Araeta sub zone, said that rigorous campaigns have been conducted prior to the elections with the view to raise the awareness of residents on the process and successful implementation of the elections, indicated that training on administration will be provided to the newly elected area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators. The residents on their part expressed readiness to support the newly elected to accomplish their tasks with whole heartedness and accountability. In related news, reports indicate that elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators were held in 25 villages clustered in 7 administrative areas in Central Denkel subzone.

National conference on environmental sanitation

A two-day national conference on community-led sanitations is being conducted at the Asmara Palace Hotel. Asmara, 12 December 2018 - A two-day national conference on community-led sanitations is being conducted at the Asmara Palace Hotel. The conferenc
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National conference on environmental sanitation

A two-day national conference on community-led sanitations is being conducted at the Asmara Palace Hotel. Asmara, 12 December 2018 - A two-day national conference on community-led sanitations is being conducted at the Asmara Palace Hotel. The conference is being attended by senior government and PFDJ officials, representatives from the country’s six administrative regions, village elders, stakeholders and other invited guests. At the meeting, briefings are being provided on increasing societal awareness of environmental sanitation and the use of latrines, strengthening the activities of social service institutions, integrating environmental sanitation activities, the role of the private sector in sanitation activities, and the importance of societal behavioral changes, among other relevant issues. Indicating that environmental sanitation and clean water contribute to socio-economic development and a healthy society, Ms. Amina Nurhussein, Minister of Health, said that keeping the environment clean is an important national priority. She added that it also helps reduce the prevalence of communicable diseases and ensures the health of  the society, particularly mothers and children. Pointing out the significance of the participation of stakeholders  and other relevant institutions, Minister Amina also said that as part of its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the Ministry of Health will work to strengthen programs related to environmental health. Dr. Pierre Ngom, UNICEF representative in Eritrea, expressed his expectation that Eritrea will realize its 2021 Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework ahead of time through designing a strategic and viable implementation program. The opening ceremony was highlighted by cultural and artistic programs depicting the importance of environmental sanitation and a general knowledge competition among 10 schools in the Central region.

كتاب تاريخ البلين الماضي والحاضر يؤسس مدخل منهجي لقراءة تاريخ البلين

فتتح المؤلف كتابه كمقدمة برواية تاريخية موغلة في القدم ..ويتقفى أثر الكتابات القديمة التي لها علاقة بموضوع بحثه ،وحاور الكتب والروايات الشفهي
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كتاب تاريخ البلين الماضي والحاضر يؤسس مدخل منهجي لقراءة تاريخ البلين

فتتح المؤلف كتابه كمقدمة برواية تاريخية موغلة في القدم ..ويتقفى أثر الكتابات القديمة التي لها علاقة بموضوع بحثه ،وحاور الكتب والروايات الشفهية  برؤية منهجية حتى تظهر موضوعية المادة والمنطق الذي تحمله ..  وانطلاقا من منطق المنهج صاغ الكاتب رؤيته عبر قراءة تفكيكية لبنية النص المعطى .. انه كتاب يؤسس لمدخل منهجي لقراءة تاريخ البلين عبر توثيق للأحداث ونقلها من موقع المشافهة الي الكتابة ،وهذا واضح في اُسلوب الكتابة ،سردا وتحليلا وكذلك الشروحات والحجج التي قدمها الكتاب ،انها تؤكد مقدرة الكاتب المسلح

Monetary contribution in support of martyrs’ families

Eritreans nationals residing inside and outside the country have contributed around 190 thousand USD and 204 thousand Nakfa in support of the families of martyrs, the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare indicated. Asmara, 11 December 2018 - Eritreans
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Monetary contribution in support of martyrs’ families

Eritreans nationals residing inside and outside the country have contributed around 190 thousand USD and 204 thousand Nakfa in support of the families of martyrs, the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare indicated. Asmara, 11 December 2018 - Eritreans nationals residing inside and outside the country have contributed around 190 thousand USD and 204 thousand Nakfa in support of the families of martyrs, the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare indicated. According to report, Eritreans residing in Saudi Arabia have contributed USD 187, 300, members of “Awet” Bus Owners Association 180 thousand Nakfa, and students of Halay Secondary School here in the Capital 24 thousand Nakfa.

Annual meeting of East African Athletics Federation

The Executive Board of the East Africa Athletics Federation has conducted its annual meeting on 9 December here in the capital Asmara. Asmara, 11 December 2018- The Executive Board of the East Africa Athletics Federation has conducted its annual meeting o
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Annual meeting of East African Athletics Federation

The Executive Board of the East Africa Athletics Federation has conducted its annual meeting on 9 December here in the capital Asmara. Asmara, 11 December 2018- The Executive Board of the East Africa Athletics Federation has conducted its annual meeting on 9 December here in the capital Asmara. The meeting was attended by representatives of National Athletics Federations from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda and South Sudan. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Executive Board and President of the National Athletics Federation of Kenya, Gen. Jackson Tuwei said that the meeting makes it unique for it has been conducted at a time of peace prospect prevailing in the Horn of Africa and commended the Eritrean sports community for organizing the meeting. Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports, said that Eritrea is proud for playing significant role in the development of athletics competitions at international level and for organizing such important meeting and expressed expectation that the meeting will address the expectations of the athletics sport community in the region. In its one day meeting, the board adopted recommendations focusing on organizing competitions in the region, administrative and financial programs, human resources development, increasing participation of the countries in the region in the continental and international competitions and others.

Training to augment agricultural production

The Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China is providing three weeks training aimed at augmenting agricultural production. Mendefera, 10 December 2018- The Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with
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Training to augment agricultural production

The Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China is providing three weeks training aimed at augmenting agricultural production. Mendefera, 10 December 2018- The Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China is providing three weeks training aimed at augmenting agricultural production. The training that is being provided by Chinese experts in Dubaruwa is focused on quality seeds, traditional fertilizer, modern way of cultivation and others related to agricultural production. Agricultural experts from the six regions of the country are taking part. At the commencement of the training on 28 November, Mr. Yang Zigang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, commending the progress of the more than a quarter of a century official relations in various sectors between Eritrea and China, said that the training that is being conducted the first of its kind in Africa attests to the good relations between the two countries. Mr. Bereke Okbaselasie, director of Seeds and Crops Development at the Ministry of Agriculture, indicated that the Government of Eritrea is giving utmost priority in the human resources development and productivity and called on the trainees to take advantage of the training and transfer the knowledge they gain to their colleagues. The trainees on their part said that the training will have significant contribution in upgrading their skill and expressed conviction that they will practically apply the knowledge they acquire.

Successful anti measles and rubella vaccination program

Anti measles and rubella vaccination and distribution of vitamin «A» has been successfully carried out in 16 sub zones of the Gash Barka region, according to Mr. Berhane Abrha, coordinator of the campaign. Barentu, 10 December 2018 - Anti m
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Successful anti measles and rubella vaccination program

Anti measles and rubella vaccination and distribution of vitamin «A» has been successfully carried out in 16 sub zones of the Gash Barka region, according to Mr. Berhane Abrha, coordinator of the campaign. Barentu, 10 December 2018 - Anti measles and rubella vaccination and distribution of vitamin «A» has been successfully carried out in 16 sub zones of the Gash Barka region, according to Mr. Berhane Abrha, coordinator of the campaign. Stating that in Gash Barka region around 400 thousand children were expected to be vaccinated with anti measles and anti-rubella vaccinations and that vitamin A to over 130 thousand children, Mr. Berhane indicated that so far over 370 thousand children have been vaccinated and over 120 thousand have been given with vitamin A. Noting that integration of various institutions and awareness of the society were some of the main factors of the successful implementation of the program, Mr. Berhane commended the administrations and members of the Ministry of Education and voluntary village health representatives for their effort in the success of the program. Indicating that 70% of the vaccinated children were students, Mr. Berhane further declared that the implementation of the program in contrast with the goal expected was very successful. Underlining that Anti Measles and Rubella vaccination will be regularly conducted in the future, Mr. Berhane called on the remaining children to take the vaccination in nearby health institutions. It is to be recalled that the Anti measles and Rubella vaccination and Vitamin A provision Program was conducted from 21 to 30 November nationwide.

NAB: Striving to improve livelihoods of members

At a meeting conducted with members on 8 December under the theme “Ensuring the Livelihoods of the Visually Impaired Families: the National Association of the Blind reported that effort is being exerted in cooperation with partners to improve the livelih
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NAB: Striving to improve livelihoods of members

At a meeting conducted with members on 8 December under the theme “Ensuring the Livelihoods of the Visually Impaired Families: the National Association of the Blind reported that effort is being exerted in cooperation with partners to improve the livelihoods of members. Asmara, 10 December 2018- At a meeting conducted with members on 8 December under the theme “Ensuring the Livelihoods of the Visually Impaired Families: the National Association of the Blind reported that effort is being exerted in cooperation with partners to improve the livelihoods of members. At the meeting in which representative of the European Union, representatives of partners as well as members of the association and their families took part, Mr. Gebremeskel Fesehaye, advisor of the association, indicated that the association has been initiating various income generating projects aimed at supporting the members and that there is a project “Ensure the Livelihoods of the Visually Impaired” for 2019 to rehabilitate hundred members of association. Pointing out that praiseworthy activities have been conducted to alleviate challenges of members, Mr. Gurja Tesfaselasie, head administration of the association, said that sustainable awareness campaigns have been conducted to avoid discrimination on the visually impaired citizens and as the result a number of members have been able to pursue their formal education and graduate with various professions. Commending the support they were provided by the Government and the public, the participants called for the projects being initiated to focus on groups instead of individual beneficiaries. The National Association of the Blind is noon-governmental organization established in 1996.

Eritrean community festival in Dammam

The three day Eritrean community festival in Dammam and its environs that was conducted under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience” concluded with patriotic zeal. Asmara, 8 December 2018- The three day Er
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Eritrean community festival in Dammam

The three day Eritrean community festival in Dammam and its environs that was conducted under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience” concluded with patriotic zeal. Asmara, 8 December 2018- The three day Eritrean community festival in Dammam and its environs that was conducted under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience” concluded with patriotic zeal. At the festival that was featured with various programs including the lifting of the unjustifiable sanctions that was imposed on Eritrea, Ms. Weini Gerezghiher, the Charge d’Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy in Saudi Arabia, said that this year’s festival is unique for it is conducted at the time of the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia followed by regional peace and cooperation. Indicating that the era of peace and cooperation prevailing in the region is the result of the persistence and sacrifice of the Eritrean people inside the country and abroad, Ms. Weini expressed expectation that the Eritrean people will repeat the miracle demonstrated in the realization of the national vision. Underlining that the secret of victory of the Eritrean people in the armed struggle for independence and in safeguarding the national sovereignty was its strong unity, Mr. Gebremeskel Kidane, Chairman of the Eritrean community in Dammam and its environs, called for transferring the noble societal values to the young generation. The participants said that festival has significant contribution in strengthening unity of the Eritrean people and called for its sustainability. The festival was highlighted by artistic and cultural performances and other programs.

Halhal: Elections of area administrators

Election of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators was held in Fenshebeku, Gebey-Alebu, May-Awalid, Melebso, Rehey, Kerxet and Enrekubet administrative areas in Halhal sub zone from 26 November to 3 December. Keren, 07 Decemb
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Halhal: Elections of area administrators

Election of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators was held in Fenshebeku, Gebey-Alebu, May-Awalid, Melebso, Rehey, Kerxet and Enrekubet administrative areas in Halhal sub zone from 26 November to 3 December. Keren, 07 December 2018 – Election of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators was held in Fenshebeku, Gebey-Alebu, May-Awalid, Melebso, Rehey, Kerxet and Enrekubet administrative areas in Halhal sub zone from 26 November to 3 December. According to Mr. Berhane Kahsai, Managing director in the sub zone, the participation of the public and the preparations conducted ahead of the elections day has been vital for the success of the elections. Mr. Berhane also reminded the newly elected area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators to shoulder the responsibility the people bestowed on them by ensuring effective and efficient administrative services and playing leading role in the implementation of development drives. It is to be recalled that elections of area administrators was conducted in Halhal urban center in mid of this year. Halhal sub zone is located 54km north of Keren city and comprises 35 villages clustered in 8 administrative areas and is home to 32 thousand nationals.

President Isaias holds talks with Vice Foreign Minister of Italy

President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her. Asmara, 0
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President Isaias holds talks with Vice Foreign Minister of Italy

President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her. Asmara, 05 December 2018- President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her. At the meeting President Isaias underlined the long history of engagement of Italy in the region and invited the Italian business community to invest in various sectors. Ms. Emanuela on her part underscored the existence of vast opportunities for Italian investment in the Horn of Africa and expressed her firm expectation that future investment will promote balanced benefits to the peoples in the region as well as the Italian people. Indicating that her visit to Eritrea is being conducted following the historic visit of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on 12 October, Ms. Emanuela said that that attests to the interest Italy has in the Horn of Africa. In the same vein, briefing was provided to the Italian investors that are here to assess investment opportunities in Eritrea. Indicating that new era of peace and cooperation in prevailing in the Horn of Africa, Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed expectation that the new era will open investment opportunities for mutual benefit. Ms. Emanuela on her part the visit of the Italian business community to Eritrea attests to the interest of the Italian Government has in Eritrea and other Horn of African countries. Likewise,Vice Foreign Minister, Emanuela Del Re participated on 4 December at the inauguration ceremony of the National Cardiac Center established at the premises of Orotta National Referral Hospital. According to Dr. Habteab Mehari, Medical Director at the Orotta National Referral Hospital, the Center was established in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Italian Cooperation Association and World Health Organization (WHO) and is ready for providing cardiology services equipped with necessary facilities.

President Isaias hold talks with Vice Foreign Minister of Italy

President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her. Asmara,
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President Isaias hold talks with Vice Foreign Minister of Italy

President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her. Asmara, 05 December 2028- President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her. At the meeting President Isaias underlined the long history of engagement of Italy in the region and invited the Italian business community to invest in various sectors. Ms. Emanuela on her part underscored the existence of vast opportunities for Italian investment in the Horn of Africa and expressed her firm expectation that future investment will promote balanced benefits to the peoples in the region as well as the Italian people. Indicating that her visit to Eritrea is being conducted following the historic visit of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on 12 October, Ms. Emanuela said that that attests to the interest Italy has in the Horn of Africa. Briefing on investment opportunities as well as Eritrea's priorities on investment was also delivered to the representatives of business delegation, report indicates. In his opening speech, Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea expressed his firm belief that the new era of peace and cooperation in the Horn of Africa will create a vast opportunity of investments and promote balanced benefits to the countries of the region. Ms. Emanuela on her part stating her country's interest in Eritrea and the Horn of Africa, underscored that the visit of the Italian investors attests to that fact. In the same vein, Vice Foreign Minister of Italy, Ms. Emanuela Del Re participated on 4 December at the inauguration ceremony of the National Cardiac Center established at the premises of Orotta National Referral Hospital. According to Dr. Habteab Mehari, Medical Director at the Orotta National Referral Hospital, the Center was established in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Italian Cooperation Association and World Health Organization (WHO) and is ready for providing cardiology services equipped with necessary facilities.

كلمة في ذكرى يوم الشهداء

يصادف الأول من ديسمبر من كل عام، ذكرى مذبحة قرية “عونا” التي ارتكب فيها جيش العدو الإثيوبي مجزرة بحق مئات المواطنين العزل في عام 1970م. لا ش
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كلمة في ذكرى يوم الشهداء

يصادف الأول من ديسمبر من كل عام، ذكرى مذبحة قرية “عونا” التي ارتكب فيها جيش العدو الإثيوبي مجزرة بحق مئات المواطنين العزل في عام 1970م. لا شك بأن قوات الاحتلال قامت بمجازر عديدة، قبل وبعد مجزرة عون، راح ضحيتها عشرات الآلاف من أرواح الإرتريين، مدنيين أو مقاتلين، إلا أن ما حدث في عونا يعتبر فريدًا، [...]

مخاوف بشأن دور إريتريا في الجهود الرامية إلى إدارة الهجرة

بقلم: مارتن بلوت في أوائل عام 2019م ستتولى الحكومة الارترية رئاسة منتدى افريقيا والاتحاد الاروبي الذي يتعامل مع الهجرة الافريقية والمعروفة باس
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مخاوف بشأن دور إريتريا في الجهود الرامية إلى إدارة الهجرة

بقلم: مارتن بلوت في أوائل عام 2019م ستتولى الحكومة الارترية رئاسة منتدى افريقيا والاتحاد الاروبي الذي يتعامل مع الهجرة الافريقية والمعروفة باسم عملية الخرطوم. عملية الخرطوم . تم انشاء ما يسمى بعملية الخرطوم في العاصمة السودانية في عام 2014. ولم يكن يعرف عنها الكثير  سوى بعض  من المعلومات العامة ، إلا أنها تمثل أهم الوسائل التي تحاول أوروبا من [...]

Eritrean community festival in Qatar

Eritrean community in Qatar conducted its 10th annual festival. The festival was attended by a number of nationals, members of Diplomatic community and invited guests. Asmara, 04 December 2018- Eritrean community in Qatar conducted its 10th annual festiv
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Eritrean community festival in Qatar

Eritrean community in Qatar conducted its 10th annual festival. The festival was attended by a number of nationals, members of Diplomatic community and invited guests. Asmara, 04 December 2018- Eritrean community in Qatar conducted its 10th annual festival. The festival was attended by a number of nationals, members of Diplomatic community and invited guests. Indicating that the annual festival will have significant contribution in consolidating the attachment the nationals will have with their homeland and in strengthening the relations with other communities, Mr. Ali Ibrahim, Eritrean Ambassador to Qatar, said that this year’s festival is unique for it is being held at the time of lifting of the unwarranted sanctions that was imposed on Eritrea. The Chairman of the Eritrean community in Qatar, Mr. Wolid Yasin said “Festival is the reflection of our diversity, beauty and unity” and that is serving as a diplomatic bridge connecting with other peoples and communities. The three day festival featured cultural pavilion, artifacts exhibition, cultural and artistic performances as well as exhibition portraying tourisms resources of Eritrea and history of the Eritrean people. Certificates of recognition were also handed over to individuals for outstanding contribution in the success of the festival.

President Isaias met and held talks with US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs

President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 4 December at Denden Hall with the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Mr. Tibor Nagy. President Isaias and Mr. Tibor discussed on bilateral as well as regional and global issues of interest t
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President Isaias met and held talks with US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs

President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 4 December at Denden Hall with the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Mr. Tibor Nagy. President Isaias and Mr. Tibor discussed on bilateral as well as regional and global issues of interest to the two countries. Asmara, 04 December 2018- President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 4 December at Denden Hall with the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Mr. Tibor Nagy. President Isaias and Mr. Tibor discussed on bilateral as well as regional and global issues of interest to the two countries. President Isaias expressed Eritrea’s readiness for constructive engagement to strengthen relation and cooperation with the US in various sectors. The US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs on his part reiterated US willingness to strengthen relations with Eritrea. The two sides also agreed to work together for the consolidation of the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Mr. Tibor Nagy also held similar discussions with Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and other senior Government and PFDJ officials.

World AIDS Day marked

World AIDS Day was observed yesterday 1 December at a national level in Keren city under the theme: “Know your status”. Keren, 03 December 2018 – World AIDS Day was observed yesterday 1 December at a national level in Keren city under the theme:
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World AIDS Day marked

World AIDS Day was observed yesterday 1 December at a national level in Keren city under the theme: “Know your status”. Keren, 03 December 2018 – World AIDS Day was observed yesterday 1 December at a national level in Keren city under the theme: “Know your status”. Speaking at the event, in which Ms. Amna Nurhussien, Minister of Health, senior Government and PFDJ officials, heads of UN institutions in Eritrea, as well as other invited guests took part, the D.G. of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Andeberhan Tesfatsion indicated that encouraging result is being achieved owing to the coordinated effort exerted to combat the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Andeberhan further said even though the Ministry of health is working with its partners to curb the prevalence rate of the disease still remain more challenges to combat and prevent new infections. Dr. Araia Berhane, head of Communicable Diseases Control on his part gave briefing on the causes and effects of HIV/AIDS and the situation of anti retroviral drugs in Eritrea. Commending the endeavors being exerted in combating HIV/AIDS, and underlining the difficulty of minimizing the prevalence rate of the disease to its lowest level, the representative of United National Population Fund (UNFPA) Mr. Ibrahim Sambuli called on the coordinated effort of all concerned parties to that end. Representative of WHO in Eritrea, Dr. Josephine Namboze on her part commending Eritrea’s effort in preventing the disease, expressed WHO’s readiness to support the people and Government of Eritrea in all their endeavors. World AIDS Day was commemorated for the 27th time here in Eritrea.

Leaders of Ogaden Liberation Front depart to Ethiopia

In accordance with the Peace Agreement reached between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ogaden Liberation Front on 21 October in Asmara, leaders of the ONLF departed to Ethiopia today, to pursue their political activities through peacefu
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Leaders of Ogaden Liberation Front depart to Ethiopia

In accordance with the Peace Agreement reached between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ogaden Liberation Front on 21 October in Asmara, leaders of the ONLF departed to Ethiopia today, to pursue their political activities through peaceful means. Asmara, 01 December 2018 - In accordance with the Peace Agreement reached between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ogaden Liberation Front on 21 October in Asmara, leaders of the ONLF departed to Ethiopia today, to pursue their political activities through peaceful means. Speaking to Erina, member of the ONLF Executive Committee and head of public relations of the Front, Mr. Hassan Abdulahi expressed commitment to ensure sustainable peace and development in the Somali region as well as to contribute its part in the peace process in Ethiopia. Mr. Geled Ali Kahn, head of the Office of the Public Relations of the Ethiopian Somali region on his part, said that the return of ONLF leaders will have significant contribution in ensuring peace and prosperity in the country. It is to be recalled that members of the ONLF departed to Ethiopia on 21 November to pursue their political activities through peaceful means. It will be also recalled that the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM), Arbegnoch Ginbot 7, Benshangul People’s Democratic Movement, Oromo Liberation Front and the Amhara Democratic Movement Forces signed similar agreement with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and departed to the country.

International Day of Disabled observed

International Day of the Disabled was observed today, 1 December with sports activities. Asmara, 01 December 2018- International Day of the Disabled was observed today, 1 December with sports activities. The observance was attended by senior Government
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International Day of Disabled observed

International Day of the Disabled was observed today, 1 December with sports activities. Asmara, 01 December 2018- International Day of the Disabled was observed today, 1 December with sports activities. The observance was attended by senior Government and PFDJ officials, members of the diplomatic community, invited guests as well as a number of students. Speaking at the occasion, the D. G. of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr. Mihreteab Feshaye said that the objective for the observance of the International Day of the Disabled through sports activities was to revive the participation of the disabled veterans in various sports activities. Indicating that effort is being exerted to enable the disabled participate in all sports activities organized in the country, Mr. Hailu Asfaha, Chairman of the Eritrean Para Olympics Committee, called on the concerned government and public organizations to strengthen participation in the effort. At the event various awards have been handed over to winners in the competitions. The International Day of the Disabled is observed for the 27th time at international level and for the 23rd time in Eritrea.  

China Alumni Association establishes

China Alumni Association has been established today 01 December at a ceremony held at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Asmara, 01 December 2018- China Alumni Association has been established today 01 December at a ceremony held at the Emba
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China Alumni Association establishes

China Alumni Association has been established today 01 December at a ceremony held at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Asmara, 01 December 2018- China Alumni Association has been established today 01 December at a ceremony held at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. The objective of the establishment of the association was to bring together all graduating Eritrean returnees from the People’s Republic of China and work hand in hand with the embassy of the PRC in Eritrea in various fields. Likewise, the association is also aimed at promoting cultural ties between the sisterly countries through organizing cultural events, developing Chinese language in Eritrea, contribute in the establishment of Eritro-Chinese Club, as well as organizing lectures, seminars and conferences on issues of common interest to the two sides. Speaking at the event, Mr. Yang Zigang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, said that the quarter of a century old official diplomatic relations between Eritrea and China will be further cemented through the establishment of the association. The D. G of Research and Human Resources at the Ministry of Education, Mr. Petros Hailemariam on his part stressed that the establishment of the association will have significant contribution in developing the bilateral relations between the two countries and expressed expectation that the association will play due role in consolidating the relations. The event was highlighted by various activities by the Eritrean nationals that graduated in China.

محطات في تاريخ النضال الوطني الإرتري لقاءات مع مناضلي جبهة التحرير الإرترية

      نجاش عثمان إبراهيم   لا شك أن الثورة الإرترية، التي مر على انطلاقتها سبعة وخمسون عامًا، تعتبر أطول ثورة تحررية في أفريقيا. هذه الثورة ا
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محطات في تاريخ النضال الوطني الإرتري لقاءات مع مناضلي جبهة التحرير الإرترية

      نجاش عثمان إبراهيم   لا شك أن الثورة الإرترية، التي مر على انطلاقتها سبعة وخمسون عامًا، تعتبر أطول ثورة تحررية في أفريقيا. هذه الثورة المجيدة التي انطلقت تحت راية رائدة كفاحنا الوطني جبهة التحرير الإرترية، وبقيادة الرمز الوطني الشهيد حامد إدريس عواتي، تعرضت لانتصارات وانكسارات، وواجهت تحديات بالغة التعقيد، إلا أن مسيرتها توجت بتحرير التراب [...]

تقرير اخبار:عن اجتماعات المجلس الوطني الديمقراطي في بمدينة روتردام الهولندية

عقد المجلس الوطنى الارترى للتغيير الديمقراطى يوم السيت الموافق 24-11-2018 بمدينة روتردام الهولندية اجتماع جماهير عام ومفتوح وكان الاجتماع تحت اش
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تقرير اخبار:عن اجتماعات المجلس الوطني الديمقراطي في بمدينة روتردام الهولندية

عقد المجلس الوطنى الارترى للتغيير الديمقراطى يوم السيت الموافق 24-11-2018 بمدينة روتردام الهولندية اجتماع جماهير عام ومفتوح وكان الاجتماع تحت اشراف اعضاء المجلس الوطنى الارترى فى هولندا بحضور كل دكتور يوسف برهان  والاستاذ احمد نقاش واستاذ مكونن تخلى والاخت المناضلة اسقدت هبتى ماريام . وافتتح الجلسة الاخ مكونن تخلى موضحا بنود الاجتماع والهدف من هذا اللقاء [...]

Ansaba: Workshop on ensuring quality education

A workshop with the view of promoting quality education and enhancing the competitiveness of students in Anseba region has been conducted in Hagaz town. Keren, 30 November 2018 – A workshop with the view of promoting quality education and enhancing t
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Ansaba: Workshop on ensuring quality education

A workshop with the view of promoting quality education and enhancing the competitiveness of students in Anseba region has been conducted in Hagaz town. Keren, 30 November 2018 – A workshop with the view of promoting quality education and enhancing the competitiveness of students in Anseba region has been conducted in Hagaz town. At the workshop in which heads of education at the sub zonal level and supervisors participated, representative of the head of the Ministry of Education branch in Anseba region, Mr. Mehammed-Omer Abdela presented a speech and called on teachers and heads of schools to improve and strengthen their working method with the view of strengthening the quality of education and reminded parents, teachers, and students to integrated their tripartite relations. Head of basic education and adult education in the region, Ms. Abrehet Gebre on her part, reminded teachers to shoulder responsibility of nurturing students well equipped with knowledge and values of their society. Head of secondary schools in the region, Mr. Teklesembet Zerai stated the significance of enhancing the tripartite relation and introducing advanced administration in education in ensuring and promoting quality education. Participants on their part underscoring the significance of the workshop in ensuring and promoting quality education expressed conviction to strengthen effort to that end.

Eritrean community festival in Riyadh

The annual Eritrean community festival in Riyadh was conducted from 28 to 30 November under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions: Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience”. The festival was officially opened by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh on 28 Nov
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Eritrean community festival in Riyadh

The annual Eritrean community festival in Riyadh was conducted from 28 to 30 November under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions: Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience”. The festival was officially opened by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh on 28 November. Asmara, 30 November 2018- The annual Eritrean community festival in Riyadh was conducted from 28 to 30 November under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions: Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience”. The festival was officially opened by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh on 28 November. Minister Osman Saleh accompanied by Ms. Weini Gerezgiher, Charge d’Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy in Riyadh, Col. Melake Teklemariam, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Navy, and other Embassy officials visited photo, cultural artifacts and innovation exhibitions staged by the students of the Eritrean International School in Riyadh and members of the YPFDJ. Indicating that the Eritrean people paid heavy sacrifice for independence and safeguarding national sovereignty, Ms. Weini said that the Eritrean people as in past will emerge victorious in building prosperous nation. Ms. Weini went on to say that the annual festival will have significant contribution in solidifying unity among the Eritrean people and expressed appreciation to those that worked for the realization of the event. The chairman of the Eritrean community in Riyadh, Mr. Abdurahman Imam on his part said that this year’s festival is unique for it is being celebrated at the time of peace and friendship prevailing in the region. At the festival, Minister Osman Saleh handed over prizes to winners in various competitions and certificates of recognition to individuals for outstanding contribution. The festival was highlighted by artistic and cultural performance as well as various sports and general knowledge competitions.

More diplomatic activities by Eritrean nationals in Diaspora

Eritrean nationals residing in the Republic of South Sudan, South Africa and Southern African countries, Switzerland and Italy conducted various activities reflecting their attachment with their homeland.   Asmara, 29 November 2018- Eritrean nationals
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More diplomatic activities by Eritrean nationals in Diaspora

Eritrean nationals residing in the Republic of South Sudan, South Africa and Southern African countries, Switzerland and Italy conducted various activities reflecting their attachment with their homeland.   Asmara, 29 November 2018- Eritrean nationals residing in the Republic of South Sudan, South Africa and Southern African countries, Switzerland and Italy conducted various activities reflecting their attachment with their homeland. According to report, Mr. Yohannes Tesfamicael, Eritrean Ambassador to South Sudan, met and held talks with the South Sudan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nyal Deng Nyal on the development of bilateral relations between the two countries. The two sides discussed on developing the historical and brotherly relations of the peoples of the two countries and on priority developmental sectors. Likewise, Eritrean nationals residing in Angola held discussion on the progress of the peace and cooperation in the region and contributed 6,565 thousand Dollars towards martyrs trust fund. The Eritrean Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa and Southern African countries, Mr. Saleh Omar and the chairmen of the Eritrean communities in Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe congratulated the Eritrean people in connection with the lifting of the unwarranted sanction that was imposed on Eritrea. They also said that the lifting of the sanctions was the result of the unwavering stance and resilience of the people and Government of Eritrea. In the same vein, Eritrean nationals in Bologna celebrated the lifting of sanctions that was imposed on Eritrea and expressed commitment to strengthen participation in the national development drives. According to the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare, Eritrean nationals in Luzon, Switzerland, contributed 10 thousand Dollars in support of families of martyrs.

Seminar on timely responsibility of youth

The Chairman of the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS), Mr. Saleh Ahmedin conducted seminar on 26 November to youth workers in Barentu sub-zone focusing on the timely responsibility of the youth. Barentu, 28 November 2018- The Chair
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Seminar on timely responsibility of youth

The Chairman of the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS), Mr. Saleh Ahmedin conducted seminar on 26 November to youth workers in Barentu sub-zone focusing on the timely responsibility of the youth. Barentu, 28 November 2018- The Chairman of the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS), Mr. Saleh Ahmedin conducted seminar on 26 November to youth workers in Barentu sub-zone focusing on the timely responsibility of the youth. Indicating that the political and diplomatic achievements registered are the result of the unity and steadfastness of the Eritrean people and its leadership, Mr. Saleh called on the youth to increase their awareness and demonstrate readiness in the success of the national development drives. Mr. Saleh also called on the youth to strengthen organizational capacity and adhere to the noble societal values. Likewise, similar seminar was also organized for the junior and secondary school students in Tesenei. The head of the Political Affairs at the NUEYS branch in the Gash Barka region, Mr. Girmai Girmatsion called on the students to take advantage of the educational opportunity provided and concentrate on their education with a view to ensure their future.

Discussion forum of Eritrean nationals

Eritrean nationals residing in the United Kingdom organized discussion forum on 24 November on the objective situation in the homeland, the progress of the peace and friendship agreement in the region as well as their citizenship responsibility. Asmara
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Discussion forum of Eritrean nationals

Eritrean nationals residing in the United Kingdom organized discussion forum on 24 November on the objective situation in the homeland, the progress of the peace and friendship agreement in the region as well as their citizenship responsibility. Asmara, 27 November 2018- Eritrean nationals residing in the United Kingdom organized discussion forum on 24 November on the objective situation in the homeland, the progress of the peace and friendship agreement in the region as well as their citizenship responsibility. Speaking at the event, Mr. Estifanos Habtemariam, Eritrean Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland, said that the fact that the Eritrean people emerged victorious against colonialists and their supporters and in safeguarding the national sovereignty attests to the unity and steadfastness of the people. Indicating that the current peace and friendship environment stimulates the Eritrean people to build economically strong country, Ambassador Estifanos expressed expectation that the Eritrean people will repeat the miracle demonstrated during the armed struggle for independence and in safeguarding the national sovereignty in the nation building process. At the seminar, Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Mahmud, Chairman of the National Committee, and Ambassador Peter Ford representing friends of Eritrea delivered messages of congratulations. The participants on their part expressed conviction to strengthen contribution in the national development drives. Ambassador Estifanos also handed over certificates of recognition to national organizations and associations for outstanding contribution.

Tour organized to participants of African Cycling Cup

The Ministry of Tourism organized tour to the historical buildings of Asmara and the landscape at Dirfo and its environs to the delegates and heads of African Cycling Confederation as well as coaches and cyclists that took part at the African Cycling Cup 2
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Tour organized to participants of African Cycling Cup

The Ministry of Tourism organized tour to the historical buildings of Asmara and the landscape at Dirfo and its environs to the delegates and heads of African Cycling Confederation as well as coaches and cyclists that took part at the African Cycling Cup 2018. Asmara, 27 November 2018- The Ministry of Tourism organized tour to the historical buildings of Asmara and the landscape at Dirfo and its environs to the delegates and heads of African Cycling Confederation as well as coaches and cyclists that took part at the African Cycling Cup 2018. The tour was attended by the delegates, coaches and cyclists form Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda, South Africa, Benin, Seychelles and Nigeria. Expressing their admiration for the peace and stability they observed in Eritrea and the hospitality and love of the cycling sport of the Eritrean people, Mr. Ahmed Beshir from the African Cycling Confederation and coach of the South African National Team, Ms. Joy Wachiku said that Eritrea could play leading role in the development of the cycling sport in the African continent in general and in the region in particular. Member of the Ethiopian Cycling Confederation, Mr. Zewdu Fantu on his part expressed approbation for the candid organization of the competition.

National Association of Mentally and Physically impaired 3rd Congress

The National Association of the Mentally and Physically impaired conducted its third congress on 24 November here in the capital Asmara. Asmara, 26 November 2018- The National Association of the Mentally and Physically impaired conducted its third congr
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National Association of Mentally and Physically impaired 3rd Congress

The National Association of the Mentally and Physically impaired conducted its third congress on 24 November here in the capital Asmara. Asmara, 26 November 2018- The National Association of the Mentally and Physically impaired conducted its third congress on 24 November here in the capital Asmara. Speaking at the congress, the Honorary Chairman of the association, Mr. Kiflai Gebremicael said that since its establishment before eight years the association has made significant progress in putting the foundation for improving the lives of the members of the association. Mr. Kiflai went on to say that in the past eight years the association has conducted commendable activities in increasing the understanding of the public on the need and in avoiding the backward attitude on the mentally and physically impaired citizens. Indicating that the issue of the mentally and physically impaired citizens is social concern of the Government, family members and the public, Mr. Mehreteab Feshaye, D.G. of Social Security at the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare, said that strong effort is being conducted to ensure the welfare of the mentally and physically impaired children. Let. Col. Berhane Bokretsion, Chairman of the Association, presented four years activity report of the association. The participants conducted extensive discussion on the report presented and adopted recommendations. The National Association of the Mentally and Physically Impaired was established in 2010 and has about 4 thousand members.

Training on Cartography Information Systems (CIS)

A five weeks training on Cartographic Information Systems (CIS) was provided to 44 members of the Ministry of Agriculture branch in Serejaka sub zone. Asmara, 26 November 2018 - A five weeks training on Cartographic Information Systems (CIS) was provid
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Training on Cartography Information Systems (CIS)

A five weeks training on Cartographic Information Systems (CIS) was provided to 44 members of the Ministry of Agriculture branch in Serejaka sub zone. Asmara, 26 November 2018 - A five weeks training on Cartographic Information Systems (CIS) was provided to 44 members of the Ministry of Agriculture branch in Serejaka sub zone. At a graduation ceremony conducted on 22 November, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture stated that the training will have significant contribution in compiling data and gathering information and thereby enhancing production and productivity. Calling on the trainees to upgrade the knowledge they have acquired through practice and transfer to their colleagues, Minister Arefaine expressed the Ministry’s readiness to supply them with the necessary materials and organizing similar trainings. The Managing Director in the Central region, Mr. Zerit Teweldeberhan on his part, stating the significance of the training in raising productivity and production, called on the trainees to apply them in their work places. The trainees on their part called for provision of computers, and the inclusion of members outside the headquarters to be involved in similar trainings that the Ministry organizes.

Eritrea wins African Cycling Cup 2018

Eritrean Men’s Elite and under 23 Cycling National team won the road race that was conducted today, 25 November in the streets of Asmara. Asmara, 25 November 2018- Eritrean Men’s Elite and under 23 Cycling National team won the road race that was c
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Eritrea wins African Cycling Cup 2018

Eritrean Men’s Elite and under 23 Cycling National team won the road race that was conducted today, 25 November in the streets of Asmara. Asmara, 25 November 2018- Eritrean Men’s Elite and under 23 Cycling National team won the road race that was conducted today, 25 November in the streets of Asmara. In the men’s road race that covers 161 km Sirak Tesfom, Dawit Yemane and Daniel Habtemicael all members of the Eritrean National team won Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. Sirak Tesfom became the cup winner of the Africa Cycling Cup 2018. In the under 23 men’s category Dawit Yemane, Daniel Habtemicael and Robel Tewolde again members of the Eritrean National Team snatched Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively. In the women’s road race that covered 80.5 km, Matthee Maroesjka, member of South African national team, Ese Lovina, member of Nigerian National Team and Tsega Gebre, member of the Ethiopian National Team won Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.  The winners of women’s under 23 category were Ese Lovina from Nigerian National Team, Berhan Fkadu from Ethiopian National Team and Tigisti Gebrehiwet from Eritrean National Team won Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. At the Africa Cycling Cup 2018 that the National Teams of Eritrea, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Benin, Uganda and Seychelles took part Eritrea shined with 10 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.

Seminar on activities of community magistrates

The Ministry of Justice organized seminar focusing on activities of community magistrates and the effort being exerted to strengthen them. Barentu, 24 November 2018- The Ministry of Justice organized seminar focusing on activities of community magistrat
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Seminar on activities of community magistrates

The Ministry of Justice organized seminar focusing on activities of community magistrates and the effort being exerted to strengthen them. Barentu, 24 November 2018- The Ministry of Justice organized seminar focusing on activities of community magistrates and the effort being exerted to strengthen them. Indicating that the community magistrates have been established to provide timely and efficient legal service to the public and to ensure social justice, Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Minister of Justice, said that sustainable assessment activities have been conducted with a view to strength their activity. Pointing out that priority has been given to ensure the basic pillars of justice including the provision of open, equitable, timely and efficient as well free and accountable legal service to the public, Minister Fauzia gave extensive briefing on the program to exerted with a view to strengthen the capacity of the selected judges. Minister Fauzia underlined that justice is not to be left for professionals only and called on the public to shoulder the responsibility in ensuring social justice. The participants on their part conducted extensive discussion on the proposal presented and adopted recommendations.

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