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Eritrea: Vanessa Tsehaye, the Indomitable Eritrean Human Rights Campaigner

Vanessa was only 16 when she started campaigning for Seyoum Tsehaye. That is when she came to realize there were many more stories like that of her uncle.  Being born and raised in Sweden; she grew up listening stories about Eritrea from her mother.  Overwh

12th Congress of Agricultural Professionals Association

The Agricultural Professionals Association held its 12th congress on 23 August here in the capital Asmara. Asmara, 24 August 2019- The Agricultural Professionals Association held its 12th congress on 23 August here in the capital Asmara. Speaking at th
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12th Congress of Agricultural Professionals Association

The Agricultural Professionals Association held its 12th congress on 23 August here in the capital Asmara. Asmara, 24 August 2019- The Agricultural Professionals Association held its 12th congress on 23 August here in the capital Asmara. Speaking at the event, the chairperson of the association, Dr. Bisirat Gebru said that the objective of the association is to develop the capacity and knowledge of members, to boost agricultural production through applying scientific way agricultural activity as well as redressing the environment. Dr. Bisirat went on to say that the association also engages in organizing seminars and workshops, training programs for farmers as well as empowering women with a view to develop the capacity of farmers and thereby boost agricultural production. Indicating that there are 269 registered members of the association out of which only 62 are active members, Dr. Bisirat called on members to strengthen participation. At the congress activity and audit reports were presented. The participants conducted extensive discussion on the reports presented and adopted various recommendations. Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, on his part called on members, staff members of the Ministry of Agriculture and other stakeholders to strengthen contribution in strengthening the organization capacity of the association and play due part in the development of agricultural activities.

Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry graduates 677 students

The Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry today, 24 August graduated 60 students with Medical Doctorate, 13 with masters, 207 with first degree and 397 students with diploma. 41% of the graduated are females. Asmara, 24 August 2019- The Orotta Schoo
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Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry graduates 677 students

The Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry today, 24 August graduated 60 students with Medical Doctorate, 13 with masters, 207 with first degree and 397 students with diploma. 41% of the graduated are females. Asmara, 24 August 2019- The Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry today, 24 August graduated 60 students with Medical Doctorate, 13 with masters, 207 with first degree and 397 students with diploma. 41% of the graduated are females. Explaining on the significance of medical field of study in the development of a country, Ms. Amina Nur-Husein, Minister of Health, said that the Government of Eritrea is relentlessly working to ensure equitable health service provision and that human resources development is one of the priority tasks. Ms. Amina further called on the graduates to live up to the expectations and serve the public with dedication and commitment. Also speaking at the event, Prof. Yemane Seyum, Dean of Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry, indicated that the school since its establishment in 2004 has produced 4555 health professionals in various fields of study. Representative of the graduating batch commending for the support the Government, parents as well as instructors displayed during their stay in the school asserted readiness to serve the people and Government with higher dedication.

Mr. Tesfai Gebreyesus passed away

The former member of FIFA and President of the Eritrean National Football Federation, Mr. Tesfai Gebreyesus passed away at the age of 78. Asmara, 24 August 2019- The former member of FIFA and President of the Eritrean National Football Federation, Mr. Tes
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Mr. Tesfai Gebreyesus passed away

The former member of FIFA and President of the Eritrean National Football Federation, Mr. Tesfai Gebreyesus passed away at the age of 78. Asmara, 24 August 2019- The former member of FIFA and President of the Eritrean National Football Federation, Mr. Tesfai Gebreyesus passed away at the age of 78. Mr. Tesfai had worked for over 50 years as International Referee, FIFA’s and CAF’s Referees Instructor, as well as President of Football Confederation of East and Central African countries. Mr. Tesfai had been a renowned International Referee for over 22 years and had successfully refereed the final African Cup in 1970 and 1980, at the Argentina World Cup 1978 and at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Mr. Tesfai had played significant role in the renaissance and management of Eritrean football. Mr. Tesfai was awarded Medal of Honor from the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa in 2012. The funeral service of the late Mr. Tesfai Gebreyesus will be held tomorrow, 25 August at 8:00 AM at the Hazhaz Cemetery.Expressing deep sorrow in the passing away of Mr. Tesfai Gebreyesus, the Commission of Culture and Sports as well as the Eritrean National Football Federation conveys condolences to families and friends.

Eritrea: The need for the “enough is enough movement” to play a leading role in the advocacy campaign.

The justice seekers need to define their priorities and engage in campaign activities. I hope the management committee of the USA “Baito” in Washington and in other places in Europe, Canada, and Australia, draw an action plan (Road map) that guides their
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Eritrea: The need for the “enough is enough movement” to play a leading role in the advocacy campaign.

The justice seekers need to define their priorities and engage in campaign activities. I hope the management committee of the USA “Baito” in Washington and in other places in Europe, Canada, and Australia, draw an action plan (Road map) that guides their activism. Once they organises in such way it makes easier to coordinate global demonstration on specific serious issues. It is fundamentally crucial that the Yeakel movement puts the pains and suffering of the people at the centre of the advocacy campaign. For Serious work the association must be institutionalized. Members must pay small membership fees. There must be an office and full or part time paid workers.

Eritrea: ‘Who is Selam Kidane?’ She is the Ultimate Eritrean Activist who stood up to PFDJ

When Selam talks about the PFDJ she turns dead serious, one can see that her demeanour changes. “Our job is”, she says, “to take off our rose-tinted spectacles and realise that there are serious problems in Eritrea that need fixing.” “Our world shou
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Eritrea: ‘Who is Selam Kidane?’ She is the Ultimate Eritrean Activist who stood up to PFDJ

When Selam talks about the PFDJ she turns dead serious, one can see that her demeanour changes. “Our job is”, she says, “to take off our rose-tinted spectacles and realise that there are serious problems in Eritrea that need fixing.” “Our world should make sense to us; and it should also make sense to others, particularly the PFDJ lot!” she argues.

National Festival 2019 concludes

The National Festival 2019 which has been under way since 16 August concluded today, 22 August with great fervor. Asmara, 22 August 2019 - The National Festival 2019 which has been under way since 16 August concluded yesterday, 23 August with great fervor.
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National Festival 2019 concludes

The National Festival 2019 which has been under way since 16 August concluded today, 22 August with great fervor. Asmara, 22 August 2019 - The National Festival 2019 which has been under way since 16 August concluded yesterday, 23 August with great fervor. The 7-day National Festival featured traditional villages depicting the cultures and traditions of the various ethnic groups in the country, cultural and music performance and competitions, innovation and talent show, photo, paintings and sculptures exhibition, folklore, display of products by various institutions, children’s educational and entertaining programs, books display among others. At the concluding ceremony held at the Expo compound detailed report and assessment on the overall activities conducted during the National Festival were presented and recommendations adopted. According to report, the Central region received prize for being first in traditional dancing, musical performance as well as in construction of traditional houses; the Southern region stood first in exhibitions and traditional musical instrument, while the Anseba region in folklore. Certificate of recognition and awards were handed over to winners in various categories.

Eritrea's delegation met President of Sudan's Sovereign Council

Eritrea's high delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab met and held talks with the President of Sovereign Council of Sudan Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan today, 22 August, in Khartoum.   Asmara, 22 Augu
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Eritrea's delegation met President of Sudan's Sovereign Council

Eritrea's high delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab met and held talks with the President of Sovereign Council of Sudan Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan today, 22 August, in Khartoum.   Asmara, 22 August 2019 - Eritrea's high delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab met and held talks with the President of Sovereign Council of Sudan Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan today, 22 August, in Khartoum. At a meeting conducted at a State House in Khartoum, the Eritrean delegation delivered a message of President Isaias Afwerki congratulating the people of Sudan on a historic achievement which will contribute to advancing bilateral ties and regional cooperation. President Abdul Fattah al-Burhan stated that consolidating ties with Eritrea is a cornerstone of Sudanese foreign policy. He added that Sudan will closely coordinate with Eritrea to strengthen regional cooperation. Eritrea's delegation also met Prime Minister of Sudan’s Transitional Government Dr. Abdalla Hamdok. The two sides stressed their readiness to benefit from vast opportunities created by positive changes in Sudan to develop comprehensive bilateral cooperation. The PM said that ending conflict and making peace was a key priority for Sudan and called for support from Eritrea and neighboring countries in Sudan's new efforts. It is to be recalled that Eritrea’s delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab met President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Myardit in Juba yesterday, 21 August and delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki focusing on measures for strengthening bilateral ties and mechanisms for regional integration.

Eritrea: The Sawa Parade

What is the meaning of Eritrea’s decision to stage a major military parade at this precise moment? A few days ago Eritrea celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Sawa Military Training Centre and the launching of the National Service Progr
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Eritrea: The Sawa Parade

What is the meaning of Eritrea’s decision to stage a major military parade at this precise moment? A few days ago Eritrea celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Sawa Military Training Centre and the launching of the National Service Programme.  It was a dual ceremony - the graduation of members of the 32nd round national service was also conducted under the theme “Sawa: The Perfect Choice for Sustainability.”

Students from Central region leave for Sawa

More than four thousand students from 17 Secondary Schools in the Central region have left for Sawa today, 21 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rdround of the national service.   Asmar
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Students from Central region leave for Sawa

More than four thousand students from 17 Secondary Schools in the Central region have left for Sawa today, 21 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rdround of the national service.   Asmara, 21 August 2019- More than four thousand students from 17 Secondary Schools in the Central region have left for Sawa today, 21 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rdround of the national service. Upon departure from their respective schools the students were seen off by their parents and a number of Asmara residents. The remaining about two thousand students from five high schools are due to depart on Saturday 24 August. Mr. Belai Habtegabir, head of the Ministry of Education branch in the Central region, indicated that about six thousand students from 22 high schools in the Central region are scheduled to leave for Sawa and that 51% are female students. The students said that they are aware why they are going to Sawa and that they are physically and psychologically ready for the new lifestyle in Sawa. The 11 grade students from the Northern and Southern Red, Anseba, Gash Barka and Southern regions have already left for Sawa to pursue their 12 grade education at the Warsai-Yikealo Secondary School.

Eritrean Delegation met President of South Sudan

Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab met President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Myardit in Juba today, 21 August. Asmara, 21 August 2019 – Eritrean delegation composed of Fo
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Eritrean Delegation met President of South Sudan

Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab met President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Myardit in Juba today, 21 August. Asmara, 21 August 2019 – Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab met President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Myardit in Juba today, 21 August. The delegation delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki focusing on measures for strengthening bilateral ties and mechanisms for regional integration. President Salva Kiir stressed Eritrea's long-standing solidarity with South Sudan and Welcomed the contents of President Isaias' message. The two sides agreed on follow-up measures to boost both bilateral and regional ties. Eritrea's senior delegation is now heading to Khartoum to deliver a message from President Isaias to the President of Sudan's newly installed Sovereign Council.

Sawa: Seminar on health issues

Seminar on the control and prevention of communicable diseases in general and that of meningitis vaccination program that is set to be conducted on the coming months of November and December was organized to the staff members of the Sawa National Military
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Sawa: Seminar on health issues

Seminar on the control and prevention of communicable diseases in general and that of meningitis vaccination program that is set to be conducted on the coming months of November and December was organized to the staff members of the Sawa National Military Training Center.   Sawa, 20 August 2019 –Seminar on the control and prevention of communicable diseases in general and that of meningitis vaccination program that is set to be conducted on the coming months of November and December was organized to the staff members of the Sawa National Military Training Center. At the seminar conducted on 19 August, Mr. TedrosYehdego, Head of National Vaccination Program, gave extensive briefing on the objectives of the national vaccinations, the outcome and experience gained from the anti-measles and rubella vaccinations provided in 2018, the significance of the anti-meningitis vaccination as well as on the introduction of uterine cancer vaccination among others. As regards the causes and effects of meningitis, Mr. Tedros indicated that the infectious bacterial or viraldisease is a deadly disease that only attacks human beings causing inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord and called for integrated and reinforced participation of government bodies, stakeholders particularly the public in the successful implementation of the vaccination program. Participants on their part expressed readiness to play due part in the implementation of the vaccination program. Speaking at the event, Col. Debesai Gide, Commander of the Sawa National Service Training Center, commending the Ministry of Health for its effort in ensuring health of nationals expressed the Centers readiness to play due part in the successful implementation of the program. To contain the disease that frequently outbreaks in neighboring countries, the Ministry of Health will conduct a two-week nationwide anti-meningitis vaccination program on the coming months of November and December to about 3 million nationals aged 1-30.

Minister of Justice conducted seminar for nationals in Seattle and its environs

The Minister of Justice, Ms. Fauzia Hashim conducted seminar to Eritrean nationals in Seattle and its environs, USA, on 17 August on the objective situation in the homeland, the peace prospect unfolding in the Horn of Africa as well as on regional developm
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Minister of Justice conducted seminar for nationals in Seattle and its environs

The Minister of Justice, Ms. Fauzia Hashim conducted seminar to Eritrean nationals in Seattle and its environs, USA, on 17 August on the objective situation in the homeland, the peace prospect unfolding in the Horn of Africa as well as on regional developments. Asmara, 19 August 2019 – The Minister of Justice, Ms. Fauzia Hashim conducted seminar to Eritrean nationals in Seattle and its environs, USA, on 17 August on the objective situation in the homeland, the peace prospect unfolding in the Horn of Africa as well as on regional developments. At the seminar, Minister Fauzia gave extensive briefing on the challenges encountered and opportunities created in pre and post independence years and expressed expectation that the people of Eritrea will repeat the resilience and commitment it demonstrated in foiling external conspiracies in this new era of peace and cooperation. Ms. Fauzia reiterated that the Eritrean people in this new era are fully committed to accelerate the implementation of the national development programs based on the national motto of self-reliance. Pointing out that construction of water reservoirs and developing of agricultural infrastructure as well as construction of cross-border roads are given priority; Ms. Fauzia underlined that the contribution of the youth is paramount important in the implementation of the set out national programs. The participants on their part conducted extensive discussion on the issues raised at the seminar and adopted various recommendation and readiness to strengthen organizational capacity and reinforce contribution.Ms. Fauzia, also gave proper answer to questions raised by the participants of the seminar.

Eritrean priest responds to closure of Catholic-run health facilities in Eritrea

Father Zerai lives in Rome and coordinates the pastoral work for Eritrea and communities in Europe. Which are on the rise: thousands of people are leaving their homeland each year.
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Eritrean priest responds to closure of Catholic-run health facilities in Eritrea

Father Zerai lives in Rome and coordinates the pastoral work for Eritrea and communities in Europe. Which are on the rise: thousands of people are leaving their homeland each year.

Students from Southern region leave for Sawa

Students from 28 high schools in the 12 sub-zones of the Southern region have left for Sawa today, 17 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rd round of the national service.   Asmara, 17 A
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Students from Southern region leave for Sawa

Students from 28 high schools in the 12 sub-zones of the Southern region have left for Sawa today, 17 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rd round of the national service.   Asmara, 17 August 2019- Students from 28 high schools in the 12 sub-zones of the Southern region have left for Sawa today, 17 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rd round of the national service. The students expressed that they are physically and psychologically ready for the new lifestyle in Sawa and confidence that during their stay in Sawa they will work hard to prepare themselves for the national school leaving examination and continue their higher education. The 11 grade students from the Northern and Southern Red, Anseba and Gash Barka regions have already left for Sawa to pursue their 12 grade education at the Warsai-Yikealo Secondary School.According to the Ministry of Education, students from the Central region are scheduled to leave on 21 and 24 August. The coordinators of the program indicated that, the spirit and enthusiasm witnessed among the students during their departure attests to their readiness to live up to the expectation of their country and people.

CECAFA under 15 tournament continued today

The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 tournament continued today, 17 August for its second day. Asmara, 17 August 2019 –The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Associatio
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CECAFA under 15 tournament continued today

The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 tournament continued today, 17 August for its second day. Asmara, 17 August 2019 –The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 tournament continued today, 17 August for its second day. Two games were hosted in the evening hours of today at Asmara Stadium in which at the first match the national team of Uganda defeated the Ethiopian counterpart 3-0 and at the second match; the Rwandan National Soccer Team beat the South Sudanese national team 3-0. It is to be recalled that in an initial match of the cup that was held yesterday 16 August, the Kenyan Soccer Team defeated its Somali counterpart 3-1 and the national team of Burundi defeated its Eritrean counterpart 3-1. At the 1st CECAFA Under 15 tournament national soccer teams from 10 Central and Eastern African countries including Eritrea, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania are participating and the tournament will continue until August 30.

Student from Southern region leave for Sawa

Students from 28 high schools in the 12 sub-zones of the Southern region have left for Sawa today, 17 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rd round of the national service.   Asmara, 17 A
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Student from Southern region leave for Sawa

Students from 28 high schools in the 12 sub-zones of the Southern region have left for Sawa today, 17 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rd round of the national service.   Asmara, 17 August 2019- Students from 28 high schools in the 12 sub-zones of the Southern region have left for Sawa today, 17 August to continue their grade 12 education at the Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa and to attend the 33rd round of the national service. The students expressed that they are physically and psychologically ready for the new lifestyle in Sawa and confidence that during their stay in Sawa they will work hard to prepare themselves for the national school leaving examination and continue their higher education. The 11 grade students from the Northern and Southern Red, Anseba and Gash Barka regions have already left for Sawa to pursue their 12 grade education at the Warsai-Yikealo Secondary School.According to the Ministry of Education, students from the Central region are scheduled to leave on 21 and 24 August. The coordinators of the program indicated that, the spirit and enthusiasm witnessed among the students during their departure attests to their readiness to live up to the expectation of their country and people.

Eritrea: our nuanced silence in the face of brutal dictatorship

One of the things that continues to baffle the world (the rest of the world) about Eritreans, is the fact that there are people who continue to support the regime that is so obviously causing untold misery to their own people. My own fascination with ‘suppo
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Eritrea: our nuanced silence in the face of brutal dictatorship

One of the things that continues to baffle the world (the rest of the world) about Eritreans, is the fact that there are people who continue to support the regime that is so obviously causing untold misery to their own people. My own fascination with ‘supporters’  of pfdj (the goons as I have come to know them) is only ever paralleled by my fascination of DIA the tyrant that they worship. However from the perspectives of our long-term wellbeing as a nation, understanding the goons is more crucial than understanding DIA. Here is why….

Eritrea hosts CECAFA under-15 football tournament

The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 football tournament was officially opened today, 16 August in the Asmara Stadium here in the capital. Asmara, 16 August 2019–The first Central and Eastern
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Eritrea hosts CECAFA under-15 football tournament

The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 football tournament was officially opened today, 16 August in the Asmara Stadium here in the capital. Asmara, 16 August 2019–The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 football tournament was officially opened today, 16 August in the Asmara Stadium here in the capital. At the opening ceremony, high Government officials, Secretary General of CECAFA Mr. Nicholas Musonye, and Executive of the CECAFA under-15 tournament Ms. Doris Petra as well as heads of Sports Commissions and national sports federations took part.In an initial match of the cup, the Kenyan Soccer Team defeated its Somali counterpart 3-1. In a second match conducted between the national teams of Eritrea and Burundi, the national team of Burundi defeated the Eritrean soccer team 2-1.At the 1st CECAFA Under 15 tournament national soccer teams from 10 Central and Eastern African countries including Eritrea, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania are participating and the tournament will continue until August 30. It is to be recalled that Eritrea hosted the 2010 CECAFA under-20 tournament.

Eritrea Festival 2019 commences

Eritrea Festival 2019 was officially opened by President Isaias Afwerki today, 16 August. Asmara 16 August 2019- Eritrea Festival 2019 was officially opened by President Isaias Afwerki today, 16 August. The opening ceremony held at the Expo Compound wa
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Eritrea Festival 2019 commences

Eritrea Festival 2019 was officially opened by President Isaias Afwerki today, 16 August. Asmara 16 August 2019- Eritrea Festival 2019 was officially opened by President Isaias Afwerki today, 16 August. The opening ceremony held at the Expo Compound was attended by senior Government and PFDJ officials as well as members of Diplomatic Corps, invited guests and a number of nationals from all the regions of the country. Upon arrival at the Expo Compound, President Isaias and the invited guests were awarded warm welcome by the nine ethnic groups of the country accompanied by traditional dances and music. President Isaias also observed the various sections of the festival including regional villages, innovation and talent show, paintings and sculptures, products by various institutions, children’s entertainment programs, displays by ministries as well as books display and was provided briefings. The national festival which will stay open until 22 August will feature traditional villages depicting the cultures and traditions of the various ethnic groups in the country, cultural and music performance and competitions, innovation and talent show, photo, paintings and sculptures exhibition, folklores, display of products by various institutions, children’s educational and entertaining programs, books display among others.

President Isaias held talks with Japanese Delegation

President Isaias Afwerki today, 15 August met and held talks with Japanese delegation led by H.E. Mr. Tetsuro Yano, Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO) and H.E. Ambassador Yosh
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President Isaias held talks with Japanese Delegation

President Isaias Afwerki today, 15 August met and held talks with Japanese delegation led by H.E. Mr. Tetsuro Yano, Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO) and H.E. Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura, Ambassador for Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD. Asmara, 15 August 2019 - President Isaias Afwerki today, 15 August met and held talks with Japanese delegation led by H.E. Mr. Tetsuro Yano, Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO) and H.E. Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura, Ambassador for Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). At the meeting conducted at State House, President Isaias Afwerki underlined Japan's important role in African development & the Horn of Africa in these auspicious times. President Isaias stated that Eritrea values the role of and encourages investment by private Japanese companies that enhance bilateral programmes of partnership. President Isaias and the Japanese delegation also discussed on potential cooperation grounds between the two countries in the sectors of education, fisheries, water and other infrastructure. The Japanese envoy for his part reiterated Japan’s readiness to promote and consolidate development cooperation with Eritrea and the region as a whole. The two sides also exchanged views on the 2019 Tokyo International Cooperation for African Development - TICAD Summit in that will be held towards the end of this month in Yokohama, Japan. At the meeting the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Osman Saleh was present.

Workshop on ensuring social welfare

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the Gash Barka region organized a workshop on ensuring reinforced social welfare activities on 8 August. Barentu, 14 August 2019 – The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the Gash Barka re
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Workshop on ensuring social welfare

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the Gash Barka region organized a workshop on ensuring reinforced social welfare activities on 8 August. Barentu, 14 August 2019 – The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the Gash Barka region organized a workshop on ensuring reinforced social welfare activities on 8 August. Indicating that stigma and discrimination and backward culture and harmful practices as well as low income are among the main causes for the negative consequences of the socio-economic condition of women, the disabled and elderly people, the experts of social welfare called for strengthening participation on the programs aimed at addressing the issues. Mr. Angelo Abatto, from the Social Welfare, on his part indicated that the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare is exerting relentless effort in creating employment opportunities and supporting women so that they become self supportive and productive members of the society. Mr. Mebrahtu Gezai, head of Labor, stated that strong follow-up and measures are being taken to ensure employment opportunities and rights of females and the disabled in the Gash Barka region. The participants indicating that their knowledge on labor law is limited called for organizing sustainable similar workshops. Speaking at the conclusion of the workshop, the administrator of Teseney sub zone Mr. Seyum Gebreyesus indicating that supporting the disadvantaged and the disabled is one of the noble culture of the Eritrean people, called on the residents and administration of Teseney sub zone to strengthen contribution.

Meeting focusing on controlling non-communicable diseases

At a meeting conducted in Mendefera on 10 August call was made for providing due attention to non-communicable diseases. Mendefera, 13 August 2019- At a meeting conducted in Mendefera on 10 August call was made for providing due attention to non-communic
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Meeting focusing on controlling non-communicable diseases

At a meeting conducted in Mendefera on 10 August call was made for providing due attention to non-communicable diseases. Mendefera, 13 August 2019- At a meeting conducted in Mendefera on 10 August call was made for providing due attention to non-communicable diseases. Speaking at the event, Dr. Emanuel Mehreteab, head of the Ministry of Health in the Southern region, indicated that the non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular, cancer, asthma, diabetics and others have been for long health concerns worldwide. Dr. Emanuel said that in the past six months the ministry has conducted praiseworthy activities in raising the awareness of the public on the causes and consequences of the non-communicable diseases. Indicating that even though integrated effort is being conducted to control the prevalence of malaria in the region, Dr Emanuel said that compared to that of last year the number of people infected by the disease is increasing and that was due to the heavy rainfall in the months of February and March. According to the report presented at the meeting 92% of those infected by TB have been cured and the vaccination coverage under 5 years of age was 84% and commendable environmental sanitation activities have been conducted. Calling on the health practitioners to coordinate effort to address the challenges being encountered, the Governor of the Southern region, Mr. Efrem Gebrekrstos expressed readiness that the regional administration and stakeholders will contribute due part. Indicating that the Ministry of Health is working to alleviate the shortages and challenges being encountered, Ms. Amina Nurhussen, Minister of Health said that due attention will be given to the supply of medicines and human resources. At the Southern region there are 60 health facilities ranging from referral hospital to health stations.

Eritrean community festival in USA

The Annual Eritrean community festival in the US was enthusiastically conducted in San Jose city, California, from 9-11 August, report indicates. Asmara, 12 August 2019 – The Annual Eritrean community festival in the US was enthusiastically conducted i
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Eritrean community festival in USA

The Annual Eritrean community festival in the US was enthusiastically conducted in San Jose city, California, from 9-11 August, report indicates. Asmara, 12 August 2019 – The Annual Eritrean community festival in the US was enthusiastically conducted in San Jose city, California, from 9-11 August, report indicates.At the festival that was officially opened by the Minister of Justice Ms. Fauzia Hashem, on 9 August was attended by thousands of nationals as well as friends of Eritrea.The three-day festival highlighted seminars on the objective situation in the homeland and regional developments, workshops, as well as cultural and artistic performances.The occasion featured artistic performances by Eritrean American comedian Tiffany Hadish, Eritrean American sisters, ‘Eri-Am Sisters’, a cultural troupe from Eritrea as well as other renowned artists.

The need for the “enough is enough movement” to play a leading role in the advocacy campaign.

The justice seekers need to define their priorities and engage in campaign activities. I hope the management committee of the USA “Baito” in Washington and in other places in Europe, Canada, and Australia, draw an action plan (Road map) that guides their
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The need for the “enough is enough movement” to play a leading role in the advocacy campaign.

The justice seekers need to define their priorities and engage in campaign activities. I hope the management committee of the USA “Baito” in Washington and in other places in Europe, Canada, and Australia, draw an action plan (Road map) that guides their activism. Once they organises in such way it makes easier to coordinate global demonstration on specific serious issues. It is fundamentally crucial that the Yeakel movement puts the pains and suffering of the people at the centre of the advocacy campaign. For Serious work the association must be institutionalized. Members must pay small membership fees. There must be an office and full or part time paid workers.

National Festival 2019 will be held from 16-22 August

Eritrean Festival 2019 will be held from 16 to 22 August at the Expo Grounds in Asmara under the theme “Resilience for Higher Progress”. Asmara, 10 August 2019- Eritrean Festival 2019 will be held from 16 to 22 August at the Expo Grounds in Asmara und
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National Festival 2019 will be held from 16-22 August

Eritrean Festival 2019 will be held from 16 to 22 August at the Expo Grounds in Asmara under the theme “Resilience for Higher Progress”. Asmara, 10 August 2019- Eritrean Festival 2019 will be held from 16 to 22 August at the Expo Grounds in Asmara under the theme “Resilience for Higher Progress”. Mr. Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports stated that all regions have finalized their preparation to participate in the national festival by displaying their resources and cultural diversity. Indicating that the national festival is expected to reflect the unity and diversity of the Eritrean people, Ambassador Zemede said that the festival will feature traditional villages depicting the cultures and traditions of the various ethnic groups in the country, cultural and music performance and competition, innovation and talent show, photo, paintings and sculptures exhibition, folklores, display of products by various institutions, children’s educational and entertaining programs, books display among others. Ambassador Zemede went on to say that necessary mechanism will be put in place so that the social service provision institutions provide visitors of the festival service with fair price.   

The National Council of Eritrean Americans’ annual conference

The National Council of Eritrean Americans’ annual conference was enthusiastically opened on Wednesday, 7 August. The conference was continuing till today in the Bay Area, California under the themes “Consolidating our Future” and “Resilience for H
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The National Council of Eritrean Americans’ annual conference

The National Council of Eritrean Americans’ annual conference was enthusiastically opened on Wednesday, 7 August. The conference was continuing till today in the Bay Area, California under the themes “Consolidating our Future” and “Resilience for Higher Progress”. Asmara, 7 August 2019- The National Council of Eritrean Americans’ annual conference was enthusiastically opened on Wednesday, 7 August. The conference was continuing till today in the Bay Area, California under the themes “Consolidating our Future” and “Resilience for Higher Progress”. The Conference was officially opened by Minster of Justice, Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Eritrean Embassy representative in the US, and NCEA Leadership. The conference was being attended by more than 500 attendants. Speaking at the event via Skype from Asmara, Eritrea, Presidential advisor and Head of PFDJ Political Affairs, Mr Yemane Gebreab said that this annual conference  is unique for it was conducted following the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebration of the establishment of Sawa Military Training Center and the beginning of the National Service Program. Indicating that the conference has significant contribution in nurturing unity and the noble national values to the young generation as well as exchanging experiences and discussion on the objective situation in the homeland. Mr. Yamane also gave briefing focusing on the objective situation in the homeland as well as the role and contribution of nationals in the Diaspora in the nation building process. The three-day conference will be followed by the Festival of nationals in North America.

National School Leaving Exam results announced

The National School Leaving Examination results of the current academic year have been announced today, 6 August. Asmara, 06 August 2019- The National School Leaving Examination results of the current academic year have been announced today, 6 August. Acc
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National School Leaving Exam results announced

The National School Leaving Examination results of the current academic year have been announced today, 6 August. Asmara, 06 August 2019- The National School Leaving Examination results of the current academic year have been announced today, 6 August. According to the report from the Bureau of Standards and Evaluation, National Higher Education and Research Institute, from the total 16,064 students that participated in the examination, around 40.8% of them have passed for degree, diploma and certificate programs. Accordingly the report added that, 15.15 of the participants scored results for degree program while 12.5% for diploma and 13.2% for certificate program. The National School Leaving Examination was conducted from 18 to 23 March 2019 inside the country as well as at the International School of Eritrean communities in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Support to fistula victims

During a tour they conducted to the Fistula Treatment Center at the Mendefera Referral Hospital, the women’s association of the Halhale Agricultural Research Institute have contributed material support to fistula victims. Mendefera, 08 August 2019-
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Support to fistula victims

During a tour they conducted to the Fistula Treatment Center at the Mendefera Referral Hospital, the women’s association of the Halhale Agricultural Research Institute have contributed material support to fistula victims. Mendefera, 08 August 2019- During a tour they conducted to the Fistula Treatment Center at the Mendefera Referral Hospital, the women’s association of the Halhale Agricultural Research Institute have contributed material support to fistula victims. The support included sanitation materials and other materials that are essential to the treatment of the victims. According to the coordinator of the program, the objective of the visit to the Fistula Treatment Center was to extend moral and material support to the victims. Commending that the free of charge treatment the Government is providing to fistula victims is registering promising result, Dr. Habte Hailemelekot, head of the National Fistula Treatment Center, said that many of the victims have received proper treatment and are leading normal way of life. Dr. Habte went on to say that under age marriages, FGM and other harmful practices are the main causes for the prevalence of fistula problem and called on the public, administrations and stakeholders to reinforce participation in the effort to avoid harmful practices.

Workshop on improving quality of seeds

A workshop aimed at improving the quality of crop seeds through applying various methods was conducted in Barentu on 6 August. Barentu, 8 August 2019- A workshop aimed at improving the quality of crop seeds through applying various methods was conducted
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Workshop on improving quality of seeds

A workshop aimed at improving the quality of crop seeds through applying various methods was conducted in Barentu on 6 August. Barentu, 8 August 2019- A workshop aimed at improving the quality of crop seeds through applying various methods was conducted in Barentu on 6 August. At the workshop that was attended by representatives of farmers and agricultural experts, Mr. Hagos Gebremariam, head of seeds quality control in the region, said that the objective of the workshop was to increase the understanding of farmers so that they use quality and draught and diseases resistant seeds and thereby boost agricultural production. Indicating that developing select seeds and strengthening quality control have significant contribution in boosting agricultural production, Mr. Kesete Eyob and Zenawi Tesfabrhan, agricultural experts, called on farmers to apply the advice they are provided by agricultural experts in their daily farming activities. The participants on their part adopted various recommendations that could have important input in the effort to develop and control crops seeds and called for regular and timely quality control activities and follow-up by agricultural experts.

Nationals from Diaspora visit Kerkebet Dam

Eritrean nationals from Diaspora that were here to take part at the Silver Jubilee anniversary celebration of the establishment of Sawa Military Training Center and the beginning of the National Service Program have visited the Gerset Dam and the developme
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Nationals from Diaspora visit Kerkebet Dam

Eritrean nationals from Diaspora that were here to take part at the Silver Jubilee anniversary celebration of the establishment of Sawa Military Training Center and the beginning of the National Service Program have visited the Gerset Dam and the developmental activities in the area. Asmara, 07 August 2019- Eritrean nationals from Diaspora that were here to take part at the Silver Jubilee anniversary celebration of the establishment of Sawa Military Training Center and the beginning of the National Service Program have visited the Gerset Dam and the developmental activities in the area. The 200 participants of the tour were from various European countries, the US, the Middle East and other countries. Upon arrival at Gerset Dam, the visitors were accorded warm welcome by the residents and were provided briefing on the various developmental activities being conducted in the area. The participants commending for the effort the Eritrean Government is exerting to build dams in various areas of the country with a view to collect every drop water, expressed appreciation for the developmental activities being conducted in Gerset area. They also expressed readiness to contribute due part in the national development drives.

Eritrean community festival in Eastern Canada

The 19th Eritrean community festival in Eastern Canada was enthusiastically conducted from 3 to 5 August in Toronto under the theme “Resilience for Higher Progress”. Asmara, 07 August 2019- The 19th Eritrean community festival in Eastern Canada wa
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Eritrean community festival in Eastern Canada

The 19th Eritrean community festival in Eastern Canada was enthusiastically conducted from 3 to 5 August in Toronto under the theme “Resilience for Higher Progress”. Asmara, 07 August 2019- The 19th Eritrean community festival in Eastern Canada was enthusiastically conducted from 3 to 5 August in Toronto under the theme “Resilience for Higher Progress”. The festival that was officially opened by Ambassador Negassi Sengal was attended by a number of nationals from Toronto, Eastern Canada and the US as well as friends of Eritrea. Speaking at the event, Mr. Temesgen Tirfe, Chairman of the Holydays Coordinating Committee, said that the festival is unique for it was conducted at the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebration of the establishment of Sawa Military Training Center and the beginning of the National Service Program. Indicating that the festival has significant contribution in nurturing unity and bequeathing the noble national values to the young generation as well as exchanging experiences and discussion on the objective situation in the homeland, Mr. Temesgen expressed appreciation to those that contributed in the success of the festival. At the event, Mr. Elias Amare gave seminar focusing on the objective situation in the homeland as well as the role and contribution of nationals in the Diaspora in the nation building process. The three-day festival was highlighted by cultural and artistic performances as well as sports competitions. Various awards were also handed over to winners of the sports competitions.

President Isaias received senior Saudi delegation

President Isaias Afwerki to day, 6 August, received and held talks with senior Saudi delegation led by Let. Gen. Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Commander of the Coalition Forces against Terrorism. Asmara, 06 August 2019- President Isaias Afwerki tod
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President Isaias received senior Saudi delegation

President Isaias Afwerki to day, 6 August, received and held talks with senior Saudi delegation led by Let. Gen. Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Commander of the Coalition Forces against Terrorism. Asmara, 06 August 2019- President Isaias Afwerki today, 6 August, received and held talks with senior Saudi delegation led by Let. Gen. Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Commander of the Coalition Forces against Terrorism. The meeting that was held at the State Palace was focused on the development of bilateral relations between Eritrea and Saudi Arabia as well as security of the Red Sea region. The meeting was attended by Maj. Gen. Humed Karikare, Commander of the Eritrean Navy and Col. Melake Kiflemariam, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Navy and Maj. Gen. Yahya Mohammed Asiri, Naval Operation Authority, Brig. Gen. Khalid bin Mohammed Alramali from Joint Forces Command, and Brig. Gen. Hassan bin Saad Alshahrani  Naval Operation.  

Seminar on contribution of NSP in safeguarding national sovereignty

Seminar focusing on the contribution of the National Service Program in safeguarding the national sovereignty as well as nurturing national values among the youth was conducted to participants of the Silver Jubilee anniversary of the establishment of the S
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Seminar on contribution of NSP in safeguarding national sovereignty

Seminar focusing on the contribution of the National Service Program in safeguarding the national sovereignty as well as nurturing national values among the youth was conducted to participants of the Silver Jubilee anniversary of the establishment of the Sawa Military Training Center and the beginning of the National Service Program.   Asmara, 05 August 2019- Seminar focusing on the contribution of the National Service Program in safeguarding the national sovereignty as well as nurturing national values among the youth was conducted to participants of the Silver Jubilee anniversary of the establishment of the Sawa Military Training Center and the beginning of the National Service Program. The seminar was conducted by Maj. Gen. Teklai Habteselasie, Commander of the Eritrean Air Force. Indicating that the sustainability of the love of country, commitment and culture of work that has been nurtured during the armed struggle for independence was found paramount important after independence, Maj. Gen. Teklai said that the Government of Eritrea issued a proclamation in 1994 for the establishment of the National Service Program and that has greatly contributed in inculcating the noble values among the Eritrean youth. Maj. Gen. Teklai went on to say that the National Service Program has also significantly contributed in consolidating unity and common understanding of the Eritrean youth and in the eradication of sub-national outlooks. In related news, Ms. Askalu Menkorios, Minister of Tourism, also conducted seminar on 4 August focusing on the participation of Eritrean women in the National Service Program. Minister Askalu said that the number of female participation from the 1st to 32nd rounds of the national service was about 127 thousand and that was 21% of the total participants of the program. Minister Askalu also gave extensive briefing on the contribution of Eritrean women during the armed struggle for independence, in safeguarding the national sovereignty and nation building process. Indicating that the Eritrean Government has a long time ago issued a legal proclamation for the abolition of harmful practices. Minister Askalu called for strengthening participation of all sectors of the society to that effect. Let. Col. Dawit Mehreteab, Commander of the Military Academy, also conducted seminar on “Sawa: Education and Soft Power Center”.

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