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Why Change Abroad Doesn't Mean Change At Home

[African Arguments] Eritrea's recent foreign policy shifts have been driven by President Afwerki and his Red Sea allies. Neither has an interest in Eritrea democratising. (AllAfrica)


Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Eritrea

[HRW] Shortly before this submission was filed, Eritrea and Ethiopia jointly agreed to end the "state of war" between them. (Joint Declaration, Jun. 9, 2018). Assuming they carry out their pledges, the countries' intention to open "a new era of peace and friendship" will benefit the entire region. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia and Eritrea Withdraw Troops and Open Borders

[Deutsche Welle] After nearly twenty years, bitter rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea have pulled troops back from the frontier and are opening border crossings. Normalization moves include reopening embassies and restoring phone lines. (AllAfrica)


Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring

[VOA] Police in Sudan's capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors. (AllAfrica)


Through Regional Diplomacy, Eritrea Normalizes Ties with Djibouti

[VOA] The Horn of Africa continued to resolve diplomatic impasses with the announcement Friday that Eritrea and Djibouti will normalize relations. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopian Embassy in Asmara Re-Opens

[Shabait] Asmara -The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Asmara was officially re-opened today, 06 September. (AllAfrica)


Foreign Ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia Left for Djibouti

[Shabait] Asmara -Foreign Ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia have travelled to Djibouti. (AllAfrica)


Will Detente Lead to Democratic Reform in Ethiopia And Eritrea?

[allAfrica] Washngton, DC -The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is as surreal as it is wonderful. (AllAfrica)


The Road to Peace? Diplomatic Ties Strengthen in Horn of Africa

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia established a joint cooperation agreement this week, in another major step towards achieving stability in the conflict-ridden region. So is peace finally on the horizon? (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia Reopens Its Embassy in Asmara

[Addis Standard] Following a Tripartite Summit between PM Abiy Ahmed, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and President Isaias Awerki, the leaders of Ethiopia, the Republic of Somalia and Eritrea, respectively, which took place yesterday in Eritrea's capital Asmara, the trio issued a four pillar comprehensive joint declaration which included the establishment of a high level committee tasked to oversee the multifaceted collaborations included in the declaration. (AllAfrica)


Russia-Eritrea Relations Grow with Planned Logistics Center

[VOA] Russia and Eritrea expanded their diplomatic relationship Friday when Moscow announced plans to build a logistics center at a port in the East African country. (AllAfrica)


President Isaias Afwerki left for Saudi Arabia

President Isaias Afwerki left for Saudi Arabia in the afternoon hours of today, 15 September.

Asmara, 15 September 2018- President Isaias Afwerki left for Saudi Arabia in the afternoon hours of today, 15 September.

President Isaias Aferki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will attend official ceremony in Jeddah tomorrow 16 September, where the peace agreement signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July will be graced by the presence of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, and Mr. Moussa Faki, African Union Commission Chairperson.

President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed signed five pillars joint declaration of peace and friendship on 9 July in Asmara.

It is to be recalled that in recognition of the vision, courage and statesmanship they demonstrated to end war and bring about peace between the two countries, President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed were presented with the highest Abu Dhabi honor “The Zayed Award” on 24 July 2018.


(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


President Isaias Receives Representatives of Amhara Regional State

President Isaias Afwerki yesterday received in Adi-Halo representatives of Amhara Regional State headed by the Speaker of the Regional Assembly, Ms. Worksew Mamo.

Asmara, 14 September 2018 - President Isaias Afwerki yesterday received in Adi-Halo representatives of Amhara Regional State headed by the Speaker of the Regional Assembly, Ms. Worksew Mamo.

The representatives stated that the objective of the visit is to express appreciation for the peace agreement reached between the leaders of both countries and make due contribution in the implementation of the agreement. They further explained that the peace agreement would make significant contribution to highlighting the image of the two countries.

Noting that friendly and peaceful  neighborhood has been restored between the two peoples, the representatives expressed readiness to promote a new era of friendship and cooperation to posterity. They further voiced appreciation for the support the people and Government of Eritrea extended to the Ethiopian people at a time of need.

Underlining that both leaders crystallized the aspirations of the peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia, President Isaias noted that in order to consolidate peace between the two peoples, road linkage has begun at the border points of Debai-Sima- Bure and Serha-Zalambessa roads and that it will be extended to other crossing points.

Ms. Worksew also stated that initiatives are being taken to make up lost opportunities of the past 20 years including the commencement of air, maritime, road and telecommunication services. The representatives also presented gifts to President Isaias and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab.

The Amahara Regional State representatives comprised members of the Regional Assembly, religious leaders, youth and women as well as businessmen.

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


President Isaias met and held talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister

President Isaias Afwerki today, 13 September, met and held talks at the State House with Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Egypt, focusing on boosting bilateral relations and the development of peace and cooperation prevailing in the region.

Asmara, 13 September 2018- President Isaias Afwerki today, 13 September, met and held talks at the State House with Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Egypt, focusing on boosting bilateral relations and the development of peace and cooperation prevailing in the region.

Mr. Sameh Shoukry delivered message of President Abdul Fatah Sisi to President Isaias Afwerki.

President Isaias Afwerki and Foreign Minister Sameh also discussed on the peace and friendship accord signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia as well as on the implementation of the tripartite agreement signed between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Indicating that President Isaias Afwerki and President Al Sisi have common position on most of the issues raised, Mr. Sameh said that strengthening bilateral relations between Eritrea and Egypt will have significant contribution in the development of economic and security sectors and others as well as in the peace process in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin.

The Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab on his part stated that the visit of Mr. Sameh Shoukry is in continuation of the continuous meetings and consultations between the two countries and that Egypt has important role in the peace and stability in the region. Mr. Yemane also underlined that Eritrea supports the effort of President Abdul Fattah Sisi to restore the role of Egypt in the region.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab and Mr. Amin Hassan, Director of the Office of the President, on the Eritrean side and Mr. Mohammed Al-Musa, Advisor of the Minister, and Mr. Yasir Hashim, Ambassador of Egypt to Eritrea.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Effort to control environmental pollution

The Ministry of Marine Resources and Diving Service Center are taking initiative to control environmental pollution that is negatively affecting marine bio-diversity.

Massawa, 12 September 2018- The Ministry of Marine Resources and Diving Service Center are taking initiative to control environmental pollution that is negatively affecting marine bio-diversity.

Member of the Diving Service Center, Mr. Petros Russom the activity being initiated to protect the bio-diversity will continue until the desired result is achieved.

Indicating that environmental pollution in general and that marine negatively affects the reproduction of fishes, Mr. Tesfa’alem Arefe, member of the Ministry of Marine Resources, on his part said that integrated effort is being conducted to control the environmental pollution before it affected the marine bio-diversity.  He also called on the public and especially the youth to acquaint themselves with the marine resources and play due part in protecting them.

Mr. Semere Yohannes, head of Environment at the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment branch in the Northern Red Sea region, commending the initiative being taken by the Ministry of Marine Resources and Diving Service Center, called on others to follow their example.

Mr. Semere reiterated that environmental pollution has become global concern and that rigorous awareness raising programs are being conducted.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Commendable health-centered popular campaign

Reports indicate that encouraging outcome is being registered from the awareness raising campaigns being exerted in the Nakfa sub zone with the objective of eradicating harmful traditional practices that endanger the physical and psychological welfare of the society and that of females in particular.

Massawa, 12 September 2018 – Reports indicate that encouraging outcome is being registered from the awareness raising campaigns being exerted in the Nakfa sub zone with the objective of eradicating harmful traditional practices that endanger the physical and psychological welfare of the society and that of females in particular.

The comment was made during an activity assessment meeting the committees of welfare of the 12 administrative areas of the sub zone conducted in Nakfa town on 6 September.

According to a statistical report presented at the meeting, the awareness raising campaign played significant role in enhancing the awareness of the society on modern health science and that the greater number of pregnant women are delivering in health facilities.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Zedengel Giorgis, head of Family and Community Affairs in the branch, stated that eradicating harmful practices is fundamental element in ensuring the social welfare of the society and called on the society to increasing contribution in the effort being exerted to eradicate harmful practices.

The Administrator of the Nakfa sub zone, Mr. Yakob Idris on his part, stating that encouraging outcome has been registered called on the committees and health practitioners to exert strong effort.

Documents indicate that in Nakfa sub zone there are health institutions in Indila, Agrae, Laba and Nakfa.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Roads connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia re-opened

President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed officially opened today, 11 September, the Debai-Sima-Bure and Serha-Zalmbessa border points connecting the two countries.

Asmara, 11 September 2018- President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed officially opened today, 11 September, the Debai-Sima-Bure and Serha-Zalmbessa border points connecting the two countries.

The Debai-Sima-Bure and Serha-Zalambessa roads that have been closed for 20 years are important roads transporting people and goods from and to Eritrea-Ethiopia and especially goods from Assab and Massawa ports.

The event was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Osman Saleh, Presidential Adviser, Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Maj. Gen. Humed Mohammed Karikare and Ambassador Mohammed-Seid Mantai, Governor of the Southern Red Sea region on the Eritrean side and Mr. Demeke Mokonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Gen. Seare Mokennen, Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces on the Ethiopian side.

At the ceremony held to re-open the Debai-Sima-Bure road, the two leaders were accorded warm welcome by the Sultan of Rahaita, Mr. Abdulkadir Dawud, village elders, religious leaders as well as by members of the Armed Forces of the two countries.

In the same vein, President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed in the afternoon hours of today, 11 September accompanied by the high level delegations and members of the Armed Forces as well as a number of nationals of both countries officially opened the Serha-Zalambessa road.

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed returned home in the afternoon hours of today.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


International Day of Reading observed

The International Day of Reading, 10 September, was observed at the Central region under the theme “Reading Key for Everything”.

Asmara, 11 September 2018- The International Day of Reading, 10 September, was observed at the Central region under the theme “Reading Key for Everything”.

At the event in which Ms. Askalu Menkorios, Minister of Tourism and Gen. Flipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Armed Forces, and other senior Government officials took part, the President of the National Books Association, Mr. Kiflom Micael indicating on the significance of the day, said that reading has significant contribution in solving variety of problems and challenges.

Indicating that reading is the foundation of knowledge and development as well as guarantee for sustainable development of mankind, Mr. Alemseged Tesfai, researcher and author, called for integrated effort to inculcate the culture of reading among generations.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Elections of area administrators and managing directors

Elections of area administrators and managing directors was conducted in Keren sub-zone.

Keren, 11 September 2018- Elections of area administrators and managing directors was conducted in Keren sub-zone.

The objective of the elections was to replace the out-going area administrators and managing directors finishing their terms in office.

The administrator of the Keren city, Mr. Zerzghi Dawit called on the newly elected area administrators and managing directors to diligently serve the people that elected them and the residents to stand alongside them in all their endeavors.

Similarly, elections of area administrators and managing directors were held in the 14 administrative areas of the Elabered sub-zone.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


General Secretary of Synod gives benediction