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Khartoum Accuses Eritrea of Threats

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Kassala -Khartoum has officially announced its preparation for "security threats" from its neighbour Eritrea after military movements in the area adjacent to Sudan's Kassala state. The border remains closed. (AllAfrica)


President Isaias Leaves for Egypt

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki has yesterday left for Egypt on a working visit at the invitation of Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. (AllAfrica)


Sisi Receives His Eritrean Counterpart

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki who started on Tuesday 9/1/2018 a two-day visit to Egypt. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea Closes Hundreds of Businesses for Bypassing Banks

[VOA] Eritrea has temporarily shut down nearly 450 private businesses, the latest in a series of moves that has sent shockwaves through the economy of the Red Sea nation. (AllAfrica)


Meeting On Closure of Border Crossings With Eritrea Held in Kassala

[SNA] Kassala -Governor of Kassala State, Adam Jammaa Adam held a series of meetings with the State's Security Committee, native administration and parties and political forces to clear aspects of shutdown of all border crossings with Eritrea pursuant to declaration of state of emergency in the Kassala State. (AllAfrica)


Kassala State Denies Closure of Crossing Border Points With Eritrea

[SNA] Khartoum -The governor of Kassala State, East Sudan, has denied reports that border crossing points with Eritrea have been closed down, saying such reports were simply social media gossips seeking to undermine relations between the Sudan and Eritrea (AllAfrica)


Central Region Regular Assembly Meeting

[Shabait] Asmara -The Central Regional Assembly held the 17th regular meeting on 29 December here in the capital under the theme "Concerted Effort for National Development and Resilience". (AllAfrica)


Praiseworthy Environmental Sanitation Activities

[Shabait] Keren -Commendable environmental sanitation activities with the objective of preventing communicable diseases was conducted in Diga and Ad-Ganed administrative areas of Mogolo and in Naro-Ans administrative areas in the Afabet sub zone. (AllAfrica)


Eritreans Questioning Effectiveness of UN Sanctions

[Ethiopian Herald] It is recalled that Eritrea has been under sanction for the last 9 or 10 consecutive years. And the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has recently extended the sanction. The underlying reason to extend the sanction, as to the council is that the regime in Asmara could not yet be refrained from its destructive behaviors. (AllAfrica)


Announcement

  • On the occasion of the New Year, Eri-TV and Dmtsi Hafash Radio will conduct an interview with President Isaias Afwerki on Sunday the 14th of January at 8:00 o’clock in the evening focusing on topical regional developments. The interview will be broadcasted live.

 

  • Ministry of Information


(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Meeting on implementation of charted out development programs

The branch office of the Ministry of Health in the Central region conducting a meeting on 10 and 11 January with a view to evaluate the implementation of activities of 2017 and on the charted out programs for 2018.

 

Asmara, 13 January 2018 - The branch office of the Ministry of Health in the Central region conducting a meeting on 10 and 11 January with a view to evaluate the implementation of activities of 2017 and on the charted out programs for 2018.

Reporting at the event, Dr. Tesfai Solomon, head of the branch, said that beyond focusing on the communicable diseases praiseworthy activities have been conducted to ensure the health of maternity and child and that the mortality rate during pregnancy and delivery has been reduced by 92%.

Dr. Tesfai reiterated that the post natal treatment has been increases by 84% and as a result of the growing awareness of the public the number of pregnant women delivering in health facilities has increased by 72%.

Dr. Tesfai further indicated that conducting study for the cause of premature births and finding solution, strengthening the role the community on health issues, reducing the death rate of maternal and child to the lowest level, strengthening vaccination programs, reinforcing health service provision in schools, augmenting effort to eradicate malaria, maintenance of health facilities and underpin ambulance service are among the charted out programs for 2018.

The managing director at the Central region expressed readiness that the regional office will contribute its level best for the success of the charted out programs.

Speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nur- Husein called for exerting strong effort for realizing of the set out health strategy of 2017-2021.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Seminar on Improving lives of Visually Impaired Citizens

The National Association of the Visually Impaired conducted seminar in Dekemhare with a view to make integrated effort towards improving the social and economic status of members.

Asmara, 13 January 2018 -  The National Association of the Visually Impaired conducted seminar in Dekemhare with a view to make integrated effort towards improving the social and economic status of members.

At the seminar in which members of the Association, Area administrators and pertinent government representatives took part, the chairman of the Association, Mr. Dawit Fesehaye, said that the Association is finalizing preparation to extend financial assistance to members of the Association in order to enable them become productive members of the society.

The advisor of the Association, Mr. Gebremeskel Feseha, gave briefing with supportive evidence that if the visually impaired citizens could improve their capacity through education and vocational training, they could be self-reliant and called on the public to extend hands to the disabled citizens.

The National Association of Visually Impaired along providing advice to its members has conducted commendable activities in improving the lives of members through creating income generation projects.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Call on farmers to focus on cash crops

Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture,  called on farmers in the Central region to focus on cash crops taking into account the scarcity of land for cultivation in the region. Minister Arefaine made the call at the workshop held on 10 January here in the capital.

Asmara, 11 January 2018- Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture,  called on farmers in the Central region to focus on cash crops taking into account the scarcity of land for cultivation in the region. Minister Arefaine made the call at the workshop held on 10 January here in the capital.

Minister Arefaine also called on farmers to give utmost precedence to boosting the production of milk, meat, vegetables and fruits as well as to give more attention to natural resources with a view to ensure food security.

Indicating that last year commendable achievements have been registered in terms of ensuring food and water supply to humans and livestock and to transform farming from that of traditional to modern one, the D. G. of Agriculture and Land in the Central region, Mr. Yemane Abai said that the water and soil conservation popular campaigns have significantly contributed in boosting agricultural production.

According to reports presented at the workshop, 126 dams and micro-dams that could hold 70 million meter cube of water have been constructed and vegetables on 1525 hectares of land was cultivated and fruits on 148 hectares and that are contributing in stabilizing the market.

More over, commendable activities have been conducted in animal highbred and distribution of diary cows as well as praiseworthy bee farming and animal fodder.

Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of the Central region, Maj. Gen. Romodan Osman Aweliyay called for properly identifying the arable land, appropriately applying the advice from agricultural experts, conducting forestation activities as well as for the introduction of smokeless oven.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Worthy environmental sanitation popular campaigns

The environmental sanitation popular campaigns conducted in the Hamelmalo sub-zone since 2008 are significantly contributing in ensuring the health of the residents.

Keren, 11 January 2018- The environmental sanitation popular campaigns conducted in the Hamelmalo sub-zone since 2008 are significantly contributing in ensuring the health of the residents.

Indicating that owing to the regrouping of their villages they have become beneficiaries of social services, the residents said that the environmental sanitation programs have contributed in the reduction of communicable diseases.

Pointing out that commendable community based environmental sanitation programs are being conducted in the sub-zone, Mr. Berhane Gebrekidan, head of Environmental Sanitation in the Anseba region, said that it is the responsibility of the public for its sustainability.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Effort to eradicate harmful practices

The Secretary of the PFDJ branch in Foro sub zone, Mr. Ali Jabr made a call for concerted effort to eradicate harmful practices that are physically and psychologically affecting the development of women.

 

Massawa, 11 January 2018 – The Secretary of the PFDJ branch in Foro sub zone, Mr. Ali Jabr made a call for concerted effort to eradicate harmful practices that are physically and psychologically affecting the development of women.

In a meeting he conducted with the residents, Mr. Ali Jabr, stated that owing to the awareness raising campaigns conducted in the sub zone, the understanding of the public is gradually increasing and called for similar campaigns for better achievements in the remote areas.

The residents on their parts expressing readiness to contribute due role called for integrated effort to empower women.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Road renovation popular campaign

Residents of the Mai-Mine sub zone expressed readiness  to enhance contribution for timely completion of the popular dirt road renovation linking Endagergis with Mai Mine.

Mendefera, 10 January 2018 - Residents of the Mai-Mine sub zone expressed readiness  to enhance contribution for timely completion of the popular dirt road renovation linking Endagergis with Mai Mine.

They made the pledge at a meeting they conducted with the administrator of the sub zone to assess the activities conducted in 2017 and development programs for 2018.

At the meeting in which representatives of 17 administrative areas took part, the managing director of the Mai-Mine sub zone, Mr. Kidane Furuy indicated that 80% of the set out programs for 2017 were successfully implemented.

According to Mr. Kidane the implemented programs included, expansion and extension of electric power supply to Ma-Mine semi-urban center, land management and allocation, water and soil conservation and forestation popular campaigns.

At the meeting, reports on the activities conducted in the sectors of health, education, agriculture and social welfare were presented and extensive discussion was conducted.

In Mai-Mine sub-zone, Southern region, there are more than 60 thousand residents leading their livelihoods through farming, livestock herding and trade.


(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Commendable implementation of development programs

The Laelai Gash sub-zone reported that commendable development programs have been implemented through integrated efforts of the residents.

Barentu, 10 January 2018- The Laelai Gash sub-zone reported that commendable development programs have been implemented through integrated efforts of the residents.

Commending the strong participation of the residents, the administrator of the sub-zone, Mr. Ghide Estifanos called for strengthening organizational capacity and participation in the implementation of the set out development endeavors of 2018.

The managing director in the sub-zone, Mr. Gebremedhin Kidane also said that the villages regrouped in 2017 are receiving praiseworthy social services.

Mr. Eyob Zeray, head of health service in the sub-zone, on his part said that the growing use of health service of the public was the result of the strong awareness raising campaigns and that the number of pre and post natal visit of women to health facilities has increased by 68% and the vaccination coverage is significantly growing.

The participants on their part commending the health service provision in their area called for due attention for the makeshift schools and the shortage of transportation.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


President Isaias Leaves for Egypt

President Isaias Afwerki has yesterday left for Egypt on a working visit at the invitation of Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

 

Asmara, 09 January 2018- President Isaias Afwerki has yesterday left for Egypt on a working visit at the invitation of Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

President Isaias was accorded warm welcome by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the ceremony held at Ittihadiya Presidential Palace. The welcoming ceremony saw the presence of the Egyptian guard of honor, while the national anthems of both countries were played at the background.

In the afternoon hours of  yesterday, President Isaias and President El-Sisi held talks and discussed on growing trade and investment ties between the two countries as well as regional and international topics of mutual importance in addition to developments in regional and international issues. Moreover, asserting that the importance of mutual cooperation between the two countries is decisive, the two leaders agreed to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations.

President Isaias will hold talks with other senior Egyptian officials on strengthening bilateral relations, implementation of already agreed programs as well as developments in the regional and international issues of interest to both countries. President Isaias will also visit different development projects and institutions in the country.

President Isaias is accompanied by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Yemane Gebreab.

The relations between Eritrea and Egypt are growing on the basis of common understanding on regional and international issues as well as lasting stability and development.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Western Development Zone: Activity assessment meeting

The Western Development Zone conducted an assessment meeting of the programs implementation of 2017 with integrated efforts of the public, EDF, Bidho and Segen Construction Companies, Training Center of EDF, Crops and Livestock Corporation as well as the regional administration and others and on charted out programs for 2018.

Barentu, 08 January 2018- The Western Development Zone conducted an assessment meeting of the programs implementation of 2017 with integrated efforts of the public, EDF, Bidho and Segen Construction Companies, Training Center of EDF, Crops and Livestock Corporation as well as the regional administration and others and on charted out programs for 2018.

According the report presented it was indicated that construction and maintenance of dams, micro-dams, water wells, bridges, roads, social service provision institutions as well as potable water projects worth about 49 million Nakfa and in which more than 165 thousand of people participated were implemented.

Indicating that commendable coordinated efforts have been demonstrated in the implementation of projects with internal capacity, the Coordinator of the Western Development Zone, Brig. Gen. Tekle Kiflai said that the experience accumulated will have significant contribution in the implementation of future big projects.

Brig. Gen. Teklai called on all concerned bodies for strengthening land management, maintenance and improvement of social service provision institutions, forestation program as well as boosting agricultural production.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Seminars of Eritrean Nationals Abroad

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals residing in the Netherlands, Angola and Israel hold discussions on the objective situation in the homeland and role of Eritrean nationals in the Diaspora in the national development drives. (AllAfrica)


EU's Ambivalent Stance on Migration

[Shabait] In what appears as a knee-jerk reaction to public outrage following the recent CNN footage showing "migrants being sold as slaves" in Libya, the EU has floated the notion of a "humanitarian corridor" to relocate "stranded refugees to Europe". In an apparent bid to elaborate the contours of this new policy, Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, stated this week that "up to 10,000 refugees are slated to benefit from the programme in 2018". (AllAfrica)


Halhal - Election of Area Administrator and Village Coordinators

[Shabait] Keren -Election of area administrators and village coordinators was conducted in Halhal sub zone. (AllAfrica)


Southern Regional Assembly Regular Meeting

[Shabait] Mendefera -The Southern Regional Assembly conducted its 17th regular meeting on 26 December in Mendefera under the theme "Our Unity: Our Strength". (AllAfrica)


Effort to Develop Productivity of Youth

[Shabait] Barentu -The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students branch in the Gash Barka region indicated that strong effort will be exerted in 2018 to develop academic and vocational skills of the youth with a view to increase their productivity. (AllAfrica)


Praiseworthy Participation in Elections

[Shabait] Keren -The administrators of the Hamelmalo and Hagaz sub-zones reported that the participation of the residents in the elections of area administrators and managing directors was praiseworthy. (AllAfrica)


Anseba Region - NUEYS Activity Assessment Meeting

[Shabait] Keren -In an annual activity assessment meeting the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) branch in the Anseba region conducted, it was indicated that praiseworthy youth centered achievements have been registered. (AllAfrica)


Emberemi and Hirgigo - Election of Area Administrators and Managing Directors

[Shabait] Massawa -Election of area administrators and managing directors was conducted in Emberemi and Hirgigo administrative areas, reports from the Northern Red Sea region indicate. The election was aimed at replacing the outgoing area administrators and managing directors. (AllAfrica)


Seminar On Strengthening Organizational Capacity

[Shabait] Keren -A seminar aimed at reinforcing the participation of female students in development programs, to enable them become beneficiaries of the social services put in place as well as strengthening organizational capacity was conducted in Logo-Anseba sub-zone. (AllAfrica)


Livestock Vaccination Program

[Shabait] Keren -Livestock vaccination program has been conducted from 21 to 23 December in 16 administrative areas in Hagaz sub-zone aimed at ensuring the health and development of livestock. (AllAfrica)


UNHRC Special Rapporteur in Cahoots With Subversive Groups

[Shabait] In mid-October this year, Eritrea's avowed detractors convened a meeting in Brussels under the rubric of "human rights situation in Eritrea". Principal speakers at the event - which was open to limited and selected invited guests during the first day (October 19th) included the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea (SR) Ms. Sheila Keetharuth; Ms. Mirien v. Reisen (European External Policy Advisor) - who has publicly and vocally opposed Eritrea's independence from the outset - as well as a number of notorious "regi (AllAfrica)


Road Renovation Popular Campaign

[Shabait] Barentu -The residents of Antore administrative area, Laelay Gash sub zone, are conducting dirt road renovation popular campaign with the objective of alleviating the transportation problem in their area. (AllAfrica)