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Call for Contribution of Eritrean Diaspora Scholars

[Shabait] Massawa -Call was made for Eritrean scholars in the Diaspora to play due part in enhancing professional capacity of nationals inside the country to properly extract and utilize the nations marine resources. (AllAfrica)

UNHCR Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation Calls for More Support for Refugees in Eritrea

[UNHCR] The Special Envoy for the Somali refugee situation, Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, led a high-level delegation in Eritrea accompanied by the Deputy Director of Division of International Protection, Ms. Shahrzad Tadjbakhsh and the Head of the Legal and Policy Unit of the Regional Bureau of Africa (RBA), Mr. Leonard Zulu. (AllAfrica)

Eritrean Community Festival in Canada

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals residing in Western Canada have conducted annual festival from 30 June to 1 July in the city of Edmonton with patriotic zeal under the theme "Vision through Toil". (AllAfrica)

Road Side Safety Mirrors Installation

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Road Traffic Safety Association in cooperation with Total Eritrea have installed road side safety mirrors in the road sides of Asmara-Massawa road aimed at enhancing the visibility of vehicles and other road users. (AllAfrica)

Eritrean Delegation Participates At 31st AU Ordinary Session

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean delegation led by Mr. Araia Desta, Eritrea's Permanent Representative to the African Union and Economic Commission of Africa, participated at the 31st AU ordinary session of African leaders held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from 1 to 2 July. (AllAfrica)

Commendable Digital Library Expansion

[Shabait] Massawa -Owing to the effort the Ministry of Education branch in the Northern Red Sea in cooperation with Rora Digital Library have been conducting, 70% of secondary schools in the region have become beneficiaries of the digital library technology. (AllAfrica)

Workshop On Empowering Women

[Shabait] Asmara -The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) organized a workshop with a view to strengthen the overall capacity of women as well as six months activity implementation assessment and to generate new ideas for future activities. (AllAfrica)

President Isaias Afwerki Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

[Shabait] Asmara -In a working visit in the United Arab Emirates, President Isaias Afwerki, yesterday, met and held extensive talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. (AllAfrica)

UN Rights Body Should Renew Mandate On Eritrea

[HRW] We commend the Special Rapporteur for her last report and her tireless efforts during her tenure to bring attention to the egregious rights situation in Eritrea. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, Eritrea Winning Peace

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and Eritrea have historical, cultural, religious as well as linguistic similarities. They are the ones who created the ancient Kingdom of Aksum and embraced the religions of Christianity and Islam from the earliest times. Both also contributed a lot for trade modernization in the world during ancient times as they used to sell and buy various commodities across the world since time immemorial. (AllAfrica)

Shattering Down Hostility Through Peace

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia last Tuesday warmly welcomed a high-level Eritrean delegation to Addis Ababa for peace talks aimed at ending up the conflict and animosity which took both countries over two decades. (AllAfrica)

Meaningful Participation of Border Communities for Effective Normalization

[Ethiopian Herald] Successive consultations with border communities and other pertinent stakeholders is something the government of Ethiopia should give utmost priority to normalize its relations with Eritrea and bring sustainable peace, political scholars say. (AllAfrica)

Eritrean Pharmaceutical Association Held Conference

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Pharmaceutical Association conducted conference on 30 June under the theme "25 Years of Professional Commitment" in connection with Jubilee anniversary of its establishment. (AllAfrica)

Asmara Technical School Graduates 200 Students

[Shabait] Asmara -The Asmara Technical School has graduated 200 students including 80 females with certificate on 1 July. (AllAfrica)

UN Investigator Calls for End to Eritrea's Indefinite National Service

[VOA] A UN Investigator finds a persistent pattern of human rights violations in Eritrea severely restricts the fundamental freedoms of its citizens through punishments that often have fatal consequences. Sheila Keetharuth has presented her final report as Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea to the UN Human Rights Council. (AllAfrica)

Eritrean Community Festival in Italy

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea nationals residing in Italy conducted annual festival enthusiastically from 30 June to 1 July in the city of Milan. (AllAfrica)

Ethio - Eritrea Peace Deal Crucial for Regional Stability

[Ethiopian Herald] As history tells us From 1962 to 1993, Eritrea was ruled as a province of Ethiopia, and the two nations amicably separated after a vote in 1993. But, during 1998, War between Ethiopia and Eritrea erupted over the town of Badme, which both sides used to claim as their own until Ethiopia and Eritrea Boundary Commission (EEBC)gave its final and binding decision on April 13, 2002 . According to EEBC, Badme was rewarded to Eritrea. Ethiopia had not fully accepted the decision ,but it used to say accepted in pri (AllAfrica)

Senior Eritrean Delegation Winds Visit to Ethiopia

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea's high level delegation composed of Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Presidential Advisor, returned home in the morning hours today after a two-day visit to Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Steps to Implement an Old Decision

[Ethiopian Herald] I was a university student when the Ethio-Eritrean war broke out. The people of Ethiopia and Eritrea lived as a single nation for centuries. As most of the border conflicts around the world, the intrusion of Fascist Italy is the basis for the cession of Ethiopia's Northern province of Eritrea. Emperor Menelik's decision not to pursue the fleeing Italian army into Eritrea after the victory of Adwa is generally taken as the ground for Eritrean independence. After decades of struggle, Eritrea seceded from Eth (AllAfrica)

What Peace Between Eritrea and Ethiopia Will Mean for the Horn of Africa

[The Conversation Africa] No one saw it coming, but a lasting peace deal may have finally arrived for Ethiopia and its longtime sparring partner, Eritrea. The two countries, which share a common culture, language, and history, have been at odds for years. (AllAfrica)

Premier Thanks High Level Eritrean Delegates

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed thanked the high-level Eritrean delegates for coming to Addis for the first time after two decades for peace talks accepting the Premier's olive branch. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy to Meet Eritrean President Shortly

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed will meet Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki in the near future to discuss ways of further normalizing bilateral ties between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, Eritrean Leaders to Meet for First Time in Nearly Two Decades

[VOA] The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to meet for the first time in nearly 20 years, a surprising sign of a diplomatic thaw between the neighboring northeast African nations. (AllAfrica)

Halay Technical School Graduates 52 Students

[Shabait] Asmara -Halay Technical School has graduated 52 students on 29 June with diploma in steel work, computer maintenance and networking. (AllAfrica)

Assessment Meeting On Progress of Education

[Shabait] Barentu -An assessment meeting in which area administrators, heads of schools and representatives of government institutions took part was held in Shambiko sub zone with the objective of assessing the teaching and learning process in the sub zone. (AllAfrica)

Commendable Implementation of Development Drives

[Shabait] Mendefera -Reports indicate that commendable progress has been registered in the implementation of development programs in Emni-Haili sub-zone. The report was made at a six month activity implementation assessment meeting. (AllAfrica)

Amid High Hopes, Eritrea & Ethiopia Move Toward Peace

[VOA] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has welcomed a high-level Eritrean delegation to the capital, Addis Ababa, the latest sign that one of Africa's most intractable conflicts may soon end. Peace between the countries could be transformational, especially for Eritrea, where the population has suffered considerably in the years since a bloody border war with Ethiopia. But experts on the region warn a quick resolution to years of antagonism isn't a foregone conclusion. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea to Dispatch Peace Delegation to Addis

[Ethiopian Herald] President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, affirmed that his government has accepted Ethiopia's offer for peace dialogue and would send a high level delegation to Addis Ababa for peace talks in the near future. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Welcomes Eritrea's Response

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - The Government of Ethiopia has welcomed the response from the Eritrean side to proceed with the call for peace talks. (AllAfrica)

Peace in the Interest of Both Ethiopia, Eritrea - Analyst

[Ethiopian Herald] Following Eritrea's positive response to Prime Minister Abiy's call, a political analyst said that peace is in the interest of both Ethiopia and Eritrea and the two countries should ready themselves to discuss bilateral issues. (AllAfrica)

Support to martyrs trust fund

At an event conducted in connection with Martyrs Day, Eritrean nationals residing in various cities of Italy and Canada contributed around 30 thousand Euro and 12,571 Dollars towards augmenting martyrs trust fund.

Asmara, 07 July 2018- At an event conducted in connection with Martyrs Day, Eritrean nationals residing in various cities of Italy and Canada contributed around 30 thousand Euro and 12,571 Dollars towards augmenting martyrs trust fund.

Indicating the supporting families of martyrs is the responsibility of every citizen, the Office of Eritrean General Council in Milano reported that the nationals residing in Rome, Milano, Bologna, Firenze, Napoli, Catania, Genoa, Bari, Brescia, Pizza and Parma contributed 29,825 Euro and 100 Swiss Franc.

Likewise, Eritrean women in Milano grouped in “Hilina Association” in accordance with the pledge they made to assist 10 families of martyrs contributed 6 thousand Euros.

In related news, Eritrean nationals in Toronto, Canada, at an event they conducted in connection with June 20, Martyrs Day contributed 8,287 Dollars while Selam Haile and her brothers and Mr. Mihreteab Samuel contributed 4,283 Dollars towards augmenting the martyrs’ trust fund.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)