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Eritrea Dismisses Report Alleging Plans to Send Troops to Somalia to Replace Amisom

[Dalsan Radio] The Government of Eritrea has denied a report by a think tank claiming that an agreement had been made between the Red Sea country, Ethiopia and Somalia to send troops to the latter to replace the Amisom troops. (AllAfrica)


Gash Barka region: Implementation of development programs

Praiseworthy development programs have been implemented in 2018 in Gash Barka region through the coordination of the Western Development Zone and active participation of the public.

Asmara, 29 December 2018- Praiseworthy development programs have been implemented in 2018 in Gash Barka region through the coordination of the Western Development Zone and active participation of the public. The report was made by Brig. Gen. Tekle Kiflai, Coordinator of the Western Development Zone.

At an activity assessment meeting conducted on 27 December and in which senior committee members of the Western Development Zone and head of the regional administration took part, activities worth over 24 million Nakfa in which over 282 thousand residents took part have been implemented.

The activities include construction of dams and micro-dams, road and bridges construction and maintenance, maintenance of social service provision institutions, potable water supply projects, construction and maintenance of residential houses, boosting agricultural production as well as soil and water conservation and environmental sanitation activities.

According to report, the development programs have been implemented with integrated effort of the public, Bidho and Segen Construction Companies, as well as the National Service Training Center, Crops and Livestock Corporation and administrations at various levels.

Brig. Gen. Teklai called on all concerned bodies at this time of peace prospect to strengthen participation on the part of all concerned bodies in the national development endeavors.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Seminar on preserving community based values

Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Minister of justice conducted seminar on 27 December in the port city of Assab focusing on preserving community based values.

Assab, 28 December 2018- Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Minister of justice conducted seminar on 27 December in the port city of Assab focusing on preserving community based values.

Indicating that the public has a system of resolving issues based on cultural and social values, Minister Fauzia said that in 2003 community magistrates were established under the proclamation No. 132, and the mandate of the community magistrates was classified under the proclamation No. 167 issued in 2012 and as a result the public was able to receive legal service in its vicinity.

Ms. Fauzia pointed out that legal process has four pillars of justice including the provision of open, equitable, timely and efficient as well as free and accountable legal service to the public.

Minister Fauzia went on to say that the national law takes into account the socio-economic, political, cultural and historical foundation of the society, and called on all concerned government and public institutions and the public to give due attentions for their implementation.

In the Southern Red Sea region there are eight community magistrates and 24 judges including 8 women.

The participants conducted extensive discussion on the report presented and the efforts that should be undertaken to strengthen community magistrates.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Ambassador Semere Russom presents credentials

Mr. Semere Russom, has presented credentials to President Sahlework Zewde as Eritrea’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

 

Asmara, 27 December 2018- Mr. Semere Russom, has presented credentials to President Sahlework Zewde as Eritrea’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

At the ceremony held at the Genet Luul State House in Addis Ababa, Ambassador Semere delivered President Isaias Afwerki’s message of good will to President Sahlework and the people and Government of Ethiopia.

Indicating that he will work for strengthening and preserving the relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia, Ambassador Semere said that the new era of hopeful prospect will ensure the aspirations of peace and development of the peoples and governments of the two countries.

Expressing good will to President Isaias, President Sahlework congratulated Ambassador Semere for his appointment for the historic mission. President Sahlework also expressed expectation that Ambassador Semere will play due role in strengthening the existing peace and friendship between the two countries.

President Sahlework went on to say that Eritrea and Ethiopia have the potential and capacity of contributing for the peace and development among IGAD members and Africa and that needs integrated efforts.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


SRS: Annual activity assessment meeting

The Southern Red Sea region conducted its annual activity assessment meeting on 26 and 27 December in the port city of Assab.

Assab, 27 December 2018- The Southern Red Sea region conducted its annual activity assessment meeting on 26 and 27 December in the port city of Assab.

At the meeting activity reports of 2018 were presented by concerned officials on the implementation of social, economic and development programs vis-ŕ-vis strengths and challenges encountered.

According to the reports, 580 thousand hectare farm land has been cultivated with various crops and that bumper harvest has been collected, vegetables and fruits have been cultivated on 100 hectares of land and 9 thousand quintals has been collected as well as 1400 quintals of animal fodder.

Traditional fishermen have been provided with modern fishing and a good result has been registered.

More over, various activities have been implemented including expansion and maintenance of water projects, cultural and sports activities, elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators among others.

Indicating that commendable activities have been conducted through strong participation of the residents, Ambassador Mohammed-Seid Mantay, Governor of the Southern Red Sea region, called for integrated efforts for better outcome.

Ambassador Mohammed-Seid also said that expansion of water projects, development of educational and health provisions, improvement of livelihoods of the public are among development programs for 2019.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Meeting on implementation of development programs

The Governor of the Central region, Maj. Gen. Romodan Osman Aweliay held a meeting on 25 December with residents of Serejeka sub-zone on the implementation of the charted out development programs.

Asmara, 26 December 2018- The Governor of the Central region, Maj. Gen. Romodan Osman Aweliay held a meeting on 25 December with residents of Serejeka sub-zone on the implementation of the charted out development programs.

Indicating on the significance of scientific and technological support on the effort to ensure food security, Maj. Gen. Romodan Aweliay said that in 2019 new program will be introduced to realize judicious use of land and natural resources, soil and water as well as forestry conservation.

Pointing out that commendable soil and water conservation as well as forestation activities have been conducted with strong participation of the public, Mr. Kiflemariam Gebremeskel, managing director in the Serejeka sub-zone, called on the residents to reinforce organization and participation in the implementation of the development drives.

Mr. Kiflemariam went on to say that due to the sustainable awareness raising activities the understanding of the public on pre and post natal as well as voluntary counseling has increased and that the death rate of mothers and children has significantly been declined and commendable environmental sanitation programs have been conducted.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Vocational training to youth in Anseba region

At an activity assessment meeting held on 23 December the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students branch in Anseba region reported that in 2018 vocational trainings have been organized to 510 youth from the sub-zones of Keren, Elaberet, Halhal and Asmat.

Keren, 26 December 2018- At an activity assessment meeting held on 23 December the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students branch in Anseba region reported that in 2018 vocational trainings have been organized to 510 youth from the sub-zones of Keren, Elaberet, Halhal and Asmat.

The report indicated that more training programs will be organized in 2019 with a view to develop the capacity of youth in the region to enable them become self-supportive and productive members of the society.

The training programs will include ceramics, basic computer application, video editing, bee farming, palm leaf products as well as beauty saloon. The trainees will also have the opportunity of receiving free of credit loans to enable them develop their activities.

The report also indicated that the Keren Training Center has been fully renovated and will have significant contribution in developing the capacity of the youth in the region.

Mr. Azazi Bereketeab, head the union branch in the Anseba region, pointed out that sustainable awareness raising programs have been conducted with a view to strengthen the political and health awareness of the youth.




(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Press Release

Indian Ocean Newsletter: Yet another Wild Allegation

Indian Ocean Newsletter: Yet another Wild Allegation

In its publication of 21 December, (No 1488), this month, the Indian Ocean Newsletter alleges that “the Ethiopian and Eritrean Presidents (sic?)  have indicated to their Somalian counterpart… their willingness to take over from AMISOM when it departs in 2021…..Eritrea is planning to dispatch 5,000 soldiers to Somalia as soon as the first AMISOM contingents leave in February”.

This is patently false. 

Moreover, this is not the first time for the ION to churn out false and unsubstantiated “news analysis” of events and trends in our region.  Indeed, this has become almost its trademark.

The ION’s penchant to disseminate false information will not serve any purpose and can only corrode its reputation.  In the event, we call on the ION to respect its readers and desist from spreading false news.


Ministry of Information
Asmara
26 December 2018

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


NUEW working to empower women

The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) stated that it is exerting strong effort to empower women with education and vocational trainings with a view to enable them self-supportive.

Asmara, 25 December 2018 – The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) stated that it is exerting strong effort to empower women with education and vocational trainings with a view to enable them self-supportive. The comment was made during a seminar Ms. Tekea Tesfamicael conducted on 22 and 23 December with members of the members of the 32nd round National Service and students of the National Vocational Center in Sawa.

At the video-supported seminar, Ms. Tekea gave extensive briefing on various topics including the significance of empowering women, women and professionalism as well as women and education.

Noting that the vision of the Union is to build economically developed nation where its citizens equally enjoy opportunities and rights regardless of their gender, Ms. Tekea called on women to take advantage of the opportunities created for them and play due part in the national development drives.

Indicating that owing to the sustainable awareness raising campaigns being conducted nationwide, conducive atmosphere is being created through which women can participate in all sectors, Ms. Tekea called for strengthening contribution in the effort to empower women. She also expressed the union’s readiness to ensure women’s rights and continue create job opportunities.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Workshop on prevention of communicable diseases

Workshop aimed at preventing communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS in particular was conducted here in the capital.

Asmara, 25 December 2018 – Workshop aimed at preventing communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS in particular was conducted here in the capital.

At the workshop that focused on the role of conscious youth in controlling the infection of HIV/AIDS, Mr. Habte Gebremeskel, head of Promotion and Information unit at the Ministry of Health branch in the Central region, stated that even though praiseworthy result is registered strong effort yet remains until the infection of the deadly virus declines to zero sum.

Mr. Habte went on to say that in Eritrea new HIV infections has declined below 1% and called on the society and administrations and organizations to strengthen contribution until the infection of the virus is totally eradicated.

Stating that every day 5 thousand new infections occur worldwide, Mr. Habte said that of the 20 HIV infections that occur on mothers, 5 infants are infected during delivery and 3 others during breastfeeding.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Anseba region regular Assembly meeting

The Anseba regional Assembly held the 21st regular meeting on 21 December in Keren.

Keren, 25 December 2018- The Anseba regional Assembly held the 21st regular meeting on 21 December in Keren.

At the meeting reports were presented by all departments of the region, national associations and Police and the participants conducted extensive discussion and adopted recommendation on tax collection and challenges, progress of agricultural activities, as well as on issues related to food security.

The assembly also discussed on the progress of projects, construction of dams, micro-dams, educational and health facilities.

Following discussion on the reports presented, the Regional Assembly adopted recommendations and resolutions on the overall activities, including land preparation for cultivation for the next rainy season, enhanced environmental sanitation activities, vaccination programs, strengthening the teaching and learning process and on other relevant issues.

Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of the Anseba region, Mr. Ali Mahmud called for enhanced contribution so as to ensure the success of the development programs of 2019.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Support to Disabled Citizens

[Shabait] Mendefera -The Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare branch in Adi Keih sub zone extended material support to 10 disabled citizens in Tekondae and Adi-Kanta administrative areas. (AllAfrica)


Meeting On Empowering Women

[Shabait] Asmara -The National Union of Eritrean Women Central Committee conducted two-day meeting from 17 to 18 December to discuss of the programs designed to develop socio-economic capacity of women and their participation in political activities. (AllAfrica)


Activities By Eritrean Nationals Abroad

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in the Scandinavian countries and Austria have conducted various activities aimed at increasing participation in the national development drives. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea's 'State of Uncertainty' - Senior Government Sources Reveal... Nothing

[African Arguments] Insiders say President Isaias is now ruling largely unilaterally, keeping the public, military leaders, and even ministers out of the loop. (AllAfrica)


Human Rights Watch 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)


What Eritrea Can Learn By Looking Southward

[Addis Fortune] Eritrea's financial system, antiquated by any modern standards, speaks to the underdevelopment of the country. But the country would do better not to take the path Ethiopia took as it gradually opens up to the world, writes Ambessaw Assegued (assegued@anfilo.com). (AllAfrica)


Diplomatic Activities By Eritrean Nationals

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in Diaspora have conducted various diplomatic activities. (AllAfrica)


President of Somalia Meets President Isaias Afwerki

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki has met President of the Republic of Somalia this morning in Mogadishu "as part and parcel of Tripartite summit" according to information from Eritrea's Information Minister Yemane G. Meskel . (AllAfrica)


Eritrean President Set to Arrive in Mogadishu Under Tight Security

[Shabelle] Eritrean president, Isaias Afwerki will be arriving in Mogadishu today barely two months after a delegation from his country visited Somalia to deepen the bilateral relations of the two countries. (AllAfrica)


National Conference On Community Led Total Sanitation Concludes

[Shabait] Asmara -The two day national conference on community led total sanitations that was conducted at Asmara Palace Hotel concluded adopting directives. (AllAfrica)


Isias Afwerki Arrives in Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] Eritrean President Isias Afwerki lands at the Aden Abdulle Int Airport Mogadishu ahead of bilateral talks with his host President Farmaajo.His visit comes in the wake of an impeachment motion that accused Farmaajo of making "secret agreements" with the Red Sea country & Ethiopia in the Tripartite meeting seeking regional cooperation. (AllAfrica)


Asmera - the Addis Abeba That Never Was, for the Better

[Addis Fortune] Asmera and Addis Abeba are two cities with similar beginnings and influences in city planning and architecture. But while Asmera has preserved its architectural heritage, Addis Abeba opted for concrete skyscrapers at the expense of aesthetics, writes Ambessaw Assegued (assegued@anfilo.com). (AllAfrica)


Annual Meeting of East African Athletics Federation

[Shabait] Asmara -The Executive Board of the East Africa Athletics Federation has conducted its annual meeting on 9 December here in the capital Asmara. (AllAfrica)


Monetary Contribution in Support of Martyrs' Families

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritreans nationals residing inside and outside the country have contributed around 190 thousand USD and 204 thousand Nakfa in support of the families of martyrs, the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare indicated. (AllAfrica)


Statement on Migration

[Shabait] STATEMENT BY MR.NEBIL SAID, COUNSELLOR, (AllAfrica)


Activities by Eritrean nationals abroad (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Meeting on empowering women (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Support to disabled citizens (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


President Isaias returns home concluding working visit to UAE (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Association of Eritrean Teachers working to ensure teachers’ capacity (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)