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Geez New Year Celebrated Nationwide

[Shabait] Asmara -Kudus Yowhanes (Geez New Year) was celebrated nationwide today, 12 September in Zagir, Central region. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea Tops Watchlist of World's Most-Censored Countries

[IPS] United Nations -Eritrea has the world's highest levels of censorship and the most active government in jailing reporters and stifling newspapers, radio and television, a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) watchdog says. (AllAfrica)


Afewerki to Visit Sudan Next Saturday

[SNA] Khartoum -Eritrean President, Isaias Afewerki will arrive in Khartoum on Saturday for a two-day official visit. (AllAfrica)


Wary Warriors to See Job Through

[Namibian] COMPLACENCY will be out of the question when the Brave Warriors host Eritrea in a 2022 Fifa World Cup first-round second-leg qualifier at Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday, says interim head coach Bobby Samaria. (AllAfrica)


Hamdok Affirms Concern to Promote Relations With Eritria

[SNA] Khartoum -Prime Minister Abd Allah Hamdok affirmed his government concern to promote bilateral cooperation with Eritrea. (AllAfrica)


President Isaias Afwerki On Working Visit to UAE

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki met today, 9 September in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zaid al Nahyan and discussed in greater depth progress registered to-date in the multi-faceted bilateral ties between the two countries as well as regional issues of common concern. (AllAfrica)


10 Most Censored Countries

[CPJ] Repressive governments use sophisticated digital censorship and surveillance alongside more traditional methods to silence independent media. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea Success Story in the Areas of HIV, TB and Malaria Programs

[WHO] Government of the state of Eritrea has made a profound progress on the three programs of communicable diseases control program namely HIV, TB and Malaria, which emphasizes the value they place on ensuring health for all populations. The HIV, TB and Malaria programs are among the successful programs in the Ministry of Health, Eritrea which have shown marked reduction trends in morbidity and mortality throughout the past years. (AllAfrica)


Shalulile Stars in Namibia Win

[Namibian] BRAVE Warriors captain Peter Shalulile scored one and forced the other to lead Namibia to a 2-1 win over Eritrea in a 2022 Fifa World Cup preliminary qualifying match in Asmara, Eritrea on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Nationals in South Sudan Commemorate 58th Anniversary of Armed Struggle for Independence

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in the Republic of South Sudan commemorated the 58th Anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle for independence. At the event the new building of the Eritrean Embassy was also inaugurated. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea Side Event Presentation At UNCCD Conference

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea presented its experience on different approaches of promoting the Greening Campaign and the introduction of the energy saving 'Adhanet' smokeless oven yesterday, 3 September at the side event of the 14th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) which is being held in New Delhi, India. (AllAfrica)


Minister Fauzia Conducted Seminar to Nationals in Washington DC

[Shabait] Asmara -Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Minister of Justice, conducted seminar on 1 September to Eritrean nationals in Washington DC and its environs on the objective situation in the homeland as well as regional developments and the timely responsibility of nationals in the new era of peace and cooperation. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea Participates At UN Convention to Combat Desertification

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean delegation comprising Mr. Heruy Asghedom, D. G. of Agricultural Extension at the Ministry of Agriculture, and Mr. Alem Tsehaye, Eritrean Ambassador to India, are participating at the 14th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) which was officially opened on 2 September in New Delhi, India. (AllAfrica)


103 Youth Trained in Assistant Nurse

[Shabait] Keren -The School of Assistant Nurses in Glas organized training to 119 members of the 30th national service including 56 female members on Assistant Nurse. (AllAfrica)


Nationals in Riyadh Commemorate 58th Anniversary of Armed Struggle for Independence

[Shabait] Asmara -Nationals residing in Riyadh and its environment, Saudi Arabia, commemorated the 58th Anniversary of the armed struggle for Eritrea's independence with enthusiasm. (AllAfrica)


Contribution in support of families of martyrs

Eritrean nationals residing in various countries have contributed 13,785 Euros, 4,910 US Dollars and 3,580 Canadian Dollars in support of families of martyrs.

Asmara, 13 September 2019- Eritrean nationals residing in various countries have contributed 13,785 Euros, 4,910 US Dollars and 3,580 Canadian Dollars in support of families of martyrs.

According to report from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Eritrean community members in France contributed 4,910 US Dollars and 2,185 Euros, Eritrean community members in Frankfurt, Germany, 3,580 Euros, , Eritrean community members in Manheim, Germany, 2,640 Euros, Eritrean community members in Karlsruhe, Germany, 1800 Euros in support of families of martyrs as well as Eritrean community members in Wuppertal and its environs, Germany, 3,580 Euros towards augmenting the Martyrs Trust Fund.

Likewise, Eritrean community members in Hamilton, Canada, have contributed 3,580 Canadian Dollars towards augmenting the Martyrs Trust Fund, the report added.  

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Geez New Year celebrated nationwide

Kudus Yowhanes (Geez New Year) was celebrated nationwide today, 12 September in Zagir, Central region.

Asmara, 12 September 2019 – Kudus Yowhanes (Geez New Year) was celebrated nationwide today, 12 September in Zagir, Central region.
At the event that was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Information and the Central region administration and in which Governor of the Central region, Maj. Gen. Romodan Awliyay, Minister of Tourism, Ms. Askalu Menkorius, Mr. Yousuf Saiq, Chairman of the PFDJ branch in the Central region, Military Commanders and heads of national associations were presented, the head of Culture and Sports in the Central region, Mr. Endrias Asmerom stated that the jubilant celebration of religious holidays reflect the unity and identity of the people of Eritrea.
Wishing a Happy Holyday to the Eritrean people inside the country and abroad, Mr. Endrias expressed appreciation to those that participated in organizing the celebration.
The occasion was highlighted by music and artistic performances by the Central region musical troupe.
Similar program was also organized in Asmara, Expo Grounds by Keih Meret musical troupe.

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


His Holiness Abune Petros gives benediction

His Holiness Abune Petros, Archbishop of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church, gave benediction in connection with Geez New Year.

Asmara, 11 September 2019- His Holiness Abune Petros, Archbishop of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church, gave benediction in connection with Geez New Year.

Abune Petros gave detailed briefing on the historical background of the Holiday and wished the people and Government of Eritrea, members of the Eritrean Defense Forces and the faithful a happy Holiday.

More over his Holiness also called on the faithful to support families of martyrs and extend hands to the disadvantaged nationals.

Finally, His Holiness Abune Petros wished peace and prosperity to the Eritrean people.

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Seminar for members of 33rd round national service

The Secretary of the PFDJ, Mr. Alamin Mohammed Seid conducted seminar on 7 and 8 September for the members of the 33rd round of the national service, teachers and staff members of the Warsai Yikealo School on the objective situation in the homeland and regional developments.

Sawa, 11 September 2019- The Secretary of the PFDJ, Mr. Alamin Mohammed Seid conducted seminar on 7 and 8 September for the members of the 33rd round of the national service, teachers and staff members of the Warsai Yikealo School on the objective situation in the homeland and regional developments.

Indicating that Sawa is a place of transferring the history and heroic feat of the Eritrean people, Mr. Alamin said that Eritrea has emerged victorious foiling the various external conspiracies and is fully engaged in building economically prosperous country.

Mr. Alamin also called on the youth to develop their knowledge and awareness and contribute their part in the implementation of the national development programs.

Mr. Alamin went on to say that ensuring potable water supply, expansion of roads network, expansion and maintenance of ports, ensuring electricity power supply, construction of residential houses, provision of equitable educational and health services as well as developing the industrial sector are among the main programs of the Government.

Mr. Alamin also said that Eritrea is pursuing constructive engagement with all countries in the region with a view to create stability and cooperation.

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Commendable dairy farm pilot project in Dubarwa

The pilot project that was initiated in 2017 by the Crops and Livestock Corporation in Dubarwa sub-zone is registering commendable result.

Mendefera, 10 September 2019- The pilot project that was initiated in 2017 by the Crops and Livestock Corporation in Dubarwa sub-zone is registering commendable result. The report was made by Maj. Kibreab Abraham, Manager of the corporation.

Maj. Kibreab said that Dubarwa area possesses conducive climate, abundant water supply and rich soil suitable for developing dairy farms.

According to Maj. Kibreab the objective of the project was to develop milk and milk products as well as meat and supply the market with fair and reasonable price. It is also part of the effort to ensure food security and develop agronomy and agro-industry in the country, Maj. Kibreab added.

Maj. Kibreab went on to say that the dairy farm project that started with 660 milk cows has currently reached to 2 thousand.

Indicating that over 500 hectare of land is allocated for cultivation of green animal fodder, Maj. Kibreab said that the project has created job opportunity to 180 people with first degree, diploma and certificate as well as for over 600 residents of the area.

The residents of Dubarwa town on their part understanding the advantage of the project in improving their livelihoods expressed readiness to contribute their part in the development and sustainability of the project.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


President Isaias Afwerki on working visit to UAE

President Isaias Afwerki met today, 9 September in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zaid al Nahyan and discussed in greater depth progress registered to-date in the multi-faceted bilateral ties between the two countries as well as regional issues of common concern.

Asmara, 09 September 2019- President Isaias Afwerki met today, 9 September in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zaid al Nahyan and discussed in greater depth progress registered to-date in the multi-faceted bilateral ties between the two countries as well as regional issues of common concern.

President Isaias had also met with Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Mensour bin Zaid al Nayhan.

President Isaias yesterday, 8 September met and discussed with Minister of Education, Dr. Hussein Alhamadi focusing on the developing relation between the two countries in education sector.

The President is scheduled to meet with Mr. Khaldun Almubarek, Chairman of Mubadelah (Emirates Investments) later today.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Eritrean Navy trains 325 staff members

The Eritrean Naval Force graduated 325 staff members today, 7 September.

 

Asmara, 07 September 2019- The Eritrean Naval Force graduated 325 staff members today, 7 September.

The one and half year training in which Commanders and staff members of the Eritrean Navy took part at the Dongolo Naval Force Training Center included human resources and material management, cartography and nautical chart, GPS and radar, marine safety and other related topics as well as Arabic and English languages.

Speaking at the event, General Flipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, indicating the geo-strategic importance of Eritrea and the interest and power competition of the global powers in the region, said that the new ear of peace requires reinforced work and commitment.

Col. Melake Teklemariam, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Navy, on his part said that the objective of the training was to upgrade the human resources capacity of the Eritrean Navy and is expected to enhance the capacity of the Naval Force in all of its activities.

The head of the Eritrean Navy Training Center, Captain Efrem Tesfay on his part said that the objective of the training was to upgrade capacity and to ensure readiness of the staff members, as well as to create a forum for sharing experiences among members.

The trainees on their part commending for the opportunity they were provided, said that the training will have significant contribution in their daily activities.

The graduation ceremony was attended by Ministers, Military Commanders, religious leaders and other invited guests.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Launching of environmental sanitation program

The Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nurhussen stated that environmental sanitation activity is playing significant role in the declining of communicable diseases.

Massawa, 07 September 2019 – The Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nurhussen stated that environmental sanitation activity is playing significant role in the declining of communicable diseases. Minister Amina made the comment at the occasion held to launch environmental sanitation program at the Nakfa sub-zone.

Stating that encouraging result is being registered from the integrated and sustainable community based environmental sanitation activities, Minister Amina said that the prevalence of communicable diseases has declined by 30-50% and that attests to integrated efforts conducted. Minister Amina also called for strengthened awareness raising campaigns and follow-up for better and sustained outcome.

Mr. Hagos Milkias, head of Environmental Sanitation Program at the Ministry of Health branch in the Northern Red Sea region, on his part indicating that environmental sanitation program has received wide acceptance in villages and remote areas, stated that the commendable outcome is the result of the increased awareness and commended the public for their reinforced participation.

Mr. Yakob Idris, Administrator of Nakfa sub zone, on his part pointing that the encouraging outcome is the result of the awareness raising campaigns conducted in 33 villages of 11 administrative areas, commended villages committees and concerned Government institutions for their contribution.

The Governor of Red Sea Region, Brig. Gen. Tekle Libsu on his part called on the remaining sub zones to follow the footsteps of Nakfa sub zone and expressed readiness of the regional administration to stand alongside them in all their endeavors.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam presents credentials

Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam, Permanent Representative of the State of Eritrea to the UN with rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented her credentials to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, yesterday. Asmara, 06 September 2019- Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam, Permanent Representative of the State of Eritrea to the UN with rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented her credentials to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, yesterday.

At the occasion, Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam and Mr. Antonio Guterres discussed ways and means of strengthening ties between Eritrea and the United Nations.

The UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, commended Eritrea's vital role in the enhancement of regional peace and stability, and, expressed his best wishes for further progress in the years ahead.

Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam also delivered message of goodwill from President Isaias Afwerki to the UN Secretary General.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Nationals in South Sudan commemorate 58th Anniversary of armed struggle for independence

Eritrean nationals in the Republic of South Sudan commemorated the 58th Anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle for independence.

Asmara, 05 September 2019 – Eritrean nationals in the Republic of South Sudan commemorated the 58th Anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle for independence. At the event the new building of the Eritrean Embassy was also inaugurated.

The commemoration event was attended by several officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Sudan, Vice Mayor of Juba and other officials as well as members of the diplomatic corps and a number of nationals residing in that country.

Mr. Yohannes Teklemicael, Ambassador of Eritrea to the Republic of South Sudan and Vice Foreign Minister of South Sudan, Mr. Deng Dau Deng Malek inaugurated the new embassy building.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Yohannes, indicating that the peaceful and sovereign Eritrea is a gift of September 1, called on nationals to renew pledge to strengthen contribution in the effort to build a prosperous and developed nation.

Ambassador Yohannes reiterated that the ownership, use and administration of the new Embassy building belongs to the Eritrean community and that it is open for community and public diplomacy activities by nationals. Ambassador Yohannes also handed over Certificate of Recognition to those that contributed in the renovation of the building.

Indicating that both the peoples of Eritrea and South Sudan share similar experience of armed struggle for independence, Vice Foreign Minister of South Sudan, Mr. Deng Dau Deng Malek on his part stated that the substantial capital investment the Eritreans are making in South Sudan is playing significant role in the development of the country.

At the event, representative of YPFDJ as well as Vice Mayor of Juba, Mr. Thiik Thiik Mayardit delivered message of solidarity.

The event was highlighted by cultural and artistic performances.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Morality Should Drive Europe's New Migration Policies With Africa

[ISS] Far fewer Europeans than before regard migration as among the most pressing priorities faced by the European Union (EU). This is despite Africa - and specifically countering migration from Africa to Europe - having become a key focus of the EU's foreign policy over recent years. (AllAfrica)


Various Activities By Nationals in Diaspora

[Shabait] Asmara -Nationals residing in the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan conducted various activities depicting their attachment with their homeland on 22 and 25 August, report indicated. (AllAfrica)


CECAFA U-15 football tournament concludes (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Eritrean delegation held discussion with Japanese FM (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


MESSAGE OF H.E. ISAIAS AFWERKI PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF ERITREA TO THE 7th SUMMIT OF TICAD YOKOHAMA, 28-30 AUGUSTUS, 2019 (State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Message of H.E. Isaias Afwerki President of the State of Eritrea to the 7th Summit of TICAD Yokohama, 28-30 Augustus, 2019

[Shabait] Your Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (AllAfrica)