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Commission of Culture and Sports Activity Assessment Meeting

[Shabait] Asmara -The Commission of Culture and Sports on 28 February conducted activity assessment meeting of the regional branches in 2019. (AllAfrica)


Seminar in Connection With International Women's Day

[Shabait] Asmara -The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Central region organized seminar to women from the sub-zones, line ministries and other public institutions in connection with March 8, International Women's Day under the theme "Objective Situation in Eritrea and the Role of Women". (AllAfrica)


Contribution in Support of Families of Martyrs

[Shabait] Asmara -Nationals in the Central region and Australia contributed 182 thousand Nakfa and 36 thousand Dollars respectively in support of families of martyrs and towards augmenting martyrs trust fund. (AllAfrica)


UN Decries Lack of Reforms and Widespread Abuse

[VOA] A U.N. investigator is condemning an Eritrean crackdown on fundamental freedoms and religious practice in a new report, as well as the country's harsh, indefinite military service and widespread abuse. (AllAfrica)


Natnael Tesfatsion Winner of Yellow Jersey

[Shabait] Asmara -Natnael Tesfatsion member of the Eritrean Cycling National team becomes winner of the 12th Tour Du Rwanda 2020. (AllAfrica)


UN Decries Lack of Reforms and Widespread Abuse

[VOA] Geneva -A U.N. investigator is condemning an Eritrean crackdown on fundamental freedoms and religious practice in a new report, as well as the country's harsh, indefinite military service and widespread abuse. (AllAfrica)


Activities By National in Diaspora

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in the UK, Germany and the US conducted various activities portraying their attachment with their homeland. (AllAfrica)


Construction of Gahtelai Dam

[Shabait] Massawa -95% of the main construction of the Gahtelai dam that began in 2016 by Gedem Construction Company has been finalized. The report was made by Mr. Daniel Mebrahtu, coordinator of the project. Gahtelai dam is located in Gahtelai sub-zone, Northern Red Sea region. (AllAfrica)


Human Rights Council Holds Separate Interactive Dialogues On Situations in the Palestinian Occupied Territory and in Eritrea

[OHCHR] Human Rights Council (AllAfrica)


Construction of Habela-Cheatat Road in Good Progress

[Shabait] Asmara -The first phase of the construction of the Habela-Cheatat strategic road reported is in good progress. The report was made by Eng. Samson Tesfay, coordinator of the project. (AllAfrica)


4th Congress of Tourism Service Rendering Institutions

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Tourism Service Rendering Association conducted its 4th congress on 21 and 22 February here in the capital Asmara. (AllAfrica)


Exhibition in Connection With Asmara Massacre

[Shabait] Asmara -Exhibition in connection with the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the heinous massacre perpetrated by the Derg regime in Asmara and its environs was staged from 20 to 22 February. The exhibition was officially opened by Mr. Zerit Tewoldebrhan, managing director in the Central region. (AllAfrica)


Eache Conference On Industrial Safety

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Association of Chemical Engineers (EAChE) organized conference on 22 February focusing on industrial safety at the National Corporation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) Hall, here in the capital. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea Participates in International Forums

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea has participated at the 10th Session of World Urban Forum as well as at the 75th Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. (AllAfrica)


Activities By Nationals in Diaspora

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in Italy, the UK, Germany, South Sudan and Saudi Arabia conducted various activities. (AllAfrica)


President Isaias Afweki Met and Held Talks With Saudi Crown Prince

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz met in Riyadh in the evening hours of yesterday, 19 February and discussed on bilateral relations and on comprehensive Red Sea cooperation. (AllAfrica)


Eritrean Students in China Are in Good Health

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Embassy in China indicated that so far no Eritrean student in that country is reported to be infected with the virus COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (AllAfrica)


President Isaias Afwerki Departs to Saudi Arabia

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki departed to Saudi Arabia in the morning hours of today for three-day working visit at an invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi. (AllAfrica)


WHO Eritrea Held a Briefing Session With All UN Agencies On Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

[WHO] WHO Eritrea Held A Briefing Session With All UN Agencies On Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (AllAfrica)


Orbis, Ethio-Nippon Sold to Eritreans

[Addis Fortune] Orbis Trading was sold for an estimated 30m euros. (AllAfrica)


Lobby Demands Answers Over Journalists' Detention in Eritrea

[East African] Media lobby group Reporters Without Borders/Sweden wants Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki to explain the continued incarceration of journalist Dawit Isaak and his colleagues. (AllAfrica)


Tree Planting Popular Campaign in Massawa

[Shabait] Massawa -Tree planting activities are being conducted in the port city of Massawa in connection with 30th anniversary of the commemoration of Operation Fenkel. (AllAfrica)


Award for Outstanding Students

[Shabait] Asmara -Asmara Comprehensive high school has awarded outstanding students that scored high marks at the 2018/2019 national school leaving examination. (AllAfrica)


Preparation to Provide Timely and Efficient Services

[Shabait] Massawa -Owners of social service provision institutions in the port city of Massawa reported that they have finalized preparations to provide timely and efficient services to pilgrims of the 30th anniversary commemoration of Operation Fenkil. (AllAfrica)


Various activities by national in Diaspora

Eritreans in the US and Republic of South Sudan conducted various activities aimed at strengthening organizational capacity and participation in the national development programs.

 

Asmara, 06 March 2020- Eritreans in the US and Republic of South Sudan conducted various activities aimed at strengthening organizational capacity and participation in the national development programs.

According to report various national associations in Bay Area, California, conducted their annual meeting on 29 February in Auckland.

At the meeting in which Mr. Berhane Gebrehiwet, Charge d’Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy in the US, and Ms. Hadinet Keleta, head of Public Relations, took part the National Union of Eritrean Women and YPFDJ organizations conducted activity assessment meeting of 2019 and programs for 2020.

Indicating that in the past 20 years the national associations have conducted commendable activities, the participants expressed readiness to double fold effort in this new era for the successful implementation of the national development drives.

At the occasion, Mr. Berhane Gebrehiwet commended the strong resilience the nationals demonstrated in foiling external conspiracies against their homeland.

The participants also contributed 13,400 US Dollars for Sheib solar system project.

In the same vein, the Eritrean Embassy in the Republic of South Sudan organized a meeting to nationals in Juba aimed at strengthening unity and awareness of nationals.

At the meeting, Mr. Fuad Mohammed, head of Public and Community Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy, gave briefings on the effort exerted to strengthen organizational capacity of the youth and other national associations and called for reinforced participation in the successful implementation of national development programs.

The participants on their part expressed conviction to work for strengthening organizational capacity, unity and awareness of nationals.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Commission of Culture and Sports activity assessment meeting

The Commission of Culture and Sports on 28 February conducted activity assessment meeting of the regional branches in 2019.

Asmara, 04 March 2020 – The Commission of Culture and Sports on 28 February conducted activity assessment meeting of the regional branches in 2019.

In an opening speech he conducted, Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports stated that the objective of the meeting is to assess the strengths and weaknesses witnessed and identify effective ways to undertake future tasks.

Participants conducted extensive discussion on the reports presented including on the reinforcement of sports and cultural activities, enhancing explorations on traditional and cultural heritage, as well as on the development of archaeological studies among others.

Finally, Ambassador Zemede Tekle called on regional branches to strengthen sports activities by addressing the challenges encountered and integrate resources and capacity for the development of sports and cultural activities.

Ambassador Zemede also expressed readiness of the Commission of Culture and Sports to play due part in providing support in all their endeavors.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Seminar in connection with International Women’s Day

The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Central region organized seminar to women from the sub-zones, line ministries and other public institutions in connection with March 8, International Women’s Day under the theme “Objective Situation in Eritrea and the Role of Women”.

 

Asmara, 04 March 2020- The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Central region organized seminar to women from the sub-zones, line ministries and other public institutions in connection with March 8, International Women’s Day under the theme “Objective Situation in Eritrea and the Role of Women”.

Indicating the meaning of the International Women’s Day and the message it conveys, Ms. Alem Belai called on women to strengthen organizational capacity and take advantage of the opportunities being created in this era of peace and cooperation.

At the seminar women professionals gave briefings on the contribution of the Eritrean women in the national liberation struggle and in safeguarding the national sovereignty as well as the new era unfolding and the opportunities that it creates.

Noting that the contribution of women is fundamental in the preservation of noble societal values, continuity of generations as well as in inculcating national identity, the women professionals called for active engagement to that effect.

The International Women’s Day celebrations in the Central region will continue until 8 March with various programs.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Contribution in support of families of martyrs

Nationals in the Central region and Australia contributed 182 thousand Nakfa and 36 thousand Dollars respectively in support of families of martyrs and towards augmenting martyrs trust fund.

Asmara, 03 March 2020- Nationals in the Central region and Australia contributed 182 thousand Nakfa and 36 thousand Dollars respectively in support of families of martyrs and towards augmenting martyrs trust fund.

According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, 41 nationals residing in Australia contributed 36 thousand US Dollars in support of 50 families of martyrs.

Similarly, members of Awet Bus Association in the Central region contributed 180 thousand Nakfa in support of 30 families of martyrs for one year, while a national who wants to remain anonymous contributed 2 thousand Nakfa towards augmenting Martyrs Trust Fund.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Natnael Tesfatsion winner of Yellow Jersey

Natnael Tesfatsion member of the Eritrean Cycling National team becomes winner of the 12th Tour Du Rwanda 2020.

 

Asmara, 02 March 2020- Natnael Tesfatsion member of the Eritrean Cycling National team becomes winner of the 12th Tour Du Rwanda 2020.

Natnael also won the jerseys for best African rider and best young rider, whereas compatriot Dawit Yemane won the jersey for best sprinter at the UCI 2.1 category.

Over 70 riders from 16 countries as well as other internationally recognized cycling teams took part at the Tour Du Rwanda 2020 that was conducted from 23 February to 01 March.

The Eritrean National Cycling Team included Natnael Tesfatsion, Henok Mulubrhan, Dawit Yemane, Sirak Tesfom and Mehari Tewolde.

Natnael Tesfatsion has become the third Eritrean to win Tour of Rwanda following Daniel Teklehaimanot in 2010 and Merhawi Kudus in 2019.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Training on developing tourism services

The Ministry of Tourism in the Northern Red Sea region organized training in the port city of Massawa to owners of social service provision institutions focusing on providing timely and efficient service.

Massawa, 29 February 2020- The Ministry of Tourism in the Northern Red Sea region organized training in the port city of Massawa to owners of social service provision institutions focusing on providing timely and efficient service.

The training that was attended by 40 owners of social service rendering institutions took part was focused on how to handle customers, service provision, food and beverages control, hotel management as well as training on human resources capacity development.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Abraham Tesfamariam, head of Tourism Resources and Promotion at the Ministry of Tourism branch in the region, said that the training was in continuation of the similar program that has been organized at national level with a view to develop the tourism industry in the country.

Indicating that the Northern Red Sea region is endowed with tourism attraction sites, Mr. Abraham said that there is expectation that the number of foreign tourists will increase with the new era of peace and called on the social service provision institutions to improve their standards that fit the requirements of tourists.

The participants on their part commending for organizing the training program expressed readiness to play due part in the development of the tourism industry in the region.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


New Locust swarm invasion under control