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Eritrean Community Festival in Australia Concludes

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean community festival in Australia that was underway from 11 January under the theme "New Era for Higher Development" concludes on 13 January with enthusiasm. (AllAfrica)


Southern Region - Malaria Prevalence Declines By 54 Percent

[Shabait] Mendefera -Owing to the active involvement of health practitioners, the community and partners, the Ministry of Health branch of the Southern region stated that compared to the previous year the prevalence of malaria decreased by 54% in 2018. (AllAfrica)


Commendable Digital Library Expansion

[Shabait] Mendefera -Digital libraries being introduced in the Southern region and Senafe in particular are playing due role in the development of the teaching and learning process, report indicates. (AllAfrica)


Meeting On Empowering Artisan Fishermen Cooperatives

[Shabait] Asmara -At a meeting it conducted on 14 January, the Ministry of Marine Resources declared that efforts will be exerted to reorganize existing fishing cooperatives and improve fishing production in the Southern Red Sea region. (AllAfrica)


Traffic Accidents Drop By 18 Percent Nationwide

[Shabait] Asmara -Documents from the Office of Police Traffic show that the number of traffic accidents in 2018 dropped by more than 18% nationwide compared to the previous year. (AllAfrica)


Successful Measles and Rubella Vaccination

[Shabait] Barentu -At an assessment meeting conducted in Barentu on 13 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Gash Barka region through strong participation of the public and stakeholders. The vaccination program was conducted from 21 to 30 November 2018. (AllAfrica)


With Ethiopia's Border Now Open, Why Are Eritreans Still Fleeing to Sudan?

[African Arguments] Despite huge regional shifts, Eritreans continue to flee through Sudan, aided by resilient and flexible people-smuggling networks. (AllAfrica)


Commendable Popular Campaign Activities

[Shabait] Barentu -The popular campaign activities conducted in Shamboko sub-zone cooperation with the residents, members of the defense forces and students have significantly contributed in redressing the environment and in boosting agricultural production. The report was made by Mr. Kahsai Asrat, administrator of the sub-zone. (AllAfrica)


Eritrean Community Festival in Australia Commences

[Shabait] Asmara -Festival of Eritrean communities in Australia commenced yesterday 11 January in Melbourne with patriotic zeal. (AllAfrica)


Police Conducts Annual Activity Assessment Meeting

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean Police held annual activity assessment meeting on 10 January at the Selam Hall in the premises of the Eritrean Police Headquarters. (AllAfrica)


Readiness to Support Families of Martyrs

[Shabait] Asmara -Nationals residing in Israel have pledged to reinforce support to families of the martyrs in 2019. The comment was made at a meeting the nationals grouped as "Mahber Fnot Semaetat" conducted recently in Israel. (AllAfrica)


Southern Region18th Regular Assembly Meeting

[Shabait] Mendefera -The Southern region regional Assembly held its 18th regular meeting on 9 January in Mendefera. (AllAfrica)


Election of Area Administrators and Managing Directors

[Shabait] Barentu -Elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators were conducted in 14 administrative areas of Shambiko sub zone and 10 administrative areas of Dige sub zone, reports indicate. (AllAfrica)


10 Million Nakfa Worth Development Activities

[Shabait] Massawa -The administration of Gindae sub zone reported that in 2018 various development activities worth 10 million Nakfa have been implemented in the sub zone. (AllAfrica)


Political Undercurrent for Eritrea's Disenfranchisement

[Addis Fortune] Politics is complicated, and geopolitics even more so. Every nation has an agenda in relation to its own sovereign interests, and more often than not in the grand game of geopolitics, despite the multilateral institutions that were created to protect against the lack of balance, it is the small nations that most lose out. (AllAfrica)


Cultural Program Organized in South Sudan

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean community in South Sudan organized cultural program in connection with Christmas celebration under the theme "Success for Sustainable Peace and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa". (AllAfrica)


Ethiopian Medical Doctors Group Arrives in Asmara

[Shabait] Asmara -Ethiopian medical doctors group comprising 35 newly graduates and five experienced doctors arrived in Asmara on 30 December to provide free medical service. (AllAfrica)


Eritreans Welcome New Year 2019 With Enthusiasm

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean people have welcomed New Year 2019 with enthusiasm and great hope of peace and development. (AllAfrica)


Various Activities By Eritreans in Diaspora

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in the Netherlands and South Sudan held various activities aimed at contributing in the implementation of the national development programs. (AllAfrica)


40th Anniversary of Dimtsi Hafash Observed

[Shabait] Asmara -40th anniversary of the founding of Dimtsi Hafash (National Radio) was observed today, 3 January, at a ceremony held at the Hager Media Hall, in the premises of the Ministry of Information. The ceremony was attended by veterans and new members of the national radio. (AllAfrica)


The Lovey-Dovey Relationship That Has Evolved...

[Addis Fortune] The lovey-dovey relationship that has evolved between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and President Issayas Afeworqi is a source of concern for many. In particular, to the leadership of the TPLF. It is understandable, for Eritrea's leader appears to be determined to exact his decades-long grudges, seeing the TPLF as his mortal enemy that needs to be vanquished, claims gossip. (AllAfrica)


NUEYS activity assessment meeting

The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students conducted 2018 activity assessment meeting and charted out 2019 program on 14th and 15th January.

Asmara, 18 January 2019 - The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students conducted 2018 activity assessment meeting and charted out 2019 program on 14th and 15th January.

In reports presented at the activity assessment meeting conducted at the Embatkala Eritrean Center for Organizational Excellence, the heads of regional branches stated that commendable activities have been exerted including on enhancing organizational capacity, on empowering and raising awareness of the youth, equipping youth centers, reinforcing contribution of youth in abroad in national development endeavors, as well as on increasing the impact of the organization on regional and international affairs and charted out 2019 action plan.

The Union decided to readjust all the programs of the union with the prevailing peaceful prospect, enhance awareness of the youth, sustainably continue vocational trainings, financially support the youth, enhance awareness raising campaigns and seminars in colleges and schools among others.

In a concluding speech, Mr. Saleh Ahmedin, chairman of NUEYS stating that the activities are conducted thanks to active participation of families, community, Government and Front bodies and the youth, underscored that strong focus will be exerted in empowering the youth in 2019, as the year of crossing to bright future.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


NRS: Successful measles and rubella vaccination program

At an assessment meeting conducted in Massawa on 17 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Northern Red Sea region.

Massawa. 18 January 2019- At an assessment meeting conducted in Massawa on 17 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Northern Red Sea region.

The vaccination program was conducted from 21 to 30 November 2018 nationwide.

According to reports presented, out of the expected 155,427 children from 9 to 15 years of age 154,047 have been vaccinated and 55,583 received Vitamin A. The success of the program was as a result of the persistent participation on the part of the public, administrations and health practitioners.

The reports also indicated that 175 groups and 375 health practitioners took part in the program.

Indicating that the contribution of the task forces formed in each sub-zone had significant contribution in the success of the vaccination program, the head of the National Vaccination Program at the Ministry of Health, Mr. Tedros Yidego said that the coverage of the vaccination program at national level was 90%.

The head of the Vaccination Program at the Ministry of Health branch in the Northern Red Sea region, Mr. Furtunato Mario, on his part said that the successful implementation of the program attests to the increased awareness of the public on the significance of vaccination and that important experience has been gained for the successful implementation of the other vaccination programs that will be conducted in 2019.

Speaking at the meeting, the Governor of the region, Brig. Gen. Tekle Lebsu pointed out that without ensuring the health of the society it will be difficult to build a developed and prosperous country and commended the participation of all stakeholders in the success of the program.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Eritrean community festival in Australia concludes

Eritrean community festival in Australia that was underway from 11 January under the theme “New Era for Higher Development” concludes on 13 January with enthusiasm.

Asmara, 17 January 2019- Eritrean community festival in Australia that was underway from 11 January under the theme “New Era for Higher Development” concludes on 13 January with enthusiasm.

The 19th annual festival that was attended by nationals from all ages was featured with cultural and artistic performances, sports competitions and various entertaining programs.

At the festival seminar was also organized with a view to strengthen organizational capacity of national organizations in congruent with the new era of peace and cooperation.

Mr. Tekeste Mehari, General Consul at the Eritrean Embassy in Australia and New Zealand, handed over prizes to winners of various competitions.

In the same vein, the National Union of Eritrean Women branch in Cologne, Germany, organized an event on 12 January in connection with the International Day of the Disabled under the theme “Pledge for Bright Future”.

At the program that was highlighted with cultural performances, Ms. Dehab Eyasu, the Chairwoman of the union branch, delivered message of the National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veterans.

At the event, the participants of the program contributed 1,600 Euros in support of the war disabled veterans.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Government of Eritrea sends message of condolences

The Government of Eritrea has condemned the heinous and cowardly attack perpetrated in Nairobi.

Asmara, 16 January 2019- The Government of Eritrea has condemned the heinous and cowardly attack perpetrated in Nairobi. In a letter to Ambassador Monica Kathina Juma, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Osman Saleh conveyed message of condolences to the Government and people of Kenya. Minister Osman also wished speedy recovery to the wounded.

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh expressed Eritrea’s resolve and commitment to support Kenya’s relentless all rounded effort to eradicate terrorism from its land and neighboring Somalia.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Southern region: Malaria prevalence declines by 54%

Owing to the active involvement of health practitioners, the community and partners, the Ministry of Health branch of the Southern region stated that compared to the previous year the prevalence of malaria decreased by 54% in 2018.

Mendefera, 16 January 2019 – Owing to the active involvement of health practitioners, the community and partners, the Ministry of Health branch of the Southern region stated that compared to the previous year the prevalence of malaria decreased by 54% in 2018.

In a meeting conducted on 14 and 15 January in Mendefera, Dr. Amanuel Mihreteab, head of the branch office, indicated that measles and Rubella vaccination coverage was 96% and that of Vitamin “A” distribution 95%. He further stated that new HIV/AIDS infection rate was reduced significantly. Dr. Amanuel, however, went on to say that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, high BP is on the rise and demands special attention.

The participants on their part stating that diseases transmitting from animals to humans, particularly rabies is on the rise and called on the Ministry of Health for immediate intervention.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Amina Nurhussien, Minister of Health, commending institutions for their integrated effort in realizing the charted out programs, called for reinforced engagement of the public in ensuring community based environmental sanitation campaigns.

Documents I the region indicate that in the Southern region there are 34 health stations, 7 health centers, 2 community hospitals, 4 hospitals, 1 regional referral hospital and 2 mother and child care centers.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Commendable digital library expansion

Digital libraries being introduced in the Southern region and Senafe in particular are playing due role in the development of the teaching and learning process, report indicates.

Mendefera, 16 January 2019 – Digital libraries being introduced in the Southern region and Senafe in particular are playing due role in the development of the teaching and learning process, report indicates.

According to Eng. Abel Girmay from the Ministry of Education branch in the Southern region, the introduction of digital libraries that has started with Tisha School in Senafe is part of the national and regional effort to introduce digital libraries and technology in schools throughout the country.

Eng. Abel further said that the introduction of digital libraries helps students and teachers get sound and video supported teaching and learning materials, as well as satisfy the demand of readers. He went on to say that effort is being exerted to expand digital library technology in remote areas.

It is to be recalled that digital libraries have already been introduced in secondary schools in Dekemhare sub zone.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Meeting on empowering artisan fishermen cooperatives

At a meeting it conducted on 14 January, the Ministry of Marine Resources declared that efforts will be exerted to reorganize existing fishing cooperatives and improve fishing production in the Southern Red Sea region.

Asmara, 16 January 2019 -  At a meeting it conducted on 14 January, the Ministry of Marine Resources declared that efforts will be exerted to reorganize existing fishing cooperatives and improve fishing production in the Southern Red Sea region.

There are 17 artisan fishermen cooperatives in the region and over 4 million Nakfa in loans and material support was provided to the cooperatives in 2018.

It was also indicated that in 2019 enhanced efforts will be made to strengthen artisan fishermen cooperatives and increase membership, establish a refrigerated store, introduce modern fishing techniques, organize workshops on fishing and business management, and offer other training programs related to fishing and fishing boats.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Mehammed Iyah, managing director of the Ministry of Marine Resources branch in the region, called for the support of the regional administration in increasing fish production and improving the socio-economic livelihoods of fishermen.

Ambassador Mehammed-Seid Mantay, Governor of Southern Red Sea region, noted the importance of the fishing sector to the nation’s goals of achieving food security and expressed the administration’s readiness to improve production.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Traffic accidents drop by 18% nationwide

Documents from the Office of Police Traffic show that the number of traffic accidents in 2018 dropped by more than 18% nationwide compared to the previous year.

Asmara, 16 January 2019 - Documents from the Office of Police Traffic show that the number of traffic accidents in 2018 dropped by more than 18% nationwide compared to the previous year.

In 2018, 161 people died due to traffic accidents, while 1,250 people sustained injuries. Damages to property amounted to more than 45.4 million Nakfa.

There were over 100,000 traffic violations registered in 2018, while 2,136 of the accidents were caused by drivers between the ages of 30 to 59.

Noting that drunk drinking, mobile phone use, and speeding are among the main causes of traffic accidents, the Office of Police Traffic called on all drivers to abide by traffic laws and support police traffic officers in their efforts.

The report also called on schools, in collaboration with the Office of Police Traffic, to organize seminars for students on traffic laws and safety.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Successful measles and rubella vaccination

At an assessment meeting conducted in Barentu on 13 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Gash Barka region through strong participation of the public and stakeholders.

Barentu, 15 January 2019- At an assessment meeting conducted in Barentu on 13 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Gash Barka region through strong participation of the public and stakeholders. The vaccination program was conducted from 21 to 30 November 2018.

Mr. Berhane Abraha, head of Community and Family Health in the region, said that owing to the commendable cooperation on the part of the sub-zonal administrators and other stakeholders as well as health practitioners the program was successful by 98%.

The heads of the Ministry of Health branches in the sub-zones indicated that despite the transportation and information challenges encountered the role of the sub-zonal administration was vital in the successful implementation of the program.

The head of the National Vaccination Program at the Ministry of Health, Mr. Tedros Yidego said that important experience has been gained for the successful implementation of the other vaccination programs that will be conducted in 2019.

Indicating that the success of the program was the result of the integrated effort of all stakeholders, Mr. Fesehaye Haile, Governor of the Gash Barka region, called for integrated participation of all concerned institutions and the public for the success of charted out environmental sanitation activities.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Commendable popular campaign activities

The popular campaign activities conducted in Shamboko sub-zone cooperation with the residents, members of the defense forces and students have significantly contributed in redressing the environment and in boosting agricultural production.

Barentu, 14 January 2019- The popular campaign activities conducted in Shamboko sub-zone cooperation with the residents, members of the defense forces and students have significantly contributed in redressing the environment and in boosting agricultural production. The report was made by Mr. Kahsai Asrat, administrator of the sub-zone.

At an activity assessment meeting held recently, Mr. Kahsai said that due attention will be given to address the unconstructive instances in schools in general and that of low school enrolment of students. Indicating that illegal deforestation activity has been the main deterrent factor for the soil and water conservation activities, Mr. Kahsai called on the resident to strengthen participation in controlling the illegal activities.

The head of Administration and Finance in the sub-zone, Mr. Tareke Abai on his part called for timely tax and rent payment so that the residents could become beneficiaries of equitable social service provisions.

The participants called for organizing regular meetings with the residents to discuss the strengths and challenges in the implementation of the charted out development programs.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)