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Eritrean community festival in Dammam
Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

The three day Eritrean community festival in Dammam and its environs that was conducted under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience” concluded with patriotic zeal.

Asmara, 8 December 2018- The three day Eritrean community festival in Dammam and its environs that was conducted under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions Foiled through Steadfastness and Resilience” concluded with patriotic zeal.

At the festival that was featured with various programs including the lifting of the unjustifiable sanctions that was imposed on Eritrea, Ms. Weini Gerezghiher, the Charge d’Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy in Saudi Arabia, said that this year’s festival is unique for it is conducted at the time of the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia followed by regional peace and cooperation.

Indicating that the era of peace and cooperation prevailing in the region is the result of the persistence and sacrifice of the Eritrean people inside the country and abroad, Ms. Weini expressed expectation that the Eritrean people will repeat the miracle demonstrated in the realization of the national vision.

Underlining that the secret of victory of the Eritrean people in the armed struggle for independence and in safeguarding the national sovereignty was its strong unity, Mr. Gebremeskel Kidane, Chairman of the Eritrean community in Dammam and its environs, called for transferring the noble societal values to the young generation.

The participants said that festival has significant contribution in strengthening unity of the Eritrean people and called for its sustainability.

The festival was highlighted by artistic and cultural performances and other programs.

Halhal: Elections of area administrators
Posted on Friday December 07, 2018

Election of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators was held in Fenshebeku, Gebey-Alebu, May-Awalid, Melebso, Rehey, Kerxet and Enrekubet administrative areas in Halhal sub zone from 26 November to 3 December.

Keren, 07 December 2018 – Election of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators was held in Fenshebeku, Gebey-Alebu, May-Awalid, Melebso, Rehey, Kerxet and Enrekubet administrative areas in Halhal sub zone from 26 November to 3 December.

According to Mr. Berhane Kahsai, Managing director in the sub zone, the participation of the public and the preparations conducted ahead of the elections day has been vital for the success of the elections.

Mr. Berhane also reminded the newly elected area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators to shoulder the responsibility the people bestowed on them by ensuring effective and efficient administrative services and playing leading role in the implementation of development drives.

It is to be recalled that elections of area administrators was conducted in Halhal urban center in mid of this year.

Halhal sub zone is located 54km north of Keren city and comprises 35 villages clustered in 8 administrative areas and is home to 32 thousand nationals.

Seminar on prevention of communicable diseases
Posted on Friday December 07, 2018

The Ministry of Health branch in Gash Barka region made a call on the part of students and youth to enhance awareness and increase contribution in the prevention of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

Barentu, 07 December 2018 – The Ministry of Health branch in Gash Barka region made a call on the part of students and youth to enhance awareness and increase contribution in the prevention of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS. The call was made during a seminar conducted in Gogne with the view of preventing communicable diseases.

In a meeting conducted with the students and teachers of Gogne Boarding School, Mr. Gebremeskel Weldeabzgi, head of communicable diseases control unit in the sub-zone, gave briefing on causes and consequence of HIV/AIDS and underscored the significance of increased contribution of the youth for the success of the prevention efforts being exerted.

The head of Promotion and Information, Mr. Sultan Hagos on his part stated that thanks to the integrated campaign and seminars being exerted in the sub zone commendable results are being registered in the effort to prevent communicable diseases and called on the youth to avoid from exposing themselves to the disease.

Mr. Abubakar Mohamed-Idris, representing the administrator of Gogne subzone, and Mr. Kibrom Asmerom, director of Gogne Boarding School on their part, underlining the significance of similar seminars on health issues in increasing awareness, expressed readiness to encourage students and the youth to enhance contribution in the national campaign against communicable diseases.


Activities by Eritrean nationals in Diaspora
Posted on Thursday December 06, 2018

Eritrean national organizations in Germany and Kuwait held various activities.

Asmara, 06 December 2018- Eritrean national organizations in Germany and Kuwait held various activities.

According to report, the national committee in Germany conducted congress on 24 November in Frankfurt in which representatives from more than 26 national committees across Germany as well as other invited guests took part.

Speaking at the congress that was conducted under the theme “National committees for Organizing and Integrating Eritrean Citizens”, Dr. Tesfai Ablelom, chairman of the organization, said that the congress is being conducted at the time of lifting the unwarranted sanctions imposed on Eritrea and that will have significant contribution in outlining viable implementation activities.

The Charge d’Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy in Germany, Mr. Yohannes Woldu said that the new era prevailing in the region is the result of the steadfastness and resilience of the Eritrean people and called on the nationals to strengthen participation.

The congress also conducted extensive discussion on the activities of the committee and elected executive committee.

Likewise, the Board and executive committee of the National Union of Eritrean Women branch in Europe held its annual meeting from 29 November to 2 December in Frankfurt.

The meeting was attended by Ms. Tekea Tesfamicael, President of the NUEW, Mr. Yohannes Debas, and Eritrean Consul in Germany as well as executive committee members from Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, the UK, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

In the same vein, Eritrean nationals in Kuwait organized program in connection of the lifting of sanctions that has been imposed on Eritrea under the theme “The Unwarranted Sanctions Foiled through Our Unity and Resoluteness”.

President Isaias holds talks with Vice Foreign Minister of Italy
Posted on Wednesday December 05, 2018

President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her.

Asmara, 05 December 2018- President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her.

At the meeting President Isaias underlined the long history of engagement of Italy in the region and invited the Italian business community to invest in various sectors.

Ms. Emanuela on her part underscored the existence of vast opportunities for Italian investment in the Horn of Africa and expressed her firm expectation that future investment will promote balanced benefits to the peoples in the region as well as the Italian people.

Indicating that her visit to Eritrea is being conducted following the historic visit of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on 12 October, Ms. Emanuela said that that attests to the interest Italy has in the Horn of Africa.

In the same vein, briefing was provided to the Italian investors that are here to assess investment opportunities in Eritrea.

Indicating that new era of peace and cooperation in prevailing in the Horn of Africa, Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed expectation that the new era will open investment opportunities for mutual benefit.

Ms. Emanuela on her part the visit of the Italian business community to Eritrea attests to the interest of the Italian Government has in Eritrea and other Horn of African countries.

Likewise,Vice Foreign Minister, Emanuela Del Re participated on 4 December at the inauguration ceremony of the National Cardiac Center established at the premises of Orotta National Referral Hospital.

According to Dr. Habteab Mehari, Medical Director at the Orotta National Referral Hospital, the Center was established in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Italian Cooperation Association and World Health Organization (WHO) and is ready for providing cardiology services equipped with necessary facilities.