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Posted on Saturday July 21, 2018

  • The EU:crocodile tears on Migration


Certain pivotal powers in the European Union seem to arrogate the issue of migration – aptly dubbed as slavery in the 21st century – as their exclusive “business” that elicits responsibility on them more than others.

  • The EU:crocodile tears on Migration


Certain pivotal powers in the European Union seem to arrogate the issue of migration – aptly dubbed as slavery in the 21st century – as their exclusive “business” that elicits responsibility on them more than others.  As such, they have and continue to adopt several, rather whimsical, resolutions on the subject while giving undue publicity to the scourge through their media outlets.

The African continent reportedly possesses 60% of global natural resources.  Irrespective of the accuracy of this figure, it amplifies the sheer magnitude of Africa’s resources.

Most segments of Africa’s economy still remain at the primary stage.  Population growth in Africa continues to be the highest in the world.  Africa’s raw materials were exploited without fair return in the past. The trend has worsened in present times. Africa’s transition from the primary stage to manufacturing and processing and its capabilities to leverage its resources – and especially its human resources –were impeded in the past.  Europe is one of the players that has played a prominent role in this stranglehold.

On the other hand, population growth in Europe has been dwindling to become negative (in spite of variations in individual countries). The proportion of pensioners has been increasing with its attendant economic burden; unemployment is on the rise; and Europe’s economic competitiveness has been shrinking in global terms.  In the event, some powerful EU member states consider inducing African migration -  i.e. Africa’s professional/expert as well as unskilled manpower and labour – to Europe as a panacea to the challenges they are grappling with.  The willful drainage of Africa’s human resources has thus become a policy instrument that is implemented through subtle and organized networks.  Stoking conflicts and turmoil; prodding certain “African leaders” to submit and cooperate in the scheme, are part and parcel of the ploy.

The “show” or convention that took place in Khartoum through the sponsorship of Germany is a manifestation of this whole affair.  In the event, it is time to say: “let us alone!”; “enough is enough!”.


Ministry of Information
Asmara
21 July 2018



Government of Eritrea appoints Ambassador to Ethiopia
Posted on Saturday July 21, 2018

President Isaias Afewerki has appointed on 20 July Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of Education, as the Eritrean Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.

Asmara, 21 July 2018- President Isaias Afewerki has appointed on 20 July Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of Education, as the Eritrean Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.

According to the 5 points Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship signed between Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July the two governments have reached to restart diplomatic ties and activities.

The appointment of Ambassador will have significant contribution in the development of the promising prospect of peace and friendship between the two countries.

It is to be recalled that the Ethiopian Government on 18 July has appointed Mr. Redwan Husein as Ethiopian Ambassador to Eritrea.

Ambassador Semere Russom, who will maintain his Ministerial rank, has previously served as Eritrean Ambassador to the United States of America as well as Governor of the Central region.

Material and Monetary support for Fistula patients
Posted on Friday July 20, 2018

Female civil servants and partners of NUEW from Tserona sub zone have contributed sanitation materials worth 36 thousand Nakfa and financial support of 11 thousand Nakfa to fistula patients in Mendefera Referral Hospital.

Mendefera, 20 July 2018 – Female civil servants and partners of NUEW from Tserona sub zone have contributed sanitation materials worth 36 thousand Nakfa and financial support of 11 thousand Nakfa to fistula patients in Mendefera Referral Hospital.

The head of NUEW branch in the sub-zone, Ms. Saliha Mohamed Berhan, said that the objective of the visit conducted on 16 July was to support and encourage the fistula patients.

The Medical Director of the Southern Region Referral Hospital, Dr. Simon Weldu said that moral, monetary and material contribution that concerned citizens and particularly women are make to fistula patients reflects the societal culture of cooperation and encouraging patients.

Fistula expert at the Referral Hospital, Dr. Habte Hailemolokot on his part stating that fistula exposes to physical, social and economic challenges called on the society in general and women in particular to avoid causes of the health problem including underage marriage and delivery outside health centers.

Official ceremony in connection with EAL flight resumption
Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018

Official ceremony in connection with flight resumption of the Ethiopian Airlines from and to Addis Ababa-Asmara was held at the Asmara Palace Hotel on 18 July.

Asmara, 19 July 2018- Official ceremony in connection with flight resumption of the Ethiopian Airlines from and to Addis Ababa-Asmara was held at the Asmara Palace Hotel on 18 July.

The ceremony was attended by the former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, the General Manager of the Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, members of the Diplomatic Corps as well as the investors, business people, artists and journalists that came to Asmara with the first inaugural flight.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the resumption of the Ethiopian Airlines flight to Asmara will have significant contribution in cementing the new era of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn on his part expressed deep appreciation for the two leaders for making breakthrough in creating a new era of friendship between the two peoples and that will give an important lesson in the region. Mr. Hailemariam also expressed appreciation for the warm welcome they were accorded by the people and Government Eritrea.

The General Manager of the Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam indicated that the Airlines has 104 Airplanes flying to 114 international destinations and that will have significant contribution in developing the tourism sector in both countries.

The Ethiopian artists also expressed readiness to work alongside the Eritrean artists in promoting the new era of friendship and cooperation between the peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia.

The event was highlighted by artistic performance by the Ethiopian cultural group and Aser music band.

Capacity building training
Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture has organized administrative capacity building training to 144 of its staff members from the central office and from various regional offices.

Asmara, 19 July 2018 – The Ministry of Agriculture has organized administrative capacity building training to 144 of its staff members from the central office and from various regional offices.

The training which was provided in three phases was focused on material and office management, as well as on project planning and management.

Speaking at the closing ceremony held on 16 July, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, stating that the training is part of the national program aimed at building human resources capacity and providing effective and efficient service throughout the country, called on the newly recruited members to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the work place.

The head of Human Resources Development in the Ministry, Mr. Yuel Yonas on his part, stated that the trainees were provided both theoretical and practical training. He also said that in the course of the training the trainees had the opportunity of visiting various agricultural sites as part of the practical training provided.

The trainees on their part expressing their gratitude for the training opportunity provided, called for its sustainability.

Dr. Abel Habtemariam, director of the Eritrean Center for Institutional Excellency, and Mr. Tadese Beyene, Coordinator of Projects at the Center on their part called on the trainees to upgrade the knowledge they have acquired in practice and share their experience with their colleagues.