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Eritrean nationals lauded lifting of sanctions
Posted on Thursday November 15, 2018

Eritrean nationals residing inside the country and abroad lauded the lifting by the Security Council on 14 November of the unwarranted sanctions imposed against Eritrea.

Asmara, 15 November 2018- Eritrean nationals residing inside the country and abroad lauded the lifting by the Security Council on 14 November of the unwarranted sanctions imposed against Eritrea.

The nationals said that the lifting of the sanctions was the result of the strong unity and resilience of the Eritrean people and expressed resolve to consolidate unity and resilience.

Like wise the residents of Asmara, Keren, Assab, Idi, Tio, Ghinda, Massawa, the 16 sub-zones in the Gash Barka region, 12 sub-zones in the Southern region as well as in Sawa conducted peaceful rallies in support of the lifting of the sanctions carrying various placards.

The nationals also indicated that the lifting of the sanctions have added input for the Eritrean people to work double fold to develop their country.

Ministry of Justice striving to strengthen organizational capacity
Posted on Thursday November 15, 2018

At a meeting with staff members of line ministries and administrations in the Northern Red Sea region on 13 November in Massawa, Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Minister of Justice pointed out that the ministry is exerting strong effort to strengthen organizational capacity of courts and community magistrates.

Massawa, 15 November 2018- At a meeting with staff members of line ministries and administrations in the Northern Red Sea region on 13 November in Massawa, Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Minister of Justice pointed out that the ministry is exerting strong effort to strengthen organizational capacity of courts and community magistrates.

Indicating that the priority effort of the Ministry is to strengthen the capacity of the community magistrates, Minister Fauzia said that commendable activities have been conducted to reinforce work relations and to introduce modern information system.

Minister Fauzia went on to say that sustainable seminars and meetings have been conducted to increase the understanding of the public on law. She also stated that in accordance with the proclamation No. 167/2012 the mandate of courts has been revised and that issues related to house rents and other minor crimes have been mandated to community magistrates.

The Governor of the Northern Red Sea, Brig. Gen. Tekle Libsu said that the community magistrates have been providing commendable legal service to the public and called for preserving the noble traditional system of resolving conflicts.

The participants on their part commended the legal service the community magistrates have been providing and called for more effort for strengthening them.

Press Statement
Posted on Wednesday November 14, 2018

ssue is not the lifting of, but why sanctions in the first place?

Issue is not the lifting of, but why sanctions in the first place?

The UN Security Council has today lifted the unwarranted sanctions that were imposed on Eritrea in December 2009 and 2011 respectively.

The Government of Eritrea welcomes this belated decision to redress injustice, almost a decade after nefarious acts were taken inculcating indefensible harm on the country.  At this juncture, the GOE pays tribute to the vigorous defiance of the people of Eritrea inside the country and abroad against injustice; to their characteristic resilience and patience in the face of adversity.   It also expresses its gratitude to all friends of Eritrea who added their moral weight, and contributed in different ways, to the lifting of the ignominious sanctions.  Congratulations to all!

But even as we turn the page of this dark chapter and focus on the future, we must ponder on, and take stock of, what transpired; why Eritrea was needlessly victimized; what were the dynamics that underpinned a travesty of international justice on this scale?    

And here the verdict is crystal clear.  The sad fact is three previous US Administrations (the Clinton, Bush and Obama Presidencies) pursued a misguided policy of propping up regional proxies or anchors, the TPLF regime in the case of Ethiopia, within the framework of a uni-polar global order.  Key pillars of this policy included:
•    Stoking border disputes and conflicts to manage the resulting mayhem;
•    Fomenting and institutionalizing ethnic and factional polarizations;
•    Undermining regional integration and cooperation so as to create a conducive climate for wanton interference.

The symptoms and legacy of this malaise are illustrated in sporadic flare-ups of ethnic strife that continue to beset Ethiopia, as well as in the acute societal fragmentations that prevail in Somalia and South Sudan today.  The complications and external interventions spawned by this reality have inevitably created a fertile climate for the forces of terror and subversion. 

The deleterious consequences of this misguided policy in terms of loss of life, displacement, migration, economic deprivation and poverty have been considerable indeed.  Irreparable damage and loss of opportunities were callously inculcated to the more than 150 million people who inhabit the Horn of Africa region.

As it happens, the litany of wrongs committed against Eritrea that include: instigation of senseless border disputes; outright military assaults; political subterfuges; relentless campaigns of isolation, defamation, and psychological warfare; economic strangulation; and ultimately, the unwarranted sanctions imposed in 2009 with the unwitting complicity of the P5;  cannot be seen outside the context of this misguided policy.  Needless to emphasize, the damage incurred on Eritrea has been enormous indeed.

Furthermore, the vain attempts carried out to maintain and extend the sanctions through flimsy pretexts even after all the lies were exposed have exacerbated the wrongs meted to Eritrea.

In the event, the UNSC shoulders a responsibility of effecting amends to the wrongs done; above and beyond the lifting of the sanctions.  The Government and people of Eritrea will not thus abandon their efforts for truth and justice with the mere lifting of the sanctions.


Ministry of Information
Asmara
14 November 2018

 

Eritrea will host 'African Cup' Cycling competition
Posted on Tuesday November 13, 2018

Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports announced that the Eritrean Cycling Federation in cooperation with the African Cycling Confederation will host African Cup Cycling competition, which the first of its kind, from 21 to 25 November.

Asmara, 13 November 2018- Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports announced that the Eritrean Cycling Federation in cooperation with the African Cycling Confederation will host African Cup Cycling competition, which the first of its kind, from 21 to 25 November.

Indicating that Eritrea is hosting the competition for the first time, Ambassador Zemede pointed out that preparation for the competition has already been finalized.

The competition that is recognized by the International Cycling Union (UCI) will include both men and women categories as well as chronometer.

According to the UCI report the Eritrean cycling national team stands second at African level following South Africa.

According to Ambassador Zemede, Eritrea will sponsor the competition.

Ambassador Zemede also called on the public to strengthen participation for the successful implementation of the competition.

World Antibiotics Awareness Week commences
Posted on Monday November 12, 2018

The World Antibiotics Awareness Week has been officially launched at national level today, 12 November under the theme “Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out”.

Asmara, 12 November 2018- The World Antibiotics Awareness Week has been officially launched at national level today, 12 November under the theme “Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out”.

The program is aimed at increasing the awareness of the public on the safe usage of antibiotics medicines and will be conducted at schools and health facilities as well as through the mass media.

Indicating that antibiotics medicines are important elements in the modern medical world, Ms. Amina Nur-Husein, Minister of health, said that improper application and over dosage of antibiotic medicines would be terribly life threatening.

The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe pointed out that the concerned international institutions are engaged with integrated efforts to ensure the health of humankind and that increasing the understanding of those engaged in the animal and vegetables health has significant contribution in the process.

Delivering the message of WHO, Dr. Josephine Namboze, Representative of WHO in Eritrea, said that expired anti-biotic medicines cause serious danger in the health of patients and called for integrated effort to avoid the mishaps.

Mr. Eyasu Bahta head of the National Medicine and Food Administration at the Ministry of Health and Mr. Afwerki Mehreteab, head of Animal Health at the Ministry of Agriculture, gave briefings on the background and importance of the antibiotics and anti-pests medicines and ways of their application.

The World Antibiotics Awareness Week that is being obseerved for the second time in Eritrea will be accompanied with messages including “Antibiotic medicine does not cure diseases caused by virus”, “Don’t share antibiotic medicine prescribed to you to others”, “Antibiotic medicine doesn’t cure all diseases”.