Foreign Minister Osman Saleh : “Can we not work with Germany as partners without preconditions?” (Photo: Ulrich Coppel) BY ULRICH COPPEL | WESTFALISCHE NACHRICHTEN* Sixty years of war, permanent mobilization and widespread isolation by some Western countries paralyzed the country of Eritrea. But since the peace agreement with Ethiopia in the summer of 2018, there […]

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Western leaders long saw the authoritarian Meles Zenawi as an indispensable ally. Now, they’ve found a new hero in Abiy Ahmed. But is the Nobel Prize an effort to make amends or influence Ethiopia’s political future? BY BRONWYN BRUTON | FOREIGN POLICY Abiy Ahmed took up the reins of government in Ethiopia at a time […]

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As part of its food security program, the government of Eritrea have built hundreds of dams throughout the country. Besides being used for irrigation farming, 70 of these dams are now used to farm fish. Gov’t is now partnering to enhance awareness and development of inland fisheries in rural communities. BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | SHABAIT […]

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Twice every year UNICEF Eritrea flies in a large consignment of vaccines to help Eritrea maintain immunization coverage for its children, one of the highest in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. (Photo: UNICEF Eritrea/2019/Alem) BY UNICEF A gentle wind rustled across the otherwise azure sky over Asmara International Airport as a solitary Boeing 727 […]

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Overarching reasons for launching the National Service program were profound and multi-faceted … to encompass security, developmental, cultural, educational and nation-building dimensions. BY SHABAIT The Government of Eritrea enacted the law on National Service in 1992, in the immediate aftermath of the country’s independence after a tortuous, three-decades-long, war of national liberation. The original law […]

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Unlike what some lazy “copy & paste” Italian journalists write, the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea is unstoppable and irreversible. BY DANIEL WEDI KORBARIA | L’ANTI DIPLOMATICO * The Nobel Prize was supposed to arrive in the Horn of Africa as early as four years ago when Kristian Berg Harpiken, director of the Oslo […]

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UNPRECEDENTED. The Nobel Prize Committee awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia for his effort in bringing peace with Eritrea. The committee, however, deliberately left out President Isaias Afwerki, PM Abiy’s partner in peace, although it noted his role in the peace. This is political discrimination. BY BEREKET KIDANE The […]

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Eritrea’s two-pronged approach is anchored on judicious policies of inclusiveness and social justice, as well as pursuance of purposeful sensitization programs to stem radicalization. BY AMBASSADOR SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN,At the Sixth Committee, 74th Session of the United Nations General AssemblyUnder Agenda Item 109: “Measures to Eliminate Terrorism” 10 October […]

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How does the use of CFA franc allow the exploitation of 14 African countries that use it? And how could this new chain of colonialism be broken? Sputnik Italy spoke to Eritrean writer Daniel Wedi Korbaria. BY SPUTNIK NEWS Africa is emptying. Thousands of people are fleeing their countries. In Italy, the debate is polarised […]

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Abiy Ahmed Ali worked for peace with Eritrea, has overseen democratic reforms and mediated in regional disputes. “Peace does not arise from the actions of one party alone. When Prime Minister Abiy reached out his hand, President Afwerki grasped it, and helped to formalize the peace process between the two countries.” – Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair […]

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