April 15, 2021

Value Chain Development of Citrus and Banana in Eritrea

Value Chain Development of Citrus and Banana in Eritrea

 

By: Habtom Tesfamichael

The banana plantation was introduced to Eritrea by the Italians in the early 20th century around Fil-Fil and Keren. In 1926, in the Durfo valley near Asmara, a farmer started a small plantation using Bizen and Gross Michel varieties. Then another variety, Dwarf Cavendish, was imported from Somalia. The two former varieties had to be replaced by the new variety because they were susceptible to damage by wind due to their large size. Banana cultivation had to be abandoned in Durfo Valley in 1935 due to the serious shortage of water caused by the diversion of the most important source of water by Durfo Hydroelectric Company. Banana plantations were extended to other parts of the country using the newly imported variety from Somalia in the early 1940s. read more

April 9, 2021

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN ERITREA Mikal Tesfay

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN ERITREA

Mikal Tesfay | When I recently suffered from that painful acne, one of my friends advised me to use cinnamon as treatment. So I crushed the cinnamon to form a powder and added a teaspoon of honey to make it into a face pack. I applied it and after 15 minutes, I washed it off with water and it really worked wonders on my face. My intention here is not to tell you how the face pack worked on my face but to share with you that some medicines are in our kitchen, although we may not be aware of that, and that the cultural practices, including traditional medicine, have deep roots. read more


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Eritrea – Alhaditha
April 7, 2021

30th anniversary of Independence Day

30th anniversary of Independence Day

Asmara, 06 March 2021- The National Holidays Coordinating Committee announced that this year’s 30th anniversary of Independence Day, May 24, will be celebrated under the theme “Resilient-As Ever”. The Coordinating Committee also indicated that preparation is already underway to enthusiastically celebrate Independence Day at national and regional levels.

March 31, 2021

Securing water supply in Eritrea

Securing water supply in Eritrea

By Mikal Tesfay | People who live in cities with access to running water twenty-four seven or in villages surrounded by perennial rivers can perhaps take water for granted. But not many of us can afford to do that. That is probably why World Water Day was observed on March 22 under the theme “valuing water”.

World Water Day is observed to raise people’s awareness of the global water crisis and to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which aims to secure water and sanitation for all by 2030. read more

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April 9, 2021

Eritrean senior delegation on working visit to India

Eritrean senior delegation on working visit to India

Asmara, 08 April 2021- Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab that are on a four-day working visit in India met and held talks with various Indian officials.

The delegation today, 8 March had separate meetings with India’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, and National Security Advisor, Shri Ajit Doval for extensive discussion on multifaceted bilateral relations and regional and global issues of mutual interest. Read more

April 3, 2021

The Demise of the TPLF Junta: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

The Demise of the TPLF Junta: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

By Senait Hadera | Since the launch of TPLF’s suicidal misadventure five months ago, citizens of the Horn of Africa region are observing with incredulity two intertwined reactions from some personalities, states, organizations and the corporate media. The first and much pronounced aspect is the attempt to create an alternate reality of the conflict. This goes in parallel with the publicly displayed melodramatic stages of grief that these entities are going through. Read more

March 30, 2021

Eritrea will participate in ‘Greening Initiative’

Eritrea will participate in ‘Greening Initiative’

Asmara, 30 March 2021- Eritrea has accepted the initiative and will participate in the Saudi Arabia ‘Greening Initiative’. President Isaias Afwerki and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke extensively about the Project during their telephone conversation on 29 March. The multi-layered development Project aims, among other things, to significantly reduce carbon emissions as well as implement extensive afforestation programs.

March 26, 2021

Ethiopian Prime Minster winds visit to Asmara

Ethiopian Prime Minster winds visit to Asmara

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, returned home this morning after two-days of regular, consultative, meetings with President Isaias Afwerki. President Isaias Afwerki bid farewell to the Prime Minister and his delegation on their departure from Asmara International Airport.

The extensive consultations between the two leaders focused on bilateral partnership and the joint strategic development programmes on the offing within the framework of broader regional prospects and perspectives. Read more

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