September 16, 2020

Prospects of Wind Energy in Eritrea

Prospects of Wind Energy in Eritrea

By Ruth Abraham | Since its independence, one of the major challenges Eritrea has been facing is the provision of sustainable energy in the country for industrial, agricultural  as well as household consumption and making it equally accessible to the entire population. Currently, Eritrea’s electricity generation mode – in the interconected and independent platforms – mostly depends on diesel fuel powered turbines. This is both expensive and harmful to the ecosystem. The ever increasing demand of electricity and the cost of energy production is a heavy burden for the country to continue to carry unless economically and environmentally safe alternative sources of energy, such as geothermal, solar and wind are sought.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines has been working to find a solution. For example, a study on Eritrea’s potential for renewable energy production was conducted by the ministry, in collaboration with its International partners, in 1998. The project started by setting up Wind and Solar Monitoring Network (WSMN) in 25 locations across the country. It was a valuable step in expanding the technical and man power capabilities to promote renewable energy development in Eritrea. read more

September 12, 2020

Desert Locust Swarm invasion put under control in Selea’ subzone

Desert Locust Swarm invasion put under control in Selea’ subzone

The desert locust infestation that appeared in Tahra district area Selea’ sub zone in the Gash Barka region has been put under control through coordinated efforts by the ministry of agriculture, residents of the sub zone and defense force units.

According to reports from ERINA, the desert locust infestation that came across Habero subzone was stretched on 42 hectares of land but was put under control thanks to the coordinated effort.

Despite this achievement, some desert locust swarms have managed to cross to Sheriet area and that constant follow up will be reinforced till the infestation is put under control, according to further reports.
Pointing out that most of the desert locust invasion that has infested several parts of Eritrea since mid-August remains under control, the Ministry of Agriculture called on farmers to remain vigilant and make instant follow ups until their crops are fully harvested.


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Eritrea – Alhaditha
September 11, 2020

ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ቃለ ቡራኬ በዓል ቅዱስ ዮሓንስ (2020)

ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ቃለ ቡራኬ በዓል ቅዱስ ዮሓንስ (2020)

ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን
ቃለ ቡራኬ በዓል ቅዱስ ዮሓንስ ፳፻፲፫ን (2020)
በስመ ኣብ ወወልድ ወመንፈስ ቅዱስ አሐዱ ኣምላክ ኣሜን

ክቡራንን ክቡራትን ኣብ ውሽጢ ሃገርን ወጻእን እትነብሩ ሕዝበ ክርስቲያን ብሓፈሻ ኩልኹም ሕዝቢ ኤርትራን ከምኡ’ውን ኣብ ሆስፒታል ተዓቑብኩም እትርከቡ ሕሙማነ ሥጋ ኣብ ሓያል ጻዕሪ እትርከቡ ሰብ ሞያ ጥዕናን ኣብ ሓለዋ ሃገርን ልምዓትን ዘለኹም ሠራዊት ምክልኻልን ኣብ ተሃድሶ ዘለኹም ናይ ሕጊ እሱራትን እንኳዕ ካብ ዘመነ ዮሓንስ ናብ ዘመነ ማቴዎስ ኣብጽሓኩምን ኣብጽሓናንን ንብል።

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September 9, 2020

International Literacy Day: A Look at Eritrea’s Progress

International Literacy Day: A Look at Eritrea’s Progress

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion
Yesterday, September 8th, International Literacy Day (ILD) was recognized and celebrated around the world. While the global Covid-19 crisis meant that ILD events were different than usual, the day remained an opportunity to focus on literacy and education globally. The roots of ILD date back to 1965, when the idea was first conceived at the “World Conference of Ministers of Education on the Eradication of Illiteracy” held in Tehran, Iran. The following year, ILD was founded by a proclamation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), “to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.” Then in 1967, the first ILD was celebrated. Thereafter, on every September 8th since 1967, ILD has been celebrated in countries around the world with the aim of highlighting the importance of literacy in our daily lives, bringing awareness to the many and significant issues around illiteracy, and advancing the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable world. read more

Reflections on ‘Hamid Idris Awate 1915-1962’

The National Unity and Identity of Eritrea

Our Greatest Resource and Most Precious Asset

September 1st: a Road to Liberty and Dignity

September 14, 2020

Reflections on ‘Hamid Idris Awate 1915-1962’

Reflections on ‘Hamid Idris Awate 1915-1962’

By  Simon Weldemichael | On 1st September 2020, Eritreans celebrated the 59th anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle for independence, which was initiated by Hamid Idris Awate. Not long ago, HDRI publishers published Awate’s biography, ‘Hamid Idris Awate 1915-1962’, and the 59th anniversary of the armed struggle presents a wonderful occasion to reflect on the book.

‘Hamid Idris Awate 1915-1962’ is a pioneering work written by Haileslasie Weldu, a former journalist of Dimtsi Hafash and a freedom fighter during the struggle for independence. The origins of the present volume lie in an article about Hamid Idris Awate written in November 1983. The author spent 35 years to write about the life of Hamid Idris Awate. He pored over all the available literature on the topic and interviewed 65 persons who knew Awate. The diligence and high standard of the author are reflected in the 410 footnotes scattered throughout the book, which is well-written and easy to follow. Read more

September 9, 2020

The National Unity and Identity of Eritrea

The National Unity and Identity of Eritrea

by Simon Weldemichael
The people of Eritrea were robbed of a culture and identity of their own under successive periods of colonization. The colonizers worked hard to create division, erode the culture and erase the sense of collective pride. For decades Eritreans lived, struggled and sacrificed lives and limbs together. Nation, as defined by Ernest Renan, is a soul or spiritual principle comprised of a rich legacy of memories, present-day consent, and the desire to live together to perform great deeds in the future. The common heritage, including the protracted resistance and sacrifice of generations, gave a new sense of common fate to Eritreans. More importantly, the thirty years of armed struggle helped Eritreans to enhance unity, pride, culture, and identity. Read more

September 5, 2020

Our Greatest Resource and Most Precious Asset

Our Greatest Resource and Most Precious Asset

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Over the past several weeks, a number of articles published within different international outlets have helped to bring increased focus and attention upon Eritrea’s Colluli potash project. The Colluli project, you may recall, is owned by the Colluli Mining Share Company, which is a 50-50 joint venture between the Eritrean National Mining Company and Danakali, a respected Australian company.While the individual articles were each interesting and expressed several different points, they generally shared a similar, broader message. As a brief summary, the Colluli potash project was described as a “game-changer” for Eritrea’s developing economy, as it is expected to become one of the world’s most significant and lowest-cost sources of sulphate of potash (SOP), which is considered a “premium grade” fertilizer. In the years ahead, as the world’s population continues to grow significantly, the demand for food will progressively increase. At the same time, however, the availability of arable land is expected to shrink. Fertilizer is a key component to ensure world food security in the future, and SOP is an important fertilizer that greatly improves yield and crop quality. Within Eritrea, SOP is found in abundance, particularly in the Danakil Depression region of Eritrea. Read more

September 1, 2020

September 1st: a Road to Liberty and Dignity

September 1st: a Road to Liberty and Dignity

By Simon Weldemichael | On Tuesday, September 1st 2020, the 59th anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle for independence was celebrated.

When European colonialism was abolished in Eritrea, contrary to the wishes of the Eritrean people, Eritrea was thrown to a federal contract with Ethiopia and plunged into the darkness of feudal Ethiopia after the United Nations passed the federal resolution on December 2, 1950. The federation lasted for ten years and was followed by Ethiopia’s annexation of Eritrea.

The violation of the federal arrangement by Ethiopia and the silence of the international community left the people of Eritrea with no choice other than starting an armed struggle for independence. After 71 years of humiliation, on September 1st, 1961, Hamid Idris Awate announced the beginning of the war of liberation. Hamid Idris Awate. Awate is venerated by Eritreans as the founding father of the struggle. As a tribute to his deeds, many government and private institutions have been named after Awate and a statue erected in Haikota, Gash Barka region. Read more

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