October 21, 2020

Dairy Farm Project at Misilam

Dairy Farm Project at Misilam

By Billion Temesghen | The Eritrean Livestock and Crops Corporation has for long carried out several projects to empower dairy farmers and boost milk production in the country. One of their recent endeavors as part of the Logo-Misilam Development Pilot Project is related to modern dairy farming in Halhale, Southern region.

The project began towards the end of 2017 with 600 livestock of three breeds — Brown Swiss, Holstein and Fleckvieh — imported from Germany. Mr. Kibreab Abraham, manager of the Eritrean Livestock and Crops Corporation, said instead of handing out the imported heifers to farmers, their corporation wanted to first multiply the number of calves by hundreds and then diffuse the breed to dairy farmers in all parts of the country. read more

October 17, 2020

Adi-Keih College of Business and Social Science graduates 620 students

Adi-Keih College of Business and Social Science graduates 620 students

Asmara, 17 October 2020 – The College of Business and Social Science located in Adi-Keih graduated today, 17 October, in a virtual setting, 620 students in 1st Degrees and Diplomas, of which 47% are females. At its 13th commencement, the college conferred 1st Degrees to 244, and Diplomas to 376 graduates in economics, business administration, law, archeology and other disciplines in the Humanities.  In cooperation with the National Prison and Rehabilitation Center, the College of Business and Social Science also graduated 6 prisoners in 1st Degree and Diplomas. read more


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October 14, 2020

Our Environment is Always Worthy of Attention

Our Environment is Always Worthy of Attention

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | About two weeks ago, Tesfai Ghebreselassie, Eritrea’s Minister of Land, Water, and Environment delivered an address to the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity. During his statement, which was delivered through a prerecorded video message, Minister Tesfai touched upon a number of important issues, including how the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the destruction of biodiversity are intricately related, the growing challenge of the global climate crisis, and the need for closer cooperation between developed and developing countries in addressing numerous environmental challenges. In addition, toward the end of his address, he stated: “In conclusion, I would like to draw the attention of this important gathering to the precarious condition of an abandoned oil tanker moored in the Red Sea waters near the Yemeni port of Al Hudaydha. Eritrea calls for a united stand to urge the concerned Yemeni political forces to cooperate in the safe unloading of the tanker, in order to preclude marine ecological catastrophe and socioeconomic damage that could result by spill dispersion of over one million barrels of crude oil from the tanker into the waters of southern Red Sea.” This issue is of fundamental significance to Eritrea for several reasons and should be put into proper context. read more

October 10, 2020

The United Nations at 75 (Part 2): Eritrea and the United Nations

The United Nations at 75 (Part 2): Eritrea and the United Nations

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Several weeks ago, the United Nations (UN) gathered for its annual general assembly meeting– virtually. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, national leaders did not travel to the UN, located in New York, to deliver their addresses, instead doing so via prerecorded video messages. As well, most of the usual events and proceedings related to the annual gathering were held virtually. In addition to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread economic disruption, this is a unique year for the global organization: 2020 marks 75 years since it was formed. This important occasion is an ideal time and useful opportunity to take a closer look at the UN. In the last edition of Eritrea Profile (published Wednesday 07 October), I reviewed the UN’s general history, briefly noting some of its key achievements and challenges. Here, I turn to focus on the UN’s historic relations with Eritrea. Even though Eritrea is a young state – one of the youngest in the world – its history with the UN is actually quite long. And while the UN espouses many noble values, ideals, and principles, its historic relationship with and treatment of Eritrea have been problematic and fraught with injustice. read more

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October 16, 2020

Eritrea participates at 37th AU Council of Ministers Meeting (virtual)

Eritrea participates at 37th AU Council of Ministers Meeting (virtual)

Asmara, 16 October 2020 – Eritrea’s delegation – led by Mr. Biniam Berhe, Charge d’Affaires in the Mission to AU and Economic Commission of Africa (ECA) – participated at the 37th Meeting (virtual) of the AU Council of Ministers held from 13-14 October. 37th Meeting (virtual) of the AU Council of Ministers focuses essentially on priorities and institutional matters of the Union.

The Eritrean delegation led by Mr. Biniam Berhe, Charge d’Affaires in the Mission to AU and Economic Commission of Africa (ECA) delivered a message concerning Eritrea’s position on the issues raised at the meeting. Read more

October 15, 2020

President Isaias returns home concluding working visit to Ethiopia

President Isaias returns home concluding working visit to Ethiopia

Asmara 15 October 2020 – President Isaias Afwerki and his delegation returned home in mid-morning hours today after three-day working visit to Ethiopia which was marked by tours to development projects.President Isaias and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed held extensive and frank consultations on bilateral cooperation and regional issues; and agreed to deepen their all-rounded cooperation. Read more

October 10, 2020

Electricity and Youth Empowerment: Eritrea’s future Renewable Energy Supply Strategy

Electricity and Youth Empowerment: Eritrea’s future Renewable Energy Supply Strategy

by Billion Temesghen | In previous editions of #UnderstandingEritrea we have seen that the water at the Logo Dam has been used as potable water and to irrigate small scale commercial farms, thereby improving the living standards of the communities in seven villages surrounding the dam.

In this edition, we will look at efforts being made to generate and supply solar energy to be used in modern farming, potable water distribution and households in villages, which is one of the goals of the Logo Developmental Pilot Project. The power plant also serves training centers, agricultural laboratories and a myriad of workshops, which all require adequate provision of energy. Read more

October 5, 2020

Somali president returns home concluding two-day working visit

Somali president returns home concluding two-day working visit

Asmara, 05 October 2020 – President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr. Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed and his delegation flew back home in the afternoon hours of today, 05 October concluding a fruitful two-day working visit to Eritrea. President Mohammed Abdullahi was seen off at the Asmara International Airport by President Isaias Afwerki, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Osman Saleh, and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab. Read more

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