October 13, 2021

A Tour in the Northern Red Sea Region By: Sirak Habtemichael

A Tour in the Northern Red Sea Region

By Sirak Habtemichael

It is home to natural resources including a variety of marine species, incredible landscape, clear and unpolluted seashore, archaeological sites, infrastructure wonders, forestry, wildlife, and more and more. Every rock, every village, and every single place has its own history to tell and magnificence to provide to any lucky individual who visits, but even the lifetime of a man is not enough to study every single place in the Northern Red Sea region of Eritrea.

The region stretches 600 kilometers along the coastal line, and around 450 kilometers inland, a total area of 34,236 square kilometers with every single place of history and scenic beauty. Today, I would like to give you an overview of some select places in the region. read more

October 9, 2021

DLCO-EA: 2020-2021 Regular Session in Eritrea

DLCO-EA: 2020-2021 Regular Session in Eritrea

By Ruth Abraham

On October 4, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture Eritrea (MOA) convened the 66th Regular Session of The Executive Committee of the Desert Locust Control Organization- East Africa (DLCO-EA) at Asmara Palace Hotel.

The five-day conference was scheduled to be held in Asmara in 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more


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October 6, 2021

Eritrea is Winning the War Against Malaria

Eritrea is Winning the War Against Malaria

By Simon Woldemichael

The Government of Eritrea launched the Primary Health Care Policy (PHCP) to minimize and eventually eliminate easily controlled diseases that pose the most serious public health problems. Malaria, which affects millions in the developing world, is one of them. The common malaria parasite in Eritrea is Plasmodium falciparum, which accounts for more than 84% of all cases.

Eritrea achieved the Millennium Development Goals in the health sector because it was able to reduce its infant and child mortality, morbidity, mortality due to malaria, and the prevalence of communicable diseases as well as an increase in the penetration rate of immunization. The commitment of the government to providing sustainable and accessible health care has enabled Eritrea to be one of the countries expected to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the health sector. read more

September 20, 2021

Museums for Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Museums for Equality Diversity and Inclusion

By Natnael Tekle

The annual celebration of International Museums Day (IMD) was held with an aim to become a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell. It is to be recalled that, last year the IMD was celebrated under the theme “Museums for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”. It is necessary to highlight some of the important notes museums play in preserving and unveiling a society’s past and present history. read more

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October 7, 2021

Regular Session of DLCO-EA Governing Council of Ministers

Regular Session of DLCO-EA Governing Council of Ministers

Asmara, 07 October 2021 – The 66th Regular Session of the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) Governing Council of Ministers commences today, 7 October at Asmara Palace Hotel.

Ministers of Agriculture of Eritrea, South Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Kenya are participating.

The regular Governing Council of Ministers session is the continuation of the 66th Regular Session of the DLCO-EA Executive Committee that was held from 4-6 October.

In his keynote address, the Minister of Agriculture of Eritrea, Mr. Arefaine Berhe highlighting Eritrea’s experience regarding control of desert locust stated that since 2006 the world is passing through a period of food shortages and soaring food prices mainly due to crop loss caused by pests and diseases and underlined the role of the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa in tackling the situation.

The Executive Director of the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA), Dr. Stephen W. Njoka on his part noting that member countries are using chemicals to control pests that are harmful to human safety and environment underscored the urgency of switching to biological and mechanical means of control. He further indicated that the organization is working on developing components of preventive, eco-friendly and more cost-effective mechanism for locusts based on benign and bio-rational control tools and tactics.

The State Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of Uganda and Chairman of the DLCO-EA Governing Council of Ministers Mr. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga on his part noted that the organization has continued to promote food security in the region through its mandate of combating the migratory pests namely desert locusts, Quelea birds, armyworms, and Tsetse flies. He also commended the organization for saving member countries million of dollars by protecting their crops and not importing food. Read more

October 6, 2021

Ministry of Agriculture: Developing Nutrition SBCC Roadmap and Manual

Ministry of Agriculture: Developing Nutrition SBCC Roadmap and Manual

By Mical Tesfay
The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability and palatability of foods. For humans, a healthy diet is determined by the way the food is prepared and the methods of storage used to preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or leaching, and reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Nutrition is a multi-sectorial discipline that integrates the environment, food standards, trade, human welfare, and education into health and agricultural programs.

Poor nutrition is a threat to health. In humans, an unhealthy diet can cause deficiency-related diseases such as blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbirth, and cretinism, or nutrient-excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and such common chronic systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Undernutrition can lead to wasting in acute cases, and the stunting of marasmus in chronic cases of malnutrition. Read more

October 1, 2021

Ambassador Mohammed Suleiman held talks with Ugandan FM

Ambassador Mohammed Suleiman held talks with Ugandan FM

Asmara, 01 October 2021 – The Eritrean Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda, Mr. Mohammed Suleiman met and held talks on 29 September with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Al-Haji Abubakar Odongo Jeje, on strengthening bilateral relations.

At the meeting held in Kampala, Ambassador Mohammed and Foreign Minister Gen. Abubakar Odongo Jeje commending the progress of the relations between Eritrea and Uganda, agreed to further consolidate the bilateral ties. Read more

September 23, 2021

Ambassador Yohannes meets South Sudan’s Foreign Minister

Ambassador Yohannes meets South Sudan’s Foreign Minister

Asmara, 23 September 2021- Mr. Yohannes Teklemicael, Eritrean Ambassador to South Sudan, met and held talks with Mr. Mayiik Ayii Deng, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Sudan, on strengthening bilateral relations and regional issues of interest to the two countries.

The two sides discussed the significance of the implementation of the bilateral agreement and the understandings reached by the two countries in developing bilateral relations and cooperation. Read more

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