September 29, 2014

Commemorazione delle vittime di Lampedusa

Commemorazione delle vittime di Lampedusa

Commemorazione delle vittime di Lampedusa

I rappresentanti delle Comunità eritree in Italia in occasione dell’approssimarsi della prima ricorrenza della tragedia di Lampedusa avvenuta il 3 ottobre 2013 che ha causato la perdita di 366 vite di giovani eritrei, annunciano di voler promuovere delle iniziative in tutta Italia affinché la memoria di un evento così tragico che ha scosso l’intero popolo eritreo ed emozionato l’opinione pubblica internazionale non vada smarrita. Read more

September 28, 2014

UN, Eritrea showcase country’s health...

UN, Eritrea showcase country’s health successes

UN, Eritrea showcase country's health successes 27 Sep 2014  Eritrea has achieved impressive progress on health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), members of the United Nations and the Government observed here in an event organized during the UN General Assembly.  The discussion was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations, the UN Resident Coordinator in Asmara, Christine Umutoni, with the Foreign Minister of Eritrea, Osman Saleh and Yoka Brandt, the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF as keynote speakers.  In more than twenty years since independence, the Eastern African country reduced child mortality by two thirds, decreased the maternal mortality ratio from 1,700 to 380 per 100,000 live births, and maintained exceptionally low HIV and tuberculosis prevalence rates.  Around 98 percent of all children are now immunized, as compared with 14 percent only at independence.  “Eritrea has emerged from 30 years of a devastating war, with non-existing infrastructural, institutional and human resources capacity,” said Osman Saleh. “It has been able to make real progress in all areas of social, economic and political development,” he added.  Eritrea’s concerted efforts, bold policies and considerable investments are considered responsible for the dramatic changes in the health sector.  “What we see as development partners, what is responsible for this success is community participation, the enabling environment, leadership, strong mechanisms for prevention, value for money and coordinated inter-sectoral approaches,” said Christine Umutoni.  She added that community and women’s involvement were key to tackling health challenges.  Ms. Umutoni also pointed out that the country has put into place a number of innovations to accelerate change. These include temporary maternal clinics, mobile medical units, as well as knowledge of migration patterns and remote areas.  Generating statistics, sustaining funding, partnerships with the private sector and human resource capacity were identified as priorities.  Participants agreed that success on MDGs 4,5 and 6 should serve as lessons for all other goals and targets, and inform priorities for the post-2015 development agenda in Eritrea.  Keynote addresses were followed by technical presentations by Abraham Kidane, Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Development, and Usman Abdulmumini, WHO representative in Eritrea.

Eritrea has achieved impressive progress on health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), members of the United Nations and the Government observed here in an event organized during the UN General Assembly. Read more

Pictorial exhibition depicting Eritrea’s...

Pictorial exhibition depicting Eritrea’s historical relics presented in Rome

Pictorial exhibition depicting Eritrea’s historical relics presented in RomeAsmara, 27 September 2014 – A pictorial exhibition highlighting Eritrea’s historical relics was presented in Rome city on September 25 and 26. Read more

Meskel Holiday observed nationwide with zeal

Meskel Holiday observed nationwide with zeal

Asmara, 27 September 2014 –Meskel Holiday (Finding of the True Cross) was observed today nationwide with zeal.

During the ceremony at Bahti-Meskerem Square in which thousands of the faithful, Senior Government and PFDJ officials, as well as diplomats took part, the Secretary of the Holy Synod in the Central region, Abune Pertos, headed prayers followed by religious singing around theDamera torch. Read more

September 27, 2014

Yemen, Eritrea seek to boost oil, minerals...

Yemen, Eritrea seek to boost oil, minerals cooperation

SANA’A – Deputy Minister of Oil and Minerals Ahmed Basarih reviewed on Thursday with the ambassador of Eritrea Mohammed Abdul-Jalil aspects of cooperation in the area of oil, gas and minerals.

During the meeting, the Eritrean ambassador highlighted the significance of strengthening cooperation aspects between the two countries, mainly in the field of oil, gas and minerals and exchanging experience as well. Read more

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Ethiopian Government and OLF sign Reconciliation...

President Isaias held talks with senior Ethiopian...

رتريا أرض البحر الغضب العارم الفصل الثاني...

Statement By Mr. Nebil Said, Counsellor, Permanent...