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

September 2, 2020

Eritrea: Extending the Conversation

Eritrea: Extending the Conversation

By  Dr. FikrejesusAmahazion | Last week, Eritrea Profile featured an article written by Sara Tesfay titled, “Eritrea’s National Service – A National Rite of Passage” (published on Wednesday August 22). To briefly recap, the article presented a concise, yet critical, examination of howdifferent aspects of Sawa and national service in Eritrea were targeted for heavy criticism by some groups and countries during a recent hearing of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC; held in July 2020). Notably, the perceptive and insightful piece helped to clear up several longstanding misconceptions and incorrect assumptions surrounding Sawa and national service. As well, it raised a number of significant points that are worthy of further consideration and merit deeper discussion. In the following article, I aim to build upon some of key points raised in Sara Tesfay’s article and hope to extend the important conversation that she began. Read more

Vocational Training for Progressive Development...

Vocational Training for Progressive Development Path

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet |Vocational training centers in Eritrea have been playing a great role in raising the number of trained professionals in many fields. Graduates from vocational training centers such as Sawa Center for Vocational Training (SCVT) have been playing decisive roles in the construction of dams, roads and bridges, operation of heavy machineries, installation of solar panels, maintenance of computers and electronics, surveying, drafting, plumbing, wood and metal works and agriculture. Read more

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