October 10, 2020

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

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

October 7, 2020

The United Nations at 75: Ambitions,...

The United Nations at 75: Ambitions, Contributions, Challenges

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Recently, 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 following article, I review the UN’s general history, briefly noting some of its key achievements and challenges. In the next edition of Eritrea Profile, I will discuss the UN’s historic relations with Eritrea. Read more

October 6, 2020

More financial support to disadvantaged families

More financial support to disadvantaged families

Massawa/Mendefera, 06 October 2020 – Over 77 thousand Nakfa was extended to war disabled veterans and disadvantaged families in Afabet and Segenyti subzone. Accordingly, the National War Disabled Veterans Association branch in the Northern Red Sea Region extended over 39 thousand Nakfa to member veterans in Afabet sub zone.

It is to be recalled that the association extended food items support to 32 of its members in the sub zone. Similarly, in Segeneyti sub zone, residents of Adi-Keih and Degra Merieto administrative areas extended over 38 thousand Nakfa to disadvantaged families in their areas.

October 5, 2020

Somali president returns home concluding two-day...

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

October 1, 2020

China: Contributing to World Peace and Development

China: Contributing to World Peace and Development

October 1, 2020, is the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and 2020 is also an extraordinary year for China. . . . On the 73rd World Health Assembly held in May and the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19 held in June, H.E. President Xi Jinping announced a series of international cooperation against COVID-19, including pledging that once the development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccine are completed in China, African countries will be among the first to benefit, which demonstrates China’s sincere desire to build a community with a shared future for mankind. Read more

March in Eritrea’s History

Press Statement – EU’s Baseless and Offensive...

The Journey for Equality By: Mikal Tesfay

Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Swine and Rabbit...

Fighting Harmful Traditional Practices

Eritrea’s delegation in Sudan