December 20, 2020

Eritrea: A nation of citizens

Eritrea: A nation of citizens

By Simon Weldemichael | Eritrea joined the community of free nations in 1991 after a long war of liberation. The EPLF, which led the struggle for independence, inherited poor infrastructure and a crippled economy. But it was able to transform itself from a revolutionary movement to a government to govern the war-torn country. As it did in the armed struggle, the EPLF as a government also demonstrated its ability to unite the people around a single purpose.

Besides the wide participation of the people in the struggle, the unity and commitment of the people of Eritrea on national matters was demonstrated in the referendum, with 99.8% votes in favor of independence. The main political concern of the time was not just the declaration of an independent country, but how to turn Eritrea into a viable nation that is harmonious, prosperous, and peaceful. Read more

December 12, 2020

Transforming Arid Zones into Wetlands

Transforming Arid Zones into Wetlands

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet | It is quite breathtaking to see human made lakes in areas that were once arid and dramatic change in the ecosystem and the lifestyle of people who live in such areas. The development endeavors have triggered a chain of transformations in infrastructure, which are obvious in the Gash-Barka region.

The Gash-Barka region is known for its hot climate. Fanko-Tsumu’e is a place in the region. Tsumu’e roughly means “arid.” Some places, including Fanko-Tsumu’e and Kerkebet, were hardly conducive for farm activities due to scarcity of water. This natural barrier has now been overcome with the construction of dams and soil and water conservation activities such as afforestation and the construction of water catchments. Read more

December 16, 2020

Kem Semai’n Meretn: Extending the Conversation...

Kem Semai’n Meretn: Extending the Conversation on Development Projects

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | The last edition of Eritrea Profile (published on Saturday 12 December) featured a very interesting article entitled, “Transforming Arid Zones into Wetlands”. Written by Kesete Ghebrehiwet and part of a larger series that explores major development undertakings in Eritrea’s Western Development Zone, the article is full of details and it sheds important light on a critical aspect of Eritrea’s national development efforts. I certainly found the piece to be highly informative and can only recommend that everyone takes a moment to read it when they have the opportunity. It is well worth your time. In the following few paragraphs, I offer a deeper look at some of the points raised in the recent article, sharing some general thoughts and hoping to extend the conversation. Read more

December 13, 2020

Praiseworthy select potato production

Praiseworthy select potato production

Mendefera, 12 December 2020- The farmers in Mendefera sub-zone that are engaged in cultivating select potato with the support of agricultural experts reported that they are collecting abundant harvest. Indicating that two types of selected potato seeds have been distributed to exemplary farmers, Ms. Senait Abedom, vegetables and fruits development expert said that the farmers have been able to produce from 200 to 300 quintals of potatoes per hectare. Read more

December 10, 2020

Call for preserving cultural heritage

Call for preserving cultural heritage

Asmara, 10 December 2020- Call was made to the public to strengthen participation in preserving cultural heritage. The call was made during a visiting member of the Culture and Sports Commission to cultural sites at Daero-Paulos and Himbirti historical sites. During the visit in which Mr. Fesehaye Haile, Governor of the Central region, took part briefings were provided on the significance of preserving cultural heritage and transfer them to posterity. Read more

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