April 15, 2021

Value Chain Development of Citrus and Banana in...

Value Chain Development of Citrus and Banana in Eritrea


By: Habtom Tesfamichael

The banana plantation was introduced to Eritrea by the Italians in the early 20th century around Fil-Fil and Keren. In 1926, in the Durfo valley near Asmara, a farmer started a small plantation using Bizen and Gross Michel varieties. Then another variety, Dwarf Cavendish, was imported from Somalia. The two former varieties had to be replaced by the new variety because they were susceptible to damage by wind due to their large size. Banana cultivation had to be abandoned in Durfo Valley in 1935 due to the serious shortage of water caused by the diversion of the most important source of water by Durfo Hydroelectric Company. Banana plantations were extended to other parts of the country using the newly imported variety from Somalia in the early 1940s. Read more

April 10, 2021

Eritrea’s delegation toured Indian development...

Eritrea’s delegation toured Indian development sites

Asmara, 10 April 2021 – Senior Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Mr. Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab toured today 10 April various development sites.

The delegation toured a Power Generation Plant and Training Center run by Indian Government-owned National Thermal Power Corporation, the report added. The power plant generates 63,000 Megawatts. Read more

April 9, 2021

Eritrean senior delegation on working visit to...

Eritrean senior delegation on working visit to India

Asmara, 08 April 2021- Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab that are on a four-day working visit in India met and held talks with various Indian officials.

The delegation today, 8 March had separate meetings with India’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, and National Security Advisor, Shri Ajit Doval for extensive discussion on multifaceted bilateral relations and regional and global issues of mutual interest. Read more



Mikal Tesfay | When I recently suffered from that painful acne, one of my friends advised me to use cinnamon as treatment. So I crushed the cinnamon to form a powder and added a teaspoon of honey to make it into a face pack. I applied it and after 15 minutes, I washed it off with water and it really worked wonders on my face. My intention here is not to tell you how the face pack worked on my face but to share with you that some medicines are in our kitchen, although we may not be aware of that, and that the cultural practices, including traditional medicine, have deep roots. Read more

April 7, 2021

30th anniversary of Independence Day

30th anniversary of Independence Day

Asmara, 06 March 2021- The National Holidays Coordinating Committee announced that this year’s 30th anniversary of Independence Day, May 24, will be celebrated under the theme “Resilient-As Ever”. The Coordinating Committee also indicated that preparation is already underway to enthusiastically celebrate Independence Day at national and regional levels.

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