April 30, 2021

The Horn of Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

The Horn of Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

As it will be recalled, the end of the Cold War thirty years ago had engendered much hope and optimism in the Horn of Africa.  The opportunities that loomed in the horizon were indeed memorable.  This was in spite of the considerable damage incurred by global rivalry in the preceding era.  The joint endeavours – predicated on the twin pillars of complimentarity and cooperation – that the countries and peoples of the Horn of Africa embarked on to leverage the conducive global climate for the consolidation and advancement of enduring stability and development are indeed fresh in our memories. Read more

April 28, 2021

Eritrean Independence: Attained through Precious...

Eritrean Independence: Attained through Precious Sacrifice and Ascertained through Popular Vote

By: Habtom Tesfamichael

This week marks the 28th anniversary of Eritrea’s referendum for independence, for which Eritreans had to fight for decades. During the time of decolonization, while most of the former colonies were gaining their independence, the Eritrean people were denied their right to self-determination.

When the UN General Assembly was deliberating in the 1940s to determine the fate of the former Italian colonies, Ethiopia was conspiring and actively lobbying to annex Eritrea. Ethiopia saw the period of decolonization as an ideal opportunity to get access to the sea by annexing Eritrea. In 1949, unable to agree on Eritrea, the UN decided to send a commission of inquiry into Eritrea to explore the situation. The mission of inquiry found out that the majority of the Eritrean people favored independence. Read more

April 26, 2021

Eritreans – United for a Meaningful Purpose By:...

Eritreans – United for a Meaningful Purpose

By Mikal Tesfay | I woke up at 8:45 a.m. yesterday. I was a bit haggard and decided to sit on the doorsteps of my home to enjoy the sunshine. The bright sunlight with the morning breeze was quite refreshing. I took my time looking around while sitting on the doorsteps and that is when I noticed an eye-catching activity. I have seen a few of them traveling at a time. I heard a lot about how united and hardworking they are, able to communicate with one another but never witnessed these myself. Read more

Eritrea’s statement at the 68th Ordinary Session...

Eritrea’s statement at the 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

Statement by the Delegation of the State of Eritrea at the 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) On agenda item 3, “Human Rights Situation in Africa

23 April 2021, Virtual Session

Mr. Chairperson,

It gives me great pleasure to address the 68th ordinary session of the ACHPR on behalf of the Government of the State of Eritrea.

At the outset, I wish to convey my Government’s condolences on the passing of a member of the ACHPR, Commissioner Ndiamé Gaye.

Mr. Chairperson,

The AU Assembly designated ‘Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building Africa We Want’ as the theme for 2021. The theme has direct relevance to Africa’s renaissance, to the implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the Commission’s work.

The lofty ideals of human rights, development, democracy… are oftentimes framed as concepts that we copy from outside and transplant in our continent; sidelining Africa’s millennia-old culture and rich and diverse heritage. The theme brings to the fore the necessity of preserving our rich cultural heritage, using them as inspiration for our developmental visions, and situating our plans in Africa’s reality predicated on the national context, priorities, and human betterment ideals. Read more

April 24, 2021

Healthy Mother Healthy Nation

Healthy Mother Healthy Nation

By: Lwam kahsay | The health and wellbeing of mothers, children and adolescents are key indicators of national development and demonstrate a country’s commitment to promoting the right to health. Eritrea is committed to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children, and adolescents as well as end extreme poverty and promote development. Read more

Colonel Dawit: Exemplary Fighter and Scholar

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Resolve to strengthen participation in national...

Urban Safety and Security: The Case of Asmara

Nationals abroad organize memorial services