October 12, 2021

Remarks by H.E. Osman Saleh Minister of Foreign...

Remarks by H.E. Osman Saleh Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea At the Sixtieth Commemoration of the Non-Aligned Movement

Belgrade 11-12 October 2021

Co-Chairs, Excellencies,

I bring to this important 60th Anniversary Commemorative Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, the greetings of the people and government of Eritrea and of President Isaias Afwerki.

Excellencies,

The Non-Aligned Movement was born at a critical juncture in history, a period of hope, enthusiasm, and vibrant energy. It embodied the profound aspirations of the peoples of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, the Pacific, and other regions of the world for self-determination, for genuine sovereignty and territorial integrity, for independent paths to political, economic, and social development, for equitable and just world order. It was a visionary movement that crystallized the determination of these nations and their towering leaders to seize their own destiny into their own hands, to free themselves from colonial, neo-colonial, and imperialist subjugation, to resist and fight unwarranted intervention in their affairs. It sought to build humane societies, with people at the center of development. Read more

October 7, 2021

Regular Session of DLCO-EA Governing Council of...

Regular Session of DLCO-EA Governing Council of Ministers

Asmara, 07 October 2021 – The 66th Regular Session of the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) Governing Council of Ministers commences today, 7 October at Asmara Palace Hotel.

Ministers of Agriculture of Eritrea, South Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Kenya are participating.

The regular Governing Council of Ministers session is the continuation of the 66th Regular Session of the DLCO-EA Executive Committee that was held from 4-6 October.

In his keynote address, the Minister of Agriculture of Eritrea, Mr. Arefaine Berhe highlighting Eritrea’s experience regarding control of desert locust stated that since 2006 the world is passing through a period of food shortages and soaring food prices mainly due to crop loss caused by pests and diseases and underlined the role of the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa in tackling the situation.

The Executive Director of the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA), Dr. Stephen W. Njoka on his part noting that member countries are using chemicals to control pests that are harmful to human safety and environment underscored the urgency of switching to biological and mechanical means of control. He further indicated that the organization is working on developing components of preventive, eco-friendly and more cost-effective mechanism for locusts based on benign and bio-rational control tools and tactics.

The State Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of Uganda and Chairman of the DLCO-EA Governing Council of Ministers Mr. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga on his part noted that the organization has continued to promote food security in the region through its mandate of combating the migratory pests namely desert locusts, Quelea birds, armyworms, and Tsetse flies. He also commended the organization for saving member countries million of dollars by protecting their crops and not importing food. Read more

October 1, 2021

Ambassador Mohammed Suleiman held talks with...

Ambassador Mohammed Suleiman held talks with Ugandan FM

Asmara, 01 October 2021 – The Eritrean Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda, Mr. Mohammed Suleiman met and held talks on 29 September with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Al-Haji Abubakar Odongo Jeje, on strengthening bilateral relations.

At the meeting held in Kampala, Ambassador Mohammed and Foreign Minister Gen. Abubakar Odongo Jeje commending the progress of the relations between Eritrea and Uganda, agreed to further consolidate the bilateral ties. Read more

September 8, 2021

Eritrea’s Potential in Aquatic Sports

Eritrea’s Potential in Aquatic Sports

By Sabrina Solomon

Meet Efrem Ghirmai, a swimmer who represented Eritrea at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He is the first swimmer who has hoisted the Eritrean flag at the open­ing ceremony of the Olympics. We had a brief meeting with Efrem and here are the excerpts. Read more

August 26, 2021

US/EU: Weaponizing “Human Rights”

US/EU: Weaponizing “Human Rights”

By: Abraham Tesfay

In the past few months, major western powers have invoked different facets of human rights and international laws of war in the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to cast the crisis in almost apocalyptic terms. And for maximum outreach and impact, the chorus continues to be amplified by pliant media outlets and affiliated international agencies.

The packaging remains subtle and well calibrated.  At times, and especially these days, the specter of “Rwanda” is harped on to ominously insinuate “potential or imminent ethnic cleansing” in the making. The famine that stalked Ethiopia in the 1970s is rehashed for good measure now and then.  And, at other times, the analogy shifts to Yugoslavia to convey impending “break-up and State failure in Ethiopia with dire consequences to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa region”. Read more

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