September 2, 2020

Eritrea: Extending the Conversation

Eritrea: Extending the Conversation

By  Dr. FikrejesusAmahazion | Last week, Eritrea Profile featured an article written by Sara Tesfay titled, “Eritrea’s National Service – A National Rite of Passage” (published on Wednesday August 22). To briefly recap, the article presented a concise, yet critical, examination of howdifferent aspects of Sawa and national service in Eritrea were targeted for heavy criticism by some groups and countries during a recent hearing of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC; held in July 2020). Notably, the perceptive and insightful piece helped to clear up several longstanding misconceptions and incorrect assumptions surrounding Sawa and national service. As well, it raised a number of significant points that are worthy of further consideration and merit deeper discussion. In the following article, I aim to build upon some of key points raised in Sara Tesfay’s article and hope to extend the important conversation that she began. Read more

August 12, 2020

More financial and material support

More financial and material support

Keren/Mendefera, 12 August 2020 – Financial and material support was extended to war disabled veterans as well as disadvantaged families in Anseba and Southern Regions.Accordingly, the Eritrean National War-Disabled Veterans’ Association branch in Anseba Region extended financial support to 364 members in the nine sub zones of the region. The report further indicated that 322 thousand 800 Nakfa was extended to disadvantaged families in Dekemhare-Dembezan, Adi-Tekelezan sub zone and another 5 thousand in Adi-Golagul. Read more

July 6, 2020

NARI promotes micro-propagation of potato, date...

NARI promotes micro-propagation of potato, date palm and banana through tissue culture

The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) of   the   Ministry of Agriculture is working hard to enhance productivity of fruits and vegetables through tissue culture technology.

According to Mr. Mussie Fekadu, Head of Bio-technology Research Unit, tissue culture is a modern plant biotechnology that is applied in many countries for mass production and superior planting material which is free from diseases. For this reason, tissue culture laboratory is rrequired to maintain high standard and innovative technologies. Read more

June 4, 2020

Eritrea’s Response to the Report of the Special...

Eritrea’s Response to the Report of the Special Rapporteur

The UNHRC Special Rapporteur issued, on 17th April this year, a 20- page annual report on Eritrea.  Sadly, the report is replete with the same presumptive and offensive allegations that have characterized the annual reports since 2012.

Eritrea has duly and comprehensively addressed the fallacies and flaws of these distorted and recycled narratives in its previous official statements and communications to the UNHRC.  The fact is these reports are mostly collated as is from publications of, and in some instances worked out in cahoots with, Eritrea’s arch-enemies. In the event, we will focus, in this brief statement, on the most egregious sections of the current report. Read more

May 2, 2020

Support to disadvantaged citizens

Support to disadvantaged citizens

Asmara, 02 May 2020- Nationals residing inside the country and abroad are extending financial and material support to disadvantaged citizens that are compelled to stay at home in connection with the guidelines issued by the Government to fight the spread of the corona virus. Accordingly, the National Union of Eritrean Women in the Central region extended food items to 100 disadvantaged families.

Similarly, the residents of Felket administrative area, Afabet sub-zone, and women ex-liberation fighters in Afabet extended consumer goods to 40 needy nationals and 3 thousand and 600 Nakfa respectively. Likewise, the 71 and 86 Divisions of the Eritrean Defense Forces and youth workers in Nakfa sub-zone extended material support to disadvantaged citizens. Read more

President Isaias Afwerki’s Message on New Year

Eritrea: A nation of citizens

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Ona massacre

ICSOE 24th Meeting – Economic and Social Impacts...