December 25, 2021

“The Holiday Season”

“The Holiday Season”

By Sabrina Solomon

Growing in the Eritrean society is exceptionally warm. The holiday season in Eritrea is characterized by the visiting of relatives, rejoicing with neighbors, settling conflicts, forgiving friends and foes and looking forward to a new beginning. The celebrations of this year’s Christmas and New Year may be toned-down due to COVID-19, but I am sure the tradition of making resolutions for the New Year will continue. Read more

December 4, 2021

A Glimpse on the Potential of Rock-Art Culture in...

A Glimpse on the Potential of Rock-Art Culture in Eritrea

Rock art is a man-made depiction or engraving of early human activity. In the absence of written evidence with regard to the prehistoric people, we heavily rely on these man-made depictions to narrate a story that we are for the most part oblivious to. As the name suggests these prehistoric depictions are either drawn or engraved on rock surfaces. Rock arts or engravings are mainly found in rock shelters, rock dwellings, and caves. Read more

November 15, 2021

Eritrean Women and Arts

Eritrean Women and Arts

by Simon Woldemichael
Nobody questions that women and men are biologically different. The problem is the biological difference is used by many to justify gender roles. But we know that gender roles, which are often taken for granted, are not biologically determined. They are socially constructed and are reinforced through the portrayal of men and women in those typical roles in films, music, drama, and novels. That is why it is important for artists, in general, and women artists, in particular, to be aware of the role of art in perpetuating, oftentimes inadvertently, the status-quo and the need to present alternative narratives that allow particularly women opportunities to tell their own stories. Read more

September 4, 2021

Eritrean Animators on the Rise

Eritrean Animators on the Rise

By Asmait Futsumbrhan

Growing up inspired by the animated films they watched, childhood friends Temsghen Kidane and Naod Yacob are pursuing a long awaited dream of becoming animators and artists of comic strips. After getting their bachelor’s degree from college (Temesghen in Land Resources and Environment and Naod in Biology), they are ready to be fully dedicated to producing Eritrean stories in animations and comic strips. Read more

September 27, 2020

Call for proper preservation and maintenance of...

Call for proper preservation and maintenance of historic buildings

Keren, 29 September 2020 – The head of the Culture and Sports branch in Anseba Region, Mr. Siraj Haj called on the public to strengthen endeavors to properly preserve and maintain historic buildings in Keren city. Mr. Siraj made the call at a meeting conducted in Keren city on 25 September with the view to assess the process of research and documentation of ancient buildings in the city. Read more

A City in the Clouds, New Year Resolutions &...

Colonel Dawit: Exemplary Fighter and Scholar

“I always Toil to Show the true Image of my...

A Response to Congressman Brad Sherman’s...

Resolve to strengthen participation in national...

Urban Safety and Security: The Case of Asmara