Category Archives: Interviews

Interviews, Q&A

“World Need to Share Eritrea’s Recipe of Unity, Equality and Dividend of Peace” – UNDSG

“There are countries that have done none with more opportunities. But Eritrea with its own resources is doing a lot on development. I am excited because I’m witnessing the real Eritrea, not Eritrea on Social Media” – Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | SHABAIT

A joint high-level UN-AU delegation, led by Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina Mohammed, made a two-day work visit to Eritrea as part of a series of visits to neighboring countries of the Horn.

During its stay, the high-level delegation met with the President, the Ministers of Justice, National Development, Information, Labor and Social Welfare and the President of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW). Continue reading “World Need to Share Eritrea’s Recipe of Unity, Equality and Dividend of Peace” – UNDSG

Interview with FM Osman Saleh: Limiting National Service

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh : “Can we not work with Germany as partners without preconditions?” (Photo: Ulrich Coppel)

BY ULRICH COPPEL | WESTFALISCHE NACHRICHTEN*

Sixty years of war, permanent mobilization and widespread isolation by some Western countries paralyzed the country of Eritrea. But since the peace agreement with Ethiopia in the summer of 2018, there are high hopes. On the sidelines of a private visit to Münster, Germany, our colleague Ulrich Coppel spoke with the Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh. Continue reading Interview with FM Osman Saleh: Limiting National Service

Africa Will Rise Again: Revolution Against French Colonialism Inevitable – Eritrean Author

How does the use of CFA franc allow the exploitation of 14 African countries that uses it? And how could this new chain of colonialism be broken? Sputnik Italy spoke to Eritrean writer Daniel Wedi Korbaria.

BY SPUTNIK NEWS

Africa is emptying. Thousands of people are fleeing their countries. In Italy, the debate is polarised between those who favour and oppose migration, but no one really dwells on the root causes of this phenomenon. Continue reading Africa Will Rise Again: Revolution Against French Colonialism Inevitable – Eritrean Author

A Talk with British Ambassador to Eritrea, Alisdair Walker, and His Family

“I realize our history with Eritrea goes back to almost 70 years. Of course, not all of that is positive, but I really am looking forward to build a future of partnership with Eritrea in a very much future orientated fashion.” – Ambassador Alisdair Walker

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

Today we talk to His Excellency the British Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Alisdair Walker. After being in Eritrea for over six month, the Ambassador and his family surely have something to say about the country.

Welcoming us into their lovely home, the Walker family shares about their time in Eritrea which they are impressed by the diverse cultural ethnicity, architectures, bio-diversity and most of all, the hospitality of the Eritrean people they were able to be part of. Continue reading A Talk with British Ambassador to Eritrea, Alisdair Walker, and His Family

“Eritrea Stands Out As a Role Model, Needs to Share its Experiences With Other Countries”

“There are a number of accomplishments Eritrea was able to achieve in a relatively few years. As Eritreans this might not surprise you, but, for me, coming from a foreign country, it is mesmerizing, and I wish that people from other nationalities would come and see what is being done here and get inspired.” – Dr. Josephine Namboze, WHO Country Representative.

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

The commitment of the community and the government is the secret behind Eritrea’s success, over the years, in the health sector. The massive reduction in mother and child mortality rates, HIV and Malaria and the high immunization coverage are some of the accomplishments of the country. Continue reading “Eritrea Stands Out As a Role Model, Needs to Share its Experiences With Other Countries”

Carol Pineau says, ‘In Eritrea, the Experts on Eritrea are Eritreans’

“The only experts are nationals of their own countries” – Weh Yeoh

Carol Pineau is an American Journalist with a long career in journalism in Africa. Here is she sharing her views and experiences of Eritrea.

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

Carol Pineau is an American journalist who has worked in Africa for many years representing the biggest news agencies of the world. Her first visit in Eritrea impacted her profession the most as she describes the Eritrean experience as a process of unlearning the ‘white savior responsibility’. Continue reading Carol Pineau says, ‘In Eritrea, the Experts on Eritrea are Eritreans’

‘What Eritrea Accomplished Over the Years is Spectacular” – UNFPA Rep.

“I have worked in a number of countries, but what Eritrea was able to accomplish over the years is amazing. Every success came as a result of the community’s and government’s commitment” – Mr. Ibrahim Sambuli, UNFPA country representative.

“Eritrea needs to tell its story to the world. People need to know that a country like Eritrea has something to offer” – Mr. Ibrahim Sambuli (center), UNFPA Rep in Eritrea.

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | SHABAIT

The United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) activities, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, has been operating in partnership with Eritrea for 26 years. Its vision centers around ensuring maternal and child health, family planning, HIV and STI prevention services as well as helping in the advancement of gender equality and reproductive rights. Continue reading ‘What Eritrea Accomplished Over the Years is Spectacular” – UNFPA Rep.

Eritrea to Host CECAFA’s First Ever U-15 Football Competition

This will be the second time Eritrea hosting CECAFA competitions.

The Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) has handed Eritrea the rights to host CECAFA’s first-ever U-17 tournament from August 17 to September 1.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO | SHABAIT

Eritrea will host CECAFA U-15 football competition, the first of its kind, this summer. CECAFA (the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations) General Secretary Mr. Nicholas Musonye was in Asmara this past week to hold discussion with the Eritrean National Football Federation. Continue reading Eritrea to Host CECAFA’s First Ever U-15 Football Competition