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AfDB and Eritrea Sign US $41.5m Funding Agreement

African Development Bank loans to Eritrea
The Education Sector Development Program and National Food Security program gets a vital boost from the African Development Bank

By TesfaNews,

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) and Eritrea today signed a US $41.5 million funding agreement to finance two major government projects on skill development, drought resilience and sustainable livelihood programs.

The Agreement was signed in Asmara by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Berhane Habtemariam, and AfDB Regional Director, Mr. Gabriel Negatu. Continue reading AfDB and Eritrea Sign US $41.5m Funding Agreement

Eritrea Appoints New Ambassador to Cuba

Formal credentials ceremony for newly appointed ambassador of Eritrea to Cuba

By Shabait,

Eritrea’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Girma Asmerom, presented credentials to Vice President Gladys Maria Bejerano Portela as Eritrea’s non-resident Ambassador to Cuba.

During the ceremony, Vice President Portela asserted that Eritrea-Cuban relations has been steadily growing. She further expressed her country’s readiness to enhance existing ties of partnership with Eritrea in the Health and Agriculture sectors.  Continue reading Eritrea Appoints New Ambassador to Cuba

Agriculture Ministry Secures Financial Support from Qatar

By Shabait,

The Eritrean Ministry of Agriculture has secured a donation of around USD 200,000 from Qatarfor combating desert locust.

The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, said that Eritrea is working on priority basis to combat desert locust, and that the support would be channeled for the purchase of pesticides.

Similarly, Mr. Huruy Asgedom, Director General of Agricultural Inspection, stated that due attention is given to the implementation of the program. Continue reading Agriculture Ministry Secures Financial Support from Qatar

Irish Experts in Eritrea for Pioneering Dairy and Potato Programmes

A pilot diary and potato programme in Eritrea with the collaboration of Irish NGOs Vita, Teagasc, Gorta and Séamus Crosse are part of the ambitious, large scale national potato and diary programme.

By Teagasc,

A senior delegation led by Irish NGO Vita and including Teagasc and Gorta/SHA is travelling to Eritrea at the weekend to build on the partnership between these agencies and the Eritrean Government.

They will be evaluating the impact of a model dairy programme and a model potato programme set up last year.

The delegation includes the Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle, with Dr. Lance O’Brien, Teagasc’s Head of Foresight and Strategy, alongside Gorta/Self Help Africa CEO Ray Jordan, as well as Vita Chairman Séamus Crosse and CEO John Weakliam.  Continue reading Irish Experts in Eritrea for Pioneering Dairy and Potato Programmes

Karuturi Ethiopia Has Gone Bankrupt: Minister

It has been over a year since the Ethiopian government expressed discontent with the performance of the Indian giant, Karuturi Global Limited, a company engaged in the business of commercial farming, now heading to its imminent collapse

By The Reporter,

KARUTURI Global, which earlier agreed with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to grow wheat on 300 thousand hectares of fertile land has fell to deliver its promises of becoming a leading agricultural company.

Karuturi was almost foreclosed after failing to repay a 65 million birr (a little over USD 3 million) loan extended via overdraft facility from the state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). However, the company immediately settled the minimum, 25 percent of the debt. But government officials told The Reporter that Karuturi is no longer reputed in Ethiopia. Continue reading Karuturi Ethiopia Has Gone Bankrupt: Minister

Eritrea: Saudi Provides Assistance to Combat Locust

SECURED. Saudi Arabia donation to Eritrea for combating desert locust swarms

By SPA,

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently sent corporate assistance worth $300,000 to Eritrea to combat locust swarms.

The assistance, which also includes eleven tons of pesticides and two transport vehicles, was delivered by Saudi acting Charge’ D’Affaires in Asmara Shadeed bin Hamid Al-Sahali and representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Continue reading Eritrea: Saudi Provides Assistance to Combat Locust