Tag Archives: Development Assistance

UN: Donors Must Rally Behind Ethiopia, Eritrea Peace

“We need to reward these gestures and show them as an example of what can be achieved” – UN

“It makes strategic sense to rally behind this peace initiative and invest in a peacebuilding process in a way that it touches on development transformation.” – Ahunna Eziakonwa, head of the U.N. in Ethiopia.


Foreign donors must come forward to support Ethiopia and Eritrea after the long-time arch rivals ended a war which spanned two decades and hampered efforts to improve the lives of millions of people, a top United Nations official said on Monday. Continue reading UN: Donors Must Rally Behind Ethiopia, Eritrea Peace

European Union Spring vis-à-vis Eritrea

The Deputy Foreign Minister of the current holder of the EU presidency, Italy’s Lapo Pistelli, striving to win back relation between the block and Eritrea

By Bereket Kidane,

SPRING is symbolic of starting new projects, sewing new seeds and coming forth with new ideas.

We’ve all heard of the Arab Spring. Spring has finally come to Brussels as far as Eritrea is concerned. There is definitely a “European Spring” going on with respect to Eritrea.

After conducting extensive research and examining its policies toward the State of Eritrea, Europe seems to recognize the righteousness of the policies of the Government of Eritrea and wants to stop its destructive policies toward the country.  Continue reading European Union Spring vis-à-vis Eritrea

Norway Embassy in Eritrea Closed

The decision to close the Embassy was also influenced by the fact that Eritrea asked Norway to discontinue all its development activities in the country since 2011.

No Norwegian development assistance request since 2011 prompt closure

By Norway Embassy-Sudan,

The closure of the Norwegian Embassy in Eritrea on 30 June represents the end of a chapter in Norwegian–Eritrean relations.

The first diplomatic relations between Norway and Eritrea were established on 14 March 1994. In April 1995, an honorary consulate was established in Asmara; in June 1996 Eritrea was designated a priority partner country; and on 8 December 2003 an embassy was established in Asmara.  Continue reading Norway Embassy in Eritrea Closed