Tag Archives: East Africa

Desert Locust Situation in Eritrea

According to FAO, the latest Desert Locust outbreak is the worst in 25 years

A serious and widespread Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighboring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya with a high risk of further spread.

BY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

The Migratory Pests Control Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture informed that Desert Locust control operation is still underway in the Northern Red Sea Region of the country.

According to the information from the unit, so far more than 17,000 hectares of land infested with desert locust is treated in Northern Red Sea Region starting from November 2019. Continue reading Desert Locust Situation in Eritrea

East African Countries Gather in Asmara to Discuss Regional Integration

BY ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA

Further regional integration is key to sustain the exceptional economic growth experienced by East Africa over the past decade. ‘How to leverage new opportunities for regional integration’ is the theme of ECA annual meeting in East Africa, which for the first time is taking place in the capital city of Asmara, Eritrea. Continue reading East African Countries Gather in Asmara to Discuss Regional Integration

EU to Hold Major Regional Economic Conference to Foster Peace, Development in Eastern Africa

“The planned conference comes amid good progress in relations between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia, paving way for even greater cooperation”

“The focus will be to address regional infrastructure in the energy and transport sectors; trade, including the development of the financing sector, value chains and the regulatory environment; and human capital development through the improvement of education and skills” – Fulgencio Garrido Ruiz, the EU charge d’affaires to Somalia.

BY XINHUA

The European Union (EU) plans to hold a major regional economic conference for eastern African countries to foster peace and promote sustainable development in the region, an EU diplomat said Saturday. Continue reading EU to Hold Major Regional Economic Conference to Foster Peace, Development in Eastern Africa

East Africa Diplomats Bids Farewell to Ambassador Girma Asmerom

Farewell to Eritrea’s seasoned diplomat at the AU and UNECA Ambassador Girma Asmerom. He is now heading to New York as Eritrea’s new Ambassador to the UN

By Eritrean Mission to AU and UNECA,

On 11th February 2014, Ambassadors and Diplomats of the Eastern Africa Region based in Addis Ababa organized a farewell reception in honor of Ambassador Girma Asmerom, Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the African Union and UNECA.  Continue reading East Africa Diplomats Bids Farewell to Ambassador Girma Asmerom

Massive Fire Destroys Nairobi Airport Terminal

President Kenyatta visited the airport to inspect damage caused by the fire

By Aljazeera,

A large fire has engulfed Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights.

By late Wednesday, the airport, East Africa’s largest transport hub, re-opened for domestic and cargo flights, officials said.

Kenya Airways said its first overseas flights from London and Bangkok would arrive, as scheduled, early on Thursday and will be processed through the domestic terminal.  Continue reading Massive Fire Destroys Nairobi Airport Terminal

Gash Barka: The Bread Basket of Eritrea

“We did not sell gold to buy foodPresident Isaias Afwerki; NY 2011.

If there is ever a region that epitomizes food security in Eritrea, it’s the Gash Barka Region

By Berhane Woldu,

The morning light had broadened, gained greater depth, and lay in a clean sheet across the field, giving it a silver tincture. Not a single car was in sight except a carvel of camels traveling parallel to a tree-wreathed riverside.

Barentu is the regional capital of Gash Barka. The trip to Barentu takes you through Anseba Region and into Agordat with its beautiful serene landscape. Barantu is situated in the fertile plains and is homeland of the Kunama ethnic group. Continue reading Gash Barka: The Bread Basket of Eritrea