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Eritrean Cycling Legends – Tesfalidet and Salambini

Legendary cyclists Tesfalidet Hailom and Carmelo Saglimbeni (aka Salambini)
A Candid interview with legendary Eritrean cyclists Tesfalidet Hailom (L) and Carmelo Saglimbeni (aka Salambini)

By Daniel Wedi Korbaria,

ON MAY 24th, about 450 people attended the joyful celebrations in occasion of the 24th anniversary of Independence in Rome. This year’s theme was “Development Trough Resilience“, the same resilience that has characterized Eritreans including in the Diaspora since the days of the Struggle for Liberation first and the nation-building process later.

In this spirit, Eritreans flowed to the Teatro Tendastrisce, adorned by colorful decorations and flags. The theater was overflowed by a festive atmosphere and the delicious, mouth-watering smell of traditional dishes like zigni and himbashaContinue reading Eritrean Cycling Legends – Tesfalidet and Salambini

Eritrea’s Diplomatic Victories at 24

Eritrea’s diplomatic challenges emanate from one source and that is the US. On every turn Eritrea was forced to climb mountains to achieve small diplomatic progress. To be shunned by the US means denial of rights as a nation and ultimately death and, only handful of nations mange to overcome it. Eritrea’s brilliance is, therefore, a unique development on international affairs.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

For many underdeveloped countries particularly African, Diplomacy means: to be flexible, to acquiesce, compromise, undermine-once-principle and values to accommodate suitors at the expense of long term interests of the nations they claim serve.

Eritrea’s firm and principled stances are therefore aberration to the norm and thorn on the sides of those who benefit from the diplomatic acquiescence or submissiveness of countries that sell their souls in order to remain in power for financial or other gains. Many considered those stances undiplomatic. However, as the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin the cat. Eritrea’s diplomatic approaches prove that there is alternative to the diplomacy that African nations practiced for decades.  Continue reading Eritrea’s Diplomatic Victories at 24

President Isaias Warns Corrupt Officials

President Isaias Afwerki delivering a speech at the 24th Anniversary of Eritrea’s Independence Day

By TesfaNews,

IN the televised speech he made today on the occasion of the country’s 24th Independence Anniversary, President Isaias Afwerki sends a stern warning to certain “deluded and corrupt” government officials to refrain from aspiring to amass wealth through short cuts.

The malpractices manifested this year by a few deluded and corrupt individuals and government functionaries who sought to amass wealth by any means without toiling and working hard can only lead [them] to a perilous path,” said President Isaias during his speech. Continue reading President Isaias Warns Corrupt Officials

Malian Superstar Habib Koité Delivers Super Concert In Asmara

Malian Superstar Habib Koité rocks residents of Asmara on the occasion of the 24th commemoration of their Independence Day.

By Meron Abraha,

CINEMAS Roma and Asmara have been super busy accommodating guests and shows in connection with the weeklong festivities marking the 24th anniversary of Eritrean Independence Day.

This year’s festivities saw prominent African artists from the Western, Southern and Northern corners of Africa converging in the East African country for its 24th year of independence.

Indeed, South African performers and Sudanese artists were able to enjoy the music of Malian superstar, while all of them together have been savoring the essence of Eritrean Independence Day celebrations.  Continue reading Malian Superstar Habib Koité Delivers Super Concert In Asmara

Eritrea: World Leaders, Including the U.S., Send Messages of Congratulations

Eritreans all over the world are celebrating the 24th Anniversary of their hard-won Independence with profound pride.

By TesfaNews,

WORLD leaders send congratulatory messages to President Isaias Afwerki and the people of Eritrea in connection with the 24th anniversary of Eritrea’s Independence Day, state media Shabait reports.

So far, the Heads of States of Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, People’s Republic of China, India, Germany, Singapore, Mexico, Israel, Liberia, and the U.S. have sent their best wishes to President Isaias and the people of Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea: World Leaders, Including the U.S., Send Messages of Congratulations

ERITREA: No Weapon Can Defeat a People Decided to be Free

“…The birth of the State of Eritrea was not a miracle but rather the product of “wisdom and foresight” by patriots who abided by a transition process that led to a non-violent process of Eritrea’s independence…”- US diplomat Mark Baas

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

ERITREA’S Independence came in 1991 when the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front’s (EPLF) army rolled into Asmara, the Eritrean capital, ending the 30-yr armed struggle for independence. Eritrea’s independence was accepted by the US led international community with great reluctance, and for the last 24 years, there have been several attempts to thwart Eritrea’s independence, violate her sovereignty and disrupt Eritrea’s nation building process. In addition to a sustained and concerted effort to distort the unparalleled history of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), now the Peoples Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) and misrepresenting Eritrea’s national identity-Eritreanism has come under relentless attack.  Continue reading ERITREA: No Weapon Can Defeat a People Decided to be Free