A Glimpse to the Official Silver Jubilee Eritrea Independence Day Ceremony

By Shabait, It was Tuesday morning, after a long night celebrating the eve of the Independence Day, the streets of Asmara were quite, people take the time to finally meet and enjoy breakfast together. Soon after, men and women start to get ready for the official ceremony of Eritrea’s Silver Jubilee Anniversary. The 25th anniversary […]

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Things are Very Different in Eritrea than Other Places I Visited: BBC Reporter

By BBC Africa Today, Hello and welcome to the Africa Today podcast from the BBC at 1800 GMT and I am David Amanor, the Tuesday 24th May 2016. In today’s program, big celebration in Asmara as Eritreans celebrates their 25 years of independence. The territory was colonized by Italy in 1890 but handed to Ethiopia […]

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President Isaias’ Silver Jubilee Independence Day Speech

Dear Participants, Allow me to congratulate the people of Eritrea everywhere as well as the friends who stood on the side of, and extended their solidarity to, the liberation struggle and independence of the Eritrean people. Let me further express our profound gratitude to all our compatriots who have come from abroad to amplify the […]

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Inside Eritrea: Bras, Biros and Backward Shoes in War Exhibit

By BBC News, Eritreans are celebrating 25 years of independence, which they gained on 24 May 1991. The Eritreans – who fought a 30-year war for independence against the far larger and better-equipped Ethiopian army – are in celebratory mood, despite the country being criticised by human rights groups for its lack of democracy, free […]

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Understanding #EritreaAt25: A Crash Course on the A, B, C’s (Part-2)

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD), Eritrea is on the verge of turning 25. The Independence Torch is winding its way across the country, attracting large, enthusiastic, boisterous crowds and building up anticipation, while small towns and cities are busily and eagerly preparing for the celebration. For decades, both during the protracted armed struggle and since the […]

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Violence in Tel Aviv as 1000s Celebrate Eritrean Independence

By David Rosenberg, Violence broke out as thousands of illegal immigrants from Eritrean gathered on Friday at the Tel Aviv Convention Center to celebrate 25 years since their country gained independence. The event, which was organized by the Eritrean embassy in Israel, drew supporters of the Eritrean government, while opponents of the current regime protested […]

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