In less than two weeks, that miracle land on the shores of the Red Sea will celebrate its 28th birthday. Each year as the calendar turns to May, Eritrean communities around the globe gear up to throw a bash and celebrate Eritrea’s Independence Day in style. Continue reading Eritrea is Turning 28 – Give a Shout Out→
Mary Harper, BBC Africa Editor, recently provided insightful presentation, sharing her experiences and observations about Eritrea. She is the Africa Editor at the BBC World Service and has reported on Africa for the past twenty years with a special interest in the Horn of Africa, reporting frequently from the region. Continue reading Presentation by Mary Harper, BBC Africa Editor→
The small North Eastern African country of Eritrea is often in the news these days. It’s one of the biggest sources of migrants to Europe. The escapees talk of repression at home of political decent being harshly punished, of media censorship and mandatory national service which can drag on for years.
A century ago, the country was under Italian colonial rule. It left a visible distinctive mark on the architecture of the capital Asmara. The city was once known as Picola Roma “Little Rome” even today many of its shops still have Italian names. There is a bar Vitoria, and Casa del formaggio. Continue reading Why Does the Outside World Hate Eritrea?→