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Eritrea is Turning 28 – Give a Shout Out

Full-fledged preparations are underway to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of Eritrea’s Independence throughout the country and in the Diaspora.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

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

In Memory of September 1st and Our Founding Patriots

In memory of September 1st, 1961, the day armed struggle for national liberation starts, and in memory of our founding patriots…

BY HAGOS GASHAZGHI

Nations are always their narrations. This is the main reason that compels us to pay certain tribute to the past. Therefore, we have to honour past events, the story itself and most importantly our beloved brothers and sisters who accomplish such grand patriotic commitment.  Continue reading In Memory of September 1st and Our Founding Patriots

President Isaias on New TPLF Eritrea Policy, Water and Socio-Economic Development

“To dwell on TPLF’s hollow pronouncements will be a waste of time. Our message to all those who wish to weaken or paralyze us is that this will never happen.” – President Isaias

BY SHABAIT

It is to be recalled that President Isaias Afwerki conducted a two-hour live interview with local media on May 20 on the occasion of the 26th Anniversary of Independence Day. Excerpts of the second part of the interview follows: Continue reading President Isaias on New TPLF Eritrea Policy, Water and Socio-Economic Development

Presentation by Mary Harper, BBC Africa Editor

By Eritrea Embassy Media,

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

Why Does the Outside World Hate Eritrea?

By BBC FooC,

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?

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

BBC Reporter Mary Harper says in Eritrea things are very different than other African places she visited and admits  it is quite the opposite what media mostly trying to portray about the country.

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 after the Second World War. That preceded to a 30 year long war for independence where Eritrea stood virtually alone. Continue reading Things are Very Different in Eritrea than Other Places I Visited: BBC Reporter

A Look Back at the Battle of Dekemhare

The final offensive to liberate Asmara began in the Dekemhare Front and that makes the battle of Dekemhare the most decisive and important one of all.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

Twenty-five years ago this month, the Eritrean People’s Liberation Army (EPLA), the armed wing of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), started making preparations for its final major offensive or “zazami quinat ዛዛሚ ኩናት” in Tigrigna to take Asmara and Assab and liberate Eritrea from the enemy.

The fall of the Nadew Command and Capture of Afabet, the largest three-day battle ever fought on the African continent where nearly 20,000 Ethiopian troops were killed or captured by the EPLF, had already started the beginning of the end of the colonial Ethiopian Army in Eritrea. Continue reading A Look Back at the Battle of Dekemhare

Former UN Chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dies

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who was the United Nations’ 6th secretary-general and the 1st from Africa, has died at the age of 93.

By Maggie Michael | for AP,

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93.

Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian Christian political family, was the first U.N. chief from the African continent. He stepped into the post in 1992 at a time of dramatic world changes, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a unipolar era dominated by the United States.

His five years at the helm remain controversial. He worked to establish the U.N.’s independence, particularly from the United States, at a time when the world body was increasingly called on to step into crises with peacekeeping forces, with limited resources. Some blame him for misjudgments in the failures to prevent genocides in Africa and the Balkans and mismanagement of reform in the world body.  Continue reading Former UN Chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dies