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As Eritrea Turns 29, its ‘One People, One Heart’ Motto Proven in Action

Happy 29th Independence Anniversary Eritrea
Happy 29th Independence Anniversary!

BY BEREKET KIDANE

The month of May is a special one on the Eritrean calendar. We are in the midst of Eritrea’s national holiday season with Independence Week (ቅንያት ናጽነት) a mere one week away. But this year is a little different. Continue reading As Eritrea Turns 29, its ‘One People, One Heart’ Motto Proven in Action

Opinion // Eritrea – a State of Nostalgic Peace

Isn’t Eritrea the victim of fake news? It is condemned as evil even though it is one of the safest and most peaceful nations in Africa.

Peace and Harmony. Eritrea could be a model that Japan should emulate. (Photo credit: Tomoaki Nakano)

BY MARRE / HEAVENESE

Eritrea is simply peaceful and safe. It seems no one is concerned about being involved in a murder or about being robbed. This aspect was clearly demonstrated by the hotel staff.

When we wanted to take a shower, we were supposed to tell the front desk that we would “use hot water.”

When we got back to the hotel after one of our concerts, it was already late at night, but we sill had to get out of our costumes and wash off our make-up before we could take a shower. Continue reading Opinion // Eritrea – a State of Nostalgic Peace

Rise of An Auspicious Eritrea at the 28th

Independence Day is the greatest and most highly celebrated national holiday in Eritrea.

BY RANDA OSMAN | SHABAIT

Lights illuminating the city’s boulevard, flags waving on top of buildings, posters of the nine ethnic groups shining on every angle of the city, families and friends walking side by side on the streets … are familiar to any Eritrean who has attended the celebration of our independence in the past. But this year, all of these are placed under a different light; the light that we as Eritreans are finally seeing at the end of what has been a long and harsh tunnel. Continue reading Rise of An Auspicious Eritrea at the 28th

Putting Eritrea’s 2019 Independence Day Celebration in its Unique Context

Independence Day is nothing and is void without dedicating and acknowledging the valuable price paid by our martyrs.

Neither superficial fads nor fatalistic narration will deter the Eritrean people from pursuing their own development road-map and celebrate their Independence Day as they know how.

BY HAILE H.GABER

Come next May, Eritrea will be gearing to celebrate its 28th year of Independence. And all during these past years a lot has been written and by many people, some in defense of and some to destroy Eritrea. And to put it in the least mild terms, it has been an extremely arduous and costly journey for the people of this decently proud nation. The burden and pain stomached has been beyond words. But the victory is also that much immense which, as always, this great people take with magnanimity. And thanks to its peoples’ stoic mind set and able leadership, the country has prevailed and secured its longevity. Continue reading Putting Eritrea’s 2019 Independence Day Celebration in its Unique Context

A Look Back at an Extraordinary Year 2018 (Part 2)

The year 2018 was an extraordinary year for Eritrea and the Horn of Africa region. The powerful winds of change swept across the region, ushering in the possibility of lasting peace, stability, and security. 

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.)

Undeniably, 2018 was an extraordinary year for Eritrea and the Horn of Africa. The powerful winds of change swept across the region, ushering in the possibility of lasting peace, stability, and security.  Continue reading A Look Back at an Extraordinary Year 2018 (Part 2)

The Land We Fought For

It was never easy for Eritrea and its people to rightly hoist their own flag and call their land Eritrea. Nonetheless, through their determination and will to gain what was rightfully theirs, they stayed true to themselves and broke out of the shackles of injustice to prove to the world that this land was theirs.

This is the land we fought for, this is the land we won and this is the land we will always fight for.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO W. | ERITREA PROFILE

The nation is getting dressed to celebrate its Independence Day. Bright lights and its flag, which is dominated by a red triangle extending from the hoist to the fly (right) with complementary green and blue triangles above and below respectively and a yellow encircled olive standing out right in the middle of the red triangle, illustrate ideals of a country.

The flag is a reflection of patriotism and pride of the people of the country, which sets the right mood for the celebrations. Continue reading The Land We Fought For