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Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Switzerland resumes support for cooperation projects in Eritrea

More diplomacy with Eritrea is the way forward.

BY FDFA | PRESS RELEASE

Switzerland will resume its cooperation with Eritrea in a new three-year phase. The allocated CHF 6 million ($6 million) will be used to improve vocational skills development.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) took this decision on the basis of the findings and recommendations of an external evaluation commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at the end of a pilot phase to trial resumption of development cooperation with Eritrea. Continue reading Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Interview with FM Osman Saleh: Limiting National Service

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh : “Can we not work with Germany as partners without preconditions?” (Photo: Ulrich Coppel)

BY ULRICH COPPEL | WESTFALISCHE NACHRICHTEN*

Sixty years of war, permanent mobilization and widespread isolation by some Western countries paralyzed the country of Eritrea. But since the peace agreement with Ethiopia in the summer of 2018, there are high hopes. On the sidelines of a private visit to Münster, Germany, our colleague Ulrich Coppel spoke with the Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh. Continue reading Interview with FM Osman Saleh: Limiting National Service

Africa Will Rise Again: Revolution Against French Colonialism Inevitable – Eritrean Author

How does the use of CFA franc allow the exploitation of 14 African countries that uses it? And how could this new chain of colonialism be broken? Sputnik Italy spoke to Eritrean writer Daniel Wedi Korbaria.

BY SPUTNIK NEWS

Africa is emptying. Thousands of people are fleeing their countries. In Italy, the debate is polarised between those who favour and oppose migration, but no one really dwells on the root causes of this phenomenon. Continue reading Africa Will Rise Again: Revolution Against French Colonialism Inevitable – Eritrean Author

Italy Grants €1 Million to UNICEF Eritrea

“This grant from the people and the Government of Italy, delivered through the Africa Fund managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will provide learning and participation opportunities for children and youth of Eritrea so that they remain engaged in their communities and make informed decisions about issues that matter to them.” – Stefano Moscatelli, Ambassador of Italy to Eritrea. (Photo: UNICEF Eritrea/2019)

BY UNICEF

The Government of Italy has provided UNICEF Eritrea with a grant of Euro 1 million to support a programme to strengthen resilience of children, adolescents and youth. Continue reading Italy Grants €1 Million to UNICEF Eritrea

‘African Voices’: Political Cherry Picking at its Worst!

When one recalls how African Trojan horses were used as “key sponsors” of the UNSC sanctions (2009/2011) and UNHRC resolutions (2012) against Eritrea, we wonder if a similar gimmick is on the offing behind this “African voices” crap too.

In the difficult decades, ‘voices of conscience’ in the wider international community – & especially African voices; official or otherwise – were conspicuous for their deafening silence. But why now?

BY SHABAIT | EDITORIAL

Early this week, a motley network of African writers and journalist wrote an open letter to President Isaias Afwerki expressing concern on what they termed as “continued detention of Eritrean journalists and activists, migration of youth and …the isolation of Eritrea from the larger African family”. Continue reading ‘African Voices’: Political Cherry Picking at its Worst!

(Interview) // ‘The World Needs to Know the Truth about Eritrea’

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Stauffer, an old friend of Eritrea, has always maintained his connection with Eritrea and its people. Last year, he published a book in the German language to let the world know the truth about Eritrea. (Photo: Kostas Maros)

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | SHABAIT

Today, Q&A brings you an old friend of Eritrea, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Stauffer, an attorney of law and lecturer at the University of Basel. Dr. Stauffer made his first connection with Eritrea at the beginning of the 1970s during the armed struggle for independence. He knew and visited the field to get a good insight into how the people of Eritrea worked and struggled to get their independence. Continue reading (Interview) // ‘The World Needs to Know the Truth about Eritrea’