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A Talk with British Ambassador to Eritrea, Alisdair Walker, and His Family

Interview with the British Ambassador to Eritrea, Alisdair Walker and his family
“I realize our history with Eritrea goes back to almost 70 years. Of course, not all of that is positive, but I really am looking forward to build a future of partnership with Eritrea in a very much future orientated fashion.” – Ambassador Alisdair Walker

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

Today we talk to His Excellency the British Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Alisdair Walker. After being in Eritrea for over six month, the Ambassador and his family surely have something to say about the country.

Welcoming us into their lovely home, the Walker family shares about their time in Eritrea which they are impressed by the diverse cultural ethnicity, architectures, bio-diversity and most of all, the hospitality of the Eritrean people they were able to be part of. Continue reading A Talk with British Ambassador to Eritrea, Alisdair Walker, and His Family

Eritrea to Welcome its First Superyacht

Renowned for its diving locations, a company called Pelorus is set to make Eritrea a viable superyacht destination. (Photo: Internet)

BY RORY JACKSON / SUPERYACHT NEWS

It is all well and good talking about getting off the beaten track, but for many getting off the beaten track simply means trying out another luxury location that happens to be less frequented by the contingent that like to stick to the tried and tested cruising ground of the Mediterranean, Caribbean and a select few others. Continue reading Eritrea to Welcome its First Superyacht

Asmara: A Beauty Frozen in Time

Asmara is Africa’s stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Site

BY SENAIT FESEHA | THE REPORTER

Imagine, if you will, strolling through a quiet city where you may find empty intersections and very few people on the streets; a city with seemingly little connection with the outside world, as if it was located on an entirely different planet altogether. Continue reading Asmara: A Beauty Frozen in Time

Eritrea, the ‘Police State’ Where There are No Cops to be Seen?

The absence of visible policing, including traffic cops, on the streets of a large city, is hardly my idea of a police state. And nowhere have I seen a uniformed soldier, let alone anyone carrying a firearm.

BY FREDERICK GOLOOBA-MUTEBI

Former US president Barrack Obama called it the “North Korea of Africa”. Others portray it as a terrible dictatorship, a police state, and a regional troublemaker. Its reputation has been further sullied by reports about so many of its citizens, young people mostly, fleeing repression at home. That repression, it is said, is the reason Eritrea’s youth are willing to risk life and limb in crossing the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats.  Continue reading Eritrea, the ‘Police State’ Where There are No Cops to be Seen?

Eritrea is a Dreamland for Railroad Nostalgics

In Eritrea, steam locomotives from the Italian colonial era are still operating. The route is also spectacular: it goes over mountains and through the desert to the Red Sea.

BY MAIKE GRUNWALD | WELT *

Kaum a traveler has ever been in Eritrea, a small country on the Red Sea is known primarily from the news. From its neighbors, especially the archenemy Ethiopia, the country secluded itself for a long time. Until it unexpectedly signed a peace treaty with Ethiopia in July 2018. Continue reading Eritrea is a Dreamland for Railroad Nostalgics

Eritrean Red Sea: The Untouched Diving Paradise

A Diver’s Dreamscape: The Eritrean Red Sea coast offers some of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. The warm waters of the Dahlak Archipelago — a scattering of more than 120 islands —  abound with jellyfish, barracuda, manta rays, parrotfish, red snappers, coral fish, puffer fish, clown fish and more than 200 types of corals. (Getty Images)

BY BRIDGET BOAKYE | FACE2FACE AFRICA

It is rare to hear the words Africa and scuba diving in the same sentence but this is the precise experience afforded to tourists on the coast of Eritrea. The Eritrean Red Sea coast, also called the “Blue Gold” of the Red Sea, is a divers paradise. Continue reading Eritrean Red Sea: The Untouched Diving Paradise