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UNESCO Workshop on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Held in Eritrea

Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
UNESCO joined the Commission of Culture and Sports of Eritrea and high-level government officials and community representatives for a two-week workshop as part of the UNESCO project.

BY UNESCO

On 19 February 2018, UNESCO joined the Commission of Culture and Sports of Eritrea and high-level government officials and community representatives to open a two-week workshop through 28 February as part of the UNESCO project: ‘Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’, which is financed from earmarked contributions from the Kingdom of Norway to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. Continue reading UNESCO Workshop on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Held in Eritrea

Making the UNESCO Heritage Site Asmara, a Locus of the Past for Future Generations

Asmara’s skyline height is fixed and the landmarks that make Asmara exceptional should not be blocked by contemporary buildings. It might simply ruin the overall expression of the city.

No more high-rise buildings in Asmara? Contemporary and high rise buildings that were built lately in Asmara such as the Nakfa House, Blue Building, and Ambassador Hotel are simply mistakes that we will not allow to repeat. Our plan is how to make Asmara a reflection of time, by restoring and preserving the 4,300 edifices that made Asmara worthy of the world heritage site.

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

Asmara is literally one of the rarest picturesque cities in the world. Its constriction which roughly dates back to the late 1800s and early 1900, saw the manifestation of several European architectural styles and currents. To this day, Asmara has withstood changes and gloriously shines in its humble loveliness of a longstanding modernist African city. Continue reading Making the UNESCO Heritage Site Asmara, a Locus of the Past for Future Generations

Miami Beach and Asmara: Sister Cities

City of Miami Beach and Asmara on the road to become sister cities

Eritrea’s capital Asmara, as the new UNESCO recognised World Heritage City, seeks more tourism from sister-city of Miami Beach

BY HURUY TECLE | KEMEY.NET

In 2017, Eritrean Americans in the USA have conducted several successful events. One of them was, The Asmara World Heritage Exhibition that opened up on September 27, 2017 at the Art Deco Museum in Miami Beach.

The event was very successful. The museum is a beach front facility with capacity for 200 people at the popular South Beach section of the city. Continue reading Miami Beach and Asmara: Sister Cities

One of Africa’s Best Kept Secrets – its history

“There has been a way of seeing Africa in terms of poverty and conflict which has become a kind of shorthand for the continent that still persists today.” – Zeinab Badawi

BY ZEINAB BADAWI | BBC NEWS

Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A celebrated British historian once said there was only the history of Europeans in Africa. Zeinab Badawi has been asking what is behind this lack of knowledge and looking at the historical record for an African history series on BBC World News. Continue reading One of Africa’s Best Kept Secrets – its history

Eritrea’s Capital Asmara Hopes for Tourists

By Deutsche Welle (DW),

Eritrea, a country in East Africa, hopes to attract tourists in the future. The potential is huge – given Eritrea’s long Red Sea coast, and of course, the unique colonial architecture of the capital Asmara, which could soon be declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Continue reading Eritrea’s Capital Asmara Hopes for Tourists