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Eritrea is a Dreamland for Railroad Nostalgics

In Eritrea, steam locomotives from the Italian colonial era are still operating. The railroad routes goes over mountains and through the desert to the Red Sea.
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

Asmara: Exploring Eritrea’s UNESCO Certified Art-Deco Wonderland

Italian architects used what had been an amalgamation of highland villages centuries earlier as an ideal blank canvas. Asmara is now Africa’s stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Site.

BY THOMAS MUKOYA | REUTERS

In an often-forgotten corner of the Horn of Africa, Eritrea’s capital boasts one of the world’s finest collections of early 20th-century architecture – with UNESCO awarding it World Heritage Site status earlier this year.

When Italy’s colonial experiment in Eritrea ended in 1941, it left behind an array of Rationalist, Futurist, Art Deco and other Modernist styles in Asmara, a city whose historic heart has changed little since the Italians lived and worked there. Continue reading Asmara: Exploring Eritrea’s UNESCO Certified Art-Deco Wonderland

Ambassador Hanna Simon’s Speech at the 39th UNESCO General Conference

Following is a statement delivered by H.E. Hanna Simon, Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to France & Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, at the 39th Plenary Session of UNESCO’s General Conference that was held in Paris from October 30 – November 14, 2017.


Ambassador Hanna Simon at the 39th session of the General Conference

Excellencies,
Honourable President of the General Conference,
Honourable Chairperson of the Executive Board,
Honourable Director General of UNESCO,
Distinguished Representatives,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

First and foremost, allow me to express Eritrea’s appreciation of UNESCO’s assistance and cooperation in various educational, cultural and scientific projects. Similarly, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Irina Bokova for her commitment in promoting UNESCO’s noble principles and values during her double term as UNESCO’s Director General. I wish her success in her future endeavors. Continue reading Ambassador Hanna Simon’s Speech at the 39th UNESCO General Conference

World Heritage Committee Inscribed Asmara as UNESCO World Heritage Site

BY TesfaNews

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, chaired by Jacek Purchla, founder and director of the International Cultural Center in Krakow, Poland inscribed Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading World Heritage Committee Inscribed Asmara as UNESCO World Heritage Site

Diversity Resource International (DRI) Holds a Gathering in London, UK

Diversity Resource International (DRI) held a “Leadership in Action” gathering in London to inspire the generation of effective leaders on Africa with the spotlight on Eritrea.

BY ERITREA EMBASSY MEDIA

On Saturday 3rd of June 2017, Diversity Resource International (DRI) held a gathering at the St. Ethelburga’s center in the City of London under the theme “Leadership in Action”, a thought leader gathering to inspire the generation of effective leaders on Africa with the spotlight on Eritrea.

Makeda Coaston, a change maker, facilitator and senior cultural strategist, gave a brief speech focusing on African civilization and knowledge linking it to systematic enslavement of the Africa, and how colonialism of 400 years has hindered the continents success. She also emphasized on the need of leadership, which can change Africa from a victim to prominence. Continue reading Diversity Resource International (DRI) Holds a Gathering in London, UK

Asmara Art Deco Exhibition Held in Nairobi

BY EMBASSY MEDIA

Asmara art deco organizers Mr. Christophe and Dr. Conrad, the Arbate Asmara group, staged an exhibition depicting Asmara’s historic and art deco buildings at the grounds of the United Nations Office in Nairobi in collaboration with UNON and the Eritrean Embassy on Monday, April 3rd 2017.

Diplomats, UN officials and Eritreans living in Kenya attended the official opening. Continue reading Asmara Art Deco Exhibition Held in Nairobi