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Eritrean Orthodox Church Hosts World Council of Churches (WCC) Delegation

“Visit aimed at reviewing the situation within the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church and strengthening the relationship that has been loosened over the past several years.”

A delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) paid a week long historic solidarity visit to the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church. (Photo: Peter Kenny/WCC)

BY WCC

A delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) concluded a solidarity visit to the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, one of Africa’s oldest Christian churches dating back to the year AD 329.

It was the first such visit in more than 10 years and the WCC left with a pledge to pray and work for peace between Eritrea and its neighbor Ethiopia as they attempt to resolve a border dispute. Continue reading Eritrean Orthodox Church Hosts World Council of Churches (WCC) Delegation

World Council of Churches Delegates in Eritrea

The World Council of Churches is a worldwide inter-church organization founded in 1948.

BY SHABAIT

Eight senior member delegation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) is on a working visit to Eritrea.

During a meeting the senior delegation held with the leaders of the Eritrean Churches, the General Secretary of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Synod, Abune Lukas, indicated that the harmony and respect between religions has been for long the main characteristic of the Eritrean people and that this meeting will be a good opportunity for sharing experience with the World Council of Churches. Continue reading World Council of Churches Delegates in Eritrea

Natnael Berhane Prepares for His First Grand Tour – The Vuelta a España

The La Vuelta a España, which gets underway tomorrow August 23rd, will be his first Grand Tour ever and for Natnael Berhane of Eritrea, its like a dream come true.

By World Cycling Centre (WCC),

“I’m so happy to be here. It’s like home to me,” says the 23-year-old Eritrean, who was a trainee at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in 2011 and 2012. “It’s good to train here in the mountains for the Vuelta.”

Natnael Berhane first arrived at the WCC in Aigle (Switzerland) in March 2011, determined to chase his dream of joining the professional peloton. His progress was dazzling, and in 2013 he signed his first professional contract with UCI ProTeam Europcar. He has already made waves with overall wins in the 2013 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey and in the 2014 Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon.

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Petition: Switzerland Should Give Equal Visa Opportunity to Eritrean Riders

The Swiss Embassy in Khartoum: Please STOP Politicizing Sport

By Seble Ephrem,

ERITREA’s passion for cycling is not news to those that have any inkling on the country’s history. In recent years a rising number of riders are being acknowledged for their professionalism, albeit reluctantly in many cases.

Only a few days ago Jock Boyer, the first American who participated in the Tour de France in 1981 gave an interview on RFI as head of the newly established Team Africa Rising.  Continue reading Petition: Switzerland Should Give Equal Visa Opportunity to Eritrean Riders

Eritrean Merhawi Kudus turns Professional Cyclist for MTN-Qhubeka

The most exciting talent from Africa

By Box Sore News, A trainee this season at the World Cycling Centre (WCC), Merhawi Kudus will race in the professional peloton in 2014 with Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung.

This 19-year-old Eritrean is considered one of the most exciting talents from Africa. He finished second in the general classification of the Vuelta Ciclista a León (2.2) and has won amateur events in Italy (Freccia dei Vini) and France (Tour de Côte d’Or).  Continue reading Eritrean Merhawi Kudus turns Professional Cyclist for MTN-Qhubeka

On the wheel of Eritrean Merhawi Kudus

“Working for a rider who is capable of winning is a good lesson for everyone else, and it’s also a way of learning about yourself and pushing yourself a little bit further” – WCC trainer Jean-Jacques Henry

Set to race with the pros in the Tour de l’Avenir

By World Cycling Center,

After Daniel Teklehaimanot and Natnael Berhane, the World Cycling Centre is preparing to send another young Eritrean, Merhawi Kudus, into orbit this year.

Teklehaimanot and Berhane have now turned professional, riding for Orica-GreenEdge and Team Europcar respectively, while their fellow countryman will be wearing the Bretagne-Séché jersey in the Tour de l’Ain, which runs from Friday to Tuesday.

This temporary placement with the French second-division (UCI Continental Professional) team will give 19-year-old Merhawi the best preparation for the Tour de l’Avenir and the Road World Championships. Continue reading On the wheel of Eritrean Merhawi Kudus