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→
“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.
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.
“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
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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.