Ona massacre

By Simon Weldemichael | Many villages suffered devastating losses during the 30- year war of the Eritrean liberation. Following the dictum of their emperor that “it’s Eritrea’s land that we want, not its people”, successive Ethiopian governments committed untold atrocities to exterminate the Eritrean people. The Ona massacre was one of the numerous atrocities committed against Eritrean civilians by the Ethiopian colonial army.

In Ona, a village two km from Keren, and surrounding villages, the colonial army killed the inhabitants, looted their properties and burned their houses in retaliation of the killing of Major General Teshome Ergetu, commander of the second division that was stationed in Eritrea. The commander of the Ethiopian army in Eritrea was shot on 20th November 1970 at a place between Balwa….


Eritrea Rejects European Parliament Resolution

Earlier this month, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning human rights in Eritrea. The outlandish tone and content of the intrusive and vitriolic resolution betray apparent frustration stemming from the utter failure of the destabilization policies that the EP has pursued in the past 20 years. Several points are well in order. First off, the allegations raised by the European Parliament are utterly false and land far wide of the mark. As just one example, allegations about the seizure of “Catholic-affiliated schools and health facilities, thus negatively affecting the health and education rights of the population,” greatly distort the policies and delivery of health and education programs in Eritrea, and, fail to stand the scrutiny of statistical figures available in the public domain.Second, the European Parliament’s recent resolution is cynical and extremely hypocritical. For one, many of the EP Member States condemning Eritrea in a condescending, arrogant, manner are hardly paragons of virtue.


Disinformation, Misinformation, and Eurosplaining

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Last week, Eritrea’s Ministry of Information released a statement, “Le Monde: Irresponsible Accusations against Eritrea,” in which it strongly denounced the claims made in a report by Le Monde, a French outlet, that Eritrea had instigated or was somehow otherwise involved in the recent events that have been unfolding in our region. To discerning readers and observers, this case may be included in the long list of instances of disinformation and misinformation peddled about Eritrea that have taken place over the years.To clarify, although often used interchangeably, disinformation and misinformation are actually quite different. The main thing differentiating them is intent. While misinformation is false or inaccurate information and news that are spread, regardless of intent to mislead, disinformation is spreading false or inaccurate information and news with the explicit intent of….


Literature mirrors Identity

Ahmed Omer Sheikh

by Asmait Futsumbrhan | We talk to Mr. Ahmed Omer Sheikh, a founding member of the Arabic Department at the Ministry of Information who has played a great role in developing Arabic literature over the years. His writings range from political articles to novels. Mr. Ahmed’s works have enabled him to mingle internationally with other authors. He has published five novels and three collections of poems and has won many awards. He has a degree in Economics and public administration from king Abdel Aziz University, but his passion for the written word took him along a different path. Here he talks about his journey as a journalist and as a writer.

Thank you for your time. Would you please tell us about your work?
Well, I was first assigned to work at the Ministry of Information in 1992. Even though journalism was never my field, I stated working at the radio department in the Arabic language program. Soon, I began working as an anchor and leading other programs that inspired young Eritreans to…


ኤረትርየ፡ እት ፊራሮ ዘርእ-ተመር
ፈዳብያም ዜርአት ዕጨይ-ተመር

ኣድም ኣብሐሪሽ
20 ሚልዮን ምን ሸዐብ ዐለም ስፍሩይ እት እንቱ ነብር ሀለ። እለ እብ ሰበብ አዳም ለከልቀየ ወናይ ጠቢዐት ብቆት ለትመጽእ ሰፍረ ለኢቀድር ሸዐብ፡ ነብረ ቅይር ሰበት በሌዕ፡ አረይ አክረሾት ገብእ። ሰፍረ ህዬ እብ ኢረኪብ እተይ ሐርስ ለትመጽእ ዛህረት ኬልም ተ። ሐረስቶት፡ እተዮም እግል ልወቅሎ ለልትነፍዖ እቡ አብሳር፡ አስክለ እቱ ለአዘቡ ሱግ ለካዩደ ገበይ፡ ክምሰልሁመ እት ዘባይን ለልአበጽሖ እቡ በሰር ወሽቃይ እተዮም፡ መታክል ናይለ በዝሐየ ድወል ዐለም ቱ። ሰፍረ እግል ትስረት ወሐረስቶት እግል ልርብሖ ህዬ፡ ለሔሰ አብሳር ሐርስ ጥዉር እቱ ተአቴ ለህሌት ዐለምነ፡ እተይ እግል ልበርክት፡ ዑለመእ ዲብ ተጠውር ሐርስ ላሊ ወአምዕል ከድሞ ህለው። እት ፍሬታት ወብቅል ብዕድ ለወድዉ ብሑስ፡ አስክ ዲብ ሰቦትመ ሚ ክም ፈሬ እግል ለኣምሮ ልስህሮ ህለው። ኦሮት ምነ ዝያደት እትለ መደት ጎነ ዲብ ጋብሆት ሰፍረ ሐዞት ውቅል ለአገዴ ለሀለ ብቀል ህዬ፡ ዕጨይ ተመር ቱ። ሸዐብ እዲነ ምን ሰፍረ እግል ልትባለሕ፡ ዘርእ ዕጨይ ተመር ለሐርስ


Mohamed Hassan: ” Il n’y a pas de guerre civile en Éthiopie “

Entretien réalisé par: GRÉGOIRE LALIEU / FRANS DE MAEGD, 20 novembre 2020
Un conflit ravage la région du Tigré en Éthiopie depuis plusieurs semaines. Certains parlent même de guerre civile. Comment le Premier ministre, Abiy Ahmed, qui avait reçu le Prix Nobel de la Paix s’est-il retrouvé à faire la guerre? Qui sont ceux qui contestent son pouvoir? Quelles répercussions pour la Corne de l’Afrique? Ancien diplomate éthiopien, Mohamed Hassan (La stratégie du chaos – Jihad made in USA) nous explique les enjeux de ce conflit.
Des mouvements populaires et une révolution pacifique ont mis fin à la dictature du Front de libération du peuple du Tigré (TPLF) en Éthiopie, il y a deux ans. Dictature qui avait été dirigée d’une main de fer par Meles Zenawi durant de longues années[1]. En 2018, Abiy Ahmed était porté au pouvoir. Le nouveau Premier ministre reconnaissait les partis d’opposition et signait un accord de paix historique avec les voisins d’Érythrée.



Eritrea’s Statement to OACPS Subcommittee of the Parliamentary Assembly

Statement of the Eritrean Delegation to the 56th Session of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States/OACPS Parliamentary Assembly, Subcommittee on Political, Humanitarian, Social and Cultural/PHSC Affairs on Oct 22, 2020

Mr. Chair,
Thank you for giving me the floor. Sadly, on October 8 this month, the European Parliament adopted a resolution replete with baseless allegations and insults to Eritrea. Due to brevity of time, I will focus on the most egregious recitals and paragraphs of the resolution.
Mr. Chair,
The title of the Resolution indicates that the EP act is prompted “notably by the case of Dawit Isaac”. However, fourteen out of the twenty recitals and 12 of its paragraphs have nothing to do with this person. This fact clearly demonstrates that “the Case of Dawit” is invoked as a mere pretext to pursue sinister agendas of portraying a very bleak picture of Eritrea and…


Our Environment is Always Worthy of Attention

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | About two weeks ago, Tesfai Ghebreselassie, Eritrea’s Minister of Land, Water, and Environment delivered an address to the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity. During his statement, which was delivered through a prerecorded video message, Minister Tesfai touched upon a number of important issues, including how the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the destruction of biodiversity are intricately related, the growing challenge of the global climate crisis, and the need for closer cooperation between developed and developing countries in addressing numerous environmental challenges. In addition, toward the end of his address, he stated: “In conclusion, I would like to draw the attention of this important gathering to the precarious condition of an abandoned oil tanker moored in the Red Sea waters near the Yemeni port of Al Hudaydha. Eritrea calls for a united stand to urge the concerned Yemeni political forces to cooperate in the safe unloading of the tanker…


Eritrea: Overview of its National Curriculum

by  Habtom Tesfamichael | On Oct 14, 2020The Government of the State of Eritrea considers education the cornerstone of all national development efforts, and has adopted a national education policy that advances the knowledge and skills required for a vibrant and competitive economy. It has been making significant investments in the development of human resources by providing education and health services for the entire people so that they can fully participate in the civic, cultural, political, social and economic affairs of their nation.The national policy of education of the State of Eritrea states that the provision of sound basic education is both a human right and a tool that raises the overall awareness of citizens, which enhances productivity.



Mr. President
Distinguished Participants,
I have the honour to address this gathering.

Three decades after the Convention on Biodiversity came into effect; there is more global awareness about our dependence on a well-functioning biodiversity, the negative consequences of human action on the ecosystem, and the necessity of international cooperation to avert a likely crisis. However, our action is not commensurate with the immense challenge that we are facing. Global warming and pollution continue unabated triggering climate crisis that upsets among others, species distribution, phenology, population dynamics and community structure.


Water conservation projects in Eritrea

Simon Weldemichael ,  Sep 23, 2020 | Fueled by climate change and the ever-increasing demands for water, the growing scarcity and variability in water resource has made water conservation a top priority for countries. Although Eritrea is not blessed with abundant water resources, the availability of surface and ground water has increased in recent years because of the government’s considerable efforts and investments.

Water conservation has gained in priority in the development efforts undertaken by the government of Eritrea. In Eritrea, the rainfall tends to be torrential, unpredictable and lasts a short season.


الأزمة الصومالية
الجزء الخامس
ومواقف أثيوبيا وكينيا وأمريكا وارتريا وتركيا

1 ـ تعود المطامع الاثيوبية في الصومال الى عهد مؤسس دولة اثيوبيا الحديثة منيليك الثاني في العقد الثاني من القرن التاسع عشر، واستمرت في القرن العشرين والحادي والعشرين في عهد كل من هيلي سلاسي ومنجستو هيلي ماريام وملس زيناوي وعهد هيلي ماريام دسالين. واندلعت الحروب المفتوحة بين البلدين الى ان غزت اثيوبيا الصومال في عام 2006 قبل انسحابها مكرهة في 2016، قبل ان تأخذ العلاقة بين أديس أبابا ومقديشو منحى جديد مع تولي د.أبي أحمد على مقاليد السلطة في أثيوبيا في مطلع ابريل 2018.
2 ـ وسياسة كينيا الصومالية ترجع الى ستينيات القرن الماضي وهي محكومة بمخاوف مطالبة الصومال بما يمكن ان نطلق عليه ” الصومال الكيني.” وامتداد حرائق ” حركة الشباب الجاهدين ” الى عمق الاراضي الكينية، واشكالية ترسيم الحدود البحرية بين البلدين، وطموح الحكومة الكينية على التأثير في مجريات الاحداث السياسية في اقليم جوبا لاند الفيدرالي المتاخم لها.


ቅልውላው ሶማልያ

ሓሙሻይ ክፋል
መርገጺታት ኢትዮጵያ፡ ኬንያ፡
ኣመሪካ፡ ኤርትራን ቱርክን

1-ባህጊ ኢትዮጵያ ንሶማልያ ካብ እዋን’ቲ ኣብ 19 ክፍለ ዘመን ንዘመናዊት ኢትዮጵያ ዝመስረተ ሃጸይ ምኒልክ ዝጀመረ ኾይኑ፡ ክሳዕ 20ን 21ን ክፍለ ዘመን ኣብ እዋን ሃጸይ ሃይለ ስላሰ፡ መንግስቱ ሃይለማርያም፡ መለስ ዜናውን ሃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝን እውን ቀጺሉ’ዩ። ኣብ መንጎ ክልቲአን ሃገራት ቅሉዕ ውግእ ተኻይዱ። ኢትዮጵያ ብ2006 ኣብ ልዕሊ ሶማልያ ወራር ከተካይድ እንከላ፡ ብ2016 ድማ ተቐሲባ ወጸት። ብ2018 ዶክተር ኣብዪ ኣሕመድ ኣብ ስልጣን ምስ መጸ፡ መርገጺ ኢትዮጵያ ኣብ ሶማልያ መሰረታዊ ለውጢ ኣርእዩ።

2- ፖሊሲ ኬንያ ኣብ ሶማልያ ካብ ሱሳታት ናይ ዝሓለፈ ኽፍለ ዘመን’ዩ ጀሚሩ። ኬንያ፡ ሶማልያ ነቲ “ሶማል ኬንያ” እትብሎ ዞባ ሰሜናዊ ዶብ ክትሓትት’ያ ብምባል ክትሰግእ ጸኒሓ። ፖሊሲ ኬንያ፡ ባርዕ “ምንቅስቓስ ሸባብ ኣልሙጃሂዲን” ኣብ ውሽጢ መሬት ኬንያ ንኸይልሕም፡ ጸገማት ማያዊ ዶብ ክልቲአን ሃገራትን ምሕንጻጽ፡ ኣብ’ቲ ምስ ኬንያ ዚዳወብ ዞባ ጁባላንድ ዚህሉ ፓለቲካዊ ዂነታት ጽልዋ ንኺህልዋ ዚብገስ’ዩ።


Book Review and Conversation with Amanuel Biedemariam

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion
Recently I read the book, The History of the USA in Eritrea: From Franklin D. Roosevelt To Barack Obama and How Donald Trump Changed The Course Of History, written by Amanuel Biedemariam, an Eritrean-American author. Published in August 2020, the book provides a broad overview of the US’ relationship with Eritrea over the decades. Here, I offer a brief review of the book and then a short summary of my recent conversation with the author.

The Greater Horn of Africa comprises Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. Home to hundreds of millions, boasting abundant natural resources, and blessed with great diversity and vast potential, the region has had a complex, often tragic, history, marked by recurrent famines, seemingly intractable wars and mutual destabilization…


Eritrea: 2020 Year in Review

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

The first month of 2020 in Eritrea began like other years, with festivities. In Asmara, colorful cultural and musical performances were held at Cinema Roma on New Year’s Eve. President Isaias Afwerki also made a public statement conveying his best wishes to Eritreans for the year ahead.A week later, Christmas celebrations took place across the country. In Gahtelay, a large celebration, with performances by the “Rim Stars” and other renowned artists, was organized. It was attended by throngs of locals, as well as government officials. His Holiness Abune Petros, Archbishop of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church, also gave benediction. In his sermon, he wished peace and prosperity for Eritrea and he called on citiznes to support the disadvantaged. On 20 January, Epiphany (Timket) was celebrated nationwide. A number of religious leaders, government officials, and thousands of the faithful took part in the religious observance conducted at Asmara’s Bahti Meskerem Square.


صبرنا  فانتصرنا  على  كل  الاعداء
ويدنا  ممدودة للسلام والصداقة

بقلم: محمد نور يحيى
صادف يوم الاربعاء  23 ديسمبر 2020 الذكرى المشئومة الحادية عشر لقرار مجلس الأمن 1907 الصادر في 23 ديسمبر 2009 .  تمر  علينا  الذكرى الحادية عشر لهذا  القرار  الجائر الذي  تسبب في  تعطيل  بعض برامجنا  التنموية ، بهدف اعاقة مسيرتنا  في  كل  المجالات ، وحرض كل  الجهات  الحاقدة  والعاتبة على استقلالنا  وسيادتنا  الوطنية ، بالعمل  على التكالب  والتآمر  علينا،  ونحن  إذ ننظر لتلك  المرحلة  التي  بلا شك  قد  ارقتنا ، وعطلت بعض  برامجنا  السياسية والتنموية ، إلا اننا  قد  تجاوزناها  بفضل  صمودنا  الاسطوري  والذي  كان  من اسراره صلابة وحدتنا  الوطنية التي  استهدفوها مراراً وتكراراً متوهمين انهم يمكنهم  يستطيعون اختراقها والتشويش  عليها وإستغلال ذلك  لتنفيذ مشروعهم  التخريبي،   وكان العامل  الاخر المرتبط عضوياً  بصلابة وحدتنا  الداخلية صدق  وارادة  قيادتنا  السياسية ،   فخابت آمالهم  وتهاوت كل مؤامراتهم بأسرع  من أحجار لعبة الدومينو، وذلك لأننا ثبتنا على مواقفنا وصمدنا  وصبرنا  فكان  الحق  معنا .


Water Resources Development in The Southwest Gash-Barka

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet |The Gash-Barka region has seasonal rivers that have a flow of millions of cubic meters of water. However, relying exclusively on the seasonal water for farming and animal husbandry in an arid zone with high rate of evaporation is not sustainable. That is why the Government carried out studies on drafting micro-policies pertaining to water resources development for agriculture and domestic use since the wake of Eritrea’s independence.

To ensure the continuous supply of water, it became necessary to construct off-season storage of water for use in agriculture, fish farming and conservation of the environment. Following in-depth studies and designs, r dams have been constructed in the Gash-Barka region since 2003.

The three major dams constructed in the region are Fanko-Tsumu’e, Gerset and Fanko-Rawi. The major objective of the construction of the strategic dams is to promote economic and social benefits of the people and to ultimately enhance the country’s overall…


قراءة لكتاب
ارتريا اللعبة الكبرى والفصل السابع
23 ديسمبر 2009 ـ 23 ديسمبر 2020

“أخبار الخليج البحرينية ـ دراسات ـ “
القاهرة – وكالة الصحافة العربية
من: أيمن رفعت

” اللعبة الكبرى والفصل السابع ” كتاب للباحث د. أحمد حسن دحلي حول قرار مجلس الأمن 1907 ضد إريتريا. يتناول الكاتب حيثيات قرار مجلس الأمن كما وردت في نص القرار رقم 1907: ” تقدم إريتريا دعماً سياسياً ومالياً ولوجستياً لجماعات مسلحة تعمل لتقويض السلام والمصالحة في الصومال والاستقرار في المنطقة. وترفض إريتريا اتفاق جيبوتي الذي أتى بشيخ شريف شيخ أحمد رئيساً للحكومة الفيدرالية الانتقالية في الصومال. ”
أما منطوق القرار جاء فيه: ” أن تتخذ جميع الدول الأعضاء فوراً التدابير اللازمة بمنع رعاياها من استخدام السفن أو الطائرات التي ترفع أعلامها.. وأن لا تقوم إريتريا ببيع أو توريد أو نقل أي أسلحة ذات صلة بصورة مباشرة أو غير مباشرة من إقليمها أو بواسطة رعاياها. “ويتناول المؤلف مواقف الدول الأعضاء في مجلس الأمن من القرار 1907، قائلاً: قرار مجلس الأمن رقم 1907 الصادر ضد إريتريا في 23 ديسمبر 2009، صوتت مؤيدة له ثلاث عشرة دولة، يبدأ بموقف ليبيا من هذا القرار لا لأنها معارضة فقط، وإنما باعتبارها تحديداً رئيسة الاتحاد الإفريقي حينذاك،


Interview with Mohamed Ali Idriss

Head of Ministry of Education’s branch at Afabet sub-zone

By Mussie Efriem | Education is one of the most significant social services the Eritrean government has been giving. By building schools in villages and remote locations and by launching adult education programs such as literacy campaigns, the government has been striving to make education accessible for all age groups and both gender. In the following translation of an interview with Hadas Eritrea, head of Ministry of Education’s branch at Afabet sub-zone, Mohamed Ali Idris talks about their challenges and achievements in education at his sub-zone.

What is the condition of education like in Afabet sub-zone?
The educational service given at our subzone has been growing fairly from time to time. We have 1289 pre-school students in 12 schools, 6297 students in 27 elementary schools and 2877 students in 13 junior schools in this sub-zone. Until 2007, there wasn’t any secondary school in the…


Transforming Arid Zones into Wetlands

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet | It is quite breathtaking to see human made lakes in areas that were once arid and dramatic change in the ecosystem and the lifestyle of people who live in such areas. The development endeavors have triggered a chain of transformations in infrastructure, which are obvious in the Gash-Barka region. The Gash-Barka region is known for its hot climate. Fanko-Tsumu’e is a place in the region.

Tsumu’e roughly means “arid.” Some places, including Fanko-Tsumu’e and Kerkebet, were hardly conducive for farm activities due to scarcity of water. This natural barrier has now been overcome with the construction of dams and soil and Eritrea Profile, Saturday, 12 December, 2020 No.50 2 Transforming Arid Zones into Wetlands water conservation activities such as afforestation and the construction of water catchments.

The construction of dams takes the lead in bringing about the multifaceted achievements that are being…


The Rt. Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Dear Foreign Secretary,
The Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the Court of St. James’s presents its compliments to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and wishes to draw your attention to the letter dated 4 November 2020 from Kate Osamor MP, on behalf of the APPG on Eritrea. The Embassy of the State of Eritrea unequivocally and categorically rejects the APPG on Eritrea’s claims that Tigray, a region in Ethiopia, is facing threats from the Government of Eritrea.The historic Peace Agreement signed between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 2018 ended the twenty-year war and ensuing no-war no-peace footing between the two nations, pursued by the previous Ethiopian regime under TPLF.



رحيل صديق ارتريا الثورة والدولة
د. إبراهيم نصر الدين

بقلم: د.أحمد حسن دحلي
غيبت المنية في 14 اكتوبرعن عمر يناهز 74 ربيعا، جسد المفكر السياسي المصري الكبير د. إبراهيم نصر الدين الصديق الصدوق لإرتريا الثورة والدولة، ولكن د. إبراهيم سيبقى حيا عبر مؤلفاته العديدة والعميقة، ومن خلال مواقفه التضامنية التاريخية مع نضالات الشعوب الافريقية، في نفوس وعقول وافئدة افراد اسرته، ووطنه، وجامعته، وطلابه، واصدقائه ولا سيما في القارة الافريقية التي تخصص في شؤونها وشجونها، وتفاعل مع اخفاقاتها ونجاحاتها، وتجاوب مع احباطاتها وانجازاتها وتطلعاتها منذ ريعان شبابه لغاية ساعة رحيله.
لقد توطدت صداقتنا على مدى الايام والسنوات، والتقينا عدة مرات في اسمرا والقاهرة، وناقشنا هموم مصر وارتريا، وقضايا القرن الافريقي، وتحديات البحر الاحمر وحوض النيل، وتطورات الاحداث في القارة


ضاحية قام جيوا :
المركز الصحي ، مشروع النسوة الزراعي

تقرير: محمد نور يحيى
المركز الصحي بقام جيوا – يقدم خدماته لسكان قام جيوا وما حولها من بقية الضواحي، التقينا بالمركز الممرض /عامر احمد مسئول المركز ، حدثنا السيد/ عامر ان مركز قام جيوا الصحي يعمل به 12 عنصر ، يتوزعون بين 8 مساعد طبي بينهم من يهتمون بمتابعة الحوامل وحتى توليدهن ، و2 صيدلي ، و2 فني معمل .
ويوجد بالمركز سيارة اسعاف . يقدم خدماته بالاضافة اللا سكان قام جيوا لخمس مناطق اخرى . وحول الامراض العامة في المنطقة قال” ليست هنالك امراض خطيرة ، بل هي عادية كالاسهالات الناتجة عن شرب مياهمنطقة موقع وهي غير نظيفة . يقدم المركز خدمات الكشف العام للكبار والاطفال ، وخدمات الامومة والطفولة ومتابعة الحوامل ، وما هو فوق طاقتهم يحولوهن الى مشفى افعبت ..
والملاريا في فترة الخريف ،حيث يتابعها من نطلق عليهم الاطباء الحفاة ، يقومون برش البيوت في الخريف.



وزير الأراضي والمياه والبيئة يخاطب قمة التنوع البيولوجي

خاطب وزير الاراضي والمياه والبيئة السيد/ تسفاي قبري سلاسي، قمة التنوع الاحيائي للامم المتحدة التي انعقدت عبر الفيديو الافتراضي، مبرزا نظم وسياسات ارتريا لحماية التنوع الاحيائي
حيث ألقى وزير الاراضي والمياه والبيئة تسفاي قبري سلاسي خطابا في أعمال مؤتمر قمة نيويورك المعني بالتنوع الاحيائي التابع للامم المتحدة أوضح فيه موقف ارتريا حول حماية التنوع الاحيائي .
وقال الوزير تسفاي في خطابه عبر خاصية الفيديو الافتراضي من اسمرا ، لقد أصبح العالم بعد مرور ثلاثين عاما من اعتماد اتفاقية التنوع الاحيائي للامم المتحدة أكثر وعيا فيما يتعلق باعتماد بشري متوازن على التنوع البيولوجي، وكذلك االإستخدامات البشرية السيئة، بإدارة النظم البيئية، بالاضافة الى ضرورة التماسك والتعاون سويا اكثر على المستوى الدولي لحل وملاحظة توقع الأسباب المؤدية لإنخفاض التنوع الاحيائي أو خسارته على نحو خطير.
وقال الوزير/ تسفاي: ان خطواتنا المتخذة لا تتوازى مع حجم التحديات الكبيرة التي نواجهها، وذكر انه لم يتم حتى الان معالجة أسباب الاحتباس الحراري والتلوث البيئي، الذي


The Harvest of Hard Work

by Billion Temesghen | In the morning hours of August 21st our team headed to Adi Tsenay, a village surrounded by rocky hills in the vicinity of Logo Dam. We, the journalists, were told that the government’s efforts to conserve water aimed at more than providing potable water to the people of villages and towns near the water reservoirs. Our team visited seven villages included in the Logo Dam pilot development project to see what lays beyond water conservation and provision. The villages we visited are Adi Zawl, Adi Kelkelti, Adi Halo, Adi Selait, Adi Tsenay, Adi Sherefeto and Adi Hayo. Adi Tsenay, a village of 245 households, lies on hilly grounds. Small beautiful houses atop the mountains overlook large swaths of farms, some at the feet of the hills and some on top. We were welcomed by a group of farmers, three women and three men, one of whom, Mr. Mebrahtu Weldekiristos, is the administrator of the village.


ቃለ-መሕትት ምስ ሓይለዝጊ ሃብተስ
ሓላፊ ሕርሻታት ደቡባዊም ዕራብ ዞባ ጋሽ-ባርካ

ዳህላክ ነጋሲ
ደቡባዊ ምዕራብ ዞባ ጋሽ-ባርካ ዓበይቲ ልምዓታዊ ንጥፈታት ዝካየደሉ ሰፊሕ ቦታታት እዩ። እቶም ኣብ ምልማዕ ዘራእትን ምስባሕ ጥሪትን ኣተኲሮም ዝሰላሰሉ ዕማማት፡ ኣብ ምርግጋእ ዋጋታት ልዑል ኣስተዋጽኦ ኣለዎም። ኣብ ርእስ’ዚ፡ ኣብ ምምላእ ጠላባት መንግስታውያን ትካላት ልዑል እጃም ከም ዘለዎም ይፍለጥ። ንሓፈሻዊ ንጥፈታት እቲ ሕርሻታት ዝምልከት ምስ ሓላፊ ሕርሻታት ደቡባዊ ምዕራብ ናይ’ቲ ዞባ ኣቶ ሓይለዝጊ ሃብተ ዘካየድናዮ ቃለ-መሕትት ይስዕብ። * ሕርሻታት ደቡባዊ ምዕራብ ጋሽ ባርካ ብኸመይ ኣገባብ ዝተወደቡ እዮም? ዝጥርንፎም ንኡሳን ዞባታትከ? ፈለማ፡ እዚ ዞባ ብኣወዳድባ ኮርፖረሽን ዘራእትን ጥሪትን ኤርትራ ከም ሓደ ዞባ እዩ ዝርኤ። ብሓፈሽኡ ግን ምዕራባዊ ዞባ፡ ደቡባውን ሰሜናውን ምዕራብ ተባሂሉ ኣብ ክልተ ዝተኸፍለ’ዩ። ደቡባዊ ምዕራብ ጋሽ ባርካ ድማ ንሰለስተ ንኡሳን ዞባታት ሕርሻ ማለት ሃይኮታ፡ ተሰነይን ጎልጅን የጠቓልል። እቲ ኣወዳድባ ክሳብ ላዕላይ ጋሽ


A Glimpse of Adi-Quala Sub-Zone

By Habtom Tesfamichael | The Adi-Quala sub-zone is one of the twelve sub-zonal administrations of the southern region.It borders the sub-zone of Emni-Haili to the north, Tserona to the east, Mai-Mne to the west and Ethiopia to the south. It is the most populous sub-zone of the southern region with around 97 thousand population who live in 106 villages grouped in 22 local administrations. The ancient town of Adi-Quala is the center of the sub-zonal administration. Agriculture is the main occupation of the population and some engage in other activities.The total area of the sub-zone is around 107 hectares, of which only about 21 thousand hectares is arable. This year there was sufficient rainfall, an average of around 700 mm, and is expected to lead to a good harvest.Through its extension service, the Ministry of Agriculture’s (MoA) advises farmers to practice rotation of crops. Farmers in the sub-zone used to grow taff in the past year in year out even though the production level was decreasing. But as of last year, they have been employing the integrated farming scheme in order to enhance their productivity.


أمثال شعوب العالم
مقارنة بالأمثال الارترية

أستهل الباحث الارتري الراحل محمد سعيد ناود هذا الكتاب الذي جمع بين ضفتيه الحكم والامثال والمقولات المأثورة ساطرا: ” ليس للحكمة أو المثل وطن معين. والدليل إننا نجد تشابها بين أمثال مختلف الشعوب. وبالمقارنة نجد بين معظم تلك امثال تشابها، وأحيانا تطابقا مع الامثال بمختلف اللغات الارترية. وهذه الامثال التي سنوردها، الهدف منها هو جمع الامثال الارترية وتوثيقها بإعتبارها تراثا هاما.

مقدمة ناشر الكتاب

في محاولاته الجادة في البحث والتنقيب من أجل حفظ التراث الارتري، تأتي اهتمامات المناضل الكبير محمد سعيد ناود في توثيق الامثال والحكم والاقوال المأثورة في اللغات ولهجات المجتمع الارتري، ومقارنتها ومطابقتها مع امثال مختلف الشعوب انطلاقا من ان هذا النوع من التراث ليس لديه موطن أو بلد معين، وليس أدل على ذلك أكثر من التطابق والانسجام في المعنى، بل والمفردة أحينانا بين مختلف اللغات لقول أو


Restoring the ecosystem of Eritrea

By Ruth Abraham
Shabait.com |As much as we humans are pacing to the extremes of advancement, the earth is coming to the extremes of degradation and negative transformation. We have reached a stage where our survival is being threatened mainly due to our unreasonable extraction of resources and emission of waste.For many years now, the natural setting of the world has been gradually changing into an environment that is less suitable for its habitants. It might already be late now, but it is never too late to take action.On January 30, 1995, the United Nations General Assembly officially proclaimed June 17 as the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought day, later named as World’s Desertification and Drought Observance day. This was done to raise a worldwide awareness of people about drought and land degradation or desertification.


Eritrea at a Glance

Eritrea at a Glance

The earliest hominoid remains in Eritrea date from two million years ago, placing the land near the dawn of humankind on the planet. Stone tools from Abdur-at 125,000 years old-are the earliest, best-dated evidence for human occupation of a coastal marine environment.

Tools found in the Barka Valley from 8000BC are the first evidence of human settlement here. Rock paintings have been found in several sites dating from 2000BC. So far, fifty-one prehistoric sites have been identified across Eritrea, from Karora in the north to Beylul in the southeast, but many more are expected to be discovered in the coming years.

Eritrea at the 24th ICSOE Meeting

Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu

Interview conducted by Billion Temesghen
East Africa’s policy makers held the 24th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) from 24 to 25 November under the theme ‘Economic and Social impacts of the Covid-19 Crisis on Eastern Africa: Strategies for Building-Back-Better.’ The meeting, which was attended by fourteen East African states, deliberated on challenges and lessons learned associated with the pandemic and ways forward. We spoke to Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu, who represented Eritrea at the meeting, for further thoughts.

Thank you for your time, Mr. Ambassador. Can you please tell us about ICOSE and Eritrea’s role in the bureau?
ICOSE operates to promote regional integration for development amongst countries of East Africa. At the 23rd session of the ICOSE that was held in Asmara, Eritrea was mandated to hold the chairmanship. The 24th session was supposed to be held…


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