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Press Release // Al-Jezeera’s Relentless Campaigns of Disinformation

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION The Doha-based Al-Jezeera TV Stations – both English and Arabic Channels – have been spewing false and vicious news about Eritrea this week. This is not, of course, the first time for these Channels to broadcast ludicrous allegations against Eritrea. In the current news broadcast, Al-Jeezera alleges that “Eritrea is holding…

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Eritrea Begins Engagement with Somaliland

The trip marks the first-ever Eritrean gov’t delegation visit to Somaliland BY SHABAIT Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab are on a working visit to Somaliland. The delegation met and held talks with President Muse Bihi Abdi who expressed appreciation for the initiative Eritrea…

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Annual EPI Managers Meeting Opened in Asmara

“Eritrea’s expanded program on Immunization is already a robust one and among the best in the region” – Ms. Susan Ngongi, UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative to Eritrea. BY SHABAIT A three-day annual conference of East and Southern African countries EPI (Expanded Program for Immunization) Managers opened today, 18 March at Asmara Palace Hotel. The…

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(Interview) // ‘Asmara is a City With a Soul’

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | SHABAIT OCHA (the office for coordination for the humanitarian affairs) is part of the UN Secretariat responsible for coordinating humanitarian entities to give required responses to needs. “Under the General Assembly resolution, 46/182 of December 1991 OCHA coordinates humanitarian actions to ensure crisis-affected people receive the assistance and protection they need.…

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Crisis-hit Sudan Signs $300 million Loans with Arab Monetary Fund

BY REUTERS Sudan has signed deals for loans worth $300 million with regional Arab funds, authorities said on Saturday, as the government struggles to cope with an economic crisis and nearly three months of street protests. The finance ministry agreed a $230 million loan with the Abu Dhabi-based Arab Monetary Fund to support the balance…

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Human Rights Committee Examines Civil and Political Rights in Eritrea

BY UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE The Human Rights Committee concluded on Wednesday (13) its review of the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Eritrea, in the absence of a report, and with the delegation present. The delegation of Eritrea included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent…

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OLF Rebels in Rehab Camps on Hunger Strike

BY EZEGA NEWS Former Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebels being rehabilitated at the Tolay camp in Ethiopia begun a hunger strike to protest poor living conditions, according to AfricaNews. One of the ex-rebels in the rehab center told the BBC Afaan Oromo Service they were being subjected to inhumane treatment and no one cares about…

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The Lady of Buia ― Eritrea

BY TSEGAI MEDIN Let’s imagine for a moment on the present scenery of the Danakil Depression of Eritrea, the now place of the proud Afar people but home to our Human ancestor a million years from the present. What would you think? Would you think this area was once covered by forest with adjacent savannas…

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Sudan Parliament Shortens State of Emergency to Six Months

BY REUTERS Sudan’s parliament voted on Monday to shorten from one year to six months a state of emergency declared by President Omar al-Bashir last month in response to widespread protests. Parliament can, however, renew the measure. Bashir declared the nationwide state of emergency, the first since 1999, on Feb. 22 to try to quell…

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France to Help Landlocked Ethiopia Build Navy

BY REUTERS Ethiopia and France agreed their first military cooperation accord on Tuesday, a deal that includes helping the landlocked nation build a navy, as Paris seeks to boost economic ties in Africa’s second-most populous country. On a four-day visit to the Horn of Africa, President Emmanuel Macron is looking to break from France’s colonial…

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