UN Regional Directors Visiting Eritrea

A delegation of UN Regional Directors on a five-day mission to Eritrea as the government and UN set to launch the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2022 – 2026)

A delegation of 24 senior officials from United Nations regional offices across Africa has arrived in Asmara today

BY UN ERITREA (PRESS RELEASE)

The high-level mission to Eritrea, led by the UN Development Coordination Office’s Regional Directors for Africa, includes five other Regional Directors representing the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Economic Commission for Africa, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Population Fund and the World Food Programme. Continue reading UN Regional Directors Visiting Eritrea

(Extracts): Interview of President Isaias Afwerki (Part-2)

“Developments in every country in this region affect Eritrea, but relatively speaking, Ethiopian developments affect us even more directly, which is why we remain committed to its stability and its people’s wellbeing.” – President Isaias Afwerki

“The same sacrifice, willpower, resilience, and strength that got us through the first set of sanctions will surely help us overcome the potential challenges resulting from these new [US/EU unilateral] sanctions.”
BY SHABAIT

Q : What explains the West’s hostility toward the tri-lateral friendship and cooperation agreement signed between Somalia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia?

PRESIDENT ISAIAS : This is mainly because it threatens its “anchor-states” based policies. These policies depend on states that submit to and serve specific interests and agendas. Cooperation among sovereign states threatens this political culture, a culture that requires “Special Envoys” whose core role is to boss countries around. Continue reading (Extracts): Interview of President Isaias Afwerki (Part-2)

Child Health and Survival: Lessons from Eritrea

The country has one of the lowest child mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa and is on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal on child mortality by 2030.

Over almost three decades, Eritrea’s child mortality rate has Chart with a downwards trend – from 130 per 1,000 live births in 1993 to 39 per 1,000 live births by 2020. How did they manage?

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goal 3.2 targets a reduction in neonatal mortality to at least 12 per 1,000 live births and 25 or fewer per 1,000 live births for children under-5.

With a population of 3.5 million, Eritrea has significantly reduced child deaths since it gained independence in 1993. Over almost three decades, the country’s child mortality rate has gone from 130 per 1,000 live births in 1993 to 39 per 1,000 live births by 2020. Continue reading Child Health and Survival: Lessons from Eritrea

(Extracts): Interview of President Isaias Afwerki (Part-1)

(Shabait, 15 January 2022) – The following interview was conducted with President Isaias Afwerki on 8, January 2022, on the occasion of the New Year. Here are the abridged excerpts:

Q1 : Your Excellency, in your interview last year, you elaborated extensively on the regional turmoil instigated by the TPLF and its Enablers that was juxtaposed to the global pandemic of COVID-19. In your message of good wishes for New Year (2022), you stated that the few remnants of the forces of destruction will be eradicated through the process of justice and our region will be tranquil which will lead to prosperity and development.

Continue reading (Extracts): Interview of President Isaias Afwerki (Part-1)

China Eritrea Established Strategic Partnership

“I am very pleased to have decided with President Xi Jinping to establish bilateral relations as a strategic partnership.” – President Isaias Afwerki

BY TESFANEWS

China’s senior delegation led by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Eritrea’s capital late Tuesday (Jan 4) for a two-day official visit to the country. Wang Yi and his delegation were received by Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and other senior government officials at Asmara International Airport. Continue reading China Eritrea Established Strategic Partnership

Al Jazeera Appears to Lend Itself to TPLF Disinformation

What is missing is a media that dares to call a spade a spade and clearly identify the TPLF as the perpetrator, not the victim, of this disaster that it brought itself over Tigray.

Be it Al Jazeera or any other news media, it is clear that they have a responsibility to report the truth, and should try very hard to avoid presenting hearsay and politically tainted false news as facts on the ground.

BY ROBERT CROWE | AFRICAN MEDIAS

The signing of the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9th July 2018 in Asmara, the Eritrean capital, brought to an end twenty years of hostility between the two countries. One would think that peace after so long would be welcome by all, but the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) — former ruling party in Ethiopia — made it its life ambition to reverse the new found peace and revert back to the previous state of war. Continue reading Al Jazeera Appears to Lend Itself to TPLF Disinformation

Another False Accusation Against Eritrea

Attempts by Amnesty International to deflect attention from high crimes perpetrated by the TPLF through scapegoating Eritrea of crimes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia was nothing but part of its decade-old subversive “regime change” agenda. (AP Photo)

BY SARA ISAIAS

You know that there is going to be a review of the mandate of the UN’s Special Rapporteur when the internet is flooded with a plethora of hastily put together, regurgitated, debunked claims against Eritrea. Continue reading Another False Accusation Against Eritrea

Eritrea at the UN: Rebuilding Towards a Fresh Narrative

Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam from Eritrea is one of the few African female Permanent Representatives at the United Nations. (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

BY ZIPPORAH MUSAU | AFRICA RENEWAL

Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam from Eritrea is one of only a handful of African female Permanent Representatives of their countries to the UN in New York. In Africa Renewal’s series profiling the African women representing their countries at UN Headquarters, she spoke with Zipporah Musau about her priorities, the challenges so far and why she is keen on bringing a fresh narrative of her country to the world. Here are excerpts: Continue reading Eritrea at the UN: Rebuilding Towards a Fresh Narrative

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