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