Unlike any other president, the president of the state of Eritrea H.E. Issaias Afeworki lives with in a neighborhood in an ordinary apartment, walks on the street of the capital with almost no protection and treat his kids just like any ordinary citizen by sending them to the national service and also teach them in the local colleges than the other African leaders way.
He is the president of the people, by the people, and to the people.
The New Times – Rwanda’s First Daily, November 29, 2010
THE President of the National Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) Aimable Bayingana yesterday told Times Sport that the federation is looking at ways of increasing local cycling competitions to boost local riders.
Only two local cycling competitions – Tour of Kigali and Kwita Izina, were held this year and Bayingana reckons that the best way of matching African cycling giants Eritrea and South Africa is by engaging local cyclists in more competitions.
“The number of local competitions has to definitely be increased. We are going to look for sponsors so that we get a good number of competitions next year,” Bayingana said.
The Eritrea Institute of Technology is located on Mai Nefhi, about 20 km south west of Asmara, near the Mai Nefhi dam. It currently has three colleges: Science, Engineering and Technology, and Education. Other new colleges are also under construction elsewhere in the country in other fields of studies. The Institute began with about 5,500 students during the 2003-2004 academic year.
The main reason for the opening of the college was to distribute the concentration of educational institutions away from the capital city of Asmara. Similar colleges were opened through out the country in all regions. The number of enrollment has dramatically increased by a number of folds as a result of the opening of such institutions. Funding from out side organizations is available. However, the institutions is modeled after the principle of self reliance.
Perth-based Chalice Gold, exploring for gold in Eritrea, listed on the TSX on Friday, and chairperson Tim Goyder predicted its Zara project would have a capital payback period of “slightly over two years” at a $1 200/oz gold price.
According to a feasibility study, the Koka deposit at Zara would produce an average 104 000 oz/y with low cash operating costs of $338/oz and an initial mine life of seven years.
“With these robust economics, Chalice has, in cooperation with the Eritrean government, commenced the permitting process for the Koka project to facilitate the grant of a mining licence to enable development to commence during 2011,” Goyder told shareholders on Thursday at Chalice’s annual general meeting in Perth. Continue reading Eritrea: Chalice Gold Listed in Toronto Stock Exchange→
Asmara, 28 November 2010 – The Eritrean National Cycling Team, which scored outstanding victory in the African Championship and Rwanda Tour arrived Asmara in the morning hours today.
During the arrival of the National Team at the Asmara International Airport, the Commissioner of Eritrean Sports, Major Gen. Romodan Osman Awliay, Minister of Public Work, Mr. Abraha Asfaha and other officials handed them flowers and accorded them warm welcome.