Festival Eritrea – held annually in the first week of August in Asmara (and at times in some major Eritrean cities) – generally offers a wide spectrum of exhibitions. In this sense, the diversity of the programmes is conducive for accommodating both young and older generations while the traditional dishes and beverages on offer add flavour to the whole setting. Continue reading Mining Companies’ Exhibition at Festival Eritrea 2015→
ERITREAN President Issayas Afeworki is pushing for the rapid development of mining projects, without taking too much notice of the conclusions of a recent report by the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea (ESMG).
This report nevertheless singled out Hagos Gebrethiwet Maesho (known as Hagos Kisha), the director of economic affairs of the country’s ruling party, People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ).
It suspects him of setting up “complex financial structures” that enable the Eritrean government to use revenue from the mining sector to finance the PFDJ and even to support military activity that “could constitute a violation of resolution 1907”.