“There are countries that have done none with more opportunities. But Eritrea with its own resources is doing a lot on development. I am excited because I’m witnessing the real Eritrea, not Eritrea on Social Media” – Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General
As Eritreans around the world celebrate their country’s 26th Independence Anniversary, it is the realization of what they have been able to achieve, against all odds and despite extreme hostilities, which will inspire and boost confidence in the young nation’s future. Continue reading Eritrea – A Confident Nation→
On Monday February 6, 2017, Ms. Christine Umutoni, the UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Eritrea, on a visit to the UK, led a discussion forum hosted by the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the United Kingdom & Ireland under the theme “Delivering Together for Eritrea’s Development & Self-Reliance”.
Criticizing Eritrea for absence of free market economy is like tying a boxer’s hand behind his back, throwing him into the ring, and blaming him for losing.
By George F Tesfa,
Although each of these countries has a unique path of development from their founding, the political ideologies of their founding fathers are similar, to the point of being identical: equal access to education, health care, housing, and clean water through state ownership of most of the economy.
ERITREA has faced considerable challenges over the years, including variable climate conditions. This has been compounded by restrictive economic policies, political isolation, a significant decline in remittances and scarcity of foreign exchange.
In the last few weeks leading up to the 12th year anniversary of the Algiers agreement and 10th year of the EEBC anniversary, instead of defending justice and upholding the Rule of Law, the dogs and haters are back on the bandwagon of attacking and blackmailing Eritrea.
Recently, there was news that a female Eritrean Air force member defected to Saudi Arabia when she was supposedly sent to “bring back President Isaias Afwerki’s hijacked PRIVATE jet” and now out of all the good news that comes out of Eritrea daily, we are told instead that a well known former fighter and painter Michael Adonai has just left the country of course for no other reasons “No free press, no elections and worsening political climate in Eritrea”. Continue reading To UN: The Word is Demarcate not Intimidate→
It’s been a year since my appointment as South Africa’s ambassador to Eritrea, which seems an appropriate point to reflect on my experience and the tentative conclusions I have reached concerning the country’s potential.
Firstly, as an untapped frontier, with the right investment and development partners, Eritrea will be a changed country within the next three decades.
Secondly, as an African country in which South African businesses are making inroads, and are willing to stay the course despite external pressure, Eritrea can play a pivotal role in the Horn of Africa’s stability. Continue reading Eritrea Brings Life to the Horn→