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The Siege of Nakfa

the battle of Nakfa, Eritrea
The decisive battle to control Nakfa takes months thanks to the formidable Battalion 15 led by an Ethiopian commander, Lt. Colonel Mamo Temteme.


Entering from the southern part of Nakfa, four warplanes dived towards the north and started intensely bombing Tegadelties’ trenches. As the result, the vicinity was covered with dust and smolder. Passenger planes followed immediately dropping soldiers in parachutes in the flat area located in the eastern side of Nakfa. Continue reading The Siege of Nakfa

Opinion: Eritrean’s Say No Evil

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” – Frantz Fanon

By Berhane Woldu,

There are few ‘Eritreans’ who have betrayed their dedication and love of country for selfish interests. “Eritrean Quislings League” and “Defeatist” betraying their martyred brothers and sisters have become treacherous, faithless and disloyal.

Defeatists have no moral value, no political agenda and no mission than to destabilize a nation of seven million people for political power and greed. The defeatists supported by their handlers have tried every trick in the book to destabilize Eritrea forgetting the history of the struggle. Continue reading Opinion: Eritrean’s Say No Evil

“ምቕያር ወረቓቕቲ ኣረጊት ባጤራ፡ ውሕስነት ዘለዎ ኣጠቓቕማ ገንዘብ ንምትእትታው’ዩ” ኣመሓዳሪ ባንክ ኤርትራ

ምቕያር ወረቓቕቲ ኣረጊት ባጤራ፡ ውሕስነት ዘለዎ ኣጠቓቕማ ገንዘብ ፡ ማለት ከም ብቸክ ምንቅስቓስ ገንዘብ ዝኣመሰለ ንምትእትታውን ንምሕያልን’ዩ

ዮናስ ኣብርሃም | ሓዳስ ኤርትራ

ንክ ኤርትራ ኣብ ዑደት ንዝርከብ ኣረጊት ወረቐታዊ ባጤራ ናቕፋ ብሓድሽ ወረቐታዊ ባጤራ ናቕፋ ንምቕያር ዘኽእል ሕጋዊ ምልክታ ቁ. 124/2015 ብረቡዕ 4 ሕዳር 2015 ምውጽኡ ይፍለጥ። ብዛዕባ’ዚ ዋና ኣመሓዳሪ ባንክ ኤርትራ ኣቶ ክብረኣብ ወልደማርያም ንማዕከናት ዜና ውሽጢ ሃገር ዝሃቦ መብርሂ እንሆ፦

ንዝጸንሐ ባጤራ ናቕፋ ብሓድሽ ንምትካእ ዝወጸ ሕጋዊ ምልክታ ኣሎ። ስለምንታይ ኣብ’ዚ እዋን እዚ ስጉምቲ ክውሰድ ተደልዩ?

ኣብ’ዚ እዋን ኣብ ዓለም ዋላ’ውን ኣብ’ተን ሳልሳይ ዓለም ዝበሃላ ሃገራት ብጥረ ገንዘብ ዝግበር ትራንዛክሽን ዳርጋ የለን ክበሃል ይከኣል። ኩሉ ብመሳርሒታት ባንክ ከም ቸክ ድራፍት ካርድ ዝኣመሰሉ ኣገባባት’ዩ ዝካየድ ዘሎ። እዚ ከኣ ብቐንዱ ነቲ ገንዘብ ከተሕትም ብዓሰርተታት ሚልዮናት ዶላር ካብ ምውጻእ የድሕን፡ ካልኣይ ዝኾነ ይኹን ኣብ ሞንጎ ዓዳግን ገዛእን ዘሎ ፈቒድካ ምቕባልን ምሃብን ኣብ ክንዲ ዝኸውን፡ ብቸክን ካልእን ጥራይ ክኸውን፡ ሳልሳይ ካብ ሓደ ቦታ ናብ ካልእ ገንዘብ ተሰኪምካ ክትከይድ ከሎኻ ፡ ዝተፈላለየ ጸገማት ከጋጥመካ ይኽእል’ዩ። Continue reading “ምቕያር ወረቓቕቲ ኣረጊት ባጤራ፡ ውሕስነት ዘለዎ ኣጠቓቕማ ገንዘብ ንምትእትታው’ዩ” ኣመሓዳሪ ባንክ ኤርትራ

Bank of Eritrea Announces Currency Notes Redemption Time Lines

Bank of Eritrea will introduce a new legal tender Nakfa currency notes starting from November 18th, 2015. The timeline for redemption will continue until December 30th, 2015.

By Shabait,

The Bank of Eritrea has issued the timelines and other relevant information for the commencement and termination of redemption of the Nakfa currency notes in circulation in accordance with Article 3 (1) of Legal Notice no.124/2015.

According to the Bank’s announcement, the redemption program will commence on 18 November and continue until December the 30th on all working days as well as on the Saturdays of each week. Working hours in all banks on each day will be from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Continue reading Bank of Eritrea Announces Currency Notes Redemption Time Lines

Designing Eritrea’s Money was ‘Dream Come True’

For years, Clarence Holbert saw most money-related projects go to his colleagues. When an anomalous request to design the Eritrean currency came to him as part of the miscellany in 1994, it was a dream come true in a lot of ways. His finest moment as a bank-note designer was also his last: The Eritrean project.

By Charles W. Corey,

Designing Eritrea’s national currency — the Nakfa — was a “dream come true” for U.S. banknote designer Clarence Holbert because, in his words, it allowed him to become “part of another country’s history and culture.”

In a February 10 interview with the Washington File, Holbert proudly took credit for designing the paper money and coinage Eritreans use today. When the newly independent country of Eritrea came to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving in 1994 to ask for help in designing its currency, the Bureau assigned the task to Holbert. Continue reading Designing Eritrea’s Money was ‘Dream Come True’

Eritrean Currency Stronger than South African Rand?

Out of the 9 African countries with stronger currencies than the South African Rand, the Eritrean Nakfa is one which is traded as 1 Nakfa at R1.01

By Nick Paul,

THE Rand has had a lot of flack for its devaluation over the past couple of years. As I already wrote about a few countries with a weaker note and now let’s take a look at African countries who’s currencies are stronger than ours.  Continue reading Eritrean Currency Stronger than South African Rand?

Historic Step on the Long March to Freedom: “Operation Fenkel 1988 – 1991”

Operation Fenkil: The decisive operation that heralded the racing clock against the downfall of the Ethiopian regime and the total liberation of Eritrea

By Buruno,

ON AUGUST 1988, after a heroic and protracted defensive battles of wear and tear, between USSR lead army of Ethiopia against Eritrea, which was carried out continuously in the mountain ranges of Nakfa and its environs for almost a decade long, Eritrean Peoples Liberation Army (EPLA) made a decisive decision, to make a strategic offensive, to occupy the major front surrounding the town of Afabet. Continue reading Historic Step on the Long March to Freedom: “Operation Fenkel 1988 – 1991”