Tag Archives: Self -Reliance

Putting Eritrea’s 2019 Independence Day Celebration in its Unique Context

Independence Day is nothing and is void without dedicating and acknowledging the valuable price paid by our martyrs.

Neither superficial fads nor fatalistic narration will deter the Eritrean people from pursuing their own development road-map and celebrate their Independence Day as they know how.

BY HAILE H.GABER

Come next May, Eritrea will be gearing to celebrate its 28th year of Independence. And all during these past years a lot has been written and by many people, some in defense of and some to destroy Eritrea. And to put it in the least mild terms, it has been an extremely arduous and costly journey for the people of this decently proud nation. The burden and pain stomached has been beyond words. But the victory is also that much immense which, as always, this great people take with magnanimity. And thanks to its peoples’ stoic mind set and able leadership, the country has prevailed and secured its longevity. Continue reading Putting Eritrea’s 2019 Independence Day Celebration in its Unique Context

The Patience and Perseverance of Eritreans

Faith gives Eritreans perseverance, might and courage.

The faith of Eritreans is demonstrated by the unswerving support to their government, astonishing unity and submission to the will of the nation.

BY SIMON WELDEMICHAEL | SHABAIT

Bronwyn Bruton (2016), in her article ‘Eritrea: Coming In from the Cold’, has tried to explain the conduct of Eritreans in the following words: “Eritreans across the world, whether or not they support the government, demonstrate a strong sense of national identity and display pride in their country.”

Every Eritrean has unwavering support for and confidence in the government. The power of their faith in the government enables them to wait with patience. Overtime Eritreans have developed a common attitude of “There is more to life than moving fast.” Continue reading The Patience and Perseverance of Eritreans

Eritrea – A Confident Nation

Eritrea’s time tested values and principles are the qualities that give all the confidence.

Eritreans reliance in themselves has finally paid off, and Eritrea today is a nation marching ahead in all fields. It takes courage, though, to take such path … a path only a confident nation can undertake.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM

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

UN Country Representative Lauds Eritrea’s Development Policies (VIDEO)

BY EMBASSY MEDIA

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“. Continue reading UN Country Representative Lauds Eritrea’s Development Policies (VIDEO)

Eritrea Conserving Every Drop of Water

Eritrea has long graduated from dependency on food aid

BY HOMMES d’AFRIQUE MAGAZINE

Eritrea is located in one of the driest parts of the African continent. Like its neighboring countries, the country suffers from repeated shortfall of rains which affects agricultural production and availability of drinking water. However, the country has long graduated from dependency on food aid.

Eritrea has taken ensuring food security as one of the top national priorities and the cornerstone for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The food security strategy, adopted more than a decade ago, aims at ensuring that all Eritreans have sufficient quantity of nutritious food, at an affordable price, at any given time and place within the country. This is to be achieved largely from a combination of increasing in domestic food production and importation from abroad. Continue reading Eritrea Conserving Every Drop of Water

Eritrea – Where Resilience is the Enduring Mindset

By Yared Tesfay,

This Film will show the Eritrean People’s ambitious and equally arduous journey to rebuild their war-torn nation amidst a changing and hostile global environment. If any people deserve to celebrate their independence in grand style, it is the Eritreans … and they did. Continue reading Eritrea – Where Resilience is the Enduring Mindset

Has Eritrea’s Self-Reliant Economy Run Out of Puff?

Medeber recycling market in Asmara (Photo: by Herbert Graf)

By Mary Harper | for BBC World Service News,

Ago it alone” culture has long been central to Eritrea, including its economy. It is slowly opening up to foreign investment, but recent policies, especially a currency reform, mean many people are now struggling in what was already one of the poorest countries on earth.

In a dusty corner of the capital, Asmara, is a walled market. It assaults the senses as soon as you enter, for it deals in just two things: Chillies and metal.

Big chillies, medium-sized chillies and, fiercest of all, the tiny chillies, draw tears, itches and sneezes. Continue reading Has Eritrea’s Self-Reliant Economy Run Out of Puff?

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Style Regime Change in Eritrea?

By Glen Ford | BAR Executive Editor

The United States is methodically setting the stage for a so-called “humanitarian” military intervention against the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, under legal pretexts much like those used to justify NATO’s war of regime change against Libya, in 2011. As in Libya, the U.S. has hijacked the United Nations human rights apparatus to claim a “responsibility to protect” (R2P) Eritrea’s citizens from alleged abuses by their own government. War and regime change are the intended result. Continue reading U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Style Regime Change in Eritrea?