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Young Eritreans Share Their Stories On Immigration

Young Eritreans Share Their Stories  On Immigration

Isaias was 16 when he escaped from Sa’wa, the military training camp for final-year high school students in Eritrea. His parents came to know of his whereabouts only a few weeks after. From Sudan, he tried to cross the Sinai to reach Israel. But he was kidnapped by bandits. His family paid a high ransom to save […]

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

Today marks one year since the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended 20 years of intermittent conflict between the two countries. Eritrea’s leaders had long used the “no war, no peace” situation with Ethiopia to justify some of their most repressive policies, and many had hoped that the peace deal would usher in a […]

Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going : Amid Border Wrangles

Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going : Amid Border Wrangles

Names marked with an * have been changed at the request of those interviewed to protect identities, due to concerns about government reprisals against individuals or family members who remain in Eritrea. An unexpected rapprochement last year between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the subsequent opening of the border, seemed to offer hope of a more […]

Eritrea May Change Army Draft That Spurred Thousands to Europe

Eritrea May Change Army Draft That Spurred Thousands to Europe

  Eritrea says it will cut the size of its army as part of changes to a system of mandatory national service that the United Nations blames for propelling tens of thousands of people to flee to Europe and neighboring countries. The official end to a two-decade war with neighboring Ethiopia means the country that […]

The National Union of Eritrean Women Empowers Women In The Region

The National Union of Eritrean Women Empowers Women In The  Region

 The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Anseba region organized a seminar on 24 and 25 June in Keren aimed at empowering women. According to the report presented at the seminar the union has conducted commendable activities in developing economic capacity of women, increasing political awareness, health service provision to women and children […]

Eritrea Welcomes Ethiopia PM’s Olive Branch, Raising Hopes Of Breakthrough

Eritrea Welcomes Ethiopia PM’s Olive Branch, Raising Hopes Of Breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”. Speaking at a Martyrs’ Day event in the capital, Asmara, 72-year-old Isaias said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of […]

Breaking The Silence On Menstruation

Breaking The Silence On Menstruation

Menstrual Hygiene day on May 28th aims to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. It supports and promotes the integration of MHM into global, national and local policies, programmes and projects. In this […]

Seminars Conducted On Empowering Women In Eritrea

Seminars Conducted On Empowering Women In Eritrea

Seminars on empowering women and ensure their multi-sectoral participation were held in the sub-zones of Adi-Quala and Akordet. At the seminar conducted in Adi-Qual in which the residents of the administrative areas of Semomo, Adi-Akelo, Mai-Lafo as well as members in the civil service took part, the head of the National Union of Eritrean Women […]

Females School Enrolment In Gahtelai Is On The Rise

Females School Enrolment In Gahtelai Is On The Rise

 The Director of Nur Alfajr School in Gahtelai sub-zone, Mr. Jemal Saleh indicated that owing to the sustainable awareness raising programs the females’ school enrolment in the elementary and junior school is on the rise. Mr. Jemal said that 51% of the students attending school are females and called for integrated effort of all stakeholders […]

Eritrea Participates At Commission Status Of Women Meeting

Eritrea Participates At Commission Status Of Women Meeting

 Representatives of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) participated at the 62nd Commission Status of Women meeting held from 12 to 23 March in New York. At the meeting held under the theme “Empowering Rural Women and Girls; Challenges and Opportunities”, the head of Administration and Finance of the union, Ms. Zaid Mesfun gave […]

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