Progress in Reducing Maternal, Child Mortality in Central Region
[Shabait] Asmara -In an assessment meeting recently held, the Ministry of Health branch in the Central region reported that successful activities have been carried out in the reduction of maternal and child mortality.
New Book Inaugurated
[Shabait] Asmara -A new book written by Mr. Yasin Mohammed in Afar language titled "Tekeka" was inaugurated on 13 January in the port city of Assab.
Nueys - Annual Assessment Meeting
[Shabait] Asmara -The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students conducted its annual activity assessment meeting in Embatkala from 13 to 15 January. The meeting also charted out activity plan for 2017.
Eritrean Community Festival in Australia and New Zealand
[Shabait] Asmara -The 17th Eritrean community festival in Australia and New Zealand was enthusiastically conducted from 12 to 15 January under the theme "Half Century of Resilience and Development".
Conserving Filfil Selemuna National Park
[Shabait] Ghinda'e -During a tour they conducted to the Filfil-Selomuna National Park, members of the Ghinda'e sub-zone administration called on the public to enhance role in the conservation of the park in view of the impact it has in developing the tourism industry as well as the ecosystem and bio-diversity.
7th Commencement of the Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry
[Shabait] Asmara -In its 7th Commencement the Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry graduated 36 doctors on 14 January following 8 years of education in General Medicine.
Villages Re-Grouping in Elabered
[Shabait] Elabered -The task of re-grouping villages for better access to social services undertaken in Elabered sub-zone will continue with added momentum, the managing director of Elabered sub-zone, Mr. Teages Tesfay indicated.
Health Awareness Workshop in Mendefera
[Shabait] Mendefera -The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) Debub branch, organized a health awareness workshop in Mendefera on 13 January as regards the causes and prevention of fistula.
Seminar On Securing Societal Healthcare
[Shabait] Massawa -A seminar dealing with effective prevention of communicable diseases in general and that of HIV/AIDS in particular was recently conducted in Afabet.
Renovation of Water Distribution Center
[Shabait] Barentu -A solar energy powered water distribution center in Antore administrative area has been renovated through popular campaign.
Commendable Progress in Adult Education
[Shabait] Barentu -Adult education program known as "Nearyom" which was introduced in the Gash-Barka region back in 2007/2008 academic calendar has made due contribution in the eradication of illiteracy.
Region Makes Strides in Healthcare
[Shabait] Massawa -Healthcare service being provided in Karora Healthcare center is substantially contributing in the improvement of lifestyle of the residents of the administrative areas of Arareb, Rihib, Aflag and Hasmet, Karora sub-zone.
Increased Students School Enrolment
[Shabait] Barentu -Owing to the concerted awareness raising programs so far carried out in Forto-Sawa sub-zone, students' school enrollment has shown substantial increase, according to Mr. Mohammed Idris Mohammed, Head of Education Ministry's office in the sub-zone.
President Afwerki Holds Talks With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki currently on a working visit to the United Arab Emirates met and held talks on January 2 with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed AlNahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In the course of the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of reinforcing relations between the two countries.
Over 480 Graduate From SMAP
[Shabait] Asmara -In the recently held 10th commencement, the Institute of Training, Education and Research Consultancy (SMAP) graduated a total of 482 students in Diploma.
Governor Calls for Active Popular Participation
[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Efriem Gebrekristos, Governor of the Southern region, stressed that active popular participation being witnessed in development undertakings in 2016 need to be sustained this year and beyond. He made the remarks at a recent assessment meeting held in Mendefera city.
Eritrean People Welcome New Year With Enthusiasm
[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean people have welcomed the New Year 2017 with anticipation of bright prospects as regards the development drive. This was reflected at the concert held on the eve of the New Year following fireworks display at Harnet Avenue and celebration events at community level in Asmara city center.
Foreign Ministry Staff Members Visit Development Projects
[Shabait] Asmara -About 200 staff members of the Foreign Ministry headed by Minister Osman Saleh have conducted an inspection tour of development projects in Gash-Barka region from 28-30 December 2016.
President Isaias Sends Message to Foreign Leaders
[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki sent a message to several Heads of State and Government on the advent of the New Year once again drawing their attention to continued injustices meted to Eritrea. The President underlined that such indefensible acts not only contravene fundamental tenets of international law and morality but are also fraught with perilous threats to regional peace and security.
The Year the World Stopped Caring About Refugees
[Al Jazeera] The number of refugees who drowned in the Mediterranean this year rose to an annual record.