Meskel Holiday Celebrated
[Shabait] Asmara -Meskel Holiday (Finding of the True Cross) was celebrated today nationwide with enthusiasm.
Ice Processing Factory
[Shabait] Assab -The newly established Ice processing factory in the port city of Assab starts operation. The factory is expected to contribute in the preserving of fish harvest.
Support to Needy Students
[Shabait] Mendefera -Ms. Tsige Bariagabir, head of the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare branch in Mendefera subzone, indicated that educational material support has been extended to 57 needy students.
Prevalence of Trachoma Significantly Reduces
[Shabait] Mendefera -The prevalence of Trachoma has significantly reduced in the Southern region owing to the integrated efforts on the part of the public and government institutions, according to Mr. Yemane Tsegai, head of the Communicable Diseases Control in the region.
World Tourism Day Observed
[Shabait] Asmara -September 27, International Tourism Day 2016 was observed on 25 September at a national level in the Southern region, Dubarwa sub-zone, under the theme "Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility".
Voluntary Blood Donation
[Shabait] Massawa -The staff members of different institutions in Ghinda'e sub-zone, members of the Eritrean Defense Forces as well as the members of the Ghinda'e sub-zone administration have voluntarily donated blood in a bid to save lives of their fellow nationals.
Promising Livestock Prospects
[Shabait] Mendefera- -Mr. Tewelde Alem, expert in livestock resources in the Adikeyih sub-zone, explained that livestock and grazing land are at a very promising condition.
Statement By H.E. Mr. Osman Saleh
[Shabait] Statement by H.E. Mr. Osman Saleh
Over 40 Percent of Housing Project Accomplishes
[Shabait] Asmara -Over 40% of the Housing Project which was launched by the government of Eritrea in Sembel, Space and Halibet areas has been accomplished, according to reports.
NAEWDVF Conducts Workshop
[Shabait] Asmara -The National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veteran Fighters (NAEWDVF) has conducted activity assessment workshop from 22 to 23 September 2016.
Training On Health Related Issues
[Shabait] Barentu -Training pertaining to health related issues was provided to the residents of Barentu. The training was aimed at taking precaution measures to control the prevalence of communicable diseases that may arise due to this year's abundant rainfall.
Nursery's Contribution in Afforestation Program
[Shabait] Adi-Keih -Mr. Yohannes Kiflemariam, agricultural expert in the sub-zone, indicated that the tree seedlings nursery center in Adi-Keih subzone is making significant contribution in the afforestation program. The nursery produces 40 thousand tree seedlings every year, he further said.
[Shabait] Ginda -The residents of Embatkala administrative area are conducting soil and water conservation popular campaign.
Executive Director of NCHE Participates At International Education Conference
[Shabait] Asmara -Prof. Tadesse Mehari, Executive Director of the Commission of Higher Education in Eritrea, participated at the 28th Annual European Association for International Education that took place from 13-16 September in Liverpool, the UK.
Transportation Problem Alleviated
[Shabait] Senafe -The Harat Transportation Company has allocated additional big buses to the Asmara-Senafe route aimed at alleviating the existed transportation problem.
15 Years Behind Bars
[HRW] This week marks 15 years since Eritrea's opposition politicians and independent journalists saw freedom. In September 2001, Eritrean security forces arrested 11 government officials, 10 journalists, and numerous other dissidents, all of whom had one thing in common - they had criticized President Isaias Afeworki's leadership. None of them have been seen since.
Efficient Follow-Ups of Crops
[Shabait] Mendefera -Mr. Hailemichael Eyob, Director General of the Land and Agriculture Department in the Southern region, called on the farmers in the region to make efficient follow ups until the cultivated crops that are currently at a promising stage are fully harvested.
Reinforcing Organizational Capacity
[Shabait] Adi-Keih -A meeting has been conducted in Adi-Keih subzone on 16 September aimed at reinforcing the organizational capacity of the civil servant youth. In the meeting the activities of last year have been reviewed and new executive committee members elected.
Fate of U.S. Citizen Unknown After Four Years in Prison
[VOA] Ciham Ali Abdu of Eritrea was 15 years old when she was arrested as she tried to cross the border into Sudan. Born in Los Angeles, California, she is the only American citizen imprisoned in Eritrea.Her family, friends and the representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Asmara have had no news about her whereabouts or her health for the nearly four years she has been in prison.
Efforts to Ensure Livestock Health in Senafe Sub-Zone
[Shabait] Asmara -Effort being exerted to ensure the health of livestock in Senafe Sub-zone are bearing commendable outcome, stated experts engaged in the task. Mr. Goitom Habtemariam, Coordinator of the program, noted the need for animal vaccination there, towards ensuring their health.