Eritrea Receives the 2016 Alma Award
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea received the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award in recognition of the country's progress in fighting malaria and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for malaria eradication. ALMA, which was established in 2009, aims to eradicate malaria from Africa by 2030.
Minister Woldenkiel Calls for Enhanced Relations With Partners
[Shabait] Asmara -At a meeting in Dongolo Lailai, the Minister of Local Government, Mr. Woldenkiel Abraha, called on Governors of regional administrations and Sub Zonal administrators to enhance partnerships with stakeholders in efforts to strengthen socio-economic development.
Assistance to Martyrs' Families
[Shabait] Barentu -The branch office of the Ministry of Labour and Human Welfare in the Gash Barka region indicated that, in 2015, over 34 million and 100 Nakfa was disbursed to local martyrs' families.
Asmara World Heritage City Candidature
[Shabait] Asmara -Candidature of the city of Asmara to the World Heritage List was submitted on the 1st of February 2016, to the World Heritage Center Headquarters of UNESCO in Paris.
Do Not Risk Your Lives, Grandi Tells Eritrean Refugees
[UNHCR] Shire -Improving conditions for refugees in camps and expanding programmes for legal pathways outside Ethiopia were both key to reducing the numbers who attempt perilous journeys to reach safety, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said as he met Eritreans who fled to Ethiopia.
Smokeless Ovens in Adi-Nefas
[Shabait] Asmara -Smokeless ovens have been constructed free of charge for 140 families in Adi-Nefas administrative area, Akria sub-zone.
Ministry of Local Government Holds Annual Meeting
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Local Government is conducting its annual meeting, beginning 1st of February 2016, in Dongolo Laelay.
Keren Mayor On Land Proclamation
[Shabait] Asmara -The Mayor of Keren, Mr. Zerzghi Dawit, stated that the Proclamation on Land Usage will be the main issue of concern in the upcoming year. He made clear that when it is said that land is the property of the government, it is obvious, because no one but the government along with its stakeholders administers it. Furthermore, he stated that the proclamation was intended to uphold the rights of citizens in the proper usage of land and to assure equal opportunities for all citizens.
Administrator of Sub-Zone of Mendefera Calls On Public Participation in Development Programs
[Shabait] Asmara -At the meeting, which was attended by government officials and public representatives, Mr. Abraham detailed that a number of programs had been accomplished in 2015, including the construction of water catchments and ponds under the Aron dam, the repairing of sea wage lines, and health and education services.
Eritrea's Ambassador to the UK and North Ireland Holds Seminar
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea's Ambassador to the UK and North Ireland, Ambassador Estifanos Habtemariam, conducted a seminar to Eritreans residing in London on 31 January.
Meetings of Eritrean Women in Israel and Switzerland
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean women residing in Israel and Switzerland reaffirmed their readiness to enhance their support to the national development programmes.
Ansaba Region Assembly Conducts 18th Regular Meeting
[Shabait] Asmara -The Anseba region assembly conducted its 18th regular meeting on 26th of January in Keren.
15th Annual Assembly Meeting of Southern Region
[Shabait] Asmara -The 2015 annual assembly meeting of the Southern Region has been held in the city of Mendefera. Chairman of the assembly, Mr. Welday Ghebre, acknowledged that the assembly members' roles would be imminent to reach the expected outcomes of the massive developmental efforts in providing social services.
Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
[Shabait] Asmara -The Cultural Bureau of the Ministry of Education, in cooperation with UNESCO, launched an event on the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Eritrea on the 28th of January 2016.
UN Envoy Expresses Appreciation
[Shabait] Asmara -The UN Assistant Secretary General, Ms. Kyun-wha Kaang, was on a two-day visit to Eritrea and she expressed appreciation for the provision of social services by national institutions and the priority given to remote areas of the country.
Eritrea and EU Conclude a Cooperation Accord
[Shabait] Asmara -The Government of Eritrea and the European Union concluded a 200-million Euro cooperation agreement focusing mainly on the development of renewable energy on 28th of January 2016.
Public Meetings in the United States
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritreans residing in the cities of Oakland, San Jose and Fresno, in the United States, conducted public meeting on the 23rd and 24th of January.
In Eritrea, UN Deputy Relief Chief Urges Support for Vulnerable Communities
[UN News] The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, wrapped up a three-day visit to Eritrea today, where she urged broader support for the Government's efforts to meet basic needs and build resilience of the country's most vulnerable communities.
Health Ministry Conducts Annual Work Assessment Meeting
[Shabait] Asmara -During the annual work assessment meeting of the Ministry of Health, Minister Amina Nurhussein underscored that the Ministry's priorities for 2016 include upgrading its capacity in terms of quality and quantity and the boosting of health services in collaboration with stakeholders.
UN Envoy On Working Visit to Eritrea
[Shabait] Asmara -Ms. Kyun-wha Kaang, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations, conducted a two-day working visit to Eritrea.