Eritrea Recognizes Libya's NTC Government, Extends Invitition for a State Visit

Eritrea respects the choice of Libyan people and their national sovereignty: President Isaias Afwerki

By Shabit.com,

President Isaias Afwerki today received a message from the Chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), Mr. Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

In his message, he asserted that the Libyan National Transitional Council has a strong desire to develop the brotherly relations between the people of Eritrea and Libya. Continue reading

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Eritrea Recognizes Libya’s NTC Government, Extends Invitition for a State Visit

Eritrea respects the choice of Libyan people and their national sovereignty: President Isaias Afwerki

By Shabit.com,

President Isaias Afwerki today received a message from the Chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), Mr. Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

In his message, he asserted that the Libyan National Transitional Council has a strong desire to develop the brotherly relations between the people of Eritrea and Libya. Continue reading

Possible Council Vote on Eritrea Resolution

Sanction Threats on Eritrean Mining Industries are now dead on arrival. The final draft is now calling on states to “exercise increased vigilance”

By Whatsinblue.org,

It appears that Gabon circulated a revised draft resolution on Eritrea yesterday afternoon, announcing its intention of putting it to a vote today(Wednesday, 30 November).

While recent negotiations seem to have succeeded in narrowing differences between Council members, most on the Council seem not to have expected a vote so soon. (It seems the fact that today is the last day of the existing presidency in the Council might have been a factor in the timing.) It is unclear, however, whether Gabon has formally asked to have the draft put in blue, which would be necessary for the vote to proceed today. Continue reading

Eritrea Demands Independent Inquiry, Denies It Supports Somalia Militants

We are requesting the Security Council to send a team of independent investigators and made public the truth behind the allegation: Amb. Araya Desta

By Peter Clottey (VOA),

Eritrea’s permanent representative to the United Nations has petitioned the U.N. Security Council to expedite an independent investigation into Kenyan allegations that Asmara is supporting the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Ambassador Araya Desta sharply denies the latest accusations, saying, “Eritrea has never supported al-Shabab or any other group in Somalia.” Asmara also asked the U.N. to reprimand Nairobi over the allegations. Continue reading

No Reason for Kenya to Fear Independent Investigations to its Accusations: Eritrea

Eritrea has legitimate right to challenge any baseless campaigns of incrimination in an open forum and it’s the duty of the Security Council to investigate and take the necessary measures

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Following the “irregular” IGAD summit in Addis Ababa on 25 November 2011, it is said that the organization subsequently issued a baseless statement incriminating Eritrea as usual with an outright lie that lacks any evidence whatsoever.

Moreover, the statement lauded Kenya’s invasion of Somalia and called for the Ethiopian government to ‘reinforce’ the invasion.

In view of the fact that such a statement was issued at a time when Eritrea has reactivated its membership in the regional organization Continue reading

Eritrea Youth Art Club Going for Guinness World Records

A sneak preview of the 7.2Km painting prepared by NUEYS art club for competition

By TesfaNews,

The Art Club from the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) has planned to lobby the world in a very ‘long’ way!

Around 827 under-17 children from NUEYS’ art clubs that exist in all corners of the country, are coming together to paint the 7,200 meter long painting on canvas that conveys a single message at an international competition. Continue reading

Eritrea Terminates all ongoing Programs Funded by European Development Fund

Eritrea closes all ongoing programmes under the 2008-2013 EDF plan to review and finalize the country’s five-year National Development Plan

By EU Delegation-Eritrea,

On 15 November 2011, the EU Delegation in Asmara received a letter from the Minister of National Development and National Authorizing Officer for EU Cooperation, H.E. Minister Giorgish Teklemichael, stating that the Government of the State of Eritrea intended to close all ongoing programmes under the 10th European Development Fund [a period that covers from 2008 – 2013]. Continue reading