New Red Sea Link for Cape Travellers‎

Eritrean Airlines will now fly to Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo Airport four times a week

By Audrey D’Angelo,

Eritrean Airlines arrived on its first flight to Cape Town on Monday (7). For the rest of the year it will fly here four times a week, bringing international visitors who joined the flight in Eritrean’s home airport of Asmara from some of its other destinations, including Rome, Frankfurt, Jeddah, Karachi, Lahore and Khartoum.

The airline expects most of its passengers to use it for connecting flights, as is the case with Emirates Continue reading

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Post Graduate Medical School Addressing Eritrea’s Healthcare Needs – (Interview)

The opening of Medical Schools is indeed a turning point in Eritrea’s Healthcare Services

Eritrea will soon acquire a capacity beyond fully meeting its local demands in health care professionals

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet,

The opening of medical schools is indeed a turning point in Eritrea’s healthcare services. This development has also opened a chain of developments in the health sector. Thus, the achievements registered in graduating general healthcare practitioners is further reinforced through the opening of post graduate medical education programs that focus in specialization. Continue reading

Asmara: An African City With an Unusual Preservation Legacy

Asmara, capital of Eritrea, is an unexpected time capsule of colonialism

The Magnificent Italian government building now used by Asmara's Municipality

By  Mark Byrnes,

When Mussolini ruled here, a unique architectural style emerged that was disconnected from anything that had come before. But with time, it has become Asmara’s history too and locals have embraced the remains. Through preservation of the Mussolini-era building stock, we see a truly unique post-colonial urban condition.

There is more to Asmara’s colonial era than Italian art deco buildings along well-planned streets.  Continue reading

World Reggae Star ‘Tiken Jah Fakoly’ Rocks Asmara

Africa is not what they show us on their TV, if you want to know about Africa, come and visit Eritrea” Tiken Jah Fakoly

The world renowned Reggae star from Côte d'Ivoire Tiken Jah Fakoly is in Asmara to campaign No-to-FGM

By EritreaCompass,

The past weekend has just gone away never to return, Asmara’s population just as the rest of the world has just begun their week starting Monday. After a busy day of work at 06:30pm a campaign to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) kicked off at the stylish yet classic Cinema Roma with the worlds famous Reggae Super Star Tiken Jah Fakoly and his full band.

Organising the event, Peoples Front for Democracy & Justice (PFDJ) Cultural Affairs , National Union of Eritrean Youth & Students (NUEYS) , in collaboration with Alliance Francaise d’Asmara have one particular aim in common: NO TO FGMContinue reading

Eritrea’s Capital Asmara – An African Gem!

Asmara is one of Africa’s most peaceful, secure and welcoming destinations with 700 years of history

By Casatanet.net,

ASMARA, the capital city of Eritrea – located on the horn of Africa, boasts the most shining collection of colonial architectural wonders in Africa. It is like a film set from an early Italian movie, with vintage Italian coffee machines and outstanding examples of Art-Deco architecture. This hidden African gem remains barely touched by the hand of tourism yet it’s definitely one of Africa’s most peaceful, secure and welcoming destinations. Continue reading

We need to talk to Eritrea than Talking About

Secrecy is not in Eritreans nature - Andrew Cowie

By Andrew Cowie,

Last week, Wikileaks revealed what US Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen really thinks about Eritrea.  You’re forgiven if you missed it – amidst the chatter and gossip about Iran, China and our own political class the Eritreans never really stood a chance.  But, for me, it was fascinating. You see I lived in Eritrea for nearly three years, from September 2007 until February 2010.  His vision was of a dystopian hellhole – “Young Eritreans are fleeing their country in droves, the economy appears to be in a death spiral, Eritrea’s prisons are overflowing, and the country’s unhinged dictator remains cruel and defiant.”  My experiences of the country were a little more nuanced and, I think, to be fair to Eritreans we should try to understand the reality of their lives. Continue reading

We need to talk to Eritrea than Talking About

Secrecy is not in Eritreans nature - Andrew Cowie

By Andrew Cowie,

Last week, Wikileaks revealed what US Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen really thinks about Eritrea.  You’re forgiven if you missed it – amidst the chatter and gossip about Iran, China and our own political class the Eritreans never really stood a chance.  But, for me, it was fascinating. You see I lived in Eritrea for nearly three years, from September 2007 until February 2010.  His vision was of a dystopian hellhole – “Young Eritreans are fleeing their country in droves, the economy appears to be in a death spiral, Eritrea’s prisons are overflowing, and the country’s unhinged dictator remains cruel and defiant.”  My experiences of the country were a little more nuanced and, I think, to be fair to Eritreans we should try to understand the reality of their lives. Continue reading