Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay, Former South Africa Ambassador to Eritrea, explores the steadfastness of the people and Government of Eritrea, the role of the Eritrean Diaspora, the rich natural resources, Geo-strategic importance, the constructive role on Red Sea & Horn of Africa Region, negative media campaign and animosity from big powers, existing and potential partnership between Eritrea and South Africa. He explains the recent and the past; his personal and the official experience and reflections; the challenges and opportunities during his tenure as South African envoy to Eritrea.

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Ms. Christine Umutoni, the UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative in Eritrea, on a visit to the UK, led a discussion forum hosted by the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the United Kingdom & Ireland under the theme "Delivering Together for Eritrea’s Development & Self-Reliance". Ms. Umutoni shared her experiences and observations about working with the people and Government of the state of Eritrea in its development policies.

The UN and the Government of the State of Eritrea recently launched the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) 2017-2021 which is aligned to the SDGs.

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The chairman of the festival coordinating committee, Mr. Muluberhan Berhe, disclosed that the preparations for the 16th Eritrean Festival in UK
has been finalized.

He stated that the preparations for the great event hold a special meaning and that presently committees and sub-committees have been set
up to oversee the preparations that would include Bazaar, cultural and arts exhibitions, seminar by high delegation of the Government of Eritrea,
sports competitions UK level, Horn of Africa Forum, location & decoration of festival, among others.

The preparation took five months and would feature educational, programs including the “Soira” award for exemplary youth from the UK who completed
grade 12, general knowledge competition, innovations as well as other entertainment programs, he further noted.

The festival will be held from 22 to 23 July 2017 in London United Kingdom.

Mr. Muluberhan Berhe, also indicated that the all regions in UK including, Ireland, Scotland will participate in the festival with programs
depicting their respective regional resources and the Eritrean youth from the UK portraying their national and social activities.

The chairman reiterated that thousands Eritrean and friends of Eritrea are expected to participate at the festival and that all the
basic accommodation facilities are put in place.

The Eritrean UK Festival that is conducted every year serves as a platform for Eritrean in United Kingdom to share
experiences and upgrade their innovative and creative skills in addition to reinforcing the national cherished values.

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Afshin Rattansi, Russia Today

 |  Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

Afshin Rattansi is a British Journalist and author who presents Going Underground on the RT network, formerly known as Russia Today. Previously he worked for the Today program on BBC, CNN International, Bloomberg and Press TV - Afshin shares his thoughts and experience;- He says, Sanctions, psychological warfare, propaganda, funding of its opposition, support for often hostile neighbors – the West has tried everything to break Eritrea. But here it is, undefeated and proud, marching forward. Some call it the “African Cuba”, or it could also be named the “African Vietnam”, but the truth is that Eritrea is like no other country on Earth, and it is happy to remain as such, unique.

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Inspirational women to remember:- ALICE UKOKO

 |  Tuesday, 07 March 2017 00:00

The Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the United Kingdom & Ireland wishes to convey its sincerest condolences to the family of the life-long friend of Eritrea, Alice Ukoko.

Alice passed away in a London hospital. This is a great loss for the world, She founded Women of Africa in September 1994 to provide a platform for African women to lobby and engage in the political efforts.

“I give myself to the service of others guided by my life experiences. As I recognize my life experiences in what others are going through my philosophy is that there is no need for them to suffer what I have already suffered. My life experiences are showcased by the achievements and on-going activities of the Women Of Africa created in 1993 as Women Of Nigeria International (WONI). My hope is that since I have been through these challenges there is no need for others to go through them.

Growing up in the Delta of Nigeria where I was born I experienced the short comings of being an African girl in a culture still developing and traditions in urgent need of modernisation. Where necessary I try to educate the world on African tradition with the hope that Africans can modernise them in time.” Alice Ukoko

Rest in Peace!

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International Women's Day celebrated across

 |  Monday, 06 March 2017 00:00

United Kingdom

On Saturday 4th March 2017, Eritrean women in Manchester and Nottingham (showed their solidarity) celebrated the International Women Day in a variety of cultural activities, music poetry and other presentations. " Women: Guarantors of Sovereignty and Development" became the resounding message of the moment in all the celebrations conducted.

The celebrations in, Nottingham and Manchester portray the great admiration and respect all Eritreans have for their gallant mothers and sisters.

The celebrations in Manchester began with a moment of silence in remembrance of those who gave their lives for Eritrea's freedom. Following that, Mrs. Segen Abraham, Chair person of NUEW- Manchester Branch welcomed everyone and presented the official NUEW statement on the occasion.

Representative of National Associations also congratulated the Eritrean women for all the hard works and outlined the many achievements made and challenges faced by the Eritrean women in the struggle to build a new nation based on equality and progress.

Speaking at the celebration in which invited guests and hundreds of citizens took part, Mr. Saleh Abdella, 1st Secretary, Head of Administration & Finance, Embassy of the State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland, highlighted the unparalleled contribution and heroism manifested by the Eritrean women in achieving the independence of the country, national development and safeguarding the nation's sovereignty. He also congratulated the NUEW for its decisive role in building a new Eritrea leading based on gender equality.

Mr. Saleh Abdella, further explained the special importance of this year's International Women's Day as it is being held at a time when Eritrean nationals inside the country and abroad have demonstrated their unity, resolve and determination, taking concerted action through strengthening their organizational basis and capacity in a bid to render the hostilities against Eritrea a further blow.
Also at the celebrations held in Manchester, members of the NUEW branch asserted that the Day plays significant role in assessing the achievements and the challenges of the struggle waged by women to ensure their rights and roles in the Eritrean society. On the occasion veteran founders of the NUEWs used this celebration to pass on the torch to Eritrea's new generation of women as a symbol of the need to transfer the basic values as cultural heritage.

Poetry, with music by Eritrean artists entertained the guests all night.

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COLOR YOU SUCCESS - Standing tall, never going down!

 |  Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:00

Eritrea’s youth have contributed enormously and sacrificed much for Eritrea’s development. This piece is about their contribution and stamina. The Eritrean Defense Forces...

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26th Eritrea Independence Anniversary London UK

 |  Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Extensive preparations are already underway in London UK for the celebration of Eritrea 26th Independence Day anniversary.
As preparations for the grand 26th Independence...

PRESS STATEMENT

 |  Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

Today the Festival Task Force announces, that all the infra-structures, programs and facilities have been made ready for participants, as preparation for the grand 16th Eritrean...

Presentation by Mary Harper, BBC Africa Editor

 |  Monday, 27 February 2017 00:00

Mary Harper, BBC Africa Editor, recently provided insightful presentation, sharing her experiences and observations about Eritrea. She is the Africa Editor at the BBC World...

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