a member of the European
parliament (MEP) and a
of the European
Committee, on Monday on
the future development
of Eritrea. Eritrea’s
Yemane Gebremeskel, was
one of the speakers,
also joined by Ms.
Christine Umutoni (UN
Resident Coordinator and
UNDP Representative in
Eritrea) and John
Weakliam, CEO of VITA
(my old friend). Mr.
Hayes initiative to
engage and engaging
Eritrea must be welcomed
Unfortunately, some of
the so called opposition
who are less interested
to see their peopleescape
initiative by Mr. Hayes.
Their behavior reminds
me the Biblical sayingby
the Lord, Jesus Christ,
when He said:
Dublin MEP Brian Hayes
will tomorrow (Monday)
host a conference in the
European Parliament on
the future development
of Eritrea. MEP Hayes
who is a member of the
will be joined in
Brussels by Eritrean
and officials from a
number of countries
including Ireland, the
is about bringing
together a number of
stakeholders to discuss
the future development
of Eritrea. I visited
the country earlier this
year and met with
members of the Eritrean
Ambassadors from other
EU countries who are
present in Eritrea. I
also had the opportunity
to visit a number EU
“I believe by bringing
everyone together for
positive outcomes can be
achieved. The EU and
individual Member States
has an important role in
helping countries like
Eritrea. Ireland is an
example of this. Over
the past 5 years,
Ireland has committed
over a million euro to
projects in Eritrea via
Aid programme. This
has directly helped over
02 December 2016- The Government of Eritrea has issued legal notice on
peasant and livestock farm taxation. The legal notice No. 178/2016
includes 4 articles and 17 columns.
The legal notice that has been already
published on the Gazette of Eritrean Laws has entered into force
effective from 1 December 2016. The legal notice No. 63/1994 to collect
taxation from rural farm and livestock income as well as the other
proclamations to collect income tax from agricultural and livestock
income are replaced by the newly issued legal notice.
The legal notice also includes tax
estimation and payment, amount of tax, time of payment, procedure of
time allocation and tax collection, right to appeal, penalty and
procedure of implementation.
Moreover, in accordance with this legal
notice, proclamation No. 125/2016 as regards peasant and livestock farm
taxation has also been issued.
Public Demonstration, Monday 12/12/2016 in London UK
Presentation on Human Rights in Eritrea
By Embassy Eritrea
Published on Dec 3, 2016
The Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the United Kingdom & Ireland
hosted a reception event of presentation by Mr. Todd Romaine, Vice
President of Corporate Social Responsibility of Nevsun and Mr. Lloyd
Lipsett, an international human rights lawyer on the human rights impact
on Eritrea and particularly the Bisha mine. Ms. Ruby Sandu, Business &
Human Rights Lawyer, stressed on the importance of setting a benchmark
for future mining operations as a precedence of corporate social
responsibility corporations must undertake. The event was attended by
Diplomats, members of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Investors and
The huddle of the two powerful
friends, Egypt and Eritrea; both strategically located in the Red Sear and who
were blamed by Ethiopia for the rise of the oppressed and marginalized peoples
of Oromos and Amharas.
The media, however, that the two presidents are expected to
discuss the creation of a post of joint military command
to the Red Sea in the fight against terrorism.
As a country located on the Red Sea, the strengthening of cooperation between
Egypt and Eritrea Security, diplomacy, economy and military is vital to the
security of the busiest seaway in world."
Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Nov 2016 Egypt’s
El-Sisi and his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki stressed on Tuesday
the importance of launching a joint committee aimed at boosting
bilateral cooperation in all fields between the two countries, a
statement by the Egyptian president’s office read.
The two leaders also stressed the importance of enhancing
cooperation in different fields, including agriculture and fisheries, as
well as continued technical assistance to Eritrea from the Egyptian
Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD).
The EAPD, established by El-Sisi in June 2014, aims to
support African development by dispatching experts in several fields to
The Egyptian president praised the ongoing cooperation
between the two countries in international forums, stressing on the
importance of increasing coordination and discussions on the region’s
peace and stability related issues.
Afwerki expressed his appreciation for the leading role
that Egypt plays in pushing development plans in Africa.
Egypt received over the past few weeks multiple African
leaders who expressed readiness to boost bilateral cooperation.
Read from Source
Ethiopia blames Egypt and Eritrea over unrest
BBC 10 October 2016
Ethiopia's information minister says groups in Eritrea and Egypt
are contributing to the unrest, which has led to a six-month
state of emergency.
Getachew Reda said the foreign elements are arming and financing
opposition groups, but not necessarily with the formal backing
of their governments.
Under the state of emergency troops will be deployed to quell
It follows months of anti-government demonstrations by members
of the country's two largest ethnic groups.
Violence has intensified since the beginning of the month when
at least 55 people were killed during a protests at an Oromo
من الوهلة الأولى التي نشر فيها الموقع المسمى قنبار تورنتو
دوت كوم الخبر المثير والمتعلق بالمناضل الأخ مسفن حقوس ، استقبلت وابلاً
من المكالمات والرسائل عبر مختلف وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي. كان معظم
المتصلين من محبي حزب الشعب الديمقراطي الإرتري وثلة من قيادات المعارضة.
كان عشمهم كبيراً في أن يجدوا عندي تفسيراً عن ما يجري داخل الحزب وخلفيات
مضمون ما نشره الموقع المذكور. ورغم معرفتي وإلمامي بتفاصيل كثيرة، تحفظت
عن إعطاء أي معلومة، لقناعتي أن الأمر مازال داخل حظيرة الحزب
وربما تكون هناك مساعٍ، ينبغي إعطاؤها الفرصة أولاً.
طبعاً الأمر المستغرب فيه، أن تحدث هكذا تشويشات في وقت تقف فيها البلاد
أمام سؤال أن تكون أولا تكون.
أشكر للمتصلين حرصهم واعتذر من الذين لم اتمكن من أن أروي ظمأهم، في هذه
28 نوفمبر 2016