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Hamelmalo College of Agriculture graduates 473 students

Post by Zmeselo » 11 Jul 2019, 12:30

Hamelmalo College of Agriculture graduates 473 students

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The Hamelmalo College of Agriculture has graduated today 11 July, 473 students including 283 females with post graduate, first degree and diploma in nine fields of study.

The graduates include one with master’s degree, 262 with first degree and 210 with diploma in the fields of Agro-Economy, Agricultural Engineering, Crop Science, Animal Science, Land Resource and Environmental Conservation, Seeds Control, Veterinary and Food Technology.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony in which Dr. Haile Mihtsun, Executive Director of the National Higher Education Commission and other government official took part, Prof. Weldeamlak Araia, Dean of the College, said that the college is significantly contributing in producing professionals in various fields of agriculture.

Underlining that the knowledge they have gained in the college is not the end, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, called on the graduates to practically upgrade their skill on the ground and contribute in the national agricultural development program.

Commending for the educational opportunity they were provided, the representative of the graduates expressed readiness to live up to the expectations of the people and Government.

In its 12 commencements, the Hamelmalo College of Agriculture has graduated 4725 students in various fields of study.

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Post by Zmeselo » 11 Jul 2019, 12:42

Higher education in Eritrea

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Written by Simon Weldemichael ... n-eritrea-

July, is the season of graduation for many Eritrean institutions of higher education. Thousands of students who have completed their studies and one year community service, are celebrating their graduation and pledging their commitment to enhance their contribution to the country and society. On the occasion of this festive month of graduation, it is appropriate to share some facts about the progress achieved in higher education.

Soon after independence in 1991, reconstruction at all levels of education gained top priority and scored a spectacular success. Successive colonizers of Eritrea; especially the Ethiopians, have done nothing in education and other social services. Under Ethiopian colonization, the Eritrean people didn’t receive education, health and other services. The absence of services coupled with inequality of distribution of resources, created enormous burdens on the Eritrean society. But after independence Eritrea has achieved significant progress in rehabilitating, expanding and improving education and other social services. The colonial education, with low access and high disparity, was replaced by greater access and lower disparity at all levels of education.

After independence- the government of Eritrea- in its attempt to achieve social and economic development, has given priority to the development of education. The government considers education to be the foundation of all national development efforts, particularly in human resource development, economic growth and poverty alleviation. Education plays a key role, in poverty reduction and social development. Without the development of education, we cannot build our country. The government has given equal attention to both the expansion and distribution of education. To provide equal educational opportunity means to provide equal opportunity for development.

As part of the coordinated effort to expand and reform education, the government made a bold decision in 2004 to expand higher education. Up until 2004, the University of Asmara was the only higher education institution with limited capacity of absorption of secondary school graduates. So to fulfill the rising need of higher education in Eritrea, the government opened seven institutions of higher education in different parts of the country. The expansion of higher education plays a vital role for the people to acquire knowledge and skills, that help to enhance their productive capacity to build the country. Efforts have been made to make higher education, an instrument of national unity and development and to facilitate the ability of the country to deal internationally on various fronts.

The fundamental aim of the expansion of colleges in different parts of the country, is to break the bottleneck of access of secondary school graduates to higher education. The newly established Eritrean colleges have enrolled and graduated tens of thousands of young Eritreans, who passed the National Examination. Although there are still noticeable gaps, the institutions of higher education have created a favorable condition and responded effectively to the rising needs of the country. Eritrean colleges are paving the path of the Eritrean youth, to a brighter and more secure future. Eritrean youth are becoming the beneficiaries, of the free access of college education.

Higher education is increasingly becoming inaccessible and unaffordable, in many countries. But the institutions of higher education of Eritrea are operating in a way, that helps the poor and the rich to have equal access. College education, is fully subsidized by the government. In Eritrea, there is no student debt crisis that cripples college graduates. The doors of Eritrean colleges are open to everyone, who has the knowledge and enthusiasm to learn. In Eritrea, higher education is state-run and the government has a prime responsibility of governing and delivering education. The provision of higher education to satisfy the occupational needs of our society, rests in the shoulder of the government. Fifteen years have passed, since the Government initiated a planned development of higher education.

The steady growth of higher education in Eritrea that was registered after independence, is the result of the nation’s policy to promote education for the benefit of the masses. The objective in higher education is to provide to the society with leaders at various walks of life: thinkers, scientists and specialists of various fields. Eritrean colleges are striving to prepare the Eritrean youth, to become the torchbearers of the national march towards national development.

Higher education is the most vital input, for the growth and prosperity of a nation. It provides strength, to enable people to respond to the changing needs of the time. It has the power to transform human beings, into human resources. We cannot build a sustainable and prosperous nation without human resource development, which mainly depends on the health and vitality of higher education. Thus, higher education is the main instrument for development, transformation and nation building of Eritrea.

Higher education in Eritrea, has seen a huge growth in the number of colleges and student enrollment. The government not only increased the number of colleges but also expanded the technical and vocational centers. The country is now engaged in the use of higher education, as a powerful tool to build a knowledge-based information society. Eritrea has yet to advance in education and science, and take its rightful place in the world. Power has shifted from military and economic power, to knowledge power. Eritrean colleges are thriving to make the country: a knowledge hub.

Although the expansion and maintenance of higher education is costly, its role is considered critical and vital in Eritrea. The graduates of the institutions of higher education, form the core of nation building.

The most decisive factor in national development is: human resource. Every country requires competent and skilled people, for development. Higher education is, therefore, one of the principal instruments that prepare the manpower. Qualitatively, higher education equips the labour force with the necessary skills and competencies, which are essential for the advancement of the nation. Quantitatively, it helps to increase the number of educated citizens. Manpower development holds a central place in the development strategy of Eritrea and, hence, the government puts as many resources as possible into human development. Eritrea which is endowed with rich natural resources and has highly developed human resources, will enjoy a high standard of living in the foreseeable future. Eritrean colleges are struggling to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and ethical responsibility to meet the future workforce needs of the country and to participate fully in the new era of peace and cooperation.

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Post by Zmeselo » 11 Jul 2019, 12:58

Symbol and significance of the Nakfa Trenches

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About Eritrea - History & Culture

Throughout the 30 years of Eritrean armed struggle for independence, Nakfa was the strategic center for the liberation movement. Following a six-month fierce battle, Nakfa was liberated by Eritrean freedom fighters in March 1977 and once liberated, it remained a stronghold of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF); throughout the struggle for Eritrea’s independence. The Derg regime was not ready to let go of Nakfa because of its elevation and strategic location and conducted a series of counter attacks, that lasted 10 years. After the strategic withdrawal of the EPLF, Nakfa became a vital frontline of the freedom fighters; for about 10 years. Nakfa has very deep, long, complex and wonderful underground trenches and houses; remnants of shattered bombs, armored vehicles and tanks.

Trenches and underground Houses

It is essential, that we know our history. The Eritrean armed struggle for independence, is indeed exceptional in the world. It was a struggle against Africa’s largest army, armed to the teeth with support from the world’s powerful nations. The struggle was long and bitter. The secret for the success of the revolution was the determination of the freedom fighters, the unity of the people of Eritrea with the EPLF and the trenches of Nakfa. The trenches of Nakfa, are remarkable. The average estimated length of a trenches is 180 kilometers, in the north-south direction up to Ararb. The overall length of the trenches, is estimated to be more than 600 Kms. There are more than 1000 underground houses, within and around Nakfa. All EPLF fighters participated in designing and making the trenches and houses, which still stand as important examples of Eritrean fighters’ resilience, determination and sacrifice that resulted in victory.

The trenches were made with raw materials, brought from the surrounding environment and farther locations. Large trees were cut and brought, from remote areas of the Sahel region. At times, the fighters would leave their base area in the morning in search of wood and would come back at night. Also, the mountains are so rocky it was often difficult to dig the ground to make trenches.

Nakfa is also known for its underground hall, where the historical 3rd EPLF congress was held in 1994. The most befitting attribute to Nakfa, is perhaps the naming of the Eritrean currency after the town.

Some of the names, classification and meaning of the well-known Trenches

In general, Nakfa trench is classified in to two wings -- the right wing and the left wing.

The trenches on the right wing include:

Fidel ‘ pe ’ 1.
Taba Selam, 2. which means ‘peace hill’
Glob ‘having a round 3. structure’
Rigole 4. ‘penalty area’
Wancha 5. ‘cub’
Denden 6.
Galdenden 7.
Endanepal 8.
Farnello 9.
Testa 10.
Sewra 11. ‘revolution’
Semble 12.
Afncha 13. ‘nose’
Teatek 14.
Kubub Baray 15.
Siega 16.

Some of the left wing trenches extending to the left direction over a chain of mountains, were also given the following names:

Merkebna 1. 10. Medat
May Kelashin 2. 11. Arew
Temamen 3. 12. Nahra
Anda Sga 4. 13. Otolo
Sulfur 5. 14.Volley Ball
Aguadu 6.
15.Enda Krbit 7.
Tikhs 8. 16.Spartaces
Hamukushti 9. 17. Abre
kubania 10.

The trenches were given names that are meaningful, and reflect the prevailing situations of the times.

Rigole’, which means a penalty kick in football, is meant to signify how close the freedom fighters’ frontline was to the enemy’s side.

Fidel pe’, a reference to the Tigrinya alphabet ‘T’, is a name given to the undergrounds and canals that looked like the alphabet.

"Volley Ball" was a name given to the trench, where the fighters and enemy soldiers were based not far from one another; that they would throw back and forth hand grenades.

Nakfa is a source of history of the Eritrean struggle for independence, and the turning point and gateway to the bright light of independence. We must jealously guard it, preserve it and pass it onto the next generation.


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ኤርትራዊ፣ ፈኸራ ኣይባህሉን'ዩ፣ እንተ ነቶም ብምሒር ራዕዲ ኣብ ልዕሊኡ ፈኸራ ሰንዚሮም ከም ዓሻ ተጠሊዖም ዝሓድሩ'ግን፣ ረመጽ ምኽዓው ልማዱ'ዩ። ኳኺቶ ማእኸል ሞዝሒቑ፣ በጅባጅ ጸላኢ ስግር መረብ ረጊጹ'ዩ'ሞ፣ ሃገር ድሕሪ ደጊም ዝደፍራ የሎን።

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Paulos Netabay (@PNetabay) Tweeted:

Eritrea: construction, renovation and expansion of roads in full swing.

እቲ ፕሮጀክትታት፡ ነፋሲት - ደቀምሓረ 40 ኪሎ-ሜተር፡ ደቀምሓረ - ተራ-እምኒ 29 ኪሎ-ሜተር፡ ዓዲ-ዃላ - እንዳ-ገርጊስ 18 ኪሎ-ሜተር፡ ከምኡ’ውን ካብ ድግሳ ናብ ሰርሓ፡ ካብ ድግሳ ድማ ብመገዲ ሓላይ ናብ ዓዲ-ቐይሕ ዝኣቱ መስመራት የጠቓልል።

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Post by Zmeselo » 11 Jul 2019, 13:13

Throwback- Thursday, to an amazing 2018!! (...and firmly believe that 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, etc, 🌧☔ will be even more amazing!! Naysayers 👎)

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Post by Zmeselo » 11 Jul 2019, 13:20

ERi-TV: Open Mic - Interview with President of Danish Eritrean Network Association Mr. Sahle Berhane


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My Kunama song Goda Anna (Remix) has now made it to the semi-finals at the 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition, whose results will be published in Sept. Still a lot to compete against! Stay tuned!

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Post by Zmeselo » 11 Jul 2019, 13:26

Natnael Berhane, conquering the french mountains:

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Natnael Berhane: 'A Tour de France stage win would change my life'

By Joscha Weber at the TOUR DE FRANCE

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Frankreich Tour de France 2019 Natnael Berhane (picture-alliance/Pro Shots/G. Deswijzen)

Natnael Berhane of Eritrea is the only black African rider in the Tour de France. He spoke to DW about why African riders have more obstacles to overcome – and how he hopes to inspire young Africans to pursue the sport.

DW: Is being in the Tour de France the end of a long journey for you – or could it be just the beginning?

Natnael Berhane: This is my second Tour de France, and I want to come back for more in the next few years. But first of all I want to produce some good results in this year's edition. My dream is text to get a stage win.

What would a stage win mean to you?

Obviously it would change my life. But of course it's hard to win a stage at the Tour de France. So if you do manage to win one, it's a big deal. A victory for me would also be a great inspiration for all African riders. I would like to motivate more talented Africans to take up cycling, and a stage win could help pave the way for other African riders to turn professional.

What has the support been like in your own country?

When I raced in the national championship in Eritrea the support was great. When they heard that I had been selected for the Tour de France everyone went crazy. That was very motivating. I was also surprised by how hard the other Eritrean riders raced and how good they were. I hope that some of them will also have the chance to come to Europe. I'm 100 percent sure that these talents would develop better if they could also come to Europe and join the pro peloton.

Natnael Berhane cycles along the Wall of Geraardsbergen on the first stage of the Tour

What drives you?

Good results. All professional cyclists work hard, but if you actually achieve something, this motivates you even more. For me, winning the national championship and making it to the Tour de France gave me an extra boost. And two months ago my son was born. This was another motivation. It's very good to have a child in my life.

How did you get into cycling?

I started learning to ride a bike when I was four or five years old. When I got older I started mountain biking and rode more regulary. In 2005 I entered in first competitions on the mountain bike. At the end of 2006 I swept to the road bike.

Who supported you at the time?

When I began my parents didn't like it, especially my mother. When I started racing I didn't tell my parents about it. I won some medals but my parents didn't know about it. At the end of 2005 I was at the top of the regional mountainbike championship. So I said to my parents: "I can win the championship, I need your support next Sunday." My mother was angry with me and told me that I shouldn't race again. But fortunately, the rest of my family managed to change her mind. My father got on board with the idea, and I won the championship. After this my father supported my and bought me a road bike. My mother was mad at him as she didn't wanted me to race because she was worried that I might crash. She was also afraid that I could leave school because of cycling.

In 2014 Berhane (third from left) won the Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon

Was she right?

I was spending a lot of time thinking about cycling (laughs). In the end my mother supported me a lot. Now she even comes to see me race. When I race in Eritrea she always comes out and supports me.

How did you make your way to Europe?

I came here in 2011 after racing in Eritrea, Ruanda and Gabon. It started with the World Cycling Centre in in Aigle, [operated by the International Cycling Union]. Everything was completely different. I saw snow for the first time in my life. I asked myself: "Whats going on here?" (laughs). My first training ride in Europe was in the rain, that was incredible for me at the time. I was lucky enough to spend two years there before turning professional.

Did you face more obstacles than the European cyclists?

Yes, I think so. They raced and then they went home. But for me it was different. I stayed here for several months before going back home, because it was so far away. But not just we African riders struggle with this, it's the same for American or Australian riders.

The 2019 Tour de France route

African cycling seems to have been improving over the past few years. But now there are only three of you at the Tour de France. What's gone wrong?

Africa's Team Dimension Data usually brought several riders, at least four riders. Not just here but to other races too. We were racing at a high level, but now their strategy has changed. I think they should give opportunities to African riders, give them the chance to shine. This year they only brought one, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. As far as I'm concerned, there should be more riders from our continent on Africa's team.

When will we see the first African Tour de France winner?

I think in a few years' time. Egan Bernal is an inspiration. He comes from Colombia and has an incredible power. He can win it. And maybe in a few years somebody like him from Africa can win it too.

Natnael Berhane, 28, is an Eritrean professional cyclist, who is competing in this year's Tour de France for the French team Cofidis. He has won numerous titles including the road races at the African Road Championships in 2011 and 2013. He is the current Eritrean road race champion.

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(VOA) — ዮዲት የማነ፡ ግርማይ ፍስሃየ፡ ዮናታን ተኽለሚኪኤል፡ ሚኪኤል ገ/ሊባኖስ፡ ፋኑኤል መሓሪን፡ የማነ ሚኪኤለን ይበሃሉ። ኣብ 2018 ኣብ ኮለጅ ማይ ነፍሒ ብዓውዲ ምህንድስና ቴክኖሎጂ ትምህርቶም ድሕሪ ምዝዛም፡ ሎሚ ዓመት ክምረቑ’ዮም።

እዞም ሽዱሽተ መሃንድሳት፡ ኣብ ትካላት ሕክምና ኣብ ናይ ራጂ ኣገልግሎት ዝወዓለ ፕላስቲክ፡ ዳግማይ ብምምስራሕ፡ ብሩርን ፕላስቲክን ብምፍልላይ ኣብ ረብሓ ከምዝውዕል ጌሮም። ነቲ ብሩርን ፕላስቲክን ንምፍልላይ ዝተጠቅሙሉ ባእታ ድማ ኣብ ሓመድ ዝረከብ ጥረ-ነገር ኮይኑ፡ እቲ መስርሕ’ውን ካብ ብከላ ነጻ ኣብ ርእሲ ምዃኑ ውሑስን ውሑድ ወጻኢታትን ዝሓትት ከምዝኾነ መሃንድሳት ዮዲት የማነን፡ ግርማይ ፍሰሃየን ንድምጺ ኣሜሪካ ተዛሪቦም።

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