Category: News Analysis

First Saudi Then Qatar Bigwigs to Ethiopia in Just Three Days Difference

What is that inevitable for Eritrea? By Teweldeberhan Gebre According to Ahram Online Qatar’s foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani is in Ethiopia to meet “with Ethiopian president, prime minister and foreign minister to discuss the latest regional and international developments”. This is happening…

Can Germany’s New ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa Be Successful in Eritrea?

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Introduction On 11 November 2016, Reuters reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel and her officials, out of concern on the influx of migrants to Europe, have announced a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa through “…pushing for increased public and private investment in Africa.”…

Asmara-Online Hails Eritrea’s National Commission for Higher Educations (NCHE)

By The Editor Professor Tadesse Mehari, a respected and distinguished academician, and the CEO of the Eritrean National Commission for Higher Educations, provided a presentation on the development of higher education in Eritrea to a group of distinguished citizens in London, the United Kingdom….

Eritrea: Land Lease or Farm Income Tax?

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Background On 2 December 2016, the Government of Eritrea (GoE) has issued a proclamation, Proclamation No. 178/2016 on farm income and livestock taxation (ግብሪ ካብ ኣታዊ ሕርሻ ገጠርን እንስሳ ዘቤትን), that replaced Proclamation No. 63/1994. The proclamation has entered into force…

To What Can We Compare Eritrea’s Opposition?

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Mr. Brian Hayes, a member of the European parliament (MEP) who is also a member of the European Parliament’s Development Committee, has hosted a conference in Brussels on the future development of Eritrea on Monday, 28 November 2016. Eritrea’s Information, Minister…

H’mmm -President Isaias is in Egypt!

By Teweldeberhan Gebre H.E President Isaias Afewerki is on his visit to Egypt since 28 November 2016. According reports President Isaias is on diplomatic visit to Cairo at the invitation of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Although the main agenda of his trip is not…