Nowadays more than ever, Eritreans in the Diaspora are coming to the homeland to look for and/or meet their significant other. Raising the subject in last week’s edition, Mellu wondered if that could really work. In today’s issue, Mahta Tewolde, also from the Diaspora, takes a step back and tries to delve into the whole affair of the “arranged marriage” and how it could become a way out…
Asmara represents perhaps the most concentrated and intact assemblage of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world. The urban design within the Historic Perimeter has remained untouched since its original implementation and subsequent evolution throughout the 1930s, and the architectural elements exemplify a superlative example of Modernist architecture in a complete urban setting.
Early Wednesday morning, live from Asmara International Airport, here I am with the local press team, ready to welcome home the Eritrean athletes upon their return from the World Athletics Championships held in Beijing. The Eritrean team came back with the country’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s marathon, won by the precocious, young sensation, Ghirmay Ghebreselassie.
A friend storms in saying ‘what kind of a person is x, all this time I thought he was a nice guy!’ You would wonder what mister x did so wrong to anger your friend in that manner and ask ‘what did he do to you?’ Your friend would reply, ‘we have known each other for a long time and he doesn’t greet me well’. And if you are not familiar with the Eritrean way of life, you may find yourself taken aback by this.
With about 800,000 population, 231 administrative areas and 1018 villages, the Southern Region is one of the six regions that have been actively engaged in familiarizing their content in this year’s festival. And as part of this, with the theme ‘Equal Opportunities for All’, this region has opened a golden opportunity for the hearing-impaired citizens.