Access to equitable and efficient social services for every citizen tops the list of fundamental human rights. Where the need arises to objectively assess the status of human rights in any given nation, it ought to be weighed against access to education amongst other social services. And hence, let’s have a look at the current status of education in the United States.
• The US is the only G8 member that carries the death penalty. In past years, 1,077 people were executed in the electric chair. Most of these were blacks, some were executed by mistake and others due to name misplacement.
If there is ever a country that always yearns to publicize to the world, without being asked, the conditions of human rights; it is the United States. In its annual report on human rights, the US speculates what China or Russia did or what Venezuela or Eritrea didn’t and so on. But it never utters a single word about itself, or the rights of its people, or the rights of the people in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan. If its disclosure had been necessary, or permitted to be exact, the condition of human rights would have been something like the following.
Eritreans all over the world commemorated Martyrs Day, June 20, under the theme “Lofty Sovereign Dignity-Fruit of Supreme Martyrdom”. The official commemoration began on the 19th of June during the evening hours with candle light parades and artistic performances. In Asmara thousands of people from all walks of life flocked to the main street of Asmara, Harenet Avenue, to commemorate the day with candle light ceremony.
As Eritreans joyfully and enthusiastically celebrate May 24, Independence Day, they also equally celebrate June 20, Martyrs Day, in commemoration for those heroes and heroines who paid the dear lives for the Independence Day to happen. On the eve of the Martyrs Day, June 19, every Eritrean wherever he/she lives will conduct candle light vigil symbolizing that our heroes gave their lives for us to walk proud as Eritreans and live as people free and decide our destiny by ourselves. What a big and priceless gift we got through their blood and life.
The saying “Dogs bark and the camel continues its journey” is deep rooted axiom in the Eritrean society. Every Eritrean aspires to live through his/her toil without expecting outside help. And that concept has been for many years now the unwanted axiom and the economic, social and political foundation. They want Eritrea behave like the others who are standing alert to hear and do what they are told to do.
The State of Eritrea Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Eritreans Abroad Introduction
The Eritrean Diaspora, spread across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, Middle-East and Africa, is an invaluable asset to both the country of origin and the host country. Equipped with varying competencies, ideas and expertise acquired at home and abroad, Eritreans of the Diaspora carry with them a new vision and represent a positive force of change.