Time goes by and generations come and go, but no early life of any Eritrean youth passes without beholding a miracle. This makes Eritrea a place of legends that needs to be preserved and passed down but, unfortunately, the humbleness of our culture prevents such chronicling. Imagine hearing our forefathers’ and foremothers’ gallant history while camping… a priceless experience not to miss. And so nowadays, even if in small measure, such platforms are being organized by both senior and young volunteers.
The Women’s Association of Blikat is responsible for this commendable effort. Senior journalist Mrs. Mana Kidane conducted a televised live interview with the chairperson of the association, Captain Adhanet Ukbay aka Cairo, of which I present a written account.
“Cycling is not just a sport in Eritrea, it is a way of life. For years Eritrean fans had passionately filled the streets of Asmara on the weekends to watch even the smallest of cycling tournaments. Fans are crazy about the sport but the athletes who take center stage on game day; breath eat and live cycling, the people who train them for such occasions are devoted to the sport beyond what words can describe. To be an athlete is another thing, but to be a coach is a whole different aspect of the game. Taping into the science and human of it all in order to bring the best out of your players, requires patience, skill and brilliance. Samsom Solomon has all those traits, the once remarkable cyclist turned an even more remarkable coach is at the helm of Eritrea’s cycling success. Q&A presents the brains behind the tactics.”
Today is the 7th Commencment of the Orotta School of Medicne, every Eritrean would agree that we are blessed with amazing doctors. The history of Eritrean doctors starting from the days of the armed struggle is a history of humanity; and just like their forefathers and foremothers, here we are now, with amazing young professionals who continue the legacy. Thus on this special juncture, we are with a special guest today; last years’ graduate Dr. Dawit Tesfai.
The things that make the Eritrean people exceptional are endless, but one that astonishes me in particular, is the fact that when an Eritrean does something big and important we all feel extremely proud, as if we actually rolled our sleeves, got our hands dirty and sweated ourselves.
On the eve of 2017, I had the pleasure of having a one-to-one conversation with an Eritrean woman who is living proof that hard work and determination pay off. Her name is Terhas Asefaw Berhe, an inspirational entrepreneur who has worked tirelessly to accomplish her dream by founding her own company, Brand Communications, based in London with offices across Africa with the motto ‘building iconic brands in Africa’. In today’s edition, let’s give you a glimpse of our interesting chat.
The number of migrants reaching Europe from Africa and the Middle East has grown massively in the past couple of years. The way European countries have handled the issue is quite debatable, especially in our case, as asylum is granted almost automatically to anyone claiming to be Eritrean.
Oliver Wedemeyer is from Germany, he was born in Hildesheim, studied Philosophy and English at the University of Oldenburg and Social Science and Educational Science at the University of Vechta. He is currently working with migrants from Africa in Oldenburg.
Oliver was here in Eritrea in December, for two weeks and a half, hoping to know more about the real situation in Eritrea. I spoke to him just before his departure and this is whatOliver Wedemeyer had to say.
It’s here! Finally. The last date on the calendar, the last day of the 364 ‘leaped’ days and the most awaited day for a fresh start. For many of us, New Year’s Day could simply be the turning point of a calendar page, however, for many more, it is the sacred last tick on the clock generating a whole new set of them. Worth a celebration or not, though, it is definitely a time to clean up from the mind, all the preoccupations and dare to map out new ways directed towards a utopia of our own; a time of reflection for new ventures.
May you all have a happy venturing time on this New Year and lets us see on today’s Q&A what our young guests have to say on this New Year’s Eve.