Colorful musical concert staged in connection with the New Year
A colorful musical concert which is the first of its kind was staged last night at the Bahti Meskerem square here in the capital in connection with the New Year.
Speaking on the occasion, the director of the office of the National Holidays Coordinating Committee, Mr. Tesfai Berhe, pointed out that 2010 is coming to an end at a time when the nation is standing on a very promising and reliable ground more than never before. To reach this stage, the Eritrean people have waged resilience and steadfastness so as to cope with temporary problem, while at the same time managed to multiply their limited resource and register impressive development achievements.
The concert that continued from 8 p.m. in the evening to 2 a.m. in the morning was transmitted live through ERI-TV, Dimtsi Hafash and Radio Zara, and that it won broad acclaim on the part of the spectators.
The participants of the event told ERINA that the concert in which over 40 veteran and young singers, comedians and famous musicians took part gave them special feeling.
They further stated that the show involving traditional and modern musical performances, as well as comic songs and dances fully attests to the effective preparations made, and as such could be organized in a more special manner in the future.
Foreign participants of the concert also expressed admiration to the celebrations and said that they have personally witnessed that there prevails peace and stability in Eritrea, as well as a dignified and patriotic people.
Demonym Eritrean Government Provisional government
- President Isaias Afewerki
- From Italy November 1941
- From United Kingdom under UN Mandate 1951
- from Ethiopia de facto 24 May 1991
- From Ethiopia de jure 24 May 1993
- Total 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi - Water (%) 0.14%
- 2009 estimate 5,224,000 (109th)
- 2008 census 5,291,370
- Density 43.1/km2 (165th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
- Total $3.625 billion
- Per capita $681
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
- Total $2.117 billion
- Per capita $397
HDI (2007) steady 0.472 (low) (165th)
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code ER
Internet TLD .er
Calling code 291
1 ,. National TV: Eritrea Television (ERI-TV)
Eritrea (play /ˌɛrɨˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrɨˈtriːə/; Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi) with an estimated population of 6 million...