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Video: Eritrea 2011 Fenkil Concert
Frehiwet Berihu, Betiel Afwerki, Gual keren, Orion Saleh, Senait Amine and others sing a Tigrigna, Tigre, Hidareb songs for Operation Fenkil Concert 2011 live from Massawa, Eritrea.
The official commemoration of the 21st anniversary of Operation Fenkil was today conducted in the port city of Massawa in patriotic spirit. The commemoration took place in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, Army commanders, senior government and PFDJ officials, invited guests as well as thousands of nationals.
In a speech he delivered on the occasion, President Isaias congratulated the Eritrean people and friends in connection with Operation Fenkil anniversary. He underlined that the annual commemoration of the great event in a colorful manner represents a special moment in which the nation takes due consolation and strength.
The President further explained that the port city not only paved the way for total liberation but would also become the hub of investment for national development, as well as regional and international trade and investment.
President Isaias went on to underscore that Fenkil occupies a special place in the history of Eritrean patriotism, and that the nation stands on higher ground for coping with future challenges as it has already acquired valuable experience and capacity. In this connection, he stressed the need for remaining vigilant and reinforce resolve for still more gratifying accomplishments.
(See full text of the President’s speech for details)
Also speaking on the occasion, the Administrator of the Northern Red Sea region, Ms. Tsegereda Woldegergish, noted that this year’s commemoration is special as it is being held on the 20th anniversary of Independence and the charting of future action programs. She further indicated that the tasks undertaken to promote social justice have borne fruitful outcome.
Likewise, in a speech he delivered on behalf of the regional holidays coordinating committee, the PFDJ Secretary in the region, Mr. Hamid Haji, stated that Operation Fenkil constitutes a historic even that amply demonstrated the heroism and steadfastness of the Eritrean people under the dynamic leadership of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF).
Various artistic and cultural shows were staged at the official commemorative event that transmitted live through ERI-TV and Dimtsi Hafash. Moreover, the signing performance presented by the renowned Sudanese artist, Hamed Areyah, added color to the event.
Shabait: Massawa, 12 February 2011
State of Eritrea ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Capital (and largest city) Asmara
15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English Other languages Tigre, Saho, Bilen, Afar, Kunama, Nara, Hedareb,.
Ethnic groups 60% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Afar, 3% Saho, 3% Kunama
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...