7 New songs Live from Asmara Stadium, for Eritrea's 20 Year Independence Celebration Tuesday May 24, 2011. 1) Jemal Romodan, students show and President Isaias Afwerki walks to the stadium to dance 2) Umojo band from South Africa 3) Alamin Abdel Latif, Helen Meles, Nago, Tesfai Mehari Fihira, Dehab Fatiynga, Betiel Afwerki, Orion Salih, Tsighe Teklesenbet, Helen Paulos, Kaleab Teweldemedhin, Fitzum Yohannes, Sami Berhane, Feven Tseggai, Robel Michael, Robel Haile, Teame Woldemichael, Minas Belay, Birkiti Tank, and others 4) EriAm sisters, Betty Zere, Ruth mussie, Yorsalem Yemane, Sandman Nigus, Layne Tadesse.
Yohannes Tikabo (Wedi Tkabo)
Nakfa Musical Drama and Students show
Official celebrations marking 20th anniversary of Independence Day conducted with great enthusiasm
Asmara, 24 May 2011 – The official celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Independence Day was conducted at Asmara Stadium here in the capital with great enthusiasm. The colorful celebrations took place in the presence of Government and PFDJ officials, Army commanders and Sudanese government delegation, as well as thousands of nationals from inside the country and abroad.
President Isaias Afwerki delivered a keynote speech on the occasion highlighting the impressive achievements registered in the national development drive and the integrated rebuff waged against external acts of conspiracy.
The President noted that one of the main manifestations of the externally-engineered conspiracies is the continued occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories for the past nine years by the surrogate TPLF regime. This act has occurred in flagrant breach of the final and binding arbitral Award and in contravention of international law through the direct intervention of the US Administration in order to create chronic instability, he elaborated.
(For details, see full text of the President’s speech)
Various programs, including military parade, artistic performances and calisthenics show by students, among others featured on the occasion. (Shabait)
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...