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Video: Shingrwa “Meriem Shawsh 2012 Winner/Star”
Third round Shingrwa contest finalizes
Asmara, 15 April 2012- The third round Shingrwa contest that commenced on 19th of March 2011and conducted in five stages was finalized on 15th of April 2012 and was live broadcast on EriTV.
At the ceremony conducted in Cinema Roma in the presence of Government officials and invited guests, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, said that the Shingrwa program has multifold advantages for it is a program with which our cultural diversity was reflected, young artists emerged, and gives impetus to the development of our national culture. He further called on the sustainability of the program.
The six finalists presented one cultural and one modern song each, and according to the verdict of the judges Ms. Meriam Shawush emerged the first star of Shingrwa contest and became the winner of special award and 100,000 Nakfa. Yohannes Habteab stood second and received 70,000 Nakfa and Simon Kahsai third and won 50,000 Nakfa.
Financial awards was also given to the other competitors who stood fourth, fifth and sixth.
A number of observers described this round Shingrwa contest unique for the first stage was conducted in the six administrative regions in which our cultural diversity was reflected and strong competitors observed.
In the first stage of the third round of Shingrwa contest there were 360 competitors, 100 in the second stage out of which 30 made it to the third stage, 10 to the fourth stage and 6 finalists. (Shabait)
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...