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Video: Asmara ‘Medeber’
Caravel Seraglio (Medeber) that was engineered by an Italian architect Cavanari Edwardo. Situated at the northeastern of Asmara, Medeber was constructed to become a market place for used items. At this time, Medeber has become a center of invention and innovation where youths show their creative talent in modifying goods for a better use and making varied utensils and other household items as well as varied types of furniture.
Jingling and rattling sounds fill ones ears while steeping to the inner workshops of Medeber. The hammering of irons and the noise it makes is just like music to the ears. In this center of excellence, people from all walks of life are daily engaged in crafting activities. Each and every activity just amazes one and satisfied with what is showcased; people are obliged to capture such a thrilling activity through their cameras. One could see a lightening of camera flashes being shot to all directions as if trying to capture the entire scene at once.
Seeing senior citizens engage in heavy works makes one not only wonder but also admire the work ethics these people are bequeathing to the youths. Mr. Hassen Ahmed started to work in Medeber since the British colonial era. Even though aging, Mr. Hassen is still robust. He has sustained the making of brooms since the British period to date; but there were some interruptions for he used to travel to Sudan and to Saudi Arabia.
Employers in Medeber hire experienced wood and metal workers and they also train apprentice in varied fields of works. This time, there are about 450 small scale firms that embrace skilled human power and a number of apprentices. All in all, Medeber is a center of excellence in which people from all walks of life engage themselves into intensive working hours. (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...