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Audio: Interview with Artist Yosief Teklay, Zeineb Beshir on Festival Eritrea Scandinavia – VOA
Interview with Artist Yosief Teklay, Zeineb Beshir and Hussien Ali Barkay (KeyiH Meriet band) with VOA Tigrinia about Festival Eritrea Scandinavia Tour
Festival of Eritrean community in Scandinavian countries conducted with patriotic zeal
Asmara, 8 August 2012 – The Eritrean community members in the Scandinavian countries conducted festival with patriotic zeal from 2 to 5 August in Stockholm City.
Reports indicated that the event that witnessed participation of thousands of Eritreans from different European countries, the US and Canada, also featured a number of activities focusing on children and youths.
In a seminar he conducted with the participants of the festival, Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, explained that the Eritrean government is making enormous investment with major focus on the rural areas with a view to ensuring social justice and sustainable economic development, and that increased endeavors would be exerted to give added momentum to the nation’s development process. He further pointed out that the country is in a stage where its bright future is becoming progressively evident thanks to the spirit of steadfastness among citizens inside the country and abroad in foiling anti-Eritrea agendas.
Stating that the secret behind the Eritrean people’s triumph constitutes the prevalence of coherence within the citizenry, Mr. Yonas Mana from the Eritrean Embassy in the Scandinavian countries explained that such an event is vital in nurturing national values.
The fact that the Eritrean people paid all-round sacrifice to ensure and safeguard national independence attests to the abiding spirit of nationalism among them, said Mr. Alem Teklegiorgis, chairperson of the National Holidays Coordinating Committee for the Eritrean communities in the Scandinavian countries.
Among the participant youths, Robel Kidane voiced conviction that the impact of such an occasion goes beyond festivity, and that it is imperative as regards discussing the objective situation in the Homeland and bequeathing national values to future generations. (Shabait)
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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...