Written by Eskinder from Asmara Tue - 01 Jul
Rumors about Data Center in Embatkala:
According to some people, the GoE has brought fiber optic up to Massawa, for "Data Center". The Data Center will be in Embatkala, and it will have all the data's of all the ministries and also of embassies(2%) and other things. I was told this system is being ran by the president’s office, but according to people working in the president office’s; this was a total exaggeration and a lie. That the data center was only an idea of an Eritrean who came from England & the president office is helping. As far as they know there is no such thing as fiber optic in Massawa or other place.
Written by Dispatches from Eritrea Fri - 13 Jun
In the centre of town in the area commonly known as comissaration hammasien on Godena Eritreawit Ade, is a colonial building that was the offices of the Electoral Commission, perhaps the only physical reminder of our aspirations, for a constitutional government, once upon a time. I am not sure what went on inside the building but for me and many others it served as a significant reminder of Independent Eritrea’s hopes and ambitions as well as the promises PFDJ betrayed since 2001.
Naturally when the word ‘constitution’ was dangled again I thought about that building and all it symbolised and as a tribute to our shattered dreams, I paid homage, only to find that the building had now changed names and functions and its current ‘tenant’ is the offices of regional administration complete with their brand new sign outside its doors.
Written by Tsega Gebreyesus Wed - 11 Jun
Both Girmay and Merhawit arrived in Israel before 2012, so their detention period was short. Like many asylum seekers during that time, they had significant psychological and physical trauma, no understanding of their surroundings and no social support. Many had nowhere to go and, until they found shelter, slept in the park near the central bus station.
After my interview with Girmay, we walked together to the bus stop. I didn’t know what to say to him, other than to express the horror that I felt. I asked him what I should say to other survivors in the future, when they shared their experiences with me. He said “tsinaat nay Iyob yi habkum” or, “May the strength of Job be with you.”
Written by Team Arbi Harnet Asmara Sat - 07 Dec
In Eritrea crime pays, and in this case it paid the owner of this house handsomely. The family who live in this house in Asmara’s central district (Kebabi: Makel Ketema) at number near Godena Sematat (Martyr’s Street) street number 1A 175/175-2/4 never know the pressures of electricity outages, their house is powered by generators that seem to supply endless power that illuminates their luxurious residence in the frequently dark Asmara nights.
They don’t seem to have any trouble in powering their exclusive cars (the son owns a dark blue Toyota Rav 4) and younger members of the family don’t even seem to be bothered by the frequent giffas (raids) targeting other youngsters their age.
Written by Various sources in and out Eritrea Fri - 06 Dec
Date of birth: 1956
place of birth: Tseazega
Educational background 10th grade
Rank Birgeder general
Salary 3700 Nkf (including allowance)
Hobby: Big time Gambler, drunkard, womanizer, contraband trader. AND NOW ACCUSED OF HUMAN TRAFFICING
Languages English understands but not fluent Arabic can communicate
Joined EPLF Late 1973