Category Archives: Culture

South Africans Bristle Over Alleged Trump Comments on Mandela

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans are angry about comments that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly made in private about South African icon Nelson Mandela, the nation’s first black president and Nobel Peace laureate. The alleged comments — which Trump denies —

US Airstrike Hits Pro-Islamic State Militants in Somalia

BOSASO, SOMALIA – The U.S. military says it conducted an airstrike in Somalia’s Puntland region that killed seven pro-Islamic state militants.

VOA’s Somali service initially reported the airstrike on Tuesday. Local officials and witnesses told VOA that Puntland regional forces …

High level Eritrean military delegation delivers message to Sudanese President

Asmara, High level Eritrean military delegation headed by Gen. Filipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, delivered message of President Isaias Afwerki to Gen. Abdul Fattah Al Burhan, President of the Sudan’s Sovereign Council  on 20 July.…

UN Urges Inquiry into Violence by Anti-Terrorism Force Against Malian Protestors

GENEVA – The U.N. Human Rights Office is calling for an investigation into the excessive use of violence by an elite counter-terrorism force in Mali against anti-government protestors last weekend, causing many civilian casualties.

MINUSMA, the U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in …

Contribution to augment National Fund

Asmara, Communities and owners of businesses extended financial contribution to the effort to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, Cathedral kindergarten contributed 8 thousand and 167 Nakfa, Yordanos shop 5 thousand and other small businesses, cooperative associations and individuals contributed a total …

Support to disadvantaged nationals

Asmara, Nationals in various areas of the country are extending financial and material support to disadvantaged citizens with a view to ease the burden they might encounter due to the ‘Stay at Home’ guideline.

Accordingly, residents of Mai-Harmaz extended 28 …