Sawa- a place of readiness and change

Readiness is sought to be identified as one of the principal components of a successful transformational change. Change and readiness are the two sides of the same coin in the…

“… tell if Ansaldo442 is coming.”

When I come across people and get asked where I work, I would say, “I work at the railway station – I have been working there four years now.” “Ah,…

A Journey to Assabey Rehaita

Simon Weldemichael July 2021   On May this year, the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students in collaboration with other government bodies have initiated a historical knowledge competition among…

Journey to kerkebet

The day before our trip to Kerkebet, NUEYS’s driver, Mr. Asmerom, announced that we needed to get ready for 4:00 am the next day. On Friday March 5th, Asmerom left…

Asmara’s Modernist City

Asmara Heritage Project Eritrea is endowed with rich and diverse cultural and natural heritage properties which are significant at national and international levels. Since independence, the Eritrean Government has committed…

Asmara – Modernist City

Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural ‘discoveries’ of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, Asmara has…

The Good and the Bad

Before I came to Eritrea, people filled my head with ideas of what it would be like to live here; some were good but most people had negative things to…

Asmara: a Romantic City

In the quite early morning of the day the city is filled with the sound of churches’ bells and the azanat of mosques. Women are seen on their white traditional…

“Going to Sawa is less of a choice and more of an obligation,” Heaven Tesfamariam-Bereketeab

I once read: “Those who have never had to fight for freedom will not fight to keep it.” As a daughter of a member of the First Round of the…