The number of migrants reaching Europe from Africa and the Middle East has grown massively in the past couple of years. The way European countries have handled the issue is quite debatable, especially in our case, as asylum is granted almost automatically to anyone claiming to be Eritrean.
Oliver Wedemeyer is from Germany, he was born in Hildesheim, studied Philosophy and English at the University of Oldenburg and Social Science and Educational Science at the University of Vechta. He is currently working with migrants from Africa in Oldenburg.
Oliver was here in Eritrea in December, for two weeks and a half, hoping to know more about the real situation in Eritrea. I spoke to him just before his departure and this is whatOliver Wedemeyer had to say.
It’s here! Finally. The last date on the calendar, the last day of the 364 ‘leaped’ days and the most awaited day for a fresh start. For many of us, New Year’s Day could simply be the turning point of a calendar page, however, for many more, it is the sacred last tick on the clock generating a whole new set of them. Worth a celebration or not, though, it is definitely a time to clean up from the mind, all the preoccupations and dare to map out new ways directed towards a utopia of our own; a time of reflection for new ventures.
May you all have a happy venturing time on this New Year and lets us see on today’s Q&A what our young guests have to say on this New Year’s Eve.
He started with a pencil when he was much younger. He then used brushes and water colors and created colorful images. He did not want to stop there, hence, he decided that his principal objective would be to digitalize his art, and so he entered the world of digital art. Tesfit Abraha in his early 30’s is one of Eritrea’s highly prized new digital artists: he produces a variety of films and video clips. Young photographer and producer, Tesfit Abraha is our guest today.
During the ICES 2016 many research papers were presented on several subjects about and of Eritrea.
Interestingly even on the first forms of industrializations particularly that of food canning!
Q&A presents you today, from Kemey Blog spot, a very interesting interview Issayas Tesfamariam conducted with Dr. Massimo Zaccaria, while exploring his latest research on the history of Eritrea’s first canneries.
Sunday the 18th of December has scheduled in the beautiful streets of Asmara an open marathon, Maekel Marathon, and to honor the ‘day of running’ we thought we’d bring the Eritrean Athletics National Team Head Coach.
He says that coaching is all about identifying talents and engineer ways for their enhancement, and his works: his rather short but successful soccer coaching followed by his still current coaching in athletics, indeed do prove him right.
Livingstone Abraham has a ceaseless passion and dedication of making the best out of the athletes he trains and respects.
Today’s Q&A presents a brief chat with Eng. Merhatensaie Gebremariam, one of the first Civil Engineering degree graduates from the University of Asmara in 2001. Eng. Merhatensaie has presented a research on Massawa’s Reconstruction after the 1921 Devastating Earthquake, on the ICES conference held last July. During the conference, Isaias Tesfamariam from kemeyblogspot.com conducted an interview with him. Let’s learn more about Massawa through the eyes of an Engineer.
Ever since the instigation of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) in 1979, empowering women, while encouraging them to take on economical endeavors for self-independence and safeguarding their rights, has been a focal point of attention of the Government and people of Eritrea. Because of such concerted actions, now Eritrean women rejoice in the essence of equality with its varied aspects. Rigat Tesfamichael is a young woman working at the NUEW HQ in the so-called 7th Zoba office. The office deals with students’ and young girls’ issues mainly from higher education institutes. We have Rigat here with us to discuss the matter.