Message of Congratulations

Asmara, 22 June 2024 – President Isaias Afwerki sent a message of congratulations on behalf of the people and Government of Eritrea, as well as on his own behalf, to President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, for his re-election and inauguration for a second term as the President of the Republic […]

Portraying Eritrea’s Brutal Past Through Art

Eritrea commemorates its fallen heroes on June 20th, Martyrs’ Day, a day dedicated to Eritrea’s heroes who gave their lives in the war for independence. The day is a reminder of the brutal realities the Eritrean people endured. We assemble with our loved ones in public places late at night, confident that we will return […]

Eritrea’s Martyrs Day Commemorated with Patriotic Zeal

Asmara, 21 June 2024 – Eritrea’s Martyrs Day was commemorated with patriotic zeal by nationals both inside the country and abroad. At the commemorative event in Asmara, President Isaias Afwerki laid a wreath in tribute to the heroic martyrs. The event commenced with a public procession from Shida Square to the Martyrs Cemetery and included […]

Martyrs Day Observance in Southern Region

Asmara, 21 June 2024 – Martyrs Day was enthusiastically observed in Mendefera at the regional level under the theme “20 June Day of Pride.” On the evening of 19 June, thousands of Mendefera residents and members of the Defense Forces conducted a candlelight vigil program on the city’s main street. The event also featured the […]

Statement delivered by Mr. Habtom Zerai, Charge d’Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN in Geneva during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea

20 June 2024, Geneva  Mr. President, It is with a heavy heart that I bring to the attention of this Council that this annual ritual of demonizing Eritrea has coincided with June 20th- Eritrea’s Martyrs Day. It is not a day of mourning but a day of reflection. For over a decade, Eritrea has consistently […]