Radio Erena: 24 August 2017

Eritrean athletes who participated in the 2017 World Athletics Championship held in London between August 4 and 13, were reported not to do as well as expected.

Eritrea's marathon runner with a good record - Yohannes Tesfagiorgish, who was among the 8 athletes representing Eritrea in the Marathon, 10K, 5K and 3K meters competitions, finished 7th, followed by Kibrom Ghebregziabiher who finished 41st. A third Eritrean - Amanuel Mesel was reported not to finish the competition.

In the 10K race, Aaron Kifle finished 11th and Hzqiel Tewelde finished 17th. Another athlete - Nuguse Amlesom (also known as Wedi Hakim) had to dropped out after the first round due to injuries.

Radio Erena: 24 August 2017

An Eritrean mother of three, Fekadu Debesay, who is a follower of the Pentecostal Christian Church - has died in an Eritrean prison of Metkel Abyot the beginning of August.

According to reports from a global organization called Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the victim and her husband were among several followers of the Pentecostal Christian Church who were detained by the Eritrean security authorities in one of the frequent raids against followers of the church in a southern town of Adi Khuala.

Radio Erena: 24 August 2017

The Italian police authorities have reportedly launched an investigation on Fr. Mussie Zerai - an ordained Catholic Priest of Eritrean decent, for allegedly being involved in illegal migration of refugees to European countries, reported the news media of the country.

Fr. Zerai is famously known for his work in saving migrants from the Mediterranean sea when they get accidents as they try to cross over to Europe.

Fr. Zerai, who was nominated for a Noble Prize in 2015 for his work in saving hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean sea and his efforts to help resettle troubled refugees.

Radio Erena: 24 May 2017     


Resident of the Eritrean capital – Asmara and surrounding towns are concerned by the shortage of drinking water, reported Radio Erena sources from the capital.

       According to the sources, drinking water has been in short supply for months now and residents are rationed a barrel a week by the local administrations. People are reported to be seen in long lines in the streets to get the rationed water.

Radio Erena: 23 May 2017       

     National Security forces of the Eritrean government have reportedly arrested an 85-year-old man and 10 other elders in the southern town of GaEbien of Adi Khuala sub-zone.