Radio Erena: 20 October 2017

A Swiss government backed organization – Pre` En Bulle, calls for a special investigation on the Eritrean Consulate to Switzerland over claims to allegedly pressure Eritrean nationals in Switzerland.

The call for the investigation came following a harsh criticism and opposition that warned all Eritrean nationals not to take part in the annual festival organized by Pre` En Bulle - held last month between the 22nd and 24th of September - claiming that the festival was not recognized and endorsed by the Eritrean government and that the Eritrean government wasn't informed of the festival.

Radio Erena: 20 October 2017

Members of the Eritrean national defense forces are reported to be facing critical condition due to lack of rations as widespread corruption scandal by their commanders looms.

According to reports from Radio Erena sources, the defense forces have been supplied with food rations and other basic necessities insufficiently over the past two years.

The 29th and 30th national service graduates, noted the sources, who have just been deployed to their permanent regiments following the completion of their pre-deployment assignments in the dam construction projects, are reported to be affected the most.

Radio Erena: 13 October 2017

One of Eritrea’s cycling clubs – Eri-Tel is representing Eritrea in the Tour Taihu Lake 2017, which is taking place in China between the 10th and 17th of October.

Eri-Tel, which has 6 (six) members – Michael Habtom, Million Amanuel, Zemenfes Solomon, Sirak Tesfamariam, Daniel Hailemichael, and last year’s Eritrean champion cyclist - Meron Abraham, is led by a former cyclist with the Red Sea club – Aklilu Haile.

Eritrea has scored an international recognition in the cycling arena.

Radio Erena: 13 October 2017

Leaders of the Police Department and Administrators of the Southern zone are reporting to be holding continuous discussions with various elders and administrators of various towns, villages and sub-zones regarding the staggering number of emigration, which has shaken the whole country.

According to Radio Erena sources from the area, the heads of the police departments and administrators of the zone, who met with elders and residents of Senafe, Mendefera, Adi Qeyih and Adi Khuala, pointed out that the youth are conspired by foreign propaganda to cross over to the neighboring Ethiopia and that they are believed to be supported by the residents of the sub-zones.

Radio Erena: 10 October 2017

Eritrea denies a request made by the visiting senior delegation of the World Council of Churches – WCC, to meet the deposed leader of the county’s Orthodox Tewahdo Church – HH Patriarch Antonios, who has been under house arrest for the past 11 years.

The delegation, led by the Program Executive and Covener for Africa - Dr. Nugussu Leggesse and head of the Ecumenical Relations - Fr. Dr. Daniel Buda, made the meeting request following their meeting with the Secretary General of the Synod of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church – HH Bishop Lukas and the Synod’s administrator – HH Bishop Basilos.

The delegation, which disclosed the visit was granted after several attempts in the past years, stayed in Eritrea from the 22nd to the 28th of September.