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The true spirit of the Olympics

This has nothing to do with language, but I had to share this photo (by selampeace) of a bus ride with some of Eritrea’s and Ethiopia’s Olympic athletic team. Olympic Bronze medal winning (and national icon) Zersenay Tadese is to the right.

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August 3, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Eritrea  2 Comments

Sketch

A quick pen sketch of a little girl.

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July 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, sketch  One Comment

“My 15 min of ‘fame’ in Eritrea.”

A Nairobi based reporter (Shashank Bengali) tells of his live interview with Isaias on EriTV; anybody catch it?

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November 3, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

Eritrea country literacy report

I was surfing the net when I ran into a report on an Eritrean adult literacy program published by UNESCO in late January of 2008. Although it has few hard figures (at the end there are two good tables), it’s worth a look if you’re interested in this stuff. Small Update – I found a […]

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February 18, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

Happy Independence day people

Congrats Eritrea you’re now 17, soon you will be old enough to drink.

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May 23, 2008  Tags:   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

Training of medicine in Eritrea

I just finished a very interesting video about Geneva University Hospitals and how they are trying to advance medical service in Eritrea Training of medicine in Eritrea: Part 1 Training of medicine in Eritrea: Part 2 Here is a link to another video about Asmara’s Orotta Medical School and one more about health care in […]

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April 30, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea  One Comment

Manzanar and Mangroves

Warning: This post has nothing to do with linguistics. I was scanning for news when I came across this: HIRGIGO, Eritrea (AFP) — Kneeling by the sparkling waters of the Red Sea, Ahmed Shengabay presses sand carefully over a mangrove seed. “When this grows, it will provide protection for fish and food for my goats,” […]

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April 18, 2008  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Eritrea  One Comment

Language, Education, and Public Policy in Eritrea

I first read this paper a few years ago, but I think it’s worth a re-read because found it to be very informative. It came out in April of 2003 in the African Studies Review, here is the abstract: After an Eritrea nationalist movement gained Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia in 1991, the newly formed government […]

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March 5, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, Journal articles, language  One Comment


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