[Shabait] Mendefera -In an annual activity assessment meeting the Adi Quala sub zone conducted recently, it was assessed that the residents have made praiseworthy contribution in the water and soil conservation and road renovation popular campaigns as well as in supporting the families of martyrs.
[Shabait] Asmara -A total of 15 staff members of the Ministry of Health that have been pursuing distance education from the University of Dundee were graduated on 17 January in Masters Degree in the fields of Advanced Practice in Nursing and Global Health and Wellbeing.
[Deutsche Welle] In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2 percent of their earnings, according to Dutch officials.
[Shabait] Asmara -In annual assessment meeting the National Union of the Eritrean Women branch in the Central region conductedon on 11 January, it was stated that in 2017 successful effort has been conducted in organizing women civil servants.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Kassala -Khartoum has officially announced its preparation for "security threats" from its neighbour Eritrea after military movements in the area adjacent to Sudan's Kassala state. The border remains closed.
[SNA] Kassala -Governor of Kassala State, Adam Jammaa Adam held a series of meetings with the State's Security Committee, native administration and parties and political forces to clear aspects of shutdown of all border crossings with Eritrea pursuant to declaration of state of emergency in the Kassala State.