ERi-TV Eritrea Daily News ‘Zena’ (March 20, 2013):
25th commemoration of Nadew Command’s demise concludes with patriotic zeal Afabet, 20 March 2013 – The 25th commemoration of Nadew Command’s demise and the subsequent liberation of Afabet town, which has been taking place since the 17th of this month under the theme “Demise of Nadew Command: A Turning Point Feat,” concluded yesterday with patriotic zeal. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Siraj Haji, chairman of the National Holidays Coordinating Committee in the Northern Red Sea region, lauded the active participation of the people and Administration of Afabet sub-zone, as well as various institutions in organizing the event. The 3-day commemoration in which tens of thousands of nationals from inside the country and abroad took part, involved community camps, art exhibition, cultural carnival, commemoration of a book and display of documentary films, according to reports. The commemoration participants on their part commended all those who played vital role in organizing the historic event, in addition to expressing satisfaction with the hospitality of the local inhabitants. Moreover, general knowledge contests, camel racing, cultural shows and other entertainment programs were staged on the occasion.
ERi-TV Eritrea Daily News ‘Zena’ (March 21, 2013):
Asmara Fred Hollows IOL Laboratory making significant contribution in controlling blindness Asmara, 20 March 2013- Mr. Mengisteab Tewoldebrhan, General Manager of Fred Hollows Intra-Ocular Lens Lboratory, indicated that it is making significant contribution in efforts to control eye blindness resulting from Cataract. He explained that the Laboratory has produced 2 million eye glasses for the international market, and as a result 1.8 million people with cataract have restored their sight. He further indicated that the IOL Laboratory is equipped with modern machinery and producing four types of eye glasses with demand in markets from Asia, Europe, Africa and others. Mr. Megisteab also explained that the IOL Laboratory besides eye glasses, is experimenting to produce eye ointments. Fred Hollows IOL Laboratory was established in 1995 by a friend of Eritrea, Australian Doctor Fred Hollows.