Great documentary about Eritrea.  Enjoy!

Did you know that 25 cyclists from 9 different countries will ride nearly 2,000 kilometers across 3 European countries (Germany, Sweden and Switzerland) over a span of 2 weeks.

They are riding to raise awareness for two important reasons: 

1. The illegal occupation of Eritrea by Ethiopia for the past 13+ years and calling for the implementation of the 2002 EEBC border decision. 

2. For the annulment of the unlawful sanctions placed on Eritrea with fraudulent evidence which have been proven false.  

The cyclists will end their ride on April 13 at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland where they will call for TRUTH, PEACE & JUSTICE.   

Keren is Btseyti’s absolute favorite city to visit in Eritrea. 

Keren, which is a mountain city, is the second largest city in Eritrea with a population of nearly 150,000. It is home to the Bilen tribe, whom are Muslim and Catholic. The name Keren means highland. Keren is a major agricultural center and boasts the most delicious fruits and vegetables. 

At one time Keren boasted not one but two railway stations. One of them now serves as a central bus station, where you can catch a bus to travel to Asmara, Nakfa or even Barentu. 

Keren was also the setting to key World War II battles between the Italians and the British in the early 1940s. 

We can’t wait to go back and visit. 



“Ten things I want to say to a Black woman”…

A favorite poem of ours for the past three years when this video first appeared on YouTube. There are many variations of this poem now, but the most powerful is the original live version. Bravo, Joshua Bennett. 



A historic moment in cycling as these nine riders, 3 from Europe and 6 from Africa [2 of whom are Eritrean] line up at the 2015 Vuelta a Espana. The first African registered team to ride in a cycling Grand Tour.

Viva Team MTN Qhubeka! 


After a beautiful trip to the motherland, Btseyti is back stateside! We’ll be back to posting regularly very soon. In the meantime, enjoy one of our favorite songs depicting the resilience of every Eritrean freedom fighter.  'Aynom sem zeybelu’ translates to ‘their eyes that never shut’.