Eritrea: Veteran freedom fighter Estifanos Habte dies

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A veteran freedom fighter and former trade and industry minister died on March 2 at the age of 76 after a long illness.

Veteran freedom fighter Estifanos Habte who joined the EPLF in 1978 during the armed struggle for independence has held various positions including in the education sector as well as commissioner of the transport and economy department.

After independence, veteran freedom fighter Estifanos served his country and people as head of the transportation department, director of the Public Transportation Corporation, head of land transportation, as well as minister of commerce and industry. .

Veteran freedom fighter Estifanos Habte is survived by his wife and three children.

Expressing deep sadness at the death of veteran freedom fighter Estifanos Habte, the Ministry of Transport and Communications extends its condolences to families and friends.

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Thelma J. Longworth