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Eritrea’s Assistance to Somalia Rebel Group Negligible – U.N. Report

Here we go again! The Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group handed its final report to the media before its primary target nation, Eritrea, was given a copy.

“We had found no evidence of direct Eritrean support for al Shabaab in the last year.” – SEMG

By Reuters,

Eritrea has reduced its support for the al Shabaab militant group in Somalia under international pressure, but still violates U.N. Security Council resolutions and remains a destabilizing influence, a U.N. report says.

The U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, which investigates violations of an arms embargo on both nations, said in a report to the Council, seen by Reuters, that it had found no evidence of direct Eritrean support for al Shabaab in the last year. Continue reading Eritrea’s Assistance to Somalia Rebel Group Negligible – U.N. Report

Ethiopia’s Dictator Meles Zenawi on a Death Bed: 1955-2012

A fortnight ago, Meles was trying to joke by disseminating a fairy tale story on President Isaias’ death from serious illness. Now, he is on that deathbed – for real.

By TesfaNews,

The rumor that goes viral all over the internet and across the country on the deteriorating health condition of Ethiopia’s longtime ruler and dictator, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, has finally been confirmed today by the Senegalese leader, President Macky Sall.

Zenawi, who has not been seen for the last several weeks, has missed an African Union Summit that opened Sunday in Ethiopia – a first since he assume power in 1991. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Dictator Meles Zenawi on a Death Bed: 1955-2012

Eritrea Behind AU Summit Attack Plot: Monitoring Group Report

UN Report, A copy and paste of IGAD Communiqué??

By David Clarke (Reuters),

Eritrea was behind a plot to attack an African Union summit in Ethiopia in January and is bankrolling al Qaeda-linked Somali rebels through its embassy in Kenya, according to a U.N. report.

A U.N. Monitoring Group Report on Somalia and Eritrea said the Red Sea state’s intelligence personnel were active in Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Somalia, and that the country’s actions posed a threat to security and peace in the region.

“Whereas Eritrean support to foreign armed opposition groups has in the past been limited to conventional military operations, the plot to disrupt the African Union summit in Addis Ababa in January 2011, which envisaged mass casualty attacks against civilian targets and the strategic use of explosives to create a climate of fear, represents a qualitative shift in Eritrean tactics,” the report obtained by Reuters said. Continue reading Eritrea Behind AU Summit Attack Plot: Monitoring Group Report