“Brothers sometimes disagree but diplomacy always works on containing any disagreements. We have agreed to work together to strengthen the relationships under the auspices of Presidents Al-Bashir and Al-Sisi” – FM Ibrahim Ghandour
President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea has given a speech saying that the existing African Union (AU) structure is “a carbon copy of the European Union,” appealing for reforms at the African body.
As reported by the Eritrean state information ministry, “President Isaias stated that the existing African Union structure is a carbon copy of the European Union; it is not in consonance with the realities of the continent.”
President Isaias Afwerki stressed that regional cooperation is not a matter of choice but necessity and that reforming and restructuring the African Union should be a priority task.
In the interviewthat was broadcast live on national media outlets on October 7, President Isaias elaborated on Eritrea’s perspectives on the role that Africa should play in the unfolding international world order as well as on the significance of reforming and restructuring the African Union.
On March 30, 2017, the minority Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) led EPRDF announced,
“The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has today decided to extend the nationwide State of Emergency for additional four months. The House unanimously voted to extend the State of Emergency after discussing on remarks presented by the State of Emergency Inquiry Board for its extension.
What is interestingly peculiar is the reason the regime gave to justify the extension of the state of emergency. Per Siraj Fegessa, Secretariat of the State of Emergency Command Post and Minister of Defense, the reason for the extension is due to “the existence of some people who occasionally strive to disrupt peace and security.” Continue reading Ethiopia Out of Control with African Union’s Blessings→