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Ethiopia Recognizes Libyan Rebels

Libya’s ambassadors defect en masse worldwide and change the new rebel TNC flag

AFP/NOW Lebanon,

Ethiopia on Wednesday recognized Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council (TNC) as the legitimate authority of the strife-torn north African country and urged the African Union to do the same.

The recent unfolding events in Libya have amply demonstrated that the National Transition Council is in the control of the greater part of Libya,” government spokesperson Dina Mufti told reporters.

Dina made the comments at a joint press briefing by Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his Nigerian counterpart Olugbenga Ashiru, whose country recognized the rebels’ authority Tuesday. Continue reading Ethiopia Recognizes Libyan Rebels

An Ambassador who makes waves

Eritrea's Seasoned Ambassador

The Eritrean opposition is displeased that Ethiopia has accepted the appointment of Girma Asmerom as Ambassador to the AU in Addis Ababa

The former ambassador to the Organisation of African Uity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, who was declared persona non grata by the Ethiopian authorites in 1999, is back in the Ethiopian capital.

Girma Asemerom Tesfay presented his letters of accreditation there  to the president of the African Union (AU) Jean Ping, on 17 January, as the new Eritran permanent representative to the AU.           Continue reading An Ambassador who makes waves

Hizbul Islam joins Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys

By Bill Roggio

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam, has merged his forces with Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, after suffering a string of military defeats at the hands of the rival Islamist terror group.         Continue reading Hizbul Islam joins Al-Shabaab in Somalia