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To Save Somalia as a Nation, Ethiopia’s Role Within AMISOM Must be Resisted

Somalia's new race against time by Abukar Arman is a concise article that accurately describe the current Ethio-Somali relations and AMISOM militarism
INJERA DIPLOMACY? Somalia’s new race against time by Abukar Arman is a concise article that accurately describe the current Ethio-Somali relations and AMISOM’s militarism

By Abukar Arman,

DESPITE the roller coaster of political and security-related drama that dominated the headlines in this past year, I still remain optimistic about Somalia’s future — cautiously of course.

For Somalia, a New Year’s resolution is an existential affair of “change now or cease to exist.” That said, change requires certain level of self-awareness through which intention is cultivated. It also requires strategy and the will power to implement. Continue reading To Save Somalia as a Nation, Ethiopia’s Role Within AMISOM Must be Resisted

Senior Israeli Official Rejects UN Monitoring Charges against Eritrea

“I served 17 years ago as Ambassador to Ethiopia. One of the things I learned in the region is that lying is a justified means to achieve greater opportunities.” – Ambassador Avi Granton

“Israel had no knowledge of Eritrean arms entering Sinai … and … reports of human trafficking and torture in the Sinai were grossly exaggerated.” Amb. Avi Granot

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

These are words of a senior Israeli diplomat on Africa, Ambassador Avi Granot, who is the head of the Africa Division in Israel’s foreign ministry. He was responding to the latest SEMG’s (Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group) outrageous allegation that “Eritrea is in the business of trafficking weapons and persons to Sinai via the Sudan.”

LYING IS JUSTIFIED

Why is the SEMG willing to throw all sorts of lies and misrepresentations to demonize Eritrea? Ambassador Avi Granot hit the nail on the head with these words: Continue reading Senior Israeli Official Rejects UN Monitoring Charges against Eritrea