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What’s in Blue: Vote on Draft Resolution on Eritrea Sanction

Council members concern: Lifting of sanctions while Eritrea not fully cooperating with the SEMG sends negative signal to the behaviour of other countries under UN sanctions

What’s in Blue? Angola, China, Egypt and Russia want the draft resolution to include a call for specific benchmarks and timeframe for lifting of the sanctions. The UK and U.S. attached a condition – SEMG entry to Eritrea first.

By Security Council,

Today, the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions. It is not clear if every issue has been addressed to the satisfaction of all Council members; as a result, it is possible that there will not be a unanimous adoption.

The UK, as penholder, sent the first draft of the resolution to Council members on 31 October. The text was drafted in close consultation with the governments of Somalia and Eritrea.

Council members met twice to negotiate the text, on 2 and 4 November, and they again discussed issues raised in the draft on 8 November during consultations on the final reports of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG). The draft was put into blue yesterday (9 November), following two silence periods. Continue reading What’s in Blue: Vote on Draft Resolution on Eritrea Sanction

UNSC to Reconsider Eritrea Sanction, Reiterates No Evidence Eritrea Supported Al-Shabaab

BREAKTHROUGH. Security Council confirms NO Evidence had ever found that suggest Eritrea’s support to Al-Shabaab. No evidence to confirm Eritrea’s involvement in Yemen conflict. New Monitoring Group formed. Sanction Committee invited to visit Eritrea. New Monitoring Experts told to stick to its new mandate and not on the Eritrea – Ethiopia issue.

By TesfaNews*,

The Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee provided an update to the Security Council yesterday (18) on the recent findings of its Monitoring Group and called Eritrea for “frank and sincere” cooperation over its reported involvement in the Yemen conflict, support for armed groups in Ethiopia and progress on the question of Djibouti prisoners of war.

Council President for February and Ambassador of Venzuela, Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño, spoke in his capacity as Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009), that the Monitoring Group so far had not found any proof to suggest that Eritrea supporting Al-Shabaab. Continue reading UNSC to Reconsider Eritrea Sanction, Reiterates No Evidence Eritrea Supported Al-Shabaab

The 2012 Somalia and Eritrea Sanction Committee Report

Outgoing and new Chair Persons of the Somalia Eritrea Sanction Committee

By TesfaNews,

The outgoing Chairman of the Somalia-Eritrea Sanction Committee, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India, has presented his annual report to the Security Council.

The Sanctions Committee for Somalia and Eritrea, which is now re-named as the “Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea” will be chaired by Ambassador Kim Sook of the Republic of Korea. Continue reading The 2012 Somalia and Eritrea Sanction Committee Report

Ethiopia’s Tekeda Alemu Feigns Concern over Djibouti-Eritrea Relations

Eritrea – Djibouti Relation Soured by Design

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM

It is rather interesting that Tekeda Alemu would today feign concern and call on Eritrea to show a “pacific disposition” towards Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia [i]. As this author recalls, it was Tekeda Alemu that asked the US to break the otherwise amicable and neighborly Djibouti-Eritrea relations.

How can Eritrea have a “pacific disposition” to Ethiopia when for over a decade Ethiopia has been occupying its sovereign territories in violation of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, international law, the United Nations and African Union Charters?  Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tekeda Alemu Feigns Concern over Djibouti-Eritrea Relations

Reading between the Lines: Obama’s Unfounded “Slavery” accusation on Eritrea (Opinion)

Imperialism in the open: Unjust bullying and More than half a century of unrelenting attempt to enslave a peaceful and great nation – Eritrea.

By Yacob W.,

A few years ago, I used to have unflinching faith on Obama’s honesty and assumed that he would be a man of truth and integrity. As a result I used to have the wishful expectation that Obama would get to the bottom of Eritrea’s matter so that the repeated cyclic of American bullying on Eritrea would come to an end.

I have heard Obama mention the word ‘Eritrea’ only twice in the last four years. On both occasions he only parroted unfounded fabricated statements of his corrupt officials who are commissioned to cause havoc in Africa. Continue reading Reading between the Lines: Obama’s Unfounded “Slavery” accusation on Eritrea (Opinion)