1. On 16 December 2016 and at the request of Ethiopia, the Secretariat of the IGAD Sector Reform Program (ISSP), presented a briefing to the Security Council Committee, established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009), concerning Somalia and Eritrea.
2. The briefing was conducted in closed consultation, in an informal setting, on “the multiplicity of serious transnational security threats in the IGAD region”. The IGAD Secretariat circulated a “Confidential Draft” on the subject matter at an earlier date to the United Nations Security Council with the caveat that the circulated report included “preliminary findings only”. We are told that the “full report is scheduled for April 2017”. Continue reading IGAD’s Inappropriate Submission on Eritrea to the UNSC→
On the 80th edition of Africa This Week, we’ll be having a special look into the Eritrean diaspora demanding the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May to act now to lift the UN Security Council Resolutions 1907 and 2023 economic and arms sanctions that were imposed on Eritrea state in 2009 and 2011. Leading the country to many argue Eritrea into a greater secrecy nature.
Berhene Semere, Eritrean Activist
Abdullahi Ali Hirad, President of National Somali Council
On 14 March 2016, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea adopted its second implementation assistance notice entitled “Summary of arms embargo restrictions in place for Somalia and Eritrea, including exemptions”.
Ever read a news report and get the feeling that something simply does not add up? Seems to be a lot of “stories” in cyberspace nowadays that simply don’t make sense-and some are being reported by what the public considered “credible” and “reliable” outfits.
One such story that is trying to gain traction is the unsubstantiated allegations about Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. In the past we have seen reports about Israel and Iran bases being established in Eritrean ports. These stories were posted by Ethiopia’s surrogates and in some cases western intelligence agencies, and have been proven to be categorically false. Today, cross checking of facts and separating comments from fact seem to be non-existent. Continue reading Anatomy of the Lie: Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States→