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Eritrea’s Support to South Sudan is Unwavering: Response to John Prendergast Testimony

“Eritrea’s unfaltering historical stance and robust solidarity on South Sudan was never adulterated by whimsical considerations in response to fluid or changing developments and realities … it is an indelible historical fact that is embossed on granite” – Eritrean Foreign Ministry

It is unfortunate the US policy in the Horn of Africa is being steered by pundits like John Prendergast of the 'Enough Project' whose goal is to perpetuate conflicts rather than to bring peace to the Horn, a region whose citizens are suffering from perpetual conflicts.
It is unfortunate the US policy in the Horn of Africa is being steered by pundits like John Prendergast of the ‘Enough Project’ whose goal is to perpetuate conflicts rather than to bring peace to the Horn, a region whose citizens are suffering from perpetual conflicts.

By Afarh Negash,

In his testimony before the U.S. House of Foreign Affairs Committee on ‘U.S. Policy Towards Sudan and South Sudan’ delivered on February 26, John Prendergast made two preposterous points related to Eritrea. He said that “allegations are increasing” of Eritrean covert support to South Sudan opposition; and, if an “independent investigation” proved these allegations credible then the UN Security Council “should consider expanding the sanction” on Eritrea.  Continue reading Eritrea’s Support to South Sudan is Unwavering: Response to John Prendergast Testimony

Eritrea Denies Backing Insurgents in South Sudan

“The ‘preposterous lies’ behind Eritrea’s alleged support to South Sudan rebels are deliberately peddled for two reasons: to portray Eritrea as a”regional spoiler” in order to maintain the unlawful sanctions and the other is for the relentless defamation campaign to keep Eritrea “constantly on the defensive” and thereby eclipse the issue of occupation.” – Yemane Gebremeskel, Director of Eritrean President Office

South Sudan deeply thanked Eritrea for its support to the people and Government of South Sudan during the current crisis in the country. Yet, Eritrea’s avowed enemies are busy disseminating preposterous lies accusing Eritrea for supporting”rebels” in a proxy war in the region.

By The Economist,

Event: Eritrea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied allegations that it has been militarily supporting South Sudan’s rebel leader, Riek Machar.

Analysis: The suggestion that the Eritrean government was backing the rebel movement led by South Sudan’s former vice‑president, Mr Machar, was dismissed as a “preposterous lie” by the foreign ministry in a statement released on March 10th.  Continue reading Eritrea Denies Backing Insurgents in South Sudan