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Hizbul Islam quits Al-Shabab, Ready to Join New Somalia Government

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam

By PressTV,

The Somali militia group “Hizbul Islam” has announced that it is parting ways with al-Shabab, Press TV reports.

Hizbul Islam spokesman Mohamed Moallin made the surprising announcement on Monday, the Press TV correspondent in Mogadishu reported.

Moallin told reporters that al-Shabab fighters are no different than unbelievers. Continue reading Hizbul Islam quits Al-Shabab, Ready to Join New Somalia Government

Where Will the Next U.S. Strike in Africa?

“Eritrea’s real sin is to be one of the very few nations in Africa that do not have military relations with AFRICOM, the U.S. war machine.”

Better yet, NO TO AFRICOM

By Glen Ford,

Under the direction of the United States, the UN Security Council recently extended sanctions for another year against the northeast African nation of Eritrea. The country of 6 million people, nestled against the Red Sea, is on America’s hit list.

In the imperial double-speak of Washington, Eritrea is described as a “destabilizing” force in the region – which simply means the government in Asmara has refused to buckle under to U.S. military domination of the Horn of Africa.

Back in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threatened to “take action” – and, by that, she meant make war – against Eritrea if it did not stop supporting the Shabab resistance fighters in Somalia. There was no evidence that Eritrea was, in fact, arming the Shabab, and there is no evidence that Eritrea is doing so, now – as the UN Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia admits.  Continue reading Where Will the Next U.S. Strike in Africa?

A Comprehensive and Enduring Solution for Somalia: Eritrea’s Perspective

The way forward for Somalia is - a Somali-owned and driven political process supported by an honest and effective facilitation process that empowers Somalis and wards off interventions that undermine their efforts.

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

For over two decades the collapse of the Somali state has caused untold suffering to the people of Somalia, aggravated regional conflict and instability and spawned problems with wider ramifications.

Over this period many attempts at finding a settlement have been made- some by Somalis, many more by external actors. Whatever the merits or demerits of these efforts, it is undeniable that the Somali problem continues to fester. Hence the need for a sober and honest assessment of past experience and the adoption of a courageous and effective approach that gives primary focus to addressing the root causes of the Somali crisis.  Continue reading A Comprehensive and Enduring Solution for Somalia: Eritrea’s Perspective