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IGAD’s Inappropriate Submission on Eritrea to the UNSC

Eritrea strongly objects to the submission and consideration by the UNSC the so called “Confidential Draft” disingenuously presented using IGAD as a face.

Eritrea has been the victim, in recent years, of repeated trumped up charges and falsified reports by hand-picked” expert groups” to advance the political agenda of harassment of certain powers. This unwarranted witch-hunting of Eritrea once and for all has to end.

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

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

UN Chief Names New Somalia – Eritrea Monitors

Mr. Christophe Trajber of the United States becomes the new Coordinator of the Somalia -Eritrea Monitoring Group replacing Canadian Jarat Chopra (picture above). Will he be loyal to the UN or the United States during his tenure although he is expected to be no different than his predecessors when it comes to Eritrea. Impartiality, Objectivity and Professionalism is what it takes to be credible.

By Sam B.,

The UN Secretary General recently appointed a new “finance expert” to replace the previous one, Dinesh Mahtani.

Mahtani resigned in disgrace from the UN’s Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG), after it was revealed, by the investigative journalism of Inner City Press, that Mahtani was advocating for regime change in Eritrea in his capacity as the member of SEMG.

It should be recalled that in mid 2012, Matt Bryden, another avowed anti Eritrea member and Coordinator of the SEMG, was also replaced in disgrace, for the shoddiness and partiality of his work, as well. Continue reading UN Chief Names New Somalia – Eritrea Monitors

UN’s Overwhelming Bias Against Eritrea and its Sovereignty

After 50+ years of injustice, Credibility and Integrity are something that the UN need to earn from Eritrea

From Dehai.org,

The UN’s overwhelming bias against Eritrea and relentless assault on its sovereignty has now become institutionalized through annual resolutions.

The UN has long been ground zero for Ethiopia’s and America’s anti-Eritrea agenda as far back as the 1950s but this new obsession with demonizing and scapegoating Eritrea based on falsehoods is truly ill-advised and short-sighted. This will only serve to undermine the UN’s credibility and integrity further.

Scapegoating Eritrea for Somalia’s problems without any evidence whatsoever has gotten old. Continue reading UN’s Overwhelming Bias Against Eritrea and its Sovereignty

Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea

The next agenda to attacke Eritrea: Promote youth migration, politicizing it, and then calling it regime sponsored “human trafficking?”

By Red Sea Fisher,

On March 1, 2013, Joel Millman of the Wall Street Journal published a piece entitled “Ruthless Kidnapping Rings Reach From Desert Sands to U.S. Cities.”

The article chronicles the touching personal accounts of Eritrean refugees being kidnapped and taken for ransom in Egypt’s Sinai desert. As disheartening as this piece may be to even the most apathetic observers, Eritreans are growing increasingly aware of the fact that similar articles highlighting the trafficking of Eritreans are becoming a regular occurrence. Continue reading Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea

UN Chief Fired Matt Bryden

Removing this incompetent, and biased individual from the helm of the Monitoring Group was a long overdue


Secretary-General of UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has sacked the incompetent Coordinator of the Monitoring Group for Somalia and Eritrea (SEMG), Matt Bryden of Canada.

The Secretary also fired the other incompetent ‘expert’ in Eritrea finances, Ghassan Schbley of United States, both effective from August 14, 2012.

The UN has received a considerable and detailed complaint about the group for its lack of professionalism and political bias characters that severely undermines the credibility of the United Nations.

As a result, it fails to present an objective, neutral and credible report on Eritrea, or Somali for that matter.  Continue reading UN Chief Fired Matt Bryden

United Nations on the Brink

“There is no United Nations… but an international community that can be led by the only super power, and that’s the United States” – Ambassador John Bolton

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

The history of the UN is one of corruption and infectiveness. During the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union had competing global agendas and interests. As a result the UN was irrelevant, unable to pursue its stated purpose because it lacked the mandate, leadership, funding and principled organizational structure worthy to lead the billions of people inhabiting the earth.

Until 1993, the prevailing opinion in the US was that the “UN is corrupt”. Secretary General Kofi Anan was maligned, portrayed as inept and ineffective. The Rwanda Genocide of 1994 magnified that perception rightfully. Many called for his resignation then. In fact, many in the US wanted out of the UN altogether until it became clear that the UN was a great vehicle to forward US agendas.  Continue reading United Nations on the Brink