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AU Reacts to Report of 2012 Assassination Plot Against Commissioner

Fabricated or Real. What is Sudan’s motive for assassinating the newly appointed AU Chief?
If fabricated, why Ethiopia or S. Africa want Sudan to be their scapegoat? Because of its reputation? If it was real, what is Sudan’s motive for assassinating a freshly appointed AU Chief?

By Sudan Tribune,

THE African Union (AU) commented for the first time on reports that AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was a target of an assassination plot that was orchestrated by Sudan.

This came in a statement issued by Zuma’s spokesperson Jacob Enoh Eben on Wednesday who said that her office is fully aware of the purported assassination plot.  Continue reading AU Reacts to Report of 2012 Assassination Plot Against Commissioner

Ethiopia Suspects Sudan Behind Plot to Assassinate New AU Chief in 2012: Spy Cables

South African and Ethiopian spy agencies were in crisis in 2012 amid a reported plot to kill AU Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Sudan suspected

By Aljazeera,

SECRET intelligence documents leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit reveal that spies in Addis Ababa were alerted to a plot by “an unnamed state” to kill a top African Union diplomat.

Ethiopian agents later accused Sudan of involvement in the plan to assassinate African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who had previously served as South Africa’s foreign minister.

Dlamini-Zuma allegedly faced “an eminent threat” to her life in the Ethiopian capital which also hosts the headquarters of the African Union in October 2012, just days after she was appointed. Continue reading Ethiopia Suspects Sudan Behind Plot to Assassinate New AU Chief in 2012: Spy Cables

Ethiopian PM tipped to take over as AU Chair

Last time Ethiopia Chaired IGAD and AU’s Peace and Security Council to slap Eritrea with sanctions. Eritrea will file its objection.

By AFP,

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is slated to take over as the chairperson of the African Union this month, replacing Benin president Boni Yayi as the head of the pan-African bloc, officials said Wednesday.

Ethiopia is going to pick up the chairmanship of the African Union,” Ethiopian Foreign Affairs spokesman Dina Mufti told AFP.

Hailemariam must be officially voted in by member states at the opening of this month’s African Union heads of state summit that runs from Jan 27 – 28.  Continue reading Ethiopian PM tipped to take over as AU Chair

The Impact of Eritrea-South Africa Bilateral Relation in the Horn of Africa

For Eritrea, building a strategic relationship with any country is a top foreign policy priority

By Berouk Mesfin,

Eritrea and South Africa formally established diplomatic relations in 1994. Eighteen years later, the two states seem to be strengthening their bilateral relations.

In March, Iqbal Jhazbhay, the new South African ambassador to Eritrea, presented his credentials to President Isaias Afwerki. Significantly, Jhazbhay was warmly received by the president only a week after his arrival, which is a very unusual occurrence. This demonstrates the importance that Eritrea accords to South Africa.  Continue reading The Impact of Eritrea-South Africa Bilateral Relation in the Horn of Africa