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OEA Calls on President Obama to Lift 5-year old Unjust Sanctions

lifting of the sanction is then a long over due
Mr. President, the justifications that were provided to sanction the people of Eritrea do not exist today. There are no rationale to maintain the sanctions any further either. The immediate and unconditional lifting of the sanction is then a long over due.

By Organization of Eritrean Americans (OEA),

ON DECEMBER 23, 2009, Christmas Eve, the UN, led by Washington, adopted Resolution 1907 (2009), imposing sanctions on Eritrea based on groundless charges orchestrated by Eritrea’s traditional enemies, especially Ethiopia. This was a continuation of a history of UN betrayal of Eritrea and the Eritrean people.

The Organization of Eritrean Americans (OEA) here called on President Barack Obama and the members of the UN Security Council to lift the two UN Security Council Resolutions 1907 (2009) and 2023 (2011). Continue reading OEA Calls on President Obama to Lift 5-year old Unjust Sanctions

Veteran Former U.S. Envoys Urge Refocus on U.S., Eritrea, Ethiopia Relations

OEA commends former U.S. Ambassadors and Diplomats for taking the lead in trying to get U.S. foreign policy makers to refocus on the nexus of the crisis ravaging the Horn of Africa

By Organization of Eritrean – Americans (OEA),

We at the Organization of Eritrean Americans (OEA) applaud the former U.S. ambassadors and diplomats who are trying publicly to get American foreign policy makers to revisit and refocus on the festering issues at the root of the crises plaguing the troubled Horn of Africa.  Between them, they have many years of experience on the ground in Africa.

This breath of fresh air seeping into the current policy stalemate in U.S – Eritrea relations on the one hand and Ethiopia – Eritrea crisis on the other, started with an article by former Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen last month in which he called on U.S. foreign policy makers “to bring Eritrean in from the Cold” and urged the lifting of UN sanctions imposed on Eritrea four years ago. Continue reading Veteran Former U.S. Envoys Urge Refocus on U.S., Eritrea, Ethiopia Relations

An Open Letter to Ms. Jenny Vaughan

AFP’s Series of articles on Eritrea … if only they were written with out extremes and biases …

By Organization of Eritrean-Americans,

Dear Ms. Vaughan:

Hope you are well. This letter is written on the behalf of the Organization of Eritrean-Americans (OEA), and several Eritrean Diaspora organizations located across Europe and Canada.

The OEA, in particular, is a non-profit, grass-roots organization based in Washington, D.C., and it has evolved into one of the primary sources of information to the general public, Continue reading An Open Letter to Ms. Jenny Vaughan

UN Abuses the Rights of the People and Government of Eritrea

UN’s accusation to the people that fought for the human rights of Eritreans for human rights violations is abusured

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

It is hard to see or believe the UN as a warring entity for it is supposed to be the embodiment of neutrality, fairness, impartiality and judiciousness. It is supposed to be free from serving the agendas of one nation at the expense of another.

The UN is not supposed to take sides between warring nations. The UN is only supposed to work, when it is called for, (as in the cases of Rwanda that it terribly failed) at the behest of member nations. However, as the recent actions of UN rapporteur on Eritrea led by Ms. Sheila Keetharuth demonstrated the UN has effectively taken side and is aiding Ethiopia’s war efforts against Eritrea in pursuit of greater Western agenda led by US.  Continue reading UN Abuses the Rights of the People and Government of Eritrea