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Former Yemeni President Saleh Declares Alliance with Houthis

Ex-president denounces Arab coalition after escaping attack on his home
The collective punishment of Yemenis for the Houthis’ intransigence will lead to two scenarios: a humanitarian catastrophe and an unprecedented number of allegiance to the Houthis. Despite the pressure, Eritrea will remain neutral in the conflict.

By Al Jazeera,

YEMEN’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has formally announced an alliance with Houthi fighters for the first time, after the Arab coalition launched two air strikes on his home in the capital, Sanaa.

Saleh, who was forced to step aside in 2012 following a year of deadly nationwide protests against his three-decade rule, escaped unharmed after the attacks early on Sunday.

He was not at home during the bombing, which killed three guards and destroyed three buildings. Continue reading Former Yemeni President Saleh Declares Alliance with Houthis

What is Behind Ethiopia’s Most Recent Allegations Against Eritrea?

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the allegation that Eritrea has funded or armed al-Shabaab is ridiculous; the Eritrean government is probably the most scrupulously secular state on the continent

By Sharmini Peries,

THIS is the Glen Ford Report on The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.

Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world’s poorest countries, spent hundreds of millions of dollars in a war between them. They have suffered tens of thousands of casualties as a direct consequence of this war, and all over border disputes. Now Ethiopia’s calling for more sanctions against Eritrea.

Now joining me from Plainfield, New Jersey to discuss all of this is Glen Ford. Glen is a co-founder and executive editor of the Black Agenda Report.  Continue reading What is Behind Ethiopia’s Most Recent Allegations Against Eritrea?

Saudi Mercenaries and the Starvation of Yemen

What consequences will these Saudi air strikes on Yemen have? Are they going to be effective? What if it doesn’t? Are they going to impose mass starvation over the Yemeni people?

By Thomas C. Mountain,

THE Saudi military is almost entirely staffed by mercenaries. The Saudi jets bombing an air defenseless Yemen are piloted by Pakistanis. Its mid and low level officers are mainly from Jordan and most ominously for its ability to actually launch a ground invasion, its rank and file soldiers are almost entirely from Yemen.

That’s right, the Saudi army is packed full of Yemeni cannon fodder, which helps explains its ignominious failure in its war with Yemen’s Houthi’s in 2009.  Continue reading Saudi Mercenaries and the Starvation of Yemen

A Desperate Plea from Ethiopian Refugees in Yemen

By Tedla Asfaw,

MANY foreigners are fleeing Yemen by sea to Djibouti because of the continued and discriminate Saudi airstrikes. I wonder why Ethiopians are not going to Assab which is very close from the Aden port to save their lives.

There is no report so far confirming how many Ethiopian refugees flee to Djibouti. As it happened before, though, Djibouti won’t hesitate to hand over these refugees back to Ethiopia. Those who fled Ethiopia for political reason have, therefore, two choices: Either to dig deep, hide and pray for the bombardment to stop or save themselves by taking the less than one hour boat ride and flee to AssabContinue reading A Desperate Plea from Ethiopian Refugees in Yemen