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UNSC Considering Lifting Eritrea Sanctions

UN Security Council mulls lifting Eritrea sanctions.
Finally, the UN Security Council mulls lifting Eritrea sanctions by next week.

BY ARABS TODAY

Members of the UN Security Council have begun discussions and consultations to determine the circumstances under which sanctions imposed on Eritrea could be lifted since 2009 in the light of reconciliation between Asmara and Addis Ababa. Continue reading UNSC Considering Lifting Eritrea Sanctions

Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017

What happened to ‘innocent until proven guilty’? The sanctions has been in place despite the continued admission by the UN Monitoring Group of “No Evidence” to corroborate Eritrea’s guilt. UNjust!

BY JOHN GRAVERSGAARD

Western Imperialism continues to use UN to demonize Eritrea with no substantial and valid arguments. With sanctions in the Security Council (UNSC) the masters of the universe and their fellow-travellers hope to cripple this proud and independent nation. But in vain. Continue reading Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017

UN Group Recommends Dropping Inquiry into Eritrea’s Ties to Al-Shabab

The finding of the UN panel that it has, for its 4th consecutive mandate, not found any conclusive evidence of support provided by Eritrea to Al-Shabaab, is reason enough to make the panel’s proposed visit to Eritrea irrelevant.

There’s nothing Eritrea to gain by allowing a UN Monitoring panel to visit the country. Admittedly, it failed to find substantive evidence to maintain the sanction. So, why some UNSC members singularly and inordinately focusing on the inability of the Group to visit Eritrea?

BY SALEM SOLOMON | VOA NEWS

After years of inquiry, the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has found no conclusive evidence of Eritrean support for al-Shabab militants in Somalia, an allegation that led to sanctions in 2009. Continue reading UN Group Recommends Dropping Inquiry into Eritrea’s Ties to Al-Shabab

No Eritrea Support to Al-Shabaab: UN Report

The Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has, for its fourth consecutive mandate, not found any  conclusive evidence of support provided by Eritrea to Al-Shabaab.

A Wild Goose Chase. Given that the Monitoring Group has been unable to find conclusive evidence of Eritrean support for Al-Shabaab in Somalia for four consecutive mandates, the Group, instead of lifting the sanctions, recommends the disassociation the sanction regimes for Eritrea from Somalia so that Eritrea to have a separate Security Council sanctions committee and a separate monitoring group of its own.

BY SOMALIA ERITREA MONITORING GROUP

On behalf of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, and in accordance with paragraph 40 of Security Council resolution 2317 (2016), I, the Chair, have the honour to transmit herewith the report on Eritrea of the Monitoring Group. Continue reading No Eritrea Support to Al-Shabaab: UN Report

Newsweek: Fake, Fluff and Fiction

“Newsweek seem intent on serializing negative narratives by rabid TPLF lobbyist; Eritrea’s track record of combating terrorism is impeccable” – Yemane G. Meskel, Minister of Information.

The once revered magazine, Newsweak Newsweek has lost its appeal and degree of respect … courtesy of its tabloid like cheap productions. (inset: Eritrea fake news peddler Conor Gaffey)

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM | SHABAIT

The once venerable weekly magazine owned by the Washington Post Company suffered a precipitous decline and was sold to the digital news company International Business Times (IBT) in 2010.

Today, the iconic brand has lost both its reputation and reach and looks like it is more concerned about increasing page views, by producing sensationalized stories, than producing factual news reports. Just like its sister the IBT Times, Newsweek has been churning fake reports about Eritrea, with hopes of adding to its readership. Continue reading Newsweek: Fake, Fluff and Fiction

Security Council Expresses Intention to Review Eritrea Sanctions

The Security Council Extends Arms Embargoes on Somalia, Eritrea, Adopting Resolution 2317 (2016) by 10 Votes in Favour, with 5 Abstentions.

The Resolution expresses the intention of the Security Council to review sanctions on Eritrea in light of the upcoming midterm update by the SEMG due by 30 April 2017

By TesfaNews,

The UN Security Council extends on Thursday (10) its arms embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea, Adopting Resolution 2317 (2016) by a vote of 10 in favour, none against, and with 5 abstentions (Angola, China, Egypt, Russian Federation, Venezuela).

The Council also extended the mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) until 15 December 2017, and urged the Government of Eritrea to facilitate the Group’s entry into that country.

The SEMG reported that it had not found any evidence that the government of Eritrea is supporting Al-Shabaab during the course of its current and two previous mandates and as such recommended that the Council consider the disassociation of Eritrea and Somalia sanctions. Continue reading Security Council Expresses Intention to Review Eritrea Sanctions