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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate making her the 3rd ever woman nominated for Vice President
It’s official. Senator Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden’s running mate, making her the 3rd ever woman nominated for Vice President and the first ever Black woman nominated.

BY RUSSIA TODAY

2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden has announced his running mate. The Democratic challenger picked former California Senator and former prosecutor Kamala Harris, after promising to select a woman of color for the role. Continue reading Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Whitewashing Susan Rice’s Culpable Diplomatic Blunders

Even with extenuating circumstances of media hype in this election year and palpable zeal to bolster Rice’s bid for the post of Vice President in the Biden Presidential ticket, the narrative is patently false. (Photo: Cheriss May / Getty Images)

BY KIBREAB TESFAY | SHABAIT

Writing for a local US Newspaper, Professor Tom Campell crows on Susan Rice’s presumed “talents and virtues that are disappointingly rare in US diplomacy today”. The author proceeds to shower gratuitous plaudits on Rice for her laudable “initiative and role” to end the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war. Continue reading Whitewashing Susan Rice’s Culpable Diplomatic Blunders

Obama’s US Horn Africa Policies Driven to the Ground

The Obama administration’s Africa policy is driven by one principal actor and that is Ambassador Susan Rice. Her mean spirited hate for President Isaias Afewerki and the people of Eritrea had clouded her judgment to the point where she cannot differentiate between American national interests and her personal vendetta.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

How can one measure US policy successes or failures? What are US interests in the Horn of Africa? How it is pursued and how effective is it? What did President Obama’s visit to Kenya and Ethiopia signal? Furthermore, can US interest in the HOA only be seen through the lenses of fighting terrorism? These are some of the questions on the minds of the people of the region and beyond.

On the surface there are no clear answers. The reality however, the US does not have a uniform Horn of Africa policy per se. US policies may appear to vary from country to country. However, a closer look reveals that the US does not have or, for that matter, need a country or region specific foreign policy thus far. Continue reading Obama’s US Horn Africa Policies Driven to the Ground

Sanctions on Eritrea are Pure Bullying: Ambassador Herman Cohen

BULLYING. Sanctions on Eritrea continued only because certain persons in the highest levels of the United States Government [Susan Rice] have mean spirited grievances against Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
By Ambassador Herman Cohen,

The United Nations Security Council has decided to continue sanctions against Eritrea for another year. This decision has no basis in fact. It was taken because certain persons in the highest levels of the United States Government have mean spirited grievances against Eritrean President Isayas Afwerki.

All accusations against Eritrea regarding alleged assistance to the Islamist terrorist group al-Shebab in Somalia have never been substantiated. Continue reading Sanctions on Eritrea are Pure Bullying: Ambassador Herman Cohen

Susan Rice Laughed at EPRDF’s 100% Win

By C-Span,

Good afternoon, everybody. I brought a special guest to discuss with you the President’s upcoming trip to Africa. Susan Rice is the President’s National Security Advisor. She has her own extensive personal experience in dealing with policy in Africa, and she obviously will be accompanying the President on that trip… Continue reading Susan Rice Laughed at EPRDF’s 100% Win

Susan Rice Against Arms Embargo on South Sudan

“I am against arms embargo simply because that would undermine the government’s ability to defend itself against the insurgency … and even if one were imposed, it won’t be effective since ally Uganda wouldn’t enforce it.” – Susan Rice

By Foreign Policy,

THE U.S. security advisor, Susan Rice, has for months resisted appeals from key allies, including Britain and France, to push for a weapons bans on South Sudan, diplomats, human rights advocates and congressional officials told Foreign Policy (FP) magazine.

President Barack Obama’s national security team, US secretary of state, John Kerry and its ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power want an arms embargo imposed on South Sudan.

Both Power and Kerry have reportedly argued internally that South Sudan’s Salva Kiir has ignored Washington’s diplomatic appeals to halt the killings in the ongoing conflict, calling for more coercive measures, including an arms embargo on the young nation. Continue reading Susan Rice Against Arms Embargo on South Sudan