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UN Monitoring Group Says No Evidence of Eritrea Support for Al-Shabbab

“… the UN’s power derives primarily from its ability to persuade rather than its ability to coerce; that is, its normative power and legitimacy derive from the view that it is ‘above politics’ and is representative of the international community… ” – (Michael Bennett)

Illegitimate Actions. UNSC refusing to lift sanctions against Eritrea while admitting no evidence is purely bullying.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

Last week was emotionally charged for Eritreans around the world. It began with Ghirmai Ghebresellasie at the New York Marathon, as the young 20 year old made history on the streets on NY. His impressive win, with the whole world watching, was truly amazing. The world would know Eritrea again.

In the United States, the Marathon fever was quickly overshadowed by the US elections. The brief reprieve from the highly charged campaigns was welcome. Whilst there is relief that the campaigns have come to an end, the ramifications from the results of the US elections are still reverberating across the United States. Continue reading UN Monitoring Group Says No Evidence of Eritrea Support for Al-Shabbab

Report of the UN Monitoring Group Pursuant to UNSC Resolution 2244 (2015): Eritrea

The October 31, 2016 report on Eritrea of the Monitoring Group by the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea.

By Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group,

Pursuant to Security Council resolution 1907 (2009), sanctions were imposed on Eritrea on 23 December 2009. Since then, the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has visited Eritrea twice, most recently in 2011.

Notwithstanding the initiatives and efforts of successive Chairs and other members of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea to facilitate access to Eritrea for the Group, it has therefore been five years, of a total of seven years of sanctions, since members of the Group have met officials of the Government of Eritrea, or any other interlocutors, within Eritrea. Continue reading Report of the UN Monitoring Group Pursuant to UNSC Resolution 2244 (2015): Eritrea

UNSC to Reconsider Eritrea Sanction, Reiterates No Evidence Eritrea Supported Al-Shabaab

BREAKTHROUGH. Security Council confirms NO Evidence had ever found that suggest Eritrea’s support to Al-Shabaab. No evidence to confirm Eritrea’s involvement in Yemen conflict. New Monitoring Group formed. Sanction Committee invited to visit Eritrea. New Monitoring Experts told to stick to its new mandate and not on the Eritrea – Ethiopia issue.

By TesfaNews*,

The Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee provided an update to the Security Council yesterday (18) on the recent findings of its Monitoring Group and called Eritrea for “frank and sincere” cooperation over its reported involvement in the Yemen conflict, support for armed groups in Ethiopia and progress on the question of Djibouti prisoners of war.

Council President for February and Ambassador of Venzuela, Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño, spoke in his capacity as Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009), that the Monitoring Group so far had not found any proof to suggest that Eritrea supporting Al-Shabaab. Continue reading UNSC to Reconsider Eritrea Sanction, Reiterates No Evidence Eritrea Supported Al-Shabaab

Eritrea Responds to Leaked Monitoring Group Report

Denying Eritrea for full and timely access to the periodic reports and produce no material evidence becomes the two norms of the Monitoring Group

By Inner City Press,

The dysfunction of the UN’s sanctions committees is exemplified by the current Eritrea report. There was no consensus on releasing it, as some argued there was no evidentiary support for its claims. But it was, predictably, leaked to Reuters which rather than put it online cherry picked its view.

But tellingly, the country at issue, Eritrea, tells Inner City Press it has not been provided with a copy of the report. That is dysfunction.

For once with a country mentioned (and slandered, it says) in sanctions reports is a member of the Council: Rwanda. Continue reading Eritrea Responds to Leaked Monitoring Group Report

Eritrea: Charges Shift from “Destabilizing Somalia” to “Destabilizing Ethiopia”

The Goal Post Keeps Moving: Monitoring Group’s Charges against Eritrea shift from “destabilizing Somalia” to “destabilizing Ethiopia”

An attempt to save a dying regime at the expense of Eritrea and Somalia

By Ghidewon Abay Asmerom,

By now, it has become abundantly clear that the two sanctions against Eritrea, 1907(2009) and 2023(2011), had nothing to do with stabilizing Somalia or reconstituting it as a viable state. It also had nothing to do with the “staged” Djibouti-Eritrea “border dispute“; it was rather an elaborate scheme to divert attention away from the string-puppet regime in Ethiopia and its lawless adventures in the region, including the invasions and occupation of Eritrea and Somali territories.  Continue reading Eritrea: Charges Shift from “Destabilizing Somalia” to “Destabilizing Ethiopia”

Eritrea Does Not Support Al-Shabaab: President Museveni

The accusations are a distortion of our foreign policy and a deliberate exaggeration of our capacity

By TesfaNews,

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni threw its support in backing Eritrea by dismissing the accusations labeled against the tiny red sea state for its alleged support to an al-Qaida affiliated group Al-Shabaab.

He has been heard at the joint press conference that he is now sure that there is no Eritrea connection with the notorious Al-Shabab terrorist groups. Continue reading Eritrea Does Not Support Al-Shabaab: President Museveni