Ever read a news report and get the feeling that something simply does not add up? Seems to be a lot of “stories” in cyberspace nowadays that simply don’t make sense-and some are being reported by what the public considered “credible” and “reliable” outfits.
One such story that is trying to gain traction is the unsubstantiated allegations about Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. In the past we have seen reports about Israel and Iran bases being established in Eritrean ports. These stories were posted by Ethiopia’s surrogates and in some cases western intelligence agencies, and have been proven to be categorically false. Today, cross checking of facts and separating comments from fact seem to be non-existent. Continue reading Anatomy of the Lie: Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States→
A MASSIVE increase in refugees from Eritrea earlier this year led Denmark to put a halt to asylum for Eritreans until the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen) could evaluate the reason for the sharp uptick.
A UN public report on the gross violations of human rights in South Sudan suggests that there are gross violations of human rights in massive scale by both parties of the conflict as the violence quickly escalate into a cycles of revenge.
After nine days of late night meetings and plenty of arm-twisting, the fragile government of Somalia was finally forced to accept that a further slice of its territory had slipped beyond its control. The deal, signed in Addis Ababa, recognised Jubaland as yet another quasi-independent entity. This strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, it is the illegitimate heir of both of these countries.