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Security Council Adopts Monitoring Group’s Revised Guidelines

By Security Council,

The committee has been crticised for its unprofessional and biased work conduct
The committee has been crticised for its unprofessional and biased work conduct

The Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea adopted revised Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work on May 30, 2013.

A number of sections have been amended, incorporating technical and procedural updates. This latest Guidelines reflects Security Council resolutions on Somalia and Eritrea adopted since the last update of the Guidelines (dated 30 March 2010).

The Committee has adopted the revised Guidelines to facilitate the conduct of its own work and provide useful guidance to Member States in their efforts to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2093 (2013).  Continue reading Security Council Adopts Monitoring Group’s Revised Guidelines

Stop Politicizing Human Rights

UN Human Rights Council shouldn’t allow the process and outcome of investigation by its rapporteurs to be politicized

By E-SMART,

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea submitted her “report” to the UN Human Rights Council on 28 May 2013.

Though this report was expected to be the result of a thorough, accurate and impartial investigation in line with the mandate from the Council, a cursory look at it shows it falls far short of the goal.

In fact, it has all the characteristics of a deplorable cut-and-paste job drawing on the piles of misinformation fabricated and orchestrated by Eritrea’s historical enemies over the last decade and half.  Continue reading Stop Politicizing Human Rights

UN: 3,000 Ugandan and Burundi Soldiers Killed in Somalia

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

By VOA News,

A top U.N. official says up to 3,000 African Union soldiers have been killed in Somalia over the past few years fighting the Islamist insurgency.

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson gave the death toll at a news conference Thursday at U.N. headquarters.

Eliasson said Uganda and Burundi, which supplied most of the troops for the AU force, “have paid a tremendous price.”

A spokesman for the force, Ali Aden Hamoud, says he cannot confirm or deny the death toll.  Continue reading UN: 3,000 Ugandan and Burundi Soldiers Killed in Somalia

Open Letter to Special Rapporteur Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth

A call for a balanced, unbiased and fair representation of the views of all Eritrean stakeholders in her upcoming report

By Eritrean Professionals Network (EriPN),

The Eritrean Professionals Network (EriPN) is an organisation created by professional Eritreans in the UK to serve the Eritrean community in diaspora as well as promoting and enhancing technology and knowledge transfer between Eritrea and the host country with the view to making tangible contribution towards the long and complex nation building process.

EriPN identifies a real structural economic transformation as being the most critical factor in raising living standards of Eritreans and through its direct involvement, EriPN strives towards making positive contribution to the economic and social development of the nation and thus creating an environment where basic human values and human rights are respected in Eritrea from within and without.  Continue reading Open Letter to Special Rapporteur Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth

The UN and 250,000 Dead Somalis

Inhuman Crimes in the Horn of Africa

By Thomas C Mountain,

The UN has announced that in 2010-2012, including the Great Horn of Africa Drought period, at least 250,000 Somalis starved to death.

Most of those who died from starvation were internally displaced persons, displaced in the main by the military invasion and occupation of southern Somalia by the UN backed Ethiopian Army and then the AU “peacekeepers”, today some 25,000 strong.  Continue reading The UN and 250,000 Dead Somalis

Eritrea Objects UN Monitoring Group’s Obsession with its Air Force

SEMG still obsessed with its agenda behind the state of the Eritrean Air Force and its various military facilities. But Why? Who pays the Piper?

By Eritrean Mission,

The Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN is aware that the Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) has submitted its February monthly report to the Sanctions Committee sometime early this month.

In spite of our repeated requests to receive, in time, a copy of the report, we have not yet formally obtained the document. This awkward state of affairs has no plausible explanation or logic. Continue reading Eritrea Objects UN Monitoring Group’s Obsession with its Air Force