Tag Archives: US Policy on Eritrea

U.S. Congressman Calls for Military Partnership with Eritrea

U.S. congressman Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) calls military partnership with Eritrea
U.S. congressman Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says he believes it is time for the U.S. to reach out to Eritrea and forge a military and security cooperation to fight terrorism.

BY TESFANEWS

A Republican congressman says he believes it is time for the U.S. to reach out to Eritrea and forge a military partnership to fight terrorism.

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would encourage the U.S. secretary of defense to enter into negotiations with appropriate Eritrean government officials with respect to future security cooperations on  Continue reading U.S. Congressman Calls for Military Partnership with Eritrea

Why Trump’s Administration Needs to Rethink about the Horn of Africa

Trump’s Horn of Africa policy challenges.

There is no evidence that Africa in general and the Horn of Africa in particular will be a priority for President Trump in the way it has been for his three immediate predecessors. Can this be a blessing for the US to correct past policy failures in the region or will he be indifferent?

By Temesgen Tesfamariam,

Today, two events seem to have an effect in putting US dominant existence in the Horn of Africa to an end. These are the military arrival of China in Djibouti, and the popular uprising in Ethiopia. The US’s long-term dream of having permanent military base in the region has now faced serious challenges after Djibouti chose to work with China in a more intimate manner than with US.

Needless to say that US military station in the region dates back to 1950s during which it opened naval bases in Eritrea. It left the base for Diego Garcia because the 1974 revolution in Ethiopia brought unfriendly political landscape in the region. Now, the situation looks reappearing, as the military arrival of China in Djibouti stews the United States temper. Continue reading Why Trump’s Administration Needs to Rethink about the Horn of Africa

US’ Obstructionist Role on the UN Security Council

It is also not the first time the UN to betray the Eritrean people at the behest of the United States, and will probably not be the last. But denying the Eritrean people their rights under the UN Charter erodes their confidence in this world body…

By Sophia Tesfamriam,

Obstructionist states paralyze the UN and prevent it from carrying out its mandate. When the obstructionist state is a member of the UN Security Council, it leads to further frustration by member states and undermine the efficacy and legitimacy of the Security Council. Notwithstanding the fact that the mainstream media have ignored the latest un-diplomatic and egregious action by the United States, Inner City Press, now fast becoming the only credible source at the UN, reported the following on 19 April 2016: Continue reading US’ Obstructionist Role on the UN Security Council

Contravention Of International Law, An Embarrassment to the Int’l Community

The people and Government of Eritrea shall maintain the unflinching legal national rebuff against the illegal occupation

By Shabait,

As the flagrant invasion over Eritrea, which was carried on from May 1998 to June 2000, was dealt a blowing rebuff, it is to be noted that a comprehensive peace agreement aimed at resolving the alleged border dispute was concluded in December 2000 in Algiers. The Algiers Agreement was reached following the mediation by representatives of the international community–the United Nations and African Union–to which the US Administration, the European Union and the Government of Algeria are signatory guarantors for the said accord to enter into effect.  Continue reading Contravention Of International Law, An Embarrassment to the Int’l Community