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UN Recounts Somalia Charcoal Disputes, Arms Filings, Eritrea Meeting

December: UN Monitoring Group will meet with Eritrean representatives in Paris
December: UN Monitoring Group to meet with Eritrean representatives in Paris

By Matthew Russell Lee,

In the run-up to the November 26 closed door briefing of the UN Security Council on Somalia and Eritrea sanctions, the new Monitoring Group coordinator Jarat Chopra raised to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and others the shipping and sale of charcoal from Somalia in violation of the sanctions.

The UAE and Oman did not immediate respond to inquiries about particular ships. The UAE prefers the re-sale of seized charcoal to its destruction under the supervision and advice of the UN Environment Program, despite concerns about corruption in re-sale that have been raised. Continue reading UN Recounts Somalia Charcoal Disputes, Arms Filings, Eritrea Meeting