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Saying Goodbye to UN Sanctions Against Eritrea

Eritrea turns the page of its darkest chapter by defeating the UNjust sanctions through a characteristic of unmatched resilience and defiance
Eritrea turns the page of its darkest chapter by defeating the UNjust sanctions through a characteristic of unmatched resilience and defiance.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

It isn’t often the UN Security Council votes unanimously to remove sanctions against a country, but this past Wednesday, November 14 they did just that by saying goodbye to nine years of UNjust punishment against the small, socialist, east African country of Eritrea. Continue reading Saying Goodbye to UN Sanctions Against Eritrea

Senior Israeli Official Rejects UN Monitoring Charges against Eritrea

“I served 17 years ago as Ambassador to Ethiopia. One of the things I learned in the region is that lying is a justified means to achieve greater opportunities.” – Ambassador Avi Granton

“Israel had no knowledge of Eritrean arms entering Sinai … and … reports of human trafficking and torture in the Sinai were grossly exaggerated.” Amb. Avi Granot

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

These are words of a senior Israeli diplomat on Africa, Ambassador Avi Granot, who is the head of the Africa Division in Israel’s foreign ministry. He was responding to the latest SEMG’s (Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group) outrageous allegation that “Eritrea is in the business of trafficking weapons and persons to Sinai via the Sudan.”

LYING IS JUSTIFIED

Why is the SEMG willing to throw all sorts of lies and misrepresentations to demonize Eritrea? Ambassador Avi Granot hit the nail on the head with these words: Continue reading Senior Israeli Official Rejects UN Monitoring Charges against Eritrea