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By Matthew Russell Lee | Inner City Press
UNITED NATIONS, August 21 — The UN has received detailed complaints about its experts, Matt Bryden on Eritrea and Steve Hege on the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Bryden, a UN document this month confirms, is no longer on the committee. Nor is the UN's "expert" in Ertirea finances, Ghassan Schbley of the United States. Click...
By ESMART Research Group
Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group Attempts to Stop Eritrean Diaspora from Sending Help to Needy Relatives
At a time when developing regions like Africa are trying to get their immigrants in the West to give back to the communities they left behind, a UN group mandated to monitor arms shipments in and out of the Horn of Africa is working...
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UNSC President Nestor Osorio (Colombia) says that SEMG report is delayed because "problems were incurred during the preparation or delivery" of the report He also says that The Secretary will make a decision whether to fire the Monitoring Group's co-coordinator (Matt Bryden) or not.
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Submitted by esmart on Mon, 07/23/2012 – 17:03
“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.”
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...
Ghidewon Abay Asmerom
July 17, 2012
By now, it has become abundantly clear that the two sanctions against Eritrea, 1907(2009) and 2023(2011), had nothing to do with stabilizing Somalia or reconstituting it as a viable state. It also had nothing to do with the "staged" Djibouti-Eritrea "border dispute"; it was rather an elaborate scheme to divert attention away from the string-puppet...
Excerpts from the SEMG Report on Somalia mentioning Eritrea.
The full (pdf) report is attached at the end of this excerpt.
"Meanwhile, the relative importance of Eritrea as a source of
military and financial support for armed groups appears to have
declined. Enhanced international scrutiny of Eritrea's actions in
Somalia and the region, growing friction...
Eritrean Americans have been watching the flurry of reports emanating from the Ethiopian capital and have been following the minority regime's latest shameful and embarrassing pandering at the UN Security Council. It was indeed a spectacle, one that the western media has chosen to ignore, for obvious reasons, but a spectacle witnessed by many, including Security Council members which include...