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UN: Up to 3,000 AU Soldiers Killed in Somalia
U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson
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...
US presidential and congressional elections are of great importance to every American’s life, way of life, belief system and values. US elections affect legal, ethical, social and the economic fabrics of the nation in many ways. It is American affair with implication to every American.
Elections have also been important to the world because, US elected...
By Michelle Nichols
UNITED NATIONS | Mon Oct 8, 2012 9:52pm BST
(Reuters) – Eritrea has asked the U.N. Security Council to lift sanctions against it after a recent U.N. experts' report showed that the tiny east African state had cut its support for the al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab militant group in Somalia.
But in a letter released on Monday, Eritrea...
Diana Eltahawy | 18 September 2012
A Bangladeshi migrant worker stands in front of a refugees camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing unrest in Libya March 4, 2011.
“They [Libyans] don’t treat us like humans. For them, we are animals or slaves”, 23-year-old Nigerian woman detained in Khoms detention centre for “irregular migrants”.
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...
As of late, rumors have been circulating as regards the so-called election scheduled to take place in Mogadishu.
‘Somalia on the path to democracy’; ‘change would come through democracy’; ‘an election being conducted under better circumstances’; ‘it is an election due to take place at a time when the transitional government is in control of large portion of...
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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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As Jim'ale Shifted to Somalia List, Eritrea Report Down, Bryden Leaks
Inner City Press | By Matthew Russell Lee, Partial exclusive
UNITED NATIONS, July 24 — The UN's Somalia and Eritrea sanctions are a circus. A report on Eritrea was put online, then taken down after an Ethiopian UN official Taye Brook-Zerihoun spoke with some but not all Security Council members.
Inner city Press | By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, July — For weeks there has been talk of two UN reports on Eritria. The first, shorter one was put online and then taken off, as exclusively reported and published by Inner City Press.
The second one was and is the report of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, said to be over 400 pages...
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...