The article “Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation”, written by Annette Weber, a Senior Fellow of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, is not only replete with factual errors but also seems to miss the larger picture in its perception and discourse on the current realities in Eritrea.
In the first place, Eritrea’s “isolation” was not self-imposed; it was an elaborately designed effort by the US and its allies, France and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, from Eritrea’s National Service Program to the Diaspora Tax to Eritrea’s regional policies, Weber seems to have bought Ethiopia’s narrative on Eritrea: lock, stock, and barrel. Continue reading Eritrea is Thriving Despite Attempts to “Isolate” It→
By Annette Weber | for SWP (German Institute for International and Security Affairs),
Two decades after achieving independence from Ethiopia, Eritrea is back in the European headlines above –all for a wave of refugees arriving in Europe. At the same time, a recent United Nations Commission on Human Rights report accuses the Eritrean regime of gross human rights violations. Continue reading (Opinion) Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation→
La COM.ER.IT (Comunità Eritrea in Italia) invita il Governo Italiano ad impegnarsi perché vengano revocate le due risoluzioni del Consiglio di Sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite 1907 (2009) e 2023 (2011) imposte per sanzionare l’Eritrea e il suo popolo sulla base di accuse fabbricate ed orchestrate dal suo principale nemico: l’Etiopia.
PRESIDENT Obama correctly acknowledged today, in regard to U.S. sanctions against Cuba, that “isolation has not worked” and that it is time for a “new approach.” He added: “Our policies toward Cuba have gotten us nowhere.”
I commend President Obama for his courage in correcting course on an ill-conceived and ineffective policy. I have great hope that the improvements of relationships between the United States and Cuba, will not only benefit the people of both nations, but also serve the interests of peace.
LATELY, albeit somewhat belated, the wind of Obama’s once promised “Change” that never was, and under whose jargon Senator Barack Obama got help to win the highly contested US presidency, finally seems to have picked up some steam. From establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba today to, possibly, reclassifying the Palestinian Hamas faction as a “Nationalist” organization seems to have set the tone. Continue reading Is President Obama’s Wind of “Change” Blowing Towards Eritrea?→