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TPLF Officials Do the ‘Perp Walk’ on the Eve of Eritrea Sanctions Lifted

“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice”

It was quite a contrast seeing TPLF officials in handcuffs and doing the perp walk, while the UNSC do the prep work to lift the TPLF engineered sanctions against Eritrea, simultaneously.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

It was quite a contrast and juxtaposition of events, to say the least. It was the kind of 24-hour period that will make you say, “There is a God after all.” TPLF officials, the very ones that were hellbent on destroying sovereign Eritrea and “breaking its spinal cord” as they put it was being arrested and paraded in front of the cameras at the same time the United Nations was preparing to lift the illegal and unjust sanctions put on Eritrea. Continue reading TPLF Officials Do the ‘Perp Walk’ on the Eve of Eritrea Sanctions Lifted

Ethiopia’s Military-Linked Firm METEC Ousted from Dam Project

The multi-billion dollar controversial project has been dogged by disputes and delays.

BY TESFANEWS *

The Ethiopian government has terminated its contract with Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) company, which is run by its military under the Ministry of Defence, from building the controversial $4 billion dam project on the River Nile due to numerous delays in completing the project. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Military-Linked Firm METEC Ousted from Dam Project

Is Ethiopia Violating UN Sanctions against North Korea

Current sanctions regime against North Korea prohibits Ethiopia from getting “all arms and related material, as well as…technical training, advice, services or assistance related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of such arms or material”. However, Ethiopia’s potential links to North Korea through the Gafat Armament Industry and Homicho Ammunition Industry constitute a violation to UN Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009)

By Andrea Berger,

SINCE the 1970s, Ethiopia has been in the company of North Korea’s most loyal military customers. Amongst other things, Pyongyang has been a source of munitions, armored personnel carriers, tanks and tank parts, artillery and rocket fuel. In addition to these forms of assistance, North Korea has helped Ethiopia construct, operate and upgrade two weapons factory complexes—today known as the Gafat Armament Industry and Homicho Ammunition Industry.

From Ethiopia’s perspective, contracting to North Korea for the initial supply of weapons production technology was a means of reducing long-term dependence on foreign military suppliers. Continue reading Is Ethiopia Violating UN Sanctions against North Korea