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No Evidence of Eritrean Support to Somalia Islamist Group Al-Shabaab: UN Monitoring Reports

no Eritrean support to Al-Shabba
NO EVIDENCE OF ERITREA SUPPORT TO AL-SHABAAB. OK! If the initial and principal allegation of supporting Al-Shabaab become disproved and if Eritrea still maintains its commitment to the Qatari mediation with Djibouti, then what is the justifications to continue the sanctions?

By TesfaNews,

After five years of imposition of sanctions for alleged support for Al-Shabaab, the UN Monitoring Group today clears Eritrea of all the allegations of supporting the Somalia Islamist groups.

The Somalia – Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG), in its annual council report that was released today, states that:

The Monitoring Group has found no evidence of Eritrean support to Al‑Shabaab during the course of its present mandate. The Monitoring Group does not, however, rule out the possibility that Eritrea may be providing some assistance to elements within Al-Shabaab without detection, but it is the overall assessment of the Monitoring Group that Eritrea is a marginal actor in Somalia.” Continue reading No Evidence of Eritrean Support to Somalia Islamist Group Al-Shabaab: UN Monitoring Reports

Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group Annual Report

Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group presents its annual report dated 31 December 2013 to the Security Council

By TesfaNews,

The Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group also known as the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea have issued its annual report that covers an account of the Committee’s activities during the period from 1 January to 31 December 2013. Continue reading Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group Annual Report

No Intelligence, Real or Fabricated, Since 2009

“In view of the absence of any intelligence, real or fabricated, linking Eritrea with Al-Shabaab for over four years, the UN Security Council should terminate sanctions imposed in 2009 by UNSC resolution 1907.”

TRUTH is the first Casuality. In the absense of any real or fabricated evidence linking Eritrea with Al-Shabaab, it’s time for reason to prevail and sanctions aborgated

By OEA,

These are the words of a prominent member of the American foreign policy establishment.  In an article published on a, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Herman Cohen said that “all available intelligence indicates that Eritrea has not had any contact [with Somali insurgents] since 2009.Continue reading No Intelligence, Real or Fabricated, Since 2009

UN Sanctions Circus on Somalia, Eritrea, Cote d’Ivoire

What are UN sanction reports worth if they are meant to be used selectively by the powers?

By Matthew Russell Lee,

With moves in the US Congress to float new sanctions on Iran even as the Obama administration negotiates with it, the UN’s inconsistent and sometimes sensationalistic use of sanctions and monitoring stands in contrast.

A recent report on the UN’s Liberia sanctions included testimony from Ghanian officials that agents of Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara government went into Ghana to kidnap or kill supporters of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo.

Ouattara’s UN ambassador Youssoufou Bamba asked this reporter on December 19 why this would be in a UN report about Liberia. He did not seem concerned — the Ouattara government has well placed friends, notably former colonial power France — but bristled when a comparison to Rwanda was proffered. Continue reading UN Sanctions Circus on Somalia, Eritrea, Cote d’Ivoire