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→
“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.”
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→
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.