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U.S. Sanctions on Eritrean Navy: The Hypocrisy Continues!

The U.S. State Department imposed a two year unilateral sanctions on the Eritrean navy
The U.S. State Department imposed a two year unilateral sanctions on the Eritrean navy with out giving any specific reason or explanation. Why is it being presented as if Eritrea had brought “military equipment” from North Korea when it is not? Why the navy?

BY NJR

At the present, in a time when the Eritrean Government is working hard with the International community to lift the sanctions; for the U.S. government to impose unilateral sanction on the Eritrean Navy based on baseless allegations of trading military arms with North Korea is unsubstantiated.
It goes without saying that the Eritrean government has been compelled by the present circumstances to protests against the United States. Continue reading U.S. Sanctions on Eritrean Navy: The Hypocrisy Continues!

Eritrea: State Department’s Unwarranted Act

Ministry of Information press release on State Department’s recent and unwarranted act.

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

On March 30th last week, the US State Department announced another inexplicable and unwarranted act against Eritrea.

The pattern is sadly the same.  Fallacious reports are first floated and illicit measures subsequently announced by the same architects who act as the plaintiff, prosecutor and judge. Continue reading Eritrea: State Department’s Unwarranted Act

Why Has the US Sanctioned Eritrean Navy?

NO REASON. The U.S. State Department has banned the export of munitions, technologies and other goods to the Eritrean navy by US government agencies and departments, for the next two years.

BY THE MESSENGER

The United States has banned the export of munitions, technologies and other goods to the Eritrean navy by US government agencies and departments, according to a new State Department directive.

The US restrictions aren’t meant to target Eritrea per se but to discourage Eritrean dealings with US rivals Iran, North Korea and Syria.

An order published last week in the US Federal Register by Department of State designates “Eritrean Navy (Eritrea) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof” under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. Continue reading Why Has the US Sanctioned Eritrean Navy?

Eritrea North Korea of Africa? Some Clarifications

Eritrea is a career to some. Those who compare Eritrea with North Korea have not been to North Korea and certainly do not know Eritrea.

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion,

In Tancred, Benjamin Disraeli tells us how “[t]he East is a career.” Eritreans may be forgiven for thinking that likewise, for many mainstream analysts and experts, “Eritrea is a career.” Earlier this year a story on polygamy being mandatory in Eritrea was widely circulated across international media, and this week, an outdated, fictitious report about a North Korean ambassador commenting about Eritrea received considerable attention on social media. Continue reading Eritrea North Korea of Africa? Some Clarifications

Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea or African Survivor?

‘North Korea of Africa?’ That’s what a country is called if it happens to attract the ire of Washington accompanied by a biased and distorted media coverage by the so nobly called mainstream media. Despite the numerous challenges, Eritrea remains an African survivor and success story be it from food security, education, health care, and what have you.

By William J. Azébazé,

One day a Harvard economics professor asked his graduate class: “Who has ever been in Sierra Leone?” Students raised their hands, most of them non-Africans and none of them from Sierra Leone. And he continued: “Who has ever seen a cow in Sierra Leone?” This time, no more hands were raised. Believe it or not, he then went on developing a savings theory linking the civil war to the absence of cows in that country. No kidding! I then wondered: “I am in the United States but have never seen a cow here – I guess that it is due to the 1861-1865 U.S. civil war, isn’t it?” Obviously, it would have been more intelligent for that professor to first ask: “Who has ever seen a cow farm in Sierra Leone?” Continue reading Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea or African Survivor?

Journalism as a Disguised Spy Profession

Spies Disguise as Journalists or Journalists as Spies? As CIA continues deployment of its gents as journalists, how many of these ‘useful idiots’ we Eritreans have among us?

By Bruh Tesfa,

AS I was driving home from shopping one afternoon I decided to turn the radio on to keep abreast on the latest news. It was one of those radio talk shows that broadcast news hourly and present sociopolitical commentaries in between 7/24/365. The topic of the discussion was….you guessed it right, Sony’s controversial movie “The Interview” and North Korea.

The content of the movie, which had to be cancelled in many theaters across the US due to imminent threat of retaliation, was supposedly about assassination plot against North Korea’s leader who was portrayed in demeaning ways.

The Host of the show, Monica Perez, a self-confessed libertarian, had this to say about the whole drama before opening the phone line for discussion. Continue reading Journalism as a Disguised Spy Profession

Ethiopia, the “North Korea of Africa”

A televised tear of mourners for the late totalitarian dictator and Prime Minister of Africa’s North Korea, Meles Zenawi

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

In their attacks of countries and leadership that do not align themselves with the West, the western media and NGO community, there are two countries, Iran and North Korea, that are presented as examples of, and labeled as, “pariah states”.

It is not this author’s intention to validate the western media’s assumptions about these two nations, but if they are to use labels, they ought to call a spade a spade and label Ethiopia the “North Korea” of Africa as the label best fits the minority regime in Ethiopia more than any other country or leadership in the region. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck … Continue reading Ethiopia, the “North Korea of Africa”