When President Isaias Afwerki said it was #GameOver for the TPLF regime last year, his prescient analysis had both literal and figurative dimensions. Indeed, the “Black Swan” event in the Horn of Africa sent shock waves that brought with it far reaching consequences. Continue reading Eritrea: Tail Wagging at the UN→
Eritrea, isolated by UN sanctions for a decade until they were lifted on 14 November 2018, is now working to regain its place in Africa and the international community. The sanctions were lifted after Eritrea made steps towards peace with its neighbours after being locked into deadly conflict for decades— Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki took the crucial first step of reaching out to Kenya in a move that both countries hope will usher in a new era of prosperity in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading The Long Road to Recovering from Sanctions→
For the past eight years, Eritrea has been under a comprehensive arms embargo and tough sanctions on political leaders. The sanctions were imposed in 2009 by the United Nations Security Council after it found that Eritrea had “provided support to armed groups undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia,” including Al-Shabab, the Al-Qaeda affiliate that continues to wage war on the Somali government. Continue reading U.S. and UK May Have Been Wrongly Sanctioning Eritrea for Years→
On the 80th edition of Africa This Week, we’ll be having a special look into the Eritrean diaspora demanding the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May to act now to lift the UN Security Council Resolutions 1907 and 2023 economic and arms sanctions that were imposed on Eritrea state in 2009 and 2011. Leading the country to many argue Eritrea into a greater secrecy nature.
Berhene Semere, Eritrean Activist
Abdullahi Ali Hirad, President of National Somali Council
The Benghazi incident that took the lives of four Americans has resulted in the resignation of four Department of State (DoS) officials and has cost Susan E. Rice, the current US Ambassador to the United Nations, her chance to head the DoS.
Her potential nomination set off a barrage of commentary as those opposed to her nomination were countered by those who supported her. Several reports were written about the “radio-active” candidate and there were some who actually questioned her credentials and there were others who claimed that her “entire career has been based less on solid accomplishment than on her networking skills.” Continue reading Trouncing Tekeda Alemu’s Susan Rice Defense→