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Manipulation of AU, IGAD and the UN Security Council to advance Ethiopia’s Agendas

The May 2009, six hours long private meeting between Zenawi and Rice was the genesis of their ill-gotten, evil agenda of sanctioning Eritrea was first hatched.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

On 23 December 2009, after the Security Council adopted Resolution 1907 (2009) that imposed sanctions on the State of Eritrea and its people, Susan E. Rice, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, insulting the intelligence of the Eritrean people and showing her contempt for Africans in general and Eritreans in particular, made the following comments to the press:

“…I want to talk about the resolution we just adopted imposing sanctions on Eritrea. This was an African initiative. It was the consequence of a decision taken by the African Union… Continue reading Manipulation of AU, IGAD and the UN Security Council to advance Ethiopia’s Agendas

Djibouti and Ethiopia asked UN Council to Target Eritrea With Sanctions on Mining

There is no emergency that would justify a hasty, unfair and dangerous decision against Eritrea, for the second time in only 18 months

Bloomberg,

Eritrea, one of the world’s poorest nations whose citizens earn just over a $1 a day, may face tougher United Nations sanctions targeting the mining and remittances that keep its economy afloat.

Neighboring Ethiopia and Djibouti are urging the 15-member UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Eritrea’s mining and outlaw a 2 percent tax on remittances, according to a diplomat who spoke on condition of anonymity. Ethiopia and Djibouti want one of the council’s three African members — Gabon, Nigeria or South Africa — to introduce the measure, the diplomat said. Continue reading Djibouti and Ethiopia asked UN Council to Target Eritrea With Sanctions on Mining

Inner City Press Interviewed Yemane Ghebreab After Security Council Meeting: VIDEO

Yemane Ghebreab's interview with Inner City Press journalist

By Matthew Russell Lee (Inner City Press),

After the Eritrea meeting of the UN Security Council on July 19, Eritrea’s Mission to the UN reached out to offer an interview with Yemane Ghebreab, special political adviser to President Isaias Afwerki.

Afwerki had met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on July 8 in Juba, the day before South Sudan’s independence. In the UN read-out afterward, and in response to questions from Inner City Press, the UN insisted that the topic of Somalia was not discussed, that “the read out speaks for itself.”  But Yemane Ghebreab on July 21 told Inner City Press that Somalia was in fact discussed with Ban.  Continue reading Inner City Press Interviewed Yemane Ghebreab After Security Council Meeting: VIDEO

At UN, Eritrea Gets “Bashed” Despite Badme Land Claim, Sanctions Threatened

Eritrea's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Araya Desta

By Matthew Russell Lee (Inner City Press),

Last month, Eritrea asked the UN Security Council to meet with it, and on Tuesday the meeting was granted. Also present, however, were representatives from Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, who “attacked Eritrea” as one Permanent Representative leaving the meeting told Inner City Press.

The Council wanted the meeting to be closed to the press and the public, but cannot invite non Council members into its consultations. So it was called an interactive dialogue and was held not in the Council chambers but on the second floor of the UN’s temporary North Lawn building. Continue reading At UN, Eritrea Gets “Bashed” Despite Badme Land Claim, Sanctions Threatened