Tag: Ethiopia

The Goal Post Keeps Moving: Monitoring Group’s Charges against Eritrea shift from “destabilizing Somalia” to “destabilizing Ethiopia”

  Ghidewon Abay Asmerom July 17, 2012 By now, it has become abundantly clear that the two sanctions against Eritrea, 1907(2009) and 2023(2011), had nothing to do with stabilizing Somalia or reconstituting it as a viable state. It also had nothing to do with the "staged" Djibouti-Eritrea "border dispute"; it was rather an elaborate scheme […]

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Ethiopian Regime Crumbles: Enter CIA – Thomas C. Mountain

  by THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN With its foundations irreparably cracked and its edifices of power crumbling the Ethiopian regime headed by Meles Zenawi is turning more and more to the CIA to make the critical decisions in the ministries of power in the capital Addis Ababa. Faced with growing nationalist insurgencies, an ongoing economic crisis […]

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Ethiopia rocked by massive Muslim protests

SIMON ALLISON | The Daily Maverick   Hundreds of thousands of irate Ethiopian Muslims took to the streets of Addis Ababa this weekend – Africa’s biggest protests since Tahrir Square. They want the government to stop meddling in their religious affairs, and acknowledge that Muslims can’t remain a marginalised minority. Ethiopia’s Christian-led government better make some […]

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Exclusive: Eritrea reduces support for al Shabaab – U.N. report

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA | Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:05am EDT (Reuters) – Eritrea has reduced its support for the al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab militant group in Somalia under international pressure, but still violates U.N. Security Council resolutions and remains a destabilizing influence, a U.N. report says. The U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, which […]

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African Union turned into handmaiden for Pax Americana – Sophia Tesfamariam

Sophia Tesfamariam  Professor Ali A. Mazrui, Director of the Institute of Global Cultural  Studies and Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities State  University of New York, in his 2003 article "Between Pax Americana  and Pax Africana", wrote about the effects of the September 11  attacks on Africa and US policy in Africa . Professor Mazrui, […]

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The Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group: Another July, another Ethiopian‐Authored Forgery Expected

The Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group: Another July, another Ethiopian‐Authored Forgery Expected Ghidewon Abay Asmerom July 4, 2012 The Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) is expected to issue another one of its annual reports on Eritrea’s  compliance/noncompliance with UN sanctions 1907(2009) and 2023(2011).  However, as usual, the report is predicted to be neither objective, nor impartial, […]

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