Tag: Sanction

United Nations on the Brink – Amanuel Biedemariam

The history of the UN is one of corruption and infectiveness.  During the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union had competing global agendas and interests. As a result the UN was irrelevant unable to pursue its stated purpose because it lacked the mandate, leadership, funding and principled organizational structure worthy to lead the […]

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U.N. rights chief accuses Eritrea of torture, killings

  By Robert Evans GENEVA | Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:03am EDT (Reuters) – United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay accused on Monday gold-rich Eritrea, which holds a strategic stretch of the Red Sea coast, of carrying out torture and summary executions.   Pillay told the U.N. Human Rights Council there were between 5,000 and 10,000 political […]

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At UN, New report on Eritrea | Ethiopia trying to water it up

By Matthew Russell Lee | Inner City Press June 15 Inner City Press exclusively has learned on Friday that an amateurish post-publication is taking place on the forthcoming report on Eritrea. The report already has a number (S/2012/412) and has been on the UN's ODS Official Document Service.  But unlike the Western Sahara watering down, […]

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Eritrea: Coming out of the Shadows – Amanuel Biedemariam

  It is easier for this generation of African Americans to forget the legacy of slavery, segregation and the hell their ancestors went through given the hectic individual life they live in. However, it is impossible to forget because the legacies are engrained into the daily life of all blacks regardless of age or status. […]

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Eritrea Envoy Urges UN to Lift ‘Unfair’ Sanctions

(VOA)-Eritrea’s envoy to the United Nations says his country is vindicated following a recently-released preliminary U.N. report that found insufficient evidence that Asmara provided weapons to Somalia militant group al-Shabab last year. Eritrea has often maintained its innocence over accusations it supports militant groups including al-Shabab, which accusers say destabilizes not only Somalia, but the […]

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Sign a Petition to the White House Against More Eritrea Sanctions

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:   block the push to strengthen existing sanctions and to lift the sanctions that were imposed on Eritrea We are outraged that your ambassador at the UN is pushing the Security Council to place more sanctions against the people of Eritrea. This latest call for sanctions, like the one […]

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