Tag: somalia

Eritrea ‘continues support’ to Somalia’s Al-Shabab, says Ethiopia

Eritrea ‘continues support’ to Somalia’s Al-Shabab, says Ethiopia July 30, 2013 (Sudan Tribune) – In fresh allegations made by Ethiopia on Monday, the East African nation said that efforts to maintain peace and stability in Somalia is taking longer due to Eritrea’s continued support of the Islamist militia group, Al-Shabab. The Ethiopian government said despite […]

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UN condemns flow of arms in Somalia and Eritrea

UN condemns flow of arms in Somalia and Eritrea Jul 25, 2013  UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned the flow of weapons and ammunition to and through Somalia and Eritrea in violation of arms embargoes against both countries. A resolution adopted unanimously by the council called the arms flow "a serious […]

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Security Council extends mandate of monitoring group for Somalia and Eritrea

Security Council extends mandate of monitoring group for Somalia and Eritrea Security Council members voting to reaffirm arms embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea. UN Photo/Mark Garten 24 July 2013 – The Security Council today extended for 16 months the mandate of the United Nations expert panel monitoring compliance with sanctions against Somalia and Eritrea, while […]

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Exclusive: Eritrea pays warlord to influence Somalia – U.N. experts

Exclusive: Eritrea pays warlord to influence Somalia – U.N. experts ​"According to a letter the Russian delegation sent to Ambassador Kim Sook, chairman of the Somalia/Eritrea sanctions committee, Russia objects to the publication of the (Eritrea) report due to the biased and groundless conclusions and recommendations contained in it." July 17, 2013|Louis Charbonneau  UNITED NATIONS […]

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Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys Arrested in a Blow to Somali Islamists

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys Arrested in a Blow to Somali Islamists "He fled to Eritrea but returned three years later as leader of Hizbul Islam to battle the transitional government led by a former comrade. But the more powerful al Shabaab forced Aweys to merge his group with theirs." Reuters June 27, 2013 One of Somalia's most […]

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UN: Up to 3,000 AU Soldiers Killed in Somalia

UN: Up to 3,000 AU Soldiers Killed in Somalia U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson VOA News | A top U.N. official says up to 3,000 African Union soldiers have been killed in Somalia over the past few years fighting the Islamist insurgency. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson gave the death toll at a news conference […]

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Horn of Africa Activism and US Presidential Election Politics

  Amanuel Biedemariam   US presidential and congressional elections are of great importance to every American’s life, way of life, belief system and values. US elections affect legal, ethical, social and the economic fabrics of the nation in many ways. It is American affair with implication to every American.  Elections have also been important to […]

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