Tag Archive | United Nations Security Council

Why Are We Not Listening to Andargechaw Tsige–Ginbot 7 leader held by Ethiopian Government

    September 3, 2014—The Ethiopian Government is holding Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General of Ginbot 7, since his extradition from Yemen last month. Yemeni security forces apprehended Mr. Tsige while he was attempting to board a plane bound for Eritrea. His arrest brought attention from the British Government, a U.S. Congressman from California, and a […]

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Sweden, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to U.N. council for 2017-18

Sweden, Ethiopia and Bolivia were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday for 2017-18, with further voting taking place to decide another two seats with Kazakhstan competing against Thailand and the Netherlands against Italy. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Sweden with 134 votes in favor, Ethiopia with 185 and Bolivia with 183. […]

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South Sudan leaders did not sign off New York Times article, aides say

The Guardian Vice-president Riek Machar denies knowledge of article that appeared to call on the world to support reconciliation rather than focus on human rights abuses The South Sudan president, Salva Kiir, right, and the former rebel leader and now first vice-president, Riek Machar, attend a government ceremony in Juba. Photograph: Phillip Dhil/EPA Sam Jones […]

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Ethiopia to bid for UN Security Council seat

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January10, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia says it has finalized preparations to make a new bid to secure a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, government officials said on Sunday. A UN Security Council session in New York (Photo courtesy of the UN) According to officials at the ministry of foreign […]

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UN Body Set for Next Round of Eritrea Rights Probe

Map of Eritrea Salem Solomon WASHINGTON—It has been three years since the United Nations began investigating alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea.  Earlier this year, the Commission of Inquiry presented its first report to the the U.N. Human Rights Council, describing arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial killings, disappearances and imprisonment without charge inside the East African country. […]

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South Sudanese government welcomes Machar return to Juba

From The Sudan Tribune November 5, 2015 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government welcomed on Thursday reports that the former vice-president Riek Machar will return to the national capital, Juba next week. South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar smiles during a news conference in Khartoum, on September 18, 2015 (ST Photo)  Machar left Juba in December 2013 […]

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Normalizing Relations between Eritrea and the United States: Farsightedness or Foolishness

Normalizing Relations Between Eritrea and the United States: Farsightedness or Foolishness?   By Guest Editor  “Bringing in Eritrea from the Cold” Almost one year ago, Ambassador Herman Cohen, former US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, wrote an article advocating “bringing Eritrea in from the cold.”[1] What does that mean? It means, according to Ambassador […]

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Eritrea demands UN action against Ethiopia over disputed territory

From the Sudan Tribune By Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 25, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Eritrean government has urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take measures against neighboring Ethiopia over territories the latter illegally occupies. Eritrea, which borders Sudan and Ethiopia, has been dubbed the North Korea of Africa (HRW) Eritrea’s foreign affairs ministry, […]

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Eritrea Sanctions: Due To Djibouti, Ethiopia Policies

  The UN’s Security Council is set to extend the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea (SEMG) for a year and will not lift the sanctions on Eritrea for at least another year, according to draft resolution that has been circulated. SEMG Report Summarized In a 93-page SEMG report that the Sanctions […]

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United Nation wants peacekeeping drones in South Sudan; govt objects

From Arab News THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council is urging the use of unarmed drones in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, but the government there says that could cause “disagreement and hostility” as a peace deal tries to take hold. The council on Friday adopted a US-drafted resolution requesting […]

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