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Why Africa Could Provide
an 'ISIS Renaissance'
The National InterestTue,
Nov 14 3:00 AM EST
In October, Iraqi, Syrian and coalition
forces celebrated the fall of Raqqa, one of
the most important and final areas of
control for ISIS. While ISIS will likely
continue as a danger to the West, there is
also a threat that the terrorist-insurgency
group could move from the Middle East and
set up a new base in Africa. ISIS has been
one of the most formidable and
well-organized terrorist groups in history.
It would be naive to assume that ISIS will
simply cease operations in the face of
recent losses. A more likely scenario is
that the group, along with its many
followers, will attempt to disperse to a new
base. In October 2017, Somalia experienced a
horrific terrorist attack in its capital
Ethiopia’s security forces
granted permission for Eritrean refugees and
opposition groups to stage a protest against the
regime back home.
The protesters were said to have
marched from Addis Ababa’s Guenet Hotel to the
premises of the African Union to register their
displeasure with ongoings back home. The number
of protesters involved is said to have been
Photos shared by Nizar Manek,
Bloomberg’s correspondent for Ethiopia and the
Horn of Africa region, showed a number of
protesters waving Eritrean flags and other
banners protesting political and religious
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The occurrence happens at a time when Ethiopia
has reportedly imposed a ban on protest rallies
in a national security move.
After the lifting of a 10 – month long state of
emergency, protests especially in the Oromia
region has reared its head leading to the move
after a national security council meeting late
The relationship between Eritrea and Ethiopia
continues to be tense since the former attained
independence from the latter in 1993. They
accuse each other of being behind
The last big protest to have hit Eritrea was
recorded weeks back when students marched
through the capital Asmara to protest government
interference in the running of the school.
Nationals held protest rallies across the world
to condemn the arrests and clampdown that met
Protest in neighboring
Ethiopia follows closure of Muslim school in Eritrea
and demonstration alleged to have turned deadly
By Addis Getachew and Seleshi Tessema
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
Expatriate Eritreans living in
neighboring Ethiopia on Wednesday staged a rally to
protest what they called religious persecution in their
Last month, a Muslim school in the
Eritrean capital Asmara was shuttered, provoking a rare
protest on Oct. 31 and an alleged deadly response by
security forces – a claim the government categorically
The Eritrean demonstrators marched to the
African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital
Addis Ababa chanting the slogan: “Stop religious
Bereket Berhane, an Eritrean refugee who
has lived in Ethiopia for the last 11 years, said the
protest meant “to voice our support to the voiceless for
what happened in Eritrea at the Oct. 31 demonstration by
elementary school children and old women who are now
He said the African Union, after ignoring
two previous petitions by Eritreans against the
government in Asmara, should respect “its rules having
to do with people’s rights and children.”
Separately, thousands of Eritrean
refugees in Shire in
Ethiopia’s Northern Tigray region reportedly staged a
Eritrean refugee Salih Tahir told Anadolu
Agency over the phone: “We oppose the measure the
government in Asmara has taken at a school that came in
direct violation of religious freedom.”
Tahir said the protest was held at the
Adi Arif refugee center, one of four refugee camps in Shire.
Eritrea is 62.9 percent Christian and
36.6 percent Muslim, the Pew Research Center said in
According to the UNHCR refugee agency,
more than 260,000 Eritrean refugees are sheltered in
The Horn of Africa country seceded from
Ethiopia in 1993.
Between 1998 and 2000, a bloody war was
fought between the two countries, leading to the deaths
of tens of thousands on both sides.
Qatar has lauded efforts of Ethiopia in maintaining
peace in the Horn of Africa region. The applause from
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was during a
meeting with Ethiopian premier Hailemarian Desalegn.
The state-affiliated FBC reports
that the two leaders spoke on areas of strengthening
security, investments and diplomatic ties. The Emir is
said to have lauded Ethiopia as a strategic partner and
one key to peace in the Horn of Africa region.
Desalegn is in Doha on an official visit reciprocating a
similar one earlier this year by the Emir to Addis
Another Ethiopian state outlet, ENA,
reported about diplomatic agreements signed by both
countries in the area of visa waivers.
“Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu and his Qatari
counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman signed the
agreement providing for waiver of visa requirements for
holders of diplomatic and official passports.
“Finance and Economic Cooperation Minister Dr. Abraham
Tekeste and Qatari Economy and Trade Minister Ahmed Bin
Jassim signed the protection of investment agreement,” ENA reported.
Conflicting reports have sprung up about a supposedly
violent riot in the Eritrean capital
of Asmara that allegedly took place late last week.
All that’s known
for certain is that a crowd gathered to
unsuccessfully protest the closing down of an Islamist
school over the weekend that had long flouted the
government’s orders to secularize some of its rules and
curricula, though what came next is in dispute. The
opposition said that soldiers opened fire and killed 28
people while wounding approximately 100 more, though the
state says that nothing of the sort took place and that
the low-intensity protest was peacefully disbanded. Unverified
YouTube footage has since emerged showing a riotous
crowd with the sound of gunfire in the background, but
it’s uncertain if this was from last weekend’s event and
whether the gunfire was directed against civilians, or
even if actual rounds were used and not blanks or rubber
bullets. In any case, this story soon reached the
international media and quickly made rounds on the major
outlets, with the implied message being that the
“dictatorial regime” of President
Isaias Afwerki was killing “peaceful
protesters” just for the fun of it.
For the past eight years, Eritrea—a tiny
country in East Africa—has been under a comprehensive
arms embargo and tough sanctions on political leaders.
The sanctions were imposed in 2009 by the
United Nations Security Council after it found that
Eritrea had “provided support to armed groups
undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia,”
the Al-Qaeda affiliate that continues to wage war on
the Somali government.
But a new
report by a monitoring group has found no evidence
of Eritrean support for Al-Shabab and recommended that
the Security Council ends its current sanctions regime
on the country.
UN Group Recommends Dropping
Inquiry into Eritrea’s Ties to Al-Shabab
After years of inquiry, the U.N. Monitoring Group on
Somalia and Eritrea has found no conclusive evidence of
Eritrean support for al-Shabab militants in Somalia, an
allegation that led to sanctions in 2009. In its latest
report, the group identified violations of those
sanctions and recommended that the Security Council form
a new entity focused only on Eritrea to continue
investigating the country’s actions.
VOA Read More
(14 November), the Security Council is scheduled to
adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea sanctions,
after considering the final reports of the Somalia and
Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) on Somalia (S/2017/924)
and Eritrea (S/2017/925).
The text was put in blue earlier today following
negotiations that demonstrated the different
perspectives among Council members on this issue.
As with last year’s resolution (S/RES/2317),
which was adopted with 10 affirmative votes and five
abstentions, it appears that the most contentious aspect
of the negotiations was finding agreement on the
language pertaining to Eritrea. In its most recent
report, the SEMG reported that it had investigated
allegations by a neighbouring member state of support
provided by Eritrea to Al-Shabaab in Somalia, and that
it had not been able to substantiate these allegations,
despite receiving some corroborating information from
another regional member state and regional
administrations in Somalia. As a result, the Group
reported for its fourth consecutive mandate that it has
not found conclusive evidence of support provided by
Eritrea to Al-Shabaab, although it has not been
permitted during this time to visit Eritrea to meet with
representatives of the government or conduct
investigations. It further reported that Eritrea
continued to provide support to armed groups intent on
destabilising Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Given that it has been unable to find conclusive
evidence of Eritrean support for Al-Shabaab in Somalia
for four consecutive mandates, the SEMG recommended that
the Security Council consider disassociating the
sanction regimes for Eritrea and Somalia by establishing
a separate Security Council sanctions committee and a
separate monitoring group on Eritrea, a recommendation
that the SEMG made in last year’s report as well. As in
last year’s renewal, it appears that the majority of
Council members were not interested in taking up this
recommendation, and it was not incorporated into the
Egypt has nonetheless maintained that that there ought
to be changes to the text and the sanctions regime. They
hold this view in light of the lack of evidence of
support by Eritrea to Al-Shabaab, which they view as the
primary basis for sanctions against Eritrea, as well as
due to the SEMG’s findings that neighbouring countries
are hosting armed groups intent on destabilising
Eritrea. Egypt thus proposed that some adjustments be
made to the sanctions regime to recognise and facilitate
Eritrea’s role in combatting international and regional
terrorism. When some members objected that the initial
proposal was too vague, Egypt proposed that the
sanctions committee, which makes its decisions by
consensus, should develop specific criteria in this
regard. The proposal was supported by China and Russia.
Several others, however, felt that any concessions would
be inappropriate in light of Eritrea’s failure to
cooperate with the SEMG, and ultimately no changes to
measures on Eritrea were incorporated into the text.
Much of the language in the final draft focused on
efforts to strengthen cooperation between the government
of Eritrea, on the one hand, and the Council and other
UN entities on the other hand. The draft in blue
expresses the Council’s intention to keep under regular
review measures on Eritrea, in light of the midterm
update by the SEMG due by 30 April 2018. It further
recalls the three meetings between a representative of
the government of Eritrea and the SEMG; reiterates its
expectation that the government of Eritrea will
facilitate the entry of the SEMG into Eritrea to
discharge fully its mandate; underlines that deepened
cooperation will help the Security Council be better
informed about Eritrea’s compliance with the relevant
Security Council resolutions and enable a review of
measures on Eritrea; and acknowledges the willingness
expressed by the government of Eritrea to facilitate a
visit by the Chair, urging the government to agree on a
date as soon as possible.
There are references in the text to the dispute between
Eritrea and Djibouti. The draft urges the parties to
engage on the issue of the Djiboutian combatants missing
in action and to seek all available solutions to settle
their border dispute peacefully in a manner consistent
with international law. With regard to Djiboutian
combatants missing in action, the text urges Eritrea to
make available any further detailed information,
including to the SEMG.
Hands Off, Dr. Yussuf: We are capable of Dealing with Our Internal
Affair. Mahmud Saleh
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:57:00 PM
The Muslim world is going through tough time. Decades
of failed policies of western countries, and the tight grip
repressive regimes applied on their people have now resulted in the
mushrooming of terrorist franchises. While global forces have
largely pushed our world towards cooperation and interdependence,
terrorist masterminds have plunged the Muslim world in chaos and
disorder. And at the center of all these mayhem are radical
preachers who have monetized their venomous Friday speeches.
In a blistering Friday sermon uner the title ”
Eritrean Muslims: the forgotten cause,” a Sudanese Sheikh, Dr.
AbdulHay Yussuf, called on all Muslims to support Eritrean Muslims.
According to his angry Friday
– Eritrea is a 70% Muslim nation and has been ruled
clerk last Friday in Khartoum calls Eritrea, "A Muslim country.
Seventy percent of its four million population is Muslim"....led by
a Christian Crusader and prays for "Allah, defeat the tyrant of
Eritrea and his people!"
Abdullahi Yousif, the Muslin clerk who preached in a mosque last
Friday expressed support to Aboy Haj Mussa and the kids who
demonstrated in the streets of Asmara. The clerk's speech has
sparked hot discussion in the mass media with folks expressing shock
and concern but with absence of push back from the Eritrean Muslim
community nor from those who purport support to Haji Mussa, the
Eritrean elder who spoke in defiance of the Eritrean government, and
the kids who demonstrated in the streets of Asmara on Nov 1, 2017.
Dr. Abdullahi Yousif's fiery speech reverberates what we have
hearing from some Jihadists in the Eritrean opposition and their
apologists. The Islamists and Jihadists in the opposition have
openly called for Sharia rule in Eritrea and deportation of those
Eritreans who they claim have taken their land. It is incumbent upon
both Christians and Muslims to push back and condemn such divisive,
inflammatory, incendiary speech by such a highly place Muslim clerk
who is said to have some followers within the Eritrean Muslim
In order to encourage serious and honest discussion of such
explosive preaching from the pulpit of a mosque, meskerem paid for
certified translator to translate the speech into English and
transcribe into Arabic. Some of the issues against the Christian
Crusader leader and his people are as follows:
"O Muslims, the worshipers of Allah, came after all these
crusaders a Christian who surpassed his predecessors with
hatred, intrigue, and stupidity.
·Who fought Islam both internally and
·On the internal level, he spared no effort in
drying the sources of Islam in every valley, fought the call
and the preachers, put preachers into prisons, killed many,
practiced many types of torture, and forced many to flee and
leave the country to for fear of their religion.
·Then he violated female Muslim sanctities,
sometimes through forced conscription, and sometimes through
·Muslim girls are taken away from their parents
and placed in army camps mixed with male Muslims and
·The Islamic rituals in that army are forbidden
- it is forbidden for male and female Muslims to pray, and
it is forbidden for female Muslims to wear veils.
·Then he committed the Muslims to his law,
which allows the marriage of a non-Muslim male to a Muslim
female – this a female Muslim can marry a male Christian.
·He decided to give the right to bequeath to
the bastards. He changed the inheritance law that all
Muslims know. Encouraged obscene.
·He fought the Arabic language considering it a
foreign language; he took it out of the curricula of
education, and away from official affairs.
·Then he expelled the Muslims and replaced them
with Christians, by encouraging (immigrant) Christians to
return, granting them Muslim lands and Eritrean nationality.
He fights Muslims in order to force them to leave the
·On the external level, he strengthened his
relationship with the Jewish state - he established military
bases for them, and made that country a spy-center against
its neighboring Arab and Muslim countries.
·He cut off all ties with Arabs and Muslims in
order to make that country Christian.
·He cleared the way for missionary
organizations to act. Furthermore, the few small Islamic
schools and institutes remaining have been harassed by his
military intervention, terrorism and despicable means, like
what he did to an Islamic school for children called "Al
Diaa School", which is located in a Muslim neighborhood.
·He ordered the school administration to
prevent the hijab and stop teaching Arabic, and when they
did not carry out the Crusader orders, he ordered the arrest
of the chairman of the board of directors – a 90-year old
·When the Muslims demonstrated a few days ago,
more than 30 of them were killed and more than 100 injured,
and others were imprisoned."
2. English translation of the after-prayer
preaching last Friday by the vice-chair of the highest religious
board in Sudan. Meskerem was advised that the video of the preaching
had created grave concern in the Eritrean Christian and Muslim
communities in the Diaspora and many start asking what the religious
leader had preached in support of Haji Mussa and the students who
protested on November 1, 2017. Meskerem hired a certified translator
to translate into text the religious preaching.. Read More
ዘረባ 2 ሰሚዕና ክንፈርድ፡:
is faster than camel!!
Preaching by the
vice-chair of the Sudan Religious Board after yesterday's Friday
Prayers in Khartoum, Sudan that has raised grave concern by Eritrean
Christians and Muslims...see video on left below
ارتريا .. القضية المنسية
خطبة جمعة | د. عبدالحي يوسف
on account of preaching after Friday Prayers in Sudan.
لجنة التضامن السودانية والارترية .. فى كلمتها
التضامنية مع احداث مدرسة ا
(Should Eritreans use this incident
as an opportunity for national dialogue for stronger unity or should
we allow the Ali Salims and Gadis for their divisive anti-Christian
Highlander hate mongering campaign).