(The Eritrean diplomat who is rumored to be a part of the new movement called Medrek will be in consultation with the Security Council regarding South Sudan. It is becoming baffling why the opposition rats are attacking and condemning such a season politician and diplomat who is RUMORED to have joined the effort for change in Eritrea? (meskerem) The Eritrean opposition must be the most weirdest one of them all. Why would anyone join the opposition with such un-welcoming attitude?
posted on TUE 11 MAR 2014 5:32 PM Tomorrow (12 March) Council members will hold consultations on Sudan-South Sudan issues and the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in the morning and on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in the afternoon. Haile Menkerios, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan[...]
Consultations with Menkerios are likely to focus on the status of negotiations between Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) mediated by the AU High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan chaired by Thabo Mbeki. Following talks that had started on 13 February and were then suspended from 18 to 27 February, Mbeki announced on 2 March that the AUHIP would refer the issue back to the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) due to an irreconcilable gap in the positions of the two parties
The stance and robust solidarity of the people and Government of Eritrea on the cause of the people of South Sudan is an indelible historical fact that is embossed on granite. In the event, it does not require third-party testimony or validation; nor can it be misconstrued for sinister purposes. Eritrea’s unfaltering historical stance was never adulterated by whimsical considerations in response to fluid or changing developments and realities.
Furthermore, the people and Government of Eritrea went beyond mere recognition and endorsement to earnestly cultivate strategic ties with South Sudan and to extend their modest contributions when the people of South Sudan chose independence in exercising their right to self-determination, and, as they embarked on the challenging, nation-building, process to create a sovereign State that fulfills their aspirations. Again, Eritrea’s unequivocal stance in regard to the new realities was not influenced by, and occurred irrespective of, the factors and protagonists that impinged on the unfolding developments.
ByPeter W. Dunn, My submission to Department of Finance (IGA-AIG@fin.gc.ca)
"..Thus, the Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper took necessary actions to protect Canadians of Eritrean national origin from the tax collecting efforts of Eritrea. With the proposed legislation, however, the government refuses to protect Canadians of United States origin, and therefore, will be in violation of article 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Not only so, but the proposed legislation would violate several rights of Canadians."
Asmara, 06 March 2014 – President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with Mr. Peter Beshir Bande, Foreign Minister of South Sudan, and Envoy of President Salva Kirr Miyardit. The official came here with a special message from the South Sudan leader.
In his message, President Salva Kirr said that the people of South Sudan attach great value to the existing ties between the two countries based on mutual cooperation in struggle, and asserted readiness to enhance such relations. He further commended the Eritrean government’s support to the people and Government of South Sudan during the current crisis in the country.
President Isaias assured President Salva Kirr through the envoy of the
Email leaked to meskerem:
Ethiopia, through Bayto, invites Eritrean intellectuals, media outlets and "prominent" politicians to a seminar. "Please find the attached official invitation letter with all the required details"
Will Russia go to war to win Ukraine's Crimea?
A senior representative of the Russian Defense Ministry shared his views with Pravda.Ru about possible developments in the Crimea and Russia's reaction to such events.
"Will Russia deploy troops in the Crimea, if required?"
"Russian troops are already located in the Crimea. This is a contingent that is located there under an interstate agreement about a military base. The strength of the contingent can not be increased in violation of the agreement."
It is time to test, in Canadian Courts, the unfair and unconstitutional action taken by the Canadian government...the Swedish Parliament has taken the lead...
established a precedence.
"I must firmly state that neither I nor my family has ever been forced to pay any 2% tax to the Eritrean consulate or government. As enshrined in Canadian law, I have the right to have dual citizenship and exercise my dual citizenship rights. As a dual citizen of Canada and Eritrea, I willingly pay 2% rehabilitation contribution as part of my obligation to help rebuild my country of origin, I must emphasize that nobody forces me to make this contribution."
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Arab League's Ministerial Council has welcomed the Qatari mediation aimed at ending the dispute between Djibouti and Eretria through peaceful means and restoring the situation in the Ras Doumeira area and the Doumeira island to what it was in before 4 February 2008. In a decision released at the end of its 141st session, the Ministerial Council welcomed the agreement signed between Djibouti and Eritrea on 6 June 2010 under the auspices of the State of Qatar. The Council also backed the implementation of this agreement to address the all issues and normalize between the two countries, hoping to see positive impact on the situation in Horn African region in general. The Council urged the two sides to implement the agreement's provisions which mandate Qatar to put an end to the crisis that erupted in February 2008 in Ras Doumeira area, and to free captives. The Ministerial Council welcomed, as well, the joint communique issued by the Arab League and African Union peace and security council on 19 December 2010 on the dispute between Djibouti and Eretria, and asked the Arab League Secretary General to follow up the developments in line with Qatari mediation to submit a report to the upcoming Ministerial Council's meeting
Worst case-scenario is that ‘you've got Uganda fighting Sudan inside South Sudan, with Eritrea fighting Ethiopia inside South Sudan.’
Middle East Online
By Hannah McNeish – JUBA
From power struggle to regional conflict?
As ongoing fighting in South Sudan shatters any pretence of a ceasefire between government troops and rebels, analysts fear the conflict could engulf the region, as former foes fight old wars in a new country.
There are tensions between South Sudan's northern neighbour and old enemy Sudan and its new ally Uganda, while chief mediator Ethiopia is likely alarmed by allegations that its arch-enemy Eritrea is funnelling weapons from ally Khartoum to South Sudan's rebels.
One Western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the worst case-scenario currently being discussed is that "you've got Uganda fighting Sudan inside South Sudan, with Eritrea fighting Ethiopia inside South Sudan and a complete law and order vacuum."
Deporting Eritreans in Israel to Ethiopia would condemn them to a life of misery, squalor and human trafficking. Harrowing insights from a camp in northern Ethiopia.
A typically forlorn scene in the Mai-Aini refugee camp.
March 7, 2014, Israel (Haaretz) – Sixteen kilograms of wheat, a kilogram and a half of lentils, 950 grams of cooking oil, one handful of salt, one handful of sugar.
No, this is not a recipe for a cheap meal. It is the monthly nutritional allowance for an Eritrean family living in a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia. Add to their allotment one bar of soap per month for hygiene and to wash clothes, and two pairs of new underwear for each member of the family every six months. That’s all that they will receive while in the camp.
For these families – nearly 70,000 individuals, according to Ethiopian officials – every day is the same as the day before. There is no opportunity for work. There is no variety. Each meal consists mostly of injera, the spongy, mildly sour flatbread that is a local staple.
Asmara, 06 March 2014 – The Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Armed Forces, Maj. General Gebregziabher Andemariam (Wuchu), passed away today at the age of 64. The veteran fighter has been under medical treatment inside the country and abroad.
(London 05-03-2014) Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) strongly condemns the sustained and unprovoked campaign of defamation, bullying and threats by Mr. Amanuel Kahsay, also known as Rasta, against Eritrean human rights defenders in diaspora, including HRCE’s Director. Mr. Kahsay, is an Eritrean ex-Army officer who currently resides in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since he