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UN Human Rights Council Condemns Impact of Unilateral Sanctions

The resolution presented by Azerbaijan on behalf of Non-Aligned countries noted the impact of unilateral coercive measures as a means to exert political and economic pressure, particularly on least developed and developing countries. It was predictably rejected by the US and its allies. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution condemning the “negative […]

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The Political and Economic Similarities of Singapore, Cuba and Eritrea

Criticizing Eritrea for absence of free market economy is like tying a boxer’s hand behind his back, throwing him into the ring, and blaming him for losing. By George F Tesfa, Although each of these countries has a unique path of development from their founding, the political ideologies of their founding fathers are similar, to […]

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Cuba and Eritrea Health Ministers Sign Cooperation Agreements

By TesfaNews, ERITREA and Cuba signed on Thursday (23) a cooperation agreement in Havana on the sidelines of the International Convention on Public Health. Ms. Amina Nurhusien, Minister of Health of Eritrea, and Roberto Morales, member of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and Minister of Public Health (Minsap) signed the agreement. 

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A Tale of Three U.S. Sanctions: One in Africa, Two in the Americas

By OEA, A CURSORY view of the responses of the continental organizations to three U.S. sanctions, one in Africa and the other two in the Americas, shows in a stark way the abysmal lack of independence among the African nations in setting their foreign policies. The nations in question are Eritrea, Cuba and Venezuela. However, […]

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Dear President Obama, LAST December the people of the United States have witnessed an historic moment which gives them yet another opportunity to contemplate on the stark dichotomy in the complex dynamic of the US global role played by its various state institutions. The stunning US Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA has barely […]

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Moving Beyond Isolation and Sanctions to Dialogue and Engagement: From Cuba to Eritrea

By Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, PRESIDENT Obama correctly acknowledged today, in regard to U.S. sanctions against Cuba, that “isolation has not worked” and that it is time for a “new approach.”  He added:  “Our policies toward Cuba have gotten us nowhere.” I commend President Obama for his courage in correcting course on an ill-conceived and ineffective […]

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Is President Obama’s Wind of “Change” Blowing Towards Eritrea?

By Berhane Alazar, LATELY, albeit somewhat belated, the wind of Obama’s once promised “Change” that never was, and under whose jargon Senator Barack Obama got help to win the highly contested US presidency, finally seems to have picked up some steam. From establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba today to, possibly, reclassifying the Palestinian Hamas faction […]

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