Sophia Tesfamariam statement at UNGA

UNGA: Eritrea Voices Opposition to Unilateral Coercive Measures

“My country, Eritrea, has been a victim of illegal and unjust sanctions and it continues to endure unilateral coercive measures targeting its most critical sectors, including the economic and national security ones. The ulterior political motives are too evident to merit explanation.” At the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Agenda Item 28, titled: […]

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Sanctions and the Negative Campaigns Against Eritrea

BY RUBY SANDHU As developments toward peace and cooperation quickly unfold in the Horn of Africa, it is important to reflect upon the series of politicized campaigns waged against Eritrea. Although the campaigns differed in terms of their approach and implementation, they all negatively impacted the country and violated the fundamental rights of its people.

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(Editorial) // Eritrea’s Stance on Sanctions

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on Eritrea in 2009. Shortly thereafter, in 2011, sanctions on the country were expanded. These measures were, and remain, biased, unjustified, and not rooted in a genuine concern for international peace and security. No solid evidence was presented proving that Eritrea was guilty of […]

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Reconsidering the Case of International Sanctions on Eritrea

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (Ph.D.) As the powerful winds of hope and change blow across the Horn of Africa, the issue of international sanctions against Eritrea is again drawing attention and comment. In a recent article featured on Bloomberg, an analyst is quoted as claiming that, for Eritrea, “further domestic and international reforms are needed in […]

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Eritrea Sees ‘No Real Value’ in Allowing Visit by UN Monitoring Group

BY THE MESSENGER There’s nothing to gain for Eritrea by allowing a United Nations monitoring panel to visit the country, according to Eritrea’s envoy to the world body in New York. The UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, known by the acronym SEMG, was created by the UN Security Council in 2009 to monitor […]

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