South Africa Stands Firm Between Libya Crisis and Rebel Recognition

South Africa condemns any form of imposed regime change - Jacob Zuma

By David Smith (Mail & Guardian),

The South African government has defended its refusal to back a United Nations proposal to release $1.5-billion of Libyan assets and to recognise the country’s rebel authority, despite growing criticism at home and around the world.

The United States proposed a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Libyan assets — frozen by the UN to starve Muammar Gaddafi of resources – be released for the benefit of the rebel National Transitional Council.

South Africa says it will approve $500-million of the package for urgent humanitarian assistance, but opposes the release of the -remaining funds because the interim structure has not been recognised by the UN itself. Continue reading

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South Africa Stands Firm Between Libya Crisis and Rebel Recognition

South Africa condemns any form of imposed regime change - Jacob Zuma

By David Smith (Mail & Guardian),

The South African government has defended its refusal to back a United Nations proposal to release $1.5-billion of Libyan assets and to recognise the country’s rebel authority, despite growing criticism at home and around the world.

The United States proposed a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Libyan assets — frozen by the UN to starve Muammar Gaddafi of resources – be released for the benefit of the rebel National Transitional Council.

South Africa says it will approve $500-million of the package for urgent humanitarian assistance, but opposes the release of the -remaining funds because the interim structure has not been recognised by the UN itself. Continue reading

South Africa Stands Firm Between Libya Crisis and Rebel Recognition

South Africa condemns any form of imposed regime change - Jacob Zuma

By David Smith (Mail & Guardian),

The South African government has defended its refusal to back a United Nations proposal to release $1.5-billion of Libyan assets and to recognise the country’s rebel authority, despite growing criticism at home and around the world.

The United States proposed a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Libyan assets — frozen by the UN to starve Muammar Gaddafi of resources – be released for the benefit of the rebel National Transitional Council.

South Africa says it will approve $500-million of the package for urgent humanitarian assistance, but opposes the release of the -remaining funds because the interim structure has not been recognised by the UN itself. Continue reading

VOA: ኢጋድ ካብ ኣኼብኡ ንኤርትራዊ ዲፕሎማት ኣባሪሩ (AUDIO)

Eritrea’s envoy to IGAD, Mr. Biniam Berhe, was harassed, verbally abused, and threatened by Ethiopia’s security officials in breach of his diplomatic immunity

VOA Tigrinya Program,

ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ትማሊ ዝተሳለጠ ኣኼባ ምንስቲራት ኣባል ሃገራት ኢጋድ፣ንወካሊ ኤርትራ ካብ‘ቲ ኣኼባ ድሕሪ ምውፃእ ቀፂሉ፣ንጉዳይ ሶማልያን ደርቂ ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃን መኺሩ ሓባራዊ መግለፂ ብምውፃእ ተዛዚሙ።በትረ ስልጣን ንዋና ፀሓፊ ኢጋድ ኣዘራሪቡ ዘዳለዎ መደብ ኣሎ። ቅድሚ 15 ዓመታት ብሸውዓተ ሃገራት ዝተመስረተ በይነ መንግስታት ምብራቅ ኣፍሪቃ (ኢጋድ)፣ኣብ‘ዚ እዋን‘ዚ ኤርትራ ብድልየታ ኣባልነታ ስለዘቋረፀት ሽዱሽተ ሃገራት ማለት ጂቡቲ፣ኢትዮዽያ፣ኬንያ፣ሶኣልያ፣ሱዳንን ኡጋንዳን ሓቊፉ‘ሎ።ደቡብ ሱዳን ንኣባልነት ሕቶ ኣቅሪባ‘ላ።

ኤርትራ ኣብ‘ዚ ቀረባ እቲ ዘደስከለቶ ኣባልነት ኣቋሪፃ ናብ ቦታኣ ክትምለስ ሓቲታ‘ላ።ሴክረተሪ‘ቲ ዞባዊ ውዳበ ማሕቡብ ማዓሊም‘ውን ሰናይ ኢሎም ተቀቢሎም ናብ ኣኼባ መራሕቲ ኣቅሪቦም ከምዘፅድቁዎ ገሊፆም‘ዮም። Continue reading

VOA: ኢጋድ ካብ ኣኼብኡ ንኤርትራዊ ዲፕሎማት ኣባሪሩ (AUDIO)

Eritrea’s envoy to IGAD, Mr. Biniam Berhe, was harassed, verbally abused, and threatened by Ethiopia’s security officials in breach of his diplomatic immunity

VOA Tigrinya Program,

ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ትማሊ ዝተሳለጠ ኣኼባ ምንስቲራት ኣባል ሃገራት ኢጋድ፣ንወካሊ ኤርትራ ካብ‘ቲ ኣኼባ ድሕሪ ምውፃእ ቀፂሉ፣ንጉዳይ ሶማልያን ደርቂ ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃን መኺሩ ሓባራዊ መግለፂ ብምውፃእ ተዛዚሙ።በትረ ስልጣን ንዋና ፀሓፊ ኢጋድ ኣዘራሪቡ ዘዳለዎ መደብ ኣሎ። ቅድሚ 15 ዓመታት ብሸውዓተ ሃገራት ዝተመስረተ በይነ መንግስታት ምብራቅ ኣፍሪቃ (ኢጋድ)፣ኣብ‘ዚ እዋን‘ዚ ኤርትራ ብድልየታ ኣባልነታ ስለዘቋረፀት ሽዱሽተ ሃገራት ማለት ጂቡቲ፣ኢትዮዽያ፣ኬንያ፣ሶኣልያ፣ሱዳንን ኡጋንዳን ሓቊፉ‘ሎ።ደቡብ ሱዳን ንኣባልነት ሕቶ ኣቅሪባ‘ላ።

ኤርትራ ኣብ‘ዚ ቀረባ እቲ ዘደስከለቶ ኣባልነት ኣቋሪፃ ናብ ቦታኣ ክትምለስ ሓቲታ‘ላ።ሴክረተሪ‘ቲ ዞባዊ ውዳበ ማሕቡብ ማዓሊም‘ውን ሰናይ ኢሎም ተቀቢሎም ናብ ኣኼባ መራሕቲ ኣቅሪቦም ከምዘፅድቁዎ ገሊፆም‘ዮም። Continue reading

VOA: ኢጋድ ካብ ኣኼብኡ ንኤርትራዊ ዲፕሎማት ኣባሪሩ (AUDIO)

Eritrea’s envoy to IGAD, Mr. Biniam Berhe, was harassed, verbally abused, and threatened by Ethiopia’s security officials in breach of his diplomatic immunity

VOA Tigrinya Program,

ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ትማሊ ዝተሳለጠ ኣኼባ ምንስቲራት ኣባል ሃገራት ኢጋድ፣ንወካሊ ኤርትራ ካብ‘ቲ ኣኼባ ድሕሪ ምውፃእ ቀፂሉ፣ንጉዳይ ሶማልያን ደርቂ ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃን መኺሩ ሓባራዊ መግለፂ ብምውፃእ ተዛዚሙ።በትረ ስልጣን ንዋና ፀሓፊ ኢጋድ ኣዘራሪቡ ዘዳለዎ መደብ ኣሎ። ቅድሚ 15 ዓመታት ብሸውዓተ ሃገራት ዝተመስረተ በይነ መንግስታት ምብራቅ ኣፍሪቃ (ኢጋድ)፣ኣብ‘ዚ እዋን‘ዚ ኤርትራ ብድልየታ ኣባልነታ ስለዘቋረፀት ሽዱሽተ ሃገራት ማለት ጂቡቲ፣ኢትዮዽያ፣ኬንያ፣ሶኣልያ፣ሱዳንን ኡጋንዳን ሓቊፉ‘ሎ።ደቡብ ሱዳን ንኣባልነት ሕቶ ኣቅሪባ‘ላ።

ኤርትራ ኣብ‘ዚ ቀረባ እቲ ዘደስከለቶ ኣባልነት ኣቋሪፃ ናብ ቦታኣ ክትምለስ ሓቲታ‘ላ።ሴክረተሪ‘ቲ ዞባዊ ውዳበ ማሕቡብ ማዓሊም‘ውን ሰናይ ኢሎም ተቀቢሎም ናብ ኣኼባ መራሕቲ ኣቅሪቦም ከምዘፅድቁዎ ገሊፆም‘ዮም። Continue reading

African Leaders Boycott AU Famine Fund Raising Event in Addis Ababa

African leaders will present ONLY if there is’ meat to eat’ … hell NO to pledge meat for others to eat …

By Argaw Ashine (AfricaReview),

Almost all invited heads of state were absent from the African Union’s fundraiser here for the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa, despite the bloc having pushed back the event by three weeks in order to get more high level attendance.

Only host Meles Zenawi, AU chairman and Equatorial Guinea President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the President of worst-hit Somalia, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, attended the Thursday event at the UN’s compound in Addis Ababa that raised $51.7 million while ADB gave $300 milliion. Continue reading