New Sanctions on Eritrea are likely to be Rejected by the Security Council: Reuters

Sanctions against Eritrea’s main source of income would be “counterproductive” and would “probably not be approved by the council”: Western Envoy

By Aaron Maasho (Reuters),

Eritrea has a strong chance of heading off new sanctions that could cripple the Red Sea state’s economy even though it remains far from persuading its neighbours and the United Nations that it is not a destabilising force in the volatile Horn of Africa.

The United Nations is mulling more punitive measures against the secretive government of President Isaias Afewerki that include sanctions on the impoverished country’s nascent mining sector and remittances sent from abroad — both key sources of foreign exchange. Continue reading

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New Sanctions on Eritrea are likely to be Rejected by the Security Council: Reuters

Sanctions against Eritrea’s main source of income would be “counterproductive” and would “probably not be approved by the council”: Western Envoy

By Aaron Maasho (Reuters),

Eritrea has a strong chance of heading off new sanctions that could cripple the Red Sea state’s economy even though it remains far from persuading its neighbours and the United Nations that it is not a destabilising force in the volatile Horn of Africa.

The United Nations is mulling more punitive measures against the secretive government of President Isaias Afewerki that include sanctions on the impoverished country’s nascent mining sector and remittances sent from abroad — both key sources of foreign exchange. Continue reading

New Sanctions on Eritrea are likely to be Rejected by the Security Council: Reuters

Sanctions against Eritrea’s main source of income would be “counterproductive” and would “probably not be approved by the council”: Western Envoy

By Aaron Maasho (Reuters),

Eritrea has a strong chance of heading off new sanctions that could cripple the Red Sea state’s economy even though it remains far from persuading its neighbours and the United Nations that it is not a destabilising force in the volatile Horn of Africa.

The United Nations is mulling more punitive measures against the secretive government of President Isaias Afewerki that include sanctions on the impoverished country’s nascent mining sector and remittances sent from abroad — both key sources of foreign exchange. Continue reading