How the UN is Used to Destroy African Sovereignty

“No nation in the world can forward its interest alone or through the UN if it does not serve the interest of the US. It is US interest or no interest.”

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

It is impossible to try to put in layman’s language the way United Nations (UN) works. To understand it, one need to explore the core values, the purposes the organization bases its foundation, and compare it to how it is functioning currently.

The UN was established by the United States in collaboration with England at the height of Second World War. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill spent a great deal of time in Washington crafting the language and the framework for an organization that has become a major tool to further the agenda of Western nations led by the US.  Continue reading

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Congressman Donald Payne Died

The people of New Jersey, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Ogaden has lost one of their greatest friend in their fight to justice and fairness

By The Star-Ledger,

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the elder statesman of New Jersey’s congressional delegation, died after a months-long battle with colon cancer today. The longtime politician was 77.

Payne announced last month he was under treatment for colon cancer but said that he expected to make a full recovery. Last week, though, his health took a turn for the worse.

He was hospitalized at Georgetown University Hospital, but on Friday was flown back to New Jersey on a medical transport. After arriving at Teterboro airport, he was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Continue reading

Ethiopia Behind All Our Troubles: Ambassador Beyene Russom

In the face of growing accusations over Asmara’s alleged role in the Somali violence and links to terrorists in the Horn of Africa region, the Eritrean ambassador to Kenya HE Beyene Russom sets the record straight.  He spoke to Ronald Bera of DEA. Excerpts:

Ethiopia Behind All Our Troubles: Amb. Beyene Russom

By Ronald Bera (Diplomat East Africa),

DIPLOMAT EAST AFRICA: Is it true that the Eritrean Embassy in Nairobi is used as a conduit to fund terrorism in Somalia?

HE BEYENE RUSSOM: No, our Embassy is very clean and it has not been involved in any such activities. The accusations are baseless. I challenge anybody to come with any proof that this Embassy is involved in activities that go against the Laws of Kenya. We have always stood firmly against terrorism in principle and deeds. Let alone as a government, even during our long years of liberation struggle there is no element or trace of terrorist activity in our history. It is against our tradition and our principle. Continue reading

Ethiopia Behind All Our Troubles: Ambassador Beyene Russom

In the face of growing accusations over Asmara’s alleged role in the Somali violence and links to terrorists in the Horn of Africa region, the Eritrean ambassador to Kenya HE Beyene Russom sets the record straight.  He spoke to Ronald Bera of DEA. Excerpts:

Ethiopia Behind All Our Troubles: Amb. Beyene Russom

By Ronald Bera (Diplomat East Africa),

DIPLOMAT EAST AFRICA: Is it true that the Eritrean Embassy in Nairobi is used as a conduit to fund terrorism in Somalia?

HE BEYENE RUSSOM: No, our Embassy is very clean and it has not been involved in any such activities. The accusations are baseless. I challenge anybody to come with any proof that this Embassy is involved in activities that go against the Laws of Kenya. We have always stood firmly against terrorism in principle and deeds. Let alone as a government, even during our long years of liberation struggle there is no element or trace of terrorist activity in our history. It is against our tradition and our principle. Continue reading

Ethiopia Behind All Our Troubles: Ambassador Beyene Russom

In the face of growing accusations over Asmara’s alleged role in the Somali violence and links to terrorists in the Horn of Africa region, the Eritrean ambassador to Kenya HE Beyene Russom sets the record straight.  He spoke to Ronald Bera of DEA. Excerpts:

Ethiopia Behind All Our Troubles: Amb. Beyene Russom

By Ronald Bera (Diplomat East Africa),

DIPLOMAT EAST AFRICA: Is it true that the Eritrean Embassy in Nairobi is used as a conduit to fund terrorism in Somalia?

HE BEYENE RUSSOM: No, our Embassy is very clean and it has not been involved in any such activities. The accusations are baseless. I challenge anybody to come with any proof that this Embassy is involved in activities that go against the Laws of Kenya. We have always stood firmly against terrorism in principle and deeds. Let alone as a government, even during our long years of liberation struggle there is no element or trace of terrorist activity in our history. It is against our tradition and our principle. Continue reading

Continued Effort to Isolate Eritrea Will be Self-Defeating

Museveni received Afwerki with a guard of honor and 21 gun of salute

By Fred Opolot,

Mid last month, Uganda hosted President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea who was here on a three-day state visit.

To appreciate the significance of this historic visit, one needs to understand the position with which the Government in Asmara finds itself.

In 2007, Eritrea pulled out of the regional block, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in response to IGAD’s support of Ethiopian military intervention backing the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia. Furthermore, Eritrea is under sanctions by the UN that accuses the country of bankrolling Al Shabaab. Continue reading

Continued Effort to Isolate Eritrea Will be Self-Defeating

Museveni received Afwerki with a guard of honor and 21 gun of salute

By Fred Opolot,

Mid last month, Uganda hosted President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea who was here on a three-day state visit.

To appreciate the significance of this historic visit, one needs to understand the position with which the Government in Asmara finds itself.

In 2007, Eritrea pulled out of the regional block, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in response to IGAD’s support of Ethiopian military intervention backing the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia. Furthermore, Eritrea is under sanctions by the UN that accuses the country of bankrolling Al Shabaab. Continue reading