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February 24, 2010

A clear message from an eight year old ERITREAN kid to President Barack Obama and Susan Rice

Filed under: News — eritrearealclearpolitics @ 9:16 pm

iReport —

Location: Washington DC. The Speaker: 8 Year old Eritrean Kid.  The speech started with the kid saying I just want to say a couple of  reasons why I thank God. First I want to thank god because I am part of  Eritrean people, and how Eritrean people care about their country than  anything else. Its like treasure you cannot find that! And also I want  to thank god for being part of this historical day, everybody should  remember it in their life, because at the end of this day we are going  to make a difference for the Eritrean people. Now you people might be  wondering why an eight year old kid would be here on a school day  instead of going to school, because school is a priority? but I am here  so that people can hear my voice about what I think about this Unjust  sanctions.

The 8 year old kid came up on stage to declare his  disbelief on the unjust sanction imposed against ERITREA, and how  neighbouring country is still occupying Eritrean territories!! The  message is truly inspiring. It’s AMAZING..On this day 22/02/2010 our  beloved people made history….got nothing but  tears of joy! Our  Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and  Sisters, you made us proud!!


U.S. condemns Eritrea for “destabilizing” role

Filed under: News — eritrearealclearpolitics @ 7:24 am

U.S. condemns Eritrea for “destabilizing” role

Monday, 22 February 2010 17:26 Reuters
Ronald McMullen: Ambassador State of EritreaRonald McMullen: Ambassador State of Eritrea

ASMARA (Reuters) – The United States accused Eritrea on Monday of working to destabilize the Horn of Africa region and urged President Isaias Afwerki to bring a halt to what it called a threat to international peace.

The statement released to Reuters by the U.S. Embassy in the Eritrean capital came on the same day that Eritreans abroad protested against United Nations sanctions imposed on their country and that they say were organized by the United States.

The U.N. Security Council, which last December imposed the sanctions, accuses Asmara of providing funds and weapons to Islamist insurgents in Somalia where 21,000 people have been killed in violence since the beginning of 2007.

Aimed at the country’s leaders, the sanctions include an arms embargo, a freeze on assets and travel bans on individuals and firms to be designated by a sanctions committee.

“The United States calls on President Isaias to immediately end Eritrea’s destabilizing activities in the Horn of Africa,” the U.S. Embassy said in its statement.

“Eritrea’s actions in Somalia and Djibouti threaten international peace and security and contribute to a dire humanitarian crisis.”

Relations between Eritrea and neighboring Djibouti remain hostile. In June 2008 a dozen Djiboutian soldiers were killed in a clash, and last October Djibouti accused Eritrea of training militias to carry out sabotage in its territory.

Eritrean officials deny all accusations relating to Somalia and Djibouti and have called on the U.N. to produce evidence and offer an independent platform on which to respond. They say that without this the sanctions are illegitimate and illegal.

Asmara also accuses the international community of a double standard, pointing out that Somalia is rife with U.S. munitions that arrive by the planeload.

“U.N. Sanction 1907 is an African-led initiative and the United States commends the African Union and Intergovernmental Authority on Development,” the U.S. embassy said. “The United States supports the adoption of this important resolution.”


Pro-Eritrean supporters gathered in some Western capitals to protest the U.N. resolution, which they say is the latest insult in a long history of western persecution.

Eritrea’s state-run media is running a sustained campaign charging the United States with masterminding the U.N. sanctions imposed on it and says Washington wants to control the whole Horn of Africa region.

(Editing by Michael Roddy)

February 21, 2010

Haile Menkorios

Filed under: Media — eritrearealclearpolitics @ 7:04 am

February 20, 2010

President Isaias Afwerki Talk to Al Jazeera

Filed under: Events — eritrearealclearpolitics @ 6:15 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2010
04:26 Mecca time, 01:26 GMT

Twenty years after the liberation from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Africa’s youngest nation, has emerged as strategically vital to the stability of the region and the wider global agenda.

Eritrea is struggling to balance the needs of its people with the perceived threats to the nation.

Al Jazeera’s Jane Dutton conducts a rare interview with Isaisas Afwerki, the president of Eritrea.

Al Jazeera confronted him with the allegations about Eritrea’s ties with Iran, Hamas, al Shabab in Somalia and rebel groups in Sudan and Houthis in Yemen.

“This is a deliberate distortion of facts, where is the evidence, these are fabrications, where is your evidence?”, he said.

“How possibly could one blame Eritrea for sympathising or supporting one group over another in Somalia we have never done that.” he said. 

When asked about Eritrea’s relation with Ethiopia today and the border dispute he said: “This border issue war was a senseless conflict instigated by the US.

“It is a cover up for the failures of the misguided policies of the United States in the horn of Africa for the last 20 years.

“It is not a problem with Ethiopia we have worked with these people for almost two decades to remove a government in Ethiopia, and we want to see a relationship between Eritrea and Ethiopia based on mutual respect and common interest,” he said.

“There is no presence for Iran in this region, Eritrea is not for sale, not for Iran, Israel, the United States or anybody,” he said.

Talk to Al Jazeera can be seen from Saturday, February 20 at the following times GMT: 1130, 2230; Sunday: 0130 and 1900.                       

 Source: Al Jazeera

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