By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

SomaliaUNITED NATIONS, September 26, 2010 — The Somalia meeting at the UN on September 23 featured a little notice last minute disinvitation. The UN’s Department of Political Affairs had invited Eritrea, a member of the regional group IGAD which has hosted the leaders of the Alliance to Reliberate Somalia and supports the Al Shabab rebels.

On the eve of the EU-Africa summit taking place in Lisbon on 8-9 December, Reporters Without Borders today called on the EU presidency to declare Eritrean leader Issaias Afeworki and his aides persona non grata throughout the Europe Union because of serious violations of human rights and press freedom since 2001.

On the eve of the EU-Africa summit taking place in Lisbon on 8-9 December, Reporters Without Borders today called on the EU presidency to declare Eritrean leader Issaias Afeworki and his aides persona non grata throughout the Europe Union because of serious violations of human rights and press freedom since 2001.

On the eve of the EU-Africa summit taking place in Lisbon on 8-9 December, Reporters Without Borders today called on the EU presidency to declare Eritrean leader Issaias Afeworki and his aides persona non grata throughout the Europe Union because of serious violations of human rights and press freedom since 2001.