The United States urges the Government of the State of Eritrea to stop fanning the flames of violence in Somalia. Over the past week, extremists in Mogadishu have repeatedly attacked the people of Somalia and the Transitional Federal Government in pursuit of a radical agenda that can only promote further acts of terrorism and lead to greater regional instability. Eritrea has been instrumental in facilitating support of the extremists to commit these attacks. This support must cease immediately. Eritrea’s support for anti-government forces in Somalia is a serious obstacle to the possibility of a more normal relationship with the United States.

The United States urges the Government of the State of Eritrea to stop fanning the flames of violence in Somalia. Over the past week, extremists in Mogadishu have repeatedly attacked the people of Somalia and the Transitional Federal Government in pursuit of a radical agenda that can only promote further acts of terrorism and lead to greater regional instability. Eritrea has been instrumental in facilitating support of the extremists to commit these attacks. This support must cease immediately. Eritrea’s support for anti-government forces in Somalia is a serious obstacle to the possibility of a more normal relationship with the United States.

Eritrea has avoided international attention in recent years in ways that may have protected the Red Sea country's rulers from proper scrutiny but benefit no one else. Even those who recall that the continent's youngest state gained its unlikely independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a bloody thirty-year struggle may be shocked to hear that the optimistic nationalism of the 1990s has been dissolved under President Isaias Afewerki into a despairing void, causing thousands of Eritreans to flee the country that they fought so hard to establish.

Eritrea has avoided international attention in recent years in ways that may have protected the Red Sea country's rulers from proper scrutiny but benefit no one else. Even those who recall that the continent's youngest state gained its unlikely independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a bloody thirty-year struggle may be shocked to hear that the optimistic nationalism of the 1990s has been dissolved under President Isaias Afewerki into a despairing void, causing thousands of Eritreans to flee the country that they fought so hard to establish.

africa-eritrea-2008-06-15-00-pEritrea ‘s situation has become of great concern to the EU since the border conflict with Ethiopia started in 1998. The majority of the Eritrean people is faced with arrant poverty and Eritrea’s climate and geography render the people prone to food insecurity and hunger. The European Union remains deeply concerned that the government of Eritrea continues to severely violate basic human rights despite its obligations under domestic and international law.

euEritrea 's situation has become of great concern to the EU since the border conflict with Ethiopia started in 1998. The majority of the Eritrean people is faced with arrant poverty and Eritrea's climate and geography render the people prone to food insecurity and hunger. The European Union remains deeply concerned that the government of Eritrea continues to severely violate basic human rights despite its obligations under domestic and international law.

TesfayThe European Union is considering continuing with its controversial development aid to Eritrea totaling 122-million Euros (154-million USD) this year. Widespread opposition is growing in view of unrelenting Eritrean government violation of human and democratic rights. The EU is also criticized for not requiring Eritrea to adhere to acceptable standards of transparency and accountability.  Reporters without Borders says the EU is handing over a blank check to the Eritrean government which is globally identified as authoritarian and extreme.  Civic and political groups have also expressed disappointment at EU’s continued support of the government.

TesfayThe European Union is considering continuing with its controversial development aid to Eritrea totaling 122-million Euros (154-million USD) this year. Widespread opposition is growing in view of unrelenting Eritrean government violation of human and democratic rights. The EU is also criticized for not requiring Eritrea to adhere to acceptable standards of transparency and accountability.  Reporters without Borders says the EU is handing over a blank check to the Eritrean government which is globally identified as authoritarian and extreme.  Civic and political groups have also expressed disappointment at EU’s continued support of the government.

edfMinistry of Defense, with a circular memo it issued, is currently warning members of the Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF) that anyone who is found possessing and using a cell phone would be charged with treason and threatens punishment to the fullest extent of the “law”, sources of demo.assenna.com disclosed.

edfMinistry of Defense, with a circular memo it issued, is currently warning members of the Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF) that anyone who is found possessing and using a cell phone would be charged with treason and threatens punishment to the fullest extent of the “law”, sources of demo.assenna.com disclosed.

euYes, the EU is financially capable of providing aid to a humanitarian disaster in Eritrea.  However, when mechanisms of accountability are misplaced or ignored, the consequence is perpetuation of misery and waste of more resources.  Transparency is non-existent in Eritrea and the EU might end up being held accountable for prolonging the suffering of the Eritrean people.  The 122 million Euros in the pipeline for aid to Eritrea will eventually serve as a life-saver for the Government of Eritrea.

euYes, the EU is financially capable of providing aid to a humanitarian disaster in Eritrea.  However, when mechanisms of accountability are misplaced or ignored, the consequence is perpetuation of misery and waste of more resources.  Transparency is non-existent in Eritrea and the EU might end up being held accountable for prolonging the suffering of the Eritrean people.  The 122 million Euros in the pipeline for aid to Eritrea will eventually serve as a life-saver for the Government of Eritrea.