UNSC extends monitoring group for Somalia, Eritrea

In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, the Security Council asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to re-establish the eight-member Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia until November 25, 2014. World Bulletin/News Desk The Un Security CoUncil extended the mandate of the United

In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, the Security Council asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to re-establish the eight-member Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia until November 25, 2014.

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Un Security CoUncil extended the mandate of the United Nations expert panel monitoring compliance with sanctions against Somalia and Eritrea by 16 months.

In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, the Security CoUncil asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to re-establish the eight-member Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia Until November 25, 2014.

The group, which monitors compliance with the embargoes on the delivery of weapons and military equipment to Somalia and Eritrea, also investigates any seaport operations in Somalia that could generate revenue for the militant group known as Al-Shabaab that controls some Somali territory.

The Security CoUncil in 1992 imposed an embargo on all deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Somalia.

In March, the CoUncil partially lifted the weapons ban for one year to boost the Somalian government’s capacity to protect areas recovered from Al-Shabaab and defend against fresh attempts by such groups to destabilize the coUntry.

The resolution indicated that the arms embargo would not apply to arms or equipment sold or supplied solely for the development of the government’s security forces, but it kept its restrictions in place on heavy weapons, such as surface-to-air missiles.

Charcoal ban

The 15-member CoUncil also expressed its concern at reports of continuing violations of the charcoal ban by member states and stressed that it is willing to take action against those which violate the ban.

It also reiterates that a charcoal export ban applies to all charcoal from Somalia, whether or not it originated in the coUntry, and requested AMISOM to support and assist Somali authorities in preventing the export of charcoal from the coUntry.

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  • Truly Truly i say to you July 27, 2013

    So NEW HOPE ERITREA, since this was the fact but if you continue blaming Eritrea as aggressor in the name of as if you offending Isayas this doesn´t makes you Ertrawi because you are compromising with our nation interest. Moreover because isayas abused power to tell us to hate our Ertrawinet and to reunite with Ethiopia. This is for me a big insult! Please where on earth have been seen because somebody deliberately perversely abused nation for hidden agenda when that victimized nation asks for unity with its abusers? Unity will never come with perversive way, but unity only comes through love understanding and when consciousness and economy growth by both sides people will only.
    By the way the only person who all time satisfying me in his argument whom i love and respect his intelligence and fight is my Brother Dawit Mekonnen. He is so direct! real patriot intelligent Ertrawi! He has no deceiver heart. May God bless him! Because he exactly realized our nation pain, and who real enemies are.
    I can´t understand the Woyane enmity against Eritrea, however i admire their genius administration and what they achieved to build Ethiopia. And in this regard i wish them everything good. However, i don´t like to glorifying them like NHE did, because sheltered our refuges or late to some to study in their universities. This is politic not humanity, but i rather ask them to go out from our occupied territory first. Good thing will be good if the motive is based on good will and mutual understanding is only. Not in one side while you humiliating and sabotaging nation and people.
    NHE i may have no talent to speak or write as you do, but i assured you as i have no less knowledge or intelligence as you have. Thanks my Lord and God Jesus Christ who giving me wisdom and understanding.

  • Truly Truly i say to you July 27, 2013

    New hope Eritrea, let me ask you other form, could any woman stay with her husband if daily abusing her? Even whatever gold or diamonded as present daily buys for her since doesn´t respect her will she stay with him? May be for the sake of material in deed some might do, but no one will be happy . Or let me ask you another , if you or any employee, your Boss continuously abusing you can you work your job properly with happiness ? But if your Boss respects you didn´t you dare to do double more? So why you believe, Eritreans will chose unity because Isayas from in side Ethiopia and others from outside because they giving us hard and violets our rights? To this knowledge is you telling us you are smart? Even this your evil twisted heart smartness i tell you will never save your Woyane people at last like you assuming . I know your people Woyane in between Ethiopia and Eritrea like Sandwich not to be perished as you scaring and fighting in your writings. God forbid it is also not my wish. But If you think with hardship because people oppressed ,unity will come, you must be a perverse evil person like Isayas. So my friend NHE, please do not deceive your self by making wise; no one makes a fool of God. A person or a nation will reap exactly what he, or it plants.

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