The Horn of Africa Current Events Thread

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    Eritrea was their benefactor and their base. Once they decided to patch things up with Ethiopia, and the other rebel groups they were hosting reached peace deals, this was inevitable.

    We will see how they fare, if/when there are any regional elections. Its impossible to accurately gauge the real popularity of Somali factions, especially in a region that is mostly rural. Right now it seems the intiative and momentum is with the regional interim President.
     
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    Ethiopia elected its first female president.:ehh:
     
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    yh. I dont know anything about her but its good PR i guess

    From what I've seen he has not said/done anything about the ethnic tensions which are very high right now. Amhara mobs shut down a road into and out of tigray region yesterday

    and some students got killed there last week and a lot of displacements have happened. They are beefing over Raya and Welkait regions. He does alot of symbolic gestures but biggest issue imo is tackling the ethnic tensions all over the country, we will see how the federal gov handles that.
     
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    Amhara mobs :wow: We got an Amhara Qeeroo running amock now?
     
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    yeah they are fueled by american based ESAT TV that seem to put out a lot of Amhara propaganda :mjpls: Its wild that people in the same country are really beefing and killing over pieces of land like they are two completely different countries. But at the same time I dont think ethnic federalism is going anywhere, most ethiopians are in favor of it and want it to stay. If there was a referendum today it would win democratically
     
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    UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

    The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia, diplomats said Friday.

    Britain circulated a draft resolution to the council on Thursday that calls for lifting the arms embargo and all travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, according to the text seen by AFP.

    The council is to vote on the proposed resolution on November 14. Diplomats said they expected the measure to be adopted after the US change in position.

    Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a peace deal in July, but the United States, backed by France and Britain, insisted that Eritrea would first have to show progress on respect for human rights before sanctions could be lifted.

    That position however recently changed -- a shift some diplomats said was decided by US national security adviser John Bolton, who dealt with the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict when he served as UN ambassador.

    The council slapped sanctions on Eritrea in 2009 for its alleged support to Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia but the draft resolution acknowledged that UN monitors had "not found conclusive evidence that Eritrea supports Al-Shabaab."

    The Eritrean government had long denied backing the group and Foreign Minister Osman Mohammed Saleh slammed the sanctions as "unwarranted" in his address to the General Assembly in September.

    The sanctions and arms embargo will end on the day of the adoption of the resolution, according to the text.

    - Stabler Horn of Africa -

    The peace declaration signed in July by the prime ministers of Eritrea and Ethiopia ended two decades of hostility and triggered a thaw in relations with Djibouti and Somalia that shored up stability in the Horn of Africa.

    In his UN address, Eritrea's foreign minister said it was "astounding" that some countries at the Security Council wanted to prolong sanctions "in light of the widely acclaimed peace."

    The sanctions caused "considerable economic damage" to Eritrea and "unnecessary hardships," said the foreign minister, who called for their immediate end.

    Ethiopia and Somalia had backed Eritrea's call to end sanctions.

    The draft resolution calls on Eritrea and Djibouti to continue to improve relations after the leaders met in Saudi Arabia in September to resolve a border dispute.

    It urges Eritrea to make available information on the whereabouts of Djiboutian soldiers missing since clashes in 2008, which has been a sore point in ties.

    The draft resolution would maintain the arms embargo on Somalia, imposed in 1992.

    Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in the early 1990s, and war broke out later that decade over a border dispute.

    A 2002 UN-backed boundary demarcation was meant to settle the dispute for good, but Ethiopia refused to abide by it.

    A turnaround began in June when Ethiopia announced it would hand back to Eritrea disputed areas including the flashpoint town of Badme where the first shots of the border war were fired.

    The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on November 14 on lifting sanctions on Eritrea after the US dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite the peace deal with Ethiopia

    Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a historic peace deal in July, ending two decades of hostility and re-opening their border
     
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    Isasis Aferwaki and Eritrea won. TPLF as an entity is now non-existent; and no longer a direct threat to Eritrea. Peace established with Ethiopia and the new Ethiopian government; which now ensures that the advent of a future Ethiopia-Eritrea border war is extinguished. Trade with Ethiopia resumed, ports available and now investment from Arabia to pour in. And sanctions about to be lifted.

    Eritrea is still fiercely independent, governed for Eritrea for Eritreans; economically, socially, religiously and militarily uncorrupted by foreign forces. Free from IMF, World Bank and Western economic domination. The very few free independent nations in the world. Now can do business and trade with anyone in this world whilst controlling its destiny.

    Isasis Aferwaki and EPLF, Just :wow:

    I said before, time will vindicate this man and I was sure right, Eritreans are blessed to have a leader like this man and government they have
     
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    Eritrea 2019, Can't wait :jawalrus::lawd::banderas:
     
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    The long-game :ehh:
     
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    are you eritrean?
     

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