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Ethiopia requests UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 9, 2018) Ethiopia has formally requested the UN Security Council to lift sanctions that it had imposed on Eritrea in 2009. The official request was made by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to UN Secretary General, António Guterres, who is on a visit in Addis Ababa, according to reports by state media. The UNSC ...

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    Ethiopia/Eritrea: UN chief welcomes ‘positive steps’

    ESAT News (June 21, 2018) The United Nations has announced its readiness to support Eritrea and Ethiopia following recent peace overtures between the two neighboring States in the Horn of Africa, according to a report by UN News In a statement released by his Spokesperson on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General welcomed the “positive steps” taken to resolve outstanding issues regarding ...

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      House majority leader, congressmen demand Ethiopian regime to give UN rapporteurs unfettered access

      By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 30, 2018) House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Chris Smith and Rep. Mike Coffman demanded that the Ethiopian regime should allow UN human rights rapporteurs to investigate human rights violations in the country. The call by the congressmen came at a meeting held between representatives of Ethiopian civic and political groups with majority leader ...

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        Ethiopia: UN calls for investigations into Epiphany killings

        ESAT News (January 23, 2018) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an independent investigations into the weekend killings of Epiphany goers in northern Ethiopia by TPLF security forces. At least 13 people were killed on Saturday and Monday in Woldia town when security forces opened fire at people who were chanting anti TPLF slogans on their return ...

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          Herman Cohen says U.S., Ethiopia should lead efforts to lift UN embargo on Eritrea

          ESAT News (November, 14, 2017) The United States and Ethiopia should jointly sponsor a Security Council resolution to lift arms embargo imposed on Eritrea in 2009, according to a former U.S Ambassador for Africa and a former Assistant Secretary of State. “In view of UN report clearing #Eritrea of all charges related to al-Shebab, US and #Ethiopia should jointly sponsor ...

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            Ethiopia: Spy agency use UN budget, vehicles to persecute dissidents

            By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2017) The Information Network Security Agency (INSA), Ethiopia’s spy agency, is using UN budgets and vehicles with UN tags to conduct surveillance, intimidation, arrest and to even carry out executions of dissidents in Ethiopia, according to well placed ESAT sources. The UNHCR and the Ethiopian regime have a joint programme called the Administration ...

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