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What About Those Sanctions on Eritrea?

I think it is important that before any major decision, particularly one that can be charged with emotion, that one take pause, reflect, then come to a decision. It is in the this vein that I waited to discuss the actions that have been taken against Eritrea by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at the end of last year.1 The most common talking point taken from the resolution is that of the arms sanction on Eritrea (note paragraph 5) and it is on this point that we ought to focus.


  1. S/RES/1907 (2009)  

Media Bias Towards Eritrea Continues

Media bias is certainly not a new topic, particularly for me. I have noted how media portrayals of Eritrea are often poor, cynical and not thoroughly researched ( here ). Often times they are but caricatures of Eritrea, its Government and their goals. In particular I have often touched on the various green investments that Eritrea has made but has rarely been publicized by the media ( here ).