Eritrea Faces Diluted UN Sanctions Resolution in December Vote
Eritrea, one of the world’s poorest economies, faces additional sanctions at the United Nations as mining companies are told to exercise greater “vigilance” in doing business with the African nation.
UN member states “shall undertake appropriate measures to promote the exercise of vigilance” in their dealings with Eritrea’s mining industry, according to a copy of the draft resolution, which adds to 2009 sanctions that included an asset freeze and a travel ban on government leaders. .
The one man government in Eritrea may not fall any time soon due to the proposed UNSC sanction -watered down or not! However, the UN sanction for sure will accomplish one thing, it will give notice to the one man regime that there is no next time from here on!
We can only guess what Eritreans are thinking right now! After all the sacrifices they made over the years to gain their independence all they have to show in the international arena is a government that is tagged as pariah!
The hopeful continent:
After decades of slow growth, Africa has a real chance to follow in the footsteps of Asia.Over the past decade six of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries were African. In eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia, including Japan. Even allowing for the knock-on effect of the northern hemisphere’s slowdown, the IMF expects Africa to grow by 6% this year and nearly 6% in 2012, about the same as Asia
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A remarkable Bond selling event for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 26 November 2011.
The occasion was organized by the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Brussels...
Kenya-Sudan diplomatic spat poised to ignite Horn of Africa
Sudan's cut diplomatic ties in disgust at a Kenyan court decision to arrest President Omar al-Bashir if he's ever in Kenya again. While this has caught Kenya's bemused government by surprise, alienating Sudan might just have made its incursion into Somalia significantly more rigorous. By SIMON ALLISON.