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Leaders call for sanctions on Eritrea

2011-07-05 09:56

Addis Ababa - East African leaders say the African Union and United Nations should impose sanctions on Eritrea's mining sector.

The leaders who met in Addis Ababa for a summit of the East African bloc this weekend said in a communiqué on Monday that Eritrea's mining sector is believed to be used for support of extremist groups in the Horn of Africa.

East Africa's Inter Government Authority for Development, also known as Igad, called on the UN Security Council to "take all appropriate measures to ensure the regime in Asmara desists from its destabilising activities".

The leaders also urged the AU and the UN to fully implement existing sanctions and impose additional sanctions to target Eritrea's economic sectors, particularly its mining.

Eritrea, which borders Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti, has a population of about five million people.

Comments
  • No More Puppets - 2011-07-05 10:56

    The sad thing is the western donors have ruined these countries with constant aid and handouts while the lives of their people cant grow and prosper. Ethiopia is giving away rich fertile land twice the size of uk to foreign companies so they grow food and ship it to their countries while the country receives USAID. Kenya and Uganda are full of corruption and these three countries have had trouble within themselves the past few years whitest they also illegally invaded and created a monster in somalia. Now they face starvation due to lack of proper healthcare, education and organization for their people and the rural locations but have the audacity to gather around suited and booted and pointing fingers on Eritrea. How is it they can sit and say they want the Eritrean mining sector sanctioned? This is plain and simple inferiority complex, they feel low and useless that the tortoise has beaten the hare in the race for food security, health and education etc. Eritrea scores high in just about all the major human and economic developments within Sub-Sahara Africa, including leading Sub-Sahara Africa in Life Expectancy, GDP growth, and various critical health statistics. Since independence in 1991, Eritrea has doubled its literacy rates to 67%, slashed in half it's HIV/AIDs prevalence to one of Africa's lowest of 0.8%, nearly doubled it's life expectancy to a 66 year average, reduced it's child mortality rates under 5 by 63%, etc The fact is they are puppets and not leaders.

  • ALEMAYEHU - 2011-07-05 11:58

    KIBAKI HAVE A MORAL AND GROUND TO TALK ABOUT ERITREA? NO NO. KIBAKI PLS FIRST CLEAN YOUR COUNTRY AND TALK ABOUT OTHER. KIBAKI HAVE YOU SEEN ERITREA BEFOR? NO! SO WHAT IS YOUR BLA BLA? LEAVE ALON ERITREA. WE ARE NOT IN BLA BLA NOW WE ERITREAN IN WORK NOT LIKE YOU IN BLA BLA BLA. YOU DO NOT KNOW US AND WE DO NOT KNOW YOU. BECUSE YOU ARE SERVING OTHER PPL NOT AFRICANS. SO MY GEVERNEMENT NEED TO SERVE HIS PPL AND THE REGION AT ALL.KIBAKI ERITREA IS NOT LIVEING BY AID LIKE YOUR COUNTRY BUT BY HARD WORKING NOT LIKE YOU BY AID. KIBAKI YOU DO NOT HAVE A MORAL TO TALK ABOUT MY LEADER AND ERITREA SERVE WHAT FOR TO SERVE NOT TO AFRICAN. GOD BLESS DEAR PR. ISAYAS AFEWORKI FOREVER.

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