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Security Council maintains partial lifting of arms embargo on Somalia for one year

14 November 2017 – The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and

14 November 2017 – The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and the humanitarian exemption.

In the resolution adopted by 11 affirmative votes and four abstentions, the 15-member body requested the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) to continue its investigations related to the export to Somalia of chemicals that may be used as oxidisers in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices, such as the precursors ammonium nitrate, potassium chlorate, potassium nitrate and sodium chlorate.

Those abstained in the vote were Bolivia, China, Egypt and Russia.

Further, the Council extended until 15 December 2018 the mandate of the SEMG, and recognised that during the course of its current and three previous mandates, the SEMG has not found conclusive evidence that Eritrea supports Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

The Council expressed its intention to keep measures on Eritrea under regular review, in light of the upcoming midterm update by the SEMG due by 30 April 2018.

Recalling the three meetings between an Eritrean government representative and the SEMG, the Council reiterated its expectation that Eritrea’s Government will facilitate the entry of the SEMG into Eritrea to discharge fully its mandate.

The Council urged Eritrea and Djibouti to engage on the issue of the Djiboutian combatants missing in action and to seek all available solutions to settle their border dispute peacefully.

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  • AHMED SALEH !!! November 15, 2017

    Sometimes United nations acts out of touch to resolve conflicts among
    sovereign countries . They spoke about Somalia and Djibouti but they
    seem to undermine the most critical issues of Eritrean-Ethiopian border
    situation .
    The funny part is to see them jumping on embargo which hurts more
    to civilian population lives instead they find better alternatives that can
    end the suffering of general population .
    Myself I am sure once border issues resolved and when those thousands
    recruits send home then it will be different story which HGDF resists to
    happen because they know well it’s consequences .

  • Efrem T. November 15, 2017

    UN security council also extended the sanction on Eritrea but the investigating group said
    it didn’t find any evidence of Eritrea supporting or supplying weapons to the Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
    It is not Eritrea that is not supplying weapons to al-shabaab but the investigating agency/group has no
    any idea how weapons move about in the horn of Africa. Higdefs are still working hard to reverse the sanction.

  • AHMED SALEH !!! November 15, 2017

    Alshebab kind political maneuvers in horn Africa invited foreign intervention
    to bring instability in our region . The race for dominance between HGDF
    and Weyane poured more gasoline into existing smoke to engulf Somalia
    in fire .
    We can play political game of blame at the expense of innocent civilians
    which we missed to take in consideration . For how long people in that
    hostile region live this way disturbs our minds .

  • TesfaldetAbraha November 15, 2017

    አነ ዝገርመኒ ደናቁር አመሪካን ዓዲ እንግሊዝን ዓመት ዓመት ዘናውሕዎ ቁም ነገር የብሉን ምኽኒያቱ ወያነ ወሪራ መንግስቲ ትቅይረልና ትኾውን ዝብል ሐሳብ ነሩዎም መለስ ቢሂወቱ ኮሎ ሕጂ ወያነ ሞይታ አብ ጉድጓድ እንዳ አተወትሲ ገና ነቲ ናይ አጽዋር እገዳ ምንዋሕ እንታይ ረብሐ አለዎም ኤርትራ እንተ ተወሪራ እያ አጽዋር ትዕድግ እምበር ሰላም እንተ አሎ እንታይ ኢላቶ ግን ብዓል አመሪካ ክሳዕ ሕጂ ምሕላሞም እዩ ዝገርም እገዳ አናዊሕካ ዕላምኡ እንተዘይ ወቅዓ እንታይ ዋጋ አለዎ

    • amanuel November 16, 2017

      Wether arms embargo is removed or not it will not change anything. So long iseyass hgdf is in power eritrea will continue to go down the hill. After committing crimes and soacking his hands with blood for decades, there is no u turn. He will not reconcile with people. There will be no forgiveness by people. Every body will continue sabotaging every thing they do b/s every body is coarced to do what they do. Destituition continues. Welcome to the land of hopelessness and destituition tesfaldet.

      • TesfaldetAbraha November 16, 2017

        የቀነለይ እገዳ እገዳ ናይ አጽዋር ወያነ እቲ ዝሐሰብዎ አይገበረሎምን ዋላ 100 ዓመት ዘየናውሕዎ ሻዕብያ ከም ብዓል ኢራቅ ሊብያ ፍርኽሽ ዝብል ይመስሎም አሎ ሻዕብያ እኮ እዩ ን4200 ናይ ዓቃብ ሰላም ሰራዊት ዘባረረ ዝፈርሕ መሲልዎም ወያነ ትሞወት ከም ዘላ አይፈልጡን አለዉ ከምቲ ናይ ጾሮና ዝገበረቶ ዶ ትገብረልና ኢሎም እዮም ዝሐስቡ

  • 1 ONE PPL November 16, 2017

    If this freedom , then I DO NOT WANT IT


    making my sisters sex slaves

    making my brothers slaves for hard labor

    Holding youngsters for life long end less service

    Robbing the organs of my people

    Amassing wealth through money laundering and contraband trade

    Detaining religious leaders

    detaining people in horrible containers ( At boiling points )

    Torturing people

    Shoot to kill people fleeing starvation and mass arrest

    fighting none sense endless grudge wars with all neighbors ………..and millions more

    if killing and destroying my people is called freedom . THE HELL WITH IT .


    release our kids