Eritrea Accuses the USA of Trying to Divide the Horn of Africa
Eritrea government accuses the United States of fuelling conflict in Ethiopia, Somalia
The government of Eritrea through its information ministry have said they are happy and congratulate the citizens for their ‘defiance, resilience and patience’ in the face of the nearly a decade-old arms embargo and United Nations sanctions on the country which were lifted last week.
The government, however, stated that the decision to lift the sanctions will not deter their drive or make them withdraw their efforts in ‘fighting for truth and justice’ because the sanctions were ‘unjust and illegal’.
It was reported last week that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted to lift the arms embargo and sanctions on Eritrea. The voting went in favor of the country as the council unanimously voted for the sanctions to be removed. You will recall that prior to this, Eritrea had made peace with the other countries in the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia, and Djibouti.
The reconciliation was credited to Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who has been on a diplomatic mission to unite the Horn of Africa since assuming office. Ethiopia and Somalia were among the first nations to congratulate Eritrea after the sanctions were released
The Eritrea Minister of Information, Yemane Meskel, said the victory was for the citizens who in the last decade continued to remain ‘defiance, resilience and patience’ despite the numerous negative implications of the sanctions.