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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is encouraged by recent progress Ethiopia and Eritrea have made towards resolving their longstanding differences, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

The two African countries waged a border war from 1998-2000 that killed tens of thousands of people. Disputes over the still-militarised frontier, in particular the town of Badme, have kept the two sides at loggerheads.
 
On Wednesday, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in the conflict by describing recent peace overtures from Ethiopia as “positive signals.”
He was responding to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s pledge earlier this month to honour all the terms of a 2000 peace deal, which would include ceding Badme to Eritrea.
 
Isaias said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand Abiy’s position and “chart out a plan.”

Isaias and Abiy “have demonstrated courageous leadership by taking these steps towards peace,” the State Department said in a statement.

“The United States looks forward to a full normalization of relations and the realization of our shared aspirations for both countries to enjoy enduring peace and development,” it said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie Adler
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Ethiopian army patrol drives within Badme on 8 June 2018 (Photo Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

June 21, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) - An Ethiopian official from the border region of Tigray welcomed the decision of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to withdraw troops from Badme town in line with Algeria peace agreement signed with Eritrea in 2000.

According to official Ethiopia News Agency (ENA), Debretsion GebreMichael, the Tigray deputy chief administrator, said the Abiy’s decision to "fully implement the Algiers’ Agreement is an icebreaker in the relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea".

"The conflict had seriously affected the development of the border areas as well as the countries hindering the possibility of a joint development program which could have been of mutual benefit for the peoples of the two countries," he added.

Debretsion’s statement comes after statements by President Isaias Afewerki welcoming the move of the new Ethiopian prime minister and announced he would send a delegation to Addis Ababa to discuss its implementation

However, he warned against statements by what he described as "TPLF clique, and other vultures" saying they would seek to obstruct any positive change in the relations between the two countries.

Badme is the home of 15,000 people out of nearly 4.3 million Ethiopian in the Tigray’s drylands.

Reports from the border area say local residents are hostile to the government decision and consider it as a betrayal by Addis Ababa.

Some residents told Reuters that they would not remain idle and threatened to vague violence.

“We have no issues over reconciling with our Eritrean brothers. But we will not leave Badme. We do not want peace by giving away this land after all the sacrifice,” Teklit Girmay, a local government official told Reuters.

Also, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, which is part of Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF issued a statement expressing their opposition to withdrawal from Badme.

"The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front will not take part in any process that harms the interests of the people of Tigray," said the statement.

(ST)

Source=http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article65702

ናትናስ ኮይኑ ንዓለም ገርሞ !!! ???

ኩልና ከም ዝነበርናዮን እንፈልጦን ዘሎናዮን ዳርጋ ምሉእ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ን30 ዓመት ዘካየዶ ሓያል ተጋድሎ ማለት ብንጹር ሓቂ ፡ ጀማሪቱ ተ.ሓ.ኤ. (ጀብሃ) ወዳኢቱ ህ.ግ.ሓ.ኤ. (ሻዕብያ) ኮይኑ ንኣብ ጉዕዞ ዝተጋጠሙ ኩሎም ዝተፋላለዩ ጽንኩራት መረርቲ መድረኻት ኣዎንታውን ኣሉታውን ፡ ኣሽሓት ስንኩላትን ስዉኣትን ከፊሉ ፡ ብዉግእ ንመግዛእቲ ኢትዮጵያ ሲዒሩ መሬቱ ነጻ ኣውጺኡ 1991 ልዑላዊት ሃገረ ኤርትራ ኣረጋጊጹ። ህልዊ ስርዓት ኣብ ኣስመራ ዘሎን ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ስልጣን ዝሓዘን ሚስጢራዊ ስሩዕ መደብ ( ኣትላንታ፡ ሎንደን ፡ ሽምግልና ኮሄን ) ኣሊሞም ስምምዕ ጌሮም ረፈረንዱም ክግበር ኣወጁ። ውልቀ መላኺ ስርዓት ህግደፍን መሓዙቱን ከኣ ንወዮ ረፈረንዱም ከም ድላዮም ጌሮም 99.2% ንእወ ኣድሚጹ ህዝብና ኢሎም ነጻ ሃገረ ኤርትራ ኣሎና በሉ። ካብ ተቋወምቲ ኣባላት ሰፋሕ ተ.ሓ.ኤ. ዝነበሩ በጀካ ( ገለ ትሕቲ ፍርቂ ሳግም ገለ ካብ ስሙር ዉድብ ) ዘድመጹ እንተዘይኮይኑ እቲ 98% ኣባላት ተቋወምቲ ዉድባት ግና ብመንነት ህ.ግ.ሓ.ኤ. ኣይነድምጽን ብምባል ነጺጎሞ። እቲ መደብ ረፈረንዱም ብሚስጢራዊ ዉዲት ዝተሃንደሰ ስለ ዝኾነ መጀመርታ እቲ መሻርኽቲ ህ.ግ.ሓ.ኤ. ዝነበረ ኣብ ኢትዮጲያ ስልጣን ዝሓዘ ቅድሚ ኩሉ ነጻነት ኤርትራ ይኣምነሉ እየ በለ። ኤርትራውያን ግና ንመግዛእቲ ጸላኢ ብዉግእ ሲዒርና መሬት ሃገርና ነጻ ዘውጻእና ከሎና ፡ ስለምታይ ረፈረንዱም ኣድለየ ዝበለ ግና ካብ ዝኾነ ይኹን ወገን ወይ ማንም ኤርትራዊ ስለምታይ ዝበለ ኣይትረኸበን ። ብሓቂ ሓቂ እዩ ዝገርምን ዘስደምምን። ሓያሎ ወጻእተኛታት ተኻታተልትን መሓዙት ሰውራናን ዝነበሩ ዉልቀ ስባት ግና ጸጸኒሖም ይሓቱኒ ከም ዝነበሩ ይዝከረኒ። ድሕሪ 5 ተ ዓመት ከኣ ወዮ ስቱር ዉዲታዊ ስምምዕን ተካሓሒዶም ንክልተ ዓመት ዝኣክል፡ ኣብ ናይ 30 ዓመት ቃልሲ ዘይተይረኽበ ብዝሒብ መስዋእቲ ብክቲኡ ወገን ዳርጋ 100.000 ስዉኣት ዝተኸፍሎ ዉግእ ኣካይዶም። ብናይ ሕቡራት መንግስታት ዓለም መንጎኝነት ከኣ ስምምዕ ኩዒትካ ቅበር ኣልጀርስ ተኸተመ ። ን16 ዓመት ከኣ ተፋኒንካ ጠጠው ኣይሰላም ኣይውግእ ኮይኑ ዝነበረ ፡ ሓዲሽ ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ኢትዮጵያ ንሰላም ቀዳምነት ሂቡ፡ ኣብ መጋቢት 2018 ከኣ ሃንደበት ንውዕል ኣልጀርስ 100% ክንትግብር ድሉዋት ኢና ዝብል ኣዋጅ ተሰምዔ። በዘይካ ናይቲ ኣካራኻሪ ቦታ ተቀማጦ ህዝቢ ተቃውሞን ደጋፍን እንተዘኮይኑ፡ ካብዚ ግናይ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ዝተሰምዔ ዕላዊ መግለጺ ኣይተሰምዔን ስለምታይ ??? እንታይ ዩ ሚስጢሩ ?>>> ???? ብወገነይ ካብ ናይ ሕሉፍ ተመክሮይን ኣስተብህሎይን ርኹስ ጸጥታዊ ዉዲቶም ኣይጭነቀሉን ፡ ኩሉ በብመዓልቱ እቲ ሓቂ ክመጽእ እዩ ዝብል እምንቶ ብምህላው ክሳብ ምስ ህግደፍ ተማኺሮም ዝኣወጅዎ ከይኸውን ዝብል ዉልቀ ጥርጣሬ ኣሎኒ።

ስለዚ እንሆ ጨቋኒ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ን27 ዓመታት ንህዝብና ኣብ መደበር ስቃይ ሕሰም ድኽነት ማእሰርቲ ግፍዕን፡ ንመንእሰያትናን ህዝብናን ኣብ ደረት ኣልቦ ዕስክርና ጂሆ ሒዙ፡ ኣደዳ ስደት ቅዝፈት ንግዲ ህዋሳት ሲናይ እስራኤል ፡ ሱዳን ሰሃራ ሊብያ ህልቀት ዉቅያኖስ ንግዲ ደቂ ሰባት ኮና ዓለም ብዓለሙ ብኣና ይበኪ ኣሎ።

እዋእ ወየን ኩለን ተቋወምቲ ዉድባት ሰልፍታት በርገሳውያን ማሕበራት ደለይቲ ለውጢ ወይ ፍትሒ እንስመ ን27 ዓመታት ( ናይ 57 ዓመት ተመክሮ ዝውንና ) እንታይ ይገብራ ነይረን ወይ እውን እንታይ ይገብራ ኣሎዋ ? ? ? ? .. ንታሪኽ ወይ ንምስኽር ዝድህሰስ ህዝቢ ዝጠቅመሉ ዝጭበጥ ዘይብሉ ኮይኑ ፡ ብዙሕ ፍረ ኣልቦ ወይ መግለጽታት ናኡ ምኽኑይ ሃልክታት መልስታት ኣይሰኣኑን። ማለት ቂሔጽልሚ ዉዳቤ፡ ጉራሙራ ስነሓሳባት፡ ሕሉፋት ትሕቲ ሃገራውነት ስሚዒታት ዝሓዘሉ እዋናውያን ዘይኾኑ መልስታት ክህልዉ እዮም ዝብል ግምት ስለ ዘሎኒ እትኽተል መዓዲት ሓጻር ግጥሚ ደርበስበስ ክብል እየ ... .. >>>>>                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

መራሕቲ ደምበ ተቋዉሞ ተረዳኡ ስምዑ ምኽሪ

ንቅኑዕ ሓርነታዊቃልሲ ዘሪእኩምሉ ፖሊቲካዊ ቁሪ፡

ዝመሓልኩምሉ ብስዉኣት ኣትጥለሙ ሕድሪ

ንነጻ ፖሊቲካዊዉሳኔ ዓቅብዎ ብክብሪ፡

ነጻ ልዕልቲ ሃገር ብማንም ከይትድፈር ነውሪ

ህዝባዊ ማዕበል እሙን መሳርያ ንህግደፍ ኣሕሳሪ ዕምሪ።

                                   መራሕቲ ናይ ንግሆ ይኣኽለኩም ስልጣን ገባቲ ትሪ

                                   ብሃይማኖት ብቢሄር ዉደባ ንህዝቢፈጢርኩምሉ ሰሪ፡

                                   ሓድነት ህዝብን ሃገርን ተመርኮሱ ንሱ እዩ እንኮ ኣሳሪ

                                   ሰላማዊ ዲሞክራስያዊ ኣገባብ እዩ ዉሑስ ብልጹግ መንበሪ።

ሙሉእ ህዝቢ ጠለቡ ሰላም ፍትሒ ብስኒት

ኣይለኣኸናን ዘይናቱ ክንልቃሕ ናይ ጎረበት፡

ብስነፍልጠት ሓቂ ተዛረቡ ከይወሰኽኩም ምኽኒት

ክሰምዓኩም መንእሰይ ኣረጊት ምስ ሰራዊት።

                              ኣቱም መራሕቲ ተቋውሞ መዓስ ኢኹም ትልብሙ

                              ካብ 1961 ክሳብ ሎሚ ዝነበረ ተምክሮ ጥዑዩ ሕሙሙ

                              ናጽነት ሃገር ወሊዱ ንባዕዲብዘየዳግም ስዕረት ሃሪሙ፡

                              27 ዓመታት ብህግደፍ ክድሃኽ ክስደድ መብጽዓኡ ተጠሊሙ

                              27 ዓመታት ናትኩምቃልሲ እንታይ ኣፍርዩ እንታይ ዩ ትርሩሙ ?

ነብስኹም ሓቲትኩም ንጹር መልሲ ሃቡ ዉዲት ኣይትእለሙ

ኣኺላ እያ እታ ጊዜ ኩሉ ፈሊጥዎ ተግባርኩም ዓለም ብዓለሙ

ይኣኽለኩም ደጊም ትሩፍ እዩ ንጽባሕ ስልጣን ክትሓልሙ .. ..>>>>

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ኣብዚ ቀረባ መዓልታት ካብ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ናብ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ከም ብሓድሽ ናይ ንዛተ መጸዋዕታ ምስ ቀረበ፡ ብወገን መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ደሃይ ምጥፍኡ ናይ ብዙሓት መዛረቢ ኮይኑ ጸኒሑ። ናይቲ ምጽቃጥ ምኽንያት እንታይ ክኸውን ከም ዝኽእል ከኣ ብዙሓት ወገናት ግምታቶም ክህብሉ ዝጸንሑ ኣዛራቢ ዛዕባ ነይሩ። ድሕሪ 15 መዓልታት ምጽባይ ከኣ እነሆ ኣቶ ኢሳይያስ ኣፈወርቂ ብምኽንያት መዓልቲ ሰማእታት ኤርትራ 20 ሰነ 2018 ኣብ ዝተሰናደአ ጽንብል “ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ዘሎ ኣውንታይ ኩነታት ንምርዳእ ልኡኽና ናብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ንሰድድ ኣለና” ብዝብል ሓረግ መሊስዎ። እዚ ኣበሃህላ’ዚ “ሓቂ ድዩ ካብ ሕጂ ጀሚሮም ነቲ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ዘሎ ኩነታት ክፈልጥዎ ወይስ ኣቐዲሞም ዘዳለዉዎ ሕብስቲ ክቖርሱ እዮም ዝኸዱ ዘለዉ?” ዝብል ሕቶ ዘልዕል እዩ።

ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ (ሰዲህኤ) ኣቐዲሙ እቲ ኣብ መንጐ ክልቲኡ ሃገራት እተፈጥረ ጐንጺ ሰላማውን ሕጋውን መዓልቦ ክግበረሉ ክጽውዕ ከም ዝጸንሐ ዝፍለጥ ኢዩ። ብመንጽር’ዚ እዚ ናይ ንዛተ ቅሩብነት ጠቓሚ፡ ዘተኣማምንን ነባርን ክኸውን፡ ንሓባራዊ ረብሓታት ናይ ክልቲኡ ኣህዛብ ዘውሕስ ምስ ዝኸውን ጥራሕ ኢዩ ኢሉ ይኣምን።

ካብዚ ሓቂ’ዚ ብምንቃል እዩ ከኣ ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ “ኣብ ዞና ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፡ ሰላምን ቅሳነትን ሓባራዊ ምጣኔ ሃብታዊ ዕብየትን ብምድግጋፍ ክረጋገጽ ምቅላስ፤ ምስ ኵለን ሃገራት፡ ኣብ ሕድሕድ ረብሓታት፡ ምክብባርን ጣልቃ ዘይምትእትታውን፡ ዓለም-ለኻዊ ውዕላት ምኽባርን ዝተሰረተ ዝምድናታት ምፍጣር፤” ብዝብል ኣብ ፖለቲካዊ መደብ ዕዮኡ ንኣህጉራዊ ዝምድና ኣብ ዝምልከት ክፍሊ ኣስፊርዎ ዘሎ።

ስኣን ከም’ዚ ዝኣመሰለ ልቦናን ሕድገትን ምግባር ኢዩ ከኣ፡ ዝሓለፉ ሓያሎ ዓመታት ንህዝብታት ክልቲኡ ሃገራት ከቢድ ማህሰይቲ ኣብ ዘውረደ፡ ናይ “ኣይሰላም ኣይውግእ” ኩነታት ዝጸንሐ። ብሰን’ዚ ናይ ሰንፈላል ኩነታት ከኣ እዩ ኣብ ልዕሊ ክልቲኡ ሸነኻት ስቓይን ሰንፈላልን ሳዕሪሩ ዝጸንሐ። ሕጂ “ዶብ ከይተሓንጸጸ ብዘይ ቅድመ-ኩነትን ክንዛረብ ንኽእል ኢና’” ዝብል ሓሳብ ምምጽኡ ድማ፡ ነቲ ክልቲኡ ህዝብታት ክሳቐየሉ ዝጸንሐ ኩነት ናይ ምቕያር ኣንፈት ዝህብ እዩ።

ብመሰረቱ ኣቶ ኢሳይያስ ንዝኾነ ስጉምቲ ምስ ናቱን ጉጅልኡን ኣብ ስልጣን ምቕጻል ከም ዝዕይሮ ዘዛርብ ኣይኮነን። ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ግዳይ ኩሉ ዓይነት ሕሰምን መከራን ዝገብረሉ ዘሎ ቀንዲ ምኽንያት’ውን ንሱ እዩ። ሎሚ ነቲ ቅድም ዝሕሰሞ ዝነበረ ሕራይ ንዛተ ናይ ምባሉ ምኽንያት’ውን ካብዚ ወጻኢ ዝረአ ኣይኮነን። ካብዚ ሓሊፉ ኢሳይያስ መናሕሰዪ ነይሩ እንተዝኸውንሲ ነቲ ዓፊንዎ ዘሎ መሰላት ውሕስነት ብዘለዎ ኣገባብ ፈቒዱ፡ ነቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣውሪድዎ ዘሎ ሰፍ ዘይብል ዘቤታዊ ናይ ማዕቀብ ኣርዑት ሓጺን መልዓሎ። ኣብቲ ነቲ መጸዋዕታ ናይ ምቕባል መደረኡ በዚ ኣጋጣሚዚ ኣቢሉ ምስ በዓል ኣሜሪካ ክዕረቕ እሞ ንሳቶም ድማ “ዕድመኻ ኣብ ስልጣን ይንዋሕ” ኢሎም መሪቖም ዝትኮብ ክተኹብሉ ዝወጠኖ ምዃኑ ኣንጸባሪቕዎ እዩ። ስለዚ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ናይቲ ክመጽእ ዝኽእል ሰላም ተጠቃሚ’ኳ እንተኾነ በየናይ ሕሳብ ይመጽእ ኣሎ ግና ክርደኦን ክከታተሎን ይግበኦ።

ከምቲ ቅድሚ ሕጂ ብተደጋጋሚ ዝገለጽናዮ ንሕና ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኮነ ናይ ለውጢ ሓይልታት ንምምሕዳር ኢሳይያስን ናይ ጭቆና መሓውሩን ክንቃወመሉ ዝጸናሕና፡ ንቃወመሉ ዘለናን ንመጻኢ’ውን ክሳብ ዓወት እንቃወመሉ ቀንዲ ምኽንያት፡ ምስ ኢትዮጵያን ካለኦት ጐረባብቲ ሃገራትን ውግኣት ከፊቱ ህልቂት ስለ ዘስዓበ ጥራይ ኣይኮናን። ውድባትናን ተቓውሞናን ቅድሚ’ቲ ጉጅለ ኢሳይያስ ምስ ኢትዮጵያ ኮነ ምስ ካለኦት ጐረባብቲ ሃገራት ውግኣት ምኽፋቱ ዝነበረ ምዃኑ ከኣ ናይዚ መረጋገጽን መርተዖን እዩ። ስለዚ ቀንዲ ኣንጻር ጉጅለ ህግደፍ እንቃወመሉ ምኽንያት ኣብታ ብመስዋእቲ ደቃ ህያው ዝኾነት ኤርትራ በዂሩ ዘሎ፡ ሰላም፡ ልምዓት፡ ዲሞክራሲ፡ ሕገ-መንግስታዊ ምምሕዳር፡ ምኽባር ኩሉ መሰላትን ምውሓስን ኣብ ሃገርካ ብሰላም ናይ ምንባር ናጽነትን እዩ። መሰረታዊ ሕቶ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ተፈቲሑ ዝበሃል ከኣ እዞም ዝተዘርዘሩን ካለኦት ኣብ ኤርትራ በዂሮም ዘለዉ መሰላትን፡ ህዝቢ ብዲሞክራስያዊ ተሳትፎኡ ብዘጽደቖ ሕገ-መንግስቲ ውሕስነት ምስ ረኸቡ ጥራይ እዩ። ምስዚ ግና ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ዝጸንሐ ጉዳይ እንተተፈቲሑ፡ ልብና መሊእናን ኩሉ ዓቕምና ወዲብናን ናብ ውሽጣዊ ጉዳይና ከነድህብ ስለ ዘኽእለና መሰረታዊ ዓወት ከነመዝግብ ጽልዋ የብሉን ማለት ኣይኮነን። ብኽንድኡ ደረጃ ንገለ ጉጅለ ኢሳይያስ ካብ ለውጢ ንምህዳምን ህዝቢ ንምድንጋርን ክጥቀመሉ ዝጸንሐ መመሳመሲ መሳዂቲ ስለ ዝዓጹ ከኣ ተወሳኺ ኣውንታዊ ነጥቢ ኢዩ።

በዚ ኣጋጣሚ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ እውን ጉርብትናዊ ረብሓ ክልቲኡ ህዝብታት ውሕስነት ዝረክብ ምስ ህዝቢ ማእከሉ ዝገበረ ፍትሓዊ ምምሕዳር ብምጉርባት ምዃኑ ከይዝንግዕ ነዘኻኽሮ። ካብዚ ሓሊፉ ሓቀኛ ናይ ህዝቢ ምስ ዘይኮነ መንግስቲ ዝግበር ዝምድና ውሕስነትን ቀጻልነትን ከምዘየብሉ ይስሕቶ’ዩ ዝብል እምነትኳ እንተዘይብልና፡ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዝፍጠር ጸረ-ዲሞክራሲ ኮነ ዲሞክራስያዊ ምዕባለ፡ ካብ ኤርትራ ገንፊሉ ናብ ኢትዮጵያ ከም ዝፈስስ ከስተብህል ነዘኻኽሮ። እቶም ንጉጅለ ኢሳይያስ ንሓንሳብ ዝቐጽዕዎ ንሓንሳብ ከኣ ዝምርቕዎ ናይ ግዳም ወገናት ከኣ ኩሉ ግዜ ነቲ ህዝብና ብሰንኩ ዝሓልፎ ዘሎ መዳርግቲ ዘየብሉ ጭቆና ኣብ ግምት ከእትውዎ በዚ ኣጋጣሚ ነዘኻኽሮም።

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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

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The United States is set to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, with the US ambassador to the UN calling the organisation a "protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias".

Ambassador Nikki Haley said the withdrawal was not a retreat from the US's commitment to human rights, but called the 47-member, international council “an organisation that is not worthy of its name".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called the decision "regrettable" but said the UK was "here to stay".
 
The US has long called for the body to reform, saying it allows members that have been accused human rights violations. Ms Haley pointed to the involvement of countries like China, Cuba and Venezuela in her speech on Tuesday.
 
“Look at the council membership, and you see an appalling disrespect for the most basic rights,” Ms Haley said.

Ms Haley also accused the council of maintaining a “disproportionate focus and unending hostility towards Israel" that shows it is "motivated by political bias, not by human rights".

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the UN human rights chief, called the announcement "disappointing, if not really surprising".

"Given the state of human rights in today's world, the US should be stepping up, not stepping back," he said in a statement.

Washington's withdrawal is the latest US rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which was signed with a number of other world powers.

It also comes as the US faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the US-Mexico border. Mr al-Hussein has called on Washington to halt the “unconscionable” policy.

Diplomats have said the US's withdrawal from the council could bolster countries such as Cuba, Russia, Egypt and Pakistan, which resist what they see as UN interference in sovereign issues.

Ms Haley, announcing the withdrawal at the State Department alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said that if the council does reform, the United States “would be happy to rejoin.” 

Twelve rights and aids groups, including Human Rights First, Save the Children and CARE, wrote to Mr Pompeo to warn the withdrawal would “make it more difficult to advance human rights priorities and aid victims of abuse around the world".

“The US's absence will only compound the council's weaknesses,” they wrote.

 
A State Department official told The Independent that the US “wants a Human Rights Council that fulfils its purpose as the premier international focal point for human rights issues". Now, it appears to mean the US will advocate for that outside of the group rather from within. 

The official said that “at its best” the council compels violators to act towards “positive action,” however they noted that ” all too frequently, it fails to address critical situations for political reasons – and undermines its own credibility”. 

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The human rights body was formed in 2006, but was shunned by the administration of President George W Bush. In 2009, President Barack Obama reversed that decision after taking office.

The council’s critical stance of Israel has long been a contentious issue for the US, Israel’s main ally. Ms Haley had said last year that Israel is the “only country permanently on the body’s calendar," referring to an item that looks at suspected violations in the occupied Palestinian territories. Washington had called for it to be removed.

Ms Haley also called for the council to vote on resolutions against Venezuela, Syria, Eritrea, Belarus, Ukraine and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The United Nations General Assembly votes 128-9 to declare the United States' Jerusalem capital recognition 'null and void'

The relationship between the Trump administration and the UN has appeared fractious for much of the US president's time in office. In December the US officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, prompting a vote of 128-9 in the general body to declare the unilateral decision “null and void”. Last month, the council voted to probe killings in Gaza and accused Israel of using excessive force in dealing with protests on the border. The United States and Australia cast the only “no” votes. 

The US has also sought to withdraw from the UN Scientific, Educational, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), citing anti-Israel bias. 

Anjali Dayal, an international security professor at Fordham University, previously told The Independent that although the move is not a surprise, the US is not without “valid criticisms” of the body. There are “human rights abusers with seats on the Council,” Ms Dayal explained.

But, Ms Dayal argued the issue was “not an unknown” drawback of the council. Ms Haley knew this was a problem coming into office since activists, observer groups, and smaller nations have complained about differing regional processes that have allowed it to happen for years. But the US “will have to be in the room” in order to make any significant change to the council, she said.

A sitting member of the Council has never dropped out in its 12-year history, though Libya was kicked out after a vote from the General Assembly in 2011.

Source=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/us-un-human-rights-council-leaves-trump-withdraw-nikki-haley-a8407151.html

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Eritrea sending delegation to Ethiopia: diplomat

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is dispatching a delegation to Addis Ababa for “constructive engagement” with Ethiopia after peace overtures from its new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a senior Eritrean diplomat said on Wednesday.

Eritrean ambassador to Japan Estifanos Afeworki said on Twitter that Isais had made the announcement on Wednesday of the potentially significant break-through in one of Africa’s most protracted conflicts. He gave no further details.

This news has been confirmed by BBC Tigrinya service

Source=https://eritreahub.org/eritrea-sending-delegation-to-ethiopia-diplomat

ብምኽንያት 20 ሰነ ዝኽሪ ሰማእታት ኤርትራ ኣብ ኣስመራ ኣብ ዝተዳለወ ጽንብል፡ ፕረሲደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፍወርቂ፡ ኣብ ዘስምዖ ቃል፡ ነቲ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ተኸሲቱ ዘሎ ኣወንታዊ ዝበሎ ለውጥታት ብምቕባል፡ ናብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ልኡኽ ክሰድድ ምዃኑ ገሊጹ።

ኣምባሳደር ኤርትራ ኣብ ጃፓን ብትዊተር ተመሳሳሊ ሓበሬታ ዘርጊሑ ኣሎ።

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ርእሰ-ዓንቀጽ ሰዲህኤ

“ሰዲህኤ፡ ንብዙሕነትን ሓድነትን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዝሓቁፍን ኣለልዩ ዝቃለስን ሰልፊ እዩ። መሰረታዊ ዕላምኡ ድማ፡ ነቲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ከይተሓለለ ንነዊሕ እዋን ዝተቓለሰሉ፣ እንተዀነ ግን፡ ብምልካዊ ስርዓት ዝተጠልመ መብጽዓታት ሓርነት፡ ፍትሕን ዲሞክራስን ምርግጋጽ እዩ።” (እዚ፡ ካብ መቕድም ፖለቲካዊ መድብ ዕዮ ሰዲህኤ ዝተወስደ)

“ዘለኣለማዊ ክብርን ዝኽርን ንሰማእታትና፡ ሰማእታትና ኣብ ልብና ፍሉይ ቦታ ኣለዎም፡ ሰማእታትና ቅሰኑ፡ ስጋ ስዉኣት” ዝብሉ ሓረጋት ወትሩ እነዘውትሮም እዮም። ዕላማ ናይዞም ሓረጋት ምጥቃስና ከኣ ንሰማእታት ዘለና ክብሪ ንምንጽብራቕን ሕድሮም ንዘይምጥላምን ንምምልካት እዩ። እንተኾነ ሕድሮም ምሉእ ዝኸውን ነዚ ኣቐዲሙ ዝተጠቕሰ ምቁር ሓረጋት ብምቅላሕን ብምጭራሕን ጥራይ ከምዘይኮነ ኣብ ተመኩሮና ንርእዮ ዘለና እዩ።

“ክሳብ ክንደይ ኢና ንሕድሪ ስዉኣትና ብኽንድቲ ብስሞም ንጭረሖን ንምድሮን ነኽብሮ?” ዝብል ሕቶ ቅድሚ ምምላስና ሕድሮም እንታይ ከምዝነበረ ምርኣይ መሰረታዊ ጉዳይ እዩ። ሰማእታትና ዝገደፉልና ሕድሪ ዓሚቕን ክቡር ዋጋ ዘኽፍልን እዩ። ንሶም ንናጽነትን ልኡላውነትን ኤርትራ፡ ኣብታ ልኡላዊት ኤርትራ ከኣ ኩሉ ናይ ህዝባ መሰላት ክሳብ ዝወሓስን ዝረጋገጽን ቃልስና ክንቅጽል እዮም ሕድሪ ገዲፈሙልና። ስለዚ ክሳብ ክንደይ ሕድሮም ነኽብር ኣለና ንምርዳእ ህልዊ ኩነታት ሃገርናን ህዝባን መሚኻ ክረጋገጽ ዝከኣል እዩ። ኣብዚ እዋንዚ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ኩነታት ከምቲ ሰማእታትና ሓደራ ዝበሉና ከምዘየለ፡ ጉጅለ ህግደፍ እውን ከይተረፈ ብምስማሳት ኣሰንዩ ዝሰማመዓሉ እዩ። ካብቶም ሕድሮም ንምግሃድ ብጽሒትና ዘይገበርና ጀሚርካ ክሳብቶምም ኣንጻር ሕድሮም ዝኸዱ ዘለዉ ኣካላት ከኣ በብደረጃና ኣብ ቅድሚ ሕድሪ ሰማእታት ተሓተቲ ከም እንኸውን ርዱእ’ዩ።

ኣብዚ እዋንዚ ሕሉፍ ሓሊፎም ሕድሮም ምኽባርስ ይጽናሕ እሞ “መስዋእቶም ከንቱን ንሽፍትነት ዝተሞተ ሞት’ዩ ነይሩ” ዝብሉ ነቲ “ሰማእታት” ዝብል ክብሪ ነፊጎም “ምዉታት” ክብልዎም ዘይሓፍሩ ወገናት ምቅልቓሎም ከኣ ሰማእታትና ክሳብ ክንደይ ከም እተጠልሙ ዘመልክት እዩ። ርግጽ እዩ ሰማእታትና ዋጋኦም ባዶ ኣይተረፈን። እታ ናይ ኩሉ መጻኢ ባህግታትና መሰረት ዝኾነት ልኡላዊት ኤርትራ ሰንከልከል ኣብ ዘይብል ባይታ ተሰሪታ ኣላ። እቲ ስዉኣትና ኣብ ናጻን ልኡላዊትን ኤርትራ ክነፍስ ዝተመነይዎ ኣየር ግና ክሳብ ሕጂ መሊኡ ኣይነፈሰን። ምእንቲ እዚ ኢና ከኣ ሕድሮም ምሉእ ኣይኮነን እሞ ሃየ ንመልኣዮ ንብል ዘለና። ስለዚ ኣብ ፈቐዶ ጐቦን ስንጭሮን ዝተዘርአ ዓጽሞም ከይወግኣና ሕድሮም ንምምላእ ብጭረሖ ዘይኮነ ብተግባር ክንብገስ እዋኑ ጽባሕ ዘይኮነ ሎሚ ክንከፍሎ ዝግበኣና ዕዳ እዩ።

ኤርትራውያን ሰማእታት ውሱን መዓልቲ ቆጸራ ሒዝካ ዘይኮነ፡ ኩሉ ግዜ ኣብ ነፍሲ ወከፍ ስጉምትና ክዝከሩ ዝግበኦም እዮም። ንዝያዳ ድምቀት ግና መዓልቲ ቆጺርካ ዓመታዊ ዕለት ክሕዘኣሎም ግቡእ እዩ። ሎሚ ኤርትራ ንከምዚ ዓይነት ኣገዳሲ ጉዳያት ዝውስን ሕገ-መንግስቲ ስለ ዘየብላ እቲ ጉጅለ ህግደፍ ከምቲ ካልእ ጉዳያት በይኑ ዝውሰኖ 20 ሰነ  መዓልቲ ሰማእታት ኤርትራ እያ። ብዘይካዚ ተጋድሎ ሓርነት ኤርትራ - ሰውራዊ ባይቶ’ውን 1 ታሕሳስ ከም መዓልቲ ሰማእታት ትዝክሮ ከም ዝነበረት ዝዝከር እዩ። በዚ ኮነ በቲ ኣይኮነንዶ ኣብ ዓመት ክልተ ግዜ ካብኡ ንላዕሊ እንተዝዝከሩ’ውን እንተዘይውሒድዎም ስለ ዘይበዝሖም ዘጸግም ኣይከውንን። እቶም እንዝክሮም ግና፡ ውድባዊ ድሕረ ባይታኦም፡ ተዋፊረምሉ ዝነበሩ መዳይ ቃልሲ፡ ጾታኦምን ዝተሰውእሉ ቦታን ኩነታትን ብዘየገድስ ንኹሎም ኤርትራውያን ሰማእታት ብማዕረ ምዃኑ ግንዛበ ዘድልዮ እዩ።

እቲ ዘሕዝን ናይ ሽዑ ህዝባዊ ግንባር ናይ ሎሚ መራሒ ህግደፍ ኣቶ ኢሳይያስ ኣፈወርቂ፡ ብ1991 ኣብ ስታዲዩም ኣስመራ ንመጀመርያ ግዜ መዓልቲ ሰማእታት ክዝክር እንከሎ፡ ከይሓፈረ ተጠሊዑ “ደጊም ብስም ዉድባት ሓሸውየ የለን” ኢሉ ኤርትራ ብድሌትን ውሳነን ናይቲ ደቁ ዝኸፈለ ህዝቢ ዘይኮነስ ብትዕቢት ውሱን ጉጅለ ከም እትምራሕ ነጋሪት ምልኪ ምድሳቑ ነይሩ። እቲ ኣጋጣሚ ከኣ ኣብ ክንዲ ሕድሪ ስዉኣት ዝኽበረሉ ብእዉጅ ዝተጠልመሉ ኣጋጣሚ ነይሩ። እነሆ ከኣ ብእኡ ቀጺሉ። ስዉኣት ከኣ ኣብ ክንዲ ዝቐስኑ እናሻዕ ይቖስሉ ኣለዉ።

ጉጅለ ህግደፍ ብስም ሰማእታት እንዳመሓለ ኣንጻር ሕድሮም ተጓዒዙ ንኤርትራን ህዝባን ኣብዚ ወዲቐምዎ ዘለዉ ስለ ዘውደቖም ኣብ ምጥላም ሕድሪ ሰማእታት እቲ ዝዓበየ እጃም ከም ዝወስድ ፍሉጥ እዩ። እንተኾነ ነቲ ሕድሪ ሰማእታት ዘይምኽባር ናብኡ ጥራይ ጠቕሊልካ ዝድርበ ኣይኮነን። ኩልና ኤርትራውያን እውን “ንሕናኸ ክሳብ ክንደይ በበታ እጃምና ሕድሪ ጀጋኑና ነኽብር ኣለና?” ኢልና ነነብስና ክንሓክኽ ይግበኣና። ሕድሪ ሰማእታትና ከምቲ ዝድለ ክኽበር እቲ ቀንዲ ዕንቅፋት ስርዓት ህግደፍ ክውገድ ናይ ግድን ምዃኑ ምፍሉጥ እዩ። ክሳብ ክንደይ ኣብቲ ነቲ ጉጅለ ንምውጋድ ዝግበር ቃልሲ በቒዕና ከኣ ከም ኣካል ናይቲ ምኽባር ሕድሪ ስዉኣትና ክምዘን ዝግበኦ ምዃኑ ክዝንጋዕ የብሉን። ኣብዚ ነካይዶ ዘለና ናይ መሰረታዊ ለውጢ ቃልሲ፡ ሓላፍነታውያን፡ ጸዋራት፡ ሓዳጋት፡ ንድሕሪት ዘይኮነ ንቕድሚት እነማዕዱ፡ እንተዘይኮይና፡ ኮታ ናይ ሓባር ናይ ለውጢ ሓይሊ ክንፈጥር ዘይምትጋህና መርኣያ ሕድሪ ስዉኣት ዘይምኽባርና ምዃኑ ከነስተውዕል ይግበኣና።

Amnesty International

18 June 2018

Between 2015 and March 2018, Israel deported some 1,700 Sudanese and Eritrean asylum-seekers to Uganda.

Upon arrival in Uganda, deportees find a shambolic reception, which leaves them without papers, without protection and without sustainable resources.

This pushes many to continue their journeys to other African countries or to Europe.

This report argues that Israel’s deportations to Uganda violate Israel’s obligations under international law.

Israel’s deportation policy is a way to abdicate its responsibility towards the refugees and asylum-seekers under its jurisdiction and shift it to less wealthy countries with bigger refugee populations.

This report argues that Israel’s deportations to Uganda violate Israel’s obligations under international law.

Israel’s deportation policy is a way to abdicate its responsibility towards the refugees and asylum-seekers under its jurisdiction and shift it to less wealthy countries with bigger refugee populations.

Full Report:

Israel deporations of refugees AMNESTY


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In January 2018, the Israeli government launched a new Procedure for Deportation to Third Countries, under which Sudanese and Eritrean single men who had not applied for asylum by the end of 2017 (or whose request was denied) would be deported to a “third country” in Africa. According to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the measure was the third stage of Israel’s policy towards “infiltrators”, the term used in Israeli law to describe irregular migrants.

The first stage (2006-2012) consisted of physically blocking their entry with a tall razor-wire fence along the border with Egypt; and the second stage (2013-2017) involved transferring them to their country or origin or a “third country” on a “voluntary” basis.

In April 2018, the Israeli government admitted that the “third country”, Rwanda, had refused to accept deportations and announced the end of its deportation policy and a new solutions agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), involving some 33,000 people.

Less than 24 hours later, however, the government cancelled the agreement with UNHCR, before rushing to reassure the Supreme Court that a deportation deal with a second “third country” (Uganda) was still valid. Despite these reassurances, the government was unable to show the Court a written deal with an African country accepting deportations. On 15 April, the Supreme Court ordered the suspension of the deportation plan and the release of all Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers detained awaiting deportation.

At the time of writing, the deportations to African third countries are suspended. However, Israel and Uganda are still negotiating a possible agreement for the transfer of Sudanese and Eritrean nationals. Crucially, the “voluntary” transfers, which Israel has been carrying out since 2013, continue.

This report argues that, no matter the language used by the Israeli government, the transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals to Uganda are not truly voluntary: they are not based on the free and informed consent of the individual concerned. Up to April 2018, the Israeli authorities used indefinite detention (or its threat) as the main tool to effectively force Eritrean and Sudanese nationals to leave Israel (chapter 2).

Several other measures and factors have made their lives very difficult:

▪ First, the Israeli asylum system is dysfunctional and unfair. As a result, the chances of finding protection in Israel are effectively close to zero. Despite the government’s claim that Eritrean and Sudanese nationals in Israel are economic migrants, most of them seek protection from persecution and other serious human rights violations. Israel’s asylum system creates obstacles to submitting asylum claims; handles them excruciatingly slowly; or rejects them after an unfair and deeply flawed process (chapter 1).

▪ Second, the refusal of the Israeli authorities to officially name the countries the deportees are sent to – and the failure to keep promises as to the treatment they will receive upon arrival – speak volumes as to the scant and misleading information the deportees are provided before leaving Israel (chapter 3).

▪ Third, racist and xenophobic discourse by government officials also weigh heavily on asylum-seekers’ decision to leave (chapter 4).

No consent for “voluntary” transfers can be free and genuine under these conditions.

As the transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to Uganda are forcible, even when the deportee signs consent papers, they must comply with the international law obligation of non-refoulement, which prohibits states from transferring anyone to a country where they would be at real risk of persecution or other serious human rights violations or abuses, or to a country where they would not be protected against such transfer.

This report argues that the deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers from Israel violate the international law obligation of non-refoulement and the international law prohibition of discrimination.

Amnesty International urges the government of Israel to immediately halt all transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to “third countries” or their countries of origin, whether forcible or “voluntary”; and assume its fair share of the common responsibility for the world’s refugees, starting with the refugees and asylum-seekers already on its territory or under its jurisdiction.1 The organization also urges the government of Uganda to refuse any form of cooperation with Israel to carry out unlawful deportations, including by refusing to accept the deportees into their territory.

Source=https://eritreahub.org/forced-and-unlawful-israels-deportation-of-eritrean-and-sudanese-asylum-seekers-to-uganda

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