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Vol 51 No 5

Published 5th March 2010


Target Asmara

UN experts identify Asmara’s troublemaking in Somalia but the Security Council may not do much about it

A new United Nations investigation, still under wraps but seen by Africa Confidential, will lead to further quarrels in the UN Security Council over what to do about Eritrea’s troublesome regime. In December, Britain and the United States, backed by Uganda, pushed through the UNSC limited sanctions on arms sales to Asmara and laid the groundwork for sanctions against some of its officials. This was a response to Eritrea’s apparent support for the Islamist militias fighting the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Mogadishu.

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