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United Nations on the Brink

By Amanuel Biedemariam The history of the UN is one of corruption and infectiveness. During the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union had competing global agendas and interests. As a result the UN was irrelevant unable to pursue its stated purpose because it lacked the mandate, leadership, funding and principled organizational structure worthy to lead the billions of people inhabiting the earth.

Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group Latest Report on Eritrea: Same Stuff - Different Day!

By Berhane Alazar When I read the latest report of the so called Eritrea Somalia Monitoring Group (ESMG), here in referred to as MG, the first phrase that came to my mind was what I used to hear my kids and their friends repeating somewhat aimlessly

Liar! Liar!
Pants on fire!

The Politicization of a UN Investigative Process: The Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group

By Dr. Asgede Hagos The UN Security Council set up the Somali Monitoring Group in 2005 to collect empirically accurate data to help it make informed decisions on issues pertaining to Somalia. It was tasked with investigating possible violations of UN embargoes against Somalia, and, since 2009, Eritrea.

An Ethiopian and Susan Rice Semiannual Ritual at the UN Security Council

By Bekeket Tecle (E-SMART) Once again this July, the chairman of the so-called U.N. Somalia Eritrea Monitoring group (Matt Bryden), US Ambassador to the UN (Susan Rice) and PM of the genocidal minority regime in Ethiopia (Meles Zenawi) have begun what they have been doing for a while; a joint semiannual ritual at the UNSC.

United Nations' Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) Matthew Bryden's Reality Distortion Field

By Bereket Kidane

Reading SEMG's leaked reports to Reuters, I couldn't help but think of the "menagerie" episode of Star Trek: Reality Distortion Field. Reality Distortion Field refers to someone's ability to convince himself and others to believe almost anything with a mix of bravado, hyperbole, marketing and persistence.