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HakeGnaErtrawy

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As a representative of the state of Ertra, PIA has a moral responsibility to do something about the saga of Darfurians. It is not right for Ertra to try to alleviate its people's living condition while in our backyard a horrible human tragedy is taking place. The Sudanese government has to allow international observers and protectors to provide essential services to the people who are scattered all over the desert. These people with majority kids and elderly did not consent to the condition they are in; they could be in the comfort of their homes and cities instead of to be suffering in the desert where sand storm and scorching heat is their daily punishment. 
 
PIA should see beyond the current political differences with the current US Administration and step up the political pressure on his counterpart in The Sudan to be serious and allow international peacekeeping force to provide security to these people, tell Bashir to step up to the plate and find a lasting resolution so these people can go to their homes. There is plenty of rape and disappearance reported daily and the situation is not acceptable at all, and for Ertra to be promoting other interests with Sudan while people in the Darfur are suffering, it is not right. It would be unfair for us to ever mention those nations stood idle while our people fought for independence, while we are doing the same in The Sudan. The situation is in reverse today, we as strong and capable nation are standing idle while helpless others suffer in our own backyard. Peace and Serenity in the region should be our government's priority, instead of accusing others who do nothing but stand on the side and call out names, Ertra has responsibility to do something about the condition to bring about a resolution.
 
USA, EU, AU, or UN are all in it for political reasons and to distract the objective of those who are there to bring about lasting resolution to the matter. Ertra as a fair nation and PFDJ as a result oriented working organization should take an active role and score victory for all those who are involved in this unfortunate situation so the  Darfurians can go back to their cities and their homes. After all this is done and over with the people of Darfur will remember us either as an active participants in finding acceptable resolution to their suffering or as a nation who stood idle while thousands die in the scorching heat and unbearable sandstorm. That is not a record easy to erase, it will go in history of the region as a sore black eye.


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What persuasion? Persuasion was done to bring the disputing parties to court, so as to resolve the matter thru legal means. The resolution protocol was agreed to a Final & Binding, and to abide by the outcome no matter what the ruling is. By not enforcing the ruling, PCA under The Hague Court (king of all courts) is being undermined by nations who claim to respect the rule of law. What a shame!
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Originally Posted by HakeGnaErtrawy

As a representative of the state of Ertra, PIA has a moral responsibility to do something about the saga of Darfurians.

I agree with you HakeGnaErtrawy!
 
Can I also encourage you to add that PIA has that same moral responsibilty to the thousands of Eritreans (his own people) suffering in Syrian and Sudanse refugee camps.
 
To Eritreans who are reportedly jailed for political conscience or otherwise in Eritrea
 
To Eritreans who reportedly face death attempting to cross the Mediterian Sea
 
To Eritreans who reportedly are committing suicide in Milan
 
To Eritreans  across the globe locked up in jail-like centeres awaiting UN refugee status
 


But, if you are only callig upon PIA for a political score then I disagree with you and I withdraw my request and encouragement.
 
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gogh

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Eritrea is not responsible over what is happening in neighboring countries but can work with all groups engaged in the conflict to bring harmony among them to bring a solution to the darfur crisis.
Eritrea is not responsible for refugees smuggled by criminals and I don't see why Eritreans are abroad without Eritrean government approval, being an Eritrean is not an exception except for traitors.
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"...I don't see why Eritreans are abroad without Eritrean government approval......"



HakeGnaErtrawy

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EU states call for tighter UN monitoring in Darfur 

By Laura MacInnis

GENEVA, March 21 (Reuters) - European Union states called on Wednesday for closer international surveillance of human rights in Darfur after a U.N.-commissioned report largely blamed the Sudanese government for continuing war crimes there.

In a proposal to the United Nations Human Rights Council, they said a team of experts should be formed to keep pressure on Khartoum to honour past recommendations on respecting the rights of civilians in the vast western region.

Observers estimate 200,000 people have been killed and more than 2 million driven from their homes since a revolt broke out four years ago. The government responded to the uprising by arming militias which have been accused of atrocities.

Last week, a team dispatched by the Council to investigate allegations of widespread violations, including killings, rapes and arbitrary arrests, accused Khartoum of orchestrating and taking part in such international crimes.

Sudan denies responsibility and blames rebel factions for the abuses.

Amongst the recommendations of the team, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams, was a call to the 47-state Council to set up a "dedicated procedure or mechanism to monitor the situation of human rights" in Darfur.

The EU states said the U.N.'s special rapporteur on Sudan should head the monitoring group, which would also include U.N. investigators on children in armed conflict, internally displaced persons, violence against women and torture, amongst others.

It also called on all sides to cease all violence against civilians, humanitarian workers and displaced persons in the remote region.

The newly formed Council's response to the crisis in Darfur is seen by many as a test of whether it will become a firmer defender of human rights around the globe than its discredited predecessor, the Human Rights Commission.

No date has yet been set for a vote on the Darfur resolution, but the Council is due to end its fourth session on March 30.

The EU states, however, face opposition from Arab, Muslim and many African states on the Council, some of which wanted no action to be taken on the Williams report.

Algeria has submitted, on behalf of African states, a more mildly worded resolution, which while calling for a monitoring team, would restrict it to reviewing the "consistency and current relevance" of past resolutions adopted on Sudan.


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What persuasion? Persuasion was done to bring the disputing parties to court, so as to resolve the matter thru legal means. The resolution protocol was agreed to a Final & Binding, and to abide by the outcome no matter what the ruling is. By not enforcing the ruling, PCA under The Hague Court (king of all courts) is being undermined by nations who claim to respect the rule of law. What a shame!
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President holds in-depth discussion with UN Secretary General’s special envoy on Darfur issue
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Mar 22, 2007, 16:04

Asmara, 22 March 2007 – President Isaias Afwerki today held in-depth discussions with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on the Darfur Issue, Ambassador Jan Eliasson on ways of resolving the Darfur issue and the situation in the Horn of Africa.

In the meeting that was conducted in a spirit of understanding, the Special Envoy said that the main reason of his coming to Eritrea was the deep knowledge and understanding which the Eritrean government and especially President Isaias has about the Horn of Africa and the Darfur issue, as well as the role the Government of Eritrea had played and continues to play to promote peace in the entire Sudan.

Ambassador Jan Eliasson further indicated that he had incorporated this view in the report that he presented to the UN Security Council on 6 March. The Special Envoy went on to say that he is prepared to work with the Eritrean government regarding the Darfur issue.

In remarks he made on the occasion, President Isaias pointed out that resolving the problems in Sudan, on top of serving the peace and prosperity of the Sudanese people, makes major contribution to the peace and stability of all neighboring countries. In this conviction, the Eritrean government has been exerting all possible efforts to this end.

Stating that a solution to Sudanese problems should not be viewed in isolation, the President underlined that the Naivasha peace agreement or the reconciliation process in East Sudan besides representing significant stepping stones had laid the basis for a comprehensive and lasting solution as well as to the Darfur issue.

Indicating that basically that the Sudanese problem originates from economic problems and poverty, President Isaias underscored that the solution should encompass development programs that include infrastructure and social service institutions.

He elaborated that as part of the solution, a political dialogue should take place in which all Sudanese political groups including community elders and other social forces need to participate. The President added that the Darfur problem could not be viewed differently from the prevailing problem inside Sudan or between Sudan and Chad, as well as the overall regional situation.

Moreover, the situation in Sudan or the Darfur problem can not be resolved through militarily threats and economic sanctions, President Isaias emphasized. He added that resorting to such steps would aggravate the problem.

Ambassador Jan Eliasson expressed his appreciation for the extensive briefings of the President and that he agrees with the Eritrean government’s handing of the Darfur issue, in addition to his readiness to continuously work with the Government of Eritrea.

In conclusion, the two sides agreed to coordinate their activities and hold joint consultations.


HakeGnaErtrawy

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Libyan, Eritrean observers on Sudan border -Libya

Thursday 12 April 2007 17:22.

April 12, 2007 (KHARTOUM) — Libyan and Eritrean military and security observers have been deployed at the border between Sudan and Chad, scene of recent clashes, a Libyan mediator said on Thursday.

"We agreed on positive steps and the presence of military and security observers on the border from Libya and Eritrea, and from Chad and Sudan, and right now some of them are there on the border," Ali Triki, Libya’s envoy on Chad and Sudan, told a news conference.

He did not say when the observers were deployed or how many had been sent there.

"I believe the confidence between both countries will return to normality, and if they respect agreements then we will not even need observers," said Triki, Gaddafi’s top adviser on African issues.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has taken the lead in trying to broker peace between Chad and Sudan, which have traded threats and accusations since a clash on Monday when Sudan said 17 of its soldiers were killed.

Chad denied any deliberate assault on its eastern neighbour, but said its forces had clashed with Sudanese troops after crossing the border to pursue Sudanese-backed rebels it said were launching raids.

That incident marked a sharp flare-up of tension between the two oil-producing central African countries, which have seen their ties become increasingly marred by violence spilling over from the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.

Both Sudan and Chad are resisting international efforts to deploy U.N. peacekeeping forces.

A late February summit hosted by Gaddafi to keep the peace between Chad and Sudan agreed "observation mechanisms" along the Darfur frontier.

Sudan has witnessed a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at easing tensions with Chad, including a visit by South African President Thabo Mbeki.

The No. 2 U.S. State Department official, John Negroponte, is due to arrive in Sudan on Thursday and then head to Libya and Chad to press for solutions to the Darfur crisis.

Negroponte is expected to deliver a tough message from Washington on Darfur. Sudanese officials have said international pressure on Darfur will only deepen the humanitarian crisis.

(Reuters)


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What persuasion? Persuasion was done to bring the disputing parties to court, so as to resolve the matter thru legal means. The resolution protocol was agreed to a Final & Binding, and to abide by the outcome no matter what the ruling is. By not enforcing the ruling, PCA under The Hague Court (king of all courts) is being undermined by nations who claim to respect the rule of law. What a shame!
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