Feb 252012
 

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/global-issues/london-conference-somalia/attendees

Country/Organisation Head of Delegation
   
African Union Chairperson of the African Union
African Union Commission Chair – Mr Jean Ping
ASWJ Mr Hersi Mohamed Hilol
Australia Secretary – Dept of Foreign Affairs – Dennis Richardson
Brazil Vice Minister for Africa and the Middle East – Mr Paulo Cordeiro de Andrade Pinto
Burundi President – Mr Pierre Nkurunziza
Canada Minister of Foreign Affairs – Minister John Baird
China Chinese Government Special Representative on Africa – Mr Jianhua Zhong
Denmark Minister for Foreign Affairs – Mr Villy Søvndal
Djibouti President of the Republic – Ismail Omar Guelleh
Egypt Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr Mohammed Kamel Amr
Ethiopia Prime Minister – Mr Meles Zenawi Asres
EU EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – Baroness Catherine Ashton
Finland

President of the Republic – Ms Tarja Kaarina Halonen

Minister for International Development – Ms Heidi Anneli Hautala

France French Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr Allan Juppe
Galmudug President Galmudug State of Somalia – Mr Mohamed Ahmed Alin
Germany Foreign Minister – Mr Guido Westerwelle
IGAD Executive Secretary – Mr Mahboob Mohamoud Maalim
India Minister of State for External Affairs Mr Edappakath Ahamed
Italy Minister for Foreign Affairs – Mr Guiliomaria Terzi
Japan Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs – Mr Ryuji Yamane
Kenya President – Hon. Mwai Kibaki
Kuwait Ambassador – Khaleed Al Duwisan
League of Arab States Secretary General of The Arab League – Dr Nabil Elaraby
Luxembourg Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr Jean Asselborn
Mauritius Prime Minister – Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam
Mayor of Mogadishu Governor of Benadir Region and Mayor of Mogadishu – Mr Mohamoud Ahmed Nur
Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr Uri Rosenthal
Nigeria President – Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Norway Minister of Environment and International Development – Erik Solheim
Oman Foreign Affairs Minister – Mr Yousuf Ibrahim
Organisation of the Islamic Countries Secretary General – Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
Pakistan Foreign Minister – Ms Hina Rabbani Khar
Puntland President of Puntland – Abdirahman Mohamud
Qatar Minister of State for Foreign Affairs – Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
Russia

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Cooperation with African Countries, Chairman of the Council of The Federation Of The Federation Committee for Foreign Affairs – Mr Mikhail Margelov

Saudi Arabia Minister of Foreign Affairs – HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal
Seychelles President – Mr James Michel
Somaliland President – Mr Ahmed Silanyo
South Africa Foreign Minister – Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Spain Minister – Mr Jose Manuel García-Margallo
Sweden

Prime Minister – Mr Fredrik Reinfeldt

State Secretary Foreign and EU Affairs – Mr Carl Bildt

Switzerland Federal Councillor – Mr Didier Burkhalter
Tanzania President – Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
TFG (President) President – Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
TFG (Prime Minister) TFG Prime Minister – Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
TFP (Speaker) Speaker of the TFP – Hassan Sheilk Aden Issak
Turkey Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr Ahmet Davutoglu
UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs – Sheikh Abdulla Alenhayan
Uganda President – H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
United Nations UN Secretary General – Ban Ki Moon
United Nations (IMO) Secretary-General – Mr Koji Sekimizu
US US Secretary of State – Mrs Hilary Clinton
World Bank Vice President – Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili
Yemen Minister of Foreign Affairs – Dr Abu Bakr Al-Qirby

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Feb 252012
 

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OVERVIEW

 Dictionaries generally define persecution as the systematic harassment or habitual ill-treatment over a period of time (often on grounds of race, religion, ideology, and lifestyle), used especially for systematic ill-treatment by governments and other official bodies. As such, religious persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals as a response to their religious beliefs and affiliations. Continue reading »

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Feb 252012
 

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Survival Uncovers Shocking Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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22 February 2012

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Survival has uncovered shocking new evidence of human rights abuses against tribes in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, as government efforts to develop lucrative sugar cane plantations in the region intensify. Continue reading »

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Feb 252012
 

N° 132725/02/2012 

 A joint operation was mounted by the governments of Somaliland, Djibouti and the United States this week around Zeyla, lasting several days against an alleged attempted infiltration of Ethiopian Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels.The Indian Ocean Newsletter has learned from sources in Hargeisa that the whole affair began when the Ethiopian government sent a letter to the Somaliland Minister for Security, Mohamed Nour Arale known as Duur, dated 17 February. PresidentAhmed Mohamed Mahamoud, known as Silanyo, was immediately informed of this letter. Continue reading »

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Feb 252012
 

Ethiopian Review

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Ethiopia is currently exposed to extreme danger as a result of 20 years of misrule by the Woyanne/EPRDF regime. Woyanne’s ethnic policy in particular is an existential threat to our country. However, there is a way we can protect and preserve Ethiopia’s freedom and unity. Tinsae Ethiopia Patriotic Union believes that we must setup a transitional council in exile that will act as a caretaker government once we overthrow Meles Zenawi’s junta. Continue reading »

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Feb 252012
 

ከወያኔ በኋላ ለሚመጣው የሽግግር ወቅት መዘጋጀት ጊዜው አሁን ነው

February 21st, 2012

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በወያኔ ሃያ-ዓመት አስከፊ አገዛዝ ምክንያት ኢትዮጵያ ሀገራችን ለከባድ ጥፋትና ውድቀት ተዳርጋልች። በተለይ የወያኔ የጎሳ ፖሊሲ የኢትዮጵያን ህልውና ለከባድ አደጋ አጋልጧል። በትንሳኤ ኢትዮጵያ አርበኞች ህብረት እምነት ሀገራችንን ማዳን፥ አንድነቷን ማስጠበቅ የሚቻልበት መንገድ አለ፤ ይሄውም እንደተጠባባቂ መንግስት የሚያገለግል የሽግግር ወቅት ምክር ቤት በስደት ማቋቋም ነው። Continue reading »

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Feb 252012
 

Published: 24 Feb 12 06:53 CET  
http://www.thelocal.se/39304/20120224/ 

The majority of the Riksdag is against Eritrea collecting taxes from citizens resident in Sweden and MPs from the commitee on justice say that if current Swedish law is not enough to stop it, rules need to be tightened.
“This is not acceptable,” said Johan Linander of the Centre party, vice chairman of the committee on justice (Justitieutskottet).

“But there is an investigation into some that have been identified as collectors and until we have a guilty or not guilty verdict we can’t say if current legislation is too loose.” Continue reading »

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