By Sam B.
Matt Bryden, as the controversial Coordinator of the Monitoring Group for Somalia and Eritrea (SEMG) has been rather tactless. He is now finished as the coordinator of the group. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, has replaced him by Jarat Chopra, another Canadian described as regional expert. Gone is also Ghassan Schbley, SEMG’s Eritea finance expert.
In a previous note the above has been disclosed here. Matt Bryden and his group were the focus of official Eritrean ire. Eritrea, through its Ambassador at the UN demonstrated in details that “sufficiently illustrate the political bias and lack of professionalism that has characterized the work of the Monitoring Group.” Eritrea “also emphasize that several member countries in this Committee harbor similar misgivings and some have publicly expressed their concerns on previous occasions.”
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