Date: Wednesday, 26 December 2018
In its publication of 21 December, (No 1488), this month, the Indian Ocean Newsletter alleges that “the Ethiopian and Eritrean Presidents (sic?) have indicated to their Somalian counterpart… their willingness to take over from AMISOM when it departs in 2021…..Eritrea is planning to dispatch 5,000 soldiers to Somalia as soon as the first AMISOM contingents leave in February”.
This is patently false.
Moreover, this is not the first time for the ION to churn out false and unsubstantiated “news analysis” of events and trends in our region. Indeed, this has become almost its trademark.
The ION’s penchant to disseminate false information will not serve any purpose and can only corrode its reputation. In the event, we call on the ION to respect its readers and desist from spreading false news.
Ministry of Information
26 December 2018