Is UNICEF campaigning on TPLF’s behalf in Ethiopia’s May election? The MDG target and the water issue it reports despite shortages

27 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

This blog recently reported on UNICEF making huge contributions to Tigray’s development, after it started fanning a three-year false report released by the TPLF regime. The report relates to Ethiopia achieving MDG target in water supply, which the regime updated and re-reported anew on Fana, TPLF’s news agency July 2014 as new stride. The drive is the forthcoming election, in which UNICEF has become agency, instead of seeking to dabble outside its mandate.
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Cairo business tycoon welcomes planned Egyptian industrial zone in Ethiopia, foresees huge profits & Egyptian jobs

27 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    IN A NATION THE TPLF REGIME IS SELLING INTO BONDAGE IN EVERY DIRECTION, SWEEDY SAYS:

    -“If opened, the industrial zone will be beneficial to the Egyptian economy, since it would “rely on Egyptian production in most of its components”. Sweedy said that such a project would provide an opportunity for the Egyptian workforce, noting that 30 percent of the staff at his two factories in Addis Ababa are Egyptian.”

 

A major Egyptian electric industries tycoon has welcomed the plans by Egypt and Ethiopia to discuss a common industrial zone, stressing that the Ethiopian market is “very promising” for Egyptian products.
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A great dismay: Cairo irrigation ministry official says Egypt has hardly acknowledged Ethiopian dam – Ahram

26 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Egypt has not recognised the legitimacy of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam or its specifications when both countries signed a principles of declaration document along with Sudan over the $4.2 billion project, a high-ranking official in Egypt’s irrigation ministry said.
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Egypt’s president lays his nation’s defiant claim to undisturbed right of use of the Nile waters to repeated applauses in Ethiopia’s parliament

26 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    It became another unexpected embarrassing day for the TPLF regime in Ethiopia’s parliament, which has witnessed so many shameful activities in the past two decades, as Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told Ethiopian parliamentarians no one “should ever feel secure about his future without the other, or to build his welfare at the expense of his brother” to repeated applauses!

    Mr Sisi pointed out that Egypt “also has a right to development…the Nile “remains (our) sole source of water”.

 

ADDIS ABABA (AP) Ethiopia — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el- Sissi on Wednesday urged Ethiopia’s leaders to put aside “centuries of mistrust” and cooperate on sharing Nile River waters as Ethiopia presses ahead with the construction of a massive new dam.
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Sisi calls from Ethiopian parliament for new era of cooperation between Ethiopia & Egypt in 15-min speech

25 Mar

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Ethiopian parliament on Wednesday 25, March 2015 (Photo: snapshot)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi also warned of an “epidemic of terrorism,” stressed necessity of cooperation between Egypt and Ethiopia to curb its influence.

    Sisi describes the declaration signed Monday as reflection of mutual interests of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.

 

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has called for a new era of cooperation and development between Egypt and Ethiopia in a speech to the Ethiopian parliament in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.
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Egypt vows to build ‘industrial city’ in Ethiopia: TPLF says WoW, forgetting Dec 2009 back all over again during PM Ahmed Nazif’s visit

25 Mar
    Editor’s Note:

    Former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (Credit: alarabiya.net)

    Former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (Credit: alarabiya.net)

    Former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif’s visit to Ethiopia at the end of December 2009 was very much-lauded, Meles Zenawi optimistically claiming, “We have moved from mutual distrust to friendly economic cooperation”. On his part, Prime Minister Nazif pointed out his visit primarily aimed “to enhance trade and investment ties between the two countries.” He was accompanied by 120 businesspersons, more than a quarter of the trade delegation having visited the country the October before.
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Trovicor: Ethiopia expands surveillance over its people with German technology

25 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Claire Lauterbach

German surveillance technology company Trovicor played a central role in expanding the Ethiopian government’s communications surveillance capacities, according to a joint investigation by Privacy International and netzpolitik.org.
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South Sudan’s war politics extends Salva Kiir’s presidency to 2018

25 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

March 24, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese lawmakers on Tuesday passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2015, extending for more three years president Salva Kiir’s mandate in office.
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