Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia ministers to hold another round of dam negotiations

21 Oct

Editor’s Note:

    Why is it Ethiopia and Egypt must sign separate “comprehensive cooperation agreements” “within weeks?” Hasn’t so far the GERD mechanism been ‘tripartite’, which includes Sudan?

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Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Egypt Independent
 
The water ministers from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed Thursday to hold a new round of negotiations at the ministerial level to discuss their main points of disagreement on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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Kenya needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship

20 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jane Nyingi, DW  

“Kenyatta belongs to the Kikuyu ethnic group, which is the largest in Kenya. Odinga’s Luo ethnic group is the fourth-largest in the country. It’s been the norm that every political decision is based on ethnic arithmetic. The fact is that Kenya is divided along ethnic lines, and we have not been able to solve this problem even 50 years after achieving independence from Britain.”

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Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US a week before presidential election re-run

18 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
BBC News,
 
A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has fled to the US amid death threats ahead of next week’s presidential election re-run.

Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political “siege”, unable to reach consensus or take any decisions.
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Ethiopia ‘deliberately blocking’ U.S. Congress resolution on human rights! Does it have such power?

18 Oct

Editor’s Note:

    ‘Deliberately blocking’ is a strong phrase, not applicable to Ethiopia!

    TEO does not believe the repressive ethnic minority TPLF regime in Ethiopia has any power or influence to block a resolution by or any action of the US Congress.

    TEO agrees with Freedom House’s U.S. Congress Should Call Ethiopia’s Bluff. It is an empty noise the senators and Congressmen/women must call its threat to withdraw from security cooperation with the United States for what it is: a mere bluff!
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በኢትዮጵያ የኤች አይ ቪ/ኤድስ ወረርሽኝ ሊባል በሚችል ደረጃ እየተስፋፋ መምጣቱ ተገለፀ

18 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
አዲስ አበባ፣ ጥቅምት 8፣ 2010 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) በኢትዮጵያ የኤች አይ ቪ/ኤድስ ወረርሽኝ ሊባል በሚችል ደረጃ እየተስፋፋ መምጣቱ ተገለፀ።

በዓመት ከ27 ሺህ በላይ ሰዎች በቫይረሱ ይይዛሉ የተባለ ሲሆን፥ ከ19 ሺህ በላይ ሰዎች ደግሞ በቫይረሱ አማካኝነት ይሞታሉ ነው የተባለው።
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After Kenya’s August 2017 elections: observing the observers

16 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Aly Verjee*, Pambazuka News
 
Following the historic, unprecedented decision by the Supreme Court to nullify Kenya’s presidential election, which international election observers had largely commended, the credibility of observers, and the practice of observation, was seriously damaged. In this article, Aly Verjee identifies six lessons for international election observers ahead of the re-run of polls planned for 26 October.

The critics

It might be shorter to list those who were not critical of international election observers in Kenya. Following the historic decision of Kenya’s Supreme Court to nullify the August 8 presidential elections, international election observation missions (EOMs) have been pummelled.
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Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack

16 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jason Burke, The Guardian
 

The death toll in the bombing that hit the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday continues to rise, with more than 300 people now believed to have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured.

The scale of the loss makes the attack, which involved a truck packed with several hundred kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives, one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.
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በረከት ስምኦን የንግድ ባንክ ቦርድ ሰብሳቢነትን እንዲያስረክብ ታዘዘ!

15 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በሪፖርተር
 

አቶ በረከት ስምኦንንም ሆነ ይናገር ደሴ (ዶ/ር) በዚህ ጉዳይ ላይ ለማነጋገር ጥረት ቢደረግም አልተሳካም። የተቆጣጣሪ ኤጀንሲው ዋና ዳይሬክተር ስንታየሁ ወልደ ሚካኤል ለቀረበላቸው የስልክ ጥያቄ ምላሽ ለመስጠት ፈቃደኛ አልሆኑም።

ላለፉት ሰባት ዓመታት የኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ የዳይሬክተሮች ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ የነበሩት አቶ በረከት ስምኦን፣ ለብሔራዊ የፕላን ኮሚሽነሩ ይናገር ደሴ (ዶ/ር) ሊያስረክቡ ነው።

በመንግሥት የፋይናንስ ተቋማት ተቆጣጣሪ ኤጀንሲ ዋና ዳይሬክተር ስንታየሁ ወልደ ሚካኤል (ዶ/ር) ሐሙስ ጥቅምት 2 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም. በተጻፈ ደብዳቤ፣ የአቶ በረከት የቦርድ ሰብሳቢነት እንዲያበቃ ተደርጓል፡፡ ኃላፊነታቸውን የሚያስረክቡበት ምክንያት ግን አልተገለጸም።
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