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AU stands on slippery path on recognition of Libya’s TNC

29 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The UN wants to be everything to its influential members and main financiers on Libya. To others, it shows smiles that do not seem to help it now. Of late, the fact that regional organizations are increasingly becoming afterthoughts is a problem in its own right, as we see it at this very moment. I think Ivory Coast a few months ago and Libya now demonstrate that the cooperation agreement between the UN and the African Union (AU) has totally collapsed and is in serious need of repairs.
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Greed for power, human rights violations & misuse of aid in Ethiopia interwoven, research by UK-based investigative media group reveals

5 Aug

Revealed: Aid to Ethiopia increases despite serious human rights abuses

August 4th, 2011 | by Angus Stickler and Caelainn Barr | Published in All Stories, Ethiopia Aid Exposed | (Source: http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/)

Britain and the international community stand accused of turning a blind eye to widespread human rights abuses in Ethiopia, by providing billions of dollars of aid despite evidence that it is used as a tool of political oppression.


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Aida, Verdi’s opera, stands out as reminder of the on-going Nile dilemma

12 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin | First published on Jan 12, 2011

At a time of terrible slump in the global economy, when millions of workers and families across countries have been visited by its adverse consequences, the watchmaker Rolex fêted the international public with six famous opera performances, via CNBC, transmitted at intervals from 24 Dec on. A good gesture as it was, the treat became part of the Christmas celebrations and best wishes for the New Year.
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