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2013 Draws to Close, As People See Clearly The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Do They Learn Any Lessons?

22 Dec

Celebrating Mandela's memory, December 21, 2013 helsinki, Finland (Photo credit: Keffy GM)

Celebrating Mandela’s memory, December 21, 2013 Helsinki, Finland (Photo credit: Keffy GM)


By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

I.   THE GOOD: Mandela commemorated in Helsinki, Finland

In many corners of the world, celebrations of Mandela are still continuing. They come as popular initiatives, not party-sponsored activities or efforts at mollifying troubled consciences. People have eyes to see and ears to hear and the mind to judge what is good, bad or ugly.
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Farewell Madiba! Ethiopia says thank you for the high esteem you had for her!

15 Dec

Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo: Mandela in Addis Abeba to make his first international speech in 1962 (Credit: BBC)

    “I was seventeen when Mussolini attacked Ethiopia, an invasion that spurred not only my hatred of that depont but of fascism in general.”

         – Mandela

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

Nelson Mandela already had Ethiopia within him, long before he visited the country or he met its leaders. Of Ethiopia, in his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom (1994), he writes, “Although it had been conquered dozens of times [!], Ethiopia was the birthplace of African nationalism.”
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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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