Tag Archives: AU

UN Security Council member states on 4-day mission to 3 African states

11 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Members of the UN Security Council has embarked on a four-day mission to the Central African Republic, Burundi and the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Africa’s exit from ICC ‘Badge of shame’ – Annan

8 Oct

by Chantal Presence, The Mail & Guardian, Posted by The EThiopia Observatory

If African victims could get justice in their own countries, there would be no need for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to step in, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan said on Monday.
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Egypt regrets suspension from AU; Foreign Minister Amr in office

5 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ambassador Badr Abdel Attey expressed regret that the Peace and Security Council of the African Union had suspended Egypt after President Mohamed Morsy was toppled.
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AU’s Zuma calls for accepting & understanding Africa’s rise in past 5 decades; Moyo says wake up!

20 May


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Opening statement by Dr.Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, to the 26th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC)

Your Excellency, the Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the PRC, Your Excellency the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission and Commissioners,

Chairpersons of AU Organs, Distinguished Ambassadors, Members of the PRC, Excellencies and Officials from the Capitals

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Excellencies, when we met at the January Summit earlier this year, we agreed that 2013 shall be an exciting, but hardworking year for us all. Indeed, the 50th anniversary of the OAU and AU represents yet another moment of destiny for our continent.
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Kikwete ready for Tanzania’s peer review report; document made public – unlike Ethiopia’s

16 Jan
    Editor’s Note

    TE appreciates the APRM secretariat’s instant response in posting Ethiopia’s 2011 report. The Ethiopia report was not in the public domain, when this webpage was searching for it during the past weekend and days before that.
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Why is Ethiopia’s Peer Review Report Tightly Guarded Secret?

14 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

APRM tête–à–tête

APRM tête–à–tête

In an article entitled in the Saturday issue, The Reporter tried in its own way to pierce through the veil of secrecy by Ethiopian and AU officials, who have kept the reports, both of Ethiopia’s and that of reviewes by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) tightly guarded secret.

ERTA reported that members of the APR mechanism and invited guests reviewed Ethiopia’s report at the National Palace on Friday January 11, 2013 in the presence of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn. The actual report was not distributed.
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Vive Senegal—for being rare & brilliant example for Africa in democratic election

27 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Last January, I was terribly disappointed by Senegal’s 85-year old President Abdoulaye Wade, who for a while messed up a peaceful country and people, because he so much wanted what the people did not want him to have: a chance of dying in office in his third term as president.
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Kiir & Basshir in talks in Addis Abeba with Mbeki as facilitator

6 Mar

The Africa Report

Representatives from Sudan and South Sudan will resume talks on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two sides have so far failed to reach an agreement on sharing oil revenue leading to South Sudan suspending oil exports for weeks.The African Union High‐Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), headed by former South African president, Thabo Mbeki is facilitating the dialogue.
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