Tag Archives: Ban Ki-moon

IOC says it would not apply its Rule 50 to Feyisa Lelisa’s defiant political action at the Rio Olympic against TPLF dictatorship in Ethiopia

27 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

The Ethiopian hero Feyisa Lelisa with his award at Rio

The Ethiopian hero Feyisa Lelisa with his award at Rio

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has notified Ethiopian Rio Marathon Silver Medalist Feyisa Lelisa that he would not lose his victory award because of the political protest gesture he made at the finishing line of the race last Sunday, according to BBC.
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The Big Fiasco:                             World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

29 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Baher Kamal, IPS
 

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held in Istanbul on May 23-24, managed to send a strong wake-up call to the world about the unprecedented human suffering now in course, but failed to achieve the objective of attracting the massive funds needed to alleviate the humanitarian drama, as none of the leaders of the Group 7 of the richest courtiers nor of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council attended, with the exception of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) opens in Turkey, with little glitz & vision

23 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

I share the concern and worries of the global medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which is enraged by the possibility of participants in the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) being pressed to “a consensus on non-specific, good intentions to ‘uphold norms’ and ‘end needs’, adding that the summit has become a fig-leaf of good intentions, allowing these systematic violations, by states above all, to be ignored.”
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All odds against the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

20 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Coming Monday, the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) would meet from May 23-24, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Unfortunately, it is one international high-level gathering that both the United Nations and the international community wait for with some anxiety.
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Ban tells African leaders at their summit to stop use of legal loopholes or undemocratic means to “cling to power”

1 Feb

Editor’s Note:

Can there be any better example and lesson to what the United Nations Secretary-General is putting before African leaders at their regional summit than the crime Pierre Nkurunziza has committed on the people of Burundi; or, among others, the TPLF’s gigantic engagement to end its rejection by the people and protests against its robberies and illegitimate rule through torture, mass execution, mass imprisonments and disappearances of Ethiopians; or the systematic persecution Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni are committing on the peoples of Rwanda and Uganda respectively?

While these are all good points about the international community is fully aware, I am disappointed in the UN Chief failing to mention the TPLF in Ethiopia, more particularly in the face of its horrendous human rights crimes and mass murder of university and high school students in Oromia region of Ethiopia!

 

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“Leaders must protect their people, not themselves…I commend those leaders who committed to stepping aside and respect constitutional term limits.”

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders on Saturday they should not use legal loopholes or undemocratic constitutional changes to “cling to power”, and that they should respect term limits.
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At AU session, UN chief urges African leaders “to move from setting standards to Implementation, Institution-building and Investment in real change”

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Addis Abeba (UN News Center 30 January 2016) – Hailing vital commitments the African Union (AU) has made on human rights and women’s rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the continent’s leaders to move on from setting standards to what he called “the three I’s” – Implementation, Institution-building and Investment in real change – and set a shining example for the wider world.
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TPLF regime eyes UN Security Council seat edging silent Kenya, while Seychelles is said to have ‘voluntarily relinquished’, a claim intriguing UN observers

8 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

I. Security Council seat, a lotto or blackmail?

The dawn of 2016 – more precisely the mid-afternoon of the New Year day – was not as smooth and easy for me like its start under Helsinki’s sunny morning with temperature -4 celsius. This change of mood got me after I read an unpleasant news from Addis Abeba on the ruling party’s media. If indeed the scenario, as reported by the nation’s foreign minister is true and correct, the TPLF has managed to seize the opportunity to make Ethiopia sole candidate for seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the 2017-2018 term in a mysterious horse trading with two other East African candidate nations.
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UNDP’s hired hand role in support of TPLF’s electioneering: Should everyone be allowed to so undermine Ethiopians?

18 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin  – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The TPLF news agency Fana Monday evening released a news story, quoting the UNDP Addis Abeba Office representative Eugene Owusu, praising Ethiopia’s preparations for the forthcoming election “የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት የልማት ፕሮግራም የቅድመ ምርጫ ሂደቱን አደነቀ”
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