Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Ambassador Robert Ford speaks on diplomacy and current US policy

20 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

At his last diplomatic assignment, Ambassador Ford was US envoy to Syria. He disagreed with his government’s policies and resigned from his post. He’s now in the academic world.

In my July 14, 2016 article fighting Tedros Adhanom’s campaign to become Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), I unsuccessfully used some facts from Ambassador Robert Ford to oppose his candidacy. Therein a reader would find the following:
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PM Hailemariam Desalegn’s Finnish alma mater to confer honorary doctorate on its former student

12 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland has decided to award an honorary doctorate degree to Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn in May 2017, according to information on TUT webpage.

The university extended its invitation to possible candidates from both Finland and foreign countries, with emphasis on the degree to be conferred in “recognition of excellence in fields represented at the University and other exceptional scientific, artistic or social merits.”
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DID RUSSIA INSTALL DONALD TRUMP AS THE NEXT U.S. PRESIDENT? Newsweek Opinion

12 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Caroline Baylon*
 
Moscow helped ensure that the only candidate who will be friendly to Russia has gained office.
 
From Iran to Chile, covert CIA-backed operations were responsible for installing leaders friendly to the U.S. in countries around the world in an attempt to gain supremacy over the then-Soviet Union during the Cold War. Russia seems to have taken a page from the U.S. playbook and one upped it, as it may have significantly contributed to the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.
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US Impunity Erodes World Justice

26 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Nicolas J S Davies*, October 25, 2016
Consortium News
 

The International Criminal Court charges only Africans with human rights crimes while granting impunity to U.S. officials and their allies, undermining what had been a noble idea of universal justice, writes Nicolas J S Davies.

In the past week, Burundi and South Africa have joined Namibia in declaring their intention to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are likely to be followed by a parade of other African countries, jeopardizing the future of an international court that has prosecuted 39 officials from eight African countries but has failed to indict a single person who is not African.
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Optimists hoping for peace in Ethiopia with TPLF have hardly thought through the nature of today’s problems of our country. US also needs to cleanse its name & image alliance with TPLF murders has spoiled

13 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is habitually dishonest and a mafia group in power in Ethiopia.

After the cruelties it has perpetrated especially during the past two years, things have gotten worse all the more. In view of this I have chosen to sink in my head and see if anything better could emerge next for this unfortunate country. I am convinced that the biggest success for Ethiopia is not only what comes next; it is whether Ethiopians could succeed in completely removing the roots and branches of the TPLF mafiosi from power and for good!
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US Ambassador Patricia Haslach parts Ethiopia, not with media encounter but farewell remarks to US Embassy staff in Addis Abeba

4 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

One question departing career ambassadors usually confront at the end of their tour of duty in a given country, as I pointed out in a commentary of August 7, 2013, is whether they should say something to the press, and if so how much they should say about their experiences in the country they are stationed in.
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Venezuelans have freely determined their future without United States help; so should Ethiopians to overcome oppression & corruption by the murderous TPLF ethnic minority regime!

8 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

After 16 years in power, Venezuela’s corrupt and abusive regime is getting its wings clipped. There is a lesson to learn there.
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Al-Shabab regroups in southern and southwestern Somalia; militant group takes control of towns

6 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Before Barack Obama arrived in East Africa last July, the TPLF crooks orchestrated some military action, spending lots of money and human lives. They claimed quick victory and that there was no longer any Al-Shabab anymore in Somalia.

    There you have it, barely two months since Acting Governor of Lower Shabelle Ali Nur has now confirmed to Al Jazeera “fighters have taken El Saliindi and Kuntuwarey in country’s southwest. This happened just last Friday!


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