Tag Archives: Burundi

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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Int’l law experts accuse 9 African states of practicing gruesome torture; experts vow to end it!

9 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

GENEVA — International law prohibits torture under all circumstances, yet it remains a widespread practice. Doctors, psychiatrists, lawyers and other experts met Friday at the United Nations in Geneva to exchange views on how to stop torture and how to tackle the long-lasting suffering of victims.
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EU sanction takes aim where it hurts Burundi: Peacekeeper funding

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The European Union plans to cut back its funding for Burundi’s lucrative peacekeeping contingent in Somalia to try to force President Pierre Nkurunziza into talks with opponents and away from the brink of ethnic conflict, diplomatic sources said.
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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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Burundi to fight AU peacekeepers, if they step foot on its soil; I say good, for different reason!

1 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

I am one of those persons puzzled by the regional and international pressures that is targeting Burundi to receive the 5,000-strong African Union (AU) force, known as MAPROBU for the African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi. The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) approved the force on 17 December 2015.
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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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Next door to Ethiopia, Al Bashir throws to prison opposition leaders; Uganda rebels shed blood; Mugabe pushes wife higher up, etc – the picture is unpleasant!

7 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The arrest of the two leaders comes after a campaign launched by the government officials against the Sudan Call signed in the Ethiopian capital on 3 December by the opposition and rebel leaders . Also, the president Omer Bashir last week warned the opposition against inking deals with the rebel groups.
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East African rapid response force said ready by December

23 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), with 5,000 soldiers from 10 nations, will help the region deal with its own rebellions, civil wars and coups, and reduce its reliance on foreign troops, officials at a meeting of defense minister said.

(Reuters) – A long-delayed east African rapid reaction force – meant to help stamp out unrest from the Seychelles to Rwanda – will be up and running in December, senior regional officials said on Friday.
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