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Brexit: Could it cleanse and sanitize the international non-sytem?

24 Jun

TEO Editorial :

Sanitization moment for the international system

UK’s withdrawal (Brexit) from the European Union (EU), a continental organization that for long has lost its ways, may be a revolution. We would dare to say that it may possibly have positive implications to the international system, which has become a non-system.

Difficult as Brexit may be for the people of the United Kingdom, experts and the media should refrain from weaving its story out of strands of doom and gloom.
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The inescapable humanitarian crisis on wealthy Europe’s laps: States & peoples react differently

4 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At its worst, the use of the term “migrant” by Europe, including by the international media, is devious. To start with, it is not consistent with international law.
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Edward Snowden reacts to UK’s emergency surveillance bill; people under dictatorship also concerned

13 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On July 10, Reuters reported that the UK Parliament is planning to push through new laws requiring phone companies to keep records of customer calls and internet activity. It is reported that rights activists warn that the bill sets ‘dangerous precedent.’ On his part, Prime Minister Cameron is saying parliament should be concerned about the consequences of not acting.
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Annan calls for end to ‘unconscionable’ exploitation of Africa’s resources

10 May

Much of the wealth from natural resources fails to flow to local people, says the Africa Progress Report. Photograph (courtesy of Reuters)

Much of the wealth from natural resources fails to flow to local people, says the Africa Progress Report. Photograph (courtesy of Reuters)


 
by Heather Stewart, The Guardian

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, is urging David Cameron to use Britain’s chairmanship of the G8 to end some of the “unconscionable” practices of companies exploiting Africa’s vast reserves of natural resources.
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Somalia Conference opens: UK should aim at 3rd confab possibly jointly with Turkey

7 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

Truly speaking, it is very difficult to expect anything out of the May 7 one-day Somalia Conference 2013, which took place in London. Voices of skepticism were abundant even at the preparatory phases, as are now after the conference ended and its intentions summed up in a final communiqué released already made available as public document.
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Crystal gazing 2013: The relations between Ethiopia and UK in perspective

23 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

2013 seems hardly a promising year, at least, not for everyone. I know it from the experience of my country that it is not, as bad policies have piled up to roil governance. While it still is too early to be conclusive, not Brazil, not China nor India have also fluttered any positive signals about 2013.
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Requiem for a Reprobate: Ethiopian Tyrant Should Not Be Lionized

24 Aug

By Thor Halvorssen and Alex Gladstein

With the dust beginning to settle on yesterday’s death of Meles Zenawi—ruler of Ethiopia since 1991—Western leaders have been quick to lavish praise on his legacy. A darling of the national security and international development industries, Zenawi was applauded for cooperating with the U.S. government on counter-terrorism and for spurring economic growth in Ethiopia—an impoverished, land-locked African nation of 85 million people. In truth, democratic leaders who praise Zenawi do a huge injustice to the struggle for human rights and individual dignity in Ethiopia.
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