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Trump replaces Secretary of State Tillerson with CIA’s Mike Pompeo

13 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson didn’t have the time to recuperate from his gruelling trip to Africa, when President Trump Tuesday threw him out of office, according to US media reports and a confirmation by the president.
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Angela Merkel: “Germany can no longer rely on Donald Trump’s America: We Europeans must take our destiny into our own hands'”

29 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Samuel Osborne, The Independent
 
Angela Merkel has suggested Germany and Europe can no longer rely on the US under Donald Trump.

Speaking at a campaign event held in a Bavarian beer tent, the German Chancellor emphasised the need for friendly relations with the US, Britain and Russia, but added: “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.”
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President Donald Trump calls Egypt’s president Sisi

23 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

US President Trump discusses fight against terrorism with Egypt’s Sisi

    US President Donald Trump discussed on Monday in a phone conversation with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the war against terrorism and extremism, and applauded El-Sisi efforts on those fronts, Egyptian presidential spokesman said.
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The crisis of multilateralism and the future of humanitarian action, opinion on aid and policy

30 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Antonio Donini* IRIN
 

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”

– Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks, circa 1930.

Long before the November 2016 US elections, there were clear signals that multilateralism was in crisis. In fact, Donald Trump’s election is just the continuation of a downward spiral that has been under way for some time.

The most obvious symptom of this trend is the inability of the so-called international community to address armed conflict in any meaningful way. From Afghanistan to Ukraine, from Libya to Yemen, from South Sudan to Syria: the UN Security Council is blocked, and there is no respite in sight for civilians. Many conflicts are now “IHL-free war zones”: international humanitarian law is marginalised and humanitarian principles are jettisoned – whether by state or non-state armed groups. Slaughter, torture, and “surrender or starve” strategies thrive, despite much hand-wringing. Those who do manage to flee war zones do not fare much better.
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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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