Tag Archives: EITI

EITI claims good progress in extractive industries’ transparency & disclosures in 29 nations; laggard Ethiopia not one of them

11 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is seen bubbly this time around. It is because of what the progress it has seen in member states transparency and reporting, as presented in its 2014 report, which it says is a “more complete account of the extractive industries” in its member states.
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What is EITI’s Clare Short up to in Ethiopia?

9 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Board chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is visiting Ethiopia at a time, when the TPLF regime has intensified, in the words of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), its “witch hunt against privately-owned media.” The press freedom advocate and journalists defender organization on November 7, 2014 reported:
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Is Clare Short, EITI chair & former UK official, facilitating corruption in Ethiopia & shoring up repression with the Initiative as vehicle?

24 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Alemyaheu Gebremariam, al mariam’s commentaries

Last week, Clare Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), succeeded in bullying the EITI Board members into voting to admit the ruling regime in Ethiopia into her Club. She did it the old-fashioned way— arm-twisting, browbeating, bulldozing, rear-end kicking, a little bit of jawboning and sweet-talkin’ and a whole lot of temper tantrum throwing. She had learned her lessons well. In 2003, when Short ripped into Tony Blair and threatened to resign her position as Secretary of State for International Development over the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, she fulminated defiantly, “But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it.”
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EITI badly damages its asset – CREDIBILITY – vital in promoting transparency & good governance

21 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

In welcoming the decision by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), approving Ethiopia’s ‘candidature’ status, the TPLF propaganda Minister Redwan Hussein told the Turkish News Agency Thursday “his government has been striving proactively to achieve waste-free, transparent and corruption free industrial system in line with its pro-poor development approach”.
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Clare Short carries the day for Ethiopia at EITI – woe unto the Initiative’s future & poor Africans

19 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

At its Osol meeting on March 19, 2014, the international EITI Board has approved Ethiopia’s application as EITI ‘candidature’ status, whose future approval is subject to preformance in the first three years.
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EITI should reject Ethiopia’s application: Repression of civil society contravenes its rules

14 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    In the Note to The Corporate Scramble for Africa, this blog observed “the idea of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a very good measure to save the country [Ethiopi] from the scourge of corruption and capital flight.” We have no doubt that Clare Short’s letter to the EITI board, socliciting support for Ethiopia’s application for membership, is cold-bloodedly calculated measure to stop that.
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Ethiopia seeks EITI membership – if it were up to it – without free media and independent civil society groups

10 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a novel mechanism, which is extremely beneficial to poor developing countries, if they so choose to make good use of their natural resources (oil, gas and minerals), with a view to improving the lives of their peoples. What the EITI does is ensure that what governments say they have put to the market and have in return received in payments are consistent with payments international companies report they have paid.
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ኢትዮጵያ በሙስናና በፕሬስ አፈና በዓለም ከሚታወቁት ተመሳሳይ አገሮች መካከል መስለፏ ሊያስገርም አይገባም፤ ያልዘሩት አይበቅልምና

4 Dec

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory

ማክሰኞ ኅዳር 3፣ 2013 ይፋ የተደረገውን የትራንስፔረንሲ ኢንተርናሽናልን ዓመታዊ ዘገባ መነሻ በማድረግ ሪፖርተር፡ “ኢትዮጵያ ከሙስና ጽዱነት ተርታ ውጭ ከሆኑና በሙስና ተግባር በከፍተኛ ደረጃ ከሚፈረጁ አገሮች አንዷ ሆና መገኘቷን ይፋ” መደረጉን መንሳኤ በማድረግ ይህንን አሳፋሪ ዜና ሕዝብ በዛሬው ዕትሙ ለኢትዮጵያ አቅርቧል።
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