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Abiy holds talks with new World Bank chief David Malpass. What could WB do abt unemployment?

2 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Addis Ababa May 1/2019 (ENA) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed conferred with World Bank Group president, David Malpass and his delegation in his office on Wednesday.

Malpass is taking his first oversea trip to three African countries including Ethiopia since assuming leadership of the World Bank Group on April 9, 2019.

The World Bank Group is an important source of finance for Ethiopia’s development efforts, according to Office of the Prime Minister.

In October 2018, the WB has approved 1.2 billion USD in grants and loans to Ethiopia to support its economic growth and the ongoing reforms in the country, it was learned.

WB Group President David Malpass said “We must increase Africa’s development momentum to foster broad-based growth, raise median incomes, create jobs, tackle climate resilience, and incorporate women and young people in economies.’

Moreover, he said “I am looking forward to hearing from government leaders, private sector representatives and directly from the people of Ethiopia, Madagascar, and Mozambique on how the Bank Group can further assist in meeting these challenges.”

What is DAVID MALPASS going to do about, when World Bank’s own 2030 poverty reduction target is quietly pushed off the table?

The President’s visit to Ethiopia, Mozambique and Madagascar is as part of his plans to deepen the Bank’s effort in promoting economic stability in the countries.



USAID Administrator in Ethiopia: His remarks focus on drought situation, while expressing US concern over human rights situation & political space

31 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Administrator Green:

It is an honor to be here today, and I’d like to thank the Prime Minister and all the Ethiopian people for your hospitality.

My visit is part of a long relationship between our two countries. Today we had a frank and honest discussion about a broad range of issues, including the United States’ commitment to standing with the people of Ethiopia, as they experience a third consecutive year of drought.
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Latest USAID Ethiopia mission exposes WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom’s integrity problems

22 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In his renowned book The New Diplomacy: International Affairs in the Modern Age (1983), former Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban travels far in time and the exquisite in style to find his definition of diplomacy. At a prominent point in his book, he quotes an 18th century French writer by the name Le Trosne, who once had described diplomacy as:

“an obscure art which hides itself in the folds of deceit, which fears to let itself be seen and believes it can exist only in the darkness of mystery.”

That may not certainly be the case. Its acceptance also is a harsh verdict against so many renowned diplomats with great achievements. Sadly, however, two hundred-thirty-nine years later Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom seems to be improvising Le Tronse’s essence of diplomacy. Hence, all that the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general post candidate has to do is tinker with the latter part of the French writer’s description of diplomacy, i.e., expunging the last six words – ‘only in the darkness of mystery’ – and replacing them with “by consistent lies and self-replicating fogginess.”
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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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Helsinki Sanomat, respected Finnish daily, gives some thought to an Obama surprise in Ethiopia during state visit

3 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Helsinki Sanomat closely follows events around the world, including Ethiopia – one of Finland’s development partner countries for aid and international trade purposes.

Recall that a week before the 24 May 2015 election, the paper in its 17th May issue penned the lead idea that indeed a week later proved the Ethiopian election was simply “a substantial waste of money for false democracy.”
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Ethiopia:                                               Difficult terrain for Barack Obama

25 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Philipp Sandner; Deutsche Welle news report

    Barack Obama has become the first sitting US president to visit Kenya. His next stop, Ethiopia, has a poor human rights record, but is strategically important for the US. This may temper Obama’s criticism.

In Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian prime minister will welcome a US president to his country for the first time in its history. Some Ethiopians view this as an emotional occasion. Barack Obama, one resident of Addis Ababa told DW, “should be proud to come to Ethiopia – the most ancient country in the world, the origin of Lucy, of Homo erectus, ancestor of mankind.”
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Barack Obama’s brief mission to Ethiopia may not be easy for both sides; he should prove his skills as leader at a time when TPLF is destroying Ethiopians by all means

22 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

While I am not known as a morning friendly person, Wednesday morning I got up early and sat in front of my computer. I started by leafing through pages of newspapers and web pages that usually carry some articles or commentaries on Ethiopia.
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Obama’s decision to travel to Ethiopia troubles Jeffrey Smith, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights

25 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(AFP) – President Barack Obama will in late July become the first sitting American leader to visit Ethiopia and the headquarters of the African Union, the White House said Friday.
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