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The rich world receives schemed billions from low-income nations, Ethiopia included, with poor citizens suffering & those in power continuing to enjoy life of affluence

3 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

A fresh study titled The Trillion-Dollar Scandal by One – an anti-poverty group known for lauding the United Kingdom’s pro-poor stance and actions against poverty – tells the world that shady deals have become cause for at least one trillion dollars ($762 billion euros) each year from the world’s poorest countries.
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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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