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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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For Habtamu Ayalew’s sake & the many nameless TPLF-victims, Dr. Tedros Adhanom must finally show decency by withdrawing his name from candidacy for WHO director-general post!

28 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

The end is drawing closer

By the ongoing Ethiopian popular uprising, spearheaded by the people of Oromia and Amhara regions, Ethiopians have been empowered and are resolved to dethrone the TPLF, a regime that has been in power for a quarter century through the suppression and oppression of Ethiopians in all sorts of inhuman ways.
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TPLF at war with diplomatic tradition & order of precedence

2 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

For sometime now, Ethiopia’s diplomacy has been doing exceptionally bizarre things. Among others, just look at some of the foreign minister’s comments on the social media. Not that most of them are the type that bring little by way of added value to the country’s foreign policy, diplomacy or its direction in the world. But also on occasions they are terribly harmful or self-incriminating.
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UN report unveils efforts by Somalia leaders & US firm to divert country’s assets for personal gains

16 Jul

Editor’s Note:

    We hear a lot about Dubai now becoming the hideout for wealths from poor African peoples and nations by their officials leaders, including TPLF senior civilian and military leaders? Why is the international community and the media silent about this?


 
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Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(Reuters) – A United Nations panel that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions on Somalia has accused the country’s president, a former minister, and a U.S. law firm of conspiring to divert Somali assets recovered abroad, according to a new report.
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Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom – a darling of the West – makes too many hairs stand, Addis Fortune

10 Dec
    “Our government allocated 50 million birr start up budget for returnees’ evacuation and rehabilitation from Saudi. More funds will be allocated as needed.”

          –   From Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom ‘s twitter message.

    Saudi Arabia charters and pays for 70 flights to return 32 Ethiopians. The monies used to evacuate our citizens was paid by Saudi Arabia, unlike the claim by the minister. The IOM and other UN agencies have helped, as has the Red Cross. What is the input of the Ethiopian authorities?

          –   32,000 illegal Ethiopians to be deported by November end

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Foreign Minister Says Nile Dam Project Would Proceed, Regardless of Expert Report

2 Mar

By Berhanu Fekade

A study report that involved experts from Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan and independent individuals from other countries, is expected to come out in May, however, Ethiopia is saying that it will stand firm in resuming the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam.
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