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In the twilight of Obama’s presidency …

31 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The US-Africa Leaders Summit (ALS) of August 5-6, 2014 in Washington D.C. is coming in the waning days of Barack Obama’s presidency. The ALS also coincides with a number of events, including the president’s birthday – August 4. The latter has even tempted some to wonder if next week’s event could be an exercise in building the president’s legacy.
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Putin hints at problems plaguing Russia: Corruption, stagnation, ethnic mafia, ethnic tensions

16 Dec

by Uwe KluBmann
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

In his annual state of the nation address on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the need to rein in corruption and called for technological progress. But he also hinted at the bigger problems that will plague his country in years to come.
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Ten problems Obama could solve right now – Foreign Policy

5 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

In a January 24, 2013 article, at the start of the second term of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, TE discussed what changes he could introduce in Ethio-US ties. In that regard, the article highlighted the inconsistency between existing United States policy towards Ethiopia – for that matter African states in general – and the Presidents new Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa, which the White House released in mid-June 2012.
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Hailemariam suggests rising teff prices shoul be countered with changes in food habits

1 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn appeared in parliament for the second time today since he succeeded Meles for the customary questions & answers session, according to Fana.
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“Eritreans are our cousins”: HMD – Feelers with no fill

13 Dec

Source: CCTV

The Meles Zenawi I Knew – Journalist Barry Malone

24 Aug

Posted by Admin

Ethiopia’s late dictator was a complex and sophisticated leader — a self-taught ex-guerrilla who brought his people economic growth and repression.

I once asked Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died on Aug. 20 from an unspecified illness at age 57, whether he was a dictator. He grinned and then, stopping, just looked at me.

Nervously, I did what a journalist should never do, and filled the silence.

“A lot of people call you that,” I said.

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