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Democracy, Press Freedom Flourish in Ethiopia, says AMI CEO to make money for that statement – man eat dog what abomination!

25 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Addis Ababa, April 24/2014 (ENA) CEO of the African Media Initiative (AMI), Amadou Mahtar Ba said he has witnessed that the democracy building and freedom of the press in Ethiopia is getting strengthened.
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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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Ethiopia’s Opposition Rises Again

18 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by William-Lloyd-George

GONDAR, Ethiopia, Jul 18 2013 (IPS) – Since the violent quashing of political protests after the ruling party won Ethiopia’s 2005 elections, this East African nation has seen little in the way of political dissent. That is, until the last few months.
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