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The inescapable humanitarian crisis on wealthy Europe’s laps: States & peoples react differently

4 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At its worst, the use of the term “migrant” by Europe, including by the international media, is devious. To start with, it is not consistent with international law.
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Panel names Ethiopia one of top sources for illicit financial flow

15 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “These outflows are facilitated by the establishment of shadow financial systems such as tax havens, secrecy jurisdictions, disguised corporations, anonymous trust accounts and fake foundations, as well as trade mis-pricing and money laundering techniques,which enrich certain individuals at the expense of the great majority.”

    Illicit financial flows: why Africa needs to “track it, stop it and get it”

A high level panel delegated by the African Union (AU) and chaired by Thabo Mbeki, the former president of South Africa, has found Ethiopia to be among the top African nations in terms of being a source of illicit financial flows (IFFs), most of which makes ways to the developed world.
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UN enters into business of giving loans to gov’t: The case of Addis Abeba light rail transit project

13 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) furnished a loan of 150,000 dollars to the TPLF to realize the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit project (LRT), according to The Ethiopian Reporter.
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Two best teams bring World Cup 2014 to a close: Deservedly Germany takes the trophy

14 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Fifa picture

We congratulate both Argentina and Germany for the wonderful soccer and determined struggle each put up. This is not a matter of the ball being round, but the German team has excelled in a good finish. This blog salutes them for their success!

Finally thank you to both Argentina and Germany for the suspenseful night. Their tension, competition, skills and determination they have shown us during this match have given us better opportunity to finally get the World Cup spirit!

We learned from Fifa that the original trophy, named Jules Rimet Trophy, was awarded from 1930 to 1970. That original trophy, which used to circulate until one country wins three times is put out of circulation.

It has not been awarded to any country since 1974, having become by law possession of Fifa. Therefore, since 1974 Fifa has introduced the Fifa World Cup Trophy, which is 18 karat gold and weighs 6.1kgs.

Because of that each winning country now keeps the trophy and a replica is made for the next winner, with its predecessor victors’ names engraved at its bottom.

The national interest: Merkel asks Ukraine “to keep sense of proportion” in its fight against separatists

13 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a phone call late on Thursday to keep a sense of proportion in his actions against separatists and to protect civilians, a German government spokesman said on Friday.

“The Chancellor urged President Poroshenko to maintain a sense of proportion in his legitimate actions against the separatists and to protect the civilian population,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

“Both agreed that talks of the contact group … are urgently needed now in order to begin the implementation of Poroshenko’s peace plan and a mutual ceasefire,” he said.

Ghana vs Germany: Black Star talents give favorite Germans scare at World Cup 2014

22 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Germany and Ghana can’t be separated after thrilling encounter in which Miroslav Klose equals Ronaldo’s record.

    Asamoah roaring like lion, after scoring (Laurence Griffiths /GEtty Images)

    Asamoah roaring like lion, after scoring (Laurence Griffiths /GEtty Images)

    *Ghana led 2-1 thanks to goals from Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew.

    *With his first touch, Miroslav Klose equalised to make it 2-2 and equalled Ronaldo’s record of 15 World Cup goals.

    *Klose becomes third player to score in four World Cups after Seeler and Pele.

    *Mario Gotze put Germany ahead after 51 minutes.

    *Result means Group G won’t be settled until the last round of fixtures.

    *End-to-end game is one of the best of the tournament.

Source: Mirror

TRADE: German export loopholes facilitate repression under autocratic regimes – Ethiopia’s case

10 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

The revelation that German spyware helped the Ethiopian authorities to locate, arrest and torture opposition followers, raises broader questions about the loopholes in Berlin’s export control procedures.
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German FM Steinmeier to Ethiopian officials: “Economic development and democracy cannot be divided”

28 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
DW interview with the Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: “Politics is our Africa priority

Steinmeier’s talks in Ethiopia (here with foreign minister Teodros Adhanom) touched on human rights (Credit: DW)

Deutsche Welle: The situation in Ukraine is very tense and there’s a dangerous crisis in Europe: is this the right time for a trip to Africa? Are you able to concentrate on the countries you’re visiting?
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