Tag Archives: Gulf States

Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

24 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Graham Ruddick, The Guardian
Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster that has found itself at the centre of the Gulf diplomatic crisis, was launched in 1996, and has since grown to become the most-watched TV channel in the Arab world.

It claims to broadcast to more than 310m households in more than 100 countries. The company employs more than 3,000 people and has a London studio in the Shard.
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Sudan lured into TPLF’s defense: Joint forces to operate under single command along common border

16 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In the last few days, the media in Ethiopia and Sudan reported about Ethiopia and the Sudan concluding agreement to establish a joint military force under single command along the common border, which would become operational in a few weeks time.
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Could President El-Sisi be sincere in vowing not to allow rift with Ethiopia?

10 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Egypt’s new President Abdul Fatah El-Sisi came to office Sunday June 8, 2014, declaring – in his words – “It is time for our great people to reap the harvest of their two revolutions.” This reference relates to Mubarak’s overthrow by the first revolution. The second revolution brought to power the Field Marshal and defense minister turned civilian now President of Egypt, after he overthrew the first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi a year ago in a coup d’etat.
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Record number of Ethiopians flee to Yemen – Meles thinks the best solution is to close the border

19 May

By Joe DeCapua

A record number of African refugees and migrants have arrived in Yemen this year. Most are from Ethiopia. U.N. refugee agency spokesman Andrej Mahecic says more people are crossing the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to get to Yemen.
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When suicide is the only escape

8 Apr

By Khaled A Beydoun

Washington, DC – For Alem Dechesa, death was the only way out. For thousands of voiceless Ethiopian domestic workers working in Lebanon, suicide is the only avenue for escaping a nihilistic existence.
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