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Tampere University of Technology sought to honor Ethiopian tyrant with honorary degree – its opponents expect an apology

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mikko Paakkanen* Helsingin Sanomat  

    The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) was about to honor the Ethiopian tyrant with honorary doctorate degree. This action by the university has caused offense and there is a feeling apology is in order.
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Helsinki Sanomat, respected Finnish daily, gives some thought to an Obama surprise in Ethiopia during state visit

3 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Helsinki Sanomat closely follows events around the world, including Ethiopia – one of Finland’s development partner countries for aid and international trade purposes.

Recall that a week before the 24 May 2015 election, the paper in its 17th May issue penned the lead idea that indeed a week later proved the Ethiopian election was simply “a substantial waste of money for false democracy.”
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Ethiopian election 2015: UNDP reacts to charges it is promoting TPLF regime, albeit mere denial

20 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) is very grateful for the response received and clarifications provided by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Ethiopia Office to the charges and criticisms of how Resident Representative Eugene Owusu handled himself on Monday, 14 May 2015 regarding his presumed role of being electoral patriarch in Ethiopia, especially in the lead to the finale of Sunday’s voting hours.
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Major Nordic paper shines light on road to substandard & undemocratic nature of Ethiopia’s May 24 Election

17 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Credit (Karttakeskus, via JH HS)

Credit (Karttakeskus, via JH HS)

Helsingin Sanomat, daily newspaper with the largest subscription in Finland and the Nordic countries, has carried on its Sunday, May 17, 2015 edition an article dealing with Ethiopia’s forthcoming election. The article is penned by the veteran journalist Antti Ämmälä and is titled: Vaalit ovat rahantuhlausta. Its English rendition conveys the literal notion that from the get go the May 24, 2015 election has been money wasted for false democracy.
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