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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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UPDATE 3: AP story reviews today’s Ethiopian hijacking contextually

17 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

AP reported that Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot has indicated Swiss federal authorities were investigating the hijacking and would press charges that could carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
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Signing/ratifying international human rights instruments is safe bet for worst human rights violators: Ethiopia’s case Part II

29 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

Annually, before the autumn session of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the human rights situation in designated countries and the spring annual session of the Council, it is customary for national and international human rights organizations and national defenders to submit what in their view could help improve the human rights situation in a given country.
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