Tag Archives: Italy

As WHO begins screening six candidates to the DG post, there is need to restate why I am opposed to Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy

31 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The world is welcoming November 2016 shortly.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) lengthy election processes, leading to the appointment by the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the ninth director-general of WHO in May 2017 goes into gear for its first phase live forum with the six candidates on November 1-2, 2016 at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva. Surely, one of the six would be picked up in May 2017 as the new director-general and assume his/her responsibilities on 1 July 2017.
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Bolivia, Ethiopia & Sweden elected UN Security Council members for 2017-2018; GA balloting to continue

28 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Bolivia and Ethiopia have run unchallenged to two non-permanent seats in the UN security Council, representing the Latin America and Caribbean Region and Africa, respectively.

Having won stiff competition, Sweden was elected on the first round beating its challengers Italy & the Netherlands with a vote of 134 member states.
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Hacking Team blames TPLF INSA’s ‘reckless, clumsy usage of our solution caused us damage’

8 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Cora currier and MOrgan Marquis-Boire, The//Intercept

Documents obtained by hackers from the Italian spyware manufacturer Hacking Team confirm that the company sells its powerful surveillance technology to countries with dubious human rights records.
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Pope Francis appoints Ethiopia’s Mons. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, CM, Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Cardinal

4 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Church (ECC)

Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Church (ECC)

Pope Francis has appointed 15 new cardinals from countries around the world. Accordingly, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Tonga, Cape Verde, Panama, Spain, Uruguay, Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, New Zealand, Italy (two) and Portugal have received appointment of their respective citizens as cardinals of the Rome-based Church.
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100s dead on Italy’s shores: UN presses protection of immigrants to go higher up on global agenda

3 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Today October 3, the day when hundreds lost their lives on the shores of Italy, in New York the General Assembly’s High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened with a call from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to implement measures that protect the rights of millions of migrants as well as recognize their contributions to society.
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Hundreds feared dead as migrant boat with Horn of Africa citizens sinks off Italy

3 Oct

Body bags containing African migrants, who drowned trying to reach Italian shores, lie in the harbour of Lampedusa October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Nino Randazzo/ASP press office/Handout via Reuters

by Wladimir Pantaleone, Reuters   – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

More than 100 people drowned and over 200 were unaccounted for after a boat packed with mostly Horn of Africa citizens, the majority Eritreans and citizens of Somalia, caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday.
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Euro-Area Recession Deepens as Slowdown Exceeds Estimates

15 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

By Angeline Benoit, Bloomberg

The euro-area economy shrank more than economists forecast in the three months through March, extending a recession to a record sixth quarter and increasing pressure on the currency bloc’s leaders to spur growth.
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“Not knowing where to go to be heard,” Ethiopia’s private sector seeks interlocutors in foreign embassies!

6 Dec

THE FINE LINE (From Addis Fortune)

In one of his stern warnings to some of the leaders of the opposition parties, the Prime Minister once said that his administration has “eyes and ears.” Taking that at face value, such an administration should have paid notice to the state of paralysis that the private sector finds itself in today, gossip observes. Exhausted from a series of shock therapies in policy prescriptions, many members of the private sector are timid and subdued, if not feeble.
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