Tag Archives: Mali

Inquiry finds UN police used excessive force during Mali protests: Finding swift, but more rule of law & accountability in missions essential

5 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At present, the UN has 12,436 police, 1,755 military observers, 11,762 local civilians, of which the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) shares 1,033 UN police, 513 international civilian operatives, 469 local civilians, 119 UN volunteers and 8,461 troops. It is also a place that since March 2013 has witnessed 44 UN fatalities.
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The lesson of downing Malaysian air in Ukraine: Where the U.S. doesn’t fly

20 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Following the downing in eastern Ukraine of Malaysian passenger airlines, Flight 17, which was shot down on July 17 by separatist rebels, the US has issued flight advisories and prohibitions for 14 airspaces around the world, identifying countries by name. The concerned states are:
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Obama Visit Should Stress Media Freedoms during his Africa visit

25 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Human Rights Watch

    President Obama should recognize the courage of African journalists and activists who speak the truth in the face of threats and reprisals, and call on his African allies to do the same. He should make clear to African leaders that the media and activist groups are critical for development, and should be embraced.

    Daniel Bekele, Africa Director

United States president Barack Obama should use his visit to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, beginning June 26, 2013, to support besieged media outlets and independent groups across the African continent, Human Rights Watch said today.
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The Africa Report’s incomplete list of Gulf States’ wants from Africa

2 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Editor’s Note:

    Perhaps The Africa Report did not bother to list out everything the Gulf States/Arabs want in Africa. Therefore, the paper has limited itself to only some diamonds and expansion of trade. This is the most incomplete list ever, if one only looks cares to review the daily headlines, much less history, over the past three to four years.
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Conflict to dominate African Union summit, evidence of the region’s fragility

27 Jan

Opening Session of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 January 2013 (Courtesy of AU)

Opening Session of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 January 2013 (Courtesy of AU)


 
By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

PM Hailemariam Dessalegn is elected Chairman of the 20th AU Summit. The hands of the 47-year old prime minister would be full, although this is his first international undertaking.

He would have to deal with the French intervention in an African country and consequences of its bombing in Mali,aimed at bringing an end to occupation of that country by Islamic extremists. This comes on the back of the unresolved conflict situations in eastern Congo, the impasse in Central African Republic, the entrenched crises in South Sudan and Sudan, among other simmering tensions in the region.
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Reminiscences of history on Ethiopia’s role in the founding of the OAU

3 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Who is the founder of the OAU?

A few days ago, by accident the mouse pointer of my computer hovered over the question: Who is the founder of the OAU? The place was on Answers.com . For some reason, it caught my attention.
But wait, there’s more!

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