Tag Archives: middle-east

Ambassador Robert Ford speaks on diplomacy and current US policy

20 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At his last diplomatic assignment, Ambassador Ford was US envoy to Syria. He disagreed with his government’s policies and resigned from his post. He’s now in the academic world.

In my July 14, 2016 article fighting Tedros Adhanom’s campaign to become Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), I unsuccessfully used some facts from Ambassador Robert Ford to oppose his candidacy. Therein a reader would find the following:
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How the Muslim world lost the freedom to choose

28 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Kim Ghattas, Carnegie Endowment for Int’ Peace

No aspect of culture was spared from the Islamization drive, as movie theaters were shut from Karachi to Peshawar, artists were driven underground and school curricula redesigned to create a “monolithic image of Pakistan as an Islamic state and taught students to view only Muslims as Pakistani citizens.”

When national security advisor H.R. McMaster wanted to convince U.S. President Donald Trump that Afghanistan was not hopeless, he whipped out a 1972 black-and-white picture of women in miniskirts on the streets of Kabul.
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Ethiopia’s mismanaged jobless double-digit growth & repression: A lethal combination of the push factor behind Ethiopian migration

9 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Caption Ethiopian women flocking to the Middle East in search of jobs.

Alem Dechasa, an Ethiopian domestic in Beirut was yesterday’s horrific story of abuses of the collective – domestic workers – by Middle East societies. A Master’s Degree thesis by Nami Belihu Ketema in 2014 at the University of Oregon recalled the following in its introduction about Alem Dechassa, whose abuser and violator of her human dignity Lebanon has hardly cared to seize and apply to him and his accomplices the laws in their book:
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Vladimir Putin bids for major world role as his forces move into Syria

27 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Emma Graham-Harrison and Alec Luhn

    Last week satellite images revealed Russia’s military expansion in Syria, with deployments of troops, tanks and warplanes. Now western governments are scrambling to respond to the shift in power in the Middle East

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70 Ethiopian Migrants Perish In The Red Sea On Their Way To Yemen

8 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Sneha Shanka, IBT

Illegal migrants, who attempted to flee the coast to Europe, travel in a boat after they were detained by the Libyan coastguard in Garbouli on June 5, 2014. Reuters/Hani Amara

At least 70 Ethiopians were killed when a boat capsized off Yemen’s western coast due to strong winds and rough seas, officials said Sunday, according to The Associated Press. The sinking, which reportedly occurred on Saturday, happened off the Red Sea port city of al-Makha.
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The state of our nation: Ethiopia to train 150 thousand domestic workers for the Middle East

1 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) plans to provide trainings to 150 thousand individuals in domestic works [?] this budget year.
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Water: What other states have done to save/build their resources level

15 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

water withdrawal by sector by region
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Information provided by the United Nations in its World Water Development Report 4 (2012) highlights the state of global water management. The report clearly indicates the water related risks and uncertainties facing the global community right at this moment, which are summarized hereunder:
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UN report implicates Ethiopians in drugs trafficking, as East Africa is threatened by crime networks

10 Sep

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Transnational Organized Crime in Eastern Africa: A Threat Assessment, the latest report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC), provides insight into some of Eastern Africa’s principal transnational organized crime threats, which includes Ethiopia.
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