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‘Superpowers’ Ethiopia & Kenya elbowed tiny Seychelles out of its UN Security Council seat aspiration

10 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

It should certainly be obvious to any student of global affairs that Ethiopia is badly in need of membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The TPLF-led regime, known for its brutality even amongst its bankrollers, realizes that its image is badly in need of heavy dose of mending via treatment only a seat at the Council avails.
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TPLF regime eyes UN Security Council seat edging silent Kenya, while Seychelles is said to have ‘voluntarily relinquished’, a claim intriguing UN observers

8 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

I. Security Council seat, a lotto or blackmail?

The dawn of 2016 – more precisely the mid-afternoon of the New Year day – was not as smooth and easy for me like its start under Helsinki’s sunny morning with temperature -4 celsius. This change of mood got me after I read an unpleasant news from Addis Abeba on the ruling party’s media. If indeed the scenario, as reported by the nation’s foreign minister is true and correct, the TPLF has managed to seize the opportunity to make Ethiopia sole candidate for seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the 2017-2018 term in a mysterious horse trading with two other East African candidate nations.
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East African rapid response force said ready by December

23 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), with 5,000 soldiers from 10 nations, will help the region deal with its own rebellions, civil wars and coups, and reduce its reliance on foreign troops, officials at a meeting of defense minister said.

(Reuters) – A long-delayed east African rapid reaction force – meant to help stamp out unrest from the Seychelles to Rwanda – will be up and running in December, senior regional officials said on Friday.
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