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Nobel Peace Prize: Never simple task zeroing on those that have “conferred the greatest benefit on mankind”

21 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Donald Trump? Hardly.

Reconciliation between the Koreas? Rather premature.

Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea? Probably missed the deadline.

As the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize looms, it’s easier to rule out names than guess who’s going to win.

This year the field of possibilities facing the five members of the Norwegian committee tasked with awarding the prize was pretty wide, with 331 individuals and organisations proposed for the prestigious prize, which will be announced on Friday in Oslo.

And, as usual, despite the fact the list of candidates is a secret, predictions about who might win are gathering pace.

With the postponement of this year’s Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years over a #MeToo scandal at the Swedish Academy, Friday’s peace award has become the most highly anticipated Nobel announcement this year.


The nascent reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea has also fuelled hope that a durable peace can be reached between the two neighbouring countries after 20 years of war.

For Wallensteen, the peace prize could go to Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. But he only took power in April with his peace overtures coming to fruition this summer.

That is a little late for the Nobel committee, which takes nominations at the start of the year.

Given the lack of certainty and the limited scope of progress on potentially prize-winning initiatives, some observers are turning to some longer-term contenders.

/South China Morning Post

3 October 2018

Korea dismisses diplomat in Ethiopia suspected of raping female worker

22 Jul

Editor’s Note:

    TPLF take a lesson! Korea’s image is not damaged by this because this hubris by its diplomats has become public. Do you also see how a free press serves the nation well informing citizens, when such shame befalls government, by high officials or any of its employees at any level?

    On the contrary, this revelation has made Korea’s democracy stronger, with transparency as the weapon against corruption and misdemeanour. It also improves the equality of its citizens.
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ሕወሃት እንደሆን ቅሌት አይለቀው! የዘረፋ ልምድ አልላቀቀው ብሎ ለኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ የተከለለውን መሬት ለጨረታ አቅርቦ መቸብቸቡን ተያይዞታል

11 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ከ400 በላይ የሚሆኑ ኩባንያዎች የኢንዱስትሪ መሬት በድርድር እንዲሰጣቸው ጥያቄ አቅርበው እየተጠባበቁ ቢሆንም፣ የአዲስ አበባ ከተማ መሬት ልማትና ማኔጅመንት ቢሮ በመካኒሳ ለቡ ኢንዱስትሪ ዞን ውስጥ የሚገኝ መሬት ለጨረታ ማቅረቡ ጥያቄ አስነሳ፡፡
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A plundered Ethiopia being forced to cater to TPLF’s whetted appetite: Kombolcha & Mekelle Industrial Parks on rush to roll without let!

7 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


The era of industrial park projects

When Part I of this article was conceived, its intention was to subject to examination the thesis behind Ethiopia’s industrial parks projects under construction in Hawassa, Dire Dawa, Kombolcha and Addis Abeba.
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Panel names Ethiopia one of top sources for illicit financial flow

15 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “These outflows are facilitated by the establishment of shadow financial systems such as tax havens, secrecy jurisdictions, disguised corporations, anonymous trust accounts and fake foundations, as well as trade mis-pricing and money laundering techniques,which enrich certain individuals at the expense of the great majority.”

    Illicit financial flows: why Africa needs to “track it, stop it and get it”

A high level panel delegated by the African Union (AU) and chaired by Thabo Mbeki, the former president of South Africa, has found Ethiopia to be among the top African nations in terms of being a source of illicit financial flows (IFFs), most of which makes ways to the developed world.
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Ebola fear prompts South Korea university to cancel Nigerians’ invitation to conference

4 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(Reuters) – A South Korean university rescinded an invitation for three Nigerians to attend a conference and a group of South Korean medical volunteers called off a trip to West Africa amid growing concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Why doesn’t AU chair denounce Seoul’s racist anti-African ad?

23 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

South Korea’s largest tobacco company has promised to change an advertising campaign after accusations of racism.
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Ethiopia to Open First Industrial Zone to Bolster Economy

19 Mar

By William Davison

Ethiopia will spend 900 million birr ($49 million) to open its first industrial hub for export- oriented manufacturers in a bid to deliver faster economic growth, Industry Minister Mekonnen Manyazewal said.
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