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Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s presentation of his vision for WHO at Geneva, an embarrassing moment for Ethiopia

5 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Frankly speaking, the usually lucid (I did not say truthful) former Ethiopian foreign minister and now its candidate for the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general post Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s vision was badly attacked on November 1, 2016 during presentation of his vision at the Geneva WHO-organized Candidates Forum. He became a laughingstock amongst representatives of 34 nations, members of the Executive Board in the conference room.
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Defying censorship, hunger stories emerge from Ethiopia

1 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)by Christabel Ligami, http://www.equaltimes.org

During my recent visit to Addis Ababa, one thing caught my eyes: the increased number of people on the streets begging for food and money. This is not the same Ethiopian capital I visited last year. It is very different due to a severe drought, and the government is trying hard to keep word from getting out.
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UN expert urges states to consider justice as pillar of development

24 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The pursuit of development must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities, an independent United Nations expert told the General Assembly Thursday, according to UN news release.
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TPLF sneaks into Ethiopia’s seeds market, jeopardizing food security goal merely to ensure its continuity in power & privilege

29 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The empty and or misleading propaganda of ruling party political cadres’ aside, Ethiopia has only come a short distance from their party congress of early 2013 in Bahir Dar to this moment to boast about the transformed Ethiopian agriculture.
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TPLF claims ‘UN accords its human rights accomplishments highest regard & acknowledgement’, Part II

25 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “Authorities have always recognized that to control the public they control information. The initial possessor of news and ideas has political power – the power to disclose or conceal, to announce some parts and not others, to hold back until opportunistic moments, to predetermine the interpretation of of what is revealed.”

    Prof. Ben H. Bagdikian, The Media Monopoly (1987)


        I. The clash between lies & reality & the inescapable consequences

Part I of this article appeared under the title: Are official lies becoming TPLF’s preferred ways of running Ethiopia? That article’s goal has been to expose the endless lies and political propaganda by the TPLF regime, which in this case relates to what transpired in the morning of May 6, 2014 in Geneva when the United Nations examined Ethiopia’s human rights record under what is commonly known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism.
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Ethiopia’s renewable energy revolution shouldn’t fail to empower its poor

30 Jan

Will Ethiopia’s renewable energy project light up poor communities? Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Katie Auth*

    “A strategy that combines the kind of large-scale investment seen recently in Ethiopia with small-scale and distributed generation approaches – such as microgrids – could help ensure a more balanced result that will make Ethiopia a model for sustainable development.”

The 84 wind turbines erected just south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, tower above an arid landscape of grassland and unpaved roads, inhabited mostly by small-scale farmers, who – along with 77% of population – lack access to electricity.
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Seeding Ethiopia’s Future Food Security with hybrids, While worrying About GMO Contacts

7 Oct

by Ed Mckenna, IPS   – posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

HailemariamAddis Ababa — Datta Dudettu and his seven children know what is like to go hungry. They live in Woliyta, a drought-prone area in southern Ethiopia that has experienced chronic food shortages. But hopefully, thanks to the successful use of hybrid seed, that is now firmly in the past.
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World leaders agree to scale up actions against poverty, set new development goals

27 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

World leaders meeting at United Nations Headquarters today agreed to take bolder action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease, and called for a summit to take place in 2015 to adopt the next set of anti-poverty goals, which will heavily focus on achieving sustainable development.
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