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EU diplomats reveal devastating impact of Ethiopia dam project on remote tribes

3 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

A controversial World Bank-funded scheme to dam a major Ethiopian river and import up to 500,000 people to work in what is planned to be one of the world’s largest sugar plantations has led to tens of thousands of Africa’s most remote and vulnerable people being insensitively resettled.
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US, UK, World Bank among aid donors complicit in Ethiopia’s war on indigenous tribes

22 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Will Hurd*

    USAID, the UK’s DFID and the World Bank are among those covering up for severe human rights abuses against indigenous peoples in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, inflicted during forced evictions to make way for huge plantations, writes Will Hurd. Their complicity in these crimes appears to be rooted in US and UK partnership with Ethiopia in the ‘war on terror’.

    The Mursi were told by government officials that if they didn’t sell off their cattle, the cattle would be injected with poison.

In the fall of 2012 my cell phone rang. It was an official from Department for International Development, DFID – the UK government aid agency. He implored me to remove his name from a transcript of an audio recording I’d translated. He worried he might lose his job, which would hurt his family.
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S.Sudan TROIKA concerned with lack of progress in peace talks: Article’s timing interesting – Ed

26 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by The Oslo Times

Credit: The Oslo Times

Jan 26,Oslo: The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) are gravely concerned with the continued lack of progress in the South Sudan peace negotiations.
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Juba requests IGAD mediator envoy Seyoum Mesfin to be removed

4 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Diplomat

Juba (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The South Sudan government demanded the removal of Ethiopian chief mediator Seyoum Mesfin after accusing him of pursuing “regime change” at the behest of the Troika members of the US, UK and Norway.
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UN enters into business of giving loans to gov’t: The case of Addis Abeba light rail transit project

13 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) furnished a loan of 150,000 dollars to the TPLF to realize the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit project (LRT), according to The Ethiopian Reporter.
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UK meets own legal requirement of issuing report on repression, human rights violation in Ethiopia

14 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

Ethiopians have started openly criticizing the United Kingdom’s strong political support to the repressive TPLF regime in Ethiopia. In fact, one of them – ‘Mr. O’ – has taken his case to geographical and political UK – London itself – to seek redress from Her Majesty’s court.
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G8 enters into partnership with Ethiopia to ensure land rights of local people

10 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Four nations – Ethiopia, United States, United Kingdom and Germany – yesterday announced entering into partnership agreement to improve land governance in Ethiopia. It is believed that the agreement would contribute toward economic growth, ensuring the land rights of Ethiopian citizens, according to USAID press office statement released in Berlin, London and Washington Monday.
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Beyond 2015: A successor vision in the making of next Millennium Dev’t Goals (MDG)

11 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

There are many of us who strongly believe that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been a major politico-economic initiative of the post-Cold War world. With the launch in September 2000 of UN-MDG by the UN General Assembly, the subsequent twelve years have unmistakably affirmed the continuing relevance of the United Nations system to the modern world with its seemingly eight simple goals, their 19 targets and 60 indicators.
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