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Tillerson didn’t do much for Africa. Pompeo could well be worse

24 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Johnnie Carson*
When it comes to Africa, don’t expect much from the changes taking place at the US State Department. The White House is not interested in Africa.

The Trump Administration has not made Africa a priority and the White House has failed to set out a comprehensive strategy or introduce any new policy initiatives regarding the continent.
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Tampere University of Technology sought to honor Ethiopian tyrant with honorary degree – its opponents expect an apology

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mikko Paakkanen* Helsingin Sanomat  

    The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) was about to honor the Ethiopian tyrant with honorary doctorate degree. This action by the university has caused offense and there is a feeling apology is in order.
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Ethiopia’s negative experiences through Ukraine-Crimea crisis lens: The Hypocrisy of the West

19 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Prof. Messay Kebede, Universtiy of Dayton, Ohio, USA

The West is deploring the referendum in Crimea and threatening to apply economic sanctions against Russia, believed to be the instigator of the unfolding Ukrainian crisis. Some Western politicians even go the extent of advocating direct military aid so that Ukraine can oppose military resistance to the Russian aggression. The referendum, which is supposed to lead to the reintegration of Crimea into the Russian Federation, is characterized by the West as illegal.
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Troubled Ethiopia-Eritrea ties in everyone’s lips these days: Is something in the offing?

2 May

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin — The Ethiopia Observatory

They say there is no smoke without some fire. Therefore, for a while now there have been some references here and there about Ethiopia and Eritrea formally initiating peace talks. These days, Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has also been talking about the Ethiopia – Eritrea relations.
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