By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 7th, 2013
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by Katrina Manson The link between one of the world’s most powerful corporate leaders and a small bank in Ethiopia might not be immediately obvious. In this case, it’s an IBM server, which powers Awash International Bank. But soon it could be a lot more if Ginni Rometty (pictured) has anything to do ...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) – The birthday party didn’t go according to plan. It was billed as a summit to celebrate 50 years of the African Union and its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity, and to promote an African Renaissance and Pan-Africanism. Then reality intervened in the form of ...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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FIDH welcomes the African Union’s commitment to prioritising the protection of civilians and restoration of the rule of law in conflict resolution, made during its recent Twentieth Summit. Our organisation calls on the African Union (AU) to now take all the necessary steps to give plain effect to the...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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By James Hamill, A little more than a decade ago, in July 2002, the African Union (AU) was formed against an inauspicious backdrop. For Africa, the previous decade had been defined by conflict, state collapse, failed peacekeeping missions and even genocide. So dire had Africa’s condition become that ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 7th, 2013
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At the Sheraton Addis Ababa, in the Ethiopian capital, Heads of State, diplomats and government officials exchanged pleasantries, talking about issues, as those at diplomatic loggerheads busily avoided each other.   Indulging in the padded lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, the Presiden...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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08 February 2013   H.E. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma Chairperson of African Union Commission African Union Headquarters P.O. Box 3243 Addis Ababa Ethiopia   Your Excellency, Re: Endemic conflicts, corruption, youth unemployment and civil unrest in Africa   I have the rare honor and privilege t...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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By Graham Peebles Besieged, abused, ignored In the harsh Ogaden region of Ethiopia, impoverished ethnic Somali people are being murdered and tortured, raped, persecuted and displaced by government paramilitary forces. Illegal actions carried out with the knowledge and tacit support of donor countries...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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(BY Getahune Bekele- South Africa) Few weeks after terror suspect Gush Abera was cought by the FBI for  plotting to kill exiled Ethiopian journalist Abebe Gelaw in the US, another rogue and wellnigh pro Zenawi terrorist, Mulugeta Kahsay yet again exposed the genocidal and murderous nature of the ruli...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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 Human rights abuses documented The Ethiopian government has committed egregious human rights abuses to make way for agricultural land investments, in direct violation of international law, said the Oakland Institute in a new briefing paper released in New Delhi this week. The report, entitled “...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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by Abdulrazaq O Hamzat When the railway first begun its operation some years ago, I was in Kwara state and noticed the train attracted so much attention due to the kind of publicity given to it by the then governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The governor at the time ensures there is so much awareness about ...