Catherine Ashton

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 30th, 2013
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(Nairobi) – Somali authorities should drop politically motivated charges against five people including a journalist and a woman who alleged she was raped by state security forces. The attorney general on January 29, 2013, brought charges of insulting a government body and inducing false evidence, amo...
By benim
In Europe
Dec 10th, 2012
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By Lotte Leicht BRUSSELS – Catherine Ashton’s mandate is to provide leadership on foreign policy and human rights. She has failed, however, to ensure a collective EU voice for bringing the crimes in Syria before the International Criminal Court (ICC). On 10 December, as the EU receives th...
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Nov 28th, 2012
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By Ebissa Ragassa “In most progressive society social changes have always preceded governmental changes” This is a very sensitive time in Ethiopian history, at times when we are fighting for equality in all of its forms, spreading multiculturalism, attempting to correct the past selective promotions ...
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Nov 28th, 2012
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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made the following statement today: “Following the announcement by the National Election Commission (NEC) of the results of the presidential elections held on 17 November 2012, I wish to congrat...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 6th, 2012
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Brussels – The EU and AU on Friday rejected any break-up of Mali and called for talks to resolve the crisis after a Tuareg rebel group proclaimed independence in the north of the country. “The EU has made clear throughout the crisis that it respects the territorial integrity of Mali,̶...
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Mar 14th, 2012
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As the clock ticks closer to a nuclear-armed Iran, the Western powers are girding their loins for––more talks. Actually, they’re getting ready to talk to Iran about the conditions for talking some more. EU foreign policy head Catherine Ashton announced that the “P5 + 1” powers (the permanent Security...
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In Middle East
Mar 11th, 2012
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On Tuesday EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announcedthat the group of six global powers—permanent UN Security Council members the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany—were resuming nuclear talks with Iran at an unspecified time and place. She announced it just as Israeli pri...
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Mar 11th, 2012
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President Obama is leading from behind once again. He has decided to participate in a new round of unconditional negotiations with Iran. He still remains under the illusion that, under the pressure of the very late in the day sanctions, Iran just needs a little more time to come to its senses at the ...
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Feb 22nd, 2012
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Brussels – The European Union urged Senegal on Wednesday to lift a ban on street protests and urged all sides to end violence that has left several people dead in the run-up to a presidential election this weekend. “The EU considers that the ban on demonstrations is unnecessary and unhelp...
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Jan 31st, 2012
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BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “The High Repre...