US department of State; Meeting on Ethiopia

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with African Union High Representative Olusegun Obasanjo to discuss the crisis in Ethiopia.  Following their discussion, the Secretary, accompanied by U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, hosted a meeting with High Representative Obasanjo, Chairman of […]

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4 Change . org Petitions That Worked

David Mielach, 2016 If you think the little guy can’t make a difference, you may want to think again. The past year proved numerous times that regular people can bring about major changes, just by gathering signatures. Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, says that its users started 300,000 petitions in 2012, and several of […]

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UN recalls Ethiopia migration head over Tigray war remarks

AP, October 11, 2021 The UN’s migration agency has put its Ethiopia chief on administrative leave, citing “unauthorised interviews” in which she complained of being sidelined by UN higher-ups she claimed were sympathetic to Tigrayan rebels. The departure of Maureen Achieng, confirmed in a letter dated Monday and seen by AFP, risks further undermining an […]

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Sudan coup attempt is a warning that civilian transition is in danger

Osama Abuzaid A deepening rivalry within the Forces of Freedom and Change could be exploited by their military partners In accordance with the country’s 2019 power-sharing agreement, Sudan has since been ruled by a joint civilian-military transitional government. But amid ongoing tensions between the ruling partners, a coup was thwarted late last month, ironically coinciding with US President […]

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The campaigner who is changing the world – one petition at a time

Change.org director Sarah Durieux talks about giving power to the people and choosing your battles May 2021 ‘Activism is not just signing a petition or marching in the street, but how you see yourself in society’ Pic:By Jane Hanks If you have signed an online petition you are likely to have done so via Change.org – which was founded […]

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The Data Behind Online Activism on Change.org

by, Melissa 2013  The internet is disrupting many industries, including the way we bring about policy, governmental and social change. It’s no secret that the internet brings a microphone to causes happening around the world. For example, Ai Weiwei, a world renowned artist based in China, uses Twitter as his way to spread the word about issues happening […]

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ሐምዶክ እና መለዮ ለባሹ | የሱዳን ሽግግር የመጨረሻ ትንቅንቅ

By, Esleman Abay ሙሐመድ ሀምዳን ዳጋሎ በቅፅሉ ‘ሄሜቲ’ የሚመሩት የፖሊስ ኃይል ለሲቪሉ መንግስት መሆን አለበት የሚለውን ህጋዊ መርህ ለመቀበል ፈቃደኛ አለመሆናቸውን አስታውቀዋል። የወታደራዊ ክንፉ ሊቀመንበር አብደል ፋታህ አል ቡርሃን እና በቃል አቀባዩ መሐመድ አል-ፋቂ መካከል በተፈጠረ ውዝግብ የተነሳም በሉዓላዊ ምክር ቤቱ ሊደረግ የነበረ ስብሰባ ላልተወሰነ ጊዜ እንዲቆይ አስገድዷል፤ ባሳለፍነው ሳምንት ውስጥ። ከዚህ በተጨማሪም የወታደራዊ ክፍሉ […]

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GERD transboundary rivers Office – vital for the country with 97 percent of its waters flowing to neighbors.”

The appointment of a Chief Negotiator and Adviser on GERD, Transboundary Rivers is a big statement for the nation to utilize its untapped water resources and defend its interests, a member of the GERD negotiation team said. Following the formation of his new cabinet this week, PM Abiy Ahmed named the former Water, Irrigation and […]

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AS ETHIOPIA LAUNCHES A NEW DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT, THE WEST NEEDS TO MAKE SOME CHOICES: FITZ-GERALD & SEGAL FOR INSIDE POLICY

We should not underestimate the potential and lasting damage generated by the selective and illiberal application of so-called “Western values” in Africa, write Ann Fitz-Gerald and Hugh Segal. By Ann Fitz-Gerald and Hugh Segal, October 8, 2021 In recent days, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in and parliament approved his newly elected government’s […]

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Xi Jin Ping stresses peaceful reunification, calls Taiwan secessionists ‘serious threat’ to national rejuvenation

At a gathering marking the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Taiwan question will be resolved along with national rejuvenation and warned that secessionists are a serious threat to that mission, and that those who betray the […]

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