Five Priorities for Obama ahead of AU Visit

Ipss-Addis–  Barack Obama will be the first sitting US president to visit the African Union or its predecessor the Organisation of African Union (OAU) when he makes his long-awaited visit to its headquarters in Addis Ababa next week. With the historic visit grabbing the headlines, the African Union’s relations with the United States is expected…

Why did Margaret Thatcher demanded UK to find ways to ‘destabilize’ Ethiopian regime in power during 1984 famine?

 Thatcher decided it was wrong to ‘jog along’ with the Mengistu government, whose human rights abuses greatly exacerbated the famine death toll Margaret Thatcher demanded that Britain find ways to “destabilise” the regime which presided over Ethiopia’s disastrous 1984 famine after concluding that British aid was wrongly supporting its “particularly cruel” government, according to previously…

The Full Text of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Six world powers China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran reached a historic nuclear deal on Tuesday. Read the full text of the deal in PDF Iran-deal-text .

Eprdf’s spying case on ESAT casts spotlight on cyber surveillance in US

Lawsuit alleges that Addis Ababa used private technology to monitor Internet communications of dissident-linked American By Jenifer Fenton, Aljazeera A first-of-its kind lawsuit that resumes in a U.S. District Court on Tuesday has drawn attention to the private surveillance-technology industry as a potential enabler of spying on Americans. The case involves a U.S. citizen who alleges…