I am amusing myself with watching the panic some people express over Elon Musk’s cleanup of Twitter.
Yesterday 3,700 of its 7,500 workers were fired. That is not good, but the company was losing money and making money is at the core of the capitalist game.The Twitter Massacre
TPLF has agreed to the principle of a single national defense force in Ethiopia and is to disarmEthiopia’s peace talk in South Africa concluded, TPLF to disarm
War between Ethiopia and the TPLF may be coming to an end, but the US is using sanctions to have the final word despite the apparent defeat of its proxy.Ethiopia Nears Victory in its Civil War, US Scrambles to Control the Outcome
“In sum, but for Boeing’s criminal conspiracy to defraud the FAA, 346 people would not have lost their lives in the crashes.”Judge O’Connor Rules that the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes Victims’ Families Represent Protected “Crime Victims” and Can Seek Boeing’s Prosecution
H/T: Steve Lehto
On October 12, just a couple of months before the loudly announced US-Africa summit, the White House released a rather lengthy document, “The US Strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa”. It defines Washington’s main objectives on the African continent, and details the goals it intends to pursue and the mechanisms of cooperation.New US strategy in Africa: serious program or another bluff?
During the Cold War, the two world powers clashed in dozens of conflicts around the world. However, if Afghanistan, Vietnam and Angola are known to everyone, proxy wars in Ethiopia, Laos and Congo have been largely forgotten.Top 3 unknown proxy wars between the Soviet Union and U.S.
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“NATO does not want to allow self-determination of the Russians”
Interview with Prof. Dr. iur. et phil. Alfred de Zayas, international law expert and former UN mandate holder
Current affairs in focus: Were the elections in the Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaparozhye and Kherson oblasts in accordance with international law?
Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zaya: Referenda are fundamentally a human rights-compliant method of “taking the temperature” and determining the will of a population. Art. 1 of the UN pact on civil and political rights stipulates the right of self-determination for all peoples – including the people of Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaparozhye and Kherson – and of course the people of Crimea.
Article 19 of the Covenant stipulates the right of all people to freedom of expression. There is nothing more democratic than referendums. However, the UN has failed here. The UN has held self-determination referendums in Sudan, Timor-Leste and Ethiopia/Eritrea. But only after tens of thousands of people had been killed. The UN should have intervened earlier and held preventive referenda.¹
Are referendums irrelevant if they are not conducted by the UN?
Of course, popular referendums are important, even if international bodies ignore them. Of course, there are referendums all over the world, which unfortunately are not organized and carried out by the UN, but solely by the affected population themselves, for example the 1962 referendum in Algeria, which led to independence.²
As reported in August, Tigray has had limited telecom and Internet access for some people in the region at least as far back as early May. Many sources have since confirmed they’ve received regular emails, Whatsapp and Twitter messages from contacts in Tigray for a period of at least the past 10 months.More Conclusive Evidence that TPLF’s “Under Siege” Narrative is a lie — and that the UN is helping to peddle it
China’s special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Xue Bing, is back in the region three months after hosting a peace conference in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.Chinese envoy opposes foreign intervention in Horn of Africa on return to region
The US has been bombing Somalia more frequently since Biden ordered the deployment of more troops to the country in MayUS Bombs Somalia, Says 27 al-Shabaab Fighters Killed