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Mining Corruption in Ethiopia: A Reply to Clare Short

Clare ShortOpen letter or open pandering to corruption?

“As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement …

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Dignifying Mining Corruption in Ethiopia Through EITI?


eitiCloaking corruption in international respectability and credibility

The regime in Ethiopia is making a desperate second run to bring international respectability to its corrupt mining sector by re-applying for admission as an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) candidate.  According …

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Putting Lipstick on a Pig, Ethiopian Style

Alemayehu G. Mariam

Last week, there was a great deal of teeth-gnashing, knuckle-cracking and gut-wrenching by Ethiopia’s dictators over Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) 2010 report. The dictators belched out much sound and fury that signified nothing. Their fury had to …

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