Archive | May 5, 2015

Migrant boat sinks in latest Mediterranean tragedy

Dozens of migrants travelling from Libya to Europe feared dead in latest Mediterranean disaster ( — Dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya were feared to have drowned after the large rubber dinghy they were travelling in deflated and sank at sea, in the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranean. Accounts of the […]

Obama Denounces Attacks on Press Freedom

US President Barack Obama (C) talks with Ethiopian journalist Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha (R) and Vietnamese journalist Dieu Cay during a round table ahead of World Press Freedom Day at the White House in Washington, DC, May 1, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson) Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Friday denounced attacks against media around […]

Ethiopia Lifts Ban On Teff Flour Exports With Tight Controls

By Dana Sanchez (Geeska Afrika) — Ethiopia plans to begin exporting teff flour, a local food staple, following a 2006 government ban on exports of the gluten-free superfood, but the challenge will be how to get high prices internationally while keeping prices low locally, GeeskaAfrika reports. An indigenous Ethiopian grain, teff may even overtake the likes of quinoa and spelt in popularity, […]

Elections, Ethiopian style

Since the last election, the ruling party has exerted more control and increased its repression of basic liberties. By Felix Horne Felix Horne is a Horn of Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. (Al Jazeera) –This is what an election campaign looks like in Ethiopia, where the ruling coalition took 99.6 percent of parliamentary seats […]

Obama’s nomination of Gayle Smith for USAID is rankling Africa watchers

Note: TPLF took over Ethiopia because of the support of Gayle Smith, see below “Guerilla Mistress To Obama Confidant” (Quartz) –President Obama’s decision to tap top White House aide Gayle Smith to take over the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has drawn plaudits, but also serious concerns from some long-time Africa watchers about the […]

Prof Ismail Abdullahi’s Workshop in Toronto April 25, 2015 (Part Two)

“Engaging Oromo Communities in collaborative activities” Workshop 2. Professor Ismail Abdullahi “Learning organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” Peter Senge Lagatafo […]

Oromoo Hidhuu fi Ajjeessuu Araada Kan Godhate Mootummaan Abbaa Irree Wayyaanee, Sabboonticha Oromoo Barataa Urgeessaa Daammanaa Guyyaa Har’aa Ukkaamsee, Finfinnee | Caamsaa 4, 2015. Mootummaan Abbaa Irree EPRDF/TPLF yakka tokko malee ilmaan Oromoo sabboontota ta’an ukkamsaa jira. Haala kanaan, guyyaa har’aa sabboonaan Qeerroo Oromoo kan ta’e barataa Urgeessaa Dammanaa Kumsaa humnoota tikaa mootummaa EPRDF/TPLF magaalaa Finfinnee keessatti ukkamfame. Barataa Yuunivarsitii Rift Valley kan ture, Sabboonaan Qeerroon Oromoo Urgeessaa Daammanaa yakka tokko illee utuu […]

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