Archive | May 27, 2015

A Call to Demonstrate Against the TPLF Tyrannical Regime in Ethiopia!

Dear All Oromos and friends of the Oromo in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and living in other states of USA The Oromo Community Organization (OCO) of the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Oromo Youth Self-help Association (OYSA), the International Oromo Women’s Organization (IOWO) and the Coordinating Committee formed to establish the Oromo Community Association in […]

Waamicha Walga’ii WWDO

Waldaan Walgargaarsa Dargaggoota Oromoo naannaa Waashington DC hojii hojjetaa jiru irratti mari’atee shoora lammummaa ba’uuf ji’a ji’aan akka wal ga’u beekamaadha. Haaluma kanaan, walga’iin idilee gaafa Dilbataa Waxabajjii 07, 2015, sa’aa 6:00w.b. irraa eegalee waajjira hawaasa Oromoo Washington DC tti geggeeffama. Waan ta’eef, dargaggoon naannoo DMV jiraattan hundi hirmannaan keessan barbaachisaadha. Kanaaf, guyyaa armaan olitti […]

Who’s Afraid of African Democracy?

Helen Epstein (The New York Review of Books) — Poor Burundi. Landlocked, tiny, and known mainly for ethnic conflict, it was for years the subject of one of the most intense international peace-building efforts in history. By the time the Arusha Peace Agreement was finally signed in 2003, 300,000 Burundians had died in a civil […]

Ethiopia’s May 24 Parliamentary and Regional Elections

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 27, 2015 The United States commends the people of Ethiopia for their civic participation in generally peaceful parliamentary and regional elections on May 24. We acknowledge the National Electoral Board’s organizational efforts and the African Union’s role as the only international […]

Ethiopia’s ruling party sweeps parliament: early election results

(Reuters) — Ethiopia’s ruling party and its allies won a large majority in parliament, the country’s election board said on Wednesday, based on an early vote count in a weekend election in which opponents complained their supporters were harassed. Charges of abuse were dismissed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, leader of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary […]

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Ethiopia soldiers invade Kenyan village, rough up locals

(Standard Digital News) — More than 30 heavily armed Ethiopian soldiers invaded Lataka village in Sololo on Tuesday morning and allegedly roughed up locals. The soldiers also allegedly disarmed a Kenya Police Reservist (KPR) officer and arrested some residents of the village. Locals claimed the foreign soldiers demanded they produce and disclose whereabouts of Oromo […]

Election officials count votes at the end of the voting exercise in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

African observers say Ethiopia poll credible, opposition cries foul

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – African Union observers said on Tuesday that Ethiopia’s parliamentary election held on Sunday was credible except for a few irregularities, but the opposition dismissed the vote as marred by violations including ballot box theft. Provisional results in Africa’ second most populous nation are due later this week and […]

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