Archive | July, 2015


Somalia: Explaining why Somali people quit listening to BBC and VOA Somali Services

By Ahmed Abdi  Most of the Somali people have recently started to quit listening to their long-time news provider, BBC Somali Service and news newly-competitor of Voice of America (VOA) Somali Service.  They lost interest and distrusted them due to the privilege of the recent technology they have gained mainly social media such as Facebook, […]


Ethiopian opposition urges Obama to keep up pressure

Addis Ababa (AFP) – US President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia, which saw him speak out against democratic restrictions, was positive but Washington must maintain pressure on the government, an Ethiopian opposition figure said Wednesday. Merera Gudina, the vice-president of the opposition Medrek party “I was not in favour of his coming, but (the visit) […]


Amane Gobana takes women’s honours at Bogota International Half Marathon

Bogota, Colombia (IAAF) — The women’s race, Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, proved a much more cagey affair, with no one willing to put the pace from the start. Four athletes initially ran together at the front – Ethiopians Birhane Dibaba, Shure Demise, and Amane Gobena, along […]

Raadiyoo Sagalee Walabummaa Oromiyaa Adoolessa 28, 2015

Raadiyoo Sagalee Walabummaa Oromiyaa Adoolessa 28, 2015

Uummatni Oromoo mootummoota addunyaa dantaa mataa isaanii qopha eegsisuuf fiigan irraa furmaata eeguu dhiisee of irratti hirkannoon qabsoo isaa finiinsuun furmaata jedhu dargaggootni Oromoo Oromiyaa irraa. Oduu, Gaaffiif Deebii dimma daawwannaa Pirezedaantiin Ameerikaa Baaraak Obaamaan impaayera Itiyoophiyaatti taasisan irratti dargagoota Oromoo Oromiyaa waliin taasifnee fii qophilee keenya biroo…..

I love Oromia & I am A Proud Oromo

Uummata Oromoo Keessattti Sabonumma Akkamittin jabeessuun Danda’amaa?

Boonsa Caalchisa irraa Sabonummaa uummata oromoo keessatti jabeessuun baayee barbaachisadha. Sabonummaan kun Karalee adda addaan adeemsifama ture. Qabsoonis godhamee lubbuun beektotaafi Gootota hedduu darbeera. Isaan haa bu’uureessaan malee nuti immoo dhaloota amaa akkamittin sabonumma jabeessu qabnaa? Gaafin gaafi namoota hundumaa yoo ta’u yaada garagaraa kaasun ni mala. Haa ta’u malee namni kammiyyu hangaa hubannoo isaa […]

Torture and abuse in notorious prison cell in Ethiopian government forces

Human rights in Ethiopia

(Washington Post) — In “ Obama’s Ethiopia stop irks human rights leaders ” [news, July 23], Girma Birru, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the United States, claimed that journalists imprisoned under the country’s notorious “anti-terrorism law ” support groups that “instigate violence.” He did not say that any activist who refuses to join the ruling party can […]

President Obama Ethiopia Speech President Obama Delivers Remarks at the African Union

President Obama Ethiopia Speech President Obama Delivers Remarks at the African Union

President Obama Ethiopia Speech President Obama Delivers Remarks at the African Union President Obama Ethiopia Speech President Obama Delivers Remarks at the African Union President Obama Ethiopia Speech President Obama Delivers . Obama State of the Union 2015 Address: The president laid out a vision for his last two years in office, outlining areas of […]


ABOn jabaatu malee Carraan Oromoon qabu kan native warra USA fii Canada ala hinta’u

A. Jundi Qabsoon ummanni keenya roorroo diina jalaa bilisa ta’ee ulfinnaafi kabajaan jiraatuufi geeggeffamaa ture milkiin isaa bakka gayuu dhabullee injiffannooleen goonffatame kan akka salphatti shalagamuu miti. Keessattu qoodnni ABOn, kan ummata oromootiin jaalatmu  kan lubbuun ilmaan oromoo qaqqaalii itti kafalameefi kafalaa jiran seena qabsoo oromoo keessatti bakka oli’ana qaba. Waggaalee diigdamman dabran kana keessa […]

Dictator annoited  'Democratically elected' by President Obama

Obama criticized for calling Ethiopia’s government ‘democratically elected’

While US president calls for end of crackdown on political and press freedom, his comments on Hailemariam administration are widely condemned. (The Guardian) — Barack Obama has been criticized by opposition groups and journalists in Ethiopia after referring to the country’s government as “democratically elected”, with one human rights watchdog describing the statement as “shocking”. […]

Sakaallaan Moraa Qabsoo Bilisuummaa Oromoo Kessaa Cituutti Jira

Wiirtuu Lammeessaa irraa Addi Biliisummaa Oromon (ABO) buu’uurfama isaa irraa kaasee, bu’aa ba’ii dararaa irraa agaggamee sadarkaa haar’aa kana irra ga’uun isa ifa. Urraawiinsa ABO madda kana ta’e saagantooleen dhunfaa adda adda gaaddisa ABO kessatti gaaddiddifachuun gaaga’aama waaggaa Afurtamaa miseensoota, firoottan qabsoo Oromo hooggantoota, deeggartootaafi haawaasa Oromoo gaanfa Afrikaa irra qubate mara irraan ga’uu isaa […]

Obama, who arrived from Kenya on Sunday, wants to boost business ties with Africa [Reuters]

Obama urges Ethiopia to end crackdown on opposition

US president, after meeting PM Hailemariam, says political inclusion makes a country “stronger and more successful”. (Aljazeera) — Barack Obama has met the Ethiopian prime minister on the first visit by a serving US president to a nation with one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa but which has often been criticised for its rights […]

In Ethiopia, a cry for basic freedoms

In Ethiopia, a cry for basic freedoms

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (USA Today) — Sipping a cool drink in a restaurant in the bustling market district of Shiro Meda, Hikma Lemma wore an excited look when asked about President Obama’s visit. Susan Rice: Ethiopia’s election was “a 100% democratic” (then laughing) It’s about time, he said. “We are happy because President Obama has finally […]

President Obama at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, where he stays for two nights

In Ethiopia, a Quiet Rivalry for Influence Pits US against China

By William Davison, 27/07/2015 Addis Ababa: When Barack Obama became the first sitting President of the United States to touch down in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday evening, it was at an airport being upgraded using a $250-million Chinese loan. His convoy then zipped along a six-lane urban expressway, also funded by the Export-Import Bank of […]

Ethiopia Excited But Cautious Over Obama Visit

Ethiopia Excited But Cautious Over Obama Visit

(VOA News) ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia did not roll out the red carpet when a little-known U.S. senator decided, in 2006, to visit a flood-stricken rural town and pledged to lobby for aid from the U.S. military. Nine years later, as president of the United States, Barack Obama is being welcomed with pomp and excitement […]

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