Archive | April 11, 2016

Afghan soldiers desert as Taliban threaten key Helmand capital

By Nick Paton Walsh, CNN Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Sometimes you know a war’s going badly when your enemy is right in front of you. About 3 miles outside the southern city of Lashkar Gah, Afghan soldiers can see a white flag. It’s not one of surrender — quite the opposite. The flag belongs to […]

Clinging on against drought in Ethiopia

Germany (DW) — A way of life is threatened in Ethiopia’s Somali region worst affected by drought. It has even gained a special name due to its unrelenting impact. James Jeffrey reports. Three goats are all that remain from Dahbo’s herd that once numbered 10 camels, 200 goats and sheep, and 20 cows. Her family’s […]

Dhaamsa kana waliif dabarsaa wal hubachiisaa

#OromoProtests activists in Philadelphia force cancellation of a meeting called by TPLF embassy. The promise is kept! TPLF will not be allowed to hold any meeting in diaspora while killing our people back home. TPLF WILL NEVER TAKE A MOVE IN DIASPORA LUKKEE TPLF!! TPLF sodaa aangoo dhabuu irraa basaasota hedduu ABO (OLF) fakkeessee Oromiyaa […]

#OromoProtests Daily, April 11, 2016

‪#‎OromoProtests‬-(11.04.2016, ‪#‎FreeOromia‬, Oromia) “After students responded by taking to the streets of Ginchi, a small town 80km from the capital, Addis Ababa, their protest was quickly quelled. But a spark had been lit for what has turned into an outpouring of grievances by the Oromo—Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, accounting for about a third of the […]

Ethiopia’s Smoldering Oromo

By James Jeffrey ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Apr 11 2016 (IPS) – The Ethiopian government’s most serious domestic political crisis in more than a decade began over a scruffy football field appropriated by local officials for development. After students responded by taking to the streets of Ginchi, a small town 80km from the capital, Addis Ababa, […]

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