Archive | April 22, 2016

Full Charge on AAU Students Charged for Protest infront of US Embassy -Addis

March 8, 2016, Oromo Students Protest in front of US Empassy in Addis Ababa Reference No. G/J/B/P/P//F/No. 01716/08                                                                 Date: 16/03/2016  To the Federal First Instance Court, Menagesha Criminal Bench Addis Ababa G/J/B/P/P/F/No. 01716/08 Gulele/P/D/F/No. 435/08 Plaintiff: Federal Public Prosecutor Defendants: Soressa Deme Tolera Age 21 Address: Gulele Sub-City, Woreda 2 Addis Ababa University, 6 […]

Ethiopia Charges Prominent Opposition Member Bekele Gerba, Others With Terrorism

(Addis Standard) — Prosecutors have today charged 22 individuals, including prominent opposition member Bekele Gerba (pictured), first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), with various articles of Ethiopia’s much criticized Anti Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). Addis Standard could not obtain details of the charges as of yet. However, charges include, but not limited […]

Which are Africa’s fastest growing economies?

(World Economic Forum) — The Ivory Coast is Africa’s fastest growing economy, according to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook. The West African nation’s GDP is expected to grow by 8.5% this year. The Ivory Coast’s economy has benefited from government policies and structural reforms, which have resulted in strong inclusive growth, according to the World […]

Ethiopia: drought and prosperity side by side

Country’s economic growth is widening the divide between rich and poor By Margaret Evans [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”10″] Margaret Evans is a foreign correspondent based in the CBC’s London bureau. A veteran conflict reporter, Evans has covered civil wars and strife in Angola, Chad and Sudan, as well as the myriad battlefields of […]

#OromoProtests Daily, April 22, 2016 (this page is updated continuously)

Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (SQ) Ebla 21,2016/Gaaffii Bakka Bu’aa Qeerroo Godina Baalee South Sudanese refugees at Jawi camp in Gambella have killed 14 people yesterday April 21, 2016. The victims are said to be day laborers who provide service to the refugee camp. 10 of the victims are confirmed to be Oromos. The the conflict […]

Rubio, Colleagues Condemn Ethiopia’s Crackdown On Civil Society

Washington, D.C. (Senator Rubio) – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced a resolution with 11 other senators condemning the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against protesters, journalists and others in civil society for exercising their rights under Ethiopia’s constitution. The resolution calls on the Secretary of State to conduct […]

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