Archive | April 29, 2016

OLF in the Swedish Parliament and Oromo Youth in Global Intercultural Show

“Banned and forced out of Transitional Government”: Struggle for National Rights and Democracy, in the Era of a “New World Order” – the Case of OLF by Dr. Shigut Geleta,  full speech. Dear Mr. Chairman, Esteemed members of the Swedish Parliament, Dear Honourable guest speakers, Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, I would like to […]

U.S. Department of State: On Ethiopia’s Charges of Terrorism Against Political Leaders

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC April 29, 2016 (State Department) — The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who were […]

Ethiopia: UN agency calls for urgent funding for farmers ahead of cropping season

29 April 2016 (UN) – With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called today for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity. If […]

Defying Censorship, Hunger Stories Emerge from Ethiopia

by Christabel Ligami (Equal Times) — During my recent visit to Addis Ababa, one thing caught my eyes: the increased number of people on the streets begging for food and money. This is not the same Ethiopian capital I visited last year. It is very different due to a severe drought, and the government is […]

Wayyaaneen Ergamtoota Bobbaafte!

Baarentuu Gadaa Irraa Dhugaadhaaf, bilisummaaf, wal qixxummaa fi mirga abbaa biyyummaa ofitiif dhaabbannaan hidhaman ni hiikkatu, madaahan ni fayyu, du’anis ni galu. Dhugaan injifataadha. Inni dhugaa qabatee qabsaawe, inni walqixxummaaf wareegame, inni mirga abbaa biyyummaaf dararame yoomiyyuu taanaan kufee hin hafu. Ummanni Oromoo dhugaaf dhaabbate; walqixummaaf qabsaawaa jira; mirga abbaa biyyummaa isaaf wareegamaa ture, wareegamaas jira. Ummati […]

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