Archive | May 2, 2016

Horrified shipwreck survivors watched as hundreds drowned

By Tania Karas, Athens ATHENS, Greece, May 2 (UNHCR) – All Yasin Osman Ibrahim and his three-year-old son Abdulrahman could do was watch in horror as more than 500 migrants and refugees drowned two weeks ago, in one of the Mediterranean’s worst shipwrecks in modern history. Clutching Abdulrahman to his chest, Yasin stood on the […]

Refugee crisis: 99 migrants feared dead as two boats capsize in Mediterranean

By Pavitra Dwibhashyam | May 2, 2016 (IBTimes) –Around 99 people have reportedly drowned off the coast of Libya in two separate shipwrecks on 29 April. A newborn baby was among the victims, survivors claimed. On Friday, 26 migrants were rescued by an Italian cargo ship as the rubber dinghy they were travelling in, sank […]

Acknowledging U.S. Senators Introducing Senate Resolution 432 on Oromo Issues

U.S. Senators Washington, D.C. Re: Acknowledging U.S. Senators Introducing Senate Resolution 432 on Oromo Issues Dear U.S. Senators, I would like to acknowledge you on behalf of Oromo people and other oppressed people of Ethiopia for taking your time and developing resolutions on the ongoing protests and atrocities being committed by regime cronies on Oromo […]

Turkish parliament debate ends in brawl

(The Australian) — Members of Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have traded kicks and punches, and thrown water at each other in parliament, halting talks about lifting parliamentarians’ immunity from prosecution. The law, championed by the ruling AKP, would strip members of parliament of their legal immunity. The Kurdish-rooted Peoples’ Democratic Party […]

The shifting sea routes of Europe’s refugee crisis, in charts and maps

Note: We think Max knowingly or unknowingly overlooked Ethiopia, the largest refugee producer in the region. Have Max visited Kenya, Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia refugee camps? All of these countries have more than three times of Eritrean refugees of Ethiopian origin, especially Oromo. By Max Bearak May 2 at 12:22 PM (The Washington Post) […]

The 75th anniversary of Liberation Day in Ethiopia

By Bruce Walker (American Thinker) — May 5 is the seventy-fifth anniversary of a signal day in modern African history.  On that day, British forces brought back into power Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Ethiopia, who had been driven out of his country by the forces of Fascist Italy almost exactly five years earlier.  The […]

Qarri Qeerroo Oromoo Akka Hin Doomneef Dafnee Haa dirmannu!

Boruu Barraaqaatiin ‘Gabrummaa hiddaan buqqifan, dadhabnu ilmaan itti guddifna’jedhan Janaraal Waaqoo Guutuu. Dhugaa dha. Abbootiin keenya qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo dargaggummaan eegalan fidanii sadarkaa kanaan gahaniiru. Guca qabsichaa dhaloota haaraatti dabarsaa gariin jalaa boqotaniiru. Gariinis har’a dullumaan qabamanii abdii qaban qeerroo jalaa ol dhufaa jiru irra kaayyataniiru. Gariin ammoo lakkii nuti har’ayyuu dullumatti harka hin kennannu […]

Ethiopia’s Simmering Sores and the Re-Opening of Old Wounds

Kalkidan Yibeltal & Tesfalem Waldyes (Addis Standard) — The current government in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), often claims the multi-national constitutional federalism that it introduced a quarter century ago answered the country’s age-old question – famously known as the ‘national question’ – once and for all. Ethiopia’s constitution, the government further […]

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