Archive | May 9, 2016

Maaltu Akka Namoonni Hamaa ta’an Taasisa?

By Melody Sundberg | Original in English published February 26, 2016 May 9 (untold stories online) — Dararri gochaa hacuuccaa ykn cunqursaan walqabate dha. Akkaataan itti raawwatamuu fi sababni itti raawwatamu adda ta’us, waan tokko garuu ifa dha. Innis, nama dararuun gochaa hamaa bali’aanaan raawwatamuu yeroo ta’u, namoonni hedduunis gochaa hamaa kanaaf ni saaxilamu. Dararri baroota giddu galeessaa fi jalqaboota […]

My Facebook Newsfeed is Covered in Blood

By Melody Sundberg | First published on 5th January 2016  on untold stories online May 9 — An endless stream of pictures of injured and dead people. Pictures of men and women lying on beds or on the street. Some of them are surrounded by a grieving crowd, others are alone. Some of them are crying and screaming because […]

When Crying is a Crime

By Barii Gurmu | First published on 17th February 2016 on untold stories online May 9 — Ethiopia is often praised for being the home of diversity. Different nations live within the borders, all with their own language, culture, and history. The present government, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), is favored as democratic by the western world, and it […]

‘Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring

South Africa, May 9 (Daily Maverick) — After 30 years of unsuccessful protests, even violence, Abdirahman Mahdi, the Ogaden National Liberation Front’s (ONLF) foreign secretary and founding member, denies it is time for the Somali rebel group to give up their dream of self-determination and warns of an Arab Spring-style insurrection in Ethiopia. Mahdi was […]

New Report from State Department Details Widespread Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Oakland, CA, May 9 (Oakland Institute)—The United States Department of State recently released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, including an in-depth account of the human rights situation in Ethiopia. The report confirmed many of the ongoing human rights violations that the Oakland Institute has detailed in Ethiopia, including: abuses […]

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Dispatches: Using Courts to Crush Dissent in Ethiopia

(HRW) — For the past six months, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, to protest alleged abuses by their government. The protests, unprecedented in recent years, have seen Ethiopia’s security forces use lethal force against largely peaceful protesters, killing hundreds and arresting tens of thousands more. The government […]

#‎OromoProtests‬, May 9, 2016 (updated)

‪#‎Oromoprotests‬ (SBO/VOL – Caamsaa 09,2016) Godina Iluu Abbaa Booraatti Basaasni Sirna Wayyaanee Ajjeefame. Oduun amma nu gahe akka mul’isutti Godina I/A/Booraatti basaasni wayyaanee dursaa garee Gooxii Dhaabbata Barsiisotaa Mattuu (TTC) ta’e tokko Caamsaa 08,2016 guyyaa kaleessaa ajjeefamuun isaa mirkanaa’e. Basaasni wayyaanee kun barattoota Oromoo hiisisuu, sochii isaanii danquu fi tarkaanfiin gara garaa akka irratti fudhatamuuf […]

UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

Press Releases, 9 May 2016 (UNHCR) — On Friday of last week (May 6th), the Government of Kenya announced that it intended to end the hosting of refugees, citing economic, security and environmental burdens. A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, said the Government had disbanded its Department of Refugee Affairs and was working […]

Ethiopia Computer Crime Proclamation Text Draft

Source: Addis Insight | May 9, 2016 A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPUTER CRIME WHEREAS information and communication technology plays a vital role in the economic, social and political development of the country; WHEREAS unless appropriate protection and security measures are taken, the utilization of information communication technology is vulnerable to various computer crimes and […]

Rush for the Exits: Why is Ethiopia’s Capital Flight Accelerating?

 By J. Bonsa (PhD), Special to Addis Standard Addis Ababa, May 9 (Addis Standard) — A substantial sum of money has been illegally flowing out of Ethiopia during the last decade. What is even more worrying is not just that the levels of out flows are high but also the sizes of illicit capital outflows […]

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