Archive | June, 2016

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Ethiopia: End use of counter-terrorism law to persecute dissenters and opposition members

2 June 2016 (Amnesty International) –The Ethiopian Government must end its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protestors as well as members and leaders of the political opposition through the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) says a group of civil society organisations (CSOs). “The government’s repression of independent voices has significantly worsened as the […]

Almaz Ayana wins Women’s 5000m Golden Gala Diamond League 2016 Rome

(Athletics Weekly) — Ethiopian star goes to second on the all-time list with another great run in the Italian capital Almaz Ayana clocked the second fastest 5000m time in history as she solo-ran to 14:12.59 in the Rome Diamond League on Thursday (June 2). The Ethiopian world champion just missed the world record of 14:11.15 […]

Opinion- Exam-Leaks: Disorientating and Overpowering a Leviathan

Yasin Muhe (Addis Standard) — The Oromo activists achieved yet another spectacular victory by catching the Ethiopian regime off-guard and disturbing the “order” it set for the country’s youth. The leaking of the Ethiopian national examinations prior to the exam date greatly tarnished the self-imagery of the government while at the same time boosting that […]

#OromoProtests, June 2, 2016

Diddaa Barattooti Oromoo Yuniverstii Wallaggaa Keessaan Wal Qabatee Waraanni Wayyaanee Mooraa Keessa Qubachuun Barattoota Goolaa Jira. ‪‪#‎OromoProtests‬ fire is been reported at Demera Campus of Harama University. You might recall that classes at the university has been boycotted for the last three weeks. The security and university administration threatened to close down the University by […]

Qabsoo Biyya Biraa irraa Uummatni  Keenya  Maal Barata?

Gabrumaa jalatti kufuun Oromiyaa biyya lafaa irraatti isa duraas miti; isa dhumaas tahuu hin danda’u. Daandiin qabsoo bilisummaa hadhaa’a fi jajjalataa wareegama amma kana jedhamee himamuu hin dandeenye akka gaafatu beekamaa dha. Qabsoon godhamu bara dheeraa fi umurii dhaloota heddduu fudhachuus ni danda’a. Walii gala garuu dhalootni har’aa dhaloota kaleessaa irraa baratee of qaree gara […]

Xiinxalaa: Otuu Uummatni Oromoo Gaaffii Mirga Isaaf Ajjeesamaa Jiruu EHADEG Ayyaana 25ffaa Kabajuun Qaanii Dha

WASHINGTON, DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Paartiin biyya bulchu IHADEG ganna 25esso mootummaa Dargii itti kuffisee fi aangoo itti qabate ayyaaneffataa jira.Hujii guurdoo gama diangdee,mirga dhala-namaa,siyaasaa fi ka biroo adda addaa itti milkaqa’e jedhu illee dubbachuutti jira – Moaotummaan IHADEG. Dhimma kana irratti kan haasofsiisne, hayyuun seenaa fi xiinxalaan siyaasaa – Dr. Iziqeel Gabbisaa garuu, mootummaan […]

#OromoProtests, June 1, 2016

Waxabajjii 01/2016 Warraaqsaa Biyyoolessa Oromiyaa FXG marsaa 5ffaa Caamsaa 30/2016 Godina Kaaba Shaggar Saalaalee Aanaa Kuyyuu Magaalaa Gabra Gurraachaatti gaggeeffamee irratti Tarkaanfii Diinummaa Waraanni Agaazii fudhateen Sabboonaan Oromoo Obboo ‪#‎Toleeraa_Ijaaraa‬ Wareegamuun guyyaa har’aa Uummatni Oromoo kumootaan lakka’aman dhaadannoo fi dheekkamsaa guddaa dhageesisuun sirni awaalcha isaa rawwate. Guyyaa dheengaddaa Salaalee gabra Gurraachaatti Warraaqsii jabaan qabsiifamee gaggeeffamaa […]

“Somalis, Ethiopians, Sudanese … all became the ransom fodder”

France (Telerama) — A year and a half after its release, “Voyage in Barbary,” has lost none of its strength and relevance. On the contrary. The torture camps that the film highlighted were scattered and the European policy on migration does not help. Combative interview with one of the directors, Cécile Allegra. In these times […]

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OPINION- QUESTIONS ON THE MORALITY AND (IM?)MORALITY OF LEAKING A NATIONAL EXAM

Alemayehu Tesfa   (Addis Standard) — First, there was the #OromoProtest. It began (for the convenience of this short reflection, which intends to ask more questions than answers) in early November 2015 in Ginchi town, about 80km west of the capital Addis Abeba. It quickly spread like a bush fire throughout the Oromia regional state, […]

Ethiopia’s Anti-terrorism Law: Security or Silencing Dissent?

(VOA) — A prominent Ethiopian political opposition member sits in prison on charges of terrorism. He faces a long sentence and possibly the death penalty if convicted. But the tool he is accused of using to commit the crime wasn’t a gun or a bomb, and he isn’t connected to any kind of religious extremism. […]

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