Archive | October 3, 2016

Kenya Joins the Ethiopian terror regime in harraassing Oromo

(Daily Nation) — Police on Sunday arrested 40 Oromos for holding an illegal meeting at City Park in Nairobi. Gigiri OCPD Vitalis Otieno said the men assembled at the park without notifying police. He added that the public called the police when the group became rowdy. “Some of them are in the country illegally. “We […]

Police arrest prominent Ethiopian blogger

New York, October 3, 2016 (CPJ) – Ethiopian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Seyoum Teshome, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Teshome on October 1, according to press accounts and opposition activists. Seyoum is a frequent commentator on Ethiopian affairs who writes for the websiteEthiothinkthank.com and lectures at Ambo University’s […]

Candlelight Vigil at The White House in Washington, DC

To: All Oromo and Friends of Oromo in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area  | October 03, 2016 Greetings, The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC is holding a candlelight vigil in memory of Oromo sisters and brothers who lost their lives by a deliberate violent action of the Ethiopian dictatorial regime on Irreecha 2016. The candlelight […]

Fatal Ethiopia Stampede Seen Reviving Unrest in U.S. Partner

By William Davison As many as 100 said to have died in flashpoint Oromia region Country’s largest ethnic group has protested for almost a year (Bloomberg) — The Ethiopian government’s deadly mishandling of a protest at a cultural event by the Oromo people threatens to reignite demonstrations across the country’s largest region and worsen political […]

Is Ethiopia unravelling?

By James Jeffrey ADDIS ABABA, 3 October 2016 (IRIN)–On Sunday evening, the bars of Addis Ababa were doing their usual brisk business. Just 50 kilometres south of the Ethiopian capital, in the picturesque volcanic lake town of Bishoftu, more than 100 people lay dead. About two million ethnic Oromo had turned up to celebrate a […]

Protests hit Ethiopia after stampede deaths

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Protests broke out in some areas of Ethiopia’s Oromiya region on Monday, a day after dozens of people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival sparked by a bid by police to quell demonstrations, witnesses said. Opposition politicians and government officials gave contrasting tolls of casualties […]

Ayyaanni Irreechaa kaleessa Danqamuutti Aansee Mormiin Itti Fufeera

WASHINGTON, DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Waggoota hedduu dhaaf akkuma baratame kaleessa magaalaa Bushoftuu keessatti kabajamuuf kan ture ayyaanni Irreechaa kan inni xumurame karaa hin eegaminiin ture. Ayyaanni sun kan geggeessame mormii mootummaa irratti dhiyaate jeeqama ka’ee fi sanaan wal qabatee baduu lubbuu namoota hedduu, qaamaa hir’achuu dhaan akka ta’e sabaa himaalee biyya keessaa qabee hanga […]

#IrreechaMassacre – Africa 54 interviews journalist Mohammed Ademo (Damee)

Did tear-gas lead to deadly “stampede” at religious festival? (BBC News) — More than 50 people have been killed as they attended a religious festival in the Oromiya region of Ethiopia. Thousands of people had gathered including anti-government protestors. The Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has blamed rioters for a stampede and denied reports that […]

African Union deceitfully condoning Ethiopia massacre

By Obar Mark Asuelaa (Standard Digital) — A festival turned tragic on Sunday following a confrontation between Ethiopian police and the ethnic Oromo people. Tension ensued when the Oromo people who were attending Irrecha festival to thank Waaqa (God) for the blessings and mercies, also demanded for equal rights in the country with over 96 […]

#IrreechaMassacre – Days of Rage

#OromoProtests We are hearing from Bulee Horaa a horrendous story once again that agazi repeated its barbarity of attacking a mother over her son’s dead body. This time, they even killed the mother too, according to unconfirmed reports coming in. #IrreechaMassacre “Haati reeffa ilama ishii irratti ajjeefamte.” Via Girma Gutema #Oromoprotest erga Bishooftu ergamte ============================ Raajii! […]

Ethiopia: Unrest continues a day after deadly stampede

(Aljazeera) — Demonstrators have clashed with police in central Ethiopia a day after a deadly stampede at a religious festival that started when police fired tear gas and warning shots. Protesters blocked roads in several towns in the Oromia region on Monday as the Ethiopian government declared three days of mourning to ease tensions in the […]

MANY DEAD AFTER ETHIOPIAN PROTEST

3 OCTOBER 2016 BY MARTIN SCHIBBYE Sweden (Blank Spot Project) – A large number of people are feared killed in connection with protests against the government of Ethiopia on Sunday. The country  is now facing perhaps his biggest political crisis in decades. Two million people gathered Sunday at the sacred lake Harsadi, south of the […]

Ethiopia: More than 150 Dead after Security Forces Fire into Crowd

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 3, 2016/APO/ — In response to actions by Ethiopian security forces leading to the death of more than 150 people attending the Irreecha religious and cultural celebration in the Bishoftu town in Ethiopia’s Oromia region on October 2, Freedom House issued the following statement: “The deaths in Bishoftu […]

The Ethiopian Government is utterly responsible for the unlawful killings at the Ardsade Irrecha (Thanksgiving) Oromo Celebration

Appeal for urgent action: The Ethiopian Government is utterly responsible for the unlawful killings at the Ardsade Irrecha (Thanksgiving) Oromo Celebration To: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Dear Commissioner, Oromia Support Group Australia extremely shocked about the killings of innocent […]

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