Archive | October 6, 2016

BBC: Are Ethiopian protests a game changer?

(BBC News) — Political protests which have swept through Ethiopia are a major threat to the country’s secretive government, writes former BBC Ethiopia correspondent Elizabeth Blunt. For the past five years Ethiopia has been hit by waves of protest, not only by formal opposition groups but also Muslims unhappy at the imposition of government-approved leaders, farmers […]

Protesters damage Turkish-owned factory near Ethiopia’s capital

Crowds of protesters have attacked and partially destroyed an Ethiopian factory run by a Turkish textile firm as a wave of anti-government sentiments rages on in Oromiya region near the capital, Addis Ababa. General Manager Fatih Mehmet Yangin said on Wednesday that the assault wrecked about a third of the plant in the town of […]

US embassy acknowledges anger of Oromo people as anti-government protests continue

By Ludovica Iaccino Statement follows death of at least 55 people killed in stampede sparked during protest in Oromia state. (IBTimes) — The US Embassy in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has acknowledged the frustration of people in Oromia state, which has been rocked by anti-government protests for months. Ethiopians have been calling on the international […]

#OromoRevolution – Galgala Onkololeessa 6, 2016

#OromoRevolution Magaalaa Sabbata nannoo Finfinnee Keessatti Ilimaan Oromo Nama 500 ol Kanneen Hidhaman Summii Akka Nyaachifaman Mari’achuuf Agaziin Walgahii Geggeessuu Isaanii Oduun Miliqee bahe VOA Afaan Oromo dhaqabe waan nama sukaneesati. Poolison dhalootan Oromo taatan kan icciti kana baaftan heddu galatooma. Aaantumman saba keessani haa itti fufu. Via Daraaraa Sabaa #OromoRevolution Amma afaan guunnee dubbachuu ni […]

Sabbata Keessatti Kanneen Hidhaman Summii Akka Nyaachifaman Mari’achuuf Poolisoonni Walgahii Geggeessuu Isaanii Oduun Miliqee Nu Bira Gaheera: Jiraattota

Tuujubee Horaa WASHINGTON, DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Godinaalee oromiyaa addaa addaa keessatti kaleessa galgalaa qabee har’as mormiin akkasumas ajjeechaan itti fufuu isaa namoonni nuti dubbisne nuuf himanii jiran. Goddina addaa magaalaa Finfinnee aanaa Walmaraa magaalaa Holataa keesssatti mormiin geggeessamuu kanaanis namoonni hidhamaa fi reebamaa jiraachuu jiraattonni nuuf ibsaniiru. Bulchiinsa magaalaa Sabbataa keessattis mormii uummataan wal […]

EU needs new approach on Ethiopia

By FELIX HORNE OTTAWA, TODAY, 16:46 (EU Observer) — In January, the European Parliament passed a 19-point resolution condemning the Ethiopian government’s brutal crackdown on protests that had left more than a hundred dead. Many Ethiopians rejoiced at the resolution. I read it to some Ethiopian friends, who cried. They had assumed Ethiopia was part […]

Israeli in Ethiopia: Protesters want to overthrow government

Violent clashes between protesters and security forces in two regions of Ethiopia resumed this week, prompting the Israeli Foreign Ministry to urge Israelis to avoid visiting the Oromia and Amhara regions. An Israeli in Ethiopia spoke with Channel 2 Online and described the situation in the country: “It’s really like a war movie.” Israel (Jerusalem […]


The Irreecha Massacre of Oromo Civilians Unprecedented Crimes against Humanity

Press Release The Sidama National Liberation Front 4 October 2016 The Sidama National Liberation Front condemns the barbaric massacre of over 700 Oromo civilians by the fascist Ethiopian regime led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) during the Irreecha festival in Bishoftu on Sunday, 2 October 2016. Over 4 million Oromo civilians from the […]


SBO October 6, 2016; and other news

#OromoRevolution BREAKING: Shawaa Bahaatti Aanaan Liban Cuqqaallaa guutuu guutitti bilisoomtee jirti. Poolisin kora bittineessaa konkolaata shaniin dhaqe meeshaa lafa kayee harka ol qabatee ummatatti seene. Via Daraaraa Sabaa #OromoRevolution Thank you Ambassodor but the opportunity for dialog was closed with #IrreechaMassacre ========= CANADIAN AMBASSADOR EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES FOLLOWING EVENTS IN BISHOFTU, ENCOURAGES PEACEFUL DIALOGUE October 06, 2016 […]

Mormii Irreecha Bishooftuu,Onkololeessa 2,2016


Bulbulaa Tufaa ( Member of Gadaa Meelbaa) The Root of the Genocide The agenda of Atse Yohanes of Tigray-Abyssinia had been the eradication of the people he/they call “Galla” and the killing of any person who followed Islam as a religion. This was in the 19th century. Fortunately, Yohanes was killed at the hands of […]

Oromo protests: Ethiopia unrest resurges after stampede

Bloggers arrested, internet shut down periodically and foreign firms attacked as anti-government protests continue. (Aljazeera) — Often violent protests in which rights groups say hundreds of people have been killed by security forces have flared up again in Ethiopia, with a US citizen among the latest deaths. Protests reignited in the Oromia region – the […]

Ethiopian protesters ramp up attacks on foreign companies

(FT) — Unrest threatens stability of one of Africa’s leading economies Ethiopian anti-government protesters are escalating attacks on foreign investors as anger grows over the regime’s crackdown on demonstrations, in which hundreds of people have been killed. Activists torched a Turkish textile factory and attacked a mine owned by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, damaging […]


#IrreechaMassacre – October 6, 2016

አዲስ አበባ ተቆላልፋለች – ፖሊስ እና ሰራዊቱ በሕዝብ ላይ አልተኩስም ብለዋል (ክንፉ አሰፋ) በሳምንቱ መግቢያ የአውሮፓ ህብረት በኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ እርቅ እና ድርድር እንዲደረግ ጥሪ ማድረጉ ይታወሳል። አምስቱ የሕወሃት ቁንጮዎች ትእቢት የተሞላበት ምላሽ ነው የሰጡት። ከድርድር ይልቅ ከሕዝብ ጋር ጦርነት መግጠምን መርጠዋል። አብዛኛው የፖሊስ እና የሃገር መከላከያ ሰራዊቱ “ሕዝብ ላይ አልተኩስም” ማለታቸው የህወሃት አመራርን ጭንቅ ውስጥ […]

UC Davis researcher killed by rock throwers in Ethiopia

BY CATHY LOCKE (Sacbee) — UC Davis officials said Wednesday that a postdoctoral researcher in the university’s plant biology department was killed Tuesday in Ethiopia when the vehicle she was riding in was stoned by protesters. Sharon Gray was in the East African nation to attend a meeting related to her research, according to the […]

Protesters attack Turkish cable company in Ethiopia

50 Turkish workers of BMET leave Ethiopia after anti-government protesters ransack and partially burn the factory By Seleshi Tessema ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA) — Anti-government protesters attacked, partially burned and vandalized a Turkish cable factory, BMET, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Tuesday night, according to a company representative. Said Mehmet Kahveci, who was one […]

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