Archive | October 11, 2016

Ethiopia admits death toll in anti-regime protests may exceed 500

Merkel visits Addis as prime minister warns of forceful response to ‘violent’ activists by: John Aglionby, East Africa Correspondent (Financial Times) — Ethiopia admitted on Tuesday that the death toll from 11 months of anti-government protests might have exceeded 500 but warned that so-called “extremist violent groups” would be dealt with forcefully. However, Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s […]

Ethiopia meets protests with bullets

By Editorial Board October 11 at 7:05 PM (The Washington Post) — ETHIOPIA’S RULERS have redoubled a repressive policy that is failing. Instead of looking for ways to alleviate the pent-up frustrations of the ethnic Oromo and Amhara populations that spilled out in demonstrations over the past 11 months, Ethiopia’s authorities on Sunday announced a […]

Ethiopian Authorities Shut Down Mobile Internet and Major Social Media Sites

(Global Voices) — All mobile internet services have been shut down in Ethiopia for the last seven days, amid increasingly violent protest scenes and a recently declared a “state of emergency”. Demonstrations have taken place with regular frequency in Ethiopia’s Oromia region since November 2015, with protesters demanding greater self-rule, freedom and respect for the ethnic identity of the Oromo […]


European Parliament, Subcommittee on Human Rights Draft Agenda Meeting on Oct 12, 2016

Subcommittee on Human Rights DROI(2016)1012_1 DRAFT AGENDA Meeting Wednesday 12 October 2016, 9.00 – 12.30 and 15.00 – 18.30 Brussels Room: Altiero Spinelli (3G-3) 12 October 2016, 9.00 – 9.45 In camera Jointly with the Committee on Development 1.  Follow-up of the EP urgency resolution on Ethiopia (killings of Oromos) 12 October 2016, 9.45 – 10.30 […]

Egypt denies supporting armed opposition in Ethiopia

Nigeria (Today) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denied Ethiopian accusations that it supports the country’s armed opposition. Earlier in the day, Ethiopia accused elements in Eritrea, Egypt and other states of arming, training and funding groups that it blames for a wave of protests and violence that led the country to declare a state […]

Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo(SQ) Qophii Onkoloolessa 11, 2016

“Ofiinuu Duutii Maaf Of Huuti?” – Labsi ‘Yeroo Atattamaa’ TPLF labsite Ilaalchisee Ibsa Hooggana Jiddu-galeesa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo irraa Kenname Wareeegamni Qerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo gootummaan gumaachaa as gahe ummata keenya guyyuu gara Bilisummaa isatti dhiheessaa jiraachuun dhugaa haalamuu hindandeenye dha. TPLFtti guyyaan dukkanawaa dhufuu isaaf labsi isheen mata duree ‘yeroo atattamaa’ jedhuun labsite kana caalaa […]

#FXG, October 11, 2016

In east Africa, the Ethiopian government has announced a six-month state of emergency, in response to intensifying and deadly anti-government protests across the country. Prime Minister Hailermariam Desalegn said in a televised Address the Declaration, which went into effect Saturday, aims to curb recent attacks on government buildings and businesses. Earlier, VOA’s Vincent Makori spoke […]

German leader calls for Ethiopia to open up politics after unrest

By Andreas Rinke and Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Ethiopia on Tuesday to open up its politics and ensure police do not use heavy-handed tactics against protesters, after more than a year of unrest that rights groups say has led to about 500 deaths. Merkel, who spoke at […]


Merkel signals support for Ethiopia’s protesters in visit

By ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled support for protesters demanding wider freedoms in Ethiopia during a visit to the country on Tuesday, saying “a vibrant civil society is part and parcel of a developing country.” After meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Merkel said Germany has offered to […]

Ethiopia withdraws from Somalia el-Ali in Hiran region

(BBC) — Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia’s Hiran region, residents say. Al-Shabab fighters have taken control of el-Ali village following the withdrawal, the residents added. Ethiopian forces had destroyed the base before abandoning the area, a radio station run by al-Shabab said. The […]

Ethiopia must allow protests, police must be measured – Angela Merkel

(News Headlines 24) — German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has asked the Ethiopian government to allow protests and that police response to these protests should be proportionate. She also called on the government to include opposition groups in the political process. Merkel is currently in Ethiopia on the last leg of her historic African tour. Her […]

Ethiopia Alleges Oromo Protesters Receiving Support From Egypt

William Davison, Bloomberg, Oct. 11 Ethiopia’s government suspects Egyptian elements may be backing Oromo protesters as rivalry over control of the Nile River intensifies, Communications Minister Getachew Reda said. Authorities in Cairo may be supporting the banned Oromo Liberation Front, or OLF, that organized a spate of attacks last week across Ethiopia’s most populous region, […]

A Call for protest rally at the White House and US State Department

To: All Oromos and Friends of the Oromo, The Ethiopian Government is waging a genocidal war on the Oromo and other people in Ethiopia. The senseless brutal crime taken against peaceful Oromo participants at the Irreecha festival by the TPLF/EPRDF security agents on October 2, 2016 is incomprehensible, repugnant and inhuman. We, the Oromo in […]

Call for Meeting to Oromo in Washington DC Metropolitan Area

October 09, 2016 To All Oromo in Washington DC Metropolitan area The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC kindly invites all Oromo in the Washington DC Metropolitan area to a public meeting designed to discuss various issues of the community. The meeting will be held on Saturday, 15 October 2016, at 4:30PM, at the Unification […]

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