Archive | October 12, 2016

Ethiopia faces its Tiananmen Square moment

Alarmed by a wave of protests, the regime has answered as the Chinese did in 1989 – with bullets By David Pilling (Financial Times) — It is a startling fact, but for decades Ethiopia has been regarded as one of Africa’s most successful states. Still largely associated in the west with biblical-scale starvation — a […]

The Flanarant – Ethiopia violence undermines ‘visionary’ sourcing strategies

By Mike Flanagan (Just-Style) — The apparent benefits of Ethiopia make the country a serious risk – both politically and commercially – for apparel and textile investors, Mike Flanagan believes. And the partial destruction by rioters of the Saygin Dima mill illustrates all too well the short-term superficiality of too many ‘visionary’ sourcing strategies. Since concern […]

Biftu Bole Lutheran Church holds a prayer and candle ceremony for protesters who died in the town of Bishoftu. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

Six High Level Ethiopian Diplomat defected

SIX HIGH LEVEL ETHIOPIAN DIPLOMAT By ESAT News Six high-level diplomats who have been serving at different consular positions have reportedly defected from the Ethiopian regime.Sources told ESAT that these diplomats didn’t returned to Ethiopia and failed to report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after completing their terms.Sources from the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign […]

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U.S. Department of State: On Ethiopia’s Declared State of Emergency

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC October 12, 2016 (US Department of State) — The United States takes note of the Government of Ethiopia’s October 8 declaration of a State of Emergency in response to recent protests and violence in the Oromia and Amhara regions.  We are troubled […]

#OromoRevolution, Oct 12, 2016

ከዚህ በታች ያለው መረጃ በውስጥ መስመር የመጣ ነው። በጣም ከሚታመን የፌዴራል ፖሊስ የተገኘ ስለሆነ መረጃውን ለማካፈል ወድጃለሁ። እነሆ፦ “ወዳጄ እንዴት ከርመሃል? እኛ እንደምታውቀው ሸገርን እያመስናት እንገኛለን። ከቻልክ ይህችን መልእክት ለህብረተሰቡ እንዲደርስ አድርግልኝ። በአዱገነት በድሬዳዋ በአዳማ በባህርዳር በጎንደር በሻሸመኔ በአሰላ በአምቦ በጅማና በሌሎች ከተሞች ድንገተኛ ፍተሻዎች እንዲደረጉ መመሪያ ወርዷል። ሸገር ከእሁድ ጀምሮ ፍተሻ እየተደረገ ነው። በእነዚህ […]

Ethiopia lockdown, No Internet, No Social Media

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following a year of deadly, anti-government protests. This is the first time since the ruling party came to power 25 years ago that a state of emergency has been put in place in Ethiopia. Sometimes it’s hard to be #workingfordk ! Briefing by Ethiopian min. for communication Reda: […]

Will U.S. Troops Become the Ethiopian Government’s Thugs?

by Mark P. Fancher “We are all Oromo.” (Black Agenda Report) — The government of Ethiopia recently declared a state of emergency in response to a wave of massive protests by that country’s Oromo people. For decades the Oromo have been the targets of government oppression and political repression even though they represent more than […]

Malmo, Sweden: Kality Prison Voices That Refuse to Be Silent

The following work is in Swedish and English (mix). Starring: Martin Schibbye, Editor Blank Spot Project; Chala Hailu Abate, poet; Nasreen Aljanabi Larsson, dancer, actor and media activist; Andrea Bodekull, Amnesty International and Eva-Maria Dahlin The followings videos are not part of the above project, but to introduce you to the abuse of innocent people in Kality […]

Ethiopian PM Bows to Merkel Pressure over Electoral Reforms

(NewsWeek) — Ethiopia’s prime minister has pledged to reform the country’s one-party electoral system after pressure from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel visited the Horn of Africa country on Tuesday at the conclusion of a three-legged Africa tour, which also included Mali and Niger. The visit came at a tense period in Ethiopia, where the […]


MEPs denounce worsening human rights situation in Ethiopia

Press release – Human rights − 12-10-2016 – 13:08 Deteriorating human rights situation in Ethiopia, killings of Oromos and the country-wide six-month state of emergency declared on Sunday 9 October by the Ethiopian government were amongst the main issues raised by Human Rights subcommittee and Development committee Members in a joint meeting on Wednesday morning. […]

Ethiopian Premier Expects Economic Rebound When Emergency Ends

Oct 12, William Davison (Bloomberg) –Ethiopia’s six-month state of emergency could be called off before that period is over, allowing the economy to recover quickly after months of violent protests and attacks on businesses, said Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. “I think it can quickly settle down and we don’t even need six months of the […]

US warns Ethiopia against emergency crackdown

(Business Standard) — The United States warned its African ally Ethiopia not to abuse the state of emergency it declared this week to suppress dissent and welcomed talk of political reform. Ethiopia declared an emergency on Sunday after six months of anti-government protests, but yesterday Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn promised that opposition voices would be […]

SBO, Oct 12, 2016

Yaadannoo Irreecha 2016 – Billisoomnu Malee **New Oromo Music 2016** Galaanaa fi Naahilii Uuu Uu Jettii Oromo Music 2016 New By Raya Studio

Ibsa Tarkaanfii Waraanaa ABO; የኦነግ ወታደራዊ መግለጫ

ABOn ilmaan Oromoo Humnoota Waraanaa fi tikaa mootummaa keessa jiranii fi bifa adda addaatin diinaan hidhachiifaman gara mooraa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromootti makamuun akka humna qabsichaa ta’aniif irra deddeebiin waamicha dhiyeessaa turuun ni beekkama. Ilmaan Oromoo kunneen ummata isaanii balaa mootummaan faashistiin irraan gahurraa ittisuu fi roorroo saba isaaniirra gahaa jirutti xumura gochuu keessatti dirqama lammummaa […]

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