Archive | October 16, 2016

The US just bombed Yemen, and no one’s talking about it

By Moustafa Bayoumi We need answers from the candidates on how they would deal with a deadly conflict in one of the Middle East’s poorest countries. We’re not getting them (The Guardian) — What if the United States went to war and nobody here even noticed? The question is absurd, isn’t it? And yet, this […]

Re articulating the Oromo liberation objective is not consensus building

By Rundassa Asheetee The Diaspora Oromo confusions seem to change shape and color as the political situations in Oromia change from time to time. Years ago, many Oromos claimed the Ethiopian identity because being an Ethiopian had great benefit, at least conceptually. Now, instead of improving the Oromo interactions first, we’ve got people who are […]

Ethiopia announces new curbs as part of state of emergency measures

By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — Ethiopia imposed curbs on its opposition, travel restrictions on diplomats, and a dusk-to-dawn curfew around major projects in new measures announced on Sunday that follow the declaration of a six-month, nationwide state of emergency. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared the state of emergency earlier this month, saying […]

Ethiopia Government Unveils Rules for State of Emergency

By ELIAS MESERET, ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Oct 16, 2016, 9:26 AM ET (ABC News) — The Ethiopian government has unveiled stringent rules for its state of emergency which the opposition says is meant to curb a wave of protests, sometimes deadly, in the Oromia region and other areas. Hundreds have been killed […]

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