Archive | October 23, 2016

In Ethiopia, Posting About the Country’s Crisis on Facebook Could Land You in Jail

Crackdown on social media follows a bloody campaign by the state by PETER DOERRIE (War is boring) — The Ethiopian government declared a nationwide state of emergency in October 2016 that severely restricts democratic rights. Rallies and public gatherings are now prohibited without prior permission, and the security forces declared a right to detain and search […]

Oromo Protest in Washington DC on Oct. 21, 2106 Concluded Successfully

A colorful Oromo rally jointly organized by Oromo Communities Association-North America (OCA-NA) and Oromo Community Association of Washington, DC (OCO) was conducted on Friday, October 21, 2016 here in Washington, DC. A large number of Oromos who came from different states of the US have gathered in front of the White House to express their […]

Perth Ethiopians protest against government crackdown

By David Weber Australia (ABC News) — Hundreds of members of Ethiopia’s ethnic communities have marched in Perth to raise awareness of a government crackdown leading to the detention of thousands of people. Authorities in Ethiopia have detained more than 2,000 people in recent weeks, amid large anti-government protests. President of the Oromo Community in […]

Shabaab takes Somali town after Ethiopia troop pullout

Agence France Presse MOGADISHU (The Daily Star) — Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union’s AMISOM force withdrew. It was the third time this month that the Islamist group moved into a town in […]

Anti-terror efforts at risk as Ethiopia quells protest at home

(Africa Review) — Ethiopia could be headed for large-scale ethnic strife that would have negative repercussions to the region despite the state of emergency and top government officials saying the grievances are being addressed. Thousands of ethnic Tigrayans belonging to the ruling class are being evicted in the northwestern Amhara region in the protests that […]

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