Archive | October 30, 2016

Press Release on the outcome of IOLA organized Oromo Conference for National Consensus

International Oromo Lawyers Association – IOLA – organized in London, UK, a two day “Oromo Conference for National Consensus” from 22 – 23 October 2016 in which all Oromo political organizations, members of major Civic Society, the Media and Human Rights activists took part. The objective of the Conference was to contribute to the ongoing […]

The Pseudo-Unity Promoters of Habesha based Colonial Forces’ Trickery Politics

By Falmataa Sabaa (PhD)* We often hear loud voice of unity, democracy and freedom even from Habesha colonial forces of Ethiopian empire regimes. The regimes’ media (the state TV, radio and news papers) had been largely seemingly dedicated to unity of peoples in Ethiopia. In fact, the unity habesha regime/elites pop for had always contained […]

Unity yet, now talk of nations

(Reinvent Ethiopia) — Everyone is scrambling to form an ”alliance” these days. Thing is- it must be a deja-vu for some of them. The Oromo movement has made everyone itching and nervous. Some want to befriend us, other want to look to befriending us, and the remaining are openly hostile to us. Folks, it is […]

Dereje Debele Tulu wins Dublin City Marathon

Over 19,000 atheletes took part, October 30,2016 (News Talk) — Dereje Tulu crossed the line in a time of 2 hours 12 minutes and 8 seconds. He was followed by the women’s winner from Namibia Helalia Johannes who was just 20 minutes slower. Up to 19,500 people took part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon […]

Ethiopia’s crisis is a result of decades of land disputes and ethnic power battles

(QZ) — When anti-government protests rocked Gondar city in northern Ethiopia in July, ethnic Tigrayans living in the Amhara region started fleeing. For a quarter of a century, the Tigrayans, who make up only 6% of the country’s over 100 million population, have enjoyed disproportionate influence and representation in government. But as the latest wave […]


Former TPLF’s Cadres Cannot Spearhead the Sidama National Struggle for Self-Determination

Press Release By Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF) 30 October 2016 Ever since the Sidama nation was forcefully annexed into the Ethiopian empire by the invading army of King Minelik II 125 years ago, our society relentlessly resisted political subjugation and wanton economic exploitation by the successive regimes. The Sidama society rejected serfdom that reduced […]

Democratizing Ethiopia is not a shift in paradigm but maintaining the Colonial Status quo

By Danbale Part 1 This paper although emerged from my reflection at the London Oromo Conference (22-23 Oct 2016)it is not about appraising the conference but about the unspoken messages behind the conference. I convinced myself to attend the conference to observe two major outcomes: how the International Oromo Lawyers Association (IOLA) would bring to […]

Ethiopia’s troop withdrawal from Somalia: UN worried over humanitarian crisis

(Geesguud) — The United Nations (UN) is deeply concerned about the continuous withdrawal of international troops from Somalia and the subsequent takeover of such ‘abandoned’ territories by al-shabaab insurgents. According to the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the situation is worsening the humanitarian situation in Somalia battling insurgency. Ethiopia has since […]

Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness?

(NPR) — After a mother killed her four young children and then herself last month in rural China, onlookers quickly pointed to life circumstances. The family lived in extreme poverty, and bloggers speculated that her inability to escape adversity pushed her over the edge. Can poverty really cause mental illness? It’s a complex question that […]

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