Archive | November, 2016

Fadumo Dayib From Refugee to Presidential Candidate

Fadumo Dayib From Refugee to Presidential Candidate

(The African Way) — Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to set her sights on the Somali presidency. She is determined to stand up to a system that has for a long time put women on the side lines. After being forced to flee Kenya, her Somali born family moved to Finland as refugees. Only learning […]

Rio's Olympic silver medal winner, athlete Feyisa Lilesa, gave a speech representing not a single ethnic group but all Ethiopians in general.

Dr. Merera Gudina Detained for trespassing state of emergency rulings

It has been confirmed that Ethiopia security forces have detained leading opposition figure Prof. Merera Gudina, pictured center, upon his arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Acording to family members, Prof. Merera, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) is detained by members of SOE command post Prof. Merera was in Brussels delivered a […]

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Gada system: indigenous democratic socio-political system of Oromo

The Gada is Complex, but it is Oromo democratic system – Inscribed in 2016 (11.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Film ‘Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo’ © UNESCO Oromo Gada system: indigenous democratic socio-political system Download Full Proposal Full Document in PDF (UNESCO) — Gada […]

Oromo Protests Against Land Grabs

One Year Anniversary of Oromo Protests Against Land Grabs

Trump, Ethiopia: Neither is Normal By Elizabeth Fraser (Oakland Institute) — In the weeks since Donald Trump was elected, many have focused on the need to not normalize the man, his words, or his actions.1 This call is vital. We cannot normalize having someone in the White House who has become the very face of bigotry, […]

Brazil’s Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

Brazilian team Chapecoense among those on board crashed plane (BBC) — A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Colombia’s civil aviation body says only six people survived the crash, blamed on an electrical fault. The chartered aircraft, flying from […]

What is the Ultimate Goal of the Oromo Movement? By Tedla Woldeyohannes (PhD)

For keen observers of the current Ethiopian politics, especially the writings, media interviews, and social media comments and posts by Oromo elites and activists, one topic has kept receiving a steady focus more than others: The role of Emperor Menelik II in the formation of the modern Ethiopian State and how largely negative and bad […]

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Ethiopia: State of Emergency, the Empire of Chaos in Oromia

HRLHA  Urgent Action November 27, 2016 The deadly protests that have rocked Ethiopia over ten months (November 2015- September 2016)  led by “Qeerroo Bilissummaa” literally, youth  for freedom against subjugation, dramatically changed  the peaceful protests into violence after the tyrannical government mercilessly massacred over 700  Oromos at the Irrecha Festival,  Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, […]

Cuba’s Fidel Castro dead aged 90

Cuba’s Fidel Castro dead aged 90

Leader of Cuban revolution embraced communism, defied US for decades and lived in relative seclusion in his final years. (Aljazeera) — Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the US, has died aged 90. Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and current president of Cuba, announced his death on […]

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27 Ethiopian soldiers killed by ONLF army in the Ogaden Region

Ogaden News Agency (ONA) – The Latest: 27 Ethiopian soldiers killed by ONLF army in the Ogaden Region. The latest news reaching the Ogaden News Agency desk confirms 28 Ethiopian soldiers were killed and 38 were wounded in the Ogaden region by the Ogaden National Liberation Front. The  battles took place in 3 different places […]

A blind Oromo singer beaten and arrested in Ethiopia

A blind Oromo singer beaten and arrested in Ethiopia

#BREAKING_NEWS: TPLF has sunk to a new low. They severely beat and arrested singer Falmata Rorroo in Dirre Dhawaa. As many of you know Falmta is blind and critically ill for months. Yet this did not prevent Agazi soldiers from knocking down his door, beating him so severely that they had to carry him to […]

An internally displaced woman walks through a camp on the outskirts of the town of Qol Ujeed, on the border with Ethiopia, Somaliland April 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking as economic gains slow to trickle down

By Tom Gardner ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat – human trafficking, according to veteran women’s rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre. Although a state-led industrial drive has transformed Ethiopia into one of Africa’s fastest-growing […]

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Ethiopia Kilinto prison inmates charged over deadly fire

(BBC News) — At least 38 prisoners have been charged in an Ethiopian court with causing a fire that killed dozens of fellow inmates in September. The authorities say more than 20 inmates died when fire broke out at the Kilinto prison, on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa. Charges against the prisoners contradict […]

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Why is the Ethiopian diaspora so influential?

By James Jeffrey (BBC News) — During a year of anti-government protests throughout Ethiopia, its global diaspora, particularly that in the US, has been deeply involved – and not just vocally, writes Addis Ababa-based journalist James Jeffrey. Twitter and Facebook have been blocked since a six-month state of emergency was imposed last month as the […]

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Ogaden: Breaking the Networks of Oppression

(untold stories online) — The Somali (Ogaden) region in Ethiopia, despite being one of the most oppressive places in the world, has largely managed to avoid international attention. Collective punishment is the norm rather than the exception. Abdi Mohamoud Omar, the president of the region, has built a reputation as an iron-fisted dictator whose repertoire […]

Grand #OromoProtests Mogor town, West Shewa, August 6, 2016

Auto-immune diseases of the colonizers immunotherapy

Dr. Baro Keno Deressa Immune system disorders cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. In cases of immune system over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (autoimmune diseases). Immune deficiency diseases decrease the body’s ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections. In response to an unknown trigger, […]

Nikki Haley chosen for UN ambassador as Trump backs off some campaign promises

Nikki Haley chosen for UN ambassador as Trump backs off some campaign promises

Note: Let us congratulate Nikki Haley for being chosen as UN ambassador under President Trump administration. Soon Ambassador Nikki will be dealing with Human Rights issues in Ethiopia South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whose support for Donald Trump was lukewarm during his campaign, has become the first woman chosen for his cabinet, for the post of […]

Australian MP Andrew Wilkie addresses the parliament speaking about the of Oromo people

Australian MP Andrew Wilkie addresses the parliament speaking about the of Oromo people

#OromoRevolution Australian MP Andrew Wilkie addresses the parliament speaking about the plight of Oromo people “On Tuesday 15th of November 2016. We the Australian Oromo Community of Tasmania invited our independent MP Honourable Andrew Wilkie & expressed the shocking truth of human rights abuse, massacre and mass incarceration & today he is standing in Solidarity […]

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Ethiopia reopens factory damaged in Oromo protests

(BBC Focus on Africa) — Turkish electrical cable factory BMET is now fully operational after being burnt down by protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia region last month. The region has been hit by an unprecedented wave of anti-government protests in recent months. The company says it suffered $6m (£4.8m) in damages, with other losses from the […]

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Ethiopia: Illicit capital flight much higher than estimates, says ex-intelligence officer

ESAT News (November 21, 2016) Illicit financial flows from Ethiopia could be much higher than those estimates by international financial institutions including the Global Financial Integrity, a former intelligence operative told ESAT. The revenue from the export of cash crops and other exports such as flower, coffee, honey, cattle, incense, among others, would just be […]

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