Archive | November 15, 2016

BBC World Service announces biggest expansion ‘since the 1940s’

(BBC News) — The BBC World Service will launch 11 new language services as part of its biggest expansion “since the 1940s”, the corporation has announced. The expansion is a result of the funding boost announced by the UK government last year. The new languages will be Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Gujarati, Igbo, Korean, Marathi, Pidgin, […]


Ethiopia Charged 22 Individuals with Terrorism

Prosecutors say the 22 suspects were working for Kenya and Norway-based Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) Addis Abeba Nov. 14, 2016  (Addis Standard) – Prosecutors have today charged 22 individuals at the Federal High Court, Fourth Criminal Bench with terrorism. Accordingly, prosecutors alleged that the 22 individuals under the file name of the first defendant Dereje […]

Can Kenya close Dadaab, the world’s biggest refugee camp?

By Alastair LeitheadBBC News, Africa correspondent, Dadaab and Kismayo Kenya’s announcement that Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, would close at the end of this month has encouraged thousands of people to leave already, but without further preparation, it seems unlikely the government will be able to meet its own deadline, which has been condemned […]


OBS TV Journalist Abdi Gada arrested for broadcasting Oromo cultural news

Oromo Broadcast Service (OBS) TV journalist Abdi Gada  arrested in Ethiopia. OBS TV is not even a news media, it is rather a history or discovery news channel. The TV never got involved into #OromoProtests. The broadcasting is based on images  from Oromo cultural ceremonies, Oromo history with elders interviews, etc. Journalist Abdi Gada of @obstvnet […]

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