Archive | November 17, 2016

‘Anything that flies is an enemy’: Filming al-Shabab with a drone

Al Jazeera’s Hamza Mohamed wanted to film al-Shabab fighters in their training camp using a drone – it was a risky and delicate move. by Hamza Mohamed (Aljazeera) — Hamza Mohamed is a producer for Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera English, covering Sub-Saharan Africa. “Anything that flies that’s not a bird, we consider it an enemy.” […]

Rights group blasts Ethiopia journalist arrests

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Campaigners on Thursday accused Ethiopia of an “intensifying crackdown” on the media, with at least three journalists and bloggers arrested or sentenced under a state of emergency since October. “In recent weeks, Ethiopian authorities have jailed a newspaper editor, as well as two members of the award-winning Zone 9 bloggers’ collective, […]

Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone

(IRIN News) — Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of anti-government protests, means it just got a whole lot harder. The government has targeted the mobile data connections that the majority of Ethiopians use […]


by Elella Daba (Siiqee Chronicles) — This conversation was recorded during a preliminary meeting between Aaddee Kuwee Kumsa, Ayantu Ayana and I. We recorded our conversation in order to prepare and reflect on the issues we would like to address in the Oromo community both at home and abroad, based on our experiences and perspectives. […]

Ethiopia’s crackdown has seen 11,000 people arrested

(The World Weekly) — Officials in Ethiopia have announced that some 11,607 people have been arrested since a state of emergency was declared in the country early last month. This is the government’s response to the civil unrest which has gone on for the best part of a year now. Oromo people, who live all […]

Ethiopian newspaper editor, bloggers caught in worsening crackdown

Nairobi, November 17, 2016 (CPJ) –Ethiopia should immediately release all journalists detained amid an intensifying crackdown on the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In recent weeks, Ethiopian authorities have jailed a newspaper editor, as well as two members of the award-winning Zone 9 bloggers’ collective, which has faced continuous legal harassment on […]

Urgent Alert: Cholera and Draught devastating the Somalis in Ogaden

Ogaden News Agency (ONA) ONLF Press Release The Deyr rains have failed in Ogaden and food stocks are dwindling very fast and livestock is starting to die in many parts of the Ogaden. This is further exacerbated by the undeclared food and aid embargo in Ogaden. ONLF has received credible reports that the Ethiopian army […]

A Year On Since the Oromo Resistance Began:- A Wake Up Call for All Peoples of Ethiopia

By Denboba Natie, November 17, 2016   A new wave of Oromo national resistance struggle begun in November 2015. It has dramatically changed the political landscape of Ethiopia. The nation remains heroically resisting the current brutal regime since it has assumed power in June 1991. However, the current wave of unified and purposeful movement of […]

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