Archive | December 16, 2016

Ethiopian troop withdrawal from Somalia exposes problems – AMISOM

AMISOM: Since October, Ethiopia has been withdrawing troops from Somalia. The redeployment highlights problems with the international community’s funding of military operations in Africa. (France 24) — The Ethiopian troops had been assisting the internationally funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The draw-down could imperil Somalia’s chances of becoming a viable nation state. Many […]

Kenyan Tech Engineer, Zak Muriuki, Died in Ethiopian Jail

News: Body of a Kenyan Tech Engineer, Zak Muriuki, Who Died in Ethiopia Jail Arrives Home (Addis Standard) – The body of a Kenyan engineer who died while in an Ethiopian prison has arrived home on Thursday Dec. 11th.   Zak Muriuki, a father of two girls (pictured) and a tech engineer by profession, arrived […]

FIRST PERSON: Wario Denebo, an asylum seeker living in Newport

FIRST PERSON: Wario Denebo, an asylum seeker living in Newport (South Wales Argus) — WARIO Denebo, 37, Southern Oromia, in East Africa, talks to ESTEL FARELL-ROIG about his life and how he ended up being an asylum seeker living in Newport. “I AM FROM Shashemene, in Southern Oromia. Because the country has been controlled by […]

AU expresses concern about upcoming Summit in restive Ethiopia

African Union expresses concern about upcoming Summit in restive Ethiopia (Africanews) — The African Union has expressed concern about Ethiopia’s current State of Emergency against the upcoming Heads of State Summit in the capital Addis Ababa in January 2017. The concerns were raised by the Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma who met with the newly […]

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