Archive | December 21, 2016

US aid to Africa expected to decline under Trump

(The Citizen) — Ethiopia is among some African countries which may see a drop in development aid as the US is likely to expand fiscal stance and cut spending during Donald Trump’s presidency, a new report shows. The move by the world’s largest economy will affect dependent countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and […]

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ARDUF: TPLF’s Survival Depends on Its Never-Ending Ploys

ARDUF PRESS RELEASE – TPLF’S SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON ITS NEVER-ENDING PLOYS The brutal minority regime of Tigray People’s Liberation Front’s (TPLF) retaliations to the yearlong protests in the Oromia, Amhara and other parts of the country have been extra-judicial killings, throwing thousands of innocent civilians in jail, blocking access to social media. In short untold […]

Stop Your madness with Master Plan and Resolve the Master Problem

Stop Your madness with Master Plan and Resolve the Master Problem FB: Jawar Mohammed The TPLF state media has announced Addis Ababa Master Plan will be implemented soon. I have seen documents pertaining to this matter. Here is my take: 1) The regime claims this master plan is for Addis Ababa city only. That is the […]

Ethiopia ‘to free nearly 10,000 detainees’ – Most of them are Oromo

Ethiopia ‘to free nearly 10,000 detainees’ – Most of whom are Oromo Mary Harper Africa editor, BBC World Service (BBC Highlights, Dec 21) — Ethiopia says it’s releasing nearly 10,000 people detained under the state of emergency imposed in October. Another 2,500 will be charged with crimes related to unrest. The authorities say those released […]

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The Year in Human Rights Videos – Oromo Protesters at the top

The Year in Human Rights Videos – Oromo Peaceful Protesters at the top Amy Braunschweiger Senior Web Communications Manager (HRW) — The gunning down of peaceful protesters in Ethiopia. Animations depicting the devastation of Saudi Arabia’s male ‘guardianship’ system on women’s lives. From these to child brides and LGBT rights, here are the year’s most-watched […]

Ethiopia unrest and ‘depressed demand’ give leather firm a hiding

Leather goods firm Pittards has warned that falling demand and political unrest in Ethiopia will result in a hit to its full-year performance. (Belfast Telegraph) — The Somerset-based firm said a state of emergency in the African country has affected the company’s tannery in East Shewa, where some production has been lost. The company said: […]

Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of plastic rice smuggled

Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of “ plastic rice ” smuggled Nigeria (BBC News) — has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of “plastic rice” smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen, the customs service says. Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said the fake rice was intended to be sold in markets during the festive season. He said […]

Ethiopia says Oromo leader detained for meeting terrorist group

Ethiopia says Oromo leader detained for meeting terrorist group in Brussels (Africa News) — Ethiopian authorities have clarified that leading opposition figure and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Dr Merera Gudina is in detention for flouting state of emergency rules. The specific provision he is said to have flouted related to an alleged […]

Tanzania Adopts New Policy To Curb Land Grabbing By Foreigners

(African Globe) – Tanzania has adopted a new national land policy which, among others, lowers the ceiling under which foreign investors can lease land from the current 99 to 33 years. The new policy comes barely months after the East African nation embarked on a campaign to seize “idle” land and deter “rogue investors” from […]

Federal High Court Found Kedir M. Yusuf et.al ‘Guilty of Terrorism’

Federal High Court Found Kedir Mohammed Yusuf et.al Guilty of Terrorism, Violating Penal Code Addis Abeba Dec. 21/2016 (Addis Standard) – The federal High Court 19th criminal bench has today found 20 defendants, including two journalists, guilty of terrorism related charges and violating the country’s penal code. The court has adjourned the sentencing until 3 […]

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