Archive | February 8, 2017

ONLF Delegation to Washington DC Discusses Situation in Ogaden

ONLF Delegation to Washington DC Discusses State-Sponsored Human Rights Violations, Predatory Oil Exploration and Current Drought in the Ogaden (UNPO) — Mr Abdirahman Mahdi, International Relations Secretary of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and Mr Hassan Muhammad Moalin, ONLF Information Secretary, visited Washington DC for four days in January 2017. Together with Mr Marvin […]

US dual National Wins Historic Presidential Election in Somalia

Election in Somalia: Major defeat for TPLF as the incumbent candidate it baked with money and guns have lost to the opposition (The Guardian) — Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed promises ‘new beginning’ for beleaguered country Celebrations have erupted on the streets of Somalia after parliamentarians elected a new president, with crowds chanting songs and […]

Ethiopia Enlists Lobbying Support to Strengthen Relations with US

Ethiopia Enlists Lobbying Support to Strengthen Relations with US (odwyerpr) — The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has retained SGR LLC Government Relations and Lobbying to strengthen relations and business outreach between the northeast Africa nation and the U.S. Working through the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington D.C., SGR will develop and execute a public affairs […]

With 20,000 detainees released, Ethiopia hopes to sustain restored order

With 20,000 detainees released, Ethiopia hopes to sustain restored order (Messenger Africa) — On the day he was released from detention in one of Ethiopia’s makeshift rehabilitation camps, Eyasped Tesfaye visited a hospital in Addis Ababa. He had spent more than a month with close to 1,200 alleged anti-government protesters in Awash, 216 km east of […]

Man ‘kicked Somali woman in the stomach, killed unborn twins’

MUM-TO-BE ATTACK Man ‘kicked pregnant Muslim woman in the stomach causing her to lose unborn twins’   Shocking attack took place outside a Co-op store in Bletchley last August Victim was with her husband and wearing a headscarf when she was attacked She didn’t realise she was due to have twins until she discovered they […]

Ethiopian Airlines’ $220m trapped in Nigeria, others

Ethiopian Airlines’ $220m trapped in Nigeria, others (The Punch) — Ethiopian Airlines says it is unable to repatriate about $220m held in local currency in Nigeria, Egypt and some other African states because of foreign exchange scarcity in these countries. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam, told Reuters on Tuesday that this was partly […]

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