Archive | February 10, 2017

Lemma Megersa calls for Oromo unity and economic revolution

Lemma Megersa calls for Oromo unity and economic revolution Editors note: This is a word-for-word translation of a recent speech by the President of Oromia Regional State, Mr. Lemma Megersa. The 16-minute speech in Afaan Oromo (link below) was apparently broadcast on the state-run Oromiya TV. Read OPride’s commentary on his speech here:  Lammaa Magarsaa: […]

Determinants

Free Media as the Social Determinants of Health: The case of Oromia …

Free Media as the Social Determinants of Health: The case of Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia By Begna Fufa Dugassa, Ph.D Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Canada Abstract Background: For over a hundred thirty years, consecutive Ethiopian regimes have denied the Oromo people the right to develop their own free media. In this paper I explore […]

I can’t get angry at Trump when I look at our local idiots in Addis

I can’t begin to get angry at Trump when I look at our local idiots doing silly in Addis IN SUMMARY Elegant or crude in word and in deed, the American head of state goes to bed knowing that most of his people will go to their beds tonight with full bellies. Which cannot be […]

Nile Diplomacy: Cunning Arm Twists, but whose losing game?

Analysis: Nile Diplomacy: Cunning Arm Twists and Turns, but whose losing game? Zecharias Zelalem, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Feb. 10/2017 – On January 9, 2017, South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, arrived in Cairo, Egypt, to meet with his counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and discuss, according to media reports, “bilateral ties.” With most media […]

Political unrest simmering in Ethiopia despite lethal crackdown

Political unrest simmering in Ethiopia despite lethal crackdown Germany (DW) — Four months after declaring a state of emergency in a crackdown on protests, Ethiopia’s government claims the country has returned to normal. Critics says the emergency decree remains an instrument of repression. This coming April marks three years since protests broke out in Ethiopia. They […]

South Sudan fighting reaches “worrying proportions” -U.N. mission

South Sudan fighting reaches “worrying proportions” -U.N. mission Civil war in world’s youngest nation has forced more than 3 million people from their homes By Denis Dumo JUBA, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Fighting between government and opposition forces in South Sudan has reached “worrying proportions” in recent days and forced the evacuation of aid workers, with […]

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