Archive | February, 2017

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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 Risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments Salil Shetty, head of the global movement, warns that “never again” has become meaningless as states fail to react to mass atrocities […]

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns NGO’s annual report warns that aggressive political rhetoric is creating a ‘hostile climate for refugees and migrants’ (The Guardian) — Toxic political rhetoric with echoes of 1930s hate speech is stirring up violence worldwide – including in the UK and US, Amnesty International has warned. Kerry […]

Losing Hope in United States, Migrants Make Icy Crossing to Canada

Losing Hope in United States, Migrants Make Icy Crossing to Canada Losing Hope in U.S., Migrants Make Icy Crossing to Canada By CATHERINE PORTER, DAN LEVIN and IAN AUSTEN WINNIPEG, Manitoba (The New York Times) — Almost three months after Bashir Yussuf watched Donald J. Trump win the presidential election, he made his way to Noyes, […]

What are the challenges facing President Farmajo as he is inaugurated today?

Somalia: What are the challenges facing President Farmajo as he is inaugurated today? Farmajo pledged to tackle threat of al-Shabaab violence, famine and corruption. (IBTimes) — Elected on 8 February in a landmark vote in Somalia, President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed will be inaugurated today (22 February) in the capital, Mogadishu. Farmajo will be the […]

UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian SitRep #1 – Reporting Period January 2017

UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian SitRep #1 – Reporting Period January 2017 For Full report Click Here Funding Resource Report Click Here Highlights: The revised hotspot woredas list (December 2016) classified 34 additional hotspot woredas as compared with the last classification which took place in July 2016. Of the 192 hotspot woredas, 67 are found in the […]

HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

– President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to land in Somalia for the inauguration of Mohamed AbdulIahi Farmajo the new president of Somalia – Farmajo won Somalia’s February election defeating 19 candidates – Somalia’s capital is in lock down as leaders from East Africa attend the inauguration (TUKO) — President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to land in […]

President Donald Trump illegal immigration enforcement plan outlined

President Donald Trump illegal immigration enforcement plan outlined NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) – The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued two memos on Tuesday outlining how the agency would implement the Trump administration’s recent executive orders on illegal immigration and border security. Among the actions to be taken immediately, according to […]

Nigerians in South Africa ‘living in fear’ after attacks

Nigerians in South Africa ‘living in fear’ after attacks Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed ‘xenophobic’ violence in Pretoria West. (Aljazeera) — Members of Nigeria’s community in South Africa have raised concerns over renewed anti-immigrant violence, appealing to authorities to intervene before the situation gets out of control. Nigeria’s […]

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says. Libya’s Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organisation’s spokesman […]

Family identifies man killed during jewelry store robbery

Family identifies man killed during jewelry store robbery MEMPHIS, Tenn. (News 3 Channel)  — Police identify the jewelry store employee murdered while at work just feet from his one-year-old son. Police are looking for the person who stabbed Noah Ashene to death Thursday afternoon at Golden Jewelers on Winchester near Kirby. “I heard a little […]

Make Somalia Great Again gift, and ‘day of action’ for UK migrants

Make Somalia Great Again gift, and ‘day of action’ for UK migrants By BBC NewsStaff The newly-elected president of Somalia has received a unique present from the US ambassador, and migrant workers in the UK take a day off to participate in a nationwide campaign. Make Somalia, not America, Great Again US President Donald Trump’s […]

UK Trains Ethiopian Security Forces, as MPs Call for Action on Death-Row Dad

(Common Dreams) — The UK Government is training senior members of Ethiopia’s security sector, despite the illegal detention of a British father on the country’s death row. The news comes as 53 MPs and peers call on the Foreign Office to secure Andy Tsege’s return from unlawful detention. Somali Liyu Police launches cross-boarder attacks against […]

Ode to My Mother – by Feyera Sobokssa

FB:  Feyera Sobokssa The Power of Women:”Mala dubartii, humna bishaanii siif haa kennu!” When roughly translated, it is like saying, “May the Almighty Waaqaa/God/Allah/Buddha or whatever Creator you believe in give you the wisdom of a woman and the power of water! ” The three major lessons I have learned from a book – The […]

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? By Ross Kemp I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there (The Guardian) — It’s a mass grave that we don’t […]

TPLF’s war effort to suppress the Oromo voice

TPLF’s war effort to suppress the Oromo voice By Rundassa Asheetee Hundee The Tigre government of Ethiopia denial about the existence of the Oromo Liberation Front,  and it’s direct military involvement in helping the Somali’s to take over the Eastern and Southern parts of Oromia, and it’s empowering of the OPDO to freely echo the […]

At least twenty killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, market blast

Powerful blast, thought to be from a car bomb, tore through shops and food stands in Mogadishu’s Madina district. At least 20 people have died after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (Aljazeera) — In the deadliest attack since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed – nicknamed Farmajo – the vehicle […]

Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe

Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe ‘to get better Brexit deal’ Department for International Development insists proposal is illegal under international rules (Independent) — Some senior ministers reportedly want to divert aid from “wasteful” projects in Africa and Asia to allies in eastern Europe in a bid to get a better […]

After his protest at Rio Games, Feyisa Lelisa temporarily reunited with family

After his protest at Rio Games, Ethiopian couldn’t go home; he’s temporarily reunited with family (Miami Herald)– Marathoner Feyisa Lilesa, reunited with his wife, Iftu Mulisa, daughter, Soko, 6, and son, Sora, 3, in Miami Beach. They will go with him to Arizona, where he has lived since the Games. AL DIAZ Feyisa Lilesa has […]

Somali Liyu Police is a disgrace to the ancient Cushitic (Kushitic) nations

By HG (Facebook) Denboba Natie February 18, 2017 Somali Liyu Police is a disgrace to the ancient Cushitic (Kushitic) nations. It is mind boggling to witness that the so called Somali liyu police are attacking a sisterly Oromo nation on the order of the barbaric TPLF regime. These hooligans are so illiterate that they have no […]

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