Archive | February, 2017

Egyptian Air Force bombs South Sudanese rebels in Upper Nile

Egyptian Air Force bombs South Sudanese rebels in Upper Nile Pagak/Juba, February 3, 2017 (SSNA) — The military command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) has accused Egyptian air force of carrying out air attacks on its bases in Kaka town, saying Cairo dropped at least nine bombs and explosions. Rebel military spokesperson Colonel William Gatjiath […]

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC (The Washington Post) — The 22-year reign of one of Africa’s most eccentric and self-serving dictators came to an end last month when the president of Gambia — whose full title was His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa — finally ceded power to […]

Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant

Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant (MPR News) — A prominent nonprofit serving Somali-American youth has refused a $500,000 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security in light of President Trump’s refugee and travel restrictions. Ka Joog was one of two Minnesota groups that had received funding in the latest round of the […]

Regional power games cost Kenya’s minister AU commission chairmanship

Regional power games cost Kenya’s minister AU commission chairmanship: experts NAIROBI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed lost the African Union (AU) chairmanship to her Chadian counterpart Moussa Faki Mahamat due to lackluster support from neighboring countries and last minute decision by the Francophone bloc to support their own candidate, experts have […]

Ethiopian Premier, a China Ally, Calls Beijing a Model for U.S. on Job Growth

Ethiopian Premier, a China Ally, Calls Beijing a Model for U.S. on Job Growth Hailemariam Desalegn, in a rare interview, praises domestic focus, says he wants to boost cooperation against terror, urges Trump to keep Africa trade deal By MATINA STEVIS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (WSJ) —The prime minister said in a rare interview that President […]

The Massacre of Oromo Civilians Never Resolve TPLF’s Inherent Malice!

The Ongoing Massacre of Oromo Civilians Never Resolve EPRDF/TPLF’s Inherent Malice! Press Statement by Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF) February 02, 2017 Since capturing the state power a quarter of a century ago, the TPLF/EPRDF dictatorial regime has monopolized the political governance and embarked on a project of fear, dehumanization, depersonalization, exploitation of peoples’ lands […]

Notorious Ethiopian Prison, Qilinxoo (Kilinto), and its Secrets

Notorious Ethiopian Prison, Qilinxoo (Kilinto), and its Secrets Via JABESSA BONSA In its broadcast of yesterday (01/02/2017), the VOA Afaan Oromo presented a harrowing account of inhuman treatments of prisoners in Qilinxo. For me the expression “inhuman treatment” cannot convey the full extent of what is happening in that place. The suffering: 121 prisoners appeared […]

Hundreds of Deportees from US Stuck at Bole International Airport

Hundreds of Deportees from US Stuck at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Hundreds of deportees from several airports across the United States have stuck at Ethiopia’s Bole International Airport, media reports disclosed. The deportees were sent back to Ethiopia after the newly elected U.S President Donald Trump banned entry to […]

“General Gabre” the most corrupt Ethiopian officer in Somalia

Ethiopian military and political backing for sale by a corrupt officer called “Gabre” (Kichuu.com )- The most Ethiopian corrupt military officer who is called Haile Gabre known by Somalis as General Gabre becoming extremely wealthy from the huge sums of money that he is getting from opportunistic Somali politicians who want to buy the sympathy […]

Eritrea: A Potential U.S. Counterterror Partner in the Horn of Africa

Eritrea: A Potential U.S.  Counterterror Partner  in the Horn of Africa By Kaitlin Lavinder (The Cipher Brief) — Instability and terrorism in the Horn of Africa, along with a massive conflict on the other side of the Red Sea in Yemen, threaten U.S. interests in the region. Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Bronwyn […]

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‘100 U.S Visas per Year for Ethiopia’ – Trump Signs Executive Order

‘100 U.S Visas per Year for Ethiopia’ – Donald Trump Signs Executive Order (USA Television) — The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed an executive order placing a quota on the number of visas to be issued by the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa to Ethiopians. The executive order, which bans […]

The ‘Gateway to Hell’ is Cracking: Volcano images reveal new fissures

The ‘Gateway to Hell’ is CRACKING: NASA images reveal new fissures and unexplained rise is lave levels near the 100 year old lava lakes of Ethiopia’s Etra Ale volcano Lava lake inside Ethiopia’s Etra Ale volcano reaches searing temperatures exceeding 1,100 degrees Celsius New fissures opened up about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the summit caldera, […]

Ethiopia’s Oromo Youth Will No Longer Stay Silent

Ethiopia’s Oromo Youth Will No Longer Stay Silent By Uju Okoye Feb 1, 2017 (Diplomatic Courier) — Mohammed Ademo, an Ethiopian journalist and editor of the OPride news platform, had a difficult time choosing the 2016 Oromo Person of the Year. In fact, Ademo admits in his end-of-year essay that he originally planned to write about Olympic […]

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State By GARDINER HARRIS  FEB. 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — Rex W. Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday in a 56 to 43 vote to become the nation’s 69th secretary of state just as serious strains have emerged […]

UN urges support for Ethiopian Government’s ‘remarkable’ efforts

As new drought hits Ethiopia, UN urges support for Government’s ‘remarkable’ efforts 29 January 2017 – Commending the Ethiopian Government and humanitarian partners on the response to last year’s El Niño drought that left 10.2 million people needing food assistance, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien today said the international […]

S. Sudan Fighting Reached Oilfields, SPLA Withdraws from Wadakona

South Sudan Fighting Reached Upper Nile Oilfields, SPLA Withdraws from Wadakona Feb 1st, 2017 (Nyamilepedia) —— Latest reports from South Sudan’s Upper Nile confirm that the conflict has finally reached the Palouch Oil fields leaving fear of catastrophic effects on the neighboring communities and workers in Palouch. According to residents of Palouch, who are fleeing the […]

Ethiopia hails success in quashing wave of anti-government unrest

Ethiopia hails success in quashing wave of anti-government unrest. Note: This article is the fruit of millions of dollars TPLF poured  outside of Ethiopia on media campaign to prolong malice and misery. John Aglionby, the writer of this piece, is one of the crusaders against the innocent people.  Addis Ababa vows to eliminate economic threats as […]

Africa Union: Confusion over criminal court vote

The African Union has backed a plan for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which many countries in the continent believe unfairly targets them. But the decision, taken behind closed doors at an AU summit, is not legally binding – and individual countries will still have to vote on the idea. African leaders […]

Freedom House Annual Report: Freedom in the World 2017 – Ethiopia

Freedom House Annual Report: Freedom in the World 2017 – Ethiopia Trend Arrow: Ethiopia received a downward trend arrow due to the security forces’ disproportionate and often violent response to massive, primarily peaceful antigovernment protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions, as well as an emergency declaration in October that gave the military sweeping powers […]

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