Archive | March, 2017

Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon formally requests referendum

Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon formally requests referendum LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s first minister formally requested a second referendum on independence on Friday, declaring that Scots have the right to exercise their right of self-determination. Nicola Sturgeon sent U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May a letter formally requesting the transfer of powers to allow a second vote. Sturgeon […]

Kuwaiti woman arrested for filming Ethiopian employee hanging out of window

Kuwaiti woman arrested for filming Ethiopian employee hanging out of window #HumanRights (Middle East Eye) — The maid screams for help before falling from seventh-floor window as the employer stands recording it on her phone A maid in Kuwait is seen hanging outside a window pleading for help as her employer records the whole ordeal, in a video […]

US Ambassador: UN Aiding ‘Corrupt’ Government in Congo

US Ambassador: UN Aiding ‘Corrupt’ Government in Congo (VOA News) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused the world body of aiding a “corrupt” government in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Haley, speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, said the U.N. peacekeeping mission is “mandated to […]

Ogaden Somali Committee

Statement by the Executive Committee of People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)

Statement by the Executive Committee of People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) The Executive Committee of the People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy has conducted its second regular meeting from March 28-29, 2017. It is to be noted People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) is the alliance of five political organizations- the Benishangul […]

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

Opposition parties complain that the emergency is being used to clamp down on their members and activities. (Aljazeera) — The Ethiopian parliament has extended by four months a state of emergency it declared six months ago after almost a year of often violent anti-government demonstrations. The widely expected extension comes amid reports of continued violence and […]

Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia’s state decree released

Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia’s state decree released By Tesfa-Alem Tekle ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) – Ethiopia has released most of the suspects who had been in custody under the state emergency decree, members of the decree’s inquiry board told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday. The state decree inquiry board said a total of 20,659 citizens […]

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Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state

Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state By Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (The Washington Post) — An Ethiopian court has sentenced 16 people to prison after finding them guilty of trying to create a separate state in the tense Oromia region.All 16 are members of the outlawed Oromo Liberation Front. […]

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A license to torture: Ethiopia – Torture and other ill-treatment

A license to torture: Ethiopia – Torture and other ill-treatment By Seyoum Teshome (Amnesty International) — Seyoum Teshome is a professor at a university in Ethiopia and writes to fight the spread of fear that has engulfed his country as a result of an increasingly repressive administration. In September 2016, Seyoum was arrested and charged […]

Sweden must act against the killings in Ethiopia

The regime in Ethiopia, killing hundreds. Sweden must act. (Google translation) By Anders Österberg (S), Member of Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Sweden (Folkbladet) — Not all crises that become front-page news. In the shadow of war in Syria and the attempted coup in Turkey, the situation in Ethiopia developed the verge of civil war. Foreign Ministry […]

News Analysis: Tourism in Protest-Ridden Ethiopia is Hurting; Reviving it Will Take More Than Unveiling a Logo

News Analysis: Tourism in Protest-Ridden Ethiopia is Hurting; Reviving it Will Take More Than Unveiling a Logo Fitsum Abera Addis Abeba, March 27/2017 (Addis Standard) – Last week on March 22, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who also chairs the Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council, officially introduced the Amharic version of Ethiopia’s new tourism logo ‘Ethiopia, […]

Open Letter to Mr. Louis Michel

Ogaden European Diaspora Association’s Open Letter to Mr. Louis Michel

An open letter to Mr. Louis Michel European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60 BUR ASP 09G206 1047 Bruxelles louis.michel@europarl.europa.eu London, March 27, 2017. Dear Mr. Louis Michel, We, the Ogaden European Diaspora Association are writing you over your unconditional support of the brutal and minority leading group of Ethiopia. Besides the huge amount of aid money […]

“Knowledge for the World ” – from TASSC Discussion Forum

“ Knowledge for the World ” By Feyera Sobokssa, Torture survivor A professor from Johns Hopkins University once came to the Catholic University of America (CUA) to participate on a human rights training that was sponsored by both the CUA, the U.N. and the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) – International. I tried by […]

Why we should care if Ethiopia stops loving us

Why we should care if Ethiopia stops loving us Tacoma, WA (The News Tribune) — I recently returned from three weeks in Ethiopia, an abysmally poor, highly primitive nation of more than 100 million people on the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia is also the cradle of civilization, from which humanoids migrated to Europe and beyond. […]

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora March 25, 2017 To: Oromo in Diaspora Dear brothers and sisters,  We are sending you our appeal letter to bring to your attention the critical condition under which the Oromo people are suffering currently and to earnestly request for your generous financial help once again.  We believe that […]

EU: Remarks of Dr. Geleta, OLF, at a Conference on Women’s Interno in Ethiopia

Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament on 22 March 2017 Excellency Ms. Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), MEP and chairperson, Your excellences Members of the European Parliament, Dear participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thanks the office of the Unrepresented […]

Identity Outlets

Reminder to all Oromo Affiliated Media Outlets

Reminder to all Oromo Affiliated Media Outlets By Falmataa Sabaa (PhD) While I was listening to RSWO Bitooteessa 23, 2017 (see below) reports of the annexation of Chinaksen, it blew my mind and I wanted to remind the Media Outlets focused to Oromo issue and other sympathizers of the nation of Oromia. Oromos are glad […]

Kenya and Ethiopia renew World Cross Country rivalry

Kenya and Ethiopia renew World Cross Country rivalry KAMPALA (Reuters) – Kenya and their east African middle and long-distance running rivals, Ethiopia, will come face-to-face again at the 42nd World Cross Country Championships in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday. The two countries who have dominated the global event more than any other nation, have […]

Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence Fadila Bargicho believes divine intervention saved the life of one of her two sons when a landfill site collapsed near Addis Ababa. The reality is more prosaic By William Davison in Addis Ababa (The Guardian) — It was only a misplaced shoe that prevented […]

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