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AN URGENT PLEA – After Fact Finding from Recent Visit to Oromia Reginal State

AN URGENT PLEA! Jarso Gollisa Roba Hello dear esteemed managerial staffs, Risk-taking and Committed Journalists and Thoughtful and Truthful Reporters of Global Media Outlets! Today, I kindly call up on and humanely urge you, to search, research and report on the case of drought weakening and dismantling almost all parts of Eastern Africa. Literature and […]

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Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba

Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba March 16, 2017 – Scholars at Risk (SAR) is concerned over the arrest and ongoing incommunicado detention of Professor Bekele Gerba, a foreign language professor at Addis Ababa University and the deputy chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), who is facing terrorism-related charges that apparently stem from his peaceful exercise […]

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UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia

UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia UNPO has released a report on human rights in Ethiopia, shedding light on the worrying situation of the Oromo and Ogadeni peoples. While international partners tend to hail Ethiopia as an African democratic role model and a beacon of stability and hope in an otherwise troubled region, […]

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Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo in Diaspora

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo in Diaspora Dear Oromo in Diaspora, As you all know, the Oromo people have been facing genocide from the Ethiopian regime’s militia, police, security agents, and government officials in general and the Agazi in particular. Consequently, more than one thousand Oromo have been killed; hundreds of them have been […]

HRLHA Statement on Human Rights Situation in Oromia at the 32nd Session of the UNHRC

HRLHA Statement on Human Rights Situation in Oromia at the 32nd Session of the UNHRC

HRLHA Statement on Human Rights Situation in Oromia at the 32nd Session of the UNHRC Oral Statement by Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) on Human Rights Situation in Oromia Regional State ETHIOPIA At the 32nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)  February 27 – March, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland […]

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History: Alkaline to neutralize conflicts or an element to catalyze them?

History: Alkaline to neutralize conflicts or an element to catalyze them? by: Bayisa Wak-Woya Geneva, 20th February, 2017 [The Culprit, ESAT Video Interview is posted, herewith, at the end] PART – I  From the outset: The recent ESAT interview with Dr. Larebo encouraged me to write this note, something which I was thinking of doing for some years […]

OROMO: General Tadesse Biru, a father of Oromo Nationalism. by Samirawit Girma

OROMO: General Tadesse Biru, a father of Oromo Nationalism. by Samirawit Girma

Tadesse Birru (circa 1920 – March 19, 1975) was a Colonel General of the Ethiopian Imperial Army and an Oromo nationalist. Initially a strong proponent of Ethiopian unity, Tadesse eventually became an activist for the empowerment of the Oromo people in the 1960s. His advocacy turned into repeated attempts to overthrow the government through a […]

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Re: Extremism and the Struggle for Unity and Democracy, Short Commentary

Re: Extremism and the Struggle for Unity and Democracy, Short Commentary Short article wrote by Prof. Work Abera (posted below) caught my attention and I decided to respond to the sneaky nature of the article from Oromo perspectives. As for me, the article is nothing new but hold the usual opinion of extremist habesha’s who […]

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Dire Dawa: life ammunition on innocent people by TPLF regime

Yaa Oromoo, qawwee qawween yoo ofirraa hin deebisin, akka malee garboomuu, hiyyoomuu, gadadoomuufi godaanuuf qophaa’i. Tole? This is in Ethiopia a place where civil society has been killed by mafia and tribal ‘Ethiopia government’. #DireDawaEthiopia. “Magala Dire dawa ganda jarba ja’amu Ganda Hasan Elemo irra jolle qero fixu jrran, manen nama ille digu jiran, nu […]

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Rubbish landslide destroyed 49 homes inside the site and killed at least 82

Rubbish landslide destroyed 49 homes inside the site and killed at least 82  Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores. (Aljazeera) — Bereaved families scuffled with rescue workers on Tuesday at a dump in the Ethiopian capital where the collapse of a mountain of […]

Ambo never cry again!

Ambo never cry again!

Ambo never cry again! By Rundassa Asheetee Hundee The Tigreans killed your beloved son again, To drain your energy, to drive you insane… To see you cry, to witness your pain! But they can only hold you back, Because you’re unstoppable, Killing the sprit of heroism, Never.. never …possible! Every time they killed you, You’ve […]

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Gender Power Relationship In The Discourse Of Jaarsummaa, A Traditional Dispute Mediation Among Arsi Oromo Of Ethiopia

Gender Power Relationship In The Discourse Of Jaarsummaa, A Traditional Dispute Mediation Among Arsi Oromo Of Ethiopia Alemu Disassa Mulleta (PhD), Adama Science and Technology University ABSTRACT: This article reports the result of a critical analysis of gender power relationship in the discourse of Jaarsummaa, a traditional method of conflict resolution among Arsi Oromo of […]

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WMS students lend hands to Oromo Awareness Project

WMS students lend hands to Oromo Awareness Project By Martina Baca Worthington, Minnesota (Daily Globe) — Worthington Middle School (WMS) students came together Friday afternoon to make bracelets as a way to support the Oromo Awareness Project. The Oromo Awareness Project is an effort led by WMS student and Oromo eighth-grader Chaltu Uli, who hopes […]

Ancient Ethiopian community upholds Gadaa traditions and leadership

Ancient Ethiopian community upholds Gadaa traditions and leadership

Ancient Ethiopian community upholds Gadaa traditions and leadership Let’s turn to our special series on the Borana community in southern Ethiopia. Under a system of governance known as Gadaa, representatives from five royal lineages prepare for leadership. Each cycle lasts for eight years. At the start of a new era eligible candidates are judged on […]

Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia (EventID=105673)

Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia (EventID=105673)

Follow @HouseForeign Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman 03.09.2017 2:00pm 2172 Rayburn Fore more Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia

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PAFD: TPLF/EPRDF’s Proxy War on Oromo Nation Deploying Somali Liyu Police and Its Army, Never Derail Centuries Old Fraternity of The Two Kush Nations

PAFD: TPLF/EPRDF’s Proxy War on Oromo Nation Deploying Somali Liyu Police and Its Army, Never Derail Centuries Old Fraternity of The Two Kush Nations. Press Statement by Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) Executives March 08, 2017 Since the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF’s) came to power in 1991, it has superficially appeared to be […]

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