Archive | Horn of Africa

Will Ethiopia’s teff be the next ‘super grain’?

April 2, 2015 (BBC) — Under a bright blue sky, a farmer in a sleeveless red jumper is encouraging his five oxen to stamp on piles of dried grass, to help dislodge the seeds. Nearby, other farm workers are using pitchforks to do the same job, throwing the grass into the air in an ancient […]

15 dead, 60 shot by gunmen at Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya

By Tom Odula and Rodney Muhumuza – Associated Press – Thursday, April 2, 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. Even as security forces cornered the gunmen in a dormitory at Garissa University […]


SEENAA Y.G (2005) —kutaa 2 ffaa | Ebla 2, 2015 Barru har’atti odoo hin ceenee , Barruu kiyya kutaa 1ffaa ilaalchisee Namni tokko yaada dhuunfaatti naa katabeen kan naaf qoode dubbiftootaaf dhiheessuun barbaada. Namni kun yaada dabalataa kanatti aanu naaf gumaachee jira. Akkas jedhe/jedhan, hiikkaa “HAYYUU” jedhuuf keesse kun dhugaadha. Waan itti idaate tokkollee hin […]

Nigerian Democratic Success and its Regional Implication

By Kassim Sheimo | April 1, 2015 Much anticipated and very contested democratic process in Nigeria has resulted its fruition by bringing General Muhammadu Buhari, the former military officer as the winner of the Nigerian election. Mr. Jonathan conceded his defeat and congratulated the newly elected president Buhari. This is the first time in history […]



March 31, 2015, WASHINGTON DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Itti aanaa dura ta’aa paartii mormituu Warraaqsa Federaalistii Dimokraatawaa Oromoo kan turan Obbo Baqqalaa Garbaa hidhaa waggaa sadii fi baatii torbaa booda kaleessa Bitooteessa 30 bara 2015 hiikamanii jiran. Himannaan shoroorkeessummaa irratti dhiyaatEe murtiin hidhaa waggaa saddeetiI eega irratti muramee booda ol-iyyannaa dhiyeeeffatanii turaniin gara hidhaa […]


“Ethiopian Government Must Stop Instigating Ethnic Cleansing Conflicts and Killings of Indigenous People through Resettling Refugees and Establishment of Many Military Camps for Rebels throughout the Gambella Region”

Press Release 26th March 2015 GNUM Condemns the New TPLF government’s Systematic Military Operation against the Indigenous Nilotic-Omotic Peoples of South Western Regions of Ethiopia. The New military operation plan known as “Black Revolution” is deadly secretive and very systematic in its practice, and aims at systematic elimination of total existence of the indigenous black […]


Egypt, Sudan Edge Toward Cooperation on Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

March 25, William Davison and Ahmed Feteha (Bloomberg) — Egypt and Sudan took another step toward cooperating with Ethiopia on the hydro-power dam it’s building on the Blue Nile river after the three nations’ leaders signed an accord on Monday. The countries agreed that the river’s waters should be used in a way that doesn’t […]

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By Claire Lauterbach 25 March 2015 (Privacy International) — German surveillance technology company Trovicor played a central role in expanding the Ethiopian government’s communications surveillancecapacities, according to a joint investigation by Privacy International and The company, formerly part of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), provided equipment to Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in 2011 […]


National interest, conflicts of identity politics and conflict resolution

Prof. Hamdesa Tuso , Seminar in Oslo, Norway  | March 25, 2015 INTRODUCTION Teaching and celebrating Oromummaa is an on gong and continuous process in order to develop Oromian national interest in the predominantly Oromoo country , Oromia and elsewhere the oromoo people live in the world. Discourses on identity politics as well as the […]

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