Archive | August, 2016

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Multiple Obstacles Shall Not Stop Oromo Struggle | Gufuun Baayyatus Qabsoon Oromo Hin Dhaabbatu

By Ibsaa Guutama  | Gubirmans Some fifty years ago few Oromo youth initiated freedom movement that laid down the national Kaayyoo and paid heavy sacrifices but registered significant achievements. The movement is now taken over by legitimate owners, the Oromo people, making the road to its goal shorter than ever. Thus Oromo liberation movement that […]

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የመንግሥት መሥሪያ ቤቶች በኮንሶ መዘጋታቸውን የክልሉ መንግሥት አመነ

በኮንሶ ከልዩ ወረዳነት ወደ ሰገን ዞን መጠቃለላቸውን የተቃወሙ የመንግሥት ሠራተኞችና የህብረተሰቡ ወኪሎች የመንግሥት ሥራ ያቆሙትና ደመወዝም አልቀበልም ያሉት በራሳቸው ፍላጎት እንደሆነ የደቡብ ክልላዊ መንግሥት አስታወቀ። ዋሽንግተን (VOA Amharic Service) — ነዋሪዎችና ወኪሎቻቸው ከ50 ሺሕ ሰው በላይ ፊርማ አሰባስበው በሕዝብ በተመረጡ ዐሥራ ሁለት የኮሚቴ አባላትን አዋቅረው፣ ከልዩ ወረዳነት ወደ ወረዳ ወርደው በሰገን ዞን ስር እንዲጠቃለሉ መደረጋቸውን ተቃውመው፣ […]

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Centre for Human Rights Releases a second Press Statement Calling on Ethiopia for Independent Investigation

PRESS STATEMENT THE CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS RELEASES A SECOND PRESS STATEMENT CALLING ON ETHIOPIA, THE AFRICAN UNION AND THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING MECHANISMS TO TAKE STEPS REGARDING THE GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN ETHIOPIA The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is deeply alarmed by the deteriorating human […]

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Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations

(East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) –A group of civil society organizations are calling for an independent and impartial international investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia, including the unlawful killing of peaceful protesters and a recent spate of arrests of civil society members documenting this crackdown. DefendDefenders (East and Horn of […]

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Oromos face chilling oppression in Ethiopia as AU & UN watches

(Northern Frontier Voice) — It is happening again, sadly. The government in Ethiopia is back to its signature of killing, maiming and jailing its own people because they are exercising their chance of rejecting state excesses using the only means available: taking to the streets to protest. Ethiopia is a country that has effectively obliterated […]

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Malkaa Ateetee, Celebration of Irreecha Oromoo

Ayyaana Irreechaa akka Wayyaanee moo akka keenyatti Kabjna..?

Baarentuu Gadaa Irraa Irreechi Oromoof maali? irreechaa fi ummata Oromoo maaltu walitti hidha jedhee kan gaafatu yoo jiraate inni alagaa aadaa fi duudhaa Oromoo hin beekne ykn kan aadaa fi duudhaa Oromoorraa moggaa galee dha!. Dhugaadha yeroo dheeraaf akka aadaa fi duudhaan Oromoo ifa hin baane, akka Oromoon ani Oromoo dha ofiin hin jenne afaan, […]

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Oromo Voice Radio (OVR), August 31, 2016

Oromo Voice Radio (OVR), August 31, 2016

Ethiopian Police Brutality on Oromo People on August 6, 2016 in Ambo #OromoProtests- This is a shocking video captured by determined Oromo activist on August 6 2016 from Ambo, West Showa of Oromia on the behaviour of Ethiopian police on Oromo people. Isolated from the world, Oromo prisoners are at grave risk of torture and […]

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Behind the Violence in Ethiopia

Note: Dear Readers, this is just to let our readers understand how the bloody struggle and heavy price that the Oromo people have been paying is sabotaged by western writers and their media outlets. Will Its Experiment With Ethnic Federalism Work? By Harry Verhoeven, ForeignAffairs.com | August 29, 2016 When U.S. President Barack Obama visited […]

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Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations

(Amnesty International) — A group of civil society organizations are calling for an independent and impartial international investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia, including the unlawful killing of peaceful protesters and a recent spate of arrests of civil society members documenting this crackdown. DefendDefenders (East and Horn of African Human Rights Defenders Project), the […]

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Djibouti: Don’t deport asylum seekers and refugees

(Amnesty International) — For the past month, Djiboutian authorities have been rounding up and detaining hundreds of Ethiopian asylum seekers and refugees with the aim of deporting them back to Ethiopia. They are at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment upon their return to Ethiopia. For the past month, Amnesty International has been […]

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The Newsmakers: Ethiopia’s Oromo People and the Italian Mafia

The Newsmakers: Ethiopia’s Oromo People and the Italian Mafia

In this edition of The Newsmakers, we’re focusing on Ethiopia, where the Oromo people are calling for more rights, after decades of marginalisation. With warnings that the Mafia could hijack recontruction efforts following Italy’s devastating earthquake, we ask why the mafia still retains such influence within the country. In Picture This, we look back at […]

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Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn (C) arrives at the Waterkloof Military air base in Pretoria on June 12, 2015 for the 25th AU Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa. PHOTO | FILE

The trouble with Ethiopian politics

(Africa Review) — Diplomats in Addis Ababa attribute the build-up to the dissent in Ethiopia, which started with protests by Muslims in 2012,  mainly to the growing youthful population that have no institutional memory of the 1991 revolution. According to the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) chairman, Merera Gudina, the country is facing a youth uprising […]

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The Ethiopian Regime Committed Massacre in Hararge

The Ethiopian Regime Committed Massacre in Hararge

Since Thursday, August 25, 2016,  fifteen (15) worshipers were killed and many more wounded when the regimes security forces bombed mosques in Masala town, E. Hararge. The regime is committing genocide in many parts of Ethiopia. #OromoProtests via Jawar Mohammed Qophii Diddaa Bittaafi gurgurtaatiif wantoota godhamuu qaban keessaa – Wantoota jireenyaaf barbaachisoo ( necessaity) ta’an […]

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Women mourn during the funeral ceremony of a primary school teacher who family members said was shot dead by military forces during protests in Oromia, Ethiopia in December 2015. December 17, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

Ethiopians Shave Heads to Mourn Fallen in Oromia, Amhara

By Salem Solomon (VOA News) — As protests continued to engulf parts of Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia regions this month, citizens have been shaving their heads as a sign of solidarity with jailed opposition leaders. People posted videos online of themselves shearing off their hair with electric razors in response to a letter smuggled out […]

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Ethiopia has to loosen its grip on the economy

The authoritarian development model is running up against limits (Financial Times) — As Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finishing line in his silver medal Olympic marathon run at Rio, he crossed his arms in protest against his government back home. It was a gesture of defiance that could, for transgressing Olympic rules, have cost […]

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