Archive | December, 2016

OPride’s Oromo Person of The Year 2016: The Qubee Generation

OPride’s Oromo Person of The Year 2016: The Qubee Generation

OPride’s Oromo Person of The Year 2016: The Qubee Generation by Mohammed A (OPride) — For inspiring and moving the world with their disciplined courage and bravery in the face of relentless state brutality, for bringing the dream of freedom ever closer to being realized, for their bold commitment to a cause greater than self, […]

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This is the Ethiopia we can’t forget! – By Rundassa Asheetee Hunde

This is the Ethiopia we can’t forget! – By Rundassa Asheetee Hunde Killing and jailing has been the meaningful expression of the Abyssinians power and their symbolic way of self-righteous response to the Oromo defiance against colonialism. Those who believed that exercising peaceful means of struggle under the Tigreans colonial rule must finally learn what […]

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Gets Set to Open

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Gets Set to Open The controversial dam is nearly done, but will drought and lack of grid infrastructure lessen its impact? (kichuu.com) — Construction of the 6,000-megawatt, US $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began nearly six years ago and is now close to completion. Sometime in 2017, the dam, […]

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HRLHA New Year’s Message: “It always Seems Dark Until the Sun Rises

New Year’s Message from  HRLHA “It always Seems Dark Until the Sun Rises” December 31, 2016 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is delighted to be closing 2016. The organization is deeply grateful to its valued Board members, reporters, members, and supporters for their extraordinary  efforts to help the HRLHA continue […]

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Violence Against Media and Knowledge Dissemination in Ethiopia

Violence Against Free Media and Knowledge Dissemination in Ethiopia: An Analysis of the Mechanisms of Restrictions on Information Flow By Habtamu Dugo hab.dugo@gmail.com Visiting Professor of Communications, University of the District of Columbia Abstract This article examines multiple mechanisms the Ethiopian state has been using to implement information blackout throughout the country in order to […]

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Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia – By Dugo and Eisen

Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia  Habtamu Dugo hab.dugo@gmail.com Visiting Professor of Communications, University of the District of Columbia Joanne Eisen, DDS joannedeisen@cs.com Senior Fellow, Criminology and Genocide, Independence Institute, Denver Source: Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.9, no.10, December 2016 Abstract In Ethiopia, we show how the ruling elites have long understood […]

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council (OLF-NC)

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council (OLF-NC) (December 27, 2016) The Oromo Liberation Front National Council (OLF-NC) held its regular meeting from December 16th to 25th, 2016 and passed pertinent resolutions after careful evaluations of the organization’s performances and analysis of issues that affect the Oromo national liberation struggle. The Oromo liberation struggle […]

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Memoirs of My Detention at Awash 7: Tales of Indoctrination, of Laughter

Memoirs of My Detention at Awash 7: Tales of Indoctrination, of Laughter and the Unknown By BefeQadu Z. Hailu for Addis Standard (Addis Standard) — Wakoma Tafa was planning to get married on Sunday, Oct.10, 2016. But just three days before his wedding he was arbitrarily detained around Alem Gena, 25k west of Addis Abeba, […]

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Dr. Merera Gudina of Opposition OFC Facing Charges of Terrorism

Dr. Merera Gudina of the Opposition OFC Facing Potential Charges of Terrorism Addis Abeba (Addis Standard) – The federal high court Arada branch has today granted the police additional 28 days to remand and investigate prominent opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). The police have told the court that they […]

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Synopses of Network of Oromo Studies First International Conference

Synopses of the Network of Oromo Studies first international conference held in London 17-18 December, 2016. It is with great pleasure that we announce NOS successfully completed its first international conference from 17-18th of December 2016 convened at the University of East London, UK. Research papers at the conference included by researchers from Sweden, Norway, […]

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Ethiopia: Internet shutdowns take their toll on economy

Recently, inhabitants of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, have been gazing forlornly at their smartphones, frustrated by the government’s mobile internet shutdowns. By James Jeffrey (African Business) — Since the government declared a six-month state of emergency at the beginning of October in response to escalating violence from protests seething since November 2015, internet restrictions […]

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Open Letter to Oromos Who Are Still Under Mental Slavery

An Open Letter to Oromos (Only) Who are Still Under the Abyssinian Mental Slavery By Habte Dafa To secede is/was never the hypothesis of the Nation of Oromia. But reclaiming the Democratic Republic of Oromia is/was the proper paradigm starting from its occupation by the Abyssinian invading forces. Since then, yes, the Abyssinian did not […]

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Crackdown on protests threatens Ethiopia’s economic boom

Crackdown on protests threatens Ethiopia’s economic boom Companies halt expansion amid fears state is not addressing protesters’ grievances by: John Aglionby in Addis Ababa (Financial Times) — The construction cranes towering above the building sites on Ras Abebe Aragay Street in central Addis Ababa are tangible evidence of Ethiopia’s lofty ambitions to transform its capital […]

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Ethiopia is on a path to become Africa’s China in more ways than one

Ethiopia is on a path to become Africa’s China in more ways than one by Dee Abdella (OPride) — Ethiopia’s dream to be the next China is becoming true. As Beijing rapidly expands its global footprints, its overseas national interests have to be protected. This is why China is already moving away from its traditional […]

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Egypt, Djibouti should enhance economic cooperation: President Sisi

Egypt, Djibouti should enhance economic cooperation: President Sisi (Ahram Online) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh stressed the importance of enhancing economic and trade cooperation at a Monday press conference in Cairo that preceded the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two countries El-Sisi said that his meeting […]

President Obama’s Disappointing Legacy in Africa

President Obama’s Disappointing Legacy in Africa

President Obama’s Disappointing Legacy in Africa. Experts say the administration’s most important outreach effort is an overlooked gem. But it hasn’t come close to its potential. By Anakwa Dwamena (The New Republic) — The last we saw of President George W. Bush in Africa, he was literally dancing into the sunset of his presidency, on […]

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Somali troops withdraws from Moqokori in central Somalia

Somali troops withdraws from Moqokori in central Somalia. AMISOM and Somali National Army officials in Hiiraan region were not immediately available for comment. (Radio Kulmiye) — Somali troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia’s Hiraan region, a day after the troops took the area from al-shabaab […]

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Egyptian official calls on Addis Ababa to stop accusing Cairo

Egyptian official calls on Addis Ababa to stop accusing Cairo of supporting Ethiopian opposition (Middle East Monitor) — An Egyptian Foreign Ministry official called on Addis Ababa to stop what Cairo believes to be the provocation of crises between the two countries against the backdrop of Ethiopian accusations in October  that Cairo supports the anti-government […]

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To All Peace Loving People – Worldwide United Tigreans Association

To All Peace Loving People -Worldwide United Tigreans Association Press Release An Open Letter to All Peace Loving People To the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: To all media outlets inside and outside Ethiopia; To all opposition parties inside and outside Ethiopia;  To all Ethiopians and Ethiopian origin in Diaspora;  Ethiopia is […]

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7 Simple Exercises That Will Transform Your Body in Just 4 Weeks

7 Simple Exercises That Will Transform Your Body in Just 4 Weeks (Bright Side) — The new year has arrived, and with it, thoughts about getting fit and ready for the spring. However, these intentions tend to not last as long as we would like them to. To get you in shape, we at Bright Side have come up with some simple exercises that will change how you look […]

Ethiopia asks Egypt to respond to allegations over opposition support

Ethiopia asks Egypt to respond to allegations over opposition support

Ethiopia asks Egypt to respond to allegations over alleged support of opposition groups Egypt will soon respond to Ethiopia’s allegations, says Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson (kichuu.com) — The Ethiopian government is awaiting a response from Egypt to a request that Egyptian authorities take action against alleged Egyptian institutions supporting and funding Ethiopian opposition groups, […]

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