Archive | January, 2017

Day laborers vote on a measure in Bay Parkway Community Job Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City in 2013. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions, focusing on protecting U.S. jobs By Abigail Hauslohner and Janell Ross (The Washington Post) — The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the […]

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How British tabloids helped kill a women’s aid program in Ethiopia

How British tabloids helped kill a women’s aid program in Ethiopia

How British tabloids helped kill a women’s aid program in Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (The Washington Post) — The headline in Britain’s Daily Mail couldn’t have been more triumphant: “Aid: Now they’re listening,” it shouted in huge letters. The conservative paper was celebrating the withdrawal of British funding for an aid project in Ethiopia it has […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12:  A sign stand outside the U.S. State Department September 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hundreds of U.S. Diplomats Protest Trump Immigration Ban

Hundreds of U.S. Diplomats Protest Trump Immigration Ban in Internal Memos The surge of signatures sows early tension between Trump and Foggy Bottom, while the White House tells them to get with the program “or go.” (Foreign Policy) — The number of State Department officials signing memos protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee ban […]

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African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on 30 January, 2017 AFP

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees Trump has suspended all US refugee programmes and banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, three of which are AU members (The Independent) — The head of the African Union has criticised Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority […]

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The PM of Russia said Moscow is interested in helping to end violence in Africa

The PM of Russia said Moscow is interested in helping to end violence in Africa MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is interested in providing its assistance in resolution of crises in Africa as well as in further development of the mutually beneficial cooperation with Eritrea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Russia is interested in rendering assistance in solving problems in Africa and settling conflicts on the […]

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Ethiopian Rail Corporation’s Debt: How Big Is It? – The Reporter

Ethiopian Rail Corporation’s Debt: How Big Is It? Via JABESSA BONSA The Ethiopian Reporter (ER) newspaper has been presenting shocking facts about extents of corporate bankruptcies. These have escalated particularly since #OromoProtests started in November 2015. Such reports are becoming commonplace so much that we do not even pay much attention to them. We have been […]

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Ethiopian Liyu Police invades Wajale town, Somaliland and harrasses civilians

Ethiopian Liyu Police invades Wajale town, Somaliland and harrasses civilians

Liyu Police Member wounded during clashes with Somaliland police January 29, 2017, Wajale (Somaliland informer) – Somaliland Police have captured the member of paramilitary police known as the Liyu Police after a clear violation to the border between Somaliland and Ethiopia. The liyu police were robbing innocent civilians after Somaliland police acted and intervened without […]

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UN Call for funding for Ethiopia’s drought to avert loss of lives and livelihood

UN Humanitarian Chief calls for urgent funding for Ethiopia’s drought to avert loss of lives and livelihood Addis Ababa, 29 January 2017 (Relief Web): United Nations Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Mr. Stephen O’Brien has just concluded a three-day visit to Ethiopia to see first-hand the impact of failed rains […]

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An elderly women waits for food aid in the Warder district in the Somali region of Ethiopia, Saturday Jan. 28, 2017. Ethiopia is struggling to counter a new drought in its east that authorities say has left 5.6 million people in urgent need of assistance. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Ethiopia faces new drought, seeks urgent aid for 5 million

Ethiopia faces new drought, seeks urgent aid for 5 million By Elias Meseret | AP January 28 WARDER, Ethiopia (The New York Times) — The carcasses of goats and sheep litter the ground near the airstrip in this remote eastern region of Ethiopia, which is struggling to counter a new drought that authorities say has left 5.6 […]

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Federal judge blocks Trump immigration order: report -The Hill

A federal judge in New York has reportedly issued an emergency stay (The Hill) — A federal judge in New York has reportedly issued an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of individuals detained after President Trump’s order banned immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The move appears to mark the first […]

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Ethiopia: Zone 9 – Government continues misuse Anti-terrorism Proclamation

Ethiopia: Zone 9 – Government continues misuse Anti-terrorism Proclamation By Adotei Akwei and Miho Mitobe (Amnesty USA) — At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region were […]

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Ethiopia’s Oromo leader facing terrorism charges denied bail again

Ethiopia’s Oromo leader facing terrorism charges denied bail again ADDIS ABABA (Africa News) – Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has been denied bail by a court. Gudina is facing terrorism charges by the government which accuses him of meeting anti-government elements during a European […]

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A National Call to Convene and Celebrate the Founding of Global Gumii Oromia

A NATIONAL CALL TO CONVENE AND CELEBRATE THE FOUNDING OF GLOBAL GUMII OROMIA (GGO) April 14-16, 2017 In PDF format The Founding of GGO Minneapolis, Minnesota Oromo civic groups, political organizations, religious groups, professional organizations, women’s organizations, youth associations, and prominent individuals are in the process of founding GGO. This civic and nonpartisan national entity is in […]

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Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops

Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops

Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops (Garsoor) – Somalia’s al-Shabab group says its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in the country’s south, while Kenya’s army dismissed the report and said “scores” of fighters were killed. A spokesman for the armed group, which often launches […]

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Ethiopia interferes in the 2017 Somali Election: A Call for Somali Action

(Horseed Media) –On the 10th anniversary of its attempted invasion and occupation of Somalia in 2006, Ethiopia has moved to directly and openly dictate who should be elected the next President of Somalia. The Centre for Dialogue, Research, and Cooperation (CDRC), an Ethiopia-based organisation, published what it called an analysis of the political and security […]

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