Archive | February, 2017

History

Living History in Ethiopia – Gondar, Axum, Mursi people

Living History in Ethiopia By Don Mankin, The Adventure Geezer writes about adventure travel for boomers and seniors Source: Huffington Post The chanting of the two boys sitting under the tree reminded me of my Bar Mitzvah class over 60 years ago. The language was different – Amharic, not Hebrew – as was the religion […]

National Day of Commemoration in Memory of Civilians Massacred in Ogaden

National Day of Commemoration in Memory of Civilians Massacred in Ogaden

National Commemoration Day: Ogaden Communities and OYSU around the world Held Commemoration for Ogaden National Memorial day Civilians Massacred in Ogaden (Ogaden News Agency) — The Ogaden Somali Communities around the world commemorated the Ogaden National Memorial Day in remembrance of the Ogaden Somalis massacred by the Ethiopian government in Ogaden. The Attrocities and heinous […]

Borana Culture: marginalized voices of indigenous culture, values and identity

Borana Culture: marginalized voices of indigenous culture, values and identity

For more read Borana Borana Culture: Including the marginalized voices of our indigenous culture, values and identity in Curriculum reform in Kenya. Borana women make a living by promoting of their culture to tourists: A group of women from the Borana community in Kinna ward,Isiolo are making a living through promotion of their culture to […]

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Ethiopia in Crisis Summit: Agenda for a Way to ‘True’ Democracy

Speakers present analytical thoughts on Ethiopia at Ethiopia in Crisis Summit Stanford University – Venue for Change On Saturday afternoon, January 21, in Jordan Hall at Stanford University, two keynote speakers addressed an important topic affecting the African continent and a good part of the rest of the planet: Political Transition in Ethiopia. Responding to […]

People from Somalia and Ethiopia are detained on the outskirts of Khartoum in January 2017. Activists say Sudan’s crackdown on migrants and refugees has escalated. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

EU urged to end cooperation with Sudan after refugees whipped and deported

EU urged to end cooperation with Sudan after refugees whipped and deported MEP calls for inquiry as Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum seekers receive 40 lashes and $800 fines, while activists warn EU migration aid is emboldening Sudan. Most of those arrested were Oromo people fleeing ethnic and political repression. The EU is facing calls to […]

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader Arrest Came After Hearing in European Parliament Felix Horne, Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa #Ethiopia opposition leader charged under ATP. Credible dialogue with opposition not possible if leaders in prison! https://t.co/qOxJAOhPxf — Felix Horne (@FelixHorne1) February 27, 2017 Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. […]

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Fascist TPLF Keeps Digging Its Grave Plotting To Come Out of The Mess It Is In

Fascist TPLF Keeps Digging Its Grave Plotting To Come Out of The Mess It Is In Olaanaa Saboonaa irraa After massacring tens of thousands, after torturing and imprisoning hundreds of thousands, after displacing hundreds from their ancestral land, after subjecting hundreds of thousands to exile, death and destruction in the deserts and in the seas of […]

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Major Battles Occurrences Across Ogaden

Major Battles Occurrences Across Ogaden Gode, Ogadenia (ONA) – The news reaching from Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Central Command reports of occurrences of major battles throughout the Ogaden between the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) against Ethiopian army and their concocted Liyu Police militia. 21 Feb, 2017 – In a battle that happened in […]

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Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona By JERÉ LONGMAN FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (The New York Times) — The young boy was getting reacquainted with his father after an absence of six months and climbed on him as if he were a tree. The boy kissed his father and hugged him and clambered onto […]

BBC Monitor,  Africa: Ethiopian raw meat too hot for BBC reporter!

BBC Monitor, Africa: Ethiopian raw meat too hot for BBC reporter!

Ethiopia and South Sudan in famine appeal Emmanuel Igunza, BBC Africa, Addis Ababa Ethiopia and South Sudan have jointly appealed for urgent international assistance to help at least 15 million of people facing starvation in the two countries. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while Ethiopia is facing yet another drought that […]

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Ethiopia: Top Oromo activist ‘mocks’ terrorism charges of ‘kangaroo court’

Ethiopia: Top Oromo activist ‘mocks’ terrorism charges of ‘kangaroo court’ By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban (Africanews) — Jawar Mohammed, an influential Oromo activist charged with terrorism by the Ethiopian prosecutor has mocked the charges of treason and terrorism. He described the ruling Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in a tweet that said, ‘‘TPLF has finally […]

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ASCL worried about Ethiopian political scientist Dr Merera Gudina

ASCL worried about Ethiopian political scientist Dr Merera Gudina (African Studies Centre Leiden) — A Court in Ethiopia has adjourned the case of Dr Merera Gudina on 23 February, allowing the police to investigate him for another 28 days. Dr Merera was arrested on 1 December 2016. The African Studies Centre Leiden is concerned about Merera, who […]

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Ethiopia Prosecutors Bring Multiple Criminal Charges Against Opposition Leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Two Others

Ethiopia Prosecutors Bring Multiple Criminal Charges Against Opposition Leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Two Others Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, Feb. 23/2017  (Addis Standard) – Ethiopian prosecutors have brought multiple criminal charges against prominent opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). Criminal charges include an attempt to violently overthrow the constitutional […]

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The torturous fields of Ethiopia’s rehabilitation centre

The torturous fields of Ethiopia’s rehabilitation centre By Befeqadu Hailu (Amnesty) — Befeqadu Hailu, a member of the Zone-9 blogging group was arrested for criticizing the State of Emergency Declaration, in an interview he gave to the Voice of America. In this note, he shares what he witnessed during his stay at Awash Sebat Military […]

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Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. 115th CONGRESS 1st Session RES. 128 Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 15, 2017 Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Coffman, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Veasey, and Mr. Ellison) submitted the following resolution; which was referred […]

ONN: Lifetime Achievement Legacy Of Bonnie Holcomb (Qabbanee)

ONN: Lifetime Achievement Legacy Of Bonnie Holcomb (Qabbanee)

ONN: Lifetime Achievement Legacy Of Bonnie Holcomb (Qabbanee) The Power of Women:”Mala dubartii, humna bishaanii siif haa kennu!” When roughly translated, it is like saying, “May the Almighty Waaqaa/God/Allah/Buddha or whatever Creator you believe in give you the wisdom of a woman and the power of water! ” The three major lessons I have learned […]

Planets

NASA: 7 Earth-size planets found orbiting star; could hold life

NASA: 7 Earth-size planets found orbiting star; could hold life NASA has announced the discovery of seven exoplanets orbiting a dwarf star almost 40 light-years away. Former astronaut Mike Massimino spoke to CBSN about why this discovery is so significant. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size […]

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UK tenders to train Ethiopian paramilitaries accused of abuses

UK tenders to train Ethiopian paramilitaries accused of abuses Note: This article was post 4 years ago, Thursday 10 January 2013. Since it is still relevant to the current activities and purposes of training the gang called Liyu  Police, we reposted it. Exclusive: documents seen by the Guardian detail £13-£15m government funding for ‘special police’ in […]

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The current leadership of the OPDO is now rocking the boat among the Revolutionary Democrats

The current leadership of the OPDO is now rocking the boat among the Revolutionary Democrats Note: The TPLF regime tries to reduce the Oromo struggle to youth unemployment issue. Ridiculous! What about land grabbing? What about political and economical marginalization? What about human rights violations? What about mass killing and imprisonment? What about cultural infringement? […]

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