Archive | February, 2017

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The Ethiopian Government is Plotting a War Among the Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA:  The Ethiopian Government is Plotting a War Among  the Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia HRLHA Press Release February 26, 2017 The  Ethiopian Somali Liyu Police led by the Ethiopian Federal government’s killing squad have been engaged in a cruel war for the past six months against the Oromo nation in fifteen districts of Oromia. […]

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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

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Time lost means lives lost, warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia

Time lost means lives lost, warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia 21 February 2017 (UN News Centre) – The top United Nations humanitarian official today released $18.5 million from the organization’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable critical aid for more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and […]

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Refugees, host communities in Ethiopia to benefit from €30mln regional development, protection programme

Refugees, host communities in Ethiopia to benefit from €30mln regional development, protection programme Note: This is another money making strategy for TPLF. Most of the refugees will be Tigreans camouflaging Eritreans Addis Ababa, February 22, 2017 (Fana Broadcasting Corporate – TPLF website) – The European Union (EU) and the Netherlands, in cooperation with Ethiopia and UN […]

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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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Sidama, 15th Year on Since Loqee Massacre whilst You are Tolerating the TPLF’s Regime and Your Own Worst Quislings?

Sidama, 15th Year on Since Loqee Massacre whilst You are Tolerating the TPLF’s Regime and Your Own Worst Quislings? (Open Letter to Sidama People in Diaspora and the Sidama Land). By One of the Sdiama’s Human Right Defenders February 22, 2017 My Beloved Sidama Nation, In today’s Ethiopia, you have got more pressing Quest than […]

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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 Risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments Salil Shetty, head of the global movement, warns that “never again” has become meaningless as states fail to react to mass atrocities […]

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 The report pointed to a 57% rise in reported hate crimes in the UK in the week after the Brexit vote. Photograph: Tom Nicholson/Rex/Shutterstock

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns NGO’s annual report warns that aggressive political rhetoric is creating a ‘hostile climate for refugees and migrants’ (The Guardian) — Toxic political rhetoric with echoes of 1930s hate speech is stirring up violence worldwide – including in the UK and US, Amnesty International has warned. Kerry […]

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Pupils look through a broken window as they ride in their school bus at Hamar boarding school in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, in this file photo taken on 2 April 2012. Reuters/Ismail Taxta

What are the challenges facing President Farmajo as he is inaugurated today?

Somalia: What are the challenges facing President Farmajo as he is inaugurated today? Farmajo pledged to tackle threat of al-Shabaab violence, famine and corruption. (IBTimes) — Elected on 8 February in a landmark vote in Somalia, President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed will be inaugurated today (22 February) in the capital, Mogadishu. Farmajo will be the […]

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