Archive | February 10, 2017

Lemma Megersa calls for Oromo unity and economic revolution

Lemma Megersa calls for Oromo unity and economic revolution

Lemma Megersa calls for Oromo unity and economic revolution Editors note: This is a word-for-word translation of a recent speech by the President of Oromia Regional State, Mr. Lemma Megersa. The 16-minute speech in Afaan Oromo (link below) was apparently broadcast on the state-run Oromiya TV. Read OPride’s commentary on his speech here:  Lammaa Magarsaa: […]

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Nile Diplomacy: Cunning Arm Twists, but whose losing game?

Analysis: Nile Diplomacy: Cunning Arm Twists and Turns, but whose losing game? Zecharias Zelalem, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Feb. 10/2017 – On January 9, 2017, South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, arrived in Cairo, Egypt, to meet with his counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and discuss, according to media reports, “bilateral ties.” With most media […]

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Mulatu Gamachu, deputy chairman of the oppostion Oromo Federalist Congress, says state security must avoid repression

Political unrest simmering in Ethiopia despite lethal crackdown

Political unrest simmering in Ethiopia despite lethal crackdown Germany (DW) — Four months after declaring a state of emergency in a crackdown on protests, Ethiopia’s government claims the country has returned to normal. Critics says the emergency decree remains an instrument of repression. This coming April marks three years since protests broke out in Ethiopia. They […]

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South Sudan fighting reaches “worrying proportions” -U.N. mission

South Sudan fighting reaches “worrying proportions” -U.N. mission Civil war in world’s youngest nation has forced more than 3 million people from their homes By Denis Dumo JUBA, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Fighting between government and opposition forces in South Sudan has reached “worrying proportions” in recent days and forced the evacuation of aid workers, with […]

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