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The Elders Committee Resolution on OLC – GGO and their Responses

The Elders Committee Resolution: Need for OLC and GGO Unity February 5, 2017 Whereas, the Elders Committee was formed for bringing about the unity of the Oromo Leadership Convention (OLC) and the Global Gumii Oromia Organizing Committee (GGO) so that they work together for supporting their people who face death and destruction daily in Oromia; […]

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Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought, more than 6.2 million people in need

Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought, more than 6.2 million people in need

Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought (Aljazeera) –More than 6.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid, including nearly three million who are going hungry. Somalia’s new leader has declared a national disaster for a prolonged drought that has forced about half of the country’s population to seek urgent food assistance and sparked fears […]

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How long will Ethiopia’s state of emergency suppress dissent?

How long will Ethiopia’s state of emergency suppress dissent? by Aaron Brooks (East Africa Monitor) — On February 2, Ethiopia’s communications minister told the Financial Times that the country’s state of emergency had succeeded in suppressing nationwide anti-government protests. Negeri Lencho says authorities have detained more than 20,000 people for “training” since a wave of protests […]

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Ethiopia’s Oromo Revolution echoes around the globe

by J. David Thompson “If I go back to Ethiopia, maybe they will kill me. If I am not killed, maybe they will put me in prison.” These words were not spoken by just anyone seeking asylum. They were spoken by 2016 Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa when he displayed the Oromo Revolution symbol of […]

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