Archive | March 3, 2017

File Photo: Merera Gudina, a leader of Ethiopia's biggest opposition coalition, Medrek, addresses supporters at a rally in the Oromia region, May 15, 2010.

Ethiopian opposition leader pleads not guilty to incitement charges

Ethiopian opposition leader pleads not guilty to incitement charges By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests last year pleaded not guilty in court on Friday, after prosecutors brought charges against him for inciting unrest. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress […]

Diplomatic history

Diplomatic activities by Oromos in diaspora: Problems and Perspectives

Diplomatic activities by Oromos in diaspora: Problems and perspectives aide memoire by: Bayisa Wak-Woya[1] This DRAFT aide memoire is prepared and shared with Oromo Political Organizations. Concept Diplomacy has always been part of human history since the emergence of states. It is a conduct of relations between States/Nations, otherwise known as subjects of international law, […]

Offshore

Extracting Somali oil: is the risk worth the reward?

New research by seismic services company Spectrum Geo has confirmed significant hydrocarbon potential in the seas off the Somali coast, especially oil, which is easier to extract than natural gas. The government is keen to exploit the reserves, but is the threat of piracy and geopolitical instability too high to nurture an offshore industry? By […]

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Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report

Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report (The Telegraph) — Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The Mediterranean Sea […]

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