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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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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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HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

– President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to land in Somalia for the inauguration of Mohamed AbdulIahi Farmajo the new president of Somalia – Farmajo won Somalia’s February election defeating 19 candidates – Somalia’s capital is in lock down as leaders from East Africa attend the inauguration (TUKO) — President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to land in […]

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A boy watches sacks of food drop to the ground during a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) airdrop close to Rubkuai village in Unity State, northern South Sudan, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo

Famine threatens millions in the Horn of Africa as Washington prepares expanded war in Somalia

Famine threatens millions in the Horn of Africa as Washington prepares expanded war in Somalia By Thomas Gaist (WSWS) — Even as starvation and malnutrition threaten more than 10 million lives in the Horn of Africa countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States and its allies are preparing a massive expansion of military operations […]

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Family identifies man killed during jewelry store robbery

Family identifies man killed during jewelry store robbery MEMPHIS, Tenn. (News 3 Channel)  — Police identify the jewelry store employee murdered while at work just feet from his one-year-old son. Police are looking for the person who stabbed Noah Ashene to death Thursday afternoon at Golden Jewelers on Winchester near Kirby. “I heard a little […]

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Ode to My Mother – by Feyera Sobokssa

FB:  Feyera Sobokssa 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 from a book – The […]

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Why the Eerie Silence of the Peoples of Ethiopia As State Terrorism Mainly Rampages Oromia?

Why the Eerie Silence of The Peoples of Ethiopia As State Terrorism Mainly Rampages Oromia?      ‘Unite to Defend Your Rights, Or Else, You’ll Cease to Exist’  by Denboba Natie, February 20, 2017 “Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere. We Are Caught In An Inescapable Network Of Mutuality, Tied In A Single Garment Of […]

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TPLF’s war effort to suppress the Oromo voice

TPLF’s war effort to suppress the Oromo voice By Rundassa Asheetee Hundee The Tigre government of Ethiopia denial about the existence of the Oromo Liberation Front,  and it’s direct military involvement in helping the Somali’s to take over the Eastern and Southern parts of Oromia, and it’s empowering of the OPDO to freely echo the […]

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Sunday's blast also wounded more than 10 others and casualties may rise as many of the wounded victims suffered horrific wounds [Reuters]

At least twenty killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, market blast

Powerful blast, thought to be from a car bomb, tore through shops and food stands in Mogadishu’s Madina district. At least 20 people have died after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (Aljazeera) — In the deadliest attack since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed – nicknamed Farmajo – the vehicle […]

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Canada: Former refugee an advocate for education

Canada: Former refugee an advocate for education Dammee, who is originally from Ethiopia, received a World University Service of Canada scholarship to study in Canada at Laurier. Students living in refugee camps can apply to the WUSC Student Refugee Program for a scholarship, with the funding donated by students at Canadian universities. Universities sponsor a […]

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Ethiopia Leans toward Chinese Economic Ties

By Henok Tibebu (All Africa) — Ethiopia and China started economic relations about 100 B.C when the Han dynasty of China and the Axumite empire of Ethiopia had trade exchanges. The two countries had made official relationship when they opened embassies in their respective capitals beginning from 1972. This relationship has reached a greater level […]

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Kenya to host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Kenya to host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Kenya to host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (CGTN Africa) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Saturday host his Egyptian counterpart in President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s first state visit to Kenya by a sitting Egyptian Head of State. El-Sisi will be received by President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, where the two leaders will […]

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