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Ethiopia – Oromos in crisis, closes down news – Sage Journals

Ethiopia – Oromos in crisis, closes down news – Sage Journals (Sage Journals) — ETHIOPIA HAS BEEN in lockdown for months. There has been a state of emergency declared and there is little news coming in and out of the country.  Social media and the internet have been outlawed, religious and cultural events banned, curfews […]

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2017 Education USA Scholars Program Application Form

(Advance-Africa) — The U.S. Embassy seeks to identify and recruit 40 Kenyan students from low-income families who scored B+ and above in the 2016 KCSE, to join the Education USA Scholars Program (ESP). If you know of any, please direct them to the link or download it for them, let them fill it out then […]

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Somali Regional State President, Abdi Ille rewards Liyu Police

Somali Liyu Police launches cross-boarder attacks against the Oromo

The Somali Liyu police, which is equivalent to Janjawit militia backed by Sudanese government against the Darfur, have launched cross-boarder attacks against the Oromo Via Nagessa Oddo Dube The Ethiopian Somali Region special force, commonly known as Liyu police, was established in 2008 in accordance to police proclamation that emanate from the national constitution of the […]

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Africa Feyisa Lellisa of the Year

Africa Quiz of the Year 2016 – BBC Focus on Africa

Africa Quiz of the Year 2016 (BBC Focus on Afric) — A look back at the highs and lows of 2016 with festive laughter, fun and facts. Which President said he would last a billion years and boasted of his achievements? Where did a pastor dare to raise the flag? Why was Kenya sprint coach […]

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What is your citizenship? Oromian or Ethiopian? – Rundassa

What is your citizenship? Oromian or Ethiopian? By Rundassa Asheetee Hundee Since the Oromo heroic battle against he Tigre colonial rule erupted in 2014, we’ve got groups that run around to produce certain political document that they say will serve as a constitution of the new Ethiopia they are going to build.  But these men […]

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Demonstrators chant slogans while making the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2. Hundreds of people have been killed since November 2015 and Ethiopia's government has implemented a restrictive state of emergency. TIKSA NEGERI/REUTERS

Six Stories That Will Shape Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

(Newsweek) — Like much of the world, 2016 has been a struggle for sub-Saharan Africa The region recorded its slowest overall growth in more than two decades, as low commodity prices and political uncertainty elsewhere put the brakes on economic progress. Civil conflicts have continued raging in countries including South Sudan and the Central African […]

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Human Rights Oromo Protesters - security forces

World Report 2017: Ethiopia Events 2016 – Security Forces cracked-down

World Report 2017: Ethiopia Events 2016 – security forces cracked-down on largely peaceful demonstrations (HRW) — Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016. Ethiopian security forces cracked-down on these largely peaceful demonstrations, killing more than 500 people. Scores of people fleeing security […]

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Human Rights Oromo Protesters - security forces

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Restore Rights, Address Grievances Nairobi (HRW) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, […]

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Oromo Protesters Claim US Gov Turning Blind Eye To Worsening Situation

Oromo Protesters Claim US Government Turning Blind Eye Toward Worsening Situation in Ethiopia SYRACUSE, N.Y.  (TWC News) — Members of the Oromo community, which is the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, protested Friday in Syracuse to raise awareness in Central New York toward the situation in the African country. Protesters say the Oromos are […]

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The focus of your lenses are on your Souls not the Struggle

Oromo Diaspora: The focus of your lenses are on your Souls not the Struggle By Najat Hamz ( — Who does freedom belong to? Who fights for independence? Who fights for the right to speak? Assemble or to live freely on their own country? It is the people who are directly hit with the limitation […]

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