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Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia on October 2, 2016 (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri Photo)

Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia’s state decree released

Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia’s state decree released By Tesfa-Alem Tekle ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) – Ethiopia has released most of the suspects who had been in custody under the state emergency decree, members of the decree’s inquiry board told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday. The state decree inquiry board said a total of 20,659 citizens […]

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Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state

Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state By Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (The Washington Post) — An Ethiopian court has sentenced 16 people to prison after finding them guilty of trying to create a separate state in the tense Oromia region.All 16 are members of the outlawed Oromo Liberation Front. […]

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Feyisa Lilesa crosses the finish line at the Olympics and crossing his arms in sign of democracy.

Sweden must act against the killings in Ethiopia

The regime in Ethiopia, killing hundreds. Sweden must act. (Google translation) By Anders Österberg (S), Member of Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Sweden (Folkbladet) — Not all crises that become front-page news. In the shadow of war in Syria and the attempted coup in Turkey, the situation in Ethiopia developed the verge of civil war. Foreign Ministry […]

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Adwa and Abyssinia’s Participation in the Scramble for Africa: Has that Relevance to the Ongoing Oromo protests?

Adwa and Abyssinia’s Participation in the Scramble for Africa: Has that Relevance to the Ongoing Oromo protests? Mekuria Bulcha, PhD, Professor Whenever an Oromo scholar or politician mentions Menelik or his conquest of Oromia, the scathing criticism that meets him or her is that history is irrelevant for the current crisis.  They are often advised to […]

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Open Letter to Mr. Louis Michel

Ogaden European Diaspora Association’s Open Letter to Mr. Louis Michel

An open letter to Mr. Louis Michel European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60 BUR ASP 09G206 1047 Bruxelles louis.michel@europarl.europa.eu London, March 27, 2017. Dear Mr. Louis Michel, We, the Ogaden European Diaspora Association are writing you over your unconditional support of the brutal and minority leading group of Ethiopia. Besides the huge amount of aid money […]

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“Knowledge for the World ” – from TASSC Discussion Forum

“ Knowledge for the World ” By Feyera Sobokssa, Torture survivor A professor from Johns Hopkins University once came to the Catholic University of America (CUA) to participate on a human rights training that was sponsored by both the CUA, the U.N. and the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) – International. I tried by […]

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Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora March 25, 2017 To: Oromo in Diaspora Dear brothers and sisters,  We are sending you our appeal letter to bring to your attention the critical condition under which the Oromo people are suffering currently and to earnestly request for your generous financial help once again.  We believe that […]

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EU: Remarks of Dr. Geleta, OLF, at a Conference on Women’s Interno in Ethiopia

EU: Remarks of Dr. Geleta, OLF, at a Conference on Women’s Interno in Ethiopia

Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament on 22 March 2017 Excellency Ms. Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), MEP and chairperson, Your excellences Members of the European Parliament, Dear participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thanks the office of the Unrepresented […]

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Reminder to all Oromo Affiliated Media Outlets

Reminder to all Oromo Affiliated Media Outlets By Falmataa Sabaa (PhD) While I was listening to RSWO Bitooteessa 23, 2017 (see below) reports of the annexation of Chinaksen, it blew my mind and I wanted to remind the Media Outlets focused to Oromo issue and other sympathizers of the nation of Oromia. Oromos are glad […]

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Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini Source: Human Rights Watch Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human […]

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“#Women’s Inferno in #Ethiopia”, hosted by MEP Liliana Rodrigues

“#Women’s Inferno in #Ethiopia”, hosted by MEP Liliana Rodrigues European Parliament, Brussels The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) and MEP Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), will be holding a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The primary aim of […]

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The Mugher Plant under construction. Photo: Skyscrapercity

Dangote Cement Faces Disruptions in Ethiopia Over Jobs Plan

Dangote Cement Faces Disruptions in Ethiopia Over Jobs Plan by Nizar Manek, Paul Wallace, and Solape Renner Dangote operation asked to let youth supply raw materials Regional administration seeks to reduce youth unemployment Ethiopian regional officials are demanding that foreign cement producers including Dangote Cement Plc hand control of some parts of their businesses to groups […]

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Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba

Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba March 16, 2017 – Scholars at Risk (SAR) is concerned over the arrest and ongoing incommunicado detention of Professor Bekele Gerba, a foreign language professor at Addis Ababa University and the deputy chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), who is facing terrorism-related charges that apparently stem from his peaceful exercise […]

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UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia

UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia UNPO has released a report on human rights in Ethiopia, shedding light on the worrying situation of the Oromo and Ogadeni peoples. While international partners tend to hail Ethiopia as an African democratic role model and a beacon of stability and hope in an otherwise troubled region, […]

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