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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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 The report pointed to a 57% rise in reported hate crimes in the UK in the week after the Brexit vote. Photograph: Tom Nicholson/Rex/Shutterstock

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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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: Peaceful Protests to Armed Uprising in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Peaceful Protests to Armed Uprising By Graham Peebles (Dissident voice) — What began as a regional protests movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia. Angered and exasperated by the governments intransigence and duplicity, small guerrilla groups made up of local armed people have formed in Amhara […]

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Country Risk: Oromia violence involving Ethiopia’s Somali region police

Country Risk: Oromia violence involving Ethiopia’s Somali region police likely to increase local anti-government militancy, attacks on commercial projects IHS Jane’s Country Risk Daily Report EVENT Several members of Ethiopia’s Somali region’s Liyu special police were reportedly killed by armed locals on 14 February in Gursum district, Oromia region, allegedly in response to recent raids […]

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Interviews and Public Speech as Evidence of Terrorism against Bekele Gerba

Interviews and Public Speech as Evidence of Terrorism against Bekele Gerba

Prosecutors Present Clips of Interview and a Public Speech as Evidence of Terrorism Charges Against Bekele Gerba Addis Abeba, Feb. 17/2017 (Addis Standard) – After several delays and more than a year in detention, prosecutors have today presented two video clips as evidence against Bekele Gerba, first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress […]

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Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa reunites with family

Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa reunites with family

Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa reunites with family despite President Trump order NO airport hug compares to the overwhelming release of joy Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa got to enjoy with his family at Miami International Airport today. Australia (News.com.au) — The circumstances that conspired against the Olympic silver medallist and his young family are […]

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HRLHA: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Human Rights League of Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Written Statement: Submitted to United Nations Human Rights Council, 34th Session 27 February – 24 March, 2017 Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention (Country- Ethiopia) Geneva, 12 February, 2017 ETHIOPIA: ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN OROMIA ESCALATE AFTER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY […]

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FROM PLENTY TO POVERTY: ‘Garaacha Uffachuu?’ in Oromo Culture

FROM PLENTY TO POVERTY: Fayyeeraa N. Sobbooqsaa: Do You Know an Oromo Culture – ‘Garaacha Uffachuu?’: “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and Apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” ~ Nelson Mandela By Fayyeeraa N. Sobbooqsaa “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and Apartheid, it […]

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Final Thoughts on the Atlanta Oromo Leadership Convention

This is our third and final piece regarding the Oromo Leadership Convention (OLC) that was held in Atlanta, GA, November 11-13, 2016. Our first article was written prior to the commencement of the OLC under the title “Questioning the Motives of the Atlanta Leadership Convention” and it addressed fundamental questions regarding the identity of the […]

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Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants UNHCR launches campaign to highlight dangers to thousands of people – most from Ethiopia and Somalia – who continue head to Yemen despite the raging conflict. By: UNHCR staff SANA’A, Yemen (UNHCR) – Mention to someone the words “Yemen” and “refugees” and they will certainly have in mind […]

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Identity Crisis as the way to Slavery: the case of Beneyam M. …

Identity Crisis as the way to Slavery: the case of Beneyam M. and its Implicative Woe for OPDOs [ለካስ አርቲፊሻል ሰዎች አሉ?] Falmataa Sabaa (PhD) Thanks to ZeHabesha.com and its guest named Ayalew Mengesha that I learn about possible existence of artificial human being. The 1፡17፡46 minute long video entitled “TPLF Exposed Again by Ayalew […]

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