Archive | May, 2015


Irreechaa Arfaasaa was celebrated under the theme of “Moving Forward: Restoring the Good Spirit of Humanity”

(Advocacy4oromai, Melbourne, 30 May 2015) — The Oromo Irreecha Arfaasaa festival, held on 30 Mya 2015  for the first time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at Mount Dandenong. The ceremony was celebrated at Mount Dandenong to promote the Oromo Good Spirit tradition of respect for nature and gratefulness for life. It was celebrated under the theme of […]

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Ethiopian Destruction of communities along the Somalia Border

May 31, 2015 The Special killing squads of the Ethiopian Regional Administration in Ogaden called the Liyu police, which is funded, trained and armed by the Ethiopian government has committed genocide in the villages near Shilaabo district of Ogaden along the Somali border, killing hundreds of civilians and burning several villages. Among the dead are […]

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Magill Dyess Martini

Ethiopia and Horn of Africa Migration:  Push or Pull? 

Magill Dyess Martini May 30, 2015 In a theory of migration, the forces that cause people to move around the globe can be seen as either push or pull forces. At present the world is very concerned with defining the forces that drive human movement in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.  What extreme circumstances […]

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Veteran Ethiopian politician Merera Gudina said election votes were rigged and ballots "stolen".

Ethiopian politician calls for probing ‘poll fraud’

World Bulletin / News Desk Veteran Ethiopian politician Merera Gudina has called for launching an inquiry into alleged irregularities during the latest elections. Speaking on Saturday, Merera, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Party – which is a member of the opposition Medrek coalition – said election votes were rigged and ballots “stolen”. He said his […]

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Man killed as Ethiopian soldiers invade again

  (Daily Nation) — Ethiopian soldiers reportedly killed a Kenyan Saturday at Sessi in the border sub-county of Moyale. The soldiers killed a watchman at a local church as they pursued suspected Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebels who is said to have crossed into Ethiopia and killed a soldier. According to the locals, the soldiers […]

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‘Fly-on-wall’ TV show captures family life, Ethiopian style

Channel 4’s anthropology show will star a cantankerous granddad, a long-suffering wife and a cattle-leaping son (The Guardian) — Teachers, midwives, soldiers … TV viewers have grown used to eavesdropping on all sorts of Britons thanks to “fly-on-the-wall” filming. Now this technology is breathing fresh life into anthropology programmes, allowing remote people to be observed […]

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New Oromo music 2015

New Oromo music 2015

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A man from Ethiopia covers his face as he waits with other illegal immigrants for a boat to cross into Ymen outside the town of Obock, in north Djibouti. Goran Tomasevic /Reuters/ February 22, 2015

Ethiopian migrants brave Yemen war for dream of Saudi jobs

OBOCK, Djibouti (The National World) —  Every day refugees fleeing the war in Yemen arrive in Djibouti, pulling into ports aboard putrid livestock boats, repurposed cargo ships and any other vessel that will carry them. But as thousands cross the Gulf of Aden to this tiny nation on the Horn of Africa, a steady trickle of […]

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A general view shows part of the capital Addis Ababa at night. All photographs Siegfried Modola/ Reuters

Daily life in Ethiopia – in pictures

(Reuters) — Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola looks at life inside the capital Adidas Ababa and the city of Harar. The East African nation, brimming with churches and mosques, coffee shops and markets, is home to nearly 100 million people

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Gootichi WBO Zoonii Kibbaa Mooraa Waraana Wayyaanee Magaalaa Moyyalee Haleeluun 17 Ol Hojiin Ala Gochuun Injifannoo Galmeesse

(Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo – Caamsaa 30,2015) Irree fi Gaachanni Ummata Oromoo WBOn Zoonii Kibba Oromiyaa keessa sossohu haleellaa humna diinaa irratti fudhatu jabeessee itti fufuun Caamsaa 30,2015tti bari’u magaalaa Moyyalee ganda 02 keessatti kan argamu mooraa Gumrukaa bakka waraanni wayyaanee maadheffatee jiru haleeluun  yo xiqqaate loltoota diinaa 17 ol hojiin ala gochuu Ajaji WBO Zoonii […]

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Yomif Kejelcha

IAAF Diamond League Eugene: Yomif Kejelcha wins 5,000m race

Eugene, Oregon (AFP) – Ethiopian 17-year-old Yomif Kejelcha, who won the world junior title last July on the same Hayward Field track in Eugene, poured it on late to win the men’s 5 000m in a season-leading 13:10.54sec. at the Eugene Diamond League athletics meeting here yesterday. After home hope Galen Rupp had taken the lead with 700 metres […]

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Ethiopian Electoral Board employees work at a polling station in Addis Ababa on May 24, 2015 (AFP Photo/Zacharias Abubeker)

Ethiopia opposition says elections an ‘undemocratic disgrace’

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia’s main opposition party on Friday condemned weekend elections, which saw the ruling party cruise back into office, as a “disgrace” and proof the country was a one-party state. According to preliminary results from last Sunday’s elections, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn secured […]

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Why Do Dictators Bother To Hold Fake Elections?

The flawlessly organised election robbery that took place in Ethiopia on May 24 is now concluded with the unpopular ruling EPRDF party wining by a landslide. Over 37 million registered voters out of the 96 million people reportedly cast their ballots in the said parliamentary and regional election. Based on preliminary results that was released […]

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Ethiopia’s economy: Neither a sprint nor a marathon

Africa’s most impressive economic managers suffer from excessive caution (The Economist) — NOWHERE in Africa is modern China more of a lodestar than in Ethiopia, which on May 24th held an uneventful election with a predetermined outcome: another term in office for the long-standing ruling party. The continent’s second most populous country and fastest-growing big […]

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