October 21, 2014 (Somaliland press) –With its relative peace and natural resources, the breakaway state wants recognition of its independence from Somalia
Somaliland independence battle like Scotland or Catalonia, says president
The recent high-profile campaigns for Scottish and Catalonian independence have buoyed hopes that Somaliland could soon gain independence from Somalia, according to the president of the self-declared country.
Somaliland is viewed by the international community as a territory within Somalia – a nation that is struggling to emerge from more than two decades of civil war. However, the former British protectorate boasts more than 20 years of relative peace and security as well as untapped oil reserves and mineral deposits. Read more…
Since 1970, Africa has lost at least $854 billion through capital flight which is not only enough to wipe out the continent’s total external debt of $250 billion but leaving around $600 billion for poverty alleviation.
By Menelaos Agaloglou
October 21, 2014 (Open Democracy) — Illicit flows are difficult to measure due to lack of reliable data. Global Financial Integrity in 2008 reported that Africa has lost between $854 billion and $1.8 trillion in the last four decades.
The flows seeking higher returns are directed towards western financial institutions and the process is being facilitated by tax havens, trade mispricing (by overpricing imports and underpinning exports on customs documents, residents can illegally transfer money abroad), fake foundations and money-laundering techniques. Read more…
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With free universal health care, Cuba has already racked up impressive medical achievements – why not take on the globe?
A Cuban nurse enters a tent during a practice drill at a training camp in Havana, Cuba [AP]
October 20, 2014 (Aljazeera) — Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported
: “In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight.”
While the world stood accused of “dragging its feet” following the onset of the epidemic, the Post noted, the diminutive island had “emerged as a crucial provider of medical expertise in the West African nations hit by Ebola”.
One hundred and sixty five health care professionals had already been dispatched to Sierra Leone – the largest team thus far sent by a foreign nation – and nearly 300 additional doctors and nurses were being trained for deployment to Liberia and Guinea.
Cuba’s response to the Ebola crisis is in keeping with its tradition of accruing international brownie points via contributions to global health. Back in 2009, the New York Times mentioned that, over the past 50 years, Cuba had “sent more than 185,000 health professionals on medical missions to at least 103 countries”. Read more…
Rival leaders accept “collective responsibility” for thousands of deaths, in fourth meeting aimed at ending conflict.
The 10-month civil war in South Sudan displaced two million people and left thousands dead [Reuters]
October 20, 2014 (Aljazeera) — The president of South Sudan and his rival rebel chief have accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war that killed thousands of people, at a meeting aimed at ending months of conflict in the central African nation.
President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president, Riek Machar, said on Monday they acknowleged “collective responsibility for the crisis in South Sudan that has taken a great toll on the lives and property of our people.”
Kiir pledged commitment to “the peaceful resolution of the crisis” in the impoverished but oil-rich nation, just three years old but riven by war.
“There is no reason for our people to suffer again after independence,” Kiir said. Read more…
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By Ahmed Abdi | October 20, 2014
Somalia was one of the best powerful nations of the African continent ever since it gained its full-Independence from English and Italian colonies and right after its full Independence many African countries including South Africa, Eritrea, and Djibouti gained their Independence due to Somalia’s sisterly support.
Unfortunately, when the warlords that toppled the last central government in 1991 had failed to come up in an advance a plan with them in order to form an exclusive government to control the entire country, the neighboring countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti exploited the chaos. Read more…
Onkoloolesaa 20, 2014
Hiriirri nagayaa miseensota hawaasa Oromoo biyya Masrtiin magaalaa Cairo fuuldura waajjira UNHCR irratti geggeeffame milkiin xumuramee jira. Akkuma durfamee hubachiifame kaayyoon hiriira kanaa ilmaan Habashaa biyya Masr jiran case baqatummaa Oromoo fudhatama dhabsiisuuf jecha Dilbata ganama saáa 8pm irratti hiriira waamanii turan fashalsiisuu ture. Read more…
by Jiituu Lammii | October 20, 2014
ዘመነ ቅኝ-ግዛት (the colonial era) ሲታሰብ ለኣፍርካ ሕዝብና ለምድሪቷ የማይሽር መራራ ትዝታ ኣለዉ። የዚህ ክፉ ቀን የክፋቱ ልክ፣ የሕመሙ መጠንና የጸጸቱ ጥልቀት ከወሰን ያለፋ ዘመን ተሻጋሪ ነዉ። የሀገር ባለቤትነትን ከመነጠቅ ኣልፎ ከሰብዓዊ ፍጡር ምድብ እስከ መዉረድ የደረሰ በደል የተስተናገደበት የታሪክ ጥቀርሻ በመሆኑ መቼም በጊዜ ወሰን የማይገደብ የታሪክ ትዉስታ ይዞ ይቆያል። ጥቁሩ ባለሀገር ሕዝብ (the indigenous people) በነጮቹ ወራሪዎች ዕይታ ሲመዘን እንደሳይጠን፣ ያልሰለጠነና ክፉ እንስሳ እንጂ እንደሰብዓዊ ፍጡር አይታሰብም ነበር። ይህንኑ አመለካከት ለማስረጽ ሲባልም ሁለንተናዊ ማንነቱን የሚያጥላሉ በርካታ አዋራጅ (pejorative) ስያሜዎች ተሰጥቶታል። የኣፍርካ ምድርም ቢሆን ወርቅና አልማዝ በገፍ እየታፈሰበት እንኳ የጨለማ ዕምብርት (heart of the darkness, the abode of barbarism and cruelty) ከመባል ኣላመለጠም። Read more…
October 19, 2014 (IAAF) — The women’s field went out very hard also and it was Kenya’s Rael Kiyara who led them in single file through the early stages before Seboka the 2008 Toronto Waterfront Marathon winner took over, with just her compatriot Amane Gobena for company, just before the halfway point.
The pair reached 21.1km in the very quick split of 1:10:53 with Kivara now third and six seconds in arrears.
The pair increased the gap between themselves and their Kenyan rival up to 30km, which was reached in 1:41:12.
Shortly afterwards, Seboka made her decisive move and was never headed, crossing the line in a personal best of 2:23:13, 30 seconds faster than she had run before and a tantalising 30 seconds short of the course record set by her compatriot Koren Jelela Yal in 2011.
Belarus’ Aliaksandra Duliba, sixth in Boston 2:21:29 this year, came through the field strongly in the latter stages to claim second in 2:24:41 while Kiyara was rewarded for her courage in the first half of the race and persistence in the second half with third place in 2:27:07. Read more…
Onkoloolessa 19, 2014
Ayyaana Irrechaa yeroo jalqabaaf gaafa 18.10.2014tti Magaala Nürnbergtti kan Kabajame ole yemmu ta’u Seena Ayyaanicha maal akka ta‘e fi akkasumas Ayyaanni kuni Ummata Oromoof maali isa jedhu ilaalchise Miseensa Qindessitoota Ayyaana Irrechaa Awurooppaa kan ta’aani Obbo Getachoo Camadaa barumsa ball’aa kann kennan yemmu ta’u akkasumas gaaffi fi deebi hirmaattoottaff walin geggeffame jira. Read more…
BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2014 (Xinhua) — China’s bid to win the women’s race of the Beijing International Marathon for the 23rd straight year was thwarted on Sunday as Ethiopian Fatuma Sado Dergo braved the smog to finish first in the 42.195-kilometer run in two hours, 30 minutes and 3 seconds.
Dergo’s compatriot Meseret Kitata Tolwak grabbed the silver medal in 2:31:08. Gong Lihua of China came third in 2:32:23, while defending champ Zhang Yingying was fourth in 2:37:09.
“It’s a little cool today, and my muscle felt stressed,” said Gong.
Since 1992, Chinese women runners never let the title slip away. But Dergo turned a new page. Read more…
October 19, 2014 (Equal Times) — There are two things that Girma Getachew, 25, does not like about his work in a tannery Chinese leather on the outskirts of the city of Sululta. The first is his salary he considered insufficient; and the second is the stench that prevails. ” Working there is not a cakewalk , “he said. ” The smell is unbearable and unhealthy air . ”
It’s been three years since Girma works in environmental security service in the factory China-Africa Overseas Leather Products.
He works six days a week for a salary of 25 birr ($ 1.25) per day. Read more…
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Waldaan Baqattoota Oromoo biyya Masrii gochaa diinotaa kana balaaleffachuuf jecha Dilbata Onkoloolessa 19, 2014tti waajjira UNHCR-Cairo duratti hiriira nagaa waamee jira.
Ilmaan Habashaa biyya Masr, magaalaa Cairo jiraatan gaaffii baqattummaa Oromoo fudhatama dhabsiisuuf jecha duula wal irraa hin cinne gochaa akka jiran irra gahameera. Duulli isaanii guddaan dhimmi baqattummaa Oromoo waajjira UNHCR keessatti akka fudhatama hin arganne dhiibbaa gochuu yoo tahu, kana milkeessuuf jecha caasaa isaanii biyya alaa waliin tahuun waajjirichatti xalayaa barreessuu bira dabranii hanga hiriira nagaa waamuu gahaniiru. Gaaffii baqattummaa Oromoo gara dabarsuuf jecha yaalii jarri kun taasiaa jiru keessaa tokko, baqattoota Oromoo hunda walitti qabanii ‘’community Muslima’’ jechuu dabalata. Kunis akka hawaasni addunyaa lammiilee Oromoo rakkoo siyaasaaf jecha biyya isaanii irraa baqatan ija shakkiitiin ‘’goolessituu Musliimaa’’ jedhee ilaalee rakkoo isaaniif xiyyeefannoo waakkatu dhiibbaa gochuuf kan akeekkatame tahuun ifaa dha. Ergamni ilmaan Habashootaa kun ergama mootummaa Wayyaanee waliin akka wal qabatus shakkii hin qabu. Read more…
Onkoloolessa 18, 2014
Wanti waaqni nu umeef bilisaan akka addunyaa kana irraa jiraannuf. Garuu namni humna walii wal irrattii ilaalachuun dantaa mataa ofii mo’achiisuuf jechaa bilisummaa dhunfaa namoota biro sarbaa jiraata. Kun immoo foon keenya gabbaruuf foona nama bira kutachuudha.
Namni ni imala. Imala isaa keessaattii gufuun essaattii akka isaa dhoftuu hin beekuu akkasumas eddo buluuf enyuun waliin akka bulus hin beeku. Waa malee miti kan kana dubbadheef oromoon dura waan barbaduu sana dubbachuuf waan dubbi san fakkatuu kaasuun isaa dirqama.
Nuti kan jiraannu biyya halagaa keessa tahus. rakkoolee ummata keenna irra gayan hundaaf wabii taanee dhaabbachuu hin dhiifnu. aartii oromoos ni guddisna. dhakaa tokkoon sinbira lama jedhama mitiiree?
Fiilmiin AMAANAA kuni Yaadannoo baratoota Oromoo kana biyyaa keessati qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo fuula duraa tarkaanfachiisuun mirga uummata Oromoo kabachiisuf lubbuu isaani darsaani keenanif Haa tahuu.
Kunooti Fiilmii Amaanaa Qalbiin Daawwadhaa!!
Eebbi Fiilmii kana handhuura magaalaa guddittii biyya Noorwee, Osloo tti ta’a.
Bakka: Sofienberg menighet
Guyyaa: Sadaasaa 22, 2014. (sanbata diqqaa)
Sa’aa: 13:30 irraa kaasee.
– Agarsiisa uffata aadaa Oromoo.
– Galgalaa aadaa fi Bashannanaa
Odeeffannoof nuu bilbilaa.
Cuban doctors and health workers arrive at Freetown’s airport to help the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. Photograph: Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty Images
October 18, 2014 (The Guardian) — The island nation has sent hundreds of health workers to help control the deadly infection while richer countries worry about their security – instead of heeding UN warnings that vastly increased resources are urgently needed
As the official number of Ebola deaths in west Africa’s crisis topped 4,000 last week – experts say the actual figure is at least twice as high – the UN issued a stark call to arms. Even to simply slow down the rate of infection, the international humanitarian effort would have to increase massively, warned secretary-general Ban Ki-moon. Read more…