Archive for December 23rd, 2011

Abbootii *Oromoo* Walaloodhan (Oromoo…Kuush…Noh)

By negawo gamada | December 24, 2011

mee jedha si’a tokko
hundee sanyii koo
faajii lamii koo.
lameeffadhu jedhii
dhugi dhadhii
dhandhamadhu nadhii.
horee lafa guute
nyaaphin kan jibbite
baay’achuu argite
ati hoo maal jette? Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/12/2011 at 9:53 pm

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East Africa in 2050: Nations will die, new borders will emerge

The East African (Dec. 18,2011) The wider East African region is special – and even notorious – in Africa. In the past 18 years it has produced more new or wanna-be-new nations than all of Africa combined. In 1993 Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed a mutual and happy divorce. The good vibes didn’t last; they became bitter enemies and fought after it happened. Read more…

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Posted by Falmataa - 23/12/2011 at 9:47 am

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Massive Arrest of Oromo Students Intensified: At Least 66 Detained in Northern Shoa Alone

Qeerroo Report, Northern Shoa, December 22, 2011

At least 66 Oromo students and other peaceful civilians of Southeastern Shoa zone, Wonchi County [Woreda] have been detained by the TPLF-Ethiopian regime under the pretext that the students may have been involved in the popular resistance going on in the area. Among those arrested the names of 25 individuals which leaked from the jail and received by Qeerroo news are given below. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/12/2011 at 6:35 am

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Eight Tyrannical Dictators Still Alive And In Power

December 23, 2011 (Politics Buzz)

Ethiopia’s longtime dictator Meles Zenawi Asres is among the world’s 8 most Tyrannical Dictators that are still not dead in 2011, according to a report published by buzzfeed. 2011 has been specially a bad year for the world’s nastiest dictators. In the past year, two dictators have claimed their place in eternal hell while at least two have been deposed and two are clinging on power. But closer to home, Ethiopia’s diminutive dictator Meles Zenawi and Eritrea’s Tyrant Isayas Afeworki have yet to meet their fate.

The report says, Zenawi is responsible for losing tens of thousands of civilian lives through what is often thought of as a pointless conflict with Eritrea. He also had his forces massacre 193 civilians who protested during his disputed 2005 reelection.

Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong Il may have passed, but the Human Rights Watch still has their eye on plenty of power hungry madmen. Here are a handful of those lunatics that you should know. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/12/2011 at 6:17 am

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Obama says will boost U.S. aid to Horn of Africa

WASHINGTON Dec 23 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States would boost its emergency aid to the Horn of Africa by $113 million.

Calling the crisis “urgent,” Obama said in a statement that the additional aid would come on top of the $870 million in assistance the United States has already provided to help countries hit by the worst drought in decades.

The crisis has left more than 13 million people at risk of starvation in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

“The heartbreaking accounts of lives lost and of those struggling to survive remind us of our common humanity and the need to reach out to people in need,” Obama said.

— Source: Reuters

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Posted by admin - 23/12/2011 at 12:07 am

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Court Finds 94 Ethiopians Guilty

Zodiak Online | December 23, 2011

Ethipians: Behind bars

A court in Nkhata Bay has found over 90 Ethiopians guilty of illegal entry into Malawi four days after they hang out off shore Lake Malawi to elude police security.

The illegal immigrants have since been fined K4,000 each or if they fail to pay the amount, go to jail for two months each.

Prison authorities in Nkhatabay have since raised fears of congestion at the district prison which has a capacity of 280 if the 94 Ethiopian illegal immigrants are eventually jailed.

Eight of the Ethiopians died of starvation on Lake Malawi where they camped for four days as they tried to elude security to illegally get ashore.

Police say the Ethiopian illegal immigrants, close to 100, were in a boat belonging to a Tanzanian national. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/12/2011 at 12:06 am

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Can ‘Climate-Smart’ Agriculture Help Both Africa and the Planet? |December 23, 2011

One idea promoted at the Durban talks was “climate-smart agriculture,” which could make crops less vulnerable to heat and drought and turn depleted soils into carbon sinks. The World Bank and African leaders are backing this new approach, but some critics are skeptical that it will benefit small-scale African farmers.

By Fred Pearce

The glacial pace of international efforts to curb climate change continued at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa last week. Governments concluded that by 2015 they should agree on legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions that involve all major nations — including China, India and the United States. But they also agreed that those targets would probably not come into force until 2020.

The climate isn’t waiting for the diplomats. Most experts agree that by 2020 it will likely be too late to halt dangerous warming above two degrees Celsius. So the race is now on to find new, unconventional initiatives to fill the gap. One possibility that came to the fore in Durban is fixing some of that carbon dioxide in the soils of Africa. And that is why the continent’s political leaders met in Durban to launch an initiative known, somewhat cryptically, as “climate-smart” agriculture. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/12/2011 at 12:05 am

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