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Learn about Team Oromia and OYLC 2012

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Posted by admin - 22/06/2012 at 11:20 pm

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Ethiopia says troops to stay longer in Somalia

* Addis Ababa sent in tanks and troops in November
* AU said Ethiopia would pull out by end of April
* Kenya, Uganda, Burundi peacekeepers also fighting rebels

By Aaron Maasho

ADDIS ABABA, June 22 (Reuters) – Ethiopia plans to keep its troops in Somalia until the Horn of Africa country ratifies a constitution and its military is able to fend off militant threats on its own, an official said on Friday, signalling a change in policy.

Addis Ababa rolled hundreds of troops across its border in November to open up a third front against the al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab group but was keen to point out their incursion is not a repeat of their ill-fated 2006-2009 war in Somalia.

Ethiopian officials have said their troops would only be deployed for a brief period to fight Islamist militants who are also fighting thousands of Ugandan and Burundian troops under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), as well as Kenyan forces to the south. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 22/06/2012 at 11:06 pm

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Oromo – Seife Nebelbal Radio Program, June 22, 2012

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Posted by admin - 22/06/2012 at 10:04 pm

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Ethiopians Report Dire Conditions in Saudi Jails

June 22, 2012 (VOA News) – Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia say about 1,700 of their countrymen are being held in dire conditions at prisons in the Saudi city of Jazan.

VOA’s Horn of Africa Service spoke by phone to four of the prisoners this week. The prisoners said they lack sufficient food, water and medical treatment, and that eight Ethiopian inmates have died from malaria and other causes.

Jazan is located in southwestern Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen. The Ethiopians being held are migrants who attempted to enter Saudi Arabia without visas.

One young prisoner told VOA that he was beaten by border guards and thrown in jail on false charges of drug possession. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 22/06/2012 at 5:54 am

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