#OromoProtests: Oromo Peaceful Protest Rally in Washington, DC- August 01, 2014.


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Africa’s Slide Toward Disaster


African-land-grabAugust 1, 2014 (The New York Times) — A specter is haunting Africa — the specter of impunity. Many countries the United States considers allies are in the grip of corrupt, repressive tyrants; others are mired in endless conflict. As Washington prepares to host the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week, American policy makers must acknowledge their contributions to this dismal situation. By lavishing billions of dollars in military and development aid on African states while failing to promote justice, democracy and the rule of law, American policies have fostered a culture of abuse and rebellion. This must change before the continent is so steeped in blood that there’s no way back. Read more…

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Seife Nebelbal Radio; Simbirtuu

Seife Nebelbal Radio, August 1, 2014 Simbirtuu 31 07 2014

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TPLF’s Malicious Practices and Bantustanization of Ethiopia

TPLF increasingly paranoid. Recent explosion of obnoxious Tigrayans posing as Eritreans troll nonsense on the about Eritrean people and government

TPLF increasingly paranoid. Recent explosion of obnoxious Tigrayans posing as Eritreans troll nonsense on the about Eritrean people and government

July 31, 2014 (tesfanews) – It was revealed last month that not only does Ethiopia’s minority regime jams satellite broadcasts of its neighbors in a deliberate act of vandalism causing great outage and disruptions to African and Middle Eastern television audiences, the TPLF regime has also hired and trained internet bloggers to harass and troll Eritrean websites as well as Ethiopian ones that are opposed to its rule.

If you have ever wondered why there has been a recent explosion of obnoxious Tigrayans posing as Eritreans and writing a lot of nonsense about Eritrea and its government, there is your answer. These trolls TPLF hired hang around Eritrean websites 24/7  to defame, harass and blacken Eritrea’s image on the web. 

We have come to expect such kind of obnoxious behavior from TPLF (Weyane) but it must know that it isn’t going to help it change its predicament or the fact that it is sitting on barrel of dynamite, ready to explode at any moment. Read more…

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The world tweets support for Ethiopia’s bloggers today


The international citizen journalism group Global Voices invites you to join a today’s “worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.” Read more…

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Instructions for Presenters for 2014 OSA Conference and Schedule


July 31, 2014

2014 OSA Conference Schedule

Thank you for your participation in the 2014 OSA annual conference and for your commitment to OSA. We have two keynotes, two featured speakers and such a wealth of papers (30) in 10 panels, that we have been forced to reorganize the program.  In order for this conference to be a memorable one, we must keep the schedule moving. Read more…

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Local EU statement on the situation in Ethiopia

eu-flagJuly 31, 2014 (Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia) – The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in  agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Ethiopia:

“The EU Delegation is deeply concerned about developments in the case of the ten bloggers and journalists charged under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation on 18 July, as well as recent arrests of opposition members. It calls on the Ethiopian authorities to ensure that proceedings are carried out according to the Ethiopian Constitution and respecting international and regional human rights standards, in particular granting access to legal counsel and family, as well as the right to apply for bail when applicable, and that the trial is transparent and free from political interference. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 30/07/2014 at 5:36 pm

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Hoogganaa ta’uun uummata ofii ofitti qabuu malee taayitaa qabatanii taa’uu miti

By Tuujubee Kuussaa

July 30, 2014, WASHINGTON, DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Dargaggoo Dararaa Molee konferensii YALI/Young African Leadership Intiative jedhamuu fi kan waggoota afur dura prezidaant Baaraak Obaamaa dhaan labsame irratti argamuuf as Gara Yunited Isteetes dhufe.

Biyya keessatti waggoota shanii fi misooma hawaasummaatti hirmaachuun kan hojjete si’a ta’u yeroo ammaa dhaaba harmee Education for Development Associatin, jedhamuu fi godina Arsii keessatti argamu keessaa qindessaa sagantaa ta’uun hojjeta.

Dhaabi kun dubartoota, ijoollee, dargaggootaa fi namoota qaamni isaanii hir’uu kanneen gandeen baadiyyaa keessa jiran gargaaruu irratti hojjeta. Read more…

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#OromoProtests at Ethio-US Business Summit in Houston, Texas

July 30, 2014

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Ethiopia Says U.K. Review of Aid Is Based on Fabricated Claims

By William Davison 

July 30, 2014 (Bloomberg) — A British court’s decision to allow a judicial review of aid given to Ethiopia is based on “fabrications” about a resettlement program propagated by people outside the country, the Horn of Africa nation’s Foreign Ministry said.

The High Court in London on July 14 said a review could be conducted into whether the U.K.’s aid agency is adequately monitoring the human-rights record of Ethiopia’s government. The ruling came after an Ethiopian citizen said his government had used aid to implement a resettlement program in the western Gambella region under which he suffered abuses. The program forcibly moved tens of thousands of people and involved “serious human rights violations,” according to Human Rights Watch. The U.K.’s development agency said it didn’t fund the program.

Ethiopia is enacting a five-year economic growth plan in a bid to reduce poverty and develop industries beyond agriculture, which accounts for 80 percent of employment, according to the United Nations. Read more…

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Welcoming the Abba Gada team at Washington Dulles International Airport

July 30, 2014
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Macha Tulama 50th Anniversary


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ኣስናቀ፣ ሰው ለ ሰው ድራማና በኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካ ውስጥ ለኦሮሞ ብሄረተኝነት የተሰጠው ትርጉዋሜ

ቦሩ በራቃ | July 29,2014

የሰው ለ ሰውን ድራማ እስከ መጨረሻው (ክፍል 140) ድረስ ተከታተልኩት። እንደ ብዙዎቹ ሁሉ እኔም የኣቶ እስናቀ ኣሸብርን መጨረሻ ለማየት በጥቂቱም ቢሆን መጉዋጉዋቴ ኣልቀረም። በድራማው የትወና ድር ሁሉም ቅርንጫፎች በስተጀርባ ብቸኛውና ቀንደኛው ጠላት ተደርጎ የተፈረጀውን እስናቀ ኣሸብር! ይህ ድራማ ከተጀመረበት ወቅት ኣንስቶ የኣስናቀን የትወና ሚናና ብቃት የተከታተሉት ኣንዳንድ ወገኖች ድራማውን በፖለቲካ መነጽር ሲቃኙት ከመለስ ዜናዊ ኣምባገነንነትና ብልጣብልጥነት ጋር ያገናኙታል። ለኔ ግን ይህ ኣይዋጥም። በፖለቲካ መነጽር ድራማውን እንቃኘው ከተባለ እኔ የኣስናቀን ሚና የማስቀምጠው በሌላ መልኩ ነው። እስናቀ በድራማው ውስጥ የተሳለው ከኣምባገነንነቱ ይልቅ በስግብግብነቱ ነው። በብልጣብልጥነቱም ሳይሆን ራሱን ብልጥ ኣድርጎ የሚያስብ ነገር ግን በውስጣዊ ማንነቱ ቂል ተደርጎ ነው። በኣጭሩ ይህ ኣስናቀ የተባለው ግለሰብ ሞኝና ስግብግብ ነው።

ይህ ደግሞ ብዙዎቹ ኣቢሲኒያዊ ፖለቲከኞች የኦሮሞን ብሄረተኝነት የሚተረጉሙበት የተለመደ ምስል ነው። ኦሮሞዎች ኦሮምያ የኦሮሞ ናት በማለታቸው ብቻ በኣቢሲኒያዊያኑ ፖለቲከኞች ዘንድ ስግብግብ ተደርገው ይታያሉ። ኦሮሞ ምንም በብዙህነቱና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ኣቅሙ ልቆ የወጣ ህዝብ ቢሆንም እነርሱ ዘንድ ሁሌም እንደ ቂል ይቆጠራል። ኦሮሞ በጭንቅላቱ ብስለት ሳይሆን በጡንቻው ኣቅም የሚያስብ ተደርጎ ይተረጎማል። ተማረ ኣልተማረ ኦሮሞ ስልጡን ሊሆን ኣይችልም እያሉም የሚያንቁዋሽሹትና የሚሳለቁበት ቁጥራቸው ቀላል ኣይደለም። Read more…

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The New Scramble for Africa

Caught between competing powers to the West and East, how can Africa emerge from the race for its riches?

July 29, 2014 (Aljazeera) — Decades after the European powers carved up the African continent for their own imperial needs, Africa is undergoing a new wave of resource and strategic exploitation – some are calling it the new scramble for Africa.

The United States is increasing its footprint across Africa with AFRICOM, fighting terrorism and ensuring stability are the trumpeted motivations. Resource security is a more hushed objective.

But it is not just about the US.

During the last decade, China’s trade with Africa not only caught up with America’s, it has more than doubled it. Read more…

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Ethiopia, other African governments make their pitch in Houston

African leaders in the U.S. to discuss energy needs

July 29, 2014 (Houston Chronicle) — African officials will be in Houston Tuesday to tour American energy infrastructure and to pitch for investments in their power sectors.

The energy ministers from Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania will meet Tuesday with U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, as well as talk to officials from U.S. energy companies, the agency said.

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome will also host the 2014 U.S. – Ethiopia Investment Summit at the Houstonian Club on Wednesday. Read more…

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the 2014 U.S-Africa leaders Summit?

africa_leaders_whouse_21406238963July 29, 2014 (Tesfa News) — The African Circus is coming to town. It is officially called “U.S-Africa Leadership Summit” (not Ringling African Brothers). It is scheduled to be held on August 5-6 in Washington D.C.  The theme of the “Summit” is “Investing in the Next Generation”.

According to the pre-Summit hype, in the first ever “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, African leaders will have an opportunity to engage with President Obama, his Cabinet members, and other key leaders, including business executives from the U.S. and Africa, Members of Congress, and members of civil society.” It is expected to be a 5-ring circus with stages for “expanding trade and investment ties, engaging young African leaders, promoting inclusive sustainable development, expanding cooperation on peace and security, and gaining a better future for Africa’s next generation.” Read more…

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Oromo The Largest Ethnic Group Of Ethiopia History Essay

By Marco Demichelis

July 29, 2014 (UKEssays.com – TheUK’s Expert Provider of Custom Essays) — The Oromo people have become the largest ethnic group of Ethiopia in the last century. Ninety percent of the Oromo live on the plateau, a minority resides in the north of Kenya. With a population of over 30 million, the Oromo are the comprise 35 percent of the Ethiopian population. They are a Cushitic (Afro-asiatic language family settled between Tanzania in the south until Sudan and Egypt in the north) -speaking group, even if they have a total of 74 ethnically diverse language groups. In the past, they were probably a nomadic pastoralist group who modified their livelihood typology becoming sedentary farmers since the 16th-17th century. The Oromo were formerly called Galla during the past by non-Oromo Ethiopians, and it is easy to encounter this name in older texts but it is considered today a denigratory term. Historically, some people among the northern Amhara community used the label “Galla” derogatorily to label Oromos as well as to label populations of Shewa region or southern Amharas who were mostly mixed with Oromo. During the short Italian occupation interlude of Ethiopia, the term Oromo was preferably used than Galla. Read more…

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