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115 AFRICAN MIGRANTS ARRESTED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CROSS INTO YEMEN

African migrants whose boat capsized in Yemeni waters before approaching the coast

African migrants whose boat capsized in Yemeni waters before approaching the coast

SANA’A, April 23, 2014 (Yemen Times) —Coastguard and military units on Saturday arrested 115 migrants and refugees traveling in two boats. The detained are from Somalia and Ethiopia.

Shuja Mahdi, the operations director of the Coastguard, said the first boat was encountered near Mayyun island with 75 on board, 15 of them Somalis and four of them women.

Patrols of the 17th Infantry Brigade spotted the second boat carrying 23 Somalis and 17 Ethiopians off the Dubab coast, according to the state-run Saba news agency.

Zaid Alalaya, a senior public information officer at the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said March witnessed the largest influx of migrants and refugees over the last three months. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/04/2014 at 6:07 pm

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Artist Gammachis Beyene needs your HELP

April 23, 2014

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Posted by admin - 23/04/2014 at 2:22 pm

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Oromo Voice Radio broadcast on April 23, 2014

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Posted by admin - 23/04/2014 at 1:39 pm

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How Ethiopian drivers navigate huge intersection with no lights

April 23, 2014 (America BlogA pretty cool video of a huge intersection in Ethiopia in which drivers, and pedestrians, do amazingly well with no traffic lights.

Check out about 40 minutes into the video, when a whole bunch of pedestrians start crossing the intersection, including one couple that cuts right through the middle, coming from the bottom.

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Posted by admin - 23/04/2014 at 1:07 pm

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Artistiin Oromoo Beekamaan Gammachiis Bayyanaa dhukkubsatee akka gargaarsa barbaadu ibsame.

Ayyaantuu.com | Ebla 23, 2014

Gammachiis BayyanaaArtistiin beekamaa fi sabboonaan Gammachiis Bayyanaa dhukkubsatee yaala dhabuun manatti galee akka jiruu fi yaalamuufis humna isaa waan hin qabneef gargaarsa akka barbaadu sabboontonni Oromoo ibsan.

Yeroo dheeraaf walaloowwan, diraamaa gaggaababoo fi sirboota adda addaa rakkoo fi miidhaa ummata Oromoo ibsan, kan haqaa fi duudhaa Oromoo calaqqisan qopheessun uummataaf gumaachaa, ummatas hamleessaa kan ture yoo ta’u, hojiiwwan isaa keeyssaa diraamaan gabaaboo fi walaloowwan akka “Dache”, “Bubbee” kkf kanneen ummata biratti fudhata argatanidha.

Hojiiwwan isaa keessaa “Bubbee” kan jedhu caqasaa.

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Posted by Falmataa - 23/04/2014 at 12:41 pm

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Stop military aggression against civilians in Afar Region of Ethiopia!

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Posted by admin - 23/04/2014 at 1:41 am

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Book Review: My Life – My Vision for the Oromo and Other Peoples of Ethiopia

By Solomon Hailemraiam | April 22, 2014

oboI read Obo Bulcha’s book with great interest as I always remember him as an outspoken and eloquent parliamentarian in the Federal Parliament after the controversial 2005 national election. He had and still has, as his book discloses, a passion to make Oromiffa as the parallel official langue in Ethiopia as in Switzerland. The book provides the reader with insight into institutional history. Obo Bulcha was fortunate enough to have established the first private bank in Ethiopia, be a member of a new political party, and work in the ministry of finance during the Emperor’s time in the capacity of Vice Minister and therefore fully informed. He also held a senior position in the World Bank in Washington, DC and was the first African representative of UNDP and many other UN agencies in Nigeria, Gambia and Tanzania. He was ordained to be one of the first individuals to attend the 1991 charter conference to establish the transitional government after the fall of the infamous military regime to share power among different parties and nationalities. For these and many other reasons his book is very powerful and valuable. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 22/04/2014 at 6:34 pm

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Land campaigners criticise World Bank doing business and benchmarking of the business of Agriculture in Africa

World_BankApril 22, 2014 (Ethiopian Review) — As a promoter and financer of large-scale land investments in agriculture, the World Bank Group has been accused by campaigners on land rights issues as key driver of land grabbing in the developing world. A joint statement from up to eight campaigners says the World Bank is a central player in the industrial development system that is using its financial and political might, through its investment agencies and institutions, to force developing countries to follow a pre-prescribed model of development, based on the neoliberal principles of privatization, deregulation, low corporate taxation and ‘free market’ fundamentalism. This model is designed to extract the maximum value from developing countries’ natural and human resources and centralize wealth and power in an already tiny but bloated corporate and elite minority. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 22/04/2014 at 6:19 pm

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Hidhamuu Barattoota oromoo Yuuniversitii Jimmaa Irraa

Ebla 22, 2014

Yakka tokko malee barattoota oromoo gaaffii mirgaa miidhaa uummata oromoof jecha gaafataniin barattoota hidhaman maqaan isaanii armaan gaditti tarreeffamanii fi kannee hordofamaa jiran ammo hedduudha ammallee itti fufiinsaan kan nu gahu siif dhaama kan hidhamani jiran kunooti.

1.Darragaa Abdiisaa-Civil Engineering waggaa 3ffaa
2.Kaneeddin-Civil Engineering waggaa 3ffaa
3.Abdii Turaa-Low waggaa 5ffaa
4.Dhaabasaa Jaatamaa-Veternary Medicine waggaa 6ffaa
5.Mo’iboon Baqqalee-Health Officer waggaa 2ffaa
6.Leejjisaa Alamaayyoo-Water Engineering waggaa 3ffaa
7.Derejjee Teffaayee-Chemistiry waggaa 3ffaa

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Posted by admin - 22/04/2014 at 6:02 pm

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U.S,UK Plus EU and United Nations Finally Recognize the Rights of Somali People in Ogaden Region

By Ahmed Abdi | April 22, 2014

The Plea of  Somali Ogaden victimsThe U.S House of Representatives and the government of United Kingdom plus EU Parliament and United Nations have recently stepped up a campaign to help Somalis from Ogaden region to realize that their voice has been heard by the International Community after decades of virtually silent.

As UK’s government recently released a report indicating allegations of abuses by the Liyu Police or “Special Police”,which London expressed its concerns,United States House of Representatives and EU Parliament have both sent strong messages to Addis Ababa,which was meant to open the Somali religion of Ogaden to the humanitarian agencies and International media to have free access to avoid further humanitarian crisis. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 22/04/2014 at 5:56 pm

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Ethiopia’s ‘villagisation’ scheme fails to bear fruit

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In the village of Elay, people are defying the government and returning home. Photograph: William Davison

In the village of Elay, people are defying the government and returning home. Photograph: William Davison

April 22, 2014 (The Guardian) — The orderly village of Agulodiek in Ethiopia‘s western Gambella region stands in stark contrast to Elay, a settlement 5km west of Gambella town, where collapsed straw huts strewn with cracked clay pots lie among a tangle of bushes.

Agulodiek is a patch of land where families gradually gathered of their own accord, while Elay is part of the Ethiopian government’s contentious “villagisation” scheme that ended last year. The plan in Gambella was to relocate almost the entire rural population of the state over three years. Evidence from districts surrounding Gambella town suggest the policy is failing.

Two years ago people from Agulodiek moved to Elay after officials enticed them with promises of land, livestock, clean water, a corn grinder, education and a health clinic. Instead they found dense vegetation they were unable to cultivate. After one year of selling firewood to survive, they walked back home. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 22/04/2014 at 5:46 pm

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Machar rebels claim capture of Mayom strategic town

Rebel fighters aligned with former vice-president Riek Machar march in a village inside rebel-controlled territory in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state on 9 February 2014 (Photo:Reuters)

Rebel fighters aligned with former vice-president Riek Machar march in a village inside rebel-controlled territory in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state on 9 February 2014 (Photo:Reuters)

April 21, 2014, Sudan Tribune (Finfinnee) – Rebels led by South Sudan’s ex-vice president, Riek Machar, said they were advancing towards neighbouring Warrap state after capturing Mayom, a strategic border town in Unity state on Monday morning.

“Our troops this morning defeated Salva Kiir’s forces and took full control of Mayom town and its surroundings. This is a strategic area situated at the border with Warrap state,” Machar’s spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, told Sudan Tribune by phone.

He said the town fell to the SPLM-in-Opposition on Monday at about 7am local time.

Dak claimed the SPLA suffered heavy causalities, adding that details from the fighting would be made available by the rebels’ military spokesperson later on. Read more…

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Posted by Falmataa - 22/04/2014 at 4:19 pm

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OMN: Interview with Toltu Tufa

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Posted by admin - 21/04/2014 at 10:08 pm

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Oromo Voice Radio broadcast on April 21, 2014

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Posted by admin - 21/04/2014 at 9:41 pm

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