Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation’s Discussion Forum about Facilitating Communication to Streamline Performance
You are cordially invited to the Oromo Voice Radio awareness and information event on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:00PM at the Oromo Center, 811 Upshur Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.
MWMF’s Oromo Voice Radio news and programs are designed to address issues that impact the life of the Oromo people. Weekly, it broadcasts six program contents to Oromia on Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM local time at 16 MB or 17850 kHz. OVR English Service airs a weekly program at 7:15 PM local time.
Venue: Oromo Center, 811 Upshur Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011
Date: January 30, 2015
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Must Watch! Can We Learn From The Past? | January 26, 2015
It clearly speaks to the Oromo cause, as an example.
January 26, 2015 (UNPO) — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will be convening a conference entitled ‘Minority Women’s Rights – An Ethiopian Inferno’ at the European Parliament in Brussels on 4 February 2015 at 15:00. This conference, organised in cooperation with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and hosted by Ana Gomes MEP (S&D) and Julie Ward MEP (S&D), aims to raise awareness on the deteriorating situation of minorities in Ethiopia, especially in the Ogaden region, where violence against women has been described as a ‘weapon of war’. Read more…
Suurri argaa jirtan kun GOOTOTA ilmaan Oromoo roorroon hammaannan Wayyaanee fuuldura gootummaa dhaan falmaa dhaabbatanii utuu lolanii kanneen harka diinaatti gaafa kufan wayyaaneen gochaa suukaneessaa akkanaatiin uummata yaamtee raawwii akkasii jiilchaf ilmaan Oromoo kanneen irratti raawwatte. Oromoo diina isaa ajjeessaa, falmaa du’uun ykn wareegamuun kabajaa guddaa dha. Bakki gochaan fashitii Wayyaanee kun itti raawwatame godina SALAALEE, aanaa Darraatti baatii dabre gaafa 09/12/2014 ture. Read more…
International Consortium for Investigative Journalists | Washington, DC, January 2015.A development project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.
Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) is the primary sponsor of the World Bank’s foreign aid initiative, supposedly set up to improve basic health, education and public services in Ethiopia. It has attracted over £388 million in UK taxpayer’s money to date. Read more…
The Indian Ocean Newsletter, The Ethiopian government authorities are taking the mainly Afar ARDUF armed rebel movement’s opposition to the creation last month of three special kebele (small administrative entities) in the Afar Regional State very seriously.In response to threats issued by ARDUF’s leader in Asmara, Mussa Ibrahim, to attack the transport routes, the Ethiopian federal authorities asked the head of the security in the Afar Regional State, Seyum Awal, to deploy special police forces at the strategic points where the rebels could operate.
The latter see the creation of the three special kebeles as going back on the 21 September agreement between the presidents of the two Ethiopian regional states, Ismail Ali Siro (Afar) and Abdi Mahmud Omar (Somali).
Indeed, this agreement obliged the Somali Regional State to hand back the administration of these same localities to the Afar Regional State.
An upswing in violence in this region which is crossed by routes communicating with Djibouti would impact the whole Ethiopian economy.
More information about Borana can be found at www.boranavoices.org
- The majority of the 500,000-strong Borana tribe live in Kenya but some also live in Ethiopia and Somalia
- Women use clarified butter (ghee) to keep their hair in perfect condition and wear it in elaborate plaits
- Girls have the crown of their heads shaved, with the hair only allowed to grow after they marry
- Other beliefs include the fear that having your photo taken removes some blood and steals your shadow
- They also believe in a single god named Wak, although more are converting to Christianity and Islam
Without a free press in Addis Ababa, Africans are being locked out of the important decisions being made in their de facto capital, writes Simon Allison
January 23, 2015 (The Guardian) — It’s not easy being a journalist in Ethiopia. In fact, it’s nearly impossible, according to a new 76-page Human Rights Watch report that documents the scale of the state’s censorship apparatus. As a journalist, it makes for highly disturbing reading.
“Ethiopia’s government has systematically assaulted the country’s independent voices, treating the media as a threat rather than a valued source of information and analysis,” says Leslie Lefkow, the organisation’s deputy Africa director.
“Ethiopia’s media should be playing a crucial role in the May elections, but instead many journalists fear that their next article could get them thrown in jail.”
The authors of the report spoke to 70 Ethiopian journalists, many in exile, who painted a dismal picture of the state of Ethiopian media. The government exerts control in many different ways – some subtle, some quite the opposite. Read more…
Amajjii 23, 2015
Akkuma Beekamu Guyyaa Arraa 22/01/2015 Bulchaan Yaman (Abdurabo Mansur Hadi) fi Muumichi Ministera Biyyattii Sababii Jeequmsa Biyyattii keesa deemaa jiru isaanii oltehuudhaan Hujii gadhiisan,
Sababa kanaaf Yaroo ammaa kana Biyti Yaman tan Mootummaa hinqabne yootaatu,Kuniis Fuldureen Nageenya Baqattoota Oromoo biyya Yaman kan Balaaf kan Saaxilame tahuun Hawaasa Baqattoota Oromoo Haalaan Yaachisaa jira. Read more…
January 22, 2015, SANAA (Reuters) – Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned on Thursday, throwing the volatile Arab country deeper into chaos days after Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace.
Hadi, a key counter-terrorism ally of the United States, stood down abruptly shortly after Prime Minister Khaled Baha had offered his government’s resignation, saying it did not want to be dragged into “an unconstructive political maze”.
This was an apparent reference to a stand-off between Hadi and the Shi’ite Muslim Houthi movement which has been holding the president a virtual prisoner in his own official residence. Read more…