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A short life-span for water pumps in Ethiopia can threaten the very well-being of those who rely on it to survive.
August 31, 2014 (Aljazeera) — More than 40 million Ethiopians are nable to tap into a sustainable water source just metres below their feet. Read more…
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The actions taken were aimed at destroying Oromo farmers or at rendering them extinct.
~Ermias Legesse, Ethiopia’s exiled EPRDF Minister
August 30, 2014 (Oromo Press) — The announcement of the implementation of the Addis Ababa Master Plan (AAMP) was just an extension of an attempt by EPRDF government at legalizing its plans of ridding the Oromo people from in and around Finfinne by grabbing Oromo land for its party leaders and real estate developers from the Tigrean community. The act of destroying Oromo farmers by taking away their only means of survival—the land—precedes the current master plan by decades. Ermias Legesse, exiled EPRDF Deputy Minister of Communication Affairs, acknowledged his own complicity in the destruction of 150,000 Oromo farmers in the Oromia region immediately adjacent to Finfinne. He testifies that high-level TPLF/EPRDF officials are responsible for planning and coordinating massive land-grab campaigns without any consideration of the people atop the land. Ermia’s testimony is important because it contains both the actus reus and dolus specials of the mass evictions: Read more…
August 30, 2014 – transmitted to the Horn of Africa today at 12:00 PM EDT (in USA)
Oromo Voice Radio broadcasts to Oromia on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM Finfinne time at 16 MB or 17850 kHz. Oromo Voice Radio is operated by Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation.
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2. Qophii Kaayyoo
3. Qophii Waarii Marii
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By Marthe Van Der Wolf
August 30, 2014, Addis Ababa (VOA) — This month, Ethiopian officials shut down five magazines — the latest in a series of shutdowns — but the move got little attention from outside the country. The East African country is well known for suppressing the media, but some cases seem to get celebrity status while others are ignored.
Twelve Ethiopian journalists and publishers left the country in August after the magazines they worked for were forced by the government to shut down. International media gave little attention to the self-chosen exile of these media practitioners.
In contrast, the cases of Eskinder Nega, Reeyot Alemu and more recently the Zone9 bloggers have been covered by outlets such as al-Jazeera and the BBC, as well as VOA.
Tom Rhodes of the Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, says it can be partly explained why some cases get more attention. Read more…
Arresting and Torturing of Oromo Women and Youth does not Stop the Struggle of the Oromo People for Justice and Freedom
August 29, 2014 (Qeerroo) – The Tigrayan minority TPLF-led Ethiopian regime has continued arresting and torturing of the Oromo nationals in an attempt to stop the struggle of the Oromo nation for freedom, democracy and justice. Read more…
Aklog Birara | August 29, 2014
“Not even shooting and jailing the opposition, manipulating aid to starve the opposition, seizing the lands of villagers (Gambella, the Omo Valley, etc.) and relocating them (Villagization) against their will, and perpetrating violence against villagers who protest has been enough to shake the technocratic faith that autocrats (and dictators) can be trusted to be implementers of technical solutions.” – William Easterly
Ever since the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) that it dominates took political power 23 years ago with the pretense of establishing a democratic state, Ethiopia has become the darling of the donor community. Read more…
Diida Borbor | August 29, 2014
If a week is a long time in politics, then a year is an eternity. And in the case of Oromo politics, a lot has changed in the last year. By all accounts, Oromos had a good year.
First, Teddy Afro’s song praising Menilik II ignited the furry of Oromos resulting in numerous songs, poems, articles highlighting the savagery and barbarity of Menilik II during and after colonization. The memories of Walloo, Galaan, Gullellee, Azule and Calii-Calanqoo massacres (just to mention few) and the Harma fi Harka Muraa Aanoole where thousands of Oromo men, women and children breasts or arms were severed by the colonial army spearheaded by Menilik showed that the wounds have not healed and that Oromos would never forget. Read more…
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by THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN
August 28, 2014 (Counter Punch) — Gayle Smith who served in the Clinton Administration with Susan Rice is today serving as a special assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the U.S. National Security Council. She was one of dictator Meles Zenawi’s “skirted friends” and his booster. She was also a Confidante of the TPLF Tigrean leadership, according to Peter Rosenblum (2002), and that she spent “the decade of the 1980s as the liaison between the CIA and Meles Zenawi”. We can tell who is echoing behind PM Hailemariam Desalegn’s empty regime change rhetoric
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August 27, 2014 (AFP) – For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia’s Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back.
As the sun sets on the small eastern town, farmers and brokers of the amphetamine shrub rouse from an afternoon slumber to cut deals in the bustling market, one of the busiest centres of international trade for the leaves.
Khat, a multi-million dollar business for countries across the Horn of Africa and in Yemen, consists of the succulent purple-stemmed leaves and shoots of a bush whose scientific name is Catha edulis.
Chewing it for hours produces a mild buzz. Read more…