Reporter’s Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia’s Top Hospital

Family members sit in the waiting room for the neonatal unit at Black Lion hospital.

Family members sit in the waiting room for the neonatal unit at Black Lion hospital.

August 14, 2014 (NPR) — When you sign up for a reporting fellowship to learn about the health of newborns in Ethiopia, you expect things to be a little different from what you’re used to in the U.S. To be perfectly honest, a little worse. But Ethiopia actually surprised me, even before I took off.

I did my research, and it turns out that Ethiopia’s health care system is getting better — significantly better. It’s meeting international goals, winning awards from the United States and, more important, babies are living longer and fewer mothers are dying in childbirth.

This is great news. Maybe Ethiopia would be better than I expected. I got some shots in the arm, popped a few anti-malaria pills and hoped for the best. Read more…

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Oromo Athletes in Germany: Tulu Wodajo Addisu wins the sovereign Rother fair run

 August 13, 2014

Oromo Athletes performed superb in Roth, Bayern, Germany on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Athlete Tulu Wodajo Addisu, with OLF flag on his shirt (214), finished first, while Etana Getachew finished second and Badhane Gamachu fourth.

 What is the competition doing? Joseph Katib (number 208) risked shortly after starting a glance over at Tulu Wodajo Addisu (214) of the then but quickly settles from the field.

What is the competition doing? Joseph Katib (number 208) risked shortly after starting a glance over at Tulu Wodajo Addisu (214) of the then but quickly settles from the field.

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Korea to Help Ethiopia with Birth Control

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Korea has decided to help Ethiopia manage population growth and promote health policies for mothers and children. The Planned Population Federation of Korea said on Thursday that it will spend W2.2 billion over the next two years and eight months to carry out the birth control initiative in Ethiopia (US$1=W1,014). The federation will join hands with the Korean International Cooperation Agency to oversee Ethiopia’s birth control efforts and send advisors to help the African country establish health and population growth policies. The two Korean agencies will also launch a campaign in Ethiopia on the radio and other media to boost awareness of the importance of birth control and the health of women and children in order to lower the country’s high infant mortality rate, which stands at 74 babies per 1,000. Read more…

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Ethiopia’s “Terrorist” Journalists and Bloggers

August 13, 2014, NAIROBI, Kenya (Huffington Post) n-PRISON-CELL-large- A cursory glance at the headlines shows that Ethiopia has one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. But the noise generated by the hyperbolic international media is drowning out the critical voices.

Political opposition is being strangled by the authorities as activists and journalists are arrested and thrown into jail at a dizzying pace.

On April 25 of this year, the Ethiopian government made news by arresting six bloggers and three freelance journalists. Setting a dangerous precedent for other governments in the region and beyond, authorities are now targeting youth online. Read more…

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Qeerroo: Oomishaa Qonnaa Ugguruun Yeeroo isaa yoona!

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Dhaabbii Keenyaa fi Kan Isaanii ; Our Stand and Theirs

By Ibsaa Guutama

Ibsaa_GuutamaHagayya 13, 2014 (Gubirmans) — Dur dur bara barreessaan kun yero ijoollee ture namooti “Polotiikaa” (malbulcha) akka soba jechuutt ilaalu turan. Ilmoo namaa nagaan ni shakala hin se’amu. Kan baratan sana furaa gowwaatt ilaaluun ogummaa bulchaa godhanii dhiheessu. Gadaa kanatt yoo ilaallu furaan jara “gowwaa” kan dhugaatt hiiqu fakkaata. Kanaaf sobi dhugaa ta’eera. Kan aangoo, qubqabsiisii fi horii harkaa qabu sobee galuu danda’a. August 13, 2014 (gubirmans) — Long, long ago, when this writer was a kid the common folks defined politics as art of lying. It was not something expected to be practiced by descent people. For the learned that was taken as definition of the ignorant and so defined it as art of governance. Now at this age when we see it, the” ignoramus” definition was more near to the truth. For this reason lying has become the norm. Anyone that has power, control over the media and the purse is seen getting away with it.

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Kora Gamtaa Miseensoota ABO Amerika Kaabaa kan bara 2014 Murtii Ejjennoo fi Kutannoolee

Hagayyaa 13, 2014

Aasxaa ABO-8.25.13Nutii miseensotni Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo kan USA fi Kanadaa Kora, ABO Amerikaa Kaabaa kan Marsaa  18ffaa bara kana magaalaa Minneapolis, Minnesota keessatti Adoolessa 7 fi 8 godhanneen, dhimmoota ciccimoo Jaarmiyaa, Siyaasaa akkasumas haala idil adunyaa irratti  gad fageenyaan marihannee murtii fi kutannoolee asiin gadi dabarfanne. Read more…

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Almaz Ayana surprises Genzebe Dibaba at African Athletics championship in Morocco

Almaz Ayana

Almaz Ayana

August 12, 2014, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO (IAAF) – Perhaps one of the biggest shocks so far at the African Championships came in the women’s 5000m.

It was also one of the most highly anticipated events as world indoor 3000m champion Genzebe Dibaba was up against world silver medallist and Commonwealth champion Mercy Cherono and world bronze medallist Almaz Ayana.

Ultimately there was no contest, but it was perhaps the least favoured of that trio who came away the victor. Read more…

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Ethiopia’s ‘Master Plan’ – good for development, damaging for minorities

Biraanu Gammachu

Biraanu Gammachu

August 12, 2014 (Minority Rights) — Ethiopia paints two remarkable but contrasting images before the global eye. On one side we see an independent state, a cradle for human civilization. On the other, we see a state struggling to shrug off poverty, that disgraceful consequence of underdevelopment, poor governance and conflict.

The fall of Ethiopia’s socialist military regime in 1991 ushered in the leadership of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition party. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), leading the coalition, engineered Ethiopia’s 1995 Constitution, which charted the country into seven ethnically-divided regional states, two geographically defined regional states and two Provisional City Administrations (Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa). Read more…

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Melbournians Hold a Concert for Oromo Human Rights

1919673_370723019741904_1901023165300352225_n(Advocacy for Oromia, 12 August 2014) — The Human Rights Concert for Oromia was held in Ascot Vale, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, on August 9, 2014.

Bonsen Dhabasa, 10 years old boy who was six months old when his father was arrested; five years old when his mother was imprisoned presented his memoir of persecution account on this Human Rights for Oromia concert in Melbourne.

This is our Human Rights Concert. The people coming together as one and uniting against a common enemy! Corrupt power. We are the voice of the people! This is dedicated to those suffering under suppression and Human Rights Abuses. The people on the ground who are treated like collateral damage by those who have vested interests and no concern for human values or human rights! Read more…

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VIDEO: John Kerry Tells Starving Africans Not to Farm Because it Contributes to Global Warming

ZKerryAugust 11, 2014 (TPNN) — This week, leaders from Africa and the U.S. convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the nations of Africa. The U.S.-Africa Summit produced a dialogue amongst leaders and with the help of Secretary of State John Kerry, the world got a glimpse into the out-of-touch nature of the leftwing zealots that comprise the Obama Administration.

During the “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” panel, Kerry noted that Africa faces a starvation problem. With thousands going to bed hungry each night, it’s undeniable that one of Africa’s largest problems is starvation.

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Adeola on U.S.-Africa Summit

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THE 2015 DICTATORIAL ELECTION IN ETHIOPIA

By Yunus Abdellah Ali | August 11, 2014

Yunus Abdellah Ali

Yunus Abdellah Ali

Based on the past history of the two elections, one can tell a lot of hardships, the ruling party may face in the 2015 election. Most of the comforts of TPLF have gone since the time of the last election. It seems there will not be easy winning anymore. It is already known that the Ethiopian government is completely dictatorial. So defeating TPLF on its fake election is unthinkable. Because, we can forecast the result of the 2015 election based on those past cheated elections. The ruling  party took everything with its own power and called it democratic election. Even though this dictatorial government is going to make a fake election again in 2015,  the comfort conditions of the past election have erroded to some extent, which makes it difficult for the TPLF  to call it democratic. We can list a lot of hardships the TPLF may face during election 2015.

During the election 2005 more than 200 anti-government protesters were gun-downed by the ruling party. The government cheated on many election sites and got 307 seats of the 547 seats in the parliament. During election 2010 there were only one opposition party and the government claimed a 99.6% winning result, which is non-existent figure in the real democracy. Even the so-called democratic western countries claim winning result around 50- 60%.

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OSFNA 2014 Cup Final in Minneapolis: Oromo United team emerges as Champion

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Senator Al Franken at OSFNA 2014 Pre-Championship Game Events

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Raadiyoo Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa; Aadaa Borana

Raadiyoo Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Hagayya 09 2014 African culture – Borana

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