October 24, 2014
Mohammed Abbajebel Tahiro was born in Ethiopia, East Africa, in 1964. After completing his elementary and secondary education, he enrolled at Addis Ababa University with an academic interest in theoretical physics. Due to political upheaval and social instability, he left the country for a brief sojourn in Nairobi, Kenya before making the long journey to the United States of America in 1989. Read more…
October 23, 2014
By a statement released from OLF for change, popularly known as OLF-Kamal Gelchu, the chairman Brigadier General Kamal Galchuu has been removed from his position effective immediately.
Three names were given for contact (1) Dr. Nuro Dedefo (2) Brigadier General Hailu Gonfa and (3) Dhaabaa Gutamaa. There is no substitute named for the General.
The statement raises a number of questions. Anyway have your say!!!
To read the whole statement Click HERE
October 23, 2014 (The Star) — Tension is high in Moyale county after a former area Member of Parliament Guyo Halake has been shot dead outside his home on Wednesday night
Halake who was a prominent leader of the Borana clan was shot four times in the chest by unknown assailants. The former MP died on the spot.
Youth mourning the death of Halake had blocked the road stopping police from collecting the body. The youth reportedly stoned a police land cruiser at 8pm damaging the windscreen and forcing officers to return to the station.
Clan elders are reported to have later taken the body from the scene. Read more…
October 23, 2014 (BBC) — The BBC TWO revealed to the world what many of us knew about the Rwandan President. This is a man who is praised and supported by some personalities in the West, although they cannot tolerate a person of this kind in their own respective countries for a single day. Why then do they think his good for Rwandans?
This is the question the former Rwandan Army Chief Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa asked reporter Jane Corbin in a lengthy program that exposed the most horrifying incidents of massacres of innocent Rwandans both in Rwanda and Congo by Kagame.
In this documentary there are many distortions of facts on what might have happened in the hundred days during genocide. While Kagame and his Western backers put the blame entirely on the Hutus, the two American researchers have questioned the statistics of the population of Tutsis before and after genocide. They argue that before genocide Rwanda had an estimated 500,000 Tutsis and after genocide it is estimated that 300,000 survived. If the number of people died in the genocide is around One Million (1,000,000) it follows that 200,000 Tutsis and possibly some Hutus who were sympathetic to the RPF cause or wanted to protect the Tutsi where killed by interahamwe. Read more…
October 23, 2014
The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is highly pleased with the news that Minor Abde Jemal has been release from the Bishari Jail in Mettu, Iluu Abbabor Province; and has re-united with his parents in Bilo Nopha. According to information obtained by HRLHA through its correspondents, Minor Abde Jemal was released from prison after being taken to a court in Mettu, and his prison term was reduced from four years down to three months.
HRLHA believes that this is an outcome of the efforts of local, regional, and international human rights agencies, including HRLHA (http://www.humanrightsleague.org/?p=14955), who condemned the imposition of such a tough sanction against Minor Abde Jemal and demanded its reversal as well as different media organizations who echoed those outcries by the various human rights groups. However, HRLHA would like to express its appreciation to the Ethiopian Government, at both federal and regional levels, for the immediate and positive response to the strong reactions from the various groups of human rights advocacy and the media. HRLHA also calls up on the Ethiopian Government to adapt to such cultures of respecting and protecting fundamental rights of its citizens, regardless of their ages, gender, religious, and/or ethnic backgrounds, through abiding by the provisions of both constitutional and legal documents of the Country as well as the international human rights standardsthat it has ratified. Read more…
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October 23, 2014 (Radio Dabanga) — Port Sudan is facing a shortage of bread since three days. Hundreds of people have to wait each day in long queues in front of the bakeries to obtain some piece of bread. Some bakeries closed their doors.
Onkoloolessa 22, 2014
Qabsooftuu Oromoo fi Wallistuu Halloo Daawwee gargaaruu irratti mirmachuu qabna
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Bilbiluus yoo feetan 0937513560 irratti bilbiluu dhaan karaa Ilma ishee Guutamaa argachuu ni dandeessu!!
“Lammiin Gaaddisa Waliiti!!
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By Ahmed-Yassin Mohammed Soyan and Ahmed Abdi | October 22, 2014
Somalia’s two neighboring head of states’ utterance damped international community’s speculations that Kenya and Ethiopia want a peaceful neighbor of Somalia at this critical time.
“We worked your destruction before, but we are the same ones that destroyed you that want to rebuild your country again”, Seyoum Mesfin Gebredinge, Ethiopia’s foreign Minister coaxed members of clan-leaders and delegates represented at the Eldoret/Mbagathi conference in May 2004.
HUMNA TA’UUF BAKKAYYUTTI HAA HOJJANNU !!!
SEENAA Y.G(2005) kutaa 3ffaa | Onkoloolessa 22, 2014
Sochii Oromoo Bara 2014 irratti yaadan eegale har’an xumura. Kanneen yaada akka dhuunfaatti naa kennitan guddaan isin galateeffadha. Gaaffiilee akka dhuunfaatti naa kaaftaniif, ammatti deebii laachuun na rakkisa. Waan dursuu qabnu waa hedduun waan jiruuf. Kanneen yaada furmaataa tokko tokko na gaafattaniif garuu, yaadi furmaataa dirree kana irratti walii ibsuun rakkoo waan qabaatu natti fakkaata. Waan gadi fageenyaa odoo hin taanee, irra keessa waan itti jabaachuu qabnu irratti garuu yaada amma eegale xumuree, akkan mariif dhiheessu hin shakku. Waanuma lafa jiru maxxansuu qofaadha. Sochii keenya xiinxallee kan itti aanutti jabaachuun garuu waan fardiidha. Kutaa 3ffaatti haa ceenu. Read more…
A massive sugar plantation and up to 700,000 migrant workers will occupy almost 2,000 sq.km of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, with the help of British aid finance. But the valley’s native inhabitants have been given no choice in the matter, and are being forced to abandon their homes, lands, cattle, and entire way of life, or go to jail.
Commercial agriculture is creating an uncertain future for tribes like the ancient Hamer. Photo: Matthew Newsome.
October 22, 2014 (The Ecologist) — In the late afternoon sun, Longoko Loktoy, positions his traditionally engraved stool on parched earth and brushes the dust off his Kalashnikov while children close-by pursue small birds with bows and arrows.
Keeping a diligent eye on the movement of his goat herd he says he is unaware of large scale infrastructure projects that will soon encroach on his life and livelihood as an agro-pastoralist. “I haven’t heard of any government plan for a dam or a sugar project. All I have heard is that we will have to move.”
Longoko is a member of the Nyangatom tribe, one of twelve ethnic groups living in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for being one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world.
“I am leading two lives. I have children who take care of herds and I have children who are at school. When drought comes my family will depend on my children working in the town.” Read more…
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A British lawyer has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, writes Kevin Ponniah, alleging that a wave of violent land-grabbing that has displaced 770,000 people has been carried out by Cambodia’s ruling elite, and that it amounts to a crime against humanity.
A soldier speaks to villagers in 2012 as they are being evicted from Kratie province’s Chhlong district. Photo: Heng Chivoan / Phnom Penh Post.
October 22, 2014 (The Ecologist) — A British lawyer has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate“widespread and systematic” land grabbing in Cambodia over the past 14 years as a“crime against humanity”.
The complaint filed in The Hague last week by lawyer Richard Rogers, who is officially representing 10 Cambodian victims, alleges that a “ruling elite”has perpetuated mass rights violations in pursuit of wealth and power.
According to a statement released by Global Diligence LLP – where Rogers is a partner – and the International Federation for Human Rights:
“The communication contends that senior members of the Cambodian government, its security forces, and government-connected business leaders carried out an attack on the civilian population with the twin objectives of self-enrichment and preservation of power at all costs.” Read more…
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