‘I expected to die in there’: Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal

'I expected to die in there': Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal Questions remain about why case wasn't taken more seriously, says secretary general of Amnesty International CBC Radio · May 22 Bashir Makhtal, shown in this undated family photo, was found guilty on terrorism-related charges in … Continue reading ‘I expected to die in there’: Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal

SEENAA Y.G (2005): Galii Keenya Ga’uuf Wareegama Baasuun Dirqama!

Galii Keenya Ga'uuf Wareegama Baasuun Dirqama! SEENAA Y.G (2005) Dirqamni bifa hedduu qaba. Wareegamnis akaakuu hedduu qabdi.Qabsoon keenya wareegama qaqqaalii baasaa, sadarkaa amma irra jirru irra ga’ee jira. Injifannoon nuuti argannees waan laayyoo miti. Dirqamni ba’aa jirrus hanga lubbuu ofii kennuutti ol guddateera. Amma bakka jirru kana dhaabbannee waan ilaallachuu qabnuutu dhufaa jira. Wareegamni keenya … Continue reading SEENAA Y.G (2005): Galii Keenya Ga’uuf Wareegama Baasuun Dirqama!

Face2Face: Ethiopia to make Emperor Menelik’s palace a tourist site

Ethiopia to make Emperor Menelik’s palace a tourist site Source: Face2Face The palace of Minilik was built 100 years ago by King Menelik II and this year, Ethiopian government will make it a tourist site. The Menelik Palace contains several residences, halls, chapels, and working buildings. The palace’s mastermind, King Menelik II, reined from 1889 … Continue reading Face2Face: Ethiopia to make Emperor Menelik’s palace a tourist site

Aljazeera: Saudi Arabia ‘to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners’

Saudi Arabia 'to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners' Release comes after request by Ethiopian prime minister during official visit to Riyadh, Ethiopian media reports. 20 May 2018 The Gulf kingdom forcefully deported more than 14,000 Ethiopian nationals last year, according to Addis Ababa [FILE- Reuters] Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have … Continue reading Aljazeera: Saudi Arabia ‘to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners’

የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አብይን የለውጥ መንገድ ለመርዳት ምን ማድረግ ያስፈልጋል?

የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አብይን የለውጥ መንገድ ለመርዳት ምን ማድረግ ያስፈልጋል? ከብርሃኑ ጉተማ ባልቻ የሚፈለገው ለውጥ ዋናው ዓላማ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ የሚፈለገውን አስተዳዳሪዎቹንና የአስተዳደር ሥርዓትን በነፃነትና በዴሞክራሲ መንገድ ሊመርጥ የሚችልበትን ሥርዓት መመሥረት ነው። ህወሃት የዘረፋ ሥርዓቱን ለማቀላጠፍ እንዲመቸው ዘንድ ኢ-ዴሞክራሲያዊ ማዕከላዊነት መመሪያ በማድረግ ፖለቲካውን የማጭበርበሪያ፣ ኢኮኖሚውን የመዝረፊያ፤ ዳኝነትን የመበቀያ፣ ደህነነትን የማሸበሪያና መከላከያን የማጥቂያ መዋቅሮች አድርጎ ለሃያ ሰባት አመት … Continue reading የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አብይን የለውጥ መንገድ ለመርዳት ምን ማድረግ ያስፈልጋል?

The Guardian: In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

Dispatch In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust Villagers, lured by new jobs and rich rewards for selling their land, now face poverty and heartbreak as claims of corruption engulf £2.5bn transport project by Tom Gardner Global development is supported by About this content Sat 12 May 2018 The Guardian … Continue reading The Guardian: In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

Reuters: Ethiopia suspends gold mining firm’s license after weeks of protests

Ethiopia suspends gold mining firm's license after weeks of protests Reuters Staff ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has suspended a gold mining firm’s license after weeks of protests in a town near the mine by local people who accuse the company of polluting their source of water and the atmosphere, a government official said. “The … Continue reading Reuters: Ethiopia suspends gold mining firm’s license after weeks of protests

Reuters: Coffee faces a double threat to its existence in eastern Ethiopia

Coffee faces a double threat to its existence in eastern Ethiopia In addition to the cash incentive of khat, coffee growing is being affected by dwindling forest coverage as well as drought. Picture: Pixabay.com Reuters HARAR, Ethiopia - For generations, farmers planted the lush earth of Awedai and nearby areas in eastern Ethiopia with coffee … Continue reading Reuters: Coffee faces a double threat to its existence in eastern Ethiopia

The New York Times: From Ethiopia, Emeralds

From Ethiopia, Emeralds Emeralds, now cut and polished, that were mined in southern Ethiopia.CreditVladyslav Y. Yavorskyy The New York Times By Victoria Gomelsky May 10, 2018 In 1990, while Vladyslav Y. Yavorskyy was a geology student at the University of Odessa, he visited his first emerald mine, the Malysheva deposit in Russia’s Ural Mountains. “I … Continue reading The New York Times: From Ethiopia, Emeralds

Sa’aatii 05:00ffaa Qabsoo Oromoo

Sa'aatii 05:00ffaa (AM) ,,, Qabsoo Oromoo SEENAA Y.G (2005) Siyaasaan ega irraaannee bubbuullee jirra.Amma wayyaanee nuutuu oofaa jira.Waan gaafannee guutaa jirtii malee,waan nu gaafattee guutaa hin jirru. Hojii manaa dhiigaan isaaniif kenninee,akka Deebisaniif isaan dirqaa jirra. Nama haaraa muuddataniif yeroo laanneerra. Haalli jiru daandii gaariirra hin jiru. Qabsoon Oromoo kanarra afuura fudhannaan, tarii afuurri fudhatuu … Continue reading Sa’aatii 05:00ffaa Qabsoo Oromoo

Melkamu Temesgen: የግዕዝ ፍደል ጥየቄ እና Afaan Oromoo

የግዕዝ ፍደል ጥየቄ እና Afaan Oromoo By Melkamu Temesgen (Via Gullelepost Facebook) ለዶ/ር አበራ ሞላ፡ዶ/ር ፍቅሬ ቶሎሳ፣ ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ ሙጨ፣ ዶ/ር ባዬ ይማም፣ፕሮፌሰር ኃይሌ ላረቦ፣አቶ ግርማ ሰይፉ፣አቶ ያሬድ ጥበቡ፣አቶ ተፈራ ድንበሩ ፣ለግርማ ካሳና ለተቀሩት የቡድናችሁ አባሎች በሙሉ ሰለምታዬ ይቀድማል። በመጀመርያ የገረመኝ ነገር የእናንተ ቡድን አባላት በተለያዩ ሀገሮች ማለትም ኢትዮጵያ፣አሜርካና አውሮፓ የሚኖሩ ሆነው ሳሉ፣ አስደና ቂናእጅግ … Continue reading Melkamu Temesgen: የግዕዝ ፍደል ጥየቄ እና Afaan Oromoo

Africa Intelligence: Seyoum Mesfin, foreign minister for life?

Seyoum Mesfin, foreign minister for life? Africa Intelligence Despite the election of Abiy Ahmed Ali (Oromo) as prime minister, Tigrayans continue to occupy many senior positions in Ethiopia's political ecosystem. Seyoum Mesfin, the Special Envoy for the Middle East, former Ethiopian ambassador to China (2010-2017), one of the founders of the TPLF and former ... (The … Continue reading Africa Intelligence: Seyoum Mesfin, foreign minister for life?

New premier, new hope: Can Ethiopia and Eritrea make peace? (The Economist)

New premier, new hope Can Ethiopia and Eritrea make peace? Twenty years after a pointless war over a town no one had heard of, Ethiopia ponders rapprochement The Economist Print edition | Middle East and Africa May 3rd 2018 | ADDIS ABABA “LIKE Sarajevo, 1914,” said the late Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi, of the … Continue reading New premier, new hope: Can Ethiopia and Eritrea make peace? (The Economist)

Jurist: UN rights chief hopeful for change in Ethiopia

UN rights chief hopeful for change in Ethiopia Thursday 26 April 2018 by Austin Koltonowski ©  WikiMedia (Wl219 at English Wikipedia) [JURIST] UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein [official profile] on Friday praised [press release] Ethiopia for its willingness to openly discuss human rights challenges after completing his second official visit … Continue reading Jurist: UN rights chief hopeful for change in Ethiopia

Invention for deletion: unprecedented invention of TPLF with two titles in one capsule not to cure but to delete // by Dr. Baro K. Deressa

Invention for deletion: unprecedented invention of TPLF with two titles in one capsule not to cure but to delete By Dr. Baro Keno Deressa On march 8 2017, I wrote an article under the title “Revelation of TPLF secret plan to destroy the great nation of Oromo through mutagenic process” When I heard the appointment … Continue reading Invention for deletion: unprecedented invention of TPLF with two titles in one capsule not to cure but to delete // by Dr. Baro K. Deressa

Ijoo Dubbii ABO: “Sab-boonummaa Oromoo Laamshessuuf Shirri Dalagamu Kamuu Laaftuutti Ilaalamuu Hin Qabu.”

Ijoo Dubbii Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO) Ebla 24, 2018. "Sab-boonummaa Oromoo Laamshessuuf Shirri Dalagamu Kamuu Laaftuutti Ilaalamuu Hin Qabu." Rakkina siyaasaa, dinagdee fi hawasummaa furmaata waaraa argachuu hanqatee baroota hedduuf Impaayera Itoophiyaa hunkuraa yoona gaheef sababni guddaan tokko Sabni Oromoo Bilisummaa ofii sarbamee Afaan, Aadaa fi Seenaan isaa gita bittoota Itoophiyaatiin awwaalamaa fi hacuucamaa turuu … Continue reading Ijoo Dubbii ABO: “Sab-boonummaa Oromoo Laamshessuuf Shirri Dalagamu Kamuu Laaftuutti Ilaalamuu Hin Qabu.”

ስለ ኢሬቻ ምስክርነት፡ ሰዎች በአጋጣሚ ተገፋፍተዉ ያለቁ ሳይሆን የታቀደና የተቀነባበረ ሴራ ሰለባ መሆናቸዉን የሚከተሉት 16 ነጥቦች ማሳያዎች ናቸዉ፤፤

#IrreechaMassacre 2016 Wittness ስለ ኢሬቻ ምስክርነት፡ ሰዎች በአጋጣሚ ተገፋፍተዉ ያለቁ ሳይሆን የታቀደና የተቀነባበረ ሴራ ሰለባ መሆናቸዉን የሚከተሉት 16 ነጥቦች ማሳያዎች ናቸዉ፤፤ Via FaceBook 1. አካባቢዉን የማዘጋጀት ቅድመ-ዝግጅቱ፡ እንደ ከዚህ ቀደሙ ለበአሉ ዝግጅት ተብሎ ለዘመናት ሲታጠር የነበረዉና ዘንድሮ (2016)ብዙሀን ያለቁበት ገደል አጥር ሳይታጠር መቅረቱ ግልጽ የተቀነባበረ ሴራ ማስፈጸሚያ ነዉ፤፤ለማነጻጸር ያህል የ2009 በዓል ዝግጅት ከሌሎች ጊዜያት የተሻለ … Continue reading ስለ ኢሬቻ ምስክርነት፡ ሰዎች በአጋጣሚ ተገፋፍተዉ ያለቁ ሳይሆን የታቀደና የተቀነባበረ ሴራ ሰለባ መሆናቸዉን የሚከተሉት 16 ነጥቦች ማሳያዎች ናቸዉ፤፤

UN High Commissioner will deliver a lecture at Addis Ababa University Today (24 April 2018).

UN Human Rights Chief to conduct follow-up visit to Ethiopia and African Union (22-25 April) GENEVA (20 April 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Sunday begins his second official visit to Ethiopia, at the invitation of the Government. During his visit, he will also take part in a … Continue reading UN High Commissioner will deliver a lecture at Addis Ababa University Today (24 April 2018).

RTE: Irish charity to provide 30,000 PCs to Ethiopia schools

Irish charity to provide 30,000 PCs to Ethiopia schools rte, Monday, 23 Apr 2018 The initiative will benefit a total of 1.2 million students By Will Goodbody Science & Technology Correspondent More than 30,000 PCs are to be provided to 1,250 schools in Ethiopia over three years under a $12 million project run by Irish … Continue reading RTE: Irish charity to provide 30,000 PCs to Ethiopia schools

AfricaNews: Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia hosts top U.S. diplomat on East Africa tour

Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia hosts top U.S. diplomat on East Africa tour Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Africa News Eritrea The United States Department of State on Saturday announced that a top official on African Affairs was due to tour three East African countries between April 22 – April 26. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs … Continue reading AfricaNews: Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia hosts top U.S. diplomat on East Africa tour

Taaju Usmaan: Gaaffiwwaan Uummata keenyaa fi Hidhamuu isaanii

Gaaffiwwaan Uummata keenyaa fi Hidhamuu isaanii Taaju Usmaan Gaaffiwwaan ummanni keenya waggaa dhibbaan duraa egalee hanga harraatti gaafataa jiran mirga abbaa biyyummaa, mirga ofiin ofbuchuu, mirga lafa isaanirraa jiraachuu,  akkasuma Abummaa lafaa, qabeenya umamaa kan Oromiyaa keessatti argamu itti fayyadamuu fi k.k. dha. Taus  mootummaan Itoophiyaa dhufaa dabraan gaaffiwwaan ummata keeyaa osoo argan akka waan … Continue reading Taaju Usmaan: Gaaffiwwaan Uummata keenyaa fi Hidhamuu isaanii

Obbo Taammanaa Bitimaa: JECHOOTA HOJIIF BARBAACHISOO (Kutaa Jahaffaa)

JECHOOTA HOJIIF BARBAACHISOO: Kutaa Jahaffaa Taammanaa Bitimaa irraa DURADUBBII Dubbiftoota barreeffata kanaa jaalatamoo fi kabajamoo, barreeffata kana kutaalee dabran shanan akka gaariitti dhamdhamachuu keessaniif, mee hedduu galatoomaa! Duubbiin galatoomfannaa callaa irratti dhabbattee waan haftuu mitii, kunoo kutaa shanaffaa kanas mee ilaalaa-kaa! Dabaleesoo, isan ani amma ka'eef kanaaf "barbaachisoo dha"; sagaleewwan jettan, yoo sammuu fi faayila … Continue reading Obbo Taammanaa Bitimaa: JECHOOTA HOJIIF BARBAACHISOO (Kutaa Jahaffaa)

Reuters: Ethiopia’s new PM visits town that was center of anti-government protests

Ethiopia's new PM visits town that was center of anti-government protests Aaron Maasho Reuters AMBO, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s new prime minister pledged on Wednesday to address grievances in his native Oromiya region, center of violent unrest that threatened the ruling coalition’s hold on Africa’s second most populous nation. Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as … Continue reading Reuters: Ethiopia’s new PM visits town that was center of anti-government protests

NewVision: Ethiopia PM asks protesters for time to make changes

Ethiopia PM asks protesters for time to make changes By AFP Added 11th April 2018   A 10-month state of emergency imposed in October 2016 halted the worst of the protests, which were joined by the Amhara ethnic group, but unrest still broke out sporadically PIC: New Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is the first prime … Continue reading NewVision: Ethiopia PM asks protesters for time to make changes