Category Archives: English

The Hollow Rally of the Oromo community in Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Rally in Saint Paul, Minnesota: Was It a Support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the Reform, and Democracy or a Denunciation of the Amhara Nationalism and Bala Adara Council? By Barroo Goobee, Friday 19, 2019 The diaspora Oromo community… Read More »

Afar Zone: Gaet’ale Pond – The Earth’s saltiest natural body of water belches toxic gas

Afar Zone: Gaet’ale Pond – The Earth’s saltiest natural body of water belches toxic gas Gaet’ale Pond is the saltiest naturally-occurring body of water on Earth. It also belches out toxic gas that kills small birds, insects and, potentially, humans.… Read More »

Three dead as unrest rumbles in Ethiopia’s southern Hawassa city

Three dead as unrest rumbles in Ethiopia’s southern Hawassa city By Dawit Endeshaw, July 19, 2019 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – At least three people have died in Ethiopia’s southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday, amid a showdown… Read More »

Ethiopia’s Sidama ethnic group delay formation of breakaway region

Ethiopia’s Sidama ethnic group delay formation of breakaway region Leaders of the Sidama ethnic group in southern Ethiopia had planned to unilaterally declare their own federal state on Thursday, but then settled for a new referendum. (TRT World) — An… Read More »

The feuding EPRDF sisters signaling the ultimate end of an era: The final demise of the EPRDF and the making of a Real Change in Ethiopia

The feuding EPRDF sisters signaling the ultimate end of an era: The final demise of the EPRDF and the making of a Real Change in Ethiopia By  Raggaasaa Oljirraa, July 17, 2019 The euphoria of change in the aftermath of… Read More »

Ethiopian Returnees Recall Harrowing Irregular Migration Ordeals

Ethiopian Returnees Recall Harrowing Irregular Migration Ordeals Report from International Organization for Migration, July 16, 2019 The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen who have been taken home as part of an International Organization for… Read More »

Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam’s advisers second chance under Dr. Abiy is failing again

Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam’s advisers second chance under Dr. Abiy is failing again By Bariiso Saaddoo, July 16, 2019 Successful leaders across history depended on the people they surround themselves as advisers or confidants. The people that surround a leader also… Read More »

Ethiopia’s Year of Reckoning

Ethiopia’s Year of Reckoning Ahead of elections in 2020, Ethiopia has many problems to address. Here are our top reads on how Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power and what comes next. BY FP EDITORS | JULY 11, 2019, 4:56… Read More »

U.S. and Ethiopia to conduct Justified Accord (JA) 2019

U.S. and Ethiopia to conduct Justified Accord (JA) 2019 Approximately 1,100 military and government personnel from the United States, Ethiopia, and other troop contributing and partner nations will participate ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 10, 2019/APO Group/ — The U.S. military,… Read More »

Voices critical of PM Abiy persists in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Voices critical of PM Abiy persists in Ethiopia’s Tigray region (Africa News) — Voices critical of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed still persists across much of the far northern Tigray regional state. These sentiments have been heightened recently on the… Read More »

The Sidama People (Ejjeetto) Eyeing Their New Regional State is Born Despite Stiff Resistances from Entrenched Interests

The Sidama People (Ejjeetto) Eyeing Their New Regional State is Born Despite Stiff Resistances from Entrenched Interests By Tesfaye Hillo, July 9, 2019 The road to hell is paved with good intentions. About a year ago, the newly elected Prime… Read More »

Kenyans sacrificed for territory and votes in Marsabit County

Kenyans sacrificed for territory and votes in Marsabit County Peace initiatives over recent months have yet to stop the killings or promote genuine dialogue. 08 JUL 2019  /  BY DUNCAN E OMONDI GUMBA AND GUYO CHEPE TURI (Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Africa) — Close… Read More »