Category Archives: English

Ethiopian inaction will lead to another COVID-19 catastrophe

Ethiopian inaction will lead to another COVID-19 catastrophe By Chris Preager, April 4, 2020 Arguing that developing countries cannot sustain lockdowns to contain infection is a case for more action, not less (Ethiopian Insight) — As even very limited testing… Read More »

China’s deadly coronavirus-lie co-conspirator — the World Health Organization (WHO)

China’s deadly coronavirus-lie co-conspirator — the World Health Organization (WHO) By Nicholas Eberstadt and Dan Blumentha, April 2, 2020 (New York Post) — The fog of war obscures much about the novel coronavirus pandemic. But two facts seem absolutely certain. First, China’s Communist… Read More »

Noam Chomsky: ‘Coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented’

Noam Chomsky: ‘Coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented’ Chomsky slams US’s handling of virus as he warns nuclear war, global warming threats will remain after pandemic is over. (Aljazeera) — The coronavirus crisis could have been prevented because there was… Read More »

Ethiopia needs a State of Emergency to combat COVID-19

Ethiopia needs a State of Emergency to combat COVID-19 By Noah Yesuf, April 3, 2020 An emergency declaration would help the government mobilize its full power and expedite a national response (Ethiopia Insight) — World history is replete with accounts… Read More »

Eritrea must free political prisoners and low-risk offenders to reduce COVID-19 threat in crowded jails, says UN expert

Eritrea must free political prisoners and low-risk offenders to reduce COVID-19 threat in crowded jails, says UN expert Urged Eritrea to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in its overcrowded jails by immediately releasing all political prisoners, low-risk offenders GENEVA,… Read More »

Joint Statement of the Oromo Liberation Front and Oromo Federalist Congress

Joint Statement of the Oromo Liberation Front and Oromo Federalist Congress On the coronavirus pandemic & Postponement of the 2020 Ethiopian Election On March 31/2020, the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has announced that due to the outbreak of… Read More »

How to Change the World in Three Steps, Toltu Tufa Speaks at TEDx Event

How to Change the World in Three Steps, Toltu Tufa Speaks at TEDx Event Fresh from rallying a global movement to revolutionize Afaan Oromo, Ethiopia’s once forbidden language, Toltu Tufa shares the private lessons learnt from her global journey. As… Read More »

Why Ethiopia rejected the U.S.-drafted GERD deal

Why Ethiopia rejected the U.S.-drafted GERD deal By Ethiopia Insight, April 2, 2020 The proposed drought-mitigation mechanisms were seen by Ethiopian negotiators as designed to protect Egypt’s contested share of Nile waters. Ethiopia Insight explains the details that informed this… Read More »

Ethiopia’s COVID-19 quandary

Ethiopia’s COVID-19 quandary By Ermias Tasfaye, April 1, 2020 Uncertainty shrouds the actual spread of the virus so far and the most appropriate method of tackling it in the Ethiopian context (Ethiopia Insight) — As COVID-19 spreads around the globe,… Read More »

ETHIOPIA’S PM ABIY AHMED: LISTEN CAREFULLY, GIVE ATTENTION AND MOVE WISELY

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed: Listen Carefully, Give Attention and Move Wisely (Our Struggle is Significantly Bigger than the Restoration of Internet/Phones Access) By Worku Burayu (PhD), April 1, 2020 Summary: Oromoo Sabakoo: Our struggle is significantly bigger than the restoration… Read More »

Ethiopia postpones August election due to coronavirus

Ethiopia postpones August election due to coronavirus Dawit Endeshaw, March 31, 2020 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral board said on Tuesday, a move endorsed by some… Read More »

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed bows to international pressures, restores internet and phone connectivity in western Oromia after 3 agonizing months

Open Letter to Mr. Isayas Afewarki President of Eritrea March 31, 2020 We, the concerned Oromo groups, are deeply worried by your interview on February 7, 2020 on the Eritrean Television. We know that you were against the idea of… Read More »