Category Archives: English

The Sidama Civilians Released by Court on Bail Rearrested by South Ethiopia Region and Federal Police

The Sidama Civilians Released by Court on Bail Rearrested by South Ethiopia Region and Federal Police By The Sidama Observer, 16 August 2019 Ethiopians were hoodwinked  about swift democratic reforms when the current regime of prime minister Abiy Ahmed took… Read More »

Malta migrants: The sole Oromo survivor describes 11 days in dinghy

Malta migrants: The sole Oromo survivor describes 11 days in dinghy “There were 15 of us on the boat and I am the only one alive,” says Mohammed Adam Oga from his hospital bed in Malta. The migrants had each… Read More »

Beyond Ethiopia’s Shades of Identity Politics: Exploring Class Cleavages

Beyond Ethiopia’s Shades of Identity Politics: Exploring Class Cleavages Goitom Gebreluel (@goitom_gebrelue ) Addis Abeba, August 16, 2019 (Addis Standard) – As Ethiopia is preparing for parliamentary elections come next year, a striking feature of the political landscape is the total absence of… Read More »

The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arabia who were brought to South Africa

The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arabia who were brought to South Africa Repost In September 1888, the HMS Osprey serving in the Royal Navy’s anti-slave trade mission in the Red Sea, based in Aden, intercepted three dhows embarked from… Read More »

Emperor Menelik II committed crimes not only in Oromia, also against the Eritrean people

Emperor Menelik II committed crimes not only in Oromia, also against the Eritrean people. The Annolee Memorial Monument has been an object of contention since the beginning of its existence. This monument represents what had happened to Oromo men and women… Read More »

Aanolee: ‘a tragedy on which Ethiopian sources are silent’

Aanolee: ‘a tragedy on which Ethiopian sources are silent’ By Mohammed Ademo, April 8, 2014 (OPride) – Hundreds of thousands gathered in Hetosa, Arsi zone of Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia’s nine federal states, for the unveiling of the Aanolee Cultural Center… Read More »

Ethiopia’s critical juncture: Ethnic tensions and liberal transition

Ethiopia’s critical juncture: Ethnic tensions and liberal transition After a failed coup in June, ethnic violence and repression are on the rise in Ethiopia. Amid a critical transition to liberal democracy, the Abiy government has to manage increasing inter-ethnic tensions… Read More »

Yemen: Seizure of Aden by separatists exposes rift within Saudi Arabia and UAE coalition

Yemen: Seizure of Aden by separatists exposes rift within Saudi Arabia and UAE coalition By Sudarsan Raghavan, Kareem Fahim and Ali Al-Mujahed, August 12, 2019 CAIRO (Washington Post)  — A Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen targeted its own allies with… Read More »

Ethiopia’s financial reforms hold promise for its diaspora business community

Ethiopia’s financial reforms hold promise for its diaspora business community By Haleluya Hadero, August 10, 2019 (Quartz Africa) — Ethiopia’s parliament this week passed a bill to allow members of the Ethiopian diaspora, who have taken up nationalities in other countries,… Read More »

Ethiopia and Eritrea’s peace must be rooted in past

Ethiopia and Eritrea’s peace must be rooted in past By Samuel Fikreselassie, August 8, 2019 Historical grievances between the two societies are a major barrier to a healthy relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea (Ethiopia Insight) — Words can be a powerful… Read More »

ህገመንግስቱን  ለመቀየር መጀመርያ የዉሽት ታሪኩን መቀየር ያስፈልጋል!  Ethiopia the only country with a borrowed history

ህገመንግስቱን  ለመቀየር መጀመርያ የዉሽት ታሪኩን መቀየር ያስፈልጋል!  Ethiopia the only country with a borrowed history Abba Orma, August 8, 2019 “Ethiopia” ብቸኛዋ የታሪክ ሌባ ሃገር ናት. Constitution of a people is a reflection of its History, Languages, Culture, and Politics.… Read More »

Ethiopia’s Oromia International Bank goes live with ICSFS’ banking services solutions

Ethiopia’s Oromia International Bank goes live with ICSFS’ banking services solutions August 5, 2019 Source: IBS Intelligence Oromia International Bank S.C (OIB), an Ethiopia-based private bank, has successfully implemented and gone live with ICS Financial Systems Limited’s (ICSFS) interest-free banking (IFB) and conventional… Read More »