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The U.N. human rights chief says he has witnessed "tremendous hope but also anxiety" in Ethiopia on his latest visit less than a month after the country installed a new prime minister who has promised reforms. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein in a statement Thursday said he was able to visit the restive Oromia ...
UN Oromiya vists The UN human rights chief was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia roiled by protests and unrest for the past three years after the previous ... In the Oromiya region Zeid visited, hundreds of people were killed in violence since 2015, triggered by demonstrations over land rights that ...

The board of Oromia Investment Commission (OIC) has approved 167 investment projects worth 5.37 billion Br. Over 81pc of them are in agriculture and agro-processing sectors. The board has been approving the projects for the past five months. Within the past two weeks, the OIC has granted licenses ...
Abiy was born and raised in Bashasha, a small township in the Jimma Zone of Oromia region in western Ethiopia. He was born to a Muslim father, Ahmed Ali, and a Christian mother, Tizita Wolde, who was his father's 4th wife. He is the youngest of Ahmed Ali's 13 children. Abiy got involved in politics at the ...
The house is also expected to approve the draft bill prepared to reform the structure, power and duties of executive bodies. Ahead of the imminent cabinet reshuffle, Oromia regional government made some changes to its structure, appointing two federal ministers to positions in the regional government.
Moyale is located in the Oromia regional state whose administrative & security bureau confirmed the incident and subsequently blamed it on security forces armed by the adjoining Ethio-Somali regional state. Tensions between the two regional states has often been pinned on resource control. The last ...

Breaking – #TayeDendea, #Oromia region justice bureau PR head and #SeyoumTeshome, Univ. lecturer & blogger, who were held under the #StateofEmergency, have just been released from the #AddisAbeba police commission prison facility, a.k.a Sostegna. #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/ChtpBExGp3.
In early moves of the Abiy tenure, internet has been restored across the country and a group of rearrested journalists and detainees have been released. He has also started peace efforts between the Oromia region and Ethiopia-Somali region where clashes claimed hundreds of lives displacing close to a ...
Violence along the border of the Horn of Africa countries Somali and Oromiya provinces first erupted in September last year, with both regions blaming the other for the unrest. Since September, officials in Oromiya have repeatedly blamed raids by a paramilitary force from the Somali region as causes of the ...
Violence along the border of the Horn of Africa country's Somali and Oromia provinces first erupted in September last year, with both regions blaming the other for the unrest. The area has been plagued by sporadic clashes for decades. A referendum held in 2004 to determine the status of disputed ...
Today (March 7, 2018) is the final day of a social shutdown in the Oromia region, Ethiopia's largest. The three-day measure was called by activists and youth to protest a current state of emergency (SOE) imposed on February 16. The SOE was announced a day after the resignation of PM Hailemariam ...
Following the news of the state of emergency, which the speaker of the house of people's representatives (Ethiopian parliament) said was approved by the majority in the house, albeit a "mathematical error" which led top the speaker to apologize, protests have flared up in various cities across Oromia ...
Across Ethiopia's Oromia region, shops and markets are closed and transport paralysed as protesters begin the first of three days of a boycott called by activists. In some places, public ... Oromia has been the epicentre of anti-government protests, which erupted in Ethiopia in 2015. The government admits ...
The Oromia region has been the heartbeat of anti-government protests that started in 2015 through 2016 till a state or emergency was declared in October that year. The measure was lifted in August 2017 but has been reinstated six-months on in a security move according to the government.
The Tigrayans are a much smaller ethnic group than the Oromo who are from Ethiopia's most populous Oromiya region and have long complained of being sidelined from political power. Their criticism of a government development plan for the capital Addis Ababa in 2015 sparked wider anti-government ...
The social shutdown prompted by Ethiopian activists against a recently imposed state of emergency has entered day two with full compliance. The three-day strike called by pro-democracy activists and Qeerroo – youth – in the region is expected to end tomorrow. Towns across the Oromia regional state, ...
Members of the Ethiopian parliament have been notified to reconvene from their recess for an emergency meeting this coming Friday , according to a local news portal, Addis Standard (AS). The news was also carried by state affiliated FanaBC, which reported that the legislators are expected to report for ...

(OPride)—Ethiopia is rocked by widespread protests and reports of killings as a three-day stay at home strike and market boycott continues for the second day across the restive Oromia State. Security forces killed at least 17 people in two separate incidents of violence in Hararghe and Bale zones.
Megerssa drops to the post of deputy OPDO chair but maintains his post as president of the Oromia region. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, formerly the minister of Science & Technology, has moved to become deputy chairman of the #OPDO, one of the parties that make up the ruling #EPRDF, and head of its secretariat ...
Two potable water projects in the towns of Battu and Kofele have become operational this month. The projects, which were financed by the Oromia Water, Mineral & Energy Bureau (OWMEB), are pumping water to over 200,000 residents. The Battu Potable Water Project cost over 400 million Br and ...
The country's Premier Hailemariam Desalegn resigned his post on Thursday following protests in Oromia. The country has released a number of political prisoners following the promise of political reforms in January. The ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is ...
The decision yesterday came on the first day of the Oroimia wide strike demanding, according to the activists, the release of political prisoners and removal of federal army forces form cities and town in Oromia. The strike spread throughout the region as thousands of businesses, schools and civil service ...
Figures within the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) have been at odds, he explained, and mass protests in the country's restive Oromia region and elsewhere, calling for greater freedoms, have increased pressure on Hailemariam's government. The ruling coalition, which ...
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Unrest in Ethiopia's central Oromia regional state left nine people dead, a regional official said on Wednesday evening. Speaking to journalists, Umi Abajemal, deputy head of the Oromia regional state communication affairs bureau, said a further 13 people were injured in ...
On February 14, people gathered in the town of Adama to meet the Secretary General of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), the main opposition party in Oromia. The youth shouted chants in honour of Bekele, he delivered a thank you message to the crowd as people from across the region – young and ...
OPDO Calls for Immediate Cessation of Protests and Myhem in Oromia; Jailed Opposition Figure Bekelle Gerba Released. ... Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – The Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO), the ruling party of the Oromia regional state and member party of the EPRDF coalition, called ...
The second day of a social boycott called by youth in Ethiopia's Oromia region has been fully complied with as businesses and transport services have been at a standstill. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Photos shared on social media show that several towns across the region have deserted ...
(OPride)—Ethiopia is rocked by widespread protests and reports of killings as a three-day stay at home strike and market boycott continues for the second day across the restive Oromia State. Security forces killed at least 17 people in two separate incidents of violence in Hararghe and Bale zones.
Businesses and schools are closed, and transport was disrupted to and from Lege T'afo, on the eastern outskirt of Addis Abeba, as the stay-at-home protest in Oromia enters its second day. Smoke was seen pluming from burning tyres near Ropak Real Estate, a wealthy neighborhood, and AS reporters and ...
Several towns across Ethiopia's Oromia region religiously observed the start of a social shutdown. According to reports the boycott call was called by the youth (Qeerroo) in the region. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The streets of most towns are deserted as people have largely remained ...
The Oromo Federalist Congress will open an initial 20 offices in the Oromia region and "start to organize our people," Chairman Merera Gudina said in an interview in the capital, Addis Ababa. That could make it a competitor to the ruling coalition's regional sub-party in elections due by 2020 in a central ...
Ethiopia: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Oromia Region, Round 8: November to December 2017- Summary of key findings ... LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 772,242 displaced individuals comprising 124,982 households in 369 displacement sites were identified in Oromia region*.
Cooperative Bank of Oromia (CBO) recovers from a financial shock registering a net profit of 207.8 million Br last year. The profit growth in turn pushed the shareholders' return to 22 Br from four Birr. Its performance is remarkable compared to the preceding year when its profits declined by eight folds from ...
Ethiopia-Oromia-Somali-conflict February 2, 2018 - The United Nations (UN) announced that close to one million people have been displaced due to the conflict along the borders of the Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states. The data from the latest round of the International Office of Migration Displacement Tracking ...
This report provides an assessment of lessons learned from a pilot project in Borana Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, that tests efforts to strengthen climate resilience and their contributions to conflict prevention. Since 2014, the Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience (PCCSR) ...
The government of Ethiopia has announced the release of 2,345 prisoners, who were sent to jail following the 2015 and 2016 protests in the country's Oromia region. Addisu Arega Kitessa, a government spokesman on Oromia affairs, said prisoners have been pardoned and would be released within "a few ...
Authorities in Ethiopia's restive Oromiya province have pardoned over 2,000 prisoners jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015-2016, officials said on Friday. The move is part of government efforts to calm unrest that has lingered since mass protests broke out in the region over ...
Yet one should not read too much into all this. Most of the prisoners whose cases were dropped were minor figures. Prominent activists from Oromia and Amhara, the country's two most populous regions and hotbeds of unrest, are still being held. Any changes made to draconian laws will probably be minor.
The completion of the bridge coupled with improvements in security situation along the border between Oromia and Somali regions provides humanitarian actors access to reach affected communities with essential services. Light vehicles as well as heavy trucks with heavy loads (maximum 40 Metric Tons) ...
They have also been banned from straddling the common border between the Oromia and Ethiopia-Somali regional states where tensions led to massive deaths and displacement last year. But an activist, Birhanu Lenjiso, who chronicled the army's deadly clashes with the population says it dates back to ...
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has rehabilitated 86,000 people displaced by conflict between Oromia and Somali regional states, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, Negeri Lencho, Minister of Ethiopia Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO), said the ...
People in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state flooded the streets as they welcomed the release from detention of Merera Gudina, a leading opposition voice in the country. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Thousands of people clad in apparels that bore Gudina's picture lined the streets leading to his ...
Both funds are supporting the country's development efforts, but long-term funding will hinge on the amount of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrogen the country's forests, farms, and fields pull from the atmosphere – beginning with the state of Oromia, which holds 51 percent of the country's forests.
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has rehabilitated 86,000 people displaced by conflict between Oromia and Somali regional states, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, Negeri Lencho, Minister of Ethiopia Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO), said the ...
Gerba has been in jail for about two years over terrorism charges relating to allegations of instigating unrest in Ethiopia's largest regional state Oromia. OFC is the main opposition party to the ruling coalition Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) in the restive central Oromia regional ...
The Addis Standard news portal reported on Monday that two anonymous sources close to a Security Council meeting held late last week, said that strong resistance from parts of the Oromia and Amhara regional states was making the work of federal forces difficult. “Concerns were raised by members of ...
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government has arrested 107 individuals relating to recent conflict along the border of Somali and Oromia regional states, an official said on Friday. Abiyu Assefa, Commissioner of Ethiopia Federal Police Commission, gave the figure during a report to the ...
Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn's comments came after anti-government protests engulfed much of the restive Oromia and Amhara regions in recent months, bringing many businesses, universities and transport networks to a standstill. The sometimes deadly protests, the most serious since the ...
Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn's comments came after anti-government protests engulfed much of the restive Oromia and Amhara regions in recent months, bringing many businesses, universities and transport networks to a standstill. The sometimes deadly protests, the most serious since the ...
Deadly clashes in the country's east between people in the Oromia and Ethiopia-Somali regional states. It led to deaths and mass displacements of persons on both sides. Even though the government via PM Desalegn put it down to rent seekers in the regions, Oromo activists blame a paramilitary force ...


 

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