When the Saudi government started to crackdown on Ethiopian refugees and migrant workers last month, it was obvious that the consequent abuse was directed against all those who travel on Ethiopian passport irrespective of their particular national or ethnic identities.
(OPride) – More than two decades after it became a working and instructional language in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Afaan Oromo – the native tongue of over 40 million Oromo people and Africa’s fourth most widely spoken language – remains among the least developed.
(OPride) – Several volunteers from two California-based charities – the East African Medical Relief Foundation (EAMRF) and Here4them – are spending the first two weeks of November providing restorative care at the Nejo Hospital in Ethiopia.
by Sinke Wesho
(OPride) – At least three Ethiopian citizens had been killed in Saudi Arabia and scores wounded following a visa-related crackdown that began last week.
On November 8, when police started the field security sweep, in a matter of hours, police rounded up hundreds of migrants who did not have “legitimate” residency papers.
(OPride) – Author and novelist Tesfaye Gebreab released his eighth book “Ye Sidetengaw Mastawesha” – an immigrant's memoir – online, as a free PDF, after an alleged fallout with his publisher, Netsanet Publishing Agency (NPA).
by Mohammed Ademo
(OPride) – In early 1960s, Oromo dissidents from the Bale province in southeastern Ethiopia organized a small band of combatants to end the repressive and exploitative Amhara settler rule and the unscrupulous expropriation of Oromo land by absentee landlords.
(OPride) – The results are in. Ethiopia’s rubberstamp parliament, in a joint session on Monday, approved Dr. Ambassador Mulatu Teshome Wirtu’s nomination to be the next president of Ethiopia.