The International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announced in a short video statement last week it would close all programs and pull out of Somalia after 22 years starting this month, citing series of threats and extreme attacks targeting its staff.
(OPride) – The Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) will be the first college in the U.S. to offer an Afaan Oromo course this September, the instructor said.
(OPride) – Jiitu Wakjira was only five years old when Ethiopian security forces took away her father, Dhabasa Wakjira, from their home in April 2004. Jiitu understood very little at the time, but remembers missing her father, whom she visited at Ethiopia's notorious Kaliti prison every weekend – for nearly three years.
(OPride) – At least 11 people were killed, several others wounded, and scores arrested on Saturday in a clash between government forces and Muslim activists, eyewitnesses and social media reports said.
Jailed journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega wrote a letter condemning the complacency of the U.S. government on press freedom and human rights violations in Ethiopia from his cell in Kaliti, a notorious prison on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.