(OPride) – Oromo rights advocates and Ethiopian activists quarreled over Al Jazeera's decision to address the plight of Oromo people during its flagship social media show, The Stream earlier this week.
(OPride) – Why do people still come to America?
Even with a broken immigration system and a sluggish economy, the United States still holds promise of a better life for immigrants from around the world. Each year, thousands make the often-treacherous journey sometimes by sea and then across land to reach America’s shores. Upon arrival, many take menial jobs, laying as low as possible to avoid being detected by immigration authorities and yanked away for deportation.
(OPride) – UNHCR is planning to temporarily relocate Oromo refugees to a safer neighborhood within Cairo from their current residences, activists said. Oromo refugees in Egypt have been camping outside the UNHCR regional office for over two weeks demanding physical protection amid anti-Ethiopia backlash over the Nile dam stalemate.
by Asfaw Beyene, Ph.D.
This is a continuation of my previous commentary entitled “Reflections on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam”, dated 14 June 2013. Here, I will try to address the issues of size and capacity of the dam, which were missing from my previous article. Thank you all who brought this issue to my attention, Dr. SK in particular.
(OPride) – The unrestricted flow of foreign aid to Ethiopia amid rampant human rights violations and restrictive political environment threatens the Horn of Africa country’s continued existence, opposition officials said on Thursday.
(OPride) – Egyptian officials on Tuesday denied receiving discrimination complaints as Oromo refugees in Cairo protested for the 10th straight day. The protesters say they are facing increasing backlash from Egyptians angry over Ethiopia’s controversial dam on the Nile.
(OPride) – The International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) is holding a one day youth summit in Minneapolis, Minn. on Jun. 29. This year’s gathering is dedicated to promoting discussion about the status of Oromo youth in the diaspora and the future of IOYA.
This is the first edition of OPride.com’s weekly round up of news and analyses from around the Horn of Africa. Each Friday, our editorial intern Mebrat Tekle will catch you up with the most important headlines of the week from the Horn and its vast diaspora. Share the stories you are reading by using #HornStories on Twitter and Facebook.