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Transcript: Mohammed Ademo's testimony at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Read more ...Testimony of Mohammed Ademo,


journalist, editor, and founder of OPride.com


As prepared for delivery

April 19, 2016

Purging OPDO and rhetorical gymnastics won’t quell Oromo protests

Read more ...(OPride) — Ethiopia’s leaders continue to improvise a workable response to the popular uprising in Oromia state. An estimated 400 people have been killed and tens of thousands arrested in the ongoing upsurge in Oromo protests that broke out last November.

Hassen Hussein: Ruminations on #OromoProtests

Read more ...#OromoProtests an indomitable spirit

Battered, bruised, and bleeding


Detained, maimed, and gunned 

Pulled one-by-one or in droves

From homes, farms, factories, villages, offices, dormitories, towns, and all

Like one collects ripe oranges from an old tree

And yet unbeaten.

Happy Women's Day 2016, Raging Granny!

Read more ...Greedy Cannibal

A greedy cannibal
from his abode in dry rugged mountains
is let loose
in the lush plateaus of a fairyland
his mind, deranged by menacing hunger,
begets a voracious infinite appetite
He devours and consumes
everything in his sight